Let us run with endurance the race set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus
who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12: 1,2
March 11, 2022

EARLY DISMISSIAL TODAY at 12:50 PM. SAC is closed. Have a wonderful weekend!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE - John Ireland School is marching in the the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Thursday, March 17th! We're looking for as many families as possible to join us in walking, rollerblading, etc. Meet us at the corner of Chatham and 3rd St. at 5:00pm. The parade begins at 5:30. Please dress in your JI green and bring candy to throw. If you have any questions, contact Heather Gilbertson at 507.317.1882 or heather76may@yahoo.com.  

LOI ONLINE AUCTON - Auction opens on Monday, March 14th at 3:00 PM. Here is the link. All bidding will need to be done online. The items will be on display on 3-19-2022, and winning bidders can pick up items after the Live auction. The class projects and some other items will be part of the Live auction which will be held at the event beginning at about 8:00 PM. Check emails and Facebook next week for pictures of these items!

SAC CLOSED - Due to Gustavus's spring break and no staffing, SAC will be closed on Friday, March 25th. Sorry for the inconvenience this causes.

END OF THE QUARTER - Next Friday, March 18th is the end of the 3rd quarter! There is no school on Monday, March 21st because this is a teacher workday. Report cards will go home in the Friday Folders on Friday, March 25th.

REGISTRATION for 2022-2023 is NOW OPEN!
  • Returning families - TADS sent you a link on Tuesday morning. Please use that link to re-enroll.
  • New families - Please use this link to enroll. This link is also on the website.

LUCK OF THE IRISH SIGN UPS - All parents are needed to help with this event. There are six categories listed below with links to sign up. Everyone wants to be able to enjoy this event and that is possible when everyone signed up to help! Sign up soon and sign up often! Huge thank you to our chairs who have been working hard behind the scenes and getting us to this point!

Auctions - Chair Colleen Wenner
Decorations - Chair Rachel Dirks
Dinner - Co-Chairs Brian and Mandy Salfer
Tickets - Chair Colleen Wenner
Beverages - Co-Chairs Jen and Colby Schmidt
Fun Run - Chair Ann Johnson
Publicity - Chair Brenda McHugh
Solicitation - Chair Jill Mish

Blessings to you!

Colleen Wenner
Mark Your Calendars

  • School Mass - Thursday, March 17th at 8:15 AM - Grade 5
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade -Thursday, March 17th - line up at 5 PM
  • Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 18th 8:45 AM - Grades 3/4
  • Luck of the Irish - Saturday, March 19th (details above and below)
  • End of the 3rd Quarter - Friday, March 18th
  • No School/Teacher Workday - Monday, March 21st
  • School Mass - Thursday, March 24th at 8:15 AM - Grade 2
  • Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 25th at 8:45 AM - Grade 5
  • SAC CLOSED - Friday, March 25th
  • School Mass - Thursday, March 31st at 8:15 AM - Grade 6
  • All School Retreat - Friday, April 1st

2022-2023 School Calendar
The Tale of the Lazy People
by Grade 3

Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212

Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice.
  4. Select your charity. - CHURCH OF ST. PETER
The Mysterious Mr. G
by Grade 4
Tickets - Please turn in tickets and money as you sell them.
As of 3-9-2022...
  • 331 raffle tickets have been sold and turned in to the office
  • 164 dinner tickets have been sold and turned in to the office

Class Projects - Do you have an idea or want to help with a class project to donate to the auction? Please contact your child's classroom teacher.
Preschool - Guess Who Game
Kindergarten - Mystery Bag
First Grade - Cozy Campfire Basket
Second Grade - Quilt
Third/Fourth Grades - Our Favorite Saints Basket
Fifth/Sixth Grades - Wind Chimes
School Staff - A Day at the Lake Basket

Fun Run - Have you registered yet? Fun for all ages and your registration fees go toward your fundraising obligation. Here is the link to register!
Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy
John Ireland School is a Catholic community welcoming students of all faiths,
devoted to Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, and Christian Service.

Little Angels is a ministry of John Ireland School.
We are a preschool and pre-K program focused on faith and service which nurtures the whole child embracing individual talents and abilities in a welcoming, caring, and safe environment.