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
October 1, 2021

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - Picture day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 20th. Here is the link from Strawbridge if you have not sent in a paper form or completed online form yet. If you have completed it, no need to do anything else.

PARENTS' NIGHT - Thank you to those who were able to attend Parents' Night. If you missed it, please check your child's Friday Folder for information.

REMIND - Here is the remind link. It will also be added at end of future newsletters.

MESSAGES - The best way to communicate early pick ups, absences, change of after school plans, and late arrivals is to send an email to the teacher and the office or me. If email isn't your preferred form of communication, you can either call the office (you may need to leave a message if I am with a student or in the lunch room) or you can give a note to your child to bring to school. Verbal messages at drop off, in passing, or at the end of the school day can be forgotten or get mixed up. Thank you for your cooperation!

MARATHON and MARATHON MONDAYS - Marathon Updates will be emailed each Wednesday. These emails include details and links related to the marathon. See below for the schedule for Marathon day. We hope you are able to attend part or all of the activities. Thanks to the KCs, handmaids, and fourth grade families for your help with our annual event. Special thanks to Jessica Yost for her planning and organization of the event!

WHAT TO WEAR - Our dress code policy says that shorts can be worn in September and May. Since our building is air conditioned and the temps are cooler during the school year, students generally do not need to wear shorts during the school year. However, next week the temp are supposed to be nice so students can continue to wear shoes the week of October 4-8 if they want to. Please remember that mornings can be chilly and most days we don't reach the high temps until later in the day which is sometimes after school is out. We want the students to be comfortable so they can focus on learning. Thanks for your cooperation and flexibility with our roller coaster fall weather season.

Happy October!

Colleen Wenner
Mark Your Calendars
  • Marathon - Sunday, October 3rd
  • Marathon Monday - Monday, October 5th
  • Holy Field Trip to New Ulm - Grades 4-5 - Wednesday, October 6th
  • Walk or Bike to School Day - Wednesday, October 6th
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, October 6th 8:15 AM - Ms. Wenner
  • School Mass - Thursday, October 7th 8:15 AM - Grade 6
  • NO SCHOOL - Monday, October 11th
  • Marathon Monday - Tuesday, October 12th
  • School Mass - Thursday, October 14th 8:15 AM - Grade 4
  • Marathon Monday (last one) - Monday, October 18th
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, October 20th 8:15 AM - Grades 3/4
  • Early Dismissal - Wednesday, October 20th 12:50 PM
  • NO SCHOOL - Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd


Veterans Park (tennis courts) at 7:30 for a John Ireland Group Walk/Bike
It’s time to use those biking and walking safety skills from JI p.e., as well as:
Get some GREAT physical activity
Strengthen family, school, and community connections
Reduce your carbon footprint
Once again there is federal funding so families will be able to have free lunches for their children for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child has cold lunch with a milk, your account will be charged $0.35 per milk. This is not reimbursable, only school lunches for students are reimbursable.

Sign up to help during lunch.
Volunteers are especially needed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212

An Exciting Opportunity!

Deadline 12/15/2021

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
Back by Popular Demand
FOR 4th and 5th and 6th GRADE . . .ONLY
At the Mankato Kiwanis Trails

Meet SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 2:30 pm
 John Ireland School Garage

RSVP Mrs. Wavrin by Fri., Oct. 15th

Snacks and drinks provided by Mrs. Wavrin
This is an ‘optional’ event, i.e. not required.
Carpooling may be needed to help with rider transportation. 
Mrs. Wavrin can transport all bikes.
Science and Nature Conference 2021

Mark your calendars and have dinner at Jake's Pizza in St. Peter on Monday, October 18th between 5-7 PM.

JI gets 15% of dine in and take out sales (not delivery).

Look for a sign up in the near future to help at Jake's Pizza that evening.
Spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 30th 5:30-7 PM and come to the John Ireland School parking lot for our annual trunk or treat!

Look for sign ups to donate or bring your decorated trunk for trunk or treaters to visit.

Spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors!
Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy

Next Meeting
Tuesday, October 12th 7:00 PM

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.