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
September 24, 2021

DROP OFF AND PICK UP - A few reminders related to drop off and pick up.
  • Children can be dropped off at 7:30 AM or later. The school day officially begins at 8:00 AM.
  • Our school day ends at 2:50-2:55 PM.
  • Please drive slowly and with caution through the school parking lot.
  • If you are picking up and dropping off, please come to the school parking lot and school entrance. Please leave the area by our mailbox for the bus.

BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH DAY - We are asking all students and staff to bring their own lunches to school on Friday, October 1st. Milk will be available for anyone interested. There will be a funeral for a member of our JI family on this day in our building. We pray for the repose of the soul of Bill Osborne, and we pray for this family and loved ones especially the Born family.

HEALTH UPDATE - We had a couple more children test positive for strep this week. Please keep your children home if they are not feeling well. Please watch for symptoms and take them in for testing if necessary.

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - Picture day is Wednesday, September 29th. Here is the link from Strawbridge. In this week's Friday Folders we are sending home paper copies. You can go online or use these paper copies.

PARENTS' NIGHT - The evening of Thursday, September 30th we are inviting all parents of children in K-6 to come to school for a visit. There will be a short informational meeting in the social hall for all parents, and then you can head to the classrooms to hear from the classroom teachers. Sorry there is no childcare available for this evening. We understand this is a busy time with a variety of activities going on, please contact the school office and your child's classroom teacher if you are unable to attend.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:30-6:55 PM Parent Informational Meeting in the Social Hall
7-7:20 PM Classroom Session #1
7:25-7:55 PM Classroom Session #2
JIPAC Members will be in the school entrance to answer questions after classroom sessions.

MARATHON and MARATHON MONDAYS - Marathon Updates will be emailed each Wednesday. These emails include details and links related to the marathon. Here is the schedule for Marathon day. We hope you are able to attend part or all of the activities.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
John Ireland School/Church of St. Peter
10:00 AM Mass in the church
11:15 AM meet outside the church for some directions and prayer
11:30ish Bike or Walk on Designed Route
Approximately 12-12:15 PM - Lunch either outside or in the social hall
12:45-1:45 Holy Hour and Adoration with the Handmaid Sisters
1:45 Ultimate Frisbee with Father Craig and Handmaids

Have a wonderful last weekend in September!
Colleen Wenner
Mark Your Calendars
  • Marathon Monday - Monday, September 27th
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, September 29th 8:15 AM - Grade 2
  • Picture Day - Wednesday, September 29th
  • School Mass - Thursday, September 30th 8:15 AM - Grade 3
  • Parents' Night - Thursday, September 30th 6:30-8 PM
  • Bring Your Own Lunches - Friday, October 1st
  • 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

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
Science and Nature Conference 2021

Big Partner, Little Partner Program

Big Partner, Little Partner (BPLP) is a mentorship program that pairs Gustavus students with youth from St. Peter and the surrounding communities. Our program aims to foster friendship and personal growth. BPLP pairs typically meet 3-4 times per month for about an hour. The time and day they meet is determined by the schedule of the Big Partner (Gustie) and the Little Partner (youth). BPLP is a great way for Gusties and youth to connect through fun activities and grow social-emotional skills. 

Application - Due by September 27th

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.