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
April 13, 2022

EASTER BREAK - Thank you for your flexibility this week without bus transportation! Blessings on your Easter break! School will resume at JI on Tuesday, April 19th.

SCHOOL KITCHEN CLOSED - Students need to bring their own lunches on Wednesday, April 20th. The school kitchen will be closed for the Catholic Daughters luncheon. Milk will be available.

EARLY DISMISSAL DAY - Friday, April 22nd is an early dismissal day in the district. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM, and SAC will be closed this day.

SPRING PROGRAM - There will be ONE spring program on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 PM. There will not be a program on Friday, May 13th. Please share this with your families and friends who like to attend our programs.

ABC COUNTDOWN - This is our special countdown of the last 26 days of school. It will begin on Wednesday, April 20th. Each day will have an activity or be a special dress up day related to a letter of the alphabet. Most days will be a surprise. If it is a dress up day or if the students need to bring something to school a message will be sent the day before. Check your emails regularly during the last month of school so you don't miss any fun activities or special days!

HIRING FOR 2022-2023 - We have a variety of openings for the upcoming school year. Please help us spread the word. We are seeking people for the following positions: classroom teachers (multiple grade levels), administrative assistant, lunch assistant, marketing/development, and paraprofessionals. Some positions are full time and some are part time. Part time positions can be combine to make full time positions if desired. Resumes and letters of interest can be send to: colleen.wenner@johnirelandschool.org.

LUCK OF THE IRISH - Preliminary numbers are in and more details will be shared in next week's newsletter! We raised over $53,000 this year for our school! THANK YOU for the part you played in raising these funds for our school.
In 2021, we raised about $50,000. In 2020, we raised about $41,000. In 2019, we raised about $49,000. In 2018, we raised about $43,000.

Blessings to you!
Happy Easter!

Colleen Wenner
507.931.2810
Mark Your Calendars

  • Easter Break - April 14-18
  • All School Prayer Service - Wednesday, April 20th 8:15 AM - Kindergarten
  • ABC Countdown Begins - Wednesday, April 20th
  • Catholic Daughters Luncheon - JI Kitchen Closed - Bring Your Own Lunch Day
  • School Mass - Thursday, April 21st 8:15 AM - Grade 1
  • Earth Day Clean Up - Friday, April 22nd
  • Early Dismissal - Friday, April 22nd 12:50 PM - SAC Closed
  • All School Prayer Service - Wednesday, April 27th 8:15 AM - Grades 3/4
  • Presentation by The Straubs (rescheduled from this fall) - Wednesday, April 27th
  • No School Mass - Thursday, April 28th - Priests' Retreat

REGISTRATION for 2022-2023 is OPEN for preschool through 8th grade!
  • Returning families - TADS sent you a link. Please use that link to re-enroll.
  • New families - Please use this link to enroll. This link is also on the website.
  • Financial Aid is now ready and anyone interested in receiving a scholarship for the 2022-2023 must complete this process.



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
Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy

Looking for TWO new members for 2022-2023. Please contact one of the people listed above if you are interested in possibly being a member of the committee.
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.