Thursday, December 6, 2018
Sunday, December 9th - Parish Christmas Concert, 4:00 PM in Church

Wednesday, December 12th - 12:30 Christmas Program Rehearsal, 6:30 Christmas Program

Friday, December 14th - Panera Night 4-8 PM

Saturday, December 15th & Sunday, December 16th - Cookie Walk after all Masses

Tuesday, December 18th - December Birthdays Out-of-Uniform

Friday, December 21st - Third and Fourth Grade trip to Our Lady of the Angels

Monday, December 24th-Wednesday, January 2nd - No School, Christmas Break

Thursday, January 3rd - Classes Resume

Family Prayer 

Gospel Reading for Sunday, December 9th, 2018 

Second Sunday of Advent  

Deliverance is Coming 

Questions for Family Discussion: 

  • What are some ways we’ll be preparing for Christmas this Advent? 
  • How can we “Prepare the Way of the Lord”? 
Please consider reading the upcoming Sunday gospel together as a family. The questions above are good conversation starters as you prepare your children for weekly mass.  
A Note from the Principal:  
Dear SJE Parents, 

On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, we will celebrate our school at our annual fundraiser, “Small Plates, Big Hearts”. Our Fundraiser committee is hard at work planning for this exciting event. This annual event supports our school in a variety of ways, most notably for tuition assistance and support for technology funding. This year, we are hosting the event here in the Fr. Grom Activity Center (our gym), and featuring an array of small plate treats, as well as raffle baskets and silent auction items.   

Today’s Thursday envelope contains a paper ticket order form. Tickets are extremely reasonably priced at only $25 per person. Each year, we hope for 100 percent attendance on the part of our families. Please consider joining us. I also know that events of this sort are so much more fun if you bring a group! I encourage you to invite friends and relatives to join us in an evening of support and celebration of our school. 

I will be mentioning this event each week from now through January, sharing updates as they become available. We will collect ticket orders in the school office beginning immediately. If you need an additional form, just email us. We will happily send one home with your child. 

I look forward to celebrating with all of you on February 2nd!

Growing in God’s Love, 
Mary Laidlaw Otto 

Thank you!
Our Home and School Association would like to thank our amazing parents for your support in our fall and winter fundraisers.   Our recent Christmas Fundraisers:  See’s Candies, Colectivo Coffee, and Rubi Red Cranberries yielded nearly $1500 in profit for our school. Our Home and School provides support for our school program in many different ways. VIP Day activities, in-school programming, and updates to technology are just a few of the things they have already supported this year.   Our largest project this year is funding the purchase of new Literature and Language Arts textbooks for our students in grades K4 through 4. These materials will provide the bedrock for our early literacy program and will come to us at a cost of more than $10,000.  This purchase would not be possible without the support of our amazing families! Thank you so much!! 

During the month of January, our Home and School Association will support a number of events for our students. We can’t wait to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with our students! Please mark your calendars now for our annual Catholic Schools week Open House, to be held on Saturday, January 26th, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out our classrooms, join us for 4:30 mass, and of course, stay on for our Home and School spaghetti dinner. This was an extremely popular event last year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with our families again! 

Please remember – our satisfied families are our very best advertising. We ask you to invite friends to come and tour our school on January 26th. They are more than welcome to take a tour, and then join us for mass and spaghetti. We’d love to share our amazing programming with them!
All Calendar Raffle stubs and checks are due in the school office tomorrow, Friday, December 7th. Please make sure that the stubs are completely filled out to ensure easy contact for prizewinners. 
Donations for the Cookie Walk must be dropped off at the school office during the day on Friday, December 14th. We will accept donations from 7:15 AM through 3:15 PM. If you are unable to drop off your donation between these hours, please call the office at 414-321-8540 to make other arrangements. 
All students must be at school, dressed in their Sunday best clothes by 6:20 PM next Wednesday, December 12th, for our annual Christmas program. The doors to the gym will open promptly at 6:10. Students will sit in the bleachers by class. Parents should keep students' jackets, etc., with them in their seats.

Christmas Seat Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Christmas Program Seat Raffle. They will receive preferential seating at the 6:30 PM evening performance of our annual Christmas Porgram December 12th.

The winners are:

Row 1 : Kurz Family & Felske Family
Row 2 : Phirman Family & Mal Family
Row 3: Wichgers Family & Kaluzny Family
Row 4: Jambor Family & Ramirez/Herrera Family
Row 5: Aguirre Family & Girard Family

Each winning family will have 6 seats reserved for them for the evening performance. Thank you all for your generosity. We raised over $600!

Miller Park Concessions

Are you interested in earning tuition credits for the 2019-2020 school year? Or just looking to help support the parish by participating with other parishioners and school parents? Today's paper envelope contains a flyer to sign up to work concessions during the 2019 Milwaukee Brewers Season at Miller Park. Call Gary Tveten at 414-282-1567 for more information. RSVP forms are due back by December 13th.

Panera Bread Night
Friday, December 14th
7840 W. Layton Ave.
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Stop by Panera Bread on Friday, December 14th and a portion of sales will come back to our Home & School Association.
Just show the cashier this flyer (also available on our school website).

As always, scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during regular business hours or during SCRIP sale weekends.
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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