Thursday, January 24, 2019
Friday, January 25th - No School

Saturday, January 26th - Open House 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 PM

Friday, February 1st - No School, Teacher Inservice

Saturday, February 2nd - Small Plates, Big Hearts Fundraiser

Saturday, February 9th - Pizza Making in the gym

Sunday, February 10th - Cub Scout Blue & Gold Dinner

Family Prayer 

Gospel Reading for Sunday, January 27th, 2019 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Baptized into One Body 

Questions for Family Discussion: (based on the second reading from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians) 

  • What part of our human body lets us smell things? 
  • What part do we carry with? 
  • What part do we hear with? 
  • What part do we walk with? 
  • What does Paul tell us about the church? How are we all parts of the church? 
  • What do you think your job is within the church?  
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,  

Today’s electronic mailer includes a schedule of events for Catholic Schools Week. Please take time to review the plans for the week with your students. We are out of uniform with a different theme on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Wednesday, we will celebrate mass in our uniforms. In addition, we have a wide variety of activities planned for our students. There will be treats, time with buddies, and time for prayer.    

Each year as we prepare for our Open House and school celebrations, I pause to reflect on my career in Catholic Education.  This year, I have been wondering how to communicate to all of you about the gift of our school. It’s hard for our students to understand exactly how special their education at SJE is. As I write this note to you, we are in the middle of a snowy Wednesday. Our students came to school when some of their neighboring Catholic Schools were closed for the weather. At lunch today, I was speaking with the students about their day. As is my practice. I asked what they love, what they dislike, and what does not interest them.  The students I spoke to were happy to be in school, even knowing that many of their friends at other Catholic Schools were off. There was plenty of moaning among our older students who didn’t get to sleep in, but once that was over, they talked about following their routines, completing assigned tasks and spending the day with friends.    

I was a bit surprised today when I asked some of our younger students how their days were going. Of course, they were so excited to play in the snow! Giant snow forts were everywhere when I ventured out on the playground during our morning recess. It’s fun to watch the unplanned science lessons that happen when students are given snow to play with. What surprised me the most, though, was how many of our youngest learners told me about going to mass. I heard kindergarten narratives of the homily, describing the lessons taught by Father Michael and our second graders. I heard about the opportunity to sit with big buddies and singing along with the choir. I heard  pure joy  from these small children as they described their experience during liturgy. Slowly, throughout these conversations, I was reminded of why I am a Catholic Educator.  As I left the cafeteria, I realized what my message to you during Catholic Schools Week must be. Our children are blessed to receive a Catholic education, and we are blessed to provide it for them. We are all truly the hands and hearts of God, helping our saints in the making take their first, second, and third steps towards heaven. It is a long journey, but together we are all up to the challenge. And that, my SJE Family, is what makes SJE and our Catholic Education special.  

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  

Mary Laidlaw Otto  

Please join us for our Open House on Saturday, January 26 th , between 3:00 and 4:30 PM. All students attending Open House, 4:30 mass, or our spaghetti dinner in uniform will be provided with an out of uniform coupon good for use during the week of February 4 th . Forgot to sign up for the spaghetti dinner? It’s not too late! Please consider joining us in the church hall immediately following Saturday mass. Our Home and School Association guarantees great food and wonderful fellowship!
Re-enrollment Planning  
Next week’s Thursday envelope will contain re-enrollment paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year. Your prompt return of this paperwork allows us to easily plan for appropriate staffing and materials for the upcoming year. Please return the paperwork as quickly as possible.
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Food stations from a variety of local restaurants!
Come and enjoy the food, drinks, music, raffles, and an online silent auction. Click here more information. 

Here is a current list of participating restaurants
Bubb's BBQ, Double B's, Red Onion Cafe, Joey Gerard's
That's Amore, Mexican Village, Bunzel's, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Tickets are now available. The cost per ticket is $25.

We have a great menu from the participating restaurants:
Smoked Salmon, Cheese, Fruits, Deviled Eggs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef Brisket Sliders, Mostaccioli & Meatballs, Salad, Mini Chimichangas (Beef & Chicken), Rice & Beans, Chips & Salsa, Swedish Meatballs. Desserts include S'mores Bar, Bundtinis and so much more!

We are still accepting items for our Online Auction or Raffle Baskets!

To purchase tickets online click here!

Questions? Email

Parental Choice Program Update  

The first enrollment period for the  Milwaukee Parental Choice Program  period will begin on Friday, February 1 st . Current participating families must re-enroll for the upcoming year,and are encouraged to complete all necessary paperwork during the February enrollment period. Do you have questions about re-enrollment? Call the school office. We can help. 

Is your family part of the  Wisconsin Parental Choice Program?   The re-enrollment period runs from February 1 st  through April 20 th . Current participating families must re-enroll for the upcoming year, and are encouraged to complete all necessary paperwork as soon as the enrollment period begins. You are encouraged to apply early to guarantee a seat for your child.
Save the Date
Father/Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 23rd.

You won't want to miss this. More details in the weeks ahead.
We need yearbook pictures! If you have pictures you would like included in our yearbook, please send them to Ms. Dunning on a flash drive, or email them to her at
Athletic Association News
Futsal and Track Registration Open

Registration is now open for Futsal (K5-Grade 4) and Track (Grades 5-8). Please sign up at Blue Sombrero . The deadline for signups is March 1st. Please see the flyers on the Thursday Folder page. If you have any questions, please contact Trisha Jambor at .

We are in need of a track coach. If you are interested, please contact Becky Buscher at

Save the date for SJE night with the Milwaukee Wave - Sunday, March 31st, 1:05pm game. If we lock in with 100+ tickets, seats are only $10 each. More details to come out soon.  
Cousins Subs Day
Today! January 24th
7495 W. Layton Ave.

Stop in at Cousins before or after your conferences for a quick lunch/dinner. A portion of sales will benefit our Home & School Association. You do not need a flyer for this event.
St. John the Evangelist School
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