Thursday, November 14, 2019

Friday, November 15th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Friday, November 15th - Parish Fish Fry

Monday, November 18th - End of Trimester 1

Thursday, November 21st - Report Cards, Grades 1-8

Thursday, November 21st - Fuel Up to Play 60 Meeting

Wednesday, November 27th - Thanksgiving Program, Grades K4, K5 & 1, 10 AM

Wednesday, November 27th - Cousins Subs Day

Thursday & Friday, November 28th & 29th, Thanksgiving Break, No School
Family Prayer 

 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The sun of justice will arise.
  • This reading from the Book of the prophet Malachi, was written during the fifth century B.C.
  • The people had slipped into complacency, again.
  • Malachi remindes them that the day of the Lord was coming.

Work is a noble, good thing.
  • The Thessalonians expected the second coming of Christ to arrive immediately.
  • Some had stopped working and were simply waiting.
  • Paul urges them to imitate him and continue to do what is right.

Your endurance will win you your life.
  • This gospel passage is Luke’s version of Jesus' apocalyptic discourse concerning the end of the world.
  • Two sets of images are interwoven. They include the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 by the Romans and the coming of the Son of Man at the end of time.
  • By the time the Gospel of Luke was written, it was evident that the return of the Son of Man was not going to happen immediately. Luke encourages Christians to persevere in faithfulness so that they will always be ready.
A Message from
Mrs. Laidlaw Otto
Dear SJE Families; 

Our parish building and grounds committee is planning some significant upgrades to our school building over the next couple of months. Over the Christmas holiday break, we will be replacing the flooring in all of the shared spaces on the first floor. This includes all of the hallways and the cafeteria/church hall space.  In preparation for this, crews will be painting the hallway and cafeteria over the next week. We are so excited for all of this work to be completed – our carpeted floors are really showing their twenty plus years of wear and tear. The new flooring will be vinyl, allowing for easier cleanup during the snowy winter weather and a cleaner environment overall. We are so grateful to our parish family for, once again, putting the needs of our school at the top of the list.     

Getting ready for a project like this is lots of work. You will notice that our hallways are lacking student work, that the baseboards have been removed, and that our first floor Advent decorations are sparse. This is a small price to pay for the clean, new spaces that will greet us after the Christmas holiday. 
Go forth and be a blessing. 

Mary Laidlaw Otto 
SCRIP Help Needed 

Our Scrip program is one of our most lucrative fundraisers. Scrip cards are an easy way to support our school while doing your own shopping. Want to help out even more? Our hardworking weekend team would love to have your help, particularly during the holidays. This morning, a Sign Up Genius document was sent out to all families. I am asking our amazing parents to consider taking some time before and after Sunday mass to sell SCRIP cards to our parishioners. Your help would be so appreciated!   
Warm Clothing and Waterproof Mittens 

The winter weather certainly caught us all by surprise!! This weekend, I am asking families to take inventory of your student’s winter clothing.  In particular, we have several students who come to the office each day looking for waterproof mittens. Although we do have some spares, we don’t have enough to supply students on a daily basis. Lightweight knit gloves are not enough protection for our students who love to play in the snow. 

Remember – our winters are long in Wisconsin. Our students go outside when the temperature (or the “feels like” temp) is above zero. Warm clothing is a must!! 
  Cookie Walk 

Our annual cookie walk is coming. Next week’s Thursday envelope will contain a paper flier requesting cookies. As you plan for your holiday baking, please consider setting aside few dozen cookies for this extremely popular event!  
Spa Night at GAIA Salon Benefiting SJE

  Consider the Gift of Relaxation!

Gaia Salon in Franklin has offered to hold a mini-facial/massage night on Wednesday, January 15 th with 50% of event sales benefitting St. John the Evangelist. Anyone is welcome to come enjoy this indulgent workshop!

The cost would be $40 per person and there would need to be a minimum of 6, maximum of 12 participants.

If you would be interested in this event, please contact Lauren Koier @ indicating how many you would have attend by 11/25/2019 as space is limited.

Thank you and happy relaxing!
Save the Date for our annual Open House and Spaghetti Dinner! 
Saturday, January 25th, 2020 
Open House 2:00 – 4:30 
Spaghetti Dinner following 4:30 mass 
You won’t want to miss this amazing event! 
Winter Snow Closing Days 
We have updated our school closing policy to reflect the fact that our hot lunches are produced by the Whitnall School District kitchens. Please make note of this change as we approach winter.  

Please remember that in case of extreme weather conditions, St. John will close when the  Greenfield or Whitnall  Public Schools close.    Please listen for the Greenfield or Whitnall Public Schools. Tune into any local radio or television station to check for closings or log onto any of the following:  

For even more up to date information, we also post closings on our school and parish website,   as well as our school Facebook page: St John the Evangelist Catholic School, Greenfield  

Please remember that in inclement weather situations, coming to school is a parent decision. If you are unable to transport your child to school safely on a day when we are open, please contact the school office immediately in the morning to let us know that your child will not be in attendance.  

Fundraising Efforts

We have several fundraising projects going on currently.
  • RubiReds Cranberries - orders due Monday, November 18th, with delivery the weekend of December 14th & 15th.
  • Colectivio Coffee - orders due Monday, November 18th, with delivery the weekend of December 14th & 15th.
  • Annual Calendar Raffle Sale - please return stubs and payments by December 6th.

Please note that our calendar raffle sale is our only mandatory fundraiser. We hope you will consider these others and find something that appeals to you and your family and friends.

Remember if you ordered items from the Breadsmith Take Home Tuesday program, pickup will be after school on Tuesday, November 19th. Orders will be sent home with your child if you do not pick it up.

Thank you!
Flat Mason Contest

Fuel up to play 60 is running a contest called Flat Mason. It is a cut out of Packers player Mason Crosby. Students will be able to take a picture with Flat Mason, a dairy product and Packer gear for a chance to win. Pictures should be sent to Mrs. Starks or the homeroom teacher by e-mail for a chance to win. It will be posted on the school Facebook or Instagram pages. Contest goes through Catholic Schools Week in January. Creativity counts! Get the whole family involved!

Thank You!


Fuel up to play 60 Members
Peanut and Butter Drive
November 4th-21st

Our Peanut Butter and Jelly drive is well underway. There is still time to contribute. Please send your jars to school by Thursday, November 21st. Representatives from the Milwaukee Rescue Mission will be here then to pick them up. Thank you.
Soccer Playoffs - Rescheduled
November 17th

In spite of Mother Nature's attempt at shutting down our soccer season, the playoffs have been rescheduled! Games will be played INDOORS at Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex , 19485 W. Lisbon Road.

The 7th and 8th grade team will play against Mother of Good Counsel for 3rd place at 3:15 on Sunday, November 17th. Then at 4:30 our 5th and 6th grade team will square off against St. Mary's for the championship.

Please come out and support our SJE Athletes! Good luck to all!
Boxtops For Education Update 
Each year our school earns more than $1000 simply because our families and friends clip and save Boxtops for us. These little Boxtops, available on a variety of food items, are worth 10 cents each. They really add up! 

This fall, the Boxtops program is going paperless. Although we will continue to collect Boxtops for at least the next two years, many of the products you shop for will now have paperless Boxtops.    
It’s easy to redeem paperless Boxtops. Do you have a smartphone? Simply download the Boxtops for Education app, set up an account, and choose St. John the Evangelist as the recipient of your boxtop credits. 
No smartphone? You can still send in the receipts from Boxtop eligible items to our school office. We will go ahead and scan them for you.    
Safe Environment Training Information  
As we begin to plan for class parties, holiday celebrations, and upcoming field trips, we want to remind our families that all volunteers in our building, even field trip chaperones, must complete the following: 
  • A national criminal background check 
  • Completion of Safeguarding All God’s Family Class 
  • Read and sign the Code of Ethical Standards for employees and volunteers 
To sign up for a Safeguarding class simply follow this link: 
This will take you to the sign up page for Safeguarding classes. 
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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