Thursday, September 20, 2018
Friday, September 21st - Hunger Task Force Farm Field Trip, Grades 5-8

Friday, September 21st - Fun Run and Tailgate Party

Tuesday, September 25th - Picture Retakes

Tuesday, September 25th - Safe Environment Training, 6:00 PM in Church Hall (advance registration required)

Tuesday, September 25th - Cafe Zupas Fundraiser

Friday, September 28th - Packer Day - Wear Green & Gold

Thursday & Friday, October 4th & 5th - No School, Teacher Convention

Friday, October 5th - Parish Fish Fry, 4-7 PM

Wednesday, October 10th - Fire Safety Day

Friday, October 12th - Trunk or Treat
Family Prayer 

Gospel Reading for Sunday, September 23 rd , 2018 
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

 Wisdom from Above 

Questions for Family Discussion: 
  • What did Jesus mean when he said “Whoever receives a child receives God.”? 
  • How can we make ourselves “first” in Jesus’ eyes? 
  • Jesus wants us to build the kingdom of God on earth. How can we do this?  

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.  
Even our youngest students have been helping in our school garden.
fun run 2017
A Note from the Principal:  
Dear SJE Families, 
Tomorrow we will celebrate one of our most popular events of the year – our Fun Run and Tailgate Party. If you have not yet signed up for these events, it’s not too late! Once students will have the opportunity to “show us what they’ve got” on our half mile oval, families will enjoy a tailgate treat!   (Pictured above: students enjoying a healthy snack after last year's run)

Then, in just a few weeks, we will celebrate our second annual Trunk or Treat event.  Take a look at the details in this week’s Thursday folder - this was so much fun last year!!! 

And, last but not least, please consider signing up for the Soles for Catholic Education Walk. Families MUST sign up no later than next Tuesday, September 25th, in order to receive free t-shirts. Last year we had more than 50 participants. Details and a link to the sign up are included below.   
All of these events help to make our community a great place to learn and grow. Please consider joining us for one or all!  

Growing in God’s Love, 
Mary Laidlaw Otto 
Soles for Catholic Education Walk 
Last week's Thursday envelope contained sign up information for the Soles for Catholic Education Walk to be held on Saturday, October 20 th , at Mount Mary University. Sign up is free and includes a t-shirt for every participant. (Deadline for the free t-shirt is September 25th) Although this is not a mandatory event, families are asked to consider seeking pledges for their walkers. Pledges collected come right back to our school, where they are used to purchase updated textbooks and student technology equipment.  If you collect pledges, we ask that you send them directly to school, rather than donating through the Soles Walk website, as there are processing fees removed from donations made via the web. 

Students who sign up for the walk will be provided with a paper footprint to display on our hallway walls. We can’t wait to line our halls with footprints! 

Signup for the walk must be completed online: 

Please search for St. John the Evangelist. The name of our team is SJE Flock of Eagles. We hope that you will join us for this fun, family-oriented event. 
PowerSchool Update 

As we enter the fourth week of school, our teachers have begun to evaluate student learning. Research on student assessment has taught us to give our students plenty of opportunities for practice.  In light of this, our teachers collect evidence of learning, called formative assessments, prior to assigning any final grades. These final, summative assessments can take the form of traditional paper and pencil tests, projects, writing samples, etc. Teachers record the results of these summative assessments on PowerSchool.   
Parents of students in grades one through eight have PowerSchool access. Families new to SJE as well as all first grade families are receiving instructions for setting up parent PowerSchool accounts in today’s Thursday folder. Please take time to log in and set up an account for your student. Parents of our primary students are asked to check PowerSchool occasionally. It is one tool to ensure that your child is completing expected work. You can also check for attendance using the login. 
Families with students in grades five through eight are asked to check PowerSchool at least weekly. Checking in with your child is a good way to open up a discussion about school performance, study habits, and organizational skills.   

Concerned about what you see on PowerSchool? Please mail or call your child’s teacher. They can provide additional information to help you support your child’s learning. 
All returning families should use the same password as last year. If you have forgotten your PowerSchool password, you will need to log onto PowerSchool and use the lost password feature. 
School Picture Retakes

Pictures have arrived at school, and were sent home last week. If your child was absent for picture day, or if you are not satisfied with your child’s picture and would like to have it retaken, the retake day is Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • If your child was absent for picture day, you should fill out and complete a new order form/payment envelope. Call the school office if you need one.
  • If your child had his/her picture taken, but you would like the picture retaken, send your original packet with your child on retake day. The photographer will collect the old package, and retake your child’s picture.

If you have any questions, please call the school office.
Morning Routines 

Some of our families have made it a habit to arrive at school after the 7:45 tardy bell. Students should be arriving at school between 7:30 and 7:40 each morning, in order to allow time for unpacking backpacks, completing lunch orders, and other morning tasks. You can help your child to have a great start to each day by arriving on time! 
Boxtops for Education
Challenge is Underway  
Have you been saving Boxtops this summer? Now is the time to turn them in to school!! Simply clip your Boxtops, place them in groups of 25 (in sandwich bags or envelopes), and send them to school. Students should turn their Boxtops into their homeroom teachers. The class who collects the most Boxtops per student will win an out of uniform day!! 

This Boxtop challenge will end on Wednesday, October 3rd, so clean out those drawers, check your pockets and GET US THOSE BOXTOPS! 

Remember, each Boxtop is worth 10 cents. Last year, our Home and School Association earned $1300 just from redeeming Boxtops. What a fantastic way to help us out, without spending any extra money!! 
Safe Environment Training Information  
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 
St. John the Evangelist School will be hosting a session on Tuesday, September 25th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. To sign up for this session or another Safeguarding class go to .   

On the opening page, scroll down to this link: 
Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal  
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to helping victims/survivors of sexual abuse and to protecting children.  Visit the links below for more information or to register for an upcoming Safe Environment Education session. 
Click on this link: 
Safe Environment Education sessions and resources. 
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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