Thursday, February 6, 2020

Friday, February 7th - Middle School Leadership Council at DSHA

Friday, February 7th - Grade 3 & 4 trip to Our Lady of the Angels

Tuesday, February 11th - First Reconciliation

Thursday, February 13th - Grades K4-4 Field Trip to South Milwaukee PAC

Thursday, February 13th - Blaze Pizza Night

Friday, February 14th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Saturday, February 15th - Father/Daughter Dance

Monday, February 17th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Family Prayer 

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

True holiness is found in right relationships with one another.
  • Isaiah's audience had recently returned from exile.
  • They were frustrated that the restoration of Jerusalem was taking so long.
  • Isaiah is unsympathetic and tells them to share, regardless of disappointments.

Paul's second illustration of holiness: become transparent to let God's light shine through.
  • Paul met rejection in Corinth.
  • Paul says he can't rely on human eloquence.
  • He wants faith to have a strong foundation.

Salt is another image of holiness, and saltiness is given by God.
  • Jesus' disciples are to be like salt, constant and self-giving.
  • Light symbolizes the goodness of the disciples, their sharing the life of God, who is light.
  • Those who see the light in the disciples will praise, not the disciples, but God.

A Message from
Mrs. Laidlaw Otto
Dear SJE Families; 

Tomorrow our youngest students will celebrate the 100th day of school. It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the school year, and yet here we are! Thanks to all of you have worked hard to support your students in school this year. Getting students to school, on time, and ready to learn is certainly a team effort. All family members must work together in order to ensure success for our students. Our teachers want to support families in any way that they can. You can help us to achieve the best learning environment in these ways: 
  • Make sure your student is to school on time. Our doors open at 7:30, and the tardy bell rings at 7:45. All students should be unpacked, in their seats and ready to learn at 7:45. 
  • Pack a healthy morning snack. Our students are allowed a morning snack period. Examples of good morning snacks are fruit, raw vegetables, or a protein item such as a cheese stick.   
  • Check snow bags and launder outdoor clothing regularly. It is a good idea to send a spare pair of dry mittens and even some dry socks in your student’s backpack, especially for our younger students. 
  • Keep your sick child home. Flu season is here. Children with fevers over 100° should not be sent to school, even if the fever has been temporarily controlled using medication.   
  • If your child needs medication at school, please send the medication in the original container labeled with your child’s name. We cannot administer medication without a completed form. Forms for both prescription and over the counter meds are available on our website.  Medical Forms 

Thank you for all you do. We are so grateful to our families! 

Mary Laidlaw Otto 
Boxtops Contest

It’s time for our second boxtop collection of the year!! 

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! 

The second boxtop turn in date of the school year is quickly approaching. We are collecting boxtops through Friday, February 21st.  Please send boxtops to school in an envelope or a baggie clearly marked with your family names. All families who send in boxtops will be entered into a drawing for a $25 SCRIP card of their choice. 
  Uniform Reminders  

Our uniform code allows for red, white or blue leggings to be worn under girl’s skirts or dresses. Please do not send your daughter to school with leggings that are patterned or imprinted with logos. 

Our out-of-uniform dress code also addresses leggings: 

• Leggings, tights, capri pants, worn with a top the length of which must match the arms & fingers extended straight down at the side.      

Recently, some of our upper grade students have come to school on out-of-uniform days in leggings with tops that do not meet these guidelines. In addition, many of our girls wear jeans that are so skintight that they could be considered leggings. Jeans that are this tight will be considered leggings and must be worn with a top of an appropriate length. It is our goal that all of our young people are dressed modestly. Parents will be contacted to bring extra clothing, or students will be provided with extra clothing from our health room if their clothing does not meet our guidelines. 
Toiletry Drive

Last week our students and staff donated 229 items for the Toiletry Drive! The fourth grade students and Mrs. Thiel will enjoy a delicious feast of doughnuts for bringing in the most items per student. 

We have received many donations of bar soap, body wash, dish soap, and paper towels this week. There is still one more day to contribute these items and help your child's class win an extra recess.

Next week we be collecting shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and toilet paper. We can't wait to see which class will win Root Beer Floats!

We would also like to thank the SJE parishioners who have been so generous in their donations. St. Ben's and the House of Peace will be so grateful for all of our donations!

 - National Junior Honor Society

Athletic News

Now is the time to sign up for Futsal and Track. See the flyers for more information. Click here to be taken to the login page for Blue Sombrero. For more information, contact Trisha Jambor at
Father Daughter Dance

Our Annual Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 15th. Please see the flyer here . Paper copies were sent home in last week's Thursday Folder.
Did you buy your tickets for the Small Plates, Big Hearts night yet? We will have lots of great items to bid on, including some unique items made by our students. Look at what the 8th graders have come up with! Beautiful stepping stones for your garden or walkway. You wont want to miss out on this fun event. If you are unable to attend, you may still register to bid on auction items. See the links below to register.
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Tickets are now available. The presale ticket price is $25.
On the day of the event, the price will be $35

To purchase tickets online, click  here!

We are in the process of securing the restaurants for the event
so check back often.

We are now accepting auction donations for our event! As you are shopping the great after Christmas sales, look for the following items that make for a successful auction: electronics, jewelry, sports/outdoor equipment, household items, gift cards, timeshares, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, spa items, etc.

Questions? Email
blaze pizza night
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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