Thursday, October 24, 2019

Friday, October 25th - Out-of-Uniform - Wear Fall Colors

Friday, October 25th - Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 31st - Grade 3 trip to Our Lady of the Angels

Friday, November 1st - VIP Day

Wednesday, November 6th - Field Trip to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, grades K4-2

Thursday, November 7th - Turkey Trot (Fuel Up Event) 2:45-4:30 PM

Tuesday, November 12th - Zupas Fundraiser

Friday, November 15th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Family Prayer 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I :  Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
The Lord is a God of justice.
  • In the ancient Near East, it was the king's special duty to care for the most helpless members of the society.
  • In Israel, God was the Most High King, and so those who were orphaned, widowed, and oppressed were the special concern of God.
  • The basic principle of Israelite law was to be like God.
Reading II :  2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
I have fought the good fight.
  • The section from the Second Letter of Paul to Timothy includes a description of Paul's expectation of reward for his faithful service.
  • Today's letter emphasizes that death endured with Jesus will result in life with him.
  • Paul anticipated divine protection for his continued faithful service.
Gospel :  Luke 18:9-14
Everyone who exalts him or herself shall be humbled.
  • In the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, Jesus contrasts the attitudes of two people praying.
  • The paradox here is that the prayer of the tax collector was preferred by God.
  • In the parable, Jesus once again combats the self-righteous attitudes that threaten spiritual growth.

Please consider reading the upcoming Sunday readings together as a family. These conversation starters will help to prepare your children for weekly mass.  
A Message from
Mrs. Laidlaw Otto
Dear SJE Families; 

Thanks to all of you for taking time to meet with our teachers last week. Our teachers and students work hard to prepare for these meetings, taking time to think about their learning and their role as students. 

Of course, some of our students are quite well-spoken, displaying remarkable introspection about their learning strengths and weaknesses. Others struggle a bit to recognize what is going well, and what they need to work on. Either way, conferences are a great way to practice the social and emotional skills which will support them as students and beyond.   

Go forth and be a blessing. 

Mary Laidlaw Otto 
Spanish Update

This week we welcomed Andrea Diaz to our SJE staff. Andrea will be providing Spanish instruction to our students in grades K5 through 8. Andrea’s services are provided to us through Futura Language Professionals. She is replacing Janet Perez, who is leaving Futura. We are so grateful to have Andrea here to work with our students. 
Turkey Trot – Cancelled

The year's Turkey Trot has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with Fuel Up To Play 60 planning team members. The FUTP60 Team will meet on November 7th to plan a special in-school event on November 14th.

This decision was made after the permissions slips were sent home in your paper Thursday folder today. Please recycle the permission slip.

Questions? Contact Ms. Starks,
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.    

Please remember in your prayers....

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Dorothy Bowers. Mrs. Bowers, who passed away earlier this week, was the mother of Karen Schulteis, our parish liturgist and music minister.  
Trunk or Treat is Tomorrow
October 25th

  • Those who are decorating trunks may begin to arrive at 5:00 PM to set up their trunks. The spots are first-come, first-serve.
  • If your trunk display needs power (outlet), please park near the shed on the west side of the parking lot. Come early to grab a spot. If you don't need power, please try to save these spots for those who do.
  • If you are not decorating your trunk, please enter from South 84th Street, and park to the west or north of the gym.
  • Check-in is inside the gym entrance. Each child in attendance will receive one raffle ticket and one caramel apple ticket with admission.
  • Bring some money if you'd like to purchase extra raffle/apple tickets.
  • Prizes will be given for the 3 best trunks as voted on by attendees!
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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