Thursday, May 21, 2020
Friday, May 22nd & Monday, May 25th, No Instruction, Memorial Day Observance

Friday, June 5th - Book/Chromebook Return & material pickup - see signup genius for your family's time

Family Prayer 

Ascension of our Lord

Click here for reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord.
An Important Message from
Mrs. Laidlaw Otto
Dear SJE Families, 

The end of the year is coming at us full speed! Our teachers are preparing to complete assessments of learning on students, collect the materials that you have at home, and close up their classrooms.  Today’s newsletter includes a link to a sign-up genius document (see below) for our material drop off/pickup day to be held on June 5th.  You will also receive a separate email directly from sign up genius asking that you chose a time to visit school. In preparation for June 5th, we are asking that families do the following: 

  • Gather all learning materials which need to be returned. This list includes textbooks, Chromebooks, leveled readers, library books, and anything manipulatives that were issued by a classroom teacher. Homeroom teachers will email out a list of textbooks and materials unique to their grade level to assist you in gathering materials. 
  • Talk with your child about any belongings that they might have left behind in their classrooms or lockers when school closed. Our teachers have done their best to gather any personal belongings that were left behind and return them to families, but we know that there still may be forgotten items. Please email your child’s homeroom teacher directly regarding any personal belongings. 

At that pickup, families will receive a packet including final teacher communication, any recognitions earned by your child, and information to keep learning going throughout the summer months. This includes our annual summer reading challenge, as well as some grade specific activities designed to help our students to return to school in fall ready to tackle school. 

The greatest challenge for me throughout our quarantine experience has been communicating timely information to you, while the information I receive changes so rapidly.  To keep the lines of communication open throughout the summer, I will be sending periodic emails to families.  These emails will include updates to families with information regarding our return to school in August. Please watch your email for updates, and feel free to contact me with questions along the way. 

I am so thankful to all of you for your patience. Our families are the foundation of our community. We are blessed to support you, and to have you support us, throughout this challenging time. 

Warm Regards, 

Mary Laidlaw Otto  
Click here to access the Signup Genius for your family's time for the PickUp Day, June 5th.
Mark your calendars to join us for our end of the year school mass on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 10:00 AM. This live streamed mass will be available on the St. John YouTube channel
Buddy Families Needed

If you would like to be a "Buddy Family" for a family who will be new to our school next school year, please let Mrs. Kaminski know by emailing her at You will be put in touch with a new family in the coming weeks.
Gardening Help

Our school garden will soon be well underway. Would you and your family would like to volunteer to tend it for a week during the summer months? If so, please use this Signup Genius link. There are still a few weeks available. Thanks to those who have already signed up.

2020-2021 tuition forms should have been returned by now. If you haven't sent yours in, please do so promptly. Email Mrs. Kaminski at if you are unsure.
We’re All In this Together Wednesdays  
Please join us in celebrating our students and our SJE families with spirit Wednesdays!  Tag us on Facebook or Instagram or email your photos to! 
May 27 - Patriotic Day  – show us your red, white and blue 
June 3 - Our Future's so Bright Day - honor our eighth graders by wearing your favorite sunglasses 
June 10 - SJE Spirit Day  – show off your SJE spiritwear   
Take a look at these awesome characters
from yesterday's Super Hero Day!
Check out the St. John the Evangelist YouTube Channel for messages from Fr. Michael, as well as live streamed masses and adoration: SJE YouTube . Please subscribe so that you can stay in touch.
Here is a prayer we can recite at home for  
 the times we will not be able to receive the Eucharist.  
An Act of Spiritual Communion  
My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
 and unite myself wholly to You.  
Never permit me to be separated from You. 
Looking for a way to help in our local community? Clement Manor welcomes cards, letters and artwork to share with their residents. You can mail your contributions to:  

Activity Team 
Clement Manor 
3939 S 92nd St 
Greenfield, WI 53228  
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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