Thursday, November 21, 2019

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

Friday, December 6th - Grades 3 & 4 to visit Our Lady of the Angels

Tuesday, December 9th - Panera Night

Family Prayer 

 Solemnity of Christ the King

Reading I :  2 Samuel 5:1-3
David is anointed King.
  • When the Israelites anoint David as king, they claim him as brother, a condition for kingship required to prevent foreign rule.
  • After the kingship ceased, people longed for the time of David, an age of peace and prosperity.
  • Some people hoped for a renewal of the kingdom. Others were looking for a specific person, a messiah of either kingly or priestly rank.

Reading II :  Colossians 1:12-20
Give thanks to the Father.
  • The Letter to the Colossians presents a different image of kingship.
  • Kingship now involved preeminence over all creation.
  • The kingdom has moved into eternity, and Christ is the first within it.

Gospel :  Luke 23:25-43
You will be with me in paradise.
  • At the crucifixion, Jesus died with the sign nailed over his head, "The King of the Jews." Jesus did not fit the common image of the anointed king or messiah.
  • In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus promises a place in his kingdom to one of the criminals executed with him.
  • The good thief was promised a place in "Paradise" because Jesus' death marked the beginning of a new way to salvation.

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; 

I’d like to thank all of you who have so kindly supported our recent fundraisers. Our Home and School works so hard to support our students. Generally, the funds raised support activities for our students and community events for our school families. Most recently, they have made a donation of over $5,000 to our new flooring project. Remember: you support our fundraisers, you are adding value to your child’s education.   

Today’s paper envelope includes two requests. One is for cookie donations. Our cookie walk which will be held on December 14th and 15th, is incredibly popular with our parishioners. Each family is asked to donate one batch of home-made cookies.   Please complete the form and send it back to the school office as soon as possible. 

In addition, please take a look at the donation request letter for our upcoming Small Plates, Big Hearts Event. Each family is asked to make a cash donation of $10 per child. This money will be used to create gift raffle baskets for the event. Our committee will be shopping for bargains over the Christmas holidays. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Once the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, we will be in full Advent and Christmas preparation mode. We can’t wait to celebrate this joy-filled time of the year with all of you.   

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. Last week, 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!   

Looking for Stocking Stuffers?   
Low denomination SCRIP cards ($5 and $10 denominations) are be available for purchase during the holiday season. Order now for Christmas delivery! Check out the order form on our school SCRIP link: Scrip Low Denomination Order Form
Christmas at the Zoo

Our school has been selected to participate in the Zoological Society of Milwaukee 2019 Trim-a-Tree Project!  

Our elves are busy creating ornaments for this event. Our theme for the event is Aviary/Birds.  

We are invited to decorate our assigned tree in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place at the zoo on Wednesday, December 4 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available.  
Would you like to help? A limited number of tickets are available. Watch for a sign up genius to be sent out tomorrow morning. Tickets will be offered to families who wish to attend on a first come, first served basis.  
Mark Your Calendars!

Our annual Christmas program will be held on Wednesday, December 18th . We will hold a "rehearsal" performance at 12:30 PM - perfect for grandparents and other family members who don't wish to venture out in the evening. The evening performance will be held at 6:30 PM. You won't want to miss this!
Cousins Sub Day
Wednesday, November 27th

Grab a quick bite to eat as you prepare your Thanksgiving Feast. Cousins Subs, 7495 W. Layton Ave., will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School next Wednesday, November 27th. Support our school and an amazing community partner by stopping in for lunch or dinner.

Cousins Scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.

  Cookie Walk 

Our annual cookie walk is coming. Today's Thursday envelope contains a paper flier requesting cookies. As you plan for your holiday baking, please consider setting aside few dozen cookies for this extremely popular event!  Please return the form by Monday, December 2nd.
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! 
Flat Mason Contest

We love the photos of Flat Mason coming in! Consider adding more people to your pic doing something healthy. Take Flat Mason out of the house to somewhere fun! Be creative and thanks for participating!

Keep sending those pictures to Ms. Starks or the homeroom teachers. Check out the bulletin board in the gym hallway for entries!
Blender Bike Smoothies

Thank you Wisconsin Dairy Farmers for the super Blender Bike and to Mr. Kelly for putting it together for us! Last week all students had a chance to ride the bike which turned the blender blades to make healthy smoothies.

If you would like to create your own smoothies at home check out this link for suggestions of ingredients.

Copies of this Create-a-Smoothie card are available on the bulletin board outside the gym. Enjoy!
Thank you to all who donated peanut butter and jelly for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.
We collected over 300 jars! A wonderful show of generosity and faith in action!
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
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