Thursday, February 14, 2019
Friday, February 15th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Friday, February 15th - SkyZone Fundraiser

Monday, February 18th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Wednesday, February 20th - Kohl's Wild Theater Presentation

Thursday, February 21st - FUTP60 Meeting

Friday, February 22nd - K4 to 4 Field Trip to see Peter Pan

Saturday, February 23rd - Father/Daughter Dance
Family Prayer 

Gospel Reading for Sunday, February 24 th , 2019  

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  

How Should I Act? 

  • Have you ever been told that you sound exactly like your mother or father when you talk? 

  • Is there anything that you do just like your parents? 

  • How do we want other people to treat us? 

  • What does it mean to love everyone? Is that easy or hard to do? 
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.  
A Note from the Principal:  
Dear SJE Parents, 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

In spite of (yet another) snow day this week, our students are being treated to a four-day weekend. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy some family time in the snow. Our teachers, though, will be hard at work on Friday and Monday.  Although our teachers love spending their days surrounded by eager learners, teaching can be an isolating profession. Exemplary teachers are lifelong learners but finding time to collaborate is an ongoing challenge.  Friday and Monday are two of those days for our teachers.

On Friday, our teachers will gather with colleagues from other deanery schools. We will be listening to a presentation on Trauma Informed Care. Education is ever evolving. To the benefit of our students, we no longer look at education as a “one size fits all” model. Instead we have learned to view our students as individuals with different learning styles and needs. One thing that has not changed, even in the many years since I was a child, are the challenges that children face. Divorce, loss of a job and catastrophic illness or death of a family member are adverse childhood experiences. We know that these challenges and others at home impact our classroom environments and the way our students learn.   

Addressing these challenges and providing a supportive, nurturing environment at school is our focus on Friday morning. We are looking forward to an interesting morning, filled with discussion leading to better prepared teachers and a more positive environment for our students. 

Growing in God’s love,

Mary Laidlaw Otto 

Inclement Weather Update 

As of today, we have been closed four days this year for inclement weather. As an Archdiocesan school participating in the Parental Choice program, we are required to have not only a minimum amount of face to face students contact days, but also a minimum number of minutes of instruction each school year. Both the Archdiocese and the State of Wisconsin encourage schools to include extra time when planning their calendars. In our case, we allowed for slightly more than four inclement weather days. This means that, provided we do not have any more school closings, we will not need to make up any instructional time.  
Should school be closed again for any type of emergency, weather related or otherwise, we will be adding pupil instruction days to our calendar. I know you join our staff in praying for the end of this precarious weather cycle, and an early spring!
Boxtop Contest 

Our second boxtop turn in date is March 1 st . This date will be here before we know it!! Our second boxtop challenge is only one week long, and involves the entire school. Our Home and School is challenging our students to turn in a total of 1,000 boxtops between today and next Friday, February 22 nd .   

If we make our goal of 1,000 boxtops, every student will be treated to a little bit of summer – a Popsicle treat!! 

Clean out your drawers, clip your boxtops neatly, and bundle them in groups of 25. Send them into your child’s teacher (it doesn’t matter which child or which teacher, as this is a school-wide challenge). 

Remember, you only have one week!! All boxtops must be turned in by Friday, February 22 nd , in order to allow for counting and preparations for mailing.
Calling all Dads!! 

Paczkis with Pop 

Today’s electronic envelope includes an invitation to our first annual  “Paczkis with Pop”  event. Our Home and School will welcome students with their dads for an early morning breakfast treat of paczkis, juice, and coffee on Tuesday , March 5 th , in our school cafeteria from 7:00 AM to 7:40 AM . Simply print out the reply from our website, complete and send it to the office. All RSVPs must be returned to the school office no later than Friday, March 1 st .   
Enrollment Update  
Enrollment paperwork for the 2019- 2020 school year was sent home with students last week. Families are asked to complete and return paperwork for next year as soon as possible. Your quick response helps us as we plan for next year!
After School Care Worker Needed  
St. John the Evangelist School is in need of an after-school care worker. This is a part time position. Hours are 2:45 until approximately 6:00 PM school days, on alternating weeks. This is the perfect position for a retired parishioner who loves children of all ages!! All candidates must be willing to submit to a criminal background check and participate in Safeguarding All God’s Family Training. For more information or to apply, please call our school office at 414-321-8540. 
Please see the flyer in today's electronic Thursday Folder for details regarding a Fuel Up to Play 60 photo contest. You could win a really cool FUTP60 prize package.
Athletic Association News
Futsal and Track Registration Open

Registration is now open for Futsal (K5-Grade 4) and Track (Grades 5-8). Please sign up at Blue Sombrero . The deadline for signups is March 1st. Please see the flyers on the Thursday Folder page. If you have any questions, please contact Trisha Jambor at .

Save the date for SJE night with the Milwaukee Wave - Sunday, March 31st, 1:05pm game. If we lock in with 100+ tickets, seats are only $10 each. More details to come out soon.  
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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