Thursday, January 17, 2019
Friday, January 18th - Grades 3 & 4 Trip to Our Lady of the Angels

Tuesday, January 22nd - First Communion Parent Meeting

Thursday, January 24th - 11:00 Dismissal, Conferences

Thursday, January 24th - Cousins Subs Day

Friday, January 25th - No School

Saturday, January 26th - Open House 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 PM

Friday, February 1st - No School, Teacher Inservice

Please note: if your child will require after school care on our next early dismissal day, January 24th, you must let the office know by Monday, January 18th.
Family Prayer 

Gospel Reading for Sunday, January 20th, 2019 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Through Joys and Concerns 

Questions for Family Discussion: 

  • In this gospel, we heard that Jesus gave us a sign at a wedding. What was that sign? 
  • What other signs do we have that lead us to Jesus? 
  • Why do you think that the world is not completely transformed by God’s abundant goodness as Jesus wanted it to be? 

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, 

Each year, during the last week of January, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. This week is a wonderful opportunity to remind our students of the special blessing given to them by their parents – the opportunity for a Catholic Education. 

This year, as has been our practice, we will kick off Catholic Schools Week with our annual open house on Saturday, January 26th, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. All classrooms will be open, and teachers will be ready with activities for your students. Families are then invited to join us for 4:30 mass, and, of course, to attend our spaghetti dinner beginning immediately after mass.   Out of uniform passes will be available for any child who attends Open House, mass, and our spaghetti dinner in their school uniform. Simply check in with any school staff member to receive your pass.  

Last week’s newsletter contained an invitation for the spaghetti dinner. Although there is no cost for this event, your RSVP will help us to plan food.   

In addition, help from our families is needed to make this event a success. Earlier today, you received a sign up genius email asking for dessert donations. These desserts will certainly make our spaghetti dinner even more special! 

Growing in God’s Love, 
Mary Laidlaw Otto 

Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 2, 2019

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

Here is a current list of participating restaurants
(check back often for updates):
Bubb's BBQ, Double B's, the Red Onion Cafe, Joey Gerard's
That's Amore, Mexican Village

Tickets are now available. The cost per ticket is $25.

We have a great menu from the participating restaurants:
Smoked Salmon, Cheese, Fruits, Deviled Eggs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef Brisket Sliders, Mostaccioli & Meatballs, Salad, Mini Chimichangas (Beef & Chicken), Rice & Beans, Chips & Salsa. Desserts include S'mores Bar, Bundtinis and so much more!

We are still accepting items our our Online Auction or Raffle Baskets!

To purchase tickets online click here!

Questions? Email
Our Book Fair is Coming!  

Next week, our students will have the opportunity to add to their book collections when we host our first annual Rainbow Book Fair.    

This year’s fair, sponsored by Rainbow Children’s Books, will offer a wider selection of books to meet the growing interests of our students. This “book only” event, will have something to pique the interest of all of our readers - fiction, non-fiction, and even a few adult selections.  

Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair at school on Tuesday. They will create a “wish list” of books, which they will bring home to you. Opportunities to actually purchase books will be available on Thursday morning. Simply send cash or a check made out to St. John the Evangelist, along with the wish list to school with you child on Thursday morning. Classroom teachers will bring students to the book fair to make their purchases.  

In addition, the book fair will be open throughout parent teacher conferences on Thursday. Please consider stopping by before or after your conferences to check out our amazing selection. We will accept cash, checks, or credit card payments during conferences.  

One last opportunity to purchase form our book fair will be available on Saturday, January 26 th , during our Open House.  

Do you have a special book that you are dying to read? Don’t see what you are looking for at the book fair? Special orders of both children’s and adult books will be available. All we need is a title and the name of the author.          

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Today’s paper envelope contains a copy of your child’s mid-trimester grades (grades one through eight) and your conference slip (grades K4 through 8). Please note that all students, in grades K4 through 8, will have a conference next Thursday, January 24 th . Parent and student attendance at conferences is mandatory. If you have questions or a problem with your scheduled conference time, please contact the school office at 414-321-8540.  

Re-enrollment paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year will be sent home next week. Your prompt return of this paperwork allows us to easily plan for appropriate staffing and materials for the upcoming year. Please return the paperwork as quickly as possible.

Parental Choice Program Update  

The first enrollment period for the  Milwaukee Parental Choice Program  period will begin on Friday, February 1 st . Current participating families must re-enroll for the upcoming year,and are encouraged to complete all necessary paperwork during the February enrollment period. Do you have questions about re-enrollment? Call the school office. We can help. 

Is your family part of the  Wisconsin Parental Choice Program?   The re-enrollment period runs from February 1 st  through April 20 th . Current participating families must re-enroll for the upcoming year, and are encouraged to complete all necessary paperwork as soon as the enrollment period begins. You are encouraged to apply early to guarantee a seat for your child.

Save the Date
Father/Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 23rd.

You won't want to miss this. More details in the weeks ahead.
We need yearbook pictures! If you have pictures you would like included in our yearbook, please send them to Ms. Dunning on a flash drive, or email them to her at
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 .

We are in need of a track coach. If you are interested, please contact Becky Buscher 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.  
Cousins Subs Day
Thursday, January 24th
7495 W. Layton Ave.

Stop in at Cousins before or after your conferences for a quick lunch/dinner. A portion of sales will benefit our Home & School Association.
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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