Thursday, November 7, 2019

Friday, November 8th - Grades 3 & 4 Trio to Our Lady of the Angels

Friday, November 8th - Out of Uniform - wear your warmest fleece and flannel!

Saturday, November 9th - Craft & Vendor Fair, 9 AM to 4 PM

Tuesday, November 12th - Zupas Fundraiser

Thursday, November 14th - Packer Day (out-of-uniform)

Friday, November 15th - No School, Teacher Inservice

Friday, November 15th - Parish Fish Fry

Monday, November 18th - End of Trimester 1

Thursday, November 21st - Report Cards, Grades 1-8

Family Prayer 

 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

They marveled at his courage.
  • The Books of Maccabees tell the story of the second-century B.C. revolt and those who gave their lives for the freedom to worship.
  • One of the legendary heroes of this revolt was the mother of seven sons.
  • She encouraged her sons to accept martyrdom bravely rather than abandon their faith.

May God console your heart.
  • In 2 Thessalonians, Paul continues to admonish those who were expecting the world to end immediately.
  • He encourages them to stand firm and persevere in faith.
  • Paul also asks the people to pray for him and his companions.

God is not a God of the dead but of the living.
  • In the gospel, the issue of resurrection is raised by the Sadducees, who did not believe in life after death.
  • The Sadducees were aristocratic leaders who criticized the Pharisees and their interpretation of the law.
  • Jesus corrects the Sadducees' presumption that life after death must be just like life on earth. In heaven, the marriage relationship will become a new kind of communal life.

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; 

What a busy time this has been for us! It's hard to believe that we are already into November, and that our classes are beginning to work on the Christmas program in music. We are nearly to the end of the first trimester, meaning that report cards will be coming home soon. We anticipate that some of our upper grade parents may have questions when they receive the report cards. Remember – our teachers are here to help. In our fifth through eighth grade, questions should be addressed to the teacher who teaches the subject. General questions should be addressed to the homeroom teacher, regardless of the subject area. And, as I mentioned a few weeks back, we highly recommend that parents of students in grades four through eight check PowerSchool on a regular basis. 

A couple of quick reminders to all our parents: 

  • There is no school on Friday, November 15th. Our teachers will be participating in their faith training on that day.    

  • Under Mary’s Mantle, our parent faith group, will be sponsoring a parish fish fry on the evening of November 15th. Help is needed with this event. A Sign-up Genius document will come out on Friday. Please consider spending some time with us supporting faith experiences for our students. 
Go forth and be a blessing. 

Mary Laidlaw Otto 
Winter Snow Closing Days 
We have updated our school closing policy to reflect the fact that our hot lunches are produced by the Whitnall School District kitchens. Please make note of this change as we approach winter.  

Please remember that in case of extreme weather conditions, St. John will close when the  Greenfield or Whitnall  Public Schools close.    Please listen for the Greenfield or Whitnall Public Schools. Tune into any local radio or television station to check for closings or log onto any of the following:  

For even more up to date information, we also post closings on our school and parish website,   as well as our school Facebook page: St John the Evangelist Catholic School, Greenfield  

Please remember that in inclement weather situations, coming to school is a parent decision. If you are unable to transport your child to school safely on a day when we are open, please contact the school office immediately in the morning to let us know that your child will not be in attendance.  

Fundraising Efforts

We have several fundraising projects going on currently.
  • Breadsmith - orders are due on Tuesday, November 12th, with delivery on November 19th
  • RubiReds Cranberries - orders due Monday, November 18th, with delivery the weekend of December 14th & 15th.
  • Colectivio Coffee - orders due Monday, November 18th, with delivery the weekend of December 14th & 15th.
  • Annual Calendar Raffle Sale - please return stubs and payments by December 6th.

Please note that our calendar raffle sale is our only mandatory fundraiser. We hope you will consider these others and find something that appeals to you and your family and friends. Thank you!
Blender Bike Smoothie Event
November 14, In School

Our FUTP 60 Team was awarded a Blender Bike this year! We will reveal it and use it during PE on Thursday, November 14. Students will pedal the bike which will turn a blender to make healthy fruit smoothies!

OUT OF UNIFORM DAY! - Wear Packer gear and class photos will be taken for posters.

PARENT HELP WANTED! – After lunch we need 3-5 adults to make additional smoothies (using a traditional blender!) that will be served in the gym at 2:00. Please contact the office if you are willing to help!

Peanut and Butter Drive
November 4th-21st

We will hold a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Please help fill Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. Once again this year, St. John's families are being asked to put their faith into action and help those in need. Please place jars of peanut butter and jelly in the box in your classroom by November 21st.

Thank you.
Soccer Playoffs - Rescheduled
November 17th

In spite of Mother Nature's attempt at shutting down our soccer season, the playoffs have been rescheduled! Games will be played INDOORS at Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex , 19485 W. Lisbon Road.

The 7th and 8th grade team will play against Mother of Good Counsel for 3rd place at 3:15 on Sunday, November 17th. Then at 4:30 our 5th and 6th grade team will square off against St. Mary's for the championship.

Please come out and support our SJE Athletes! Good luck to all!
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.    
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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