Thursday, January 30, 2020

Friday, January 31st - No School

Monday, February 3rd - Graduation Pictures, 8th grade

Thursday, February 6th - FUTP60 Run the Halls Event

Friday, February 7th - Middle School Leadership Council at DSHA

Friday, February 7th - Grade 3 & 4 trip to Our Lady of the Angels

Tuesday, February 11th - First Reconciliation
Family Prayer 

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

There will come to the temple the Lord whom you seek.
  • Malachi was faithful to his Jewish faith; yet, he was critical of the priesthood of his time.
  • God visits the temple.
  • God’s visit results in purification of both the sacrifices and the ministers.

He had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way.
  • Jesus shares in the flesh and blood of humanity.
  • Jesus is the compassionate high priest.
  • Because Jesus suffered he is able to help those who suffer.

My eyes have seen your salvation.
  • Jesus grew up in a devout Jewish family and society.
  • Simeon predicts that Jesus will cause conflict and division within Israel.
  • Simeon and Anna knew that Jesus was God’s promised Redeemer.
A Message from
Mrs. Laidlaw Otto
Dear SJE Families; 

This past week has been a flurry of activities for our children as well as for our families. 
Beginning with our Catholic Schools’ Week Open House and Spaghetti Dinner, and continuing through our busy week of activities, various members of our school and parish communities spent countless hours planning, cooking, setting up and tearing down. There is nowhere near enough room in this newsletter to list all of the volunteers who work to make all of these events a success. Thank you to all who contributed to the success of any of these events. Our volunteers make our community strong and successful, and we are so grateful to all of them! 

Go Forth and Be a Blessing! 

Mary Laidlaw Otto 
Enrollment Update  

Re-enrollment paperwork for the 2020-2021 school year is included in today’s paper envelope. Since we do not have our tuition number for next year finalized, we will be sending the tuition contract and authorization form at a later date. Your paper envelope contains our re-registration form. Please fill this form out promptly so that we can begin to plan for next year. Please call the school office at 321-8540 to schedule a time to speak with me if you have further questions. 
  Open House Out of Uniform   
Did your child receive a coupon for
an out of uniform day while at Open House?   
These coupons may be used next week, throughout the week, excluding Wednesday. If your coupon has been lost or misplaced, don’t worry. Just have them stop into the office on their chosen day.   
Parental Choice Program Update  
The first enrollment period for the  Milwaukee Parental Choice Program  period will begin on Monday, February 3rd! Current participating families must re-enroll 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 3rd through April 16th. 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. 
Health Update  
We have been blessed with a healthy community so far this winter. However, daily news reports remind us that winter illnesses are definitely here. This is the perfect time to remind you about our policies for illness. 

Parents are asked to keep students home with symptoms including diarrhea or vomiting. The students need to stay home until they have been symptom free, without medication, for 24 hours. Students recovering from a stomach virus should also be able to eat normally. 

Similarly, families are asked to keep students home if they are exhibiting symptoms of influenza including headache, body aches, sore throat, and fever. Students will be sent home from school if their fever is over 100°, or if they are exhibiting significant discomfort at school. We ask that you help to keep our students and teachers healthy by keeping your child home from school until they have been fever free, without medication, for 24 hours.   

We take special precautions to keep our school clean by disinfecting bathrooms, water fountains, and high traffic areas of the classrooms and hallways. You can help by keeping your sick children home until they are feeling ready for the challenges of school. 
Our Egg Drop Stem Challenge was a huge success.  Our multi-age buddy teams worked together to provide a safe landing for their eggs.  We had so much fun with this event that our students want to try it again next year! Thanks to all who provided materials to keep our eggs safe. We dropped a total of 37 eggs off of the (very high) roof of our gym. There were 13 eggs that survived the drop.   

Congratulations to these teams who kept their eggs safe! 
Sophia (6), Ava (1), Natalia (6), Anthony (6) 
Ivan (5), Gianni (5), Joe (K5) 
Ismael (8), Henry (2) 
Arianna (8), Elijah (2) 
David (5), Mason (5), Grayson (K5) 
Nick (5), Gabe (5), Angel (K5) 
Frances (5), Fiona (5), Anastasia (K5) 
Ava (5), Taylor (5), Izzy (K5) 
Therese (8), Jimmy (2), Greta (2) 
Vivian (5), Joslyn (K5) 
Mikayla (7), Christina (7), Nina (6), Sophia (1) 
Jonah (3), Nathan (4), Jax (K4) 
Allison (8), DJ (2)  
Geography Bee

Today we held our annual National Geographic Geography Bee. The following students were class representatives:

Grade 5: David K., Max P., and Liam R.
Grade 6: Quinn B. and Anthony P.
Grade 7: Tyler J. and Christina K.
Grade 8: Philip K., Therese P., and Arianna S.

Congratulations to David who was the winner. Quinn was the runner-up. David will compete in the online State of Wisconsin competition next week.
RUN THE HALLS, February 6th.

Our FUTP60 team is sponsoring our 3rd annual Run the Halls event AFTER SCHOOL on Thursday, February 6. We will meet in the gym at 2:45 and end by 4:15. Permission slips are in this week's paper Thursday folder. You may use one form per family.
Congratulations to the following families who entered our giveaway at Open House and won seed starting supplies: Leshok, Glorioso, Lobenhofer, Sachen, Rios, Szymanski, Kelly, Buscher, Mirr, Richards, Rillorta, and Pitcher

Please see the latest Growing Gardeners Update for tips on spring planting.
Thank you sponsors: Steins, Milaeger’s, Target, Thrivent
It's not too late to order your full color yearbook! Please let Mrs. Kaminski know if you need an order form. The cost is $8.00 per book. Make checks payable to St. John the Evangelist School. (One check per family is fine.)

Have you taken any good pictures of events happening around SJE School this year? Please send them to Ms. Dunning either on a flash drive or email them to her at for inclusion in the yearbook. Thank you!
Athletic News

Now is the time to sign up for Futsal and Track. See the flyers for more information. Click here to be taken to the login page for Blue Sombrero. For more information, contact Trisha Jambor at
Father Daughter Dance

Our Annual Father Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 15th. Please see the flyer here . Paper copies were sent home in today's Thursday Folder.
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Tickets are now available. The presale ticket price is $25.
On the day of the event, the price will be $35

To purchase tickets online, click  here!

We are in the process of securing the restaurants for the event
so check back often.

We are now accepting auction donations for our event! As you are shopping the great after Christmas sales, look for the following items that make for a successful auction: electronics, jewelry, sports/outdoor equipment, household items, gift cards, timeshares, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, spa items, etc.

Questions? Email
St. John the Evangelist School
Fax: 414-321-4450
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