Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May you all be Irish tomorrow! May you love green and shamrocks and Irish music. We will have bagpipers and a drummer to welcome you all at drop-off! Come prepared to spend a few minutes on the playground. Students may wear free dress in the forty shades of green!

We have more great news!  You have heard the chatter and you responded to the surveys.  St. John Parish and School is celebrating the 100th birthday of the parish and moving forward with a capital campaign to raise funds to address specific needs that were brought up in the Discovery Workshops. You will want to be a part of history and the Honor the Past, Embrace the Present and Secure the Future Campaign and we will need volunteers to ensure its success. We are a team and we are community!   Check out the post below.

In the mornings as students gather on the playground, I have noticed that from 4th grade up there are groups of children huddled around phones, playing games, and checking their social media one last time before they give up their phones for the day. The instant the bell goes at three they are back on, checking those phones, playing the games as they leave the classroom. We are all very attached to our phones and social media, constantly checking them. But we need to monitor our children and what they are being exposed to via social media. On Tuesday evening, the Parent Association is showing the movie Screenagers. I recommend that we all attend, join in the discussion following the movie and support one another.  See below.

Spring is around the corner and so is Track and Field!  Students in grades 4 – 8 can sign up for the CYO St. Al/John Track and Field program. The meets are exciting and colorful events with teams and supporters from all the Catholic and private schools sporting their school colors.  The team is in need of a coordinator.  This can be one person or a combination of people willing to help lead the team.  The coaches are in place.  Keep our students fit and healthy and maintain St. Al/John’s great tradition and successful records by volunteering. More below.

Join us for the Stations at 2:30 tomorrow.  Then come to Soup Supper at 6:00.  Students and families in 2nd and 6th grades are preparing the meal.  On Saturday, come eat crab and cheer on your team at March Crabness!  We are blessed with great opportunities to be together to pray, eat and build on our community relationship.


Bernadette O’Leary