What is your Fair Share?

Tonight is your last chance to attend the State of the School presentation! Come on out if you have not already heard the good news about St. John. Facilitation begins by appointment this Sunday and is offered again on Monday. This is your opportunity to confirm your enrollment for next year. As you prayerfully discern your Fair Share, consider the mission of the school and the many programs we are able to support. Your support allows us to be inclusive, to offer Catholic education to a socio-economically diverse school population and promote a spirit of trust and community.  We encourage you to strive to pay the full cost-to-educate and if you can afford to pay more, please do so. Any amount pledged above the stated parish or out-of-parish tuition is considered a donation towards the Annual Fund and helps bridge the gap between the cost to run the school and the tuition received.  Your annual fund gift may be eligible for matching funds from your employer.

More good news and events to attend. The 6th grade boys basketball team plays against St. George (my former school!) on Saturday morning at 11:30 over at Our Lady of Fatima, competing for a place in the final! And in the final is the 8th grade boys team. They will be playing for the championship title on Sunday at 6:30pm at Bishop Blanchet High School! Wear your purple and gold! Come cheer for the teams.

And even more good news! Congratulations to Brendan Nenninger, St.John Class of 2014 who will be co-valedictorian of his 2018 graduation class at Bishop Blanchet High School.

We will have an all-school Mass for Ash Wednesday at 9am on February 14, next week.  For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day. Classes will observe the solemnity of Ash Wednesday as the beginning of the Lenten season and celebrate Valentine’s Day either on Tuesday as a combined Mardi Gras/Valentine celebration, or later. The Sweetheart Dance tomorrow night is a great way to celebrate!  Thank you, Parent Association, and all the volunteers who are making this possible. I wish I could be there, but I will attend the Fulcrum Foundation Celebration of Light Dinner which is a fundraiser for financial assistance to Catholic Schools.

In Christ’s love,

Bernadette O’Leary