We have been hard at work this summer preparing for a great new school year! Among many things (both school and diocesan-wide), we are unveiling our new website and email addresses.  The change is simple: switch out ".com" for ".net". 
You should have received a mailing with the following information:

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BIRTHDAY BASH AND DUCK DERBY ON SEPTEMBER 3: This event is for all Pre-K through 5th grade families and is sponsored by our fabulous Home & School Association. They are asking that each family sell 10 ducks, at $10/each. H&SA is generously designating all monies raised to go directly to our teachers as a way to thank them for choosing to teach at St. John where, while the salaries may not compare to the public schools, the many other rewards are far greater.

o   Duck forms and monies can be mailed OR dropped off to the school office during any of our Wednesday office hours (9 am – 1 pm) or during our evening hours on August 26 (5 pm – 8 pm). Monies and forms must be turned in NO LATER than the first day of school, Aug. 31.

 IMPORTANT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION: It was noted at the end of last school year that our After School program would not begin until after Labor Day. This has changed. Our After School Program will BEGIN on the First Day of School. 

o   In order for your child to attend the After School Program during the first week of school, you MUST complete the EMERGENCY CARD(S) and AFTERSCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORM for your child(ren) and return them to the school office no later than Wednesday, August 26.  The Parent Handbook can be found under the Backpack tab. Please let us know if you will need a hard copy.  For safety and security reasons, NO child will be permitted to use the After School program the first week if this due date is not met.

 H&SA GARDNER’S CANDY SALE: Back by popular demand, our Home and School Association will be selling Gardner’s Candy Pretzel Rods to start this year. This early fundraiser for all Pre-K through 5th grade families is important to help cover start-of-school expenses.  Candy boxes will be available for pick up Wednesday, August 26 from 9 am – 1 pm, and again from 5 pm – 8 pm.  Candies not picked up that day will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.

 K-5 BACK-TO-SCHOOL PACKETS will be available for pick-up Wednesday, August 26 from 9 am – 1 pm, and again from 5 pm – 8 pm.  Any packets not picked up that day will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.  These will include calendars, the September lunch menu, awarded scholarship/tuition information and more.

 NEW VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering in our school this year in any capacity and have not yet done so, please visit the website (Current Families – Volunteers) to learn the steps necessary to be qualified as a school volunteer in compliance with the regulations set forth by the state of Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

I pray you are enjoying a restful and rejuvenating summer enjoying all that God has provided and we will see you SOON!
In Christ,
Mrs. Tice