Dear SJCS Families,
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our very special mothers at St. John’s. I believe that the gift of motherhood is one of God’s greatest blessings. We have been tasked with such important and difficult work in raising our children, but the fruit it bears is entirely worth the effort!
We are down to the last few weeks of school and I know my children are looking forward to summer vacation! But first, we have some learning to get through. As you are likely discovering, it becomes more challenging to get students to want to put in effort once the weather turns nicer. This challenge is true in the classroom as well as at home! Luckily the snow made it feel more like March this weekend…I continue to tell our families to do the best that you can. Our children have been handed a significant and abrupt change in their classroom and learning routines and the impact of it all is still yet to be determined. So, do the best you can and don’t sweat the small stuff.
I will be meeting with 8th grade parents this week to discuss options for graduation, as well as scheduling Zoom meetings in the coming weeks for our parents scheduled to have students in grades 1-4 next year. I hope these are constructive in detailing plans for the future at St. John’s, both short term and long term.
This Friday we will have our annual Crowning of Mary at 10am on Facebook Live. We encourage our students to login and participate if they are able. We will also be praying the rosary during this time period, so get your rosaries out and login for our annual Crowning ceremony. Although it will look different this year, we are blessed to have technology that will bring it into the homes of our families.
Monday, May 11
8th Grade Parent Zoom Meeting – 7pm
Tuesday, May 12
St. John’s School Mass – 1pm, Facebook
Wednesday, May 13
Thursday, May 14
Friday, May 15
Facebook Live – 10am, Crowning of Mary and School-wide Rosary
May 19 – SJCS School Mass 1pm (Facebook)
May 22 – Facebook Live, 10am
May 25 – Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 26 – Memorial Mass – Facebook Live, 1pm
June 8 – Last day of school, Drop Off – Details TBA
June 12 – TENTATIVE 8th Grade Graduation