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Sunday January 29th Catholic Schools Week
Wednesday February 1st Open Enrollment (Returning Families)
Friday February 3rd Trivia Night
Thursday February 9th Spring and Graduation Picture Day
Wednesday February 15th Open Enrollment (New Families)
Monday February 20th President’s Day (No School)
Wed-Thursday February 22nd-2nd Spring Scholastic Book Fair
Mon-Friday February 27th-3rd Read Across America
Thursday February 23rd Family Night
Wednesday March 1st Ash Wednesday
Monday-Friday March 6th-10th ITBS Testing
Friday March 10th End of 3rd Quarter
Friday March 17th Report Card (Early Release) Noon
Deadline to order school Yearbooks.

Open Enrollment: Open enrollment for RETURNING families will begin on Wednesday, February 1st. We are currently exploring on online registration option for returning families. Open enrollment for NEW families will begin on Wednesday, February 15th. We do expect to have wait list so please complete registration as soon as possible.

PICTURE DAY FOR 8TH GRADE GRADUATES! Chapel dress, coat and ties are required for 8th grade students on Spring picture day, Thursday, February 9th. Students may change for Spring photos after graduation photos have been taken. Information for Spring and Graduation Pictures has been sent home this week. For more information, see Ms. England.

Drama Club: It is not too late to join! Open to First through Eighth grade students. Rehearsals take place after school on Mondays and Fridays until 4:00 PM. This month, students begin work on their student led performance. See Ms. England for more information.

Order your YEARBOOK:   Saint John Catholic School’s 2016-2017 Yearbooks go on sale Monday, January 30th, until Friday, March 17th. Special package orders must be submitted online.

Band: WE ARE TAKING REGISTRATION FOR OUR FIRST Registration is open to all 4th-8th graders. Please see Mrs. Langford if you are interested!

Please visit the band website at http://sjcseaglesband.weebly.com and contact Tracy Langford for more information. tracy.langford@sjseagles.org.

SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING! The Book Fair’s theme is “Happy Camper Book Fair: S’More Fun with Books!” and the dates are Feb. 22-Mar. 2, 2017. Teachers will have their Sneak Peek on Feb. 22, and the Family Night Grand Opening of the Book Fair will be on Thursday, Feb. 23. Mrs. Kan needs volunteers to help decorate and set up the Book Fair, and to run the various activities for Family Night. Please see her in the library or email her at kat.kan@sjseagles.org if you wish to volunteer; Ms Bonnie also has a schedule in the office. Helping at the Book Fair is a great way to take care of some of your work hours! Mrs. Kan also needs some help to prepare for a Family Night craft – please donate empty paper towel rolls; and if any parent wants to come in to help get them ready for making “binoculars,” please come to the library any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday morning to help.

Edge: Edge is youth ministry and religious education at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for students in grades 6-8. Edge is held every Monday (unless otherwise noted) in the Parish Offices from 5:30-7:00 p.m., with an optional dinner served at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Alison at alison.blanchet@saintjohnpc.org. To receive text updates about Middle School youth ministry, text “STJMS” to 84576.

Robotics – The Bane of Bionic Polar Bears: Saturday Jan 21st 2017 the robotics team made their bid for a place at regional competition at Covenant Christian School in Panama City. We are very proud that the team won first place in core values. The award that says that on competition day our team were the best sportsmen, the team with gracious professionalism and team problem solving skills. They also scored really well in the project category and had a good score in robot design. That made for a nail biter awards ceremony to see if they would move on to regionals because our table runs were not that good. We had a lot of small problems. In the end the high scores in the other three areas lifted our team to the fifth and final place moving on to regionals. The team knows what they need to fix if they wish to go on to state this year. If you want to see what the robot runs are like in competition the team will being doing a demonstration in the Parish hall Sunday 29th January after 10.15 mass to help kick off Catholic School week. Please come and visit with the team who have now won through to regionals in back to back seasons.

Protection in a Digital World: A Free, Important night for Anyone Who Uses the Internet and Mobile Devices.

  • Monday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. St. John Catholic School

Steven Bradley, Safety and Technology Specialist for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will present an interactive workshop demonstrating how technology can be used to harass, monitor and threaten. This eye-opening presentation will equip adults to protect children (and themselves) in an ever-changing digital world.

In 1999, Bradley was chosen by the FBI to start a task force to investigate Cyber crimes and began combating child pornography, cyber stalking, financial exploitation and apprehending child predators.

Participants will learn how to navigate essential privacy settings, techniques used by predators to manipulate children (without the child ever leaving their home) and much more.

This presentation is solely for those 18+. Childcare will be offered at no charge.

Questions? Contact Alison Blanchet, 850-763-1821 or alison.blanchet@saintjohnpc.org

FORMED: Full Access to Formed.org!

“Formed” is an online treasury of resources to help you grow in your faith. The parish has purchased a subscription to give all our parishioners and guests full access. To register, go to www.formed.org, enter the parish code 78JZ68, and create your own login information to access all it has to offer and spread the word with fellow parishioners and any guests that come with you to the parish.

“Walk with your feet on earth, but in your heart be in heaven.”

~ St. John Bosco (Feast Day January 31)