St. John the Evangelist/
St. Pius X School
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of the faculty and staff of St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School,
we would like to thank all of you for the wonderful support we have
received this year. We look forward to the start of school this
-Suzanne Lagerwaard, Associate
June 1st is a Uniform Day
though June 1st is a “first Friday,” students should be in uniform
since this is our final day together, and it is also a Mass day. Thanks
for your help.
Pastry Puffins Pick Up
that your Pastry Puffin orders will be available to pick up between
3pm - 6pm on Wednesday, May 30th. These will be in the conference
room at St. John (across from the office) and in the hallway by the gym
at St. Pius . If you have students at both sites, your Puffins will be
delivered to the site at which you turned in your order
No Tuesday or Wednesday Masses
Due to the
end-of-year Mass on Friday, June 1st, there will not be Masses at St.
John (Tuesday) or St. Pius (Wednesday), next week.
Joint Mass and Final Day Dismissal
joint Mass for St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School will be held
at St. Pius Church beginning at 10:30 am on Friday, June 1st.. All K-7
students will be dismissed from St. Pius at approximately 11:45 am.
Please note the following information regarding the final morning of
school for K-7 students:
- There is morning
busing, but all K-7 students will need to be picked up by
parents/guardians at 11:45 am at St. Pius X (west/parking lot
- Fifth, sixth, and seventh grade
students will be bused to St. Pius at approximately 10:10
- Mass will begin at 10:30 am in the St.
Pius X Church. Parents/guardians are invited to attend. Parents and
other adult visitors are asked to sit in the rear portion of each
section in order to insure that all students, K-7, will be able to sit
with their classmates and teachers.
- Following Mass,
at approximately 11:30 am, all K-4 students will return to their
classrooms, and 5-7 students will remain
- Parents/guardians attending Mass may
pick up their children (5-7 in the church and K-4 in the classrooms)
between 11:35 and 11:45 am.
- At 11:45 am, all
remaining students will be escorted by teachers to the St. Pius
playground on the west side of the school for parent/guardian pick-up.
- Faculty and staff from St. John and St.
Pius will be available to assist students in finding their
know that report cards for students in grades K-7 will be sent home on
Thursday, May 31st
in Friday Folders. The 8th grade report
cards will be mailed out.
Personal Items and School Materials
to reduce the amount of materials students will have to deal with on
the last day of school on June 1st (morning only), teachers will be
sending home papers, books, backpacks, etc. on Thursday, May 31st.
LHS Summer Camp Brochures
athletic camp brochures can be found on the RCS website.
(www.rochestercatholicschools.org), LHS tab and then LHS Eagles or
click here for the link.
After-School Child Care for 2012-2013
This is to
announce that St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School will provide an
after-school child care program for the 2012-2013 school year for
students in grades K-4 at our St. Pius campus. Please check the Friday
Folder information sent home today for a flyer with more information
and for a sign-up form. Please do not hesitate to call St. Pius
(282-5161) if you have any questions.
Keep Saving Those Pop Tops
graders in Mrs. Smith’s class saved pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald
House where the money will be used for the children who stay at the
Ronald McDonald House. But we’re not done, we would like to ask you
to continue collecting pop tabs for us during the summer and my new
class will turn them in next fall. Please send your pop tabs to our
room any time you want. We’ll take it from there. Thanks so much,
Mrs. Smith’s First Grade Class
Seeds of Faith Tuition Assistance Endowment
received information from the Diocese of Winona regarding the Seeds of
Faith Tuition Assistance Endowment. This need-based fund was
established to provide additional financial assistance to families who
are not able to enroll their students in Catholic schools because of
limited income and work opportunities. (This is not an academic
scholarship fund.) The Board of Directors of the Diocese of Winona
Foundation has released approximately $100,000 in endowment earnings
for distribution in the form of financial need-based scholarships.
Applications are now available in parish and school offices. Two
sections (B and G) of the application need to be completed by the
pastor and postmarked on or before May 31, 2012. Applications will
be reviewed by a committee that will make recommendations to the bishop
for the award. Every family that applies will receive a letter
acknowledging receipt of the application, and then, later in the
summer, informing them as to whether an award has been made. Please
contact the school or your parish for more information.
following teachers are available for tutoring this summer. (Please note
that all email addresses end in ... @rochestercatholic.k12.mn.us.)
o Annette Sinn, asinn@...
o Steven Tauer,
o Joan Hughes, jhughes@
Summer Contact of Counselors
school counselors would like parents to know how to reach them should
you have questions over the summer. Each counselor does check into
their school email periodically, but if you have an urgent need, Nelle
Moriarty works during the summer at Bluestem Center and would be
available to either answer your questions or get a hold of your
counselor. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her
phone number is 282-1009. The school counselors also have a list of
mental health providers in the Rochester area if you are considering
looking into professional help for your child. Thank you for the
privilege of working with your children. They are a constant source of
amazement and joy to us. (Tracy Lund, Nelle Moriarty, Lisa
No Lunches Beginning May 29th
Please be aware that the final day for hot lunch at St.
John and at St. Pius will be Friday, May 25th. Students will need to
bring a cold lunch and beverage for lunch during the final three full
days of school. Also, to help us with the end-of-year processing, we
would appreciate it if all lunch accounts could be brought up to date
by June 1st. Thank you.
Parking Reminder at St. Pius
not park in front of the St. Pius rectory so that people can get into
the rectory for daily business. Thank you for
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Calendar of Events
*Memorial Day- No School
30 *2:00 pm -Kindergarten
31 *6:30 pm - Eighth Grade
*Final Day of School
*10:30 am - Joint Mass at St.
*11:30 am -Dismissal of all K-7 students from
St. Pius. Students should be picked up on
the parking lot (west) side of St.