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Bedtime Blessings

Wednesday, October 27
Join us for a fishing themed Bedtime Blessings: We are Fishers for Jesus! This is a gathering of family fellowship for our Mornings with Mommy, K2, K3, K4, kindergarten and 1st grade families.  It is October 27 at 6:00p.m. All siblings are welcome to come. We have a fun night planned with special guests, crafts, music, games and devotion with a fishing theme snack. Parents will have a chance to browse and purchase family devotion materials. Children can come dressed for bedtime. RSVP by October 20 (click here) to help us plan accordingly.

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Fall Festival - Volunteers Needed

Sunday, October 24
Save the date for St. John’s Fall Festival on October 24 from 3:00-6:00.  Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success!  Please consider donating a bag of candy for Trunk or Treat, or volunteering some time the day of the event.  Visit to sign up.
We are also still looking for a few more families to host a trunk for Trunk or Treat!  Please contact Kerry Ognenoff at with questions and to sign up.

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Art Club Update

The St. John's Art Club is in full swing!  If your child hasn't had the opportunity to attend Art Club, but is still interested in what we are doing or future meetings please feel free to sign up through the Google Classroom link below.  Once you are signed up, you will receive all meeting invites and information regarding the Art Club.  We have a new project each month so you can join the club at any time.  Our next meeting is November 10th, 2021 from 6:30-8 pm in the St. Johns school commons.  Email Angela Glaeske at with any questions. 

Click here to join: Art Club Google Classroom 

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Absentee/Retake Picture Day Information

Absentee Picture day is scheduled for Nov 4th.  If your child has not had a picture taken already, it will be taken then. Ordering information will be given out at the time of pictures.

If a picture was already taken, but a retake is needed, please let your teacher know so your child can be sent for pictures.  Please return the original picture package to the photographer at the time of pictures.  The same package will be ordered with the new image.  New packages will not be received unless the original package is returned.

Please contact Customer Service with any questions 262-780-2901 or

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Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa Recreation Department is “Celebrating 85 Years of Happily Ever After"


All performances begin at 2PM and are expected to conclude by 3:10PM. Doors open at 1:30PM. Open seating. All performances are held in the Lois Weber Theater at Longfellow Middle School on the corner of 76th Street and North Avenue. Parking is available behind the school and on the 76th Street side.


Tickets for each performance are available at the box office on the day of the play. The box office opens at 1:30PM. The cost of an individual admission is $5. When an audience member buys 4 tickets, a 5 th is provided free. That ticket may be used for the current play or a future performance. 

Click Here for more inforamtion about dates and performances

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Crusader Basketball

Our fall sports are beginning to wrap up in the next couple of weeks, and the basketball season is on the horizon! 

This year we will have the following teams:

  • Girls ‘B’ Grades 4-6 (coached by Mr. Pete Stauffer & Mrs. Stephanie Goede)
  • Boys ‘B2’ - Grade 5 (coached by Mr. Brad Heffelfinger)
  • Boys ‘B1’ - Grade 6 (coached by Mr. Andy Duncan & Mr. Casey Holtz)
  • Girls ‘A’ - Grades 7 & 8 (coached by Mr. George Mortl & Mr. Pete Stauffer)
  • Boys ‘A’ - Grades 7 & 8 (coached by Mr. Mark Rindfleisch & Mr. Brad Heffelfinger)

In addition, the various teams will generally practice at the following times:

  • Girls ‘B’ - Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30
  • Boys ‘B2’ - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:15-5:00
  • Boys ‘B1’ - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:15-5:00
  • Girls ‘A’ - Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15-5:00
  • Boys ‘A’ - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-6:30

PRACTICES ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 25 (FOR BOYS), AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK (NOV 1) FOR GIRLS.  A full list of practices and games can be viewed by clicking on the following link:  Please be aware that this is NOT a finalized schedule…and there WILL be some additions/changes that are yet to be made.


If your son or daughter participated in a fall sport, this form does not need to be filled out again. They will be valid for the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Finally, you should expect to receive some information from your child’s coach within the next couple of weeks. All coaches will be scheduling a day and time for a Parent/Coach meeting. Please be sure that at least one parent attend this meeting.

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Soles for Jesus - Thank You

September 2021
Thanks to you and your generosity, we delivered 497 pairs of shoes to Soles for Jesus.  These will be prepared for shipment, and ultimately received by a man, woman, or child in Africa  - one who may have never owned a pair of shoes.  Your generosity is appreciated.  God willing, we plan to collect shoes again in September 2022.  A special thank you to the St. John's students who prepared such loving notes to be tucked into children's shoes.  


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St. John's Spirit Wear Store

Need some new St. John’s gear or looking to get started on your Christmas Shopping!  The Crusaders Spirit Wear Store is now open!  Orders can be placed online through midnight of Friday, October 22.  Delivery would be about five weeks after the store is closed, so around Thanksgiving. This is the only spirit sale before the holidays, so let us help you cross off some names on your holiday list!

Click here to start shopping!

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Good Things That Happen at St. John's

Click Here to read about good things that are happening at St. John's the first Thusday of each month!

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Scholastic Book Fair

Monday-Friday, October 4-8
The Scholastic Book Fair is back!  Books will be available in the library on the upper level of school next week, October 4-8.  The fair will be open for students and parents to shop before school (7:40-7:55) and after school (3:00-3:30). 

Families are also welcome to shop the fair online at  All purchases earn rewards for our school, and you can donate books to your classroom or the library!
New this year, you can set up an eWallet for your students to shop online or in person!  See the web site linked above for more details, and share the link with grandparents or other family members.  Don’t forget that books make great Christmas gifts!


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