St. John's School


From the Desk of Mrs. Bainbridge November 2017

It is hard to believe that we are already a few months into the school year and Novemeber is upon us! When Novemeber begins we start to think about Thanksgiving and all that we have to be grateful for. We are thankful for God each and everyday.
God has given us many blessings, gifts and talents. Let us pause for a few minutes and take in the sights of Autumn and be thankful for all that we have.

We are thankful for God and our Faith each and every day and for all he has given us...

~ For our Family and Friends that surround us with love and support through the good times and the difficult times.
~ For Father Michael and Father Dawid for bringing the word of God to all of us each and every day.
~ For the students who bring joy to our lives and a smiles to our faces each morning.
~ For our amazing parents who contribute in countless ways to our school.
~ For our wonderful and dedicated faculty and staff that work tirelessly for our students and our school.
~ For our Parish Community who continiously support St. John’s school.
~ For our community of supporters from the area.
~ For all the friends that graciuosly donated their time, talent and treasure to St. John’s School.

We are all truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful community. Wishing you a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Bainbridge

November 2017 Newsletter

No School Days:
Friday, November 10th – Veterans’ Day Holiday
Thursday, November 23 – Happy Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Recess

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, November 11th – WNY Book & Authors Expo at the Buffalo Convention Center
November 11th – 17th –  HSA Book Fair during school and 11/16 – 6-8 p.m. as well
November 15th –  Picture Retake Day
November 17th –  Dress Down Day for Outreach $1.00
November 18th –  High School Placement Exam for 8th grade, Jr High Dance grades 6-8
November 22nd –  Prayer Service 9:00 a.m. planned by 2nd grade, 11:00 a.m. Dismissal
November 28th –  Wonder Field Trip for grades 5-8
December 1st –  HSA Fundraiser Buffalo Collective

Well, it is that time of year where the weather has certainly turned cooler. In case of inclement weather, St. John the Baptist School will be closed if the Ken-Ton schools are closed. Please listen to the news stations for school closing information. If Ken-Ton schools close we will make every effort to list St. Johns school on the news stations.

Uniforms – Just a reminder that as of November 1st shorts may no longer be worn to school. Shorts may be worn again in the Spring, beginning April 1st. Only St. John’s fleeces/sweatshirts or plain navy/white sweaters maybe worn during the school day.

Asbestos Notification
We are notifying you that, according to AHERA regulations, we are in compliance of all laws regarding asbestos. The asbestos management report for our school is always on file in our office. This notification is a requirement of the regulation and means that this building meets all safety standards regarding asbestos.

Calendar Change:
Please note the following change in our calendar:

Friday, April 20th – No School
School Mass – Friday, April 27th at 9:00 a.m.

Walkathon – Another Year Another Success!
Thank you to all the students, parents, faculty and staff for another successful walkathon! Thank you to all of our families, friends and relatives who graciously donated to our annual fundraiser. We are extremely blessed to have so many dedicated friends of St. John’s School!

HSA Book Fair
Our Home School Association will again be sponsoring the Fall book fair November 13th – 17th for all of our students. Students and parents are invited to participate and support this event. Thursday evening (Nov. 16th) from 6-8 pm has been designated for evening hours for the book fair. The front door (door #1 by the flagpole) will be the only door that will be opened.
Protecting God’s Children

Virtus Program – Just a reminder that if you would like to volunteer in your child’s classroom or attend field trips you must be virtus trained. This involves a one time workshop and then monthly articles that will be sent via email for you to read and then answer a question. To register for a workshop, please go to If you have already taken the workshop, please remember that you must remain current with the articles. If you have questions regarding your Virtus account, please call or email and we can direct you as to what you need to do.

Visitors to the School
Some of you maybe be aware that St. John’s has a partnership with the Town of Tonawanda Police Dept. Working with the police dept. we are making sure that our building is safe and secure at all times for our students, parents and faculty. Beginning in January after we return from Christmas break, all visitors to the school we use door #5 for entering and exiting the school building during school hours. All visitors need to report to the school office to sign in before heading to another area of the school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

Lunch Room Monitors
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have been assisting in the cafeteria during lunch. All your help is greatly appreciated! We are always looking for lunch room volunteers – if you are able to help out, please call the school office.
HSA Fundraiser – Our HSA has a fundraiser coming up on Dec. 1st at Buffalo Collective Studio. This is a new and exciting fundraiser for our school. Check out the website below if you are interested in attending.