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Dear Families,

Volunteering is a wonderful way to help support St. John the Evangelist School.  A minimum of 20 volunteer hours is required for a two-parent family and a minimum of 10 hours are required for a one-parent family.  If you are still in need of hours please contact the PTO as we are in need of assistance with the upcoming gala. Any hours that have not been completed by the end of the year are charged at a rate of $5.00 per outstanding hour.  A detailed description of the Hours for Ours program is available on the website.

Please join us for a Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to help benefit St. John School Library!  This event will be held in Mercy Hall on Saturday, March 7th at 6 pm.  There will be delicious food and live entertainment and children welcome!  Adult tickets are $10 and Kids are $5.  All proceeds will go towards the purchase of books for St. John School Library.  If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation to this worthy cause and send to St. John School Library, attention Mrs. Teresa Paccassi, Keeper of the Books!  Spaghetti Dinner 

Don’t agonize over what to cook for dinner.  Have one of Tana’s Kitchens delightful quiches.  The meatless choices are perfect for lent.  Please send in your order and payment by March 13th

Trimester III Milk/Juice/Water Form is due Friday, March 13th.  Please complete the attached form if you would like your child to receive a drink at lunch. Milk/Juice/Water Trimester III 

Grades/Powerschool will not be available March 16-19 in order to prepare report cards. Report Cards will go out Friday, March 20 and Powerschool/Grades will be back up that morning.

St. Patrick’s Day Candy Grams! Wish your friends, students, teachers, children a Happy St. Patrick’s Day by sending them a candy gram! Candy Grams will be delivered to students on Tuesday, March 17th. Sales will be March 9-13 for $1 each. Purchase your Candy Gram before or after school. Proceeds will be used to host the 8th Grade Dinner Dance.

The Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools and St John School continues to work with Local Health Departments and is closely monitoring the health crisis in China and globally associated with novel coronavirus infections (COVID-19).  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), risk to the U.S. public remains low. There are no cases of COVID-19 infection in Virginia and the Virginia Health Departments do not recommend school closures at this time.The CDC has issued travel warnings for China and South Korea to avoid all non-essential travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The CDC provides guidance to travelers and information regarding other destinations with apparent community spread at the following site:

CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel

Preventative measures are the same ones we take to prevent the spread of the flu, the common cold and other viruses.  The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends these preventive actions:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, then wash your hands as mentioned above.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

In addition, school  guidelines state that students need to be fever free for 24 hours ( CDC considers a person to have a fever when he or she has a measured temperature of at least 100.4 °F [38 °C]  ) without the use of fever reducing medication before returning. The 24-hour rule also applies to illnesses involving diarrhea. Your Primary Health Care Provider, local Health Department and the CDC website have more detailed information available.

CDC Coronavirus

VDH Coronavirus

Thank you for keeping our school healthy.