Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility Program

Apply Now for 2019 –2020 School Year!

Through participation in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National School Lunch Program (NSLP), GRACE is able to offer the free and reduced meal eligibility program, which aids GRACE in providing healthy, nutritious, and affordable meals to all students.

To find out if you are eligible, please follow the link(s) below:

2019 – 2020 SY Free and Reduced Eligibility Program Materials (English)

2019 – 2020 SY Free and Reduced Eligibility Program Materials (Spanish)

Paper copies are also available at the GRACE Administrative Office, and all school offices.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Wendy Gierczak

GRACE Food Service Administrative Assistant

920-499-7330, ext. 310

wgierczak@gracesystem.org

Historic Crucifix

This picture is of the historic crucifix in our parish’s 1800s graveyard near the entrance of our village. The base of the crucifix is made up of the displaced headstones of our community’s ancestors. This is now displayed outside of the main office to remind us of our mission and of our school’s heritage.

2018-19 Annual Report

Our 2018-19 Annual Report is now available!

Dear Friends and Supporters of St. John the Baptist School:

It is a great moment in Catholic education. For two years in a row, the Diocese of Green Bay has seen positive enrollment growth, and nationally a parent’s right to choose their child’s education is being honored. The faith of our young families is vibrant, and at a time when society seems to be losing its family values, many are seeing the importance of a school dedicated to integrating faith and moral education. St. John the Baptist School is a leader in this change and we are poised to remain an example of an outstanding Catholic school. Our membership in GRACE, Green Bay Area Catholic Education, helps us to continue to focus on growth, academic rigor, and building this excellent school for our children.

Read the entire report here.

Service in the Community

The Apostles had the extraordinary privilege of learning directly from Jesus Christ. As we all know, learning at the foot of Jesus was only the beginning of their work. The teachings of Christ, His passion and resurrection, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost necessarily sent them forth to proclaim the Good News and love as He loved. So too, the learning and prayer that takes place at our Parish school sends students forth to share Christ and serve those in our community.

All K-8 classes at St. John the Baptist School completed a service project this year. All totaled, our students gave 730 hours of service to the community. Students sang songs and visited with residents at Cardinal Ridge Nursing Home, collected food and helped to organize it at The Giving Tree, packed meals for Feed My Starving Children, and many projects around the St. John the Baptist Parish campus.

Our parents put in many service hours to help raise funds for our school. Parents organized our Annual Auction, the Fall Harvest, and many more events and fundraisers. Our school relies on money raised from these events to contribute to our annual budget, in effect, keeping tuition affordable and supporting efforts to provide the best resources for our students to learn. In total his year, parents donated 3153 hours which directly supported our school community.

All this volunteering is part of the “learn, then serve” model put forth in our Parish Mission Plan. Everything the school community does brings to life the mission Jesus set for us, His disciples, namely love God and serve Him in serving our neighbor. Together, the parish, school, and all ministries of our parish make a difference in our community.

Principal’s Blog: Mother’s Day 2019

Laura and I have a three-year-old son named Aaron. He is obsessed with his mother. He follows her wherever she goes; he often does not let anyone hug him other than his mother; he will walk across the entire house to ask her a question even if he is right next to me. If Laura is able to give Aaron the attention he wants, she can make anything better.

I’m sure this mother/toddler scenario is familiar for many parents. It speaks to a truth about the nature of motherhood and the importance that a mother has in a child’s life. A mother has the power to take away pain and heal wounds unlike anyone else in one’s life.

“Mary, Untier of Knots” is a beautiful painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner from the 1700s depicting the Blessed Mother untying knots with the assistance of angels. This image has been venerated by people seeking intercession for healing from disease, family wounds, infertility, and mental health.

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to honor our mothers and to highlight the special role that the Blessed Virgin Mary plays in the life of the church. Let us seek Mary’s intercession and ask her to heal the wounds in our own lives and protect the hearts of our children.

Mary, Untier of Knots, pray for us!

Prayer Group Field Trip

One of the most rewarding extra-curricular opportunities St. John’s offers our students is the Queen of Peace Prayer Group.  Prayer Group is offered to the third through eighth grade students and gives them an opportunity to learn about their faith, pray together, and visit Catholic sites in our diocese.  This week, the third and fourth grade Prayer Group members took a field trip to Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine in Freedom.  They had an amazing time together!