Annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser


Dear Parents:

Our Annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser will begin on Thursday, October 25th and end on Thursday, November 8, 2018   All order forms and money need to be turned in by Thursday, November 8, 2018.  The proceeds of this year’s fundraiser will go towards educational purposes.

This year we are asking that each student sell a minimum of 5 boxes.  If we do this we will make over $5,000 profit. All boxes of cookies sell for $16.00. Your child has received his/her order form and will take orders and collect money. If you need more order forms, you can get them from the school office. He/she will submit their order forms and money to their teacher by Thursday, November 8th.

We do not encourage students to sell door to door but would rather they sell to relatives or well-known neighbors.  Parents have also helped in the past by selling to co-workers and this is appreciated.

Please make checks payable to St. John School.  Thank you for your support in helping us achieve our goals for the benefit of our students.

Delivery of the cookie dough will be Tuesday, November 20th @ 12:45 pm.  We’ll give you notice so that you can bring your coolers to school when you pick up your child at the end of the day.  


  1. MONEY BAG:    Each family who sells 15 boxes by Thursday, November 8, 2018 will get a chance to reach into the money bag.  Families with more than one child should select who will draw from the money bag.

    Remember:  Every 15 boxes sold per family is another chance to reach into the money bag.  

    Whatever bill they pull from the bag (from $1-$50), they get to keep.

  2. Top Selling Class:  Pizza Party (minimum of 75 boxes sold).     


    All money raised through our fundraising efforts directly benefits the children of St. John Catholic School.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  Please call 624-3865 if you have any questions.

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Salpointe High School Placement Test

Salpointe Catholic High School, along with over 80% of all Catholic High Schools in the United States, uses the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as its Entrance Exam.

Class of 2022

Make-Up Exam Date:  TBD

Notes about the Exam:

  • You do not need to RSVP for the exam.  Once the online application is completed, the student is signed up for the exam.
  • Students can only take the Entrance Exam once.
  • Salpointe will provide all exam materials.
  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • The exam takes about three and a half hours.
  • Breaks will be included during the exam.  If students wish to bring water or snacks to have during breaks, that is up to them.

All applicants for the Class of 2022 are required to take the Entrance Exam.

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Homenaje Para Mama: Celebrating all Mothers!

Mothers DayWhat: Homenaje Para Mama: Celebrating all Mothers!
When: Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Where: San Miguel High School Gym 6601 San Fernando Ave, Tucson AZ 85756
Who: K-8th Folklorico students and 4th-8th Music Students
Time: Performers arrive Ready Now @ 5:30pm. Show will begin at 6pm. Show approximately 1 hour long. 
Cost: FREE
Why/Purpose:  The main purpose of our event is to honor all Mothers through Mariachi music and Folkloric dance. It is a tribute given by our performing students, showcasing what they have learned and accomplished in our classes this semester. It will be a heartwarming show filled with the beautiful traditions of our Mexican culture. 

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Save the Date: Mariachi and Folklorico Mother's Day Extravaganza

Mariachi and Folklorico Mother's Day Extravaganza

Thursday May 10th, 2018

San Miguel High School Gymnasium


Performances by 4th-8th Music Students and K-8th Folklorico Students

More information to follow. 

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Family Ready Now: March 5

Family Ready Now - English   Familia Listos Ahora! - Español

Dear St. John Families,

Last Friday was our first annual science fair. I was amazed by the thought and innovation that our middle school students put into their projects. I was impressed with the enthusiasm that our students showed towards their demonstrations and presentations. I want to thank Dr. Mendoza for facilitation and coordination of the science fair. Our students were given the opportunity to share their gifts of innovation and creativity living our Root Belief of Nothing Short of Excellence. Thank you to teachers and parents for attending this unforgettable event. Dr. Mendoza will announce the results of judging very soon. 
As of March 1st, enrollment is open to new students. Returning students are currently in the process of completing re-enrollment. If you have not begun re-enrollment, it is first come first serve now that new families are enrolling. Spaces are limited, therefore contact our office at your earliest convenience. Our St. John staff are happy to serve families. 
El viernes pasado fue nuestra primera feria anual de ciencias. Me sorprendió el pensamiento y la innovación que nuestros estudiantes de secundaria pusieron en sus proyectos. Me impresionó el entusiasmo que mostraron nuestros estudiantes hacia sus demostraciones y presentaciones. Quiero agradecer al Dr. Mendoza por la facilitación y coordinación de la feria de ciencias. Nuestros estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de compartir sus dones de innovación y creatividad viviendo nuestra convicción raíz de nada menos que excelencia. Gracias a los maestros y padres por asistir a este evento inolvidable. El Dr. Mendoza anunciará los resultados de la evaluación muy pronto.
A partir del 1 de marzo, la inscripción está abierta a nuevos estudiantes. Los estudiantes que regresan actualmente están en el proceso de completar la reinscripción. Si no ha comenzado a volver a inscribirse, primero se atiende primero, ahora que se inscriben nuevas familias. Los espacios son limitados, por lo tanto, comuníquese con nuestra oficina lo antes posible. Nuestro personal de St. John está feliz de servir a las familias.

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Spring Photo Day - Tuesday March 6th


No es necesario pagar ahora!

All students will be photographed.  A Portrait package will be sent home with an order form, so you can preview the pose(s) before you purchase.

Todos los estudiantes serán fotografiados. El paquete con las pruebas será enviado a casa con un formulario de pedido, por lo que puede obtener una vista previa de la postura (s) antes de comprar.

The dress code for Spring Pictures is nice formal clothing you normally would wear to church on Sunday.                                                              

Absolutely no tight fitting shirts and pants, ripped pants, short shorts, mini skirts, and/or low cut blouses will be tolerated. For the boys, no baggy, torn or low-waist pants can be worn to school.

El código de vestimenta para las fotos deberá ser el apropiado, vestimenta formal (como normalmente asisten a misa en domingo).
Absolutamente ninguna camisa ajustada y pantalones rasgados, shorts cortos, minifaldas, y / o blusas escotadas no serán tolerados. Para los ninos, no pueden usar pantalones holgados, desgarrados o abajo de la cintura.

Students must adhere to the school policy, or they will be sent to the school office and their parents will be contacted.

Los estudiantes deben cumplir con las políticas de la escuela, o serán enviados a la oficina de la escuela y se contactará a sus padres

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Important Yearbook Information

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Science Fair This Friday!

ScienceFairFlyerThe first of its kind, middle school students will be presenting science and engineering projects designed to help us and your students better understand the world around us. If you would like to listen to a specific (6th, 7th or 8th) grade presentation(s), the schedule is as follows: 

  • 10-12:20 pm 7th grade (11-11:45 lunch)
  • 12:20-1:55 pm 8th grade
  • 2:00-3:15 pm 6th grade

In an effort to manage the transition of classroom visitors to and from the cafeteria, please sign up to visit our the Science Fair.  Given our limited space, only two classes will be scheduled every half hour.  During the presentation time, you have the ability to provide feedback to our future students by visiting this Science Fair Project Evaluation form.  At the end of your visit, please tell us about your overall experience at the Science Fair and how we can improve next year’s Science Fair.

I hope you will have some time to join us at the end of the day (3:30-4pm), when the winner(s) of the science fair are announced to the school.  If you have any questions, please email Dr. Sean Mendoza at 

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2018 Summer Reading Camp: Swing into Reading!

St. John Tucson Summer Reading Camp 2018: Swing Into Reading

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Family Ready Now: February 19


Dear Families

I hope you had a restful weekend.
St. John's First Annual Science Fair is scheduled for March 2, 2018. We are excited to see the projects our middle school students worked hard to complete. Teachers PreK-8 will have the opportunity to take their classes to view the projects. Students will eat lunch at the ramada due to science fair. Below is the schedule from Dr. Mendoza. 

Science Fair Information

When: Friday, March 2nd


8-10am - setup in cafeteria

10-3pm - presentations and judging

10-12:20pm - 7th grade

12:20-1:55pm - 8th grade

2:00-3:15pm - 6th grade

3:30-4pm (Winners of Science Fair Announcements)


  • School Representative

  • Parish Representative

  • Community Representative

  • Teacher Representative

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Expansion Update

We are pleased to inform you that the School Board unanimously voted to affirm enrollment to include two classes at each grade level (Kindergarten through 8th Grade). Pursuit of this course of action has been authorized by our parish and school administration.

We will continue to offer PreKindergarten opportunities for those families who are interested. It is anticipated that the expansion plan will be implemented as follows:

• 2018-19: SJE enrollment to include an additional 6th grade
• 2019-20: Growth will accommodate two 7th grade classes
• 2020-21: Full-capacity anticipated when we have two 8th grade class

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December Athletics Schedule

Dear Thunder Family:

A reminder that tomorrow's games begin at 4:00 at St. John's. Varsity Boys Volleyball will be played in the Courtyard, while JV Boys Volleyball will be played at the outdoor volleyball court. 

Varsity Girls Basketball and JV Girls basketball will practice as usual. 

December Schedule

Varsity Volleyball 

  • Tuesday, December 5. HOME vs. St. Cyril's.
  • Tuesday, December 12. HOME vs. St. Ambrose.
  • Looking to add one or two scrimmages for the Monday or Tuesday (12/18 and/or 12/19).

JV Boys Volleyball

  • Tuesday, December 5. HOME vs. St. Cyril's.
  • Tuesday, December 12. HOME vs. St. Ambrose.
  • Monday, December 18. AWAY @ OMOS (JV-6)
  • Tuesday, December 19. AWAY @ OMOS (JV-5)

JV Girls Basketball

  • Tuesday, December 12. AWAY @ St. Ambrose
  • Thursday, December 14. AWAY @ St. Cyril's
  • Monday, December 18. HOME vs. OMOS (JV-56)
  • Monday, December 19. HOME vs. OMOS (JV-45)

Varsity Girls Basketball

  • Saturday, December 910:00 a.m. vs. St. Ambrose. (at St. Augustine HIGH SCHOOL).
  • Saturday, December 169:00 a.m. vs. St. Joseph's.  (at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school)
  • Looking to add one or two scrimmages on Monday (12/18) and/or Tuesday (12/19).

The January schedule is still being tweaked mainly due to location considerations. That will be released once it has been confirmed.

-Coach Anderson

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Roses for Mary Fundraiser

Join us for Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service on

Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: 1:45 pm


Please help support the 8th Grade Students in their efforts to fundraise

for their Washington D.C. Eighth Grade Trip

$2.00 Donation

For a Fresh Cut Rose

to present to Our Lady of Guadalupe

View the Flyer

Deadline for Orders is Friday, December 8, 2017

Homeroom Teacher will collect donations.


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Save the Date Posada Navideña / Guarde la Fecha Posada Navideña

PosadasPlease save the date and join us for our school Posada Navideña. All are welcome! This event is free of charge and includes food, yummy sweets and tons of fun! 

We cannot make this event possible without your help. Please make sure to check in with your teacher/room parent to see what your child’s grade is in charge of donating. 

We are also in need of help the day of the event for set-up, serving, and tear down. If you are in need of parent volunteer hours, please contact Ms. Rodriguez in the school office. 

We can’t wait for you to join us! 


Por favor, guarde la fecha para nuestra Posada Navideña. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Este evento es gratis e incluye comida, deliciosos dulces y mucha diversión!

No podemos hacer que este evento sea posible sin su ayuda. Por favor, asegúrese de verificar con el maestro / padre de salon para ver cuál es la donación que ocupa traer.

También necesitamos ayuda el día del evento para decorar, servir y limpiar al final. Si necesita horas voluntarias, comuníquese con la Srta. Rodríguez en la oficina de la escuela.

¡No podemos esperar a que se unen a nosotros!

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2017 Varsity Volleyball and Basketball Tournaments

Dear Parents:

The tournament schedule/bracket was just released. The brackets for each tournament are below, as is a summary of rules and the schedule.

Varsity Volleyball Bracket Varisty Basketball Bracket

Overall (from the League Director)

  • Both days of the tournament will be held at Immaculate Heart Academy. (Magee, East of Oracle)
  • Student-athletes must be in full, correct uniforms (jersey w/correct number, solid shorts,  proper shoes, WHITE socks).
  • Tournament is quasi-double-elimination. 
    • Once a team loses, they cannot get back to the winner's side of the bracket.
    • Teams can still earn higher placing until they lose a second time.
  • I will work on a schedule for table duties.
  • I am requesting that ADs do NOT keep score during the CHAMPIONSHIP game for either basketball or volleyball- you should be readily available to help coaches and/or address parent/spectator issues.
  • Absolutely no signs, no bullhorns, no pompoms, no balloons, etc. will be allowed in the gym (as stated in our handbook). One warning will be given. If it is not corrected, individuals will be told to leave.
  • Please note: No food or gum is allowed in the gym. Food can be eaten in the dining area or outside.


  • First game: 9:00 a.m. vs. SEAS
  • Second game: 11:00 or 1:00.
  • Third game (if qualified): Sunday - 12 noon or 2:30.
  • Each school needs a coach present for the mandatory meeting on Saturday, 11/4 @ 8:15 a.m.
    • A.D. cannot substitute for a coach at the meeting, per handbook.


  • First game: 2:30 p.m. vs. San Xavier
  • Second game: 4:30 or 5:30
  • Third game (if qualified): Sunday at 9:00 or 10:00 a.m.
  • Fourth game (if qualified): Sunday at 11:0012:00, or 1:30
  • Each school needs to have a coach present for a mandatory meeting on Saturday 11/4 @ 1:30 p.m. 
    • A.D. cannot substitute for a coach at the meeting, per handbook.

The fine for missed meetings in $30. 

I hope this is every bit of information we need. Let's get behind our young men and women as they look to climb to the top of this mountain. Go Thunder!!!

-Coach Anderson

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Mandatory Parent Meeting - Monday, October 2

Mandatory 8th Grade Parent Meeting
For: Parents Interested in Washington DC Trip
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: TBD

Registration and deposit for DC trip is due by Friday, October 6th. Log on to click on participants in the upper right-hand corner of the page and follow the simple steps.

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8th Grade DC Fundraiser

PIZZA FUNDRAISER DC TRIP St. John the Evangelist Tucson

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San Miguel Vipers Day Tour for Catholic Schools

Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
6601 S. San Fernando Rd

Join us for a tour of the school! You will get to meet our students and staff. Experience what it is like to be a student at San Miguel High School!

Students are responsible for their own transportation!
San Miguel does not provide transportation!

Enrolling Now!

Entrance Exam:
Saturday, November 18, 2017
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
San Miguel High School Gym
Call (520) 294-6403 for more information or visit us online at

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Join Us for Our Open House on January 29th

To kick-off Catholic Schools Week, a national celebration of Catholic education, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 29, 2017. We invite you to visit with our teachers and learn more about our excellent spiritual, academic, and extracurricular activites that will put your child on the path to college and heaven. The Open House is intended for current and prospective families and for friends and alumni of St. John's to see the great work being done at our school.

The 3rd grade class will be hosting the 10 AM Family Mass. During Mass, the 7th grade students will receive the Rite of Introduction. Following Mass, the Folklorico and Mariachi will perform in the cafeteria and the Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers will be present to showcase student work and answer any questions you have about St. John the Evangelist.

We hope to see you there!

What: St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Open House
When: Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm
Where: 600 W Ajo Way, Tucson

13 14 CSW Logo Circle CMYK


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2016-2017 School Year PTO Meetings

St. John the Evangelist PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

Meeting Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year

Meetings begin at 6 pm.


September - Wednesday, September 7

October - Wednesday, October 5

November - Wednesday, November 9

December - Wednessday, December 7

January - Wednesday, January 11

February - Wednesday, January 1

March - Wednesday, March 1

April - Wednesday, April 5

May - Wednesday, May 3

All parents are welcome to attend meetings. Room parents are required to attend.

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School Picture Day is September 14

School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

San Juan Evangelista
Día de Fotos
Miércoles, 14 de septiembre 2016

Please make checks payable to: LIFETOUCH

Por favor haga los cheques pagaderos a: Lifetouch

All students will be photographed for the yearbook however, only students paying in advance will receive a school portrait package. Parents wishing to purchase school pictures must return their payment envelope to their child’s teacher on or before picture day.


Todos los estudiantes serán fotografiados para el anuario sin embargo, sólo los estudiantes que pagan por adelantado recibirán un paquete de retratos de la escuela. Los padres que deseen comprar fotos escolares deben regresar el sobre pago a la maestra de su hijo a más tardar el día de las fotos.

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Mrs. Solarzano - Short Bio

Mrs. Minh Solarzano

Education:Bachelor of Music at Cal. State Long Beach; Post Bach. Elementary Education K-8 at Cal State Long Beach; Masters Educational Leadership at University of Arizona

Professional Experience: I was employed by the City of Carson, California in the Special Interest Dept. as the assistant coordinator for Fine Arts related events. I become a teacher in early education for grades Kinder and first, as well as the K-8 grade music teacher for St. Lucy Catholic School prior to relocating to Tucson, AZ. I taught first and second grade at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School before transitioning into the administrative role. I served as Assistant Principal for two years at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School prior to becoming the Principal in the 2016-17 school year.  I was blessed with the opportunities to collaborate with other teachers and administration within the Diocese of Tucson on various curriculum related projects and training.

Hobbies and Interests: I am also a professional musician. I enjoy spending as much time with my family. We love to spend our time reading as a family and going on excursions. Health and nutrition is very important to me. I love to run and weight lift.



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Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year

Dear Staff and Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of St. John the Evangelist Catholic School for the 2016-2017 school year.  I possess over fourteen years educational experience spanning grades K-8 with a specific concentration in multiple subject elementary education, K-8 music education, and curriculum and instruction planning.  My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by two years of successful leadership as an Assistant Principal here at St. John. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at St. John by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  We will focus on strengthening our Catholic identity, 21stCentury skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of newly adopted student led conferences and Academic Parent Teacher Training (APTT), and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

I anticipate a most successful year as St. John teachers and staff support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child.

During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of St. John the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be faith filled citizens ready to master the challenges they will encounter on their journey towards ‘College and Heaven’ with a solid foundation created here at our school.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!  I look forward to working with you and your child.

United in Christ,


Minh Solórzano, M.Ed.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
University of Notre Dame ACE Academy


Estimados Padres de Familias y Personal de la Escuela,

Con gran orgullo y emoción escribo esta carta para presentarme como la recién nombrada directora de la Escuela Católica San Juan el Evangelista para el año escolar 2016-2017. Tengo más de catorce años de experiencia educativa en los grados de K-8 con una concentración específica en la enseñanza en diferentes materias en primaria, en clases de música con niños de K-8, y en la preparación de planes y programas de estudios. Mi experiencia administrativa más reciente ha sido formada por dos años de liderazgo exitoso como una subdirectora aquí, en San Juan. Estoy muy contenta de poder utilizar mis habilidades de liderazgo educativo en la escuela de su hijo/hija y trabajar con usted en equipo en la educación de su hijo/hija para asegurarle su éxito.

Junto con el personal, voy a trabajar duro para continuar con el legado de éxito establecida en San Juan mediante la construcción de relaciones sólidas con los padres, los estudiantes, el personal y los socios de la comunidad. Nos centraremos en el fortalecimiento de nuestra identidad católica, habilidades del siglo 21, el fomento de un entorno seguro para los niños, el uso de los datos para informar la instrucción, la aplicación coherente de los estudiantes en nuestro recién adoptado programa de conferencias y Formación Académico de Padres y de Profesores (APTT), y proporcionar con mucha emoción y desafío, las oportunidades para enriquecimiento para todos los estudiantes.

Creo que este año será exitoso en St. John con el apoyo de los maestros y el personal en el crecimiento académico, social y emocional de su hijo.

Durante el transcurso del año, es mi esperanza de que vamos a trabajar juntos para proporcionar a los estudiantes de San Juan las mejores oportunidades posibles en su preparación y para prepararlos como personas de fe dispuestos a superar los retos que se encontrarán en su camino hacia la 'universidad y el Cielo 'con una base sólida creada aquí en nuestra escuela. Como directora, mi puerta está siempre abierta y yo le doy la bienvenida siempre que usted desea entrar. Por favor, siéntase libre de pasar o en llamar para hacer una cita para consultar todas sus dudas, sugerencias o ideas para ayudar a hacer de este el mejor año todavía! Espero con interés trabajar con usted y su hijo.

Unidos en Cristo,


Minh Solórzano, M. Ed
Director de escuela
Escuela Católica San Juan el Evangelista
Universidad de Notre Dame Academias ACE

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