Sr. Susan Yerkich

Dear Parents,

Our school community is saddened by the death of Sr. Susan Yerkich. She died early on the morning of February 23.

She began teaching at St. John in August, 1982. Hundreds of students and former students hold wonderful memories of Sr. Susan in their hearts. Her smile, her laugh, and her love of teaching will be remembered. She took daily walks to downtown Lawrence and always brought back stories of former students that she had seen. When she ran into some of the former students, she would sometimes kid them and remind them they still owed her math assignments. I could write a book of the many wonderful memories I have of Sr. Susan.

Susan was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth religious order. Her order opened St. John School in 1956 with four sisters and very large classes of children. They have continued to have a presence here until now. This ends their service to our school. We have been honored and enriched by 58 years of service. It has been a privilege to count Susan as a friend and colleague.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Sisters of Charity Mother House Chapel. St. John School will celebrate her life with a memorial school Mass at St. John Church. I will let you know via email and Facebook of the day and time of both services.

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2nd Annual Garage Sale!

Save the date for our 2nd annual parish garage sale, Saturday, March 28!

Start cleaning out your closets and garages: We will be taking any large or small items to raise money for the school. NO CLOTHING, PLEASE. If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy Cast at (785) 865-7457 or email

Items can be dropped off outside the school gym. Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. If you need any large items picked up please contact Amy Cast.

Dillons Grocery Community Rewards

Dillons Grocery stores are phasing out their gift card program and replacing it with Community Rewards.

To participate, go to, register your Plus Shopper’s Card number and designate St. John School #29296. It only takes a minute. Once you are registered, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to St. John School.

Support St. John School by going to Choose St. John School with anything you purchase, St. John will receive 5% back. The direct link to support St. John School is:

Lands’ End: Your School Uniform Source

Online: Go to and find your school using the Preferred School Number: 900138405 or your School Name and Location. Create or sign into your account and start shopping with your personalized product checklist.

Mobile: Enjoy the convenience of mobile shopping! Scan the code below with your smartphone to get started:

Phone: Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900138405, grade level and gender. Our team of consultants is available 24/7 for assistance.

In-Store: Visit your local Lands’ End at Sears store. Our associates can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note, Lands’ End at Sears stores may have a limited product assortment (no logo’d merchandise is available in the store).

Mrs. Pat Newton, Principal