Campus Update for Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Campus Update for Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Good afternoon! Can you believe there are only four weeks left before the end of the school year? We are closing in fast on summer! Meanwhile, here are this week's updates from St. Johns Country Day School:

In the News

Over the past week, we have posted articles about thirteen Spartan awardees in the annual Concert on the Green Poster Contest, how Spartan votes stacked up against the rest of Florida in the annual Sunshine State Young Readers Awards, and about Friday's Cum Laude Society induction. Check out these stories and more "In the News."

Spartan Golf Tournament a Great Success

A great big "Thank You" to all the golfers, sponsors, and St. Johns community members who helped make Friday's Spartan Golf Tournament such a huge success. The weather was fantastic, and more than 100 golfers enjoyed a great day of golf, food, fun, and Spartan community, in support of our Spartan athletics. Thanks very much!

Grade 8 Hosting Veteran Q&A

On Wednesday, April 26, Mr. Stern's Grade 8 history classes will be hosting a Q&A with three of our nation's many veterans: LCDR Luis Rodriguez, CDR Coby Croft, and CWO Bucky Buchanan. These men served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam, respectively. Students will have the opportunity to speak to each of our guests in small groups and ask them questions about their service, while comparing and contrasting the experiences of each veteran. Mr. Stern hopes it will be an inspiring, and honest, interaction for the students. St. Johns thanks these men and all of our country's veterans for their service to our school and our nation!

Spring Choral Concert Thursday

Don't miss the Middle and Upper School choruses in the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This beautiful concert is always a highlight to the St. Johns year. Mark your calendar and we'll see you there!

Middle School Dance Friday

There will be a Middle School Dance this Friday, April 28, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Alumni Gym. Pull out those dancin' shoes, Middle School, and be there or be square!

Spring Open House April 29

Do you have friends or neighbors who might be interested in a St. Johns education for their child? Please invite them to join us at the Spring Open House on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Please contact Director of Admissions Brian Pargman with questions or for more information.

Board Committee Applications Now Being Accepted

This is the last week to submit applications to join Board Committees for the 2017-2018 school year. Committees include the Audit Committee, Building & Grounds Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. Download an application at (or click here to open it in PDF) and submit by April 30, 2017. Detailed instructions are included with the application.

PTL Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Next Wednesday

The final PTL meeting of the year will take place next week, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, immediately followed by the annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. If you've ever baked cookies for a class party, chaperoned a field trip, served lunch at a cook-out, helped in a classroom or the library, worked on the Gala & Auction, or participated in your child's school experience in any way, you're invited! The meeting will start at 8:15 a.m. in the Lower School Library.

Sign Up Now for Uniform Fitting Event

Do you have one of those students who grew 3" over the past year, and now you have no idea what size uniforms to buy for next year? Sign up now for a personal appointment with a Lands' End fit specialist, from Friday, May 5 - Monday, May 8 in the PTL Spirit Store. This event will feature all sizes, and you can reserve an appointment time for your student to try on or be measured for uniforms. Click here to book your appointment time today!

PTL Volunteers Sought

Are you looking to get involved in your child's school? Do you have time and talents to share? If so, we hope you will consider a position with the Parent Teacher League (PTL). The PTL nominating committee is currently seeking to fill officer and committee chair positions for the 2017-2018 school year. If you want to volunteer, or can recommend others who might be interested, please contact Heather Schultz. Other members of the nominating committee include Tammy Newton, Rebecca Stevens, June Stoeber, and Headmaster Todd Zehner.

Concert on the Green

St. Johns is pleased to annouce that Concert on the Green, Clay County's largest cultural event, will once again take place at St. Johns Country Day School on Sunday, May 28, 2017. This year's event will feature an amazing lineup of talent and music, plus activities for the kids, contests, food, drinks, fireworks, and so much more! Visit for tickets and more information. Interested in getting VIP treatment at the concert? Click here for more information about becoming a Patron Sponsor!

Invest in Us Today!

A strong culture of giving among trustees, parents, alumni, faculty, and friends conveys an important message about our community-- that St. Johns and our students are worth investing in, and that we the school community want St. Johns to continue to improve and grow. Please Invest in Us by making your tax-deductible gift or a pledge today – it's easy using our secure online giving link!

Register Now for St. Johns Soccer Camp

Spots are limited for the 19th annual St. Johns Soccer Camp under the direction of Spartan Soccer Coach Mike Pickett. Come learn the necessary skills to play at the next level and experience our famous World Cup Tournament. This camp traditionally sells out, so act fast if you want to guarantee a spot for your child. Visit for more information and to register.

Have a great week!