Campus Update for the Week of Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Campus Update for the Week of Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Good afternoon! Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

In the News

St. Johns was pleased to announce yesterday that two Spartan seniors were named National Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Hearty congratulations to Michael Beltz and Matthew Korahais! Read more about it "In the News."

This Week's College Visits

St. Johns has another great slate of visiting college admissions officers this week, including Boston College, Davidson, Bucknell, Stetson Univrsity, University of Florida, and many more. Next week's visits include:

Upper School students may sign up to attend any of these meetings. Interested students should stop by the College Counseling Office to sign up and get a permission slip, get that signed by the teachers of any class(es) they'll miss for the visit, and turn it in by this Friday to Mrs. Laird.

There are many more visits still to come this month, including, University of South Carolina, UC Berkeley, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Emory, Hampden Sydney College, and two schools from Scotland-- the University of St. Andrews (Scotland's first university!) and the University of Glasgow.

Grade 5 to Driftwood

Grade 5 is off to Driftwood tomorrow for another year's adventure in seine-netting, beachcombing, night walks, nature exploration, and tons of fun. We wish them a great time, opportunitites for growth, and, of course, learning, on what is sure to be a fabulous trip. Parents, stay tuned to St. Johns' channels on social media (see links above) for updates. Not on social media? We understand. The school's Facebook and Twitter feeds are also on our home page at, so you can check out the latest without any sign-in or hassle.

PTL Meeting Tomorrow

Please join us for the October PTL meeting tomorrow from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. in the Lower School Library. Come learn more about what's going on at school and how you can get involved!

Middle School Family Social

The Middle School Family Social is this Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Athletic Fields. It's going to be a fun-filled afternoon of games, food, and fun, and we can't wait to see you there! Click here to RSVP today!

No School Monday

Just a reminder that there will be no school for students on Monday, October 9, 2017, while faculty and staff have a planning day.

Conference Day Next Tuesday

All School Conference Day is on Tuesday, October 10, 2107. There will be no school for students, and faculty in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School will be available throughout the day for parent-teacher conferences. Lower School parents, please contact Ms. Evans to schedule appointments. For Middle and Upper School conferences, click here to make your appointment(s). Email Mrs. Kurnitsky or Mrs. Goode if you have any questions.

Open House October 14!

Invite your friends and neighbors to St. Johns' first Open House of the year on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. No invitation is necessary, but please reach out to Director of Admissions Brian Pargman if you know families whom you would like to receive an invitation in the mail.

Interact Club Talent Show

The Interact Club talent show is on Saturday, October 14, in the PAC. Come watch your friends and teachers performing a variety of talents from singing to juggling. Admission to the show is $5.00 and all proceeds will go to packaging meals for our Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event on November 4. Our goal is to package 15,000 meals in 2 hours! The show is family friendly and Halloween themed so come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest! Questions? Please reach out to Mrs. Velasco.

Birthday Books

Does your student have an October birthday? Honor their special day with a birthday book for the Heinrich Learning Resource Center! For a minimum donation of $25, your student may choose a brand new book from the library, receive a dedication plaque in the book, and be the first to check out the book from the library. If your student has a birthday in October, check the Tuesday folders or your mailbox for more information, or reach out to Library Clerk Leslie Glenn. Thank you for helping our library grow with books students want to read!

PTL Fall Faculty Appreciation Breakfast

Thursday, October 12 is our next Faculty Appreciation Day. We all know how special St. Johns is, and it's the faculty that make it so. Please join us in helping show our faculty how much we value them-- Learn more and sign up today to bring items for our Fall Appreciation Breakfast.

We hope you have a great week!