Campus Update for Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Good afternoon! We hope you are having a fabulous Thanksgiving week. Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

In the News 

In case you missed it, last week we posted an article and photos from Senior Presentation. You can catch up on this and other stories at

Soccer Field Grand Re-Opening

Photo by Linsey Arnett '19  

Don't miss the Grand Reopening Ceremony of St. Johns' soccer field on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. followed by both the boys' and girls' games against district rival Oak Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Cold Weather Dress Code

With the onset of cooler temperatures, please follow the St. Johns dress code which can be found in the 2018-2019 Student Handbook (available on your Division page of My School App, under "Topics").

Guidelines for All Students:

  1. Hats and heavy coats may be worn outdoors in cold weather. (Unlike past years there is no specified "cold" temperature.)
  2. In addition to Lands' End sweaters, students may wear team jackets and sweatshirts (including hoodies) purchased from the St. Johns athletic department, PTL Spirit Store, or the Lands’ End school uniform shop when inside buildings.

Upcoming Open Houses

Do you have friends or neighbors who would be interested in learning what a St. Johns education can do for their child? Do you think they might like to find out more about the St. Johns experience? Please invite them to join us at one of the following upcoming Open House events:

Upcoming Open Houses

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. - Noon

Learn more at If you'd like St. Johns to send a personal invitation to someone you know to either of these open house events, please reach out to the Office of Admissions

Cool Weather Gear Now in the PTL Spirit Store!

Need a Hoodie? Be sure to stop in and stock up on your cool weather apparel at the PTL Spirit Store. Get a head start on your gift giving list-- the Spirit Store has lots of stocking stuffers for the Spartans in your life. And don't forget the approved Dri-Fit Land's End polos available in light blue, grey, and white. In need of gently used uniform items? Be sure to check out our resale section! Lots of stock and sizes available just in time for that end of the year growth spurt. The Spirit Store is open every morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

National Junior Honor Society Applications Now Available

Excited to learn about membership in the National Junior Honor Society? We don’t blame you! Much more than an honor roll, NJHS is a distinctive multifaceted learning experience that provides a solid and meaningful foundation for life. This prestigious opportunity is available for current Grade 7 and Grade 8 students at St. Johns Country Day School. Applications can be found on the Middle School Topics page of My School App. Please contactMrs. Foster with any questions.

Chalice Senior Tribute Ads

Do you have a senior graduating this year? Take out a Senior Tribute Ad in the Chalice yearbook and show your pride in their accomplishments. Ad information is available on the Upper School Topics page of My School App, and sales are open until November 30, 2018. 

Personalized Chalice Nameplates Available

To make the yearbook experience more personal, this year St. Johns will offer  personalized student yearbook nameplates. They are on sale for $10 and can be ordered at Click on "Buy a Yearbook" to order. St. Johns' School Code is 17538.

Key Contacts

As always, our faculty and administration stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please do feel free to reach out at any time to Acting Head of School and Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher, Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini, Head of Lower School Otis Wirth, or Head of Administrative Affairs Tanya Powers.

Division Updates

As part of our efforts to keep you better informed and facilitate access to the information you need most, following are links to the latest Division news. These are the same letters that go home weekly to Lower School and monthly to Middle and Upper School parents. 


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!