Campus Update for Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Good afternoon! We sure hope your family had a safe and restful Thanksgiving. Can you believe we're already just a few short weeks from Winter Break? Meanwhile, here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

In Case You Missed It...

In case you missed it, since our last Campus Update we have published stories about our Spartan vocalists who earned spots in state chorusesSenior Presentation of the Class of 2021, and our December Character Foundations trait, generosity. You can check out these stories and more at

It's Giving Tuesday!

Today is "Giving Tuesday," a day created to follow the relative insanity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the intent to inspire individuals to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. At St. Johns, we've been inspired by the support and dedication we've received from our current families, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and many more during these unprecedented times.

This #GivingTuesday, please show your commitment to St. Johns Country Day School and help make a difference in our classrooms, studios, and playing fields every day for our students. You can make your #GivingTuesday gift at We truly appreciate your support!

Parent Association Virtual Meeting

Don't miss the last Parent Association meeting of the 2020 calendar year, taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a festive performance by the Singers, hear updates from the President of the Board of Trustees Rick Gregson and Division Heads, and more all from the comfort of your home or office. We hope to see you then!

Mask Reminders

Parents, please be reminded to ensure that your child comes to school each day with a clean mask to wear. It's a good idea also to stash a spare (or two!) in their backpacks, just in case. Particularly with our younger Spartans, the need for a fresh mask can arise throughout the day!

December Character Foundations: Generosity  

This month in Character Foundations, St. Johns' innovative character education program, students in all grades are learning about generosity, which is defined as making someone's day by giving something away. Visit to learn more about generosity and get resources you can use to reinforce the lessons at home. 

Key Contacts
Some things never change— no matter the circumstances, St. Johns staff stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please feel free to reach out at any time to:

  Head of School Valorie Baker
  Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher
  Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth

We hope you have a great week!