Good afternoon, just a few more days to go... are your Spartans ready for Winter Break? Meanwhile, here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:
Even though it's still very early in the college application process, at Friday's morning announcements, the College Counseling Office congratulated a number of seniors who have received college acceptances. So far, St. Johns seniors have been accepted to:
|Avery Baskin||Florida Southern College
The University of Tampa
Valdosta State University
|Landon Brafford||Brewton-Parker College|
|Tilson Branch||The University of Alabama
University of Mississippi
|Fred Cone||University of South Florida|
|Chloe Davis||Arizona State University
Louisiana State University
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida
|Jacob Kailes||Colorado State University|
|Walker Matthews||Presbyterian College|
|Julia Schildberg||Florida Southern College
The University of Alabama
|Jace Thomas||Flagler College|
|Alexa Verboort||The University of Tampa
University of South Florida
|James Wilson||University of Arizona|
|Cade Zehner||Colorado State University|
A Winter Celebration
Last week both handbell choirs, Middle School Chorus, and Symphonic Band treated the School community to a festive concert, "Winter Celebration." You can view photos from the event (with Symphonic Band in their "festive attire") here.
The year has certainly gotten busy, so we thought we'd pull a few upcoming events right up to the top of this message. Please note:
|Wednesday, December 16||Holiday Attire (festive t-shirt and jeans or uniform bottoms) for All Divisions|
|Thursday, December 17||Special Occasion Attire for All Divisions
Half Day - Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
|December 18 - January 5||Winter Break|
|Wednesday, January 6, 2021||Classes Resume!|
Students have been reminded, but so that you can follow up at home as well, please encourage your students to clean out their lockers/cubbies prior to Thursday, December 17. We heartily encourage them to clean out any food items, trash, unneeded supplies, etc., before Winter Break.
Join Us for A Night in Old Havana
Save the Date for the 2021 Gala & Auction: A Night in Old Havana, coming Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Timuquana Country Club. This fun-filled evening will feature a silent and live auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, and more. Show your support by sponsoring the event or donating an item, service, or experience to our auction. Learn more at sjcds.net/havana or contact Director of Development Jordan Rechcigl.
Smart Tuition Change
Please be apprised that St. Johns' tuition vendor, Smart Tuition, has been purchased by Blackbaud and is now known as Blackbaud Tuition Management. You may soon begin to see "Blackbaud Tuition Management" instead of "Smart Tuition" on statements, invoices, and in your online billing. Please direct any questions to the Business Office.
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
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 Bakeremail@example.com|
|Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Head of Middle School Jackie Lentiniemail@example.com|
|Head of Lower School Otis Wirthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
We hope you have a great week!