Campus Update for Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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

Halloween Parade

We had such a great day on Friday, with Halloween-themed attire, class parties, and the parade! Grade 1 in particular had a blast, parading with their seniors and then enjoying some playground time and a party. You can check out some photos from the parade and the Senior-Grade 1 party right here


Upcoming College Rep Visits

College admissions representatives who will be visiting with St. Johns Upper School students in the upcoming weeks include: 

  November 4 Savannah College of Art and Design

All Upper School students are welcome to attend and need only register for each visit in their SCOIR account. Take advantage of these amazing opportunities to meet and ask questions of college admissions representatives from across the U.S. and around the world! The schedule is subject to frequent change, so keep an eye on SCOIR for the latest updates.


A Wrinkle in Time Opens Friday!

Don't miss A Wrinkle in Time, opening Friday at St. Johns' Performing Arts Center! Written by James Sie and based on the award-winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle, in this transporting adventure one of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back—braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract. Don't miss it November 5-6 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are free for students and $5 for adults. Seating is first come, first served and masks are recommended but not required. We can't wait to see you at the show! 


Book Fair Coming November 8-11

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to St. Johns, featuring tons of popular titles for all ages. Get started on your holiday shopping with all proceeds supporting our School library. November 8-11 in the Heinrich Learning Resource Center | Monday – Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Want to volunteer to help during the Book Fair? Click here to sign up!


Sparty Slicers

Sign up today for Sparty Slicers, a new developmental tennis program for students in Grades K-8. Led by Spartan Tennis Coach Wendy McCurry, young tennis players will learn the rules, scoring and a variety of strokes while having fun together. The first session starts November 9 and will run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sign up today at sjcds.net/signup


Sparty Speedsters

Session II of Sparty Speedsters starts on November 9, so sign up today! Led by St. Johns' Track Coach Christopher Chandler, athletes from Kindergarten through Grade 8 are invited to come amp up their speed and improve agility with techniques that apply to athletes interested in all kinds of sports. No experience necessary, so sign up today! Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Welcome, Grandparents!

St. Johns is looking forward to welcoming Lower School grandparents or grandfriends next Thursday, November 11, for Grandparents Day! If you would like to register your child’s grandparent(s) or grandfriend, please let us know. Only one form per family, please. Parents, due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate parents or other guests on Grandparents Day. Instead, please join us for Parent Preview Day next Wednesday, November 10, at 9:00 a.m. Guest check-in for both performance dates will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center lobby. Please bring your driving license! 


Veterans Day Assembly

Next Thursday, November 11, the School will host a Veterans Day assembly at 12:50 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Middle and Upper School students will all attend, and St. Johns invites any and all veterans in the School community to join us as well. Please allow a few extra minutes to check in at Reception in the Administration building before proceeding to the PAC.


Football Fans, Sign Up Today! 

New this fall for Lower School football fans and athletes, it's the Spartan Gridiron Gang—flag football for Grades K-5! Amp up your skills, improve technique, and have fun on the field with Spartan Football's Coach Rocky. Starting Tuesday, November 16, this session will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sign up today at sjcds.net/SignUp.


Character Foundations: Contentment

This month in St. Johns' innovative character education program, Character Foundations, students in all divisions will be learning about and putting into practice contentment, which is defined as deciding to be ok with what you have. Learn more about individuality and how you can help support St. Johns' lessons at home at sjcds.net/news


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 vbaker@sjcds.net
  Head of Middle and Upper Schools Jackie Lentini      jlentini@sjcds.net
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth owirth@sjcds.net

We hope you have a great week!