Campus Update for Tuesday, November 30

Good afternoon! We hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. It's almost December, and here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

Class of 2021 Presented

In a ceremony almost as old as the School itself, St. Johns was honored to present the class of 2021 to the community before Thanksgiving Break. Read all about it and view photos at sjcds.net/news.


Holiday Choral Concert

Ring in the festive season by joining us for a Holiday Choral Concert on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. It's sure to be a great concert filled with friends and good music. We look forward to seeing you there!


Winter Band Concert Event

St. Johns' Performing Arts Department will continue to make the season merry with a Winter Band Concert, Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This concert always features a variety of fun favorites and holiday surprises. This year there will also be a dessert truck featuring warm mini donuts and coffee, plus a holiday photo opp, so bring the whole family and we'll see you there! 


Your Gift to the St. Johns Fund

You have the power to put smiles on our students' faces this holiday season with your family's charitable gift to the St. Johns Fund! A tax-deductible gift to the St. Johns Fund provides the financial resources above tuition to address any needs that arise during the school year. Show your support for our students, teachers, coaches, and staff by making your gift today!


Pardon our Dirt, Garden Club at Work! 

St. Johns' Garden Club is creating a new and improved butterfly garden and would appreciate donations of gently used shovels, hoes, rakes, a wheel barrow, etc. If you have items you could donate to a great cause, please reach out to Ms. Reynolds at annareynolds@sjcds.net


Mingle & Jingle with SJPA!

Bring your friends and celebrate the holidays with coffee, a light breakfast, and holiday cheer at our Mingle & Jingle on Wednesday, Dec. 1! Afterwards, Parent Association volunteers will be decorating the campus for the holidays, and we invite anyone to join. We hope to see you there!


A Few Spots Remain for Yellowstone 2022!

A few spots remain for the summer 2022 wildlife ecology trip to Yellowstone National Park.To secure your spot go to www.ecologyproject.org/sjcds2022. A $250 deposit is due immediately upon enrollment. The tuition deposit deadline is this Friday, December 3, and the final payment is due by April 2, 2022. Please email Dr. Román if you have any questions or click this link for more information. 


Character Foundations: Service

This month in St. Johns' innovative character education program, Character Foundations, students in all divisions will be learning about and putting into practice service, which is defined as lending a hand to help someone else. Learn more about service 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!