Campus Update for Tuesday, February 13

Campus Update for Tuesday, February 13

Good afternoon! Just a reminder that re-enrollment is underway. Information for your students has been emailed to you. If a move or other plans will take you away from St. Johns next year, please let us know before Wednesday, February 28. Meanwhile, here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School: 

Grade 4 Visits State Capitol

As an extension to their Florida history curriculum, last week Grade 4 took a field trip to Tallahassee to tour the Mission San Luis and the State Capital Building. At the State Capitol, they met with State Representative Sam Garrison and Florida Senator Jennifer Bradley and then went into the Senate Chamber. Students then sat in the Senators' seats and placed a vote for "yay" or "nay" for no homework. Then they visited the Gallery overlooking the House of Representatives, while they were in session and were asked to stand and be recognized.


Stratton in Clay Electric Competition

Congratulations to Becca Stratton '25, who last month qualified as St. Johns' delegate to the Clay Electric Youth Tour to Washington Speech Competition! Becca qualified for a three-day, expenses-paid trip to Tallahassee, which took place last week. While there, the students observed the state legislature in session, learned about our State's Supreme Court, and competed to earn one of the four spots to Washington, D.C. Way to go, Becca!


Lower School Class Photos Thursday

Lower School Class photos will be taken this coming Thursday morning, February 15, (2/15) for all Lower School homerooms. Order forms went home in last week's Tuesday folders.  


Miss St. Johns February 24

Please join us for a fun-filled night at Miss St. Johns! Coming Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. to the Performing Arts Center. You won't want to miss the show, and proceeds go towards toward Rise Against Hunger. See you there! 


Spartan Athlete of the Week: Savannah Berrang '24

Congratulations to last week’s Nichols & Pina Spartan Athlete of the Week, Spartan Soccer's Savannah Berrang '24! Savannah has played lights out on defense and midfield for the Spartans and scored a goal in last week's 8-0 regional victory!


Prep Schools College Fair Next Week

The Jacksonville Preparatory Schools College Fair is coming Thursday, February 22, 2024 to the University of North Florida University Center (12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224).

  • The Fair is free and open to all St. Johns students, and we highly recommend it to our current sophomores and juniors.
  • Students planning to attend the college fair should register here. Once registered, you will receive a bar code, which will be used for your correspondence with attending college representatives. (They'll resend it to you two hours before the Fair starts.)  
  • Remember to register using the email address where your student wishes to receive correspondence from college representatives.
  • More than 70 colleges and universities from across the U.S. are currently registered to attend, with more coming.

Don't miss this exciting and very useful event! 


Grandparents Day ~ March 8, 2024

Invitations have been mailed to Lower School grandparents and grand friends for Grandparents Day. We look forward to seeing them on Friday, March 8!

This year, we’re excited to announce a raffle for a VIP Grandparents Day Experience, including prime PAC parking & seating, Fast Pass Photo Booth, and $25 gift certificate toward your Book Fair shopping. You can buy those tickets right here. Parents, feel free to purchase raffle tickets for your parents!

Also, Lower School Parents, while Grandparents Day is just for Grandparents and grand friends, be sure to mark your calendar for our Parent Preview! Join us on Thursday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m. for your own special viewing of everything your children have been working on for Grandparents Day!


Inaugural Tennis Tournament

Join us on Saturday, April 13, for a Spartan Tennis Tournament— a fun day of tennis to benefit St. Johns Country Day School. It's sure to be a blast! Click here to register, or, promote your business as a Tournament Sponsor.


Golf Tournament April 19, 2024

Join us for a great day of golf at the 18th Annual St. Johns Spartans Golf Tournament, coming Friday, April 19, to Eagle Harbor Golf Club. Sponsor the tournament to promote your business! Register to sponsor and golf at sjcds.net/golf


2024-2025 Calendar

Key dates for the 2024-2025 school year have now been posted to the School calendar at sjcds.net/calendar, for your ready reference when planning next year's family vacations and other events. You may also wish to subscribe to the School calendar on your phone, so you always have the most current info in your pocket. Just follow the steps above and you're on your way. 


Division Reminders

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Connect with Us!

St. Johns staff stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please to reach out any time to:
 

Head of School Valorie Baker vbaker@sjcds.net
Head of Upper School Jackie Lentini jlentini@sjcds.net
Head of Middle School Ben Magidson      bmagidson@sjcds.net
Head of Lower School Otis Wirth owirth@sjcds.net


We hope you have a great week!