This year's Book Fair was fun and festive. Lots of current and alumni families gathered on this beautiful autumn day. The children enjoyed face-painting and crafts, while parents reconnected over hot dogs, hamburgers, vegetarian chili, baked treats, and of course good books. Thanks to all of the parent volunteers who made this year's book fair a success, and thanks to Victor and the St. John's children for making all of the beautiful kites!
This year's Book Fair Preview Party was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who attended in support of our school. A big thanks to the planners, Lizanne and Mandy, and the hosts, Eliza and Addison. The Silent Auction of teacher experiences raised $6000! Additionally, many items were purchased from the Wish Tree. It was a fantastic start to the Book Fair weekend. Thank you again for your support!
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From the bottom of our hearts, thanks for your participation! Whether you blew the yolk out of eggs or hardboiled them, set up materials, or brought your children to the event, we appreciate our wonderful community! With 98 friends and 444 eggs it was a busy and exciting event!
We invited our Alumni and current friends at St. John's back to help contribute to the design of a new logo for the school. We had 37 children and families turn out for this unprecedented event! In true St. John's fashion, there were many different languages to choose from: painting, drawing, collage, watercolor, technology and more. Here are some photos from the afternoon.
Yesterday we celebrated St. John's 22nd birthday! We had decorations, a birthday card, a beautiful centerpiece and of course, birthday cake! The whole school pitched in to make it a wonderful birthday party!
Parents and Caregivers are welcome to participate in our upcoming Early Childhood Educator Series (ECES) in January upon our return to school! Through ECES we seek to form a bridge to the wider educational community. Many educators from our area and beyond join us monthly for observation, discussion, presentations and workshops. On Thursday, January 10, our very own, Jen Azzariti will be presenting on the many ways that you can use wire with children. Come participate for the entire day or just Jen's presentation and workshop. See the details below. Please RSVP to Molly or Jessica if you plan to attend.
Here are some photos from previous ECES Visiting Days...
Every year when Thanksgiving comes, families at St. Johns come together to prepare vegetables, make soup, attend chapel, and enjoy a feast together. Here we'll take a look at the processes of getting ready for the big feast day.
Children Making Centerpieces, then Displaying them on Tables in Blake Hall...
Stirring the Soup...
And finally... Eating the Soup! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to everyone who helped make the day so special.
The Book Fair was a lot of fun and a huge success!
Thank you, one and all, for an amazing Book Fair and Preview Party! What a great event for our entire community and so much fun for everyone. It was a fantastic success because of all the contributions from so many – with time, talent and generosity. We’re happy to report that the final net profit is $12,487.35! We are already researching which iPads, printer and video door bell system will serve the school the best. So, thank you again!!
A Day for Face Painting, Food, and Fun!
Alumni Joined in on the Fun!
Our community comes together for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Book fair Preview Party. Blake Hall never looked better!
Under the leadership of Helen Sale and Christine Apostolou, dedicated volunteers set up an amazing Book Fair!