Events

  • Nov 1 2019

    First Friday - Early Dismissal - 1pm

    November 1st
  • First Friday Mass (All Saints Day)

    November 1st, 9.15am

    All are welcome.  There will NOT be coffee hour following Mass.

    Liturgy: Grade 6       

    Choir: Grade 5

    Altar Servers: Nicholas Turtoro, Juan Pacheco-O'Donnell, Louis Matt

  • Nov 2 2019

    MSXC CT. State Championship OPTIONAL

    November 2nd, TBD

    Location: Wickham Park
    1183 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT

    Deadline to register for this race is October 5. Please let Mrs. Graham know if you would like to run in this race.

  • Nov 3 2019

    Scholastic Book Fair

    November 3rd, 8.30am — 12.30pm
  • Nov 4 2019

    New England Catholic School's Week - Opening Prayer Service

    November 4th

    Location: SJS Gymnasium

    All are welcome to join in the prayer service to kick off the New England Catholic Schools Week 2019. 

  • 8th Grade Fundraiser - Cookie Dough Order Delivery

    November 4th

    Support the 8th Grade Graduation - Lyman Orchards pies and cookie dough. Orders are due by October 23rd - November 4th delivery.

    Thank you for your support!

  • Catholic School's Week - School Wide Buddy Activity

    November 4th, 1.30pm

    SJS students will participate in a school wide buddies activity representing the Seven Days of Creation.

  • SJS Drama Club Workshop #3 (Final Workshop)

    November 4th, 3pm — 5pm

    Location: SJS Gymnasium

    Three workshops will be held this year to get students prepared for this year's drama production in the Spring. 

    - Workshops will be held in SJS Gymnasium

    - Workshops are not necessary to participate in the SJS drama

    - Snacks/drinks will be provided

    Please email Julie Loin with any questions. 

  • Scholastic Book Fair

    November 4th, 3pm — 5pm
  • Catholic School's Week - Prayer Service

    November 4th, 9am

    All are welcome to join us at 9am for a prayer service to celebrate the opening of New England Catholic School's Week. We will be joined by 1st Selectman of Old Saybrook, Carl Fortuna.

  • Scholastic Book Fair

    November 4th, 9am — 12pm
  • Nov 5 2019

    Public Speaking

    November 5th, 3.15pm — 4.30pm

    Location: SJS Library

    Students will learn about the 3V’s of Public Speaking: the Vocal, Visual, and Verbal.  Topics under the 3V’s will include: 

    • Helpful and hurtful body language 
    • Visual aids 
    • Verbal “distractions” 
    • How to bring a speech to life with your words 
    • How to use your voice to engage the audience 
    • How to craft a speech using the fundamentals of speech structure 

    For students registered for program from Grades 6-8. 

    Note: students should bring a notebook.

  • Catholic School's Week - Morning Prayer/Visit classrooms - 8th Grade

    November 5th, 8.50am — 9am

    Our eighth graders will teach a class to their assigned grade.  They have prepared a lesson and are very excited to share their knowledge of God with the younger members of our school family. 

    *All are welcome to visit from 8:50-9:30 for our Morning Prayer and Religion classes.

  • SJS Band Lesson - Advanced Band

    November 5th, 8am

    Location: Music Room

    Advanced Band Lessons are at 8am each Tuesday and again during the day on a rotational basis. 

    Cadet (younger/new student band) is during recess on Tuesdays and again during the day on a rotational basis. 

  • Scholastic Book Fair

    November 5th, 9am — 12pm
  • Nov 6 2019

    Dress Down Day

    November 6th

    Please bring in a canned good or non perishable food item for Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Thank you in advance for your support!

  • Catholic School's Week - STEM/STREAM Activities

    November 6th, 1.30pm

    * School-wide Buddies STEM/STREAM activities at 1:30 PM

     

  • Scholastic Book Fair

    November 6th, 12pm — 3pm
  • Catholic School's Week - Thanksgiving Baskets

    November 6th, 8.50am

    Please join in our effort to help the least fortunate by bringing non-perishable items for Thanksgiving baskets.  Students who bring a non-perishable item will be able to dress down for the day!

    * The items will be brought to the gym during our 8:50 AM Morning Prayer.

  • Nov 7 2019

    Veterans Day Assembly - Deadline

    November 7th

    If you are a veteran or know of an any veterans who would like to participate in this Assembly, please fill in the appropriate form in the SJS office. See here for more details. For more details on the events, click here.

  • Chess Club - Week #5 (Final)

    November 7th, 3.15pm — 4.30pm

    Chess Club for all levels. Will include instruction for beginners. A snack will be provided. Grades 3-8.

    Chess Club Dates: 

    • September 19, 26
    • October 3, 24 (please note: No Oct 10, 17, 31 chess club)
    • November 7
  • SJS Special Choir Practice

    November 7th, 3.15pm — 4pm

    Location: Grade 7 Classroom

    The SJS Special Choir will practice on Thursdays, 3.15-4pm. They will partake in special events, Mass, and prayer services throughout the year. They will also sing at the SJS Graduation in June.

    Open to students in Grades 3-8. Please contact choir director, Mrs. Haylon with questions.

  • Scholastic Book Fair

    November 7th, 9.30am — 12pm
  • Catholic School's Week - Growing in our Faith - St. Padre Pio

    November 7th, 9am

    You are welcome to visit our school for a special morning of prayer and reflection on the life and work of St. Padre Pio.

    *Adoration with relic of St. Padre Pio 9:00 AM (St. John Church)

    *Students will learn more about the life of St. Pio in their classrooms.

  • Nov 8 2019

    Catholic School's Week - Celebrate God's Gift: America Displays/Door displays

    November 8th, 1.30pm

    *Students will tour the school-wide Celebrate God’s Gift: “AMERICA” display in the school gym.

    * All are welcome to visit the displays in the gym, as well as tour the school to view decorated classroom doors at 1:30 PM.

     

  • Scholastic Book Fair

    November 8th, 12.30pm — 3pm
  • Catholic School's Week - Blessing of the Animals

    November 8th, 3.15pm

    As part of the this year's St. John School Catholic School's Week theme, "Living in Harmony with God's Creation", there will be a Blessing of the Animals. This will take place on the lawn between the Sheridan Center and Rectory. 

  • Nov 11 2019

    Drama Club Planning Meeting

    November 11th, 6.30pm

    Location: SJS Library

    Join Sr. Gabriela for a planning meeting on this year's drama club production, Fairytale Misfits. We look forward to seeing you.

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    November 11th, 9am

    Location: SJS Gymnasium

    The Veteran's Day Assembly will include music, prayer, poems and student reflections on the importance of the day.  Family members, especially veterans, are invited to attend.  A reception will follow the Veteran's Day assembly.

  • Nov 12 2019

    Teachers' Institute - No School

    November 12th
  • Nov 14 2019

    SJS Special Choir Practice

    November 14th, 3.15pm — 4pm

    Location: Grade 7 Classroom

    The SJS Special Choir will practice on Thursdays, 3.15-4pm. They will partake in special events, Mass, and prayer services throughout the year. They will also sing at the SJS Graduation in June.

    Open to students in Grades 3-8. Please contact choir director, Mrs. Haylon with questions.

  • Pearls & Plaid Fundraiser

    November 14th, 6pm — 8pm

    Come join fellow SJS parents and shop at Pearls & Plaid, Old Saybrook. 20% of sales will be donated to St. John School.

  • Nov 19 2019

    Cadet Band Open House

    November 19th, 1pm — 1.30pm

    Location: SJS Art & Music Room

    Join the cadet band for rehearsal and open house. Come along to hear how they practice.

    We look forward to seeing you! 

  • Public Speaking

    November 19th, 3.15pm — 4.30pm

    Location: SJS Library

    Students will learn about the 3V’s of Public Speaking: the Vocal, Visual, and Verbal.  Topics under the 3V’s will include: 

    • Helpful and hurtful body language 
    • Visual aids 
    • Verbal “distractions” 
    • How to bring a speech to life with your words 
    • How to use your voice to engage the audience 
    • How to craft a speech using the fundamentals of speech structure 

    For students registered for program from Grades 6-8. 

    Note: students should bring a notebook.

  • Ski Club Parent Meeting

    November 19th, 5pm

    Location: St. John Library

    Parents are highly encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Ski/Board Club details will be addressed including: registration forms, waivers, and payment instructions.  

  • SJS Band Lesson - Advanced Band

    November 19th, 8am

    Location: Music Room

    Advanced Band Lessons are at 8am each Tuesday and again during the day on a rotational basis. 

    Cadet (younger/new student band) is during recess on Tuesdays and again during the day on a rotational basis. 

  • Nov 20 2019

    Drama Production Auditions - Fairy Tale Misfits

    November 20th, 3pm — 5.30pm

    Location: SJS Gymnasium

    Auditions will take place for the drama club production of Fairy Tale Misfits. The auditions will be followed by a mandatory parent meeting at 5.30pm.

  • Drama Club Mandatory Parent Meeting

    November 20th, 5.30pm
  • Nov 21 2019

    SJS Special Choir Practice *CANCELLED

    November 21st, 3.15pm — 4pm

    Location: Grade 7 Classroom

    The SJS Special Choir will practice on Thursdays, 3.15-4pm. They will partake in special events, Mass, and prayer services throughout the year. They will also sing at the SJS Graduation in June.

    Open to students in Grades 3-8. Please contact choir director, Mrs. Haylon with questions.

  • Lifetouch - Photo Re-takes

    November 21st, 9am

    Lifetouch will be at St. John School today to do re-takes for students who were absent for the recent photos or students who would like to have their photos re-taken. Students will be photographed in uniform. PreK & Kindergarten students should wear dress up clothes.

  • Nov 23 2019

    Fall Festival & Raffle Drawing

    November 23rd, 5.30pm — 8pm

    Location: SJS Gymnasium

    The Fall Festival includes entertainment, dinner, and dessert for ticket holders and the Saint John School & Parish families.  The Luxury Raffle drawing will take place at 7:00pm.

    Contact 860-575-7553 or sjsraffle2010@gmail.com with any questions.

    See the Raffle page on this website for Raffle ticket information.

  • Nov 26 2019

    Grades Close

    November 26th
  • Public Speaking

    November 26th, 3.15pm — 4.30pm

    Location: SJS Library

    Students will learn about the 3V’s of Public Speaking: the Vocal, Visual, and Verbal.  Topics under the 3V’s will include: 

    • Helpful and hurtful body language 
    • Visual aids 
    • Verbal “distractions” 
    • How to bring a speech to life with your words 
    • How to use your voice to engage the audience 
    • How to craft a speech using the fundamentals of speech structure 

    For students registered for program from Grades 6-8. 

    Note: students should bring a notebook.

  • SJS Band Lesson - Advanced Band

    November 26th, 8am

    Location: Music Room

    Advanced Band Lessons are at 8am each Tuesday and again during the day on a rotational basis. 

    Cadet (younger/new student band) is during recess on Tuesdays and again during the day on a rotational basis. 

  • Thanksgiving Prayer Service

    November 26th, 9am

    Location: SJS Gymnasium

    All are welcome for a Thanksgiving Prayer Service. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Nov 27 2019

    Thanksgiving Break - No School

    November 27th
  • Nov 28 2019

    Thanksgiving Break - No School

    November 28th
  • Nov 29 2019

    Thanksgiving Break - No School

    November 29th