News and Announcements

  • November 3rd, 2015

    Kindergarten Community Helpers

    As part of the “Community Helpers” module, St. John School Kindergarteners went on two field trips down Main St., accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Clark. On October 9th, they visited the Old Saybrook Post Office where they were given a guided tour. They learned how the mail was sorted, what time it arrived to the facility, how it ended up… Read More

  • October 30th, 2015

    SJS Scarecrows Win 3rd Place

    St. John School students participated in the first Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce sponsored scarecrow contest. Students created not only one, but three scarecrows! They are proudly displayed on the St. John School rectory lawn. Much fun was had by the students creating their masterpieces with the help of art teacher, Ms Brubaker.   THIRD PLACE WIN!! a HUGE THANK… Read More

  • September 3rd, 2015

    Paving the Way to a New School Year

    Thank you all for your patience as we complete the resurfacing of the parking lots for the Church and School.  Watch your emails and website for temporary adjustments to the drop off and pick up process, as well as visitor parking.  Looking forward to beautiful new ways to St. John School! – Mother Elaine   God of wisdom and might,… Read More

  • June 16th, 2015

    A Slide Show of Spring Activities - from Spelling Bee to Graduation

    {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="7" width="360" height="240" speed="Fast" fx="fade"}} April 23 – School Spelling BeeCongratulations to everyone who qualified to participate in the Spelling Bee from their grades.  What an exciting "nail biter, edge of the seat " event for the kids and spectators to watch!  Ms. Ashborn, Mrs. Hanly and Mother Elaine served as the official judges and time keepers.… Read More

  • April 23rd, 2015

    SJS Earth Day Celebration

    The morning of April 22nd, students rotated through various Earth Day activity stations where they learned the importance of environmental protection and beautifying God’s creation.  Partnered with their “Buddies,” the older grades assisted the younger ones as they made bird feeders, worked on murals about the desert, sea life and jungle, heard about recycling, and helped with the school’s outdoor… Read More

  • April 9th, 2015

    Drama Club Dazzles with “Twinderella”

    The cast and crew of over thirty students performed the musical comedy, “Twinderella” for family, friends, and members of the St. John Parish family on Wednesday and Thursday nights, April 8th and 9th.  This marked the return of a full-scale drama production to the school after a seven year hiatus.  The Drama Club Coaches, Sister Gabriela (2nd grade teacher) and… Read More

  • March 1st, 2015

    Sunny Day & Smiling Faces at the Old Saybrook Chili Fest

    Saint John School was one of 23 entries in the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Chili Fest on Saturday, Feb. 28th.  Three large containers (40+ lbs.) of the “Holy Smokes” Chili, that included butternut squash, black beans, and a "special spice blend," were distributed to the festival attendees.  Homemade cornbread, tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream also added to the culinary… Read More

  • January 16th, 2015

    Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

      The Catholic Schools Week theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First, schools are communities—small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. Saint John School… Read More

  • December 17th, 2014

    Preparing our Hearts for Christmas

    The Student Council coordinated a Giving Tree for needy families.  Also, to teach “the joy of giving,” the “Lil Shoppers Shoppe” an in-school shopping program, was offered to all grades during the second week of Advent. The Saybrook Stroll and Pasta Dinner 8th Grade Fundraiser was a great success, despite the rainy conditions.  A special ice carving was revealed to… Read More

  • November 22nd, 2014

    2014 Luxury Raffle Winners Announced

    The 2014 Saint John School Luxury Raffle Committee is pleased to announce the prize winners of the drawing held on November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm: 1st Prize, 2014 Cadillac CTS – Erin C., Old Saybrook, CT 2nd Prize, $10,000 Travel Gift Certificate – David T., Old Saybrook, CT 3rd Prize, $5,000 Exxon Gas Gift Card – Dan S., Old Saybrook, CT 4th Prize, $2,500… Read More