December 14 – 18

Spirit Week: December 14 – 18

Monday, December 14 – Holiday Headwear Day:  Wear fun and festive holiday hats, like antlers headbands, elf ears or Santa hats.
Tuesday, December 15 – Winter Sports Fan Day: hockey, skiing, ice skating etc. or our school colors of purple and gold – break out your St. John jerseys.
Wednesday, December 16 – Cozy Day:  come to class in your comfy, slippers, wearable blankets or scarves.
Thursday, December 17 – Ugly Sweater Day!

Friday, December 18 – Festive Friday: Dress in Christmas Cheer!

St. John School Advent Project: Unbound :

This Advent, St. John School continues to collect donations for the charity Unbound. St. John School’s monthly contribution goes toward basic needs such as nutrition, healthcare and an education for our sponsor students. Meet our Unbound friends:

Ways to donate:
Bring a donation to class (PK-2)
Drop off your donation when picking up hot lunch or

Give online- new updated link!:

December 7 – 11

We have two weeks until Christmas break and holiday excitement fills our Zoom room! This week we look forward to some fun and common core aligned assignments.


Religion:  The focus is on Advent.  Students are invited join our class for the Mass on Tuesday at 10:30 to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary. If you would like to watch the mass as a family, join the live Facebook stream through the parish page.

Math:  4.NBT.5: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Reading with Mrs. Halley: Students will be given a variety of options to respond to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe during class time.

Writing/Grammar: We continue to share Christmas Stories and work on Grammar Boot Camp.

STEM: Candy Cane Experiment


Take note of this great opportunity: Elf College at St. John School

Students in preschool through grade 8 have an exciting opportunity to join St. John School’s Elf-in-Training Program and help our Unbound friends.  The “course load” includes four kindness activities and a STEM project.  Upon completion, students will be graduates of Elf College and receive a graduation gift! See NewsViews for more information!