Student Activities and Programs

Student activities at St. John the Evangelist School are as wide-ranging and diverse as our students. With the active support and assistance of many dedicated teachers, parents and alumni, our students profit from extracurricular activities in many areas. Many of our activities are service-based, as we encourage students to share their gifts with those within and outside of our school community. For example, our school has a very strong mentoring ethos -- older students help younger children by being "mass buddies", baking helpers, safety patrols, and reading partners. We hold a Walk-a-Thon for St. Joseph's House (a local organization that cares for children with multiple and severe developmental disabilities), Thanksgiving food drives, and Christmas service projects. Our Catholic Schools Week activities and annual Book Fair are highlights of the year. We host class picnics and potluck dinners, family socials, holiday parties, and school clean-up days. All students participate in Christmas or Spring Concerts, and many attend our annual Poetry Night and Art Show.

Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

St. John the Evangelist offers a number of academic and non-academic extracurricular activities and clubs. Our after-school art program, Art Horizons, is offered in six-week sessions throughout the year. Students interested in music may participate in our school band. Those who are interested in math attend a weekly after-school Math club, while those interested in learning a second foreign language (Spanish is offered as a regular part of the curriculum to all students), can join French club. We offer a chess club, student council, and quiz bowl activities in addition to debate club and opportunities to participate in academic essay writing contests. We sponsor both Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.


Athletics form one component of a parish's comprehensive youth ministry program that allows young people to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and their Catholic faith. St. John the Evangelist has a thriving Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) program that is improving the health and happiness of the students and community. Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through grade 8, boys and girls can get moving, learn good sportsmanship, and have a wonderful time. CYO also increases the camaraderie of students, parents and coaches through interaction outside the classroom.

The CYO seeks to create a safe and healthy environment for the children of the St. John's community to grow as Christians through our sports program. Through the efforts of dedicated adults (CYO Board members, coaches, and adult volunteers), children develop the athletic virtues of teamwork, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, and competitiveness in a positive, Catholic environment.

CYO sports available to St. John the Evangelist School include:

To register your child for St. John the Evangelist parish CYO teams, visit here.

Before Care and Extended Care

St. John the Evangelist School offers a before school care program for parents who may need this service. Parents may drop off their Jr. K - Grade 8 children at 7:30 a.m. On a day with an announced two-hour delay, drop time is 8:00 a.m. The cost is $4.00 per student per half hour.

We also offer an Extended School Program (ESP) for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6. The ESP is under the direction of certified personnel and operates whenever school is open. The fee is $8.50 per hour per student. The program operates on regular school days from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On half-days, it operates from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Weather permitting, the schedule includes outside play. Children who are not well enough to play outside should not be in school at all or, at the least, picked up at the regular dismissal time of 2:55 p.m. on regular days and 12:30 p.m. on half-days.

Parental Involvement

St. John the Evangelist administrators and faculty believe that parents are the primary educators of their children.  Your choice to enroll your children at our school indicates your faith that we will help guide your children's awareness of their unique value as children of God and begin to identify and develop their talents during their elementary years.  St. John the Evangelist School strives for the development of its students' academic abilities and the formation of Christian ideals and values.

At St. John the Evangelist School, we are proud of our tradition of parental involvement, given in the true Christian spirit.  The involvement and engagement of our parents is essential to the the successful operation of our school and the education of our students.  

Room Parent Program

Room Parents are the link between homeroom teachers and parents.  We try to recruit two room parents for each grade.  Room parents serve as a liaison between the administration/teacher and parents to facilitate communications.  Room parents also write and distribute a classroom newsletter at the beginning of the school year.  This newsletter includes general information for the class, assigns parents to different organizing committees for parties and activities, and a class roster.  The teacher may ask the room parents to remind parents about specific issues or events during the year as needed.  

Fundraising Obligation, Opportunities, and Sign-Up

We ask each family to participate whichever fundraising activities they choose throughout the year in order to contribute a minimum of $370 per year per family.  These fundraising activities will be outlined at the first Home School Association meeting of the  year.  Click for a partial list of potential fundraising opportunties.  In lieu of participating in these activities, a family may choose to pay the entire minimum amount of $370.  HSA also sponsors other fundraising activities that support the school but do not appy to a family's fundraising obligation.  

Parents should review the descriptions of fundraising opportunities provided in the Welcome packet distributed at the beginning of the school year and sign up using our online Sign-Up Genius for those activities they would be willing to organize or assist.  Questions about an activity should be addressed to the contact person listed in the description or to the HSA president.  

Lunch Duty

All families are required to serve as lunch and playground monitors.  

Families with 1-2 students are required to serve 12 lunch/playground days (6 days for single parent families).  
Families with 3-4 students are required to serve 15 lunch/playground days (7 days for single parent families).
Families with 5 or more students are required to serve 18 lunch/playground days (8 days for single parent families).

Parents who are unable to satisfy any of the lunch/playground duty requirement must pay $120 or $60 for single parent families (or $150/$70 or $180/$80)  to cover the cost of hiring a paid substitute.  Parents who are unable to fulfill an assigned lunch/playround duty will be charged $10 if a paid substitute must be hired.  If the parent switches days with another parent to cover his or her obligation, this fee is not charged.  In addition, a $20 no-show fee will be assessed for each missed day when previously scheduled unless the parent switches days with another parent.  

Each lunch/playground duty served over a family's requirement will be credited $10 towards the family's fundraising obligation, up to $100 per year.  

The Lunch and Recess period for Kindergarten is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Kindergarten students have recess in the small playground.
The Lunch and Recess period for Grades 1, 2, and 3 is from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Recess is held in the large parking lot and playground.
The Lunch and Recess period for Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 is from 11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Recess is held in the large parking lot and playground.

Weekly Lunch Calendars:  Click on Weekly Assignments to check assignments.  




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Oración de un evangelista

Señor Jesús, que quiere que nos convirtamos en una fuerza viva para toda la humanidad, las luces brillando en el mundo. Quiere que seamos luces radiantes como estamos a tu lado, la gran luz, bañado en tu gloria, oh Luz del Cielo. Vamos a disfrutar más y más la luz pura y deslumbrante de la Santísima Trinidad, como ahora que hemos recibido, aunque no en su plenitud, un rayo de su esplendor, que procede del único y verdadero Dios, en Cristo Jesús, nuestro Señor, a quien sea la gloria y el poder por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

-St. Gregorio Naciancino (330-390)


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