Category Archives: St. John School

Saint John School
For God and Country

This Honor Garden was created by the students and families of  Saint John School to honor our fallen heroes from Natick, Newton, Wellesley, and Weston. 

Saint John School “Trees & Trimmings” is this Saturday, December 2!

Please join us this Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School’s annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: freshly cut trees from Wilson Farm, our legendary custom decorated wreaths, boxwoods, poinsettias, and roping, delicious homemade baked goods in Santa’s Bake Shop, and much more!

SJS “Trees & Trimmings” – Saturday, December 3 from 9am to 5pm

trees-and-trimmings-bulletin-piece_2016Please join us for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School’s annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: freshly cut trees; our legendary custom decorated wreaths; boxwoods, poinsettias, and roping; delicious homemade baked goods in Santa’s Bake Shop, and much more!

Wednesday, March 9: Saint John School Open House

Open House March 2016 Poster_SmallerOpen House Tours
Pre-school through Grade 6:
8:00am-9:30am and 6:30pm-8:00pm. 

Meet our teachers, visit classrooms, and speak to our Principal and parents. Come and see how Saint John School sets a standard of excellence for academic achievement and life long impact. Our school is a place where a spirit of faith is celebrated in a community of shared virtues. Saint John School is located next to Saint John the Evangelist Church at 9 Ledyard St. Wellesley Hills, MA.

For more information, please visit our website at www.saintjohnschool.net, or contact Principal Michael Dibbert at 781-235-0300.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Service from “Trees and Trimmings”!

Enjoy a restful Christmas, and with a $25 donation the “Trees and Trimmings” crew from Saint John School will pick up your tree and deliver it to the Wellesley RDF on Saturday, January 9th for you!  Find all the details at:  Trees & Trimmings

Please Note: This service is available for Wellesley residents only.

Advent Wreaths from “Trees and Trimmings” Available This Weekend

advent-wreath-fully-litThis Sunday, November 29, is the First Sunday of Advent.  Advent wreaths from “Trees & Trimmings” will be available for purchase this  weekend  after the 7:30am, 9am, 11am and 5pm Masses, as well as at the 5pm Mass on  Saturday. No pre-order necessary!

“Trees & Trimmings” – Saturday, December 5 from 9am to 5pm

T&T 2015 PosterPlease join us for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School’s annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: freshly cut trees from Wilson Farm; our legendary custom decorated wreaths; boxwoods, poinsettias and roping; delicious homemade baked goods in Santa’s Bake Shop; a Toy Raffle with this year’s hottest toys; and Kids Corner  Boutique.  NEW this year – a Professional Photograph with Santa by Eric Barry! Please visit www.treesandtrimmings.com to book your photo & skip the 2 hour mall line! Both print & digital photos available – don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for your Christmas Card photo!

Our fresh and beautiful Advent Wreaths will be available for purchase on the first weekend of Advent. Saturday, November 28th, after the 5:00 p.m. Mass and Sunday, November 29th, after the 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Masses. No preorder necessary!

Please consider contributing the great tradition of Santa’s Bakeshop by baking any of the following: cut-out cookies, brownies, fudge, peppermint bark and more. Please contact Amy Baughman for questions & be sure to drop off all treats at Philbin Hall on Friday, December 4! Thank you! Questions about Trees & Trimmings or for volunteer opportunities, please email Tricia Parmele  or Julie LaValle.

Update on Catholic Education in Our St. John – St. Paul Collaborative

Dear Parishioners,

Catholic_Schools_GenericI write to update you on developments in Catholic education in our St. John—St. Paul Collaborative.

All of the students from St. Paul’s School who wished to continue their education in Catholic schools have been placed. Twenty-nine students have chosen to attend St. John School and have been warmly welcomed into the school community. I am grateful to all of the neighboring Catholic schools who so graciously reached out to offer their assistance in placing students in their schools from St. Paul’s as well.

All of the teachers and para-professionals from St. Paul’s School have found new positions. Four have transitioned to St. John’s School and the others have been hired at a variety of Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese. I am thankful to the principals who reached out to consider these well qualified, respected professionals for openings in their schools. I appreciate the assistance and support of the Catholic Schools Office in facilitating the interviewing and hiring processes for all of these individuals.

As previously noted any gifts made to the Saint Paul School Annual Fund will be refunded upon written request.

It is my sincere desire to improve communications and transparency as we begin to plan collaboratively for the future of Catholic education in Wellesley. To that end, I have hired an independent, experienced Catholic educational consultant to engage with stakeholders and assist us in developing a plan for excellence in Catholic education for years to come. Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D., from the University of Notre Dame will be meeting with small groups and some individuals starting next week to begin this work.

I ask for your prayers and support in this important step forward and I will keep you updated on our progress.

Devotedly yours,
Fr. Sepe

Saint John School Open House – Wednesday, March 11

SJS 5x7 Card March Open HousePre-School through Grade 6: We invite you to visit Saint John School on Wednesday March 11, 2015 from 8:00-9:30am or 6:30-8:00pm to tour the school, meet teachers, visit classrooms, and speak to our Principal and parents. Come and see how Saint John School sets a standard of excellence for academic achievement and life long impact. Saint John School is a wonderful academic choice for a bright future. Our school is a place where a spirit of faith is celebrated in a community of shared virtues. At the open house you will have the opportunity to learn about our Spanish program and iPad initiatives. Saint John School is located next to Saint John the Evangelist Church at 9 Ledyard -Wellesley Hills, MA.

For more information, please visit our website at www.saintjohnschool.net, or contact Principal Bob Arsenault at 781-235-0300.

Saint John School Open House – Tuesday, January 27

SaintJohnSchool_LogoStudents and parents are invited to our Open House on Tuesday, January 27 from 8:00 – 9:30am.  Take a tour, meet the faculty, and see what a Catholic Education at Saint John School is all about.

  • Flexible drop- off for Early Childhood program
  • A Community of shared values
  • Public speaking program
  • Early Childhood academic focused program including Handwriting Without Tears program
  • Full-day Kindergarten featuring Guided Reading and Writer’s Workshop programs
  • Foreign language Spanish classes
  • Use of iPad cart of 20 tablets
  • Average Student/Teacher ratio of 12:1

For more information, please visit our website at www.saintjohnschool.net, or by clicking the picture above.  Prospective families can also contact Judy Lewis to schedule a tour – Mrs. Lewis can be reached by email jlewis@saintjohnschool.net or by phone (781) 235-0300.