Please join us this Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School’s annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: premium quality Fraser Fir and Balsam Christmas trees (freshly cut to retain their needles and give off that fresh Christmas smell longer!), custom decorated wreaths (these are legendary!), mantelpiece greens, roping, decorations for the home, boxwoods, gifts, a bake shop, and much, much more!
There will be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, so be sure to bring the whole family to this magical event!
All of the proceeds from this event support Saint John School and its amazing teachers and students. For more information please visit www.saintjohnschool.net.
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.
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!
Please 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!
Open 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.
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.
This 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!
Please 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.
I 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.