This past Sunday the Welcome Committee, our Principal, Karen McLaughlin, our Director of Advancement, Lisa Santarpio and our teachers, Miss Marylou, Ms. Warner, Ms. Daniella and Ms. Sviokla hosted a Welcome Reception for all of our new and returning K3-K5 St. John School students. This was our annual summer welcome event with a turnout of over 150 family members as well as our faculty and staff.

It was a great opportunity for our students to meet new friends as well as their teachers for the upcoming school year and to catch up with those friends we met last year.

The students had a great time feasting on pizza, ice cream and being entertained by a wonderful entertainer, The Magic of David Hall. The families and students were very excited to be able to talk with their teachers and Mrs. McLaughlin. Our Welcome Committee, teachers and existing parents offered our new parents and students a wealth of information about St. John School from their perspective and helped give them an idea of what they can look forward to in the upcoming school year.

Noted Principal, Karen McLaughlin, “It was an honor to meet the new students and families of St. John School. We look forward to getting to know all of our incoming students and having them be an active part of the SJS family.” We are excited to see everyone in September!    

Welcome to St. John School!
Welcome to St. John School!

 

Mrs. McLaughlin and Lisa Santarpio checking in our new families
Mrs. McLaughlin and Lisa Santarpio checking in our new families
Ms. Sviokla, Ms. Daniella, Ms. Warner and Miss Marylou
Ms. Sviokla (speaking with a new parent), Ms. Daniella, Ms. Warner and Miss Marylou

 

The children enthralled by The Magic of David Hall
The children enthralled by The Magic of David Hall

 

Tyler being the magician's helper
Tyler being the magician’s helper

David Hall dancing Gangnam Style with the kids!

 

Everyone dancing Gangnam Style!
Everyone dancing Gangnam Style!
Our students and parents getting to know each other.
Our students and parents getting to know each other.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for a fantastic event. As a new parent to the school, it was a huge help to have my daughter get to meet some of her new friends as well as her teacher. It will certainly help make the first day of school easier! It was also wonderful to meet some of the parents that have been at the school and get great advice.

    Thanks again for or organizing and putting new parents at ease!

  2. Awesome event! My daughter was excited to start school, she is even more excited now after being in the school and meeting new friends.

    Thanks for a great time and all the work that went into the event Welcome Committee. You certainly made everyone feel very welcome!

  3. What a great welcome event. Our son is a bit nervous for the start of school but after attending the event he cannot wait to start school. He met so many great new friends and we met so many families, that we are so excited to be part of St. John School. Thanks for hosting the event and making all of us feel so welcome!!

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