Parents/guardians of students in K - 8 at St. John are automatically included as members of the Parent Network and are encouraged to participate throughout the year in meetings, programs and events. Preschool & Young 5's families are welcome to attend events and programs that are age appropriate and of interest.
Programs and Events
The Parent Network provides enrichment programs, assemblies, and fellowship events throughout the school year utilizing volunteers and fundraising efforts to benefit the educational experience and overall atmosphere at St. John Lutheran School.
The Parent Teacher Network sponsors assemblies for the enrichment and enjoyment of our entire student body. In past years, assemblies included the “World of Robots,” “Bucketfillers for Life”, the “SkyDome Planetarium”, as well as 'virtual visits' from Abe Lincoln, Thomas Edison and Mark Twain.
Authors in April
Authors in April is a Rochester community week-long event. Each day during the week of the program, authors visit schools, giving presentations to students and autographing books. The authors speak to more than 10,000 students during the annual program. The goal of the Authors In April program is to encourage students to read and develop appreciation for a variety of literature, while improving their own creative writing abilities. For more information, visit www.authorsinapril.org.
Eighth Grade Graduation Reception
The seventh grade parents organize and create a memorable and festive reception for the graduating 8th graders at the conclusion of their graduation ceremonies.
The Parent Teacher Network provides treats to students on special days during the school year, such as popcorn, candy canes, and Kona Ice. (The Principal reviews all treat selections to ensure they comply with our allergy policy).
Kindergarten Closing Service Reception
Similar to the Eighth Grade graduation, but smaller in scope, the first grade parents organize and create a memorable reception for the Kindergarteners and their families at the conclusion of their closing service at the end of the school year.
This event is a fun outing for moms and sons in grades K-5. (This event occurs every other year, and alternates with the Daddy/Daughter Dance.)
This is an opportunity for dads and daughters to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and dancing! (This event occurs every other year, and alternates with Mother/Son Bowling.)
Teacher Appreciation Week
This is a great opportunity to show the teachers how much we appreciate their dedication and love for the children by providing breakfast, lunches and other opportunities of gratitude.
Third Grade Dessert Theater
This event is for the 3rd grade students in conjunction with the Lutheran Northwest Highschool Drama Club. Select stories, written by St. John 3rd grade students, are acted out by the Lutheran Northwest Drama Club students, on a scheduled performance evening in January. After the drama presentations, the St. John 2nd grade families host a dessert reception for all attending.
School’s out…almost! This is a memorable way for 1st - 5th grade students to end the school year. Middle School students have the option to participate as a helper. Field Day is an afternoon filled with fun, outdoor activities for the kids to enjoy before school is out.