Community Service at SJS

Our students are committed to service throughout the year, but the holidays offer even more opportunities to make a positive impact on our local community. Here are a few of the initiatives our students, parents and faculty have undertaken this holiday season.

Performance at Tapestry

Grade 3s visited Tapestry, an active aging community, on Thursday to perform songs and a dance for the residents. This was a wonderful and fun way to spread festive cheer to our neighbours!
Christmas Tree Decoration at Ronald McDonald House
Kindergarten and Grades 3, 4 and 7, along with our Class Parents, made ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree at Ronald McDonald House as part of their Light the House campaign. The tree was generously donated by the Jurovich family in St. John’s School’s name. 
Students were invited to tour Ronald McDonald house and decorate the tree for the enjoyment of all the families who will spend time there over December. 
Thank you to all the teachers and Class Parents who helped make it a success!
Crocheting for Newborns
Our Grade 4 families and parents supported the Click for Babies Period of Purple Crying awareness campaign by crocheting purple hats that will be donated to newborns. 
Madlen (Ben’s mom)  taught students and parents how to crochet. Many hats, in a lovely variety of purple shades, were created and donated. 
Thank you to all the families who participated in this initiative and helped model service to our young students.

Grade 7 Greeting Card Sales
The Grade 7 Design class sold greeting cards in the lobbies all week to raise money for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Students raised $1,414 in total, which will purchase $4,244 worth of food.
Thank you to everyone who created and purchased cards!