Jog-a-thon Celebration Day is October 13th

We have set aside a whole day to celebrate our fundraising success. We would like to thank the students for running 1,002.9 miles in support of St. John, the families and friends who pledged their support and the volunteers who helped make the Jog-a-thon a fun and successful event. All of your efforts raised over $75,000 for the school’s operating budget to help pay for text books, technology and teacher assistants. Congratulations! Way to go Eagles!

JOG-A-THON  ASSEMBLY   8 :30-9 :00AM

We will  present certificates to the top boy and girl finishers in each department, watch a slide show from the day of the Jog-a-thon and… draw the winner of the  SPRINGFREE TRAMPOLINE !


The  5th graders will take on  Ms. O’Leary and Senor Pablo with cans of Silly String – the reward for the grade that raised the most money  –  $10,601.52!


163 students qualified to grab some cash during lunch using a sticky Gecko – Good Luck!


For the second year in a row, Mrs. Mansfield’s 3rd graders have earned a popcorn and movie party as the class running the most miles – 61! Also earning a popcorn and movie for the middle school is  Mr. Tice’s class with 57.3 miles and for the primary grades is Mrs. Oines’ class with 53.7 miles and . Way to go!

And for reaching (and surpassing !) our Jog-a-thon fundraising goal – Friday is FREE DRESS!

Congratulations St. John Jog-a-thon!



Jog-a-thon Success!

We set a goal to raise $60,000 for our school and run 1,000 miles…well we exceeded both! Thank you to the students and teachers who ran over 1,000 miles and to the family and friends of St. John who helped us raise $75,000 for our school.

Thank you to the fantastic Jog-a-thon team, Jennifer Bergman, Brandi Dagg, Tracy Smith, Kathy Beck and Liz Overland for running such a fun event.

We couldn’t do it without our many volunteers: Kimberly James, Whitney Lackey, Lauren Exnicios, Jenny Eberhard, Carmen Albert, Hai Wei, Steph Wade, Robin Vega, Cindy Semick, Aimee LaMarch, Kelly Kaspar, Jamie Said, Chris McCormack, MaryBeth Gilbrough, Jennifer Bachhuber, Michelle Vierra, Kevin Sylvester, Norah Halley, Rebecca Young, Jessica Christofferson, CJ Dean, Jenny Lee, Kara Dacquisto, Maryanne Osaki, Kerri Villeneuve, Carlene Merlino, Andrea Marquez, Julie Metcalf-Myles, Ben & Sue Howe, Ciara Byars, Jennifer Dahl, Anne Paine, Gretchen Kudla, Tina Kliman, Joe & Cheryl Pinsoneault, Kristen Capka, Debbie Oximana and Lynne Houserman.

Jog-a-thon Celebration Day is October 13th!





Last Day to Donate is September 29th!

Jog-a-thon Reminders

You have until Friday September 29th to make your donation at  Let’s keep up the good work to see if we can reach last year’s jog-a-thon total of $76,000. Prizes up for grabs include:

Springfree Trampoline – for every $100 raised per family, an entry goes into a raffle to win a Springfree trampoline.

$300 raised per family by September 29th earns your child(ren) entry into the popular Cash Grabbin Gecko game.

A Silly String Showdown will be awarded to the grade that raises the most money by September 29th. Can you catch the current leader?

Jog-a-thon Celebration Day is October 13th!



St. John Jog-a-thon presented by KAVU is Tomorrow!

It’s time to Run as One!


The Jog-a-thon kicks off tomorrow morning with a prayer and a cheer and the final drawing for a $25 Scrip gift certificate at 8:15am.  The first runners will be on the course at 9:00am. See below for the running schedule. Remember to dress CRAZY! Crazy hair (colored spray, ok) & fun socks and your St. John Jog-a-thon t-shirt!


Jog-a-thon Running Schedule

8:00-9:00 SET-UP
9:00-9:30 K 9:00-9:30 8
9:30-10:00 1 9:30-10:00 7
10:00-10:30 PRE-K 10:00-10:30 6
10:30-11:00 3
1:00-1:30 PRE-K 1:00-1:30 5
1:30-2:00 2 1:30-2:00 4

Keep up with your pledges and donations – we are doing a fantastic job! The competition is crazy for the Silly String Showdown (awarded to the grade that raises the most money)! The 5th graders are ahead of the 1st graders  with the 4th graders right behind them!!

For every  $100 in pledges or donations that families receive, their name will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Springfree trampoline. Drawing will be held on Jog-a-thon Celebration day, October 13th.

To all of the volunteers who will be on hand tomorrow to help set up the course, mark laps and keep the kids hydrated – thank you!

Go Eagles!

Check out our sponsor banner, hanging on the playground fence near Quigley – THANK YOU!


Jog-alert #2

It’s Jog-a-thon Week! 

The whole community is invited to participate- as a donor, a runner, a volunteer or a cheerleader!


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th- all day during school, we will run in groups by class. Come cheer on your students or run with them! See the running schedule below. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!


All donations will be collected through the website 99Pledges ( It’s fast, easy and super effective! Please contact the Julie Skinner at  immediately if you have not received an email invitation from 99Pledges with your student’s personal pledge page link.

Jog-a-thon Running Schedule

8:00-9:00 SET-UP
9:00-9:30 K 9:00-9:30 8
9:30-10:00 1 9:30-10:00 7
10:00-10:30 PRE-K 10:00-10:30 6
10:30-11:00 3
1:00-1:30 PRE-K 1:00-1:30 5
1:30-2:00 2 1:30-2:00 4


  • $150 in family donations by September 13 (turn in coupon) which is entered into Scrip raffle drawing, taking place on September 13, 14 & 15.
  • $300 in family donations by September 29 qualifies for Cash Grabbing Gecko game on Jog-a-thon Celebration Day (October 13)
  • Leading class ($) by September 13 gets to pick the Jog-a-thon Theme Song
  • Silly String Showdown to grade that raises the most $$
  • Free Dress for the school on Jog Celebration Day (October 13) if we reach the goal of $60,000.


Yes, THEY ARE BACK! Our fantastic Sponsor Springfree Trampoline will add your family name in the raffle for EVERY $100 RAISED PER FAMILY, for your chance TO WIN A SPRINGFREE TRAMPOLINE! (multiple entries encouraged for multiple $100 donations!)

The world’s safest and first SMART trampoline!  Springfree featuring tgoma incorporates specialized sensor technology on the trampoline that directly integrates with the users’ own tablet device.  Families can download the free tgoma app from iTunes or Google Play to access seven signature games, designed to engage the entire family with options including educational games, interactive fitness options and playful activities.


Everyone dresses CRAZY for Jog-a-thon! Crazy hair (colored spray ok!), fun socks & athletic/running wear- and of course the St John Jog-a-thon t-shirt! Kids can feel free to color in the t-shirt too!


Huge thanks to sponsors:

We can’t do it without you!


Contact Julie Skinner at

Jog Alert #1

Get ready! – the 2017 Jog-a-thon presented by KAVU will kick off TOMORROW at the all-school assembly in Egan Hall at 9:00. We’ll have a special guest and lots of fun and music, too.

Watch for these important items:

  • An email from the Jog-a-thon and 99Pledges with a link to your student’s personal page, where you can make your donation and start sending it out to friends and family.
  • Information on everything Jog-a-thon will be coming home in backpacks on Friday, September 1.

And remember to mark your calendars for Friday, September 15th , where we will be running all day, RAIN or SHINE!


Thank you to those who have volunteered to help out at this fun event. Join the fun and volunteer using the Sign-up Genius button below.

Sign Up Now!

Jog-a-thon Running Schedule

Inside Loop Outside Loop
Time Slot Grade Time Slot Grade
9:00-9:30 K 9:00-9:30 8
9:30-10:00 1 9:30-10:00 7
10:00-10:30 AM PK 10:00-10:30 6
10:30-11:00 3
1:00-1:30 PM PK 1:00-1:30 5
1:30-2:00 2 1:30-2:00 4

Check back here for any updates, or feel free to contact the Jog-a-thon team at


We are grateful to our many sponsors – THANK YOU!

August 2017

The St. John School Jog-a-thon presented by KAVU is coming September 15, 2017!

This is a super fun event for the whole school and an important fundraiser for St. John. We’ll have music and some give-aways to motivate us, along with fruit, snacks and water. Students can wear crazy socks and free dress to show their spirit as they run, jog or walk to raise money for St. John. More information will be provided on this webpage and at our Jog-a-thon Assembly on September 1st.


We will need a few volunteers to help us throughout the day- use the link below to see how you can help us have a successful and fun event.

Sign Up Now!

Thank You Sponsors!






St. John Jog-a-thon presented by KAVU-July 2017

PrintJog-a-thon Sponsors Wanted!

Do you have a business? Need a little “good will” exposure? Sponsor the St. John School 2017 Jog-a-thon! This fantastic event is a well publicized cause for your business to sponsor.  Your business name and logo will appear on the tee shirts of over 500 St. John students. Your business generosity will be publicly recognized to our entire community in newsletters, website mentions, banners, and more. There is a sponsorship level to meet everyone’s needs! Please contact Julie Skinner ( ) if interested in more information– we look forward to making this a great Jog-a-thon with your support!

Click on the links for more information on sponsorship levels and the sponsorship agreement.


Jog-a-thon Art Contest

Get ready for the 2017 Jog-a-thon! The date is Friday, September 15, 2017 and will once again be followed by the Back To School celebration and carnival! Mark your calendars!

We need new artwork for the 2017 Jog-a-thon! 
All students grades PK-7 are encouraged to submit artwork to Señor Pablo NO LATER THAN JUNE 2nd.  Two designs will be chosen to represent the 2017 Jog-a-thon (t-shirt and poster). The winners will  receive a scrip card of their choice for $25! Artwork should be hand drawn by the student (no digital creations) in one-color ink. Contact the Jog-a-thon if you have any questions.

Jog Alert #3


We had a GREAT day last Friday September 15 at the Jog-a-thon! All of the kids showed up dressed crazy, with smiles on their faces and ready to run!

WE HAVE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL OF $60,000– thank you for your generous donations! Students earned an all-school Free Dress Day on Jog-a-thon Celebration Day, October 13th.

And! There are still so many prizes to be won—including the Springfree trampoline! You have until September 29th to get your money in at  Remember for every $100 raised per family, an entry goes into the trampoline raffle. Other prizes still up for grabs:

  • $300 per family BY September 29 earns your child entry into the popular Cash Grabbin’ Gecko game.
  • A Silly String Showdown will be awarded to the GRADE that raises the most money. The top classes keep changing spots! It’s a fast and furious competition- keep the donations coming! Right now, the leading 3 classes are:

1st place – Miss Feeney

2nd place – Ms. Kelley

3rd place – Mrs. Ahern

ALMOST EVERY GRADE is STILL in competition for the Silly String Showdown. What fun!


Ms. Kelley’s Fifth Grade Class won the “Theme Song” competition and they picked “Hall of Fame” as our 2017 theme song. We certainly entered the Hall of Fame with the running last week. Our school ran a total of 1,002.9 miles!! A special thanks to the teachers who ran a combined 33.7 miles – which helped us achieve our goal!

Scrip Raffle Winners were Elizabeth Doyle, Clara Cooper and Kate Haid. They each won a $25 scrip gift card –thanks to their families for raising $150 or more towards Jog-a-thon!

The class the ran the Most Miles was Mrs. Mansfield’s. These runners collectively logged 61 miles during their running time! They are being rewarded with a movie and popcorn party on Jog-a-thon Celebration Day. Also winning a movie and popcorn party is Mrs. Oines’ class (53.7 miles) and Mr. Tice’s class (57.3 miles). Great effort!

We will celebrate all of our accomplishments, award prizes, do the Silly String Showdown, have Cash Grabbin’ Gecko and pick the trampoline winner ALL ON OCTOBER 13th! Feel free to join us for this fun day of celebrating the Jog-a-thon.


And thanks to Ballard Market for the donation to purchase fruit for our tired runners and to Makeda Coffee for donating coffee and supplies for our volunteers!

Thanks to the community, the teachers (you rock), the amazing volunteers and all the families for making this event such a great success and super fun day. Can’t wait for 2018!