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!

Jog-a-thon Celebration Day is October 14th

We have set aside a whole day to celebrate our fundraising success. We would like to thank the students for running 911.6 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 $78,000 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 grade, watch a slide show from the day of the Jog-a-thon and… draw  the winner of the  SPRINGFREE TRAMPOLINE !


The  4th  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  –  $9,490!


166 students qualified to grab some cash using a sticky Gecko – Good Luck!


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 primary grades is Mrs. Oines’ class with 52.9 miles and Mrs. Brumback’s class with 53.1 miles. Way to go!

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