The athletics program is available for 5th-8th grade boys and girls. The following sports are offered during the school year: Girls Volleyball, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Boys Volleyball, and Co-Ed Track and Field.
Practices and games will be announced by the athletic director and/or coaches as each season begins. The St. John Knights are in the Diocese of San Jose Catholic Athletic League Central Division and all athletes are expected to maintain high academic marks as well as good conduct in and out of the classroom. This program is dependent upon parent volunteer coaches. Parents interested in coaching, or assisting, please contact the Athletic Director via the school office.
Based in Pleasanton, IES Language Foundation has been around for 30 years and also serves several schools in the Diocese. The current instructor is Mrs. Wen Chen who has been tutoring and teaching Chinese for over 5 years. Mrs. Chen was also a middle school teacher in China. She has a BA in Chinese Language and Literature and also earned her MA in Instructional Technology at San Jose State University. The class meets once a week on Mondays (3:10 pm - 4:10 pm) in the grade 3 classroom. Registration for this program is through IES Language Foundation.
The St. John's Extended Day Program offers many opportunities for the children to learn and have lots of fun.
The program has an open type structure to enhance and encourage the incredible creativity of the children. Please feel free to set up an appointment with the director if you would like to visit the extended day classroom by calling 408-262-8134
Extended Day is available for Kindergartens to eighth grade students, and is offered from 6:30 am - 8:00 am and then again from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Extended Day closes at 6:00 pm. The program is open Monday through Friday when school is in session. Extended Care is not offered on school holidays.
The standard rate per child using the Extended Day Program is $7.00 for the first hour or any part thereof and a flat rate of $17.00 for any use of the program after the first hour.
Study/homework time is provided for one hour Monday - Thursday. Although the extended day staff are not tutors, they will assist student with homework as needed.
Team athletics is important to the character development of your child. We introduced the popular Junior Knights program in 2013 to 3th and 4th graders to not only foster health and fitness at an earlier age, but to also develop leadership skills. The main focus of Junior Knights is basketball and through this team sport our children can learn to develop certain characteristics that they can carry through their lives at home, school, and eventually in the workplace. Team athletics teaches team work, dedication, focus, work ethic, commitment, sportsmanship, loyalty, and so on. In general we hope to promote a more wholesome and confident child. Additionally, Junior Knights also encourages 8th graders and alumni to participate as assistant coaches to further develop their leadership and mentoring skills.
The program focuses on the 5 basic skills of basketball (dribbling, shooting, passing, jumping, and running). This is not a competitive program but a recreational program where students and their friends can play together as a team and have fun while learning the skills necessary to play basketball.
At St. John the Baptist School, we believe a student should be a physically well-balanced individual who recognizes the importance of nutritious food. We wanted a food service vendor with similar values and chose ChoiceLunch. ChoiceLunch provides "a simple online ordering system and mobile app designed for schools and parents who care deeply about food and nutrition, but don't have a lot of time to spend figuring out how to order lunch. Browse from the selection of 16 daily delicious entree options and plan lunches days or weeks in advance, tailored to your child's tastes and nutritional needs."
St. Augustine says, "He who sings, prays twice." Directed by Sr. Divine Caabay, A.R., the choir consists of 47 students from 3rd to 8th grade. The group practices once a week for an hour. The school choir participates in different civic, school, church events and enjoys participating in Christmas caroling in December. The most recent event at the Cathedral Basilica of San Jose during the Santo Nino celebration last January 18.
My name is Ana Beresford. I was born in Mexico and moved to the United States in 1996. I have a bi-lingual daughter in second grade here at St. John's the Baptist. Last year Mrs.Hinkley invited me to teach Spanish as a language lesson in her class. This year I'm teaching first and second grade Spanish every Wednesday for half an hour I'm really happy for the opportunity that Mrs.Hinkley give me because I love to spend time with the kids. It's been a great experience!
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