St. John’s would not be St. John’s without its wonderful and devoted Parents’ Club. This organization has two major fundraisers per year: Eaglefest and St. John’s Social. Eaglefest is a fall festival held at the school to raise funds for the club’s operational year. Parents’ Club works closely with the faculty and staff of St. John’s to purchase much-needed items for the school and the teachers during the course of each year. In addition to Eaglefest, the Parents’ Club works with the school staff to ascertain the needs for the school year and how the Parents’ Club can help. Parents’ Club also often implements community service projects for the school and other small endeavors. All parents of SJDS children are automatically members of the Parents’ Club. Parents’ Club officers are selected each year by the preceding year’s officers. Officer positions include President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. In addition, parents may participate by serving as homeroom mothers for their child’s class.
A homeroom mother is a parent selected by the teacher that is in charge of purchasing teacher gifts throughout the year, party planning, chapel programs, May Day costumes, teacher appreciation week, a booth at Eaglefest, and creating the class cross for Flowering of the Cross. The homeroom mother collects a fee at the beginning of the year to cover the costs of the teacher gifts throughout the year. The homeroom mother also assigns a chairperson and committee for each party and chapel program. The chairperson and committee take care of party decorations and food/drink.