St. John’s Schools

Pastor Laura Takes Greater Role at CDC

By Susan Shinn Turner Believe it or not, the St. John’s Child Development Center turns 20 this year. “It’s an exciting time to look at what the center is doing and to give extra encouragement to the administrative staff,” says Pastor Laura Henrik. To that end, Pastor Laura is spending each Tuesday afternoon at the…

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The Picture Man

By Tonia Black-Gold You have heard the old saying “great minds think alike.”  St. John’s has begun a collaboration with Catawba College to provide interesting speakers on a variety of continuing education topics in some of St. John’s very desirable venues. This collaboration promises to offer members of St. John’s and members of the Rowan-Salisbury…

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A New CDC Playground

By Angel Owens When the St. John’s Child Development Center (CDC) Advisory Committee met to discuss goals for the year, the spiritual, mental, and physical health of the CDC remained at the top of the list. A new approach to outdoor play fit right in. In March, St. John’s entered into a collaborative partnership with…

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Healthy in Every Way: 2019 CDC Goals

By Barbara Jo Corriher St. John’s CDC advisory committee met recently to evaluate goals and establish new goals for 2019. The committee agreed that they want to continue to focus on the mind, body and spiritual health of the children and the staff of St. John’s CDC. Pastor Laura will be working closely with the…

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The St. John’s CDC: “Doing for Others is the Best!”

By Barbara Jo Corriher On Friday, Oct. 26, St. John’s Rainbow Makers made a rainy day a very happy, sunny day inside our Child Development Center. The Rainbow Makers, teachers and children had a delightful morning laughing, painting, tossing, playing and more. At the Go Fish station, Gary Taylor attached the package of Gold Fish…

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Contribute to the St. John’s CDC Toy Drive

By Barbara Jo Corriher November is the month of grateful giving.  We are all thankful that we have a ministry that provides quality childcare for church members as well as our community; we are thankful for those small feet that toddle through our Child Development Center doors; we are thankful for the administrative team at…

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Fall in Love with St. John’s CDC

By Barbara Corriher What’s not to love about St. John’s CDC? Here are some things that have happened at our CDC because someone fell in love! New Books:  Pastor Laura reads to children at the CDC once a month. Pastor Laura was able to get age appropriate Bibles and scripture-based books for each classroom through…

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Welcome Back to School

By Barabara Corriher NC Pre-K:  Children playing, learning and growing never stops at St. John’s CDC, but at the end of August the number of little ones entering the CDC’s doors increases. On Monday, August 27, our facility welcomed 26 NC Pre-K students.  All of our NC Pre-K positions are filled. You may ask what…

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Something Good at St. John’s Child Development Center

By Barbara Corriher Something good is happening just about every single second of every single day at St. John’s CDC, so let’s hear about some of that good stuff! Pastor Laura Henrik comes to visit:  Every other Tuesday, Pastor Laura comes to our CDC. While she is there, she shares a Bible Story with the…

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72 Years and Running: the St. John’s Kindergarten

By Angel Owens St. John’s Kindergarten opened in 1946. It is a half-day program that covers all of the concepts necessary to prepare children for the first grade. St. John’s member, Pat Epting, began her time at St. John’s Kindergarten in the fall of 1964, as a temporary replacement for Mrs. Florence Sifford and ended…

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