Cardinella, St. John's Annual Benefit, is an evening full of celebration, fellowship, and the ever-popular wine wall, in addition to silent and live auctions. Primary funds raised through Cardinella support student learning initiatives that would not be achievable through tuition revenue alone. Thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors and volunteers, we have been able to host a successful event year after year.
Wine Wall is an annual event (typically held in December) that officially kicks off Cardinella. It serves as an adult-only holiday party for parents, faculty, and staff to gather and enjoy food, fellowship, and live entertainment.
Candy Cane Lane is an annual holiday event enjoyed by parents and students. This at school “store” allows children (from Pre-K through 8th grade) to select gifts for their entire family. Gifts vary in price from $1 to $20. Candy Cane Lane promotes independence, money management skills, as well as the joy of giving and finding perfect gifts for those they care about most.
Kids Cardinella is a fundraising and fellowship event that supports Cardinella, the annual school benefit. This provides students their own Cardinella experience with live entertainment, a spirit lunch, opportunity drawings, and a day filled with fellowship. In preparation for Kids Cardinella, students can submit designs to be selected for the Kids Cardinella T-Shirt. Parents of all grades (ECC through 8th grade), also curate unique class baskets for their grade level and faculty members which offer Teacher Experiences.
The St. John's Golf Tournament is a day filled with fun on and off the course! The day kicks off with a golf cart decorating and best costume competition. On the course, there is a putting and longest drive competition along with games and sponsors at every hole. Trophies for our winners and a post-golf reception are open to all for more fun and fellowship! Proceeds benefit the St. John’s Athletic and Physical Education Department. This event would not be possible without our amazing sponsors and volunteers.
The Father and Daughter Fellowship Event provides St. John’s Dads with a quality evening with their daughter(s). This event has ranged from a Father/Daughter dance where girls of all ages dance the night away, to a night of bowling at Saddleback Lanes. Regardless of the venue, fathers and daughters can spend fun together in a wonderful fellowship event.
The Mother and Daughter Fellowship Event is a wonderful opportunity for mothers and daughters to connect and bond! Last year's event was held at Big Canyon Country Club where our St. John’s Moms spent quality time with their daughters while enjoying tea and treats.
The Mother and Son Fellowship Event is an opportunity for St. John’s Moms to bond with their boy(s)! Events in the past have been at the Ladera Sports Center which has provided a fun-filled evening for mothers and son(s) to connect over sports and games. This year, the Mother and Son Event will be held at Saddleback Lanes.
The Father and Son Fellowship Event has historically been held at the Angels Stadium where dads can "take their son(s) to the ballgame for some peanuts and cracker jacks.” Before the game, we have a tailgating event consisting of games, snacks, and fellowship! It is a fun day for our St. John’s Dads to spend with their boy(s)!
The Grandparents/Special Friend Day is an opportunity to bring grandparents or special friends on campus to show them the spirit of St. John’s. This day is always special on campus where students can share activities, arts, and crafts with their grandparents or special friend(s) and involve them in our community.