Annual Events

We believe students do best when they feel the support of the whole community. See our calendar for the exact dates of upcoming events.  

Marathon – Students raise pledges and we walk around Vermillion with families, friends, and staff.

Fall FestivalSt. John’s Parish holds an annual festival in September. Students perform at the festival. St. Mathias holds a festival in August. St. Mary’s hold a sausage supper in November.

All Saints PartyOn October 31 we have a party in our parking lot with free pizza, games, and treats.

Christmas CarolingOn the last day before Christmas break our whole school goes Christmas Caroling to every business in Vermillion and enjoys hot cocoa afterwards.

Christmas Concert – All Preschool – 4th grade students participate in our Christmas Concert.

Art Show – We hold an Art Show during Catholic Schools Week.

Pancake BreakfastWe kick off Catholic Schools Week with a pancake breakfast after Sunday Mass.

Parent Social – We host socials that serve as informal gatherings and as a chance for the pastor and principal to update parents on school strategic plan work.

Field Trips – We recently have taken a K-4 field trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota, a K-4 Field Trip to the Schaffer Poultry and Dairy Farm, and a 2-4 field trip to Crystal Cave.

St. Nicholas DayWe partnered with St. Mathias to host the first annual St. Nicholas Day party. Students sang carols at the party, ate dinner, and met St. Nicholas.

Field Day – Students spend an afternoon competing in outdoor activities and enjoying treats.

Family PicnicFamilies join us for hot lunch after Mass during Catholic Schools Week.

Teddy Bear PicnicPreschool students parade Teddy bear floats through the school. Older students and staff watch and cheer. A preschool picnic is held afterwards.

Bingo Fun DayA day of bingo, food, games, and friends. This event is held in May after a Sunday Mass.

SkatevilleAll elementary Students go on a roller skating field trip during Catholic Schools Week.

Grandparents and Special Friends DayWe invite Grandparents and Special Friends to a school Mass, a meal, and classroom visits on the Friday before First Communion. All students are invited to bring a special friend.

Veterans DayWe host an annual Veterans Day event to thank and learn from our Veterans.

Class PartiesOur classes have Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines Day parties led by room parents.

Summer EventWe hold an annual summer event in late July. This is a chance to connect in the summer and engage the broader community.