CLARK, NJ – Running a business is never easy but it didn’t stop Kindergartners at Saint John the Apostle School from setting up an apple-themed craft shop recently.  The shop was part of the school’s annual Apple Fest.  During the event, students in grades one through five brought in two canned goods which they used as currency to buy a craft from the Kindergarten-shop owners.  All the canned goods collected were donated to the Saint John the Apostle Food Pantry. 

“It is wonderful to see the Kindergarten students so excited to create their Apple Fest shop.  The Kindergarten students comprehend that they are collecting food for people in our larger community who are in need and are eager to contribute.”, said Dr. Deborah Egan, Ed.D, Principal.    “At Saint John the Apostle School, we teach that everyone can do their part to help others, regardless of age.” Egan added.   

Saint John the Apostle School is a faith-centered academic community based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  They are committed to serve all regardless of race, nationality or religion.  To prepare students to be responsible adults in an ever-changing world, their goal is to focus on academic excellence as well as instill spiritual, moral and social values.   Registration is ongoing.  Please call the school office at 732-388-1360 for additional information or visit the school on-line at