We'll post our newsletters here so you can reference them on the go, or just in case one gets lost in a bottomless backpack.
We have a lot to talk about, so be sure to check our News page often. Here we will share details about upcoming events, provide important reminders, and tell you all about the things and people that make us great.
We have a 9:00 a.m. mass this week on Ascension Thursday. It is mandatory that students wear mass attire.
A Special Thank You
A special thanks to the Saint James Parent Group for providing breakfast and sweets during Teacher Appreciation Week. Students in grade 1 and K won the bingo cupcake party. Sue Bertram and Melissa Barnwell arranged to have a ‘spa’ massage for faculty on Thursday. Faculty appreciated all the beautiful flowers given to them by their students on Tuesday. Mrs. Markley received flowers on Wednesday for Nurse’s Appreciation Day.
Spring Book Fair
Our spring book fair is during the week of May 23. You can purchase one book and get another book free. Watch for more information coming soon.
Thank you for participating in our parent satisfaction survey. Please take a few minutes to review the survey results.
Health and Nutrition Information
St. James Parochial School promotes a healthy school by supporting wellness, good nutrition habits, and weekly physical activity as part of the total school environment. We invite you to review our policies and information regarding health and nutrition.
Earth Day Project
As part of Earth Day, Stephanie Arsenault, Julie Fauxbel, and grades 2 and 3 will spruce the grounds at St. James. They plan to tackle the garden by the back door. Students will be weeding and getting the soil ready for the spring planting. We are in need of donations for garden soil to spruce things up a bit.
2017-2018 School Year
If you are planning to send your children to St. James next year, please complete the necessary forms. We need to make decisions concerning the number of students per class, textbook ordering, classroom materials, and staff we will need for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have made a decision and you are not returning, please contact the main office so we can send students records to their future school. Thank you.
Students have the opportunity to begin wearing shorts on April 3 to June (end of school). Grades 1-7 are required to wear navy blue shorts and grade 8 tan walking shorts. Belts are required. You may wear sneakers with walking shorts, but we consider boots outerwear. We do not permit boots, clogs, high-tops, flip-flops, or open-back shoes. On Mass days, you are still required to wear your Mass attire. No shorts!
The St. James School memorial golf tournament is on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Please see Jay Long and Joe Beaudreault for more information.
Donnelly's Uniform Company Visit
Donnelly's Uniform Company will be at St. James School on Tuesday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will be sending flyers home soon. Delivery of purchases will take place on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing
We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. The dismissal procedures will be effective on Tuesday, September 5, 2016. The following information will eliminate the car line as it stands currently:
Therefore, after observing the dismissal procedures on August 31, our principal made an executive decision to eradicate the car line. We hope that this will alleviate any issues concerning the dismissal of students at the end of the school day.
Altar Servers Class
Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule. We will train you, and you will serve your first mass at 4:00 p.m. with Mr. Stepalavich. For information, or to sign up, please call Mrs. Stepalavich at (860) 630-0680.