COMING NEXT THURSDAY EVENING–DON’T MISS IT!
INVITE FAMILY, NEIGHBORS & FRIENDS
to learn more about the exciting early childhood program at SJS!
~St. James School is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that more efficiently. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
Upon entering our building, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a Driver’s License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor’s name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system allows us to quickly identify those that may present a danger to our students. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.
PLEASE ALERT FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS WHO COME TO VISIT/VOLUNTEER AT SJS OF THIS NEW SECURITY STEP.
~Registration is now open for St. James spring sports for grades 5th-8th: Boys & Girls Track, Boys Volleyball, and Girls Softball. Each one is $50.
The SJS First Lego League team, the Sludge Puppies, will be competing this coming Sunday in the Championship Tournament! If you remember, the team won a trophy in the previous round in the area of CORE VALUES.
The team’s project deals with improving an existing solution making it more efficient by saving energy and water. The team created an Alexa skill to turn on a recirculating pump, warming water to make it ready for immediate use upon opening a shower faucet. No wasted cold water runs down the drain waiting for the water to warm up. This innovation is more efficient for use and cost less money than the existing solution.
Team members include Billy Beck, Aidan McLeod, Finn McLeod, PJ McLeod, Alina Michelini, Abbey Sheldon, and Ben Sheldon. Best of luck at the tournament!
January 15 – No Classes, Martin Luther King Day
January 18 – Pre School/Kindergarten Information Night
January 19 – Ski Trip, Gr. 7 & 8
January 22 – No Bus Service
January 26 – Daddy Daughter Dance
January 28 – Open House after the 11:30 Mass until 2:00 – ALL ARE WELCOME!
Your RSVP is due TODAY!
Is your child part of an act in the upcoming talent show? Join in the fun and consider lending a hand during the show! To sign up to help go to our Signup Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaca72fa5fa7-stjames
Angels in the Classroom
Thank you for such generous gifts from the “Angels” list to our teachers! Parents’ Club chairperson, Julie Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org), can help you make selections and organize your Angels gift. Check out details of our Angels program here: Angels In the Classroom If you need a year-end tax letter from your donation, please contact Julie.
TWO, Yes, TWO!! Eat & Earn opportunities for you at the end January! Plan a night out with the family on January 25 or 26 and a portion of your bill will be donated right back to us! Click on the logos below for Panera (Friday 1/26 only) and CPK (Thursday and Friday 1/25 & 1/26) to print the flyers. Don’t forget to bring them with you when you dine in or carry out!
Thank you for sending in your box tops!
Click here to purchase tickets.
NIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW COMPETITION
Monday, January 15, 2018
Click here for details on the Free Throw Contest