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 NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING BEFORE SCHOOL CARE – Students who arrive to school before 8:15 are invited to join Morning Care in the Library/Resource Room.  The cost is $5 per day.
Students may not wait in the office, nor may they enter the building before  8:20  unless they have a scheduled meeting with a teacher or are part of an organized activity like band, Bible Study, or choir.  Please contact Mrs. Resch or Mrs. Driscoll  to receive paperwork if your child will be arriving early to arrange for morning supervision.
Thank you for your cooperation.
~Scholastic Book Fair Excitement is in the Air!  In order to raise excitement for the upcoming book fair, St. James will have an out of uniform day for those who bring in money for “One for Books.”  “One for Books” is a program offered through Scholastic that allows us to spend all money collected on resources for our St. James teachers and classrooms, while Scholastic matches the full amount collected and donates it to a school in need.  This is a WIN! WIN! opportunity, so please send your child to school on Thursday, January 25th with a $1 donation (child can wear Spirit Wear) or a $2 donation (child can wear non-spirit wear clothes that comply with the school policy).  Let’s get into the Book Fair spirit by participating in this fun out of uniform fundraiser!

~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.  

NOTE – 5th grade Boys volleyball needs coaches. Please contact Sarah Whelan if you are interested.
Registration will close in a few weeks, please register sooner rather than later. To avoid over-paying, please check your records if you have registered already.

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!



Daddy Daughter Dance

Your RSVP is due TODAY

Friday, January 26 will be a memorable night of dancing and fun!  We’ve lined up two Eat and Earn opportunities at Panera and California Pizza Kitchen to help you plan your evening.



Get ready for Catholic Schools’ Week!  The unofficial start to CSW begins with the first annual Daddy/Daughter dance on Friday, January 26.  You’ll find the complete schedule of SJS CSW events here!


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:


Angels in the Classroom

Thank you for such generous gifts from the “Angels” list to our teachers!    Parents’ Club chairperson, Julie Delaney (, 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.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Click here for details on the Free Throw Contest


SVHS upcoming Musical “The Little Mermaid” will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm  and on Sundays, February 4 & 11 at 1:30 pm in the Jeuck Auditorium.
New this year, we will be hosting Lunch Under the Sea with Ariel & friends on February 3rd from 12-2 pm. Attached you will find a flyer with more information.  Please pass this on to your school and Parish families.
Here is the link to register.Register Here for Lunch Under the Sea