FROM THE DESK OF MRS. PAPPAS

~REMINDER—PLEASE drive slowly and carefully on our campus, both west and east sides. NEVER leave the drop off line and go around stopped cars. No one wants to be in or driving a vehicle that causes an accident. EVERY ONE’S TIME IS PRECIOUS. Remember that our children are watching us. What do we want them to see???

~Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 22. These conferences are by parent or teacher request only. Appointments forms go home next Friday.


March 15 – Special Lunch

  ****March 22 – 2:00 DISMISSAL****

March 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:00

March 26-30 – Spring Break

March 29 – Holy Thursday

March 30 – Good Friday

April 1 – Easter

April 2 Easter Monday, NO CLASSES


Birthday Books in the Library!
Calling all students with winter and spring birthdays…or just anyone who missed their chance in the fall!! Please fill out the attached flyer to sign up to choose a new book in the library. We will place a special label inside the book and also add their photo to the Birthday Book wall in the library!

Birthday Books Flyer


All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to participate in this year’s LIVING STATIONS

to be performed on Good Friday, March 30.


FROM THE DESK OF MRS. CINDY MCGOWAN,  SCHOOL COUNSELOR

5 Things to Say When You Have No Words

When someone you love suffers a painful loss, it’s hard to know what to do. These deep thinkers offer sage suggestions. READ MORE


Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Laramie Room (church basement).  Can’t make it to morning meetings?  Join us at our evening social meeting on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria! (6:30 refreshments, 7:00 meeting begins with prayer) Meeting Minutes from each of our monthly meetings are available on the PC page of the school website.  Here is a direct link: http://www.stjamesschoolah.org/student-life/digital-backpack/parents-club/

Comments always welcome at sjsparentsclub@stjamesschoolah.org

Thank you for completing the Parents’ Club Family Survey.  Results of the survey and suggestions for change will be shared at our March & April meetings.

Survey says 

  • 81% of respondents would support a $15-$20 increase in the Parents’ Club registration fee if it eliminated our need to raise money through product based fundraisers
  • 69% of respondents want to continue to receive a paper calendar; 46% want to keep the wall calendar format the same while 31% would prefer a month-at-a-glance format

Please join us at our March & April meetings to find out more about our survey and how your opinions will shape change for 2018-2019.

All School Mass – Friday, April 13   Parents’ Club will proudly host our all school Mass on 4/13 at 9:00 a.m.!  Parents will be needed as readers, altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, musicians, and gift bearers.  If you’d like to participate please send a message expressing your interest to sjsparentsclub@stjamesschoolah.org.  We will coordinate with Mrs. Farrell and be in touch with additional information.  Our children are always so proud to serve, read, sing, and play during school masses – let’s show them that we are too!

Thank you for sending in your box tops!

 


TO HELP US ON OUR LENTEN JOURNEY….

          


   

Beyond the Books! Calling all current Kindergarten and First Graders: Are you looking for a fun way to avoid the summer slide? Come join Miss Tambling and practice skills in reading, writing and science this summer! Click here for more details.


Shane is looking to Brave the Shave for St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research!  

https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/962082/2018