Misericordia Candy Days are coming up. Misericordia is a not for profit organization on the north side of Chicago. Misercordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. The St. James NJHS students will be getting an early start next Thursday, April 26, by offering an out of uniform day to collect for that cause. Details are in the flyer below. In addition, NJHS students will also be collecting from parents at dismissal in the west parking lot.Your generosity is appreciated! P.S., no candy will be distributed at school.

Congratulations to Isabel Klimowicz and Natalia Ayala who were named State Winners in the 2017-18 Illinois Economic Concepts Poster Contest!

This year, nearly 2,000 students throughout the state in grades 1-8 illustrated their understanding of economic concepts in five regional contests.The top 24 entries from each regional competition were submitted for judging in a state-wide competition. From these entries, twelve state winners were selected, along with twelve honorable mention entries.The state winning drawings will be featured in a 2018-19 school-year calendar, sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. In the coming month, a list of names along with images of the twelve State Winners and State Honorable Mention entries will be posted on Econ IL’s web site at:

April 23 – Parent-Tot Open Gym

April 26 – SJS Night at FMSC

April 27 – Dodge Ball Tournament

April 30-SIP Day, NO CLASSES



Resources on Media Use for Teens & Tweens         Common Sense Media is a great place to find resources to help teach kids about Internet safety, digital citizenship, and using technology effectively. READ MORE.

SJS Band and Third Grade Recorder Concert

May 9, 2018

7:00 PM, Parish Center

Click here to access the Dairy Queen Blizzard Pre-Order Form!


Mark Your Calendar and Join the Parade!!


Why Pray the Rosary?  Click on the question to find the answer!








Join us! All are welcome!



Thank you to all who attended our meeting on Tuesday evening.  We have so much to share!  Meeting minutes will be posted to our web page next week along with a summary of changes that were voted upon and accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is an exciting time for our organization and we hope you’ll read all about this important news!

2018-2019 Room Parents

Volunteer to be a room parent here! SJS LOVES our room parents!!  Selections will be made soon!



Photos from the Parents’ Club Parent-Led Mass are available in the school photo library!  Check out the photos HERE! Thank you to all of the volunteer photographers who do a phenomenal job year-round capturing such special moments of our children and our school community!



Administrative Professionals Day 

Wednesday, April 25th is a day to recognize some very helpful people in our school. On behalf of all school families, Parents’ Club provides a gift to our office staff to express our gratitude for all that they do for us and our students all year long. This gift is made possible through your support of our fundraising programs.  Don’t forget to say “Thank You” to Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Mannion, and Mrs. Shade on Wednesday!

Cultural Arts

Students enjoyed a dazzling display of laser light in two different presentations from Prismatic Magic (Laser Safari & American Pride Spectacular) on Thursday.  Thank you Jan Langfeldt DiCola for chairing our Cultural Arts committee this year!  Three completely different curricular enhancing presentations throughout the year were all funded by the generosity of our school families through Parents’ Club fundraising programs.  These presentations totaled $2,195.  We look forward to more engaging, educational, and fun Cultural Arts presentations next year!




FAMILY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY   St. James Student Council is hosting a volunteer night at Feed My Starving Children for 6, 7, and 8th graders. The event is on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00- 7:30pm in Schaumburg. Limited spots are available, so  click here to sign up today!





April 27 and 28 are the Misericordia Candy Days collection at the Mariano’s in Des Plaines. Here is an easy way to sign up for this very family friendly and worthy service opportunity..!/showSignUp/20F0E4CAFA72FA0FC1-misericordia

It is also a wonderful way to have a fun time right near home, while supporting the tremendous gift of Misericordia to our greater Chicago community and the families whom they serve.