Thank you for your time attending PIN on Wednesday! It was great to see everyone and start out the year in such a positive manner!

The 3 year old PreK began their year yesterday. There were plenty of smiles and lots of excitement for our youngest Bulldogs!

We’re excited about Grandparents’ Day on Friday, September 7. Grandparents and other special family members are invited to attend Mass with the school community in the Parish Center at 9:30. A reception with cookies and juice will follow in the gathering area and our guests are invited to tour the school and visit the children’s classrooms! Please enter through the west doors.

Grandparents/Special Person’s Day is one of the most special celebrations we have at SJS and one with the largest attendance! Please remember that we are somewhat challenged with parking this year with the construction though there is limited parking on the east side, north of the church. Anyone who can walk over is highly encouraged to do so! Carpooling will help a lot! Thank you for planning ahead!


Quest hopes that everyone had a wonderful summer even though it went by way too fast. We’re sending a reminder that families can start ordering lunches for September. The menu is posted. We now offer 2 different gluten free meals which you will find under a la carte and we added few more sandwich choices. If at any time your child has a suggestion that they would like to see added to the menu we would love to hear it. Hope everyone has a great school year!!!


Thanks to those who have already submitted health forms that are REQUIRED  by the state of Illinois. If you have not yet done so, please attend to this promptly.

Pre-K 3                1) Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam

Pre-K 4                1) Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam if student is in Preschool for the first time……if student was in PreK 3 anywhere else, that Health Exam can be transferred to St. James.

Kindergarten         1) Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam   2) Eye Exam     3) Dental Exam

2nd Grade        1) Dental Exam

6th Grade         1) Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam    2) Dental Exam


4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th      Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam (We need a completed physical annually if your child is participating in any sporting activity)

*All completed examinations are due on the first day of practice

IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS   Immunizations are required for all students.  The immunization schedule must be compliant with the guidelines of Illinois Department of Public Health.  If you choose to be non-compliant of the rules for IDPH, you must submit the IDPH Exemption form signed by you and your physician. For questions call the Health Office @ 224-345-7147

***Students will be excluded from school / sports until compliant.***



Welcome back to another year at St James, and welcome to all of our new families!  I continue to feel so fortunate to work with you and your children. Click here to read more.




As we begin a new year at St. James School, it is important to realize that the core reason our school and our parish exist is “To be disciples of Christ and make disciples of Christ.” (Parish mission statement, 2018). Click here to read more.




2018-2019  School Year is underway and FSA is busy!

Thank you to all who came out for the Welcome Back Coffee.

A special THANK YOU to Cheryl Bayer, Mary Reddin, and Kristen Wentink and the Hospitality Committee for a great morning!


The 2018-2019 Annual Fund Drive is underway!! 

Our Goal = 100% participation!       Progress update…….50%

THANK YOU to all families who have already contributed.

Donations can be made via FaithDirect! Click here to donate!

Your tax deductible donation will support Cultural Arts Programs, Angels in the Classroom, Tech purchases & upgrades,Staff hospitality, gifts, and recognition Catholic Schools Week events, 8th Grade May Crowning & Graduation Dinner events, and more.

FSA has a variety of volunteer opportunities – large and small!  Committee descriptions and contact information is available – Check us out HERE or go to SJS homepage, click ‘Parents’ and ‘Get Involved’.

                      TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th @ 7pm 

                                                                    The first FSA MEETING of the year!

                 Please plan to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

                        If YOU are a registered SJS family, YOU are a member of FSA!


Friday, September 28th – Comedy Night

Grab some friends and come on out for a night of fun & laughter!

We have a great line-up of comedians & BYOB…..

Contact Beth Cloud with questions –

Click HERE for the reservation form.


After School Enrichment – STAY, PLAY, LEARN

The after school enrichment programs will be offered this year on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays again this fall. We will have several different 8-week sessions to choose from starting on the week of September 24 through the week of November 12.

A wide range of fun lessons will be offered to all St James students K-8, including; Yoga, Chess, Cooking, Irish Dance, Coding, Clay, and Art. Please stay tuned to the Fodder for updates or contact Chad Woehrle at


SJS had fantastic results at our first cross country meet! Our cross country team participated in the St. Viator High School Invitational on September 18 with teams from 17 other schools.

SJS JV girls won 1stplace, the Varsity girls placed 4th and the Varsity boys placed 5th.  Five SJS student finishers were in the top-25 among the JV girls (Caroline Hartman, Emily Walberg, Ella O’Connell, Emma Cahill and Carys Furmanski), four in the top-25 for the Varsity girls (Natalia Ayala, Annie Kate McAndrews, Madeline Reddin and Emily Lifka), and two in the top-25 for the Varsity boys (John Wehlan and John Hutchison). Congratulations to our Bulldog XC team!!



Sponsor this year’s Jubilation at St. James…Under the Big Tent and showcase your business to the entire St. James community. Sponsorship benefits include recognition on social media, parish communications, signage at the event and more.Click here for information.


Click here for informational registration letter for the Arlington Heights Youth Basketball Association (AHYBA)  2018-2019 program.


The Prospect High School Cheerleaders will host their annual Fall Youth Cheerleading Clinic on Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 4:00-7:15pm. Participants will join the Prospect Cheerleaders and coaching staff for an evening to learn and build cheer skills and perform a pre-game routine at the Prospect Varsity Football Game immediately following the clinic. If you would please share/post this flyer to help us reach out to the students in your school, we would greatly appreciate it!

The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 14th using the following link: Prospect Fall Youth Cheer Clinic  Contact Coach Danielle Menacker  if you have any questions.