A view of this week’s active learning at SJS in and outside of the classrooms!



Please CLICK HERE to see the state required annual asbestos communication to families.



Picture Day for PK4-Grade 8 is Monday, October 1. This is a dress UP day for students. Please remember that clothing must be appropriate for school. Jeans are permissible if they are neat and hole-free! Pictures for PK 3 will be taken on the retake day in November.



Don’t forget that Monday, October 1 is the first Pizza with a Purpose Day for this year. Students who did not order pizza should bring a sack lunch. All students should bring a beverage.




Vaping: What Parents Need to Know!

Parents, teen use of vapes/e-cigarettes has increased locally and across the country. Learn eye opening information about how big tobacco is marketing to your teen, what you can do to prevent your teen from using, and facts you need to know in order to educate your teen about the dangers of these products. You won’t want to miss this important educational opportunity! Theater enter Door 1.This program is presented in partnership with Link Together Coalition.CLICK HERE for more information.





The 6th Grade Class Invites you to purchase……

Apples cost between $1.75 and $4.00 with a variety from which to choose. Funds raised contribute to the cost of the 6th grade outdoor education program at White Pines.  Order are due on or before October 11 and delivered on October 18. This is a firm deadline.  CLICK HERE for the order form.



Happy fall to everyone!!!! Just a reminder October lunches are up on the website and ready to go. A few new items have been added to menu as well as a la carte. Hope all who ordered in September enjoyed their lunches. We are always opened to suggestions.

Donna and Marianne





Doors open @ 6:30pm           Showtime @ 8pm

Friday, September 28th – Comedy Night

Grab some friends and come on out for an easy night of fun & laughter!  We have a great line-up of comedians & BYOB…..Contact Beth Cloud with questions –



The minutes from our September 11th meeting have been posted to the SJS website.  Click here to view.







THANK YOU to all families who have contributed to the Annual Fund.  IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONATED, PLEASE CONSIDER DOING SO!

REMINDER – we have ELIMINATED dues & product-based fundraisers!

FSA support of SJS has not changed. Your donation will support Angels in the Classroom, Cultural Arts, Tech purchases & upgrades, staff hospitality, gifts, and recognition, and more!

Donations can be made via FaithDirect!  CLICK HERE to donate!

Did you know that your company might EASILY match your donation! In order to track donations, if your company is planning to match your Annual Fund donation,  please let us know by sending a quick email to  Please include your name, company name, and amount.





Spirit Wear and Glitzy Wear are now offered all year long!! Please visit to purchase today. Any questions, contact Jackie Moreno or Diana Volpe





We have many volunteer opportunities – large and small!

Committee descriptions and contact information is available –

CLICK HERE  or go to the SJS homepage, click “Parents” and “Get Involved”.






On Saturday September 22, our Cross Country teams finished their season with a strong showing at the conference finals.  The Varsity Girls, JV Girls and JV Boys each finished in 3rd place, with the Varsity Boys finishing in 4th place. BRAVO, student athletes and coaches!!
Several runners finished in the Top 20 in the respective events:
Varsity Girls:
10. Natalia Ayala;
11. Madeline Reddin;
13. Emily Lifka;
15. Annie Kate McAndrews
Varsity Boys:
12. John Whelan;
13. John Hutchison.
JV Girls:
9. Caroline Hartman;
13. Emily Walberg;
18. Emma Cahill
JV Boys:
2. Joey Papanicholas;
20. Connor Jimenez.
And a special thank you goes out to this years coaches: Dave Long, Jenna Hartman, Erin McAndrews, and Dawn Long!




We have a winner for the TIP-OFF t-shirt!  Congratulations to Emma Cahill of 6th grade on your design!  Thank you to all the participants!  Stay tuned for details on ordering your 2018 TIP-OFF t-shirt.  GO BULLDOGS!





If not, we need to hear from you! We need all members of St. James age 18 and older to take the survey. Your opinion is very important as we work to renew our church and fulfill God’s purpose for us now and in the years to come. The survey is confidential and takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. Our hope is to close the survey the week of Oct. 8. To take the survey, go to: (Note: Once you get into the survey, you will need to input this Access Code: DD6EE9F)