Congratulations to our teachers as they grow as educators!  Several of our teachers have been recognized for their understanding of how to use Apple products for teaching and learning. They have proven knowledge of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps to enhance productivity and inspire creativity in their classrooms and beyond. SJS honors their achievement and commitment to creating the very best learning experiences for our student!.



Please be on the lookout for Parent/Teacher Conference appointment forms which are being sent home TODAY (Thursday for PK 3 students). Conferences have been schedule for Thursday, November 8 & Friday. November 9.




October 26 – Tip Off

October 29 – Spirit Wear

October 31 – Fun Fair for PK-Gr. 2, 1:15

November 1 – All Saints Day, Holy Day of Obligation Mass, 9:00

November 2 – End of 1st Trimester

November 6 –  Report Cards distributed

November 8Early dismissal at 1:30, Conferences 2:00pm-7:00pm

November 9No Classes, Conferences 8:00am-11:00am

November 13 – Picture for retakes and PK 3




Make Sundays more joyful…Experience Sunday Mass in a special way!  All St. James School families are invited to take a special role for Mass

Be greeters           Proclaim the readings                             Present the gifts.

It all starts November 14!

Moms, dads, and children can take on a special role at the 10:00 Mass every 2nd Sunday of the month by

  • Greeting families in the Gathering Space or at the Arlington Hts. Rd. door-4 or  more families per Sunday
  • Proclaiming the readings**-1 or 2 families per Sunday
  • Presenting the gifts-1 family per Sunday
  • Students are asked to wear school uniforms and are awarded service hours and spirit wear passes

  **The readings may be proclaimed by family members 8 years of age or older (3rd Grade).

Readings are provided in advance for practice.

CLICK HERE to sign up. Select your date and how you’d like to serve.







Jubilation Class Parties/Gifts 2018

We are proud to announce this year’s Jubilation Class Parties and Gifts!  We hope you will find something just right for you and your family bu CLICKING HERE.  You do not need to attend Jubilation to buy a spot at one of the class parties or place a bid on either of the class gifts (First Holy Communion platter or 8thGrade t-shirt quilt).

The auction opens on Monday!  Please CLICK HERE for the Bidding Instructions so you are ready to go!  With your smart phone or tablet you can log in and bid on your favorite items from anywhere you happen to be…at the auction, from home or somewhere else.  To get started go to

Thank you for your generous support!



SJS students emptied their pockets as we honored those fighting breast cancer with the GO PINK day! The NJHS thanks you for your generous donations totaling $270.35 which will be donated to breast cancer research.





As you know, once a week, most often on Fridays, St. James celebrates an All School Mass. The primary purpose of this practice is to celebrate the Eucharist as a community of faith. The reason this is so important is that the Eucharist is the presence of Christ among us in every moment of our existence.

Being a faith community means that we are also a learning community –we learn our faith by interacting with one another, which also brings is closer to Christ. CLICK HERE to read more.





            SAVE THE DATE ~ FEBRUARY 14, 15, 17, 2019!           Its going to be a jolly-good time!




We  our volunteers!

FSA has many 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’.

Many committee positions that need to be filled for 2019-2020 school year…let’s talk now!   Send us a message at or contact Julie Furmanski or Christine Chodil to hear more about open opportunities.


The Spirit Wear site will close November 9 for the season.  Order today and stock up on winter essentials and gifts for under the tree!







Click here to donate!

THANK YOU to all families who have contributed…


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









           CLICK HERE to pre-register for this popular informational session to be held at St. James!