FROM THE DESK OF MRS. PAPPAS

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PLEASE NOTE THAT  REPORT CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7.

We look forward to seeing you at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9. Look for your appointment sheet today!


 

Our students welcomed November with a wonderful SJS tradition on this holy day of obligation of All Saints Day. The parade of saints by our first graders during the all school Mass reminded us that we are all saints in the making! The saint outfits were memorable and students did an exceptional job of proclaiming the readings.

 


Thanks to the Athletic Board for an exciting evening during Tip Off! Establishing the St. James Bulldog Hall of Fame and initiating Jerry Klopp as the first member made this evening very special!  Jerry has coached & helped lead SJS athletics for over 30 years, coaching 43 different teams during that span.  Congratulation and THANK YOU to Jerry for years of service to SJS athletics!

SJS sixth grade team provided the wonderful SJS tradition of the Halloween Fun Fair for our PK 4 through Grade 2 students. Sixth graders came up with creative games and served as worthy role models to the youngest Bulldogs! We appreciate all you did!

CURRICULUM CORNER
Senorita Tomko’s Spanish students learned about the November 2 feast of All Souls’ Day or El Dia de los Muertos. This celebration originated in central and southern Mexico hundreds of years ago and is still celebrated by Latinos today. The main memorial piece of the ofrenda. The students’ ofrenda is displayed in the Gathering Space this weekend! CLICK HERE to read more.

November 5 – Pizza with a Purpose

November 7 – Report Cards distributed

November 8EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 & Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 9 – NO CLASSES & Parent Teacher Conferences

November 13 – Pictures for PK 3 and Retakes


ALUMNI NEWS
Congratulations to alumni who continue to make us proud
  • Maura Hogaboom and Clarissa Gomez, SJS Class of 2015 –  National Merit Semifinalist

 

  • Thomas Constertina, Zachary Evans, Matthew McManaman, SJS Class of 2015 – Nation Merit Commended Students

       

 


Calling all 6th-8th Grade Students!
Would you like to have some fun while earning service hours? Volunteers are needed for Cookies with Santa on Saturday, December 8th. You will be able to greet our guests, help serve them cookies or help them complete a Christmas craft. If this sounds like fun, please sign-up here by Friday, November 9th, because we will be ordering T-shirts for our helpful volunteers! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094eadaa23a0f58-cookies

SHOW YOUR BULLDOG PRIDE!

The Spirit Wear site will close November 9 for the season.Don’t miss your chance! Order today and stock up on winter essentials and gifts for under the tree!  www.cheershoppe.com


 

We  our volunteers! There are so many volunteer opportunities – large and small at SJS!

Committee descriptions and contact information is available. CLICK HERE or go to SJS homepage, click ‘Parents’ and ‘Get Involved’.

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


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