FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Students at SJS recently participated in a qualification competition for the 37th annual Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee. Two seventh graders were left standing at the end of the spelling bee to go on participate in the regional Bee on March 2.

Congratulations to Sofia Villasenor and Charlie O’Connor who came in second and third place in the Bee. we’re very proud of your accomplishment!

 

 

Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 21 from 4:00 until 6:30. These conferences are scheduled with teacher or parent request. Should a teacher wish to see you, the teacher will send you an email notifying you that  a conference will be scheduled. If you would like to schedule a conference with any of your child’s teachers please email your request to admin@stjamesschoolah.org on or before March 8. Appointments will be distributed on March 15.

 

Avoid the hike in fees by submitting your 2019-2020 application on or before February 28. Fees go up $50 per application after this date!

 

 

 

We’re so proud of our growing cadre of Apple Teachers!  Congratulations, Mrs. Resch!!

 


 

February 22 – End of 2nd Trimester

 February 22 – Dance, Gr. 7 & 8, 4:00-6;00

February 25 – Spirit Wear

February 25 – Author Visit, K-grade 2

February 27Cyber Guide for Parents Presentation

March 1 – Ladies Night Out

March 5 – Report Cards distributed

March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass, 2:00

March 7 – Special Lunch

March 7 – Solo & Ensemble Festival



 

WHAT IS APPLE CLASSROOM?

Apple Classroom is a teacher application used to monitor and support effective and appropriate student use of mobile devices in the classroom. Apple Classroom connects to student devices via Bluetooth and enables teachers to launch apps or web pages, mute, lock, and view all devices in the classroom when the app is active. This application helps to direct students to the digital tools they need and reduce distraction in the classroom. All students and parents sign the acceptable use policy for technology at SJS. This application assists in upholding student accountability for in-school activity on their device.


 

COUNSELOR’S CORNER  From the Desk of Mrs. McGowan

On August 3, 2017,  Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in Massachusetts prison. Carter had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter over the suicide of her boyfriend. She will also serve 5 years of probation. Additional details on her sentencing can be found HERE

What the Michelle Carter Conviction Means For YOUR Kids—The Michelle Carter verdict could set a legal precedent for whether or not it’s a crime to tell someone to commit suicide. Here’s 5 things to discuss with your kids TODAY.  CLICK HERE to read more.


 

LADIES NIGHT OUT     “Bubbles & Bling”    LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!

This is one of FSA’s largest fundraisers of the year. It is a lot of fun but requires an army of volunteers and support!

 

  • Have a group you would like to sit with? Great!  CLICK HERE and fill out the registration form attached.
  • Looking for a group to sit with?  Great!
  • Reach out to your classroom Room Parents to sit with a group of ladies from your grade!

 


SJS ATHLETICS

Due to a scheduling conflict the annual Dodge Ball tournament has been rescheduled From April to Friday, May 10.

 


COMING NEXT WEEK!    Be sure to make time for two important and timely presentations!

Detective Wistocki provides information that is immediately usable to keep your child safe online. CLICK HERE to register.


 


SUMMER OPPORTUNITY

Mrs. Long is offering a unique opportunity to explore a science topic that sparks interest in many and is not found in the science curriculum at school. Incoming 5th-8th graders this summer will explore fingerprint, hair, DNA analysis, chromotography and more!!  CLICK HERE for more information and registration on how to be a Crime Buster!

 








Prospect HS Band Boosters and I’m hoping you can help distribute the attached flyer about our upcoming Mother/Son “K”night Out. This is an event where Moms (or aunts, grandmas or any other special lady) can spend a family-friendly evening with their son enjoying a DJ, games, raffles, etc at Prospect High School on Saturday, March 2 from 7-9pm. CLICK HERE for more details