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Main calendar for all school activities. Parents Club\, the Parish\, Marketing\, and the school calendar will all be in here.

August 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday August 1
Tuesday August 2
Wednesday August 3
Thursday August 4
Friday August 5
Saturday August 6
Sunday August 7
Monday August 8
Tuesday August 9
Wednesday August 10
Thursday August 11
Friday August 12
Saturday August 13
Sunday August 14
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Back to School Mass
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Back to School BBQ
Monday August 15
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Orientation Day
Tuesday August 16
  • 8:20 am – 11:30 am First Day of School - Dismissal
Wednesday August 17
Thursday August 18
Friday August 19
Saturday August 20
Sunday August 21
Monday August 22
Tuesday August 23
  • All Day Prek 3 Orientation
Wednesday August 24
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday August 25
  • All Day First Day of PreK 3
Friday August 26
Saturday August 27
Sunday August 28
Monday August 29
Tuesday August 30
Wednesday August 31
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly

September 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday September 1
Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
  • All Day Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday September 6
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
Friday September 9
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Grandparents Day Mass
Saturday September 10
Sunday September 11
Monday September 12
Tuesday September 13
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday September 14
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday September 15
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parent Information Night
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm FSA Meeting
Wednesday September 21
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday September 22
Friday September 23
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
Wednesday September 28
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday September 29
Friday September 30
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear

October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday October 1
Sunday October 2
Monday October 3
  • All Day Picture Day
Tuesday October 4
Wednesday October 5
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday October 6
Friday October 7
Saturday October 8
Sunday October 9
Monday October 10
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Tuesday October 11
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Teacher PD Day
Wednesday October 12
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday October 13
Friday October 14
Saturday October 15
Sunday October 16
Monday October 17
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm DigCit Conference
Tuesday October 18
Wednesday October 19
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday October 20
Friday October 21
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tip Off - SJS Athletics
Saturday October 22
Sunday October 23
Monday October 24
Tuesday October 25
Wednesday October 26
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday October 27
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Band Concert
Friday October 28
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear
Saturday October 29
Sunday October 30
Monday October 31

November 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tuesday November 1
  • 8:45 am – 9:45 am All Saints Day Mass
Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
Friday November 4
Saturday November 5
  • All Day SJ Jubilation
Sunday November 6
Monday November 7
Tuesday November 8
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday November 9
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday November 10
Friday November 11
  • All Day End of Trimester 1
Saturday November 12
Sunday November 13
Monday November 14
Tuesday November 15
  • All Day Picture Day Retake
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm FSA Meeting
Wednesday November 16
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday November 17
Friday November 18
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear
Saturday November 19
Sunday November 20
Monday November 21
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday November 22
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Wednesday November 23
  • All Day Thanksgiving Break
Thursday November 24
  • All Day Thanksgiving Break
Friday November 25
  • All Day Thanksgiving Break
Saturday November 26
Sunday November 27
Monday November 28
Tuesday November 29
Wednesday November 30
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am K for a Day
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly

December 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday December 1
Friday December 2
Saturday December 3
Sunday December 4
Monday December 5
Tuesday December 6
Wednesday December 7
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday December 8
Friday December 9
  • All Day Cookies with Santa
Saturday December 10
Sunday December 11
Monday December 12
Tuesday December 13
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday December 14
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday December 15
Friday December 16
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear
Saturday December 17
Sunday December 18
Monday December 19
Tuesday December 20
Wednesday December 21
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday December 22
Friday December 23
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Saturday December 24
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Sunday December 25
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Monday December 26
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Tuesday December 27
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Wednesday December 28
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Thursday December 29
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Friday December 30
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Saturday December 31
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break

January 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Sunday January 1
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Monday January 2
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Tuesday January 3
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Wednesday January 4
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Thursday January 5
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Friday January 6
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Saturday January 7
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Sunday January 8
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Monday January 9
Tuesday January 10
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday January 11
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday January 12
Friday January 13
Saturday January 14
Sunday January 15
Monday January 16
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday January 17
Wednesday January 18
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday January 19
Friday January 20
Saturday January 21
Sunday January 22
Monday January 23
Tuesday January 24
Wednesday January 25
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday January 26
Friday January 27
Saturday January 28
Sunday January 29
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CSW Mass
  • 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Open House
Monday January 30
  • All Day Catholic Schools Week
Tuesday January 31
  • All Day Catholic Schools Week

February 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday February 1
  • All Day Catholic Schools Week
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday February 2
  • All Day Catholic Schools Week
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Band Concert
Friday February 3
  • All Day Catholic Schools Week
  • CSW Variety Show
Saturday February 4
Sunday February 5
Monday February 6
Tuesday February 7
Wednesday February 8
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am K for a Day
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday February 9
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PreK/K Info Night
Friday February 10
Saturday February 11
Sunday February 12
Monday February 13
Tuesday February 14
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday February 15
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday February 16
Friday February 17
Saturday February 18
Sunday February 19
Monday February 20
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Tuesday February 21
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm FSA Meeting
Wednesday February 22
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday February 23
Friday February 24
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear
Saturday February 25
Sunday February 26
Monday February 27
Tuesday February 28

March 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday March 1
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday March 2
  • All Day 8th Grade Graduation Picture Day
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Jr. High Step Up Night
Friday March 3
  • All Day End of Trimester 2
Saturday March 4
Sunday March 5
Monday March 6
Tuesday March 7
Wednesday March 8
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday March 9
Friday March 10
Saturday March 11
Sunday March 12
Monday March 13
Tuesday March 14
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday March 15
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday March 16
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Solo & Ensemble Festival
Friday March 17
Saturday March 18
Sunday March 19
Monday March 20
Tuesday March 21
Wednesday March 22
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday March 23
Friday March 24
  • All Day Spiritwear
Saturday March 25
Sunday March 26
Monday March 27
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Tuesday March 28
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Wednesday March 29
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday March 30
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Friday March 31
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday April 1
Sunday April 2
Monday April 3
Tuesday April 4
Wednesday April 5
  • All Day 8th Grade Grad Retake Picture Day
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday April 6
Friday April 7
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
Saturday April 8
Sunday April 9
Monday April 10
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Easter Monday
Tuesday April 11
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday April 12
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday April 13
Friday April 14
Saturday April 15
Sunday April 16
Monday April 17
Tuesday April 18
Wednesday April 19
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday April 20
Friday April 21
Saturday April 22
Sunday April 23
Monday April 24
Tuesday April 25
Wednesday April 26
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday April 27
Friday April 28
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear
  • Ladies Night Out
Saturday April 29
Sunday April 30

May 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday May 1
Tuesday May 2
Wednesday May 3
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday May 4
  • 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Band Concert Preview
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Band Concert
Friday May 5
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Teacher PD Day
Saturday May 6
  • All Day First Holy Communion - 2nd Grade
Sunday May 7
Monday May 8
Tuesday May 9
  • All Day Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Early Release Day - 2:00 pm Dismissal
    Recurs monthly
Wednesday May 10
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday May 11
Friday May 12
  • All Day 6th/7th/8th Grade Dance
Saturday May 13
Sunday May 14
Monday May 15
  • All Day Bowling 5th-8th
Tuesday May 16
Wednesday May 17
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday May 18
Friday May 19
Saturday May 20
Sunday May 21
Monday May 22
Tuesday May 23
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm FSA Meeting
Wednesday May 24
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
Thursday May 25
Friday May 26
  • All Day Special Lunch
  • Spiritwear
Saturday May 27
Sunday May 28
Monday May 29
  • All Day NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
Tuesday May 30
  • All Day 8th Grade Dinner Dance
Wednesday May 31
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly

June 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday June 1
Friday June 2
Saturday June 3
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am Graduation
Sunday June 4
Monday June 5
Tuesday June 6
Wednesday June 7
  • 8:35 am – 9:35 am All School Mass
    All School Mass
    8:35 am – 9:35 am
    Recurs weekly
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Last Day of School - Dismissal
Thursday June 8
Friday June 9
Saturday June 10
Sunday June 11
Monday June 12
Tuesday June 13
Wednesday June 14
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday June 15
Friday June 16
Saturday June 17
Sunday June 18
Monday June 19
Tuesday June 20
Wednesday June 21
Thursday June 22
Friday June 23
Saturday June 24
Sunday June 25
Monday June 26
Tuesday June 27
Wednesday June 28
Thursday June 29
Friday June 30

July 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday July 1
Sunday July 2
Monday July 3
Tuesday July 4
Wednesday July 5
Thursday July 6
Friday July 7
Saturday July 8
Sunday July 9
Monday July 10
Tuesday July 11
Wednesday July 12
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm School Council Meeting
    School Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Recurs monthly
Thursday July 13
Friday July 14
Saturday July 15
Sunday July 16
Monday July 17
Tuesday July 18
Wednesday July 19
Thursday July 20
Friday July 21
Saturday July 22
Sunday July 23
Monday July 24
Tuesday July 25
Wednesday July 26
Thursday July 27
Friday July 28
Saturday July 29
Sunday July 30
Monday July 31
St. James Teachers

The Saint James faculty is committed to quality academics, to a nurturing and safe environment of individual concern, and to strong relationships with students and parents that help form faith-filled, hardworking, kind, and humble students.

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Last name First name Grade/Dept. Room # / Location Email Address
Adams Brent 6th Grade 206 badams@stjamesschoolah.org
Baik Trish Nurse Nurse tbaik@stjamesschoolah.org
Bilski Michael 7th/8th Grade ELA 218 mbilski@stjamesschoolah.org
Boudart Kathryn SPED TA 220 kboudart@stjamesschoolah.org
Brown Patty 1st Grade 100 pbrown@stjamesschoolah.org
Busa Kelly Assistant Principal 200B kbusa@stjamesschoolah.org
Dillon Sharon 2nd Grade 134 sdillon@stjamesschoolah.org
Driscoll Karen 6th Grade 210 kdriscoll@stjamesschoolah.org
Esquivel Mary 6th-8th Grade SS 216 mesquivel@stjamesschoolah.org
Fink Colleen PreK4-4th Grade PE PE Office cfink@stjamesschoolah.org
Finn Melissa Marketing Director 200A marketing@stjamesschoolah.org
Franz Jennifer Nurse Nurse jfranz@stjamesschoolah.org
Gallo Elizabeth Learning Behavior Specialist 136 egallo@stjameschoolah.org
Gerardi Mary PreK 4 114 mgerardi@stjamesschoolah.org
Granato Jessica 3rd Grade 124 jgranato@stjamesschoolah.org
Jarosz Karen Learning Behavior Specialist 132 kjarosz@stjamesschoolah.org
Jones Jane Admin Assistant/Registrar Office secretaries@stjamesschoolah.org
Karch Paige 2nd Grade 136 pkarch@stjamesschoolah.org
Kelly Karen 5th Grade 202 kkelly@stjamesschoolah.org
Kendrick Mike Principal 4 mkendrick@stjamesschoolah.org
Lollino Angela Kindergarten 104 alollino@stjamesschoolah.org
Long Nicole 6th-8th Grade Science 208 nlong@stjamesschoolah.org
Macius Caroline 1st Grade 127 cmacius@stjamesschoolah.org
Madden Gail Nurse Nurse gmadden@stjamesschoolah.org
Madden Lauren 2nd Grade 126 lmadden@stjamesschoolah.org
Manos Jenna 3rd Grade 125 jmanos@stjamesschoolah.org
Marcotte Dan PreK – 8th Grade Music 107 dmarcotte@stjamesschoolah.org
May Corey 7th/8th Grade Math 212 cmay@stjamesschoolah.org
May Kim 5th Grade 204 kmay@stjamesschoolah.org
McDermott Mary Band Director 103 mmcdermott@stjamesschoolah.org
McEnerney Michelle 4th Grade 120 mmcenerney@stjamesschoolah.org
Moulton Gary Technology/STEM 203 gmoulton@stjamesschoolah.org
O’Brien Angela PreK 3 & 4 112 aobrien@stjamesschoolah.org
Perkinson Erin Director of Student Services 130 eperkinson@stjamesschoolah.org
Pettenuzzo Mary Beth 5th – 8th grade PE PE Office mpettenuzzo@stjamesschoolah.org
Pontarelli Becky Kindergarten 106 rpontarelli@stjamesschoolah.org
Prazuch Cyndi Librarian Resource Center cprazuch@stjamesschoolah.org
Redstrom Emily PreK 3 & 4 110 eredstrom@stjamesschoolah.org
Resch Kari Kindergarten 108 kresch@stjamesschoolah.org
Schade Joan Admin Assistant Office jschade@stjamesschoolah.org
Stahl Margarita 4th Grade 123 mstahl@stjamesschoolah.org
Stock Carrie Learning Behavior Specialist 220 cstock@stjamesschoolah.org
Tambling Laura 1st Grade 102 ltambling@stjamesschoolah.org
Thomas Nicole 4th Grade 122 nthomas@stjamesschoolah.org
Tomko Brynn 6th – 8th grade Spanish 214 btomko@stjamesschoolah.org
Trausch Christine 1st – 8th Grade Art 201 ctrausch@stjamesschoolah.org
Zebron Gina Ed. Tech Coordinator Resource Center gzebron@stjamesschoolah.org
Fine ArtsAthleticsClubs

Fine Arts

Bulldog Chorus

St. James School’s student choir is open to students in 2nd through 4th grade. This group of singers performs at pep rallies, school Mass, and the Variety Show. By developing musical skills and performing in public, the students acquire poise, increased self-esteem, and an understanding that discipline and hard work bring rewards.

Student Cantors & Instrumentalists

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to cantor at our school mass. Students will prepare for masses with the guidance of the music teacher before school and meet with the music teacher prior to school mass to review music. Students are also welcome to audition to play instruments and be included in leading the student congregation in song.

Slide Squad

Students interested in serving with the music ministry during mass can offer to provide technical support as a slide operator. Students on our slide squad follow along with the mass to offer lyrics to the congregation.

Broadway Bulldogs

The Broadway Bulldogs is our junior high theatre group bringing musical productions to the stage each winter. The overall production is led by talented parent volunteers. Students in grades 6-8 are invited annually to be part of the production. Students can audition to be in the show or assist with stage crew or lighting and tech. No student is turned away! Those involved develop a wide range of skills, as well as friendships and lifelong memories, as they display their talent on the St. James stage.

For more music information, please contact Mr. Marcotte at dmarcotte@stjamesschoolah.org.

Band

Our band program is open to students beginning in 4th grade. Students are provided with individual and group instruction to take them from being beginners on their instrument, working at finding notes and rhythms, to being fully contributing members of a band ensemble. Students perform in concert three times per year for both school and parent audiences. Additional opportunities evolve through the program, allowing students to further develop their musical talent and showcase their progress. Students have performed during the Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade, for residents at the Lutheran Home and Village, during school masses with music ministry, and also as the “bucket band” during our annual variety show, providing lively, heart-thumping music. Our band program consists of a Beginner Band (4th grade), Junior Band (5th grade), Senior Band (Junior High), and Jazz Band (5th-8th grade).

For more information, please contact Mrs. McDermott at mmcdermott@stjamesschoolah.org.

Athletics

St. James Athletics Registration: 2022-2023
  • Fall Registration: Open Now
  • Winter Registration: September
  • Spring Registration: January
Register Now

We offer the following sports for SJS students:

Fall

  • Girls’ Volleyball – $100 registration fee. Runs from mid-August until the end of October for girls in 5th through 8th grade. The conference includes separate leagues for each grade level.
  • Cross Country – $75 registration fee. Runs from mid-August until early October for boys and girls in 5th through 8th grade. The conference includes a JV division (5th & 6th grade) and a Varsity division (7th & 8th grade). In addition to conference meets, we participate in a regional meet for the Illinois Elementary School Athletics (IESA).

Fall-Winter

  • Poms – $85 registration fee. We offer a Poms program for 4th & 5th grade girls. They practice once per week from September through January and perform at school events and home basketball games.

Winter

  • Boys’ Basketball – $100 registration fee. Runs from early October until the end of January for boys in 5th through 8th grade. The conference includes separate leagues for each grade level (and gold and silver divisions in order to balance competition).
  • Girls’ Basketball – $100 registration fee. Runs from early October until the end of January for girls in 5th through 8th grade. The conference includes separate leagues for each grade level (and gold and silver divisions in order to balance competition).

Spring

  • Boys’ Volleyball – $100 registration fee. Runs from mid-February until early May for boys in 5th through 8th grade. The conference includes separate leagues for each grade level.
  • Track and Field – $50 registration fee. Runs from early March until early May for boys and girls in 5th through 8th grade. The conference includes a JV division (5th & 6th grade) and a Varsity division (7th & 8th grade). In addition to conference meets, we participate in a regional meet for the Illinois Elementary School Athletics (IESA).
  • Girls’ Softball – $50 registration fee. Runs from late March until mid-May. The conference includes a JV division (5th & 6th grade) and a Varsity division (7th & 8th grade). All games are played at Melas Park in Arlington Heights.

For more details including schedules, standing, and school locations, please visit www.northwestcatholicconference.com.

For any Athletics questions, please email sjsathletics@stjamesschoolah.org.

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Athletic Board

The St. James School Athletic Program teaches and encourages Christian values as it promotes physical development, athletic skill, team camaraderie, good sportsmanship, and school spirit.

The athletics program is managed by the SJS Athletic Board, established in 1990, with the mission to foster good sportsmanship among teammates and between competing teams. The Athletic Board is run by a dedicated group of parent volunteers and reports to the Principal of the school.

The 2021-2022 Athletic Board  

Interim President: Jerry Klopp
Secretary: Meghan Kay
Treasurer: Kristen Wentink
Compliance Coordinator: Kristy Balla
Facilities: Jerry Klopp
Equipment: Open
Special Events Coordinator: Tess Dean
Technology Director: Kevin Dillon
Digital Communications Director: Margaret Perrotta
Concessions: Jane Werling
Soccer Director: Open
Cross Country Director: Dave Long
Girls’ Volleyball Director: Christy Horn
Boys’ Volleyball Director: Open
Girls’ Basketball Director: Mark Del Boccio
Boys’ Basketball Director: Paul Sheldon
Track Director: Open
Softball Director: Open
POMs Coach: Meghan Kay

Clubs

Spanish Club – Offered to grades 6-8

El Club de español is open to students in 6th-8th grade every Friday morning before school. It is an opportunity for students who want more exposure to the language and culture outside of the classroom. It consists of special cultural activities, especially for Día de Los Muertos, as well as games and practice to encourage enthusiasm for the language and culture. The material covered is Introductory Spanish to some Spanish II, meaning 6th graders get a sneak peek of material they will learn as they continue with the class, and 7th and 8th graders get both review and exposure to new material they will see in the future. All Club days have a cultural/geographical component where students learn about the different Spanish-speaking countries as well.

For more information, please contact Señorita Tomko: btomko@stjamesschoolah.org.

Scholastic Bowl – Offered to grades 7 & 8

Also known as Academic or Quiz Bowl, Scholastic Bowl is a competitive academic club, in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more.

The defining feature of the scholastic bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to a game about knowing facts. Those “tossup” questions are answered individually, but doing so earns one’s team a chance at a three-part “bonus” question. Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration but are generally more difficult.

At St. James, the 8th Grade Scholastic Bowl Team practices in the fall, and the 7th Grade Scholastic Bowl Team practices during the winter. Student teams participate in competitions at Saint Viator High School against other Catholic schools from the surrounding areas. The format and questions are based on the National Academic Quiz Tournament rules. After graduation, students have the opportunity to continue competing on academic teams when they move onto high school.

National Academic Quiz Tournament

For more information, please contact Mrs. Esquivel: mesquivel@stjamesschoolah.org.

STEM Club – Offered to grades 6-8

STEM Club is offered to students in grades 6-8. This club is for any student who has expressed an advanced interest in the sciences and technology. Club members will have the opportunity to participate in more detailed laboratory experiments, and hands-on STEM projects. STEM Club will meet Wednesdays from 3:35pm to 4:20pm after school in room 208. A lab fee of $20 will be requested from each club member. STEM Club membership will be restricted to the first 20 students who express interest. Classroom behavior and the ability to commit to being at all or most of the meetings may also be a consideration.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Long: nlong@stjamesschoolah.org.

After-School Enrichment – Offered to grades K-5

Most of our Stay, Learn & Create classes are offered to grades Kindergarten through 5th. Classes take place at SJS and are taught by qualified instructors. Offerings change from season to season depending on popularity and enrollment. No late registrations are accepted.

For more information on our after-school program, please contact afterschool@stjamesschoolah.org or chad.woerle@gmail.com.

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Health Office

We take your children’s health and safety very seriously, and we have three full-time nurses who job-share the position in our Health Office.

To report absences, please leave a detailed message at 224.345.7146.

For all other inquiries, please email the Health Office at sjshealthoffice@stjamesschoolah.org and one of our nurses will get back to you.

Sick Policy

We understand that at times it can be difficult to determine if your child is well enough to attend school. The following guidelines represent a few of our recommendations.

Keep your child at home if he/she has:

  • Sore throat, severe cough, and runny nose: Children benefit from resting at home at the onset of a cold. Your child should remain home if symptoms are serious enough to interfere with your child’s ability to learn. Additionally, young children attending school with mild symptoms need to be successful at covering their mouths while coughing/sneezing and able to independently manage a runny nose.
  • Fever: If your child’s temperature is 99.4 degrees or greater he/she should remain home until he/she has been without a fever for a full 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication.)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea: Your child should remain home until without an episode of vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours.

If your child becomes sick at school and we feel this student is too sick to benefit from school or may be contagious to others, you will be called to come and take your child home. Our goal is to keep your child in school at their optimal health.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the health office at sjshealthoffice@stjamesschoolah.org.

Illinois Mandated Health Forms

Certificate of Child Health Exam Form
Required for: PreK-3, Kindergarten, 6th grade, and all New students

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Proof of Dental Exam Form
Required for: Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade

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Eye Examination Report
Required for: Kindergarten only

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Sports Physical
Required for: Grades 4-8

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St. James School Emergency Form

St. James requires an annual emergency form for each student enrolled in school. Please submit completed forms to the homeroom teacher on Orientation Day.

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COVID Guidelines

Archdiocese of Chicago COVID Guidelines

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Medications at School

St. James School Medication Policy

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Authorization Form for Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medications

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Authorization Forms for the Self-Administration of an Inhaler or Epi-Pen
Parent Authorization

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Physician Authorization

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Food Allergies at School

St. James is a nut allergen aware school. There are no peanut or tree nut products allowed in the classrooms. We offer a nut-free table option in the cafeteria.
St. James School Food List

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Asthma Action Plan for Home and School

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Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis emergency Care Plan

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School Handbook
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Photo Library

Our SJS Photo Album is presented here with a sentimental heart to preserve the memories and photos of your child from kindergarten through 8th grade.

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​​St. James Family and School Association (FSA)

A community united in faith and service to our school, staff, students, and God.

The mission of the St. James School FSA is to enhance the faith-centered educational experience of students at St. James through curricular, staff, and classroom support and financial contributions to our school. The FSA aims to foster a welcoming Catholic Christian community to unite families in purpose and action through volunteerism in our educational, social, and fundraising activities. The success and effectiveness of the FSA rely on the active participation of all members of our caring school community.

FSA Officers

President: Emily Hill, emilyhill3@gmail.com
Vice President: Julie Delaney – julhill@gmail.com
Secretary: Meghan Kay, jmkayfamily@gmail.com
Treasurer: Carrie Stock – carrie.a.stock@gmail.com

General FSA questions or comments are always welcome at SJSFSA@stjamesschoolah.org.

One Fund

The FSA One Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund) began in 2019 as a way to eliminate all the product-based fundraisers that required a great deal of parent volunteer time without substantial profit. The One Fund suggested donation is $200 per family. We greatly appreciate all of those that are able to contribute and also understand that this may not be an option for everyone at this time.

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Business

There are 4 FSA Meetings this year (Sept 20, Nov 15, Feb 21 & May 23) and they are open to ALL SJS parents. Please join us, be informed, and get involved in the events and activities that FSA sponsors!
Meeting Agendas

January
November
September

Meeting Minutes

November
September

Annual Budget

Approved 21-22 Budget

Get Involved

We cannot be successful without the help of our amazing parent volunteers! FSA has over 25 committees to get involved in. Some committees are year-round and some organize one-time events. Whether you are a committee chair or a helper, we are grateful for your time. Below you can find ways to get involved as well as any forms or information you may need as a committee member.

Get Involved – Volunteer Opportunities
Committee Chair Information
Room Reservation Form
Tax Exempt Form
Committee Recap Report
Committee Financial Activity Report

Upcoming Events

Family Movie Night – Thursday, September 22

Adult Tailgate Party – Saturday, October 15

Before / After Care

Families of St. James School can choose to send their children to our before and/or after school care. Both before and after school care are daily rates that are charged through your Smart Tuition account.

Before School Care InformationAfter School Care InformationAfter School Care Registration Form (Print)After School Care Registration Form (Online)

Before School Care Questions
Mrs. Kari Resch
kresch@stjamesschoolah.orgAfter School Care Questions
Mrs. Jane Jones
jjones@stjamesschoolah.org

Volunteer / Compliance

To complete compliance tasks, visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website.

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Criminal Background Check

Criminal background check run through VIRTUS online as part of the VIRTUS registration process. Rechecked every three years through VIRTUS. (Policy 603.2)

CANTS 689

Yearly check of the central registry of the Department of Children and Family Services.

* Required only once for employees who do not work with children. (Policy 603.5)

English CANTS 689 Form | Spanish CANTS 689 Form

Virtus
  • VIRTUS’s Protecting God’s Children training session. Register and attend within 15 days of beginning work or volunteering. (Policy 603.3)
  • VIRTUS’s Keeping the Promise Alive three-year recertification program done online through VIRTUS. (Policy 603.7)
  • VIRTUS’s Vulnerable Adult Training online training for those who minister solely to vulnerable adults. Replaces PGC.
Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated Reporter Training from State of IL training website. Re-certified every three years, including re-signing the Acknowledgment Form (CANTS 22 or CANTS 22A for clergy). Certificates and signed forms are to be kept in file. (Policy 603.6 and 603.7)

Archdiocesan Standards of Behavior

Archdiocesan Standards of Behavior for Church Personnel Working with Minors and Vulnerable Adults (formerly Code of Conduct). Read and signed at time of hire and re-acknowledged yearly through VIRTUS. (Policy 603.4)

Archdiocesan Standards of Behavior (English)
Normas de Comportamiento Arquidiocesanas (Español)
Archidiecezjalne standardy zachowania (Polski)

Uniform / Dress Code

The goals of the uniform code are to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, to be easily observable and enforceable, to promote student safety, to project a good image of our school, and to be in good taste and ensure modesty. See page 32 of the Student Handbook for further details about the uniform.

Order Uniforms

Uniforms can be ordered through Dennis Uniform Company. Dennis Uniforms gives 3% of the net sales back to SJS annually.

The SJS school code is: GAQGV

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Dennis Uniform Company
7055 W. Higgins
Chicago, IL 60656
708.669.7944

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You can also order uniform shirts, shorts, and pants from Lands’ End, which gives 3% of the net sales back to SJS bi-annually! Please enter our school name (St. James) or number (900128257) when ordering.

P.E. Uniforms

P.E. uniforms must be worn by students in Grades 6-8 for P.E. class. Families do not have to order new navy uniforms. Royal blue uniforms will still be acceptable and will eventually be phased out. SJS P.E. uniform is available at:

TLK Marketing
678 Chaddick Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
847.229.8301

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Spirit Wear

SJS Bulldog spirit wear is a great way to represent our Catholic community and demonstrate our school pride. A variety of products, colors, and styles can be purchased. Order spirit wear year-round to wear on spirit wear days and to athletic events!

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School Council

The St. James School Council acts as a leadership group to promote the school and its programs and assist the principal with finance, recruiting/retention, strategy, and special projects.

Parent Attendance at Meetings

Parents and other guests are welcome to attend and observe St. James School Council meetings. If planning to attend, please be aware of our specific format and guidelines:

  • If you would like to have an item added to the agenda, a short written summary should be given to the Chairperson or Principal two days prior to the meeting.
  • The night of the meeting, you are welcome to join us in our opening prayer and then the Chairperson will introduce you to the rest of the Council.
  • Following this introduction, you may quietly observe the Council while it is in session.
  • When your agenda item is ready to be discussed, you will be invited by the Chairperson to present your issue. You will have plenty of time to speak and Council members may ask questions for clarification.
  • Once you have presented, you are free to remain at the meeting until the Executive Session portion of the meeting begins. At this time, all visitors are requested to depart the meeting. Someone from the council will respond to you at a later date; please understand that the issue(s) you raise will not be immediately resolved at the current meeting.

For additional information, please see the School Council Bylaws, or contact the Chairperson or Principal. Thank you in advance for sharing your time and concerns with us.

School Council Constitution & ByLaws

(Updated as of 4/21/21)

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2021/2022 School Council Members

Cathy Avecilla is in her second year on the School Council and first serving as Chair. With her husband Ryan, she has 3 daughters at St. James. Olivia is in 5th grade, Emma is in 2nd grade, and Abby is in Pre-K 4. Cathy has worked in product marketing for 20 years and is currently at Weber. Cathy is looking forward to serving the St. James community and representing the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of fellow SJS parents to the administration!

Emily Hill is in her second year on the School Council and is serving as Vice Chair. Her husband Mike is a SJS alum, and they have three children attending St. James: Evelyn is in 6th grade, Georgia is in 4th, and Bode is in 2nd. Emily has been a teacher for over 15 years and is currently an adjunct professor of Education at Harper College and a Student Teacher Supervisor through ISU. She is looking forward to a great year working with the school community.

Becky Dufern is serving her second year as president of the FSA. She and her husband Ryan have three children, Gillian is in 8th grade, Maddie is in 6th grade, and Caitlin is in 3rd grade. Becky herself is a proud graduate of SJS, class of 1990! Mrs. Dufern is a Library Media Specialist in AHSD25 teaching at Olive-Mary Stitt, Westgate, and Ivy Hill elementary schools. She also volunteered to coordinate the entire SJS library program for many years developing programs like the Bulldog Book Award and the Battle of the Books. She is looking forward to making up for lost time since last year had so many restrictions. FSA has many amazing events and opportunities planned for parents and families to come together in fun, social, and faith-based activities this year! Let’s FIND A WAY to make 21-22 the best year!

Chris Salituro teaches high school at Stevenson in Lincolnshire and is married to Sofia, who is a pediatrician in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove. They have two daughters at St. Viator and one daughter at St. James in 6th grade.

Christy Horn

Michelle Goreham is excited to be joining the School Council this year. She and her husband Jon have three boys at St. James: Harvey (2nd grade), Blaine (Kindergarten), and Archie (PreK 4). During her free time, she enjoys coaching CrossFit at Elite Athletic Development in Arlington Heights and volunteering at St. James School.

Abbie Gutzmer is in her first year on the school council and together with her husband, Eric, has 2 children attending St. James: Ellie (4th grade) and Will (2nd grade). She works at Vernon Hills High School where she teaches math, supports administration through her work on the SIP team, and coaches volleyball. She is a 1992 graduate of St. James and is excited to have this opportunity to work with the parents and staff of this wonderful school community.

Elizabeth Berger is excited to join School Council this year as she and her family are new to the St. James Community. Elizabeth and her husband Adam have two daughters attending St. James for their second year – Grace (6th grade) and Anna (3rd grade). Elizabeth volunteers in the Bulldog Library and coaches 6th grade girls basketball for AHYBA. Elizabeth works as a Paralegal for a boutique law firm in Chicago. She is excited to be involved with the St. James Community!

Jim Kestler is a litigation attorney and is serving his first term on School Council. He is married to Jackie and they have 5 sons (Sebastian, 2nd grade; Henry, Kindergarten; Benjamin, PK4; Leo and Luke: 2-year old future Bulldogs). They have been St. James parishioners since 2016 and love the close-knit and active church and school community.