Please join us on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm in the school gym as Saint James School presents our 2018 State of the School Address. During this annual, informational meeting Mrs. Zorger will share information on how our school is performing in critical areas such as enrollment, finances, and academics as well as current major initiatives, upcoming initiatives, and more. We encourage all SJS parents to come be part of this informative evening.
In addition, our guest speaker this year will be Nick Roy, a Certified Financial Planner, who will discuss benefits and strategies of using 529 savings plans for education.
Hope to see you there!
Come one come all to the State of the School presentation on Tuesday, October 23rd! Think you can’t because you need a babysitter? The HSA has you covered!! We will host a fun time in the cafeteria for any SJS student while parents are at the presentation. We plan to play BINGO (there will be prizes!), color, and play some fun word games. A small snack will be served. Parents can drop children off as early as 6:15 (please sign them in in the cafeteria) and pick them up at the conclusion of the presentation. Please sign up by 10/19 using this link so we will have an estimate of how many kids to expect, but drop-ins are also welcome. Please contact Kristen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Box tops for the second dress down contest of the school year will be counted after school on October 30th. Please be sure to send in any box tops you have accumulated by 2:00pm on October 30th to help your child’s grade win! (please label name and grade on the container or baggie you send them to school in).
School picture proofs and ordering information was sent home on Friday.
The make-up day for pictures is this coming Wednesday 10/24:
1) If your child will get getting a re-take, they must bring the proof sheet back with them to school on Wednesday.
2) If your child was absent on individual portrait day, please write a note to the teacher saying the child was absent on the original picture day.
ONLY students having pictures taken on Wednesday may come to school in dress down. All students that are not getting retakes need to be in school uniform on Wednesday.
A huge thank you to the three SJS parents who helped facilitate transportation of students to and from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph yesterday (Thursday, October 18th) for the Ordination of The Most Reverend Juan Miguel Betancourt as the Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford. The Ordination Mass is a very beautiful and unique ceremony and Saint James School was honored to be a part of the celebration. Pictured below is SJS Principal, Mrs. Zorger, with (l to r) 8th grade student Ben Post, 6th grade Michael Machewirth, and 4th grade student Ford King in the Cathedral.
As a reminder for parents of 4th & 5th grade boys, this Sunday (October 21st) there will be an open gym from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, after which time teams will be set for the season and uniforms will be ordered (all boys interested in playing will be put on a team, regardless of skill level).
IMPORTANT: If you son in grade 4 or 5 will be playing basketball this year for SJS, please make every effort to have them to Open Gym on Sunday (they must have in their sports form signed by their doctor). If they are unable to make it, you must notify Mr. Green at email@example.com by Sunday at 1pm so they can be added to a team and a uniform can be ordered.
Grade 4 girls interested in playing Basketball for SJS this year will have an open gym on Wednesday, October 24th from 4:15-5:30pm. Please remember the health form (signed by the child’s doctor) must be submitted to the school well in advance of the Open Gym date. The date has been added to our SJS Website calendar.
Tonight – Thursday (October 18th):
1) Girl’s Basketball (Grades 5-8) Open Gym 4:30-6:30pm;
2) Parents’ meeting for all girls interested in playing Basketball (Grades 4-8) at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria. All girl’s basketball parents are strongly encouraged to attend, and players are welcome to attend as well;
3) 8th Grade Boys Open Gym 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Friday (October 19th)
6th Grade Boys Open Gym 2:05pm-4:00pm
Please find below the permission slips for the next book and art club sessions:
Please note, November 7th is an early dismissal day, but juice and snacks will be served.
As a reminder students will be required to wear their “Winter/Formal” uniform beginning November 1. If you need to order additional items, Lands End’s 40% off sale and Dennis Uniform’s 15% off sale both start today. Please see the flyers below for details.