Fall Conference Sign Ups

Last Call: SJS Book Fair (Now Online Only)

A great big THANK YOU everyone who purchased books at our recent Scholastic Book Fair!  The event was a huge success and we are excited to use the profit earned (over $5,000!) to purchase new books for our school’s main library and classroom libraries.

While the in-person book fair has wrapped up for the year, online purchases can still be made online through 10/16 by clicking HERE.  All books ordered online will be shipped directly to your home and any book-only orders of $25 or more will ship for free.

Grandparents Day (Grades K-5)

Saint James School is excited to celebrate and honor the Grandparents of our Kindergarten – 5th Grade students on October 28th!  Please review all the details below and complete the RSVP form by Wednesday, October 19th; Guest and dismissal information provided via this form will be shared with teachers.

Guest Arrival
We will welcome all visitors with a special program in the Gym starting at 10:00am (Gym doors will be open at 9:45am).  After the program, visitors will be guided to the classrooms to enjoy a special activity with their grandchildren.  Please make sure visitor(s) know which teacher your child has.  Also, please keep in mind when determining who to invite that our school has multiple stair levels and no elevators.

Guest Guidelines
While grandparents are our intended special guests for this day, if your K – 5 child does not have a grandparent that is able to join us, a special guest (NOT an SJS parent) is welcome to attend in place of the grandparents.  With limited space in the classroom and the nature of the day, however, if grandparents will be attending please do not invite other individuals as well.  Thank you for understanding.

Dismissal Info
October 28th is a 12:05pm dismissal day, however students may be dismissed with their grandparents when the classroom activities are complete (typically this is around 11:30am).  There is a place in the RSVP form below to note if your student will be staying until 12:05pm or being dismissed early on this day.  Older or younger siblings that are not part of this program may also be dismissed early on this day (please also provide this info in the form).

Grandparents Day RSVP & Dismissal Info Form


Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.

Band Notice

Beginning and Intermediate Bands will meet on Friday this week.

Reminder: No School Tomorrow

As a reminder there is no school tomorrow Thursday, October 6th as all teachers will be at an offsite Catholic Curriculum Conference.

We are back in school on Friday and then off on Monday, October 10th for Columbus day.

Book & Art Club Grades 1 & 2

Just a few spots left!

Mrs. Carpenter and Mrs. Rafferty will be holding a book & art club session for students in 1st and 2nd grade on Friday, October 21st.  Students will read a book with Mrs. Carpenter and then work on a related craft project led by Mrs. Rafferty.  The session is open to twelve 1st graders and twelve 2nd graders on a first come, first served basis.  Any students that are wait-listed will have first priority for the December session.

If your 1st or 2nd grade student would like to participate, please RSVP using the attached form (the form and cash fee can be sent to the SJS main office via kid mail).

October Book & Art Club Permission Slip Grades 1&2

Pick-up for students participating (and not going to aftercare) will be outside the breezeway door at 3:00pm (please do NOT buzz in).

Book Fair – Last Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day to shop in person at the Saint James Scholastic Book Fair.  Parent’s are welcome to shop again tomorrow before school (7:15am – 7:45am) or after school (1:30 – 2:45pm).

East Catholic Open House

As a reminder, East Catholic will hold their Fall Open House this Thursday – October 6th beginning at 6:30pm.  You can RSVP here: Register for ECHS open house.

Last Call: Basketball and Cheer Sign Ups

If your 4th – 8th grade student is interested in playing basketball for SJS this season, please make sure you have completed THIS FORM by the end of today.

If your 4th – 8th grade girl is interested in cheerleading for SJS this season, please make sure you have filled out THIS FORM by the end of today.

If you have not already done so, please make sure you are working on getting your student’s 2022-2023 Athletics Health Permission Form completed by their pediatrician so your child can start at the first practice.  Additional information will be sent out to all families that have expressed interest via the above forms in the weeks ahead.


Student Council Interest Meeting

As a reminder from morning announcements, there will be a meeting after school on Monday (10/3) for any 6th – 8th grade students interested in running for Student Council this year.  Students should be picked up at 2:45pm in front of the main entrance (unless they are being dismissed to aftercare).

A note from home must be sent in with any student interested in participating to inform the homeroom teacher that he/she will be staying after school for the meeting.