Read about St. James Third Graders’ participation in this cool event!
Read about St. James Third Graders’ participation in this cool event!
~The Saint James School Family is so proud of Clarissa Gomez! Clarissa won the State Champion in the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee!! What another great victory after having come in second place in the 13-14 competition.
~St. James School will be hosting author, James Kennedy (for free through AHML) on Wednesday morning, May 13. Kennedy is offering signed editions of his recent novel, a quirky fantasy book called The Order of Odd-fish, to SJS students. An order form for students who wish to order a signed copy of his paperback for $8 is included with the electronic Fodder. Orders are due by April 24.
~Save The Date – Wednesday, May 6, 2015, SJ Band Concert Featuring our SJ Bands and 3rd Grade Recorders!
~Please see the electronic Fodder for further information on the skating party, Sandwich Ministry, and news from the business office.
~Did you realize that the Easter season is 50 days long? The season runs through Pentecost Sunday which is May 24 this year. Continue to celebrate the risen Lord in the weeks to come!
~Capannari’s Coolest School Contest
St. James Day is Monday, April 13 from 3:00-9:00
10 S. Pine St, Mt. Prospect
Please join us on Monday, April 12 from 3pm until 9pm for some delicious ice cream and see your teacher in action behind the ice cream counter as St. James attempts to be “Capannari’s Coolest School”.
~Please be kind to our neighbors. SJS has a set dismissal procedure on both sides of Arlington Hts. Rd which should keep cars on adjoining streets to a minimum. Our neighbors need to have clear access to their driveways. Should you require a quick exit at dismissal, parking on the north side of the school in generally available.
If parking on the street becomes necessary (though this should not be necessary on Evergreen!) please be sure to stay free of driveways and be courteous to those going in or out of their property. Since the weather has warmed up, engines should be turned off to lessen pollution, too!
~A few beginning of the year dates for 2015-2016 have been revised! Please see the electronic Fodder and revise your calendar!
~The NSTA Conference was a great opportunity to expand ideas for teaching Science. When selecting sessions to attend, Mrs. Larson focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) content. The addition of the concept of engineering to science/math curricula promotes the importance of giving students the opportunity for designing in addition to following specific directions on how to create and test science concepts. Read more in the electronic Fodder!
~Get your tickets for the “Throwback Prom” on Friday, April 17! Don’t miss this new event that will be sure to be a fun filled night!
~Last chance to sign up is Monday!!!! The Dodge ball Tournament will take place on Friday April 24 for students in 4th -8th grade. Please see the registration form in this week’s Fodder.
~Tomorrow, Friday, April 3, the youth of our parish will be presenting the annual Living Stations of the Cross. If you haven’t seen the Living Stations before, it is definitely something you and the whole family want to do. Students from St. James School’s Upper Level and RE present a very moving and beautiful presentation, in a unique format. It’s a great way to help even young children better understand the passion of Our Lord!
Please join us at 11:00 or 1:00 in the Parish Center. You’ll be glad you did.
~Sandwich Ministry will he held next Friday, April 10. Bags and menus are coming home today, Thursday, April 2.
~New reforms call for teachers to continuously improve student performance, marking and measuring individual progress every step along the way with data-collection driving class instruction. Mrs. Gottung and Mrs. Larson were thrilled to attend the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Conference. Read more in the electronic Fodder.
~The Student Council and National Junior Honor Society will be collecting shoes throughout the week of Tuesday, April 7 through Friday, April 10 to benefit the Royal Family Kids Camp as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. More information can be found in this week’s Fodder.
~Calling all 6th thru 8th grade students artists! Now is your chance to design this year’s Dodge ball t-shirt. The athletic board is looking to have the tournament t-shirt design created by an upper grade student. Details are in the Fodder.
The Dodge Ball Tournament will be held on Friday, April 24. Entry forms are due back on April 13. They are included in this week’s electronic Fodder.
Tuition Agreements for 2015-2016 will be coming home soon.
St. James School tuition remains competitive with the schools in our area. The payment increase for the 12 month plan for one child is increased by $16.08 per payment. The cost for the spiritual and academic education of that child at SJS will be less than $28 per day. With an eye on the end product —our highly successful eighth grade graduate— this is quite a return on the investment! New rates are listed in the electronic Fodder.
The distinction between parishioner rates and non-parishioner rates remain the same.
As stated in the letter that went home last week, the parish investment to the school provides every student with a level of tuition assistance and for this we are grateful. Know, too, that Tuition Aid is available for qualifying families. Access to Tuition Aid forms is on the SJS homepage.
Your dedication and loyalty to St. James School is valuable to us! Thank you for your trust in us!
~Congratulations to students who achieved Honor and Merit Roll for the second trimester! The list is posted in school and included with the electronic Fodder.
~Orders for Summer Solutions Workbooks are now available. All orders are placed ONLINE by families. A variety of titles are available. The orders must be placed by May 10. Books will be delivered to school. Please see the flyer in the electronic Fodder for the SJS code and further details.
~The Holy Week schedule is listed in today’s Friday Fodder.
~Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next week on Thursday, March 19. Appointments are going home today. Please look for them if you were notified by a teacher or you requested a conference.
~Many thanks to those who have contributed to St. James School’s First Annual Bulldog Appeal! This appeal will continue through June 30 so it’s not too late. You can support the Annual Bulldog Appeal by visiting http://www.supportstjames.org/
~Some of you may have heard the news regarding a former Saint James Family, the Richards Family. Both Kristin ‘06 and Colleen’10 attended Saint James and Prospect HS and might have been in class with your children. Janet Richards was a long time lunch supervisor at Saint James. Janet, Bill, and Colleen were in a serious car accident over Valentine’s Day weekend. The link that follows tells the story of the horrific accident and the information about donations for financial help in over seeing their continued care. http://www.gofundme.com/nb9mic
Please say prayers for Janet, Bill, Kristin and Colleen as their family truly needs them.
~Orders for Summer Solutions Workbooks are now available. All orders are placed ONLINE by families. See the electronic Fodder for ordering details.
~Congratulations to Mrs. Mary McDermott on conducting another fabulous Solo & Ensemble Festival! Every St. James Band student participated in the festival along with students from OLW and St. Joseph Schools as well!
St. James School is happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, Clarissa Gomez placed third at the regional Spelling Bee Competition and has qualified to compete at the State Bee in Springfield.
More good news…St. James was recently notified by the National Geographic Society that Zachary Evans is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Illinois National Geographic State Bee. See details on both honorees in the electronic Fodder.
NJHS is sponsoring a Jersey & Jeans Day on Thursday, March 12. Contribution of $1 for Feed My Starving Children is requested.
~LAST CHANCE TO SAVE-Today, Friday, February 27, is the last day to receive the book/supply fee discount when submitting your applications for the 2015-2016 academic year! The book/supply fee goes up $50 per child after today. The office is open to receive completed forms and payment until 4:00.
~Although Finian’s Rainbow is over, the effects of the rainbow’s glow remain! Congratulations to all of the students who participated in various roles or as tech crew. They did a great job and should be proud of the courage and talent they displayed in their performances and assistance. Those who dedicated their time and gifts to this project are to be commended!
~Terra Nova testing for grades 3-7 will take place in March 2-7. Let’s try hard to stay especially healthy so that our best work is possible.
~Ladies’ Night Out is NEXT FRIDAY! A spirited evening of TRIVIA, conversation, laughs, and hopes to win amazing raffle baskets. Don’t miss the biggest school fundraiser of the year! You’ll be served by the best wait staff in town and meet so many great new ladies who all share in their support of SJS! Reservations forms can be found in the electronic Fodder.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE FINIAN’S RAINBOW IN TONIGHT!!
7:00 in the Parish Center
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Congratulations to Emily Madden and Clarissa Gomez who represented St. James School at the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee in February 14. Clarissa Gomez won first place at the Spelling Bee! The regional competition will be held in two weeks in Glenview.
A Lenten Video Resource for your family-
What’s the Story with Lent(1:15)
SJS Students will be participating in Lenten prayer through our weekly Masses, classroom devotions, and Stations of the Cross. In addition we will concentrate heavily on personal prayer. Student will be encouraged to pray independently at home before school and after school with their families. Students will use a hand to represent and display their minutes of personal prayer. Read moreabout it in the Friday Fodder.
Friday’s Sandwich Ministry donations hit our all time high of 140 lunches! Special thank you to the Bosack family who, as a family service project, made 50 lunches!
SAVE THE DATE LADIES! Ladies Night Out is March 6! A spirited evening of TRIVIA, conversation, laughs, and hopes to win amazing raffle baskets. Don’t miss the biggest school fundraiser of the year!