~Fall Conferences will take place this evening and tomorrow morning. We are looking forward to sharing children’s progress with parents. Please be prompt for your appointment.
~Tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans’ Day. Please spend a moment in prayer for the sacrifice of brave men and women who fought for our freedoms. There is a prayer for your use in the Fodder.
~Next Friday, November 18, is the next Sandwich Ministry Day.
~Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and support our school at the same time! Check out the flyer in the listing for the Anderson’s Book Fair. Oldest/Only students will receive a copy of the flyer in their backpack this week. Parents’ Club and the school library will receive 20% of your purchase! Bulldog Book Award and Battle of the Books selections are included!
~BULLDOG ALUMNI are invited to participate in a brief survey included in this week’s Fodder. Please share with alumni friends!
~Conference appointment times are going home with students TODAY. Please look for them.
~Next Wednesday, November 9, at 9:00 am, Viatorian Br. John Eustice, will be joining us in the chapel. His mission— to give you a “recipe” for a meal that will give your family everlasting life. This will be an interactive “conversation” that will allow participants to share in developing their own message. So please join us right after drop-off . It will be an hour that can change your life.
~Volunteers are to assist with the Student Council’s Pizza with a Purpose on the first Monday of the month. If you have about 90 minutes to offer even one Monday, please contact Mrs. Farrell.
~Celebrate the end of the first trimester and the Cubs’ World Series victory!! The Parents’ Club Eat & Earn tonight at Chuck E. Cheese is TONIGHT!
~For those who are in need, Virtus Training will be held at St. James on October 24, 2016, at 6:00 pm. Details on registration may be found in the Fodder.
~All are invited to the first band concert of the year on Wednesday, October 26, in the Parish Center!
~New Family Service opportunities have been added to our list! Please review them in the Fodder and sign up for some good family teaching and learning time!
~Tip Off is next Friday! See the Fodder for the schedule of events!
~The Children’s Rosary Group will meet this Monday, October 17, at 3:45 in the church. An outdoor recitation of the rosary will be held this Saturday at 9:00 in the grassy area between the church and the rectory. Come to honor Our Lady of Fatima and pray for peace.
~Congratulations to the newly elected Student Council Officers and class representatives! Their first event is a Cubs Wear Day on Tuesday, October 18 benefiting JDRF and Hurricane Matthew relief. See the Fodder for details.
~ Sandwich Ministry is back! The first ministry day for this year will be next Friday, October 21.
~Calling all volunteers!! Your help is needed to plan and run Cookies with Santa on December 10. See details in the Fodder.
~Have you dined at Chili’s yet? Chili’s will donate 15% of your pretax bill to Parents’ Club the entire month of October. Vouchers may be found in the Fodder listing.
~Virtus Training will be held at St. James on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 6:00 pm. Sign up procedures are in the Fodder. Menus and details are in the Fodder.
~Especially during this month of the Holy Rosary, please consider participating in the Children’s Rosary Group. The next opportunity is this coming Monday, Oct 12, at 3:45 in the church.
~All are encourage to take a turn volunteering at the 2nd Sunday of the month to be a reader, greeter, or gift bearer. Details are in the Fodder.
~From September 15th through October 15th North America recognizes the contributions of those of Hispanic heritage through the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. You can read about SJS’s activities in this week’s Fodder and find out how you can participate in the finale!
~LAST CHANCE to sign up for a session II Play & Learn Classes registration— deadline is TODAY.
~Students from fourth grade and up are invited to become Altar Servers. See details in the Fodder.
~ATTENTION 6th, 7th, and 8th GRADERS! Broadway Bulldogs are ready to get in gear for the spring production. Lion King, Junior!! Information is in this week’s Fodder.
~Please look for the order form for Tip Off T-shirts in the Fodder listing.
~Sunday Mass volunteering is back on October 9. Sign up now!! Moms, dads, and children are welcomed to take on a special role at the 10:00 Mass every 2nd Sunday of the month. See the Fodder for details.
~Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 to 8:45 PM and Friday, November 11 from 8:00AM to 12:00 noon. Sign up sheets are coming home. See the Fodder for more information.
~New and exciting options have been added to the Family Service Opportunities list! Please read the article that details more on this important element of our faith and see how you can be involved.
~Congratulations to our student athletes in the cross country program. SJS can boast some of the top runners in the Regional meet! Thanks to our coaches, Shane McCarthy and Mike Whelan.
~Don’t forget that October is the month of the Holy Rosary. All are invited to pray with the Children’s Rosary Group on Mondays right after school in the church.
~The home report for ASPIRE test results is now available on Power School. All families in grades 3-8 should have received their ID numbers which are necessary to access results. Please see the Friday Fodder for details.
~You may have noticed the SJS website having a new look! We are transitioning to a mobile friendly format. We appreciate your patience as we move forward.
~Our first Spirit Wear Day is this coming Monday. Please keep guidelines in mind when preparing for the day—particularly the length of shorts! Guidelines are listed in the Fodder.
~All are welcome to join us on Wednesday the 28th @ 10:00 a.m. for “Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind”!
~Picture Day for PK4 and Grade 1-8 is Monday, October 3. This is a dress UP day for students. Pictures for PK 3 and kindergarten will be taken on the retake day in November.
~Next week is the last week to turn in raffle tickets and for students to enter the drawing for a Bulldog Bonus and to be Top Bulldog!
~Taffy Apple orders are due no later than Thursday, October 6. These yummy apples will be distributed by the sixth grade class on Thursday, October 13.
~Pizza with a Purpose is Back!! This Student Council endeavor raises funds for social justice projects. Last year’s donations included The Foundation for Children in Need and disaster victims from the hurricanes. Since Pizza With a Purpose will begin on Monday, October 3, please have all orders in by Monday, September 26.
~It’s Taffy Apple time! Orders are due no later than Thursday, October 6. Orders will be sent home on Oct. 13. Look for the Taffy Apple link on this week’s Friday Fodder.
~Picture Day for PK4-Grade 8 is Monday, October 3. This is a dress UP day for students. Read important details in the Fodder.
~The Stems for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) team learned how to run a business this summer. Read more about it in the Fodder.
~Important information regarding ASPIRE results is posted in the Friday Fodder.
~Next Tuesday, treat the family to a meal from Garibaldi’s and St. James Parents’ Club will earn a percentage. Garibaldi’s Eat & Earn is from 4:00-8:00 on Tuesday, September 20.
~Jubilation at James is coming soon!! Parents should check their child’s backpack for their Jubilation at James invitation and see the flyer in the Fodder listing.