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Rejoice Always, Pray Continually, Give Thanks in All Circumstances

— 1 Thessalonians, 5:16-18 —

IMPORTANT DATES:

Thursday, 9/13

  • Pizza Friday order forms due - form below - gluten free crust now available

  • School Picture Day - Students wear dress uniforms

  • 7:30-8:00 a.m. A Perfect Mess book sale, signing and reading

Friday, 9/14

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 7th grade; arrive by 7:50 to line up/walk down with class; Student Council Installation

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Rejoice Always, Pray Continually, Give Thanks in All Circumstances

— 1 Thessalonians, 5:16-18 —

IMPORTANT DATES:

Thursday, 9/6

8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting - All are invited to attend

5:30 p.m. Back to School Night (Adults Only) Refreshments at 5:30; General Meeting at 6:00

Friday, 9/7

8:00 a.m. Mass led by 8th Grade

12:00 p.m. Dismissal - After Care Available

SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, 9/13

Pizza Friday order forms due - form below

School Picture Day - Students wear uniforms

Friday, 9/14

8:00 a.m. Mass led by 8th grade

Saturday, 9/29

5th ANNUAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT & GARDEN PARTY - See details below

Parent Council Meeting TOMORROW Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:00 a.m.

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Rejoice Always, Pray Continually, Give Thanks in All Circumstances

— 1 Thessalonians, 5:16-18 —

students
Kinder and 8th on a FUN first day!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Thursday, 8/30
Mandatory Forms Due
Sport Sign-up Deadline
Friday, 8/31
8:00 a.m. First School Mass
11:00 a.m. Preschool Orientation
12:00 p.m. Dismissal - After Care Available
Monday, 9/3
No School- Labor Day
Tuesday, 9/4
First Day of Preschool
Thursday, 9/6
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting - All are invited to attend
6:00 p.m. Back to School Night (Adults Only)
Refreshments start at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 9/7
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 8th Grade
12:00 p.m. Dismissal - After Care Available

SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, 9/12
Pizza Friday order forms due - form below
Thursday, 9/13
School Picture Day - Students wear uniforms
Friday, 9/14
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 8th grade
Saturday, 9/29
5th ANNUAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT & GARDEN PARTY - See details below

All Mandatory Forms Due Tomorrow
All mandatory back-to-school forms are due tomorrow. Completion is required at the beginning of each school year. Some families have turned in the emergency contact and medication forms, but still need to turn in the Handbook form. Forms can be turned in to the front office or emailed to Lisa Cooper: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Any students with missing forms will not be admitted to school on Tuesday, 9/4.

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WELCOME BACK!

While you’re enjoying the last couple days of summer, our faculty and staff are working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year! We hope your summer has been filled with a lot of rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and fun, family times! We can’t wait to see you and are thankful to be here!

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

belmont park
Ditch Day at Belmont Part

At the end of this school year we give thanks to God: For all the teaching and learning that has taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom, For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced; For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed; For the respect and care that has been given. We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown. For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles, For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days And for the love that has kept us going. We give thanks for the community that we are, and we ask you Lord - Bless our students as they sit their exams: may your Spirit inspire them with confidence and calmness Bless our families as we take our holidays, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish. Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together . We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please keep our graduates in your prayers as they prepare to embark on their new chapter in high school. This week’s celebrations are a beautiful culmination of effort by our graduates, their parents and this community. 18 of our graduates have attended SJA since kindergarten, a true testament of who we are! Please join us for their commencement mass this Friday at 1:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday, June 6th
TODAY! Variety Show DVD order form due

Thursday, June 7th
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting in Parish Ministry Center; ALL parents are welcome!
Noon Dismissal ONLY for 8th Grade
SUMMER CAMPS REGISTRATION DUE

Friday, June 8th
9:00 a.m. 7th Heaven Prayer Service/Award Ceremony/8th Grade Breakfast
12:00 Dismissal
1:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation
End of 3rd Trimester

Monday, June 11th
All School Beach Day

Tuesday, June 12th
11:00 a.m. Used Uniform Sale
12:00 p.m. Noon Dismissal

Wednesday, June 13
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
8:00 a.m. Mass led by Faculty and Peacemaker/Honor Roll Awards
9:00 a.m. Yearbook Distribution and Signing
10:00 a.m. Dismissal-NO AFTERCARE

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

variety show
Variety Show

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday, May 30th
10:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. First Annual Skip Day for grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8

Thursday, May 31st
8th Grade Opens Time Capsule

Friday, June 1st
8:00 a.m. 8th Grade Memory Mass led by Kindergarten
12:00 Dismissal

Monday, June 4th
8th Grade to Disneyland
Parent Appreciation Breakfast immediately after Morning Assembly

Tuesday, June 5th
8th Grade Finals - Full Day
11:30 a.m. 8th vs Staff Volleyball Game

Wednesday, June 6th
3rd Grade Field Trip to Midway Museum
Parents in Prayer following Mass

Thursday, June 7th
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting in Parish Ministry Center

Friday, June 8th
9:00 a.m. 7th Heaven Prayer Service/8th Grade Breakfast
12:00 Dismissal
1:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation
End of 3rd Trimester

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Thank you for your support of the Davis Family
The Davis family feels the love and support you’ve generously and unconditionally offered. The blessings of our SJA community provide comfort, strength and hope in the darkest of moments. Kim’s services are tomorrow, Thursday May 24th at 11:00 in the chapel at El Camino Cemetery, followed by a graveside blessing of the ashes.

bar winners
Winners of the SD Bar Association contest

Variety Show, Friday, May 25th

Our annual Saint James Academy Variety Show "Just Move" will be performed by Kindergarten through 8th Grade this Friday, May 25th in the Parish Hall at 10:00 (dress rehearsal) and 1:00 p.m. Families may attend either performance. This annual production is a unique part of our curriculum and one of the highlights of the year for our students and community. Thank you to Mrs. Oldham, faculty, students and parent volunteers who have worked hard on this event.

**Please note that SJA students WILL NOT be attending Mass this Friday.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Friday, May 25th
NO MASS for SJA Students
10:00 a.m.Variety Show -Dress Rehearsal
1:00 p.m. Variety Show

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Thank you for your support of the Davis Family
The Davis family feels the love and support you’ve generously and unconditionally offered. The blessings of our SJA community provide comfort, strength and hope in the darkest of moments. Kim’s services will be Thursday May 24th at 11:00 in the chapel at El Camino Cemetery, followed by a graveside blessing of the ashes. That afternoon there will be a celebration of her life. More details to follow.

End of the Year Outreach

Red Bucket Equine Rescue
Red Bucket Equine Rescue is located in Chino Hills, CA. Our very own second grader, Ryder has been working closely with this non-profit for quite some time. The mission of Red Bucket is to to save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind, and find them safe, loving, permanent adoptive homes. To date, Red Bucket has saved 387 horses and found forever homes for 233 horses. Red Bucket relies on donations from generous individuals and has asked us to provide unsweetened applesauce, any type of horse brush, paper towels and monetary donations. If you would like to provide any of these items, please drop them off in the front office. Thank you for your support.

Student Council Book Collection
The Saint James Student Council is partnering with the American Book Drive Organization, to collect gently used books to be donated to those in need. We will be collecting the books, starting on Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25. The books that will be donated will be distributed to local schools, hospitals, and children's centers. Our goal at SJA is to collect over 200 books to be donated. Thank you for your participation. Books can be delivered to your child’s classroom.


ATTENTION PARKING REQUEST: Please DO NOT park in the church parking lot TOMORROW, Thursday, 5/17. There will be a very large funeral for Kevin Elliot and the parish has requested that we park elsewhere. Thanks!

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Thank you for your support of the Davis Family

It has been a sad and difficult week, but it is during these times that the heart and soul of St. James comes to the forefront. The Davis family feels the love and support you’ve generously and unconditionally offered. The blessings of our SJA community provide comfort, strength and hope in the darkest of moments. I am grateful for all of you. Below is a list of ways to assist the Davis family during this time of need.

Compassionate Father, so many people here are suffering. Only You know the depth and breadth of the burdens carried here. Grant us wisdom to know how we can be an instrument of Your peace, both tangibly and intangibly. Embrace the Davis and Simmons family in your warm and loving arms and provide them with strength, comfort and hope. Amen.

  • Sign up to provide a meal: Davis Family Meal Sign-Up
  • Assist with driving Madison to and from school- please contact Kelli Fuller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Provide gift cards to local restaurants (send cards to the school office in a sealed envelope addressed to the Davis family)
  • Invite Madison for play-dates and Greg for social events
  • Send condolence cards:
    • Greg and Madison Davis: 5637 Tulane Street, San Diego, 92122
    • Patty Simmons: P.O. Box 1781, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067
  • Pray, pray, pray!
  • Attend the Tuesday evening rosaries at the Ballard's home

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

green day
Green/Blue Dress

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

April 30th - May 4th
Renaissance Testing Window

Wednesday, May 2nd
Parents in Prayer after Mass

Wednesday, May 2 - Friday, May 4th
6th Grade to Overnight Science Camp

Friday, May 4th
8:00 a.m Mass led by 4th Grade
Noon Dismissal

Saturday, May 5th
5:00 p.m. 1st Communion

Sunday, May 6th
6:00 p.m. SJA Mass

Tuesday, May 8th - Wednesday, May 9th
Scholastic Book Fair in Library before and after school

Thursday, May 10th
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting

Friday, May 11th
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 2nd Grade and Choir
May Crowning
9:00 a.m 8th Grade Mother Daughter Reception following Mass

SAVE THE DATES:

Sunday, May 13th
Mother’s Day- Be good to your Moms!

Monday, May 14th
8:00 a.m. Living Rosary

Thursday, May 17th
1st Grade Field Trip

May Virtue: Patience

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Christine Lang
Principal St. James Academy

Kind Words About Us...

"One of the greatest benefits of a St. James Academy education is the commitment of faculty to continued personal growth."

"St. James Academy promotes a spirit of enthusiasm that fosters a sense of community thereby maintaining a strong Catholic mission."

"St. James Academy did an excellent job at incorporating a variety of supplemental texts, materials and methods to meet the needs of the students and their various learning styles!"

"They integrate Christian values into the curriculum, with an emphasis on spiritual development, positive approach to discipline and community building activities."

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