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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 22nd
—Kindergarten Screenings for the 2018-2019 school year

Friday, February 23rd
—8:00 a.m. Mass, 4th Grade
—6:00 p.m. Parish Fish Feasts hosted by SJA
—2:00 p.m. School Families

SAVE THE DATE:

Monday, February 26th
—Report Cards Sent Home

Wednesday, February 28th
—Deadline to apply for Bishop Flores Scholarship

February 28th-March 1st
—12:00 Dismissal for Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 1st
—3rd Grade to Wax Museum

Friday, March 2nd
—8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 3rd Grade
—12:00 Dismissal/Faculty Professional Development

Sunday, March 4th
—Encinitas Half Marathon-SJA Hosting Water Station

February Virtue: Obedience

February Saint: St. Padre Pio

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

lent

Ash Wednesday, First Day of Lent

Lord, grant us simplicity of faith
and a generosity of service
that gives without counting cost.
A life overflowing with Grace
poured out from the One
who gave everything,
that we might show
the power of love
to a broken world,
and share the truth
from a living Word.
Lord, grant us simplicity of faith,
and a yearning to share it. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 15th—End of the 2nd Trimester

Friday, February 16th—Parish Fish Feasts Begin

Friday, February 16th- 20th NO SCHOOL—Presidents’ Day Holiday

SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, February 22nd—Kindergarten Screenings for the 2018-2019 school year

Friday, February 23rd—8:00 Mass, 4th Grade
2:00 p.m. School Families
Fish Feast hosted by SJA

Monday, February 26th—Report Cards Sent Home

Wednesday, February 28th—Deadline to apply for Bishop Flores Scholarship

February 28th-March 1st—12:00 Dismissal for Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 2nd—12:00 Dismissal/Faculty Professional Development

February Virtue: Obedience

February Saint: St. Padre Pio

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Grandparents
Grandparent Reception

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 8th
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting in Ministry Center

Friday, February 9th
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 6th

Junior High Dance

Saturday, February 10th
7:00 p.m. Father/Daughter Dance

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Friday, February 2nd
8:00 a.m. Grandparent Day Mass and Reception
Ellis Island 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parish Hall
12:00 Noon Dismissal

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Sunday, February 4th—9:00 a.m. SJA Mass
  • Friday, February 5th-12th—7:30 a.m. Candy Grams for sale
  • 2:45 p.m. Candy Grams for sale
  • Friday, February 9th—6:00 p.m. Jr. High Valentine’s Dance in Parish Hall
  • Saturday, February 10th—7:00 p.m. Father Daughter Dance in Parish Hall

Catholic Schools Week

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Friday, January 26th
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 8th Grade
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m; 2:15 p.m. - 3: 15 p.m. Recycled Uniform Sale

Sunday, January 28th
8:30-11:30 a.m. SJA Open House

Tuesday, January 30th
1:15 p.m. Spelling Bee in Parish Hall

Friday, February 2nd
8:00 a.m. Grandparents’ Day Mass with Reception

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Sunday, February 4th—9:00 a.m. SJA Mass

  • Friday, February 9th—6:00 p.m. Jr. High Valentine’s Dance in Parish Hall

  • Saturday, February 10th—6:00 p.m. Father Daughter Dance in Parish Hall

Catholic Schools Week

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Mission Alcala
4th Grade visits Mission San Diego de Alcalá

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr:

O God, make us willing to do your will, come what may. Increase the number of persons of good will and moral sensitivity. Give us renewed confidence in nonviolence and the way of love as taught by Christ. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, January 17th
1:15 p.m. Geography Bee 4th-8th Grades in Parish Hall

Friday, January 19th
8:00 a.m.- Mass led by 2nd Grade

Monday, January 16th-Friday, January 19th
Renaissance Testing Window

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Friday, January 26th 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.—Recycled Uniform Sale
  • Sunday, January 28th- February 2nd—National Catholic Schools’ Week
  • Sunday, January 28th 8:30-11:30 a.m.—SJA Open House
  • Friday, February 2nd 8:00 a.m.—Grandparents’ Day mass
  • Sunday, February 10th 6:00 p.m.—Father Daughter Dance
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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

God of Light, as we begin this new year, may we be a source of light for those around us. May we comfort those who are upset, reach out to those who are struggling, love those who feel they are unlovable, and defend those who are too weak to defend themselves. In doing this, may we let others shine and use their gifts You have blessed them with. May our actions be a source of light and hope for all our brothers and sisters. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, January 11th
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting
6:30 p.m. First Reconciliation for our 2nd Graders

Friday, January 12th
8:00 a.m.- Mass led by 1st Grade

Monday, January 8th-Friday, January 19th
Renaissance Testing Window

Sunday, January 14th
11:30 a.m. Mass SJA Choirs sing at St. Elizabeth Seton

Monday, January 15th
NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Wednesday, January 17th—8:00 Gala Meeting in Ministry Center
  • Sunday, January 28th- February 2nd—National Catholic Schools’ Week
  • Sunday, January 28th—8:30-11:30 a.m. SJA Open House
  • Friday, February 2nd—8:00 a.m. Grandparents’ Day mass

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

"... The time of Advent teaches me to open my heart to God and to give back to the world around me. ...I want to make others smile this holiday season and lend a helping hand to those in need. To me, Advent means being the best version of yourself and putting God above all. I want to spread kindness this Advent, for there wouldn't be a better time." Marielle L., 8th Grade

Father in heaven, the day draws near when the glory of your Son will make radiant the night of the waiting world. May the lure of greed not impede us from the joy which moves the hearts of those who seek him. May the darkness not blind us to the vision of wisdom which fills the minds of those who find him. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

Have a blessed Christmas season!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, December 20th
Registration for Coach Ramsay’s Christmas Camp Due today!

Thursday, December 21nd
Christmas Pageants in Parish Hall 6:00 p.m. PreK-3 and 7:15 p.m. 4-8

Friday, December 22nd
12:00 Dismissal NO AFTERCARE AVAILABLE

December 22-January 7th
CHRISTMAS BREAK! School Resumes 1/8/2017

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

candy canes

God of patience and love, Your Kingdom of Justice, Peace and Joy in Holy Spirit is a wonderful gift to our community.
During this season of Advent,
May we take the time to open our hearts to your love, to open our minds to your wisdom,
To open our ears to your word; and to open our hands to do your work.
May our school look to your coming with hope, that we may learn to act in justice with patience;
That we may learn to live in peace; and with faith,
That we learn to find joy in all things.
We ask that your Holy Spirit be with us in this time of waiting-
Activating, animating and motivating us to the fullness of our potential.

Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, December 14th
*Academic Chess Classes Begin
*Last Day to Order Holiday Scrip
Friday, December 15th
*8:00 a.m. Mass led by 3rd Grade
Sunday, December 17th
*8:30-11:30 Peppermint Shop in Parish Hall (see info below)
Monday, December 18th
*Christmas Free Dress for $1 and/or canned food donation

SAVE THE DATES:

  • Thursday, December 21st—Christmas Pageants 6:00p.m. K-3 and 7:15 p.m. 4-8
  • Friday, December 22nd—(12:00 Dismissal NO AFTERCARE AVAILABLE)
  • December 22- January 7th—CHRISTMAS BREAK! School Resumes 1/8/2017

Virtue of the Month: Humility

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And now these three remain,

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

— Corinthians 13:13 —

advent

God of hope
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
be with us in our meeting
and in our travelling together,
be with us in our worship
and our praying together,
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
our God of hope.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, December 6th
TODAY!!! Poinsettias are here!! Please pick up! 1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. in front of Parish Hall

Thursday, December 7th
8:00 a.m. PC Meeting

Friday, December 8th
8:00 a.m. Immaculate Conception Mass led by 4th Grade

Sunday, December 10th
11:30 a.m. Bishop McElroy to Rededicate Church and Install Fr. Gerard

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principal
Kathy Dunn & Christine Lang
Principals, 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."

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"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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