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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Penny Wars
Penny War during Catholic Schools' Week was a great success, thanks for your support!

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Baby Shower
Baby Shower—Thanks for supporting
women and babies in need.

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

DAR Winners
DAR Winners

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Ultimate Fitness
The Ultimate Fitness Elective
enjoys a sunny day at the beach!

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I Love SJA
I Love SJA

"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

SJA Garden
SJA Garden

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, January 19th

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. See Us in Action- Please invite friends and neighbors
Friday, January 20th
  • 8:00 am. Mass led by 1st Grade
Sunday, January 22nd
  • 11:30 a.m. - SJA Choirs sing at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Wednesday, January 25th
  • 8:00 a.m. Parents in Prayer
  • Spell-a-thon - Pledge Forms Due
Friday, January 27th
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 8th Grade
Sunday, January 29th
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - SJA OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, January 29th-Friday, February 3rd
  • Catholic Schools’ Week
Tuesday, January 31st
  • 1:15 p.m. Spelling Bee
Friday, February 3rd
  • Grandparents’ Day Mass
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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Friends of Scott
In lieu of a Christmas party, our 5th Grade class supported a local charity called Friends of Scott. This charity reaches out to to support children with cancer, with many receiving treatment at Rady Children's Hospital here in San Diego. In total they raised over a $1000.00 in gift cards for the Toy Drive, and new pajamas for the Pajama Drive!

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Happy New Year! Hoping that the beginning of 2017 finds you peaceful, rested, relaxed and refreshed as we return to school.

Lord, You make all things new
You bring hope alive in our hearts
And cause our Spirits to be born again.
Thank you for this new year
For all the potential it holds.
Come and kindle in us
A mighty flame
So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God
And live forever to praise Your glorious name.
Amen

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Friday, January 6th

  • 8:00 a.m. - Mass led by 3rd Grade
  • Noon Dismissal - Aftercare Available
Monday, January 9th-Friday, January 20th
  • Star Renaissance Testing Window
Wednesday, January 11th
  • 8:30 a.m. - Parents in Prayer (following 8:00 a.m. mass)
  • 6:00 p.m. - Gala Committee Happy Hour
Thursday, January 12th
  • 8:00 a.m. - Parent Council Meeting in Ministry Center
  • 2nd Grade First Reconciliation
Friday, January 13th
  • 8:00 a.m. - Mass led by 2nd Grade
Monday, January 16th
  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Thursday, January 19th
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. See Us in Action
January Virtue: Mercy (Parent Letter)
January Saint: St. Maria Goretti

Thank You
Thank you all who gifted us with treasures for Christmas. Your generosity is astounding. Your love and support for us, the teachers and staff is truly appreciated.

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Lord, may I be like the Wise Men who were guided to you by the Star of Bethlehem. Give me the wisdom to seek you, a light to guide me to you, the courage and persistence to search until I find you, the graciousness to worship you and the generosity to lay my gift before you, who is my King and my God for ever and ever. Amen.

We wish you a blessed Christmas season, filled with much love, joy and hope!

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"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis

Advent


In this Second Week of Advent, let us pray together that peace may be born anew between us…in our families, and in our community of faith.

Thank you Mrs. Oldham, choir families and all who joined us! Our participation in the Solana Beach Christmas Tree Lighting was a beautiful evening of celebration and outreach!

SJA Choir
Choir at Tree Lighting

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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."

"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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