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

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Thursday, May 18th

  • Teacher/Principal/Office Manager for the Day
  • 5:30 p.m. Preschool Family Night

Friday, May 18th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 3rd Grade

Saturday/Sunday, May 20 and 21 Fiesta del Sol

Friday, May 26th

  • 10:00 a.m. Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
  • 1:00 p.m. Variety Show Performance

Monday, May 29th

  • School Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

May Virtue: Humility (letter)

May Saint: Mary

End of the Year Survey

In an effort to continually improve SJA, please fill out this short End of the School Year Parent Survey. Your feedback is important and valuable! Thanks!

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

God of knowledge, today we pray for our teachers. “Teachers are like gardeners. They provide us with all the things we need to grow: knowledge, wisdom, advice, comfort, support and love, enabling us to develop to our full potential. In and through this delicate act of gardening, of caring and giving, the teacher facilitates the beautiful development of life within the seed.”-Jean Vanier Thank you, God, for blessing us with such beautiful gardeners.

Thank you for making us feel so special this week! A huge thank you to Melissa Mahon and her helpers for coordinating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Now through Friday, May 12th

  • Renaissance Testing Window

May 8-11th

  • Scholastic Book Fair in SJA library before and after school

Thursday, May 11th

  • 8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting

Friday, May 12th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 2nd Grade with May Crowning
  • 9:00 a.m. 8th Grade Mother/Daughter Reception following Mass

Monday, May 15th

  • 8:00 a.m. Living Rosary

Tuesday, May 16th

  • 7th Grade to Safari Park

Thursday, May 18th

  • Teacher/Principal/Office Manager for the Day
  • 5:30 p.m. Preschool Family Night

Friday, May 18th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 3rd Grade

Saturday/Sunday, May 20 and 21 Fiesta del Sol

May Virtue: Humility (letter)

May Saint: Mary

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

4th Grade Overnight Fieldtrip

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Thursday, May 4th-Friday, May 12th

  • Renaissance Testing Window

Thursday, May 4th

  • Kinder & 1st Grade to Safari Park
  • 6th Grade at Astro Camp
  • National Day of Prayer

Friday, May 5th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 4th Grade
  • 6th Grade at Astro Camp - Return at ~2:30 p.m.
  • Noon Dismissal - After School care available

Saturday, May 6th

  • 2:00 p.m - First Communion Mass for our SJA 2nd Graders

Sunday, May 7th

  • SJA Choirs sing at Sunday masses; read at 9:00 mass

May 8-11th

  • Scholastic Book Fair in SJA library before and after school

Thursday, May 11th

  • 8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting

Friday, May 12th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 2nd Grade
  • 8:30 a.m. May Crowning following mass
  • 9:00 a.m. 8th Grade Mother/Daughter Reception following Mass

May Virtue: Humility

May Saint: Mary

A prayer for our 2nd Graders as they make their First Communion this weekend:

May you always know the peace of Jesus
The light of His love
And the joy of His life within you.

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

Dear God, thank you for this beautiful planet. Bless it and keep it safe from harm. We pray for the protection of people, animals, the soil, air and water. May we care for all you have made. Help us to love the Earth as you do. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Friday, April 28th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 5th Grade
  • 8:30 a.m. Student Council speeches following mass

Saturday, April 29th

  • 9:45 a.m.People's Climate March at Waterfront Park, downtown San Diego (see details below)

Monday, May 1st-May 12th

  • Renaissance Testing Window

Tuesday, May 2nd

  • Wear jeans for $1 to benefit the 8th grade graduation fund

Wednesday, May 3rd

  • 6th Grade to Astro Camp!
  • 8:00 a.m. Parents in Prayer

Thursday, May 4th

  • Kinder & 1st Grade to Safari Park
  • National Day of Prayer

Friday, May 5th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 4th Grade
  • Noon Dismissal - After School care available

Saturday, May 6th

  • 2:00 p.m - First Communion Mass for our SJA 2nd Graders

Sunday, May 7th

  • SJA Choirs sing at Sunday masses

April Virtue: Hope (parent letter)

April Saint: St. Maria Faustina

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

Lord God,

We tremble to think

That it was one of Jesus’ own friends who betrayed him.

One who sat by him, who broke bread with him.

Give us strength, we pray,

To walk faithfully with Jesus,

Even when the road we walk is rocky

Even when the message of the cross seems like foolishness

And even when we feel betrayed.

You, Lord, are always faithful.

We stumble, we become lost,

But you are steady and sure.

Give us the grace to endure our troubles,

And reveal to us the glory of your kingdom,

Through your son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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

8th grade students lead 2nd grader on a church tour with the help of Fr. Ricky, Pam Smith, Miss Williams and Mrs. Mott

Jesus, dear Savior, during these days of Lent, I want to fast, to repent and to pray. Above all else I want to stay in the circle of Your love. Walk with me and surround me with Your light; lead me and guide me in Your footsteps. During this season of Lent help me to follow You and imitate Your love. May this cross remind me today and throughout Lent of Your great love for me. Amen.

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

SJA Supports Encinitas Half-Marathon
Race Helpers at the Beach

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

Tomorrow, on our Lenten journey, SJA students and staff will participate in a Stations of the Cross Workout. Students in grades 4-8 should wear PE uniforms and students in K-3 can wear spirit attire. All should come in athletic shoes.

Grades K,1,6 collaborating on a
Stations of the Cross activity.

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

Jr. High on Retreat

Loving God,

I hear your invitation, "Come back to me"

and I am filled with such a longing to return to you.

Show me the way to return.

Lead me this day in good works I do in your name

and send your Spirit to guide me and strengthen my faith.

I ask only to feel your love in my life today. Amen.

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



IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, March 8th - Friday, March 10th

  • Junior High Retreat - Please pray for our students, faculty and moderators!

Friday, March 10th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 1st Grade
  • End of 2nd Trimester
  • Third Trimester Pizza Orders Due

Sunday, March 12th

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins! Don’t forget to adjust your clocks forward an hour!
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent

Monday, March 13th

  • Turn in order form for green bagels on St. Patty’s Day

Tuesday, March 14th

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m - See Us In Action
  • 6:00 p.m Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 15th

  • Parents in Prayer after Mass
  • Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements Due

Thursday, March 16th

  • 9:45 a.m. - Irish Dance Performance in Parish Hall

Friday, March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 2nd Grade
  • Green bagels
  • Junior High Honor Roll/Peacemaker Presentation following Mass
  • Report Cards sent home

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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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