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April 12, 2017

"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.



Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Thursday, April 13th

  • School-wide Retreat
  • Noon Dismissal - NO DAYCARE

Friday, April 14th - Friday, April 21st - Easter Break- Have a blessed Easter season and refreshing break!

Sunday, April 16th

  • Happy Easter!

April Virtue: Hope (parent letter)

April Saint: St. Maria Faustina

Silent Auction at Gala


Our Black and White Gala, last Saturday, was a tremendous success. Congratulations to Kim Caccavo for winning the earrings, Mr. Capra for winning Heads or Tails? and the Daquipa’s and neighbors for winning $5,000! We are so grateful to those of you who supported, donated, sponsored and/or attended the event! A special thank you to the chairs and all the volunteers who executed this tradition to benefit all of our students!

It’s not too late to purchase your child’s individual:

  • Canvas Portrait $45
  • Preschool Self-Portraits $35
  • Sixth Grade Madonna $35
  • Second Grade Peace Cross $25
  • Seventh Grade Reflection of Peace $25

All student art and photos are in the front office. Checks can be made out to SJA! In addition, there are 7 spots left for the the annual family mass taking place on September 9th at 3:30. The cost is $150 per family. Please email Lisa Cooper if you’re interested: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Coach Bohman and Mr. Waldman are looking for two more lucky students to participate in their beach day. If your child(ren) would like to attend this teacher date, please email Lisa Ronco: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SJA Alumni Parents Attend Gala. Heroes Among Us

Rock the School was Amazing!

The talent and passion of our students was shining! Thank you to all who participated and attended and helped with the evening. A special thank you to the Oldham family for sharing their passion and musical talents with our students and giving them the opportunity to grow and shine.

Rock the School Performers

Lost and Found Bins are Overflowing!

Is your child missing a sweatshirt? PE clothes? Lunchbox? Water bottle? Please check the Lost and Found by the end of the day TOMORROW (4/13). After that all items will be cleared out and donated.

Thanks for your help!


Come join us & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS for camp right here at St James this summer with our fabulous teachers!! More information coming soon!

2-Day SLAM (Sports, Learning, A Lot of Fun, Mission Outreach) Camp June 15-16 9:00am-3:00pm

Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $110

SLAM Camp June 19-23 8:30am-12:00pm

Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $160

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp June 19-22 (session 1) & June 26-29 (session 2) 8:00am-12:00pm

Led by Ms. Williams & Mrs. Clemens ~ Cost $225

Sports Camp June 26-30 9:00am-3:00pm

Led by Kelly Ramsay ~ Cost $195

ACE Camp (Academic Fun Camp) July 10-13 (session 1), July 17-20 (session 2), July 24-27 (session 3) 8:30am-12:30pm

Led by Ms. Mottles, Mr. Waldman & Mrs. Tavassoli ~ Cost $225

Scrip Order Dates: May 1st, and June 5th

Scrip orders for the remainder of the school year are due the 1st Monday of each month (place your order prior to midnight on the first Monday of each month) and receive your cards within 10 days. A percentage of each purchase goes back to SJA. This portion goes toward your participation in the SCRIP program. Place your order now! http://www.saintjamesacademy.com/fundraising/Scrip/scripOrders2015.pdf


Children’s Stations of the Cross - Good Friday at noon

The St. James Family Ministry invites you to attend the Children’s Stations of the Cross at noon on Good Friday in the Prayer Garden behind the Church. This has become a lovely and relaxed way for children to pray the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. We hope you will join us.


Teenage Clothing Drive for the Monarch School - through April 28th

Nina Fazio (older sister to our own 7th grader, Anna Fazio) is helping coordinate a Cathedral Catholic High School clothing drive for high school students at The Monarch School. The Monarch School provides K-12 education to homeless youth in San Diego. A box for donations of new and gently used clothing for high school boys and girls is located in the SJA front office. Please see the flyer for more details.

Casa Eudes Fashion Show

Cleaning Closets? If you’re cleaning out your closets and there are some clothes that still look good, donate them to the Casa Eudes Fashion Show. This is the event where the girls at the Casa Eudes Home become “designers for a day” -- and the outfits they manage to put together with the donated clothes and accessories are so imaginative! We need used clothes for girls, teens, and ladies, as well as shoes, hats, purses, and jewelry. Please make sure the items are clean and in good condition. Just leave your bags or boxes labeled Fashion Show in the “cry room” to the right as you enter St. James by April 25. What you give away will go in style!


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Kathy Dunn & Christine Lang
Principals, St. James Academy

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