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April 5, 2017

"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.


Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Wednesday, April 5th - TONIGHT!

  • 6:30 p.m. Rock the School Concert in the Parish Hall!

Thursday, April 6th

  • 8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting

Friday, April 7th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass - 6
  • Noon Dismissal - Aftercare Available
  • Last Fish Feast

Saturday, April 8th

  • SJA GALA!!!!!

Tuesday, April 11th

  • 3:00 MANDATORY Student Council Informational Meeting for students in grades 5-7 interested in running and serving on the 2017-2018 student council

Wednesday, April 12th

  • 8:00 a.m. Parent & Principal Coffee in SJA Library RSVP HERE

Thursday, April 13th

  • School-wide Retreat
  • Noon Dismissal - NO DAYCARE

Friday, April 14th - Friday, April 21st - Easter Break

SAVE THE DATE! 4/12, 8:00 a.m. Parent and Principals Coffee in the school library. Please fill out this form to RSVP and to suggest conversation topics.

April Virtue: Hope (parent letter)

April Saint: St. Maria Faustina

Gala Puppy

2017 GALA- 4 DAYS AWAY! Let’s Celebrate!

It is not too late to purchase tickets for this fun, community event. Please use this link. We are close to 200 tickets sold. The individual that buys the 200th ticket will receive $200 credit to use at the Gala! Don’t be left out! See you there!

Thank you to our newest sponsors: San Diego Volvo, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Magnaghi Family), Torrey Hills Chiropractic (Ronco Family), Janet Grimmer


  • Winner receives Hearts on Fire .75ctw diamond studs in 18w gold. SRP $3,950.00.
  • Ticket cost: 1 for $100, 3 for $250 or 5 for $400
  • Reserve your ticket by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • See Flyer for more details

$5000 Raffle

  • All (including partially sold packets) sold tickets are due this Friday!
  • Sign up to sell your raffle tickets at this Friday’s Fish Feast:
  • www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0F49ABA72E5-stjames
  • Class Competitions – First class to reach 100% Participation will receive a $50 Gift Card for their Teacher. Every Class that reaches 100% Participation will receive an Ice Cream Party!

    • The Kindergarten class is currently in the lead!

  • Weekly $5 Gift Card Drawing Winner: The Bonadeo Family
  • Questions? Contact Lisa Ronco @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Mahon @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsorships Needed

There are still many sponsorship opportunities available.

  • Donate a Ticket to your Teacher and/or their Spouse. - $125/$250
  • Buy a Business Card Ad or a Personalized Ad - $500
  • Be a St. James Academy Sponsor - $1000
  • More Information can be found attached below.
  • Questions: Contact Kristin Stiles 323-345-9999

Gala Donation Form, Gala Sponsorship, Register Now to Attend

Tune in to Immaculate Heart Radio 1000am this week! Our Black and White Gala will be promoted several times a day Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 5am and 7pm!

Kindergarten Gala Quilt

Rock the School Invitation - Tonight @ 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for the Rock the School Concert tonight, Wednesday, 4/5 at 6:30 in the Parish Hall. Please note, the show is starting a bit later to accommodate student scheduling conflicts. Parish Hall doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Rock the School Concert includes performances from students in grades 4-8 and is a lively, fun evening of music and talent! All are welcome to attend.

Celebrate SJA's Green Ribbon School Award - Purchase our new Green T-shirt! by TOMMORROW!

Our student Green Team, with help from the Walton family, Coach Bohman and Mrs. Oldham, have designed a t-shirt that students and families will be invited to wear during our Earth Week celebration in April. The shirts will be made from a lovely, soft fabric and manufactured safely and humanely. Samples are in the front office. An order form is in today’s Wednesday Envelope and is also available on the link below. Forms and payment are due tomorrow, 4/6 by the end of the day. Buying the whole family this $15 shirt will raise money for our continuing efforts to incorporate care for creation into our curriculum. Wearing it in our community will show our caring school spirit: "In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God's gifts!" --Pope Francis

Track Meet- Results are in!

Thank you to Coach Bohman, Mrs. Ronco and all the participants who participated in the Diocesan Track Meet at CCHS last weekend! SJA was well represented, did well in all events and showed amazing sportsmanship.

Track Meet

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 next Wednesday (4/12). 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


Teenage Clothing Drive for the Monarch School - through April 21st

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!


LAST Lenten Friday Fish Feast - “Every Meal Shared in Love is a Feast”

Please join your friends at the last Fish Feast of this Lenten season. These beautiful meals are coordinated by the Knights of Columbus. Your presence will help support various groups within our church family. Our great chefs have prepared six new menus for your enjoyment. Reservation forms are available in the SJA Office or place your reservation online here: http://www.kofc12749.org/fishfeastintro/

Please make your reservations no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Friday of your choice. Doors open at 6:00pm. Appetizers at 6:30. Dinner is at 7:00.


Kathy Dunn & Christine Lang
Principals, St. James Academy

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