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May 24, 2017

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


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

Tuesday, May 30th

  • 3rd Grade to USS Midway

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 6th Grade Walk-Through Program

Thursday, June 1st

  • 4th & 5th Grade Walk-Through Programs
  • 12:30 p.m. 8th Grade Opens Time Capsule

Friday, June 2nd

  • 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten Memory Mass
  • 12:00 p.m. Noon Dismissal - Aftercare Available

Monday, June 5th

  • 8:00 Parent Appreciation Breakfast

May Virtue: Humility (letter)

May Saint: Mary

Big Changes to Variety Show ! Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.

Please READ!

This year, we are taking our Variety Show outside. An outdoor music extravaganza fits in perfectly with the theme of the Show: The Lorax and our recent California Green Ribbon Bronze Level School Award. Plus, the Parish Hall experienced a flood last week and clean-up and repair is being completed, which makes the hall unavailable this week. :)

The new location is our lovely grass field, with the stage being the wall ball courts. The weather will be cool (predicted high of 66) and slightly cloudy. We do request that students wear sunscreen and a hat. This last minute change in venue requires some extra items. Please use this link to sign up to provide a pop-up and/or blankets for students to use on Friday.

Families still have the opportunity to attend the 10:00 a.m. open dress rehearsal or the 1:00 p.m. performance. Families can bring towels/blankets to sit closer to the stage or beach chairs to sit along the fence on the left side of the stage.

We are looking forward to this "new" location and anticipate this year's Variety Show to be fun, entertaining and unique. Please remember that all students should wear their costumes to school on Friday and to please bring reusable water bottles rather than single use or plastic bottles.

Thanks in advance for your flexibility and to the Oldham family, Mrs. Mott, Mr. Stiles, Mrs. Ronco and Mrs. Flynn and all the staff who are working hard to ensure a successful show!

Variety Show and Christmas Pageant DVDs on Sale!

Don’t miss your chance to order these wonderful keepsakes. DVDs of this year’s variety show and Christmas pageant may be ordered using this order form. The cost for each DVD is $20 and 20% of the cost is refunded to SJA Performing Arts! Completed forms and payments should be delivered to the front office no later than Friday, June 2nd. Checks should be made payable to Rendezvous Video. DVDs will be available before the end of the school year.

Parent Appreciation Breakfast

Please save the date! We would love for you to join us for a Parent Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, June 5th. Please RSVP here. More details to come.

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!

Help Wanted! Hospitality Chair for the 2017-2018 School Year

Very easy volunteer opportunity! Organize food and refreshments for a variety of SJA events throughout the school year - Back-to-School Night, Grandparents’ Mass, Open House, etc. Our retiring chair, Pat Gale, will train! Please contact Pat for more information at 858-342-2778.

Be a Buddy Family

Please take a moment to review the Buddy Family letter link and give this some consideration. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome a new family to St. James and share our wonderful community with them. Please turn your form into the office by May 26th.Thank you.

SAVE THE DATES FOR JO JO’s CREAMERY! Get your ice cream and cookie fix the week of June 6-11th! They are partnering with the VanGilder family to help us raise funds to complete our outdoor garden. G3 will match every dollar spent at Jojo’s. For more information see flyer.

Immunizations - Current 6th Grade Students

Current sixth grade students need to have their dTap booster up-to-date for 7th grade. Please click here for more information.

Diocesan Student Fee

In an effort to improve marketing, enrollment management, school development, data collection and assistance to Diocesan schools and recommended by Bishop McElroy’s commissioned Task Force for Schools, a $25 per-student fee will be collected in addition to regular tuition for the 2017-2018 school year. This fee will be reflected in your September 2017 invoice. Please read this letter, from John Galvin, Director, Office of Schools for more information.

Final Scrip Order Date: 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.


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

2-Day SLAM (Sports, Learning, A Lot of Fun, Mission Outreach) Camp June 15-16 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $110

SLAM Camp June 19-23 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $160

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

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

Sports Camp June 26-30 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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


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Kathy Dunn & Christine Lang
Principals, St. James Academy

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