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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Hello SJS Parents,

I hope you are all enjoying your summer! At St. James we have been working to get things ready for the 22-23 school year which is about one month away. Below are some reminders of things to do before the start of the school year. 

Just a reminder, we have limited office hours during summer months. If you need any assistance, please email secretaries@stjamesschoolah.org and someone will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

It's a great day to be a Bulldog!

Mike Kendrick
Principal
TOPICS COVERED:
  • P.E. Uniform Shop Closes July 31
  • Health Office Forms
  • Fall Athletics Registration Open
  • Back to School Mass & BBQ
SCHOOL NEWS
Orientation Day - 8/15 from 10:00 am - Noon

Mark your calendars for Orientation day on August 15th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

At Orientation Day you can:

  • Drop off school supplies
  • Meet the teachers
  • Sign up for extracurriculars
  • Mingle with SJS families
More information will be sent out close to August 15th. 
School Uniforms/Dress Code

The goals of the uniform code are to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, to be easily observable and enforceable, to promote student safety, to project a good image of our school and to be in good taste and ensure modesty.

School Uniforms
Uniforms can be ordered through Dennis Uniform Company. Dennis Uniforms gives 3% of the net sales back to SJS annually.

The SJS school code is: GAQGV

You can also order uniform shirts, shorts, and pants from Lands’ End, which gives 3% of the net sales back to SJS bi-yearly. Please enter our school name (St. James) or number (900128257) when ordering.

School Uniform Exchange
Consider joining our closed @SJSUniformExchange FB page for available gently used uniform items at no cost.

P.E. Uniforms Closing July 31
P.E. uniforms must be worn by students in Grades 6-8 for P.E. class. *Only order gym uniforms if your student needs a new size. We are not requiring you to purchase navy P.E. uniforms. Current royal blue P.E. uniforms are accepted as well. Royal blue will be phased out to navy gradually. Order here today!

Spirit Wear
Order spirit wear year round to wear on spirit wear days (first spirit wear day is Sept. 30) and to athletic events. You will find the link to order spirit wear on our website under the Uniforms tab in the Current Families section or you can order here today!

SJS Health Office

Get a head start on your health forms! We take your children’s health and safety very seriously. We have three nurses who job-share the position in our Health Office to ensure that someone is always here when your child has any health needs. All health forms must be filled out and submitted on or before orientation day, August 15, 2022.
Click here for necessary forms.
Before and After Care

Families of St. James School can choose to send their children to our before and/or after school care. Both before and after school care charge daily rates that are paid through your Smart Tuition account. For more information on our program please click here.
Battle of the Books 2023 Summer Preview List

Get a jump start on reading books on next year’s Battle of the Books list! Complete grade level book lists will be published in the fall. Happy Reading! Please click here for list.
SJS Kindergarten is Expanding

Spread the news! We are still accepting applications for next school year for our expanding Kindergarten program. Our current families are our best form of advertising. Thanks for your help.

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7.14-17 SJ Theatre Bye Bye Birdie
7.21-24 SJ Theatre Bye Bye Birdie
7.31 P.E. Uniform Shop Closes
8.14 Back to School Mass & BBQ
8.15 Orientation 10am
8.16 First Half Day of School
8.17 First Full Day of School
8.23 PreK3 Orientation
8.24 First All School Mass 8:30am
8.25 PreK3 First Day
Please click on the calendar icon or visit our website for a full calendar.

 
Backpack and School Supply Collection
Saturday, August 6 | 1-3pm
School Parking Lot Drop-Off


Please consider donating a backpack and/or school supplies benefitting the Marillac Social Center which provides care for many youth in a nurturing and safe environment.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
  • Backpacks (no wheels)
  • Crayons, Markers, Pencils, Colored Pencils
  • White Elmer's Glue, 2 Glue Sticks
  • Two Pocket Folders
  • Pink Erasers
  • 12" Ruler
  • 5" Pointed Scissors
  • 4 Wide-Ruled Spiral Notebooks
  • Black Pens, Highlighters
  • Wide-Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cloth Face Masks
For more information, please contact Annette McKian at pamckian@gmail.com.
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2022/23 Athletics Registration Open NOW

This year we are opening registration earlier so teams have the opportunity to practice and be more prepared for the first game/meet of the season. Sports offered in the fall 2022 for 4th-8th grade are as follows:
  • Girls Poms
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Co-Ed Cross Country
  • Co-Ed Soccer (Still looking for interest)
Regarding Soccer: Please respond to Jerry Klopp at jcklopp@aol.com or 630-346-7182 if your student athlete is interested in our soccer program and if you are able to help coach, or know of someone who might be available to coach. We need your responses by July 15 in order to commit to the league.

Please register here. For questions or more information, please email the SJS Athletic Department at sjsad@stjamesschoolah.org. Go Bulldogs!
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Back To School Mass & BBQ
Sunday, August 14


Please join us for a Back to School Mass at 11:30am and stay for the BBQ following Mass in the school parking lot. This is a great way to meet and/or reconnect with SJS families. See you there!

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SJ Theatre Bye Bye Birdie
July 14-17, July 21-24
Purchase tickets here

Totus Tuus
July 24-29
For grades 1-12
Register here
Jubilation 2022: Embrace
Saturday, November 5


Save the date! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back for our first in-person Jubilation since 2019. We appreciate your support and look forward to this special event.


If you are looking to get involved in any way, please click here and select areas you would like to help with.
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Future Lions Upcoming Events
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