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Hello SJS Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend! At SJS we hosted a faculty retreat this past Tuesday. The staff was able to take a day to reflect, recharge, and grow closer to Christ. These moments away from the regular business of the school day help us to stay focused on our top priority; partnering to help your kids grow in their academics and their relationship with Christ. 

We have a lot going on this weekend and next week. It kicks off with our FSA Tailgate Party. Then Monday's Digital Citizenship Conference for our Jr. High students and the night session for parents. Then we round out the week with our SJS athletics department Tip Off night stating at 6pm in the gym. 

It is a great day to be a Bulldog!

Mike Kendrick
  • Digital Citizenship Conference
  • No More Shorts
  • Sandwich Ministry
  • Storybook Pumpkins
Digital Citizenship Conference
Monday Oct. 17 | 7pm@SJS

Don't forget to join us for a very informative parent presentation about online safety this Monday, Oct. 17 in the Parish Center. 6th-8th grade students will be attending during the day. No registration required.
No More Shorts!
Starting Oct. 17

As a reminder, tomorrow is the last day for students to wear shorts to school until April 15. For more information on uniform guidelines, please view our Student/Parent Handbook here.
Seussical Jr. Registration
Due Oct. 19

We are calling all SJS 6th, 7th & 8th graders to “audition” for Seussical Jr. There are no cuts! There is a part for EVERYONE in Seussical Jr! Auditions are after school 10/24 OR 10/25. Callbacks are after school 10/26. Performances 2/16-2/18.  

Click HERE to Learn More 
Click HERE to Register by Friday, October 19th!
Questions? Email Sarah Wade at
Taffy Apple Delivery
Oct. 20

The 6th-grade thanks you for your Taffy Apple order.  A reminder that apples will be delivered to your student next Thursday, October 20th.
Painted Foam Pumpkin Book Character Craft - Preschool Inspirations
K-5th Grade Storybook Pumpkin Contest
Pumpkins Due Oct. 24 & 25

It's time for the annual SJS Library Storybook Pumpkin Decorating Contest! All decorated pumpkins should be brought to the library on Oct. 24 or Oct. 25. Winners will be announced Oct. 28. All pumpkins should be brought home on Oct. 28. Please click here for more information and how to enter.

10.15 FSA Tailgate
10.15 Hospitality Weekend
10.17 Online Safety Presentation 7pm
10.19 Altar Server Training
10.19 Sandwich Ministry
10.20 $2 Wear Pink Day
10.20 Taffy Apple Day
10.21 Tip Off/Spirit Wear
10.22-28 Sleeping Bag Drive
10.27 Band Concert
10.28 Special Lunch/Spirit Wear

Altar Server Training
Oct. 19 | 4:00pm

Grades 4th-12th, please prayerfully consider becoming an Altar Server here at St. James. Join Deacon Hahn in the church either Oct. 19. Contact to register.

$2 Wear Pink Day
Oct. 20

The Student Leadership is sponsoring a "wear pink day" in support of breast cancer awareness month. Bring $2 (or more) on Thursday, Oct. 20 to wear a pink shirt with uniform bottoms to support the Brest Cancer Foundation.

Sleeping Bag Drive
Oct. 22-28

The Seminarians at Mundelein ask your help in donating new or gently used sleeping bags and mats to be distributed directly to homeless on Lower Wacker Drive, the day-laborers in Chicago, and Our Lady of the Angels Mission. Drop off locations are at the church on Oct. 22-23 or in the Parish or school offices Oct. 24-28.
Sandwich Ministry
Collection on Oct. 19

Please help support our Student Leadership by participating in our Sandwich Ministry. Our first collection will be Wednesday, October 19th. Families should look for the bogs with directions to be sent home this Friday.
  • 10.8.22
    XC Sectionals 10am@Melas
  • 10.12.22
    Girls 5th (2) VB 5pm@St. Raymond
    Girls 6th VB 6pm@St. Raymond

    Girls 7A VB 7pm@St. Raymond
    Girls 8th VB 8pm@St. Raymond
  • 10.13.22
    Girls 5th (1) VB 6pm@QR
    Girls 6th VB 7pm@QR
    Girls 7AA VB 8pm@QR
  • 10.15.22
    Winter Athletics Registration CLOSES
Tip Off
Oct. 21 | 6pm

We invite all students and families to join us for Tip Off on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6pm in the Parish Center (gym). Tickets are $20 per family this year and can be purchased here in advance. Cash only at the door and for pizza concessions. This fundraiser is supporting our new athletic uniforms, shooting shirts for basketball and miscellaneous athletic equipment in need of replacement. Price also includes a student gift!

Girls Pre-Season Basketball Open Gym
Oct. 16 | SVHS

5th & 6th Grade Girls, 2-4 PM
7th & 8th Grade Girls, 4-6 PM
No registration required.

Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you to those who have already volunteered! We are still looking for a couple more days if anyone else is able to help.

The school is looking for FIVE volunteers to help the younger grades navigate the hot lunch line during lunch periods. The hours are 12:15p - 1:15p and we would need volunteers who could commit to a minimum of one day/week. (One person would volunteer every Monday, another on Tuesdays etc.) 

This would be a huge help to ensure that the little ones can get through the lunch line and have enough time to eat. Please contact FSA if you are interested in helping out:

Bulldog VIP Tailgate Fundraiser
This Saturday, Oct. 15 | 6pm

It's Not too Late!! Our annual Adult Tailgate party is October 15. This year’s event will include a DJ, football on the projector screen, bag’s tournament, pop-a-shot, ax throwing, auction items and much more!! You don’t want to miss it! Click here to buy tickets.

Save the Date

Adult Tailgate Party
Special Lunch


Jubliation 2022: Embrace
Saturday, November 5

We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the St. James Jubilation Gala being held at the Lincolnshire Marriott. Please click here for tickets and more information.

Future Lions Upcoming Events
Click here

Saint Viator Shadow Days
Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 8, Nov.16, & Nov. 29.
Register here.
Willows Academy Open House
Sunday, October 16 | 1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame College Prep Open House
Thursday, October 27
Chesterton Academy Open House
Nov. 2  | 8-10am
Dist. 214 H.S. Pre-Registration
Oct. 3-20
  • Pre-register on the student's high school website under School Info>>Registration>>High School Pre-Registration Fall 2023

  • Choose the PSAT 8/9 test date
Dist. 214 offers many test accommodations. For those students that require a Test Read Accommodation, please click here. For all other questions and accommodations, please contact the school directly.
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