at 1360 Tamm Ave , 63139
St. James School is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
"St. James School is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success." - Ms. Karen Battaglia, Principal
A few things from this week's school newsletter: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 19 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. T-Ball and Baseball Despite the cold weather, it’s time to think of T-Ball and Baseball. Please see the attached form to sign your child up no later than February 15th. If forms are turned into school, list Ron Pitts - Athletic Association on the envelope. Ron's contact information is 314-359-3554 if you have any questions. Girls Scout Troop #3616 Daisies and Brownies We will meet on Monday, January 19th after school in the Fr. Flynn Room until 4:15pm. Juniors and Cadets We will meet on Tuesday, January 20th after school in the Fr. Flynn Room until 4:15pm. We will also be working on the playground on Friday, January 23rd, weather permitting. Look for the sign-up at the meeting. Coordinator’s Corner Please continue clipping your Box Tops, and ask family, friends, and neighbors. Don’t forget to turn them in with your name by January 30th. The family with the most turned in will get a prize. Please contact Ann Chulick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-481-4147. Little Shamrock Tournament The St James Athletic Association will be hosting the 50th Annual Little Shamrock Tournament beginning February 28 and ending March 7. 50 years is a hug achievement and we plan on celebrating it right! It has become one of the most outstanding 8th grade boys basketball tournaments in the St Louis area. The best of the best come to play in our gym. As we approach our biggest fundraiser of the year, it is again time to place your ad in our annual Tournament Program Book. All of the proceeds from this tournament go towards the cost of providing equipment, uniforms, fee and other related expenses for the children who participate in the sports programs at St James the Greater School in Dogtown. Without your contributions during this time each year, we would not be able to continue this great tradition. We are asking all students, parents, family members, friends, parishioners & participating teams to take part by selling ads for our book. Please see the attached on how the kids have a chance to win an iPad Mini by selling the most ads! Many of our local business know this is a great, inexpensive opportunity to advertise. It also provides a fun way to cheer on your team and players. Have fun and get creative with your ad!
A few things from this week's newsletter: No School Monday, January 19th is a holiday. There will be NO SCHOOL in observance of MLK Day. Catholic Schools Week News: Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, January 25th with an All you Care to Eat Breakfast and our school Open House – which runs from 11:30am until 2:00pm. The activities continue all week long…….and will include: 1.) Permission for Take your Child Out to Lunch Day – please fill out a permission slip (you can get one from the school) and return it to school for students in grades K-8. 2.) Skate for Food Night at Steinberg Rink More information will be forthcoming. Blood Drive There is a blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th from 3:00pm until 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Please drop by after school or after work to donate. Our goal is at least 25 donors, so please consider making this lifesaving gift! Any student who gets a parent or family member to donate blood will receive a jeans pass from Miss Battaglia. Report Cards Report cards will be given out on Monday, January 12th. T-Ball and Baseball Despite the cold weather, it’s time to think of T-Ball and Baseball. Please sign your child up no later than February 15th. If forms are turned into school, list Ron Pitts - Athletic Association on the envelope. Contact Ron for a form at 314-359-3554, or if you have any questions. Save the dates!! Dogtown Pizza fundraiser - 2/2 - 2/17 Father/Daughter Dance - 3/20 Mother/Son Dodgeball - 3/21 Hippity Hoppity - 3/28
A couple of things: • Christmas Break will begin Dec. 23rd. Carlson’s Kids will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and K-8 will dismiss at noon. There will be no aftercare on Dec. 23rd. School resumes on January 5. Enjoy the Holidays and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year! • January 7 is a teacher in-service day and early dismissal. Carlson’s Kids will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and K-8 will dismiss at noon. There will be no aftercare. Please make sure to make arrangements to pick up your child. • Carlson’s Kids Christmas Performance will be held Saturday, Dec. 20th at 1:00 p.m. • K-8 Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the Gym. Please remember the children’s attendance will be used in determining their 2nd Quarter Music Grade. The dress code for the concert is Dressy. No Jeans.
The 7th grade class will be collecting donated items for Our Lady's Inn at tomorrow's Christmas House. They are asking for: Diapers Pajamas (Newborn to 9 years) Books Board Games & Educational Toys Donations can be dropped at the collection table in the hallway by the gym. Thank you!!
Are you planning on attending the Breakfast with Santa and Christmas House this Saturday, Dec. 6? There will be something for everyone! We'll have Santa and Mrs. Claus...plus, Fred Bird will make a special appearance at 11:30 a.m. After breakfast, get your holiday shopping done! In addition to the many wonderful crafters and vendors attending, we'll have 20+ basket raffle items for you to win! Basket raffle tickets will be $5 each, or six for $20 - but you'll receive a FREE Waterway full-service car wash coupon ($15 value) just for buying tickets! The breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and goes until noon. The gym will open at 10 a.m. with games, pictures with Santa, the basket raffle and craft fair. Also, the flea market will be open in the Fr. Flynn room. We hope to see you there!!
The 7th Grade Class invites you to participate in a Christmas Drive for OUR LADY’S INN. We need… Diapers Pajamas (Newborn to 9yrs) Books Board Games & Educational Toys DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED AT SCHOOL, CHURCH, AND CHRISTMAS HOUSE. ALL DONATIONS ARE DUE BY 12/8/14.
Happy Thanksgiving to our St. James families!
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Don't forget there is a Home and School meeting at 7:00 this evening.
The Athletic Association Meeting has been moved to next week, April 21st, at 7:00pm. Also, a reminder that Chess Club has ended for the year. There is no Chess Club today.
Don't forget about our Fish Fry tomorrow night (Friday, March 27th). Come with an appetite! The Fish Fry crew can always use extra help so please feel free to stop in and volunteer too.
Please mark your calendars and share with friends. St James The Greater Homecoming Committee will host a Trivia fundraiser on Friday April 24, 2015 in the Gym at St James the Greater, located at 1360 Tamm Ave St. Louis, Mo 63139 - Entrance to gym is on Wade Ave. Cost is $160 per table of 8 or $20 per person. Cash prize for the top winner. Doors open at 6:30 pm and trivia will begin at 7:00 pm. Mulligans, 50/50's and other fun games are planned! Beer will be available and light snacks. Feel free to bring your own beverages and food! Cash and checks accepted. For more information, or to make a reservation please contact Julia Dunn at 314.761.6599 / Juliaedunn93@gmail.com , or Lauryn Filip at Laurynfilip@gmail.com. If you are a parent or a St. James parishioner wish to help out the evening of the Trivia Night or before-hand with set-up, please contact Julia Dunn at the above-mentioned contact info. Thank you!
Science Fair Projects will be available for viewing today, Monday, March 23, from 3-4 p.m. in the front hallway after school. Please stop by and see all the hard work our students have put into their projects!
Dear St. James Families, We're using HelpCounter this year to organize the volunteers for homecoming and also future school/parish activities. We NEED your help with homecoming and it is very important that all families participate in one way or the other. We can’t do it without you! Please follow the steps below to sign up. 1. Click this link to access the volunteer system: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/update/sign_into_account.php?aid=gigcrunnzu 2. Enter your email to search if your email address is currently in the system. If your email is not in the system, then you will need to click on the “Click Here” option to enter your info as a new volunteer. 3. Your info will go in to a pending volunteer system for the volunteer coordinator to access. Once they have officially added you to the system, you will receive an email notifying you that your info has been added. The email will also contain a password so you can access the volunteer system from home at any time to keep track of your volunteer hours or sign up for other events. The system will allow the school and you to keep better track of hours. This is a good thing! 4. After all of that, all you need to do is go to the system and SIGN UP!!!!! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact René Miller at email@example.com or Ann Chulick firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, St. James the Greater Homecoming Committee
A few things... Important: Emergency Papers Please return all papers that were in your packet, which you received at the Home and School Meeting. In case of an emergency we need this information. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Homecoming Please check out the "Event" on this Facebook page for Homecoming. There is a lot of important information that is posted there weekly!! Girl Scouts Calling all girls! Girl Scout Troop #3616 will have an informational parent/girl meeting tonight, Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The meeting will last 20-45 minutes, and we’ll cover the schedule, volunteer positions, field trips, and service projects. If your daughter did not sell cookies last year, the registration fee is $15, and our troop asks for $20/family to cover snacks, drinks, and supplies. If your daughter did sell cookies, our troop is paying your registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Chulick at 314-660-6475 or email@example.com. Thanks, and see you Thursday. Charity Golf Tournament Saturday, October 4th, is the 9th Annual Mike Zundel Charity Golf Tournament that benefits St. James the Greater School. For more information, you can contact: Dennis Cordia 314-781-6167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to have something put in the school newsletter, per approval, please get it to Mrs. Crowe by 3:00pm on Wednesdays. email@example.com
A few things: Protecting God’s Children Workshop If you are interested in serving Yard Duty or as a Room Parent, or as a coach - you must attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop. If you have already completed this workshop, you do not need to do it again. If you have not attended the workshop, however, you must do so before you will be allowed to serve in these positions. The Protecting God's Children Workshop will be in the Cafeteria on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm. To register, please send an e-mail to: Trish Whitmore, Safe Environment Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend on this night, you must attend a workshop at another location. For a complete listing of alternate locations, follow this link: http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0 Please remember that children are not allowed at the workshop. The material presented is not appropriate for children!! Please plan accordingly. Please Note: We would appreciate it if you would not bring your animals to school when you drop the children off in the morning. Some children are afraid. Vendors Needed for Quarter Auction The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting our 2nd Quarter Auction on October 24th and everyone that attended last year knows how much fun we had. Proceeds from this event directly support the Chinese Program. We are looking to partner with vendors like Pampered Chef, Partylite, Mary Kay or any other consultant products. If you are a representative or know of anyone that you think may be interested, please contact Terry Daugherty at 314-795-0964 or email@example.com.
Watch Fr. Dunlap take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! http://youtu.be/mkwBi6rvfWQ
This is a reminder that tonight, August 19th, there is a mandatory Home and School Meeting at 7:00 p.m. for at least one K-8 parent. Carlson's Kids parents are welcome to attend, but are not required to do so. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium. Please enter through the double doors on Wade Avenue. After some introductions and general announcements, parents will be able to visit classrooms and talk with the teachers. This meeting is for parents only.
A few things.... BE SURE YOU READ YOUR NEWSLETTERS - THEY ARE SENT VIA E-MAIL WEEKLY. Here's a recap. Room Parents/Yard Duty: Please click on the link to sign up to be a Room Parent or for Yard Duty. This is an electronic form and will be submitted directly to school: http://tinyurl.com/qbm6pmq Medication: By law, all medication administered at school (prescription and over the counter medications) needs a physician’s consent and parent consent form. All medication must be in the original container. Inhalers need to be in their box or have pharmacy put label on inhaler. Holy Day of Obligation: Friday, August 15th is a Holy Day. The children will be attending Mass at 9:00 a.m. There will also be a Mass at 7:00 p.m. Please note: Starting September 2nd, all school masses will be held in church at 8:15 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Home and School Meeting – Open House: There will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday evening August 19, 2014 for at least one parent in each K-8 family. Carlson’s Kids parents are welcome to attend, but are not required to do so. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the gym. After some introductions and general announcements, parents will be able to visit the classrooms and meet with teachers. This meeting is for parents only, so please make arrangements for your children. Homecoming: Homecoming will be held September 26th from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. and September 27th from 12:00 – 11:00 p.m. We will have a band Friday and Saturday night. The theme for this year’s parade is “St. James World Cup”. It is scheduled for Saturday morning and each class will be represented in the parade. For full details, visit the homecoming "event" page: http://www.stjamesthegreater.org/Homecoming/homecoming.html
Who is ready for the first day of school tomorrow??? Reminder - it is a half-day. Parents, please join us tomorrow morning after drop-off for a "welcome back" breakfast in the rectory. See you then!
If you ordered x-small polo shirts from school, they are ready for pick-up. Mrs. Crowe will be in the office until 4 p.m. today, Aug. 12th. Otherwise, you may pick them up in the morning, Aug. 13th, before school begins. We apologize for the delay.
Kindergarten and Carlson's Kids Orientation will take place this evening from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Both Kindergarten and Pre-K will be held in the cafeteria together. The purpose of this meeting is to give parents an overview of the program and set expectations for the year. At least one parent from Kindergarten and Carlson's Kids family should plan to attend.
The back to school picnic starts NOW! Come join us for some fun in the school yard until 8:30pm!
We hope to see you on Saturday night, August 9th, at our Back to School Family Fun Night. This free event will be held in the schoolyard. Snow cones and hot dogs will be provided by the Home and School Association. There will be a bounce house, and we encourage you to bring your bikes, scooters and balls. The gates will open at 5:30pm and the evening will end at 8:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing you!