Christmas Caroling at the Nursing Home
It Was Wonderful to See Saint James Parishioners During Our Visit!
12/21 Christmas Pageant
12/21 Chapter 5 Math Test
12/22 Polar Express Christmas Party
12/22 Noon Dismissal
1/8-1/12 Renaissance Testing
1/15 No School MLK Jr. Day
1/16 Field Trip to Mission San Diego de Alcala
1/17 MANDATORY Parent Meeting 6:00 PM
1/22 Biography Book Report Due
1/29-2/2 Catholic Schools Week
2/1 Baby Clemens Due :)
Christmas Caroling- The students did SUCH a beautiful job at the nursing home yesterday. They brought so much joy to the residents with their singing and sweet interactions. I was very proud of them. Thank you to my awesome parent chaperones and drivers for your help! :)
Lice Check - The whole class was checked for lice on Monday and we are ALL CLEAR! What a relief! :)
CHRISTMAS SHOWS THIS THURSDAY, December 21st; Venue Change- IN THE HALL
This year we will be having two Christmas shows on December 21st:
6:00 p.m. The Incredible, Gigantic, Humongous SJA Christmas Show performed by grades PreK-Third Grade
7:15 pm Voices of Christmas Show at performed by Grades 4th through 8th.
The shows will be performed in the Parish Hall.
Concessions will be sold outside the parish hall, thanks to Trish Bugg and the 8th grade parents.
Please reference the schedule below and note that all audience members will be exiting the Parish Hall in between the two shows. The Oldham family, Mrs. Ronco, teachers, students and volunteers are working hard to make the Christmas performances memorable and one of a kind!
Thursday Night Program Schedule:
5:50 pm West facing Parish Hall doors open for audience to enter the Hall
6:00 pm The Incredible, Gigantic, Humongous SJA Christmas Show begins
6:45 pm (approx.) ALL audience members will be asked to exit the Hall; students in 4th through 8th should be dropped at SJA front doors; parents should pick up K-3rd grade students at their classrooms.
7:05 pm West facing Parish Hall doors open for audience to enter the Hall
7:15 The Voices of Christmas show begins
Following each performance, teachers in Grades K through 6th Grade will escort students to classrooms to return costumes/props and to be picked up by a parent. Grades 7 and 8 may leave the hall with their parents.
Mission Projects: When we return from Christmas break we will be starting our largest research project of the year on the California Missions. If there is a mission that is special to your family, or one that you plan on visiting with your family, please have your child e-mail me with their request. (No guarantees, but I will do my best!) The rest of the class will have a chance to select their mission in class (I do a drawing to keep it fair). There are 21 missions and we have 22 students so everyone will be doing a different one. Requests are granted first come, first serve. We visit Mission San Diego de Alcala and Mission San Juan Capistrano together as a class.
Field Trip to Mission San Diego de Alcala
To kick off our mission reports we will be visiting Mission San Diego de Alcala on Tuesday, January 16th. We will leave school at 8:15 and return before our normal lunch time. Permission Slips are going home TODAY. Please turn them in before Thursday 1/11.
Wish List Updated
A few parents asked me during conferences about our 4th grade wishlist so I have updated it here. It would be awesome to get some of these items checked off so that we have them ready for big projects while I am out on maternity leave. (the Bare Books & Frames, specifically) If you are interested in contributing, please let me know. Thank you so much!
Guardian Angel Program
What is better than the gift of Catholic education? The SJA Guardian Angel Program helps bridge the gap between our affordable tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Your tax-deductible donation will allow SJA to continue to offer innovative programs for our students, recruit and retain highly qualified teachers, update our facilities and provide tuition assistance to qualified individuals who desire a Catholic education. Additional information can be found here or on the donation form here. Thank you for your support! We are hoping for 100% family participation.
Mrs. Ramsay’s Popular Sports Camp is Back
Mrs. Ramsay is offering a 3-day sports camp January 3rd-5th from 9:00-3:00. For more information and to sign up, click here.