Making Clay Pottery as Part of Our Native American Unit in Social Studies
Sharing our Book Reports and Celebrating All of our Hard Work With a Book Tasting!
10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week
10/25 Gala Meeting after drop off in the Ministry Center
10/26 Mass - students wear mass clothes NOT PE clothes
10/26 Ten Commandments Quiz
10/27 Halloween Carnival
10/31 Happy Halloween - Free Dress Day for $1 (NO costumes or masks)
11/1 All Saints Day Mass (no mass Friday 11/3)
11/2 Adoration with Mrs. Breen
11/3 Noon Dismissal
11/10 Bring a Friend to School Day
11/10 End of the First Trimester
11/15-11/17 Parent Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)
Friday 10/27 is our annual Halloween Carnival. We have a whole school costume parade on the blacktop at 8:00. Parents are welcome to stay at watch. ALL students eat lunch in their classroom at 12:00 and the carnival starts at 12:30. Students may wear school appropriate costumes ALL DAY. No weapons, excessive blood or gore, or wheels. Students need to be able to sit comfortable in class. Please see handbook for any questions. This year, $20 wristbands will be sold before and after school, Monday, October 16th - Wednesday, October 25th. Wristbands include a lemonade, popcorn, cotton candy and unlimited games and booths. In addition, students can pre-order Baked Bear ice cream sandwiches before and after school on the same dates. Individual tickets and $25 wristbands will be available the day of the carnival. Again, please note, there are NO order forms for tickets (wristbands), or Baked Bear Ice Cream Sandwiches.They will be sold before and after school from October 16-27. Only tickets can be purchased the day of the carnival. Baked Bear treats will NOT be available for sale on the day of the carnival.
Halloween Carnival Sign Up
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS!! The 4th grade is in charge of 2 fun booths at the carnival this year: face painting and pumpkin voting. Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer. We can't do it without you! Thank you!
Information went home last week about the Annual SJA Pumpkin Contest. This is a fun, optional family project. I encourage all 4th grade families to participate! Students will bring in their pumpkins to the classroom on Friday, the day of the carnival.
Progress Reports will be coming home today and are attached to a reflection done by the students. Please go over both the reflection and the report with your child. It needs to be signed and turned back in by Friday. The end of the trimester will be here before we know it, and I don't want there to be any surprises on the report card!
Class Party- The 4th graders have been working hard to earn their first class party. The students got to vote on what they wanted to earn at the beginning of the school year and they picked a movie. We will be watching Homeward Bound this Friday before the Halloween carnival. It is rated G.
Halloween 10/31 Students may wear free dress for $1 on Tuesday next week. They may not wear costumes or masks. I encourage Halloween colors and accessories. :)
Mark Your Calendars: Our field trip to Mission San Diego de Alcala is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th. I've added this to the volunteer sign up.
Parents in Prayer meets after mass on Wednesdays and at the lunch tables at 7:45 on Thursdays to pray for our community. Please join them!
Yearbook Cover Contest
Enter the yearbook cover contest by designing a cover which includes: our school theme of "Faith, Hope & Love" & "St James Academy 2017-18" Be creative!! Covers DUE Wednesday November 8th to Coach Bohman
Join SJA families & staff, and thousands of runners and walkers on Sunday, November 5th in Encinitas, as we attempt to set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for "Largest Race on Sand!" Come run/walk for 5K, 10K or 15K or volunteer to help out on race day, as all proceeds go to support the Surfing Madonna Oceans Projects!! Register online (Make sure to JOIN OUR ST JAMES TEAM when you register).
Coach Ramsay will be having a 3-day Thanksgiving Week Sports Camp, Monday, 11/20 through Wednesday, 11/22, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The cost is $130 per camper. Parents, drop your kids off for fun activities and outdoor time while you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday
A Note from Coach Bohman
Fit to Lead ~ Teachable
"Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses and, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance." ~ Pope Pius XII's 'Sport at the Service of the Spirit' in July 1945
The foundational pieces that make up a team are: recognizing that each person has a unique and important role on a team, that everyone will be both a leader and follower, and for each team member to be teachable. Being teachable is key because it means that everyone on your team is humble, willing to learn and grow, listens and is respectful, and always gives their best effort. Successful teams are teachable teams!!
During PE, students had the opportunity to practice being teachable as we had three special guests come an share their expertise with us the past few weeks teaching us rugby and soccer. While practicing being teachable, students also practiced their leading and following skills as they helped one another.
Nate Hetherington, who is a former collegiate and professional soccer player, and current director of Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer Club, came taught students about the game he loves and knows so much about! Whether beginners or elite level club players, our students were teachable and had much to learn from Coach Nate!! Ray Kelly, one of our own SJA soccer coaches, as well as a former rugby player from England, came and taught the 8th grade class rugby and 7/8th grade boys soccer. Finally, we had Hannah Lockwood who is the founder, director and a coach for San Diego Girls Rugby come and teach us. Hannah was one of the top 20 rugby players in the U.S., nearly making the Olympic team two years ago.
There are now some amazing opportunities for girls to play rugby... tackle, tag and even beach rugby are available! Please check out the information below for girls interested in rugby.
Enjoy pictures of the action ~ https://stjamesphysicaleducation.shutterfly.com
Family Discussion Questions:
1. Why is it important to be teachable or coachable?
2. Have you ever been a part of a team where someone is not teachable? What effect did that have on your team?
3. Choose one time in particular this week to focus on being teachable - choose a time when it may usually be challenging to do so. Afterwards, share with the rest of your family the impact your teachable spirit had on others.
San Diego Girls Rugby #YouGoGirl
Tag Rugby is a fun, all inclusive way to introduce young girls to the fundamental skills of rugby with a big emphasis on having fun! No experience needed to play and all are welcome to come try it out! Tag Rugby substitutes a traditional "tackle" with a two-hand tag or flag. Tag Rugby is perfect for new players!
Who can play?
Girls grades 2nd-8th
How much does it cost?
$125.00 per participant which includes your jersey! (+$25 fee for shorts/socks)
Girls grades 2nd-8th
Practice location: Cardiff Sports Park
Practice Day: Thursday's starting Nov. 9th
Practice Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Del Mar/Carmel Valley
Girls grades 2nd-8th
Practice location: Torrey Highlands Park
Practice Day: Monday's starting Nov. 6th
Practice Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
The season will run till Dec. 16th with games on Saturdays at Torrey Highlands Park Nov. 11th, 18th, Dec. 2nd, 9th and 16th
More info: https://www.sandiegogirlsrugby.com/