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PartyBook Launches Fall 2015 Season

What is PartyBook?

Part of what makes St. James' Episcopal School so special is the strong sense of community and our amazing diversity. What better way to celebrate that community than to join in the festivities of PartyBook at St. James'?

PartyBook is a series of parent-produced parties that we hope will build and strengthen our community. It is a great way to meet new families, learn a new skill, or enjoy a memorable outing with your child while at the same time supporting our school's literary programs.

This year's funds will go toward St. James' literacy initiatives, including professional development around reading and 21st century teaching and learning. All proceeds go directly to the school.

Check out the parties listed below. Click the button below to sign up!

It's a Fiesta!

hosted by Marina & David Goyer and Gloria & Kevin Hann

Friday, October 2
7:00–10:00 p.m.

Tacos and tequila: what more do you need?  Join us for margaritas and Mexican fare under the stars at the inaugural PartyBook party of the 2015–2016 academic year. What a wonderful way to reconnect with your friends and kick off the school year in style! Bring a date or come alone – just come thirsty and ready to mingle. Can't wait to see you there!

Let's Sculpt

hosted by Carina Miller

Sunday, October 4
2:30–4:30 p.m.

Bring your budding woodworkers for an afternoon of crafting with friends! Your kids will use a variety of wood pieces to sculpt 3-D horizontal or vertical projects. Snacks and all craft materials will be provided.  If your child is into working with wood or sculpting – or if you've never done this kind of thing before – give this party a try!  Drop-offs are fine.

Pumpkin Decorating Party

hosted by Leslie & Jere Burns and Sarah & Eric Green

Saturday, October 24
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Boo! It's time to get those pumpkins decorated. Come join us for a pumpkin decorating party! Your child will get a pumpkin of his/her own to decorate and take home. There will be snacks and dinner served, along with refreshments for children and adults! Adults are welcome to stay and mingle and help decorate. Don't be scared; just sign up!

Family BINGO Night

hosted by Kathryn & Michael Converse, Mary Shaifer & Chris Murphey, Michele & Mike Sanchez, and Kara & Chris Smith

Friday, November 13
6:00–8:30 p.m.

Don't "B-2" cool! Join us for Family BINGO Night! Bring your wine, bring your kids, and get ready for some old-school BINGO fun! There will be pizza for everyone and prizes at every turn. This is the perfect way to have a family game night and spend time with friends. Make sure you tell your friends, too; we are hoping for a huge and happy turn out for this one! BINGO will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., so please arrive at 6:00 p.m. to have enough time to find a seat, eat your pizza, pour your wine, and open your beer.  Can't wait to see everyone there!

Happy Hour Book Club

hosted by Genevieve Haines, Jeff Healy, Martha Nelems, Erika Quinn, and Elizabeth White

Sunday, November 15 & Sunday, January 24
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Back for a second year! Join us for conversation and wine as we discuss contemporary fiction that explores questions of friendship, parenthood, community, and cultural identity. Moms and dads alike are encouraged to take part. Drinks and light appetizers will be served, and the discussion will be led by author and St. James' parent Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, named one of the top "20 Under 40" fiction writers by The New Yorker. The book selection for November will be Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg; for January, the text will be You Are Free by Danzy Senna. (Both titles available at Chevalier's Bookstore in Larchmont Village). You'll leave feeling inspired for the week, and we'll have you home in time for dinner! 

Get Crafty

hosted by Jeet Sohal and Eric Andersen

Thursday, December 3
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Bring out your inner child with an adults-only evening of crafting led by the craftiest woman on the planet, Jeet Sohal. Jeet will lead the group in an evening of wine, cheese, and holiday crafting. You will create one to three pieces of holiday decor that you will treasure and others will covet for years to come. These are the kinds of crafts that will make your Etsy-browsing friends jealous. Potential goodies are wreaths, garlands, or tabletop and mantel decor. So get a sitter, bring a friend, and enjoy a cozy evening of crafting and laughs with us.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

hosted by Katie Donohue

Sunday, December 6
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Let your child kick off the most wonderful time of the year with a gingerbread house–decorating party! Each child will decorate and take home a gingerbread house and a holiday craft. There will be plenty of seasonal treats for the kids to enjoy while they decorate. And for the parents there will be plenty of wine, cheese, and snacks!  Can't wait to see you there to kick off the holiday season with cheer.