Have we told you lately that we thank you?
So much of what we’re able to accomplish as a community depends on the generosity of our parents. That generosity takes many forms, from the financial support offered as part of the Every Child Campaign, the Spring Event, Parent Association events, and PartyBook to the dedication of our many, many parent volunteers who give their time to organize cultural and educational events, volunteer in the library, and serve Healthy Hot Lunch to students. We are very thankful for all that you do to support the school!
Healthy Hot Lunch Volunteers
If you’re interested in an awesome way to be a part of the life of the school, please consider volunteering on a weekly or biweekly basis for the Parent Association’s Healthy Hot Lunch committee, which helps to make nutritional lunches an affordable option for our families. Volunteers are scheduled for shifts from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Julia Kim at email@example.com. Many parents describe serving hot lunch as their favorite way to give their time to the school, since you get to interact directly with the kids in the course of their day.
Our Parent Association Photography Committee took some photos during a recent Healthy Hot Lunch; take a look at the gallery.
Lunar New Year Korean Barbecue Volunteers
Additionally, the school will be celebrating the Lunar New Year on Monday, February 8, with an amazing Korean cultural event at lunchtime. Look for more information on that event soon, but if you’d like to help make that happen, please sign up online! We’ll need lots of help to make this event take flight, so please consider giving a little of your time.
Progress Reports Available on PORTAL+
Second trimester progress reports for students in the 3rd–6th grades are now available on PORTAL+. Log in using your email address and password. (Having trouble with your password? Click Can't access your account? to receive password reset instructions.) Click E-Locker in the green bar at the top of the screen. There, you'll see a list of documents for your children, including their first trimester report card. Click the download link on the right side of the row to download the PDF version of the progress report. Once you've read the report and reviewed it with your child, be sure to submit the Progress Report Review Form online. If you have more than one child in the 3rd–6th grades, please complete the form once for each student.
African-American Heritage Month 2016 Program Announced
This February, St. James’ Episcopal School will celebrate African-American Heritage Month with a St. James’ Family Reunion, organized by the Parent Association. What better way to celebrate our wonderful community than with family-themed events throughout the month? And we have a lot of events planned, from old favorites like Skate Night to a few new additions to the calendar guaranteed to bring everyone together.
- Full details from last Tuesday’s announcement.
- Sign up online for the Family Reunion Picnic Lunch on February 1. (Hot lunch will not be served this day.)
- Pre-order the St. James’ Soul Food Cookbook.
- Buy tickets to the Adults’ Night Out: ’70s Throwback Dance on February 20.
- Sign up for Skate Night on February 28. (Link will be active on January 27.)
PartyBook Spring 2016 Events Announced
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. View the announcement online and sign up for parties now. Tickets are going fast!
Husky Cup Golf Classic Announced for March 14 at the MountainGate Country Club
Please join the St. James’ community for our first annual Husky Cup Golf Classic. A part of the parent-organized PartyBook program, the tournament aims to raise funds for the school’s literacy programs.
Players of All Handicaps are Welcome!
Prizes will be awarded; the first place winner will have the honor of being the first to have their name inscribed on the brand-new Husky Cup!
Whether you can make it to the golf tournament or not, please join us afterward for a dinner for the whole community at M Grill from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Photo Galleries & Media
Acolytes needed for St. James' Episcopal Church on Sundays
Any 4th-, 5th-, or 6th-graders who are not members of the St. James' Children's Choir and are interested in serving as acolytes during 10:30 a.m. services on Sundays should contact the Rev. Aidan Koh (firstname.lastname@example.org). Acolytes serve from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. New acolytes need one hour of training prior to their first service.
A Confirmation class will be offered for 6 Sundays from February 14 – March 20, in preparation for Confirmation, which will take place during the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 26. We recommend that those wishing to be confirmed be at least 12 years of age. Classes will be held between the services from 9:10–10:20 a.m. For further information, please contact the Rev. Jenifer Chatfield at (213) 388-3417 ext. 106 or via email at email@example.com.
Medication Recall Alert
Perrigo Company of Dublin, Ireland, announced that, following the recent recall of certain dosing cups by its supplier, it has initiated a voluntary product recall in the U.S. of 2 batches of its children's guaifenesin grape liquid and 3 batches of its children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid sold in 4 oz. bottles with dosage cup in a box under the store brand products listed in the full article from the FDA. This recall is being initiated because some packages contain an oral dosing cup with incorrect dose markings.