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Husky Hits April 19 2019

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Saturday, April 27
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Don't "B-2" Cool!  Come join us for Family Bingo Night!  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 so please arrive at 6:00 to have enough time to find a seat and grab some pizza. Can't wait to "C-(every)1" there!


Mark your calendars for May 10th at 10:30am! We’ll be introducing a brand new curriculum-based event, the  Social Studies Fair. On Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th, we will still host our annual Around the World lunch featuring foods from various continents.  On Friday, May 10th beginning at 10:30 am, we invite you to visit the classrooms, Kindergarten - grade 6, to witness the teaching and learning inspired by our social studies curriculum.

How to Setup Your FACTS Account for 2019-20?

If you have already submitted your 2019-20 enrollment contract, your next step is to set up your online tuition payment plan for 2019-20 with FACTS Tuition Management. FACTS partners with our school's Business Office to process all tuition payments through your family's FACTS account. Tuition is scheduled and debited automatically per the payment plan chosen on the student contract.

Please be reminded that the deadline to create a FACTS account for 2019–20 tuition payments is Friday, May 24, 2019. If you have not done so already, please create an account today!

If you already have a FACTS account connected to St. James’ School, no further steps are necessary. Please just review and update your account when charges are added in June 2019.

If you are a returning family that has a new child entering the school, please do not create a new account. For your convenience, the school will add the incoming child to your existing FACTS account.

If you have any questions about Tuition Payment Plan or setting up your FACTS Tuition Management 2019-20 account, please contact Sue Periasamy at for troubleshooting please refer to the FACTS Instructions for 2019-20.

Looking forward to working with you! Please see below to learn more about FACTS.

What is FACTS Tuition Management Portal?

FACTS is an online tuition payment portal. Our policy to accept tuition and other fees is via FACTS portal as it is automatically collected per the payment schedule chosen by the parent. The first step for a new parent after the submission of both a contract and deposit is to set up a FACTS account. This account is a one-time set up with the student information and your personal bank information. The next step is for me to add tuition to your FACTS account and schedule payments per the payment plan chosen by you in the contract. FACTS will automatically debit your account on the day payment is scheduled. From time to time we may also add other fees like a late fee or NSF fee or late child pick up fee. You will be notified by FACTS via email if a fee is added to your FACTS account. Please make sure to provide an email when you set up your FACTS account.

WHAT: Author Visit-Matt de la Peña

WHO: K-6th graders will attend

WHERE: St. James' Hall

WHEN: Thursday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m.  

 MATT DE LA PEÑA is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author for Last Stop on Market Street. He has penned six critically acclaimed Young Adult novels, including Mexican WhiteBoy and The Living, which was a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. He is the DC Icons author of Superman: Dawnbreaker, a series in which the DC Comics superhero icons are written by megastar young adult authors. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at and follow him on Twitter at @mattdelapena. Click here to download a pre-order form!

Holy Week Program at St. James’ in-the-City


Foot Washing & Institution of the Lord’s Supper (with choir)


7 AM Proper Liturgy for Good Friday

Holy Eucharist with the Reserved Sacrament in the Chapel of the Resurrection

12-3 PM Church and Chapel are Open

If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you may make an appointment during this time.

12:15 PM Stations of the Cross in the church

7:30 PM Proper Liturgy for Good Friday, sung Passion and Veneration of the Cross


The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism and Confirmation (with choir).


Festival Eucharist with Choir of St. James’, accompanied by brass and percussion. Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 service.


Holy Eucharist in the Korean Language.


As we look ahead to Commencement, we wanted to share the dress code to allow you ample time to gather the requisite clothing. Please contact Mrs. Desmarais with questions


Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 pm, St. James' Church

The Commencement ceremony is a solemn time for us to mark the transition of our Sixth Grade students from one phase of their lives to another. It is also a time for us to wish them well in their future endeavors, receive the class gift, and hear our students raise their voices in song one final time.

Family photos:  Timeframes for family photos with our professional photographer are usually 4:00 – 5:15 pm and immediately after graduation.

Graduating Class Photo: Students should arrive no later than 5:15 pm. in order to be included in the class photo.  


Dress code is as follows:

Girls Commencement Attire: White dress, white dress shoes
White Dresses: Knee-length, tea-length or long dresses are acceptable, although most girls find knee or tea length dresses more comfortable. Straps on dresses and tops must be at least two inches wide (no spaghetti straps or strapless dresses please). To preserve the modesty of the occasion, strappy dresses and tops should be worn with a shawl, sweater, or wrap to cover the shoulders.  A small accent of color, such as a ribbon or other detail is allowed. In the past years, girls have worn a light ivory dress. The light in the church can be surprisingly bright at times, so please consider whether a slip is required. Please remember that the walk down the church aisle is long, and the floor is not smooth. Heels should be no higher than two inches.

 Boys Commencement Attire:

Navy blue St. James’ blazer
Boys should wear their St. James’ blazer; however, if they have outgrown their blazer, you should consider borrowing a navy blue one from an alum or a family member.  
White button-down dress shirt
Tie of choice
Charcoal gray dress slacks
Black dress shoes

The 3rd grade is currently learning what energy is and the three forms of energy. After the students completed guided notes in their Interactive Science Notebooks, they used their knowledge and did a "Sorting Out Energy" activity. Each student was given pictures that belong in one of the three forms of energy. The students went up to the board and placed the example of the energy they believed represented the particular form of energy. We discussed as a class our results. Before the students left, they individually completed an "exit ticket." The students were asked to name the 3 forms of energy and give an example for each.
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