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Husky Hits April 26 2019

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Last Call! Survey closes at midnight tonight. For the third year we are sending out our Communications Survey - this tool is invaluable for helping our Communications Office grow and improve! Let us know what is useful, and where we can improve serving your needs. The 2017 survey helped us launch the invaluable weekly “Key Dates” email and the 2018 survey results indicated the need for a dedicated “Preschool Pages” email which launched in the fall of 2018.

The survey is brief and should take less than a minute of your time! Please click here to get started. 

Coming up on May 15 we hope you can join us for Night of the Arts at St. James’! Beginning at 4:00 p.m. Mr. Friedman will display works from all grade levels in St. James’ Hall showcasing the varied projects they have participated in. At 6:30 p.m. students (grade 3-6) will report to their classrooms to ready themselves for their musical performances. In addition to the Band, Choir, Handbell Choir, and our new String Orchestra, each grade level will sing one or two choral arrangements of traditional folk songs as well as contemporary pieces written for children's voices. While their students are getting ready, families can stroll across the parking lot and grab a seat in St. James’ Church for the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m.!

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.

Last week, on the eve of Easter, Rector Kate Cress drew a parallel between Lewis and Clark travels in search of the Northwest Passage and the outlook of the disciples in their darkest hour. What do we find out about ourselves when we expect the ocean, but are faced with a mountain range of work ahead of us? How do we adapt? How do we transition from river rafters to mountaineers? Click here to listen in full!


If you'd like to hear any of the sermons from the last few months, please click here and subscribe to the St. James’ in-the-City Podcast. It is updated weekly and episodes are 5-15 minutes in length. They can be a valuable starting off point if you are looking for a moment of introspection in your day. Click here to view in Apple Podcasts.

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