Last week’s Hispanic Heritage activities were a resounding success. Students through every grade level were exposed to the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. At our Hispanic Heritage Assembly, our students sang along with the Mariachi Divas making for a fun and colorful embrace of Hispanic culture! Spanish teacher Nashelli Flores poured her heart and soul into this project; from the first day of school, she has had her eye on this special day and her efforts really shined through! Students especially enjoyed the altar in the courtyard honoring icons of Latin American history. Additionally, we would like to thank our Hispanic Heritage Committee Co-Chairs, Cecilia López (P’21 and P’25) and Michelle Farnham (P’21), for organizing the movie screening of Coco and the fantastic taco lunch they provided. Our gratitude as well to all the Parent Association volunteers at the wide array of events across our Preschool and K-6 campuses.
We hope this week’s Family Conferences were a valuable experience for you and your student. Here at St. James’, we partner with families to clearly communicate a student’s progress in school. Narrative reporting and grading at St. James’ is aligned with our efforts to enhance each student’s confidence, curiosity, creativity, intellectual integrity, competence, character, and ability to think critically. These fall conferences are an opportunity for families and teachers to share insights about a child’s growth and serve as part of the dialogue in an ongoing series of updates throughout the year. If you have any questions, please follow up with your child’s teacher. We appreciate your active participation in support of the development of your child.