13 January Virtual Backpack

Who’s ready for Catholic Schools Week? We are!
Help SJS reach superstar status once again. Vote for SJS during the Spirit Radio Superstar Contest! Voting will be open for TWO weeks, kicking off during Catholic School Week on January 30thThe voting competition begins January 30 and lasts through February 10th. Please spread the word to family and friends. All are welcome to participate in the voting! Visit https://spiritcatholicradio.com/superstar2023/ for more information.

Thank You!!!  Yearbook students and the entire 8th grade would like to thank all those who participated in the free will dressdown day this past Tuesday.  Your generosity will help us keep the cost of the yearbook reasonable.  Thank you for your support!

Registration for the 2023/2024 school year will begin early February.  Why Choose SJS?  Check out flyer for just a few reasons.

Home and School 

Home and School Meeting Thanks to all who attended this week’s meeting. Minutes to be posted soon.

New Website Check out the new Home and School website here!

Grover Ice attend the All School Social at Grover Ice.  Celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 29 6-8pm at Grover Ice. Event is sponsored by Home and School and FREE to current SJS families.

Mark your Calendars For Catholic Schools Week Special Friends Mass which will be held on Tuesday, January 31 @ 8:15 a.m. for grades 5-8 and Wednesday, February 1st at 8:15 for Grades K-4.

Parent Participation See the attached flyer for a reminder of the guidelines and how to log your hours.

Morning Drop Off If you are walking your student into school in the morning we would encourage you to consider the drop off lane.  A bit of independence in the second part of the year is a good thing.  And, it’s also safer with fewer folks walking among the vehicles.  If you do walk your student in, crossing at the front of church is a good option.

Athletic Association The Athletic Association is seeking silent auction items for their February 4th fundraising event. All proceeds go directly towards registrations, equipment, uniforms, and tournament fees. Please consider submitting a donation from our amazon wishlist:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/17U3S1b6cdfp6?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_FQNLnB519O2r2.   Do not forget to register ASAP. Space is limited and we sold out last year, turning away multiple groups. Registration closes January 21 in order for us to get food orders into our caterer! You do not want to miss this meal!

St. James Catholic Church  will begin their new parish center project and are asking families to pray for the success of the project.  The Growing in God’s Space prayer:

Heavenly Father, our hearts sing in praise of You.
All glory and honor to Christ Jesus,
Who has shown us the way to everlasting life.

O Lord, all that we have comes from You.
You have given us a home at St James
filled with faith and family.
Thank You for these many blessings.

Holy Spirit guide us in this journey.
Let us move together with open hearts.

Grant us the grace to follow in the footsteps of St. James.
Help us to work together
as we build Your kingdom here on earth.


The Evangelium Institute  is asking parents to consider taking a survey.  The survey will better help the institute to provide more options and opportunities for those who seek to better understand their Catholic faith.

Faith. Family. Future.