28 April Virtual Backpack


  • May 1:  No School/Teacher School of Faith.
  • May 3:  Gr. 4 field trip.
  • May 5:  NestFest Day.
  • May 8:  Spirit Dress Down Day.
  • May 9:  Grade 8 Last Day.  Grades K-6 Field Day.
  • May 12:  Grade 8 Honor’s Mass.  Kdg. Mother’s Day Program.
  • May 13:  8th Grade Graduation.
  • May 17:  PS/PK Graduation/Last Day.
  • May 18:  Last Day/10:30 dismissal.
Spread the Word! 
We are always looking to create new disciples. So, any family that refers a new preschool, pre-kindergarten, or kindergarten family (who registers for next year) will receive $100 off of their 2023-24 tuition! So please spread the word!

Menu May

School Supplies Ordering for 2023-2024 school supplies is now live! Easy and convenient, supplies are delivered to your child’s homeroom prior to a welcome Night.  www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
Enter your School ID: STJ447
All orders must be placed & paid online – main sale ends 6/4.

Home and School  Home & School May Business Meeting and End of Year Celebration Wednesday, May 10, 7pm at Villagio Pizzeria. Due to limited space, please RSVP.

Babysitter’s Club If your student wants to grow their babysitting business, share their interest with SJS parents.

Teacher Appreciation Week Sign up to treat our teachers if you haven’t already. We’ll be celebrating them May 8-12.

We need your help for Nest Fest Donate bottled water, sort t-shirts, share an outdoor PA system and more.

NestFest  We are just ONE week away to our NEST FEST celebration! We have now earned $23,347 and are just $1,700 away from our goal of $25,000.  Check out our leaderboard here https://www.sjshsa.org/nest-fest-2023

Remember, at least one of these SJS celebrities will be Ice Cream Sundae’d WHEN we reach $25,000 during our LIVE CandyLand game during NestFest:

  • Mrs. McElligott (Kdg); Mrs. Sullivan (2nd); Mrs. Walters (8th); Mrs. Richardson (1st); Mrs. Getz; Mrs. Asselin

A few key reminders:

  • Student Council will be selling Heads or Tails Chances to all homerooms Monday, May 1 thru Thursday, May 4
    • Student Buy-In: $5 | Prize: $50
    • Teacher/Staff/Family/Friends Buy-In: $20 | Prize: $100
  • Nest Fest T-shirts
    • Will be distributed to homerooms on Wednesday, May 3
    • Students will wear their shirts on Friday, May 5 (Nest Fest Celebration Day)

Teacher Appreciation Week: is May 8th-12th this year. Sorry for the miscommunication. 

It is a great time for us to thank our teachers and paras for all their hard work.  This year Home & School has something planned for each day.  We would greatly appreciate any donation you can provide.   


Thank you so much for your help.  All donations can be left in the school office by May 1st Attn: Lauren Currier or Elliana Foster and monetary donations can be sent in an envelope to attention: Elliana Foster, Room 601, by Friday April 28th.

38 needed – $10 Walmart Gift Card
34 needed – $10 Target Gift Card
36 needed – $10 Starbucks
44 needed – $10 Popeyes Gift Card
43 needed- $10 McDonald’s Gift Card

46 needed – Monetary donations for a coffee cart one day and treats throughout the week.

Volleyball Registration is now open to all 2023-2024, 4th-8th grade girls. Registration closes May 1. Tryouts will be scheduled based on need only. Your grade only requires tryouts if there is enough interest to make 2 teams for your grade. Tryouts will take place before the end of the year. New uniforms are being purchased this year. The size uniform you order at registration will be the size your daughter has for her season. We will not have any to trade. We will have a uniform try on event after school before May 1. Please watch VB and the parents FB page for information on when that is. If you are concerned about the size please wait to register until after the try on event.
Registration Link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/368372

Volunteers Needed!  Cafeteria needs help with Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in April/May. If you can help please go to iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023 to get signed up.  

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

Yard Signs  There are still SJS yard signs available. If your yard has a good space to advertise for SJS, please contact the school office.

*The navy cardigan must have the embroidered logo on the left chest.
*New for 2023-24 is a navy quarter zip sweatshirt with the SJS logo. This must also be worn with a uniform polo underneath.
*The school sweatshirt should not be oversized; it must fit at the waist.
SJS Summer Camps
OPS Summer School Attached is the summer school flyer, families can register by either using the QR code on the flyer or by using the form link: https://forms.office.com/r/aWhTzsg1i9
Faith. Family. Future.