From the Desk of Sr. Marie Hannah
I hope you are having a wonderful summer! I find it strange that although daylight is longer, the days seem to go faster. Time is a funny thing … it will be one month, and we’ll be back to school!
Our theme for the year is “Follow Me …” - Matthew 4:18. Jesus invites each of us, as He did his apostles, to follow as a disciple. There are several instances in Scripture when Jesus poses this command. Will we take the challenge? Difficulties, excuses, weaknesses, distractions all can be obstacles, but we cannot deny the desire that the Lord has for each of us to follow Him. Our obstacles are only overcome by a profound conviction that “Jesus Christ loves you; He gave his life to save you; and now He is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen, and free you.” (EG 164)
My hope this year is to remind students and teachers of this profound call – to be a disciple, and to continue to journey together on this path of eternal life in Christ.
We are still finalizing student enrollment for next year and are happy that we will have over 300 students in K-8 and 59 in our preschool and still growing ...
Save the Dates
- Tuesday, August 6 (Watch for an invitation in the mail or email.)
- New Family Welcome @ 6 p.m.
- Back to School Bash from 5-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 14
- Parent Night @ 6:30 p.m. in the Gym (Parents are invited to a state of the school address from Sister and to visit homerooms for presentations by the teachers.)
Updates on Staff and Faculty
Sarah Bowman, our school bookkeeper and FACTS Tuition Manager, has taken a position with another company and will complete her service to Saint James this month. Sarah has worked tirelessly to help our families transition to the FACTS Payment System and to aid families with the Tuition Assistance Application process. Please join me in thanking Sarah for her time and talent this past year. We are currently transitioning with internal staff while we interview for this position.
We welcome Mrs. Melissa Spilman Williamson, who will greet students, teachers and guests as our front office administrative assistant. Mrs. Williamson has over a decade of experience as an office manager, loves and cares beautifully for people and is a proud SJS grandparent!
Class Lists are scheduled to be sent out the week of July 15. We are working hard to make our office transitions seamless so that we get all information to families as soon as possible.
School Supply Lists are under the academics section on the school website.
Online Spirit Store (including P.E. Uniforms, mandatory for all 4-8th graders) is NOW OPEN through Sunday, July 14. Click this link to place your online order: https://sjsspiritstore2019.itemorder.com/. Sample sizes are available in the school front office. Email Aileen Garris for any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Marie Hannah