Green Thumbs at Work

05-13-2019School Happenings

Eighth graders and Sixth graders cleaned out and beautified Mary's Garden and our school sign garden. We are so blessed to have so many talented, hard working students who take pride in our school and the environment.


First Grade is in the garden

05-10-2019School Happenings

Our first graders were hard at work weeding the school vegetable garden and beautifying Mary's Lawn with daffodils. What beautiful work!


Congratulations to National History Day Finalists!

05-10-2019School Happenings

We are so proud of all of our students that qualified for the state competition for National History Day. A special congratulations to Camilla Zelada, Madison Calaman, and Isabella Perez (not pictured) as they now move on to the National Competition in for National History Day. These ladies won for The Best Group Website, The Triumph and Tragedy of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. We wish them all the best as they represent our school for this competition in Washington D.C. in June. Also congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Mary O’Sullivan for all her leadership, instruction, support, and coaching of this project.

KB Nature Walk

05-07-2019School Happenings

Kindergarten went on a Nature Walk to learn about their five senses. They had to find something they can see, feel, hear, smell, and NOT eat!


Kindergarten is learning to read!

03-29-2019School Happenings

Kindergartners proudly display their certificates for completing the March Reading Challenge. Congratulations to our newest readers. Keep up the great work!

Feeding Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

03-22-2019School Happenings

8th grade prepare lunches for Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

Rainbow Engineers

03-15-2019School Happenings

First Grade made their own luck for Saint Patrick's Day. They built Rainbow Bridges that would hold the leprechaun and his pot of gold. The students needed to see how many pennies they could put in the cup before the leprechaun and his pot of gold fell off the bridge! The students problem solved how to evenly distribute the weight on the rainbow, ways to secure the pot of gold to the rainbow, how to make the pipe cleansers stronger by twisting them, and how to use suspension to make the bridge stronger. They had a great time! With all these brains, who needs luck?


Winterfest 2019

03-04-2019School Happenings

WinterFest was so much fun! We played games, made crafts, ate delicious food, and raised money to fight pediatric cancer. Thank you to our wonderful Art teacher, Miss Veal, for creating all the crafts, and to Mrs. Korp and Mrs. Sharkey for planning the event, and to all the teachers, room parents, and families for making this event a success!


National History Day

03-01-2019School Happenings

On Friday, six of our SSPJ eighth-grade students presented their National History Day projects at the regional competition. Three of our students will be moving on to the State competition! Congratulations to all of our competitors. We are so proud of your hard work!

Energy Transfer

02-11-2019School Happenings

Mrs. Scarponi's fifth grade class is investigating the transfer of energy.


Honoring the Sister of Jesus Our Hope

02-10-2019School Happenings

The Sisters of Jesus Our Hope and Sister Michaelita of Catholic Charities were honored at Saint Philip & Saint James Church on Sunday. Our students presented them with flowers at the 11:00am mass. Thank you, Sisters, for all you do to educate our children and care for those in need in our community. May God bless you!


100th Day of School!

02-07-2019School Happenings

Today was the 100th day of school at SSPJ. Mrs. Sharkey and Miss Swick's Kindergarten classes celebrated by making posters with 100 items. Mrs. Kucinski, our principal, announced ten 10-second action breaks throughout the school day -- 10 jumping jacks, 10 toe-touches, and so on. We got our blood pumping today! Every fifth student who arrived this morning received a door prize. 100 days smarter, 100 days stronger, 100 days brighter. It's great to be a Saint!