Summer Newsletter

08-07-2018NewslettersDonna M. Kucinski

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Dear Saints Philip and James School Family.

As the summer days are flying by, we are getting ready and very excited about a new school year. We have been very busy this summer, planning for another great year. Take a close look at the information here and please feel free to call the school office with any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

God Bless,
Donna Kucinski

Orientation Night

SSPJ Orientation for Pre-K Parents, Kindergarten Parents, and New Families will be held on August 15, 2018.

  • Pre-K 6:30pm (parents only)
  • Kindergarten 7:00pm (parents only)
  • Grades 1st-8th 7:00pm (students and parents)

Important Dates

Please take a look at the School Calendar for all the important dates this school year.

  • First Day of School (Pre-K-8th) Aug 29 Half Day
  • Back to School Night (Grades 6th-8th) Sep 12 at 7:00pm
  • Back to School Night (Pre-K-Grade 5th) Sep 26 at 7:00pm
  • Student Council Induction Oct 10 10:00am
  • Grandparents Day Oct 10 10:00am

School Supplies

Please check our website for the required school supplies for each student. Some supplies (special notebooks/journals and assignment pads) should be purchased through our school store. Please send your payment and school supply order to the school and your student's supplies will be sent to his or her classroom.

Volunteers Needed!

To see a list of all of our volunteer opportunities and select the ones you would like to volunteer for, please see the Online Volunteer Sign Up Form or download a printable version here. Thank you for all of your support!

Upcoming Fundraisers

Yard Sale - Fri, Aug 10 and Sat, Aug 11 from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Come out and find some gently-used treasures!

Fall Festival - Sat, Sep 22 from 11:00am-6:00pm. Great food, games, and fun for all! Volunteers are needed for this event. Please contact Mrs. Kucinski. Hope to see you there!

Thank you H.S.A.

Thank you to our Home School Association for all they do for the children of our school. They have many events planned for the year! Please join us in supporting their efforts! Feel free to contact the Home School Association Executive Committee with any questions at sspjhsa@gmail.com.

Student Council News

Welcome back to school! My name is Kelly Carroll and I will be your student council secretary for the 2018-2019 school year. I would like to welcome all of our new students this year. I am so excited for all of you to experience all the fun things we have planned for this year! This year our student council members are:

  • President: Catherine Mahoney (8)
  • Vice President: Maura O'Hare (7)
  • Secretary: Kelly Carroll (7)
  • Treasurer: Grace Troxell (5)
  • Religious Affairs: Ella Spanja (5)
  • Moderator: Mrs. Scarponi

Each year we have the 5th through 8th grade classes vote for a representative for their class. The paperwork for that will be sent out September 10 and will be due September 13. The class election will be held on September 17. We really encourage our 5 th through 8th grade students to run for class representative because they will be helping with Student Council events.

Required Forms

Each student must have to following forms on file at the school by the first day of school. Please click on the links below or go to sspjnj.org/forms to download the forms you need.

  • Student Emergency Contact Form
  • Student/Parent Handbook & Pest Management Acknowledgement
  • Technology Code of Conduct
  • Personal Device Use Agreement
  • PowerSchool Lunch Permission Form
  • Child Walking Waiver (If your child walks home after school)
  • Photo Consent (If you do not want photos taken of your child)
  • Volunteer Signup

Parent/Student Handbook

Please note that the 2018-2019 Parent/Student Handbook will be available on our website by August 17 . Students and parents are asked to sign the Handbook Acknowledgement and Permission form and return it by the first day of school. Thank you!

Lunch Forms

The cafeteria menu for September is posted here.

After School Clubs

After School Clubs will begin soon! More information will be sent out the first week of school.

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