February 3 2023
This week we celebrated our monthly Wednesday school Mass. Father Peter asked some very special helpers how to spell the word “Family” and told them what it stands for….”Father and Mother I Love You!”
February is the month of the Holy Family and it is good to thank God everyday for our loving families.
We also welcomed some special groups into our school on Wednesday morning as we hosted our second playgroup of the year and our Ready Set Learn program for our new Kindergarten students. We are thrilled to announce we already have 20 registrations for our September 2023 Kindergarten class….so if you know somebody wanting a seat please send them our way soon! Thank you to the Ready Set Learn team: Mrs. Routley, Ms. Wournell, Mrs. Hamm, Mrs Kelly and Mrs. Hamm for doing such a great job!
January 26 2023
Australia day We always enjoy celebrating January 26 with our fellow Aussie Mr. Foster! Animal costumes, stuffies and green and gold were found throughout our hallways today. We are grateful for the balmy January temperatures to make this day even feel more authentic. There is a change in the weather pattern for next week though, so make sure to leave those board shorts at home on Monday!
Orange Shirt Day Monday January 30 – Students and staff are invited and encouraged to wear orange shirts this Monday January 30 to honor the additional gravesites that were recently discovered in Williams Lake. Our prayers are with everyone affected by this devastating news.
PARADE PERMISSION SLIPS – Parents of Grade 6/7…please sign and return permission slips to the office by Tuesday next week so we know how many students are able to participate in the parade. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to be ambassadors for their school community!
January 20 2023
After a long wait…the Grade 7 hoodies have arrived! There were cheers of joy when Mr. Foster presented the class with the long awaited parcel! We would like to thank the Grade 7’s and their parents for their patience with this order. The Grade 6/7 classes along with some parents took to the slopes of SilverStar on Friday and had a wonderful time. Thank you to the organizing teachers (Mr. Foster, Ms. Witteman) and an extra special thank you to Mrs. Kilarski who spent hours helping families register for their day at the hill!
January 13 2023
Happy New Year! What a great week back at St. James School! There have been smiling happy faces as students reunite with their beloved friends and teachers. Our Wednesday Mass was spectacular and our Grade 6 leaders did a phenomenal job of leading the prayers under the instruction of Mrs. Witteman. We hosted our first playgroup session in 3 years thanks to the efforts of our former CEA Mrs. Julia Stroschein! We encourage all families to keep their eyes on our school calendar as it has been updated with all of the exciting events happening in the next few months.