Hello St. James Families,
Here is a summary of our current news and events -

Altar Servers needed
St James and St Brigid churches are in need of altar servers for all the Sunday masses (St. James - 8:30 am, 11:00 am, and 7:00 pm; St. Brigid - 8:00 am, 10:15 am). We are happy to provide training. Please note - for families with high school students, our program gives credit for service hours. Please contact Vonnette Monteith (703-725-4323, vonnette.monteith@gmail.com) for more information.

Donations needed - dog and cat treats.
The Blessing of the Animals will be held at St. James on Sunday, October 1st, at 2:00 pm, in front of the church. We will be handing out treat bags for dogs and cats after the service. Each student donating treats will receive an out-of-uniform pass (one per student, date TBA). If you wish to donate, please bring the treats to the school office by Monday, September 25th. Volunteers are needed to help assemble the bags. Please contact Lourdes Halliday (lourdeshalliday@att.net) if you are interested.

St. James is offering the following activities. Please contact Vonnette Monteith if your child would like to participate or if you would like to volunteer:


Competitive chess club for adults and students

Student kickball team

Annie Jr. theater production
If theater is your passion, St James would love to have your help with this production. Show date is November 18, 2017. Please contact Vonnette Monteith.

Fun Money Sweepstakes
Keep selling your tickets!! Drawings will begin Friday, October 6th, and will continue through all Fridays when school is in session, through December 22nd. Winners will be announced in the Pony and in these weekly updates.

Compassion Team Formation
Reminder - St. James is assembling a Compassion Team of school families who would be willing to take a meal, or two, to another school family in need (new baby, illness, death, etc.). If you would like to participate, please contact Vonnette Monteith.

PTO Meeting this Wednesday
Please join us this Wednesday, 9/20/17, 6:30 pm, in the Teachers Lounge. One of our agenda items is to plan our first Family Movie Night of the school year. We welcome suggestions for movies and dates - and we need volunteers to help with the event.

Ongoing volunteer/donation opportunities:

PTO, School Commission, Marketing, and Fundraising Meetings are all open to the school community. Dates for the meetings will be announced in advance.
Teacher wish lists are coming! We will let you know as soon as they are posted.
Enroll your Kroger Plus Card for Kroger Community Rewards to earn money for St. James School every time you shop.
Clipped Box Tops For Education can be dropped into the envelope hanging from the school office door.
The cafeteria is looking for volunteers to help serve lunch from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm on various days. Please contact Renay Allison at extension #27 to sign up. Grandparents and aunts and uncles are welcome!