From the Principal

Creator Spirit, strengthen our 8th Grade Students with Your gifts of Grace, to love and serve as a disciple of Christ.  Grant that they may grow into the fullness of the stature of Christ.  Fill them with the joy of Your presence.  Increase in them the fruit of Your Spirit; the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Love, Patience and Gentleness, the Spirit of Wonder and true Holiness.

Congratulations and may God continue to bless you all!

Mad Science

Monday, March 30th
1:00 p.m.
School Auditorium

Parents are invited!

Tuesday, March 31st
1:00 p.m.
School Auditorium

Make-up day for Catholic Schools Week Concert -
Featuring our Choral Clubs and
students in Grades 2 and 3.

Parents are welcome!

"I live with a stronger hope
for the possibilities that lie hidden
within things, situations, and persons.
-Father Charles Cummings, OCSO

A clean heart create for me,O God,

and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Praying Lent
is an Online Ministry of Creighton University
offering resources for our journey through the
Season of Lent.

Daily Announcements

Sts.Philip and James School

Spring Gala

Thursday, March 26th
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Watermill
722 Smithtown By-Pass, Smithtown

The Anthony J. Weidner Parish Service Award
will be presented to
Mr. John P. Garvey

For further information on ticket reservations and sponsorships,
please click the link below.

2015 Gala.pdf

Diocesan Pilgrimage Day to

World Meeting of Families

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

For further information and to register,
 please click below.

World Meeting of Families 2015.pdf
Please continue to pray for
Ella Rose


Please read
Bishop William Murphy's
letter on Catholic Schools

Our Drama Club

  will be resume selling
SSPJ Wonka Bars
Monday, April 13th.

Bars will cost $2.00 each.

Purchase a Bar with a Golden Ticket
and win a prize!


Transportation for

Transportation Request forms for the

2015-2016 school year are due to your home
school district by April 1, 2015.

The following districts have provided their
forms (click on your district to obtain the form): 


We will continue to post districts providing their forms to us.
Please note:  Not all districts will provide their forms to us.  If your district is not posted here, it is suggested you contact them directly.

2015-2016 Tomorrow's Hope

are now available!

Click below to download the applications.
You may either print the application and complete by hand or you have the option of completing (and saving) the application on your computer by following the directions below for the interactive PDF.

The applications should be postmarked no later than
April 20, 2015
and mailed to:

Private School Aid Service
P.O.  Box 89434
Cleveland, OH  44101-6434

Please Note:  You may also submit your application online!  Click the link and follow the instructions.
Tommorw's Hope Online

Application - English
Application - Spanish
PDF Directions

Attention Parents!

Please read Bishop Murphy's letter regarding
the Education Investment Tax Credit.
Education Investment Tax Letter 1.2015.doc

For information regarding
School Closings and
Early Dismissals
please click the link below.

2014-2015 School Closing-Early Dismissal Information.pdf
Pre-K and 7th Grade Honoring Mary

2014-2015 School Lunch Program

Click the link below for the Menu
 (Revised 11-10-2014)
Coupon Order Forms

Lunch Menu revised 11-10-2014.pdf
Sts. Philip and James School has the opportunity to earn cash through
 Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program.

Click the link below for more information on how you can help our school!

Thank you for your support!

A+ School Rewards.pdf

Pray for Peace

We are pleased to once again offer a Before and After School Program for children in Pre-K through Grade 8.

Click the link below for further information and registration forms.
Before-After Care Registration.pdf

2014 - 2015

School Supplies

Click the link below for individual class supply lists.

2014-2015 Class Supply Lists.pdf
Attention Parents:

All families are requested to visit FACTS Online to create tuition payment accounts.  Search for our school by zip code (11780) or city (St. James) then click onto the school's name to learn about the options available to you.  From there you can create a username and password and set up a payment plan.  You will receive confirmation once your plan has been set up. 

For questions, please contact FACTS Customer Service at 1-866-441-4637.

Thank you!



Immunization requirements for school attendance have changed for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please contact your health care provider ASAP to make sure all required vaccines have been administered.  Important paperwork in this regard has been sent home.  Attached please find the New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

Health Office Immunization Guidelines

  "Team Miloscia"

Please continue to pray for Thomas Miloscia (Class of 2011)!

Attention Parents - Middle States Update

Sts. Philip and James School was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2009.  Accreditation is designed to assist educational institutions enhance their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students.  Sts. Philip and James School is now entering the process of re-accreditation which will take place in the Spring of 2016.  This two-year process will include a thorough examination of many areas including our mission, beliefs, instruction, and curriculum.  As part of this evaluation, we will affirm our strengths and propose action plans for improvement and growth.  We will keep our families advised as we move through this process and will be asking for assistance from parents along the way.  Sts. Philip and James School invites this process and believes accreditation to be important because our students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.

  Ruth Ellen Testa, Principal

To apply for financial aid through the Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, click here to go to Tomorrow's Hope for the online application.

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!  Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!  - Psalm 95:1-2

The Saints Philip and James Parish Music Ministry
is inviting all children in grades 4 - 6 to join the Parish Children's Choir!

If interested, please contact Mrs. Margaret Adams at
584-5454, Ext. 235 or sspjmusicministry@gmail.com

Sts. Philip and James School
Library Gift Club

The Sts. Philip and James School Library Gift Club provides an opportunity for anyone interested to commemorate a special occasion in someone's name (i.e. birthday, sacrament, birth, etc.) or in memory of a deceased loved one.  A book plate with the date, occasion, and name of the person being honored as well as the donor will be affixed to a book.  A reminder will be added for each child to say a prayer for the persons mentioned.

Click the link below for further information and book memorial request form.

Library Gift Club.pdf

Bring all your old cell phones and used ink cartridges to Mrs. B so we can do our part in going GREEN as well as earn points for our school to get cool stuff 

Sunday's Readings

        Sunday, March 22nd           
  Fifth Sunday of Lent

  Jeremiah 31:31-34
  Hebrews 5:7-9
John 12:20-33

  Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit."

Click below for the changes in the Mass Prayers and Responses.
Changes in Roman Missal.pdf
Sts. Philip and James School
Tuition Policy

Tuition Policy.pdf
Uniform Bank Update

The SSPJ Uniform Bank is stocked up and ready for use by all SSPJ families - free of charge!  Get your Winter uniform items now!  (Winter uniforms begin November 1st.)

Also available:  Limited supply of SSPJ sports uniforms in various sizes.

Gently used, laundered donations gratefully accepted.  Also, the Uniform Bank is in need of girls' skirt hangers.  Please send any donations in or drop off at the School Office.

Thank you!

Common Core State Standards:  Shifts for Students and Parents
Shifts for Students and Parents.pdf
Attention Parents!

Please be advised that there is to be NO parking at any time, for any reason in front of the school building along Clinton Avenue. Whether you are dropping your child off, signing him/her out or dropping something off to the office, you must park in the parking lot!

Inclement weather is no exception.

The street must be kept clear for buses and students crossing from building to building throughout the day.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Attention All Parents!

In addition to submitting an Application for Volunteer Service (which includes a background check) all parent/volunteers are required to attend a Virtus training session in order to volunteer at the school.   Go onto drvc.org and click into Virtus Online to view sessions offered and to register.  You may attend a session held at another parish..

Parents -

If you are not receiving SSPJ School News or Guild updates via e-mail, please send your e-mail address to cewald@sspjschool.net and  jracca@sspjschool.net.

Thank you!


Once a week, beginning Monday, September 29th, a student from each grade will be selected to place a special intention in our Sts. Philip and James School Prayer Intention Book located in the school lobby by the statute of the Blessed Mother...


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Diocesan News

Friday, March 27
Dancing with the SSPJ Stars (4th and 5th Grade)
7:00 p.m. in the School Auditorium
Students (4th and 5th Grade) should arrive by 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 30
1:00 p.m. - "Mad Science" assembly (make-up from Catholic Schools Week)

Tuesday, March 31
1:00 p.m. Make-up date for Winter Concert
Featuring our Choral Clubs and students in Grades 2 and 3.  Parents are welcome!
Wednesday, April 1
9:15 a.m. Mass - Easter
Thursday, April 2
Holy Thursday

Today, 3/27/2015
High: 46 Low: 31
Rain showers likely
60% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/28/2015
High: 38 Low: 23
Chance snow showers
26% chance of precipitation.