"May the Holy Spirit, through whom we are "as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything" (2 Cor 6:10), sustain us in our resolutions and increase our concern and responsibility for human destitution, so that we can become merciful and act with mercy. In expressing this hope, I likewise pray that each individual member of the faithful and every Church community will undertake a fruitful Lenten journey. I ask all of you to pray for me. May the Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you safe." - Pope Francis
Click here for Pope Francis' full Lenten message
Parent Teacher Conference Request.pdf
Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for
Thursday, March 13th and Friday, March 14th.
As you are aware, all tuition, parish donation, Gala obligation, morning care, after care, band, choral, math fees must be up to date in order to receive a conference day/time as well as your child's report card.
Conference request forms may be obtained by clicking the link below.
Should you have any questions, please contact the School Office.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
School will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21st. (Diocesan Professional Day for Faculty. There will be NO After Care available.
Our 8th Grade students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, March 25th. School will be open and dismiss at 12:00 Noon. There will be NO After Care available.
2014-2015 Transportation Request forms.pdf
All Transportation Request forms must be submitted directly to your home school district no later than
Click the link below to obtain the required forms and instructions for the following Districts:
For all others, please contact your School District.
2014 Mother son Sports Night.pdf
Sts. Philip and James School
Mother/Son Sports Night
Friday, March 21st
For further information and to sign up, please click the link below.
First Day of Spring
Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.
May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.
Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
This year, in addition to our Online Gallery, SSPJ has started a permanent Student Art Gallery , THE MGM GALLERY (Made by God's Masterpieces). The gallery will contain work from some of our most talented student artists. Mr. Giordano and Ms. Falco will periodically select work to be permanently displayed in the gallery. Students of all grades are considered. Our first piece is a watercolor painting entitled, "Rose" by 6th grader, Julia. We hope to build a beautiful collection of Masterpieces that will be displayed throughout the years to come. Please stop by and visit.
To apply for financial aid through the Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, click here to go to Tomorrow's Hope for the online application.
Cuomo and lawmakers are very close to approving legislation that would
generate an additional $150 million in scholarships to help families pay
tuition. Unfortunately, lobbyists from the public schools teachers’
unions are vigorously opposing the
legislation and are urging lawmakers to fund only public schools.
Tuition-paying families need and deserve their fair share.
Without your help, this legislation may not be enacted!
take a moment to go to the NYS Catholic Conference website to easily
and quickly send a message to the Governor and your elected legislators
urging them to enact the Education Investment Tax Credit proposal.
Although the message is pre-written, feel free to edit it to reflect
your particular needs and concerns. By sending the message, you will
also be given the opportunity to stay informed on this and other
important efforts to help Catholic schools.
Click here: Get Help with Tuition
Thank you for doing your part to help get this important legislation enacted.
School Closing and Early Dismissal Information.pdf
Please click the link below to review our School Closing/Delayed Opening/Early Dismissal information.
PLEASE check the website regularly for important updates!
Please see the attached flier regarding your child and the flu ~
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 3 - 6 to join the Parish Children's Choir!
If interested, please contact Mrs. Margaret Adams at
584-5454, Ext. 235 or email@example.com
Library Gift Club.pdf
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.
To all students and parents participating in
Mr. G's ELA Book Club
Please refer to the link on the left -
"Mr. G's ELA Book Club"
for important instructions and procedures.
SSPJ School Guild
20% of your label order will be donated to SSPJ School!
Order online at Name Bubbles
At checkout, enter: SSPJ14 and Click "Submit" to activate the code.
8th Grade Events and Fees.pdf
Attention 8th Grade Parents
Click below for Mr. Giordano's memo regarding the 8th Grade events and fees.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call the School Office.
2013-2014 Lunch Menu.pdf
School Lunch Program
Click the link below for our
School Lunch Menu!
Please cut out and complete one per day.
Place order and exact change in a Ziplock bag
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
We are pleased to once again offer a Before and After School Program for children in Pre-K through Grade 8.
Before and After Care Programs.pdf
Click the link below for further information and registration forms.
See important message from Sister Joanne, Superintendent of School regarding State legislation for a New York Education Investment Tax Credit. Read more...
Fun Day 2013 at SSPJ!!!
2013-2014 Supply Lists.pdf
2013 - 2014
Click the link below for individual class supply lists.
Important School Safety Update
School Safety Parent Update.pdf
Please click below to read
Mr. Giordano's update of 1/11/2013.
Dancing With the SSPJ Starts 2013, The Students Talking About Ballroom Dancing Read more...
Sunday, March 16th
Second Sunday of Lent
2 Timothy 1:8b-10
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Lord it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for your, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." While he was speaking, behold a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid." And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
Changes in Roman Missal.pdf
Click below for the changes in the Mass Prayers and Responses.
Sts. Philip and James School
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.
Common Core State Standards: Shifts for Students and Parents
Shifts for Students and Parents.pdf
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..
- PRAYER INTENTION BOOK -
Once a week, beginning Monday, October 1st, 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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Rockville Centre - Ursuline Sister Joanne Callahan, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, is recognized as an official with authority to respond to Revenue Procedure (75-50) which was published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin dated December 8, 1975... Read more...