From the Principal

Attention Parents:

Please click the link below to read an important notice from
 Sister Joanne Callahan, Superintendent of Schools
 regarding New York State testing.

Ltr. to Parents re Opting Out .pdf

He is Risen!

"Why do you seek the living among the dead?
  He is not here, but has risen."

Luke 24:5

Daily Announcements

Mother's Day Plant Sale

Monday, May 4th (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 5th (9:00  a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 6th (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)

Once again there will be a variety of potted plants,
 hanging baskets, and flats to choose from.

Click the link below for the schedule when each class will visit the sale.  Parents are encouraged to join their children during these times to help select that special plant for that special person.  Parents may shop at their leisure any time during the sale.

Help is needed for unloading, set-up, assisting children with their purchases, sales, and clean-up.  We are especially in need of moms and dads to help unload the truck on Monday morning (May 4th) at 9:30 a.m.  Please send in a note to the School Office if you are able to help.  Any time you can give would be very much  appreciated!
Thank you!
2015 Plant Sale Schedule.pdf

Get out those
 Running/Walking Shoes!

In support of "The Pope Francis Scholarship"
Sts. Philip and James School is excited to announce our

5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

to be held at and in cooperation with the
 Sts. Philip and James Parish community on

 Sunday, May 31st at 2:00 p.m!

For further information regarding the Race, sponsorships, obtain the registration form, or to register online, visit SSPJ Race Day!

To avoid race day registration crowds, we encourage all runners and walkers to pre-register by May 22nd.  Pre-registration saves you $5.00 and guarantees you a t-shirt.  School parents may register online or send in registrations through their child's folder.  Parishioners and Friends may register online by clicking the link above or mail the completed registration form to: 
Sts. Philip and James School
Attention:  Race Committee
359 Clinton Avenue
St. James, New York 11780

Don't miss out on this fun and worthy event!

For further information, or if you wish to volunteer on Race Day, please e-mail the Committee at race@sspjschool.net.

Sign Language Club

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are invited to join Ms. Anderson and Miss Melissa and discover a new language using your hands, American Sign Language!  You will learn the alphabet, colors, songs, prayers, and many basic signs to be able to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing world. 

The Club will meet after school on:

Monday, April 13th, Monday, April 20th, and Monday, April 27th
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click the link below for further information and to obtain the registration form.

Sign Language - April 2015.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 read
Bishop William Murphy's
letter on Catholic Schools

Our Drama Club

  has resumed selling
SSPJ Wonka Bars

Cost:  $2.00 each.

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

Winner #4 - Giovanni, Grade 3

One more Winning Ticket remains!!

Good luck to all!!

Transportation for

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)!

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, April 26th          
  Fourth Sunday of Easter

  Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12
  1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18

  "I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep."

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

Monday, April 27
NYS Math Tests - Make-ups

Tuesday, April 28
NYS Math Tests - Make-ups

Wednesday, April 29
NYS Math Tests - Make-ups

Monday, May 4
Mother's Day Plant Sale

Tuesday, May 5
Mother's Day Plant Sale

Today, 4/25/2015
High: 56 Low: 40
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/26/2015
High: 59 Low: 42
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.