Daily Announcements

Friday, November 21st
Diocesan Principal/Assistant Principal Appreciation Day

Thank you Mrs. Testa and Mr. Houlihan for your leadership
and dedication to our school!  We love you!

Friday, November 21st
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lombardi's on the Sound

The following is a list of items to be brought in by each class for the Parish Food Pantry.  Donated items may be placed in the designated boxes provided in each classroom.  All donations collected will be presented at our Thanksgiving Liturgy on Wednesday, November 26th at the 9:15 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome to attend.

                       Pre-K                    Baby Wipes
                       Kindergarten         Instant Oatmeal
                       Grade 1                 Instant Mashed Potatoes-Boxed
                       Grade 2                 Stuffing - Boxed
                       Grade 3                 Bars of Soap
                       Grade 4                 Parmalat Boxed Milk
                       Grade 5                 Juice Boxes
                       Grade 6                 Coffee or Tea
                       Grade 7                 Shampoo
                       Grade 8                 Cooking Oil (Corn/Canola)

Thank you to all who attended the
Sts. Philip and James School's
18th Annual

A special "Thank you" to our chairpersons,
Mrs. Chiappone, Mrs. Zeman, and
Mrs. Racca as well as to all the
participating establishments:

Alpine Pastry Shop/Butera's/Dunkin Donuts/Flories' Finales/
Fratelli's of Stony Brook/Gino's of Nesconset/Garguilo's Bakery/
Kitchen a Bistro/Kitchen a Trattoria/LaFamiglia/
Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine/Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn/
Moe's Southwest Grill/Monte's Pizzeria/Mykonos/Napper Tandy's/
Nino's Deli/Pace's/Pollo Rico/Ragazzi Italian Kitchen & Bar/
Restaurant Five Five 2/Rocco's Pizza & Pasta/
Seaqua Delicatessen/Spuntino Pizzeria-Restaurant/St. James Beverage/
St. James Pasta & Pork/Sundried Tomato/Sweet Lucille's/
The Wine Guy/Villa Sorrento/
Crazy Crape/C'est Cheese/Insignia/Luso/
Scotts-Star Meats/Whisper Vineyard/Vine to Vine

Thank you for your support of our School!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
  -  John F. Kennedy

  Through the generosity of our students, faculty, and staff, $735 will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project! 

Thank you for your support of our

Box Tops Program!

$830.80 was raised during the last campaign!

Congratulations to Grade 5 for collecting the most!

Thank you to all the moms who helped with the collecting and counting!
  A special "Thank you" to Mrs. Conforti for
coordinating this program and to
 Mrs. Kieran, Mrs. James, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Carlino
for their assistance in counting!

Tomorrow's Hope Foundation
Night with the New York Islanders

Wednesday, November 26th
7:00 p.m.
vs. Capitals

For more information and ticket reservations, please click the link below.
2014 Tomorrow's Hope Flyer.pdf
Thank you to our Sixth Graders for their
spiritual and informative presentation of
the Saints at Mass today!

Photos to follow shortly!

Thank you to Detective Mucha and Sergeant Michels
of the Suffolk County Police Department
for your recent visit to our Kindergarten class.

The children were taught important safety rules
 and learned about the Suffolk County Police Department.

Thank you and all our Police for protecting and serving!

Click the link under "Photo Gallery" for more photos from the visit!

Pre-K and 7th Grade Honoring Mary

Mad Scientist Club
Bringing STEM into after school fun !!!
~ Our scientists performed many experiments ~
check out all the pictures in our 
Photo Gallery 


Photo Re-Takes

Lifetouch Photography will return on
Wednesday, December 10th
for individual re-takes/make-ups.

Students being photographed this day may
 "Dress up" for their photos

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
Attention Parents!

 Sts. Philip and James School

Guild Calendar

Please click the link below to view this year's events!

2014-2015 Guild Calendar.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

Prayers are requested for

Thomas Miloscia

SSPJ Class of 2011

  "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, November 23rd       
  Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

  Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
  1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28
Matthew 25:31-46

"Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father.  Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.'  Then the righteous will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?'  And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did it for me.'"

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

Tuesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Feast

Wednesday, November 26
9:15 a.m. Mass - Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27
Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, December 4
Parent/Teacher Conferences
11:00 a.m. DISMISSAL
Parent/Teacher Conferences
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Today, 11/22/2014
High: 43 Low: 37
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/23/2014
High: 52 Low: 46
Mostly cloudy
19% chance of precipitation.