Daily Announcements


All students are to begin wearing their
"Winter Uniform" on Monday, November 3rd!

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!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

November 3rd through November 14th

Get a start on your holiday gift shopping
 while supporting SSPJ School!

Order online or with catalog order form.

Fundraising packets will go home with students.
  Extra forms will be available in the School Office.

For any questions, please contact
 Kerry Rothemich (631)807-9414 or Maura Kieran (516)319-9336

Pre-K and 7th Grade Honoring Mary

Sts. Philip and James School
presents our
18th Annual

Monday, November 10th
7:00 p.m.
School Auditorium

For further information and to reserve tickets, please click the link below.

2014 Dine Around.pdf

All Souls Day

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

In recognition of All Souls' Day (November 2nd), Sts. Philip and James School will once again join together for a special Prayer Service on Monday, November 3rd at 1:30 p.m. in the Church.  All school families and parishioners are invited to attend.

During the prayer service, students, faculty, staff, and parishioners will have the opportunity to remember deceased family and friends in a special way through our Library Gift Club.  Click the link below for further information and to obtain a book order form.

2014 All Souls Day Remembrance.pdf
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 and
Coupon Order Forms

Lunch Menu and Coupon Order Form.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
Save the Date!

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

Details to follow!

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 2nd      
  All Souls' Day

  Wisdom 3:1-9
  Romans 6:3-9
John 6:37-40

The Lord is my shepherd,
there is nothing I shall want.

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, October 31
Professional Day
Saturday, November 1
Catholic High School Admissions Test Make-up

Monday, November 3
1:30 p.m. - All Souls Day Prayer Service

All students are to begin wearing Winter Uniforms!

Monday, November 10
Dine-Around - 7:00 p.m.

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 55 Low: 44
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 54 Low: 38
Rain likely
60% chance of precipitation.