Christmas at St. James Academy is the most wonderful and magical time of year. One of the many traditions celebrated is our very own Jingle Bell Junction. This event brings holiday cheer to children and adults. The Susan Tucker Moore Theatre is transformed into a Winter Wonderland where all of the students, from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, come to “shop” for holiday gifts for their family members and even their pets! Santa visits with the students and homemade cookies are a special treat. Each item can be purchased for only $1 and is actually a “recycled” gift donated by SJA families throughout the year. The “Elves” (parent and grandparent volunteers) wrap each gift and deliver them to the classroom for the children to take home at the end of the day. Read More
By: Mrs. Uehlinger, First Grade Teacher
During a time that can sometimes seem like the “gimmie gimmies,” our first grade class has decided to return to the spirit of the season. We created the Kind Kids Club to encourage our students to give back to others by committing purposeful acts of kindness each day this month.
Each student completed an application and explained why they wanted to join the club. They were given a membership certificate and have been sent on daily missions to give back to the people in their lives that give so much to them. Read More