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December 2014


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December is my favorite month of the year. Most would think it’s because of the obvious…presents, but the truth is I love it because of the kindness that seems to be everywhere. I hear Christmas music playing and can’t help but sing along…even when my family objects! Most importantly though I sense the true feeling of community, both in school and out.  We have had great toy drives and our first Student Council bake sale of the year, which was a big success. Read More

Jingle Bell Junction

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jingle-bell-junctionChristmas 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