Husky Hits Newsletter for March 6, 2015
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Spring Production Announced!

The spring 2015 theatrical production has been announced: Auditions for The Tragedy of HAMLET, Prince of Denmark will take place on Wednesday, March 18, and Friday, March 20 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Registration is $375.

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Around the World Days: March 11–13

Around the World is a festival celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the entire St. James' community! Featuring "tasting" lunches on Wednesday and Thursday and culminating in an All-School Assembly with class performances representing many regions on Friday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m.

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From Nurse Kelly...

¡Atención Compadres! At the Around the World Food Fair, we will be asking parents and children to be aware of food safety measures so that students with food allergies can be safe. Just a reminder to all who volunteered to bring food, please keep in mind the following:

  • Foods must NOT CONTAIN NUTS
  • All food must be properly labeled with any potential allergens
  • Please be mindful of known allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soybeans, latex

Merci beaucoup for your cooperation in these important health matters!

4th–6th Grade Neon Dance Party: 3/13

Help raise funds for sixth grade graduation while your kids enjoy a live DJ, dancing, food, snacks, raffle prizes, and a photo booth. The dance will be chaperoned by sixth grade parents. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and must be purchased by Wednesday, March 11.

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Healthy Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed!

The Healthy Hot Lunch program is in need of more parent volunteers, and we would love to hear from you! The program runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day, and we have been short of volunteers on some of the days due to last-minute cancelations. Even if you cannot commit weekly or biweekly, it would be extremely helpful to have your contact info in case someone cancels last minute. Please contact Julia Kim, our Healthy Hot Lunch Chairperson, if you are interested in helping out.

STEM Fair Coming Soon!

It's time to start thinking about the St. James' STEM Fair, which will take place on May 21, 2015. Our non-competitive fair encourages students to showcase their knowledge and interests and to develop a deep, lifelong passion for science. We encourage every student to participate, but only fourth and sixth grade students are required to participate.

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Poster boards are provided for free once students are registered.

You should have received a packet with pertinent information via Backpack Express. Online version »

If you have any questions please email Mr. Chitjian.

Mom's Night Out: Friday, 4/17

6:00 p.m. • 353 S. Arden Boulevard • Los Angeles, CA 90020 • $60 per person • Friends outside St. James' are welcome!

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K–3 Soccer vs. Good Shepherd
Sunday, February 22

It was a brisk, blustery day – by Los Angeles' standards, anyway. The weather report threatened rain throughout the day, but the St. James' and Good Shepherd teams were troopers! And a good thing, too, as the rain didn't come until after 3 p.m.

During the first half, Good Shepherd came out swinging, with Niko Mastorakos, Nicolas Kim and Conor Murphy (all St. James' players, playing for Good Shepherd) scoring the first 3 goals. In the second half, the Huskies came back with a vengeance. Nathan Sanchez put St. James' on the board, with Niko finishing with 2 more goals for the home team. Kudos to both Aneel Sharma and Lucas Newman for their stellar goal tending.

Final score 3–3.

4–6 Soccer vs. Pilgrim School
Tuesday, February 24

The Huskies girded themselves to face their nemeses from last season, Pilgrim School. St. James' put their best feet forward, quickly gaining the lead with 4 goals, all scored by Jackie Zhang. One of his goals was an amazing header past Pilgrim's keeper! Near the end of the first half, Pilgrim rallied: Angus Hillcrest, Mikhi Vardy-Brown, and Christopher Woods all scored 2 goals each in quick succession. Simon Davis snuck the last goal in before the half, leaving St. James' down by 3 points.

After a tactical discussion with their coach, the Huskies tightened up their defense, marking each oppenent for the rest of the match and successfully shutting down the opposition. Special shout-out to Harry Robbins, whose amazing goaltending proved heroic throughout the game and kept the goal difference to a minimum. Unfortunately, although the home team had several good shots on goal, nothing hit the back of the net before the clock ran out.

Final score 4–7.

Robert Evans, Ed.D. at the Center for Early Education

Join us on Wednesday, March 11, as the CEE Parent Education series welcomes Robert Evans, Ed.D. He is the renowned author of The Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader. His most recent book, Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with The Crisis in Childrearing, takes a sharp look at the enormous changes occurring among children and parents. Come hear his thoughts on building character, caring and compassion during challenging times. 

Recommended by Head of School Deborah David.
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Talking to Kids about Terrorism

Recommended by Head of School Deborah David.
Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education website »

Campbell Hall Parent Education

St. James' Families, Faculty, and Staff Welcome!

Upcoming events include an expert panel on the topic "Exploring Gender in Our Modern Society" on April 21.

Recommended by Assistant Head Carol Swainson.
Campbell Hall Parent Education website »

On Tuedsay, February 17, the fourth grade presented their annual Mission Fair in the courtyard, showcasing their models and demonstrating their knowledge.

From February 17–23, parent Susan Watanabe presented to each class during library time, explaining the significance of the African–American Heritage Month installation she designed.

On Wednesday, February 18, artist Donna Campbell visited Mr. Krueger's class to discuss how painting can tell a story.

On Wednesday, February 18, the community celebrated Ash Wednesday All-School Chapel.

On Thursday, February 19, the regular In-N-Out Burger lunch festivities were supplemented by a Mardi Gras theme and a live jazz band!

On Thursday, February 19, author Stacey Evans Morgan visited campus to present to our younger students.

In the evening of Thursday, Feburary 19, the Leadership Program students took the stage in St. James' Hall for a Public Speaking Showcase.

On Friday, February 20, students gathered for the AAHM Movie Matinee to enjoy snacks and a film.

On Sunday, February 22, the dads took over the kitchen and treated the community to Family Pancake Breakfast in Parish Hall.

On Wednesday, February 25, the annual AAHM All-School Assembly featured Blackstreet U.S.A. Puppet Theater's The Yuppets.

On Thursday, February 26, the community celebrated AAHM All-School Chapel.

Following All-School Chapel on Thursday, February 26, the Parent Association's AAHM Committee presented Taste of Soul in the Parish Hall; the St. James' Band performed for the assembled guests.

On Sunday, March 1, African–American Heritage Month culiminated in the annual Skate Night at the Glendale Moonlight Rollerway.

On Wednesday, March 4, the community celebrated March All-School Chapel.

On Friday, March 6, March Community Gathering took place in St. James' Hall.

Keep up-to-date on all the happenings at St. James' Episcopal School by checking out the Online Calendar.

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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Volleyball Academy

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • School Choir Sunday
St. James' Episcopal Church

12:00–2:00 p.m. • Soccer Academy

1:00–3:00 p.m. • Soccer Game (K–3 vs. Good Shepherd)

All Day • Around the World Days

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Around the World "Tasting" Lunch

All Day • Around the World Days

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Around the World "Tasting" Lunch

6:00–7:00 p.m. • Intensives Meeting with 6th Grade Parents

All Day • Around the World Days

1:30–2:45 p.m. • Around the World All-School Assembly

6:00–9:00 p.m. • 4th–6th Grade Neon Dance Party

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Volleyball Academy

12:00–2:00 p.m. • Soccer Academy

All Day • Final Day of After-School Enrichment Winter Term

All Day • Sixth Grade Intensives

All Day • Sixth Grade Intensives

4:00–5:15 p.m. • Soccer Game (4–6 vs. Pilgrim School)

All Day • Sixth Grade Intensives

All Day • Sixth Grade Intensives

6:00–7:30 p.m. • K–6 Open House

All Day • Sixth Grade Intensives

1:30–2:45 p.m. • Sixth Grade Intensives Showcase

All Day • Spring Break Begins

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Volleyball Academy

12:00–2:00 p.m. • Soccer Academy

1:00–3:00 p.m. • Soccer Game (K–3 vs. Good Shepherd)

All Day • Good Friday

At Sundown • Passover Begins

1:00–3:00 p.m. • Soccer Game (K–3 vs. Good Shepherd)

All Day • Easter Sunday

All Day • School Resumes following Spring Break

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