Special Edition of Husky Hits for Thanksgiving Day 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Please enjoy this special edition of Husky Hits, with photos from Grandparents & Special Friends Day on Tuesday and the Kindergarten Soup Day on Monday, as well as a reflection from our own Father Tom. See you all soon, and in the meantime, we hope you enjoy some fun with family today and for the rest of the break from school.

A Thanksgiving Reflection

from the Rev. Thomas Discavage


A month to reflect, remember and give thanks.

Throughout this whole month of November we have spent a great deal of time remembering the lives of many who have gone before us. In my fifth grade religion classes, we have been talking of saints of old and thinking of many in our own time who might well be saints, or should be! We have carefully reflected on what it takes to be saintly. The pondering of such a thing caused us to pause for a few moments and simply give thanks for all that these people were and are to us and to the wider community.

One of the amazing things of this whole experience is that it seems to culminate with our celebration this week of Thanksgiving. It’s amazing not simply because it may include a feast of turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes and cranberry relish, but rather because it one of those rare days when we allowed to stop doing all that we do and really give thanks.

What is it in that makes life worthwhile? This experience has caused me to think and pray about what really matters in life. It brought me to remember something I read by Michael Josephson entitled “What Will Matter”

So what will matter?  How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built.

What will matter is not what you got, but what you gave.

What will matter is not your success, but your significance.

What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.

What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.

What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.

What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance, but of choice.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Fr. Tom


A Few Photos...

from the Communications Office

We'll resume with announcements and reminders in next week's Husky Hits; on this day of thanks, we thought we'd just share some moments of joy we captured around campus this week. (As always, the full galleries are available in the section at the top of the page.)

On Monday, the Kindergarten celebrated their annual Soup Day.

And on Tuesday, the whole school gathered for Grandparents & Special Friends Day.

You don't have to wait for Husky Hits each week to see photos from around school. As they're available, they are posted on our online gallery, where you can find photos from the previous months and years.

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

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Thanksgiving Holiday

Wed., November 26 – Sun., November 30

School resumes on Mon., December 1.


Thanksgiving Day

Thurs., November 27


Fifth Grade AIDS Walk

Mon., December 1
2:30‐3:30 p.m. 


K–6 Admission Open House

Tues., December 2
9:00‐11:00 a.m. 


Sixth Grade Volleyball Tournament


at the Center for Early Education

Thurs., December 4


Huskies Soccer Home Game


4th–6th Grades vs. Hollywood Schoolhouse

Thurs., December 4
4:00‐5:00 p.m. 


First Trimester Report Cards Go Home

Fri., December 5

December Community Gathering

Fri., December 5
8:15–9:00 a.m. 


Soccer Academy

Sun., December 7
12:00‐2:00 p.m. 


Preschool Admission Open House

Tues., December 9
3:00–4:30 p.m. 


All-School Chapel

Thurs., December 11
8:45–9:30 a.m. 


School Choir Sunday

at St. James' Episcopal Church

Sun., December 14
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 


Hanukkah Begins

Tues., December 16

Preschool Holiday Pageant

Wed., December 17
10:00–11:00 a.m. 


Early Dismissal

Wed., December 17
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 


Christmas Pageant

Wed., December 17
7:00–8:30 p.m. 


Christmas Break

Thurs., December 18 –
Mon., January 5

School resumes on Tues., January 6.


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