Last Day of the Every Child Campaign!
We are so close â€“ 93% participation and rising â€“ and today's the last day of the campaign for 100% participation in 100 days. Congratulations to Kindergarten, the first grade level to reach 100% participation. If you haven't yet joined in the campaign, we ask that you go online today and make a meaningful gift or pledge! If you have questions or would like to make your pledge or gift by phone, contact Liane Smith in the Advancement Office, at 213-233-0133 ext. 306.
Peace on Earth...
...especially during the Christmas Pageant!
from Deborah David, Head of School
Well, the annual Christmas Pageant is in its final stages of preparation. Once again, those haunting carols will bring to life the age-old story of Bethlehem as the angels and shepherds of our own Kindergarten re-enact the mystery of Christâ€™s birth. Staged in the sanctuary of the church, the Christmas Pageant stands as one of the most beloved of our school traditions. I bet you didnâ€™t know this, but it would be physically impossible to fit all our children and parents into St. Jamesâ€™ Church without violating every safety code known to God and the fire marshal! During my first year at St. Jamesâ€™, several parents and teachers offered me their perspectives on what to do to avoid the harrowing scenes of Christmases past with irate parents jockeying for seats several hours ahead of the pageant. And so, that year we piloted a new plan that allowed comfortable seating in the Church for some, while accommodating others even more comfortably in the Parish Hall. Miraculously, the change worked well, and now it, too, has become a beloved Christmas tradition at St. Jamesâ€™.
So, this afternoon, you received via Backpack Express two tickets that must be presented at the door on the night of the pageant.
Hereâ€™s how it works:
As your children put the final touches on their songs and performances for Wednesday night, here are a few notices and reminders about the event:
Red tickets grant access to seating in the Church.
- Because we all agree itâ€™s important for the Kindergarten parents (who have never before seen their little ones as angels!) to be seated where they can see well, each Kindergarten family will receive two RED tickets for seating inside the Church.
- All new families, regardless of grade level, will receive two RED tickets for Church seating as well.
- The sixth grade parents will receive RED tickets since they will be viewing the pageant for the last time.
- The third grade parents will also receive RED tickets for church seating.
Green tickets grant access to seating in Parish Hall.
- Families who did not receive red tickets will receive green ones.
- There will be a giant screen for viewing the live video feed from the Church in real time during the pageant.
- The Kindergarten angels and the three kings will process through the Parish Hall and into the Church during the pageant, so everyone will get a peek at them in all their celestial finery and kingly splendor.
- Light refreshments, including wine, will be served to those seated in this location.
- After the pageant has ended, each class will join you in the Parish Hall to sing their musical numbers just for you, and unlike the congregation in the Church, you can applaud for every carol!
- If we find, just before the pageant begins, that there are additional seats available in the Church, we will lead those GREEN ticket holders who were first in line for admission to the Parish Hall and seat them in the remaining places in the Church in the order in which they arrived in the Parish Hall.
Don't need all those tickets?!
If you are unable to attend the pageant, you may return your tickets to the school or give your tickets to another St. Jamesâ€™ family, but they are precious, so please donâ€™t just toss them out!
On Wednesday, December 17, at 9:00 a.m., we will hold a final dress rehearsal for the pageant in the Church. You are ALL welcome to attend.
- While there may be interruptions for last minute directions, weâ€™d love to have you join us, especially if you will be seated in the Parish Hall later that evening.
- Front rows are reserved for students and faculty during the rehearsal as well as during the actual service in the evening. We ask that you respect the signage and sit only in those seats reserved for the congregation â€“ not with your children.
The Sacred Worship Service
- Sometimes we forget that the annual Christmas Pageant is actually a service of worship in which we reenact the story of the first Christmas.
- Please join in with gusto on the liturgical responses during the service and in singing the traditional carols. Otherwise, we ask that you refrain from talking during the service.
- We also ask that you avoid all flash photography in the Church. No iPhones or iPads or notebooks or cameras of any kind. The school will provide video and photo coverage of the event.
- If you are seated in the Church, there should be NO applause during or after the service.
For the Needy
This is a time to think of others less fortunate than we. To help the poor, the hungry, and the homeless, we will take up a collection the evening of the pageant, and monetary donations of any size will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds will provide food for the guests of the Soup Kitchen and for St. Jamesâ€™ Food Pantry. Please help us give a delicious Christmas dinner to the folks in our neighborhood whose needs are so great and whose cupboards are so bare. Come to the pageant prepared to give generously. Letâ€™s let them know St. Jamesâ€™ cares.
Thank you...from the bottom of my heart!
I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. In our core values, this haunting line always strikes me: â€œEverything we teach and do is the curriculum.â€ Children learn far more about how to behave by watching the adults around them than they ever do from reading books in school. Letâ€™s give the children a remarkable model of caring, community, and kind interaction in those precious moments leading up the pageant.
See you Wednesday evening, December 17, for the most beautiful Christmas pageant ever! Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the worship service itself begins at 7:00 p.m. Remember to bring your tickets!
And now, as Tiny Tim has taught us, let us all say, â€œGod bless us, every one.â€
Head of School
from Maria Casas
This is the end of the year! Â¡QuÃ© bien! Now, we are encouraging you to practice Spanish during the winter vacation. We suggest these activities and websites to have fun at home. See you again in January 2015!
Winter Soccer and Volleyball Academies Start in January!
from Coach Matthew Wong, JMG Soccer
As the fall soccer season comes to a close, we're excited to announce that both soccer and volleyball will be offered this winter for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. We will follow the same model as our Soccer Academy; the kids will learn volleyball skills through fun, age-appropriate games. We will prepare them to play games with other schools during the spring while they continue to learn character building and socialization skills, such as sportsmanship and teamwork. To participate in the Soccer Academy, the Volleyball Academy, or both, please complete the registration form and submit it no later than Monday, December 15, 2014. Sessions begin on January 11.
Audiobook Recordings Coming Soon
from Christina Olague, Library Media Center Specialist
What great fun we had a few weeks ago at Grandparents & Special Friends Day! We've been busily labeling the newly dedicated books and compiling the recordings and photographs from the new audiobook station featured this year, and we're almost ready to launch our new audiobooks. Keep an eye out on the Library Media Center's website for further details!
New Face on the Playground!
from Deborah David, Head of School
We have a new face on the playground! Please welcome Jared Mills, the newest member of our supervisory staff. Jared graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and holds a master's in mathematics with a concentration in education from Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis. Most recently he has been working in the family business, Amara Coffee, Tea and Cocoa. Mr. Mills has also served as a calculus tutor at Ben Davis High School and at the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School in Indianapolis. In addition to working as a computer lab coordinator with the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, Jared has worked with the Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Program as a graduate math assistant. Mr. Mills will be supervising the playground and expediting the after-school dismissal for us at St. James', but I'd be surprised if we don't catch him helping a few students with their math, as well! With that background, we've certainly found an extraordinarily talented new member of our playground staff. Please make Jared Mills feel very much at home here at St. James'. We hope he's with us for years to come.
Fourth Grade Reads to Preschoolers
from Rob Krueger, Fifth Grade Teacher and Service Learning Coordinator
For their service project, our fourth graders have read to the students at St. JamesÊ¼ Preschool. Each class was divided into three smaller groups. When it was a groupÊ¼s time to read, the students would meet with me during their recess time, and we would walk over to the preschool. Each of the fourth graders would get two or three new friends, who would choose a book for the fourth grader to read. Before we made our first visit, I met with both classes during religion to discuss our project. After all groups had gone, I met with the classes again for a time of reflection. The reflection process involved answering questions about how the service project worked and why it was successful. When asked if it was a project they would participate in again, the answer was a unanimous Yes! Thanks to their good work and exemplary behavior, the teachers at the preschool are very happy to welcome us back beginning in early 2015. HereÊ¼s to your good work, fourth graders!
Another Amazing PartyBook Event
from Katie Donohue, Parent Volunteer
Last weekend, Michele and Mike Sanchez opened their beautiful home, bedecked with gorgeous holiday decor, for a Gingerbread House Decorating Party for PartyBook. The party was a huge hit. Each guest was treated to an apron that they could design themselves, and once those were complete, they were invited to decorate their own gingerbread house. There was frosting and candy and gingerbread as far as the eye could see. The kids were moving at warp speed to decorate, with only a few gum drop breaks throughout. It was so much fun to watch the creativity flowing. From the frosting icicles to the candy cane chimneys, the houses were truly masterpieces. And the parents had fun too! There was wine and cheese and great company. And most, if not all, parents slipped away for a chance to spark their creative spirit by "helping" their child. And to top it all off, each child left with "Sno To Go" â€“ a make at home batch of real snow! What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! Thank you for the memories, the sugar comas, and the gorgeous gingerbread centerpiece.
Happy Birthday, Mrs. David!
from the whole St. James' Family
A very happy birthday to our Head of School, the one and only Deborah David! Many happy returns, Mrs. David! Whole classes came into the office today to help celebrate her special day, and we were lucky enough to catch a few photos:
Winter Term Signups for After-School Enrichment Classes
from Jennifer Cefaly, Computer Teacher and After-School Enrichment Coordinator
We are excited to announce the winter lineup of After-School Enrichment courses. Please check out our winter brochure (available as a printable PDF or on the Parent Portal) and then sign up here (Parent Portal login required).
Join our Aquaponics Team!
from Ryanne Plaisance, Leadership Program Director
In May 2013, students in the St. James' Leadership Program voted to open a business. The business would use a new gardening technology called an aquapoincs system to establish a community-supported agriculture (CSA) in which all the food would be grown in the aquaponics system. Proceeds from selling the produce would be donated to the churchâ€™s soup kitchen and food pantry.
Over the past year-and-a-half, the students and many St. Jamesâ€™ families and staff have built four, 16-foot systems. Student leaders have been immersed in horticulture training, business and finance workshops, water chemistry lessons, and communications and marketing classes. With the help of the environmental team at Pasadena City College, we have learned a great deal and are much closer to reaching our goal.
This year we reached out to the Univeristy of Southern Calforniaâ€™s Wrigley School of Science to see if we could build a partnership with scientists who specialize in the field of sustainable agriculture. They recommended we get in touch with David Rosenstein, a nationally recognized expert in this field who specializes in aquapoincs.
David has graciously offered to partner with our school and work with our team.
On December 13 & 14, from 8:00 a.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m., we are offering a unique opportunity to attend a two-day intensive aquapoincs class at our school. In order to accomplish our goals, we need a strong, knowledgeable team at St. Jamesâ€™. If you are interested in learning more about sustainable agriculture and joining our aquaponics team, please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
This is a huge project and we need a community to make it happen. Join us!
Note: This is an intense class. Students in the upper grades are welcome to give it a try but must be accompanied by a parent. This class will be intense even for adults.
Angels and Shepherds and Kings, OH MY!
from St. James' Episcopal Church
Mark your calendars! Our Family Christmas Eve Eucharist will be at 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday, December 24. Along with the singing of familiar Christmas carols, our children will participate in a Nativity re-enactment. If you have children or grandchildren who would like to participate, please email the Rev. Jenifer Chatfield, or speak to any one of the Sunday School teachers and helpers. All ages and levels of participation welcome.
Study Hall in the Library Media Center
from Angelina Arrington, Sixth Grade Teacher, and Christina Olague, Library Media Center Specialist
We are delighted to announce the reopening of Study Hall! Study Hall is the perfect place for students to complete their homework assignments, work on class projects, or read quietly. We are also readily available to help students with any homework questions.
Study Hall is located in the Library Media Center and operates from 3:30â€“4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students should sign in upon entering and sign out when they exit.
The library is a quiet zone, and all socializing, play, and conversations unrelated to school work should be reserved for the playground. There is no book checkout during this time.
If you have any questions, please contact Christina Olague or Angelina Arrington.
Family Events at LACMA
from Carol A. Swainson, Assistant Head of School
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a calendar full of events for parents and children to enjoy together. I hope you'll check some of them out!
On Thursday, the community gathered in St. James' Church for All-School Chapel.
The Leadership Program held their first-ever entirely student-run Health Bake Sale at recess and lunch on Thursday.
Also on Thursday, in an annual tradition, the Kindergarten decorated and ate gingerbread men with their fifth grade buddies.
Today, Ms. Laffen's class had a Skype interview with a U.C. Berkeley student organizing the toy drive to which they donated their Secret Santa gifts.
Keep up-to-date on all the happenings at St. James' Episcopal School by checking out the Online Calendar.
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Aquaponics Team Training
Sat., December 13 &
Sun., December 14
Contact Ryanne Plaisance to R.S.V.P. or for more info.
School Choir Sunday
at St. James' Episcopal Church
Sun., December 14
10:30 a.m. â€“ 12:00 p.m.
Tues., December 16
Preschool Holiday Pageant
Wed., December 17
Wed., December 17
11:45 a.m. â€“ 12:15 p.m.
Wed., December 17
Thurs., December 18 â€“
Mon., January 5
School resumes on Tues., January 6.
Help us reach 100% participation in the last day of the Every Child Campaign
We would like to extend a big thank-you to the families who have already pledged or given to the campaign.
To make your pledge or gift, visit giving.sjsla.org.
Donors to the Every Child Campaign
(Through Friday at noon. New additions to the list are in bold.)
Christopher and Simone Adams, Brian Agboh and Courtney Kemp Agboh, Erikson and Melissa Albrecht, Erika Alvarado, Liza DeVilla Ameen, Eric Salat and Lisa Ammerman, Carl and Betsy Anderson, Toshawa Andrews, Daniela Anzueto, Claudia Armendariz, Jeffrey Armour and Michelle Banks Armour, Angelina Arrington, Robin Ashbrook, Raquel Ayala, JR McGinnis and Jim Bain, Tiffany Baker, Aaron Hartman and Jeannine Balfour, Rafael and Gina Barrientos, Xandy and Alison Barry, Kelly Basham, Kelli Beard, Clyde Beffa, III and Kirsten Beffa, Dave and Stefanie Bennett, Jessica Bern, David and Fiona Blankenship, William Hooke and Kristin Bountress--Hooke, James Jacks and Helen Breitwieser, Kevin and Belinda Brent, Corie Brown, Gary and Brenda Brown, Jeff Brown and Catherine Hagney Brown, Raymond and Kazon Brown, Alex and Kimberly Bulkley, Jere and Leslie Burns, Faust Jospeh Bustos, III and Kara Bustos, Leigh Dana Jackson and Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, David and Phyllis Cannom, Stanford J., Jr. and Ruthie Carter, Maria Casas, James Casey, Aaron McPherson and Challen Cates, Jennifer Cefaly, James and Michelle Chalfant, Sonny and Young-Min Chang, Tae Kim and Heeseung Chang, Eric Bauer and Madison Charap, Kelli Chau, Stephen and Jennifer Cho, Charles and Ashley Choi, Jay and Jieun Choi, Jae and Mikyeong Rachel Chung, Debra Clark, Chapman Baehler and Angelica Cob-Baehler, Catherine Collins, Michael Converse and Kathryn Price Converse, Erika Cordero, Chris and Kate Corsmeier, John Hoffman and Jennifer Culp, George and Karen Daisa, Thomas Perkins and Meara Daly, Jonathan Dar, Deborah David, Carol Davis, Mark Albrecht and Teresa De Castro, Michelle Deiotte, Donald Rice and Christine Demaio, Kraig and Monica DePriest, Geoff McFetridge and Sarah Devincentis, Nick DiPasquale, Thomas Discavage, Devin and Katie Donohue, Bo Boddie and Jorjie Douglass, Gary and Serena Duff, Brian Duggan, Ruby Dummett, Matthew Cohen and Caitlin Durham, Tremaine Ellis, Kerry Emery, Justin and Samie Falvey, Joseph and Michelle Farnham, Roy Finch and Susie Landau Finch, Ronnie Roy and Rachel Fiset, Stephen Yeazell and Ruth Fisher, Gerald and Marketha Floyd, Edward and Gretchen Fourticq, Natalie Fousekis, Daniel Freudiger, Joshua Friedman, Chenelle Geoffroy, Emad Ghobrial and Amanda George-Ghobrial, Craig and Jill Gillett, Martin and Carmina Glicklich, James Cossman and Denise Gocke, Marina Goyer, Joanne Gratiot, Mark Suveg and Dena Green, Steven and Lisa Grossman, Mark Grotjahn and Jennifer Guidi, Nicefero Guzman, Peter and Jungmin Ha, John Hindman and Jenny Hager, Jeff and Suzanne Hahn, Fred Buescher and Genevieve Haines, Jason and Elisha Hall, Kevin Yoder and Jeffrey Hall, Jackie Pennoyer and Maggie Hamilton, Al and Becky Han, Kevin and Gloria Hann, Jonathan Small and Diana Harlin, Alenoosh Hartouri, Brian Reitzell and Stephanie Hayman, Chris Cook and Jeff Healy, James Tupper and Anne Heche, Steve and Nami Her, Joe and Vanessa Herman, Edward Hermeno, Joan Hester, Jess and A. Chesney Hill, Roland Reynolds and Elizabeth Himelsteinli, Jonathan and Brooke Hodge, Hansin (Scott) Kim and Jihyun Hong, Young Hong, Youngseon Ok and Chung Hong, Robert Mockler and Kelly Howick, Rene Siemens and Carolyn Hull, Mark and Lisa Hutchins, Jun Il and Sung Hi Hwang, Edward D. and Patrice Jackson, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Bronwyn Jacobs, Chris and Margaret Jacquemin, Kimberly James, Dennis J. Kim and Diamantina Jannone-Kim, Lloyd Lee and Sarah Jeong, Maritza Jimenez, Tom Juda, Jr. and Rosie Juda, Sharon Jun, Taewook Lee and Soyeon Jung, Wuttipong and Malisa Kaewmanaprasert, David Gardner and Snow Kahn, David and Michelle Kahng, Paru Kammula, Myung Lee and Ha Kang, Sara Katz, Joe Davidson and Beth Kawaja, Steve and Olivia Kazanjian, Ilya and Alexandra Kazhokin, Adam Benson and Casee Kelly, Lelamarie Kelly, Apurba Pathak and Christina Kim, Bruce and Stephanie Kim, Chul Bae and Joolie Kim, David and Jennifer Hye Sung Kim, Eugene and Julia Kim, Hwangsoo and Alexndra Kim, Hyung Park and Min Kim, Jason and Chrissy Kim, Jay Yoon and Julie Kim, Je Young and Susan Kim, Jeffrey Rutherford and Dorothy Kim, Justin and Julia Kim, Mark and Jennifer Kim, Max Seongsu Lee and So Hyun Kim, Michael Worthington and Soo Kim, Peter Yu and Nicole Kim, Robert and Joanne Kim, Stacey Kim, Yo Chan Song and Myoung A. Kim, Yong Ho and Jin H. Kim, Forrest and Stacy Kirk, Sean and Susan Kneafsey, Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll, Fabrice Odero and Hee Ko, Aidan Koh, Robert Krueger, Stan Kruglyakov, Alice Kuramoto, Kenley and Nekesha Kyle, Alexa Laffen, Michael Lavigne, Jr., Peter Leak, Brian and Stacey Lee, Calvin Yongwoo and Esther S. Lee, Clint and Nicole Lee, David Bommarito and Margaret Lee, Jeong Gu and Ji Hae Lee, Jin Ryee and Hyun Ju Lee, Jong Suk and Sae Jung Lee, Jung Min Son and Sun Jung Lee, Kyung Su and Kyung Lee, Patrick Danaher and Johanna Lee, Roger Kim and Soo Lee, Seung Ju Kong and Kyung Ae Lee, Mei-Ling Leonard, Dawn Lett, Jonathan and Ester Leus, Sa'id Vakili and Hyacinth Leus, Kevin and Astrid Lew, Matthew Lesher and Katherine Lewis , Glen and Clara Lim, Gregory Lindy and Cindy Ann Bader Lindy, Gabriel and Cecelia Lopez, Ricardo Lopez, Rosi Lopez, Karyn Lovegrove, Najah Lowe, Loyd Bateman and Rachel Luttrell-Bateman, Sanjay Sharma and Tina Lynam, Mike Lyons, Kevin Monaghan and Javier Machado, Christian and Lara Magnusen, Sam Roseme and Catherine Mann, Agnieszka Marchel, Mike and Claudia Margolis, Bret and Clara Martin, Jennifer Martinez, Emily Martino, Katarina Matolek, Edward McCaffery, Jody Rath and Shannon Mcintosh, Thomas Bessant and Anne McIntyre, Clarke De Pastino and Rebecca Meiers-De Pastino, Paul and Dete Meserve, Matthew and Karina Miller, Gavin and Anna Milner, Derek Cotton and Molly Moen, Kevin and April Monroe, Aaron Moore and Hannah Cannom Moore, Roger and Lisa Morrison, Chris O'Connor and Martha Nelems, Joseph and Cassandra Nelson, Mary Nichols, Eric Green and Sarah Noonan, David and Lucy Norland, Russell and Anita Norman, Jenny Obuchi, Yulie Oh, Christina Olague, Maverick Franks and Tonikiaa Orange, Rosemary Osterberg, Nestor Pangan, Julian Pappas, Alex Choi and Ellen Park, Chan and Rachel Park, David and Jina Park, Hyoung Tae and Lois Park, James and Helen Park, James and Lori Park, Kee Won Jung and Kyunghwa Park, Ken and Nicole Park, Kenny and Jenipher Park, Richard and Elizabeth Park, Pamela Pasley, Prentice and Tasha Penny, Sujatha Periasamy, Richard Chisholm and Lois Perrin, Nicolas and Ida Peter, Tom Nguyen and Tommy Pham, Ryanne Plaisance, Daniel Whitley and Kirsten Poirier-Whitley, Felicia Price, Ken and Marcy Pullard, Keith and Erika Quinn, Chad and Sandra Rachild, Mara Raphael, Paul and Nancy Redford, Miles and Luanne Regis, Greg and Cristine Reynaert, David and Gina Riberi, Clare Richardson, Stefan Simchowitz and Rosmarie Riedl, Michael and Laura Riley, Paul Robbins, Lauren Rodrigues, Lourdes Rodriguez, Shawn Simmons and Christine Rosenberry, John Hesling and Simona Rosset, Eric and Olga Roth, Tara Roth, David Loughran and Melissa Rowe, Alex and Verity Rudzinski, Theppong Sae-Low, Isabel Salas, Hugo Sanchez, Michael and Michelle Sanchez, Nicholas Morton and Marie Schley, John Schlotterbeck, Steven and Janet Schoenholz, Tricia Scott, Jason and Valerie Seitz, Christopher Murphey and Mary Shaifer, Jean Shim, Taos Huskey and Janet Shim, Gerson and Andrea Shin, Seth Horowitz and Bianca Simchowitz, E. Nero and Ariana Lambert Smeraldo, Christopher and Kara Smith, Hubert Smith, Jr. and Charmaine Smith, Liane Smith, David Lucas McDonough and Ruthie Sommers, Danny and Seung Song, Jung Ahn and Yun Song, Pierpaolo Barzan and Valeria Sorci, Stanley Stalford, Jr. and Ruth Stalford, Anthony Maranville and Shana Stein, Karen Stevenson, Dawn Suggs, Carol Swainson, Yun (Scott) Kang and Lauren Swaminathan, Laura Tarango, Blair Tatton, Maurice and Ann Tatton, Jacqueline Taylor, Linda Tellez, John and SaraJane Thies, Veronica Toriz, Marsha Vargas, Olivier and Sachie Vermeiren, Nancy Vermette, Margaret Vodrey, Patrick and Leslie Walling, Stephen Shiao and Erica Wang, Eden and Candy Warner, David White and Susan Watanabe, Monica Watters, Patrice Westover, Peter and Elizabeth White, James and Lindsay Wilcox, Jason Wolff and Lucy Wild, Rich and Stefania Willens, Lynese Williams, Tim and Heather Williams, Tammy Williams and Leo W. 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