Husky Hits Newsletter for May 8, 2015
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Health Policy Reminder

Dear Parents,

It is that time of the year! The weather is changing and everyone is getting sick. We would like to remind you once again of the school's illness policy: If your child has a fever, is vomiting, or has diarrhea, he or she may not come to school until 24 hours after these symptoms have subsided WITHOUT the aid of fever reducers.

To start with, please do not send your sick child to school. Students should always remain home when they have a fever of 100 ºF (38 ºC) or above. The majority of parents keep their children home when they are sick, giving them time rest and heal. It is unfair to the other children, parents, and staff when you send your sick child to school because it exposes them, too.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping your children and our entire school healthy.

Nurse Basham

Volunteers Needed!

Spring Event 2015 • May 16, 2015

We will need help setting up auction and décor on Saturday, May 16, before the Spring Event. We will have two shifts: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 12:00–4:00 p.m. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time to go home and get ready for the event! Please email Christina Campbell if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!

Tickets and Sponsorships
Buy tickets and sponsorships online »

Promo Card Clue #5
A type of bet that pays out exactly the amount wagered.

Colburn School Jumpstart Young Musicians Program

Spring Concert • Saturday, May 9 • 7:00 p.m.

From the director of our St. James' – Colburn band, Huei-Yuan Pan:

Presenting our students that attend Saturdays at Colburn, we'll be performing a program that brings together our partner schools, the Jumpstart Young Musicians Program and our JYMP Teaching Artists . All St. James' parents and students are invited and welcome to attend the free concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Zipper Hall at the Colburn School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The St. James' Art Show

Wednesday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 13

Come celebrate the creativity of our St. James' artists! Artwork will be on view throughout the school, in St. James' Hall, the library, art studio, and hallway.

Art Show Reception • May 12 • 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Find out more! Â»


Thursday, May 14 • 11:30–1:00 p.m.

Join your child for some math fun in the classroom and then enjoy In-N-Out lunch on the yard. Flyers will be going home via Backpack Express with specific times for your child's class! Contact Mei-Ling Leonard for further details.

Night of the Arts Concert

Thursday, May 14 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 14, St. James' will present its third annual "Night of the Arts" concert.

Children in third through sixth grade will sing songs by grade level. Also featured will be the Choir, the Handbell Choir, and the St. James' – Colburn Band.

Similar to the Christmas Pageant, this is a must-attend event for the students performing. Unlike the pageant, however, it is a true concert of secular music, during which you can show your appreciation for the children's efforts with thunderous applause.

The students are working diligently, learning two-part songs, and they are discovering how satisfying it is to sing in harmony. So, please mark your calendars and be sure to make this joyful event!

S.T.E.M. Fair is Two Weeks Away!

The St. James' S.T.E.M. Fair 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.

The registration deadline is Sunday, May 17.

Register online »

Poster boards are provided for free once students are registered.

Online information packet »

If you have any questions please email Mr. Chitjian.

Used Uniforms at S.T.E.M. Fair

Used Uniform is going to set up at the S.T.E.M. Fair on Thursday, May 21.

Fifth Graders! Come and get your sixth grade uniforms just in time for the required graduation ceremony!

Everyone else! BIG pants SALE! $5 a pair! Get 'em while they're HOT!

Open from 6:00–7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about this, please call Elizabeth White at 310-770-8450 or Anita Norman at 323-513-7431.

Summer Reading Book Fair

Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair is coming soon! May 26–29, in the Library Media Center. Look for more details in the coming weeks. View the poster »

Husky Highlights Poetry Contest Reminder

Husky Highlights, the quarterly magazine produced by the St. James' Parent Association, is holding its annual poetry competition for its start-of-summer edition! Adults, kids, faculty, staff... everyone's invited to contribute!

Please email your submissions to Lucy Norland no later than Friday, May 22.

Selected poems will be published in the edition coming out in June.

Huskies Athletics

an update from Coach Matthew

It was beautifully clear and sunny spring afternoon – May 3, 2015. Parents lined the benches to root their kids to victory! The St. James' first through third graders prepared, once again, to meet their rivals from Good Shepherd on the pitch. Par for the course: Good Shepherd arrived with a dearth of players hoping the Huskies would lend them a hand – or a foot, as the case may be.

Improvements were seen all around as the players took to the field. Both teams were passing, moving into open space, and calling for the teammates to send the ball their way. The coaches couldn’t be prouder! In the first half, Sadie S.(GS) scored a hard-earned goal against the fighting Huskies! Not to be out done, her brother Hal followed in her footsteps.

Kudos to the goalies and defenders on both teams for keeping the remainder of the match scoreless!

The final score, 2-0 Good Shepherd.

St. James' looks forward to hosting their final match of the season at home against Temple Israel of Hollywood on Thursday, May 28. See you all there!

Photo Galleries!

It's been an eventful week. Here's some photos of what's been happening:

PartyBook presents

Tom Sawyer's L.A. River Day Festival

The deadline for registering for this party is TODAY!

Have Memorial Day weekend plans? Don't go anywhere! We've got the party for you! Join us at beautiful Taking the Reins in Atwater Village for a Family Field Day and BBQ. Bring your bikes and ride the L.A. river with your expert guides, take a guided barn and farm tour, or sit back and enjoy some beer and BBQ while the kids run themselves ragged playing field games. Whichever way you slice it, this will be one you'll remember forever. Tap into your inner Tom Sawyer for the day and give your family a fun farm adventure right in your own backyard!

May 24 • 3:00–7:00 p.m. • Taking the Reins
3919 1/2 Rigali Ave., Los Angeles, 90039

Get more info and sign up at the PartyBook site »

Themed-Dress Days 2015

to support the Sixth Grade Graduation fund

Online payments for Jersey Day will close at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 14.

$2 per student, per day. Jersey Day – May 15 • Pajama Day – June 3. Payment accepted by credit card online or in person with cash on the day of the event.

If you were unable to pay online for Jeans Day, you can bring in cash to the front office.

Sign up now on the Parent Portal »

Krispy Kreme Donuts

to support the Sixth Grade Graduation fund

Fresh and delicious Krispy Kreme donuts will be available during lunch on each of the themed-dress days for $2 per donut. Students who want donuts will need to bring cash.

Sixth Grade Silent Auction

At this year's S.T.E.M. Fair, which will take place on May 21, there will be a live, silent auction to benefit the Sixth Grade Graduation Fund. The winner will take home this beautiful banner, which was featured at the Neon Dance Party earlier this year and is signed by the Class of 2015.

Check out photos of the banner Â»

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

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7:00–9:00 p.m. • St. James' – Colburn Band Spring Concert • Zipper Hall at the Colburn School • Admission is free.

10:30 a.m. â€“ 12:00 p.m. • School Choir Sunday at St. James' Church

All Day • Art Show Resumes (through 5/13)

10:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. • First Grade Santa Monica Fieldtrip

3:00–5:00 p.m. • Art Show Reception

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • In-N-Out Lunch and Math-N-Munch

7:00–9:00 p.m. • Night of the Arts Concert

All Day • Jersey Day! • Sign up online by 8 a.m. Thursday » 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Krispy Kreme Donuts at Lunch

6:00–11:00p.m. • Spring Event! • Buy tickets and sponsorships online »

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