Saturday, November 7th

Virtual Bingo Night!

Monday, November 9th

Camp Husky: 6th Grade & Kindergarten
6th Grade: 8:00-9:30am
Kindergarten: 1:00-2:30pm

Tuesday, November 10th

Camp Husky: 1st & 5th Grade
1st Grade: 8:00-9:30am
5th Grade: 1:00-2:30pm

Preschool Family Coffee

Wednesday, November 11th
No School

Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 12th

Camp Husky: 3rd Grade & Kindergarten
3rd Grade: 8:00-9:30am
Kindergarten Grade: 1:00-2:30pm

K-6th Grade Family Coffee

Friday, November 13th

Camp Husky: 4th & 2nd Grade
4th Grade: 8:00-9:30am
2nd Grade: 1:00-2:30pm

All-School Chapel
*please note the change of time

Monday, November 30th

Applications for tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year
due for returning families
All School Zoom gatherings are accessible with an SJSLA student account. Family Coffees will be recorded so that they may be available with those who are unable to attend.
Update from the Admission Office

Priority Application Process for Siblings of St. James' Students

Sibling applications & children of staffulty applications due: November 13, 2020
Preschool applications due: November 30, 2020
Kindergarten - 6th Grade applications due: December 4, 2020

Key Date: November 30, 2020 
Applications for tuition assistance due for the 2021-2022 school year for returning families

Tuition assistance must be applied for separately each year. Please visit our tuition assistance application online. The deadline for returning families to apply for the 2021-2022 school year is November 30, 2020. Please note you will need your 2019 tax information. Please contact Amy Schlecter, our CFO and Chair of the Tuition Assistance Committee with any questions. Amy can be reached at
Click Here to Register for Virtual Bingo Night!
For any questions, please contact our
Director of Advancement, Brooke Gadasi at
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Thank you to those that have already contributed to the Every Child Fund.

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Alisa Wiegers and James Adler
Katie and Jake Ahn
Paula and David Agnew
Raeven Baudoin-Bull and Chazz Anderson
Stephen Bedikian and Heather Johnson
Brooke and Joshua Benjamin
Margaret Lee and David Bommarito
Caroline and Perrin Chiles
Richard Chisholm and Lois Perrin
Sunny and Eric Choi
Raina and Louis Chung
Jennifer Lin and W. Allan Edmiston
Theane Evangelis
Brooke Gadasi
Erica Hanson and Ike Barinholtz
Nami and Steve Her
Tricia and Richard Hoffman
Sandra Lee and Spencer Hong
Zoya and Martin Hynes
Teddy Kapur
Yoonha Choi and Danny Kang
Andrea Salazar-Kone and Moussa Kone
Susannah and Noah Laracy
Marcie Ulin and Matthew Lau
Young Hong and Jae Chun Lee
Yumie Song and James Lee
Hilary Marx and Nicholas Leeds
Ja-Hong Kim and Marc Levy
Yu Chong Jun and Chul Lim
Cecilia and Gabriel Lopez
Peter Reinke and Dr. Claudia Nau
Talita Choudhury and Josh Neuman 
Sarah and John O'Brien
Celina Hong and Youngseon Ok
Annelyne Coronado and Victor Oseguera
Sanghee Ko and Hyung Park
Soo Ji Park and Jong Park
Dr. Pat
Gina and David Riberi
Sally Pressman and David Rogers
John Roman
Reverend Chuck Rowins (former Head of School St. James' 1982-1985)
Jeffrey Rutherford and Dorothy Kim
Lorraine and Joseph Sarles
Amy and Kent Savagian
Amy Schlecter
Beth and Benjamin Seaman
Tina Lynam and Sanjay Sharma
Thomas Swan III
Maria Ferrari and John Tumlin
Erica Wang and Stephen Shiao
Sumana and Adam Wolf

Give Us The Wings of Faith
Performed for Chapel by Mr. Casey & St. James' Students
Passcode: SJSLAChapel
Poco Loco Virtual Paint Party
The St. James' Parent Association & LatinX Committee 

What a Great Success!
Last Sunday, many of our families participated in the virtual Poco Loco paint party. This event was exciting and many of our students had smiles on their faces while they painted with the amazing instructor, Ignacio Moya. The students walked away with colorful and creative canvas drawings that they will truly cherish. Thank you so much to the St James’ LatinX Committee for coordinating this event with MOYA Art! We look forward to further collaboration. Special thanks to Cecilia Lopez, Annelyne Coronado, and Dr. Bryan Sanders for making this event happen!
World Languages

Maestra Catherine Díaz

In October, the California Language Teachers’ Association (CLTA) led their Fall Professional Development entitled, “Distance Learning Webinar Series’’. The focus of this webinar was entitled, “Using Google Suite to Engage and Assess in a Flash’, with Ms. Nancy Pérez, the 2018 Teacher of the Year. The webinar included how to best implement google suite and its tools including, Google Slides and Google Forms. 

The section on Google Slides taught me how to best implement the shared presentation tool for students to work on a project simultaneously. The benefit of Google Slides for me is that I am able to efficiently create Master pages, tutoring sessions, and tailor lessons for each grade level and class. It is a powerful platform that allows for tailored creativity to engage students and evaluate the progress of each one, albeit remotely.

The section on Google Forms interested me because one of the learning expectations across the grade levels in all curriculums is to teach students how to take tests in various formats (free response, multiple-choice, short answer, fill in the blank). Google Forms provides instant results to the teacher who can then share the results with each student privately, or view the responses and organize them in a bar graph, pie chart, or a spreadsheet. One can quickly see if a student understands the exam. The lesson completed on Google Forms can be turned into an assignment or a quiz. The questions may be shuffled to create another test to accommodate the different classes. It was recommended for teachers to assign a number to each student, so the test results can be posted for all to analyze the results. Google Forms is already being used in the 6th-grade classes. Lessons and assessments will continue to be developed over time with enthusiasm.

Joke of the Week

Alden in Fifth Grade

How do you spell candy with just "c" and "y"?

New weekly contest for students, the Joke of the Week. Email to Mr. Trevizo at Mr. Reinke will share the winning joke during our weekly chapel!

2nd Grade | Ms. Laffen
Enter for a chance to win an In-N-Out gift card! 
To enter, please send a photo of your student(s) that best captures their learning at home, with a caption that briefly describes a lesson. Send your photo(s) and caption(s) to with the following:

1. Subject line "WEEKLY PHOTO CONTEST"
2. Student's full name, grade, and the name of the teacher.     
Happy Birthday!
Passcode: HappyBirthday!
Featured Birthday Blessings:
Brynn, Hayden, Alex, and Shion

If you wish to submit a birthday video to be shared in our weekly Chapel, please submit your video to Kathleen Lalap at by Wednesday of their birthday week.

Birthdays from November 1st - November 7th



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