First Reconciliation Class of 2015 January 29, 2015 Catholic

January 29, 2015
Catholic Schools Week
“I have called you friends, because I have told
you everything I have heard from my Father.”
John 15:15
Our Mission Statement
Dates to Remember:
It is the mission of St. James Catholic School to educate
students in a Christ-centered environment with an emphasis
on Catholic teachings and traditions while providing academic
excellence for all.
Monday, January 26th through Friday,
January 30th
Catholic Schools Week
Thursday, January 29th
Second Grade First Reconciliation
Friday, January 30th
Catholic Schools Week Mass
8:30 a.m.
Friday, February 6th
Third Quarter Mid-Term
Monday, February 16th and Tuesday,
February 17th
Mardi Gras Holidays
Wednesday, February 18th
Ash Wednesday
School Mass 8:30 a.m.
Friday, February 27th
Read the Most Coast to Coast
Friday, March 6th
School Mass 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 8th
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Friday, March 13th
End of Quarter 3
Tuesday, March 24th
Report cards sent home
Thursday, April 2nd
Holy Thursday
Noon Dismissal
Friday, April 3rd through Friday,
April 10th
Easter Holidays/Spring Break
Monday, April 20th through Friday,
April 24th
SAT Testing
Friday, May 1st
School Mass 8:30 a.m.
First Reconciliation Class
of 2015
Behold the Lamb
of God, which
taketh away the
sin of the world.
Lauren Abshire
CoCo Ronayne Betting
Adler Brogdon
Cooper Bruni
Gabriela Busching
Reece Catchot
Jules Clements
Elizabeth Demoncada
Luke Denoux
John Thomas Freeman
Libby Graham
Anderson Hage
Garret Harwell
Bobby Hebert
Anthony Jordan-Evans
Streett Kaigler
John Krieger
Andrew Ladner
James Elliott Lindsey
Summer Lizana
Chandler Marsland
John Paul Mattina
Jordan Miller
Cole Mixon
Kade Moody
John 1:29
Christopher Owen
Aubrey Pearson
Campbell Poor
Addison Ritter
Cianna Rivera
Court Salloum
Kylie Stewart
Sarah Sullivan
Anna K. Thriffiley
Benjamin Vance
Andrew Williams
Congratulations to our Blue & Gold winner for
January 26, 2015:
Anne Warren - $100.00
St. James Catholic School
603 West Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39507
(228) 896-6631
Fax: (228) 896-6638
Principal: Jennifer Broadus
[email protected]
Please email any newsletter items to
[email protected] by Tuesdays
at noon.
2015 Children’s Mass
Featured Choir Schedule
Any students from other grades that attend this Mass
are welcome to join the featured choir. Readers (by grade) have
already been scheduled for the year.
Special Note: St. James Catholic School is blessed to have many children who attend our
school, but are members of other Church parishes. We encourage all students to attend
Sunday Mass in their own Church parish.
Sundays - 9:00 A.M. Mass
Featured Choir
February 1st
3rd Grade
February 8th
2nd Grade
February 22nd
1st Grade
March 1st
6th Grade
March 8th
5th Grade (Daylight Savings)
March 15th
4th Grade
March 22nd
3rd Grade
March 29th
2nd Grade
April 12th
2nd Grade (First Holy Communion)
April 19th
1st Grade
April 26th
6th Grade
May 3rd
5th Grade
May 10th
4th Grade
May 17th
3rd Grade
St. James Catholic School is featured in
an ad in South Mississippi Living
magazine. There is a link to the ad on
our website.
Science Fair Winners
2014 - 2015 Science Fair
Earth, Space, Environmental Sciences 4-6
Erin Hanson
Behavioral and Social Sciences K-3
Ty Palazzo
2nd John Paul Mattina
Behavioral and Social Sciences 4-6
Anna Grace Young
2nd Quinlan Pisciotta
Lucy Plott
HM Justin Holder
HM Cade Meyers
Biochemistry K-3
Ayden Spear
2nd Andrew Ladner
Biochemistry 4-6
Morgan Culbertson
2nd Luke Harris
Chris Warren
HM James Edwards
HM Thomas Owen
Botany K-3
Cliff Cowart
Botany 4-6
Laney Barton
2nd Eli Goulet
Jasmine Stawarski
Chemistry K-3
Anthony Jordan-Evans
2nd Alden Morris
Streett Kaigler
HM Lillieann Bentz
Chemistry 4-6
Emerson Morris
2nd Charlie Olsen
Hayden Taylor
HM Lauren Croal
HM Gavin Harwell
HM Anthony Mattina
HM Jameson Thriffiley
Engineering, Computers, Math K-3
Jackson Lafferty
2nd Luke Meyers
Engineering, Computers, Math 4-6
Noah Harris
2nd Claire Wingfield
Thomas Biggs
HM Vincent Pisciotta
HM Ryan Goulette
Medicine & Health 4-6
Avery Culbertson
2nd Baron Johnson
London Lafferty
HM Olivia Leatherman
Microbiology 4-6
Ali Ware
2nd Fisher Kremer
3rd (tie)
Kelsey Descher
Quinton Holter
Physics K-3
Megan Laville
2nd Mac Ware
Physics 4-6
Blake Bratton
2nd Matthew Ladner
Kellen Vann
HM Cole Goodhart
HM Kaleb Chatman
Zoology 4-6
Camille Pitre
2nd Isabel Leatherman
Scientific Models K-3
Cianna Rivera
2nd Bobby Hebert
James Elliott Lindsey
HM Anna Katherine Thriffiley
The Scholastic Book Fair is returning to St. James during the week of Monday, February 2nd
through Friday, February 6th, 2015. We will have a special Sneak Preview Sale on Friday,
January 30th during Catholic Schools Week. Parents and Grandparents who shop on this day
will receive a 10% discount in honor of our Catholic Schools. We will also be open on Sunday,
February 1st from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We hope to see you book shopping following the
9:00 and 11:00 Masses.
20% of your purchases are credited back to us so that we can buy new materials for our
library. Parents of Pre-K3 through first grade students, because of limited time and staffing,
your child will not be able to preview and pre-select 3 titles as we have done in the past. We
will, however, make sure your child chooses appropriate titles and reading levels during their
shopping visit to the Book Fair. We will be open for shopping daily at 8:00 a.m. and close
promptly at 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend and want to send in money for their
purchases, we will be happy to assist your child.
Volunteers can email Ms. Favret at [email protected] for scheduling. We have
some morning shifts from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon shifts from 12:30 until 2:45 p.m.
still available. We will have thousands of great books for your children and you definitely don’t
want to miss this!
2014-2015 St. James Catholic School Yearbook
The deadline to order is fast approaching!! A 2014-2015 yearbook order form can be found on our
website. Orders may be made online at or by printing and sending in the
order form with payment made out to St. James. Please note that the yearbooks may be personalized
with a student’s name and icons on the cover.
Please continue using the ReplayIt app for sharing your pictures with the yearbook staff.
We are getting some wonderful shots!
Attention Sixth Grade Students and Parents:
Sixth grade students should send in a current picture and a baby picture to be used in the
2014-2015 St. James yearbook.
Attention St. James Alumni:
Please go to our school website at, click on the alumni
link, and sign up to be included in our alumni database. Please encourage your
friends and family to do the same.
Kellogg’s Book Promotion
Kellogg’s is running a promotion for free books for schools with the purchase of certain Kellogg
items through March, 2015. More information can be found at
Happy Catholic Schools Week!
Cafeteria News
If you are interested in having lunch with your child in the cafeteria, please inform Ms.
Broussard in the office or Ms. Goacher in the cafeteria the day before you’d like to visit.
Lunch Money - Please specify on your lunch check the amount of money for each child.
A reminder also that the price of daily snack was added to your child’s tuition.
We will offer ice cream on Fridays. Students must have cash in order to purchase ice cream.
All of the ice cream products that we sell are approved by the state office of Child Nutrition and fall
within the guidelines of our Wellness Policy.
PK-3, PK-4, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students can bring money in a zip lock bag with their name on it. If you would like to pay in advance, teachers will keep up
with the money in the zip lock bag. They will send the bag home when it is empty.
2nd - 6th Grade
Students will purchase their own ice cream and will be responsible for keeping up with their money.
$0.50 items
$1.00 items (cont.)
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry-low fat ice
cream-3 oz. cup with spoon
Low fat mini ice cream cone
$1.00 items
Ice cream sandwich, low fat, chocolate
Low fat Dream Bar
Low fat Cookies N’ Cream Bar
Frozen yogurt, strawberry swirl
Fudge Bar
Frozen yogurt, vanilla
Chocolate Shortcake bar
Strawberry Shortcake bar
Crumbled Cookie Cone
Lunch Calendar
Red Beans and
Glazed Carrots
Mac and Cheese
Sliced Ham
Green Beans
Taco Ole with
Pinto Beans
Chicken Nuggets
Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Cheese
Carrot Sticks
Ashley Endris
Angela Murray
Patsy Krass
Melissa Harwell
Stacey Otero
Trudy Stegall
Toni Cibene
Olivia Hightower
Joy Morris IC
Christin LeBoeuf IC
Jaclyn Brewer
Kim Meyers
Christmas 2014 Video Order Form
St. James Catholic School
Celebration of the Season
$28.00 per DVD
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
City ____________________________State _______Zip______
Phone #______________________________________________
Wednesday’s show: __________ DVD @ $28.00 = $__________
Thursday’s show: __________ DVD @ $28.00 = $__________
Total Order
Make checks payable and send to:
Michael Filippi
2446 Old Bay Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
Your order form must include the payment.
***Do not send orders with your child to the school.***
Contact Person: Michael “Flip” Filippi
326-8273 (cell) or 896-0737 (work)