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All of our families are welcome to join us for our annual Spring fundraiser. Family Fun BINGO will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 5-6:30 pm in the upstairs area of Hanley Hall. This all-ages event is a wonderful night out filled with prizes, pizza and fun!

3 Bingo Cards (x 8 games)  are only $5 and 6 BINGO cards (x 8 games) are only $10.

For further information, please contact St. James School at 613-283-1848.


Senior Kindergarten Parent Meeting for Grade 1 French Immersion Students

A parent meeting has been scheduled for parents interested in enrolling their children into the Grade One French Immersion program this upcoming Fall. The sheet attached has more information as well as the parent response form.

Information Letter

Welcome to Kindergarten

You’re invited to…

Our Welcome to Kindergarten Session

When: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 4:00 -5:30 pm

Where: St. James the Greater School – 5 Catherine St. Smiths Falls

Our Welcome to Kindergarten Session is an hour and a half long workshop which gives our newly enrolled Kindergarten students a chance to experience a variety of school-type activities with each of our Kindergarten teachers. Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions and become orientated with school life at St. James. Please note that this evening is for parents and our new students only, so we ask that alternate arrangements be made for siblings. We encourage our JK families to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to introduce your child to Kindergarten.

Hope to see you and your little one there!

RSVP to: 613-283-1848 or by April 26th, 2018

Looking to Host an International Student?

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, in partnership with MLI Homestay, is currently seeking families to host international students ranging from Grades 7-12 for the 2018/2019 school-year.  There are opportunities to host students for short-term stays, for once semester or for the whole school-year.  MLI Homestay will pay a supplemental fee to compensate you for the costs associated with hosting a student.


 Whether you have children at the elementary or high school level it could be a very fulfilling experience for all ages.  Hosting an international student is a unique way to share our culture and local communities, while learning about international cultures and customs from these students.

 If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please contact Cindy LaRocque, Secretary for the International Program at 613-284-2613.


Kitley Soccer Registration

Kitley Soccer Registration Information

 Who: Youth (JK to Gr. 9)

What: Recreational soccer league (May 5-July 14/18)

Two one-hour sessions per week (Mon, Tues, Sat)

When: Saturday, March 24th/18 – 9am to 12:30pm

Wednesday, March 28th/18 – 6 to 8:30pm

Saturday, March 31st/18 – 9am to 12:30pm

Wednesday, April 4th/18 – 6 to 8:30pm

Why: Skill development & fun!

Where: Kitley Municipal Building (Hwy 29, Toledo) beside Kitley Soccer Fields

$50 per child (includes T-shirt to keep)

** $15 Late Fee after April 4th / Limited Spaces **

St. James Swap Shop

With Spring around the corner (hopefully), St. James is pleased to announce its first annual Clothing Swap Shop. This is a chance to clean out closets and pick up new items at NO cost!

Please complete the attached sign up sheet and indicate what type of clothing you are bringing or looking for. If you are interested in donating clothes, a small fee of $10/table will reserve your spot. Consider splitting a table with a friend to save costs.

Donated clothing that does not find a new home will be distributed to the Salvation Army and C.P. and all funds received from table rentals will be donated to LAWS and the MS Society.

This initiative is also supporting the #Gooddeeedscup Challenge


Newsletter & Sign Up Sheet

#Gooddeedscup Challenge

We are encouraging all of our staff and students to show their support for the Peewee Smiths Falls Bears and to accept the #gooddeedschallage

On Friday, February 16, we will be wearing black & yellow and are asking everyone in our school to bring at least one  non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army food cupboard. We also have three #gooddeeds surprises coming up for different members in our community! Pictures posted on our facebook page!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our annual book fair dates have been selected.

A reminder that for every $10 spent by students, $6 comes directly back to our school!

We accept cheques made payable to our school and will also have credit & debit available.

Monday, February 26 – Preview Day

Tuesday, February 27 – 9:00-11:30 & 1-4

Wednesday, February 28 – 9-11:30 & 3-5

Thursday, March 01 – 9:30-11:30 & 3-6

Friday, March 02 – 9-2

We are looking for parent (or grandparent) volunteers to help run this bookfair. Please contact the office if you are able to donate your time!


New School Donation

Erin and George Tsarouhas presented a cheque to Mrs. Forbes on Tuesday, January 30th in the amount of $5200.00.

These funds have been earmarked for outdoor equipment (including benches, picnic tables and a sunshade structure) at our new school.

The funds were raised from a dance held on New Years Eve which was supported by many different businesses and community members from Smiths Falls and the surrounding areas.


Circus Circus

St. James is pleased to announce that we will be staging a musical production, Circus Circus. The show is a musical play for young singers. In the show, the ringmaster has lost their voice and needs someone to fill in. Everyone from the clowns to the lions to the trapeze artists want to be picked, but who will the ringmaster choose? In the end, the problem is solved and everyone learns about kindness and looking out for others.

Auditions will be arranged at recesses the week of January 15-19 and will be open to all Grade 1-3 students.

Please click here for more information and a copy of the permission form. Any questions can be directed tot Ms. Tait Angel at the school.

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