Ronald McDonald Dress Down and Drive
Donations help Ronald McDonald house provide comfort and care to seriously ill children and their families, making an immediate, positive impact on those who need their assistance the most. Thanks to your contributions the House is able to support many families for as short as one night to an extended stay to a year or more. Along with a monetary donation the House depends on other donations as well. Dress Down to support the House is Friday 2/23. Please see flyer for specific items needed and bring to school by March 2nd.
PTA Planning Meeting - March 1st, 7 p.m. in the cafeteria
Planning for the 2018-2019 school year is officially under way! The PTA welcomes fresh faces & new ideas. We are holding an open meeting to discuss special events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities & available board positions for next school year. We are especially seeking special event chairs. It’s not just creative & fun ideas for parties & activities that we need, but also the dedicated volunteers to run them from start to finish. If you’d like to see something special on the calendar- now is the time! Our schedule for next year will be largely solidified by the time we break for summer vacation.
7th Annual Run or Walk With the Royals 5K - May 19th
Dust off those running or walking shoes and get ready to support the Saint James Athletic Association by running or walking in the 7th Annual Run With The Royals. This year we'll be in Sea Bright. The littlest Saint James supporters can run in the 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run too! Visit our Run With the Royals page and get all the details and registration link. Sponsorships are also available.
Open house dates for Saint James School Prospective Families
At Saint James, we understand the significance of making the right choice for your child’s education. We invite you to discover the rewarding experience of a Catholic School education. Our educational mission encourages our students to develop a sense of their own personal worth, to establish morals and values, and to build character, while providing them with an anchor for their faith. Let us show you our beautiful school, outstanding staff, and happy children.
If you are interested in pursuing our exceptional program for your children, we invite you to attend an open house. Our personalized tours are provided by our student Royal Ambassadors.
You can call our school office @ 732 741-3363 to set up an appointment if these dates do not work for you.
Read, Rock & Roll - FREE Preschool Program for Prospective Families (pdf)
Saint James is hosting a fun filled free program called “Read, Rock, and Roll!” for parent/caregiver and for children ages 2 ½ - 5! This preschool program incorporates story time, a music session, and a gym class allowing your little one to experience the excitement of being in a friendly learning ‘school’ environment. Getting a head start on preschool education is key and will ensure your child’s readiness to enter a fall school program that will be easy, fun, and enjoyable. Read, Rock, & Roll! meets on Wednesdays beginning in October. Space is limited so please call 732 741-3363 ext. #2 to register. Click More for additional details and dates.
2017 Most Loved Private School
We are so excited to share the news that Saint James Elementary School has been named the Most Loved Private School by the Hulafrog: Red Bank, NJ audience!!! Thank you all for sharing the love, we are so excited and proud! #GoRoyals
Saint James Elementary School Receives $10,000 Grant from OceanFirst Foundation
Saint James School was proudly presented the 2016 Grant Recipient of OceanFirst Model Classroom. The school has been awarded $10,000 to create a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Lab classroom. The grant will be used to facilitate STEM curriculum and purchase furniture and equipment needed for the new STEM Lab. Saint James School recognizes the need to provide our students with a strong STEM skill set needed to succeed in future educational endeavors and careers. The creation of the STEM Lab will provide students with an environment where students can explore and discover new learnings through hands on experiences. The goal of the 2016 Model Classroom Grant Program is to support bold and innovative schools that have the vision, creativity and desire to develop model classrooms for learning. The grants support schools that are committed to creating and promoting a culture of academic excellence, improving and enhancing classroom instruction and want to embrace new technology, tools and training that adds value to the learning experience and helps improve student achievement.
The OceanFirst Foundation has a long history of supporting education and they have awarded $150,000 in grants to fifteen local schools, a total of 86 local schools applied. Saint James School was one of five elementary schools awarded $10,000 grant in the elementary school category. Saint James will use their grant to create a designated STEM Lab from an outdated school library, providing our middle school students the opportunity to become 21st century problem solvers, innovators, creators and collaborators.
“I am thankful to the OceanFirst Foundation, our teachers for their enthusiasm and progressive thinking with respect to instruction, our students for their desire to learn and challenge themselves, our parents for supporting the school’s efforts, and a special thank you to Mrs. Golden Vice-Principal for writing the grant proposal. The financial award will go a long way towards redesigning an outdated library into a fully equipped STEM Lab,” Saint James Principal Mrs. JoAnn Giordano explained.