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Dear Families of St. James,

Welcome to a community of TEACHING and LEARNING that promotes and celebrates hard work, growth and achievement! We are located in the RAH neighborhood bordered by Ridge Avenue, Allegheny Avenue, and Hunting Park Avenue. RAH can also represent three important building blocks to success at St. James School: Relationships, Academics, and Habits. At Family Orientation Nights in September, we spoke of the Top Ten Habits that many of our most successful students and families have created to guide their growth at school. These include strong attendance, completing homework each night, reading at home, getting at least nine hours of sleep each night, limiting screen time, and more.

Another important habit is frequent and clear communication. At St. James School, we really emphasize relationships and communication between the home and school. Even though we are are a small school community, we have many events happening every day. There are multiple ways to be informed: by phone, by mail, in person, via the monthly Family Letter, and by visiting our website.

Establishing positive healthy habits benefits children now and for the rest of their lives. If you have not already done so, please make a habit of checking our website and your child’s online grades at Jupiter at least once a week–from home, work, the library, or your phone.

Let’s all work together to teach, model, practice, and reinforce positive healthy habits this school year!

Peace,

Mr. David McDonough
Principal & Assistant Head of School