Religions and Spirituality

Springfield's Saint James School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

ab88ee650b9bf2ced317_st._james_classroom.jpg
St. James Classroom Credits: St. James the Apostle Church
a68f2036f7744140a0a3_st._james_media_room.jpg
St. James Media Room Credits: St. James the Apostle Church
ab88ee650b9bf2ced317_st._james_classroom.jpg

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Saint James the Apostle School (SJS) in Springfield is celebrating Catholic Schools Week (January 28-February 3, 2018) with a variety of events for students, staff and parents.

Some of the activities planned include a School Mass, Family Skate Night, making sandwiches for Saint Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth and breakfast bags for the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown, a Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee, a Living Biographies presentation, a fundraising dinner at Tiff’s Burger and Ale House, an evening Talent Show and more.

SJS serves the parishioners of Saint James the Apostle Church in Springfield and the surrounding communities by offering its students a Roman Catholic faith-based education that acknowledges each child’s individual ability to achieve his or her fullest potential academically, socially, and spiritually.

Sign Up for E-News

"Saint James the Apostle School students greatly look forward to the events of Catholic Schools Week that celebrate the contributions a Catholic education provides students, the community, and the nation at large. Our young people not only excel academically, but they are taught how to be servant leaders," said Mrs. Caroline Ponterio, Principal.

Rev. Joseph F. Barbone, pastor of St. James the Apostle Church, agrees. "Saint James the Apostle School offers an educational opportunity for our students that encourages them to learn and grow in an atmosphere that reflects our Catholic and Christian values," he said.

SJS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. SJS offers a diverse range of academic programs from PreK-3 through Grade 8, state of the art technology, enrichment classes, and a host of extracurricular activities during and after school. There is also full and half-day Pre-K and full day Kindergarten as well as Before and After Care Programs. The current enrollment of fewer than 200 students allows for a low teacher-to-student ratio, and fosters an academic environment where individualized attention in the norm.

This year SJS is celebrating its 65th Anniversary. More events will be held throughout the year to mark this milestone.

Registrations are now being accepted for PreK-3 through Grade 8 for the 2018-2019 school year.  SJS is located at 41 South Springfield Ave. in Springfield. For more information about SJS or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 973-376-5194 or visit sjschool@sjspringfield.org  or the school’s Web site at www.sjspringfield.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Boxwood Coffee in Downtown Westfield Holds Soft Opening

July 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield.

The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.”

“We are planning to phase in items like our made-to-order menu and we are looking forward to our ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 18, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

3rd Annual Meadowlands BBQ Battle a Smokin’ Success

July 19, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights. 

The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of five judges conducted a blind ...

Local people with disabilities measure success and shortcomings of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 21, 2018

Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community.

Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals based on ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, July 23, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

Wed, July 25, 6:00 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

The JCC’s Barracudas Swim Team Meet the Coaches ...

Sports