An Evening at Bai Yuka Farm: '12 Gala A Huge Success
FACULTY & STAFF APPRECIATION:
This committee purchases birthday cards and Border gift cards to be given to all teachers and staff of Saint James School. New teachers receive a gift bag each summer to welcome them to the community at large. Every Christmas, members gather to gift teachers with movie candy and movie tickets. At Prize Day, faculty and staff are recognized for milestone years of service accomplished at SJS. This committee also presents each member of the graduating class with the traditional school key chain featuring the alumni crest with their engraved initials. Contact:
Christine Abbott at 301-992-4230 or email@example.com
; or Lorie Blank at 717-486-7028 or firstname.lastname@example.orgCAMPUS DECORATIONS:
Several times throughout the year a group of SJS parents meet to “beautify” the campus. The bulk of the work centers on Parents’ Weekend and Christmas. Several volunteers are needed on decorating days. Contact:
Jenny Hamrick '81 at 304-579-4867 or email@example.com
; or Annette Hough at 301-790-4034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee connects with other parents encouraging them to participate in one of Saint James’ most popular events for students and faculty – Cookie Day. Always held during Exam Week, you will receive an e-mail blast to arrange for cookies to be brought to campus on the Thursday of Exam Week. If you sign up for this committee, just wait for the email to come, drop off the cookies and you are done!Contact:
Susan Itell 301-223-4121 email@example.com
During Varsity home football games and at various tournaments, we provide a concession stand. If you like sporting events, this is a job for you! We are looking for someone to direct this committee.Contact:
Sabina Spicher at 301-992-7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot sign up for a specific committee, but are willing to be called upon for a specific need or event pleases send Sabina Spicher your name and she will keep you on her call list!
|AN EVENING AT BAI YUKA FARM A HUGE SUCCESS|
Dr. and Mrs. Ted Leslie of Shepherdstown, WV, won the tuition raffle at this year's Parents' Association gala: "An Evening at Bai Yuka Farm," which is the home of Mary Helen and Robert Strauch. The fundraising event drew over 150 guests who were treated to horse-drawn carriage rides to the venue. The evening featured a silent and live auction, plenty of delicious food and conversation that lasted well into the night.
|Parents' Association Fundraiser Raises Over $20K|
The Saint James Parents' Association hosted its annual fundraising event on Friday evening, October 14 at the Mercedes Benz showroom in nearby Hagerstown, Maryland. Over 150 attended the event, which was themed, "Changing Lives, Changing the World...See How Saint James has Changed."Click here
for the photo gallery.
|"An Evening At Antietam" Raises Over $30K|
The cannon firing was a prelude to the outcome of Friday's "An Evening At Antietam," hosted by the Parents' Association at the Mumma Barn on the grounds of nearby Antietam Battlefield. It was a booming success! Click here
for the photo gallery.
The gala, complete with a beautiful venue and accentuated with beautiful fall weather, drew over 150 people that included faculty, parents, grandparents, friends and guests. Although total dollar figures are incomplete, preliminary numbers show that over $32,000 was raised. The proceeds will be used to purchase new bleachers for the main athletic field and to allow the Parents' Association to continue to enhance the Saint James School experience for students, teachers and staff.
Faculty member Becky Mathews assisted with the cannon firing after her name was randomly drawn among all faculty members by Father Dunnan. After several practice rounds, the Science Department Chair pulled the cord that activated the firing mechanism.
The event featured a silent and live auction with an assortment of donated items. Drinks, food and music were provided all evening. The Saint James Choir performed a medley of songs, including "When The Saint Go Marching In."
Parents' Association Donates $65,000 To School
|The Parents' Association donated $65,000 to the School during Prize Day. The money was raised from the Blue Jean Ball in 2009. The funds were used to purchase furniture for the new Biggs Student Center. In the photo, Susan Itell, President of the Parents' Association in 2009-2010, presented the check to Father Dunnan and Senior Prefect Fraser MacPherson on June 5, 2010.|
Click here to view photo gallery 1 of the Blue Jean Ball.
Click here to view photo gallery 2 of the Blue Jean Ball.
COOL BEANS! RETRO PROM RAISES $6,500
Parents, faculty and staff flashed back to the 1970s for a retro Prom on campus on May 21. The evening generated $6,500 from donations. Click here to view the photo gallery.