Thunder News Flash – January 7, 2023

January 06, 2023
  • Staffing Update

    Dear Parents,

    I would like to inform you that Mrs, Magel will be moving out of the Lower Mainland.  She has been a great asset to our school and we wish her and her family all the best as they embark on this new adventure.

    Luckily, St. James and St. Ann’s school has many dedicated and talented educators.  It is with deep gratitude that I am able to announce that the staff quickly came together to solve this staffing vacancy.  I am proud to announce that Mrs. Doyle and Miss Lewis, both from our Learning Resource Team, have stepped up to team teach the Grade 3 Class.  Both of these educators have a variety of experience between them, including having taught Grade 3.  Mrs. Cobo from our Learning Resource department has agreed to share her expertise with the school community by expanding her work hours and caseload.  Mrs. Winship has stepped up to teach the Grade 2 students.  Mrs. Winship also has a variety of  experience from her years as an educator, and has taught Grade 2 for many years.  She has experience not only in Grade 2, but also with the Sacramental preparation that is integral to the Grade 2 program. Mrs. Dodd, who is an EA with a strong foundation in Orton Gillingham (OG) reading strategies, has agreed to help the Learning Resource Department by dedicating all of her time to helping students, by implementing a strong OG program. With these educators coming together to put the needs of the students in our school at the forefront, we can ensure that the educational programming will continue to flourish and maintain the high standards that have already been set out.  

    Please help me in welcoming these fine educators into their new roles.  May they serve as a reminder to all of us, to emulate Mary and to say “YES” when we receive the call to help the greater good. (#Proudprincipalmoment)

  • Open House

    Please remind friends and families who have prospective students for our school that our upcoming Open House will be on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 in the Gym.

  • Parent Coffee Mornings

    Dear Parents,

    Please join us for Parent Coffee Mornings right after drop off in our Gym.  Come grab some coffee, enjoy some baked goods and get in some socializing! Younger siblings welcome!

    Upcoming dates: Wednesday, January 11th & Wednesday, January 25th.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Winter Movie Night ~ Friday, February 10th

    Winter Movie Night Fundraiser: Friday, February 10
    Our Fall Movie Night was such a huge success that we are having another one.  Mark your calendars – Winter Movie Night Fundraiser on Friday, February 10.  Come and watch the movie on our big 16×9 Movie Screen in the school gym.  More information coming soon.
    Sponsoring our event is a great way to support our school and promote your business to our school community.  If you or your business is interested in sponsoring our event, please contact Nicola Humphreys at
  • Work Bee January 14

    Our next Work Bee will be on Saturday, January 14th. Please bring gloves for both inside and outside work, as well as any small, cordless gardening tools you are able to bring. Your work around the school, both inside and outside, is much appreciated.

  • Frozen Blueberry Fundraiser

    Berryhill Frozen Blueberry Case Fundraiser in February: 

    Buy 10lb cases of Local frozen blueberries for $30/each.  $10/case sold goes to our school!  Order forms will be emailed home at the beginning of February.  Pick-up of orders will late February/early March – date TBC.

  • Endow's Letter to Women Study

    Endow’s Letter to Women Study
    All women are invited to join the St. James Mom’s Study Group as we unpack Pope St. John Paul II’s Letter to Women. We will gather two Wednesdays a month, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the St. James Church meeting room, starting on January 25th and ending on May 10th. Letter to Women is a pastoral letter that Pope St. John Paul II wrote to all women of the world in 1995, ahead of the Fourth World Conference on Women. We will be using the Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) study guide as we read through John Paul II’s beautiful teaching on the feminine genius. All women are welcome as we journey together. Join us for fellowship and a break in routine to learn alongside other women in our community. 
    Cost is $20 USD for a digital copy or $40 USD for a hard copy. For more information contact Eileen Gaudet at To learn more about Endow, visit
  • Reminder of Changes to Bus Schedule

    This is just a reminder that due to the Exam Schedule at SJB, there will be NO afternoon bus service from January 23 – 27.
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  • Parent Participation Program

    Thank you for your support!