Thunder News Flash – September 17, 2022

September 16, 2022
  • Welcoming and accepting others - focus of the month

    Our lives are a mosaic of people we have encountered during our lives – the experiences we have had with these people have helped to shape us into who we are as a person.  Jesus experienced many different people during his time on Earth, and they also helped to create the mosaic of his life, while he in turn had a large influence on theirs.  During the month of September we are focused on the woman at the well.  While she was a Samaritan and someone that Jews did not associate with, Jesus had one of the longest encounters with this woman that is recorded in the Gospel of John.  This in and of itself shows the significance of this encounter.  While there are so many lessons that we can take from this account, our focus is going to be on the characteristics of being welcoming and accepting others.  Ask yourself, who has been like this woman in your life?  Or, how have you welcomed and accepted others like Jesus did in this story?  While we hope that we have many encounters which add to the beauty of the mosaic of our lives, we can take comfort in knowing that all are welcome and accepted in the Kingdom of God.

  • Pick Up/Drop Off Lane

    Things have been going quite well with our before and after school procedures.  Just one reminder – please remember to pull up as far as you can in the lane before stopping your vehicle.  Pulling up right to the old white flag pole would certainly help with the back up of vehicles on Townline Rd.


  • Consignment Store

    If you are looking for a particular uniform piece from the Consignment Store, please email the parents who run the store at and let them know what the item is and the size that you need.  The parents will then look to see if they have that item in stock, respond to your email, and meet you at the school at a designated time.

  • Rainy Weather Clothes

    We are committed to taking the students outside as much as possible, but we need your assistance.  Please ensure that your children have good outdoor footwear, preferably boots, on days when it is rainy.  While umbrellas seem like a good solution for the rain, they create problems when the students are running around, as well as lining up.  The people around them often get soaked from the water running off of them, and accidentally hit with the edges.  A good waterproof jacket with a hood is a great investment to help us with our “Wet Coast” weather. 

  • Daily Health Check

    Just a reminder that it is important to complete a Daily Health Check each day before sending your children to school.  If they are sick, please keep them home until they feel better.

  • St. James Parish Moms Catholic Study Group

    All moms are invited to join the St. James Mom‘s Study Group this fall as we journey together studying the book, Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God’s Call with Purpose and Joy, by Sarah Christmyer. Breaking open the scriptures to reveal the context in which Old Testament women lived, Sarah Christmyer breathes new life into their stories and makes their lives surprisingly relatable. In the process, she shares stories from her own faith journey and the lives of family and friends to show how the same principles that turned ordinary women into heroines of the faith are true for our lives today. Sarah is a codeveloper of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study program.
    We will gather on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the St. James Church Sons of Thunder meeting room, beginning on September 28th and ending on December 14th. Cost is $25 for the book. Spaces are limited. For more information contact Eileen Gaudet at
  • Comfort Kits and Id. Tags - now overdue

    The Comfort Kits and Id. tags, which are an important part of our emergency planning, are now overdue.  The Comfort Kits will be moved out to our storage container next week, so if you haven’t sent in your child’s yet, please ensure that you do this before September 22nd.

  • Parent Prayer Rosary Group

    Please come pray with us for your school community.  We meet in the school library every Thursday at 8:30 – 9:00.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Everyone is welcome including babies and small children.  If you have any questions, please contact Helen Schriefers at 

  • Important Upcoming Dates

    • Monday, September 19th  – NO SCHOOL – National Day of Mourning to mark the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
    • Wednesday, September 28th – ORANGE SHIRT DRESS DOWN DAY (moved from the 29th due to Cross Country meet)
    • Thursday, September 29th – Cross Country Meet at St. Catherine’s
    • Friday, September 30th – NO SCHOOL – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • upcoming-events

  • There are no upcoming events at this time.
  • Sports
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  • Parent Participation Program

    Thank you for your support!