November 18, 2019

Habits of Mind - CREATIVITY
Jennifer Baham | Teaching Principal

Do you consider yourself creative? You probably use creativity everyday and don't always recognize just how creative you are. Take a look at Jen's newest Principal's Blog to learn about how you can channel creativity in daily activities and chat with your kids about their creative ways they approach school activities. 

The Principal's Blog

The Principal's Blog

Thanksgiving Food Drive | Due Wednesday - Nov. 20 

Let's help fill those food barrels to help those in need in Santa Clara County. We are partnering with Cityteam again this Thanksgiving to help families in our community. 

Make sure food is dropped off to barrels by your student(s) classroom by end of school day on Wednesday. 
Food Needs (PDF)

All School Chapel - Thursday (11/21) @ 8:35am

Come celebrate our Thanksgiving food drive partnership with Cityteam and worship with our SJCS community this Thursday at 8:35am in the auditorium.  

November 19 - 26

Awesome books for all ages can be found at our school’s Scholastic Book Fair. Proceeds from this book fair benefit the SJCS library, so shop away!

Where: SJCS Library (Room 17)

What is new & exciting about this year's Scholastic Book Fair?
  • Reserve gifts - contact Mrs. Nesdahl
  • Online Book Fair
  • eWallet to allow cash free shopping for students
For hours and more details, take a look at the SJCS calendar.
Book Fair Details


We are excited to share news about some staff updates with our Tiger community. Mrs. Linda Park has joined our team and is taking up the Grade 3 co-teaching role with Mrs. DenOuden for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Park holds a Master’s degree in education, state teaching credentials and over thirteen years of teaching experience. She has been a Substitute Teacher for our school and a valued volunteer. Linda and her husband David have three boys attending SJCS. Mrs. Park is looking forward to bringing her expertise, faith, and teaching skills to 3rd Grade.

Mr. Tompkins is eager to focus on his work in the Middle School History department where he already teaches 6 History, 7 History, and 8 History. His history background, passion for teaching at the middle school level, and the availability of his time make this a positive and important decision for him.

Christmas @ SJCS

With Thanksgiving coming next week, that means Christmas is right around the corner. We want to make sure you have your calendars up-to-date with these wonderful Christmas activities within our community.

December 7 | Christmas Boutique
Hours TBA
Visit the SJCS Auditorium for a Christmas inspired boutique shopping experience.

December 11 | Preschool Christmas Palooza
9:00am in SJCS Auditorium
Christmas fun is coming to SJCS Preschoolers (Butterflies to Fireflies)!

December 13 | Preschool Christmas Musical
9:30am in SJCS Auditorium
Come see our preschoolers shine in this "Wee Noel"

December 13 | Christmas Concert
7:00pm at Central Christian Church
Come out and hear our young performers (5th - 8th grade) show off their musical talents at this year's Christmas Concert.

December 20 | JK & K Christmas Play
11:00am in SJCS Auditorium
A whole lot of cute Christmas fun to enjoy as our Junior Kinders & Kinders put on their Christmas play "Jolly Joyful Jubilee"

More dates & information to track below....


Orange Crush Day
Wednesday November 20th

Let's kick off the basketball season for our Middle School girls & boys with a sea of orange. 

November 20 | 4:00 pm | Boys & Girls Basketball
vs. Los Gatos Christian
Calvary Church Los Gatos
November 21 | 3:30pm | Girls Basketball
vs. Baymonte Christian
@ Active Sports Club
November 21 | 4:45pm | Boys Basketball
vs. Baymonte Christian
@ Active Sports Club

Praying for Our Tigers

Prayer: Give our Tigers sweet dreams at night. Rid them of nightmares that may plague them. Let their rest be sweet so they are well prepared each day to learn & grow in your blessings.
Scripture: "When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet." Proverbs 3:24

Dates to Track

  • November 19-26 | Scholastic Book Fair
  • November 21 | All School Chapel
  • November 21 | Scrip Orders Due
  • December 7 | Second Annual Christmas Boutique
  • December 11 | Preschool Christmas Palooza
  • December 13 | Preschool Christmas Musical
  • December 13 | Christmas Concert
  • December 20 | JK & K Christmas Play
  • January 22 | Admissions Showcase (Inquiring Families)
  • February 12 | Open House (Current Families)
  • February 13 | Grandfriend's Day
  • April 4 | SJCS Auction
  • May 17 | 60th Celebration & Concert on the Green
JK-8 Extended Care Note
Extended care will be open for JK-8 on 11/26 from 11:45am - 6:00pm. 
Extended care will be closed November 27-29. 

Christmas Boutique - Small Business Owner?

Our Second Annual Christmas Boutique will take place on Saturday, December 7 in our SJCS Auditorium. If you know of any small businesses that would like to participate please contact Mrs. Singh in Student Services to reserve a spot

Contact Mrs. Singh
ShopWithScrip is a gift card program which can help you earn money towards your school fees while fundraising for the school at the same time! Gift cards can be used for your personal shopping and/or gifts. Scrip is a great way to kick off the Christmas shopping season!

Email us with your questions about the ShopWithScrip program?
ThankScriping Day only happens 3 times a year and it’s coming Thursday, November 21. Earn up to 21% with 100+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloads—for 1 day only. Shop brands like Starbucks, DSW, Barnes & Noble, and many more. Learn more...
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