St. James School

St. James School

Excellent Minds. Exceptional Hearts.


Pre School Pre School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I’m writing to welcome you and your child to preschool and to invite you to the orientation session. Orientation is for the parents, but children are welcome to accompany them. Children will stay in the classroom with the aide and the parents will go to another room for the meeting with me. At this meeting, I will explain our preschool program and help you get ready for an exciting school year.

Mrs. Cathy Boretzky is the aide in the 3 year class.
Mrs. Amy MacDonald is the aide in the 4 year class.

The 3 year old orientation will be Thur. Aug. 31, 2017 at 9:30AM in the preschool room, and the 4 year old orientation will be Fri. Sept. 1, 2017 at 9:30AM in the preschool room.

Please see the attached supply lists for each class.

First Day of School
The first day of Preschool will be Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 for the 3 year olds and Wed. Sept. 6, 2017 for the 4 year olds.

The last day of preschool for the 2017/2018 school year will be May 24, 2018 for the 3’s class and May 25, 2018 for the 4’s class

If you need to contact me this summer- please call the school office 412 741-5540 ext. 100 or email me at

I am looking forward to teaching your child and enhancing their hearts and minds in the Catholic faith. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Mrs. Janet Swalga
St. James School Preschool Teacher

Pre-School Newsletter

St. James School
April 2018
He is Risen!!!

Our theme for April will be taking care of ourselves. Our religious theme will be the Bible. The theme for Show n’Tell for the month will be to show a way to take care of yourself (cleaning, tooth care, exercise, etc.) Props are encouraged!

Easter Break continues through Apr. 3rd. School resumes on Wed., April 4.

Preschool Vision Screening will be on Apr. 11th and 12th. Paperwork is attached.

The Race for Education will be Friday, Apr. 27- details will follow.

Looking ahead…..

Summer birthdays will be celebrated in May- I will send home notices at the end of the month.

Veggie Tasting Day will be on Thurs. May 3rd for the 3’s and Fri. May 4th for the 4’s. There will be a sign-up sheet posted outside our classroom door for donations. Please send in snack as usual for that day.

On Wed. May 2nd, our four-year old class will be taking a walking field trip to Safran’s Market in Sewickley to learn about nutrition. We will be leaving St. James at 9:45AM and will return by 11:00AM.

Save the Date:

Our end of the year celebration will be on Thur. May 24 for the 3yr old class, and Fri. May 25 for the 4yr old class. More details will follow.

Mrs. Swalga, Mrs. Boretzky and Mrs. MacDonald

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