The first week of school is always buzzing with excitement. Uniforms are crisp and new, pencils are sharpened and color sorted in spanking new pouches, and back-to-school haircuts reveal smiling faces. However, jumping back into the school routine can be a little intimidating, especially for new students starting their first year at Saint James School. Even our returning students who know the buildings inside and out have a little butterfly in their stomachs as mom’s car door opens that first day of carpool.
This year, STJ is focusing on our theme of “building communities of character.” What better way to kick off a new year than with a smiling face and warm greeting as students walk into the school? STJ’s Great Day Greeters are groups of upper level students, representing different teams and organizations, who serve as the welcome committee for the elementary school. A high-five, hug, or friendly “hey!” is all it takes to make those butterflies disappear. Look for our Great Day Greeters every Friday. They’ll be the ones holding doors and building our community, one high-five at a time. It’s a great day at STJ!