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Our Calendar Year

St. James’ Children’s School is a full day and year round program designed to serve working parents in our area. We close for one week at Christmas, Good Friday, and Federal Holidays, but otherwise we do not follow the Montgomery County Public School schedule. We close for two staff In-Service days: the first Friday in May for the State Child Care Conference, and the Friday before Labor Day to clean and prepare for the new school year.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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2023 – 2024 Calendar

School is closed on the following days:

August 28 – Staff In Service/Clean Up Day (MCPS First Day)
Aug 29 -St James New School Year
September 4 – Labor Day
November 10 – Veterans Day
November 23-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 25-January 1 – Christmas Break
January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19 – Presidents’ Day
March 29 – Good Friday
May 2nd – HALF DAY till 12pm – MSCCA Conference Professional Day
May 3rd – MSCCA Conference Professional Day
May 27 – Memorial Day
June 19 – Juneteenth
July 4 – Independence Day Observed
TBA – Clean up and Set up Day (MCPS First Day)

Special Events (2023-2024)

August 29 – First Day of School
September 10 – School & Church Anniversary Party
September 12 – Chapel Begins
October 18 – Parent Workshop: Potty Talk
October 25 – Family Fall Event: Pumpkin Patch and Decorating
October 31 – Costume Parade
November 17-20 – Class Thanksgiving Luncheons
December 8 – Parent’s Night Out Staff Fundraiser
December 18 – Christmas Family Sing Along with Mr Jon!
Jan 22 – Parent Workshop: Supporting Positive Behaviors
Feb 16 – Parent’s Night Out Staff Fundraiser
May 6-10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 23 – Book Fair
June 7 – Summer Ice Cream Social
June 17 – Summer School Age Program Starts
August 23 – Summer Send Off Celebration