Principal's Corner

Star News -St. James Catholic School -March 1, 2019

Gospel Value: Respect

Respecting the life and dignity of myself and each person in thought, word and action.

Dear Star Families and Friends,

A recent social media challenge directed at children and young adults, called the “Momo Challenge”, is creating concern throughout the country. While there have been no reports of student interaction with it in our community, I am urging parents to become aware of this challenge and monitor your children’s use of social media and the internet. The "Momo Challenge" is an online cyberbullying game targeting young kids and teenagers through Facebook and WhatsApp. It threatens children with violence if they don't commit potentially dangerous activities.

The “Momo Challenge” is just one example of dangerous “games” through social media that has a negative impact on students and their social interactions.

Here are some tips that you can use to help monitor your child’s interaction with social media on the internet.


What parents can do

  • Consider age appropriateness for children’s use of technology, time spent on social media and overall reminders of family expectations for making good choices.
  • Ask your child if they know about the challenge and engage in conversations about safe technology use.
  • Children should never respond to unidentified messages on social media and parents should advise their children to never share personal data, photographs or phone numbers on the internet.
  • Keep their technology devices in a central location to monitor.
  • Limit cell phone use.
  • Urge you kids to avoid questionnaires, surveys, contests, etc.
  • Create ground rules for technology usage.
  • Use filtering software.
  • No underage Facebooking, or any social media.


Our school counselor and teachers are aware of this most recent social media and internet concern and will monitor the situation in our building. Please contact us if you have any further questions. Let’s keep our students safe!



God Bless!


Alicia Vazquez

Principal

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All School Mardi Gras Dance

When: Friday, March 1, 2019

From: 6p.m. to 9p.m.

Who: All Pre-k3 to 8th grade are invited.

Cost: $5-Entry per person!

Concession

$3 Nachos

$2 Hot Cheetos/cheese

$1 Soda/Water

$1 Dessert

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Other dates to remember:

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Get your tickets today!

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St James School at The Garage!

Tuesday, March 26th, 5-8pm

1024 West Interstate 240 Service Road

Oklahoma City, OK

10% of the total sales (including drinks) will be donated to St. James Catholic School. I look forward to seeing you there!

Photos of the Week!

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3rd Grade-Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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Reading a Dr. Seuss book in kindergarten!

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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!!!

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