Tuesday! Dine Out In Support of SJS!

This coming Tuesday, October 11th all SJS families and friends are invited to enjoy dinner at Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza (in the plaza by BJs in Manchester) in support of SJS!  Twenty percent (20%) of all sales (dine-in and take-out) from 5pm – 9pm will be donated back to SJS!  Please encourage your family and friends to come out to support this wonderful local business and support our school at the same time.  No flyer is needed just stop by and enjoy your meal!

Celebrating St. Francis of Assisi

Today classes learned about St. Francis of Assisi in honor of his Feast Day (October 4th). Pre-Kindergarten students also enjoyed a blessing of the (stuffed) animals with Deacon Bill from St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Book Fair Fun!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is up and running!  The book fair is a great way to encourage reading and build home libraries.  It is also a great way to support our school as 50% of all purchases go directly to the school.

Kindergarten STREAM Fun!

Today during their STREAM Special with Mrs. Poth, our Kindergarten students listened to the Dr. Seuss favorite “Ten Apples Up On Top”, then engineered their own contraption to hold ten apples. 

New Innovation Lab Dedicated to Longtime Volunteer

In commemoration of FIFTY YEARS of volunteer service to our school community, Saint James School has dedicated our new STREAM Innovation Lab in honor of Mrs. Carol O’Neill.  The dedication was formally announced along with the unveiling of the STREAM Innovation Lab at our Centennial Open House event this past Sunday.

Congratulations HOPES Award Winners!

Congratulations to Saint James School’s 2022-23 volunteers of the year: Joe and Maria Modugno!

Centennial Kickoff Weekend A Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers, families, students, staff, clergy, grandparents, and other community members who helped make this weekend such a successful commemoration of our Centennial anniversary. Please read on for a full recap as well as pictures from the events.

Foundation Golf Tournament THANK YOU!

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out to support the Saint James School Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Event last night!  We are extremely fortunate to have such a supportive community here at Saint James School – with numerous SJS parents, alumni, and alumni families all coming together for a day of golf, a delicious dinner, and lots of fun while raising money for the Foundation.

Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program

Do you own a business or know someone who owns a business?  

Saint James School has again been approved by the State of Connecticut to allow select companies to designate a portion of their CT state tax dollars to Saint James School for us to purchase new windows for our facility (with absolutely NO cost to the donating business).  This is a win-win program for both SJS and the donating company, as the donating company can receive a 100% write-off for the donation on their State Taxes, and can also typically claim the donation on their Federal Tax Return.

Over the past several years, our wonderful friends at Highland Park Market and Eversource have supported Saint James School using this pass-through program.  Their support is responsible for many of the beautiful new windows installed at SJS during the past several years.

In order to be eligible to use this program, the company must be subject to select taxes.  Details can be found HERE.

For purposes of a business entity subject to the Business Entity Tax, the credit may only be used by the members or partners of the entity that are subject to the Corporation Business Tax.  The easiest way to know if a business qualifies is to ask an accountant.  Please consider helping SJS reach out to local businesses by contacting your friends & contacts in our area who may qualify.

For more information, please e-mail our Director of Advancement, Amy Guenther, at aguenther@saintjamesschool.net or contact your accountant regarding the State of Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program.

Please note, this program is extremely time sensitive and requires FORM NAA-02 be sent to the Department of Revenue between September 15th and October 1st (form can be found HERE beginning on September15th.

As always, we are extremely grateful for your time and support of Saint James School!

Opening School Mass

Today we celebrated Opening School Mass with Father Marcin.  Our students were excited to get back to attending with their older/younger buddies!