You are Invited: Trunk or Treat!

The HSA is hosting Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the school.  It will be a fun afternoon of trunk or treating, contests, face painting and costumes!  Please see this flyer for details and to sign up.  This year there are 3 ways to participate; your family can decorate your trunk, decorate a table, or come without decorating.  Just remember…the more families that decorate, the more fun the event will be!  Below are some of the “trunks” from past years for inspiration.  More pictures can be viewed HERE.  We hope to see you there!


Basketball Spiritwear

Below please find our 2019-2020 Basketball Spiritwear Ordering Information.  All orders must be placed online using the link below.

For 6th – 8th grade boys playing basketball, the coaches request that, if possible, players purchase the reversible “practice jersey” to use as a “pinny” during practice.

Last date to order will be October 22nd.

United Way Workplace Campaigns

The 2019-2020 United Way Community Workforce Campaign will be kicking off at many local companies over the next few weeks. Please remember you can donate to Saint James School through the United Way by utilizing our code – AG0681-1 or going to the section “Write In/Other” and writing in “Saint James School, Manchester, CT.” Please share this information with relatives and friends who may be willing to support our school as well.  As always, we thank you for your consideration and support of Saint James School!

Fire Safety & Prevention Week

Yesterday our younger students (Pre-K – Gr. 3) enjoyed a visit with local heroes from the Manchester Fire Department for a lesson on Fire Safety and Prevention. Below are several pictures taken yesterday morning.

Dress Down Thank You!

Thank you to all the SJS students and staff who participated in our St. Francis-inspired $1.00 Dress Down Day on Friday.  Together we raised $386 to will benefit the installation of raised beds and the planting of bulbs, both of which will tie in with upcoming science lessons for our students.


Chess Program For Grades 1-8

Saint James School is pleased to offer our students a 7-week Chess Workshop for students interested in building their game skills.  Please review the attached flyer, which should be returned to the school by October 18th with payment.

St James Fall 2019 Chess Workshop Flyer

Cross Country Update

Our Cross Country team had another fantastic meet yesterday against Timothy Edwards and Sage Park.

For the boys, Evan Ansaldi came in 3rd out of 75 runners, followed closely by Erik in 6th place.  Bradley Bushnell and Alejandro Oyewole came in 21st and 34th to secure a 2nd place finish for the Sabers.  For the girls, Maya Fisher placed 2nd out of 47 runners, followed by Sarah Christina in 6th, Sammy Creamer in 9th, and Cora Tierney in 24th.  Unfortunately we didn’t have enough girls running to formally place in the meet.

Thank you to Mrs. Christina for sending some great pictures from yesterday’s meet.

This coming Monday (October 7th) the cross country team will practice after school from 2:05pm to 3:30pm as scheduled.

Schedule Change:

The team will race again on Wednesday, October 9th at Vernon Center Middle School INSTEAD of Thursday at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford.  We have made this change to our Cross Country Calendar so if you are subscribed, it should automatically update this in your calendar.

Next Saturday, October 12th, is the Wickham Park Invitational (8:00am arrival).

2nd Grade Science

Today Mrs. LaMarche’s class was continuing to learn about Forces in Motion during their science lesson.

Kindergarten Visits Hurst Farm Today

Our Kindergarten students enjoyed a fun morning at Hurst Farm today! Special thanks to the Kindergarten teachers for sending in some cute pictures for us to share with you.

Congrats SJS XC & The Week Ahead

Congratulations to our Saint James School Cross Country team on another great performance at this weekend’s Harry Geraghty Cross Country Invitational.  Leading the pack for the boys was Evan Ansaldi (8th) followed closely by Erik Ansaldi (10th).  Bradley Bushnell also scored in the top 25 and Jameson Fisher came in 34th.  The boys team took home 4 medals and a 2nd place trophy.

For the girls, Maya Fisher came in 4th overall, followed by Sarah Christina in 15th, Sammy Creamer in 22nd, and Cora Tierney in 36th.  The girls took home 3 medals and wold have earned a 2nd place trophy if they had had the required 5+ runners competing this weekend (unfortunately due to conflicts, a couple of girls were unable to attend).


XC Schedule For This Week
This week there will be no after-school practices this week as runners will be competing on both Tuesday and Thursday.  (Please remember tomorrow we don’t have school but our runners will still be competing).  Parents are responsible for transporting runners to and from all meets.

Tuesday (October 1):
Vernon Center Middle School (vs. VCMS)
777 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066
Arrive at 3:30pm to walk the course and stretch
Race begins at 4:00pm

Thursday (October 3):
Nevers Park (vs. Timothy Edwards and Sage Park)
150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
Arrive at 3:00pm
Race begins at 3:45pm