Reminder: SJS Spiritwear

Show your school spirit and support SJS with Saint James School Spiritwear! 

Please note that the Navy shorts, Navy Sweatpants, and Navy Sweatshirts (only) MAY be worn to school on Gym day (for grades K – 8).  The Gray t-shirt required for gym day, however, must be from Lands’ End or Dennis Uniform company.

If your student(s) will be running Cross Country this fall (open to Grades 5-8), the below link also includes optional SJS Cross Country Spiritwear.

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Orders must be placed by August 8th and will be available for pick-up at SJS shortly before the start of school (we will send an email when items are in).  There is an additional fee if you would like items shipped directly to your home.

A portion of each sale will be donated back to SJS.

Please direct any questions to Amy Guenther at

Have A GREAT Summer!


As another year of learning comes to a close we wish to Thank You again for choosing to be part of the Saint James School family, and for the various ways that each of you help make Saint James School such a special place!  

We wish everyone a healthy, relaxing Summer Vacation and look forward to see you back at Saint James School in September.

Important notes/reminders:

Summer Hours: The school office will be open M – F from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Teacher Assignments: Class assignments will be e-mailed a few days before school starts.

Save the Date:  On Wednesday, September 1st parents (and students) will have an opportunity to drop by Saint James School to bring supplies and meet their child’s homeroom teacher.  Details will be forthcoming closer to the start of school.  The first day of school for K-8 (and Pre-K4 full-day students) is September 2nd – a 12:05pm dismissal day (aftercare will be available).

Openings: We still have space available in some of our grades. If you know anyone looking at school options for their child(ren) please have them reach out to Mrs. Guenther.

Extended Day: All families must complete a NEW extended day registration and emergency contact form for each school year. Your child/ren cannot go to aftercare in the fall until we have these documents. If you have not already done so, please submit forms to the school by August 1 to help with staff planning.

Documents, Forms & Calendars: Documents, forms, and calendars will all be available on our website under the Forms/Docs page of our website. This includes the following, which are also noted below for your convenience:

Athletics Health Permission Form

2021-2022 One Page Calendar (updated 7/26)

2021-2022 Dress Code

Supply Lists & Online Ordering Info:

2021-2022 School Supplies List Grades K-5

2021-2022 School Supplies List Grades 6-8

This summer you again have the option to order your child’s school supplies online and have them delivered directly to your home! In addition, Saint James School receives a percentage of every sale – convenience for you and a great way to support SJS! Plus, if you already have supplies left over from prior years, you can choose not to include those in your purchase. Visit the School Toolbox Website (click to access) and type in St. James School Manchester, CT in the search box. Please remember to order supplies well in advance to ensure they arrive before the first day of school. HERE IS A PRINTABLE FLYER

Middle School Summer Reading Assignments

Summer reading assignments for next year’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders can also be found below and will be posted on our website for future reference:

Entering 6th Grade Reading Assignment
Entering 7th Grade Reading Assignment
Entering 8th Grade Reading Assignment

Cross Country

Cross Country (open to students in grades 5-8) is scheduled to start shortly after school resumes in September.  If your child/ren are interested in participating, Coach O’Neill had put together this summer training schedule your runner may wish to follow.  Students wishing to participate in the Cross Country program must have the endurance to run distances of 1-3 miles at the start of the season.

Last Day Pictures

Today our students enjoyed an end-of-year Celebration of Mass in their classrooms, enjoyed an awards ceremony over intercom, and had an ice cream treat from Highland Park Market compliments of HPM and Father Cavanaugh. Congratulations to …

Saint James School Song

A wonderful performance of our school’s song, performed by the class of 2029 (rising 1st graders)….click link to watch

St. James School Foundation Golf Tournament

Dear Friends of St James School,

The Saint James School Foundation Golf Committee is excited to share the details for our 27th St. James School Foundation Golf Event.  The Tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at the Manchester Country Club with an 11:30 am registration/lunch, then Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. The Dinner and Live Auction program will be held outside like last year under the beautiful new Seasonal Tent adjacent to the Clubhouse. We are bouncing back from a challenging last year with some fun new wrinkles being planned like a Live Music Happy Hour to make this our best event yet!

For this year’s event you can register your Foursome/Sponsorship online at or by regular US Mail.  This golf tourney is sure to sell out so don’t wait to put together your group, or if you are a Single player or a Twosome, we will pair you up with other friends of SJS.

Have a wonderful, safe summer and we can’t wait to be all together to celebrate and support St. James School!!

All the best,

Bill Creamer
SJSF President

Saint James School Honors Father Cavanaugh

Yesterday afternoon our students and staff held a special assembly to thank Father Cavanaugh for his 14 years of service to Saint James School.  As announced in early May…

SJS Wraps Up JV Soccer Season

Congratulations to the Saint James Cobalt JV Soccer Team (5th grade) for finishing the season in 1st place with an impressive 9-1-0 record.  In addition to finishing the regular season in 1st place, the team also took home a 1st place finish in the Final Four Tournament this past weekend.

Congratulations SJS Class of 2021!!

Congratulations to the Saint James School Class of 2021! Below are a few pictures taken today – our 8th graders’ last day as Saint James School students. 

5th Grade Book Report Journals

For their final book report of the year, SJS 5th graders created a scrap book – following specific guidelines and creatively highlighting specific elements of the story.  On Friday, students were able to view each others reports in a gallery-style walk.

Red, White, & Blue Dress Down Day

Honoring the heroes who made made the ultimate sacrifice for our country today with a Red, White, and Blue dress down day.