Health Form Reminder

As a reminder from Mrs. Vignati, per state mandate students entering PRE-KINDERGARTEN, KINDERGARTEN and 7TH GRADE must have an updated physical form (pertaining to a physical within the last year) on file with the school prior to starting school this year.  If you have any questions regarding health forms, please call Mrs. Vignati at the school at 860.643.5088 (extension 3).


Upcoming Uniform Sales

Saint James School Dress Code and Vendor Codes can be found HERE

Upcoming uniform sales from our uniform vendors:

Dennis Uniforms
Sale Dates: June 27th – June 30th
Offer: 15% off plus free shipping
Informational Flyer

Lands’ End
Sale Dates: June 25th – July 3rd
Offer: 30% off uniform items

Sale Dates: July 4th – July 10th
Offer: Free logos plus 20% off
Code: ROCKET and Pin: 1775

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! While this has been a year unlike any other in our school’s 97 years of operation, we hope your family has been able to experience and enjoy some of the silver linings that have come out of the pandemic.

Please take a moment to view this video message from Mrs. Zorger:  Click to Play

We wish everyone a healthy and relaxing Summer Vacation and look forward to seeing you back at Saint James School on August 27th.  Please keep an eye on your email throughout the summer as we will be communicating details and information about the 2020-2021 school year as soon as it becomes available.

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.

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:

2020-2021 Dress Code

2020-2021 One Page Calendar

Supply Lists & Online Ordering Info:

2020-2021 K-5 School Supply List
2020-2021 Gr 6-8 School Supply List

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.  Boxes by grade should be ready for ordering shortly.  Please remember to order supplies well in advance to ensure they arrive before the first day of school.

Mindful Activities:

Lastly, we thought you might enjoy reading about these mindful activities that you can do with your child/ren this summer:

Summer Mindful Activities


Hello SUMMER Last Day of School Parade!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our our “Goodbye School, Hello Summer” reverse parade today! It was so great to see everyone and was certainly a fitting way to close out this unique school year. Here are some of the pictures we took:

Field Day

It was nice to see so many families enjoying our 2020 virtual field day! Here are a few pictures:

Congratulations SJS Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020, our 94th graduating class!  We hosted all 38 graduates and their families outside St. James Church on Friday for a “socially distanced” graduation.  With each family arriving at a specific time…

A Prayer of Gratitude During Corona Virus

As we close out our final virtue of the school year, we wanted to leave you with this beautiful prayer written by 8th grade student Annabelle Krueger.

Gratitude in the Face of the Coronavirus

Dear God,

Even though times are uncertain,
I thank you for the many blessings I have.

My family and I are home together
and we can enjoy each other without interruption.

I thank you for this gracious blessing of being with the ones I love most all the time,
for we see each other every day but sometimes I feel that we are always going in opposite directions and not getting the time to understand or help each other.

I thank you God for giving my family the chance to become one united group of love.

The pace of life has slowed itself down so I can notice and appreciate the small moments and beauties of nature that surround me.

I thank you for this blessing of opportunity since life goes by so fast,
we often overlook the little things
like a swim in a pond on a seventy degree day when everyone says I’m crazy but I  like the feeling of the cool water on my body and the sentiment of being totally free.

Or watching our magnolia tree slowly unfurl its purple flowers.

These are the things that are often forgotten but can now be seen in the spotlight.

With nothing else to think about, the small things count more than ever.

I thank you God for letting us see that we should treasure all things, big or small, in our vast memory.

Technology allows us to stay connected with friends, family, classmates and teachers.

It allows us to have virtual human contact when we can’t physically spend time with people.

I thank you for this blessing of being able to stay connected with others.

Humans are social creatures who need to have contact with others,
and technology now allows for this to happen even when we are quarantined.

I thank you God for giving us the gift of technology to communicate with others in a time where everything is uncertain.

So even though the situation is not ideal,
I am grateful for all the blessings God has given me.



Happy Memorial Day


Some great examples of our virtue of the month – Gratitude – from Mrs. LaMarche’s 2nd grade class.

Hat Spirit Day

Thank you to everyone who sent in a picture for our Hat spirit day!