Grades K-5: Come Run With Saint James School…

Tomorrow is the annual Frank Rizza Elementary School Cross Country challenge for the town of Manchester.  We currently have 31 Saint James students from grades K-5 signed up to run…will you join us?

If you have not already turned in your registration/permission slip, don’t worry…just print out a copy of the one below and bring it with you tomorrow morning.

Cross Country Challenge registration & permission slip
This event is rain or shine…and, don’t forget to wear your Saint James School gym shirt!  Any questions, you can contact Amy Guenther at  She’ll also be at the field tomorrow for the event.
Hope to see you there!

Virtus Training Tomorrow Night At SJS

Just a reminder that Saint James School is hosting a Virtus training session tomorrow night at the school (6:30pm) for all parents interested in volunteering at SJS (including class parties and field trips).

If you have not already completed a Virtus training, this is a great opportunity to do so.  You only need to complete this training once during your tenure at SJS.  Please call the school office if you plan to attend tomorrow night.


School Phones

The school is currently experiencing difficulties with our main phone number.  If  you need to call the school and cannot get through on the main number please call us at (860) 646-7808 or (860) 643-9605.  These numbers will get you into the main school menu.



Basketball Tryouts

Basketball Tryouts will be in the school gym as follows:

Girls:  October 15th & 17th
Grades 4-6 — 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Grades 7-8 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

Boys:  October 16th & 18th
Grades 4-6 — 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Grades 7-8 — 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Middle School Dance Tonight

Below please find some specifics on the Middle School Dance being held tonight at St. Chris.


1.  Students must read and sign the updated dance guidelines on the 2012-2013 Middle School Dance Permission Slip. Parents are still required to sign permission slip.
2.  Students donating a non-perishable food item will receive an extra raffle ticket.
3.  St Chris is honoring Breast Cancer Month by decorating the gym in pink and white and accepting donations at the door.


Attention Grades K – 5: Manchester Cross Country Challenge

Calling all Saint James School boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade:

Join Saint James School on Saturday, October 20th at Manchester High School as we compete in the Annual Manchester Cross Country Challenge.  Please open the attached registration form and permission slip for details.
Saint James School boys and girls participating should wear their Gym Shirt the day of the race.
Cross Country Challenge registration & permission slip
Questions can be directed to Amy Guenther at or to our gym teacher, Mr. Green.
Hope to see you there!

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Deadline Extended To 10/17

Please note, the deadline for the Mixed Bag Fundraiser has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 17th.  Remember, Saint James earns 50% of all sales so Every Sale Counts!  If you have already turned in your order form – Thank You!!


After the 17th, your out-of-state, relatives and friends can also help by shopping online at  In order for St. James to get credit, please use our ID#103307. We do make more on catalog sales so make sure to keep the online shopping to those contacts that can’t get their hands on a catalog!


Thanks for your support and contact Beth Holcomb with any questions

Save The Date…Manchester Cross Country Challenge

Run on behalf of Saint James School!

K – 5th Grade

Saturday, October 20th

More details to follow shortly

End of Day Pick-Up Reminder

Attention parents who pick-up their children at the end of the school day (2:05).
Please remember that student pick-up is only to occur in the Saint James Church parking lot. If you wish to park in a spot other than the Saint James Church lot at pick-up time (i.e. Saint James Street, St. Mary’s church), please walk down to the Saint James Church parking lot, pick-up your child there and then accompany them back to your car. Our students have been told that they are no longer allowed to get out of the walkers line until we reach the Church parking lot.
Please know your child’s safety is always our number one concern. We thank you for your support.

Special SJS Promotion: Big Y To Fund Scholarships

Today you will receive home, in your child’s school folder, information on a new program that Big Y markets is running for select Catholic schools in their Connecticut service areas.  Saint James School is honored to be among those schools.

This program is separate from (and in addition to) the standard Education Express program that Big Y runs for schools.  As such, Big Y has asked us to use a special registration form to have parents, grandparents, and other family and friends of the school apply for this program.

Please take a moment to locate the Saint James School program registration form being sent home today (attached to the flyer) and fill out the information to register your card.  We have also created an easy Online Form that you may use for yourself or family members.

If using a hard copy form, the completed information should be  sent back to the Saint James School office as quickly as possible to maximize our earnings.  Once Big Y receives your completed form from our school coordinator – Mary Gulish – we will automatically receive 6% of all your purchases made between October 15, 2012 – January 15, 2013.


At the request of Big Y, money raised by the promotion will be used to fund $500 scholarships to students at the school.  Some awards will be based on financial need and some on academic performance.  Saint James School is responsible for selecting the recipients.


Please forward this message to all family and friends who have a Big Y card too!