Last Call: Penny Challenge!

As a reminder, tomorrow, January 31st is the last day to bring in pennies for our “Cent”ennial Penny Challenge!

The homeroom that collects the highest quantity of coins (not the total dollar value) as of 2:00pm on January 31st will win a pizza lunch for their classroom.

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in this challenge!  We are exceptionally grateful for your generosity!

Service Opportunity! Penny Challenge “Wrap Up”

We are in need of middle school students to stay after school to help us roll pennies until 3:30pm on Tuesday, January 31st.  Students in 7th & 8th grade will receive service hour credit for their time.  If your student is able to assist, please fill out the following form:

Collections for Little Sisters of the Poor

As part of Catholic School’s Week this week, we will be collecting items for Little Sisters of the Poor (through Friday2/3).  We are asking families to donate the following to this wonderful cause:

Pre-K & Kindergarten: Dove Hand Soap

Grades 1 & 2: Boxes of Tissues

Grades 3 & 4: Body Wash

Grades 5 & 6: Toilet Paper

Grade 7 – Hand Lotion

Grade 8 – Body Lotion

The Little Sisters of the Poor are a congregation of Roman Catholic religious women who care for the elderly poor (regardless of faith) with dignity and compassion until God calls them home.  In Connecticut, their main residential facility is in Enfield, but their mission covers the entire state.  You can read more about their ministry HERE.


Open House Tomorrow

As a reminder, Saint James School will host a Prospective Family Open House next Tuesday (1/31) as part of Catholic Schools Week.  If you have any friends considering our school for their student(s), please encourage them to attend.  Information to RSVP can be found online at


Tonight: Varsity Basketball Games

This evening Saint James School will play Corpus Christi at home.

Varsity Girls 6:00pm
Varsity Boys 7:15pm

Everyone is welcome to come cheer on our Sabers!


Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for hosting a Free Throw Competition at SJS this past Saturday.  Winners of the regional competition (all SJS students) were as follows:

Age 9 – Chase McCarthy

Age 10 – Matthew LaMonica

Age 11 – Luke Szupryczynski

Age 12 – Olivia McCarthy

Winners will all move on to the state tournament, which will be held at St. Paul High School in Bristol on Saturday, February 18th.  Great job Sabers!

This Week: Catholic Schools Week!

This week Saint James School will join other Catholic Schools across the nation in celebrating of Catholic Schools Week.

Since 1974 Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education and an opportunity to recognize the importance, the value, and the contributions of Catholic education in our society.

Please refer to this flyer for all the exciting things happening this week at SJS for Catholic Schools Week 2023:  SJS CSW2023 Flyer



Reminder: Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

Our local Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Basketball Free Throw Competition on Saturday January 28, 2023 in the Saint James School Gymnasium. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 9 thru 14 and each competitor competes within their own age and gender group.  Registration begins at 12 noon and all contestants must be accompanied by a parent.  We hope to see many of our SJS students participating in this fun, annual competition!

2023 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Flyer


Uniforms at Mass This Weekend

For all families attending Mass this weekend (Saturday or Sunday) at any of the 4 churches in our Parish, please encourage your student to wear their uniform to Mass in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

Last Call: Wolfpack Game

Saturday, January 28th is Catholic Schools Night at the Hartford Wolfpack!  As such, SJS may received discounted tickets using the following link:

We hope to see you there!!