Virtual Mass for this Weekend

We hope everyone has been enjoying their Spring Recess this week.

Please find below the link for St. James Parish’s Virtual Mass for this Sunday, April 18.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday.

SJS Online Book Fair Starts Sunday

Keep your kids reading this spring and support Saint James School with our ONLINE Scholastic Book Fair!

The book fair runs from April 18th through May 1st.

Saint James School earns a profit of 25% of every book purchased – funds will be used to purchase new books for our school library and Pre-K through Grade 8 classrooms.  We are grateful for your support! 

(link will be open for sales this Sunday, April 18th)

During the Scholastic Book Fair you can help your child’s teacher build their classroom library by purchasing books from the Teacher Wish Lists!

You can view the Wish List for your child’s teacher HERE

Notice that each teacher has a tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.  Simply choose what books you would like to purchase for a classroom, search for the books on our Scholastic Book Fair page (beginning Sunday) and add them to your cart for purchase.  The books will be shipped to your home and your child can bring them to school to give to their teacher.  Once you have purchased a book, please be sure to check it off on the Wish List spreadsheet so other families know that book has already been purchased.

As always, we thank you for supporting our teachers and our school!

Spring Recess Next Week

Wishing all our students, staff, and families a fun and relaxing week next week (April 12 – 16th).  We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, April 19th!  As a reminder, students may switch to wearing their Summer uniform when we return to school.

Please note, the SJS main office WILL be open next week from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

SJS Children’s Mass This Sunday

This Sunday, April 11th at 9:00am we will have our monthly Children’s Mass at St. James Church.  We hope to see you there!

If you will not be attending Mass in person this weekend, please find below the link for St. James Parish’s Virtual Mass for this weekend:

Reminder: IOWA Test Schedule

Students in grades 3 – 7 will begin taking the IOWA Standardized Tests after our Spring Recess.  If your child has any appointments, etc. that conflict with the testing schedule, please use the information below to make adjustments so they can be in the classroom for all testing:

IOWA Testing Schedule

Thursday, April 22nd – 8:15am to 9:15am

Monday, April 26th – 8:15am to 9:30am

Wednesday, April 28th – 8:15am – 9:15am

Friday, April 30th – 8:15am – 9:15am

Monday, May 1st – 8:15am – 9:15am

Wednesday, May 5th – 8:15am – 9:15am

Friday, May 7th – 8:15am – 9:15am

Tests begin immediately after announcements and prayers so on-time arrival is of upmost importance on these days.  If a student arrives after testing begins, the student will have to wait in the office until testing concludes so they do not disturb the other students.

For students that have opted for remote learning for the rest of the year, parents will receive an email with instructions regarding a special on-line version of the IOWA tests that has been purchased for your student to take.

There will be make-up opportunities for students that are out due to illness or quarantine.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Spring Uniform Begins 4/19

Students may begin wearing their warm weather uniform items (uniform shorts & uniform polo) beginning Monday, April 19th.  Middle school parents, please remember if your child is wearing the uniform shorts, they must wear the uniform polo with it (they cannot wear the shirt and tie with shorts).

Spring Recess & Travel Protocol Reminder

As a reminder, Saint James School will be closed the week of April 11th for our Spring Recess.

If you will be traveling over break or at any other time for Sports, etc. please note that Manchester has updated their travel policy (which we follow).  The policy now states that any out-of-state travel for more than 24 hours requires a quarantine of 10 days or a negative COVID-19 test to return to school.   If you will be traveling out of state  (for more than 24 hours) at any point, please reach out to Mrs. Vignati (our school nurse) at 860.643.5088 (x3) in advance to discuss required return to school protocol.  Current Travel Policy.

As always, we appreciate your support as we work to keep our school community healthy and safe!

1st Grade STEM Club

STEM Club for 1st grade students will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 2:10-3:00pm.  There will be a limit of 9 students in this session.  If your child would like to attend, please fill out the Form below.

HSA Meeting Tonight

The Home & School Association will have their virtual meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 6th) at 6:00pm.  The Zoom information is as follows:


Topic: SJS HSA April Meeting
Time: Apr 6, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 0654 0707
Passcode: 399493