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June 6th – Field Day

Saint James School will host a fun-filled field day for all Kindergarten through 7th Grade students on Thursday, June 6th (rain date: June 7th). On this date, students should come to school in their SJS gym shorts, gym sneakers, and designated-color short sleeve T-shirt:

Kindergarten:  White
First Grade:  Red
Second Grade:  Orange
Third Grade:  Yellow
Fourth Grade:  Green
Fifth Grade:  Blue
Sixth Grade:  Purple
Seventh Grade:  Tie-Dye

Please be sure your student brings a refillable water bottle to school on field day!

Due Tuesday: SJS Mother/Son Event & Father/Son Event

We are excited to share that we had a couple of parent volunteers come forward to organize a mother/son event AND a father/son event for our SJS families to enjoy!!

Both events are open to boys that are currently part of the Saint James School Pre-K3 through 8th program and a special adult male/female (depending on the event) in their lives.

The events are as follows:

Father/Son Game Night
Friday, June 7th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
RSVP Required By 5/28 Using Form Below
Father Son Game Night Flyer

Mother/Son Picnic
Sunday, June 9th
12:00pm – 2:00pm
RSVP Required By 5/28 Using Form Below
Mother Son Picnic

Any questions, please email

School Bus Sign Up For 2024-2025

Manchester residents:   If your (K-8th grade) child/ren will be using school bus transportation this upcoming school year (2024-2025), please complete this form for EACH child in your family who will be riding the school bus by Friday, June 7th.  All families using the bus for the 2024-2025 school year must complete this form as we need to provide a complete list to the town each year.

2024-2025 School Bus Sign Up Form

If your student will be riding the bus to/from a location (in Manchester) other than your primary residence (i.e. day care) you will need to complete a Request For Day Care Transportation form.  Please indicate this in the above link and SJS will send the form to you directly with instructions.

Kindergarten and other first-time bus riders will also need to be registered through the town’s portal to prove residency.  We will send that information to parents individually as appropriate.  Once this step is complete, you do not need to do it again in subsequent years unless your residence changes.

Per the town’s policy, Kindergarten through Grade 2 students, MUST have an adult with them while waiting for the bus in the morning and an adult must be present to receive the student in the afternoon otherwise the student will be returned to school and sent to the SJS Aftercare Program until a parent/guardian can pick them up.  (Aftercare charges will be incurred in these instances).

Questions may be directed to Amy Guenther at

8th Graders Apply Newton’s Laws to “Save The Egg”

Shirt Colors for Tomorrow

As a reminder, tomorrow – Friday, May 24th, we are asking each grade of students to wear different color shirts (with gym shorts and sneakers) in honor of World Children’s Day.  If you would like to read the original post, please Click This Link.

Please remember, standard SJS (shirt) dress down guidelines apply – No crop tops, sleeveless tops, political slogans, etc.

PreK & K: White shirts;  1st: Gym shirts (field trip);  8th: Red shirts;  2nd & 7th: Orange shirts;  3rd: Yellow shirts;  4th: Green shirts;  5th: Blue shirts;   6th: Purple shirts

Lands’ End Memorial Day Sale

Lands’ End is offering 25% off uniform items from May 23rd – 27th (and 40% off everything else).  Use code: PLEDGE and pin: 9966 at checkout.

There will also be a penny logo sale coming in early summer which is often a good cost savings when ordering uniform shirts.  We will share that information when it is sent from our representative.

SJS 2024 Annual Fund Campaign

This week your student will be bringing home a letter from Mrs. Zorger (along with the Spring SJS Community Newsletter) kicking off our 2024 Annual Fund Campaign.

Donations to our Annual Fund Campaign have been instrumental in supporting important projects at our school that simply cannot be covered by tuition/standard fundraising.  Annual Fund dollars, along with several generous bequests and grants, have helped us keep our school facilities in great condition with new windows, roofs and recently provided the funding for our new STREAM Innovation Lab.

This year, Annual Fund donations will once again be used to further enrich the faith-filled educational experience provided to our students, support our talented faculty, and respond to unforeseen needs and opportunities that may arise.  Every gift makes a difference!

For additional details or to donate online, please visit

We gratefully thank you for your consideration of supporting this important initiative at our school.

Gym Uniforms Tomorrow

Due to the classrooms being warm from the heat today, all students may wear their GYM uniforms (with sneakers) to school tomorrow (5/23).

Students may also wear their gym uniform shorts (with sneakers) on Friday with their designated color shirt.

Reminder – Art Show This Evening!

As a reminder, the Saint James School Art Show will be held on this evening (Monday, May 20th) from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

All SJS families are invited to drop by anytime during open hours and enjoy many of the wonderful works of art done by our Pre-K through 8th Grade students this past school year.