Chess Club Makeup Date

This coming Tuesday, December 17th, we will have the makeup date for Chess Club (for the session missed on December 3rd).

Middle School Dance Tonight

There will be a Middle School dance this evening, Friday, December 13th at St. Bridget School from 7:00-9:30pm. The dress code for this dance is semi-formal attire.  Please remember, students must bring the completed permission slip and the $5.00 entrance fee with them to the dance.  Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable food donation.  The permission slip and additional information can be found HERE.


Come Cheer On Our JV Basketball This Saturday

Saint James School will host Several JV Basketball Games at our gym this Saturday.  All SJS families are invited to come cheer on our students! (Please note, there is NO admission charge for SJS families).

12:00pm – St. James JV Boys vs. St. Tim JV Boys

1:10pm – St. James JV Girls vs. St. Tim JV Girls

2:20pm – St Christ JV Boys vs. St. Thomas JV Boys A

3:30pm – St. Bridget JV Boys vs. St. Thomas JV Boys B

4:40pm – St. James JV Girls 5th Grade vs. St. James JV Girls 4th Grade


2019 Annual Fund Update & Thank You


As the calendar year draws to a close, we wish to extend a special Thank You to all the members of the Saint James community who have generously supported our 2019 Annual Fund Campaign! To date, we have raised $32,167 thanks to strong participation from our SJS parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and other friends of the school.

As previously noted, this year’s donations are helping offset the substantial cost of replacing the roof on the school’s Pre-Kindergarten building, (pictured), which is over 50 years old!

Annual fund donations, which come directly to our school, have helped us make many critical improvements in recent years such as bright, energy-efficient windows in the majority of our school and new energy-efficient roofs over our classrooms, breezeway, gymnasium/cafeteria wing, and now the Pre-Kindergarten roof this coming summer. The impact of these improvements on our school facility has been significant and we thank you for your support.

If you have not yet made a (tax-deductible) donation to the Saint James School 2019 Annual Fund Campaign, we hope that you will consider helping Saint James School stay strong for the future by making a contribution today. Every donation makes a difference!

Please visit for more information and to make an on-line donation.  Or, look for the donation card and reply envelope coming home with our Fall 2019 Community Newsletter.

Thank you again for all you do to support our great school!

Tomorrow! SJS Christmas Store (Pre-K – Grade 8)

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the day for the annual SJS Christmas Store.  Please note, all grades will have an opportunity to shop, including Pre-K!  The store will still be held tomorrow (Wednesday) if we happen to have a delayed opening.

If your child will be shopping tomorrow for family members, send your child to school with:

1) CASH ONLY in an envelope with the child’s name on it

2) A Reusable Shopping Bag

3) A list of who to buy for

Please remember there is a $25 spending cap per child for the first shopping visit (if items remain and students wish to purchase more, they will be allowed to go back at the end of the day).

The annual SJS Christmas store will be held at Saint James School this coming Wednesday, December 11th!  Students will be bringing home today or tomorrow a Christmas Store informational flyer and a special form/envelope to fill out with who they will be shopping for.  Please return that list with your student and CASH on Wednesday.  Parent volunteers will be on hand to help the younger children.


LAST CALL: 2019 Tree of Blessings Orders

Please see the attached information on the 2019 Saint James School Tree of Blessings. Tree of Blessings Order Form 2019

A special Prayer Service honoring the named individuals will be held on WEDNESDAY, December 18th at 9:00am in the gymnasium of Saint James School (SJS parents are welcome to attend – please enter through main office doors and sign in at the office).

Extra order forms will be available in the school office or at the exits of Saint James Church. Please have all order forms in to the school office by Wednesday, December 11th. All proceeds will benefit SJS.

Below are a couple of pictures from last year’s Tree of Blessings

LAST CALL: Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

Saint James School is once again selling holiday wreaths as a fundraiser in conjunction with Botticello Farms in Manchester.

Please click HERE for details and the order form.

Once your order is placed, we will send home your redeemable coupon(s) with your child.  You can pick up your wreaths as early as November 18th at Botticello Farms (209 Hillstown Rd, Manchester).  Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, December 12th.  (Coupons must be redeemed by December 16th.)

Wreaths are available in 3 ring sizes. Choose from plain, with a bow, or a fully decorated wreath. The popular kissing balls are also available!

Remember, the earlier you place your order – the sooner you will receive your coupons.

Return orders & payment to the school office in an envelope marked “HSA Christmas Wreath Sale.”  Any questions, ​contact Jodi Talaga, ​​.

Spirit Socks are In!

The Saber Spirit Socks are in and will be going home next week with students who ordered them.  If parents do not want the socks going home with their student/s, please email Mrs. Talaga at by Thursday to arrange for pick-up.

No Choir Tomorrow

As a reminder, there is no Choir tomorrow – Wednesday, December 11th

Szopka Club Notice

If your child/ren made a Szopka, it must be picked up from the lower Church by Thursday.  Thank You.