Instrumental Music & Spring Concert Notice

Our 2019 Spring Concert for families and friends will be held the evening of Wednesday, April 24th.  Please note, all 3rd grade students as well as all of our band and choir students are expected to perform in the concert that evening (unless, of course, they are ill).  For students that also play SJS soccer (which practices on Wednesday evenings), they WILL be excused from soccer practice that evening with no penalty.

It is not an option for our student performers to attend soccer practice over the evening concert.

Instrumental Music Families: Students will practice for the concert on the Tuesday we return from break (Tuesday, April 23rd).  Please mark your calendar for your child/ren to ensure they bring their instrument to school that Tuesday or use our website calendar to add it to your personal calendar by clicking HERE.

Foundation Golf Tournament Tee Signs For Sale

Lara Williams and Kathleen Ansaldi (SJS parents) will be selling Tee Signs this afternoon at Pick-Up to be displayed at the upcoming Saint James School Foundation Golf Tournament.  Please see the flyer below for information.

Foundation Golf Tee Sign Form


One Page Calendar for 2019-2020

Below is the our page calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar is considered preliminary as the Archdiocese of Hartford will be announcing 2 professional development dates and those dates still need to be added to the calendar as days off from school for students).

2019-2020 Year at a Glance Calendar (Prelim)

Saint James School Mass This Sunday

Please join us at Saint James Church this coming Sunday, April 14th at 9:00am for our monthly SJS Children’s Mass.  Saint James students will be serving in many capacities including altar servers, readers, and gift bearers, and our choir will be singing.

A reception in the lower church will follow the mass with coffee, juice, and donuts provided.

All Saint James School families are welcome regardless of faith or home parish.  Students are encouraged to wear their Saint James School uniform (students serving in any capacity must wear their uniform).  We hope to see you there!

Knights of Columbus Hit, Pitch, Run Event

The Knights of Columbus Council 1155 in Manchester is sponsoring its 4rd annual Hit, Pitch, & Run event to be held at Illing Middle School on May 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Registration is from 1:00pm – 1:30pm the day of.  The competition is open to all boys and girls aged 7 through 14.  Winners for Pitching, Hitting, & Running and the All-Around winner will advance to the next sectional level of competition with the potential final winners advancing to team championships at MLB ballparks and to National Finals at the 2019 MLB All-Star week.

For more information, please visit (select Council Events) for registration forms and contact information.

Lenten Rice Bowls Reminder

As a reminder, the Lenten Rice Bowls (through Catholic Relief Services) that were sent home with your child/ren at the start of Lent, are due back to the school after break.  Here was the information originally sent out regarding this collection:


Members of the SJS Student Council visited the classrooms to discuss the Lenten Rice Bowl program through Catholic Relief Services and hand out information.  During Lent it is our responsibility to give Alms, or raise money for charity.  Children were given the option to earn money over the next several weeks to put in their Rice Bowl or perhaps sacrifice a small portion of money they have saved.  After April Break, Student Council members will collect the bowls and tally the donations by homeroom.  Additional information regarding the Lenten Rice Bowl program is included with what is being sent home today or you can visit for a complete overview of this initiative.


As always, we appreciate any support your family is able to provide.

Box Tops Counting

Box Tops will be counted after school on Tuesday, April 30th for the final dress down contest of the year.

SJS Water Bottles For Sale

Each year, the graduating class leaves a gift to the school to commemorate their years at SJS.

This year, the class of 2019 is hoping to donate money to purchase an Elkay water fountain/filtered bottle filling station which will be installed in our school’s gym.  Since the cost of this gift exceeds what the parents are able to raise on their own, the school has approved for our 8th graders to sell SJS Water Bottles to help make up the difference.

Some of our 8th grade students and parents will be selling these SJS reusable water bottles for $10.00 each at afternoon pick-up on Tuesday, April 9th (please make sure you put your child’s name on it after purchasing if they will be bringing it to school).  Please note there is a limited quantity available.

Due Wednesday: Mother/Daughter Tea

All SJS girls in PreK-Grade 8 should have received an invitation for Mother/Daughter Tea to be held on May 18, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Assumption Church Hall.  RSVPs are due Wednesday.  Please contact Kate Davis with any questions at

Young Woman’s Leadership Conference Opportunity

We received the following email that we thought may be of interest to parents of  our middle school girls:

The Longman Leadership Institute would like to invite you to the (FREE) Evelyn B. Longman Leadership Conference 2019! Offered for middle school girls, it will be held at the Loomis Chaffee School on April 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  For more information, please click on the link below and register by April 19, 2019.