Important Notice: First Day of School

Thank you to all the new families, buddy families, and staff that came out for the Meet & Sweet event last night!  We are looking forward to a great school year, which will kick off tomorrow with a half-day.

Due to the expected rain in the morning and the construction equipment in the main parking lot, we have changed our procedures for tomorrow morning.

All Parents (who wish to stay) and students WILL ENTER THROUGH THE SCHOOL BREEZEWAY TOMORROWThe doors will open at 7:30am unless students are going to before care.  Please  DO NOT park your car in front of the breezeway or in any spots that are noted as “No Parking.”  Your best option is to park in the Saint James Church Parking lot and walk up to the school.

After entering the Breezeway:

  • Kindergarten students and their parents will proceed immediately to their Kindergarten Classroom.
  • 1st – 3rd Grade will proceed down to the School Cafeteria.
  • 5th – 8th Grade will proceed up to the School Gym.

Volunteers will be on hand to help new parents get their children to the appropriate locations.

Once the final bell rings (7:55am), all parents are invited to join the HSA in the school cafeteria for the “Boo Hoo!/Woo Hoo!” Welcome Back Coffee & Danish Social.  Come catch up with friends you have not seen in a while or meet new families joining the school this year.  Volunteers & staff will be on hand to answer your last minute questions about pickup, aftercare, etc.


If your child will be going to aftercare of the first day of school, please remember that they need a lunch and drink from home.  No Hot Lunch or Milk is served on half-days.

Friday Lunch:

Returning families, please remember to fund your child’s lunch account.  Students new to Grades 1-8 this year will receive a packet home with their child in the first few days of school containing instructions on how to sign up for an on-line lunch account.  If you wish to have your child purchase Hot Lunch in advance of receiving on-line sign-up information, please send in exact change (in an envelope labeled with their name) or a check for multiple lunches made out to “Manchester Hot Lunch Program” detailing your child’s name.  If you have multiple children at the school, please detail how you would like the funding split among the students.


If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 860.643.5088 (option 1), or e-mail our Advancement Director at  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning!