Thanksgiving Prayer Service

This morning our students each wrote one thing they were thankful for and placed it in a basket at the start of today's prayer service.  During the ceremony, Father Jaime offered our "thankful thoughts" to God as a symbol of our appreciation for His love and guidance.

5th Grade Turkeys

Thank you to our art teacher, Mrs. Rafferty, for sharing these beautiful watercolor turkeys our 5th grade students drew and painted.

Grade 3 Reading Café

This morning, third grade students were surprised (and excited!) find their classrooms transformed into “Reading Cafés” – each with a crackling fire (on the viewboard), decorated tables, and their teacher dressed as a maître d’. This special lesson was to teach the 3rd graders about different genres of books and to encourage them to broaden their reading horizons....

Veterans Day Celebration

Thank you to the men and women of the United States Military who have served, and continue to serve, our great country and an extra special thank you to those in the SJS community who were able to join us today for...

Election Day Pre-K Fun

Since today is Election Day, classes have been talking about voting and elections - even our youngest learners! Here are our Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 students voting for which book they should read at story time. 

1st Grade Science Lesson on Bees

As part of their science lessons, on Thursday 1st grade students enjoyed a special presentation from local beekeeper Mrs. Beth Werner.  Students learned about many of the ways bees are vital to our planet and had the opportunity...

Happy Halloween

Optional Halloween Shirt Day today for 1st-8th graders and costume party/parade for the Kindergarten and Pre-K classes.

Grandparents Day 2023

On Friday we hosted grandparents of our K - 5th grade students for a fun morning of musical performances and classroom activities. 

Manchester Fire Dept Visit

Yesterday our younger students met some real-life heroes as members of the Manchester Fire Department joined us to speak about fire safety. In keeping with tradition, all of our Pre-K students (and a few older students) also had the opportunity to try out

Congrats XC Runners

Congratulations to the SJS Cross Country team on a great performance at the McGee Invitational this past weekend!

Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival Pictures

A HUGE Thank You to Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. O'Hara for hosting a wonderful Fall event for our school this past weekend!  We greatly appreciate all the parents who signed up to decorate trunks and hand out candy, and all the middle school students who...

1st Grade Church Tour

This morning SJS 1st graders enjoyed a fun and informative tour of Saint James Church with Father Jaime to learn about different things we see when we attend Mass.  We love this special tradition for our 1st grade students!

Blessing of the (Stuffed) Animals

Today our classes are talking about St. Francis of Assisi in honor of his Feast Day (October 4th). Pre-K and Kindergarten students also enjoyed a special blessing of their (stuffed) animals with Deacon Lee from St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Pre-K4 Apple Fun

We have been learning all about apples in Pre-K4 this week! Today students enjoyed apple songs, an apple taste test, an apple scavenger hunt, and did an experiment to see if apples (and a few other items) would float or sink. Great job Sabers!

Reminder: Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program

Do you own a business or know someone who owns a business?   Saint…

September Rosary

We enjoyed a faith-filled morning at SJS as our 1st - 8th grade students gathered in the gymnasium for our first Rosary prayer service of the new school year.

SJS Foundation Golf Outing

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out to support the Saint James School Foundation’s 29th Annual Golf Event last Wednesday!  We are extremely fortunate to have such a supportive community here at Saint James School – with numerous SJS parents, alumni, and alumni families...

Faith & Family Day @ The Yard Goats

Congratulations to SJS 5th Grader Rylie P. on a beautiful performance of America the Beautiful at the Yard Goats Game on Saturday during Faith and Family Day!  You can view the video here:

Opening School Mass

Our 1st - 8th grade students enjoyed a wonderful Opening School Mass this morning with Father Jaime.

We Had a GREAT First Day!

We had a great day!