Book & Art Club Fun

For yesterday's Book & Art Club, the group read the silly story “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow,” then made snowmen.  Here are a few pics from Mrs. Carpenter

100th Anniversary Shirt Day!

From Pre-K3 through 8th Grade - lots of school spirit today in our 100th Anniversary T-Shirts! 

Congrats SJS Cheer!

Congratulations to the SJS Cheer Team on an awesome performance at this weekend's cheer competition at East Shoreline Catholic Academy. Our girls won the big award for the day - the Spirit Stick - given to the team that shows the most spirit, enthusiasm and teamwork! Great job Sabers!!

Ski Club

We had a great first ski/snowboard club trip on Friday night with approximately 60 SJS students participating this year!  Special thanks to all the parents that are assisting this year by hitting the slopes or hanging out in the lodge. 

Chess Club

Our Winter Chess Club kicked off yesterday afternoon with lots of game-play and fun, strategy discussion with Mr. Aldi.

Holiday Bowl Winners!

Congratulations to Mrs. Mitchell's class on winning the 2022 Middle School Holiday Bowl tournament this afternoon!

Santa Visit!

We had an extra special guest visit us at SJS today!  Thank you to our 8th grade helpers for assisting Santa with distributing candy canes to all the classrooms!

2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses

Yesterday our 2nd graders participated in the much-loved, long-standing tradition of making gingerbread houses to bring home for Christmas.

Christmas Art

Awesome Christmas Artwork from some of our elementary classes. 💚❤️

Tree of Blessings Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Saint James School Tree of Blessings.  This morning, immediately following our 4th week of Advent prayer service, members of the 8th grade class led the ceremony to honor and pray for the individuals listed on each ornament.

Christmas Concert

Congratulations to all the performers at last night’s SJS Christmas Concert.  What an amazing job by all three bands and our 1st and 4th grade performers!!

Christmas Store

Lots of fun at the SJS Christmas Store yesterday!  Thank you to parent volunteer Mrs. McCarthy for hosting and to the numerous other parent volunteers who came to help out yesterday!

Advent Wreath Prayer Service & Pre-K Blessings

This morning our kindergarten through 8th grade students celebrated the third week of Advent with a prayer service with Father Jaime.  Thank you to 8th graders Lauren, Cora, and Layne for assisting with the readings.  After the prayer service, Father Jaime visited (and sang Christmas songs!) with our Pre-K classes.

PJ Dress Down For CCMC

Thank you to everyone who participated in our $1.00+ PJ/Comfy Clothes dress down on Friday! Together we raised approximately $900 for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Great job Sabers! #sjs100actsofkindness

Varsity Basketball Home Opener

Varsity basketball home openers last night: The boys took home the win against St. Paul with both a strong offensive and defensive game.  The girls also played a strong defensive game, but in the end came up short against St. Paul. We are looking forward to a great season!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass

Today our 1st - 8th grade students celebrated Mass with Father Jaime for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Forth grade student, Edward H., did a wonderful job with the readings and our middle school students - as always - were helpful buddies for their younger peers.

St. Nicholas' Feast Day

In keeping with tradition, our Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students left one shoe outside their classroom yesterday morning in celebration of St. Nicholas Day (Feast Day of St. Nicholas).  More commonly observed in Northern Europe, St. Nicholas Day is celebrated by attending Mass and leaving a shoe by the fireplace, in which children later find a treat or gift (the origin of our American Christmas stockings).

Cards for Residential Facilities

As one of our #100ActsOfKindness, Saint James School Pre-K, Elementary, and Middle School students have been busy creating Christmas cards to distribute to several local residential facilities.

Grade 3 Reading Café

This morning, third grade students were surprised (and excited!) find their  classrooms transformed into “Reading Cafés” – each with a roaring fireplace (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.

Food Drive THANK YOU!

A huge Thank You to all of our Pre-K through Grade 8 families that supported this week's Thanksgiving Food Drive for MACC Charities!  The amount of food donated was exceptionally generous and will undoubtedly make a huge difference in our community this Thanksgiving!