We have a lot to talk about, so be sure to check our News page often. Here we will share details about upcoming events, provide important reminders, and tell you all about the things and people that make us great.
St. James Raffle Program
Please take a moment to read Principal Joyal’s February 24 letter. In this letter, she shares information about the establishing of the St. James Raffle Program. We want to give thanks in advance for support of the raffle program!
Upcoming Parent Meeting
Please join us for a parent meeting on March 9, where we will review the increase in St. James tuition. The meeting is in our gym and begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Please provide your children with extra socks and mittens for the winter. We have a number of students coming to school without hats, gloves, and boots. Sometimes they get wet, and we do not have extra clothing for them. Thank you.
Donnelly's Uniform Company Visit
Donnelly's Uniform Company will be at St. James School on Tuesday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will be sending flyers home soon. Delivery of purchases will take place on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Cash Calendar Raffle
Mrs. Knight will be running the holiday cash calendar raffle fundraiser beginning on Sunday, February 12. We will be sending a cover letter home with the children soon. Please contact Mrs. Knight for additional information.
Tuition Assistance Grants
The Catholic Foundation makes tuition assistance grants to elementary schools each year at the annual awards dinner on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. The foundation determines each applicant’s need based on the FACTS application and the supporting documents that you file online. Last year, the foundation awarded 193 students a total of $99,750.00. This year, they will be accepting online applications beginning on January 1, 2017, through March 6, 2017. Please submit all the information required from FACTS because if the applications are not fully complete, FACTS cannot verify the information. Mary Ellen Mahoney, from the Norwich development office, has provided this information.
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing
We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. The dismissal procedures will be effective on Tuesday, September 5, 2016. The following information will eliminate the car line as it stands currently:
Therefore, after observing the dismissal procedures on August 31, our principal made an executive decision to eradicate the car line. We hope that this will alleviate any issues concerning the dismissal of students at the end of the school day.
Altar Servers Class
Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule. We will train you, and you will serve your first mass at 4:00 p.m. with Mr. Stepalavich. For information, or to sign up, please call Mrs. Stepalavich at (860) 630-0680.