We'll post our newsletters here so you can reference them on the go, or just in case one gets lost in a bottomless backpack.

SJS in the News

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.

SJS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Stephanie Raszka-Arsenault for becoming our SJS Teacher of the Year! A good teacher helps guide us to develop our potentials and embrace our strengths. Thank you for sharing your gift of teaching with us!

Thank you!

On behalf of our St. James family, we would like to express our gratitude to Erwin Sanchez and First Choice Sweeping and Landscaping for their hard work in making our school grounds look beautiful. Please enjoy these photos of the beautiful updates to our surroundings!

Thank You Erwin Sanchez Photos

Sport Stacking Club

In September, a sport stacking club will be making its initial debut here at St. James. We will meet after school every Monday until 3:30 p.m. Our club will finish with a competition of the 10th Connecticut State Sport Stacking Championships on October 28, 2017.

For more information and to sign up, please view our flyer and sign the permission slip.

Choral Program

St. James is offering a choral program beginning every Monday from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Aulerich will be directing the program. More information will be forthcoming.

Asbestos Information

Please be aware that St. James Parochial School has been inspected by an accredited inspector, as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Act of 1986 (AHERA). 

St. James School maintains a complete updated copy of the Asbestos Management Plan in the school office. The Asbestos Management Plan is available during school hours, without cost or restriction, for inspection by representatives of EPA and the state, the public, including, teachers, parents, and other school personnel and their representatives.

For more information, please read our letter.

New Computer Grant

St. James School applied for a governmental grant to receive computers. A special thanks to Mrs. Marshall for making us aware of this computer grant. The office had to complete numerous documents including a copy of my passport and personal information. We have received 50 computers so far. It has been a lengthy process. Carrie Benoit was instrumental in getting our computers. In addition, we applied for 43 more computers; we are waiting for a grant response.

School Improvements

We have been busy this summer with building improvements and can't wait for you to come back to school to see them. Some of the building improvements include:

  • Christine St. George repainted the Saint Theresa statue near the nurses office.
  • Repainted hallways
  • Changed and painted the front entrance
  • New landscaping

A big thank you to everyone who helped with our school improvements.

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.