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.

Ascension Thursday

We have a 9:00 a.m. mass this week on Ascension Thursday. It is mandatory that students wear mass attire.

A Special Thank You

A special thanks to the Saint James Parent Group for providing breakfast and sweets during Teacher Appreciation Week. Students in grade 1 and K won the bingo cupcake party. Sue Bertram and Melissa Barnwell arranged to have a ‘spa’ massage for faculty on Thursday. Faculty appreciated all the beautiful flowers given to them by their students on Tuesday. Mrs. Markley received flowers on Wednesday for Nurse’s Appreciation Day.

Spring Book Fair

Our spring book fair is during the week of May 23. You can purchase one book and get another book free. Watch for more information coming soon.

Survey Results

Thank you for participating in our parent satisfaction survey. Please take a few minutes to review the survey results

Health and Nutrition Information

St. James Parochial School promotes a healthy school by supporting wellness, good nutrition habits, and weekly physical activity as part of the total school environment. We invite you to review our policies and information regarding health and nutrition.

Earth Day Project

As part of Earth Day, Stephanie Arsenault, Julie Fauxbel, and grades 2 and 3 will spruce the grounds at St. James. They plan to tackle the garden by the back door. Students will be weeding and getting the soil ready for the spring planting. We are in need of donations for garden soil to spruce things up a bit.

2017-2018 School Year

If you are planning to send your children to St. James next year, please complete the necessary forms. We need to make decisions concerning the number of students per class, textbook ordering, classroom materials, and staff we will need for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have made a decision and you are not returning, please contact the main office so we can send students records to their future school. Thank you.

Shorts Weather

Students have the opportunity to begin wearing shorts on April 3 to June (end of school). Grades 1-7 are required to wear navy blue shorts and grade 8 tan walking shorts. Belts are required. You may wear sneakers with walking shorts, but we consider boots outerwear. We do not permit boots, clogs, high-tops, flip-flops, or open-back shoes. On Mass days, you are still required to wear your Mass attire. No shorts!

Golf Tournament

The St. James School memorial golf tournament is on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Please see Jay Long and Joe Beaudreault for more information.

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.

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:

  • We will dismiss Pre-K/K will as normal through the rear of the school building.
  • In an orderly fashion, we will dismiss all classes from their classroom and exit through the ramp door. Faculty and staff will escort students outside their classroom and will supervise them until all students are in the appropriate vehicles.
  • Dismissal should proceed quickly so please be on time for pick-up at 2:40 p.m.
  • It is imperative that vehicles do not idol in the school parking lot. This is a state law.
  • For safety reasons, vehicles are not to leave the school parking lot without a signal from a faculty or staff member in order to make sure that all students are in the appropriate vehicle. A faculty or staff member will be at the beginning of the parking lot near the gate. Please watch for a signal from a faculty member. After the signal is given, you may leave the parking lot by going left or right of the lot to expedite the process.  

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda Joyal at (860) 774-3281. Thank you for your concerns and support in this matter. Please see the official letter from our principal.

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.