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.

Academic Award Assembly

Please join us for our academic awards assembly on Friday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. in our school gym. We look forward to seeing you there!

Financial Assistance

If you need financial assistance, please complete the yellow form in your packet of registration materials. The paper work is due to the main office by Friday, April 7. This is confidential information. Please complete the form so we can assist you in any way possible. 

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.

Expectations for Parents

Please be aware of the following expectations we have for parents:

  • Parents need to support the policies of the school and work together with faculty and staff to impart a sense of responsibility that goes beyond the walls of the school. 
  • Parents should model mutual respect and behavior and demonstrate to their children how to conduct themselves in mature relationships. 
  • Parents are required to assist the school in its continuing goal of improving the quality of Catholic education. 
  • Parents need to acquaint themselves with all facets of Catholic education.  
  • Parents need to carry out projects and activities that will have the welfare of the school as their goal. 
  • Parents are required to assist in the financing of the school by raising funds. 
  • Parents are responsible to be good examples in Christian behavior and to communicate important social skills and values about school and learning.

Registration for 2017-2018

Please return your returning student registration form, along with the registration fee, to the school office by April 3. If you are a new student/family for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete the new student application. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Congratulations to Julie Fauxbel and Stephanie Arsenault on their acceptance into the Reflex Educator Grant Program ($3,500). As part of the grant program, exceptional elementary and middle school educators have the opportunity to use Explore Learning Reflex. This math program is the most effective math fact fluency program for our children. Congratulations!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Our spring Yankee Candle fundraiser event is underway, and there are prizes for the students and their parents. The single highest seller will receive a $50 gift card to Big Y. The classroom with the highest percentage of participation will receive an ice cream party! The chairs for the fundraiser are Charlene Marshall and Sarah Hendrick. Please contact them if you have questions about the fundraiser.

Summer Camp Update

We will be hosting summer camp again this year. The program will run from June 19-July 28. Over the last three years of collected data, we lost $11,957.32 in the program. We have made the school advisory board aware of the situation but would like to continue the program by increasing our fees and limiting the field trips to one per week. Please review our informational camp letter for more details. 

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.