Welcome to St. James School

Welcome to the virtual home of St. James School. Located within the borough of Danielson, Connecticut, we provide a dynamic place of learning for children in preschool through eighth grade. Within these walls, we mix Catholic values and high academic standards to create a holistic education experience. St. James School is affiliated with the St. James Parish and Norwich Diocese.

Foremost, we are a community of learners with an enduring commitment to Catholic values. We joyfully engage in service-oriented activities as a vehicle to strengthen our ties to the Catholic Church and the families we serve. We are clear in purpose as we strive to carry out our role providing compassionate service within our greater community.

We invite you to explore what St. James School has to offer.


A Message from Our Principal

Dear St. James Families,

"Happy New Year!" As I write to you today, the snow is blowing hard outside my window; winter has definitely arrived. My staff is ribbing me, saying that I can put this Vermont weather back in the closet I took it out of. The decision about what will happen with the weather is of course not mine, but I can offer wisdom about how to manage some of the complications that it brings.

Please send your child to school with a coat, boots, hat, and some mittens or gloves. Our students go outside if the temperatures are over 25°, and recess is at least 20 minutes. Adding an extra pair of socks and snow pants to your child’s back pack is also a good idea if he/she hopes to play in the snow. 

Generally we follow the town of Killingly’s lead for snow days, delays, and early dismissals. If there is a snow event we notify parents through WINY radio, the television, and our alert call system. When an alert call goes out, please say “hello” as the recording is waiting for voice activation. When school has been cancelled for the day or we have been sent home for early dismissal, all after-school and evening activities are cancelled as well. Occasionally, depending on the timing of a storm, we will complete the school day and only extended day will be cancelled. This also means that after-school and evening events are cancelled. 

Winter weather often causes a lot of sickness. If your child is sick or has a fever, please keep him/her home, and give us a call to let us know the nature of his/her illness. Our answering machine at 860-775-3281 works 24/7, so a call can be made at any time!

The last bit of wisdom I have is to remember to make the most fun of the weather that you can. Sledding, board games, a good movie, and some hot chocolate (I’m making mine with extra marshmallows) are all seasonal opportunities to connect with those we love. 

Monique Almquist

Monique Almquist
Principal


Latest News
Box Top Success

Our Box Top fundraiser netted us a check for $745.30. Thanks to all who contributed! A special thanks goes out to Christine Hebert for facilitating this fantastic event and making it all possible!


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Box Top Success

Our Box Top fundraiser netted us a check for $745.30. Thanks to all who contributed! A special thanks goes out to Christine Hebert for facilitating this fantastic event and making it all possible!


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Box Top Success

Our Box Top fundraiser netted us a check for $745.30. Thanks to all who contributed! A special thanks goes out to Christine Hebert for facilitating this fantastic event and making it all possible!


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Box Top Success

Our Box Top fundraiser netted us a check for $745.30. Thanks to all who contributed! A special thanks goes out to Christine Hebert for facilitating this fantastic event and making it all possible!


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Box Top Success

Our Box Top fundraiser netted us a check for $745.30. Thanks to all who contributed! A special thanks goes out to Christine Hebert for facilitating this fantastic event and making it all possible!


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>