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 Families,

Happy New Year! I am writing this letter to inform you of the faculty changes beginning on January 3, 2017.  

  • Mrs. Jacqueline Dubois decided to retire at the end of December 2016. Mrs. Kim Barrette will be replacing Mrs. Dubois in the kindergarten position. Teresa Yank, a parent who has a child in our pre-k program, will continue as the teaching assistant for Mrs. Barrette’s kindergarten class.
  • Lauren Maines, our Spanish teacher, is moving to Rhode Island. Mr. Nathan Ellingwood will be teaching our Spanish classes. He is a recent graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University. 
  • Mrs. Kim Barrette’s music position will be replaced by Mrs. Ann Aurelich. Mrs. Aureich has been teaching the music classes since the fall. She is delighted to continue the music program and preparing the spiritual music for our Friday’s masses and holy days of obligation. On January 6, 2017, grade 3 students will be preparing the first mass for the new year.  
  • JoAnn Lisee, our financial assistant, has retired after 31 years of dedication and commitment to St. James School, community, and students. Mrs. Meghan Sposato has been hired as the new financial assistant. She has an excellent background in finances and computer expertise. 
  • Shawn Goyette, our custodian, will be leaving us on January 19, 2017, to attend college. He will be replaced by Dandy Palomino who has experience in the Maintenance Department. His mother works in our extended day program. She is a very caring and compassionate employee and the children love and respect her.
  • Mr. James Kent will be having knee surgery in February. Mrs. Christina Andrade will be replacing Mr. Kent until he returns from surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery.

In addition, Bishop Cote will be visiting our school on January 12, 2017. We welcome Bishop Cote to St. James School. We have a lot going on here at St. James School. I invite you to read our newsletters to help you stay up-to-date. 

Please notify the main office with any questions or concerns. May you all have a healthy and blessed new year!

Sincerely,

Linda Joyal

Linda Joyal
Principal


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Connecticut Elks Drug Awareness Poster, Essay, and Video Contest

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Tuition Assistance Grants

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Winter Ball

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Advent Ceremony

Mrs. Barrette's Grade 1 students presented an Advent Ceremony on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in our gym. 

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Student Council Advent Boxes

Mrs. Hanley and the student council members brought Advent boxes to St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry during lunch on December 20, 2016. 

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Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
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Altar Servers Class

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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. Read more >>>


 
Catholic Schools Week

The Catholic Schools Week theme is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Join us for the many activities we have planned throughout the week. Read more >>>


 
Holiday Cash Calendar Raffle

Mrs. Knight will be running the holiday cash calendar raffle fundraiser beginning on Sunday, February 12. Read more >>>


 
Connecticut Elks Drug Awareness Poster, Essay, and Video Contest

St. James students will be participating in a Connecticut Elks drug awareness poster, essay, and video contest. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Winter Ball

Students in grades 6-8 will be having their winter ball, on Friday, February 10, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Advent Ceremony

Mrs. Barrette's Grade 1 students presented an Advent Ceremony on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in our gym. 

  Read more >>>


 
Student Council Advent Boxes

Mrs. Hanley and the student council members brought Advent boxes to St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry during lunch on December 20, 2016. 

  Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Catholic Schools Week

The Catholic Schools Week theme is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Join us for the many activities we have planned throughout the week. Read more >>>


 
Holiday Cash Calendar Raffle

Mrs. Knight will be running the holiday cash calendar raffle fundraiser beginning on Sunday, February 12. Read more >>>


 
Connecticut Elks Drug Awareness Poster, Essay, and Video Contest

St. James students will be participating in a Connecticut Elks drug awareness poster, essay, and video contest. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Winter Ball

Students in grades 6-8 will be having their winter ball, on Friday, February 10, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Advent Ceremony

Mrs. Barrette's Grade 1 students presented an Advent Ceremony on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in our gym. 

  Read more >>>


 
Student Council Advent Boxes

Mrs. Hanley and the student council members brought Advent boxes to St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry during lunch on December 20, 2016. 

  Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Catholic Schools Week

The Catholic Schools Week theme is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Join us for the many activities we have planned throughout the week. Read more >>>


 
Holiday Cash Calendar Raffle

Mrs. Knight will be running the holiday cash calendar raffle fundraiser beginning on Sunday, February 12. Read more >>>


 
Connecticut Elks Drug Awareness Poster, Essay, and Video Contest

St. James students will be participating in a Connecticut Elks drug awareness poster, essay, and video contest. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Winter Ball

Students in grades 6-8 will be having their winter ball, on Friday, February 10, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Advent Ceremony

Mrs. Barrette's Grade 1 students presented an Advent Ceremony on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in our gym. 

  Read more >>>


 
Student Council Advent Boxes

Mrs. Hanley and the student council members brought Advent boxes to St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry during lunch on December 20, 2016. 

  Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Catholic Schools Week

The Catholic Schools Week theme is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Join us for the many activities we have planned throughout the week. Read more >>>


 
Holiday Cash Calendar Raffle

Mrs. Knight will be running the holiday cash calendar raffle fundraiser beginning on Sunday, February 12. Read more >>>


 
Connecticut Elks Drug Awareness Poster, Essay, and Video Contest

St. James students will be participating in a Connecticut Elks drug awareness poster, essay, and video contest. Read more >>>


 
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. Read more >>>


 
Winter Ball

Students in grades 6-8 will be having their winter ball, on Friday, February 10, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Advent Ceremony

Mrs. Barrette's Grade 1 students presented an Advent Ceremony on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in our gym. 

  Read more >>>


 
Student Council Advent Boxes

Mrs. Hanley and the student council members brought Advent boxes to St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry during lunch on December 20, 2016. 

  Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>