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.
Parent Group Meeting
The first parent group meeting of the 2017-2018 school year is on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss three family activities during the school year with the focus being on morality and spirituality. We hope to see you there!
It’s almost picture day! Casson-Foster photographers will be at school on Wednesday, October 4. They will return proofs to the school with packages offerings, prices, and background choices. Please visit their website for more information.
8th Grade Class Officers
Congratulations to the following 8th grade class officers:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.