• Excellence

    We foster a culture of educational excellence through critical thinking skills, innovation and rigorous curriculum standards, a global perspective, and an emphasis on moral education, community, and service

  • Belief

    We provide a safe, nurturing and secure environment in which students encounter the living God, who in Jesus Christ, reveals His transforming love and truth

  • Character

    Promote life-long learning that advances the development of the whole person – mind, body, and soul

In Memory

December 18, 2014

Our dear friend, Nancy Valente, passed away this week.  Funeral services will be held this Saturday morning at St. Thomas church at 11:00 a.m.  Viewing times will be held at Dellavecchia's funeral home from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning before the funeral.

Please follow this link to view Nancy's obituary and offer condolences.


December 16, 2014


Advent is a time to prepare to celebrate God coming to us in the form of an infant human being and to look ahead to Jesus coming again.


Parish Mission -“The Compassionate Life”.   You are invited to spend three evenings with Father Andy O’Reilly.  Dec. 15th.; 16th.; and 17th. ( 7:30 – 8:30).  All sessions will be held in St. Thomas church.   Topics include:  “Living with God’s Compassionate and unconditional Love”.  “Living with the Challenges and pain of life”.  “Living With the People of God.” 

Team Spirit:Parent Style- All our basketball teams are supplying us with exciting games to watch. Go Tigers! Now, parents need to show support by helping out at the concession stand. If your student participates on a team or enjoys attending our basketball games, please sign up to help out at the concession stand. Please contact Rose Melvin with your choice of days and times:

Hours available:Thursday 12/9/14(5:30 PM); Saturday 12/13(8:30-3); Monday 12/22/145:30-8); Saturday 1/3/15(8:30-12) Be a team player....show the players your support! 

The Society of the Blessed Mother Mary- Bake Sale
Miss Stratton and the Society of the Blessed Mother Mary would like to thank you for your support of the Society's bake sale.  Due to your generosity, we are able to donate a Christmas gift of $106 to Army Specialist Joshua Budd.    Thank you for your continued support!  Merry Christmas to all!

The Society of the BlessedMother Mary- Toy Drive

This is the last week of the Saint Thomas SchoolSociety of the BlessedMother Maryannual toy drive. Please send in new, unwrapped, safe toys or monetary donations with your child. Your greatly appreciated donation can be dropped off at the front lobby of the school or in Miss Stratton’s room, Room 105.  Any monetary donations should be in a sealed envelope addressed to Miss Stratton, with checks madepayable to Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer.  All proceeds will be donated to the Yale New Haven Hospital Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer in time for Christmas. Thank you very much in advance for your participation and generosity.  We are looking forward to another successful toy drive! Miss Stratton and the Society of the Blessed Mother

Annual Holiday Food collection – last call to send in your food items for the holiday baskets.  A letter regarding this collection was sent home.  Each classroom has been assigned a different food product.  Thank you in advance for your generous donations.

Christmas Show – Our annual Christmas show will take place this Thursday night, Dec. 18th at 6:30 p.m.  In order to give teachers time to have supper students will not be allowed in until 6:00 p.m.   Except for the little ones students are to wear white and black.

Classroom Christmas Trees - The classroom Christmas trees are all decorated and on display on the first floor corridor for your enjoyment.  You may purchase raffle tickets any time this week.  Proceeds will go to Bread For Life.

1 ticket for $1.00 

7 tickets for $5.00

15 tickets for $10.00

There will be no newsletter next week as we are in school only Monday and Tuesday.  The faculty and I wish you a very Blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year. 



WEEK OF12/15 – 12/19/14


Latest Fundraising Updates:


Ski Club- The ski club will begin onMonday, 1/5/15 through Monday, 2/9/15from3:00-8:00 pmat Mount Southington. Lodge Volunteers are needed. Please contact Georgiann Gallagher@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Don't forget to send in your gently used children's clothing all year to our school. Last year, we made $450 just by you bringing in your children's clothing.   Saint ThomasSchoolhas partnered with Schoola.com which is an online children's clothing retailer. All you have to do is drop off your gently used children's clothing to our office. All clothing will be sold through the Schoola.com website andSaint ThomasSchoolwill receive 40% of all sales. All clothing must be in good condition; no undergarments, shoes, socks will be accepted. If you're interested in finding out more about Schoola.com , below is the link to their website, just cut & paste into your browser,http://www.schoola.com/stitch/st-thomas. It's easy and simple. Thank you for supporting our school. 


2014 Annual FLL Competition

This Saturday, November 22nd, the St. Thomas S.T.R.I.P.E.S. (FLL) team will be participating in the 11th Annual Ragged Mountain FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition in Berlin.   Our team members will be presenting their hard work and running their robots in a tough competition for a chance at the finals on December 7th.  Please feel free to come to McGee Middle School between the hours of 8:30am and 3:15pm to cheer on our very own robotics team!


Directions to McGee Middle School, Berlin, CT 06037


Take I-91 to Exit 22N (Route 9 North).  Travel approximately 3 miles on Route 9 to Exit 22.  Take Exit 22 off Rt. 9 and proceed to end of ramp.  Turn right.  Proceed 50 yards to next light and turn right onto Worthington Ridge.  Proceed straight through next light (center lane) on Worthington Ridge for about 1/4 mile.  Turn right onto Hudson Street.  Straight on Hudson (which becomes Norton Road at first stop sign). About 1/4 mile on right is McGee Middle School.

Using I-84 (EAST OR WEST)

Take I-84 to Rt. 9 South Exit for New Britain/Middletown.  Continue on Rt. 9 South through New Britain to Exit #23, Christian Lane in Berlin (a right lane exit).  At end of ramp, turn right onto Christian Lane. Continue straight through traffic light.  Road now called Porters Pass.  Continue straight through next traffic light. Road now called Burnham Street.  At end of Burnham Street, turn left onto Four Rod Road.  Continue on Four Rod Road about one mile to Norton Road.  Take left onto Norton Road.  About 200 yards on left is McGee Middle School.

Halloween Dance 2014

On Friday, October 24, 2014, St. Thomas held its annual Halloween Dance. The party-goers danced to the music from the DJ, ate pizza and goodies provided by our wonderful school community, and the kids participated in games and crafts. All-in-all, our dance was a fantastic success! 



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