• 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

ST. THOMAS SCHOOL WEEKLY LETTER

                                     

April 21 2015

        

 

From the Health Office- Is your child entering our Kindergarten or 7th grade in the Fall?

A reminder from Ms Bleau: K and 7th graders (school year 2015-2016) need to submit their physical forms to the health office by Monday, June 1. The exam must have been done AFTER August 28, 2014. (the first day of this school year) If you have any questions, please call Ms Bleau as soon as possible. June 1 is only 6 weeks away!

 

You are Invited to a Very Special Breakfast-

“Thank you, Father Nick”- Please join us in thanking our Pastor for all his efforts in securing a bright future for our school. Pastor Appreciation Breakfast is slated for this Friday, April 24th at 8:30 in our café. Your generous donations of breakfast items will ensure that our event will be a successful and fun event dedicated to our Pastor.

The menu is set! All our students and families will be contributing items for a wonderful breakfast on Thursday, April 23. Three volunteers are needed to help us set up and serve our “Pastor Appreciation Breakfast”. If you can join us for two hours on Thursday, please call the office. Thank you.

 

Early Dismissal – Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22nd will be an early dismissal day at 12:05. Enjoy! We are having professional development in the afternoon.

 

 

Last Days of school - The last day of school will be on June 17th.

June 15th, 16th, will be early dismissal at 12:05. June 17th will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. after our awards ceremony.

Last day for Kindergarten will be Thursday, June 11th. 9:00 a.m.

Pre k three and four will “Step Up” on Tuesday, June 9th. at 9:00 a.m.

 

Southington Catholic- It’s time to make it official! This week we will be sending you the application form and tuition contract for next Fall. Along with it will be a bus transportation form and an opportunity to register your intent to use our After School Program. Please keep in mind…this is a new school. If you have used bus transportation in the past…that information does NOT carry over for Southington Catholic. Every student intending to use bus transportation to Southington Catholic must submit a new form.

The steering committee for the new school will be meeting again on Tuesday, May 12th.   The purpose of these meetings is to review all reports of the various committees working on Southington Catholic. These committees have been meeting almost weekly or every other week to follow through on parent suggestions and ideas which will make Southington Catholic well known for its’ great academic and spiritual programs.  

The next parent meeting is set for Wednesday night May 20th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the café at St. Thomas School.

Southington Catholic – The first day of the 2015 -2016 school year will be on Thursday, 27th. A “soft” opening will be held on Wednesday, August 26th. Parents are invited to drop in during the day to see the school and have their children drop off and unpack their things in preparation for the next day. Refreshments will be served during the day. Parents must accompany the student. There will be no classes as such. Just a nice meet and greet opportunity for all.

FACTS Tuition payments - Southington Catholic will be utilizing the FACTS payment management system for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Additional information on how it all works will be sent to you separately. You will have to apply on line. As soon as the account is set up I will send the FACTS information home.   Payments are from July – April after an initial down payment.  

 

The Energize Guy - This Thursday, April 23rd the Energize Ct. organization will present a program for our students on “Open your eyes, Be energy wise”.   Students will learn how electricity and energy are made, the uses of energy, ways energy is wasted, and how to conserve energy. This

Is a free program offered by e energy.

HSA HAPPENINGS - HOT TOPICS

WEEK OF 4/20-4/24/15

 

SAINT THOMAS SCHOOL RAFFLE

There's still time left to fulfill your annual commitment by selling raffle tickets at locations around town. Please contact Beata Raymond @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. All raffle tickets must be returned to school prior to May 1st. The CT Gaming Commission requires all unused tickets be returned. Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

 

GALA DRESS DOWN DAY WEEK

The second Dress Down week has been scheduled for the week of May 11-May 15, except Thursday, May 14th, Ascension Thursday (regular school uniforms must be worn). Children may also dress down on Monday, May 18th, to ensure a full dress down week. If you didn't have the opportunity to purchase dress down passes and would like to, the cost for the week is $30.00. Please make checks payable to Saint Thomas School HSA; memo line Dress Down Passes, Week 2.

 

 

 

JOE ANGELILLO ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday, May 15th, at Southington Country Club. The outing includes breakfast, boxed lunch & a wonderful dinner provided by the Country Club. Cost per player is $145.00. Information was sent home last week. Please contact Rose Melvin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. This is a major fundraiser for our school and we hope to see you and your friends there!!

 

 

 

ROCKCATS BASEBALL

Join us for an afternoon of fun at the ballpark! St. Thomas & St. Dominic's Family Fun day is Sunday, June 7th. Game time is at 1:35pm; gates open at 12:05pm. Families will enjoy a picnic lunch including hot dogs, burgers, side salads, desserts and refreshments. Ticket prices are $17.00 for adults; $5.00 for children 7 & under, which includes the luncheon and the game ticket. Ticket Order Deadline is Friday, 5/15. (Parking is an additional fee). Information should be returned to school, attn: Georgiann Gallagher. Any questions please contact Georgiann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

The HSA would like to thank everyone for your support this year!

SPRING ROBOTICS CLUB

The Robotics Club will begin meeting on Sunday, March 8th , from 2 to 5pm at St. Thomas School. Any student from St. Thomas or St. Dominics is invited to join the Club. Your child will need to have turned age 9 or older on January 1st of 2015 to join.

The cost for this Spring is $40 per student.

We plan to build and program our robots using Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 technology, as well as practice our Core Values so we may be prepared for next Fall’s competition.  Space is limited.

Please contact Denise Wagner at 860-302-9440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or you would like to reserve a space for your child.

 

Good Luck to the 2015 Mathcounts Team

Here's the letter that went out to this year's Mathcounts Team:

 

Dear Parents,

Congratulations are in order as Kody, Andrew, Dennis, and Emma have been selected to represent St. Thomas School in the 2015 MATHCOUNTS competition at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT.

MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide math contest for middle school students. Its mission is to increase the enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. Currently celebrating its 32nd anniversary MATHCOUNTS has helped more than 7 million students develop their mathematical abilities by tackling MATHCOUNTS problems.

This year’s regional competition will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the University of Hartford in West Hartford CT. ( Dana Hall building 4 on the map) Parking is available in Lot H. Students should be at the University of Hartford for 8:30 ready to start the competition at 8:50 a.m.

The competition should be done by 11:30.

St. Thomas School will be represented by one team of 4 students. These 4 students were selected on the basis of their work on the pre competition challenges that the students have been working on in class that were provided by the MATHCOUNTS competition.

Students should bring their calculators. They may dress comfortably. It will be a challenging day as this is a top middle school competition for students from the state of Connecticut.
Students will need to provide their own transportation to the University of Hartford and home. I will meet them there and stay with them for the day. Permission slips need to be signed and returned. Carpooling would be a good idea.

The members of the MATHCOUNTS team from St. Thomas School will be:

Andrew Cawley
Dennis Cawley
Kody Hanner
And
Emma Kief



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