• 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

May 12, 2015

     

Superkids-Monday, May 18th, 9:30, parents of students entering our pre-k through grade 2 classes are invited to a Superkids Breakfast. Come learn more about the wonderful reading program that your child will benefit from at Southington Catholic. Please RSVP to our office 860-628-2485.

 

Special Guest- On June 2, St Thomas will welcome children’s author, Renata Bowers to speak to our students. Her presentation based on her popular books “Frieda B Herself”, will be followed by a book signing. The requested fee per student is $4.00.

 

Southington Catholic

Registration and Tuition Contracts- Important forms for Southington Catholic have been mailed to all our families. Please complete the registration; tuition contract; the transportation and after school program forms. Having all these forms returned as soon as possible is important to the smooth transition to Southington Catholic. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please make sure you return these forms in a sealed envelope with your $225.00 deposit.

 

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 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

 

 

 

Southington Catholic Teacher Profile – Mia Lombardi – Pre K Three

My name is Mia Lombardi and I am excited to begin teaching PreK3 at Southington Catholic. I live in Southington with my husband Ron, son Jason and daughter Alyssa.  I graduated from Springfield College in 1987 and have spent my entire career teaching in Catholic schools with the last 25 in the Hartford Archdiocese. Over the years I have taught kindergarten, first and second grades and have spent the last 4 years teaching the PreK3 class at Saint Dominic’s. I really love working with the 3 year old age group and introducing them to learning in a classroom setting  and look forward to collaborating with families, teachers and staff at Southington Catholic.   

 

End of the Year reminders:

May 14th - Ascension Thursday

May 15th- Golf Tournament

May 17th – First Communion

May 19th – Grade 8 Holiday Hill

May 20th – parent meeting for Southington Catholic

May 22nd. – May Crowning – 1:00 p.m.

May 25th – Memorial Day – No School

May 27th – Open House – 6 – 7:30

May 29th – Class night grade 8, 6:30

June 1st. – CFM band concert 10:00

June 3rd. – Field Day up at Slopers YMCA Summer camp

June 5th – grade 8 Graduation

June 9th. – PK 3 & 4 step up

June 10th – Combined Drama club play – 7:00 p.m. STS

June 11th. – Kindergarten graduation

June 12th – Early dismissal

June 15th & 16th – Early dismissal

June 17th – Last day of school; awards @ 10:00. Bus @ 11:00; Parents may take their child home after the awards ceremony.

 

Bret Nichols high school counselor, author, motivational speaker and professional basketball player who played in Ireland, England and against the world famous Harlem Globetrotters as player/coach of the New York Nationals is offering the You Gotta Believe Basketball Camp with his coaches. The camp will provide:

  • Development of basketball fundamentals and competitive games
  • Daily contests, prizes, and give-a-ways for each camper
  • Award ceremony on final day of camp
  • Fully insured, safe environment
  • Please attach a note indicating any allergies, required medications, or medical conditions·

Camp is open to girls and boys entering grades 2 – 9.

Campers will be competitively split up into age, gender and ability groups to challenge their potential.

You will receive an email confirmation and your check will be cashed/card charged as soon as we have confirmed camp.

Camp #18 St. Thomas School in SOUTHINGTON       JULY 6 – 10      1 – 5PM

 

Third year of online registration! You still have the option to mail the below form.
Please note same rates as last year if you register online.

All rates are per camper.

                                           ONLINE                                         MAIL IN /WALK IN

$110 before April 30

$125 before June 29

$140 after above said deadlines

$125 postmarked before April 30

$140 postmarked before June 29

$155 after above said deadlines

 

 

 

 

 

Register Online at www.yougottabelieve.info. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (203) 725-6186

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Please Make Check Payable To: Bret B. Nichols and complete and return this portion of the registration form and send to: You Gotta Believe, Bret B. Nichols, 698 Upper Grassy Hill Road, Woodbury, CT 06798.            

 

Name(s)_________________________________________________ Camp #’s(see above)_____ Grade(s) in Fall____

Name(s)_________________________________________________ Camp #’s(see above)_____ Grade(s) in Fall____

Address_____________________________________

City______________________State______Zip______________

School__________________Town____________Home #___________Cell # ____________Emergency #___________

Parent Email for Registration Confirmation: (please write clearly)___________________________________________

Do you have medical insurance?________Doctor’s Name_______________________Dr.’s Phone_________________

The above named campers are physically able to participate in the You Gotta Believe Basketball Camp and I will assume all responsibility for any medical expense that may occur as a result of his/her participation at camp. I certify that the director of the camp is in no way liable or responsible for injuries or medical expenses that may occur and authorize the director to act in their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention.

Print name of Parent/Guardian____________________________Signature __________________________Date______

Camp photos/videos may be taken. Please email me if you do not want it to appear on social media.

HSA HAPPENINGS - HOT TOPICS

WEEK OF 5/11-5/15/15

 

**THIS WEEK IS GALA DRESS DOWN DAY WEEK -

Except Thursday, May 14th, Ascension Thursday (regular school uniforms must be worn). To ensure a full dress down week, children may also dress down next Monday, May 18th.

 

 

***Ticket Order Deadline is Friday, 5/15 for the - ROCKCATS BASEBALL PICNIC

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. (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. .

 

 

JOE ANGELILLO ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT- FRIDAY 5/15

The outing includes breakfast, boxed lunch & a wonderful dinner provided by the Country Club. Cost per player is $145.00. 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!!

 

 

GROCERY/SCRIPT PROGRAM

The Grocery/ Script program is coming to an end but it will resume in the fall under Southington Catholic.
Our Grocery inventory consists of $25.00 Shop Rite & Price Chopper cards.   If you'd like any of those, continue to send in your Monday order. Otherwise, do not send in your weekly orders any longer. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Barb Doherty @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you to everyone who supported this program and hope you all will resume your support next school year.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

May 11, 2015

 

St. Thomas defeated St. Bridget’s Thursday in Varsity baseball action by a 9-3 score.  The offense was led with extra base hits from Sonny McCool and Zach Plochoki and a big bases clearing triple from Kody Hanner.  Matt Cahill pitched a complete game and the defense settled down after a three run first inning to hold St. Bridget's scoreless for the remainder of the game.  The Tigers are now 1 and 1 with three games this week, starting with Mount Carmel on Monday (today) at Recreation Park.

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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