Volume 3, Issue 2 HSA Newsletter
Saint Dominic School
Volunteers Needed Open HSA Positions
As part of HSA's focus on At the end of the school year, there
international cultures, we would will be three open positions on the
like to put on a program for the HSA Executive Board. The
students to learn about a foreign positions of President, Vice
country and its holidays, similar President and Treasurer will be
to the Chinese New Year open for the 2010-2011 school
celebration enjoyed last school year. Please consider one of these
year. If you or a grandparent positions to help in the enrichment
would like to share the traditions of the students at Saint Dominic
about your homeland and the School. Nominations and elections
holidays you celebrate, contact will be held at the March 24,2010
Marie Winters at meeting. If you have any questions
firstname.lastname@example.org. or are considering taking a position
please contact Bethann Hooks at
The Saint Dominic’s Annual Santa
Breakfast will be held Saturday,
December 5th from 9:00 AM to
11:00 AM in the church hall.
There will be a buffet breakfast,
raffle prizes, crafts for the kids and
photos with Santa Claus.
QuickTime™ and a
Tickets are $5.00. A form are needed to see this picture.
detailing all the information will be
sent out shortly.
We are looking for volunteer
readers to read Christmas stories
to the children during the event. If
Kerry Hannify Morin at
Upcoming HSA Events November 4th Meeting
Saint Dominic School The HSA will be hosting the first educational An HSA parent information meeting
November 2009 program of the school year. On was held last November 4th. If
Wednesday, December 9th the group anyone is interested in the meeting
"Themselves" will perform An Immigrants minutes, please contact Bethann
Story for the students in K-5. We hope all Hooks. They can also be viewed in
will enjoy the show. the school office.
Upcoming Programs for 2010 Highlights/updates from the
Wednesday, February 10 meeting include:
Faustworks will present The Mask
Messenger Teachers Christmas Gifts – Room
Parents to coordinate.
HSA Executive Board Wednesday, April 21
Shane Long will present Native American School Auction baskets more info
Bethann Hooks, President Music and Dance to follow from Room Parents.
Wednesday, June 2
Cynthia Plochocki, Vice President Ginga Brasileira will present Dances of
Marie Winters, Treasurer
email@example.com On Going Teacher Wish Lists
Alan Weiner, Secretary
Mrs. Lewis – 1 Grade
An easel for Reading
Please send newsletter The HSA has compiled a list to help
information to: the teachers acquire items that they nd
Mrs. Novicki – 2 Grade
firstname.lastname@example.org want/need in their classrooms. A double map that hangs on the
These are items that the teachers chalkboard. It has both the world
would love to have to help our and the US.
children and are generally bought rd
out of their personal monies. This Mrs. Ronkese – 3 Grade
program is OPTIONAL and there is Easel for reading
Statue of Mary
no obligation to purchase anything
Games for indoor recess
on these lists. Small white boards for centers/activities
Science equipment kits
We know that the teachers
appreciate anything and everything Miss Pastyrnak – 4 Grade
we can do for them. If you want to Recordable CD's
participate in this Wish List just Science equipment kits
purchase something for any th
teacher and give it to them. Thank Mrs. Zielinski – 5 Grade
you for your help. Trivial pursuit for Kids
Life – Twist and Turn
Monopoly Electronic Banking
Halloween Party Charades
UNO – cards
Regular playing cards
Thank you to all the volunteers
for making this year’s Halloween School
party a success. Additional die cuts for Ellison machine
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS-Our volunteer school librarian Mrs. Johanna
Needham has informed me she will be leaving her volunteer position in
order to pursue other volunteer opportunities. Mrs. Needham, assisted by
Mrs. Judy Knott, Mrs. Irene Hart, and Mrs. Chris Biernat, has attended to
our library program for over 20 years. She is delighted that we are
currently automating and updating our collection of books for the students
and feels that we have a capable group of parents undertaking this
endeavor. We thank Mrs.Needham, Mrs. Knott, Mrs. Hart and Mrs.
Biernat for their years of service to our students and generosity to our
school. The library will be closed during the month of December so the
automation project can begin. Library volunteers will visit the classrooms
to read to the students during their regularly scheduled library time.
LIBRARY AUTOMATION PROJECTAutomation is Coming,
Automation is Coming The prep work and system and software
installation have all been completed. During the month of December we
will be entering all books to be housed in the library into the library system
and the library will be close. To allow us to get as much done before
Christmas, all library books MUST be returned to the school library no
later than Monday November 30th. Please check your child’s backpack
and home book cases, etc. for any checked out Saint Dominic library
books. Volunteers will visit the classrooms during scheduled library time
for the month of December to share holiday stories to the children. If
there is anyone else who wishes to help out efforts, please contact Sue
Houle at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE--The School Board will be hosting a Town Hall meeting
on Wednesday evening, December 2 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. in the Parish
Learning Center located on the school campus. Additional details will be
sent home next week. All parents are invited to attend.
SCRIP PROGRAM - For a short amount of time, Shutterfly gift cards will
be paying at 14% instead of the normal 9%. For every $25 gift card we
sell, the school makes $3.50! Plan ahead and purchase Shutterfly gift
cards to use for your holiday photo cards. ShopWithScrip.com now offers
$25 Bertucci's Gift Cards. They pay 10% to the school. We will not be
carrying these in stock to start but can order them on an as-needed basis.
We will have a limited number of $10 Stop & Shop gift cards for the
Christmas season. Start planning your Christmas shopping and utilize
the Bulldog Bucks program to help the school at the same time.
HANDY MAN/MEN NEEDED-Two portable basketball hoops were
recently donated to our school; however they need to be assembled. If
you are able to assist please call or e-mail the school office.
SAINT DOMINIC/SAINT THOMAS SKI CLUB – Please
return all ski club forms to the office by Monday,
Are you involved in Box Tops for Education? Now is the perfect time to join!
From now until December 1, everyone who joins Box Tops online will earn five Box Tops for
their school*, just for signing up. Plus, if you sign up, I could get a bonus for my school, too!
That's cash our school can use to buy anything they need.
Then, invite your friends and encourage them to invite their friends. Before you know it, you've
turned the power of one into the power of millions!
Thanks for your support,
Gwen Bade, Coordinator
HEALTH UPDATE - Southington Plainville H1N1 Flu Clinic: THE NEXT FLU CLINIC WILL BE
HELD NOVEMBER 23, 2009 (MONDAY) FROM 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM AT CALENDAR HOUSE, 388
PLEASANT STREET, SOUTHINGTON, CT 06489. The vaccine will be Intranasal, Live Attenuated
Vaccine. There will be no injectable vaccine at that clinic. Second dose (minimum of 28 days following
first dose) will be available for children under the age of 10 years. Proof of Southington or Plainville
residence is required. Limited to Children AND ADULTS 6 months to 24 years old, pregnant women,
household members/caregivers with an infant under 6 months of age, EMS, Police, Fire, Medical care
persons with direct patient care duties on a daily basis. No other person, regardless of age,
profession or medical condition is currently eligible for immunization. Intranasal vaccine (healthy
persons 2 - 49) is thimerisol-free. Inactivated, injectable Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent
Vaccine is restricted for the following priority groups at this time: 1. Pregnant women, 2. Household
contacts and caregivers of infants less than 6 months of age, 3. Children age 6 months through 6 years,
4. Children age 7 through 24 years with high risk medical conditions, 5. Healthcare workers and EMS
personnel who have direct contact with patients or infectious material (also may receive intranasal
vaccine). Consult your physician.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as
“Student of the Month” for October. The following students were recognized for
Responsibility: Bogna Prusak, Griffin Prushinski, Matthew Palmieri, Abigail Mullins, Rachel
Carbone, Evan Zimnoch, Madison Hubert, Emma Panarella, Kelly Doyle, Maddy Richardson,
Evan Bender, Elizabeth Melvin, Sean Young and Brandon Matta.
STUDENTCOUNCIL – under the direction of Mrs. Ronkese and Miss Pastyrnak, Co-
Advisors, students in grades 3- 5 held Student Council elections. The following are the
2009 – 2010 Student Council: Bianca D’Amore, President; Johannah Litchfield, Vice-
President; Jillian Pernerewski, Secretary; Anthony Dortenzio, Treasurer; Joey Rappoccio,
Publicity; Maggie Carroll and Vinny Penisse, School Spirit; Grade 5 Representative, Victoria
Bairos; Grade 4 Representatives, Maddie Belfonti and Teagan Duffy; Grade 3
Representatives, Brian Houle and Garrett Prushinski.
HONOR ROLL – Congratulations to the following Fifth grade students who achieved Honor
Roll for the first marking term: Victoria Bairos, Evan D’Agostino, Bianca D’Amore,
Anthony Dortenzio, Rachel Krawiecki, Johannah Litchfield, Brandon Matta, Matthew
Meade, Michael Nanfito, Sophia Penisse, Maighread Scafariello and Michael Zera.