Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 16, 1978 when the first Mass was held at St. Monica Church, Northford.
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sds3Patricia O’Neil Tiezzi, principal principal of St. Dominic School in Southington, poses with students, from left, Owen Quiroz, Nicholas Pio, Rachel Dorio and Madison Rizzuto, during the school’s celebration of national Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 2. The school had a variety of activities in keeping with this year’s theme, “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.”

On Jan. 29, during a book fair, many older students read books to kindergartners and performed in a “readers’ theater” play.

On Feb. 1, students collected items to donate to Southington Community Services. Grade three won a competition to collect the most items – 152 – and were to receive an ice cream treat, a dress-down pass and a “National School Choice Week” fleece scarf. Grades two and five came in second and third, with 69 and 62 items respectively.

The student council served a homemade luncheon, featuring soups by Glenn Prushinkki, to thank faculty and staff for their hard work.

Students also baked cookies and made thank-you cards to be delivered to first responders. On Feb. 1, the student council sponsored a Blue Ribbon Carnival for the students.