Dear Parents and Families,

We continue our school-wide theme of exploring mindfulness as presented in the book I Am Peace. Mrs. Furlong and Mrs. Labay presented to the faculty this month’s topic: gratitude.

Our focus for peace is, "Be Mindful to be Thankful." Numerous studies have proven that being grateful for even the little things leads us to inner peace and joy. As we reflect on the past year, and even our daily lives, we should be grateful for all God has given us: our health, our family and friends, and the list goes on! Children from Pre K3 all the way up to Grade 8 will reflect on the people and events for which they are most grateful. Each grade will complete various age- appropriate activities to showcase their thoughts.

Mrs. Furlong and Mrs. Labay’s lesson exemplifies our commitment to enrich your child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Our goal is to inspire every child to reach his/her fullest potential.

I, the faculty and staff are most grateful to you for entrusting your children to us each day. We appreciate the partnership we have with each of you. Together we will help your child navigate the journey of learning.


Mrs. Ann T. Sarpu

Important Dates

November 1

All Saints Day; Mass: 9:00 A.M.

November 2                           

Picture Retake Day

November 7                           

Open House 8:30 A.M.

November 8                           

Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

November 10                         

Veterans Day; No School

November 15              

Birthday Dress Down Day

November 16             

Full Day of School

November 17                      

Rosary Prayed

Dress Down for those who donate 2 or more food items


November 22                         

Early Dismissal        


November 23, 24                   

Thanksgiving Recess; No School

November 27                         

State of the School: Virtual Meeting              

Change in Date:

November 16th will be a full day of school. 

Thank you!

Picture Day

November 2nd Thursday - Picture Retake – PreK – 8 (Dress-up attire)

Corpus Christi School Calendar 2023-2024
November Lunch Menu


Wethersfield Public Schools and Corpus Christi have decided to enroll in Connecticut's STABLE program for school year 23-24. The STABLE funds released by the state will ensure that all students will be offered a free breakfast every day, and anyone who applies and qualifies as free OR reduced, will be offered a free lunch every day. Paid students will return to paying full price for their lunches ($2.60) this year.

Please apply for free or reduced meals by visiting or

finding the paper applications at



We are excited to share that we will be holding a special Election Day Open House for prospective students and their families on Tuesday, November 7th from 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. You, our current families, are truly our best ambassadors. Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, and work colleagues who may be looking for a different option for their students. Tours will be available; faculty, students and parents will be on hand to answer questions. We request that families register in advance on the school website. If you have any questions, please contact Coleen Antico at [email protected] or call her at 860-529-5487. If you are willing to help promote the Open House by putting a lawn sign up in your yard, please let Coleen know.

Thanks so much for spreading the good news about our great school!

Corpus Christi School

Annual Thanksgiving

Food Drive 

Wednesday, November 8th - Friday, November 17th

Donations benefit the Wethersfield Food Bank & Immcare

Please consider donating: 

  • Pre-School - mac & cheese 
  • Kindergarten - canned turkey gravy
  • 1st Grade - canned cranberry sauce
  • 2nd Grade - quick bread mix (banana, cranberry, etc.)
  • 3rd Grade - boxed stuffing mix
  • 4th Grade - brownie mix, cake mix, or canned frosting 
  • 5th Grade - canned corn and canned green beans
  • 6th Grade - canned soup 
  • 7th Grade - canned or bottled juice 
  • 8th Grade - instant potatoes (white or sweet)

Please, no glass containers!  

Dress Down Day Friday, November 17th for those who donate 2 or more items.

Thank you for your support!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!


The Home and School Association is a group of parent volunteers who assist with the planning of school social and fundraising events, both of which are very important to the CCS community. The fundraising events are an essential part of helping to keep our tuition costs down. In order for HSA events to be successful, volunteers are needed. Volunteering is a rewarding way to meet other CCS families.  


There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. For those of you new to the school and/or volunteering with HSA events, there will be volunteers to assist with any questions you may have.    

If you have any questions, please email:

Diane Bairos [email protected]

Cristina Tomas [email protected]

Fundraising Events 2023-2024
Social Events 2023-2024

HSA November Meeting

This meeting will be remote on Wednesday, November 8th at 7 pm. Please contact Diane Bairos at [email protected] if you wish to attend and a link will be emailed to you the day before the meeting.

Pie & Cookie Sort & Distribution

(MCM Fundraiser)

When: Wednesday, November 15th

Where: Corpus Christi School

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Holiday Balsam Wreath Fundraiser

What: The CCS annual Christmas Wreath sale with Gozzi Tree and Wreath Farm!

Orders Due by: Thursday, November 9th

Wreath Pickup: Thursday, November 30th

Cost: Wreaths are $20.00

20% of total sales goes towards HSA obligation.

You can order online with a credit card or submit an order form to the school

with cash and/or check made payable to “Corpus Christi School.”

Holiday Wreath Printable Order Form
Holiday Wreath Online Order Form

Santa’s Workshop


It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!! Our Santa’s Workshop, where all students can independently shop for family and friends will be held during school hours on December 11, 12, and 13 this year.


The children will have over 100 delightful gifts to choose from, all ranging in price from $0.50 to $12. This is an amazing opportunity to empower your child to experience the spirit of giving while learning to earn, budget and save. In December, we will send home a list for your child to fill out beforehand, help them shop to select the best items and best of all, presents will come home already wrapped and ready to put under the tree!


We are collecting any unused gifts or donations that we can sell in our shop. If you have any new items that could be re-gifted, we would greatly appreciate the donation!


We are also looking for donations of tape, bows, gift wrap, gift tags and gift bags. If you have any donations, please send them to school at your earliest convenience.

Have some extra time on your hands? We will be looking for volunteers and are so grateful to all that can help! A Sign-Up Genius will be sent closer to the event.


If you have any questions, please reach out to

Alicia Karwic: [email protected]


Shop Corpus Christi School

1st Place Spiritwear

Home of the Cougars 

The 2023 Holiday Sale brings new designs and product lines

to our site that make great gifts for the entire family.

Plus, all Holiday Sale orders are guaranteed to arrive by December 23rd!

Sale Dates: November 6th - December 8th

Our Corpus Christi apparel shop includes a variety of more than 150 different

clothing options to choose from including t-shirtshoodies, pajamas, and accessories.

Shop Spiritwear Website

Join Our After School Soccer / Futsal

Kids from Pre K- Grade 4

Where: School Grounds / Gym

Dates: Nov 2, 9, 30; Dec 14

When: Thursdays

Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm


Payment: $90

Please Bring: Sports Gear, Shin Guards, Futsal and Tennis Shoes and plenty of fluids


Cell: 860-478-9756

Email: [email protected]

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Daisy Girl Scout Troop 10280 welcomes any interested first graders to join the adventure. Please contact Troop Leader Marissa DesRoches for more information. Sign up now through the end of October. Email Marissa DesRoches: [email protected]

Join Our Martial Arts at Corpus Christi!


When: Every Tuesday

Time: 2:10pm - 3:10pm

Payment: $69/month



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Dear Parents/ Guardians,

I will be performing hearing and vision screenings during the month of November and

December. This will occur for grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 5. If your child does not pass any of the screenings, I will be contacting you for a referral to your child’s doctor for a follow up appointment just to make sure there isn't an issue.

A reminder to all Parents, Guardians:

If your child is in Preschool he/she is required by State law to have a Flu shot prior to

12/31/2023. Proof of immunization must be passed into the Nurse before this date.

If your child is on catch up Immunizations or is in need of updated immunizations:

These must also be obtained by 12/31/2023 or your child will not be able to return to School after Christmas break per State Law. Proof of immunization must be passed into the nurse before this date.

Several quick reminders:

Please provide another contact person in the event that your child becomes ill or injured or if there is an emergency and we are unable to contact you for pickup or there is a need to transport your child to the hospital because of an emergency.

If your child has been injured and arrives at school with crutches or other devices, a doctor’s note needs to be sent in so that we can accommodate your child and excuse from gym and or allow use of the elevator so we can keep your child safe from any further possible injury.

If you are going away and leaving your child in the care of others you must provide the name and number of the person in charge of caring for your child.. Emergency contact numbers must be given along with permission for pick up. This is extremely important if your child becomes ill or injured and needs pick up or emergency transport to the hospital.

Thank you,

Mrs. Cowan School Nurse

VIRTUS Training for Parent Volunteers

Any parent who would like to volunteer for any event or activity at Corpus Christi School needs to attend VIRTUS training and complete a Background Check. Send completed forms into the School Office.

Directions for online training:

Go to

Click "First Time Registrant"

Click "Begin the Registration Process".  

Registration should be completed under “Hartford” as in the Archdiocese. 

Background Check Form