Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome Back!

The start of a new school year is filled with possibilities and promise for your child. There will be new lessons to learn, new challenges to face, new friends to make, and the wonder of seeing your child grow and mature before your very own eyes. It is our commitment to enrich your child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. By nurturing strong Catholic virtues and moral values, each child is prepared to enter an ever-changing society. Our goal is to inspire every child to reach his/her fullest potential. It is important for you, as parents, to support and nurture this important growth time for your child.

Each year we embark on a school-wide theme. Keeping in mind our commitment to your child, this year we are going to explore mindfulness presented in I Am Peace by Susan Verde. This is an ideal storybook for us to enjoy together.

The principles presented in I Am Peace introduce children to the essentials of good character: understanding themselves better, seeing beauty, and acting with kindness, compassion, and empathy. Each month the students will learn more about mindfulness, why it is important as well as learn how to incorporate it into their lives. These lessons will help them along their journey in life. My monthly letter in the Cougar Chronicle will address the principle that your children are learning about in the classroom. Our goal is to lead young minds toward what is noble, gentle, and fine.

I am looking forward to an exciting school year and to seeing everyone very soon!!


Mrs. Sarpu

Important Dates

September 4

Labor Day

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September 5

First Day of School

Early Dismissal: 12:07 P.M.

September 6

Aftercare Begins


September 8

Pray the Rosary: Blessed Mother's Birthday                                 

September 12

Back to School Night: 6:00 P.M.- 7:30 P.M.                  

September 20

Birthday Dress Down 

September 28

Teaching & Learning Archdiocesan Conference  

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Corpus Christi School Calendar 2023-2024
September 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


HOPES Volunteers

Each year at the Annual HOPES (Help Our Parish Elementary Schools) Awards Dinner, the Archdiocese of Hartford honors the extraordinary volunteers who support our students, teachers, and faculty in making Catholic schools such exceptional institutions of learning. We are delighted to share that the 2023 St. John Neumann Award Winners from Corpus Christi School are Jordan Coe, Alicia Karwic, and Travis Simpson. Please join us in congratulating these wonderful individuals and in thanking them for their outstanding service to our school. We are truly blessed to have them as members of our community! The Archdiocese of Hartford will recognize these great individuals at the HOPES Dinner at the Aqua Turf on September 27th.

School Starts Tuesday, September 5th 7:45 AM

Early Dismissal 12:07 P.M.

The Corpus Christi After School Program begins on Wednesday, September 6th.  Students must be registered to utilize the program.

2022-23 registrations are not valid for the 2023-24 school year.

Register for Aftercare



Morning Care begins at 6:45 A.M. A fee of $7.75 per child

 Routine morning drop-off begins at 7:15 A.M.

 Drop & Go at the back of the school (Cottwell Street)


 Park in lower lot front of school (Silas Deane Highway); walk your child to bottom of stairs at main entrance

School day begins at 7:45 A.M.

Students can arrive any time between 7:15 A.M. and 7:45 A.M.

 All arrivals and visits after 8:00 A.M. must enter

through the main entrance

Back to School Forms

We are very excited that the first day of school is so close! Please make sure you login to Educonnect to update your child’s emergency contact information.

Please electronically sign the documents below ASAP.

Important Note: Everyone must sign the Technology Use Policy. Only Grades 4 thru 8 are required to sign the Chromebook Use Policy.

Chromebooks will NOT be distributed to students if the below electronic forms are not signed by parents/guardians. Please fill out one form for each child you have attending school in the fall.

*Should you experience any difficulties reading the forms, please use a non-mobile device.*
Parent/Student Handbook and Photo Release
Technology Agreements

Financial Obligation Contracts

Please Print, Fill Out, Sign, and Return on the first day of school.

If you have children in both programs please complete both contracts.

PreK-3 & 4 Financial Obligation Contract
Kindergarten-8th Grade Financial Obligation Contract

Please make sure your students are completing their summer work and are prepared to hand it in on the first day of school. Summer assignments are listed by grade on the school website. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

A Farewell to Mrs. Kownacki

We send warm wishes to Mrs. Kownacki. Mrs. Kownacki has been a part of Corpus Christi School for over 23 years where she set a tone in establishing a warm, happy place where

children felt safe and cared for each day.

We will miss Mrs. Kownacki and the nurturing attention she gave all her students. In addition to teaching them how to read, write, and add and subtract, she taught them how to share and care for each other. She inspired her students to have a love for learning.

We are grateful for the many years of her devoted service that she has given our beloved school. We wish Mrs. Kownacki all the best as she begins a new chapter as Associate Principal at Saint Thomas the Apostle!

God’s Blessings to Mrs. Kownacki!

Please join me in welcoming the following individuals to Corpus Christi School. They are each very talented and will be a great addition to our already spectacular faculty. I am blessed to be in the company of such an amazing team of teachers and staff. They look forward to meeting you at the Back to School Night. ~ Mrs. Sarpu


Mrs. Marissa Cerra Grade 1

Mrs. Kelsey Crandall Grade 1

Mrs. Sharon Timko Grade 3

Mrs. Susan Norsigian Middle School Language Arts

Mrs. Maria Maynard Grade 6 Religion


Grandparents & Special Persons Day 2023

Friday, October 13th

Please mark your calendars and save the date for this treasured Corpus Christi School tradition! Be on the lookout for more details coming soon regarding this special event.

We wanted to remind everyone that we are coming back to school in our normal, everyday uniform. Gym uniforms are only to be worn once a week, on the student’s designated gym day.

Supplies Needed for Art Class (Due by Sept. 15th)

Please purchase the below art supplies for your child. All supplies should be put in a zip lock bag, labeled with their name and homeroom. The bags will be collected and stored in the art room.

Grades K-4:

5 #2 pencils

24 pack of crayons

Crayola washable markers


2 glue sticks

Grades 5-8:

5 #2 pencils

24 pack of crayons

Crayola washable markers


2 glue sticks

2 fine point black sharpies.

Join Our After School Soccer / Futsal

Kids from Pre K- Grade 4

Where: School Grounds / Gym

Dates: Oct 12, 26; 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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Join Our Martial Arts at Corpus Christi!


When: Every Tuesday (starting September 26th)

Time: 2:10pm - 3:10pm

Payment: $69/month



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Dear Parents/ Guardians;


Just a quick reminder:

Updated School Physicals and immunizations are due on the first day of school.

This includes:

  • All new preschool 3 students
  • All new preschool 4 students
  • All kindergarten students (Blue form)
  • All 7th graders

If we do not receive these on the first day; your child will be sent home per State Law. If you have already sent one in, thank you.

You can fax it to 860-257-9106

Email to [email protected] or bring it in.

Thank you,

Mrs. Cowan School Nurse