After teaching for 44 years in the Archdiocese of Hartford, 43 of those years at St. Thomas School or Southington Catholic School, I have decided that it is time for me  to retire and spend more time with my family especially watching my grandchildren grow.

  My greatest achievement will always be all of my  students and especially  the students that  have consistently gone on to achieve top scores on standardized tests and won awards for their work in math and science.

 My best experiences were always talking to students that have graduated our school and hearing of the progress and awards they have gone on to attain in their educational and life pursuits.  I have always taken pride in the number of students that have gone on to become math teachers, engineers, and pursued other math and science related careers.

 It is certainly a most bittersweet time for me.  I truly love teaching and love having the opportunity to watch children grow and mature to adulthood.  I thank those of you that have allowed me to work with your children.

While I am looking forward to retirement I will also truly miss the day to day life that goes on at Southington Catholic School and I will forever cherish the memories.   I have been most fortunate to work with a great group of students, fine teachers, staff, and  supportive parents and clergy.   I have always appreciated working in  the Southington Catholic School or St. Thomas School Christian caring environment.  Students, families, administration, and the Southington community in general have always been supportive of my work, activities, and professional development and I owe them a debt of gratitude.

I wish to thank everyone for their kind wishes and gifts. I was overwhelmed by the expressions of love and gratitude shown to me at my retirement party on June 16.

I hope to see Southington Catholic School growing and thriving in the future.


It is with both sadness and anticipation of the next stage of my life that I leave all of you.

The Southington Catholic/ St. Thomas community will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I have been truly blessed to serve in such a wonderful environment.


Pauline Pelczar






Fiesta Fun

Fun at Fiesta

Boston Trip

After School Math Help and Mulberry Service

After school middle school math help ended on May 17.



June News


June News Grade 7

Congratulations to Nolan and Victoria.  Nolan received second honors in the Connecticut State Science Fair and Victoria was a finalist receiving first honors and two awards.

Congratulations to our 2nd term honor roll students.  55% of the 7th grade class was on the honor roll.

First Honors



Second Honors




Honorable Mention


 We had fun on our Boston field trip on May 22 with grade 8.

Our NEED project won an award but we will not be going to Washington D C this year to accept it because of lack of funding.

        We are using the following sites for math and science.   Just click on
the image of the book.




Big EMardi GrasBig E      Math and Art                                                               Science Carols                                                                                                                                                 Christmas Show

Grade 7 9 2016


Mass Buddies



Mrs. Pauline Pelczar
Middle School Math and Science emeritus