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The Southington Citizen Friday, October 5, 2012

English tutor training

The Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut are in need of English tutors. Tutor trainings are offered at New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 9, 13, and 16. Trainings at ARC of Southington, 201 W. Main St., will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, 8, 13, and 15. To register or for more information, call (860) 229-7323, or e-mail Vicki at, or visit

Kindergarten has changed

Southington Public Schools in conjunction with the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington are sponsoring a series of three workshops titled “It’s Not Your Mommy’s Kindergarten!” These workshops are a great first step to gaining insight into a child’s first year in elementary school. The workshops will not only help parents feel more prepared but will also offer hands on activities for at home to help a child better prepare for kindergarten. The workshops will be presented by specialists, kindergarten teachers and administrators of the Southington Public Schools that work with children every day and can tell what you need to know to help a child have a successful first experience in school. The workshops will be conducted on three consecutive Wednesday evenings in October. The first workshop in the series will focus on Literacy Oct. 10, followed by Numeracy on Oct. 17 and concluding with a Kindergarten Readiness Panel Discussion on Oct. 24 that will including kindergarten teachers, specialists and school administrators. Parents can register for one, two, or three of the workshops. Workshops will be held at Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the presentation will begin

promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register by contacting Jen LeRoy at (860) 628-3377 ext. 117 or e-mail jleroy@southingtonschools. org. Free childcare is also available, however, childcare must be indicated when registering.

Success café to begin soon Southington Youth Services popular middle school after-school program designed to build positive life skills begins its first session the week of Oct. 9. The program is held on Tuesdays at JFK Middle School and on Thursdays at DePaolo Middle School. This year the program has been lengthened to nine weeks and the fee has been reduced. Also, students may try the program for two weeks before committing to join. Using the Developmental Assets model, adopted by STEPS, students will build individual CODEs that guide them into life able to make good decisions, communicate effectively, develop healthy relationships and become productive adults. Applications are available at the middle schools, on the Youth Services website: or by calling (860) 276-6281.

Free writers workshop Tunxis Community College Library, Farmington, invites the community to “Dreamweaving 2: The Craft and Art of Revising Your Novel,” the next in a series of free writing workshops presented by author and editor Adele Annesi on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Tunxis Library room 7-206. Seating is limited and registration is required. E-mail to reserve a spot. The workshop is designed to help emerging and established writers revise their first novel. Instruction on the dream-storming technique pioneered by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, author of From Where You Dream, is includ-



Young leaders Photo courtesy of St. Thomas School

Student Council officers have been elected at St. Thomas School. Officers join class representatives to execute student service projects, fundraising events, and serve as ambassadors for the school. Front row from left: Marie Manchak, advisor; Patrick Lajoie, treasurer; and Noah DeFeo, vice president. Back row, from left: Richard Ciamarra, secretary; Ross Ayer, president; and Patrick Hergott, advisor. ed, with overview, handouts and in-session revision exercises. For best results, participants should bring their current long fiction project.

Parenting series “Raising responsible digital citizens: What are the children doing on line?” Is the next topic of the Parent Information Series of Southington Youth Services. The program will be held on Thursday Oct. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the new offices of Southington Youth Services, 196 N. Main St. Programs are free and open to Southington residents only. Space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register call (860) 276-6281.

Class of 1987 Southington High School Class of 1987 will hold its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf Club Glass Room. For more information or to send in your current name and address, contact

Class of 1945 Lewis High School Class of 1945 Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, from 1 to 4 p.m. There is a charge per person and includes dinner,

tax and tip. Choice of dinner entrees include broiled scrod, sliced top sirloin of beef, chicken franchise, and a cash bar. For reservations before Wednesday, Oct. 17, call Marie Tacinelli at (860) 6285153 or George Griffein at (860) 628-6417.

Class of 1952 The Southington High School Class of 1952, will hold its 60th reunion on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Hearthstone Restaurant, 42 W. Main St. If any member of the class has not received an invitation or would like further information, contact Joe at (860) 628-2227; Betty at (860) 621-7281, or Shirley at (860) 628-7383.

Fan of the Foundation The Southington Education Foundation invites the community to its fourth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club. This year’s theme, “Tailgating at the Turf !” means spirited fun for fans as they dress in their favorite sports gear and dine at tailgate-style food stations. The evening also features dancing, open bar and live and silent auctions. A live auction will be held with student artwork, principal and gym teacher for the day opportunities, gradua-

tion 2013 exclusive seating, a Walt Disney timeshare, and specially-coordinated Parent-Teacher Organization baskets from each school in the Southington district are just a few prizes. Ticket proceeds will benefit Southington school students. For more information, visit, or the SEF Facebook page. For more information, contact Dawn Miceli at (860) 681-8006 to obtain tickets or sponsor the event.

Motorcycle classes

Tunxis Community College, Farmington, is offering motorcycle rider education courses this fall in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety, required for applicants to obtain a new motorcycle license. Spots are still available for the Tunxis classes in October, and can be completed as three or two weekends in East Granby, Fairfield, Farmington and Stratford. Motorcycles are provided. Those who wish to sign up for motorcycle courses should hold a driver’s license or motorcycle permit and be physically able to operate a motorcycle. For more information call the Tunxis Motorcycle Safety Program at (860) 255-3671.

10-05-2012 The Southington Citizen  

10-05-2012 The Southington Citizen

10-05-2012 The Southington Citizen  

10-05-2012 The Southington Citizen