Home & School Association

The Home & School Association is a parent organization that promotes open communication between parents, faculty and the school board of St. Thomas the Apostle School. Monthly meetings take place during the school year. To review the minutes from the most recent meeting, please click here.

The executive board of the Home & School Association for the 2018- 2019 school year are:

President:  MaryBeth Reiss and Annette Hrach

Treasurer: Carolyn Hovorka

Secretary: Catherine Butler and Joy Mattei

Communications Coordinator:  Heather Moore

The organization coordinates a wide range of activities and fundraising events throughout the school year that contribute to the strength and success of our community. Every family is welcome and encouraged to participate.  To find the volunteer opportunity right for you, please go to our Parent Volunteer Guide and discover the camaraderie and satisfaction that comes from volunteering at St. Thomas the Apostle School!

In order to ensure the safety of our students, participation in a Virtus Training Workshop and background checks are required for all employees and volunteers.

Virtus Training

The Virtus Training Workshops are available throughout the year and are coordinated by various parishes in the Archdiocese. Please click here for a full list of workshops available and to register online.  If you would like to register for an upcoming training session at St. Thomas the Apostle School, please complete the form below and return it to the school office. Following the completion of the Virtus Training Workshop, volunteers receive a certificate of completion which must be submitted to the school office.

Upcoming Virtus Training Workshops at STA

Stay tuned for upcoming dates

STA Virtus Training Registration Form

Background Checks

Background checks are processed through the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Hartford. This process includes the completion of a form, which is available on line and also in the school office. The processing fee of $20 for the background check is charged to each new parent through the tuition bill.


Anyone wishing to participate in any student-centered activities in or out of school must complete the background form and submit it to the office.