Saint Martha School adds kindergarten class

By Jennifer Holloway - Staff Writer
Enfield - posted Thu., May. 19, 2011
Saint Martha School is preparing to add a second kindergarten class for the 2011-2012 school year. Photo by Jennifer Holloway.
Saint Martha School is preparing to add a second kindergarten class for the 2011-2012 school year. Photo by Jennifer Holloway.

Enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year at Saint Martha School in Enfield was met with an overwhelming response, causing the school board to add an additional kindergarten class.

“We didn’t want to turn anyone away,” said Sister Theresa Marie Grochowski, the school’s principal.

“Our kindergarten program has always proven to be a strong one, but by adding another teacher it will improve further through a team effort,” said Melissa Wondoloski, the school’s current kindergarten teacher.

The school’s popularity may be attributed in part to it being named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School, a distinction given by the U.S. Department of Education.

According to the department’s website, “the Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students.”

While the decision has been made to add the class, the process for hiring a new, full-time certified teacher is still ongoing, according to Grochowski.

Parents interested in learning more about Saint Martha School can visit an open house on Monday, May 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Those unable to attend can call 860-745-3833 to schedule a tour. Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is ongoing for kindergarten through eighth grade.


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