Giving Tuesday

Families, Friends, and Alumni,

On December 1, 2020, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. On this day you can make a big impact on the lives of our students attending St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy (formerly known as Little Flower, St. Catherine, St. Jerome, Holy Innocents, and Our Lady of Refuge) by donating $44.10 or more in honor of the school’s address. 

This #GivingTuesday, helps us continue to give the gift of Catholic education at St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:

Make a gift on #GivingTuesday at https://scgstl.org/donate-now/

  • Get others to join you – Help us get the word out on social media using our school name and the hashtag #GivingTuesday (Instagram and Facebook – St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy)

 

  • Ask your employer to match your gift. Does your employer have a formal matching gift program? Maximize your contribution at https://scgstl.org/donate-now/

 

  • Join thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world. Mark your calendars, spread the word and know that our students are thankful for your support today and on #GivingTuesday.

 

P.S. Please be assured that 100% of your gift will go to St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy. You can also support our students year-round by becoming a monthly donor. Tell the world! #GivingTuesday

November News 2020

Office of the Principal

November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe that we are in the month of November. Hopefully you will enjoy the extra hour of sleep you will gain with daylight savings time ending. Please see important dates and information for this moth:

• 11/1 All Saints Day & 11/2 All Souls Day (weekend school closed) Holy Days of Obligation

• 11/2 – 11/6 No In person classes – 100% remote instruction (due to Election Day)

• **11/3 Election Day- Exercise your civic duty and vote!!**

• 11/7 TACHS Test – Grade 8

• 11/9 In person classes resume (Hybrid Schedule)

• 11/21 **Grade 8 Confirmation @ 3pm – Most Rev. Bishop DiMarzio Celebrant**

• 11/23 Thanksgiving Prayer Service Cohort A 1pm

• 11/24 Thanksgiving Prayer Service Cohort B 1pm

• **Wednesday 11/25 – Friday 11/27 School Closed – Thanksgiving Recess**

• 11/30 Classes Resume

Due to the restrictions associated with COVID 19, we are unable to collect items for our annual food drive. This truly saddens us as we know how our families looked forward to helping others. You are invited to make personal donations to The Catholic Charities Organizations. As a school community we have much to be thankful for. Throughout all the pain and suffering, we are witnesses to God’s mercy. May we continue to pray for those affected by Covid and for all those who are without proper food and shelter.

In closing, on behalf of the faculty and staff, may you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Sincerely,
Mrs. J. Charles

Some Halloween Fun

Grades K-3 Teachers took a break and Scarecrow, Pipi Longstocking, Ms. Ladybug and Boo Ghost stepped in for some Halloween fun!!!

October News 2020

Office of the Principal

October 1, 2020

Dear Parents,

We are officially in our second month of school and our students are adjusting to the Hybrid Model. We are continuing to pay special attention to the directives given to us by the CDC which includes social distancing, monitoring our health and practicing good hand hygiene. We continue to pray that we will have a resolution to this pandemic and that God will heal our land.

Please pay attention to the important dates and events scheduled for this month:

• 10/1 The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux (Our Patroness).
10:30am First Communion for select students in Grade.
1:00pm Prayer Service for Grades K-8 Students Only.

• 10/7 Rosary Rally Cohort A
10:30am Church

• 10/8 Rosary Rally Cohort B
10:30am Church

• 10/12 Columbus Day School Closed

• 10/28 Progress Reports (Info will be sent home)

As October is dedicated to the Rosary I close this newsletter and call on the Blessed Mother for her powerful intercession:

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace the Lord is with thee;
Blessed are thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus;
Holy Mary Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death.
Amen

Sincerely,
Mrs. Charles

Welcome Back! Our First Day in the Building!

Our classrooms are ready with student seats six feet apart! 

   

Hallways and Staircases are clearly marked to help all remain socially distant while walking in the building!   

Cohort A arrives with a socially distant prayer service outside!

Welcome Back To School (2020-2021)

St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Academy
4410 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203-5726
Phone: 718-629-9330 Fax: 718-629-6854
Website: scgstl.org

Office of the Principal

September 2020

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to welcome you back to the 2020-21 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to the new families joining SCGSTL this year and welcome back all of our returning families as well! I am honored to be your principal. Our goal at SCGSTL is to work together to provide our students with a rich, Christ-centered learning environment. My vision, as the principal, is to ALWAYS put God and kids first! My belief is that all students can learn. As educators, we need to discover how each child learns in order to differentiate our instruction to support diverse learning styles. In a collaborative effort, we want children to thrive in all ways possible. My hope is that all children will LOVE school and nurture a learning environment that is faith-filled, positive, safe, warm and caring, as well as a fun place to learn and grow.

We have been working hard all summer to plan a safe opening of school and to implement best proactive to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and out schedule has been modified to allow for more time for mask breaks, hand washing and opportunities to access outside learning spaces. A strong emphasis will be placed on social emotional learning as we will work closely with PDHP to ensure the needs of all students are met.

Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face many obstacles due to the global pandemic. We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask and washing hands. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our school website and Option C which will provide you with with up to date information.

As we adapt “The Hybrid Model” we ask you for your patience as we navigate through this “new normal”. Change is hard and can be especially difficult when compounded with a pandemic that we have and continue to experience. As a faith filled people, we put all our trust in God. We know he is always with us especially during our darkest hours; there he carries us through the most treacherous storms.

On behalf of my entire staff, we are looking forward to welcoming our students back and continuing to build relationships with you our parents. May God continue to bless each and everyone one of us, especially our students as we enter the 2020-2021 school year.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Jeannette Boursiquot-Charles