On Tuesday May 9th, our students from the Aquinas Group presented their information on Caribbean Culture. Our Aquinas Group is made up of students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades who have high standardized test scores and high academic marks. This year they went to St. Peter’s Academy and met with many other schools in Brooklyn to give their presentation of the many Caribbean islands. Their presentation was very well rounded. It incorporated the flags of each of the islands, the food (which was delicious), the culture and language, music and many more interesting facts. They did a great job and we are very proud of them. Shaunya Gibson even played on the pan drum!
You received an Option C alert that a notice went home regarding the Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”.
Many of our students have seen it. It is about a 16 year girl who leaves behind 13 audio tapes, each addressed to a different person who she asserts played a role in her decision to take her own life. The series graphically addresses sexual assault, online abuse, suicide, and the failure of adults to respond to students’ concerns.
We were happy to hear that some of our students watched the series or part of it with their parents.
It is the students who have watched the series without the knowledge of their parents that concerns us. They feel safe to discuss it with their peers but may hesitate in speaking with adults about it. We, the adults need to be proactive and begin conversations about this series with the children.
We are encouraging every parent to watch the series or at least part of it with their child. Opening a conversation on these topics is extremely important. Our guidance counselor will have an open discussions with students from grades 6 to 8. If we determine that there is a need to address this topic with the 5th Grade, we will do so.
Resources: Please copy and paste links in the address line or right click on the link and choose Open link
13 Reasons Why: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – You Tube Video by Roy Petitfils:
“Why Talk to Kids About ’13 Reasons Why'” by a school psychologist (via Child-Mind Institute)
Netflix 13 Reasons Why – What Viewers Should Consider:
JED Foundation: 13 Reasons Why: Tips for viewing and discussing the Series.
Everyone loved it last year, so we are hoping you will love it more this year! The Carnival has rides and slides. Tickets are $20 PER CHILD -This includes a hot dog lunch. The Carnival will take place on Thursday, June 8th. Let’s pray for a sunny day! The pictures are from last year’s Carnival.
Keep your child’s skills sharp during the summer! Summer Bridge workbooks are $10 each. The workbooks include Math, Language, Science and Social Studies activities for about 15 minutes each day. Order forms will be sent home. If you want the workbook but do not get the order form, call school. Form and payment are due no later than May 30th.
To find out more go to Summer Bridge
We thank Mrs. Acevedo for her assistance to families and students in applying for the scholarships. If the children attended the courses it would be $177 per child per course! Click here to learn more
The lucky students are:
First Grade: Oluwafikunayo Babajide and Mahlia Murray
Third Grade: Jasmym Heslop
Fourth Grade: Tosin Babajide, Jadenn Cabiness, Joli Pierre, and Sade Whittingham
Fifth Grade: Imani Rogers
Sixth Grade: Damiola Babajide, Kaylee Flambert, Maxyna Rigor and Hunter Cabiness
April 6th students, who have angels, from our school went to the Hall of Science to meet their angels. It was a fun night! You can only have an angel if you apply to TADS. The angel assists with your tuition payments and gives your child $1500. The reception is an opportunity for parents and students to meet their individual angel and spend some time with them.
Congratulations Tosin – you did us proud!!!!
Eighteen students from 18 schools in Brooklyn and Queens participated in the Diocesan Math Bee. The first place winner was a 4th grader, the second and third place winners were 5th grade students. Tosin will have another year to study for next year’s Math Bee!
Congratulations to Imani Rogers’ family and Geraldine Zephir’s family! Each won a $500 tuition credit.
The Regional Bee was held at Holy Angels Catholic Academy on April 4th. Tosin represented the academy. He is one of the six participants that will go to the Diocesan Bee on April 11th. In the Regional Bee all participants are from Brooklyn. In the Diocesan Bee, there are participants from Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School. We are truly proud that Tosin has gone this far!
If you or a friend of yours has a child that will be four by December, 2017, you can apply on line for our school’s PKA Program.
There are three ways to register:
Click on: APPLY NOW FOR PKA
CALL: (718) 935-2067
OR VISIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
1665 St. Marks Avenue, Room 116
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Districts Served: 19, 23, 32
29 Fort Greene Place (BS12)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Districts Served: 13, 14, 15, 16