Board Member visits!

Recently our Board Chair Mr. Gerald Evelyn visited our Academy and spent time with our students to get to know them.  7th grade students assisted, Ingrid Clark and SPA parents, with the preparation of raffle tickets for our gala.

Mr. Evelyn with several students from our 1st grade class. Students from 7th grade posing with raffle tickets Boys from 7th grade putting raffle booklets in envelopes Boys in 7th grade with the raffle booklets Girls from 7th grade hard at work stuffing raffle tickets into envelopes.

February News 2020

February, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

February is here!!! It’s a shorter month; still it is busy with events.  We celebrate Black History Month this month.  The children will continue to learn about the many prominent African Americans who have made outstanding contributions to our society and to Theater, Sports and The Arts.

**Progress Reports will be sent home Wednesday  Feb. 12th– please sign and return by Wed 2/13**

 Friday Feb. 14th   we will hold a special Red Day at the Academy.  For a donation of $2 the students may dress down but they must wear something red (or pink). 

 MIDWINTER RECESS SCHOOL CLOSED 2/17-2/21, REOPENS 2/24 (regular time)

 The Candy Sale ends Monday Feb. 24th and all money must be in by the due date to be eligible for the prizes.

Tuesday February 25th Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras @ The Academy – details will be sent home

Wednesday February 26th Ash Wednesday – We enter into the holiest season of the church; Lent.

Students in grades K-8 will attend mass at 10am and will receive ashes.  All parents are invited to attend.

 Re-registration for current families is underwayIf you re-register by February 28th the fee is $200 per family and you will be entered into the lottery.

**Drawing will be held March 27th**

 Registration (New Families) If you know of any family or friends interested in registering their children at our Academy, please ask them to call the school office for more information and details.  New and perspective families are invited to visit during our “Touring Tuesdays”.  Reminder if you refer a student who registers for the new school year, you are eligible for a $250 tuition credit (once all payments are made from the new family).


PK For All – FREE PRESCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AGE 4 BY DEC. 31, 2020

Visit http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/PreK/  our school code is 18KAKU for more information on registration.

           

Sincerely,

Mrs. Charles

 

January News 2020

Office of the Principal

 

January 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Happy New Year!! We welcome the New Year and ask God to continue to bless our students, families’ teachers and staff. January will continue to be a busy month at SCGSTL so please pay close attention to the following up and coming important dates:

 

  • Thursday 1/16  “World’s Finest Candy Sale” begins.

 

  • Friday January 17th Academy Closed for grades K-8 only  – Teacher Professional Day

 

  • Monday January 20th Academy Closed – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – The nation pauses to reflect on the tireless work of Dr. King. We all can learn valuable lessons through his message of nonviolence and peace.  A remarkable individual who made tremendous contributions to The Civil Rights Movement.

 

  • Sunday January 26th – Friday January 31st  Catholic Schools Week ~ A flyer will be sent home highlighting all of the events scheduled for this week.

 

Re-registration information will be sent home by the end of this month. Please review the information and return all requested information by the due date.  We encourage you to refer a family member or friend to enroll their child at our Academy. **PK For All Registration will begin February 2020 more details to follow**

 

Please make sure you are signing into the Parent Portal to review your child’s progress, view your tuition balance, etc.  For those parents who haven’t signed up, we will be sending a notice home with instructions on how to register.  With the winter months the temperature begins to change sometimes making it very challenging and cold.  The students are permitted to wear their gym uniforms anytime the temperature is below 40 degrees.  We also encourage you to check your emails and text messages daily as all weather related notices will be communicated utilizing Option C. If you are not receiving emails, please call the office to update your information.

 

In closing, if you would like to assist us with the activities planed for Catholic School’s Week, please call the office and leave your name and number. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. J. Charles

 

Celebrating Catholic Education Roaring Twenties Style

The Roaring 20s was a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge. As we move into 2020, we are celebrating Catholic Education at St. Catherine of Genoa~St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Academy — formerly known as Holy Innocents, Our Lady of Refuge, St. Catherine of Genoa, St. Jerome, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux — with our first annual Celebrating Catholic Education Gala.

Your support will allow our students to maintain a competitive edge toward becoming the innovators in this new decade in the areas of civic leadership, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Meet old friends, make new connections over dinner, dancing, raffles, and a silent auction!

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: Russo’s on the Bay (Map)
Buy Your Tickets Today!

SCGSTL Roaring Twenties Fundraiser

Celebrating 36 years of service!

On December 20, 2019 we bid our beloved custodian Rupert Tomby farewell as he retires after 36 years of service.  May God continue to bless him and keep him healthy and strong.  We love you Rupert!

Breakfast at the North Pole

On Saturday December 7 families came together to have breakfast at the North Pole. They were also treated to a very special guest of honor……HO HO HO

December News

Office of the Principal

 

December, 2019

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

“For behold I bring unto you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord” Luke 2:10

Yes it’s that time again where we prepare our hearts for the birth of our Savior!  It’s very easy to lose the true meaning of the season with all the sales commercials; the hustle and bustle on the streets but at our Academy we remind our students daily that Jesus is the true meaning of the season!!

Please pay close attention to the following important dates:

  • 12/03   2nd Trimester Begins
  • 12/4    Report Card Conferences (12:30pm dismissal; No After School or PSW)
  • 12/7    Breakfast at the North Pole 10am-12noon Tickets on sale school office
  • 12/9     School Closed  – Feast of The Immaculate Conception
  • 12/10  8th Grade Visits the Nursing Home
  • 12/11  Christmas Trip to Radio City Music Hall (more info will be sent home)
  • 12/16  Christmas Sale items to be delivered
  • 12/20   12:30pm Dismissal – Christmas Show (7pm more details to follow)

 School closed December 23 –Jan. 3 (Re-opens Monday Jan. 6  regular time)

 

In closing I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!!

 

Keep Christ in Christmas!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Charles

 

November News 2019

November 2019

 

Office of the Principal

 

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’ve gained with daylight savings time ending.  November is going to be another busy month and I would like to call your attention to the important dates below:

 

  • 11/1 All Saints Day – Mass at 10:00am all are welcomed

 

  • 11/8 – School Closed Professional Day

 

  • 11/9 TACHS Test – Grade 8

 

  • 11/11 School closed – Veteran’s Day

 

  • 11/12 Option A payment due – absolutely no exceptions or extensions.

 

  • 11/15 Last day to purchase tickets for Radio City Music Hall Trip

 

  • 11/21 Christmas Sale Ends

 

  • 11/27 Thanksgiving Mass 10:00am – **12:30pm dismissal Gr. PK-8 ( No Afterschool all grades or PSW)

 

  • 11/28 & 11/29 Thanksgiving Recess – School Closed

 

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive begins on 11/4 – 11/15 and is one of the most important activities here at the Academy.  A flyer will be sent home outlining the items requested. November is a special month as families come together to celebrate Thanksgiving Day together but we want to remind the students that they should always be thankful to God.  What better way than to help those less fortunate and by donating to our food drive.  Each student is asked to bring at least one item from the list but any amount will be greatly appreciated.

 

We would ask that all items be sent in by the due date.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the office.

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

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Charles

 

 

 

 

Halloween Fun at SCGSTL

On Saturday October 26 The Academy’s SPA hosted a Halloween Party filled with games, face painting and of course snacks! What a great way to celebrate with our school family!