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.



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!

Feast Day Mass

On October 2, Bishop Guy Sansariq celebrated mass in honor of our Patroness; St. Therese of Lisieux


October News


Office of the Principal


October 1, 2019


Dear Parents,


We are officially in our second month of school and the excitement is still evident in our building.  Please pay close attention to the activities and events listed below:


  • 10/1     The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux (Our Patroness). 10am Mass for The Academy; 7:30pm Mass for the Parish (Bishop Guy Sansariq) will be the main celebrant.  All are welcome to both masses.


  • 10/2     Individual School Picture & 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

         Grade 1-8 Full Uniform (no gym uniform) Gr. K (gym uniform permitted).


  • 10/4     12:30pm Dismissal Faculty Meeting – (11:30am Bus


  • 10/14   Columbus Day School Closed


  • 10/15-10/18     Terra Nova Testing Grades 3-8


  • 10/22   Class Pictures (details to follow)


  • 10/23   Progress Reports sent home.


  • 10/24   Pie Sale Ends


  • 10/25   8th Grade Confirmation Retreat


  • 10/26   8th Grade Confirmation  5pm





Mrs. Charles




September 2019 Welcome Letter

Office of the Principal
September 2019

Dear Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our families (new and old) to the 2019-2020 school year.  This is a very exciting time!  September brings many changes; a new teacher, classroom, friends and for some a new school. I am confident that you will find St. Catherine of Genoa~St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy to be like your second home.  As partners with you in the education of your children, we share your dreams and hopes for them. Together, we work for their success, now and in the future. For your part to assist in this endeavor, we ask that you demonstrate the importance of arriving to school on time, dressed properly in the school uniform and setting aside a time and place for homework.  Make sure studies are completed before “entertainment”.  Please supervise your child while they are on the internet, phone, watching television, etc.  Start the year off by introducing a good routine!

Wednesday Sept 4th is our first day of school (please see website for the remaining weeks schedule).  Monday Sept 9th begins our full day session; yellow bus service and after school.  On Wednesday September 11th at 7pm we will have our “Back to School Night”.  Our Board of Directors will be at this meeting to discuss the school year and most importantly you will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher. In order for this to be a successful night, we are requesting that only 2 parents or guardians attend the meeting per family.  Absolutely no children will be permitted to attend so please make adequate arrangements prior to attending.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and are looking forward to a wonderful school year!


Mrs. J. Charles

Back to School Information

Seats are available for the Free Full Day PK 4 All Program &

Grades K-7 Please contact the office to schedule an appointment.

August Office Hours

8/6, 8/8    9am -1pm

8/15 & 8/16  9am -1pm

8/19-8/22 9am-1pm

8/27-8/29  9am -1pm

September Back To School

Wednesday Sept. 4th

PK 4 All  Orientation 10am

Grades K-8   Arrival 8am  dismissal 12:30pm

Thursday Sept 5th  & Friday September 6th

Full Day of School for All Grades

PK 4 All  


8:00am – 3:00pm



June 2019 Dates To Remember

June 2019




  • 6/4  8th Grade Graduation Trip
  • 6/10  WALKATHON
  • 6/11  Rye Playland Trip
  • 6/12  PK Breakfast with that Special Guy
  • 6/13  8th Grade Graduation Mass 10:30 am
  • 6/14  8th Grade Awards and Graduation Ceremony
  • 6/17  PK- 7  Dismissal @ 11:00 am
  • 6/18  PK & K  Step Up (Information sent home)
  • 6/19 PK-7  Last Day of School Prayer Service at 9:00 am
  • Dismissal at 10:00 am


**Have a wonderful summer!! Check website for summer hours**

Let’s Celebrate!

Congratulations go out to a few of our teachers who were awarded for their years of service in the Diocese.
Mr. Hinchen was honored for 37 years teaching and his upcoming retirement!
Mrs. Luback celebrates 35 years and 
Ms. Shelley and Mr. Smith both celebrate 20 years as educators.

May News

May, 2019

Dear Parents,

 May is here!! We honor Mary our Mother and pray for her powerful intercession. Please pay close attention to the calendar as we have many important things scheduled this month.  To begin our month, Grades 4, 6, &7 will have the NYS Math Test on Wednesday 5/1 & Thursday 5/2.  Students must be present to take the exams everyday.  Please make sure the students receive plenty of rest and have a good breakfast prior to coming to school.

The Spring Show will take place on Friday May 10th at 7pm and  tickets will go on sale Thursday May 2nd ($10 per ticket). The theme for the show this year will be “God Bless America”.  The students have been preparing and working extremely hard.  We will dismiss at 11: 50am and students are required to return to school by 6:30pm. Please come out and support their efforts.  Please note the doors for the show will not open before 6:45pm. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

The Mother’s Day Cakes are scheduled to be delivered the week of May 6th and we will send out an Option C alert when we have the definite date for pick up.

Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day let’s take the opportunity to say “THANK YOU” Mom for all the great things Mom’s do!! 

 Progress Reports will be sent home Wednesday May15th.  Please pay close attention to the comments on your child’s report.  Ideal Uniform Company will be here on Wednesday May 15th to take measurements for the new school year.    Representatives will be here from 10am -11:30am. Measurements will be taken and orders placed.  A $25 deposit will be required.

Grade 2 will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday May 19th at 11am in the church. Please keep them in your prayersThe Academy will be closed Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

 The 8th Grade will lead us in a Rosary Rally on Friday 5/24 at 10:45am in the church.  Gr. 2 will also participate as they crown the Blessed Mother’s Statue for The May Crowning (the students are permitted to wear their First Communion attire). All are welcomed to pray with us.

Thursday May 30th is the Feast of the Ascension and students in grades K-8 will attend mass at 10:45am in the church.

Registration for new students is continuing. Please encourage family and friends to consider the benefits and values of a Catholic School Education.  Applications are available online please call the school office for more information.



Mrs. Charles