$53,500 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO THE CLASS OF 2017!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017! 98% of the class was accepted to the high school that was their first choice! ?The class has 30 students and 15 students are going to Catholic High Schools and some of those students received up to $8000 in scholarships. The other 15 are going to their first choice public high school.

Students have been accepted and or attending the following Catholic Schools:
Xavier
St. Edmund
Bishop Kearney
Nazareth Regional
St. Joseph

Students have been accepted and or attending the following public schools:
Brooklyn Latin Specialized School
Leon Goldstien
Midwood Medical
Fashion Industries
Heroes of Tomorrow – Medical
Medger Evers College Prep
Science, Technology, and Research Early College
It Takes a Village
Millienium, Brooklyn
Life Academy for Film and Music
Benjamin Banneker
Edward R Murrow – Communications Arts
Instrumental Music
Vocal Music
Fine and Visual Arts

WE ARE TRULY PROUD OF THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS.

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5/9 Aquinas Group Presentation

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! 

Tips for Parents on “13 Reasons Why” 5/11/2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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:

Youtubevideo

“Why Talk to Kids About ’13 Reasons Why'” by a school psychologist (via Child-Mind Institute)

Child-Mind Institute

Netflix 13 Reasons Why – What Viewers Should Consider:

Jed Foundation

JED Foundation: 13 Reasons Why: Tips for viewing and discussing the Series.

Talking Points

Get Ready for SCGSTL’s Carnival!

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.

 


Summer Bridge Workbooks

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

 

12 students received Full Scholarships to Brooklyn Museum Gallery/Studio Program!

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

Angel Reception a fun night!

Myrtha and Bishop DiMarzio

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.

Jalon D in the center of the poster – Madison on left of photo
Madison, JD and Bishop DiMarzio

Diocesan Math Bee Results: Tosin completed 8 out of the 11 rounds!

Congratulations Tosin – you did us proud!!!!

Tosin with his Mom and Dad, Dami and Fifi

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!