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

April News

Office of the Principal


April, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We welcome the month of April; traditionally the month of showers. As we prepare to walk with Jesus during his last days on earth, we pray that God will shower us with his infinite blessings.  The season of Lent is alive in the building as the students continue to prepare their hearts and minds for the sufferings our Savior will endure during the holiest week of the year.

We congratulate the 2nd Grade who received the Sacrament of Penance and are preparing to receive their first Holy Communion in May.

On Wednesday April 17th everyone is invited to our Stations of the Cross Prayer Service. The service will be held at 11am in the church and all are invited.  Please take this opportunity to pray with us as.

**Dismissal for all grades PK-8 will be at 11:50am on Wednesday April 17th-No Afterschool**

 As a reminder re-registration and registration for new students is ongoing. If you refer a new student to the Academy you will be entitled to a discount on your tuition.  Please call the office for more information.

Easter Recess will begin on Thursday April 18th– Friday April 26th (school will be closed during those days). We will re-open on Monday April 29th at regular time.

 **All Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday; please call the school office for mass times**

 In closing I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Easter!  Easter represents our hope; victory over death and new life with the Lord.  May we rejoice that our Savior has risen from the dead!!


God’s blessings to you all.



Mrs. J. Charles


March News

Office of the Principal


March, 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,


March is here!! It’s a busy month and we look forward to the beginning of spring and hopefully some warmer weather. We will enter the season of Lent and will work on our misgivings, through penance and sacrifice.

Please make note of the following important dates:

  • Tues.  March 5th   Mardi Gras and Carnival Gr. K-8 ($3 donation details to follow)
  • Wed.  March 6th   Ash Wednesday (please see information below)
  • Fri.     March 8th   Gr. K-8 School Closed Professional Day
  • Thurs. March 14th Green Day – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (details will be sent home)
  • Fri.     March 15th Gr. K-8  11:50am Dismissal Faculty Meeting
  • Wed.  March 20th Gr. PK-8 Report Card Conferences (Full Day of School)

  The students in Gr. K-8 will attend mass on Wednesday March 6th ~ Ash Wednesday at 10:30am.

 All  students will receive ashes and must be in full uniform (no dress down passes allowed or birthday dress down).

 Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday March 20th.  Teachers will be available for conferences between the hours of 3-5pm and 6-7:30pm.  Please take this opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and review their progress.

Lastly please note The NYS ELA Test will be given to grades 4,6 & 7 April 2-4.  Please make sure students are here on time daily for the tests.  Students should have a good breakfast every morning and especially before the tests.


In closing please continue to pray with your children during Lent; attend mass, pray and meditate The Stations of the Cross.  Instill in your children traditions that will be with them for a lifetime.  Invite Jesus in!




Mrs. J. Charles


February News

Office of the Principal


February, 2019


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 the Roman Catholic Church.

On Thursday 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). 

The Candy Sale ends Monday Feb. 11th.  All money must be in by the due date to be eligible for the prizes.

 **Progress Reports will be sent home Wednesday  Feb. 13th– please sign and return by Wed 2/14**

 MIDWINTER RECESS SCHOOL CLOSED 2/18-2/22, REOPENS 2/25 (regular time)

 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 29th**

 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).


Visit  our school code is 18KAKU for more information on registration.



Mrs. Jeannette Charles


Catholic Schools Week Activities

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SCG~STL Catholic Academy Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

                 January 27 – February 1, 2019

       Families are welcome throughout the week

Sunday 1/27 -Catholic Schools Week Begins!

Monday 1/28 – Related imageBuddy Day (The upper grades will be paired with the younger grades and work on activities and games together)


Tuesday 1/29 – Touring Tuesdays begin- New Families come to see us in action! 

Image result for pizza day clip artStudent Appreciation Day-Pizza and Treats!    Image result for sports clip artSports Day


Wednesday 1/30Image result for flannel pajama day clip artPJ Flannel Day or School Gym uniform     Faculty Switcharoo                        Related imageParent Workshop- Applying for FIA- Teachers will assist 3:30-5 p.m and 6-7 p.m.


Thursday 1/31Image result for mass clip artSchool Mass 9am in the church-All are welcome!(Full Uniform for all students)                   Image result for bingo clip artSchool Wide Bingo 2pm (Buddy Day Cont’d)


Friday 2/1– ***Teacher Appreciation Day***Image result for teacher appreciation clip art

“Souper Bowl” Students are permitted to wear any team jersey or attire/Contribute $2 or A can of soup to be donated to the church pantry