January News 2019

January 2019

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:

  •  Wednesday January 9th 8th Grade Graduation Measurement
  •  Thursday January 17th 11:50am Dismissal Faculty Meeting & Candy Sale Begins
  •  Friday January 18th Academy Closed for grades K-8 only  – Teacher Professional Day
  •  Monday January 21st 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 27th – Friday February 1st 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. **UPK Registration will begin February 2019 more details to follow**

 With the winter months the temperature begins to change sometimes making it very challenging and cold.  We 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 planned 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

Principal

December News

Office of the Principal

December, 2018

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:

  • 12/01 Breakfast at the North Pole 10am-12noon Tickets on sale school office
  • 12/04 Second Trimester Begins
  • 12/06 Report Card Conferences – Full Day of School (separate notice sent home with details)
  • 12/07 Prayer Service 1:30pm Church ~ Feast of the Immaculate Conception .
  • *12/12 Christmas Trip to Radio City Music Hall (more info will be sent home)*
    12/14 11:50am dismissal – Christmas Show (tickets go on sale 12/03)
  •  12/21 Prayer Service 11am Church – Dismissal 11:50am No Afterschool

School closed December 24 –Jan. 1(Reopens Wednesday Jan. 2 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

 

November 2018

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 10:30am all are welcomed
  • 11/3 TACHS Test – Grade 8
  • 11/5 Option A payment due – absolutely no exceptions or extensions.
  •  11/7 Yankee Candle Sale Ends
  • 11/8 Last day to purchase tickets for Radio City Music Hall Trip
  • 11/9 School closed –Teacher Professional Day
  • 11/12 School closed – Veteran’s Day
  • 11/21 Thanksgiving Mass 10:30am – **11:50am dismissal No Afterschool all grades PK -8**
  • 11/22 & 11/23 Thanksgiving Recess – School Closed

**Thanksgiving Food Drive November 1st – 16th Flyer Sent Home**

 Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is one of the most important activities here at the Academy.  A flyer was 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

Faculty Spiritual Retreat

   

On Wednesday October 31, the staff attended a spiritual retreat, at Our Lady of The Island Shrine in Manorville, NY. Fr. Roy Rector of the Shrine was the presenter. It truly was an amazing day!

Red and Blue Day

 

St. Catherine of Genoa-St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy sponsored a special “Red and Blue Day” on October 18th.  A special fundraiser to help the people of Haiti who experienced another earthquake.  All proceeds will be sent to Catholic Relief Services.

October News

Office of the Principal

October 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 We’ve completed our first month of school and things seem to be settling into place.  On Monday 10/1 we celebrated our patroness St. Therese of Lisieux with mass at 10:30am for the Academy and then at 7:00pm for the Parish.  The Most Reverend Bishop James Massa was the main celebrant and we were represented very well by our students and families.

It truly was a beautiful mass and we will continue to pray for the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Please pay close attention to the following important dates:

  • 10/3  Group Pictures (students must be dressed in full uniform)
  • 10/5   Rosary Rally 1:15pm in the church. All are welcomed.
  • 10/8   Columbus Day School Closed
  • 10/9-10/12 Terra Nova Testing Gr. 3-8 (students must be present each day of testing).
  • 10/10 SPA Meeting 7pm Auditorium
  • 10/12 Thanksgiving Day Sale Ends
  • 10/17  VIRTUS Training 7pm
  • 10/23  Christmas Sale Begins
  • 10/24  Progress Reports Sent Home
  • 10/26 Confirmation Gr. 8  (11:50am dismissal Gr. K-8)
  • 10/27  Halloween Party 2pm -4pm
  • 10/31  School Closed (Grades K-8)

 

As you can see it’s going to be a very busy month! Please visit our website for up to date information.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Charles

Feast Day Celebration

On Monday October 1, The Most Reverend Bishop James Mass celebrated the Feast Day Mass of St. Therese of Lisieux with our parish family.

Welcome to St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy

                         

Office of the Principal

 

Welcome to St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy.  St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy is a Catholic community of students, teachers, parents and staff working collaboratively to create a safe, caring, supportive, innovative and academically challenging environment for your child.  This community fosters individual spiritual growth and self-esteem while promoting respect, understanding and appreciation across cultures. Also, we like to have fun!

One of the goals of our program is to prepare students for a successful and rewarding future by developing their academic and interpersonal skills while fostering and enriching their Catholic faith.  As our Mission Statement says:

 “ We prepare each student to live a life of faith and integrity able to serve actively and justly in the Church and world”.

Therefore, we provide instruction in religion, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music and physical education.  In addition, there are visitors (parents and other community members), assemblies, field trips and other enrichment activities that enhance and enrich our classroom instruction.

Respect for diversity and the ability to function effectively in different cultures are fundamental to our program.  We continue to have wonderful opportunities for students to integrate technology in all curriculum areas as our students use Laptops, Ipads and access to our state of the art Computer Lab. Along with our equipment we are implementing a new STEM Lab.  STEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas.  It is a movement to develop the deep mathematical and scientific foundation students need to be competitive in the 21st century workforce..

The staff, parents and students of St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy believe that our school allows the ability, flexibility and latitude to provide innovative curriculum development and an outstanding instructional program.  The exciting educational experience here at St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy reflects the wonderful relationship between the students, parents and school staff, as well as the surrounding community according to our Catholic faith. 

We are all partners for your child’s success! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Jeannette Charles

Principal

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

SCHOOL RE-OPENS

Wednesday Sept. 5th – Friday Sept 7th : Grades K-8  8:00am -11:50am

Monday Sept. 10th Full Day Session Begins 

Grades PK-8 8:00am – 3:00pm  Afterschool Begins

Wednesday Sept. 12th Back to School Night 7:00pm

**A  few seats are available for PK (Full Day Program);

Please call the office for more information 718-629-9330**