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

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**

 

KINDERGARTEN SEATS FILLING QUICKLY

With more than half of our Pre-K Class registered for Kindergarten, seats are filling quickly!!  Reserve your child’s spot now.  Call 718-629-9330 for information and an appointment.

 St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Academy

4410 Avenue D

Brooklyn, NY 11203

hone: 718-629-9330     Fax: 718-629-6854

Website: scgstl.org                                                             

Office of the Principal

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome Spring!! As we enter the month of April, we anticipate all the beauties usually associated with this month.  We sing “ALLELUIA” (a word put in reserve during Lent).  Lovely flowers begin to bloom as the trees, leaves and grass glisten with a beautiful shade of green.  Nature seems to go through many changes as do we.  As the weather begins to get a bit warmer, “Spring Fever” usually sets in.  Let us remind our children that they must continue to work hard until the very last day of school.

Please pay close attention to the calendar as we have many important things scheduled this month. NYS ELA Exams begins Wed. 4/11- Friday 4/13th for grades 4,6,8.   Students in those grades must be present and on time for each of those days.  Please see to it that your child has a good nutritious breakfast on the days of testing..

Information regarding summer school will be sent home the week of April 9th.  Please note any child who fails 2 classes will be required to complete summer school.  Absolutely no exceptions. 

 This year we will have a special end of the year event; The WALKATHON.  The WALKATHON is a fundraising event which is held during the school day on May 30th.  Students in grades K-8 will participate.  This is a very important fundraiser as proceeds from the event will go towards establishing a STEM Lab in our Academy.  We will be sending notices home the week of April 16th.  Students and parents (provided you have completed the VIRTUS training) are able to participle.  Everyone will receive a T-Shirt with the entry fee.  Specific details will be sent home.

Saturday April 21st , Grade 2 will receive the Sacrament of Penance at 12 noon in the church. This is the student’s final step of preparation before they receive First Holy Communion.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Friday April 27th, we will be closed for a Teacher Professional Day. 

 There are families who have not re-registered for the new school year.  It is very important that you send in your forms as books must be ordered in advance for the new school year. 

In closing, I would like to bring your attention to an important matter regarding attendance.  Please do not schedule “family vacations” during the school year.  As stated in our attendance policy; “Extended vacations are not sanctioned by the Academy”.  The laws of NY State make attendance at school mandatory.  If you decide to take your child out of school, there will be no special accommodations made regarding missed exams, state tests, assignments etc.  We ask for your cooperation in this serious matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Charles

 

 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Dear Friends and Alum,
What a joy we shared with you all on Saturday, 9/16. To say we were overwhelmed is an understatement.
The kind and thoughtful words brought back so many wonderful memories. The smiles have still not left our faces after all the hugs, kisses, warm wishes and dancing!
We are bursting with pride and joy for the lives our grads have built. Thank you to all for your prayers and support over these many years. It has been a humbling privilege and a blessing to have watched some of you grow up and bring your children to us for the same kind of education, discipline and love we shared with you. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OURS!
Thank you too for the cards, gifts, and flowers. We might have made St. Therese a bit jealous (We doubt it!) with all the roses which proudly grace our living room.
To our beloved friends in this parish, that we love and have called home, you are part of our lives and we give thanks for you and the time and energy that you put into the celebration. It was, so very Little Flower! Thank you Valerie Booth and Valerie Stewart for your preparations and thank you Ingrid Clarke and Denise Humphrey for the execution of the program.
For those in SCGSTLs SPA Group and their husbands, for the academy students, who presented us with their love and flowers, we thank you all for your time and energy in preparing a wonderful celebration for us.
To all of those who worked behind the scenes organizing, decorating, cooking, serving and all the efforts that made Saturdays Celebration a huge success a huge thank you.
Please know that with St. Paul: We thank our God for each of you.
We are truly grateful to Fr. Mendez ? who would not take our response: No Father, no celebration is necessary. It is what we do and who we are. Thank you for not listening!!!
We thank Fr. Michael Perry, longtime supporter of the Sisters of Mercy and of the academy, for bringing the message of Catherine McAuley, our foundress, to the forefront of the Eucharistic Celebration.
We are gifted to retire from one extremely rewarding part of our lives But Sisters of Mercy never stop our mission. The works of Mercy are always our focus and we will continue to serve our Lord wherever He calls us.
In Gods Peace
Sister Lynn Johnson
Sister Patricia McGrath
Sister Paulette Pollina

   WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!!! ~MRS. TOWNEND’S CLASS

                                     WEEK OF SEPT.11, 2017

This is our class website. Here you will find information on what your child will be doing in class!

Reading: This week we will be reading, The Little School Bus by Carol Roth. Essential Question(EQ) ? How do we live, work, and play together?

Sight words: I, am (Please begin reviewing sight words every night)Vocabulary words: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth

Phonics: Rhyming words (Discuss rhyming words with your child, ex ? cat/hat, boy/toy)

Math: Topic 1: Counting and Cardinality, Counting 1 ,2, and 3.

Religion: Ch. 1: God Created the World. Children will understand that we are to care for all living things and respect the rights of others.

Social Studies/Reading: In tying in with this weeks story, children will understand that riding the bus together helps them get to school and arrive safely.

KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE:

MONDAY  AND FRIDAY – MUSIC

TUESDAY  – LIBRARY AND GYM

WEDNESDAY –  COMPUTER AND LIBRARY

THURSDAY – GYM 

Summer Camp fun with STEM, Pool, Arts and Crafts!

YOUNG ARTISTS AT WORK

WHEN WE ARE NOT AT THE BEACH OR ON A TRIP OR BOWLING, THESE ARE PICTURES OF WHAT KEEPS US HAPPY AND BUSY!

 

 

 

 

FUN WII RACES!
WORKING HARD TOGETHER
FUN WITH A STEM PROJECT

2017-2018 Registration

If 2016-2017 financial obligations have been met but you have not paid the Registration fee ($250) your child is not on our roster for next year. You need to register on or before July 7th. If we do not hear from you we will remove your children from our class lists and wish them success in their new school.

If 2016-2017 financial obligation have NOT been met, you must clear your balance before you register.

We are planning for next year and based on our current numbers we will combine both 6th grades into one 7th grade. Registration will be on a first come first served basis for 7th Grade.

$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.