December 20, 2014

8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

St. Stans eighth graders travelled to Passionists at Molloy Retreat House in Jamacia Estates on Tuesday, November 25th for the 8th grade Confirmation Retreat. There was much reflection and community at the event as the students prepare for their Confirmation.

For more pictures see our album on Facebook, click here.

Girl Scout Troop 2832 Creates Community

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St. Stans Girl Scout Troop 2832 made of up students from Kindergarten through 7th grade have been making a difference  around the school and in our communities as well as learning skills that will help in upcoming Cookie Sales!

The older Cadettes have been setting a wonderful example for the younger girls. They made a poster of Girl Scout founder  Juliette Lowe and spoke to the Brownies and Daisies about the inspirational woman that she was. Afterwards the entire troop celebrated Lowe’s birthday together.

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The Cadettes have also planted tulips and purple allium in front of the school making the entrance to St. Stans even more welcoming. We can’t wait to see the results in the spring! The Cadettes are now collecting gently used fall and summer clothing and sundry toiletries for missions to the Phillipines. They will be collecting from each classroom on November 19th!

Meanwhile the Daisies and Brownies attended Cookie University at Mercy College. The learned all about how to market and sell Cookies, as well as about the new program where they will be able to sell Cookies on line. Get ready for Girl Scout cookie season!

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St. Stans Expands Music Program

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy believes an arts education is an important part of a child’s learning. St. Stans music classes and performances have been led by the talented and energetic, Bozena Konkiel. In addition these regular music classes, St. Stans offers guitar club, dance classes, and choir.

And just in October, the Academy added a violin program for students from K-2nd grade, taught by Wieslawa Zarkowski, a concert violin player. The first lesson took place on October 6th.

We look forward to the student performances!

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COOKING CLUB UPDATE FOR 8TH GRADE

HI TO ALL THE COOKING CLUB MEMBERS IN THE 8TH GRADE. WE WILL HAVE OUR NEXT  MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

***** PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE ALL YOUR SUPPLIES FOR THE CLUB.

*****NEW MEMBERS NEED TO PURCHASE A CUTTING BOARD AND APRON.

***** ALL DUES ARE TO PAID BY THIS DAY. ($25.00)

PLEASE COME DOWN TO THE BASEMENT AS SOON AS YOU ARE DISMISSED. I WOULD LIKE TO GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY.

HAVE A GREAT COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND!!!! SEE YOU SOON.

BEST REGARDS, MRS. MARTINELLI

Aquinas Society Update

Hi members of the SSKCA Aquinas Society

The next meeting will be held on  Wednesday, October 29 th. Please remember that you need to bring the information that you were assigned to research.

Thank you for working so hard and doing your best. Hoping to see you on Oct. 29 th.

Mrs. Martinelli

Scrabble Club Members

Welcome Scrabble Members!

Permission Forms are due on Tuesday, September 16th.

Our first game is on Thursday, September 18th from 3:15 to 4:15. Bring a snack so you can eat before you play scrabble. I am looking forward to having you in my club.

Mrs. Sharkey

Kangaroo Math Club

Kangaroo Math Club will start on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 AM

It will take place in the math/music classroom.

St. Stans Students Blast Off Into Space!

Once again, three of our students from St. Stan’s were privileged to be the recipients of a week-long scholarship program at NASA’s Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Two of our eighth graders, Haley Aber and Amanda Piasecki, along with seventh grader, Alex Karniewicz, set off to Space Camp in the middle of July, courtesy of our generous sponsors at Fish and Richardson. While there, they got to experience many of the training activities that astronauts go through when preparing for missions. They performed mock missions, built and set off their own rockets, and many other activities that ensured this experience will never be forgotten.

Once they completed their course, they each graduated on their final day there and received their certificates as official graduates of Space Camp! I am so proud of them!

For more information check out the program here: http://www.spacecamp.com

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Aquinas Club Makes Its Mark!

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On May 22nd, St. Stanislaus Aquinas Club represented the school at the annual fair in Queens under the direction of Mrs. Martinelli. Congratulations to great workwhich you can see starting in minute 2:29 in this video.!

St. Stans Girl Scout Troop Set To Expand

Thank you to all the Girls Scouts, parents and volunteers who made the launch of Stans Girl Scout troop such a success this year! Our Daisies rounded off the term with a fishing trip to Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Acquarium. There we learned not only about fish, but also turtles and salamanders. We also practiced how to tie a knot and cast a hook. Some of us took home our catch of the day and had a delicious dinner!

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We’re building and growing. Next year we will have an active Daisy troop (Kindergarten and First Grade), a Brownie troop (Second Grade and Third Grade) and a combined Junior/Cadette troop (Fourth through Eight Grades).

Please contact Margaret Feliciano or Tatiana Serafin if you’re interested in becoming a Girl Scout or Troop Leader.