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Our new assistant Principal, Ms. Rodriguez, will be teaching St. Stan’s students from Pre-K to 8th Grade, both Spanish language as well as culture. She sat down with us for a brief Q&A. After our Q&A below, you will find an excerpt from her letter to parents about St. Stan’s Spanish language program.
What are you most excited to do at St. Stan’s this year?
I am very excited to be Assistant Principal to be able to continue to help the school continue to be an excellent school, where all students will have many wonderful opportunities to love learning. As the Spanish instructor, I want the students to love learning about the Spanish language and culture, using vocabulary, songs, literacy, poetry, and various props. We will also try to go on field trips to enhance the learning.
Can you tell us a bit about how you will structure the Spanish classes?
Classes for pre-K through grade 5 will meet once per week; grades 6 to 8 will meet twice per week. We will use books, music, props, materials, arts and crafts, projects and technology.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
I attended Pace University for my Bachelors in Education and Spanish, Teachers College –Columbia University for my Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education. Currently I am attending Adelphi University for an additional Certification in Special Education. I have 3 certifications and plan on obtaining another by the end of this year. I have 14 years’ experience in Business and 15+ years in the classroom. I truly am passionate about teaching and now administrator.
Are you a native New Yorker or from where do you hail?
I was born in Puerto Rico and have lived most of my life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and now back to Williamsburg.
What is your favorite book that you would recommend to students?
Reading is very important and I recommend children read genres they like and choose, because everyone is unique and reading should be what each individual child has an interest in.
My favorite books are by age groups- toddler-age 5 Eric Carle books, age 6-8 Magic School bus, middle school-all types of chapter books.
Favorite books growing up were written by Judy Blume which I love a lot.
EXCERPT FROM LETTER TO PARENTS
“As the Spanish teacher, I expect the children to love learning a new language. They will need Spanish folders and their school supplies when they have Spanish Class. The supplies they purchase for their grade can be brought in a plastic box to be used in our class as well; to avoid spending more money. Certain grades will need more than others. A list will go home in their folder. I will also send home a list of topics, vocabulary or themes, each grade will learn. There will be homework and exams for some grades and I will post all information online.
If you have ever visited one of the 21 countries that speak Spanish, please send in any information or artifacts with your child so they can share. I will make learning Spanish fun and exciting; using literacy, music, culture, videos, and some field trips.”
October 23rd, 2014 3rd – 8th Grade
This year, SSKCA is bringing back an after school program. It will be available every school day until 6:00 pm. Students in grades PK-3 through grade 2 would be attending an extended day session first with one of our teachers, from their dismissal time at 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. They would then move to the after school program. If any student from grade K through grade 8 attending our “Beyond the Bell” after school program signs up for an after – school club, they would move to the after school program at the conclusion of their club activity. Should a student be attending a class at one of the local special interest schools, such as dance or karate, the student would join the others in after school once the student returns to SSKCA from the special class. On days that we have early dismissal due to faculty meetings, the after school program will be in session.
Our new staff member, Ms. Enid Rodriguez, will serve as the after school program director. She will be assisted each day by one of our PK aids. The fee for the program follows:
5 days per week $2,500.00 per year
3 days per week $2,160.00 per year
2 days per week $1,440.00 per year
1 day per week $1,050.00 per year
The fees are payable in full at the time of enrollment in the program.
Students will have an opportunity to eat a snack brought from home, do their homework with assistance when necessary, as well as engage in various activities, such as arts and crafts, games, Spanish Globetrotters (cultural songs and dances), story time, puzzles, drama skits, playground activities, etc.
We hope that this service will prove to be beneficial to those parents for whom after school care for their child is vital. If you plan to enroll your child, kindly call the office so a registration form may be sent home. The program will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014.
A warm welcome from the Principal, Assistant Principal, Faculty and Staff of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. We wish all the students much academic and personal success for this new 2014-2015 school term.
A reminder the first day of school is tomorrow, September 3rd. This will be an early dismissal day.
Please refer to St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy policies in our most recent handbook which you can download here. Handbook 14-15
Hard copies will also be distributed to students.
Dear New and Returning Parents!
Here are some important dates for parents of children starting Pre-Kindergarten 3, Pre-Kindergarten 4 and Kindergarten classes this September.
Thursday, September 4: Orientation Session, 9:30am to approximately 10:30am, for both parents and students.
Monday, September 8 & Tuesday September 9: Classes begin at 8:30am and end at 11:30am.
Wednesday, September 10, Thursday, September 11 & Friday, September 12: Classes begin at 8:30am and will finish at 1:00PM
Beginning Monday, September 15: Classes begin at 8:00am and finish at 2:00pm.
We look forward to having your child in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. Should you have any questions, please call me at the school or leave a message at 718.3893.1970 now until July 3. The school office will re-open on August 18 with hours from 9:00am – 12:00pm. I may also be reached by email throughout the summer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk Principal
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!
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.