October 21, 2014

International Night to Showcase Student Talent!

Come Join Us

For SSKCA’s

International Night (student performances)

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 7:00 pm

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Admission: Adults $8.00

Children $5.00

(not SSKCA students)

Get Ready For Bingo November 2nd!

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Art Residency and Audobon Society Enriching Our Students

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We are pleased to announce two supplemental programs beginning in our school this month.

Students in grades 4, 6 and 8 began a 15 week performing Arts School Residency Program today with an organization called Stages on the Sound. Two theater professionals will be coming every Wednesday during this period to work with the students. Grade 4 will focus on film making, grade 6 on play writing and producing while grade 8’s focus will be Shakespeare study and performance.

On October 20th, the 2nd and 5th graders will begin an 8 week session with representatives from the Audubon Society where they will learn about birds and their habitats in a program called “For the Birds.”

These are both wonderful learning opportunities for our students. Look for more pictures and stories as we start these wonderful programs!

St. Stans on Cover of Nowy Dziennik

St. Stans in the news! Our local Polish daily, Nowy Dziennik, ran our fabulous test scores on the front page and online. We are getting the article translated to English. Congrats to all again! See the online story here: http://www.dziennik.com/wiadomosci/artykul/sukces-szkoly-sw.-stanislawa-kostki-z-greenpointu

October School Tour Dates Set for Prospective Parents

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St. Stan’s welcomes all prospective and interested parents to tour our Academy!
St. Stan’s mission is to enable our students to reach their full potential academically, spiritually and socially­ in a child-centered, nurturing environment – please join us in observing our mission in practice. The tours will consist of a welcome session with a discussion from the Principal, teachers and parents in the school auditorium. Topics will include the school’s teaching philosophy and curriculum, the afterschool programs, transportation options and parents own experience with St. Stan’s. After this discussion and questions are answered, parents will be guided to classroom to see the children in their environment. The tour will then continue to show the entire building including the gym space in the next building.
We look forward to meeting with you!
WHEN: 9am- 11am on two dates:
October 16th, 2014       PreK3 – 2nd Grade*
October 23rd, 2014       3rd – 8th Grade
WHERE: St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy Auditorium, 12 Newell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Please RSVP for the tour (and LIC transportation*) to: Enid Rodriguez, Assistant Principal at erodriguez@ststansacademy.org
* There will be a shuttle van from Long Island City for the 10/16 tour date.
 

 

High School Admissions Roundtable Set for October

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Jankowski Family Help PreK Classes With SMART Board Steps

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Thank you to the Jankowski family and their company Simply Elegant General Construction, LTD for constructing steps so that our PreK3 and PreK4 students can reach the SMART Boards with ease!

Yankee Candle Fundraising Has Begun!

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We’re a few days in our Yankee Candle sales and we’ve had alum inquiries from Bronxville to Costa Rica! We hope your fundraising has had a similar successful kick-off.

Reminder that all orders and monies collected are due Tuesday, October 14, 2014. And you can sell online too!

Here is the info for Yankee Candle online sales:
1. Go to YankeeCandleFundraising.com
2. Click on the Seller Login and Sign Up
3. Use Our Group Number to Register: 990020578
4. Look on StStansAcademy.org to find the teacher/classroom you wish to support.
5. Order away!

Happy Selling!

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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September 2014 Letter to Parents

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Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back to a new school year here at SSKCA!  I hope you and your family enjoyed a restful summer even though it seemed to have flown by too quickly.

There have been a few changes over the summer in our faculty.  Our new 7th grade homeroom teacher is Mr. Adrian Casiano, the new gym teacher is Mrs. Claudia Nigro, and our new art teacher is Mrs. Diana Kaminski. We warmly welcome them to our SSKCA family!  We also welcome Ms. Enid Rodriguez as our Assistant Principal / Spanish teacher and after school program director. Spanish classes will now be held for all grades, from PK-3 through grade 8.

The Emergency Contact Information card that students received last week needs to be completed and returned ASAP.  The forms that are inside the Student Handbook are due on Friday, September 19th.  They include the Handbook Compliance Form, Acceptable Use Policy for Computers and the Internet Form, and the Blanket Photo/Video Permission Form.  The Home Language Questionnaire that will be going home this week needs to be completed as well.  We are required by NYC to keep them on file.

Kindly add to your copy of the school calendar a Faculty Professional Day on Friday, September 26th.  School will be closed that day in order for teachers to be trained on a new program made available by the diocese called Renzulli.  You will be hearing more information about it after the training.  As a result, the faculty meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st is being canceled and will be a full day of school.

Last year, our school was chosen at random by the Department of Health for an immunization audit.  Unfortunately, we had too many families who were not in compliance, not because they hadn’t immunized their child but because they never informed us when their child had received additional immunizations after entering school.  In an effort to avoid a repeat of such a situation, please be sure to send in a doctor’s note listing all immunizations that your child has received since being admitted to our school, including date and type.  We need to be sure that our student health records are always up to date.

If you have any gently used toys or children’s books that you no longer need, our after school program would greatly appreciate all such donations.

We were able to raise enough funds last year to purchase new desks for the kindergarten.  As a result, the old desks are available to interested parents for a fee of $20.00 each.  A fellow principal told me that many parents in his school wanted to purchase his old desks because their child wanted to do homework at home in a school desk.  Should you be interested, kindly stop by to choose the one you would like or send in a note requesting that we hold one for you.  Any desks not spoken for will be made available to the guests at the parish picnic on Sunday.

I look forward to seeing you at the Parent Orientation on Monday, September 15th, at 7:00 pm.  Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the pleasant and moving surprise the faculty and I received at our opening of the new school year Mass last Friday when our pastor announced that the Mass was being concelebrated, per parent request, for the intention of God’s blessings on the faculty and staff.  We were very touched and trust that those blessings will enable us all here at SSKCA to have a wonderful year.

Sincerely,

Mrs. C