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.
Where has the school year gone? It seems like just yesterday we had returned from the long summer break and here we are about to begin another. Even many of the students admit that the year did fly by so it isn’t just us “older” folks who feel that way.
During the month of May, many exciting events took place for our SSKCA students. The third graders received their First Holy Communion, our Drama Club members enjoyed a huge success with their performances of Cinderella, our Aquinas group had a successful presentation at the annual diocesan Aquinas Expo, and Amanda Piasecki in grade 7 represented our school at the annual diocesan Oratorical Contest. The 4th and 7th graders went on a class field trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Many students said it was their very first time visiting these landmarks of our city. For many students the bowling trip that grades K – 8 attended was the highlight of the month.
Our May fundraisers included the monthly Cupcake Sale, hosted by grade K, which raised $230.00. Grade 6 will be hosting our last Cupcake Sale of the school year on Wednesday, June 11th. The National Junior Honor Society raised $855.00 through a special dress down for their Wounded Warrior project. It is wonderful to see our students practice what they are taught regarding caring for others. Our May tuition raffle winners are:
Julia Zera grade 3 Angelika Kuchar grade 5
Julia Kowalczyk grade PK-3 Sarah Obrycki grade 4
Monica Chibowski grade PK-4 Scott Cloonen grade 1
Congratulations to all our winners!
Now for some important June information. Students will have NO school on Monday, June 9th, due to a faculty professional day. Final exams for grades 1 – 7 begin on Friday, June 6th and end on Friday, June 13th. Half days will begin on Wednesday, June 18th. On Thursday, June 19th, we will attend a special end of school year Mass at 9:00 AM. Friday, June 20th, is our last day of school this year and we will have our annual special awards ceremony at 9:00 AM that day in the auditorium after which summer vacation officially begins! Dismissal will be after the awards ceremony at approximately 10:30 AM and parents, as always, are invited to attend both our Mass as well as the awards ceremony.
In closing, I thank our Lord for another successful year here at SSKCA and I ask his blessings on us all as we begin a well earned summer vacation. May He allow us to return safely in September, well rested and recharged for another great year!
I hope to see you at Family Fun Day on June 8th!
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
Student of the Month
Kindergarten - Mara Gonzalez
First Grade - Max Rurak
Second Grade - Jack Ceffalia
Third Grade - Daria Stachula
Fourth Grade - Adrianna Cimino
Fifth Grade - Peter Leszko
Sixth Grade - Evelyn Kadzielawski
Seventh Grade - Anna Szablak
Eighth Grade - Alexandria Hungreder
I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Easter and spring recess break. The weather is finally beginning to feel like spring and hopefully the temperatures will stay reasonable until the end of the school year. Our last day of school will be Friday, June 20, 2014.
Although April was a short month for us here at SSKCA, it was still busy. The 4th, 6th and 8th graders took their NYS ELA exams. Today is the last day for the NYS Math exams so I know the students and teachers will be breathing a huge sigh of relief!
Our monthly Cupcake Sale, hosted by the second graders, raised $303.00. It was amazing to see these young students get into the spirit of the sale by posting advertisements throughout the building. Their excitement was contagious and I am sure we can expect to see many successful business people from among that group in the future. This month’s sale will be held on Wednesday, May 14th and our hosts will be the kindergarten class. Our other fundraiser last month was our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, which raised $1, 959.67. Sincerest thanks to all those parents who assisted with the event and/or who attended.
On Tuesday, May 6th, our National Junior Honor Society has organized a special Dress Down Day for our students. The cost is $5.00 and all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. That organization helps our wounded service people and their families with health care issues, finding employment, etc. We owe our wounded veterans a debt of gratitude and our honor society members wanted to express their gratitude in this manner. On the same day, at 7:00 pm, there will be an important planning meeting for our annual Family Fun Day, which is coming up on June 8th.
Representatives from our uniform company will be in school at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 14th, to measure any students who need to order new uniforms. The last Open Forum meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, May 22nd, at 7:00 pm. School will be in session on Ascension Thursday in order to make up one of our snow days.
We invite our parents to bring their family and friends to our last Bingo of the year which will be held tomorrow, May 3, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the first game will begin at 7:00 pm.
We also invite everyone to this year’s Drama Club performances of Cinderella on Friday, May 16th and Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 pm.
Looking ahead to June, final exams for grades 1 -7 will be given from Friday, June 6th until Friday, June 13th. Teachers will be sending home their schedule of which final will be given on which day along with hints of what topics students can expect to see covered on the exams so they know what needs to be reviewed. There will be no school on Monday, June 9th, due to a Faculty Professional Day.
There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding tuition statements that are sent home periodically during the course of the year. In September, all possible fees are listed on the statement. Then as the year progresses and parents make payments or complete their service hours, those amounts are credited to your account so the next statement will reflect the credits.
For the upcoming school bowling trip, grades K – 4 are permitted 5 chaperones per class while grades 5 – 8 are only permitted 3 chaperones per class. If additional chaperones have volunteered, the teachers will use a lottery system to choose their allotted number.
In closing, my prayer is that you enjoy the beauty of this season and the renewal of faith and hope that it brings.
Just a few reminders as we return from our Easter break:
1. Today is the second dress down of the month.
2. This week the 4th, 6th and 8th graders will be taking their NYS Math exams on Wednesday through Friday.
3. There is an early dismissal Thursday due to our monthly faculty meeting.
4. The First Friday Mass this week will also have the May Crowning ceremony. All are welcome.
5. You are invited to come with your family, friends and neighbors to our last Bingo of the year on Saturday, May 3rd. Doors open at 6:00 pm.