November 7, 2017
In September the Office of the Superintendent announced a new strategic planning process, “Pathways to Excellence II.” The purpose of Pathways II is to map out the priorities and direction of our Catholic school system over the next three years. Over the past two months, committees made up of Catholic school teachers, principals, donors, pastors, alumni, and parents have been working diligently to examine how we can continue to grow and improve over the next several years.
We felt it was important to provide a platform for all of our stakeholders to weigh in on this critical initiative, and to facilitate that, we have created a special webpage where members of our Catholic school community can submit their thoughts: found at https://catholicschoolsny.org/about-us/pathways/
In order to provide our committee members sufficient time to review and digest this commentary, the online forum will close on November 15, 2017.
Cardinal Dolan and I firmly agree that our parents are the principal and primary educators of our children, so this process would not be complete without your critical feedback. Over the next several months, the committees will review the recommendations submitted, identify key objectives, and propose critical strategies to achieve these important priorities. We look forward to sharing our final report this coming winter. I thank you for your participation and your continued partnership.
Timothy J. McNiff, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Archdiocese of New York
Please complete the survey above by Wednesday November 15th
Mickey & Minnie Mouse Birthday Celebration
Friday November 17, 2017
Students may dress up as Mickey or Minnie Mouse for the day.
There will be a costume contest:
1:00 PM - All PreK Classes and Kindergarten
2:00 PM - Grades 1-8
Canned Food Drive
For outreach program of St. Patrick's Home
First Quarter Report Card Distribution
Please remember that tuition must be up to date for child to receive their report card.
Report Cards and Honors will be distributed by Fr. Antonio
Grades K & 1 - 1:30 PM
Grades 2-8 - 2:15 PM
Parents are welcome to attend.
Students in all the PreK Programs will be receiving a Progress Report at the Parent Teacher Conference.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday November 21st
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday November 13, 2017 Feast of St. Francis Xavier
End of Quarter 1
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - Touring Tuesday
Wednesday November 15, 2017 -Feast of St. Albert The Great
Pathways to Excellence Survey due to the Superintendent's Office see link above.
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today
PreK For All instructional specialist will be working with students and teachers today.
Thursday November 16, 2017
Please remember to check your Smart Tuition Account TODAY.
Friday November 17, 2017 -
Mickey & Minnie Mouse's Birthday Celebration
PreK For All Coach will be working with teachers & students
Sunday November 18, 2017
Mass for all students in sacramental Program 1:00 PM