Saturday, November 11, 2017

Week of November 13, 2017 Announcements

November 7, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

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

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
Parents Welcome

Canned Food Drive 
For outreach program of St. Patrick's Home 

First Quarter Report Card Distribution 
November 20th
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 
School Auditorium 
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