Friday, December 30, 2011

Week of January 4, 5 and 6 Announcements

A New Year’s Prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

The monthly calendar will be distributed
on Wednesday January 4th - Opening Day of School.
Please read the calendar carefully as it has
a number of announcements concerning:
1. Mid-Year Exams
2. Weekly Vocabulary Words
3. Common Core Standards

Survey Information Needed
Dear Parents,

Our school is participating in the
University of Notre Dame’s Catholic School Advantage Campaign.
An important element of that program is gathering feedback
from parents on their experiences with the school.
For that reason, we have created a brief survey
to provide an opportunity for you to share your opinions.
Please take a moment to complete the survey and participate
in the process of strengthening and energizing our school!

You can access the survey in English or Spanish through the following link:

Please complete the survey before January 19, 2012.
Only one person in each household needs to complete the survey.


January 4, 2012
School Resumes

January 5, 2012
Mid Year Exam material will be posted
on each teacher's blog.

January 6, 2012
Feast of the Epiphany
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the
3rd grade.

January 8, 2012 - Sunday
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Confirmation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Week of December 19th Announcements

I have always thought of Christmas time,
when it has come round, as a good time;
a kind, forgiving, charitable time;
the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year,
when men and women seem by one consent to open
their shut-up hearts freely, and to
think of people below them as if they really were
fellow passengers to the grave,
and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
~Charles Dickens

Christmas Plays
Monday December 19th
5:00 PM Sharp
Grades 2, 3 and 4 and Kindergarten.

Tuesday December 20th
5:00 PM Sharp
Grades 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Tickets available in tuition office
$ 5.00 each.
Tickets at door $ 7.00

A gift basket will be raffled off
each night. Raffle tickets $1.00.

A reminder that students should have
a plastic shopping bag or two to pack their
books in the classroom closets.

Mr. Woods apologizies to parents regarding
the confusion regarding the After School Program.
I was not sure that I would have enough staff
to supervise the students.

Monday December 19th
Feast of St. Nemesius
Happy Birthday Isabelle Cruz
Christmas Play Grades K, 2, 3, and 4.
Dismissal at 12:00 noon for

After School Program will be available for
classes dismissing early.
Parents are requested to call office on Sunday
to let Mr. Woods know that they need
After School Program.

Tuesday December 20th
Happy Birthday Melanie Gajardo

Christmas Play 5:00 PM
Grades 1, 5, 6, 7, & 8
Dismissal for students in play
12:00 NOON -
ONLY STUDENTS IN grades 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Wednesday December 21st
Lessons and Carols at 9:00 AM
Classroom Parties 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Dismissal at 12:00 noon
Faculty and Staff Christmas Luncheon

School Office will be open 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
during the Christmas break.

Sacramental Program
Students in sacramental program are
expected to attend Mass on
Sunday December 25th with their family
at any Mass they wish to attend.
Sunday January 1st with their family
at any Mass they wish to attend.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Week of December 5, 2011 Announcements

St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day is celebrated around the world on December 6.
Many of the American traditions mimic the traditions
for St. Nicholas Day in Germany. The children leave out a boot
or a shoe on the evening of the 5th.
And if they have been good and kind throughout the year,
they will awaken to find the boot filled with treats.
Sound familiar?
Yes, the legend of Santa Claus comes from this Saint.
Instead of a boot, it's a sock.
The good little boys and girls get treats for their kindness.

Monday - December 5th
Tuition Suspension Day
Happy Birthday
Brandon Acevedo
Anais Nunez

Tuesday December 6th
Feast of St. Nicholas

Wednesday December 7th
Pearl Harbor Day

Native American Heritage Displays
will be sent up in the lunchroom for
parents to view- 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

Hands on Science Day
Grades K, 1, 3,6,7,

Thursday December 8th
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
A Holyday of Obligation
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students
of the 2nd grade.

Rigor and Relevance Review Day

Friday - December 9th
Feast of St. Juan Diego
Archdiocese of New York Data Day

Saturday - Full Moon

Sunday - December 11th
Happy Birthday Isabella Pons
Third Sunday of Advent
Guadete Sunday
Communion Class 12:00 noon
Mass for all students 1:00 PM