February 19, 2018

Fourth Graders Create Ocean Ecosystem

The students of grade 4 have been working for a few weeks on the creation of an ocean ecosystem. It began with research on various creatures and plants of the ocean at Oceana.org using the laptops in our STEM lab. They were then shown how to obtain a sketch of the creature at Google Images. They used the sketches sketches to create their own versions of what those creatures look like on art paper. After coloring them and cutting them out, the final roduct was amazing!

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Audubon Society Enthralls St. Stans Third Graders

On Wednesday, March 16th, the Audubon Society taught St. Stans Third Graders about raptors – owls, falcons and vultures. That’s after a successful bird counting trip last week with several of our grades in the special Audubon Society program.


St. Stans Girl Scouts Donate to Teddy Bear Brigade

Saturday, February 6th, St. Stans Brownies joined 100 other Brownie Girl Scouts from Brooklyn for a Teddy Bear tea. In addition to earning their My Best Self, Making Games & Snacks Badges, the Brownies made an important donation to the Teddy Bear Brigade which donates teddy bears to children who are suffering around the world so they have one thing to call their own. See more here: See more here: http://gftw.org/current-projects/teddybearbrigade/DSC_1292 DSC_1302 DSC_1300 DSC_1284 DSC_1277 DSC_1272 DSC_1264

Second Grade Gets Ready for Christmas

Second Grade got in the Christmas spirit by putting up a beautiful Christmas tree!




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Join a Club or Neighborhood Class


Clubs begin meeting at SSKCA next week and neighborhood classes have started at places like Hamilton Dance. But there are spaces to be filled! The Afterschool art program at ArtBox Atelier (which shares space with Hamilton Dance) has openings in Monday classes and CYO Basketball sign-ups are coming up. Mad Science also has open spaces in its Crazy Chemworks and School House Chess classes at St. Stans on Mondays and Tuesdays starting 9/28. Look out for fliers in the lobby and around the ‘hood.

St. Stans Troop 2832 Brownies Talk STEM on CUNY TV

St. Stans Troop 2832 Brownies were highlighted by CUNY TV in their STEM broadcast on September 1. Go to minute 24:34 if interested to see our girls on air! Congratulations! http://www.cuny.tv/show/scienceandu

Celebrating 150 years of Our Heroes at FDNY!

On May 2nd, Troop #2832 went to the firehouse to celebrate the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary. Established in 1865, the FDNY will be celebrating this landmark anniversary all year long. See more here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2014/121614c.shtml

Troop #2832 brought thank you cards, food, cake, and of course, Girl Scout Cookies. The girls also met the chaplain of the FDNY, Chaplain Kansfield, who is also a resident of Greenpoint.


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Girl Scout Troop 2832 Creates Community


St. Stans Girl Scout Troop 2832 made of up students from Kindergarten through 7th grade have been making a difference  around the school and in our communities as well as learning skills that will help in upcoming Cookie Sales!

The older Cadettes have been setting a wonderful example for the younger girls. They made a poster of Girl Scout founder  Juliette Lowe and spoke to the Brownies and Daisies about the inspirational woman that she was. Afterwards the entire troop celebrated Lowe’s birthday together.


The Cadettes have also planted tulips and purple allium in front of the school making the entrance to St. Stans even more welcoming. We can’t wait to see the results in the spring! The Cadettes are now collecting gently used fall and summer clothing and sundry toiletries for missions to the Phillipines. They will be collecting from each classroom on November 19th!

Meanwhile the Daisies and Brownies attended Cookie University at Mercy College. The learned all about how to market and sell Cookies, as well as about the new program where they will be able to sell Cookies on line. Get ready for Girl Scout cookie season!



St. Stans Expands Music Program

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy believes an arts education is an important part of a child’s learning. St. Stans music classes and performances have been led by the talented and energetic, Bozena Konkiel. In addition these regular music classes, St. Stans offers guitar club, dance classes, and choir.

And just in October, the Academy added a violin program for students from K-2nd grade, taught by Wieslawa Zarkowski, a concert violin player. The first lesson took place on October 6th.

We look forward to the student performances!


Scrabble Club Members

Welcome Scrabble Members!

Permission Forms are due on Tuesday, September 16th.

Our first game is on Thursday, September 18th from 3:15 to 4:15. Bring a snack so you can eat before you play scrabble. I am looking forward to having you in my club.

Mrs. Sharkey