February 10, 2016

SSKCA Middle School Open House: March 10th, 2016

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St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy hosts both Open Houses and pre-scheduled tours.

Next Open House: March 10, 2016 Geared to Rising 6th, 7th & 8th Graders

Please call (718) 383-1970 to RSVP for the Open House.

If you cannot make the Open House, we also hold separate monthly pre-scheduled tours. Please RSVP for these separately.

We are NOW accepting registrations for 2016-2017 academic term. The Academy has a highly sought-after PreK3 and PreK4 program and is one of the few schools in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area to go through 8th grade. Our mission is to enable all students to reach their full potential academically, spiritually and socially­ in a child-centered, nurturing environment. All of our graduates attend top high schools in NYC – see the list here.

Find us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/ststansacademy and Twitter @StStansAcademy

Second Annual Disney Vacation Giveaway

We’ve once again partnered with Mouskeplanner to send you on a Disney vacation of a lifetime! One lucky winner can choose a Disney Destination Vacation package of their dreams.

Winner can enjoy a 7 day/6 night stay at a select Disney Resort for a family of 4 INCLUDING: A Disney meal plan and 5 Day Park Passes

Tickets are on sale NOW – limited availability. Get yours today! $25 per ticket – buy 2 get one FREE.

Buy tickets online (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disney-vacation-giveaway-tickets-20075030958) or at the school office.

All proceeds benefit St. Stans student programming.

Drawing will take place at SSKCA’s Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 20th, 2016. Winner need not be present to win. See the official rules and regulations: http://ststansacademy.org/disney-vacation-raffle-official-rules-prize-prize-conditions/

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Catholic Schools Week Dedication for St. Stans Science Lab

After Summer 2015 of hard work transforming our science lab into a next generation facility for experiments and innovation, we are pleased to announce our Ribbon Cutting ceremony Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 11am in the newly renovated lab on 12 Newell Street.

We haven’t been sitting still since the lab’s completion. All of our students have been trying out experiments since September and have loved learning on all the new equipment. Students in the Mad Science programs have also been using the lab. Chemist and third grade parent, Mrs. Edyta Greer, did a special experimentation session for third graders in December as well.

Here are some before and after pictures that give you a sense of the scale of change. And there is more to come as SSKCA becomes the premier STEM school in the neighborhood! Help us spread the word!

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St. Stans Celebrates 120 Years of Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders!

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St. Stans Hosts Mardis Gras February 6th

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St. Stans Catholic School Week Schedule

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Catholic Schools Week Schedule

February 1 – February 5, 2016

Learn more about National Catholic School’s week here: http://www.ncea.org/our-services/catholic-schools-week

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Our list of schedules is as follows. Please ask your teacher if you have any questions!

MONDAY      

Catholic Schools Week Mass, 10:00 AM

Science Lab Dedication, 11:00 AM

Older/Younger Student Buddy Activities, 12:30 PM

TUESDAY                           

Student Appreciation Day (Pajama Day, free pizza lunch)

 Science Fair – 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

Teacher Appreciation Day (early dismissal; no after school)

Crazy Hat, Tie and Socks Day

THURSDAY

Parent and Volunteer Appreciation Day

Open House – 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

(Parents are invited to stop in to their child’s class to see their child working hard!)

Volunteer Thank You Reception, 1:00 PM

(for parents/grandparenst who volunteer at SSKCA)

FRIDAY                                  

Walk-a-thon

(School fundraiser activity for those students participating by bringing in donation)

St. Stans to Host First Ever Paint Nite!

Over the past three years, Paint Nite has grown in popularity – how better to spend an evening with friends or partners than to paint and have a glass of wine and come away with great memories and a piece of art! And now Paint Nite is coming to St. Stans January 29th, 2016!

So invite your friends. Check out details below and buy your ticket online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-nite-tickets-20054322017 or at the school office.

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Prospective Students Learn About St. Stans With “Buddy Days”

buddySt. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy welcomes prospective students for “Buddy Days.” Candidates interested in our Middle School (Grades 6, 7, 8) are encouraged to schedule a classroom visit where they will shadow a student through a typical day at our Academy. Candidates will get to speak with the homeroom teacher as well as teachers in the special subjects on the day they are scheduled.

We also welcome students for Buddy Days in Grades 4 and 5.

Please contact the Academy at (718) 383-1970 for further details and to arrange a visit!20151014_154936

St. Stans Students Rock 2015 ELA and Math Tests

Our NYS test scores have been released and once again our students, with the preparation they received from their dedicated teachers, did an incredible job. You can see that in the following graph:

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Meet Christina Cronan, the new Pre-K 3B teacher

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  1. Can you tell us a bit about your background? Where did you go grow up and where did you go to school?

I grew up in Bayside, Queens and went to Catholic school my whole life. I attended Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament then went on to St Agnes Academic High School then to Molloy College where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology then went to St John’s University and received my masters in Childhood Education/Special Education.

  1. Can you tell us what drew you to early child education?

I always had a passion to work with children. Growing up I was always babysitting, tutoring or running basketball games at my Parish. The best part, I feel, working with early child education is being a part of the children’s first experience of school. I remember who my first teacher was in school and I hope the children I teach will remember me when they are older.

  1. What are some of the fun activities you plan to do this year?

Some fun activities that I have planned for this year are to make fun crafts based on the Letter of the Week and the Holidays. I am going to do many crafts that are hands on because I notice at this young age when the children are doing a craft or activity themselves they learn so much better.

  1. What is your favorite thing about St. Stan’s so far?

My favorite thing about St. Stan’s so far is how the whole stuff is very friendly and welcoming. Also the way the school involves the community and parents. Having such a great connection with the parents makes the school a more welcoming and comforting place to be.

  1. What is your favorite book recommendation for 3 and 4 year olds?

My favorite book recommendation for 3 and 4 year olds is “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do you see?”bear