Living Rosary

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St. Mel’s Catholic Academy had a Living Rosary on October 17th. Students in grades 6-8 participated in praying the Rosary together as each student said their prayer. All other grades gathered around the living Rosary and prayed too. We sent our intentions to the Blessed Mother during this month of October. 

3rd Grade Writers

Third grade has been working on their writer’s work shop; writing about narratives and small moments. They have been actively engaged and writing with such imagination. It’s been such a fulfilling moment for the children and I. Students are starting to break out of their shells and they are sharing their work with the class, which we are very proud of!

Recently we just finished unit 1 math and now beginning Unit 2.  The lessons will be entertaining to help the students remember important math facts. (little chants: 0 to 4 hits the floor..5 to 9 climbs the vine). Science we’ve been learning about non living/living things, and learning how animals need energy and resource just like us! Social studies we’ve been learning about the different types of communities we live in, and how the rest of world might just be like us in a lot of ways!

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2nd Grade Stories

The Second Grade read the story Johnny Appleseed.  After reading the story the children wrote down some facts about Johnny Appleseed.  They  learned that Johnny Appleseed was not a fictional character he was a real person. To conclude our lesson  the children wrote a story title “If I Were Johnny Appleseed”.

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Paint C.A.N. Dedication

On Sunday October 1st the Paint C.A.N. Art Studio was dedicated in memory of Colleen A Nicholson .  Thank you to all the parents and community members who made this beautiful room a reality. Colleens spirit will be kept alive as students learn, discover, and create for years to come.

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Mr. Stein’s October Message

Dear parents,Principal Mr. Stein

 

What a wonderful and beautiful September it has been at St. Mels. The beginning of the year was filled with excitement as students and teachers began another school year.

 

St. Mels Catholic Academy gathered together to celebrate Mass for the first time on Monday September 11th. It is always wonderful to see the children and faculty of our school together at Mass. The children and families remembered all those who gave their lives 16 years ago at our 9-11 memorial with the annual balloon release organized by the PAA.

School spirit was high on Friday September 22nd when St. Mels Catholic Academy had its annual pep rally! Each student showed his or her school spirit with St. Mels apparel, and each class cheered and displayed their creative banner. We have a lot of school pride and we showed it at the Pep Rally. Go wildcats!

Finally, there is so much to look forward to in October! Grade 1 and 3 have their family Mass at 10:30 on Sunday October 22nd. Students will show their academic skills and abilities when taking the Terra Nova exams during the week of October 10th. The Parent Academy Association has two Halloween parties, Friday October 20th for grades nursery ? 4th, and Friday October 27th for grades 5-8. I am always amazed at the creativity of our parents and the dedication they show to our school. Father OMalley Hall turns into a spooktacular place!

 

As always, thank you for your prayers for our school. We have been truly blessed and I thank you for your support and dedication to our wonderful parish and academy. God bless.

 

Mr. Christopher Stein

Principal

First Grade Adventures

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First grade has been very busy this September! Our class has been learning all about addition in math and we are beginning our narrative writing unit, in which students write to tell a story.  First graders are becoming great readers as they read to partners or a small group.  First grade is also continuing to practice their prayers and we are learning all about creation.  We look forward to learning more about animals in science and to start conducting experiments! 

2017 Pep Rally

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On Friday September 22nd, St. Mel’s was filled with school spirit as our annual Pep Rally took place. The Parent Academy Association lead us in a fun filled afternoon, classes displayed their unique banners, and we even had pictures with our Wildcat! Go St. Mel’s and Go Wildcats!

Kindergarten News

On behalf of St. Mels Kindergarten, we welcome you back to school! Kindergarten is a wonderful and exciting year of learning and growth. We are blessed to share this journey with our Kindergartners and their families! We look forward to the many exciting events that autumn brings, such as, participating in our school pep rally, completing a unit study on apples, making cinnamon applesauce, and planning a class trip to the Queens Zoo. 

Amazon Smiles

Did you know that Amazon can make a donation to St Mels Catholic Academy every time you purchase from AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon.com?same products, same prices, same service. AND you get to help our cause at no cost to you!

 

As you shop on Amazon, please follow the link below to sign up to support St Mels Catholic Academy and always shop at smile.amazon.com to make sure that your purchases support our school. Share the link with your friends and family too! 

 

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Thank you for your time and support, and all your help towards St. Mels Catholic Academy.

September 11th Remeberance

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On Monday September 11th, all the students and faculty came together as we gathered for the Opening Mass of the year. Mass was followed by the 9-11 memorial where we remembered and honored those lost 16 years ago. May we never forget the tragic events of that day, and may all those lost be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Watch the video of our balloon release