Touring Tuesdays

Touring Tuesdays! Come explore all the ways your child can benefit from a Catholic education by scheduling a private tour with Principal Mr. Stein. Call 718-539-8211 today!

Summer Reading and Supply Lists

With the summer sun and heat taking its toll on us, take a break and begin your summer reading. Click on your class’s website under the “Class Pages” tab on the website. Then find the link for your Summer Reading and Supply List. Research shows that reading during the summer months keeps students prepared and ready for the coming school year. Stay cool and happy reading! 

Graduation Memories

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Congratulations to the class of 2017! Our 8th graders officially graduated from St. Mels Catholic Academy on Friday June 16th. We are very proud of their accomplishments and we wish them all the best in high school. Congratulations Graduates!

End of Year Dance for Grades 5-7

The Spring Dance for grades 5, 6, and 7 is on Tuesday, June 20. This year’s theme is a Luau and Hawaiian attire is suggested but not required.

Dropoff is 7 PM and Pickup is 10 PM.

Volunteers are needed. If you’d like to help at this event, please email Jeannie Sokolich: jvs0811@yahoo.com.

6th grade Happenings

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The students are filled with joy and excitement for their teacher Mrs. Vanessa Tinari on the birth of her son Jack Christopher. They have created cards with expressions of love for her and prayers for God’s blessings for her family. On behalf of all the students at St. Mel’s, 6th grade says “Congratulation!”

 

Mr. Stein’s June Message

Principal Mr. Stein

Dear parents,

 

As I look back on another wonderful year at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy, it truly has been a year filled with many blessings. There is so much to look back fondly on, and so many things to be proud of.

We can think back to the first day of school, with the flags and flowers, the smiling faces, and minds eager and ready to learn. When we had our opening Mass and Father Sauer and Father Lee reminded us of the events of 9-11. I look fondly back on the 75th Anniversary Dinner and the opening of our amazing new church. I think back to Christmas time and feeling the joy and love of Christ’s birth filling the school. I think about Catholic Schools Week and all the wonderful events that brought us together as a community. I think about all the student work such as projects, essays, posters, presentations, labs, and other creative ways our students showed their learning. And I think about all the times we celebrated Mass and prayed together. It warms my heart when I think about the school Masses every first Friday, family Masses on Sunday, our May Crowning, First Communion for our 2nd graders, and Confirmation for our 8th graders. I am proud to say that our Catholic traditions continue to keep us together, and our Catholic identity is strong.

We can also think back to all the wonderful events put on by the Parent Academy Association. From the Halloween party, the Christmas Spectacular, the Easter Bunny breakfast, Grocery Bingo, to the Walk-a-Thon BBQ, and all the events in between, our students benefit from such a dedicated and kind group of parents who volunteer so much of their time for the children of St. Mel’s.

During the year, I have seen so much growth in our students at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. I am proud to walk the halls of our school and see our teachers and faculty challenging every student to do his or her best. Our faculty and students became excited and energized as we opened our brand new STEM lab! We continue to be a leader in the Diocese with educational technology. Our students learn 21st century skills and are being well prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow. Our students benefit from such a rich environment filled with academic excellence and strong moral teachings. I look forward to advancing our arts program as we work towards creating the Paint C.A.N.art studio in memory of Mrs. Colleen Nicholson.

Finally, as we get ready for summer, I think of our graduates. They will be taking what they learned here at St. Mel’s and moving on to high school. I pray that in a world that tests our character, our students will rely on their faith and be models of Catholic virtue to their peers. I pray that they are successful and find their passion as they begin a new journey in their lives.

I wish for you, the parentss, to have a blessed and happy summer. Thank you for all that you do for St. Mel’s. May God continue to bless our beloved parish.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Christopher Stein

Principal

Walkathon 2017

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On Friday May 26th St. Mel’s Catholic Academy held it’s annual Walk-a-Thon! The entire school community participated as we walked around Bowne Park, even our mascot the Wildcat was there! Every lap helped as all money raised went to support our school. The children and families enjoyed a BBQ in the school yard compliments of the Parent Academy Association. Thank you to everyone for helping make this year’s Walk-a-thon a huge success! 

Spring Concert

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Grades nursery through fourth filled Father O’Malley Hall with songs from various movies. Each class had practiced so hard and did a great job at both the day and evening concert. Thank you to Mr. Rudy and Mr. H for putting on a great show.

Sports Days

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The students of St. Mel’s enjoyed the competition of the annual sports days. The black and white teams competed fairly and showed great sportsmanship. The day organizer and P.E. teacher, Mrs. Quinn, even had great prizes like tickets to Mets games, tickets to see Kelly and Ryan, and tickets to Splish Splash.

May Crowning

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The school community of St. Mel’s Catholic Academy came together for this month of May to honor and pray to Mary our Blessed Mother. Our 2nd graders, who recently received First Holy Communion, assisted with the Crowning and May Procession.