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!
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: email@example.com.
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!”
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!
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.
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.
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.
Second grade has been hard at work as mathematicians in the classroom! Our most recent unit in math has focused on money and time. The students have become very proficient in their ability to identify and sort coins, count the value of coins, and solve real world problems. They have even put their skills to the test by purchasing items in our class store! The students have also learned how to tell time to the hour, half hour, and five minutes. They have had fun practicing time on their own clocks, and challenging their friends as well! It has been wonderful to watch the students learn from one another as they grow in knowledge of these important real world skills.
First grade has been very busy this spring! We recently took a trip to the movie theater where we saw “Born in China” for Earth Day. The first graders loved the movie and getting comfy in the big movie theater chairs!
First grade has begun a unit in math all about collecting and representing data. Students work in groups to analyze different types of data. They love seeing who gets the most and what is the most liked when they make their graphs. The class has also begun narrative writing in which they write a story about themselves or made up characters — they love creating these stories and sharing them with their classmates!