Kindergarten Kapers

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Kindergarten has had a very eventful spring! We have learned about the amazing love that Jesus has for us, while reading and discussing the Bible stories that led up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. We connected the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet with the ways our families serve & care for us. The children role played different ways we are called to serve others. They learned that when we serve others, we serve Jesus. We hope that the children will take these core scriptures and apply kindness and love to all.

With the help and generosity of our kindergarten families, the children were able to make and enjoy an Easter treat using bunny peeps, twinkies, pretzels, and oreos! Thank you, kindergarten families! We are truly blessed for you support, cooperation, & generosity throughout the year. We also had the honor of surprising Father Lee for his birthday by singing to him and giving him a homemade book. Each child expressed their love by writing what they love about Father Lee. We are so very blessed to have our pastor and priests in our daily school lives!

Paint C.A.N Basketball Game

On Thursday April 27th the art studio committee is holding the Paint C.A.N. art studio basketball game. Come see a fun game and support a wonderful cause. There will also be a raffle for Subway Series tickets! Hope to see you there!

Click the link to read the official flyer for more details:

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Mrs. Tinari’s Baby Shower

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The parents and children in grades 5-8 threw Mrs. Tinari a baby shower on April 7th. They gave her gifts for her baby boy who will be arriving soon. Mrs. Tinari was very thankful for all the wonderful items and for the overwhelming generosity of the St. Mel’s families. Thank you to everyone who helped, and we wish Mrs. Tinari and her family God’s blessings as they bring new life into the world.

Paint C.A.N 1st Fundraiser a Big Success

Thank you to everyone for making today’s dress down day so successful. From your generosity, we collected a little over $1,600! All the money will go towards the Paint C.A.N. Art Studio in memory of Mrs. Colleen Nicholson. Also, a big thank you to Ms. Jenn Ballone, childhood friend of Mrs. Nicholson, for creating the art studio logo.

 

I am continually amazed by the loving and giving spirit of the St. Mel’s community. Thank you again for your generosity and God bless.

Happy Days in Pre-K B

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Happy Days in Pre-K B

Once again Spring is upon us and the children in Pre-K B are blossoming like flowers around us.  The children are having an awesome time learning many new things about the world around them.  They have been working hard on their educational skills as well as their social and emotional ones.  In Pre-K B we have been busy learning many different topics such as transportation, light, water, and even plants.  The children really enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with their 8th. Grade class buddies and hearing about St. Patrick, St. Joseph and the season of Lent.  The class is having fun learning all about Easter and the true blessing that is brings.

We would like to take this moment to wish our St. Mel’s family a Joyous and Peaceful Easter.

Mr. Stein’s April Message

Dear Parents,Principal Mr. Stein

St. Mel’s Catholic Academy has had many wonderful events in the past month.  Most importantly, our second grade class received First Penance and our eighth grade class received Confirmation. Both classes prayerfully prepared to receive their new Sacrament, and I was delighted to see the students grow in faith and love of Christ. Congratulations to both classes, and I look forward to First Holy Communion in May.

Our Parent Academy Association was very busy organizing some great events during March. St. Mel’s had its first fundraiser at Panera Bread on March 7th. Families enjoyed a great meal while supporting St. Mel’s Catholic Academy.  The PAA also sponsored the green bagel day for St. Patrick’s Day. Students worn green to school, enjoyed home baked cupcakes, and had a green bagel for lunch. The PAA also has some wonderful events planned in April like the Easter Bunny Breakfast on April 8th and Grocery Bingo on April 28th. Thank you to the PAA and everyone who help make our school atmosphere such a positive place.

Students in our 7th grade recently gave their time and helped those less fortunate at the Church on The Hill. Students and families made and served food at the church, and learned how rewarding it is to serve their fellow man. Recently grades 3, 5, and 7 put on performances with the help of Stages on the Sound. This is a program through the Diocese Arts in Residency program, and students created stop animation video, put on a reader’s theater, and even a Shakespeare play! Congratulations to our students for putting on such a wonderful show! Bravo!

As always I thank you, the parents, for all you do to support and help St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. May God continue to bless us and our community.

Sincerely,

Mr. Christopher Stein

Principal

Conquer Childhood Cancer

This Sunday at the 10:30 Mass the St. Mel’s Youth Ministry is holding a St. Baldrick’s event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. All are welcome to attend and enjoy breakfast & lunch, music, a kid’s corner with crafts, a photo booth, 50-50, and an opportunity to cheer on those shaving their heads! See the link below for more information.

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Come join St. Mel’s as we help to conquer childhood cancer!

UPK A’s Adventures

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Pre-k has had a very busy March! We were visited by the New York City Children’s Theater and saw a performance of their show “FIVE”. We learned about the five senses as well as the five boroughs of New York City. Our special friend “Piper the puppet” visited all over New York City and used his five senses along the way. We had such a great day and hope they visit again.

We also took some time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and learn about Ireland and the Irish flag.  We were so excited to enjoy our green bagel lunch and St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes arranged by St. Mel’s PAA.  We can’t wait to see what April will bring!

4/5 Boys Basketball Champions!

The St. Mel’s 4/5 grade boys basketball team won the CYO championship and kept their undefeated record! Congratulations and Go Wildcats!