St. Mel’s Catholic Academy has had many wonderful events in the past month. Most importantly, our second grade class received First Penance! Led by Mrs. England and the office of faith formation they prayerfully prepared to receive Reconciliation, and I was delighted to see the students grow in faith and love of Christ. Congratulations 2nd grade, and I look forward to First Holy Communion in May.
Our Parent Academy Association was very busy organizing some great events during March. They sponsored the cupcake and green bagel day for St. Patrick’s Day. Students worn green to school, enjoyed home baked cupcakes, and had a festive green bagel for lunch. The PAA also organized the always fun Easter Bunny breakfast! Kids and families enjoyed crafts, music, dancing, shakes from the famous bunny shack, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny! Thank you to the PAA and everyone who help make our school atmosphere such a positive place.
All the students at St. Mel’s are working as our mission states to meet today’s challenges creatively. This includes our students in grades 3, 5, and 7 as they 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! Our students are also becoming terrific artists in the Paint CAN Art Studio. All students are developing sketching, drawing, shading, painting, and designing skills. Creative thinking also happens in our early childhood classrooms where students recently had a visit from the Long Island Children’s Museum. Nursery and Pre-K students enjoyed hands on learning about science through bubbles!
As always I thank you, the parents, for all you do to support and help St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. I hope you have a blessed Easter filled with the joy of Christ’s Resurrection. May God continue to bless our beloved school and community.
Mr. Christopher Stein