What a wonderful spring it has been at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy! It warmed my heart to have the school yard full in the morning for prayers as the pleasant weather finally arrived. Spring brings a renewed energy and enthusiasm to our community, and I am happy to say that our school is also full of new life.
Recently the Parent Academy Association held the annual Easter Bunny Breakfast which was a fun time for everyone. Families and children enjoyed breakfast, music, raffles, crafts, a balloon artist, face painting, and pictures with the Easter bunny. The Grocery Bingo fundraiser was a huge success too! Community members came to the school and enjoyed food, fun raffles and prizes, and good company all while helping St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. Thank you to the PAA for organizing both these memorable and fun events.
Our students have been hard at work too! The students in grades 4,6, and 8 completed the New York State exams, and the teachers and I were so proud of how hard the students worked. Our art program continues to help students produce amazing pieces of art. Our one of a kind Paint CAN Art Studio is a proud reminder of the beautiful and enriching environment our students enjoy. Grades 3, 5, and 7 put on their Arts in Residency performance on April 9th. In partnership with the Diocese, and Stages on the Sound, our students created a stop animation movie, an authentic reader’s theater, and a Shakespeare play. All students put on an amazing show and I am proud of the passion they put into their performance. All the students at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy continually produce amazing work, and the teachers and I are always so proud of the effort they put forward.
In May we look forward to the crowning of the Blessed Mother and First Communion for our 2nd graders. The school also has its annual spring concert on the 24th, and the walk-a-thon/BBQ in on the 25th. These events promise to be memorable and be sure to look for pictures in upcoming Herald publications.
Thank you for all you do to help and support St. Mel’s Catholic Academy, and may God continue to bless our beloved school and parish.
Mr. Christopher Stein