It’s hard to believe that a month of school has gone by, but it has been a wonderful start to the year. The small changes that have been implemented, I hope will only help to improve the community and collaboration among administration, faculty, and the families of St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy. I encourage parents to continue to use the parent portal to keep up to date with your child’s progress. Communication is the key to the success of the student’s education as well as the success of our school. A weekly parent notice has been going home with reminders and changes that are taking place in the school, I ask that you read the notice and contact the office with any questions or concerns.
Our first school event was a great success thanks to the generosity and support of our parents. It was a day where we celebrated the great diversity that is our community of St. Bartholomew. With an evening that extended from learning about the different ingredients used to prepare the delicious dishes to listening to music from around the world. I look forward to celebrating our next event, the “Family Thanksgiving Dinner” where we will be able to give thanks to God for the blessing of our family, friends, and school.
The week of October 10 – 17, students in 3rd – 8th grade have been working hard taking the Terra Nova Test. This is a Diocesan standardized test measures student progress in Reading, Language and Mathematic. The reports from the test provide our teachers with the data they need to create instructional programs that will help our students meet the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.
The month of October is traditionally known as the month of the Rosary. Catholics are invited to pray the Rosary in honor of the Blessed Virgin and we will continue to include the Hail Mary in our morning prayers at the Academy.
A special thank you to Sophia and Cassandra’s mom for her donation of snacks for afterschool.