SAVE THE DATE: Monday June 12, 2017, hosted by the Northern Westchester/Putnam Region of the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York. We are holding our first-ever Golf Outing and Tournament, The Four Saints Tournament, to raise funds for advancing educational and technology initiatives in the following schools:
St. Columbanus · St. Elizabeth Ann Seton · St. Patrick’s Bedford · St. Patrick’s Yorktown
The ninth annual Shamrock Auction Dinner Dance hosted by the St. Patrick’s School Parent Association will be held Saturday, March 18, at Villa Barone in Mahopac. Being honored this year are Laura Torrisi of Mahopac and Bob and Patty Girolamo of Yorktown. Torrisi has been a teacher at St. Patrick’s School for more than 20 years, and Bob and Patty Girolamo are parents of a large family that has attended St. Patrick’s School since the 1970s. This year, the School Parent Association is looking to raise money for a new science lab. Those interested in helping the school through sponsorship or donations, or helping with the science lab initiative, please call St. Patrick’s School at 914-962-2211.
To know 7-year-old Angela Laureno of West Brighton is to be inspired by her. At two weeks old, the blonde-haired second grader at Sacred Heart School was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but can cause damage to other organs, such as the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestines.
An ongoing educational series is giving students a ”rock-solid” foundation in the sciences. Con Edison’s “STEM Days Out” program continued at the Staten Island Museum Wednesday with a hands-on lesson in geology. Middle school students from Holy Rosary learned about the Earth and the rocks that form it. The courses are meant to engage kids in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Hundreds of elementary students turned out Monday night for a robotics competition at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Huguenot. The event was the second annual competition for elementary schools participating in the High School Preparatory Program of the Catholic School Region of Staten Island in the Archdiocese of New York.
The Claudio Cares Foundation’s fourth annual Snowflake Gala recently paid tribute to community members and businesses in an effort to raise funds for a new computer lab at St. Mary’s School in Wappingers Falls, according to a written release.
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York today announced changes to six Catholic schools located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Sullivan County.
St. Ann School, Visitation School, and St. Mary School in the Bronx, and St. Gregory the Great School in Manhattan – whose parishes merged with neighboring parishes as part of the 2013 Making All Things New archdiocesan-wide planning initiative – will cease operations at the end of the current academic year. Despite the Archdiocese’s best efforts to maintain the operational and financial viability of these schools in light of the closure of their co-located parish, continuing to educate students in a school where a significant portion of the facility is unutilized has proven infeasible. St. Ann School, Visitation School, and St. Mary School students will have the opportunity to continue their Catholic education at St. Brendan School, St. John’s School in Kingsbridge, and Our Lady of Grace, respectively, or at other neighborhood Catholic schools. Students from St. Gregory the Great School will have the opportunity to continue their education at nearby Ascension School, or other local Catholic schools. All students will be guaranteed a seat at a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of New York.
Sts. Peter and Paul School in the Bronx will transition, beginning in September 2017, from a kindergarten through 8th grade school to a universal pre-k (UPK) school to meet the increasing demands in the community for additional early childhood and universal pre-k services. Current Sts. Peter and Paul School students will be offered seats at neighboring Catholic schools.
St. Peter’s Regional School in Sullivan County will also cease operations at the end of the current school year. The school had seen a decline in enrollment in recent years and consequently transitioned from a full-service elementary school to a pre-k to 4th grade school. The Archdiocese will provide families with support to transition students to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, or other local schools.
The Office of the Superintendent’s Directors of Enrollment will work to help school families transition into another Catholic school for the 2017-2018 school year. Additional information and resources for affected families will be shared in the coming days.
“We understand these are challenging times for many families, and we will work with all students who are seeking to continue their Catholic education to find a seat at another excellent school in the Archdiocese,” said Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools. “These are difficult but necessary decisions, and working together we will ensure our Catholic schools are stronger than ever.”
During the week of Dec. 5, the students of St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights joined the global “Hour of Code” movement. Under the guidance of the school’s computer technology teacher, Jennifer Vespucci, every student from kindergarten through eighth grade had the opportunity to learn the basics of computer programming.