Back to School Dates

Wednesday September 4     1st Day of School Gr 1-8  12:30 Dismissal

Parent Meeting – Nursery, PreK, Kindergarten 7pm 

 

Thursday September 5      1st Day of School PreK & Kindergarten  

 

Friday September 6            Nursery Come and See  —   9am

 

Thursday September 12    Back to School Night Gr 1-8   7pm

DeSales iPad & Chrome Book Technology Grant – Families Please Participate !!!

 

The DeSales Technology Grant — Provides iPads and Chromebooks for classrooms

The grant includes:

an iPad or Chromebook (Middle School) device,  a protective case,  a device management system to control the devices, content filtering, and a monthly Sprint cellular data plan for the device.

Requirements  

Families must sign up for a subscription to the Tablet for $22 for the 1st year  (Additional information upcoming for the 2nd year, which will be the end of the requirement).  

Or you can sign-up on the link below.  Please make sure to select St. Adalbert

www.thetablet.org/techgrant

 

You could also send cash to the school in an envelope and we will securely send the money to the Tablet for you.  

TabletTechnologyGrant

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Student Supply List – Upcoming 2019-2020 School Year

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Nursery Supply List

        1 tub Lysol/ Clorox  Wipes

        2 cans Lysol /Clorox Spray

        2 packages baby wipes

        2 boxes of facial tissues

        2 rolls of paper towels

        2 bottles of hand soap

        1 bottle of Orange Cleaner

 

        4 glue sticks

        1 liquid glue (8oz)

        1 box Crayola Jumbo Crayons 8ct

        1 box Crayola Washable Crayons 24ct,(regular size)

        1 standard 2 pocket folder

        1 bag or box of forks/ spoons:

       girls -1 bag or box of forks

      boys – 1 bag or box of spoons

        1 lunch box **label child’s name**

        1 regular size school bag **no mini bags or bags with wheels; ensure your child’s name is visible on bag**

        1 large towel (full day students only)- **label child’s name**

        half day students-$3.50 for 2 notebooks

        full day students -$22 for a child’s resting mat and 2 notebooks 

 

Important Information regarding the supply list:

  • Supplies are to be brought in during the first week of school.
  • DO NOT bring all the items in on the first day of school.

 

Kindergarten – $45 fee (Cash Only) given to the teacher which will cover all supplies

 

Grade 1Supplies to be purchased by the parent

Paper towels – 4 rolls       Baby wipes – 2 bags or 2 boxes

Tissues – 4 boxes                                          Hand soap- 2 bottles with pump

1 box of ziploc bags (gallon size)                 1 box of ziploc bags (sandwich size)

Hand sanitizer –  1 bottle with pump             Scissors- 1 child safe

1 pack of printer paper                                  Clear contact paper -keep at home, no color

1 pack of construction paper- assorted colors

 

Boys:   1 box of plastic forks               Girls:  1 box of plastic spoons            

 

To be purchased in school:  6 blue notebooks – $1.75 each 

 

Welcome back pack- $10.00 per student :This pack includes folders, pencils, erasers, glue, crayons, and a pencil case

 

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Grade 2 – Supplies to be purchased by the parent

Paper towels – 4 rolls

Baby wipes – 1 container           Boys:Clorox disinfectant wipes – 1 container

Tissues- 4 boxes                                                         Girls: Copy paper- 1 ream

Hand soap with pump – 2 Ziploc bags gallon size – 1 box

Ziplock bags quart size – 1 box Construction paper – 1 pack assorted colors

Plastic art box no larger than 5” x 8” Loose leaf paper – 1 pack 100 sheets

Scissors – child safe Glue sticks – 4 small size 

Crayons – 2 box Crayola 24 count Sharpened pencils 1 box

Thin black dry erase markers – 2 Dry board eraser – 1

Extra large book sox – 3 pencil sharpener with cover- 1

 

Plastic folders – 1 red, 1 green, 1 blue pockets must be at the bottom of the folder

clear contact paper- keep at home to cover workbooks

 

To be purchased in school:  8 blue notebooks – $1.75 each 

 

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Grade 3 – Supplies to be purchased by the parent

 

Marble hard cover notebooks – 8                                                                  

Crayons – 1 box Crayola 24 count        

Scissor – 1

Highlighters – 2

Clear contact paper – keep at home

Green pens – 1 pack

Blue OR black pens – 1 pack                                                                                   Soft pencil case (no boxed cases) – 1

Sharpener with cover – 1

Pencils – 2 packs    

Ruler – 12 inch                                        

XL book sox – 4

Post-it (3in. x 3 in) – 2 

Loose leaf paper – 1 pack 100 sheets        

Construction paper – 1 pack assorted colors

Graph paper ¼ inch box – 1 pack

6 Folders with holes: 1 red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 white, 1 black, 1 yellow

Baby wipes – 1 container          

Hand soap with pump – 2 bottles

Tissues – 2 boxes

Large erasers – 2 rectangle shape

Colored pencils – 1 box of 12 colors

Glue sticks – 4

3 in. x 5 in. ruled index cards – 4 packs

Paper towels – 4 rolls

Hand sanitizer with pump – 1 bottle

Clorox wipes – 1 container 

 

To be purchased in school:  assignment pad $3.75

           2 blue notebooks – $1.75 each

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Grade 4 – Supplies to be purchased by the parent

 

**If you make a purchase at Staples, Ms. Gleason has opted into Staples Classroom Rewards. Register your receipt on the rewards page to give 5% of your purchase price towards the Grade 4 classroom. See https://www.staples.com/classroomrewards for more information.

 

 

Office Supplies (To be used by your child only):

  • Hardcover black marble notebooks – 8
  • Highlighters – 3
  • Pencil sharpener with cover – 1
  • USB drive – 1
  • Pencil case – 1
  • Large book sox – 3
  • Plastic folders- 5
  • Clear contact paper (no color)
  • Clear plastic ruler (no color) with metric measurement
  • Clear plastic protractor (no color)

 

Art Supplies (To be used by your child only):

  • Crayons – 1 box Crayola 24 count
  • Colored pencils – 1 box of 12 colors
  • Scissors – 1
  • Markers- 1 Box

 

Classroom Supplies (to be used by all students):

  • Erasers- 3
  • Pencils – 2 boxes of 12
  • Erasable pens – 1 pack (blue or black only)
  • Glue sticks – 4
  • Loose leaf paper – 1 pack 100 sheets
  • Construction paper – 1 pack assorted colors
  • Post-it-notes 3 inch x 3 inch – 3 single packs          
  • Paper towels – 3 rolls
  • Tissues – 3 boxes
  • Baby wipes – 2 packages 
  • hand soap – 2 bottles with pump 
  • White computer paper 1 ream
  • Hand sanitizer – 2 bottles with pump 
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes – 2 containers
  • Index cards 5×8 lined – 1 pack

 

To be purchased in school:  assignment pad $3.75

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Grade 5 – Supplies to be purchased by the parent

Pencils – 2 boxes of 12 Pencil case – 1

Pencil sharpener with cover – 1 Pens – blue or black only – 1 pack

Crayons – 24 count (Crayola) Crayola Markers – washable 8 or 10 count

Glue sticks – 3 Pocket Dictionary – 1 

Ruler 12 inch with metric measurement – 1 Copy paper – 1 ream

Book Sox – 5 large Tissues – 4 boxes

Paper towels – 5 rolls Hardcover marble notebooks – 9 wide rule

Loose leaf wide ruled – 2 packs 100 sheet each Construction paper – 3 packs assorted colors

USB drive – 1 Scissors – 1 

Protractor 6 inch – 1 Elmer’s glue – 1 bottle

Plastic 2 pocket folders – 7 Plastic art box no larger than 5” x 8”                                                                     

Hand soap with pump – 1 bottle Disinfectant wipes – 2 containers

Baby wipes – 3 bags or boxes Index cards 3×5 lined – 2 packs

Pens – red (only need 2)

Clear contact paper – keep at home to cover workbooks

 

To be purchased in school:  assignment pad $3.75

 

  • During the school year, the students will be required to purchase 3 books. Information will be sent home by the teacher in September

 

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Grade 6Supplies to be purchased by the parent

 

  • Five Star 5 Subject Notebook – 1 (ELA)
  • Five Star 2 Subject Notebook- 3
  • Marble Notebook – 1 (Spanish)
  • Binder -1 inch or 1 and 1/2 inch (Math)
  • Spanish/English Dictionary – 1 
  • Pocket Dictionary – 1
  • Loose leaf paper – 3 packs 100 sheets
  • Plastic folders- 7
  • Highlighter- 2
  • Pencil sharpener with cover – 1
  • USB drive – 1
  • Soft pencil case (no box cases)
  • Clear plastic ruler with metric measurement
  • Protractor- 1
  • Sharpened Pencils- 2 boxes of 12 or more
  • Erasable pens- 2 packs (blue or black only)
  • Erasers- 2

 

  • Crayons – 1 box Crayola 24 count
  • Colored pencils – 1 box of 12 colors
  • Scissors – 1
  • Markers- 1 Box
  • Glue sticks – 2
  • Construction paper – 1 pack assorted colors
  • Post-it-notes 3 inch x 3 inch – 3 single packs          
  • Paper towels – 4 rolls
  • Tissues – 4 boxes
  • Baby wipes – 3 bags or boxes
  • Hand soap – 2 bottles with pump 
  • White computer paper 1 ream
  • Hand sanitizer – 1 bottle with pump 
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes – 3 containers
  • Index cards 5×8 lined – 1 pack

 

To be purchased in school:  assignment pad $3.75____   During the school year, the students will be required to purchase 3 books. Information will be sent home by the teacher in September. 

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Grade 7 and Grade 8Supplies to be purchased by the parent

Items marked with an * are due the first day of school.  All other items are due by the end of the first week of school. 

 

General Material 

Marble Notebook – 1

Highlighters – 3 *Pencil case 

*Pens (Red and Black or Blue) *Pencils

Pencil sharpener with cover Eraser – rectangle shape

Post-its ( 3” by 3”) Index cards 5×8 lined – 2 packs

Clear contact paper (to be kept at home) Computer paper – 2  ream

*College ruled loose leaf – 2 packs, 100 sheets each Glue sticks – 2 large

Paper towels – 3 Hand soap with pump or refill – 2 bottles

Book Sox – 4 Large Tissues – 2 boxes

*Clorox wipes – 2 container Hand sanitizer – 1 bottle

 

To be purchased in school:  assignment pad $3.75

 

ART/ COMPUTER ( some items will be kept within each homeroom class, for use outside of Art classes

Plastic art box no larger than 5” x 8”                2 boxes Crayola Markers washable – 10 ct

2 boxes Crayola Colored Pencils – 12 count 2 boxes Crayons – 24 count

Scissors – 2 *Marble hardcover notebook – 2

USB drive – 1

 

SPANISH

*Marble hardcover notebook – 1 Spanish/English Dictionary – 1 

 

ELA

*Plastic Folders – 2 Dictionary pocket size – 1

*3 subject 5 STAR Meade spiral notebook (college ruled) – 1

Post it notes 

Students will be required to purchase 2-3 books during the school year. (Information will be sent home by Ms. Cardona during the year)

MATH

*Plastic folders – 2

Protractor 6 inches – 1

*Binder -1 inch or 1 and 1/2 inch

 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE 

*2 subject STAR Meade notebook (College ruled)  – 2

*Plastic accordion folder – 7 pockets maximum (vertical opening is best!)

Post its 2” by 2” squares

 

MUSIC

*Plastic folder – 1

 

Raffle Winners – June 2019

Here are the Winners of our recent school raffle.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

1st Prize- Apple Watch

Ortizo Family

2nd Prize – Apple Air Pods

Laminta Family

3rd Prize – Yankee Tickets & Basket

Tat Wong

4th Prize – $100

Reel Family

Strategic Planning – Committee Task Force Meeting Thursday June 20 at 7pm in the Cafeteria

We will meet again on Thursday June 20 at 7pm in the Cafeteria.  Everyone who signed up for a Task Force Committee was invited to attend.  If anyone else is interested in attending, please stop by.  The meeting will consist of a short review of the initial presentation, an overview of each committee, and then time for committees to break up and work on a task.  Mr. Morris will be leading the presentation and facilitating the activities.  

The process involves the formation of a 12-member committee that include the principal, board chair, and two members leading committees in the following 5 domains:

*Academics

*Catholic Identity

*Finance

*Governance & Leadership

*Marketing & Enrollment

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 – Our 8th Grade Graduates

A special congratulations to our very special class of 33 graduates who received their diplomas at the end of the 10am mass on Saturday June 15.  

 

An Ode to the 8th Grade Class

Our Blessed Mother Mary, once sang, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”   The words of this great saint provide the ultimate thesis for the extraordinary young men and women you see before us, graduating from the 8th grade.  Every single one of them, a  beautiful gift of God’s creation, their passions and talents, form … a greatness and spirit that have inspired us each day.  

A very special group, the core began in Nursery with additions along the way.  They journeyed together and battled the challenges of forming discipline, facing the rigors of countless homework assignments and projects, taking one too many Terranova and New York State Exams to count, but in the end, per-severing through it all.  

Their 8th grade year was the ultimate celebration of their great achievements.  They continued the cherished traditions of our school, from Spirit Day, to playing popcorn-smelling, pajama Bingo, to one last stop at the games of the Bazaar, their excitement was evident from afar.  And as the past two weeks brought their dance, class trip, and final day of school, they sit reflecting, feeling both happy and sad.

They couldn’t do it alone.  They had help. With the work and collaboration of a dedicated staff, they were guided a long the path.  Classroom routines were formed, academic skills were grasped, and our graduates sit here today thankful and grateful, for everything you have brought.  Teachers and staff, we thank you.

After 3pm in the afternoon, teaching and learning doesn’t end.  Knowing them your rules, they may also have tried to bend. But the most important teachers in their lives are sitting out behind them.  Each family member. Relative. And parent … we thank you.

And to one leader more than all the rest, someone to guide them with strength to be their best, her efforts always full of love to help them rise far above,  to their former principal, Sister Kathleen, we thank you.

And lastly, we turn to you, O 8th grade crew.  Filling our days with more joy than you ever knew.    With your intelligence, wit, personality and charm, success will find you, without harm.    With vibrant smiles and laughs out loud, You have simply made us … so proud. Please remember us,  in everything you do. Class of 2019, our figurative hats, go off to you.

TUITION INFORMATION and PLANS for the 2019-2020 School Year

It is our goal each year to keep tuition rates constant or to increase rates as minimally as possible.  However, due to rising expenses, we do need to implement a increase of tuition for the upcoming school year.

If you compare the tuition at St. Adalbert Catholic Academy with those of our neighboring private schools, you will find that our rates are low (and often the lowest).  We are also able to offer the advantages of small class size ratios for most grades that are also the lowest in the area. This is an amazing opportunity and we will continue to work towards the improvement of instruction across all grade levels.  

 

Other Plans for the Upcoming School Year

*Addition of the Junior Great Books/Great Books curriculum for Grades K-8, a wonderful research based program designed to improve critical thinking skills, speaking and discussion opportunities, and text-based reading and writing

 

*Developed Writing Portfolios across the grade levels   

 

*GoMath used uniformly across Grades K-8  

 

*Brand new Social Studies Textbooks in Grades 7-8 (Other grades will follow)

 

*Implementation of iPads and Chromebooks for each classroom through the DeSales Media Grant and Family Participation in the Program (See website post) or www.thetablet.org/techgrant

 

*Multiple Field Trips for each grade

 

*Formation of a Home / Academy Association (the Diocese’s version of a PTA)

 

We will continue to work towards improvement in all areas so you can be satisfied with your experience at St. Adalbert.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Morris

DeSales Technology Grant – Families Please Participate !!!

At our recent Strategic Planning Meeting, many parents expressed the concern over the lack of technology at our Academy.  The Diocese is presenting the following opportunity to help us improve in this area.

 

The DeSales Technology Grant — Provides iPads and Chromebooks for classrooms

The grant includes:

an iPad or Chromebook (Middle School) device,  a protective case,  a device management system to control the devices, content filtering, and a monthly Sprint cellular data plan for the device.

Requirements  

Families must sign up for a subscription to the Tablet for $22 for the 1st year  (Additional information upcoming for the 2nd year, which will be the end of the requirement).  

 

Or you can sign-up on the link below.  Please make sure to select St. Adalbert

www.thetablet.org/techgrant

 

You could also send cash to the school in an envelope and we will securely send the money to the Tablet for you.  

 

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

2019 Yearbooks on Sale – $20

We now have yearbooks on sale in the office.  If you are interested on purchasing one, please put the money in an envelope and write “Yearbook” with the student’s name.  The Yearbook will be brought to the student later in the day.  

Bingo Night – Saturday June 8   6:30pm in Cafeteria

Bingo Night – Saturday June 8   Starting at 6:30pm in the lower cafeteria. Parents, students, and friends are all welcome to this fun evening!

˗       The entry cost is $10, which includes a pad of bingo games and a chance for a door prize.

˗       Additional bingo game pads can be purchased for $10 each.

˗       There will be 3 specialty games for larger prizes; these pads will be sold for $5 each.

*** Due to limited space, only children who will be playing Bingo should attend

 

˗       The Bazaar Raffle will be drawn at the end of the night 

*There will be popcorn, nachos, soda and other snacks for sale.  

Bazaar Raffle – will be drawn at the end of the night

o   1st Prize Apple Watch Series 3 —  38mm in Space Gray

o   2nd Prize: Apple AirPods

o   3rd Prize: 2 Tickets Yankees vs. Astros @ Yankee Stadium on Old Timers’ Day Sunday 6/23 at 2:05pm

o   4th Prize: $100 cash