8th Grade News – High School Application Workshop & Buddy Days

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION WORKSHOP – 

Wednesday October 2  — 6:30pm Cafeteria

Nick Molido from McClancy High School will lead a workshop on applying for high schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  After his presentation, I will present the steps for applying for NYC public schools. This workshop is not mandatory, but very helpful for your process over the next few months.

 

BUDDY DAYS with High Schools– 

Buddy days are an extremely important part of the high school selection process.  However, whenever students attend a Buddy Day, they miss important classroom instruction which can lead to students falling behind on assignments.  With this in mind, a student is allowed to attend 2 buddy days in their 8th grade year, and if they are in good academic standing, an additional buddy day will be granted.  Please check with your homeroom teacher before making arrangements for the 3rd day.

Home Academy Association – 1st Meeting Thursday September 26 — 7pm – Cafeteria

The HAA is comprised of the parents or legal guardians of our students in partnership with the administration, faculty, staff, and the board.  Through events, fund raising, teacher recognition, support, and school improvements, the HAA works to promote a connection from home to academy.  Everyone is encouraged to participate!

Our kick off meeting will be on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00pm in the lower cafeteria. We will discuss the formation of various committees as well as plans for our first event of the year on Halloween!

If you plan on coming, please reply to the following survey which would help us for planning purposes.  

https://forms.gle/UkzmyNzXqSTibMaX6

Additional information on the HAA

Home Academy Association Information

New Steps to Earn Box Top Points for St. Adalberts

 

  1. Download the Box Top app on your mobile device
  2. Create an account – enter email address and create password
  3. Type in zip code 11373  to find and link St. Adalbert School

Now every time you make a purchase

**You must scan the code on your receipt

Thank you so much!

DeSales Technology Grant has been activated!

A special thank you to all parents who signed up for the Tablet.  DeSalesMedia has activated our grant and our devices will soon be on the way.  Here is a breakdown of the device allocation:

 

Grades K-4

iPads

Grades 5-8 

Chromebooks

 

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 

 1 pack of White Copy Paper – 500 sheets

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.