Upcoming Leap Year Bingo Event

Leap Year Bingo Night – Saturday February 29   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

 

Snacks and soda will be sold.

Minutes from HAA Meeting January 9, 2020

Thank you to all who were able to attend the HAA meeting.  Below is a recap of what was discussed.

Mr. Morris opened the meeting with a reflection on the Christmas season and the end of it on Sunday Jan 12 on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Mr. Morris then provided some updates:

  • New middle school math teacher has started and has been positively received.
  • 5th grade – Ms. Curtin is leaving on Jan 10 and the grade will be combined under Ms. Temkey with Mr. Morris assisting, particularly with writing.
  • Strategic Plan – action plans, which are the last steps of the 3 year Strategic Plan, are due on Jan 17. (The Strategic Plan focuses on the 5 domains of Academic Excellence and Programs, Finance and Development, Marketing and Enrollment, Governance and Leadership, and Catholic Identity).
  • DeSales Technology Grant – the Chromebooks are in.
  • Catholic Foundation grant –Junior Great Book Program is here!   This is an amazing program which the 6th grade started this week with great results thus far.
  • STREAM lab – a proposal for a has been submitted to the diocese for consideration for a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion Engineering, Arts and Math) lab. The initial set up would be the science based Lab Learner program. The lab would be set up in the 2nd floor classroom to the left of the computer room.
  • Tablet Jr. – the Tablet is introducing a section of the newspaper which is written by students. The March edition will feature St. Adalbert!
  • Catholic Schools Week is during the last week of January.
  • Principal evaluation – Mr. Morris, as a second-year principal, will be evaluated over 2 days in February. The evaluator will meet with various groups, including parents. If any parents are willing to be a part of the committee to provide feedback, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the school to let them know.
  • Uniforms – Maria Morelli showed examples of the new uniform for the 20-21 school year post meeting with Flynn & O’Hara.
    • The boys’ polo shirt will be burgundy and the pants will be dark gray.
    • The girls’ shirt and tie will be eliminated; only white polos will be used.
    • The summer shorts for boys and girls will be gray.Lorraine Casey provided some updates:
    • More information about the uniforms will be forthcoming.
  • Our last 3 events (Halloween party, Dance for grades 5-7, Christmas party) were successful and brought in approximately $1,200.
  • Social media – we have 144 followers on Instagram and 246 on Facebook and actively posted pics from our events and from Christmas.
  • Catholic Schools week
    • Theme will be about Making a Difference.
    • We will be holding a contest for students to design a school tshirt which will be able to be worn for dress down days. Some examples of tshirt designs were presented. Designs will be submitted and voted on by students (with administration approval).
    • The contest winner will be announced at a School Bingo on Friday Jan 31 at 7pm.
    • Tshirts will be made and sold for $10 each.
  • Marketing campaign – the Board is working on a marketing campaign with a slogan to use for marketing materials, a banner on Grand Ave., and tshirts. Some sample ideas were presented. Parents indicated that they would be in favor of multiple designs.
  • Gym shirt – one of the marketing slogans will be made into a gym shirt with the St. Adalbert colors and will be sold through the school rather than Flynn & O’Hara.
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Sweetheart Dance Feb 14 7-9pm for grades PreK-4
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          • Adult and child (PreK-4) will be $25. 2 guests may be invited and each guest will be $5 each.
          • Attendees will get 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 water. Additional pizza and water will be available for sale for $1 each.
          • We will have a bake sale and will be asking for contributions.
          • A flyer with a ticket form will be distributed.
    • Spring Fling dance for grades 5-7 date TBD
    • St. Adalbert Ladies Night Apr 3

Our next meeting will be at the end of February. An announcement will go out on Option C.

Remember to use AmazonSmile for your Christmas shopping!

For all you Amazon shoppers, you can link your account

Go to the attached link to find a step by step guide on your phone. 

AmazonSmile

But here is a simplified version for your computer.

go to

smile.amazon.com

Follow the steps to sign-in to your regular account.

Follow the prompt to add Saint Adalbert Catholic Academy. 

Click to Save your information. 

Each time you want to purchase something from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com

Make your purchase as usual 

Minutes from HAA meeting November 14, 2019

Thank you to all who were able to attend the HAA meeting.  Below is a recap of what was discussed.

Mr. Morris opened the meeting with a reflection on St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Mr. Morris then provided some updates:

  • Middle school math teacher has left. A replacement is being sought and interviews are being conducted.
  • Strategic Plan – objectives and goals for the 3 year Strategic Plan are due next on Nov. 22. (The Strategic Plan focusies on the 5 domains of Academic Excellence and Programs, Finance and Development, Marketing and Enrollment, Governance and Leadership, and Catholic Identity).
  • Uniforms in cold weather – we want students to be warm and comfortable in cold weather so students can wear pants in advance of the December 1st date and actual temperature when it is cold outside. A posting will be put on Option C.
  • DeSales Technology Grant – the Chromebooks have still not arrived which is unfortunate. In the meantime, iPads have been distributed to the upper grade classrooms for use a few times a week.
  • Parent Teacher Conference will be split into 2 sessions: December 5th will be the evening session; December 6th will be the afternoon session.
  • Safety of younger kids during recess was discussed. It was noted that Kindergarten students are in a separate section of the school yard, and only 2 teachers are able to supervise the school yard so further separation is not possible. Virtus certified parents could volunteer if available but it would depend on how many came for lunch duty on any given day.

Lorraine Casey, Board Chair, provided some updates:

  • Social media – we now have an Instagram page in addition to our Facebook page. We are working toward posting more pics in addition to our website.
  • AmazonSmile – we are now a charity on AmazonSmile and encourage parents, family, and friends to place orders on Amazon through this site so that the school gets a portion of the proceeds which are paid out quarterly.
  • Halloween Party – the event was a huge success, bringing in $588 (the Bake Sale contributed $110 of that amount)! The Queens Ledger sent a photographer and the kids were in the Nov 7 edition of the newspaper.
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Food Drive for Thanksgiving
    • Pie Sale – money due by Nov 18
    • Christmas Boutique – Dec 10-12. A suggestion for next year was to get more merchandise and open up shopping to the CCD children on a Sunday.
    • Christmas Giving Tree in conjunction with St. Adalbert Church
    • Ugly Sweater Dance Dec 13 7-9pm
      • 5-7th grades, with the allowance of one guest of the child’s age.
      • $5 for each attendee (SACA student and guest).
      • Ms. Diaz will be the DJ.
      • Refreshments (water, chips) will be sold.
      • Parent volunteers (10 minimum) from 6-10pm will be crucial to supervise during the dance, as well as set up and clean up.
      • A letter will go out with more details and instructions, including a note about conduct during the dance.
      • Suggestions include Photo Booth, Geo Filter, decorations made by younger grade students.

Our next meeting will be after the Christmas holiday in January. An announcement will go out on Option C.

Happy All Saints Day !!!

We thank our 4th grade students for their Saint Presentations today.  A special thanks to Ms. Gleason and Mrs. Cunniff for their work and preparation.