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.

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

Meet the Teacher
Ms. Santana is the 5th grade ELA and Science teacher. Ms. Santana has always had a passion for teaching, while at the same time caring for the social-emotional development of her students. In 2014, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Childhood Psychology. Then in 2016, she completed her Master’s Degree in Childhood Education.
Ms. Santana does not believe that the purpose of education is just to fill the minds of students with facts but to teach them to think for themselves, while carefully utilizing a range of pedagogical approaches to ensure that learning occurs and that diverse needs of different learners are met.

English Language Arts
Pearson Reading Street Literacy Program – Scott Foresman
Unit 1: Meeting Challenges
Unit 2: Doing the Right Thing
Unit 3: Inventors and Artists
Unit 4: Adapting
Unit 5: Adventures
Unit 6: The Unexpected

Students are given their personal login to access Reading Street online program.

Science
New York Science – McGraw Hill Education

New York Science is designed to help spark that curiosity in students and inspire the next generation of innovators and inventors to ask more WHYs, think more critically, and become creative problem solvers. New York Science provides an intuitive learning experience by integrating 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem-solving.

Mrs. Curtin

Jeannie Curtin has been our 6th grade teacher since 2016.  Her teaching career started in public schools in Long Island teaching 5th and 6th grade.  She graduated Queens College with a Bachelor degree in Communications in the Arts and Media. Touro College is where she earned her Master degree in General and Special Education.  Before teaching, she worked in the Media industry and brings her experience into her lessons.

Curriculum:

ELA- Reading Street

Social Studies – Discovering Our Past: A History of the World

Overview:

6th Grade ELA focuses on inferences, making connections, analyzing text, main idea and citing text examples.  These skills are used in our Reading Street stories along with novels grade level novels.  

6th Grade Social Studies focuses on Ancient Civilization (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India). 

 

Highlights of the Year:

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan was our first novel we read this year and students practices these skills.  Students were very engaged during each read aloud for each chapter.

Students are currently working on creating their own Greek god/goddess story or Greek god/goddess IMovie commercial advertisement.