Adapting to Distance Learning

Having completed the second week of distance learning, our students and teachers here at SSCA have gained their rhythm. Morning Meetings have still been happening and there have been Zoom classes for gym, music and other instruction. Whether it is middle school Social Studies or early childhood gym class, our students have benefited from have the opportunity to connect with their peers and teachers.
 
Because of their strong commitment to our school community, the amazing faculty, as well as Principal Walsh, have pushed themselves to go the extra mile. 
 
A special “thank you” to our parents and caregivers for helping the process go smoothly at home. We could not do it without you!
 
See the video below for a sneak peek at one of Mr. Paolo’s gym classes. 
 

 
 

Transitioning to Distance Learning Webinar by National Catholic Educational Association

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is hosting a webinar, “Transitioning to Distance Learning for Parents,”  taking place this evening at 6 p.m. Please register for the webinar, using the link below.

Seemingly overnight, you have become a homeschool parent, while also trying to figure out how to transition yourself to…

Posted by Catholic Schools of Brooklyn & Queens on Monday, March 23, 2020

Distance Learning at SSCA

The teachers here at SSCA, from Nursery through the eighth grade, have spent countless hours collaborating with each other, their students and families to transition to a digital classroom platform.

Using Google Classroom, teachers have been able to upload lessons, videos and assignments.  In addition, students have been using Google’s other digital communication platforms to have face time with teachers and fellow classmates to discuss lessons or to just check in to maintain a sense of normalcy and community.

We here at SSCA understand that this is a trying time, with many of us having to balance ever changing demands both personally and professionally. We appreciate our school community and their willingness to adapt to this new way of learning and connection.

Below is a link to a news story from NET TV, featuring SSCA, about the ways in which our local Catholic schools have been adapting to online learning.

SSCA School Closure

The Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has mandated that all schools will be closed the week of March 16th-20th.  Here at SSCA, the faculty and staff will be meeting on Monday March 16th, 2020  to ensure that our distance learning model is up and running by Tuesday, March 17th.  Your child’s classroom teacher will be communicating with you directly regarding this model beginning on Tuesday, March 17th.

As you may have heard, the New York City public schools across the city will be closed until April 20th.  The Diocese of Brooklyn has not yet determined that we will follow the same directive. As new information becomes available, parents will be notified via email and updates posted to the SSCA website. 

 

 

SSCA at First Lego League Robotics City Semifinal

On February 29th and March 1st, 2020, our 7th and 8th grade students competed in the First Lego League Robotics City Semifinals. The 7th grade team, the Unsweetened Lemon Limes won the Judge’s Award for Team Spirit. 

The Subwaves, the 8A team, secured a Golden Ticket for the City Championships and won First Place for Mechanical Robot Design. 

The Airmenders, the 8B team, also secured a Golden Ticket for the City Championships and took First Place overall at the Semifinals, finishing above 40 other teams! 

Congratulations to all our Middle School Robotics participants!

 

Around the World with 2B

Over the past few weeks, our 2B classroom has been learning about other countries and cultures through interactive learning. Some of the highlights have included the students’ “trips” to Haiti and Poland. One of our 2B parents brought in Haitian currency as well as peas and rice, a traditional Haitian dish. Most recently, the students “visited” Poland and learned how to polka dance. 

 

St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry – Update

Beginning on Tuesday, November 19th, SSCA will be collecting items for the St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry on 4th Avenue and 9th Street.  Many non-perishable food items are needed. Some suggestions are oatmeal, dried red or black beans, coffee, soup, canned milk, juice and pasta.  The pantry is also in need of toiletries. Please consider donating during this season of Thanksgiving.

Update: Our 8th graders delivered the items to Reverend Willy Kingsley on Monday, November 25th. We received a letter of appreciation from Edith Newman, the Food Pantry Coordinator. Thank you to all who participated and contributed!

World Kindness Day 2019

In observance of World Kindness Day 2019, our 2nd graders created a “Kindness Tree”. Each leaf represents an act of kindness performed throughout our school community. 

 

Middle School Open House

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy will be hosting its first Middle School Open House for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

There will be a presentation by our Principal and our Middle School Team. Prospective students are welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m
Location: 701 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Additional Details: Grades covered will be 5th through 8th
To RSVP please fill out the following form.

Join us for Catholic Schools Night at the Brooklyn Cyclones!

Join us at Catholic Schools Night at MCU Park to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Aberdeen IronBirds! The game will also feature our very own Principal, Susan Walsh, participate in the “Scholars vs. Collars” softball game which pits Catholic School Principals against Priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. See details below:

Date: Monday, June 17th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Price: $10
Additional Details: Collars vs. Scholars game will start before game time (est. around 6 p.m.)
Flyer: Flyer + Tickets
Tickets now available Online: Visit our online ticketing portal https://groupmatics.events/event/Stsaviour
Code: Stsaviour