#GivingTuesday

Families,

On December 1, 2020, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. On this day you can make a big impact on the lives of our students attending Saint Saviour Catholic Academy.

This #GivingTuesday, helps us continue to give the gift of Catholic education at Saint Saviour Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:

Join thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world. Mark your calendars, spread the word and know that our students are thankful for your support today and on #GivingTuesday.

P.S. Please be assured that 100% of your gift will go to Saint Saviour Catholic Academy. You can also support our students year-round by becoming a monthly donor.

Best,

Sue Walsh

 

From the Desk of Principal Walsh

Families,

Thank you to all the families who contributed to the St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry collection.  Here is a sample of what our school community donated to this worthy cause; with lots more boxes and crates that were not included. The volunteers who work at  the pantry were astonished by the good will of the families of SSCA.  The pantry is now restocked and ready to make available  much needed supplies to local families who are in need.  
 
The Thanksgiving recess will begin at the close of school on Tuesday, November 24th.   Classes will resume on Monday, November 30th.  The Christmas recess will begin at the close of school on Friday, December 18th.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.
 
Please see the Interim Guidance with regards to quarantine restrictions on travelers from the Department of Health below.  I appreciate all that everyone has done and will continue to do to make SSCA a safe place to learn.  
 
Best,
Sue Walsh
 
 
 
 

From the Desk of Principal Walsh

Dear Families,
 
We have become aware of a possible exposure to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, in person learning will be suspended tomorrow, Tuesday October 27th. All students, regardless of cohort, should report through Google Classroom tomorrow at their designated school start time. 
 
We are awaiting guidance from the Department of Health on next steps. 
 
More information will be made available tomorrow.    
 
Best,
Sue Walsh

From the Desk of Principal Sue Walsh

Families,

Please see attached a letter from the Superintendent of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Tom Chadzutko and the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese, Michael Deegan.

I am so proud of all of the work that faculty, staff and families have done to open our school and keep it open.  Please remain diligent about completing the health screening each and every morning.  We will continue to take temperatures, continuously clean and follow policies and protocols related to CDC guidelines/recommendations.  

This is a school wide effort and I truly appreciate all that everyone has done!!  

Best,

Sue Walsh

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Farewell SSCA: A Message From Our Seniors – Class of 2020

As our seniors prepare to leave us for high school in the fall, they have shared a message of fond farewell. See the link to their goodbye video below.  Click each student to see their individual message.

We wish our Class of 2020 the very best as they begin their high school years and remind them to take care of themselves, take of each other and to focus on doing their very best in high school.

Congratulations Class of 2020! Our school community is so very proud of your accomplishments! 

https://flipgrid.com/+ssca2020

 

 

SSCA News

Families,

I hope that despite these stressful circumstances, you were able to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather we have been experiencing the past few days.  I continue to pray that all of you and those that you hold dear, stay well.  

During the week of June 8th your child’s classroom teacher will reach out to you with instructions for picking up any materials that your child might have left behind when we ended in person classroom instruction on March 13th.  The items left behind will be put together and bagged up.  Teachers will schedule appointments for those of you who wish to retrieve the items, and meet you at the front door. 

Summer school will be in session for those students that have been deemed eligible to receive Title I services.  These services will be delivered on the digital platform and be administered by Title I and the Office of Non-Public Schools.  Families of students who are eligible for these services have been notified. This is an optional program that is not mandated.  Families of students deemed at academic risk and or in danger of failing for the year, will be contacted with regards to summer school the week of June 15th.  All summer programming will be run on a digital platform.  There will be no in person summer school. 

The Board of SSCA has put together a new financial aid program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Board may award aid in addition to the scholarships made available by the Futures in Education program through the Diocese of Brooklyn, should you still demonstrate need. Under special circumstances, you may receive aid from the Board even if you are not awarded a scholarship from the Futures program. Please note that you must complete the Futures in Education through the Diocese of Brooklyn application process before applying to St. Saviour Catholic Academy’s in house tuition assistance program. The SSCA tuition assistance form is attached. To return the form and for any inquiries, please email Diane Rigobello at Drigobello@sscaparkslope.org. The deadline to apply to Futures in Education and SSCA is July 24, 2020.  

Discussions continue with State Ed., the Department of Health and other varying agencies with regards to the opening of schools in the Fall.  I will share information with you as I receive it. 

Please see below a link and blurb from an organization which I am sure some of you are familiar with, the Child Mind Institute. It offers some ways to speak with children during these unprecedented times.

Finally, please see some thoughts from our PDHP guidance counselor, Liz Palumbo, on how to deal with feelings utilizing the five senses.

I hope all of you are able to enjoy some time with family and close friends.  As a reminder, classes will not be in session on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. Teachers will continue instruction for students on the digital platform on Tuesday, May 26th.

Best, 

Sue Walsh

This week on childmind.org we discuss ways of helping children build healthy resilience to setbacksand learn to tolerate the uncertainty that stretches ahead of us. It starts by really listening to what they’re feeling — even though you know you can’t fix it. And with that in mind we also offer tips on ways to ask kids how they’re doing without getting that dreaded one-word brush-off: “Fine.”  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cSw_p_l9JZm4DdxmblqGu3t05Nbs4JVX/view?usp=sharing

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