Crossing Guard Appreciation

Our Crossing Guards, Betty and Stephanie, were honored last week as part of Crossing Guard Appreciation Week! Thank you for all you do! Photo below:

 

Ms. Avalyn Mathis

Avalyn grew up in upstate New York, but moved to DC to study fine art at Georgetown University. Since completing her BA she has been freelancing and teaching art privately to groups and individuals. She loves exploring new mediums and lately has been immersing herself in fiber arts; weaving, macramé and sewing. When she’s not creating and crafting at home in Ditmas Park, she likes to get out of the city to hike and go camping.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa is one of our most popular annual events: so popular, in fact, that it sells out on the first day almost every year!

Parents from each homeroom prepare themed baskets full of all kinds of gifts: from Legos, American Girl dolls, Gourmet foods and more. In the days leading up to the event, students buy raffle tickets for a chance to take home each of the basket.

On the event itself, more than 400 parents, students and siblings converge on the Saint Saviour High School Gym, which is transformed by our wonderful Parent Association volunteers to a winter wonderland. Breakfast is served and students get a chance to hand-deliver their letters to Santa and get a gift from Santa’s helpers.

Finally at the end of the event, Parent Association volunteers draw the winners of each basket, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Back to School 2017!

Dear SSCA Parents/Guardians,

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer. It is my pleasure to welcome first through eighth grade students to another great year at St. Saviour Catholic Academy. On Monday, September 11th, we will be joined by the Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten students. We are all excited to have the students back in the classrooms and hallways as they are full of enthusiasm and an excitement for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of the SSCA family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his/her academic abilities in order to reach his/her true potential.

As I walked around our school this past week visiting each classroom, I was so proud of our teachers and students. It was wonderful to see how much effort they were putting forth. Each classroom was busy throughout the day creating memorable moments of learning with a clear focus on student success. We have had a seamless transition through the first few days of school and I look forward to the year ahead.

Lastly, I would like to welcome the following new faculty and staff to the SSCA family:
Ms. Deanna Feuerbach–Early Childhood Music
Ms. Kerrin Barry–First Grade
Ms. Christina Bandini–Second Grade
Mr. Paolo Martusciello–Fourth Grade
Mr. Andy Austin–Seventh Grade
Mr. Christopher Demera–Seventh Grade Teaching Assistant
Mr. Jeremy Mangano–Physical Education
Mr. Nathan Lynch–Admissions Director

Once again, I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I look forward to working with you in the months ahead.

Thank you,

Sue Walsh

Coffee Talk Series: Raising School-Age Children

Join Elizabeth Palumbo, our Guidance Counselor, at 8:15 AM in the Library for our Coffee Talk Series, see dates below and flyer attached.

Friday, May 5th (Nursery – Kindergarten)
Friday, May 12th (1st – 4th Grade)
Friday, May 19 (5th – 8th Grade)

This is a time to discuss and share the joys and struggles of raising school-age children as well as discover ways to improve communication and reduce conflicts. See flyer attached.

8th Grade Bake Sale 2017

The Class of 2017 will be hosting the annual bake sale Thursday, March 23rd to help defray the cost of the 8th Grade Dance. All proceeds from this bake sale and raffles will be used to support their dance.

We ask that you send in homemade cupcakes, brownies, cookies etc. and/or cash donations for this great event. See donation flyer attached, which is due Tuesday, March 21st.

Raffle Baskets!
Cost: $1 each or 6 for $5
Baskets: Kindle Paperwhite, Marvel Collectables, Easter Basket, Beauty and the Beast, Minecraft, Virtual Reality Headset, and more!

Premium 50/50 Raffle
Cost: 3 for $5
50/50 Raffle: Dance gets half the money and the winner gets the other half!

Raffles will also be available Friday, March 24th during Parent /Teacher conferences.