Donations Needed – Fall Festival at SSCA!

The Fall Festival is only two weeks away: and we need your help! Below are a list of the items we need to make this SSCA possible:

Please Donate: Recycled Uniform Donations
When: Drop off from Tuesday, October 9 until Wednesday, October 17
Where: Drop off in the After School area – box labeled ‘Recycled Uniform Drive.’

If you’ve got any uniform items that no longer fit your child, here’s a great way to clean out your closet!
They’ll be used for the Fall Fest’s Uniform Table where you can purchase gently used items for a free will donation (suggested $1 per item).
Bring in any of the following: shirts – white collared shirts or maroon polos, jumpers, skirts, pants, shorts, maroon gym uniform pieces, SSCA outwear.

Please Donate: Non-Perishable Items
When: Drop off from Monday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18
Where: Drop off in the After school area – box labeled ‘Fall Fest Donations’– Juice boxes, canned drinks (soda, seltzer), bottled water, single serving sized chips and pretzels.

Please Donate: Perishable Items
When: Drop off after 12pm on Friday, Oct 19
Where: Drop off in the After school area – box labeled ‘Fall Fest Donations.’ Please consider donating food for the Festival‘s very popular grill area: Hot Dogs, Hamburger Patties, Cheese. Generous donations like these make the festival hugely successful.
We greatly appreciate any donation you’re able to make!

If you are planning on donating, please sign up here. This will help the PA anticipate what will need to be purchased ahead of time. You can also use this site to sign up to volunteer for a shift during the festival. Each person who works a shift will receive FIVE free tickets as a thank you. Please volunteer if you’re able!

Questions? Please email Chari Corpuz (mom to Jocelyn 3B and Risa KA) at chari_corpuz@yahoo.com.

Got a chili recipe everyone loves? Register for The Annual Chili Cook Off! Winner receives 25 tickets to next year’s Fall Fest (what better way to defend your title?) and… a special prize! We need a minimum of 10 entries, so please ask your friends to compete or feel free to submit more than one entry.

Registration opens Wednesday, Oct. 10 and ends on Wednesday, Oct. 17. All chili is to be prepared and ready to eat ahead of the Festival. Chili drop off is from 11:45 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the grilling area with the Food Crew.

Voting will be done by the tasters! Each person who wishes to participate in the sampling and voting will purchase 5 tickets that will allow for 5 samples of any of the chili offered along with 3 ballots. Tasters will cast their ballots in jars marked with the number corresponding to the different chilis.

To enter the chili cook off or for more info, please email Chari chari_corpuz@yahoo.com.

We Hope to See You at Our Alumni Gala!

On Friday, November 2nd, We Will Celebrate Our Academy and This Year’s Honorees:

palm house at brooklyn botanic gardenDR. JAMES PROVENZALE MD, FACR
Class of ’68, Celebrating His 50th Reunion

MARCIA “CASEY” MCKENZIE
Celebrating 40 Years as an Administrator at Saint Saviour

Where: Palm House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

When: November 2nd, 2018, 6:30-10:30pm

What: Cocktail Style Dinner and Dancing (Attire: Cocktail)

Purchase Tickets or Make a Donation
Place an Ad in the Commemorative Journal

On Saturday, November 3rd, We Will Celebrate Our Alumni Mass:

Where: Saint Saviour Church

When: November 3rd, 2018, 10:30am
An open house will follow at the Academy. All are welcome!

PRINCIPAL
SUSAN WALSH

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PATRICIA ALBERTO
MOIRA BAILEY
KATE BRODERICK
JEANMARIE DAVIS
LENAE GUARNA
PAMELA HAMINGSON
CARISIMA KOENIG

GALA COMMITTEE
PATRICIA ALBERTO
JUDY FALLON
DANIEL GRIFFIN
LENAE GUARNA
MAURA LORENZEN
NICOLE PACIELLO
SUSAN WALSH

Roller Skating Night this Thursday!

You’re invited to our first ever Roller Skating Night at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park! All are welcome to join us for the new warm-weather counterpart to Ice Skating Night. Details below:

Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Date: Thursday, September 27th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $18 per person (skaters and non-skaters), which includes admission to the event, exclusive use of the covered rink, roller skates rental, bag check, and a $5 food voucher to be used during the event at the Bluestone Lakeside Café for a cookie and a fountain drink.

Additional Details: Please return the RSVP form below by Monday, September 24th – no tickets will be sold at the door. The LeFrak Center also requires a signed waiver (attached) from all participants.

Saint Saviour Achieves AdvancED Accreditation

After months-long review process, Saint Saviour Catholic Academy’s administration is proud to announce that we received accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of AdvancED, over the summer.

NCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance.  To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. 

Our accreditation is for a period of 5 years, at which point AdvancED will evaluate our progress in the continuing improvement goals we have set together.

 

 

Welcome Picnic for New and Returning Families

You are invited to Saint Saviour’s second annual Welcome Picnic for new and returning families! Come to see old friends and make a few new ones as we mark the beginning of a new school year, rain or shine
 
See details below:
 
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Prospect Park, 3rd Street Entrance, hill below the Tennis House
Additional Details: Please bring a blanket, lunch and/or snacks, drinks and toys. This is a rain or shine event.

Ms. Darci Grasso

Half-Day Nursery Teacher
dgrasso@sscaparkslope.org
Grades Taught: Half-Day Nursery
Employed Since: 2010

Darci has been working in the SSCA Nursery Program since it first began in 2010! Darci has also worn various hats at SSCA throughout the years including assistant teacher, lead teacher, transportation coordinator, lunch coordinator, After School teacher, After School director, and paraprofessional.

Darci graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a double major in psychology and sociology. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is currently studying to take the LMSW licensing exam. Darci plans on continuing to work with children as a social worker, and plans to focus on play therapy and expressive arts therapy interventions.

Back to School Night – Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten

Please note: due to the excessive heat, tonight’s Back to School Night has been movedfrom the Church of Saint Saviour to the Lower Level in the Academy. Tonight’s Back to School Night is for Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten families only. The upper grades will have their Back to School Night next week.
 
See details below:
 
Location: Lower Level, Saint Saviour Catholic Academy
Date: Thursday, September 6th
Time: 7:00 PM
Additional Details: Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten families only. Please note this is an adults-only event. Our meal service provider, Red Rabbit, will providing light refreshments.

Ms. Emily Antico

Emily Antico is a Brooklyn native and is currently obtaining her B.S in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and Children’s Studies at Brooklyn College. Prior to working at Saint Saviour Catholic Academy, Emily was an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialist for New York Center for Autism Treatment. She has also worked as an After School teacher at SSCA.

Ms. Courtney Gallagher

Courtney Gallagher graduated SUNY College at Old Westbury with a dual certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Special Education (Grades 1-6). While earning her degree, she worked full-time as a paraprofessional and played two sports, volleyball and lacrosse. Courtney was named captain of her lacrosse team three out of the four years she played. Working as a paraprofessional allowed Courtney to work with students with many different abilities, of all ages. She worked with students from Pre-K- Highschool. After working as a paraprofessional, Courtney worked as a substitute teacher at Smith Street Elementary in Uniondale, Long Island.
 
Courtney currently resides in Rockaway Beach. She loves spending her spare time listening to music, traveling, hiking and reading books.

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.