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.

Soles for Souls Collection

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy will again be collecting new / lightly used shoes to support those in developing countries across the world until school lets out.

Last year, thanks to the generosity of our families, faculty and aligned parishes, we collected over 200 pairs of shoes last year!

Please see details from the Soles4Souls website:

Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 35 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs. Soles4Souls holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency with Guidestar.

Soles4Souls provides both short-term relief and long-term solutions to global poverty. Visit online at soles4souls.org

Short-term relief-free shoe and clothing distribution: Everyday, people are exposed to life threatening diseases, children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work, because they lack adequate clothing and footwear. New shoes and clothing provides relief to people living in extreme poverty in developing nations, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.

Long-term solutions-job creation (micro-enterprise): Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise model provides people living in deep poverty in developing nations the opportunity to start and sustain small businesses selling shoes. Donated new and gently-worn shoes act as a resource to help entrepreneurs generate income to provide for themselves and their families.

Containers will be posted in the rear of the After School area for donations. Please pair the shoes and secure them together before donating. Thank you!

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:

 

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

 

7th Grade’s Interfaith Gift in the News

Last month, the story of our 7th grade’s interfaith act of fellowship to Congregation Beth Elohim was featured in a few local news outlets, which discussed the gesture and the need for more interfaith solidarity in the wake of several attacks on faith groups in the past months.

From the Tablet:

Seventh graders at St. Saviour Catholic Academy in Park Slope recently donated a “Tree of Life” to a nearbysynagogue – in a heartwarming display of solidarity with the local Jewish community.

Organizer Sandra Rossier, who has three children at the Eighth Avenue school and one at the neighboring high school, came up with the idea following the October massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in October that killed 11 congregants and wounded seven others.

“I thought to myself, let’s give these kids something to empower them, a weapon, sort of to fight the hate, to feel in charge, to be spiritual warriors, to go out there and to do something rather than just to watch and feel helpless,” Rossier said. “How about let’s inject the world with love, let’s love thy neighbor and do exactly what our faith is teaching us to do, to take down barriers, to take down walls between us and to realize that we really are one human race.”

From the Brooklyn Paper:

The students’ act of kindness couldn’t have come at a better time, according to a synagogue staffer, who said the tree will serve as a reminder of their friends in the Catholic church.

“Now, maybe more than ever, we need our Catholic, Muslim and friends of all faiths to come together and support one another,” said Director of Membership and Engagement Sam Sterling. “Every time we look at this incredible Tree of Life, we will remember this most important mitzvah that St. Saviour has done for us. They are true mensches!”

From Patch:

One student from St. Saviour’s who is Jewish told her she was happy to see the two faiths coming together and another called the experience “magical,” she said.

“They were so pleased to have some way of helping — it really gave them a feeling of, ‘I’m doing something good and that’s a way to heal,'” she said. “We are trying to build bridges and take down any walls that exist. There is strength in unity and acceptance.”

A special thank you to the Rossier family, and art teacher Ms. Mathis, for their hard work arranging this gift, and to our dear friends from Congregation Beth Elohim, who gifted us some delicious hamantaschen. 

Annual Auction 2019 – Back to the 80s

The SSCA Auction Committee is proud to present a “Back to the 80’s” Dance Party.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a rad event!

Join us for a rockin’ evening of 1980’s fun with lively bidding in our silent auction benefitting the students of St. Saviour Catholic Academy.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing and music with the SSCA Community!

Interested how you can get involved or support the SSCA Auction?

Buy a Mega Raffle ticket! These $25 tickets are a great way to try and win $5,000 while still helping SSCA!  Buy one using the form that went home in your student’s folder or visit the front office.

Attend… with a group! Plan on attending the event and spread the word. It’s even more fun to come with a friend. You don’t have to be a SSCA parent to attend! 

Volunteer!  Contact the auction committee at auction@sscaparkslope.org for more information.

Donate!  Can’t attend and no time to volunteer? Here’s another powerful way to help!  Use the Donate Now button on the right hand side to make a monetary contribution. Any amount is greatly appreciated! 

Event details below:

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Saint Saviour High School Gymnasium 
Tickets: $85 per person – available online at our Auction website, Biddingforgood.com.
Attire: 80’s Inspired Outfits encouraged, but not required
Additional Details: This is an adults only event. No tickets will be sold at the door.
 

2019 Donation Form _ Fillable (3) Mega Raffle Flyer (1)

Middle School Valentine’s Dance

The Grade 8 parents have planned a Valentine’s Day dance at the Parish Hall for the Middle School, which is also a fundraiser for their 8th Grade dance in June. Please see details below:

Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Saint Saviour Parish Hall 611 Eight Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: $20 per person, includes admission and snacks RSVP:
Additional Information: Please return the RSVP form below by Friday, February 8th, 2019. No tickets will be sold at the door. All students must be picked up by a parent or guardian; self-dismiss will not be permitted from the dance.

Valentine’s Dance

Pizza Tuesday Registration

We’re already starting the Winter session of Pizza Tuesday at Saint Saviour! Time flies when you’re eating pizza.

Tuesday are Pizza Tuesday at our Academy! Families have the option to have 1-2 slices of pizza for each child delivered fresh from a local pizzeria.

If interested, complete the Pizza Tuesday Registration Form and return it to the front office. Please note you can type directly into the form.