St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry

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. Our 8th graders will be delivering the items to Reverend Willy Kingsley on Monday, November 25th.

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.

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