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October 2016 Newsletter

Dear Parents of Ave Maria Catholic Academy,

It is hard to believe that the first month of school is already behind us. It has been great observing the students transition to a new school year. Thank you for attending Back to School Night to meet your child’s teacher and learn the everyday classroom routines.

The students in grades three through eight have begun the Terra Nova Standardized Exams this week. Although you can’t study for this exam, it is important that the students try their best. These exams measure the student’s reading, language mechanics and math computation skills. The results of this exam will be administered to parents at report card conferences in December.

There are many exciting activities happening in the next few weeks. Some of the activities include:

– Thursday, October 13th, 2016: Field Trip to Green Meadow Farm (Grades K-2)
– Friday, October 14th, 2016: Pink/White $1.00 Dress Down for Breast Cancer Awareness
– Friday, October 21st, 2016: Multicultural Day
– Monday, October 24th, 2016: Winter Uniform Begins
– Friday, October 28th, 2016: Pumpkin Patch
– Saturday, October 29th, 2016: Halloween Dance
– Sunday, October 30th, 2016: Specialized High School Admission Exam

Our three enrichment after school clubs which have already begun, include: Healthy Bites Cooking Class, Paul Effman Band Service and Zumba. The students are having a great time hanging with friends and learning new hobbies after school.

We have expanded our social media network. I am pleased to announce that Ave Maria Catholic Academy is now on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us @amcahb. In a few weeks we will have a new school website. I will keep you informed when the site is complete and ready to be launched.

Thank you for your continuous support of Ave Maria Catholic Academy.

Best Wishes,

Miss McManus

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AMCA Science Lab

The 3rd Grade students measured the volume of a liquid. The students learned to use data, observations, and facts that they have already learned to predict what they thought would happen in the future.

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Our New Nursery Students

The nursery students of Ave Maria Catholic Academy are adjusting nicely to the new school year! They are having fun learning the days of the week, the months of the year, and all about the weather.

For more information about the nursery program at Ave Maria Catholic Academy or to tour our school, please call the main office at 718-848-7440.



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Welcome back to AMCA! Wishing everyone a successful and joyous school year.

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Principal’s Letter – September 12, 2016

Dear Parents of Ave Maria Catholic Academy,

On behalf of the staff at Ave Maria Catholic Academy, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. We are incredibly excited to begin a new year at Ave Maria Catholic Academy. The first week of school was wonderful! It was great to see the children filled with excitement, reuniting with friends, teachers and peers. We welcome our new families to the Ave Maria Catholic Academy community.

On Thursday, September 15th , at 7:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and to get an overview of their educational program. Mark your calendars for this great night to spend with your child’s teachers and learn about the day in the life of an Ave Maria Catholic Academy student.

Please continue to support our school through our various organizations. For more detailed information on how to register for these fundraisers, please visit our school website and find the Support Our School archive.

Ave Maria Catholic Academy has been and will continue to be a peanut-free environment. This means that every child is asked to bring snacks and lunches free of any peanuts or nuts.

Please know that we greatly value home/school communication here at Ave Maria Catholic Academy. It is extremely important and plays a key role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if something arises and to be informed of your child’s studies.

I look forward to a very positive and productive year together!

Best Wishes,

Miss McManus

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Afterschool Cooking Classes by Healthy Bites Food Service

In this fun afterschool series, kids will practice essential kitchen skills and master the fundamentals of cooking. Young chefs will love working alongside classmates learning everything from grilling and roasting to chopping and peeling. Plus, they’ll discover how simple it can be to make healthy dishes, classic sauces and tasty snacks. Healthy Bites cooking classes build positive self-esteem, promotes nutrition, educates students and makes fun class memories.

Classes will meet on Mondays and start on October 3, 2016 and run until November 21, 2016. The 6 week session costs $120 and will meet afterschool in the gym from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm.

There will be no class on Columbus Day, 10/10/16 or Halloween, 10/31/16.

Please complete the information below by Sept. 28th.

I give my child permission to join the cooking class club afterschool from 10/03/16 to 11/21/16.

Child’s name: __________________________________________

Grade: ____________________________

Amount Enclosed: ______________________________

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Special thanks to City Councilman, Mr. Eric Ulrich on delivering a wonderful commencement speech.

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