Principal’s Letter – May 13, 2016

Dear Parents of Ave Maria Catholic Academy,

Spring is here! It is hard to believe that there is less than six weeks left of the 2015-2016 school year. Please remember to view the website and calendar for important events and final exam schedules.

The last few months have been busy with New York State Exams, May Crowning, the Aquinas Honor Society Expo and our second annual Spirit Day. I commend all of the teachers and students for working so diligently in preparing for these challenging exams. On May 6th, 2016, the students of Ave Maria Catholic Academy honored our Blessed Mother Mary. The May Crowning Ceremony was beautiful with the second graders dressed in their beautiful communion dresses and suits representing Mary’s Court. There was beautiful music performed by the choir and biblical readings done by students in grades five through eight. Thank you to Miss Alsheimer and Miss Marino for coordinating this beautiful ceremony. On May 10th, 2016, I had the honor of attending my first Aquinas Expo and it was spectacular. The students of AMCA created a project explaining and illustrating how the progression of technology affects society. Their presentation to fellow Aquinas members, principals, and Mr. Anthony Biscione, Senior Deputy Superintendent of Schools was extraordinary. Special thanks to the Aquinas Coordinators, Miss Amuso and Mrs. Giacalone for their dedication and creativity. Yesterday the students of AMCA could have been heard miles away as they took part in the second annual Spirit Day. The day was filled with music, a plethora of sports activities and the freeze dance finale. The atmosphere throughout the day was wonderful with students and adults smiling, laughing, working together and enjoying the beautiful weather. This day took lots of lots of planning and organizing. Thank you to the Spirit Day coordinators and volunteers for making this an awesome day for the students of AMCA.

Please continue to support Shoparoo and Box Tops for Education programs. These programs bring in money for our school and allow us the opportunity to buy educational materials for the students.

I look forward to seeing many families at our Spring and Band performance on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 and the JDRF walk on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Information pertaining to these events will be sent home in the next few days/weeks.

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Best Wishes,

Miss McManus