"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." - Seneca
Dear School Community:

In an effort to make Lent a meaningful experience for our children and not business as usual, the following has been arranged with Father Boniface: All students who have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation (third through eighth grades) will meet with our priests on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 PM for reconciliation.

We will attend Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 12:10 PM. Please join us.

Ms. DiBlasi and Mr. Corrigan are working with their Religion classes to prepare information about Lent to share with us at morning assembly on March 2, 9, and 30, and on April 6.

Mr. Dujmovic will speak to our students about the CRS Rice Bowls Charity Drive and our opportunity to help others in need as part of our Lenten journey. 

Father Baker will speak to the Upper School about kindness on Friday, Feb. 21.

I encourage you to reflect on what you can do differently at home to make Lent a meaningful experience for your family.

Some ideas for consideration:

1. Pray a decade of the rosary together each night.
2. Make a visit to a church to say a prayer or light a candle for someone.
3. Do something kind for your neighbor.
4. Visit a nursing home.
5. Write a letter to someone to thank them for being in your life.

May this Lenten season be a time to pray, fast, learn, and give with your family. May you deepen your relationships with both God and your fellow man. 

Kindest Regards,
Ms. Coombs
Head of School

Feb. 20- African-American Readings
Feb. 21- Father Baker visits
Feb. 22-Comfy Day
Feb. 26- Mass-Ash Wednesday
Feb. 27- Scholastic Book Fair
Feb. 28- Scholastic Book Fair continues
 Feb. 28-Character Day



The NYC Spelling Bee will be held on March 11th. Three of our students will be participating:  Saffan Whitt, Humbi Reboredo and Samantha Menkes. The Bee will run for two days and one winner and one runner up from each day will move on to the National Spelling Bee to be held on May 24-29 in Maryland.  We are so excited to have three Academy students qualify to participate
Our Third Grade students will share their research with us at morning assembly on Feb. 20, 24, and 27. Please join us.



Our book fair will open on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28.  Please reach out to Steve McCool to offer your assistance.  


We recognize Hyacinth Heinemann and Eamon McCool for leading assembly. We recognize Ms. Kelly and Hyacinth for reading at mass. Thank you to Sofia Birchard and Alessia Morgan for sharing your Spanish research project on Colombia!
We continue to keep Narda in our thoughts and prayers along with all the men and women who serve our country.

Let us always remember the kind in humankind and treat one another accordingly.
Academy students made an extra effort to spread kindness throughout the month of February. Always remember that Kindness is our super-power!


The PA  hosted a bake sale at morning drop-off and at dismissal. Thank you, Cierra Potter, for organizing this and to Student Council for selling candy grams and baked goods throughout the week. Thank you, parents, for your donations of delicious baked goods and your support of our Student Council candy gram sale.  



Our spirit days have been much fun with great participation from faculty and students alike.  We have two remaining days to enjoy.

Friday, Feb. 21-Comfy Day- Dress in your Pajamas or yoga wear...whatever is comfy for you

Friday, Feb. 28-Character Day- Dress as your favorite storybook or comic book character.  This ties in perfectly with Scholastic Bookfair as well.


We celebrate the following birthdays in February:

2/7 - Elisabeth Romano
2/11- Eamon McCool
2/21- John Mulvihill


100 DAYS
Thank you, PK, K, and first and second grades for your celebration of the 100th day of school.
Ms. DiBlasi sent out the school calendar of major dates for the 2020-21 academic year last week.  Please mark these dates on your calendar.  A more comprehensive one will be sent out in the spring.


Jack VanderSloot and Hunter Lyons will join us every Monday for the next several months as part of their Christian service program. They are assisting teachers, working with students, and helping in the cafeteria. Simply--also--they are being great role models for our students.

Dr. Tischler has been working with some of our Upper School students, who will share readings at morning assembly on Thursday, Feb. 20. Please join us.


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