Friday, January 23, 2015







CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2015

OPEN HOUSE AND TOURS
ALL WEEK
1/26-1/30
9:00 am - 11:00am

Saint Agatha School

736 - 48th Street

“Our Doors Are Always Open For You”

   Strong Catholic Identity
   Learning Center for support in Literacy & Math
   Dept. of Ed. Title I services in Guidance, Literacy, Math and ESL.
   A full-time Nurse provided by the NYC Dept. of Health.
   Aquinas Program affiliated with the Diocesan Aquinas   
   Program for honor students in Grades 6-8.
   Updated Computer Lab equipped with Lenovo Computers.
   Well-equipped hands-on Science and Math Labs.
   Art and Physical Education.
   After-school program providing homework help,
    socialization and activities until 6:00pm.
   Exemplary Reading and Math results on NYS exams.
   Home School Association.
   Dedicated Alumni Association.
   Wi-Fi Internet Access throughout the school.
   Tuition assistance programs available.
   After school clubs.
   Monthly Liturgies and Seasonal Prayer Services.
   Smart Board equipped classrooms

Full day Pre-K class for 4 yr. olds 



Ask about our Early Morning Drop-Off

Full Day and Half day Jr. Pre-K class for 3 yr. olds 



Free Yellow School Bus Service 

 



Please call at 718-435-3137 for further information

 



Ms. Alice Rios,
Principal

 


 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

David Minkin Senior Residence waitlist


The opening of the David Minkin Senior Residence waitlist will begin on February 2, 2015.

The application will be available in both English and Spanish.

For those individuals and couples who may need extra assistance completing the application, please note the upcoming Application Assistance Workshops, which will take place on:

·         Sunday, Feb. 8 from 12-4pm at St. Rose of Lima (in the parish center, located on Newkirk Avenue between Ocean Pkwy and E. 8th St.)
·         Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 11am-2pm at St. Michael (in the rectory, located at 352 42nd Street)

·         Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 4-7pm at St. Agatha (in Kelly Hall, located at 736 48th Street)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille, a lifeline for troubled marriages

A program to help couples heal and renew their marriages. The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships even separation and divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage back in order again. It is not a retreat, marriage counseling, marriage self help or a sensitivity group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend. It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing. Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of marriage problems. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the program. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille program their final option. The tools of communication in marriage learned in the program are often what couples need.
• Are you considering separation or even divorce?
• Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
• Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
• Does talking about it only make it worse?
• Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
Wait, don't lose hope. This is a program for couples that are experiencing troubles, but want to give their marriage another chance. Retrouvaille provides marriage help!
For upcoming dates or if you need more information www.retrouvaille.org or call us at 1-800-470-2230

Monday, January 12, 2015

Basketball Game Reminder







As you know Mr. Agurto has scheduled a friendly basketball game between Saint Agatha School and Saint Mary Mother of Jesus (St. Peter's Academy). The game will take place on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. It will begin at 7PM in the school's gym. There is ample parking in their parking lot for the game. You can also take the D train and get off at Bay Parkway or 25th Avenue.
Refreshment's and snacks will be available for sale during the game. Come and show your support to our winning team! :)


Details:
Location: St. Peter's Academy (Saint Mary Mother of Jesus)
                 2326 84th Street
                 Brooklyn, NY 11214
The gym is located at the corner of 84th Street and 23rd Avenue
Time: 7PM

Friday, January 9, 2015

Education Investment Tax Credit


Governor Cuomo assured us he would fight to enact the Education Investment Tax Credit which is designed to generate desperately needed scholarships for tuition-paying families as well as additional funding to public schools. The measure is strongly supported by the vast majority of legislators. Now we need Governor Cuomo to lead on the issue. As the governor prepares his Executive Budget, it's critical that you contact the Governor immediately and urge him to include the Education Investment Tax Credit.
Please go to this website and let your voice be heard:
http://www.nyscatholic.org/nys-catholic-conference-action-center/?vvsrc=%2fCampaigns%2f36383%2fRespond

You may be interested in reading this as well:
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/03/18/Cardinal_Dolan_lobbies_for_education_tax_credit_j/


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

USCCB

Dear Friend of Catholic Education,

The start of the 114th Congress in January offers a new and promising opportunity to get ESEA (No Child Left Behind) improved and reauthorized.  The House and Senate are both expected to reintroduce bills to reauthorize ESEA as early as late January and early February.  We will be working closely with USCCB and our other partners to ensure that the proposed bills include provisions which improve equitable participation, including technical fixes for the issue of “set asides” being taken off the top prior to calculation of our equitable participation.

USCCB, with the support of NCEA, is organizing advocacy efforts and will be leading Congressional visits on January 29, 2015 and February 12, 2015.  These visits will include some superintendents, Catholic Conference directors, diocesan public policy directors as well as members of USCCB, NCEA, and CAPE.

In order to maximize the impact of these Congressional visits and to ensure that the Catholic school community across the country has a voice in these important discussions, we are asking that you (http://NCEA.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zOTU0MzIwJnA9MSZ1PTc3MzE5MDU1NyZsaT0yNDAzMzc3OQ/index.html ) sign up for the USCCB’s action alert system so that we can build a robust and coordinated grassroots response to federal policies which impact Catholic schools.  We ask you to also encourage your teachers, parents, and the entire educational community to join the [ http://NCEA.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zOTU0MzIwJnA9MSZ1PTc3MzE5MDU1NyZsaT0yNDAzMzc3OQ/index.html ] subscription list. Please copy and the paste the links in order to sign up.

The Secretariat of Catholic Education will use the CQ Engage System to notify people about the virtual and social media advocacy efforts at the appropriate time and provide an opportunity for advocacy through electronic letters, e-mail, phone calls, and social media.

NCEA is happy to partner with the Secretariat of Catholic Education to ensure our parents’, teachers’ and students’ voices are heard on Capitol Hill!  Thank you for what you can do to foster this important initiative.

Sincerely,

Robert R. Bimonte, FSC
NCEA President

Monday, January 5, 2015

January Updates

Welcome Back!

January is going to be a great month. Remember to write 2015 instead of 2014 :)

Below you will find the events that will take place at our wonderful school:
January 1: New Year's Day: School Closed


January 2: School Closed. Enjoy your weekend.
January 5: School Resumes :)

January 6: Feast of the Ephiphany

January 9: 8:45AM Mass. All are welcome!
                11:45AM Pre-K & 11:50AM Kindergarten
                12PM Dismissal for grades 1 - 8
                Faculty Meeting
January 11: Father Walker's Farewell Dinner 5PM
      ***Tickets will be collected at the door***

January 14: K & 8 Grade Graduation Photos 
School uniform is required! Girls may wear light make-up.

   Basketball game at St. Mary Mother of Jesus 7PM. Hope to see you there! Come support your classmates :)

January 16: School Closed. Teacher Workshop.
January 18: Fr. Walker farewell. 12:15PM Mass.
Refreshments to follow.

January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
                  School Closed

January 21: Pizza Day

January 22: Movie Night

January 23: 4th Dress Down Day (Yearly)
January 25: Catholic Schools Week Begins
                 Open House 12:00PM - 1:30PM

 More information will be provided with a handout.
*Open House & Tours all week from 9AM - 11AM*
January 26: Communion Parents Meeting 
                   7PM in the Upper Church

January 28: Confirmation Parent Meeting
                   7PM in the Upper Church


January 29: Taco Day


January 30: Progress Reports
                  11:45AM Pre-K & 11:50AM Kindergarten
                  12PM Dismissal for grades 1 - 8