Our Lady of †rust Catholic Academy

 

1696 Canarsie Road                                                          718 241-6633 (ph.)

Brooklyn, New York 11236                                                                                   ourladyoftrustca.org

 

Ms. Nancy Re Cregan, 2nd Grade teacher from Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy, was chosen as a 2018 recipient of the 9/11 Tribute Museum Teacher Awards!!!

On the 25th Anniversary of the first attach on the World Trade Center, the 911 Tribute Museum honored seven teachers from across the United States who have created exemplary projects that guided their students to understand the historical and humanitarian impact of the attacks and their aftermath. Ms. Re was the only recipient from a Catholic School and she shared how wonderful it was to speak about her faith.

The academy received a monetary gift, and the art work, from the 2nd Grade students, is being displayed in the museum.

UPDATED: HATE CRIME OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING VANDALISM AT QUEENS CHURCH


UPDATED: February 26, 2018 (5:17 PM)

UPDATE: POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT IN CONNECTION WITH VANDALISM AT AMERICAN MARTYRS CHURCH IN QUEENS. CONTACT THE NYPD FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Carolyn Erstad
323-384-7098
cerstad@desalesmedia.org

Adriana Rodriguez
516-238-7565
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

HATE CRIME OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING VANDALISM AT QUEENS CHURCH

On Friday February 23, just after 6 p.m., surveillance cameras outside American Martyrs Church in Oakland Gardens, Queens captured a man vandalizing two religious statues. A Blessed Mother statue was dragged 25 feet from its base and smashed. The shell of a Sacred Heart of Jesus statue was thrown down a flight of steps leading to the rectory basement. NYPD officers were called to the scene and continue to investigate the incident as a hate crime.

This is not the first time American Martyrs Church, located at 79-43 Bell Blvd, has been targeted by vandals. In December, someone bent back the fingers of a statue of St. Isaac Jogues in the church’s prayer garden.  In October, damage to a Bingo sign was discovered.  In August, a man threw a brick through the windows of the church doors. That crime was also caught on camera and police arrested the alleged vandal.

An interview with the church’s pastor, surveillance video of the crime, and access to the damaged statues will be made available between 2:00 and 3:00pm. Media interested should contact Adriana Rodriguez at 516-238-7565.

 

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GREG’S GOES GOOGLE: THE NEXT PHASE, YEAR 3 ST. GREGORY THE GREAT C. A. EMBRACES A 1:1 INITIATIVE

Bellerose, September 27, 2017 – With the 2017-18 academic year recently beginning, students in grades three through five at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy in Bellerose received their Chromebooks as a part of the “Greg’s Goes Google” 1:1 (one-to-one) initiative. Last year, grades six, seven and eight received their Chromebooks. A 1:1 program is critical for students because it allows for a differentiation of content delivery in the classroom, particularly through the educational resources to which St. Gregory subscribes. St. Gregory’s recognizes this and pursued this to ensure success of its students.

Students in these grades can now easily be networked with each other both in and outside of the classroom. The Chromebooks easily integrate with the Google platform that St. Gregory’s uses. With Google Classroom, the discussion continues outside of the classroom. The 1:1 initiative, also allows for students to go paperless in some aspects. St. Gregory’s principal still firmly believes textbooks are needed to ensure proper cognitive development.

“The brain interprets printed and digital text in different ways. According to technology writer Nicholas Carr, reading hyper-linked text may increase the brain’s “cognitive load,” lowering the ability to process, store, and retain information, or “translate the new material into conceptual knowledge.”

St. Gregory’s released its Five-Year Plan in 2014. Year One incorporated a major overhaul of the network infrastructure including the addition of wireless access points, and new wiring throughout the building. We also introduced the use of Google Classroom to select grades. Years two through five include devices for the students. The primary grades will receive Google Android based tablets. “Greg’s Goes Google” is not only a five-year device initiative, but also embraces the Google platform in various ways.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy is dedicated to providing a rigorous academic program, with extracurricular activities, to produce well-rounded students who are friendly, hardworking, enthusiastic, and high-achieving. Offering academic programs for Nursery through 8th Grade, St. Gregory’s is committed to preparing students for success in high school, college, and beyond.

For more information, visit our website www.sgtgca.org

Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy of Astoria

The 5th grade students at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy – Astoria (“ICCA”) researched, created and demonstrated their experiments in a successful science fair at the school. All ICCA grades, parents, and friends of the Academy who visited the fair were impressed by the creativity, the knowledge and the articulation of the experimental demonstrations.

Ss. Joachim and Anne Catholic Academy Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The students celebrated Catholic Schools Week by various events and activites.

Students from the older grades and lower grades came together to do arts and crafts, along with special lessons during Buddy Day.

Catholic Schools Week Mass

Twin Day/Pajama Day

International/Olympic Day was celebrated where each class in the school was given a country to research. The students decorated their classes like the country and did research about the country to learn more about different people. The students then represented the country during their Olympics and Catholic Schools Week Mass. Some students came dressed in clothes from their assigned countries, some brought food, and authentic decorations. Several learned songs and part of the language.

Holy Family Catholic Academy

The first graders and their teacher, Ms. Palazzo just published their very own book. Ms. Palazzo had asked them to think of what they would do if they were “snowed in” at school. They then wrote and illustrated their stories. All stories were put together and sent in to be professionally bound and published. The students were very excited to receive their own copies to share with their family. The first graders are very proud to be “published” authors!

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy

The students of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy celebrated Catholic Schools Week and drew the themed symbol this year with a statement of why they love their academy.

The faculty, staff, and students get ready for Valentine’s Day by writing what they love about their academy.

The 5th grade created projects on the layers of Earth, 6th grade created projects on animal and plant cells, and 8th grade created projects about Astronomy.

The lower grades wrote Mass Reflections.

Our Lady of Fatima School

Students were celebrated and staff members were honored at Our Lady of Fatima School during Catholic Schools Week. Older students took a break and went ice skating at Flushing Meadow Park, 5th graders show off their bowling skills at Bowl 360, and Staff members were honored for significant anniversaries at the school. Goldie Michelena, the Librarian, celebrated 25 years and Kathleen O’Brien, the Kindergarten teacher, celebrated 20 years.