FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021
ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC ACADEMY CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR AS PART OF THEIR CELEBRATION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
The students at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Queens, this week celebrated both Catholic Schools Week and Chinese New Year. A variety of age-appropriate lessons and activities were incorporated into their curriculum including studying Chinese artwork, the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, and cultural and food traditions, as well as crafting lanterns and making dumplings.
“This year St. Michael’s continues to celebrate the richness the Chinese culture brings to our academy. Although our activities are centered in each separate cohort due to COVID restrictions, the teachers and students showed much enthusiasm in preparing for the New Year. We look to celebrate as a whole community next year,” said Maureen Rogone, Principal of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.
The student body of the school is approximately 70% Asian and since 2013, has offered instruction in the Mandarin language to all students from Pre-K through the 8th grade. St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is located at 136-58 41st Avenue in the Flushing section of Queens.