St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy
Dear Parents and Guardians,
March is nearly here!! It’s a busy month and we look forward to the beginning of spring and hopefully some warmer weather. We begin the month by entering the holiest season in the church; Lent. During Lent, Catholics are called to spend more time in prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation of our Lord’s suffering. The students will begin their forty day journey with Christ to Calvary. On Wednesday March 1st, students in Grades K-8 will attend Mass at 9am and each student will receive ashes.
On Friday March 3rd we welcome Bishop Witold Mroziewski as he will celebrate the 9am Mass for us. Immediately after the mass, everyone is invited to the school gym where the students will have a special performance for him. Please make every effort to be part of this day.
Grade 3 will receive the Sacrament of Penance on Sat. March 11 at 10:30am in the church. Please keep the students in your prayers. On Monday March 13 we will have a special Scholarship Night for NEW families. If you know anyone who is interested attending our Academy, please invite and encourage them to be at this meeting. Grades 1-4 will attend a special presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” on Thursday March 16th.
Friday March 16th everybody is Irish as we celebrate the feast of St. Patrick. The students are permitted to dress down provided they wear something green.
On Tuesday March 21 we will have a special penance service for the students in grades 1-4 at 1:15pm in the church.
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and students may dress down (you must wear something green) $1 donation.
Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday March 22nd. We will dismiss at 12 noon and afterschool is available. Please take this opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and review their progress.
You will not be scheduled for a conference or receive a report card if you tuition is not up to date. No appointments will be made prior to the scheduled times either.
Pizza Day will be Thursday March 23rd and we will begin our Mother’s Day Cake Sale on March 24th (the sale will end April 7th). The cakes will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day. **There is no obligation to purchase cakes; we have received many requests to hold this cake sale and so we hope you will enjoy it”**
The cakes and pies are delicious and they make wonderful gifts. We hope you will be very supportive as you have been in the past.
The NYS ELA Test will be given to grades 4,6 & 8 March 28-30. Please make sure students are here on time daily for the tests. Students should have a good breakfast every morning and especially before the tests.
In closing I would like to invite all of you on our spiritual journey during Lent. Please attend mass with your children, pray and meditate the Stations of the Cross. Instill in your children traditions that will be with them for a lifetime. Invite Jesus in!!!
**SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY MARCH 3RD BISHOP WITOLD MROZIEWSKI AUXILLARY BISHOP WILL BE HERE TO CELEBRATE MASS AT 9AM FOR OUR STUDENTS. ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED. WE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL PRESENTATION IN THE GYM IMMEDIATELY AFTER. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND**
Student of the Month A.C.E
8th Allyson Pedraga Yahir Graciano
7th Prasana Gurung Kristal Reyes
6th Jon Christopher Jastia Priscilla Archua
5th Brian Sasaguay Natalie Pena
4th Camryn Ortutay Jaime Calle
3rd Carner Mendoza Haily Palacios
2nd Sophia Marinas Giancarlo Rodriguez
1st Sophia Gonzales Amaury Allauca
K Diana Suarez Christopher Terrazas