Additional Webinars for St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program

For parents who want to learn more about the St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program additional webinars have been added, and the recordings will be made available on the website early this week.

Updated and additional webinars:

(*FYI – the announced session on Monday 8/24 at 6pm is registered at capacity)

Also, the program’s website contains information, FAQ’s and a contact us link for specific and personal questions.   Please visit  https://stthomasaquinasbq.org/ or email info@stthomasaquinasbq.org

 

May 11 Message from Mrs. Rogone

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Principal’s Message for the Week of May 11

I hope all mothers had a good Mother’s Day weekend. We call on our Blessed Mother for her protection and guidance for our school and for our country.

On Friday all Progress Reports were available on Option C. If you are unable to receive the report on Option C please contact the classroom teacher and we will email you a copy. If we can answer any questions about your child’s progress so far this trimester, please reach out to the teacher and me as well with your concerns.

Last week I was able to meet with parents from grades 2-8 each week night. This week I will conclude the parent meetings for grades 1 and kindergarten.  On Wednesday, we will ask parents to take a survey in technology so that we may go forward with planning off site, distance learning. The survey will be in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Please be honest in answering this survey as we only see the instruction from our point of view and we need parent input as we move forward.

A few reminders: 

  • The Relief Fund deadline is this Friday, May 15th This one time assistance is being offered by the Diocese of Brooklyn for parents who have lost their jobs and are having difficulty paying the remainder of the tuition.
  • Financial Aid for September 2020 applications are still being accepted until May 31st.
  • If families are in need of food, please contact us so we will work with St. Michael’s Food Pantry

 

Prayer Wall

During this time of need we would like to pray for those intentions of our St. Michael’s Catholic Academy family. To have a name added to our Prayer Wall please Click Here.

Prayer Wall

 

Pay Tuition and Fees Online

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You can now pay for your child’s Tuition and other Fees Online:

Click the link below to get started:

www.futuresineducation.org/tuition

Here is an Online Payment Guide to help you make a payment:
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All tuition payments, After School Payments, and Re-registration payments can also be mailed to:
                                    Mrs. Jeri Zappitielli
                                    29-29 211 Street
                                    Bayside, NY 11360
For Tuition and Credit Card payment Information please contact Ms. Jeri: zappitiellij@yahoo.com
For Financial Aid Information please contact Ms. Paguay: jpaguay@stmichaelsca.org

SMCA Apart/Together

Even though we are temporarily apart from each other we are still one family. In this gallery we will highlight members of the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Family as we continue to learn and grow together. 
Check back as more photos are shared.

The SMCA preschoolers, teachers, and administrators had the opportunity to share some living things they have in their house, through a video conference. They showed and talked about their pet cats, dogs, and also about plants (i.e. parts of a plant and the life cycle of the plants). The students knew the differences between living and non-living things. They are learning these concepts very well!PreK1 on zoom PreK2 on zoomPreK3 on zoomPreK4 on zoom

 

Like all of the students at SMCA, our preschoolers have been busy at work during the Easter break. They truly remind us of the meaning of Easter: a new beginning, hope, and happiness.

Easter Collage from PreK

Today, during our fourth week of remote learning, the Pre-K classes held a Show and Tell video conference! The students and teachers shared their works of art and favorite toys related to the Living and Non-Living Things unit of study. We saw a display of plants, stuffed animals, trucks, and other toys and also drawings of pets, parts of a plant and the life cycle of a plant. Good job SMCA!!

PreK1 Show and Tell PreK2 Show and Tell PreK3 Show and Tell PreK4 Show and Tell

Week 3 of remote learning has come and gone! During this week, we held a live video conference and got to see and greet each other! Our preschoolers are learning about Living and Non-living Things. We invite you to see their work displayed on the classes’ collages! Thank you to the teachers, students and parents for working as a team and for making this week a complete success!.
PreK 1 Collage Week 3 PK 2 Collage Week 3 
PK 3 Collage Week 3 PK 4 Collage Week 3
 
Kindergarten studied plants and drew pictures of our important community workers
and the special work they do everyday to keep us safe
Week 2 Kindergarten Plants Kindergarten Week 2 Community Helpers drawings
 

The SMCA Pre-K classes had a live video conference today. Students, parents, teachers, and school administrators shared a wonderful and productive time together. The response was astounding! We are looking forward to repeat this experience soon!

 

PreK 1 Zoom Meeting   PreK2 Zoom Meeting

PreK3 Zoom Meeting   PreK4 Zoom

Week 2 of remote learning at SMCA was a tremendous success! We are proud of our staff, students, and their families for their hard work and dedication. Keep up the great work SMCA!! We can do this together!

PreK1 students at work during remote learning Pre K 2 students at work during remote learning

 

 

PreK 4 students at work during remote learning Jayron working Jayron distance learning

Claire Student with plant 01 Student with plant 02 Student with plant 03
Student with plant 04 Student with plant 05 Don't Go Out Valeria Working Valeria on the computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Class of 2020 Tshirts

SMCA congratulates the 8th Grade Class of 2020. Your class shirts are now in. We can’t wait to see you proudly wearing them! Looking forward to the day we unite together as a class again.

Class of 2020 T shirt front

Class of 2020 T shirt back

Technology Assignments

Log into login.learning,com and complete this week’s assignment for your class listed below.
Remember that your username is your first name, a space, and your last name.
For example if your name was Jane Doe then your username would be jane doe.
The district is BQ Diocese.
If you have any problems logging in please email me at wong@stmichaelsca.org.

Week of March 16:

Grade 2: Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters U, V, W, X, Y, and Z

Grade 3: Spreadsheets: Navigating Cells, Rows, and Columns

Grade 4: Spreadsheets: Columns and Rows

Grade 5: Internet Usage: Validity and Sourcing

Grade 6: Online Communication: Sharing Safely Online

Grade 7: Databases: Planning and Building a Database

Grade 8: Online Communications: Using Personal Learning Networks

Grades 4-8 please join my Google Classroom if you haven’t done so already. Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom starting next week. Enroll in the class by going to Google Classroom clicking the + sign and join the class with the code below: 

Grade 4: 4xgrvrr

Grade 5: dr4lcxp

Grade 6: chqf6qe

Grade 7: 2iotnra

Grade 8: wu6iatz