Catholic education is a challenge. We live in a world where selfishness and hate are a common thing in life. Our students are not perfect but, the difference from other school systems is that we are working together, you at home and we at school, to make students realize that life is about making good choices and we are teaching them the difference between good and bad choices.
I want to tell you a small story that happened at school last week. It warmed my heart and make me be grateful for having the opportunity to teach your children.
At lunch time two girls came to the office because one of them had lost a tooth. She actually lost it! It fell from her mouth to the ground and she couldn’t find it. The girls wanted a tooth detector, like in the movies, to find the tooth. We explained to them that such a device didn’t exist but to go back and keep looking, several students joined to help. Ms. Parra decided to lead the efforts. Suddenly half of the school joined the...
I am extremely happy to inform you that our school just received the C3 Ignite Grant for the year 2018-2019. This grant is valued in approx. $198,000 in equipment and training for our school!!!!
The grant includes 99 iPads for our school. These iPads are internet connected through Sprint and are going to be on your children hands to take them from school to home and back to use them every day to boost their learning. You will be able to use them at home as hot-spots with no added cost to you. We are in a technological era and our students are going to receive an appropriate education for this century 21st.
We still don’t know the dates when the iPads are going to be delivered but most probably the faculty training is going to begin in August and, students are going to receive their iPads in January/February 2019.
The grant includes the teacher’s training but doesn’t include the money for the iPad covers and the actual cost of the apps. Our school is going to have to step-u...
At St. Catherine of Siena School, we have great dreams for all our students. Our goal is that 100% of our students go to college. We want that our students, as young as Kindergarten begin falling in love with this dream.
In order to cultivate this idea, we are going to have a College Week from April 16th to the 20th.
We are going to begin the week with a “Career Day” and we are inviting all the parents to share some of their career/college experiences with our students.
The event is going to happen though all day. We are inviting you to volunteer to visit the classrooms and give a 5 to 10 minutes presentation about your job and what you did to get where you are.
I understand is difficult for parents to take time during a job day to visit our school and to honor your time I am offering 4 service hours to the parents that can help us.