Happy New Year!!! We wish you and your family a holy and blessed New Year!! It has been a wonderful year so far with so many achievements and opportunities. Our prayer for your family is that God continues to bless and provide you with all that you need and more! We look forward to 2019 with its opportunities and challenges. In reflecting on the past four months, we have much to be thankful for and excited about.
During the season of Advent, we had many opportunities to pray, serve and grow closer to God. We participated in weekly prayer services led by our students where they learned about the Season of Advent, the baby Jesus and the Christmas season. Many of our students participated in service opportunities and shared their gifts and talents with those in need.
We have begun our next round of testing with MAP. Grades K2 - grade 8 will be testing one hour a week for the next three weeks. Grades 3 - 8 will be testing in the areas of Math, Reading and Language. K2 to grade 2 will be testing in Math and Reading. Middle school will also be testing in Science. In September, we tested to create a baseline to recognize areas of growth and need. Please make sure your child has breakfast and is on time to school. This will help them settle into the day and feel successful. We have also asked your child to take his/her time on the testing. Students may have a break if they need it. This testing data allows teachers to plan lessons that meet the needs of all students.
Our Christmas Shows were fantastic!! Each show was packed and filled with excited parents, students and teachers! Thank you for attending. I cannot praise and thank our Fine Arts teachers enough for what they do with and for our students!! They certainly want our children to share their gifts and talents.
Once again, our 4th grade went to see the Nutcracker at the Strand Theater. Our students were exceptional. Fun was had by all! A generous donor allowed us to send students the Christmas Show at the Boston Pops in December. It was a wonderful event with Santa and beautiful music! SJPIICA Boy’s and Girl’s basketball has begun! They are part of the South Shore Parochial School League. Home games are held at Lower Mills. Due to the increased interest, we added a team for grade 5 & 6 boys. If there is an interest with girls, we will add other teams. We are also considering an intramural program for next year.
Our campuses will be holding Admissions Open Houses for prospective families. Please encourage friend, neighbors and colleagues to consider us. Most of our families come to us by word of mouth! You are our best salespersons! We have a wonderful school to share with others!
I also need volunteers to take flyers and have them hung up at local businesses such as real estate offices, dry cleaners, restaurants, nail salons etc. If you are able to help, please let me know and I will send a packet home with your child. We have flyers in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Haitian. Follow us on social media—Instagram, Facebook and Twitter— to see the latest on the Academy!
Tuition fees for the 2019-2020 school year have not been set by the Board of Trustees and as soon as they are we will send home a reregistration packet with your child(ren).
Thank you for your continued support of the Academy.