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Tablet Talk March 16

St. Anselm First Graders Count!

Photo courtesy St. Anselm Publicity Committee

From the very first day of school, first graders in teacher Josephine Ghorra’s class at St. Anselm Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge, were learning place value and other number concepts in a very natural way – by keeping track of the number of days they were in school. The daily “Number of the Day” routine requires students to solve math problems. In addition, helpers have placed one additional coffee stirrer in the “ones” pocket of the Math Center until the ones became “tens” and the ten groups of “tens” marked the long-anticipated 100th day of school, which the students celebrated by dressing up.

St. Catherine of Sienna parish in St. Albans is offering a defensive driving course March 30 for $30. Call Dwayne Taylor 917-903-9423.

St. Edmund Elementary School in Sheepshead Bay will host a “LUAU” Card Party on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $25 and include light refreshments. Call the school office at 718-648-9229.

The Ambassador Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Latin Night fundraiser gala dinner dance on April 27, 7 p.m. The evening will start with a Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands at 5:30 and continue in the parish’s Msgr. King Hall.

Tickets are $50 before April 20, and then they go up to $60. Proceeds will to the youth ambassador program and their mission trip to Puerto Rico. Donations are always welcome.

This year’s honorees include Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Father Richard Conlon and Richard and Karen Ann St-Cuy of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. The Ambassadors of the year are Kayla Archibald and Lorenzo Boland. The National Black Catholic Congress, Our Lady of Light, St. Albans, and St. Matthew’s, Crown Heights, will also be honored.

Contact Father Dwayne Davis

Single women, ages 16-35, who are open to consecrated life, are invited to spend a lenten weekend with the Little Sisters of the Poor to pray, listen and discern their path with the Mother of the Lord.

Register by March 18 for the retreat that will take place March 22, 5 p.m. to March 24, 3 p.m. Visit or call 718- 464-4920.

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Another Successful Scouting For Food Drive

Photo © Alex Boselli

For the third year in a row, the Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 349 adhered to the scout law with a food drive over the weeked on March 2-3. They stood in the lobby of Stop and Shop in Glendale to ask shoppers for much needed food. The scouts were able to donate 15 full shopping carts to the pantry at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills. The event also helped the boys learn valuable life lessons: setting a realistic goal, formulating a plan to achive the goal and working together as a team.