The start of the new school year for St. Mel’s Catholic Academy in Whitestone was not just the first day of studies but the continued expansion of academics with the addition of a new fifth-grade class.
Back to School
Diocesan Schools and Students Gear Up On First Day of School
The sound of giddy laughter and the sight of colorful face masks filled schoolyards, hallways, and classrooms as schools across the Diocese of Brooklyn reopened Sept. 8 for the first day of the 2021-22 academic year.
Diocesan School Enrollments Appear on the Rebound on First Day of the School Year
The Superintendent’s Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn is “cautiously optimistic” that Catholic school enrollments across Brooklyn and Queens will rise this school year, a promising reversal after 10 years of declines.
Only in Print: College Campuses Come Back to Life | New Semester, New Rules, The New Reality
After physically closing campuses five months ago due to the coronavirus outbreak, some local Catholic colleges and universities reopened for the first time during the week of Aug. 24. The schools welcomed new and returning students back for move-in days, orientation events, and the highly anticipated first day of classes.
Blessed Are the Flexible …
As we enter into a new school year, we are edified by the work done by our Catholic schools and academies; With the passing of Brother Ralph Darmento, FSC, the Diocese as a whole mourns the loss of a man who was dedicated to Catholic education.
Should I Send My Child Back to School During the Pandemic? An Infectious Disease Expert Weighs In
Understandably, many parents are worried about sending their kids back to school. Teachers are also concerned. Should schools reopen? Is it safe?
Easy Solution to After-School Snacking
The early morning chaos and activity-packed evenings of the back-to-school season can make finding time to connect challenging. Throughout the day, there can be small windows of time that your family can make the most of – even if only for a few moments that matter.
Our Lady of Grace Is Some ‘Kind’ of School
The school, which opened its 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 4, is encouraging its students to say “hello” to their classmates and to be especially welcoming to new kids at the school. It’s part of the national “Start With Hello” initiative to show students that kindness truly matters.
Born to be Plaid
Embedded into the fabric of the Catholic school experience is the traditional uniform. Some families in the Diocese of Brooklyn head to the Flynn O’ Hara store in Middle Village every year to purchase their uniforms.
Catholic Charities Offers a Day of Fun
Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens knows how to party at the same that it helps get kids ready for school. On Aug. 2, it hosted its 11th annual “Kids Fun Day” at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, where it had games and activities for children, distributed school supplies and offered free products and medical services from vendors.