As fifth graders Sienna Jeanty and Carolyn Tomaselli prayed the rosary with fellow St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy (SJWCA) students on Friday, Oct. 7, they were doing so with a special intention.
Through an art project and a dress-down day, the students of St. Sebastian Catholic Academy in Woodside, sent prayers and support to refugee families in Ukraine and in neighboring Poland.
This year, Lisa Muller-Leo transferred her first-grade daughter Harley from public school to St. Mel’s Catholic Academy in Flushing. The school where Harley attended kindergarten apparently had no clue several weeks into the academic year.
Gray skies and rainy, wind-swept weather didn’t stop some of the best and the brightest students in the Diocese of Brooklyn from celebrating their academic achievements at the annual Catholic Schools Night event.
One of the most terrifying moments teacher Emily Espinal and her family ever experienced was a fire that spread from a next-door neighbor’s attic to their home last month. A few days into 2021, the bedroom of Espinal’s 6-year-old daughter Mia — filled with newly opened Christmas presents on the second floor — was extensively damaged in the middle of the night. Espinal and her family made it out of their house, unharmed, on Jan. 3.
While school procedures are changing, the unknown dangers might lie deeper than the surface level for the students. School Psychologist Christina Sama-Bommarito at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates calls COVID-19 a perfect storm for children and adolescent mental health.
In a few weeks, a majority of the 66 Catholic schools and academies in Brooklyn and Queens plan to physically reopen under Plan A (100% in-person instruction), with the flexibility to adopt Plan B (hybrid instruction) or Plan C (100% distance learning through the new St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Program) quickly if COVID-19 cases arise.
This summer, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Windsor Terrace, installed new classroom sensory furniture and supplies for its early childhood program.
Situated in a prime location in the middle of Windsor Terrace, across the street from the F/G trains and blocks from the southwest corner of Prospect Park, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy offers pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds, and kindergarten through grade eight.
Students at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy in Windsor Terrace took a break from tests and pop quizzes to spend an afternoon talking about their vocations in life with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.