Last Day of School – Summer is Here!

The last day of school is June 26, 2017. Please join us for Mass at 9:00 AM and the End-of-the-Year Award Ceremony after Mass in the 88th St. Cafeteria. Dismissal for 1-7th graders will be after the Award Ceremony.

Pre-K For All students have their End-of-the-Year celebrations in their classrooms on Monday, June 26th, at 9:00 AM. Parents are invited to attend. Dismissal will be as usual, at 2:50 PM.

Stepping Up Ceremonies

Nursery and Kindergarten Stepping Up ceremonies are on Friday, June 23rd, at 8:15 AM and 10:00 AM, respectfully. All parents are invited to attend.

Pre-K for All end-of-the-year celebrations will be on Monday, June 26th at 9:00 AM.

Half-Day Schedules

Starting today, June 22nd, grades N-7 have a half-day schedule. Dismissal will be at 11:30 AM.

Pre-K for All students will dismiss as usual, at 2:50 PM.

Memorial Day – School Closed

In observance of Memorial Day, St. Thomas the Apostle will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for all of our students.  We would like to thank all of the brave men and women who fought to defend our liberties and showed immense bravery by joining our armed forces.  Thank you for your bravery and your sacrifice!

Walkathon Donations – Recognition Wall

We would like to take this time to thank the following families and business for their support during our annual Walkathon on Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Paniagua Family
Daley Family
S+S Liquors
J Stone Design, Inc.
Te Family
Xavier Martinez and Family
Vito and Diana Carlucci
Omolon Family

We would also like to thank the following parents and families for going above and beyond during the Walkathon by helping us prepare the food for the whole school:

Mr. Jeffrey Cortez – Jeffrey Cortez’s father (Kindergarten parent)
Mr. Arismendy Jerez – Christopher Jerez’s father (6th-grade parent)
Mrs. Sylvia Perez – Anthony Perez’s mother (6th-grade parent)
Mr. Juan Paniagua – father to Juanluis, Diana, and Karen Paniagua (4, 7, and 8th-grade parent)
Ms. Lisa Mattin – mother to Krystal Seddon-Mattin (6th-grade parent)
Mrs. Consuelo Ramirez – mother to Sarah and Giovanni Ramirez (6 and 8th-grade parent)
Mr. Bruce Fernandez – father to Bruce and Brooke Fernandez (2 and 8th-grade parent)
Mrs. Rosa Dutan – mother of Samantha and Julian Jacome (3 and 6th-grade parent)

Once again, thank you for your support and for your contributions!

Sister Peggy Memorial Oratorical Contest Winners

On Friday, 6, 7, and 8th graders presented their speeches for the Sister Peggy Memorial Oratorical Contest.  The diocesan-level contest will be held on May 31, 2017 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.

Representing our school will be 8th grader, Giovanni Carlucci with William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.

The results for Friday, May 5th’s presentations were as follows:
1 – Giovanni Carlucci – Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech – William Faulkner – 12/10/1950
2 – Krystal Seddon-Mattin –  March on Washington Speech – Josephine Baker – 1963
3 – Bianca Rotinsulu – Speech on Feminism to the U.N.  – Emma Watson – 9/20/2014
4 – Hannah Daisomont – The Pleasure of Books – William Lyons Phelps – 4/6/1933
5 – Carol Riaz – Speech on Education Rights for Girls to the U.N. – Malala Yousafzai – 7/12/2013
6 – Fardeen Salla – Never Give In, Never, Never, Never – Winston Churchhill – 10/29/1941
7 – Adil Khan – Iowa Caucus Speech – Barack Obama – 1/3/2008
8 – Nicolas Ramlochan -Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech – William Faulkner – 12/10/1950
9 – Sarah Ramirez – On Women’s Rights – Susan B. Anthony
10 – Diana Paniagua – Ain’t I A Woman? – Sojourner Truth
11 – Carrie Song – Address to the Nation – George W. Bush – 9/11/2001

Congratulations to all of our semi-finalists!

Congratulations to our 2nd Graders!

Our 2nd Grade class received the Sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion this past week.  We hope that now that you share in Communion that Jesus becomes a constant presence in each of your lives.  Congratulations and may God bless you all!

Teachers’ Appreciation Week

We would like to take this time to thank all of the fabulous teachers on our staff for their hard work and dedication to our students!  Happy Teachers’ Appreciation Week!