Daily Announcements

Announcing our new Art Club!
Grades 6-7-8

This club will provide training in the fundamentals of drawing and painting. 

Students will complete their own masterpiece!

Last call to join! Classes begin Monday, November 3rd - February 2nd 



Bishops, Superintendents Focused on 
Enacting Education Tax Credits

“Cardinal Dolan, our Bishops and superintendents 
remain focused on finding ways to keep Catholic 
schools affordable -- especially as Governor Cuomo 
and lawmakers expand opportunities for children to 
attend charter schools,” said James Cultrara, Director 
for Education at the NYS Catholic Conference. 
“That’s why enacting the Education Investment Tax 
Credit legislation is the highest education priority.... 

Help Fight for Catholic Schools
-- Join the Network Today!
Go to: www.nyscatholic.org and click “Take 
Action” then “Join the Catholic Action Network.”





Thank you firefighter Pete Lilli and our West Hempstead fire fighters for sharing your knowledge on fire safety with our students.




Grade 3 Boo-tiful Pumpkins!

Math concepts and skills were enhanced at this videoconference. Thank you Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Magarie for arranging this experience.



Halloween Party 2014!



" And as you wish to others would do to you, do so to them."  Luke 6:31



St. Thomas For Breast Cancer Awareness
The National Junior Honor Society students will be selling pink bracelets
for $1 from October 21st through October 30th. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Please support their efforts!


They also are embracing helping homeless teens by running "Teens for Jeans." Sponsored by Aeropostale, teen and junior size jeans are collected to give to those less fortunate.

Please send your jeans to school from October 23rd through November 23rd. Support our mission statement:

To Teach, Build Community and Serve....
  



Our Anti-Bullying Show for grades K-4 presented by "TheatreThree Touring Company" exemplified the components of addressing bullying. This excellent play gave our students the skills to be active
 "Up Standers" when facing social conflicts.




Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle School's participation in the
Global Read Aloud! Students in grades pre-k through 7 are engaging in a joint reading project with students in the USA and other countries.

Pictures above depict grade 6 students blogging with their reading partners in Canada!




Last year St. Thomas the Apostle School partook in New York State's Common Core Testing Program in grades 4, 6, and 8 in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. We aggressively embraced numerous professional development opportunities, incorporated additional Common Core instructional materials and created data driven math teams to analyze student performance to drive instruction.

Our scores are available for your perusal under our resource section entitled, " New York State Testing Program."

We continue to embrace new professional development forums for the teachers, infuse instructional practices and examine students' scores to create the most optimal learning environment for our students.


October is Anti-Bullying Month. To heighten the children's awareness of the importance of this topic we have two cultural arts shows scheduled. On October 9th, "Stand Up/Shout Out" for students in Kindergarten - grade 4 and "Class Dismissed" on October 30th for students in grades 5-8. These performances will use dramatic play with school age children to emphasize the strategies and techniques to employ when confronted with bullying.

Orange is the color symbolizing bullying awareness therefore both these days are "Wear Orange Dress Down Days."



International Day of Peace....September 21st

The United Nations has declared September 21st to be a day of recognition for global cease fire and non-violence. Organizations and schools around the planet embraced this concept putting forth peace initiatives to commemorate this theme.

Thank you students of St. Thomas the Apostle School for this beautiful IPTV presentation for all our students. 
A special thank you to Mrs.Conte,our broadcasting moderator, for your fine efforts in guiding the children.




St. Thomas the Apostle School is committed to being a "BUCKET FILLING SCHOOL!"

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Teachers,Students and Parents

Welcome You to St. Thomas School

We Proudly Present Our Accomplishments......

 

See us on YouTube

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Stop and Shop Rewards Program....A+for Schools!!!!
It's time to register your Stop and Shop card! 
Go to
www.stopandshop.com/aplus
Register....use ID # 06157 and help us earn $$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Thanks to you we received close to $1000 last year...so keep shopping!

 
Interfaith education provides our students with an appreciation for the diversity that exists on our planet. We learn that our similarities are greater than our differences! It fosters respect for all of God's children bringing peace in our world!
It all begins with the children....
 
St. Thomas the Apostle School has been designated a lead school for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This honor distinguishes us as leaders in providing training to educators in faith principles and forerunners in technological advances including distance learning videoconferences around the globe for our students.

 
 
 
The students, teachers and parents of St. Thomas the Apostle School are committed to creating an environment of mutual understanding and cooperation.
 
We work together to strive towards excellence on a daily basis.
We recognize the uniqueness each child brings to our school and we celebrate it!
 
We thank our Lord for His most precious gift to us-the children!

From the Principal

We strive to teach, build community and to serve members of our school environment with faith.






Friday, October 31
School Closed
Teachers Diocesan Professional Day

Saturday, November 1
High School Makeup Exam
All Saints Day
Sunday, November 2
Family Mass 10:30AM

Monday, November 3
PreSchool -Gr.8 Group Photos
Pre-School Individual Photos
Faculty Photo-Dismissal
Holiday Pie Sale ends
Parents Club Mtg. 8PM
Faculty Rm.
Tuesday, November 4
Individual Photos K-7

Wednesday, November 5
Yankee Candle Gift Card Sale Begins

Thursday, November 6
Band

Friday, November 7
Pizza Class 8-10 Sponsors

Monday, November 10
Gr. 6-7-8 Trimesters

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day
School Closed

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 57 Low: 43
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 53 Low: 47
Rain likely
75% chance of precipitation.