Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls
"Small Enough to Care, Strong Enough to Count"
1055 N. Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Phone: 716.283-1455 Fax: 716.283-1355
This Week's Events
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is ongoing.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Catholic Charities "Thank You" Free Dress Down Day
Gr. 6 Class Trip
10:30 am Gr. 3 May Crowning at Our Lady of Peace
Chorus Gr. 4 & 5
Honor Hat Day
8:30 am Ascension Thursday Liturgy
NO School - Memorial Day
9:00-10:30 am Moving Up Day Gr. Pre-K - 5
New Kindergarten Open House
June 1, 2017
9:00 am Pre-K Donuts with Dad
11:00 am Dismissal Gr. K - 6
5 - 9
Grade 4 Science Test
Do the Right Thing Award
Field Trip Grade 5 & 6
Art Field Trip Grade K - 2
11:00 am Dismissal Pre-K - 6
Please continue to support our ongoing fundraisers: Student Council Bottle/Can Collection, Ink Cartridge/Toner Recycle, Box Tops for Education, Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.
We offer the following extra-curricular activities to our students:
Art Club - Under the direction of our art teacher, Mrs. Weaver, students can extend their love of art by joining our Art Club. The Art Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month for grades 3 & 4 and the third Wednesday for grade 5 & 6 from 2:20 until 3:30 pm (except April 5th and 26th). Transportation home at 3:30 pm and a permission sheet from Mrs. Weaver are required to attend plus a minimal supply fee for the coverage of project materials.
The scheduled dates and projects for the 2016-2017 school year are:
September 14 (3, 4) and September 21 (5, 6) - Fall Sunflower/Harvest Wreath
October 12 (3, 4) and October 19 (5, 6) - Spider Web Magnet and Halloween Favor
November 9 (3, 4) and November 16 (5, 6) - Terra Cotta Turkey Centerpiece
December 14 (3, 4) and December 21 (5, 6) - Santa Paintbrush
January 11 (3, 4) and January 18 (5, 6) - Edible Winter Treats *(food allergy sheet)
February 8 (3, 4) and February 15 (5, 6) - Wooden Desk Organizer *(bring photos)
March 8 (3, 4) and March 15 (5, 6) - Decorative Bird House
April *5 (3, 4) and April *26 (5, 6) - Spring Bouquet Mug
May 10 (3, 4) and May 17 (5, 6) - Bird in a Glass Cage
*Please note: April 5th and 26th - Art Club meets the 1st and 4th Wednesday
Yearbook Club - Join us and help design our annual yearbook. The Yearbook Club meets the first Wednesday during the months of January, February and March after school until 3:00 pm. Fifth and sixth grade students are welcome to join. The students help in drawing graphics, identify students in pictures, and assist in the layout of our yearbook. Mrs. Weaver and Mrs. Casero are the advisors. Transportation home at 3:00 pm and a permission sheet are required to attend.
Newspaper - The students of Catholic Academy are proud to present their very own newspaper, The Catholic Academy Gazette. Students in grades 5 & 6 are welcome to join. Students use their creative minds and write sports reviews, teacher interviews, and they even make their own puzzles. Every issue includes coloring pages drawn by the students so even the younger kids can buy an issue. All proceeds are donated to charity. The Newspaper staff meets after school about once a month. Mr. Dzielski is the advisor.
Christmas Play/Stage Crew - Catholic Academy each year has a Christmas Program and Spring Musical. Our Christmas Program consists of a play and music sung by our Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade students. The Christmas play is a big event which includes many people participating in the production. Only students in grades Fourth through Sixth can tryout for the play. Our art department creates the stage props and backgrounds. The stage crew helps with the audio, lights, and arranging the props. A lot of hard work is put into our production with many afternoons and after school practice beforehand. Many people come to watch and enjoy the play.
Student Buddy Program - Each of our classrooms is paired off with another classroom to help in reading, writing, mentoring, role models, friendship. This is done on a monthly basis during the school day. This year, Kindergarten is paired with our fifth grade, first grade with third grade, second grade with fourth grade, and preK-4 with the sixth graders.
After School Help in ELA and Math - Need extra tutoring in ELA or Math? Our fourth, fifth and sixth grade teachers meet weekly with any students who need that extra assistance in English Language Arts or mathematical problem-solving. The session is held after school until 3:30 pm. Contact your teacher as to which day is on their schedule.
Daily School Activities - Before we begin each school day, our sixth grade students are in charge of morning announcements which also include the Pledge of Allegiance, morning prayer, and a patriotic song. The sixth graders raise and lower the American flag each school day and have a Birthday Singers group for any student celebrating a birthday that day. Each classroom also has designated students who assist in paper recycling collections and function as class messengers.
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