May Crowning of Mary at St. Edward's
St. Edward School’s May and June calendars are packed with special activities. Parents, please check the school calendar and your emails regularly to make sure you have the latest information.
Thank you to Mrs. Imperato for organizing the Barnes and Noble Fundraiser that took place last week. The band did an outstanding job performing for our happy book shoppers! Barnes and Noble has a copy of the summer reading list. If you shop there, please mention St. Edward the Confessor School and we will receive credit.
The Spring Art and Music Show “A Tribute to Disney” was a wonderful showcase of our student’s talents! The band, under the direction of Mr. John Rienzi, kicked off the evening. Both the beginner band and the experienced band were exceptional. The band was followed by the students in grades K, 1, and 2 who made us all smile with their rendition of the “Mickey Mouse Club”. The musical part of the evening concluded with our 3, 4 and 5th grade chorus singing more of Disney‘s toe tapping music. Mr. DeBrino always does a wonderful job with our chorus. Some of our students art work was displayed in the Holy Family Room. The pieces on display were creative and inspiring. Special thanks to Mr. DeBrino, Mr. Rienzi, and Ms. Makuh for their hard work and dedication to the arts!
Saturday’s Dedication and Blessing of the Commemorative Brick Walk Way truly celebrated the spirit of St. Edward School. Despite the rain, a large crowd gathered for the dedication and reception, which was moved inside the Holy Family Room. Thank you once again to Mrs. Alicia Vasile for making this all possible. Thank you also to the Boy Scouts from Troop 205 for raising the flag and leading the Pledge of Allegiance; Ashley Morris ’06 for leading us in the National Anthem; Deacon Jim and Mrs. Peggy Murphy, Mrs. Anne Schaefer, and Sr. Madeline Moore, RSM, for cutting the ceremonial ribbons; and Mrs. Allison Morris and Mr. Frank Vasile and family for the many ways you assisted along the way and on Saturday!
The Brian Murphy Memorial Tree - During Hurricane Sandy, a tree dedicated to the memory of Brian Murphy by the Class of 1994 was uprooted. At Saturday’s festivities, a new tree was blessed and dedicated by Fr. Tom. Thank you to Mr. Taggart for arranging for the new tree and having the original plaque cleaned.
PASE elections will take place on Monday, May 20 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am and from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge. There is no PASE meeting scheduled for May.
Beauty and the Beast will be performed by the Monarch Players this weekend. Show times are Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 25 at 1:00 pm. To pre-order your tickets, use this form and return to the attention of Mrs. Civello. Please have orders in by Wednesday to allow Mrs. Civello time to fill your order. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Memorial Day Parade – On Monday, May 27 St Edward the Confessor School will march in the Memorial Day Parade. The twirlers, band and cheerleaders will lead the school as we march from Variety pre-school down Jackson Ave. into town. All students are asked to join us! Please wear your school uniforms and meet at Variety pre-school at 9:30 am. The parade begins at 10:00 am.
Zumba Night, led by Mrs. Heather Funk, will take place on May 30th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in St. Edward’s gymnasium. Wear comfortable clothes. Live DJ. Cost is $20 per person. Please make checks payable to PASE and send to the attention of Mrs. Stacey Murphy. Thank you Mrs. Funk and Mrs. Murphy for organizing this fun and healthy event! For more information see below.
The Father-Daughter Dance will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6 pm. It will be an evening of fun, music, dancing and dinner for students and their father figures! Cost is $10 per person. Thanks to PASE and Mrs. Ginamarie Palmieri-Marcik for organizing this special event. More details can be found below under PASE.
Don’t forget that during May, ice-cream will be sold in the cafeteria during lunchtime. Ice-cream is $2 each. This 8th grade fundraiser helps offset costs of the annual graduation dance. THANK YOU to all those who have supported these weekly sales!
Have you ordered your lunch for field day? Orders were due to Mrs. Kim Anzalone by May 17th. If you haven’t ordered, please return the form immediately to her attention! Please remember to return your field day permission slips! Thanks for your cooperation!
May 10, 2013
We have so much to look ahead to in the coming weeks of May – our Spring Arts & Music Festival, Field Days, the Dedication and Blessing of St. Edward’s Commemorative Walkway, Drama Club’s performances of “Beauty & The Beast, Jr.”, and St. Edward’s participation in Syosset’s Memorial Day Parade among others. Please check the school website for more specific information.
Mrs. Sanders and I are busy planning for the coming school year and we are filled with much enthusiasm. So much has been accomplished this year with our faculty and students. Great effort was made to
- fully implement the Common Core curriculum;
- assure that our teachers received ongoing professional training;
- continue bringing students up to state and diocesan standards;
- invigorate the curriculum and make it more rigorous;
- increase the use of technology to enrich academics in our classrooms;
- provide opportunities for our children to learn outside of a classroom setting;
- offer new extracurricular opportunities; and certainly;
- enhance our nurturing, faith-filled Catholic environment and our relationship with our Parish.
Our goal is to help our students be high-school, college, career, and life ready!
Mrs. Sanders and I have spent a considerable amount of time this year observing, evaluating, and working with our faculty. I am very impressed by the dedication and capabilities of the teaching staff at St. Edward School. I am pleased to announce the tentative line up of faculty assignments for the 2013-2014 school year with the understanding that it is subject to change. (Please note: We are in the process of hiring a part-time Nursery teacher and part time Math specialist.)
Ms. Kristen Essig: Nursery
Mrs. Andrea Reilly: Pre K
Mrs. Nancy Savarese: Pre K
Ms. Danielle Pallotta: Pre-K
Mrs. Grace O’Brien: Kindergarten
Mrs. Elizabeth Farella: First Grade
Mrs. Maureen Carroll: Second Grade
Ms. Maddie Hayes: Second Grade
Mrs. Arlene Lofgren: Third Grade
Mrs. Linda West: Fourth Grade
Mrs. Judie Wasarhaley: 5th Grade – 8th Grade LIT and ELA
Ms. Gina Palino:– 5, 6, 7, 8 Math
Mrs. Elizabeth Weis: 6th Grade Homeroom - Reading Specialist – 6th Grade LIT and ELA
Ms. Pamela Tangel: 7th Grade Homeroom – 5, 6, 7, 8 Grade Science – 7th Grade ELA and LIT
Mr. Gene Arlotta: 8th Grade Homeroom – 6, 7, 8 Grade SS and 6, 7, and 8 grade Religion
Mrs. Dee McGinn: Pre K to 4 Spanish – Pre-K to 4 Library, Grade 1 Intervention
Ms. Julia Gatti: 5, 6, 7, 8 Spanish
Mrs. Colleen Moran: Technology – K to 8
Mr. Ruckdaschel: Phys Ed and Health
Mr. DeBrino: Music
Ms. Makuh: Art
On behalf of Mrs. Sanders and myself, I want to thank our school parents for your support. You have assisted us in so many ways this year. We are especially grateful to our transfer parents who joined the St. Edward Family with enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. Thank you to the PASE Board and all the members of PASE for your fundraising efforts this year to meet goal. This is an enormous accomplishment that allows us to maintain our operating budget. Thank you!
Peace and Blessings,
Mr. Vincent Albrecht
Congratulations to the Winners of the 3013-2014 School Board!!
2013-2014 Tentative Calendar
Update on Summer Academic Enrichment Program
Unfortunately, we did not meet our enrollment goal to justify the cost of the Summer Academic Enrichment program. We may try again next year.
View this video about the Common Core!
Click the picture below to be taken to the NEW PowerSchool Parent Portal address:
Join us for a night of laughs.
To order tickets see flyer here.
Please see the rest of the Thank You here.
Father Daughter Dance (rescheduled)
Join us for the (rescheduled)Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, June 1st at 6pm!
See more details and ticket order form here.
St. Edward's Field Day 2013
This one's for you ladies...
When: May 30th 7:00- 9:00 PM
Where: St. Edward's Gymnasium
See more details in the flyer here.
The 5th-8th grade field day has been postponed. A rain date will be announced once we have decided upon one. Students should report to school for the regularly scheduled day.
"Teaching From Generation to Generation"
Welcome to the
St. Edward the Confessor School Website!
If you would like more information about St. Edward the Confessor School or want to schedule a tour to visit, please call the main office at (516) 921-7767. In addition, several Open House dates are scheduled throughout the school year. Dates will be posted on the website as they are scheduled.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
2013-2014 School Year
For more information regarding registration for the
upcoming school year, please see the flyer here.
For a copy of the K-8 Re-registration form click here.
For information regarding winter open house dates click here.
For any other questions please contact Mrs. Cassidy at 921-7767.
The School Board Public Relations Committee and Mrs. TIffany Shah is busy promoting our school. Bishop Brennan's visit to St. Edward School was featured in the April, 2013 issue of THE LONG ISLAND CATHOLIC. For subscription information, please click here: http://licatholic.org/subscribe/
NORTH SHORE TODAY has a wonderful interview with our school principal, Mr. Vincent Albrecht, in its recent issue. To read the article on page 15, click here: http://www.northshoretoday.com/ebook.html
You can also see copies of all our recent news clippings on the bulletin board outside the main office. Performance Club and the Champion Lady Monarchs Basketball team were recently featured in the SYOSSET-JERICHO TRIBUNE.
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Thursday, May 23
Field Day Grades 5-8
Fri, May 24 - Sat, May 25
Friday, May 24
Ice Cream available at Lunch
Monday, May 27
Tuesday, May 28
8th Grade Finals: Religion and Literature/ELA
Memorial Day Assembly 10:15 a.m. - Front of School
Recent flyers are available here.
The PASE meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 is cancelled. Please join our St. Edward the Confessor School community at Barnes and Noble tomorrow evening.
Also, PASE elections will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013. Please come and show your support for our nominees.
Most Reverend Robert Coyle, Class of 1978
Congratulations to Most Reverend Robert J. Coyle who was ordained an auxiliary bishop of the
Archdiocese of the Military
on Thursday, April 25th at the Basilica of the
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Bishop Coyle is a graduate of St. Edward the Confessor School, Class of 1978. Visit www.drvc.org and www.licatholic.org for more information.
SEC Brick Walkway
The first phase of St. Edward’s Brick Walkway is complete and construction will begin in the spring. A dedication celebration is expected to be held in June. More details will follow. Thank you to all those who took part!
Slight chance thunderstorms
23% chance of precipitation.
84% chance of precipitation.
Come out for a night of fun and fellowship!
For more information see the flyer here
The Tomorrow's Hope Foundation provides need based scholarships to families wishing to send their children to Catholic school but who may struggle to balance income with the cost. Applications for the 2013-2014 school year our now available online. The application deadline for the 2013/2014 school year is April 10, 2013.
Check out the all-new Diocesan website about Catholic education on Long Island!