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Important October Dates

  • Please Note:  Any student who is absent from school or leaves school early because they are not feeling well, will need a doctors note to return to school. 
  • NYCDOE Free Lunch Program In Progress.  Check the DOE website for menu choices.   
  • October 1 – 31, 2020 – Walk – A – Thon.
  • October 23, 2020 – In School Walk-a-Thon.
  • October 27, 2020 – 5th and 6th Grade School Mass (9:30am).
  • October 29, 2020 – Student of the Month.
  • October 30, 2020 – Halloween Class Costume Party.
  • There will also be electronic distribution of Progress Reports (Date is to be determined).
  • November 6, 2020 – 1/2 day (12:00pm Dismissal).
  • November 7, 2020 – TACHS Exam given.
  • November 10, 2020 – Confirmation – 4:00pm.
  • November 11, 2020 – Veteran’s Day – School Closed.
  • November 25 – 29 (School Closed – Happy Thanksgiving).

6th Grade Student Of The Month – October 2020

Posted on October 29, 2020

This is our first ever Homeschooled 6th Grade winner of the Student of the Month.  Justin is a very conscientious, sensitive student who I have personally taught for the last two years.  I have seen tremendous growth in his math aptitude during this time.  Everything that he does is extremely thorough.  When he is solving a problem, his math form is perfect and the way he shows his work is exactly the way I would do it.  In    addition to the work that he is assigned every night, he does addition problems to fine tune his understanding of mathematical concepts.  

He is self motivated and driven by the desire to understand.  He simply cares about all of his studies in every class.  He has all the makings of an independent, successful young adult.

Congratulations and keep striving for perfection!  

Mr. Rini – Homework – 10/29/2020

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MATH 5 – There will be a test on November 4, 2020.  The test will cover the material in Lesson 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12 in the GoMath textbook.

MATH 5 – Page 50 # 15, 16, 17 in GoMath.

MATH 6 – Page 126 # 33 – 38 in GoMath.

MATH 7 and Math 8 – Finished their i-Ready diagnostic assessments today.

MATH 7 – Test on Multiplication and Division of Integers tomorrow.

Mr. Rini: i-Ready / Fridge Tips – 10/29/2020

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The students have been working hard to complete their diagnostic assessments on the new learning platform,  Each student has been given a unique username to use for this website. provides follow up examples and enrichment exercises for both ELA and math.  Below are some tips on how to encourage and support your child as they explore the content of



a-) Prepare Them

Make sure they have what they need:

A quiet place to work on i-Ready lessons and activities

A device that works with i-Ready, consistent internet connection, login information, and headphones
Paper and pencil for tracking their lesson progress

Plan together for how they will spend their time and when they will work on their learning activities.

Direct students to the To Do section for upcoming lessons.

Encourage them to take their time, ask questions, and write things down.

b-) Support Them

Keep them motivated:

Help them track progress:

Explain that working on i-Ready will help them continue their learning and make sure they are ready for the next grade level.

Encourage them to take each lesson and quiz seriously.

Remind them that mistakes are part of learning, and they are okay.

If they don’t pass a lesson, remind them they can take it again.

Get them talking about lessons and what they’re learning.

Check in at the end of their lessons. Ask them to tell you or write down what they learned and if they have questions.

Regularly review progress using the My Progress page.

c-) Celebrate Them!

Celebrate their progress:

Celebrate milestones, such as passing a lesson or reaching a goal (ex., putting marbles in a jar after passing lessons).

Reward hard work and focus.

Mr. Rini – Announcements – 10/28/2020

Posted on October 28, 2020

Today, Math 5, 6, 7, and 8 received their usernames and passwords to begin working on  This is a new website that the school is using that allows students to access extra problems and enrichment exercises in    both math and ELA.

MATH 7 will have their test on “Multiplication and Division of Integers” tomorrow.

We are still in need of parent volunteers during the school day.  Email Ms. Bellone at if you would like to volunteer for the month of November (even if it is for one day).

Walk-a-Thon money is due on Friday, October, 30,2020.  Please return to your homeroom teacher.

We will be holding our Halloween Costume Celebrations on Friday, October 30, 2020.  If you would like to have a slice of pizza and a drink, the cost is $5.00.  For $7.00, you would get two slices and a drink.  Students are allowed to dress up in a costume on this day.  Homeschooled students are also allowed to be in costume.  No costume should interfere with the use of a face mask.  We have free goody bags for all the students in the school on Friday.  Homeschooled students who would like a Halloween bag of treats may call the rectory office and make an appointment to pick up their “goodies” there.

Thank you for your efforts and …



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