New Queens Garden Nursery Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy is partnering with Queens Garden Nursery in this great fundraiser to support our school!

Make purchases all year round at Queens Garden Nursery and they will donate a percentage of sales to St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy**

The nursery has plants to meet your needs for Mother’s Day, Communion, Graduation and more! They also carry spring planting supplies for your garden. Go check them out!

** Send your purchase receipts in an envelope labeled “Queens Garden Nursery” to the rectory or school office, and SAACA will submit them to receive donation. This fundraiser only applies to any nursery purchases. It does not include the florist purchases.

Queens Garden Nursery, 154-10 Cross Island Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357

 

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6th grader is Diocesan champion at this year’s CYO Boys Bantam Division Free-Throw Shooting Tournament

Matteo preparing for a basketball free throw shot at the foul linethree finalists at the basketball free throw tournament

Congratulations to Matteo, our 6th grader, who is the Diocesan champion in this year’s CYO Boys Bantam Division Free-Throw Shooting Tournament.

The free-throw tournament was held during the February winter recess. For the competition Finals, students from three schools emerged, including St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy’s player Matteo. Matteo and the other two students tied in the first round at 15 baskets each. In round two, Matteo and one other student advanced, both shooting 3 out of 5 free throws; and in the final round, Matteo sunk all 5 free throws to win the competition.

We are so proud of Matteo’s achievement!

6th Grader Brandon Park receives John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s Grand Honors Award

5th Grade student holding award certificate
CONGRATULATIONS to St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy’s 6th grader Brandon Park, who achieved the Grand Honors recognition in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)’s 2019-2020 Talent Search!
 
According to CTY’s press release, more than 15,000 students in grades two through eight tested through its Talent Search between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, representing all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Armed Forces installations in Europe and the Pacific, as well as more than 70 countries. Above-grade-level testing is used to identify advanced students and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities.
 
Brandon is among nearly 1,400 students who received the 2020 Grand Honors awards in January for scoring in the top 9% on their respective assessment tests.
 
Mrs. Kang, Brandon’s mom, credits St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy for his award. In sharing the great news with Ms. Hanna, Mrs. Kang says, “I really appreciate you and teachers at SAA. Without your dedication and teaching, my son wouldn’t achieve this valuable award. We are so proud of being a SAA family.”
 
We are very proud of Brandon of his achievement and blessed that he and his family are part of St. Andrew’s too!
 
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* Center for Talented Youth’s Talent Search testing options include School and College Ability Test (SCAT), SAT, PSAT 8/9, ACT, Spatial Test Battery (STB), and Testing for Students in East Asia.
 
** Center for Talented Youth is a global leader in gifted education since 1979, and is focused on recognizing academic talent in exceptional elementary, middle, and high school students and supporting their growth with courses, services, and resources designed to meet their specific needs. CTY draws students from 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. Each year, CTY awards more than $5 million in need-based financial aid to families.

A Virtual Christmas Concert

Enjoy a wonderful treat with our Virtual Christmas Concert.  Our students worked very hard to prepare some delightful music that will surely put you in the Christmas spirit!

 

 

8th Graders receive Confirmation

Bishop on the altar saying a prayer

Congratulations to and God Bless our 8th Grade students who received sacrament of Confirmation today. The Most Reverend Paul Sanchez, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, was the Main Celebrant at the Mass.

Here are some highlights of the Confirmation Mass, as seen during the online live-broadcast.

November Students of the Month

November students of the month grade K to 5November students of the month grade 6 to 8

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!
 
Following students are recognized for their Achievement, and for Cooperation and Effort:
 
Achievement – K to 5:
Peter Chicavich
Alexander Duran
Angelo Gajtani
John Gajtani
Jeremy Hendzel
Kieran Long
 
Achievement – 6 to 8:
Jason Francheschini
Michael D’Agostino
Jack Longstreet
Dylan Payano
Olivia Tolentino
 
Cooperation and Effort – K to 5:
Marisa Beechel
Olivia Giordano
Adalyn Llaguno
George Saucedo
Isabella Stahl
Alyssa Tupsaitong
 
Cooperation and Effort – 6 to 8:
Isabella DeGrotta
Angelina Gonzalez
Mariana Guerrero
Daniel Kim
Isaac Yoon

#GivingTuesday is Here!

Today, St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy is participating in #GivingTuesday.  On this day, you can make a big impact on the lives of our students by helping us continue to give them the gift of a Catholic education.

Here are a few ways you can participate:

  • Make your gift today! (Click on button above)
  • Get others to join you – Help us get the word out on social media using our school name and the hashtag #GivingTuesday
  • Ask your company to match your gift. Does your employer have a formal matching gift program? Maximize your contribution.

Join thousands of people in the spirit of giving that will be felt around the world. Spread the word and know that the students of St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy are thankful for your support today.

Please be assured that 100% of your gift will go to St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy!  You can also support our students year-round by becoming a monthly donor.

On behalf of the students of St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy, we thank you!

St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy remains open

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES TO CONTINUE IN-PERSON LEARNING

Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, has announced that all 69 schools and academies will remain open and continue to provide in-person learning, in spite of the decision made to close New York City public schools indefinitely starting tomorrow.

“I am frustrated that the Mayor’s announcement was made as Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens were dismissing our students. I want to make it clear to parents, teachers, staff, and students that the Mayor’s announcement only pertains to New York City public schools, and our schools will be open tomorrow. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that our school community remains safe for everyone, and we will continue to ensure strict compliance with all health and safety protocols,” said Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools ~ Office of Support Services.

Catholic schools in the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens have provided safe, five days a week in-person learning since beginning this school year, as scheduled, on September 9. The Superintendent, along with the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of New York, has received confirmation from the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Schools that they will maintain entitled services for Catholic school students, including school nurses, transportation, and food.

         Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn have successfully operated for more than two months due to the strict adherence to the important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission, including maintaining physical distance, wearing a face covering, practicing healthy hand hygiene, and staying home if sick. The schools and academies of the Diocese of Brooklyn continue to work with New York State and City Department of Health officials on a regular basis to maintain the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.

         For a listing and more information about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, please visit catholicschoolsbq.org.

 

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Save the Date! #GivingTuesday is on December 1st

A Teacher and students are in class, an ad for GivingTuesday

 

On December 1st, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. On this day you can make a big impact on the lives of our students.

This #GivingTuesday, help us continue to give the gift of a Catholic education at St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:
– Make a gift on #GivingTuesday (more information will be forthcoming on how to make the gift)
– Get others to join you – Help us get the word out on social media using our school name and the hashtag #GivingTuesday
– Ask your company to match your gift. Does your employer have a formal matching gift program? Maximize your contribution.

Join thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world. Mark your calendars, spread the word and know that the students of St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy are thankful for your support today and on #GivingTuesday.

Please be assured that 100% of your gift will go to St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy! You can also support our students year-round by becoming a monthly donor.

October Students of the Month

Students of the month from Kindergarten to 4th GradesStudents of the month from 5th to 8th Grades

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!

Following students are recognized for their Achievement, and for Cooperation and Effort:

Achievement – Kindergarten to 4th Grade:
Matthew Albanese
Eleanor Choi
Cate Mousally
Davianna Rizzo
Antonella Ronquillo

Achievement – 5th Grade to 8th Grade:
Francesca Argenzio
Jacqueline Capello
Lira Cervantes
Sophie Freire
Elia Shehu
Ellice Tsuo

Cooperation and Effort – Kindergarten to 4th Grade
Sebastian Caccamo
Justin Duran
Veronica Lynch
Molly Realmuto
Isaac Serrano

Cooperation and Effort – 5th Grade to 8th Grade
Lucia DiPiano
Luca Donadel
Morgann Kearney
Laura Pacheco
Ryan Pavan
Christine Priolo

Great job everyone!