June 5, 2017

Dear Families of Ss. Joachim and Anne,

May the Peace of Christ be with you.

As we end year 2016-2017 and look forward to 2017-2018, we would like to share some of SsJAs accomplishments with our current families and our new families for the coming year. Our pastor, Fr. Berrette, our Advisory Board, our faculty, staff and the administration are totally committed to the optimum spiritual and academic education for your child. Each one is unique and truly a blessing to us.

           We would like to highlight some of our new endeavors and our accomplishments:

  • In September 2017, each student from K to 8 will have access to our Premier STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) LAB (A $109,000 Grant provided by the Diocesan Office) which will feature electric wiring beneath a granite tile floor, Chromebooks, a flat screen television, smartwalls, software, cooperative learning tables and many other technological and educational materials.
  • Every student in Grade 7 and 8 uses a Samsung tablet.
  • In September 2017, each student in Grade 1 and 2 will use Apple IPADs.
  • 95% of our students, who took the Catholic Entrance Exam to Catholic High School, were accepted.
  • An outstanding Early Childhood Program
  • Two excellent Pre-K For All Classes which have been visited by many associates of the Department of Education.
  • A leading school for students with special needs including SETTS, ELL, Speech and Occupational Therapy as well as Title I Services and Procession Classes
  • Full time Guidance Counselor.
  • Renowned Gospel Choir.
  • A school dedicated to Creative Arts.
  • Before School and After School Care Programs.
  • A safe environment with a security guard in the Fall.
  • SmartBoards in each room and a technological environment to create lessons which are current, integrated and based on the Common Core.
  • In September, high school Regents Classes will be given to selected 8th
  • And most of all we are a school embedded in the love of Christ and our core values of Goodness, Faith, Service, Excellence, Integrity and Community.

We want to thank you for choosing Ss. Joachim and Anne. Please continue to bring your family, friends and neighbors to our beloved school. Remember we are one family in Christ and it is vital that we spread the Gospel Message and pave the way for a new generation of strong, vibrant and intelligent Christian Leaders.


Sincerely in Christ,

Mrs. Linda Freebes, Principal


Summer School Registration

Summer School Registration Will Open on Tuesday, June 27th @ 9:00 am.   Bring Report Card and S.S. Notification from school.

Summer School Information

First Day – Wednesday, July 5th / Last Day – Thursday, July 27th
Monday through Thursday / 9:00am to 11:00am
One Hour English Language Arts / One Hour Math
Fee – $350 Cash or Money Order Only – NO CHECKS
NY City Bus Passes Available Upon Request

Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following Graduates of Ss. Joachim and Anne School on receiving Catholic High School Scholarships – $141,180.

Angie Bermeo – St. Agnes High School Honors Program – Montepulciano Academic Scholarship and Principals Award = $10,000 and a 2nd Scholarship Award from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for an Academic Scholarship in the amount of $4,000.

Melodie Cadichon – The Mary Louis Academy Scholastic Award – $8,000.

Shelsy Fils-Aime – Cathedral High School Full Academic Scholarship – $35,180 and a 2nd Scholarship Award from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for an Academic Scholarship for $6,000.

Lauren Hedge – Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Academic Scholarship in the amount of $18,000.

Madison King – The Mary Louis Academy Scholastic Award – $8,000 and a 2nd Scholarship from St. Mary’s of Manhasset in the amount of $16,000.

Carla Paul – St. Agnes High School Honors Program – Montepulciano Academic Scholarship and Principals Award $10,000 and a 2nd Academic Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.

Chelsea Sanabria – Bishop Loughlin Academic Scholarship – $7,000 and a 2nd Scholarship for Music in the amount of $13,000.

Total Scholarships for Catholic High Schools = $141,180


May Crowning 2017

Crowning of the Blessed Mother

Ss. Joachim and Anne Celebrates May Crowning

On May 31st the First Holy Communicants and the newly Confirmed Candidates along with the entire school family participated in Ss. Joachim and Anne’s May Crowning. Fr. Berrette presided over the celebration.Christine Bermeo crowned the Blessed Mother as the many parents who attended the ceremony proudly applauded the happy event. What a glorious day for SsJA!

May – Student of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who received

Certificate of Effort ~ May 2017

Anne Marie Dupiton-Joseph, Byron Chen, Jason Morris, Ashly Pena, Dominick Chery, Shawnae Taylor, Guimarha Noel-Jeune, Serenity Seda-Desravines,

Emily Bermeo, Nylah Matthews, Sumayah Lezin, Schmeiderlyn Ulysses, Jaslyn Lizardo, Junie Cetoute, Sierra Griffin, Aaron Bhagwan, Joshua Matthews,

Shayla Ward, George Abraham, Mereddith Rony, Marven Emile, Anyssa Daley.

Aquinas Program – Sunflower STREAM Project

Joachim and Anne students displayed the St. Julie Billiart Sunflower STREAM Project at the Aquinas Exposition 2017. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers -five flowers in a vase has been the most visited painting in England. These flowers are bursting with meaning while representing the natural cycle of life with a supernatural glow.  His flowers along with St, Julie Billiart’s inspiration energized the students to use Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math into developing the many facets of the project. Mr. Corso, our Assistant Principal, was the Moderator. SsJA’s Proud Aquinas Members are: Angie Bermeo, Rousseau Francois, Chelsea Mullings, Jessica Casamajor, Lauren Hedge, Jared King, Jonathan Laura, Divia Myers, Ashley Predvil ,Shelsy Fils Aime and Melodie Cadichon. Congratulations to All!!!


Pictures are of the project

1st Holy Communicants


Ss. Joachim and Anne Communicants

May 6, 2017

Christopher Alvarado, Nolaan Beauvais, Cristine Bermeo, Aajay Bhagwan, Elias Boutin, Natalia Canzius, Eden Coriolan, Alyah Dieudonne, Alyssa Dieudonne, Naicha Exime, Aaliyah Flavigny, Kimberly Gonzalez, Quentyn Green, Augumn Griffin, Paul Guerrier, Anya Jean, Raphael-Ansley Joseph, Jonathyn Lafargue, Sanyah Lorcy, Neilah Marcelus, Phillip Menard, Farudja Moline, Djensley Moline, Kayden Patterson, Donovan Stephens, Leonard Thames , Jefferson Thelusmond, Christie Thompson, Ricardo Timothee, Imani Warren

Oratorical Winner is….

Congratulations to Jonathan Laura, winner of the Oratorical Contest held at SsJA on Wednesday, April 26th. Jonathan recited the essay titled Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives, by Prince EA. Participants of this contest were Fajah Gardner, Jessica Cassamajor and Carla Paul from Class 8-1; Ashley Predvil and Anyssa Daley from Class 8-2; Lola Aguda, Class 7-1; Chelsea Mullings, Markayla Gordon, Franly Dupuy and Divia Myers from Class 7-2. All orators had to choose a speech that was said publicly, memorize it and deliver it publicly. The duration of the speech should not exceed 6 minutes and no less than 3 minutes. Jonathan will represent SsJA on May 31st at the Diocesan Competition at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.  Students participated under the guidance of Mr. Schoolfield the 8th Grade English teacher. Congratulations to all for a job well done!


The above is a picture of the participants in the contest