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!
Tech Plan – A brand new STREAM Lab will be completed by September 2017. This lab is being renovated from the ground up. New floor, desks, and lighting will make the room inviting. Brand new computers, printer and Smartboard will bring technological learning to a higher level of thinking. Hold onto your hats as we complete this newest endeavor at Ss. Joachim and Anne School. Catch the Spirit of SsJA!
Class 5-1 explored the various digital programs to reinforce a Math lesson on Fractions. Students were able to learn how to download the Pinterest Application on their cell phone and utilize the program to view different math problems relating to a Fraction Lesson.
SsJA would like to extend a special thank you to Coach Wells for refinishing and painting the gymnasium floor! Coach Wells spent Mid-Winter Recess working on the floor. SsJA students returned to a wonderful surprise from vacation. Blessings and thanks to Coach Wells.
Congratulations to Joe Bermeo, Class 5-2, on being one of the finalists of the Diocesan Regional Math Bee! Joe will be one of the representatives for the Queens Diocesan Schools/Academies competing the Brooklyn Diocesan Schools/Academies in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens Math Bee.
Bishop Chappetto con-celebrated mass with Fr. Berrette and Fr. Nixon during Catholic School’s Week. After the mass, the Gospel Choir, the PreK and the 2nd Grade serenaded the Bishop, a mini breakfast was provided and the Bishop toured the classrooms. Grace and blessings abounded. We were delighted to host Bishop Chappetto the Vicar General and Ms. Anne-Marie Baumis, Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens.
Ss. Joachim and Anne School celebrated the 113th birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss! Students throughout the school read stories, quotes and made rhyming poems from Dr. Seuss. Children wore Cat in The Hat Attire. Several 8th graders read Dr. Seuss books to the PreK, Kindergarten and First grades.