Welcome Letter From Mrs. Freebes

The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will renew you in His Love. He will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.

Zephaniah 3:17

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

In all things, put on Christ. Welcome Back to School Year 2017-18. We hope that you have had many treasured moments to enjoy during July and August. We pray for those who suffer in Texas because of the violent rain and winds of Tropical Storm Harvey. We look back at Hurricane Sandy and thank God that it is behind us.

Ss. Joachim and Anne School has been quite busy throughout the summer. The school received new wiring throughout the building to enable us to receive the internet at a faster speed and more access in each classroom. We thank E-Rate, DeSales Media and Knight Nets for their expertise.  Please come and visit our STREAM Lab during Open School Night. It is amazing! Imprinted on its walls are the words: Faith, Dream, Believe, Invent, Imagine, Innovate, Excellence and Achieve. All words which will inspire our students to become our future scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, mathematicians, inventors, database administrators, programmers and so much more. It will encourage our students to try new strategies when they struggle to learn a concept and that the brain is a muscle that physically changes with training. We are blessed, for this is just the beginning of a plethora of new experiences for our beautiful children.

This year we would like to welcome – Mr. David Laura to Grade 5, Mrs. Linda Nicholson to Grade 2, Mr. Greg Veras our new Physical Education teacher and Ms. Darlene Murtagh, a para for Nursery. We know they are rooted in our core values and that their stay will be beneficial for all of our students.

As always, we thank our parents and guardians for choosing SsJA for the past 93 years. We are indebted to you for sharing your most important treasures, your children, with us. Together, with Gods grace, we will make a difference in this world. Our Catholic Identity teaches us to be Welcoming, to Worship God, to spread the Word ? the Gospel Message, to be a Witness of His Love, to provide for the Welfare of our students, to impart Wisdom and encourage the Wonder of Learning.

Happy New Year 2017-2018!

Blessings and prayers,

Mrs. Linda Freebes, Principal

Register Now

Register now for a quality Catholic education. There are seats available in our Nursery/Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8. 

  • 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.

New STREAM LAB

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

 

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

CONGRATULATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

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