SMCA Hosts First FAMILY OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT!

On Friday, June 3rd Saint Mark Catholic Academy held its first annual Outdoor Family Movie Night!
SMCA hosted this FREE event for all members of school community in gratitude and appreciation for a successful school year!
The night’s feature was The Bad Guys. There were plenty of drinks and snacks available for purchase—the popcorn machine was going all night!
Thank you to Michael Davis, Earlene James, our school staff, our parent and alumni volunteers, and everyone who helped make the night a great success!
Thank you to Perfect DJ Entertainment for putting on a great show!
We look forward to hosting more events like this in future!
 

WE’RE BACK! Walk-a-Thon 2022 Raises $33,542!

Like our shirts said…WE’RE BACK!

Today was our first walk-a-thon in three years, and it was worth the wait!

Our school community—with the help of their family and friends—raised $31,722, more than double the amount from the last walk-a-thon in 2019…and the donations are still coming in!
Father Bob kicked of the festivities with a prayer and blessing. Then students in grades 1 through 8 walked to Saint Margaret Mary Church in Manhattan Beach and back—a walk of over 2 miles round trip!

At St. Margaret Mary, Father Michael was there to welcome us, and he brought out the Blessed Sacrament for our students! Congratulations to Father Mike, who is celebrating the five year anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood!

Back at school, our 3K, PreK, and kindergarten students walked the perimeter of the schoolyard with their teachers and families!
At the end of the walk, all students received a water, a snack, and a pizza lunch!

We concluded the day with our Walk-a-Thon assembly. Congratulations to…

First Prize winner Victoria Chan, who raised $2,750, she won a PS5!
Second Prize winner Gabriella Page, who raised $2,500, she won $250 Visa Gift Card.
Third Prize winner Emre Ates, who raised $1,160, he won a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Thank you again to everyone who helped make the day a success!

SMCA Featured on NBC 4 NY!

SMCA and St. Joseph’s University , New York’s ACES Program were recently featured on NBC New York!

Erica David and Rania El-Badry developed a professional development that focused on helping Saint Mark’s teachers work with students who are English language learners.

Part of the PD included the teachers learning Klingon!

Check it out…

SMCA on NBC 4 NY!

Class of 2022 Receives School Rings!

On Friday, April 8, the Eighth Grade Class of 2022 received their school rings, the first step on their journey toward graduation!
Congratulations!
(Photos taken by Mr. William Bunch)
 

St. Joseph’s University Provides ELL PD for SMCA Faculty

We are so grateful to Erica David and Rania El-Badry from St. Joseph’s University’s  ACES Program who took time out of their busy schedules to conduct a professional development for our teachers.
 
Through some very unique and interactive methods—including speaking Klingon—Ms. David and Ms. El-Badry provided our teachers with some helpful strategies and methodologies for assisting our students who are English language learners.
 
It was a fun, practical, and engaging experience. 
 

SMCA Students Support St. Joseph’s College Scholarship for Future Educators

During their St. Joseph’s Day dress down fundraiser on March 18th, the Saint Mark Catholic Academy community raised nearly $1,000 for St. Joseph’s College’s Joseph M. Lewinger ’00 Endowed Scholarship for Future Educators.

Did you know…? Ms. Eliscar, Mrs. Rizzo, Ms. Maldonado, Mr. Wilson, and Ms. Guglielmo are all St. Joseph’s College NY Alumni!

Celebrating National Pi π Day!

Happy #piday!
 
Today is called Pi Day because the digits of today’s date are also the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi (π) 3.14!
 
To celebrate all students had MoonPie treat!
 
Math never tasted so good!
 

“Preschool is Cool…” Celebrating National Preschoolers Day!

Saint Mark Catholic Academy’s youngest learners celebrated National Preschoolers Day on Friday, March 11th.
 
Our 3K for All and PreK for All students did special friendship activities today to celebrate!
 
Some classes worked on friendship paintings. One friend painted on one half of the paper, the other friend painted on the other half. When both students were finished the teachers folded the paper together to create a whole new work of art!
 
Other classes made friendship bracelets.
 
Everyone had a popsicle treat, too because “preschool is cool” at SMCA!
 

SMCA Appears on Eyewitness News and News12 Brooklyn!

Saint Mark Catholic Academy appeared on both ABC 7 Eyewitness News and News12 Brooklyn this week. They highlighted our fundraising efforts for the children of Ukraine.

We raised over $2,000 for Voices of Children, an organization that provides psychological and psychosocial support for children affected by war.

Thank you again to our school community for their support.

Thomas Tong, Class of 2018, Accepted to US Air Force Academy

Thomas Tong of Saint Mark’s Class of 2018 is graduating from Xavier High School in June and last month found out that he was accepted to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado!
 
We are so proud of Thomas and all of our alumni who use their Saint Mark education in service to others, for this is the true purpose of all Catholic schools.
 
Thomas was recently featured on Currents News, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s news service.