SMCA Remembers 9/11/01

Today, the students, faculty, and staff of Saint Mark Catholic Academy came together as a school family to honor the anniversary of September 11, 2001 and to remember all those who were lost that day. We were led in prayer by Father Michael Panicali, and some of our eighth graders assisted with the readings and helped Mr. Rufino in the raising of a new American Flag in the schoolyard.

Please keep all those who serve our country and those who are still dealing with the effects of 9/11 in your thoughts and prayers.

Grades 5-7 visit USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center!

Grades 5, 6, and 7 visited the Billie Jean National Tennis Center today and took a tour of the press room and then the main court of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The highlight of the trip was when students got to participate in drills and exercises with the Center’s tennis pros.

A special thank to Ms. Helene Hamilton, our physical education teacher, who helped organize and plan this great experience.

 

 

SMCA Supports School Affected by Hurricane Florence

In 2012, when New York City was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, many members of the Saint Mark community were seriously affected. At that time, the outpouring of generosity, support, and love from our neighbors–both near and far–was extraordinary.  That is why when Hurricane Florence caused severe damage in the Carolinas this past September, our school community felt an immediate need to “pay forward” the kindness and good will that was shown to us six short years ago.

Thanks to efforts of our principal, Mrs. Donnelly, our faculty and staff, and, most especially, our students and their families, SMCA was able to make a contribution to South Brunswick  High School in Southport, North Carolina. A special thank you to our physical education teacher, Ms. Helene Hamilton, who brought to our attention the hardships being faced by the South Brunswick High School community.

Recently, we received some mail from our newfound friends at South Brunswick. Along with letters from the principal, Mr. Chip Hodges, and the world language department chairperson, Ms. Steffany Gamsby, we also received cards from the students themselves, but these were not ordinary notes. Well aware of SMCA’s diversity, the students at South Brunswick sent us multilingual thank you cards!

One of the tenets of Catholic Schools Week 2019 is to SERVE. We are so proud of the SMCA community who came to the service of those in need. We wish everyone at South Brunswick  High School the very best as they continue to recover, and they will remain in our prayers. 

Pre-K for All’s “Winter Wonderland” a Hit!

Bundle up before you look at these pictures!

This past Friday, our Pre-K for All students put on their show: “Winter Wonderland.” All of our children did a wonderful job, and we are grateful to Ms. Jeannie, our PKA Director; our classroom teachers, Ms. Alyssa, Ms. Gabby, and Ms. Amanda; and our class aides, Ms. Earlene, Ms. Alexis, and Ms. Danielle for all their hard work.

They truly turned SMCA into a winter wonderland!

 

El Programa de Beca del Ángel Guardián

El Programa de Beca del Ángel Guardián
Muchos padres se estarán preguntando:

“Como podemos costear los gastos de la Academia Católica de San Marcos?”
Una familia puede costear los gastos porque:

1. La mitad de nuestras familias reciben becas financieras.
2. Al completar la aplicación, familias pueden recibir desde $750.00 hasta $2500.00 por un solo niño y desde $1000.00 hasta $4000.00 por dos o más niños.
3. El costo mensual por cada niño, puede ser por lo menos $150.00 al mes o menos dependiendo los fondos disponibles.

“Que podemos hacer para aplicar?”
1. Visiten la escuela, conozcan la directora o principal, Sra. Carol Donnelly y aprendan más sobre el programa financiero de becas.
2. Llamen a la secretaria escolar, la Sra. Lori Ryan al teléfono (718) 332- 9304, para una entrevista o simplemente hagan una parada a la escuela, entre las horas 9 AM hasta los 3 PM, cualquier día de la semana.
3. La Sra. Donnelly y la facultad le pueden contestar cualquier pregunta y guiarte a cómo llenar la aplicación; y el procedimiento correcto a cómo llenar la aplicación o solicitud.

“Que documentos debo de traer al completar la solicitud financiera?
1. Tiene que traer un formulario de cuanto es su ingreso anual, cuantos vivien en el hogar.
2. Para poder establecer una asistencia financiera, necesita una carta donde establece su ingreso anual, carta de cupones de alimentos y una carta reciente del reporte escolar de su niño.
3. En muchos casos, si tienes el formulario de impuestos del año 2017, puedes someter una copia. (Si no tienes una copia, favor de notificar a la directora, Sra. Donnelly.) Padres pueden someter una carta especial. Por eso le decimos que visiten la escuela para saber más sobre estas becas. Toda información, es completamente confidencial.

“Como pagamos la cuota mensual?”
1. Padres pagan cada mes, desde Agosto hasta que continúen el último mes de Mayo (10 pagos mensuales).
2. La cuota mensual es establecida, una vez las becas financieras son otorgadas.
3. Por ejemplo, una beca otorgada de $2000.00 se reducirá mensualmente por lo menos $200.00. Si la cuota mensual es de [$420.00 al mes] por un niño, entonces será su pago $220 o menos al mes. La cuota de dos o más niños [$660.00 al mes] con cada niño recibiendo una beca otorgada a $2000.00, la cuota mensual seria $260.00 o menos al mes.

Ven a visitar…y informencen mas a como el programa del Ángel Guardián funciona y como pueden financiar el costo de una educación católica en San Marcos!