First-time author Jenna Gavigan came to speak with our students about her new book, Lulu the Broadway Mouse. We are delighted to have her come visit as a part of our visiting author series. Students listened attentively and asked inquisitive questions. Thanks, Jenna and good luck to you!
The students enjoyed the first day of Catholic Schools Week by learning about all the different jobs that their parents do. Big thank you to all those who came out to share their stories with our students.
St. Ephrem Catholic Academy is happy to continue our visiting author program with a visit from author Jenna Gavigan. Her debut novel Lulu the Broadway Mouse was just released this past October. Students will get a chance to interact and ask questions from this up and coming children author. We are excited to welcome her to our school.
On Sunday our physical education teacher, Claudia Nigro, and our title 1 math teacher, Camille Manolfi, were joined by some of our parents and ran the NYC marathon. The grueling race that spans 26.2 miles is the must run event for all long-distance runners. we are happy to be home to so many participants and applaud their dedication and hard work. Congratulations!
Did you know? The distance of 26.2 miles is a nod to Greek history, the first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C. to announce the defeat of the Persians to the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon.
One of the highlights of the year is the 1st grade’s All Saints’ Day prayer service. Thank you to Mrs. Polizzotto for all of her work in preparing the event, and thank you to so many parents who came out to celebrate with us.
St. Ephrem Catholic Academy students gathered to march together for the first time under the school banner at the 52nd annual Ragamuffin Parade. This long-standing tradition features youngsters marching in their costumes as they gear up for Halloween. This year our own James Jarah won in the individual costume category for his costume “I washed up on Shore Road”
Big thank you to all those that came out to march and cheer on our little guys and gals.