No School tomorrow 3/21

Due to the impending snow storm St. Ephrem school will be closed tomorrow 3/21.

Thank you,

Craig Mercado 

Matthew Blandino grabs the Gold

Grades K-5th have been working diligently all year on their Mathletics earning certificates every week for the extra work they do.  Each class is vying to be the first to all achieve a gold certificate.  Today, third grader, Matthew Blandino was the first student to receive a gold certificate.  Each student must work independently for months to achieve this award.  We celebrate Matthew’s dedication and accomplishment and look forward to awarding each student their gold as they receive them.  For more information on mathletics  simply ask your child’s teacher for their login information. 


Ariana Ayala takes 1st place

St. Ephrem was well represented in this year regional religion bee.  All 8 of our students did us proud in the Brooklyn regional religion bee.  We give special praise to Ariana Ayala who took first place in the 3rd-5th grades division.  She will move on to represent St. Ephrem and Brooklyn as a whole at the Diocesan-wide Bee at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston on May 8th.  We wish her all the luck.  

Congrats to all of our participants. 

St. Ephrem Summer Camp Registration

St. Ephrem School is excited to announce that Summer Camp registration will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 19th and 20th.  From 3 PM – 6 PM in the school cafeteria.  

We are also excited to announce so many great changes to our camp this year:

  • Camp will be 5 days a week!
  • We will offer Early Morning Care starting at 7:30 AM. 
  • Campers will receive an St. Ephrem Summer Camp drawstring bag filled with goodies on the first day (July 2nd)
  • So much more!

Please feel free to come by and meet one of the Co-Coordinators, Mrs. Gina Costagliola.  

You can also email us at, or call the main office at (718) 833-1440

Stages on the Sound Finale

Today we were treated to the fruits of the 4th, 6th and 8th grades’ labors.  These grades have been working all year on different projects.   The 4th grade created stop-motion animation.  The 6th grades wrote their own plays and the 8th grade performed an abridged version of Shakespeare Twelfth Night.  We congratulate them all on a job very well done and look forward to next year were last years students get to pick up where they left off.  

The Fourth grade’s animations:


The 8th grade gives an A+ effort in their performance of Twelfth Night:

Center for Architecture Residency continues in the 2nd Grade. (Week 3 Update)

The Center for Architecture began their residency in the Second grade.  Stay tuned for weekly updates as the students learn with this unique hands-on experience.
Week 1:
Students created their own accordion books with different buildings that we see in our neighborhood

Week 2:

Second grade creates their own blueprints using architectural vocabulary to label the different shapes they used.

Week 3:

The students are beginning to create our neighborhood. Each student has been assigned a building to design. Their first step is to draw the building before they actually begin to create them.

Delayed opening Thurday March 8th

Due to severe weather conditions expected for the morning commute, St. Ephrem will have a delayed opening tomorrow March 8th.  Doors will open at 9 am. 

Thank you,

Craig Mercado 

Happy Lunar New Year

Today the Kindergarten celebrated Chinese New Year.  We hope all of our Chinese friends and neighbors have a safe and lucky new year.  We look forward to continuing the celebration with a Lion dance on March 1st. 

100th Day of School

Today St. Ephrem celebrated 3 important events.  We began our day with our Ash Wednesday Mass and had Valentine’s Day celebrations throughout the day, but for these youngsters, the celebration of the 100th day of school might have been the most important.  Only 80 more to go!!!

Kindergarten created necklaces of 100 Froot Loops 

2nd grade built castles to the sky of 100 paper cups.