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.
Since 2011 St. Ephrem Schools teachers Mr. Ricky Diffendale and former teacher, Miss Jennifer Rizzuto, have been producing an amazing night of talent and fundraising for families in our community that have been affected by Cancer.
Monies raised are gifted to a family who is overcoming the obstacles Cancer poses. Each year Night For Hope is centered around specific cancer, this year it was Kidney Cancer.
Mr. D and Miss Rizzuto ask St. Ephrem parents and students to donate their time, recourses, and talents to help put one of our greatest nights.
Grade 2 has completed their 8-week program with the Center For Architecture.
Each student created a different building that we have in our own community. Some of our buildings include St. Ephrem School, St. Ephrem Church, houses, stores, and even the fire department. The students learned about architectural details and now know the different architectural vocabulary.
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: