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:
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.
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.
St. Ephrem Catholic School celebrates a week of fun and prayer to celebrate all the things that make Catholic education special.
Monday kicked off with a visit from the Harlem Magic Masters
In the morning, our students gathered to experience an amazing display by the Harlem Magic Masters. Students watched and participated in various tricks and received a positive message about themselves and how to treat others.
Teachers got in on the fun too…
And even Fr. Adamo learned a new trick…
Thank you, Harlem Magic Masters for giving us a great kick off to Catholic Schools Week.
Monday concluded with our 8th grades lending a helping hand with the kindergarten
Tuesday was Career Day
Students learned about all of the exciting jobs that will be available to them when they grow up.
From the emergency workers to attorneys, the students welcomed a wide variety of guests.
The First grade meets JC the K9 units bomb-sniffing dog.
Nurse Claire let the students know what it took to work in a hospital.
The 4th grade learns about fire safety
The police continue to capture the students’ imagination
Our own Msgr. Theo came to speak to the students about the vocation of becoming a priest.
Wednesday was St. Ephrem’s chance to reflect on what makes Catholic Schools special, our faith.
The day kicked off with our lower grade Religion Bee. Congratulations to Sophia Creo for taking 1st place.
Our day to celebrate our faith continued with the Rosary Rally with a special dedication for Fr. Jim serving overseas.
Thursday was all about culture
Each class took a trip to a cultural institution in our great city.
Kindergarten learns about the fine arts at Pinot’s Pallet
First and second grade braved the cold and headed out to the South Street Seaport.
3rd and 4th grades headed off to Madame Tussaud’s
Friday we closed our Catholic Schools Week with our annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game.
On February 27, 2017, thanks to the continued generosity of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress, 109 students enrolled in Catholic elementary schools and academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens received a scholarship to attend Catholic school. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided in place of Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio as the scholarships were presented at St. James Cathedral Basilica in downtown Brooklyn. In total, $100,000 in scholarship awards was given to students of Italian lineage. We are proud and happy for our students who received this award. If you are of Italian heritage inquire with the office about how you too can be a part of this next year.