Highlights From Catholic Schools Week
During the week of January 28 to February 1, 2019 all of us at South Boston Catholic Academy
Celebrated Catholic Schools week along with the other catholic schools in the Archdiocese. Our Winter Catholic Schools Week theme was “Reading for the Long Run” and included several literacy themed activities. We had a Scholastic Book Fair that ran all week.
Monday (Literacy Kick Off!) – Students in grades K2-6 watched a kick off presentation for our “Marathon Reading Challenge” and the upcoming Family Literacy Night directly after morning prayer. Classrooms will all read our guest speaker Dave McGillvray’s book “Dream Big” in their classrooms.
Tuesday (Book Buddies & Best Buddies) – Students Dressed in Patriotic Gear (Red, White and Blue) to celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday and brought a $1 Donation for Best Buddies. Students also participate in Buddy Reading across all grade levels
Wednesday – (Open House) – We had an Open House for prospective families from 9AM-1PM. Our students in the 3rd Grade took part in the Catholic TV Mass. Father Robert Casey, our Pastor was the celebrant at this Mass.
Thursday (Teacher and Student Celebration/Tag Day) – Teacher Breakfast at 9AM. Thank you to all our wonderful parents, room representatives and our Student Council Officers for organizing the delicious and very appreciated Teachers Breakfast. We had a Free Tag Day for all Teachers and Students, too.
Friday – (Mass & Spelling Bee) – Mass at St. Brigid Church at 9AM (in honor of the Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare of Ireland) in which the 6th Graders did a great job as Greeters, Readers and Bring up the gifts to the altar, our Children’s Choir did a wonderful job singing and Monsignor Liam Bergin was the celebrant. Grades 3 to 6 participated in our Annual Spelling Bee at 1:30PM in the school gym.
We concluded Catholic Schools Week with a bang! Open House was a huge success. We want to thank everyone for their gift of time and great food. Having the staff together being celebrated is always a gift. Our academic focus is based on the Common Core Standards and Catholic Schools National Standards. We plan our lessons and activities around the habits of mind. The fundamentals of student achievement begin with the Habits of Mind, In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, we focus on Habits of Mind that teachers and parents can teach, cultivate, observe, and assess. The intent is to help students get into the habit of behaving intelligently. A Habit of Mind is a pattern of intellectual behaviors that leads to productive actions.