The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey visited ASCA on Friday, May 13th as part of the Shakespeare LIVE! program. The troupe performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for grades 5-8, and answered questions from the audience after the performance. The students loved the energetic production, and laughed heartily at the characters’ antics. It was a lovely way to spend a spring afternoon, and many were pleasantly surprised to discover that they enjoy Shakespeare!
On Tuesday May 10th, sixteen 7th Graders represented All Saints Catholic Academy at the Marist Academic Olympics. The team members were AJ Bianciella (Science); Lucia Cantale (English); Matteo Capurso (Computers); Nicholas DePinto (Spelling); Matt Dobronsky (Math); Conor Hennessey (History); Vincent Mattiello (History); Brigid McCabe (Math); Caroline O’Rourke (Science); Matthew Page (General Skills); Landon Paradine (English); Riley Quinn (Art); Joseph Sisolak (Art); Alexandria Taveras (General Skills;) Gregory Van Sant (General Skills); and Jeffrey Van Sant (Spelling).
The General Skills team (Taveras, Page, G. Van Sant) placed third, and Matteo Capurso won first place in Computers. Congratulations to our winners and all our competitors!
Congratulations to ASCA’s 5th grade dance team, who last night won the regional semi-final. They will be competing at NJ PAC on June 2. Pictured (from left to right) are Gavin Skowronski, Jack Moran, Matthew McCabe, Vince Anonuevo, Christian Weening, Steven David, Jessica Birtwistle, Isabella Barone, Caitlin Slasinski, Ava Di Lullo, Ysabel Rabago, and Julia Mickiewicz. Special thanks to Mrs. Cole and Sra. De Chiaro. Go team purple!
Congratulations to Bianca Lumang, 4th grade, who was announced as a runner-up in Optimum Community’s Black History Month Essay Contest! Bianca’s essay, written about abolitionist and women’s right activist, Sojourner Truth, was chosen from more than 300 essays in the elementary school category.
Students throughout the tristate area were invited to submit an essay naming an African American with whom they would choose to spend a day and explain why. Bianca was awarded an iPad mini and had an opportunity to read her winning essay aloud to her classmates and special guest Assemblywoman Angela McKnight.
To view the video and photos from this event click here!
Congratulations to the winners of the seventh and eighth grade STEM Showcase Science Fair! Eight grade winners include: Isabella Attisano and Victoria Legregin, first place; Joseph Basilio and Jonathan Camaya, second place; Mark Sadek and Nicholas Paolini, third place. Seventh grade winners include: Matthew Dobronsky, first place; Caroline O’Rourke and partners Emily Kelly and Rebecca Sears tied for second place; Amber Kelly, third place.
On May 17, ASCA will host the preliminary round of the NJPAC’s dancing competition. ASCA’s dance team includes: Isabella Barone, Jessica Birtwistle, Ava DiLullo, Julia Mickiewicz, Ysabel Rabago, Caitlin Slasinski, Vince Anonuevo, Steven David, Matthew McCabe, Jack Moran, Gavin Skowronski, and Christian Weening. Good luck to our participants!
ASCA’s Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium. Grades four through eight along with the choir will perform a variety of musical selections under the direction of Mrs. Bujnowski, music teacher.
ASCA’s Theater Group will perform Disney’s The Jungle Book on May 6, 7, 8.
Students attended mass on Thursday, May 5, to commemorate the Feast of the Ascension.
ASCA recently sponsored a collection of items needed for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador. We pray for those affected by this natural disaster.
Open registration is ongoing for grades Pre-kindergarten -3, Pre-kindergarten-4, and kindergarten through eighth grades for the school year 2016-2017. Please call the school office (201-443-8384) for an appointment to come tour our school and meet our teachers.
On Wed. April 27th, All Saints Catholic Academy’s Student Council, moderated by Ms. Nicole Narese and Mrs. Diane Molesky, and Safety Patrol, moderated by Mrs. Jennifer Cardino, visited New Jersey’s World War II Memorial and State House. The 45 member group learned about the history of New Jersey’s State House and former governors as well as what state assembly representatives and senators do in their respective positions. They were able to visit Gov. Christie’s Press Room and the visitor’s galley of both the state senate and state assembly. School leaders also viewed a lesson on stars at the NJ State Planetarium. This is the 3rd Annual Leadership Trip for ASCA. Students raised funds for this trip through a St. Patrick’s Day bake sale.