The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is Catholic Schools: “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2015 is January 26-30. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for faculty, students, families, and parishioners. Here at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week with the following events:
Monday, January 26th: CSW Opening Mass 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 27th: Grandparents Day
Wednesday, January 28th: Parents Day
Thursday, January 29th: Teacher Appreciation Day
Friday, January 30th: Student Appreciation Day
Our OPEN HOUSE and NEW STUDENT APPLICATION DAY for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at St. Gregory School from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.Testing of all prospective students will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 .
Please note that children entering Kindergarten by state law MUST be 5 years old by September 1, 2015; children entering Pre-K4 MUST be 4 years old by September 1, 2015; children entering Pre- K3 program MUST be 3 years old by September 1, 2015; and children entering the Pre-K2 Program MUST be 2 years old to begin.
Please have with you the following items:
- Child’s original birth certificate (copy).
- Child’s baptismal certificate (copy) – this includes those baptized at St. Gregory Church.
- Child’s First Holy Communion certificate (copy) – for children applying for 4th through 8th grades. This includes those who received the sacrament at St. Gregory Church.
- Non-refundable testing fee of $25.00 per student.
- K-8 – FAMILY APPLICATION: Families with students applying for grades K-8 must pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $200.00, per family.
- Pre-K2, Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 – STUDENT APPLICATION: Families with students applying for all Pre-K programs must pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $200.00 per student.
- Please note: Pre-K2 Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 programs are a separate entity from the K-8 school with separate tuition charges and student application processing charges.
Applications cannot be processed if information is incomplete.
The Principle Criteria for Entrance into St. Gregory School:
- The length of registered residence in St. Gregory Parish.
- The regular practice of the Catholic Faith by the whole family.
- The degree of activity in the various ministries and programs of the parish.
- The regular support of St. Gregory Church in proportion to the means of the family.
- The participation of prospective students in our parish religious program (CCD).
- The factor of having siblings at St. Gregory School.
- Transfer students from other Catholic schools.
- Qualified students from parishes which do not have their own parish schools.
- Any factor that in the opinion of the Administration merits special consideration.
Our St. Gregory Geography Bee was held on December 9, 2014. 1st round winners were: 5th Grade -Chase Garey, Ella Tillinghast, Oliver Lasczo. 6th Grade – Cayla Copeland, Rachel Boyan, Felicia Taylor. 7th Grade – Edmundo Masias, Shane Cameron, Amanda Cordero. 8th Grade- Harrison Tobin, Natalie Gregory, Cassandra Knowles. The next round, to determine a school winner, will take place in January.
Large Group Musical – SUPERIOR
Gian Luca Estebanez
Large Group Musical – SUPERIOR
Sean Garcia – Superior
Jared Hunt – Superior
Mauricio Severo – Superior
Felicia Taylor – Excellent
Hannah McCarty – Superior
Emily Hui – Excellent
Mayumi Porto – Excellent
Camden Stankus – Excellent
Camille Giordano – Excellent
Katherine Cinquino – Excellent
Alexandra O’Dowd – Excellent
Grace Karbonik – Excellent
Bianca Weston – Superior
Jillian Meloro – Excellent
Kaia Fazio/ Celina Azebeokhai – Superior
Alexandra Huber/ Nicholas Huber – Superior
Amanda Cordero/ Mayumi Porto – Superior
Emma Stewart- Garrison/ Mackenzie Lerner – Excellent
Emily Hui/ Morgan Grilliot – Excellent
Small Group Musical – SUPERIOR
Camille Giordano/ Camden Stankus/ Grace Karbonik
Improvisation Skit – Good
Can you believe it is December already? Check out the Photo Gallery for some highlights of our year so far! Click on the “Gallery” tab at the top of the St. Gregory website, and then click “Photos”. Or click the link below: