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Welcome to Ms. Ciccarello’s Class Page!

– 6th Grade: Homeroom Teacher
– 7th Grade ELA 
– 8th Grade ELA  

E-mail: lciccarello@stathanasiusacademy.org


Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed your summer break. If you are new to St. Athanasius Catholic Academy, welcome! I will be your child’s teacher for English Language Arts.

Sixth grade is a busy year with many new things to learn. In Language Arts, we prepare our students to be more effective readers, and writers as they’ll be exposed to multiple genres. Students will also participate in writer’s workshop while focusing on the creation of strong pieces. We will also work on various vocabulary skills. Lastly, students will have ample opportunities to read and discuss novels as well as nonfiction pieces tied to the curriculum.

In Social Studies, we explore a variety of ancient cultures and civilizations. Sixth grade is an exciting time as students emerge as “middle schoolers” with unique social, emotional, and academic characteristics. I look forward to working with your child to prepare them for the transition to middle school! Parent support will be greatly appreciated throughout the entire school year. I believe that a consistent line of communication between school and home is the best way to ensure that students are constantly striving to achieve.

I will also provided additional information about the class on “Parent Teacher Night” on Thursday, September 13th from 7pm-8pm please check the school calendar periodically for school updates. 

There is also a questionnaire for you and your child to complete.

Please submit the questionnaire by Friday, September 7th, as this will be one of your child’s first grades.

Please feel free to check out my following links to help better understand the common core standards and grade requirements, and how you as a parent or guardian can help your child at home!

How Can I Further Help my Child at Home?

Please print and follow these guidelines as I begin to work on these standards in class. It is important to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom at home as well!

I am really looking forward to a great school year! I hope they have a fun and exciting educational experience this year as much as I am anticipating they will.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lciccarello@stathanasiusacademy.org 

Sincerely,
Ms. Ciccarello

 


 

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  • Friday, Oct. 5th 1st Friday Mass at 9am (FULL DAY)
  • Monday, Oct. 8th NO SCHOOL Columbus Day!
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9th 4:00 Confirmation Mass
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10th Day 1 of Terra Nova Testing (In View)
  • Thursday, Oct. 11th Day 2 of Terra Nova Testing (ELA)
  • Friday, Oct. 12th Day 3 of Terra Nova Testing it is also a 1/2 day 12:00 dismissal (NO LUNCH)
    • Array of Hope Concert St. Athanasius Auditorium 7pm
  • Monday, Oct. 15th Day 4 of Terra Nova Testing (Math)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16th CAT PLUS Testing
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17-18 Terra Nova Make-ups
  • Thursday, Oct. 25th Class Picture (FULL UNIFORM; DRESS DOWN IS NOT ALLOWED ON THIS DAY!)
  • Friday, Oct. 26th Individual Pictures Dress up!

  • Children who are interested in becoming an Alter Server should contact Deacon William Kelly at the Rectory (718) 236-0124 Classes start on October 11th 
  • Saint Athanasius Parish 105th Year Anniversary Concert, “ARRAY OF HOPE AWAKENING HEARTS” An evening of faith, hope and love. A musical, multimedia experience. Friday October 12, 2018 @ 7 pm in the St. Athanasius Catholic Academy Auditorium.
  • Saint Athanasius 105th Anniversary Parish Dinner Dance, November 11th @ 3:00 pm will be held at El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Avenue Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY 11234 Tickets are $130 per person. Music & entertainment by Gio Venuto Band!!!!!!!!!! If you are interested and would like to purchase tickets for a great night out please call, Ginger (347) 885-1215 or the Rectory. RSVP by October 19th, 2018
  • Halloween Party hosted by the St. Athanasius Holy Name Society is proud to announce its Annual Children’s Halloween Party Sunday, October 28th in the School Auditorium 11:00 am-1:00 pm ~~FREE ADMISSION~~ All children must be accompanies by an adult. For more information contact Jerry Mandaro (917) 865-5790
  • St. Athanasius Church, Cash for Gold and Silver on the weekend of October 13-14 At all Masses.
  • St. Athanasius Basketball Boys and Girls ages 4 to 12 November – February  Registration Dates: On St. Athanasius Field 53rd between 20th and 21st Avenue. Registration Fee is $150 Vist their website, http://www.STAyouthsports.com 
    • Sunday, October 14th 10am-Noon
    • Friday, October 19th 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, October 21st 10am-Noon
    • Friday, October 26th 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, October 28th 10am-Noon
  • International Night of Food and Music Saturday, October 13th, St. Dominic’s Gym Bay Ridge Parkway and 74th street. 7pm-11pm (Doors will open at 6:45pm Tickets $15 for adults and $5 for kids Call or text (718) 490-4469 and help us raise some money and celebrate diversity through out our community!!

Help support our school and raise money for our children’s education!

  • If you are an Amazon customer sign onto www.Amazonsmile.com and add us to your Charity so that we can raise money for our school. Amazon will give us a 0.5% of the price you spend for our children. (Donation is NOT required! Just sign up and amazon will do the rest!)



6th GRADE HOMEWORK

MONDAY: NO SCHOOL COLUMBUS DAY!

  1. ELA: 

Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • “Array of Hope Awakening Hearts” 105th Year Anniversary Concert tickets Adults $10/Children (under 12) $5
  • School Fundraiser “World’s Finest Chocolate” Mandatory $60 for the 1st box.
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9
  • Please have school immunization form completed by your doctor. It is important for the nurse to have an updated health record.

TUESDAY: 

  1. ELA: Tomorrow Terra Nova Testing begins. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

“Array of Hope Awakening Hearts” 105th Year Anniversary Concert tickets

Adults $10/Children (under 12) $5

Please share the great news, St. Athanasius is celebrating our 105th Anniversary!!!! Come with the family, all are welcome!!!

Reminder:

  • Chocolate Money is overdue. Please bring it in ASAP!
  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • School Fundraiser “World’s Finest Chocolate” Mandatory $60 for the 1st box.
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9
  • Please have school immunization form completed by your doctor. It is important for the nurse to have an updated health record.

WEDNESDAY:

  1. ELA: Day 2 of Terra Nova Testing. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • “Array of Hope Awakening Hearts” 105th Year Anniversary Concert tickets Adults $10/Children (under 12) $5
  • School Fundraiser “World’s Finest Chocolate” Mandatory $60 for the 1st box.
  • Parent signature is needed daily in student planner! Thank you!
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9
  • Please have school immunization form completed by your doctor. It is important for the nurse to have an updated health record.

THURSDAY:

  1. ELA: Day 3 of Terra Nova Testing begins. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • “Array of Hope Awakening Hearts” 105th Year Anniversary Concert tickets Adults $10/Children (under 12) $5
  • School Fundraiser “World’s Finest Chocolate” Mandatory $60 for the 1st box. 
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9
  • Please have school immunization form completed by your doctor. It is important for the nurse to have an updated health record.

FRIDAY: 1/2 Day 12:00 Dismissal (NO LUNCH)

ARRAY OF HOPE CONCERT @ 7pm in the St. Athanasius Catholic Academy Auditorium 

Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • “Array of Hope Awakening Hearts” 105th Year Anniversary Concert tickets Adults $10/Children (under 12) $5
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9
  • Please have school immunization form completed by your doctor. It is important for the nurse to have an updated health record.
  • Wear gym uniform on Monday’s (White, Black, or Navy sneakers!)

7th GRADE HOMEWORK 

MONDAY: 

  1.  NO SCHOOL COLUMBUS DAY!

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

TUESDAY: 

  1.  Review the test taking strategies that we went over in class. Day 1 of Terra Nova Testing tomorrow. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

WEDNESDAY: 

  1. Day 2 of Terra Nova Testing. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

THURSDAY:

  1. Day 3 of Terra Nova Testing. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

FRIDAY:  

  1. 1/2 Day 12:00 Dismissal (NO LUNCH)

ARRAY OF HOPE CONCERT @ 7pm in the St. Athanasius Catholic Academy Auditorium 

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

8th GRADE HOMEWORK

 

MONDAY: 

  1. NO SCHOOL COLUMBUS DAY!

Reminders:

  • Summer Assignment is now overdue! I am deducting points for everyday that it is late! 
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9.
  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

TUESDAY: CONGRATULATIONS 8TH GRADE IN RECEIVING THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! 

  1. Day 1 of Terra Nova Testing tomorrow. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Summer Assignment is now overdue! I am deducting points for everyday that it is late! 
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9.
  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

WEDNESDAY:

  1. Day 2 of Terra Nova Testing. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Summer Assignment is now overdue! I am deducting points for everyday that it is late! 
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9.
  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

 

THURSDAY:

  1. Day 3 of Terra Nova Testing. Students are to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast and bring 2 sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Reminders:

  • Summer Assignment is now overdue! I am deducting points for everyday that it is late! 
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9.
  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

FRIDAY:

  1. 1/2 Day 12:00 Dismissal (NO LUNCH)
  2. ARRAY OF HOPE CONCERT @ 7pm in the St. Athanasius Catholic Academy Auditorium 

Reminders:

  • Summer Assignment is now overdue! I am deducting points for everyday that it is late! 
  • For new students you are to do 1 book report and choose 1 of the 4 options on my link option 5 is off limits. Be sure to choose a book off of my list and complete the reading log. Due Oct. 9.
  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

 

 

 

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