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A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others. But each one flies the best it can. Why compare one to another? Each one is different. Each one is special. Each one is beautiful. – Author Unknown

 

 

 

 

I encourage all to continue to pray to our Blessed Mother to watch and protect us.  

Welcome to Mrs. Auricchio’s page!!

Email:  gauricchio@stathanasiusacademy.org

 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES FOR LEARNING CENTER STUDENTS:

GRADE 1A – ii7ix2u 

GRADE 1B – f4avrx2

GRADE 2 – mzht52i

GRADE 3 – lbhdtxr

GRADE 4 – sdu7ttr

GRADE 5 – ejjxivs

GRADE 6 – wtjbpmm

GRADE 7 – f5f6rrf

GRADE 8 – e42bv3q

Student Council – tkzxlqp

SETSS Tutoring – wfoh2uc

****  All of the students who attend the Learning Center joined Google Classroom for their grade.  I will be offering summer practice work for the students to maintain their reading and math skills over the summer months.   

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We did it!  As a team we worked together and completed our school year on the distance learning platform.  On March 17, 2020 our school setting went from the traditional classroom setting to a virtual setting.  This was certainly not an easy task, but with determination and hard work we completed our assignments and helped each other through a difficult time.   

A special thank you, to the parents and guardians for helping your children meet the challenge while learning at home.  Overnight the parents became teachers at home, along with your children learning Google Classroom and how to submit assignments.  Your dedication helped the process run smoothly and I thank you so much!

Over the summer, I encourage the students to complete assignments that have been provided by the classroom teachers.  In addition, for the students who attend the Learning Center, I posted on Google Classroom pages a link for the “Summer Bridge Activity Workbook” grades 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8 that can be purchased on Amazon for $10.  This is an excellent book that covers all subject areas and gives the students the opportunity to write while practicing the skills. 

It has been a pleasure teaching your children and getting to know them.  Your children have grown socially, academically and spiritually and I am proud of them.  Thank you for  trusting me with your most precious gift from God…your children!    

ABOUT THE LEARNING CENTER…

The Learning Center is a unique program offered at St. Athanasius Catholic Academy that accommodates the needs of different types of learners.  It offers learning opportunities in a small group setting and promotes positive learning experiences for all students.  The primary purpose of the Learning Center is to reinforce, review and practice basic reading/writing and math skills in a small group setting using a multi-sensory, hands-on approach to learning.  In addition, the Learning Center can accommodate the needs of students with IEP’s on an individualized basis provided the academy can offer equitable services.  

While attending the Learning Center, students will realize through positive reinforcement and hard work that it is important to believe that they have the ability to learn and achieve their goals.  This experience will enable students to develop self-confidence so they will be able to do the best they can to succeed.  

As the Learning center Coordinator, I work closely with students who need extra help or reinforcement of  various content areas they are learning in their classrooms.  I work with students who have IEP’s to ensure the modifications and accommodations are fulfilled.  I advocate and work as the liaison with the Department of Education to ensure all paperwork is up-to-date and attend annual IEP phone conferences so that your child receives the necessary services.

In order to fulfill the services recommended on the IESP, it is necessary that parents provide me with copies of current IESP’s , any testing results, SETSS (P4 Forms which you will receive in late August) and /or any other important paperwork so that your child’s needs can be addressed.   

If you have any concerns regarding your child that you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me at the school 718-236-4791 or by email gauricchio@stathanasiusacademy.org and I can make an appointment to meet with you.   

Please know that your child’s education is extremely important and if we work together as a team we can accomplish great things.  

A complete version of the Learning Center Policy Statement is here. | Great Educational Websites

Mrs. Gina Auricchio
Learning Center Coordinator/Special Education Teacher
B.A. Ed/M.S. General Education/M.S. Special Education 

 

Bring your children to Church to pray and strengthen their faith.

 Ways to help your child succeed in school…

Attend back-to -school night and parent/teacher conferences.

Visit the school and the school website.

Support homework expectations.

Send your child to school ready to learn.

Teach organizational skills.

Teach study skills.

Know the disciplinary policies.

Get involved. 

Take attendance seriously.

Take the time to talk about school with your child.  

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Important Dates – June 2020

Posted on May 2, 2017

 

June 1 – Pentecost Sunday

June 13  – Feast Day of St. Anthony Day

Last Day of School – Will be announced 

Help Raise Money for our Academy by collecting box tops!

Send in Box Tops for Education and help our school earn money! The new Box Top Labels can be scanned, no more clipping!

 

Learning Center Weekly News

Posted on March 29, 2017

 

Kindergarten: On-going student assessments in reading and math.

1st Grade: First grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 1st Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.  Students are also registered on Moby Max to do practice drills and skills practice.  Please email me for the students password and log-in information.  In addition, continue to practice and read grade level sight words fluently.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.

2nd Grade: Second grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 2nd Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.  Students are also registered on Moby Max to do practice drills and skills practice.  Please email me for the students password and log-in information.  In addition, continue to practice and read grade level sight words fluently.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.  

3rd Grade: Third grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 3rd Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.   In addition, continue to practice and read grade level sight words fluently.  Reading each day and keeping up with the classwork and homework will help the students greatly.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.

4th Grade: Fourth grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 4th Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.    In addition, continue to read each day and practice math skills.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.  I have met with the students on “Meet” and they are doing an amazing job with their virtual lessons.  It is wonderful to see their smiling faces and enthusiasm to learn.  

5th Grade: Fifth grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 5th Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.    In addition, continue to read each day and practice math skills.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.  I have met with the students on “Meet” and they are doing an amazing job with their virtual lessons.  It is wonderful to see their smiling faces and enthusiasm to learn.   For the students in the fifth grade who are receiving Academic Intervention Services (AIS) in math and ELA continue to review skills in  math daily on Mathletics.  For reading, please read an interesting pleasure reader which should be a chapter book on their reading level.  

6th Grade: Sixth grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 6th Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.    In addition, continue to read each day and practice math skills.  Students are on Moby Max and Read Works and I encourage them to apply Literacy Strategies while reading which will improve comprehension skills.   I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.    

7th Grade: Seventh grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 7th Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.    In addition, continue to read each day and practice math skills.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.  I have met with the students on “Meet” and they are doing an amazing job with their virtual lessons.  It is wonderful to see their smiling faces and enthusiasm to learn.   Students in the seventh grade who are receiving Academic Intervention Services (AIS) in math and ELA continue to practice reading skills on Read Works and Moby Max and Mathletics.   

8th Grade:   Eighth grade students are engaged in distance learning.  They are working on Google Classroom.  I encourage all students and parents to join 8th Grade Learning Center Google Classroom page.  There are additional resources for the students and extra practice for those who attend Learning Center.    In addition, continue to read each day and practice math skills.  I can be contacted via school email, Google Classroom message or Google Hangouts chat.  I am available for any questions or support I can give the students and their families during this time.  


 

The C-U-B-E-S Math Strategy will be used academy wide for math problem solving in all grades.  The students will use this strategy to solve word problems by using the above steps.  This mnemonic device will help aid the students memory so they can tackle the problems effectively.  

Student Centered – Small Group – Hands-On Learning

Posted on November 29, 2016

Student Centered Learning…

  • Students work in small groups

  • Students engage in hands-on activities

  • Students work on differentiated activities

 

Students learn place value using manipulatives to solve addition and subtraction facts.  

Students write spelling words on the white board practicing listening skills as teacher dictates the words.

              

Little scientists explore the inside of a pumpkin and examine the seeds using magnifying lenses.  

 

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