St. Athanasius Learning Center – Where Great Things Happen!
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.
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GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES FOR LEARNING CENTER STUDENTS:
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Take attendance seriously.
Take the time to talk about school with your child.