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
Welcome to Mrs. Auricchio’s page!!
I am extremely excited to start another wonderful year as the Learning Center Coordinator of St. Athanasius Catholic Academy. My goal is to work closely with your child, their teachers and you the parents/guardians, to optimize your child’s educational achievement.
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.
It is important to note that if your child has an IEP, it is necessary to provide me with current copies of the IEP.
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.
For students who attend the Learning Center, the supply list is below on the webpage under “school supplies.” Please send the Learning Center supplies in LABELED “LEARNING CENTER” with your “CHILD’S NAME” and “GRADE.” All supplies should be brought directly to the Learning Center.
Please know that your child’s education is extremely important and if we work together as a team we can accomplish great things.
Looking forward to another great school year and seeing you in September!
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.