Thank You… Divine Wisdom will be presented with the 2016 Mission Incentive Award for Queens on Sunday, 23 October. This award is given to schools and CCD programs who give consistently to missions, while not necessarily being the highest donation. Academy families are always very generous, continually willing to give to a worthy cause!!! Special acknowledgment and thanks to Academy faculty member, Mrs. Patti VanBuskirk for serving as the Mission Coordinator for over 10 years!!!!!
Halloween Dance 2016… The Academy is looking for volunteers to decorate Father Smith Hall for the Friday, October 28th Middle School Halloween Dance. If you are interested in helping create a festive event for our students, please sign up on Sign Up Genius. The hours will be 2pm to 5pm on Friday, October 28th. The hours will count towards your volunteer hour commitment. Sign Up Genius will open at 5pm on Sunday, October 23rd.
Volunteer Hour Sign-Up… The Academy is continuing to streamline the process of signing up for volunteer hours with Sign Up Genius. The goal is to ensure that all families have an equal opportunity to register for all fundraisers, since the e-mail blast goes out simultaneously to all families. We are no longer reliant on the students to carry information back and forth, and it has also helped tremendously in our ability to be a “Green Community.”
You can go to Sign Up Genius any time to see all available volunteer opportunities. In addition, every time a new event is added, an e-mail blast through our Option C system will be sent.
Halloween 2016… Halloween falls on Monday, 31 October. Students in Nursery through Grade 4 can wear a Halloween costume to school, as long as all masks and peripheral items (such as swords, guns, wands, etc…) are kept at home. Please no face painting as well. Students in grades five and six have a “dress down,” as long as they keep in the Halloween colors (black, orange, purple etc…); 7th and 8th graders can dress in any appropriate attire.
It is also tradition at Divine Wisdom, weather permitting, that our lower grade students (up through grade 4) participate in the Academy’s Halloween parade. This fun event will take place at 10:00am, in Douglaston, and 1:30pm, in Bayside, with our youngest students leading the way (Nursery in Douglaston and Pre-Kindergarten in Bayside). Families and friends are welcome to attend, and parade along with the students…
Trimester 1 Progress Reports… Progress reports will be mailed out by the end of next week. Reporting student progress occurs throughout the year and takes numerous forms. The purpose of the progress report is to enable family and student to understand the student’s achievement at various times throughout the year and know what is required for future progress. All children in grades Kindergarten through sixth will be receiving Progress Reports; while children in grades seven and eight in danger of failing a particular course, not working to full potential, or who are making great strides will receive one.
A “Fun” Fundraiser… Who doesn’t like to shop???? Looking to get a head start on Christmas shopping and support the Academy in the process? For $5 you may purchase a savings pass good for discounts on Saturday, October 29 as part of the Lord & Taylor “Shop Smart Do Good” charity event. The event will take place at the Lord & Taylor store on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset. There are only 200 passes available for purchase so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. Please see the attached flyer for further information.