The Drama Club will be performing on Friday and Saturday, 24-25 March 2017, at 7:00PM in the school hall at the Bayside Campus and ticket prices will be at $5.00 per person.
We were very excited to have Bishop DiMarzio come to visit us! If you missed catching us on the news, here’s a youtube link: https://youtu.be/O2J0cG07LbU
Here are some pictures as well!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK COLLABORATION
Bayside, NY—Children’s author Michael Sampson appeared at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy on February 3rd, 2017 to share his books and to inspire students to write and read.
Sampson is the author of thirty books for children, including
his best sellers Chicka,
Chicka, 1, 2, 3 and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
During his presentation, Sampson shared his life story and how he became a writer in a highly interactive, motivational format. Student Alexandra Jedrzejowski said her favorite book was “Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3, because all of the numbers joined together!”
As he shared, he read his best-selling books to the students and told them that all children are writers and that every student should be “everything they can be.”
Third grader Andrey Torres said he read “The Mirror in Time,” all 66 chapters and 236 pages in one day. After reading the book he said, “maybe it is possible to time travel.” The story, according to Andrey had every single emotion in it. While it started out sad, it was both happy and exciting.
Before becoming a children’s book author, Sampson taught kindergarten through sixth grades and received much press coverage for his innovative ideas on teaching. After earning a Ph.D. in Literacy from the University of Arizona, he moved into higher education as a professor.
In August 2014, Sampson came to St. John’s University in New York City, were he serves as Dean of the School of Education and is leading efforts for the university to partner and create deeper connections with area schools.
An interesting fact that Sampson told students is that “All books are born on a Tuesday” as that is the date publishers release books. Sampson’s newest books include The Mirror in Time and Listen to Our World.
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Welcome Michael Sampson!
On Friday, February 3rd, 2017 popular children’s author Michael Sampson will be visiting our school. Sampson is both an author and a former elementary school teacher. Currently, Michael is Dean of the School of Education at St. John’s University. Michael Sampson has written and co-written more than 30 books with famous children’s author Bill Martin Jr. Michael Sampson will be visiting with Pre-K – fifth grade students.
Some of Sampson’s books are listed below. The School will receive 25% of the profits from the books sold. Since he cannot possibly bring multiple copies of all his books, students must pre-order any book they would like to purchase by filling out the sheet below. Please complete the Book Order Summary Form and return it to your teacher by the requested deadline. The titles of available books and their prices are listed below. Checks are to be made out to Michael Sampson Books. Michael will autograph all the books students purchase.
More information on Michael Sampson and descriptions of his books can be found at www.michaelsampson.com.
Click here for the Book Order Summary Form.
Click here for the press release.