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Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed

Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week.  Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed, the week’s theme was used as a springboard for our planned door decorating that took place.  The various interpretations  of the theme reflected each class’s developmental level, and the final products  were designed to touch the young minds of our students.  As I read the…

Welcome 2019

The month of December is a busy month in a school setting, especially a Catholic school.  Christmas activities charge the staff and students with a renewed sense of anticipation.  The concert songs set the beat, and the spirit of giving is ever present.  The old year ends with a…

Fourth Grade Music Ministry

As promised earlier this month, here are the finished 4th Grade Music Ministry Presentations! For blog viewing purposes the QR Codes are not shown, but feel free to stop into school and ask a fourth grader about the process! Just click on a picture below to follow the link in order to…

Spittle Bugs Make Bubbles!

Since we have been observing insects for 16 days, K & 1 expanded their knowledge to include spittle bugs. After watching an informational video with pre & post discussions, K & 1 tried their hand (um, mouths!?!) at blowing tiny bubbles similar to what spittle bugs do. We also…

Looking Forward to 2018-2019

On September 5th I walked out the front door of our school feeling very content and ready to begin the 2018-2019 school year.  The first day of school seems to have vitality like no other school day.  The children return with a renewed sense of commitment to learning and…

Practice Random Kindness

A number of years ago I read the article, Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty by:  Adair Lara.  The author describes the title as an underground slogan that was sweeping the nation.  I was moved by the simplicity of the author’s words and the sheer volume of good…

Kindergarten Chameleon Unit + A New Author!

The Kindergarteners have had tons of fun learning about chameleons! We even made color changing chameleons with our 8th grade buddies. We learned about how and why animals camouflage themselves. Do you know how and why? Ask your little!

We have a new author and illustrator in our classroom, Hendrick…

500 Club

We are charged by the Diocese of Buffalo (DOB) with demonstrating a commitment to the continued financial feasibility of our school.  After all, the Lord helps those that help themselves. With that said, we have been very successful in meeting the Diocese’s expectations by running the annual 500 Club.  The…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your families!  In spite of the cold weather, 2018 is off to a grand beginning.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ralph Wilson Foundation, ICS has been selected to participate in the Light House After School Project (LightHouse).  As a result of the…