NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
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Weekly School Memo
February 28, 2014
Memo to Parents/Guardians:
1.) Our girls Varsity basketball team will be playing tomorrow (March 1st) at 1:45 at Mount St. Mary’s in Kenmore. Should the girls be successful tomorrow, they will play in the finals on Monday!! Go Lady Monarchs!!!
2.) The next out-of-uniform day will be Tuesday, March 4th.
3.) Come support NCCS and enjoy a tasty fish fry on Ash Wednesday – March 5th from 4pm to sold-out at Blessed Mary Angela’s Social Center on Townsend Street in Dunkirk. You may choose from: Deep Fried Haddock - $10.00, Breaded Fantailed Shrimp - $10.00, or Fish and Shrimp - $15.00. The meal will include: potato salad, coleslaw, bread and butter, beverage, and dessert. NCCS will also offer a grilled cheese kid’s meal for $4.00. All dinners are available for eat-in or drive-thru. Don’t forget to volunteer to help during this event!
4.) First Friday: On March 7th, students will be dismissed at 1pm. Please remember that there will be no After School program that day.
5.) Mrs. Conti is looking for more children in grades 2-5 to participate in Math Day on Friday, March 7th from 1-2:30pm. If you would like your children to participate, please call Mrs. Conti this weekend (672-7181) and send in a signed permission note on Monday. Thank you!
6.) Students in grades 3-6 will be participating in the Annual Catholic Schools Day with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall. This event will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at 10:15am. Students will need to pack a lunch. You may request a bagged lunch from Dunkirk; however, the deadline to do so is March 7th.
7.) As you may know, NCCS is starting a track and field league this spring. Sign-ups for the league have been fantastic with about 35 children as of now. If your child is considering, then we would ask that they sign-up soon so that we can get a practice schedule together.
8.) Track Info: Practices will start around the second week of March and will be held in the school gym with the possibility of the Dunkirk track. We were hoping to practice about 1-2 times per week for about an hour. Remember that every day is in play for the meets, including Sundays (not May 11th). We try to stay away from Sundays but track availabilities dictate when we will have to run. Most facilities are available on Sundays so that may be our only option. The tentative season will run from April 24th to May 31st. Because of Easter being so late, we cannot give league championship dates yet. We will make every effort to run the championships before the holiday. The All SITA will run after the Memorial Day holiday. Please remember that we are at the mercy of the generous high schools that allow us the use of their facilities. Their track and lacrosse schedules are not complete yet and that is why these dates are tentative. The information will be passed on to you as soon as we know. Check out www.sitasite.org for league info, it’s a great website! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kris Wittmeyer at email@example.com
9.) Registration packets were sent home last week for the 2014-2015 academic year! Please fill out all forms and return to the office with your registration fee.
Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Mission Statement
It is the Mission of the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School to:
- PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING BY
INTEGRATING AND NURTURING FAITH THROUGH
TEACHING AND EXAMPLE AND THEREBY BECOMING AN
EXTENSION OF THE TEACHING MISSION OF THE ROMAN
- CREATE A CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY WHICH
STIMULATES ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND EMPHASIZES
FAMILY VALUES AND RESPECT OF SELF AND OTHERS ALL
IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF KINDNESS, LOVE AND
- WE ARE COMMITTED TO BALANCING PHYSICAL,
SPIRITUAL, INTELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL GROWTH OF OUR
STUDENTS SO THAT THEY MATURE INTO RESPONSIBLE,
SELF-DISCIPLINED CITIZENS; DEVELOPING AND
SUPPORTING A DYNAMIC FACULTY AND STAFF COMPRISED
OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS; PROVIDING A PHYSICAL
FACILITY CONDUCIVE TO REACHING OUR GOALS;
ENCOURAGING PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT OF TIME AND
TALENT; CONTINUALLY DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING
- DECISIONS, OPTIONS AND ACTIONS CONSISTENT WITH
THIS MISSION, THESE VALUES AND THESE BELIEFS.
A Message From Rev. Joseph Zalacca, Canonical Administrator
Dear Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Community,
I am excited to be chosen to serve as the Canonical Administrator of the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School.
My own Catholic school education at Holy Family in Leroy, St. Joe’s in Batavia, and Notre Dame in Batavia, was a major influence on my life and my vocation as a priest . It is my goal to continue to give the children of NCCS a wonderful Catholic school experience that will inspire their faith, challenge and support them academically, and nurture their personal development.
I invite you to join with me and the entire school community to work together to foster a school where we follow the teachings of Christ and His Church, every student is valued and treated with love and respect, everyone benefits from an emphasis on positive interactions, and school is fun, interesting and challenging and prepares our students for the future.
With your support and that of our Pastors, teachers and staff, we will build a school that is excellent, accessible, affordable and sustainable, providing the students of our community with a quality Catholic school education for many years to come.
Rev. Joseph A Zalacca
Middle States Accreditation
Northern Chautauqua Catholic School is a Middle States accredited school that offers a Christ-centered community which strives for academic excellence and emphasizes family values and respect for others in an atmosphere of kindness, love and understanding.
Directions to the School:
From the NYS Thruway:
1. Take Exit 59 Dunkirk - Fredonia
2. Turn Right on Rte. 60
3. Continue 2 miles. Rte. 60 merges with MAIN ST.
4. At the SECOND LIGHT turn LEFT on FOURTH ST.
5. School is on the RIGHT between Park and Washington Avenues. Parking is available on Fourth St. next to the school and on Washington Ave. across the street from the school.