Transfiguration School Newsletter

September 28th, 2020

News and Notes

Dear Parents,


Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to take some time to rest. We had a fabulous second full week of school. Thank you so much to all who attended our Virtual Back to School Night! Even though it was different from our usual back to school night, it was a very positive night. I have attached the videos we showed below as I know not everyone could hear them.


Last week, I shared with you that we were to start MAP testing this week. Due to technological issues throughout the Archdiocese, the administration of the fall 2020 NWEA MAP test will be canceled. We are very lucky here at Transfiguration to have up to date technology with 1:1 devices and strong internet. This is not the case throughout the Archdiocese. Our teachers will continue to differentiate and provide small group instruction and other data driven instruction using other forms of data including formative assessments and computer based assessment programs we regularly use.


Winter Uniform will begin on Monday, November 2nd. You may send your child in Winter uniform any time, as Summer uniform is optional. Beginning Monday, November 2nd - all students must be in complete Winter uniform. We will still be having Spirit Wear on Fridays.


I am please to announce that Diane Slater, our new school secretary will be starting this Thursday. She comes to us with many years of experience at Catholic schools and will be an excellent addition to our community.


Don't forget that this Friday is an 11:45 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting.


Have a great week,


Ms. Kazan

Transfiguration Parents' Night 200924
Back to School Night
Back to School Night Parents Guild

ADAPP

We are pleased to announce we will be partnering with ADAPP again this year. ADAPP is the school-based student assistance program within the Department of Education of the Archdiocese of New York. Last year we were only able to work with ADAPP on a limited basis due to the Corona virus. This yea we have a new counselor/social worker from ADAPP, Mr. McCourtney who will be providing prevention services to our school for the whole school year. Our school is very fortunate to have a counselor and the service.


As we are still in Stage one, all visits/classes will be virtual. Primarily, services include life skills classroom education and small discussion groups. Some students may be seen one on one, but if counseling is recommended, parents will be notified. The ADAPP counselor will work closely with me and the teachers and is available to meet with parents to address any questions or concerns.

Seen Around Campus

Reminders and Important Dates:

Friday, October 2nd - 11:45 Dismissal

Monday, October 12th - Columbus Day- No School