Transfiguration School Newsletter

January 18th, 2023

News and Notes

Dear Parents,


I hope you had a wonderful three- day weekend!


As I mentioned last week, Catholic Schools week is January 29th to February 3rd. National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2023 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service." We will kick it off with an open house/ Dinner and Bingo on January 28th. Information about Catholic schools' week and the Kickoff Celebration was sent last week. I am including it below.


The open house is for you to see what your child is learning and to visit their classroom and the school! We will also have an open gym with some fun activities. New parents for 23-24 will be invited to meet and mingle with you and your children! You must RSVP for the dinner by this Friday!! I have also included a google form to let us know that your child is interested in participating in the 5 o'clock Mass.


Don't forget that this Friday we have an 11:45 dismissal due to a faculty meeting.


Thank you and have a wonderful week!


Ms. Kazan

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Please RSVP by january 20th, 2023 to Ms. Dawkins with your child's name, grade and number attending. $10 per person.

Calling all PK4 parents and parents of prospective sibling students!!!

Applications for new students for the 2023-2024 school year are open. This includes ALL incoming Kindergarten students, even if your child attends PK4 at Transfiguration. This also includes prospective PK3 siblings. To apply to Transfiguration, click on the following link: https://mytads.com/a/transfigurationschooltarrytown.

“All Roads Lead to Transfiguration!”

As part of our Catholic Schools Celebration, Transfiguration will be celebrating that fact that all roads in Westchester lead to Transfiguration. Last week, the Middle School hosted a poster contest for grades 4 -8 to participate. The theme for the poster was “All Roads Lead to Transfiguration!” The winning poster will be proudly displayed in the school lobby during Catholic Schools week.


Our Winners were:

1st Place- Kayla Mennon- 8th

2nd Place- Kavya Mahindru- 8th

3rd Place Bria Balka and Alexa Langowski-4th


Honorable Mentions:

Karen Corripio -8th

Caiden Labrosciano and McKenna Labrosciano -4th

COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATE:

Looking ahead we will hold our annual "SOUPer Bowl Food Drive" in early February. We will be collecting canned SOUPs as well as boxes of cereal for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Transfiguration Church. Start shopping those "Can-Can" Sales when you see them! More details to come.

Service Learning!

A group of 7th graders took a class project to a whole new level this past month. The 7th graders read the book, A Long Walk to Water, which discusses the water crisis in South Sudan. They were stunned to learn that only 41% of the South Sudanese have access to clean drinking water. These students decided to do something about it and held a dress down day last week to raise money for The Water Project, a charity providing access to clean water in Africa. They created a presentation to me asking me permission to hold the dress down, which included facts about the water crisis and ways we can help. Thank you for your support of this dress down day as we raised over $600 to help provide the South Sudanese.
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Save the Date!!


Transfiguration was selected by Captain Lawrence for Community Pints Night!

  • Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Captain Lawrence Brewery, 444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
  • How It Works: Donate $10 at the door (for each adult) to support Transfiguration and receive Happy Hour drink pricing for that evening!
  • Who is Invited: Everyone! Kids are welcome to come with adults. Please share the details with friends, family, or anyone interested in supporting Transfiguration or receiving Happy Hour pricing at Captain Lawrence!

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Reminders and Important Dates:

Monday, January 16th- MLK Day No School

Friday, January 20th-11:45 Dismissal

Friday, January 27th- End of 2nd Quarter

Saturday- January 28th- Catholic Schools Weeke Kick Off!!