May 6, 2022
DEAR ACADEMY FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS,
This past week was Teacher Appreciation week. Hands down we have the BEST faculty and staff. Our teachers go over and beyond every day to care for and teach our beautiful students. Our eighth grade class led our all school Mass on May 4th followed with our May Crowning. St. Bartholomew Church will celebrate with several of our 8th grade families as their child receives the sacrament of Confirmation on May 14.
"The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service."
"In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ." ~from the United States Catholic Catechism
Happy Mother's Day!
Chrystal L. Manos, Principal
TECHNOLOGY TAKE-APART SESSIONS!
Technology take-apart sessions! A fun STEM activity where our students use tools to take apart pieces of technology and see what makes them tick!
"The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity-AND those are the skills our students need to succeed" (Couros, 2015).
FOURTH GRADE ELA PROJECTS
In addition, we are preparing our students for 21st century careers as they learn to navigate at a young age how to communicate and lead a group. All of this is accomplished while students are being creative and having fun. #lifelonglearning
The Academy of St. Bartholomew admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
May 11- All School Mass led by grade 7
May 13- Confirmation Spirit Retreat- 4 pm in the gym/Saunders hall
May 14- Confirmation- 6 pm
May 17- Grades 3-5 field trip to Great Lakes Science Center
May 18- All School Mass led by Grade 6
May 18- Wax Museum- 6 - 8 pm
May 19- Band Concert- 6:30 pm
May 20- K-2nd grade Field Trip