Here are some highlights from our Alumni Reunion! Thank you to all who came out to reminisce and for good times.
Fun-D Run: Thank you for supporting our runners in last Monday’s Fund-Run. We are happy to report that we exceeded our goal of $15,000! Proceeds will be used to purchase materials for our STEAM program and to upgrade our technology resources in the classrooms and computer lab.
The State of Maryland is now accepting applications for its BOOST scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. This program awards scholarships to income-eligible K-12 students to be used for attendance at any eligible nonpublic school. For more in- formation and to apply, go to www.educationmaryland.org/boost. The application deadline is May 21, 2018.
Our school is holding an Open House on June 4 at 2 p.m. for families with children who will be 4 years old by September 1 for Pre-K or 5 years old by September 1 for Kindergarten. You are invited to come and see the classrooms, teachers, and to learn more about these programs. Please call the school to let us know you will attend .(301-577-9412)
Nuestra Escuela va a tener una Casa Abierta El 4 de Junio a Las dos de la tarde. Familias con ninos que tienen 4 anos Antes El primer dia de septiembre Para Pre-K o 5 anos Antes El primer dia de septiembre Para Kindergarten, estan invitado a venir y ver las clases y las maestras. Por favor llama a la Escuela Para decirnos que van a asistir. (301-577-9412)
Our middle schoolers, that are in the drama program, came in over break to help paint and build the set for “There’s a Monster in my Closet!”
Get your tickets on April 9th! Call the office!
Ms. Aurore Anastassiadis is the middle school Science teacher as well as the 8th grade Language Arts, Math, and Homeroom teacher. Originally from France and Greece, Ms. Anastassiadis is passionate about sharing her knowledge of foreign cultures with students and encourages them to discover the world. She has been working in the field of education since her move to Japan in 2015. Ms. Anastassiadis was a marine biologist for four years, received her degree in the field from Colby College in 2011, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. In her spare time, Ms. Anastassiadis loves to read, knit, and volunteer with animals. To Kill A Mockingbird is a favorite in her classroom as it teaches students about compassion and the Golden Rule.
Mrs. Ann O’Hare is beginning her 25th year at the Academy of St. Matthias the Apostle School. She is our Director of Admissions and Librarian. Ann is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland where she majored in Secondary Education with a major in Spanish. In 2015, Mrs. O’Hare received the Betty Roemmelmeyer Children’s Literature Advocate Award from Frostburg State University. Mrs. O’Hare enjoys time with her family, reading, the beach, gardening, and riding her bike.
Silvia Vazquez is a graduate teacher of BINE College in Mexico, and has a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education, she studied English as a second language at Prince George Community College and has worked with kids of different ages. She is so exited to work as a PK Aide at The Academic of Saint Mathias Apostle, her goal is to grow as a professional, collaborating in the best way with the teacher in charge, and providing the children the best possible learning experiences, that will help them develop and get ready for their following scholar years. She has an enthusiastic personality, takes dance class in a Folkloric Mexican Dance, enjoys spending time with her family and she likes to read in her free time. Some books that she loves to read in the classroom are, “Chicka Chika Boomboom”, “Good Night Moon” and “The Mitten”, because the kids delight with the simple but wonderful literarure and learn at the same time with these great books!