Although the 2014-2015 school year has ended, Immaculate Conception School continues to be busy!
Nicholas Goncalves and Gunnar Mills had the opportunity to visit and tour the USS Barry on May 23, 2015 with members from the Knights of Columbus. Nicholas lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Gunnar lead the National Anthem. The boys along with Father Liju and Mario Massa had a VIP tour of the USS Barry. They learned all about the fourth ship in the U.S. Navy named after Commodore John Barry. What made this trip even more special was the great nephew of Commodore Barry is a member of the Knights of Columbus and was with us. He is a retired Social a Studies teacher who taught at St. Joseph's Academy in Astoria. After visiting the ship we were all treated to a luncheon at a coast guard station. We ate in the mess hall. To round out our day we went to a special prayer service at the Father Vincent Capodanno Memorial Chapel. Father Vincent died in battle in 1967 during the Vietnam War. The boys presented Father Vincent's sister with a flag and placed a wreath on his monument. Father Liju lead a touching prayer service.
It was a day we will never forget. So rich with history and great company. The boys were happy and thankful to be a part of this wonderful day.
"5TH GRADERS VISIT THE LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE"
Art & Poetry Contest Winners
Two students from Immaculate Conception school, Justin (grade 6) and Katherine (grade 8) have been selected as contest winners for their outstanding entries submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 29th annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. They will be attending a Contest Award Ceremony where they will receive their certificates and be honored for their outstanding work!
8th Grade Scholarships, Class of 2015
Our students continue to SHINE!!
St. John's Prep $1,500 per year
St. Mary's $6,000 per year
Chaminade H.S. $1,500 per year
McClancy $1,000 per year
Holy Cross Full Scholarship $36,000
Regis Full Scholarship
St. Vincent Ferrer 2/3 Scholarship, worth around $24,000
McClancy $1,000 per year
St. John's Prep Full Scholarship worth around $36,000
Congratulations to all our students!
This year our students received almost $200,000.00 in Scholarships!!!
It’s official . . . we were notified on Friday, March 13th at 9 p.m. that our application to offer full day (six hours and twenty minutes) UPK at Immaculate Conception School has been approved. We still have much to do to prepare for September 2015, but first we have to register students. So once again, we need your help to promote the best little school in the heart of Astoria.
Families should apply from March 16th through April 24th. There are three ways to complete the UPK application:
· Online at www.nyc.gov/prek
· Phone by calling 718-935-2067
· In person at a Family Welcome Center.
The online application is available in English and nine other languages.
To learn more about UPK and the application process, please attend an information session on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Flushing High School located at 35-01 Union Street in Flushing.
Please note that families whose children already attend Immaculate Conception School in Astoria have priority. If you know a child who will be four years of age by December 31, 2015, please encourage the family to register that child as soon as possible and to make Immac their first choice!
We look forward to offering UPK at the best little school in the heart of Astoria!
Our school has been chosen to participate in the Dancing Classrooms program.
As seen in the films, Mad Hat Ballroom and Take the Lead, the Dancing Classrooms program was started in one school by Mr. Pierre Dulaine, a world champion ballroom dancer. Inspired by his own achievements and the impact dancing had on him as a child, Pierre felt that the most important work he could do is teach Ballroom dance.
The mission of this program is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance. The ballroom dance classes are part of the school day and provided as a way to enrich the academic learning experience.
How lucky are we to have this program come to Immaculate Conception School!!!
Our 8th Grade students , homeroom teacher Mr. Alex Salerno, and parent Mr. Mirabela presented the Happy Seniors of Astoria with a taste of The 1940’s and 1950’s. They sang songs and played live music on the school stage while the Happy Seniors sang along and reminisced those ‘Good Ole Days”.
(please click to enlarge this letter from Pat Hawkins)
We were so happy to have participated in the 2014 Global Cardboard
Challenge at Immaculate Conception School in Astoria, New York.
I teach Science to grades 5-8, and my students absolutely loved
making arcade games from cardboard boxes.
They spent about a week designing and building, and then we had our
"Day of Play" on Friday, October 10th during school hours. Children in
Nursery School - Grade 4 and their families came to play at our
Cardboard Arcade which was hosted by grades 5-8!
This video "Immac's 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge" was made by one
of my 6th grade students!!
Immaculate Conception School
Nursery through 8th grade Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is ongoing.
Please stop by the school office
between 9 - 11 a.m. or call us at (718) 728-1969.
Watch this video and learn more about Immaculate Conception School - the "Best Little School in the Heart of Astoria"