Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls
"Small Enough to Care, Strong Enough to Count"
1055 N. Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Phone: 716.283-1455 Fax: 716.283-1355
This Week's Events
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is ongoing.
Summer Office Hours for August
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
August 30, 2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Yogurt Fundraiser at Menchie's
3:00-7:00 pm Multi-Consultant LuLaRoe Party (in PreK-3 Classroom)
3:00-7:00 pm Classroom Supply Drop-off Day for PreK, K, 1
September 4, 2017
Labor Day - NO School
Teacher Orientation Day
Teacher Orientation Day
PreK-3 and 4 Open House (see teacher letter for time)
8:00 am Classes begin for all grades PreK through Grade 6 (Full day)
Candy Bar Sale Begins
Class Officer Elections
8:10 am Morning Prayer in the Gym
Parent Orientation Night
6:00 pm PreK-3, Grade 4
6:30 pm Kindergarten, Grade 1 & 6
7:00 pm Grades 2 & 3
7:30 pm Grades 4 & 5
Football Frenzy Begins
Honor Hat Day
Please continue to support our ongoing fundraisers: Candy Bar Sale, Football Frenzy, Ink Cartridge/Toner Recycle, Box Tops for Education, Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
CAONF Summer Tutoring
Buffalo State SUNY Reading Skills & Speed Reading Program
CAONF Cheerleading Camp
CAONF Girls Basketball Camp
Mrs. Sliwowski's Page ("Miss Allison")
Hello, my name is Allison Sliwowski; the children call me Miss Allison. I am pleased to be the teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten program for 3 year olds at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls. Our program stresses socialization and development of fine and gross motor skills through exploratory learning. Students do have a rest time and participate in gym and music class. The main program for 3 year olds is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with enrichment days on Monday and Friday. Students can attend up to 5 days per week.
This year, Vicki Bower (Miss Vicki) and Alberta DeMartino (Miss Alberta) will be the Pre-K 3 classroom aides. We have many exciting activities planned to encourage the children to learn in a safe, exploratory environment. It is our hope they will gain a strong sense of self and love for learning. Miss Vicki, Miss Alberta, and I are looking forward to spending time with the children and getting to know each one of them. Click on the Early Learning Center under the Academics tab to learn more about our program and to access our handbook. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Miss Vicki, Miss Alberta or myself. Thank you for sharing your children with us.
Welcome Letter (includes Supply List below) for the 2017-2018 School Year
I have many exciting plans for the upcoming year and look forward to sharing them with the children. To better prepare for the start of school, listed below is the supplies your child needs for the classroom. On Wednesday, August 30th, the school will be open from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to drop off the classroom school supplies. In addition to supply drop off, the school will be hosting a multi-consultants Lula Roe Party from 3:30 to 7:00 pm and a Menchie’s Yogurt Fundraiser. At the school, there will be several consults with their inventory of clothes including selections in both women and children sizes. If you stop in for frozen yogurt at Menchie’s and tell them you are with Catholic Academy, the school will receive a percentage of the proceeds. Please come and help support the school by shopping and going for yogurt after you drop off the supplies to the classroom.
PreK-3 Supply List
1 package of baby wipes
1 package of flushable wipes
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 package of napkins
3 rolls of paper towels
1 package 5oz Dixie paper cups
3 containers of Clorox or Lysol disinfecting wipes
1 plastic (disposable) tablecloth
1 package regular play-dough
A bag of dried beans
A rest mat will be needed for school. To remain consistent and meet the needs of the classroom, we ask that you purchase the mat from CAONF. The cost is $25.00 and the mats are available in your child’s classroom.
This year we will be collecting a $15.00 craft fee to help cover the cost of some of our classroom experiments and sensory play items.
If you would like to send in any additional items any time during the year, our classroom is always in need of:
White Hair Conditioner
Colored Cotton Balls
Box of snack sized Ziploc bags
Box of kid friendly Band-Aids
Large Elmer’s School Glue/Glue sticks
Can of Lysol spray
Bag of balloons
New boys or girls underwear
Can of foam shaving cream
Box of 1 gallon sized Ziploc bag
Box of sandwich sized Ziploc bags
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 we will be having an Open House/ Parent Welcome for Pre-K3 families. This is time for you and your child to meet the teachers, meet some of the other families and see the classroom (room 110). In addition, I will also be going over some policies and procedures for the start of our school year. If your child attends school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, our Open House time will be 8:00 to 9:30 am. The presentation on policies and procedures will begin at 8:30 am. If your child attends the 5-day program or attends only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, our Open House time is 9:45 to 11:15 am with the presentation starting at 10:15 am.
Thursday, September 7, will be the first day of school for children who come 5 days or Tuesday/Thursdays. Friday, September 8 will be the first day for the rest of the children. Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to spending a very exciting “Disney – themed” year with our new families.
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