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
Closed June 26th - 30th
July & August (beginning July 5th)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please continue to support our ongoing fundraisers: 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
NWAA House Soccer Program
CAONF Cheerleading Camp
NC Basketball Camp (entering 6th, 7th)
St. Vincent de Paul Vacation Bible School
Miss Maria's Page
Welcome to Pre-K 4! My name is Mrs. Maria Arist. The children call me "Miss Maria" and I have been teaching Pre-K for 13 years.
I love being an Early Childhood Educator because it is so rewarding. There is so much growth that happens during the Pre-K year. The children mature both educationally and physically, as well as, socially and emotionally. My goal is to make sure all of those needs are met daily.
Most of the school day is spent working in small groups, under the guidance of my two classroom aides, Mrs. Christina Moses and Mrs. Lynne Kanfoush. My aides are essential to our classroom structure. With their help, the children are able play, learn, and explore the learning centers that have been created within the classroom. The centers have been adapted to follow the guidelines of the NYS Core Curriculum. The center areas include Science, Math, Fine Motor, Art, Alphabet Recognition, Dramatic and Block play.
The students attend Gym, Music, and Art classes. They will have homework twice a week.
I believe in positive discipline. The children are rewarded at the end of each day for good behavior. In my classroom, we learn to respect our friends, our teachers, and each other. We are a part of a team, and we learn to help our friends.
The most important rule I have in our class room is
"We never say can't. We just try, try, try."
I expect my students to come in to school every day and do their best, and I will do the same.
Miss Maria's Pre-K 4 2016-17 September Supply List
2 - roll of paper towels
3 - box of Kleenex
2 - thick glue sticks
1 - bottles of Elmer's or Crayola glue
3 - container of Clorox or Lysol wipes
2 - packages of baby wipes
1 - package of flushable wipes
1 - package of small white paper plates
1 - 1 inch clear cover three ring binder
1 - black thin sharpie markers
1 - package of gallon Ziploc bags
1 - package of sandwich Ziploc bags
1 - large bottle of hand sanitizer
1 - package of napkins
2 - boxes of 5oz. Dixie cups
1 - can of Lysol spray
$25.00 - Rest Mat (if you don’t already have one from last year)
$10.00 - Alphabet Journal, Classroom Journal and Go Home Communication Bag
*Cash Only Please