Welcome to 2019! January is a very busy month at Catholic Academy. We are looking forward to Catholic Schools week, which begins on January 28th and ends February 1st. The full events schedule is on the website school calendar. Plan to attend the Home School Association International Songs and Sweets Family Social on Friday, February 1st from 6:30 - 8pm.. Details will follow soon. Also remember to mark the dates for our Winter Open House; Tuesday, February 5th from 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. and Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call the school office at 885-6111 for more information. We wish you all a very Happy New Year filled with many blessings!
The Home School Association's Fall Family Social will be Dinner and a Movie. The dinner is spaghetti, with the sauce donated from Buffalo's finest Chef's restaurant. Showing on the big screen will be The Lego Movie. It will be held on Friday, November 9th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The cost is $5 per person and parents are asked to bring a dessert to share. The 8th graders will be volunteering as servers and should be a fun night for all. It is a wonderful family event that we hope you can attend.
We have almost completed our first month of school which has gone by quickly. We are waiting patiently for some cooler temperatures. Many parents attended the Meet the Teacher Night and HSA General Meeting. If you missed it, please contact your child's teacher to schedule your November teacher conference. The HSA has many events planned for the school year and they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. School is closed on September 28th and October 3rd for Professional Development and also October 8th for Columbus Day. Our candy bar sale begins October 4th and ends October 18th. We have switched suppliers to Fowlers Chocolates and anticipate a great product. Tennis lessons for children in grades 2 - 4 begins October 16th. Enjoy the changing seasons!
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is pleased to welcome students back for the 2018 - 2019 school year. We have made repairs to the gym walls and a new coat of paint has made the gym sparkle! All homerooms have new interactive boards that will enhance our educational program immensely. We have several new teachers in the building and are thrilled that Pre-K 3 has returned! The Annual Welcome Back Picnic is on Friday, September 14th. The picnic begins at 5:30 and admission cost is $2 per person. There will be fun Science Technology Engineering Math challenges in the gym for the children! Come join us for a fun family night and get to know our new families!
Once again, Catholic Academy of West Buffalo graduates excel academically, earning over $110,000 in academic scholarships to local high schools. Among the winners was Monet Thongchanh, who received the prestigious Oishei Scholarship for Sacred Heart Academy. Mawein Dut was awarded a Per Niente Scholarship for Canisius High School. Mia Carr also received a Per Niente Scholarship, and a Merit Scholarship from Cardinal O'Hara High School. Akon Guem was awarded a Fitzpatrick Rooney Scholarship & Gray Blanket Scholarship for Nardin Academy. Elizabth Qin Di Gerwitz-Dunn received a Merit Scholarship and Hawk Award from Cardinal O'Hara High School.
Thirteen students graduated on June 21, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church. The students will be attending the following high schools: (1) Buffalo Seminary, (1) Canisius High School, (6) Cardinal O'Hara High School, (1) Frederick Law Olmsted, (1) Hutchinson Central Technical High School, (1) Nardin Academy, (1) Sacred Heart Academy and (1) Tapestry Charter School. Congratulations to all of our 8th graders and best wishes for a bright future!
As another year winds down, we want to celebrate all the achievements of our students. Pre-K 4 students will have their closing ceremony on Tuesday, June 19th at 9am in the school gym. Later in the day, at 1pm, Kindergarteners will have their closing ceremony in the school gym as well. Light refreshments will be served at both events, for family members only. On Wednesday, June 20th, the 8th graders will have their graduates Mass at 9am in Blessed Sacrament Church. Brunch will be served immediately following in the school gym, for family members only. The last day of school is the 20th as well, with a closing prayer and message from Sr. Gail, dismissing at 12:30pm. The final celebration of the year is 8th grade graduation on Thursday, June 21st in Blessed Sacrament Church at 7:00p.m. We wish all of our graduates success in their future endeavors. To all of our students and families, have a safe and relaxing summer. See you in September!!
We have had an amazing month at Catholic Academy and it is not over yet! Our beloved Principal, Sr. Gail Glenn, SSJ, was honored as a NY State Women of Distinction from NY Senator Chris Jacobs. The entire school took part in a wonderful ceremony..a proud moment fot the school community. Last week we honored longtime Board member Judge Joseph Fiorella at our annual cocktail party at the Saturn Club. On May 18th, CAWB participated in the catholic schools night at the Bisons game. We sold the most amount of game tickets so we had the opportunity to choose who threw out the first pitch; our Board member Jim Knab for his dedication to keeping our gym in great shape. Two of our students, 8th grader Qin Di Gerwitz-Dunn and 6th grader Guem Guem were honored at Coca-Cola Field as scholar athletes. On May 23rd, we have our Drama Club production of The Wizard of Oz: Deleted Scenes at 7pm. The May crowing will take place on May 24th at 9am. Beautiful way to end the month dedicated to Mary!
Nine students in grades 6 and 8 entered submissions to the March 24th WNY Science Congress held at D'Youville College. Six students came out with awards; an impressive showing! 8th graders Madeleine Cook and Monet Thongchah both brought home Silver medals. Erin Mills and Anna McCarthy, both 6th graders, won Bronze medals. 6th grader Aleecia Becerril, was awarded the Buffalo Museum of Science Women in STEM award. Also in 6th grade, Nathan Hill won a Penn Dixie award. We are very proud of our "budding scientists" and confident their academic future is a bright one!