Families throughout our Diocese are in crisis as they continue to grapple with increasing financial challenges to provide a religious education for their children, which has sadly resulted in the painful process of closing some Catholic schools in recent years.
State legislation for a New York Education Investment Tax Credit would make attending Catholic schools affordable for more middle-class and low-income families. This bill would encourage more charitable donations from individuals and businesses to fund tuition scholarships.
In order to be successful, we need your help right now. Will you please take two minutes to sign an online petition to show your support for the Education Investment Tax Credit?
Last year, a bill was approved by the New York State Senate. Your voice and direct action today will help put needed pressure to pass the bill (# A.1826) in the State Assembly and sign into law.
Please sign the petition and support the fight to preserve Catholic schools for our children.
Sr. Joanne Callahan
Superintendent of Schools
The Third Grade Classes studied the life cycle of Painted Lady Butterflies. The students completed Observation Journals noting the metamorphosis of their butterflies. After the butterflies emerged from the chrysalides, the classes experienced the wonder of nature as the butterflies were released into their new habitat. The life cycle continues!
Congratulations to Megan in Mrs. Haase's Third Grade! Megan won an Essay Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of New York, North Shore Animal League America, and the Office of Mr. Ed Mangano, Nassau County Executive. The topic of this year's contest was "If I could wave a magic wand, what would I do to make this world better for animals?" Approximately one thousand essays were received. Megan was one of six winners presented with a Citation from Nassau County! We are very proud of you, Megan!
Congratulations, Kayleen B.! Kayleen's photo earned her third place in this year's Respect Life Contest. This photo was taken in the church with her religion teacher, Mrs. Nardi.
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Bravo, Honor Band!!! Justin, David, Florencio, Madeline, Alyssa, Nicholas, Emily, Kayla, Justin, Sophia, Jade, Olivia, & Claire all performed beautifully at the Honor Band Concert!
Congratulations to Grace and Shannon for winning the Math Bee!
Congratulations to our cheerleaders!
4th - 6th got "Most Spirit"
7th - "Stunting and Technique" and "Sportsmanship"
8th - "Best Cheer"
SCRIP_ORDER_FORM May 2013.pdf
WANT TO LOWER YOUR TUITION BILL?
Maria Regina Scrip Program has changed its formula to allow its families an even greater opportunity to earn tuition credit!
After a $25 annual rebate to Maria Regina, families will be able to apply 70% of the rebates they earn to reduce their tuition bill!*
THE MORE YOU USE THE SCRIP PROGRAM, THE LOWER YOUR TUITION WILL BE!!
The Scrip year is from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Starting soon, families will also be able to place their orders online. More information will follow about this.
Don’t forget, in addition to lowering your tuition, you also have the opportunity to win a free iPad if you place qualifying orders by June 11th!
START EARNING YOUR TUITION CREDIT TODAY!!!
*Example: At an average rebate percentage of 5%, if you spend $100 a week at
the supermarket and use Scrip cards for your purchases, you’ll earn $165 as a tuition credit. Under the old formula, you would have earned $100, that’s an increase of $65!
Plus there are so many other gift cards to choose from & the more you purchase,
the more credit you can earn!
As a service project, our Student Council has been assisting the Wantagh Animal Shelter by collecting supplies for the animals. We could make a big difference for the animals looking for a home by providing some much needed supplies. Please open the attachment to view what we are collecting in the lobby of our school. Thanks for your support! “For it is in giving that we receive.” St. Francis of Assisi
THANK YOU to the Ruggiero Family and the Maria Regina School families who supported the Teens for Jeans campaign. Due to the outpour of generosity, Alyssa was able to collect 225 pairs of jeans in support of this worthwhile cause of helping the homeless.
Many of our students are playing on CYO teams. Check out the link!
Thank you to all our school families for making such generous peanut butter donations. Your donations filled all the cabinets and counter space in the pantry. The INN Keepers will be so thrilled to see they have enough to make plenty of sandwiches for those in need at the Mary Brennan INN. Thank you to the teachers who helped make this event possible and to the students who helped design the tree and fill the pantry. Great display of teamwork on all accounts. Merry Christmas!
We all enjoyed spending time with our families making gingerbread houses. Thank you Mrs. DeCicco and friends,
for making it such a special event.
The cookies and hot chocolate were delicious too!
Thank you to the Gingerbread Man for stopping by!
Our Student Council officers helped organize a Dress Down Day to encourage school families to support our Hurricane Relief efforts. Thank you to everyone who sent in food and other donations to help those in need. You have certainly helped to make it a Happy Thanksgiving.
Congratulations to Ariana, Michael, Alexa, Andrew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Kaitlin, Dylan, Sophia, James, Jane, Gianna, Kyle, Sarah, Angelina, Mykael, & Anthony. You all did a great job on your Fire Safety Posters. We hope you enjoy the complimentary bag and plaque provided by the North Massapequa Fire Department.
Maria Regina School apparel is for sale. There are hats, t-shirts, towels, golf shirts, fleece, and pajama pants available. Please contact Mrs. Schachner or Mrs. Kavner if you're interested in purchasing any itmes. Thank you for your support!
We all had a great time at the 50th Gala!
Thank you, Master Oh, for visiting our school and teaching us the principles of Tae Kwon Do. We loved having you and your team work with our students to help instill the values of respect, responsibilty , and reverence.
We hope to see you all again soon!
Comprehensive Attendance Policy 2012.doc
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL'S COMPREHENSIVE ATTENDANCE POLICY
Please see the important attachment.
Playing a sport or just love shopping at Modell's?
Click on the link to print out the 15% off coupon and Modell's will kick-back 5% of your total purchase to Maria Regina School at no cost to you.
Please call Mrs. Contillo or Mr. Laurice for more information.
You can help earn cash for our school, by simply registering your Stop & Shop card at www.stopandshop.com/aplus. It's an easy and free way to help us purchase educational supplies for the students. Please click on the link below, and print out the flyer for your friends and family, or ask your child's homeroom teacher for a copy of the attached flyer. Thank you for supporting Maria Regina School.
Letter to Parents Stop & Shop.doc
Raise money for Maria Regina School just by searching the web and shopping online!
Please click on the following link to register.
"Take Charge of Education"
We continue to receive checks from Target. Thank you to everyone who put Maria Regina down as their school of choice.
Through the Take Charge of Education program, Target donates an amount equal to 1% of REDcard (Target Visa, Target Card, or Target Check Card) purchases made at Target and Target.com, and 1/2% of Target Visa purchases made everywhere else, to the eligible school of your choice when you designate the school on your card. Please consider designating Maria Regina School on your Target REDcard.
School supporters can apply in stores or Online at Target.com/apply
Community members can support Maria Regina School by visiting Target.com/tcoe or by calling 1-800-316-6142.
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