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1 Annual State of the Catholic School Report 1

2 Rev. Robert P. Ricciardi, Pastor Mrs. Margaret Whalen, Principal Mrs. Judith Rowinski, Asst. Principal Mr. Kevin Lawlor, School Board Chair Mr. Eric Bauer, Finance Committee Chair 2

3 Mission Statement Where We Attend To The Spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of our students Based upon the gospel message of Jesus to love one another as I have loved you Within a Safe, nurturing and academically stimulating environment. 3

4 Hallmarks Family-Oriented School Experienced and stable faculty Partnership with parents Updated/online textbooks and materials Active and supportive H.S.A. Experienced School Board Three-year strategic plan Co-curricular activities including sports, chorus, drama, violin, piano, FMI/CMI band, student council, NJHS, math counts club, garden club and homework club. 4

5 Hallmarks (cont.) Professional faculty learning communities - weekly Before/after school academic enrichment – this year added chess club, technology club, legos Safety Drills: lockdown, weather and fire Special Events: Fall Festival, Celebration of Catholic Schools month, Concerts, Halloween Party, Christmas and Easter Celebrations, Flag Day, middle school socials, monthly grade-led meditations, Play Day and the Cheshire Memorial Day Parade with float, band, marching students. Technology – laptop cart, iPads, SMART boards 5

6 Legacy of Catholic Education at St. Bridget Catholic School 1963 – Opened as a junior high staffed by Sisters of Charity 1985 – Closed due to lack of enrollment 1994 – Re-opened as only parochial school in Cheshire with Pre-K, K & 1 st 1997 – All 10 classrooms are full 1998 – 12 classroom wing added 2002 – 1 st graduation class 2005 – Library and office upgrades 2008 – Gym, parish center, music and art rooms added and field upgraded 2012 – Continues to grow and flourish as a Pre-K thru 8 school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges 6

7 Cities / Towns Cheshire, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bristol, Cromwell, East Haven, East Hampton, Hamden, Higganum1 Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Haven, Oxford, Prospect, Southington, Thomaston, Wallingford, Waterbury, Weston, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Total

8 Where Students Live 8

9 Enrollment History 9 YearEnrollment (# of Students)

10 Initiatives to Increase Enrollment Community and Parish Outreach Advertising / Promotion / Public Relations Weekly Open Door School Tours Parent Ambassador Program Enhanced Facebook Page Special Events: -Annual Open House -Grandparents/Special Guest Day -20 Year Anniversary Celebration 10

11 Initiatives to Increase Enrollment Special Events Continued: Alumni Reunion Alumni Newsletter Active Pre-K and Kindergarten transition to primary grade curriculum program for parents Middle School presentation for current and prospective 5 th grade parents detailing curriculum Mrs. Judith Rowinski Annual Student Scholarship 11

12 Curriculum Objectives To graduate students who are: -Productive, moral citizens -Critical thinkers with emphasis on: Recognition and appreciation of God being the creator of everything good in the universe Problem solving applications to everyday life Logical and abstract thinking 12

13 Curriculum – Pre-K Full and Half day classes Religion -Integrated throughout the curriculum Kindergarten Readiness - Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science Weekly Enrichment - Spanish, Library, Physical Education, Music, Art and Computer Lab 13

14 Pre – K (continued) 3 and 4 Religion: children brought to church to show them the altar, Stations of the Cross, Tabernacle; Gospel Weeklies; celebrating the liturgical season Math: making patterns with concrete materials; sorting by color; basic addition and subtraction sentences Language Arts: letter of the week; sight words, name writing, books created and colored by students. Social Studies: family tree, community helpers, special holiday celebration Multicultural music and dancing; Spanish Science: experiments, investigations, making predictions, graphing Physical Education: Coordination, respect of personal space, following directions, cooperation. 14

15 Curriculum - Kindergarten Full Day Classes Religion -Integrated throughout the day Language Arts -Phonics, reading, writing and speaking Math -Basic math computation, math concepts Science / Social Studies -Hands-on lessons 15

16 Kindergarten Religion: God made us special Introduction to Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist Learn prayers Liturgical seasons Saints Community Service Gods Gift of Creation Language Arts: short vowel words Nouns, adjectives, and verbs Character, setting, plot Read and write high frequency words Rhyming words Syllables Capitalization, punctuation, and spacing Statements and questions – identifying and writing ASCSR_NOVEMBER_20__ 16

17 Kindergarten Math: sorting, patterns, addition and subtraction, time to hour and ½ hour; introduction to money, measurement, graphing Science: weather, clouds, sun and shadows, night and day, life cycles, animal characteristics, sink and float, magnets, seasons Social Studies: maps and globes, why rules are important, community helpers, needs and wants, goods and services, holidays, symbols of the U.S., how people around the world are the same and different 17

18 Curriculum – Primary Grades 1-3 Religion -Taught daily and integrated throughout all areas of curriculum; sacramental preparation (grade 3) Participation in the Living Rosary; Gospel Weeklies, monthly mass; prayer meditations, Child Lures Program Language Arts -Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Writing, Oral Language, Handwriting, Grammar, Listening Skills, SMART board integration -Small group instruction – differentiated activities -Book Reports with Oral Presentations Math -Hands-on use of manipulatives; concepts and problem solving; differentiated instruction through SMART board lesson, iPads 18

19 Curriculum – Primary Grades (cont.) Social Studies -Geography -World cultures : Grade 1 Family report, Grade 2 Columbus unit -Government and community -Field Trips: community sites Science -Hands-on skills development – Beardsley Zoo/Audubon -Problem solving and the use of the scientific method -Life, earth and physical science/Science Fair boards Weekly Enrichment -Spanish, Art, Music, Library, and Physical Education -Technology integrated across all curriculum areas via SMART boards, iPads, Webquests 19

20 Curriculum – Grades 4-5 Religion -10 Commandments: -Made our own commandments for classroom -7 sacraments: -Research our own baptism -Sacrament mosaics -Child lures -Parts of the Mass -Make a booklet -Beatitudes -Works of Mercy -Family Life 20

21 Curriculum – Grades 4-5 Language Arts - Writing domains, different genres, peer editing, pair share - Research paper – study a President/class PowerPoint presentation, Biography research paper - Book Clubs - Oral and communication skills – Halloween scary stories - Writing prompts & share - Responses to literature -Poetry Writing – I am Poem - Writing/Illustrating Childrens book Informational texts paired with narrative reading 21

22 Curriculum – Grades 4-5 (cont.) Math -Basic operations and skills:drill/practice/real world application/adapted mind/flash card math/iPad math/Tessellation making -Algebra/Computation and Measurement -Using iPads and QR code readers -Geometry – find geometric shapes outside – take pictures with Ipads and share with class through slideshow; life in a geometrical town. -Writing about mathematics Science -Life, physical and earth science -1 Lab report/marking period -Using interactive software – SMART, Apps, websites to enhance -5 th grade renewable energy research boards -Science Fair boards – display of concrete science experiments 22

23 Social Studies - History of the US, State of CT – - act out events throughout Revolutionary war -CT State book -CT State Capitol tour - Geography, interpretation of maps and charts; mapmaking app -pumpkin globes - penny timeline of students life - Cumulative PPT combining the regions of the US - Documentary: Ancient civilizations powerpoint, Imovie 23

24 Curriculum – Middle School 6-8: Emphasis on high school preparation Religion -Old Testament, symbols, rituals, and Sacraments, morality, church history and becoming witnesses to our faith Language Arts -Variety of genre, short stories, novels -Grammar instruction including composition, parts of speech, research papers, SAT prompts, document based question -Toontastic Cartoons to study elements of plot -Making games to reflect a book -Webspiration for writing -Novels: Nothing But the Truth, TheDevils Arithmetic, To Kill a Mockingbird -Mock trial based on novel, To Kill a Mockingbird 24

25 Curriculum – Middle School (Cont.) Math -General math -Pre-Algebra -Algebra 1 / Geometry Social Studies / History -Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome -American History from colonial period to the present time Science -Life, physical and earth science -Use of science lab with inquiry based weekly lab activities -Student-centered science fair using scientific method -Writing across the curriculum -Interactive textbooks 25

26 Technology Technology is integrated across all grade levels to: -Design and develop lessons and activities in a variety of instructional settings for all students -Optimize learning -Differentiate instruction -Create multi-media presentations Professional Development: -Current research on new technologies in order to plan learning environments and experiences -Gather curriculum specific information -Integrate technology into the curriculum/subject -Use new portal to communicate to community 26

27 Technology Committee Rigorously identifies, evaluates, and applies emerging technologies as they relate to teaching and learning Uses technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practices 27

28 IOWA Results 2013* * Core Totals reflect all subtests excluding math computation 28 GradeGrade Equivalent 3 rd th th th th 9.9

29 IOWA Results Grade Grade Equivalent On Math Computation 3 rd th th th th 8.8

30 Student Ministry 30 All based on the Catholic Social teaching and bringing dignity and justice for all life that God has created. We follow in the words of Jesus Love one another as I have loved you. Our prayers go with every project and we are Gods hands on this earth. We are called Cheshire Food Pantry: Stuff-a-bus, Easter bags, Mitten Tree Cure Support – Cheshire Relay for Life, Cheshire Lights of Hope Military Groups – Vet toiletries, card making, candy collection, Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day Services Infant Support – Carolyns Place/Waterbury, Birthright rose sale Parish Service – Shoppers Delite, Lenten suppers Hospital – chorus to Mid-state Medical Safety/Health – Primary grades Fire Truck/Dental visits

31 St. Bridget Parish Marriages - 7 Baptisms - 51 Funerals - 46 Sunday Collection -$12,302 average per week -Average $ per week for Archdiocese of Hartford Cathedraticum 31

32 Financials Average K – 8 Tuition last three years Based on Page 1 budget, K-8 cost per student $3, based on 348 students $3, based on 382 students $3, based on 401 students $3, based on 398 students $3, based on 389 students Current average K – 8 Per Pupil Cost / Tuition budget - $5, / $4, based on 370 students 32

33 Financials Archdiocese of Hartford Support Archbishops Annual $15,000 CSSP – Catholic School Support $10,000 (HOPES) $

34 Financials 34 Parish Subsidy – Past Three Years YearSubsidy ($)Bingo ($) , , , ,400 (Budgeted)7, ,400(Budgeted)8,000

35 School Income 35

36 Financial Overview Expenses 36

37 Financial Programs to Maintain Stability Rigorous Budget Development & Tracking Monthly Cash Flow Analysis Annual reconciliation of 3-year Strategic Plan with Financial Outlook New Development Initiatives 37

38 Completed Initiatives Emergency Alert System 30 iPads and cart 18 laptops (to complete cart containing 30 laptops) Fencing around blacktop and field New lighting in parking lot Window blinds in all classrooms Playscape Wireless technology throughout building 38

39 Planned Near Term Capital Initiatives Further upgrades to school-wide security system Expand intercom system to music and art rooms and parish center Additional security camera 39

40 Strategic Plan Launch world language program Expand e-book learning Increase mobile device learning Increase professional development Increase endowment for scholarships Investigate need for special education teacher and part time resource teacher (part time) Pave the parking lots Electric screen for gym iPad cart for primary wing 40

41 St. Bridget School Fostering Academic Excellence, Community Awareness and Spiritual Growth 41

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