Friday, June 14, 2013 was the Graduation Day for 27 students of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It was a greatly anticipated event for them. Dressed in graduations gowns they processed from the school to the church followed by their teachers and parents. At the church door they were greeted by the pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka parish and altar serves who led them to the altar. The ceremony started with the Mass of thanksgiving for graces received during years of study and with pleas for graces and God’s blessings for the future. Father Marek Sobczak was the celebrant of the mass.
Members of the Board of Directors of the Academy, faculty and staff, parents and guest, children’s choir and schoolmates participated in the Mass. Students read the Scripture, general intersession prayers and brought gifts to the altar. “The Star-Spangled Banner” has begun the second part of the evening. Father Marek Sobczak CM, Principal Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, and 8 grade teacher Ms Stephanie Duggan presided during the graduation exercises and presented graduates their diplomas and awards.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2012 was a great night for the Kindergarten students of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. 17 students presented their graduation programs and received their diplomas from Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, the Principal of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and from Fr. Marek Sobczak, CM, a representative of the Board of Members of the Academy and the Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka parish. After the welcome song, all the children recited their prayers – Our Father and Hail Mary and they said their Pledge of Allegiance (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all).
With the accompaniment of Mrs. Bozena Konkiel on piano then they sung the following songs: God Bless America, My Country Tis of Thee, The Land is Your Land, ABC Rock, Goodbye to Kindergarten. They also counted 1-20 and by 5’s and 10’s to One Hundred.
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On June 10 and 11, 2013, the 3 and 4 year old Pre-K students of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy – enjoyed the last day of school. 19 students of 3 year old Pre-K and 14 4 year old Pre-K students presented their graduation programs and received their diplomas from Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, the Principal of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and from Fr. Marek Sobczak, CM, a representative of the Board of Members of the Academy and the Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka parish.
After the welcome song, all the children recited their prayers – Our Father and Hail Mary and they said their Pledge of Allegiance (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all). Children were applauded by parents, grandparents and guests.
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On Friday, May 31st, 2013, students of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy presented a wonderful musical and a spectacular show called the St. Stanislaus Animal Kingdom. 200 young artists sung, played, danced and acted for the audience which came. The Academy’s auditorium was packed with parents, family members and guests. All children wore colorful costumes of all sorts of animals. What was the most important? I believe that all children loved to perform their best. They were singing and dancing with energy and enthusiasm. We thank them all for wonderful night of music and dance. The show was prepared by Ms. Bozena Konkiel, Continue reading St. Stanislaus Animal Kingdom musical!!!
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy invites all to a spectacular show. 200 young artists (Academy students) will sing, play and dance for you. Don’t miss a great show! Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 7 PM at 12 Newell Street, Brooklyn (school auditorium).
Uczniowie z Katolickiej Akademii Św. Stanisława KOstki zapraszają na wielki występ ponad utalentowanych 200 artystów, którzy zaśpiewają, zagrają I zatańczą dla Ciebie. Piątek 31 maja 2013 o godzinie 19:00 w auli szkoły przy 12 Newell Street. Zapraszamy.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy Drama Club presented on Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th Disney’s Aladdin. After months of practice, the day finally came for the drama club to present their version of Aladdin. For two nights, the St. Stan’s auditorium was transform into the magical land of Agrabah, City of Enchantment. As the students told the story of the street urchin (Aladdin), he discovers the magic lamp with a Genie that grants him three (3) wishes. Aladdin use this to his advantage to try be with the Princess, that he meets in the marketplace. At the end, Aladdin learned that was (OK) just to be himself. An enjoyable evening was had by all and we can thank the wonderful teachers (Ms. Zito and Ms. Kazes) and a crew for a job well done. If you miss this years shows, please come next year for another wonderful performances by the Drama Club. Click below to see some photos
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 was a very special day for the children in 3rd Grade at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, as well as the children enrolled in the St. Stanislaus Kostka CCD Program. All 30 children anxiously arrived to our church on time. This would be their first time to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The church was beautifully decorated with white flowers at the altar and white bows lining the pews for where the children would sit. The names of all children were posted on the special banners which were placed on both sides of the sanctuary. Fr. Marek Sobczak CM was the celebrant for the Mass and Fr. Joseph Szpilski was the concelebrant. The children eagerly listened to Fr. Marek, responded loudly, and behaved reverently during the entire Mass. Just before the children received their First Holy Communion, they sang, “Into My Heart”. Just after receiving Holy Communion the children sang, “At the Table of Jesus”. Just before the Mass ended children expressed their gratefulness to the priests, to Sister Collette, to Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, the Principal of the Academy, to Mrs. Kimberly Petruzzo, their 3rd grade teacher. First Holy Communion Day was truly a wonderful day for these children. May they continue to stay close to Jesus now and forever.
One of the Catholic practices is the dedication of May as the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May crownings and other special events in May in honor of Mary, such as public recitation of the rosary and singing of the Loreto Litany are communal events. We can take the month of May as an opportunity to renew our own devotion to the Mother of God by dusting off our rosaries and adding a few more Marian prayers to our daily routine. Parents, in particular, should encourage Marian devotion in their children, since the non-Catholic Christians they encounter today often downplay (if not denigrate) the role that the Blessed Virgin played in our salvation through her fiat–her joyous "Yes" to the will of God.
In our parish, on this 1st day of this beautiful month of Mary, we began our month-long devotions in Honor of the Blessed Mother. On Sunday, May 5th, we had the ceremony of the crowning of the statue of the Blessed Mother by the BVM Sodality from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy.
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The St. Stanislaus Kostka 8th grade class of 1978 is looking to hold a 35th year reunion June 29, 2013. I have already at this point tracked down a third of our class but still have about 60 alumni to locate. If you are one of these students, or are aware of anyone who might be, please have them contact me via email at Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook where my full contact name is Lorraine Sadlowski Reno. When making contact via email, please include “Class of 1978” as the subject line. I am looking forward to many responses. Thank you!
On November 2, Greenpoint Gazette wrote an article about the International Night at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. You may this article under this link:
On Friday evening, October 19, 2012, the teachers and student body of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy presented their annual International Night in the school’s spacious auditorium. For a donation of $5.00, parents, relatives, friends and guests learned about many noteworthy historical and cultural events, structures and persons of countries around the globe, such as France, China, Colombia, Spain, Ireland, and the United States. They also enjoyed a spirited performance of song and dance, characteristic of other countries. Students researched their particular country from a variety of sources and compiled the information into a cohesive whole. In many instances, they wore native costumes, either original or home-made by teachers or parents. During the intermission in the rear of the auditorium, all had an opportunity to purchase coffee and cake, home-made in most cases, for the benefit of the Drama Club.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy invites all children with their families to celebrated Family Fun Day on Sunday June 3rd, 2012 from 12 noon till 5 PM. Many attractions – indoor and outdoor, rides, games, prizes, DJ, Polish food. Later in the afternoon opportunity to take photo on super bikes of the members of the Unknown Bikers Club from Greenpoint.
Katolicka Akademia Św. Stanisława Kostki zaprasza wszystkie dzieci wraz ze swoimi rodzicami i krewnymi na świętowanie Dnia Dziecka w niedzielę 3 czerwca w godzinach od 12 do 17.00. Duża atrakcji, gry, zabawy, DJ, nagrody, dla dorosłych polskie potrawy. Po południu będzie okazja do zrobienia zdjęć na super motocyklach członków klubu Unknown Bikers z Greenpointu.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 was a very special day for the children in 3rd Grade at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, as well as the children enrolled in the St. Stanislaus Kostka CCD Program. All 33 children anxiously arrived at school and then processed to church. This would be their first time to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The church was beautifully decorated with white flowers at the altar and white bows lining the pews for where the children would sit. The names of all children were posted on the special banners which were placed on both sides of the sanctuary. Continue reading First Holy Communion – May 12, 2012
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy was featured on the NET, the Catholic Television of the Brooklyn Diocese. To watch the program click on this link to get to the NET site.
On Monday, January 30, 2012, Bishop Frank Caggiano visited St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy as we began our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. He was accompanied by Sr. Kathleen Finnerty, the Associate Superintendent for Governance of the diocese. Fr. Marek Sobczak, our pastor, and Frank Carbone, the chairman of our Board of Directors, were also present.
The visit began with a tour of our school during which the bishop visited every classroom. He was very impressed with our students and how engaged they were in their lessons, their excitement at using the Smartboard during the lessons, the variety and quality of their work that was displayed in the halls, and their model behavior.
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