February 15, 2019

Annunciation School

465 Westchester Avenue Crestwood, new York 10707 tel: (914) 337-8760 • fax: (914) 337-9978 school.annunciationcrestwood.com

February 15, 2019

This Week in Review:

Dear Families,

      This week was short but sweet due to Tuesday’s snowstorm and Valentine’s Day classroom festivities.  The week’s highlight revolved around Wednesday’s assembly program for both students and parents on technology dangers.  This valuable program was presented by Private Investigator, Melissa J. Straub.  It is hoped that this presentation initiated conversations in your households about being safe in our digital world.

      As we move towards a new week I would like to share the following:  Did you know? 

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (celebrated on February 22, 2019)

The Physical Chair



      The Chair of Saint Peter is a relic conserved in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

      Various modifications have been made to the physical chair (pictured) to repair and ornament it, most notably, by the famous Italian artist/architect Bernini (1598-1680).

      During the Middle Ages it was customary to exhibit the chair yearly to the faithful; the newly-elected pope was also solemnly enthroned on this venerable chair.

      The Feast Day of the Chair of St. Peter In the words of Pope Benedict XVI:

      Celebrating the “Chair” of Peter … ……It is a symbol of the special mission of Peter and his Successors to tend Christ’s flock, keeping it united in faith and in charity

 ** Reminder: Please send in your re-registration forms for next year.  **

*All 5th grade families are invited to the 10am Family Mass on Sunday, February 24th?  There will be reserved seating in the front of Annunciation Church for you.*

      Finally, during the break keep your child’s mind sharp by “safely” using technology to facilitate learning. An excellent website for kids of all ages is Khan Academy. Their Common Core aligned exercises are interactive and focus on real world application of knowledge and skill. I strongly suggest it with our NYS tests coming up in April!

Next Week in Preview:

  • 2/18 – Monday – President’s Day – Mid-Winter Recess – School Closed
  • 2/19 – Tuesday – Mid-Winter Recess – School Closed
  • 2/20 – Wednesday – Mid-Winter Recess – School Closed
  • 2/21 – Thursday – Mid-Winter Recess – School Closed
  • 2/22 – Friday – Mid-Winter Recess – School Closed

List of Current News Attachments:

  • Drama Tickets Order Form
  • Lip Sync Flyer & Order Form (2 pages)
  • Yearbook Order Form
  • Mother/Son Event Flyer
  • Muffins for Mom – Save the Date
  • St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance 
  • Sports Camp Flyer
  • Faith and Treasures Flyer
  • Faith & Treasure Sponsorship Form
  • Casino Night
  • February Lunch Duty Calendar 
  • Children’s Liturgy Family Mass Schedule

Have a wonderful mid-winter break!

Rose M. Ragone  

Educating Students in a Catholic Tradition of Excellence for 75 Years