AIS & Movie Club News for January 2017

AIS NEWS: This month my schedule will change to include Math AIS as well as Reading. The criteria for receiving AIS Math will be from teacher requests and student’s AIMSWEB Math scores. Winter testing for AIMSWEB will be taking place the second week in January to see the growth of each student at MQA since September in Reading & Math. AIS Reading this month will focus on Writing Skills in grades 4-8. Grades K-3 will continue to use the Reading Intervention Series on loan from Cheektowaga Central.

MOVIE CLUB NEWS:

  • TUESDAY 1-3 & WEDNESDAY 1-4 – NO MOVIE THIS WEEK
  • TUESDAY 1-10 & WEDNESDAY 1-11 – FINDING DORY
  • TUESDAY 1-17 & WEDNESDAY 1-18 – MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
  • TUESDAY 1-24 & WEDNESDAY 1-25 – NO MOVIE THIS WEEK
  • TUESDAY 1-31 & WEDNESDAY 2-1 – THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

Finding Noah

Hollywood Producer Partners with Catholic School STREAM Initiative

Jonathan Shaw, Hollywood documentary film maker and an alumnus of Christ the King School in Snyder, has partnered with the Diocese of Buffalo’s STREAM Education Initiative. Shaw will use his most recent film, Finding Noah, as a launch pad for in-depth STREAM experiential course work at the Buffalo Museum of Science on January 30 and 31 to celebrate Catholic Schools Week!

Seventh grade students from our STREAM schools will watch Finding Noah at the Buffalo Museum of Science and have Q and A sessions with Jonathan Shaw and his director, Brent Baum. Students will then participate in a variety of hands-on courses designed by our teachers specifically for this project using themes pulled from the film. Planned courses include titles such as Archeology Below Zero, Expedition Survival, Music in Filmmaking, Faith Journeys and Emergency Engineering. This connected learning experience will become a template used by schools and science museums across the country.

“The future of documentary films will include connected learning experiences,” Shaw said, “where students will watch a film and then participate in relevant mini courses such as the ones these amazing teaching professionals helped create for Finding Noah.”

Thanks to the financial support of Uniland and other community partners, we hope this project will be an authentic learning experience for our students, and one we can share with other diocesan schools across the country.

Open House/Catholic Schools Week

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight, will hold open house opportunities during school hours throughout Catholic Schools Week.

“Instead of hosting a traditional open house event, MQA will be open throughout Catholic Schools Week to families who would like to see our school, teachers and students in action,” said Principal Kristen Hada. “Tours will be offered from 8:15 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, and you do not need to make an appointment. If you cannot make it in during school hours, please call the school office at 895-6280 to schedule a private tour.”

Mary Queen of Angels also offers student shadowing opportunities for children who may be interested in attending the school. Please call the school office for details.

Cheektowaga’s only Catholic elementary school, Mary Queen of Angels serves students from Cheektowaga, Buffalo and several suburbs. The school is located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, off George Urban Boulevard and a block away from Harlem Road.

During a tour of the school, guests will have an opportunity to see the innovative Media Arts Center and classroom technology, music and art rooms, science lab and much more.  

Mary Queen of Angels also offers a very affordable after-school program; hot breakfast and lunch programs; Spanish language lessons beginning in kindergarten; numerous sports teams, clubs and extracurricular activities; and a strong and supportive Home School Association. Generous tuition and financial aid packages are available to families that qualify.

For more information regarding the school, please follow the school’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MaryQueenofAngelsSchool for frequent updates.

AIS Reading & Club News for DECEMBER

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DECEMBER AIS News:

  • GRADES K-3 will continue with the Reading Intervention Kit on loan from Cheektowaga Central.
  • GRADE 4-8 will be working on their Reading Skills while reading these books this month:  “Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Wall!”, “Judy Moody & Stink-The Holly Joliday”, “A Winter’s Tale”, and “The Giver”

MOVIE CLUB NEWS:

  • 12-6 & 12-7…..NO MOVIE (no school 12-7)
  • 12-13 & 12-14….The Grinch
  • 12-20 & 12-21….The Santa Clause

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all MQA families!

January Practice Calendar

January Practice Calendar

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