Children Learn Positive Lessons through NED Program
St. Athanasius strives to be a safe environment for all students, and identifying and confronting issues of bullying is central to that mission. Two presentations kicked off this year’s anti-bullying program: the NED program, for students in grades Pre-K-5, and an anti-bullying workshop for students in grades 5-8.
Dinosaurs Come to Southern Boulevard
Which animal is ‘the modern dinosaur’ because of the formation of its hipbones? Step inside the Moveable Museum to find out! Thanks to a visit from the Moveable Museum program from The Museum of Natural History, SAS students in grades 3-6 learned about dinosaurs and held fossils in their own hands – all without stepping more than 25 feet from the school.
Fifth Grade Says NO to Smoking
Think smoking makes you look cool? St. Athanasius fifth graders can tell you why it doesn’t. Thanks to a grant from Community Board 2 and the Bronx Smoke-Free Partnership, seven fifth graders worked with Ms. Theresa Esposito from the Archdiocese Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (ADAPP) after school for six weeks to learn about the dangers of smoking.
Library Receives New Yorkers Read Grant
Students at SAS now have even more reasons to celebrate reading. The school’s library received the New Yorkers Read grant from the city’s Office of Library Services.
Putting Catholic Values Into Action through Service
Service is integral to the education and community at St. Athanasius School. The students are constantly working to improve the lives of others in the neighborhood through direct services and fundraising. Two of the biggest annual events occur during the holidays – a Thanksgiving food drive for Mercy Center, a community resource center for women, and a gift drive for residents of New Rochelle Manor, a nursing home that serves low-income seniors and disabled adults.
Third Grade Visits Mummies at the Metropolitan Museum
The St. Athanasius third grade was thrilled to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art with volunteers. Even a rainy day could not put a damper on students’ spirits as they explored the art and artifacts displayed in the museum’s Egyptian wing.