Connelly Foundation, Musicopia Bring Music to Visitation
Musicopia, through the generous support of the William Penn and Connelly Foundations, has brought music in to the classrooms for many of our students. Our 6th graders participated in a song-writing residency, our 7th graders in a bucket drumming residency, and our 5th graders are learning how to perform ballroom dances. In addition, our 3rd graders have been receiving violin lessons, and many of our students are in our after-school choir group. The students have really enjoyed their classes and lessons, and we thank the William Penn Foundation, Connelly Foundation, and Musicopia for their support!
AMLA Visits Visitation
On Tuesday morning, AMLA music group came out and gave a demostration on Puerto Rican music. Not only were students able to learn about the cultural music of many of their ancestors, but some even got to try out the instruments! This program is generously provided by the Connelly Access Program. We thank them for all of their support.
Happy Catholic Schools Week!
Sunday, January 27 started Catholic Schools Week across the country! Stop in and visit us this week to see all the great things happening at Visitation!
Visitation Wins Chess Tournaments
On Wednesday, December 18 Visitation faced off against three other schools in their inaugural chess tournament. The students were nervous, but quickly perservered. In the end Visitation was 3-0 against the other schools, and didn't lose a game going 18-0-3. We wish them continued success throughout the season!
Students Raise $1,185 for Philippines' Relief Effort
Over the last few weeks students have been collecting money for the relief efforts in the Phillipines. As of last week they had raised over $1,185. This money will directly help the people of Jaro as their village recovers from the devastating hurricane. Thank you for your support of this effort.
Below is the first week schedule and parent's meeting schedule:
Wednesday, September 4: All 1st to 8th grade
Thursday, September 5: All 1st to 8th grade and Pre-K and Kindergarten boys
Friday, September 6: All 1st to 8th grade and Pre-K and Kindergarten girls
These are half days! Dismissal is at 11:30! Aftecare begins Monday, September 9.
Wednesday, September 4, 6 PM: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade parents
Thursday, September 5, 6 PM: 2, 3, 4 grade parents
Tuesday, September 10, 6 PM: 5, 6, 7, 8 grade parents
Pre-K and Kindergarten take part in Teddy Bear Clinic
On Thursday, April 11 nurses and staff from St. Christopher's Hospital came in to run a teddy bear clinic for our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. Students learned what happens when they go to the doctor, how to put on bandaids and lots of other fun stuff! The nurses also taught them to not be afraid when they go to the doctor. After the students did a great job shepherding their "patients" around they got to take them home! Thank you to St. Christopher's for all their hard work!
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1st Graders win Phanatic about Reading Contest, Visit from Phanatic
The 1st graders of Ms. McGinnis’s class were the best performing class in the Phanatic About Reading Program presented by Comcast! All of their hard work and dedication earned the whole school a visit from the world famous Phillie Phanatic on Wednesday, March 13! The Phanatic was running a little behind so the students first saw a slideshow of his trip to his home, The Galapagos Islands. Once he arrived the Phanatic hyped up the crowd with some dancing, and posed for photos all over the gym. After taking some photos with Ms. McGinnis’s winning class, the Phanatic had Ms. McGinnis read the story of his trip home. While she read, the Phanatic acted out his trip and showed some of the keepsakes he got from the other Phanatics.The day ended with some more dancing, and a rendition of the Phanatic’s favorite song: Take me out to the ball game. Of the experience Ms. McGinnis said “As a teacher it is my desire for all of my students to develop a love for reading and this year’s class has exceeded that expectation. The joy on their faces when they were acknowledged by the Phanatic was contagious and made me so proud!” All of the students were very excited, and motivated to read so the Phanatic will come back again next year!
Registration Now Open!
Visitaition is now registering for grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Tuition is $3000 for your first student and $2000 for each additional student. Scholarships available through Children's Scholarship Fund, BLOCS, and through school. Come in today to register!