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A Day in the Life of Taco

We interviewed students in Grade 2 about their pet lizard.

Q:What is the lizards name?

A: The lizard’s name is Taco

Q: Is Taco a boy or a girl?

A: Taco is a girl.

Q:Who named her?

 A: Mrs. Stover was the one who named Taco.

Q:What kind of lizard is she?

A: Taco is a bearded dragon.

Q:How old is she?

 A: Taco is a few months old.

Q:How old will she live?

 A: Taco can live up to 8-12 years.

Q:How big can she get?

A: Taco can reach up to 2 feet.

Q:How many times does she get fed?

A: Taco gets fed around 3 times a day.

Q:How do you plan on taking care of her over the summer?

 A: Mrs. Stover plans on taking Taco home with her in the summer.

Q:How does she act when all the kids are gone?

 A: She sleeps when all the kids are gone.

Q:Does she ever come out of her cage? 

 A: Taco comes out sometimes at snack.

Q:As she gets bigger do you plan on getting a new cage for her?

A: No the cage is the biggest one a lizard can live in.

Q:What does she eat? 

 A: Taco eats different things, but here are a few of them worms, crickets, strawberries, and lettuce.

Thank you 2nd Grade for giving us your time.

 

By: Jacob DiFilippo & Corey Coughlin

Photo by Photography Club

Merry Christmas!

     At Saint Augustine’s School, we love celebrating Christmas in many different ways. We hope everyone remembers that the true meaning of Christmas is Jesus’ birth. On Christmas, we remember Jesus’ birth and the many miracles that came along with it. During this time of preparation, we have many traditions at Saint Augustine’s. 

     Throughout Advent, we prepare for the coming of Christ. During morning prayer, eighth grade students and their prayer partners light an Advent candle to symbolize Jesus’ coming. 

     Our school holds two Christmas concerts. Grades Pre- K through Grade two sing, dance and present a Christmas nativity play, reenacting the story of Jesus’ birth. We also have a Grade Three through Grade Eight Christmas concert. This year, the concert will consist of performances from the Glee Club, Chorus, and the Dance Team. 

     We had many contributions for good deeds during the month of December. Pre-K through Grade Two donated toiletries and children’s winter clothing to St. Edward’s and Bishop McVinney School. Grades three through Grade Eight collected similar items to fill gift bags for Mary House. We also held a dress down fundraiser for the Leukemia Society

     Another tradition every year is the performance by The School House Orchestra. Every class gathers in the gymnasium to watch the orchestra perform Christmas songs. We also have a Santa’s Workshop in the cafeteria. Children buy gifts for their family and maybe something for themselves. After shopping, they have cookies and milk for a special treat. Lastly, every grade has a Christmas party with food, games, and movies to celebrate before we leave for break. 

     On behalf of the Class of 2020, we hope everyone has a safe vacation, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Written by Zennia Sam, Morgan Fontaine, Gabriella Lombari and Emma Rose

Happy Thanksgiving

     November is a very busy month for the students at St. Augustine School. We spend most of the month gathering food for our Thanksgiving baskets. The baskets that we make are donated to the less fortunate families in our area. The students started gathering this food weeks ago, and brought in many items ranging from pie filling to stuffing.  Each grade collects money from the students that is put towards turkeys for these families. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday in our community that we treasure throughout the month. We like to give thanks to God for all that he has given to us. 

     Also to celebrate our heritage, Pre-Kindergarten 3 brought in turkey, stuffing, and other festive foods. They celebrate by eating common Thanksgiving foods, and say what they’re thankful for. It is nice to teach children at a younger age to appreciate everything they have been given. 

     On behalf of all the faculty, staff, and students at St. Augustine’s School, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are very thankful for everyone who is involved with our school and the generosity that you have shown us.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

Published by: Allison Groves and Isabel Isherwood

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Interview with Mrs. Micheletti – PreK 3 Teacher Aid.

If you weren’t teaching what would your job be?

I would be a Mortgage Underwriter.

Did you go to college, if you did what did you major in and where did you go?

Yes, I majored in business at Rhode Island College.

What is your favorite subject to teach to the little kids?

I enjoy teaching them how to write their name.

Why did you decide to teach little kids and not older kids?

I love all children but there’s just a bit of magic with the little ones. They’re learning so much for the first time and it’s amazing to watch it all from the beginning.

What is your favorite book to read to the kids?

Anything really. They love story time so much.

Do you have any hobbies?

I love to decorate.

How many children do you have and what grades are they in?

I have four sweet boys. Nicky in 9th, Biagio in 4th, Joey in 1st and Antonio in PreK 4.

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions!

Veronica Borrelli and Lily Scampoli 

 

Young Authors’ Workshop

Young Authors’ Workshop

 

     Students in Kindergarten through grade eight recently attended an assembly, The Young Authors’ Workshop. The presentation began with a performance by a mime named Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones started to mime at age ten, and still continues to this day. Many mimes usually have an all white painted face, but Mrs. Jones face was painted half white. She performed a couple of scenes to impress us, and I think all the students were surprised and very happy.

     At the end of her presentation Mrs. Jones gave a fun assignment, to write our own story. This assignment was designed to help us with writing a quick, decent story. She explained the story should have a person, place, problem and solution. Mrs. Jones then stopped by every classroom, explaining about mimes, why she started, and helped the students as they were writing. The students were working very hard in their groups, and having fun too.

     When all the students handed in their amazing stories, she picked one winner from each grade. Afterwards, we all went back into the gymnasium and Mrs. Jones read the winning stories and then performed them through miming. All the stories were beautifully written and very funny as she was acting them out.  The students did an excellent job, and had a great time writing them. 

We would like to thank Home and School for providing students with this educational and fun activity.

                                             Ella Pierre-Louis and Braeden Cabral 

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Grandparents Day

 Grandparents Day 

     Grandparent’s Day at St. Augustine’s is a special day. The day starts off with grandparents coming to Mass and participating in it with their grandchildren. After Mass, the grandparents are invited back to the school for donuts and coffee. Then they are welcome to walk down the hallways and explore the school. The grandparents also get an opportunity to talk to their grandchild’s teachers and learn about what they are doing.   

     Grandparents play an important role in our lives. Between dropping us off and picking us up from school, to attending our sport events, they support us in all we do. Grandparents hold a special place in our hearts and teach us many life lessons. 

     Thank you, grandparents, for all you do.

                                                                 Madison Catanzaro  Tamara Lopatosky 

 

 

Tennis Team News

Tennis

 

Saint Augustine’s School has a wide variety of sports, one of them being tennis. The tennis team is composed of 10 players and 2 coaches. The team is made up of mostly eight graders. Coach Tim Coffey has been coaching tennis for 5 years and Coach Alex Perullo has been coaching for 3 years. The tennis team practices on Saturday mornings at Stephen Olney Park and their games are usually held on weekdays. The season lasts about 3 months, beginning in August and ending in October. The tennis team did well during the 2019 season. They came in second place in the state and received a runner up plaque.

Thank you for reading.

 

                                 -Zennia Sam, Jacob Weidinger, Samuel Dempsey  

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Mrs. Scaramuzzo’s Interview

Did you Major in education in college, if not what was your major?


I originally began my college career wanting to become a math teacher, but then my ideas changed to major in history and science.


If you weren’t teaching, is there another career you would choose?

This would be tough since I always wanted to be a teacher at a young age. If I had choose another profession I guess I would choose owing my own coffee shop. Granted I would be drinking more coffee than selling it but it would be well worth it!

What was your first job as an educator?


I started with long term positions in North Providence, then was hired at Blessed Sacrament School as a Middle School Teacher.

What’s your definition of a great teacher?


A great teacher who enjoys what he or she does everyday. Coming to school to help each student grow and strive in everything they do.


What kind of hobbies do you enjoy during your free time?

My free time is primarily spending time with my husband Mike and my two daughters Isabella and Lucia. I do enjoy watching football as well, especially the best team, the New England Patriots!

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We hope you have a great school year.

Victoriaa Santos and Natalie Biah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with Mrs. Cherio-Grade 3

  • What inspired you to be a teacher?
From when I can remember, I have always wanted to teach. I had many great role models at Saint Augustine’s, and they all inspired me to follow my dream of becoming a teacher.
  • Where did you work before?
I taught English, Religion, and Vocabulary at Saint Cecilia School.
  • Do you have any hobbies?
Outside of school, I spend all of my time with my two daughters and family.
  • Who is your favorite author?
C.S. Lewis
  • What college did you go to?
Rhode Island College
  • What’s your favorite subject?
English
  • What’s your favorite movie?
It’s hard to narrow it to one, but I would say the Wizard of Oz.
Thank You Mrs. Cherio for taking the time to answer the questions.
Andrew Mendes & Logan Slezak

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