Maintained by 8th Grade – Editors: Christopher Sanders, Aria Teare and Natalina Sharpe

In Depth Review On Who Our Principal Truly Is! (Interview with Mrs. Rufful)

We had the opportunity to have a lovely on the spot interview with our new principal, Mrs Rufful. Please enjoy!

Q: What do you say is the best part of being a principal?

A: The best part of being principal is that I get to work with students and visit the classrooms.

Q: How would you describe yourself as a person?

A: I like working with people and getting to know them. Listening and talking to them about their experiences and stories.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: In my free time I like spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and learning about how people live around the world.

Q: What is your favorite subject to either teach or learn?

A: My favorite subject to teach is Science it is inspiring to watch students set up experiments and experience science in action.

Q: What is your stance on bullying?

A: We have a zero tolerance when it comes to bullying. Bullying is immediately addressed and looked at in totality. The bystanders need to learn skills that help to support the victim, and not encourage the bully. The bully needs to be educated and needs to learn skills to replace the behavior of bullying.

Q: What is the biggest difference between Saint Augustine’s and any other school you taught at?

A: The school community at Saint Augustine’s is really committed to the education of children. The community of parents, teachers, staff, Father Forcier and Father Brice support an educational program that addresses academic and spiritual growth. They all work together as a team.

Thank you for reading our insightful interview with Mrs. Rufful.

By: Sylvia Huyler and Aria Teare

Photo Credit: Aria Teare


Mrs. Piccardi Pre K 3 Aide

Mrs. Piccardi 

        Pre-k 3 teacher interview

What made you decide to work at St. Augustine’s School?

I was here all the time volunteering so I thought I would join the school because they needed another helper.

Have you worked with kids before? If so, what age groups have you taught?

I used to be a dance teacher and taught all ages.

Do you like working with younger kids and why?

I do like working with younger kids because they have a lot of energy and are always happy and joyful.

Do you enjoy having your daughter in your class?

Yes I do, but it can be difficult at times.

What are your students learning at this moment?

We just finished learning about apples and now, we are now learning about pumpkins, fall and Halloween. We are also going to make bats soon.

Have you always wanted to be a teacher if not what other professions have you considered?

No I have not, I used to be a dance teacher as I said before. I was also a makeup artist

Gabriella Barreiro & Gabriella Paliotti  10/11/18

Photo by Christopher Sander/Photography Club



Welcome Back!

On behalf of the class of 2019, we would like to welcome everyone back to the 2018/2019 school year. We also offer a warm greeting to our new principal, Mrs. Rufful, and all new faculty, staff and students.

This year, our hope is that all students will work hard toward becoming well rounded individuals, with strong character, knowledge and faith. We believe we will learn throughout the year to grow closer to God and to follow the teachings of Jesus.

We hope everyone has a great school year, meeting new people and participating in fun activities. Make sure to follow our blog to stay on top of school news. We will be posting whenever there is something exciting going on in our school. We hope you have a blessed school year.

Editors: Natalina Sharp and Christopher Sanders

Final Blog as the Class of 2018

As the end of the 2017-2018 school year approaches we begin to reflect on the memories we have created. As the Class of 2018, we have been extremely occupied with graduation festivities. During this bittersweet time, we have realized how close we have become over the years.

Throughout the years, we have cherished the second home Saint Augustine School has given us. Our time here will not be forgotten. Saint Augustine School has helped us to mature into well-rounded young adults to help us in the future. From the extracurricular activities to the challenging academics not a single piece of knowledge has been wasted. Saint Augustine School helps their students to become humble, kind, strong, brave, and caring individuals. The faith that Saint Augustine’s has provided will last a lifetime. We, the Class of 2018, have grown in our love towards God because of the religious activities we experienced first hand everyday.  There is never a spare moment where God is not present in our eyes, guiding us throughout the day.

The friendships that we have made at Saint Augustine School will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will greatly miss our times together. From the laughing to the crying we shared together, we realized how we have become a family. We will forever love each other and wish the best for all the graduates during their  high school years and beyond. We would like to thank our fellow eighth graders for their help throughout the year with the blog. We appreciate every moment they dedicated to the blog.

One of the hardest goodbyes will be towards our teachers. They have helped us grow in our academics and faith. We have had many enjoyable moments together. Thank you for being our second parents. We will miss you greatly.

Lastly, we would like to welcome the new eigth grade editiors beginning in the Fall: Christopher Sanders, Benjamin Reyes, Natalina Sharp, and Aria Teare. We have great faith in them and wish them the best of luck in continuing the journey of the eighth grade blog.

On behalf of the Class of 2018, we would like to say how thankful we are for each other and our teachers. We have faced many challenges that have helped shape us into who we are today. We love Saint Augustine School with our whole hearts and will miss it greatly!

By: Lindsey Frisina and Danielle Verrecchia


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Grade 5 Interview

Grade 5 interview with Blake Graumann and Olivia Ellwanger


What were your favorite memories in 5th grade?

Blake: Holiday parties and that we get to watch holiday movies.

Olivia: The father daughter dance and the concerts.


What were your favorite subject this year?

Blake: Science and math

Olivia: Art and writing


What were your most memorable projects?

Blake: When we got to the the digestive system project in science

Olivia: Making the anti-smoking poster


Favorite attribute of Mrs. Pogorilich

Both:  She is nice but strict enough to handle everybody

What are you excited for next year?

Olivia: The dances and spanish projects and going to classes in different rooms.


Greta Heitmueller and Sonya Cheteyan’s

Grade 4 News

We interviewed Mr. Cola and asked him what the 4th Grade has been doing recently. In Social Studies they have been learning about different regions and countries of the world. To coincide with this they held an International Night, where each student setup a stand devoted their country of their choosing. They recently had an instructional mass with Father Brice to finish up their mass unit. For their field trip they will be going to Plymouth Plantation. They are holding a bake sale to raise money for it.

Thank you Mr. Cola for the interview, we can clearly see that grade four has been very busy!

By Joseph Santa Cruz and Jackson Stepanian

Prek 4

Pre-K four has been a very busy class lately so I decided to ask the Pre-K four teacher, Mrs. LaPlante, what they’ve been doing in class. In math, the kids have been measuring Cheez-Its to see how big they are. In religion, they’ve been learning about all of the different days and events during Holy Week. In Social studies they’ve been learning about community workers and their importance. In science, they did an experiment! They learned about the importance of brushing your teeth by staining eggs. They put eggs in different cups overnight in milk, water, and soda to see what would happen like they were teeth! They guessed that the soda would make the eggs dirty and gross and they guessed right! After they took the eggs out, they brushed them clean with toothpaste and a toothbrush.

Thank you Mrs.LaPlante for letting me interview you! Have fun teaching Pre-K four!


                                                                                                                                          -Tayla Leahy

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Grade 3 News

Third grade, the grade after two but before four.

Recently, we got to interview a hand full of third graders about what they have been doing in their classroom. First we interviewed Gianni Corsini about his experience in third grade. “I’ve been learning math, science, and religion,” Gianni said when he was asked about his recent schooling, “how to be kind, and not littering”  Alice Didonato said “ We’ve been learning measurements.” The third grade class is currently working on “International Night” which according to P.J. Notargiacomo, “International Night is a project we made a poster board on a country presenting information”. The third graders were divided into groups, with each group representing a different country. Aidan Woodward, who was in the group writing about Canada said “It’s a really big place,” and  “My favorite baseball team, the Blue Jays play there.” Calla Foncesca told us about her project, which was on France. “We’ll be wearing berets to our presentation,” she told us. The third grade class has also been working on Easter projects. The third grade class has been working very hard on these projects and we wish them luck when they present on International Night.

By Peter LeBeau and Matthew D’Artista

Special thanks to the students we interviewed, and to Ms. Morelli


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Grade 6

We contacted Mrs. McCurdy and Mrs. Corsini and asked them to give us information regarding the going ons of 6th grade. According to Mrs. McCurdy, the 6th grade is finishing up the book Cheaper by the Dozen, and are about to start a project relating to the book. Mrs. Corsini says that they just completed MLA research papers and oral presentations on what makes their birthdays special. Next up, they’ll be doing pasta punctuation (using pasta for commas, quotation marks, etc.). They’ll also create punctuation posters,  crazy dialogues, and they will write a punctuation play.

Thank you teachers for taking the time to answer our questions.


Written by Noah Perullo and Evan Murray

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