Three 3rd Grade Authors!

Three 3rd Grade Authors!

Congratulations to Henry Cervantes, Larah Sanchez, and Rocket McKee.  All three students will have original poems published in a poetry anthology series. This is the second publication for Henry!

We are so proud of their efforts and accomplishments!

Crazy Dragon Land Party

By: Larah Sanchez  Age: 9

I went on a portal

I fell on the ground

There’s dragons in here

I feel the floor storming

Because one is dancing super


I see dragons eating cookies

I hear one singing Latin songs

They wanted to invite a dragon to the


I would bake meat and put frosting in it

The dragons would send a fresh-baked pie

To the moon

They wanted to do something super


They played crazy games

They did crazy stuff

I just wrote in my dragon diary

I got a box full of dragon collections

Then I put my diary and box on my bag

I left until the dragons read silly stories!


Riding a Lightning Bolt

By Rocket Mckee   age: 8

I thought I was riding a lightning bolt

And suddenly I felt a jolt.

I was riding a lightning bolt

Something came up behind me

It was big, I was tiny.


I was riding a lightning bolt

I was riding so fast

It was a blast


I was riding a lightning bolt

Flying through the air, I almost lost my hair

I was riding a lightning bolt

Now I am in space

With a sweaty face

I was riding a lightning bolt

It was dancing

I was prancing

I was riding a lightning bolt

I wrote a note

Mailed on a boat

Saying “I am riding a lightning bolt”


Cookie Planet

by Henry Cervantes

I dreamed about a cookie planet, the most wonderful place a kid could be.

There were sugar scented breezes and cotton candy trees,

There were multi colored candy birds and dandy candy bees.

I climbed cookie dough mountains and saw chocolate rivers flow.

How this planet came to be, I will never know.

The houses were made of gingerbread, and the cars had oatmeal raisin wheels.

When I saw all of these delicious things, I couldn’t control my squeals.

 There was so much to see along the vanilla wafer way,

I hope I dream this place again when I go to bed today.



Kindergarten’s Mercy Watson Party

Oh, Mercy! Kindergarten just finished reading  the first six adventures in the New York Times best-selling series, Mercy Watson!
They celebrated by dressing up as their favorite character and had a party with Mercy’s favorite treat, buttered toast!

Foiling a robber, driving a car, squeezing into a tutu—is there anything the porcine wonder won’t do in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast, or just a rollicking fun time? 

Books included:

Congratulations, Kenny Swanson!

Congratulations to Kenny Swanson in grade 5!

Yesterday he competed in the  regional Math Bee and  has qualified to be in the Diocesan Bee. 

This is quite an accomplishment and we wish him good luck, we are very proud of you!

Picture Perfect Paint Night

Paint Night was a success!

Thanks to all who came out to support the Academy.

We had a great crowd and Mr. Malafronte did a fantastic job leading the group!


Junior National Honor Society

On Monday, March 26, SJWCA inducted its first members into the new chapter of the Junior National Honor Society.


National Junior Honor Society: This school year, with the help of Mr. Malafronte, our ELA jr. high teacher, a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was officially established at SJWCA. NJHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. It honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Members must be either 7th or 8th graders who have achieved an overall average of 90 or better. Additionally, students must fill out an application to become a member of the NJHS, outlining their qualities in Leadership, Citizenship, Character, and Service. Congratulations to fourteen of our students who were inducted on March 25th.

Grade 7: Eva Archer, Alyssa Coto, AnnaBella Fernandez, Eric Gardiner, Jack Tomasi, Jillian Tresca

Grade 8: Edouard Archer Jr., Genna Cottingham, Caroline Heaney, Amber Hoque, Gabby Hoque, Frank Papa, Sophia Pierre,  Maureen Vernet

Science Fair Results!

Science Fair 2019

Congratulations to this year’s Science Fair winners. 

Congratulations to every student who participated in all grades, projects were interesting and well done!


Grade 6:

First Place: Bennett Breier –What type of light do plants grow in best?

Second Place: Kamilah Khan – Which cup will keep a hot drink warm the longest: paper, plastic, glass, or Styrofoam?

Third Place: Michael Sheehan- How will adding different flavors of Kool-Aid to water affect the boiling point?

Grade 7:

First Place: Joseph Schwartz – What’s popping? Which brand of popcorn leaves the fewest unpopped kernels?

Second Place: Jillian Tresca-Different types of milk-Can you tell which milk is whole, low fat, or nonfat?

Third Place: Joel Cruz-How does height affect a person’s ability to shoot a jump shot in basketball?

Grade 8:

First Place: Zoe Fisher-Chromatography

Second Place: Genna Cottingham & Caroline Heaney-Which fruit can we extract the most DNA from-a banana, kiwi, or strawberyy?

Third Place: Edouard Archer, jr.-Why aren’t all medicines pills?



Parade Success!

What a great time we had at the Brooklyn St. Patrick Day Parade on Sunday, March 17th!

Congratulations to Grade 5!

CTN  Grammar-thon 2019

(CTN=Catholic Television Network)

Congratulations to grade 5 for being the top class on their grade level for Grammar-Thon 2019!  They recently competed online against other schools, and the goal was to correctly answer as many grammar questions as possible. They were the top 5th grade out of 77 schools that competed!

The grammar-thon was sponsored by CTN.

SJWCA and CTN are proud of grade 5 and their hard work and effort. 

Laura Hickey, CTN Instructional Technology Specialist, arrived at school today to

visit and distribute the certificates and token prizes.



Thursday, 3/14 is Picture Day

This is a reminder that Spring Picture Day is this Thursday, 3/14.

Children can dress up or wear their school uniform.

Flyers were sent home this week. If you want a specific background, please be sure to indicate it on the sheet.

No money is due now. Once the pictures are sent home, you decide if you want to keep them or not.

You may also visit Lifetouch online.

Picture Day ID: OV518117Q0


Brooklyn Parade

Join us for breakfast and then come march with St. Joseph the Worker as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17th at the Brooklyn Parade.

It will be a great day for the SJWCA community to come together. 

Click below for more details:

Brooklyn St. Pat’s Parade (1)