FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Academy Families,
Saint Francis of Assisi said, “Spread the Gospel at all times.  When necessary, use words.”  --a powerful message.  Our world needs people acting in faith.  As a school community, we have been posting our hopes for the new school year.  Our hope is that our actions as a school community can show our faith somehow every day to someone.  It is critical for children to feel a sense of hope and desire a better world. Let’s share our hopes and dreams and guide... [Click here to finish reading.]
SUNDAY- WELCOME BACK MASS & PICNIC
    
Please be sure to join us here on Sunday at 10:30 for our annual 'Welcome Back' Liturgy and family picnic at 10:30.  Mass will be said by Father Ed Ogden in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts and the picnic, obstacle course and soccer games follow immediately out back!  If you are free to help, contact Vince. We always appreciate more help.  
ENRICHMENT COURSES (MF & UF) 
    
Enrichment course descriptions and signup sheets were sent home with your son today.  Please review it together and send it in with him on Monday.  Dr. Scott will discuss the program during Morning Meeting and then students will turn them in or bring them home to futher discuss with you. Forms should be submitted in person to Room 227 to Mrs. Rubio.  
GRANDPARENT & SPECIAL FRIEND DAY
    
Save the date! Grandparents and special friends are invited to join their students on Friday, September 30th for Grandparents' Day. The day begins with registration at 9:30am accompanied by light fare served in the Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Great Hall. Guests will then visit the classrooms, participate in activities, enjoy a musical performance, and be our guests for lunch. Formal invitations are in the mail, and we encourage our parents to share this information with their sons' grandparents. No advance RSVP required. 
NEW PARENT SOCIAL  (9/13 & 9/14)
    
On Tuesday, September 13, there will be a New Lower Form Family reception at 6pm in the Lower Form common area. Thanks to Jennifer Luzader (Luke, 1-1) for hosting! This event precedes the JK to 3rd Grade Parents Meet the Teacher Night at 7pm in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts. On Wednesday, September 14, the New Middle & Upper Form Family reception will take place at 6pm in the Middle Form common area. Immediately following this, join us for 4th to 8th Grade Parents Meet the Teacher Night at 7pm in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts
CHAPERONING or VOLUNTEERING?
 
Saint Edmond's Academy adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Wilmington's Policy For the Sake of God's Children which requires background clearances for school coaches or volunteers; these clearances must be renewed every five years. This process can now be accomplished electronically through Hyden & Associates. The form can be found on the school's website under Athletics>Forms>Coaches Clearance Process or on the welcome page once you log into your 'MY SEA' account. The $35 fee is payable by credit card. Clearances are mandated for field trip chaperones or assisting with sports teams. Clearances are not necessary if you volunteer in our cafeteria. If you have a current clearance (dated 2012 or later) from your home parish or from another school, we will gladly accept a copy.  If you have any questions about this process, or to determine if your clearance is current, please contact Sharon Scarpitti.
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE DE EVENT 9/23
SALLIES OFFERING A PREP CLASS
 
The High School Placement Test is a comprehensive placement test for eighth graderswhich high schools may use to assist with their ninth grade admissions process. SalesianumSchool uses the test as one of several factors in evaluating a student’s application foradmission. Salesianum will offer a test prep course to help eighth grade boys better prepare for the HSPT,lessen their anxiety about taking the HSPT, and learn effective testtakingskills and strategies.  Click here for more info and here for forms.
FUN/FUNDRAISING EVENT @ BBC 10/6
 
Join us for an evening at the Brandywine Brewing Company. The guest bartenders are Andy Alcarese (Present Parent), Bill Cobb (SEA ’96), Chris Corbino (SEA ’78 & Alumni Parent), Pete Duncan (Faculty & Present Parent), Michael Goldberg (Alumni Parent), Ryan Holsten (SEA ’93 & Faculty), Ray Ianni (Alumni Parent), Tom Mengers (SEA ’06), Dylan Miller (SEA ’08), Darryl Parson (SEA ’79 & Alumni Parent), Brian Ray (Headmaster & Present Parent), Amy Rottura (Faculty & Present Parent), Nick Sanna (SEA ’94), Tricia Scott (Principal & Alumni Parent), Kyle Slowik (SEA ’05), Sam Stanford (Present Parent), T.J. Voell (SEA ’85), and Brian Wong (SEA ’81 & Present Parent).
Click here for all of the details.
NOTE TO THE ACADEMY SINGERS
 
Academy Singers are off to a great start with two rehearsals from 10:00-10:25 AM this Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the Mass with the Bishop on Thursday. Please turn in your contracts to Ms. DeHart and make your membership official!
FREE EKG SCREENING, SEPTEMBER 25th
 
Heart in the Game will stage its 10th Free EKG screening event on Sunday, September 25th at Siegel JCC. Open to all Delaware students aged 8-19. Physicals recognize just 1% of preventable heart ailments. EKG's recognize 91%. EKG's cost $100+ in a pediatrician's office.  Over 1200 students have been screened in the last ten years. Events include training in CPR/AED. Walk-ins are welcome or register online now!
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COMING UP

SUNDAY, 9/11
+ Welcome Back Mass (10:30) & Picnic to follow

TUESDAY, 9/13
+ Meet the Teacher Grades JK-3 (7pm)

WEDNESDAY, 9/14
+ Meet the Teacher Grades 4-8 (7pm)

THURSDAY, 9/15
+ School Mass with Bishop Malooly (8:15am)

FRIDAY, 9/30
+ Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day

WEDNESDAY, 10/5
Dr. Finkelstein Speaking 7pm

THURSDAY, 10/6
+ BBC Greenville Event 6pm-pm

FRIDAY, 10/7
+  No Classes (Professional Development)

MONDAY, 10/10
+ No Classes (Columbus Day)


LUNCH MENU

MONDAY, 9/12
Chicken Nuggets
($3.50)
Rice ($1.25)


TUESDAY, 9/13
Quarter Pounder ($3.50)
French Fries
($1.50)

WEDNESDAY, 9/14
Ravioli Dinner ($3.50)

THURSDAY, 9/15
Italian Sub
with Chips
($3.50)

FRIDAY, 9/16
Pizza  ($2.00)($2.50)


LETTER DAYS

 MONDAY, 9/12
  'e' 
Day
 

TUESDAY, 9/13
  'f' 
Day 

WEDNESDAY, 9/14
  'a' 
Day
  

THURSDAY, 9/15
  'b' 
Day
  

FRIDAY, 9/16
  'c' 
Day
  


CAFE NEEDS

Monday, 9/12
--2 Volunteers Still Needed
Tuesday, 9/13
--1 Volunteers Still Needed
Wednesday, 9/14
--2 Volunteers Still Needed
Thursday, 9/15
--2 Volunteers Still Needed

Friday, 9/16
--1 Volunteers Still Needed
 


Please sign up by clicking here or email Jill Fella.


DANCE (GR 6-8)

Saint Ann's School Dance tomorrow (Saturday, 9/10) (7pm-10pm) Visit their website for info and required forms.


FALL SPORTS

Click here for view Soccer Schedules.

Click here to view Cross Country info.


JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS

 Auditions for Jazz Band will be held this Monday (9/12) at 2:45pm. Students are asked to bring their instrument and music of their choosing to play during the audition. Returning Jazz Band members are not required to audition. Please email Ms. Cascione with any questions! Also, there will be Jazz Band rehearsal on Thursday, 9/15 from 2:45-3:20. 


 

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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Academy Families,
The other day I was driving and saw the bumper sticker, “Run.  Find yours.”  If you have been a SEA parent for a while, you may know I love to run.  Honestly, it is how I survive the management challenges of being a principal, mother, wife, daughter and friend.  Running has saved me many times.  For the past few months, I have been unable to run due to some medical concerns (all fine).  Honestly, I am a bit afraid to put those shoes back on.  It is going to be painful.  I am way out of running shape! But we all need something to decompress, and for me, it is running.  I know I have to do this.  So, as I force myself to tie those laces, I sure hope you find what helps you.  If it is not running, I hope it is something else.  We all need to “find ours.” [Click here for more.]
HELP WITH THE DARK LANCER CASTLE
    
If you have a few free moments tomorrow, we need your help with some things in preparation for the The Dark Lancer Castle (back of campus) on 10/21 & 10/22. Please meet Denise Grenda (Nick '18) at 1:30 at the "Brother’s House"  tomorrow to help move stuff to the dumpster. Unfortunately this is not a service hour opportunity for our boys. The items we need help with are very heavy. ALSO, we don't want them seeing the inside of the haunted house before the time comes! If anyone in your family is interested in 'acting' in the Haunted House, please email Denise or call 302-575-1555.
2016 TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS BEGIN
    
Talent Show Auditions signups have begun. Registration forms are now available. Our Annual Talent is is open to SEA students and family members are invited to perform with the boys in their acts.  There are some changes in show this year, so read the registration form for details. Auditions will be held in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, October 17th at 6:00pm. Looking forward to another GREAT Talent Show! Please email Ms. Cascione with any questions.
GRANDPARENT & SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
    
NEXT FRIDAY is GPD & Special Friends Day The day begins with registration at 9:30am accompanied by light fare served in the Great Hall. Grandparents will then visit their student's classrooms, participate in activities, enjoy a musical performance, and be our guests for lunch. Formal invitations are in the mail and we encourage our parents to share this information with their sons' grandparents. No advance RSVP required. If a grandparent did not receive a mailed invitation, please click here to submit their information so they will receive all future mailings.
BOX TOPS CHALLENGE NEXT WEEK
    
Let the games begin! We hope many Box Tops arrive at the Academy every day next week as homerooms compete for a free tag day. Students are encouraged to collect Box Tops at home. Please label all submissions with your son’s name and homeroom. We will keep a record of each donation. A tag day will be awarded to the classroom in each form with the greatest number of Box Tops. The homeroom with the overall greatest total will be crowned Box Tops Champs! We are also happy to report that during the past two weeks the library received $40 in Box Top donations from the Balentine, Daily, Dougherty, Hall, Hancox,  Healy, Lehmann, Malatesta, Migliore, Powell, Russell, Smith, and Trickey families. Thanks!
FROM THE SEA PARENTS' GUILD
 
Thank you for your fantastic response to our call for help with staffing of Grandparents' Day.
The Signup Genius we emailed all parents this past Monday (September 19th)  is still active because we still need just a few more things. Would you like to help but are not free that day? Why not drop off a dessert to the Main Office the day before! We have just a few more needs to fill. Will you take another look at our Signup Genius?  Thanks  :)
KNIGHTHOOD PLANNING MEETING: 9/26
The Fifth Grade Knighthood Ceremony is a long-standing Academy tradition.  Please join Vicky Petrone (Steve Dills '20) in the Thomas P. Sweeney Library THIS MONDAY at 6pm. You can access the building at the set of doors closest to 'The Bill', our lower form gymnasium.
ATTN:  PARENTS of the CLASS of 2017
 
Salesianum’s Entrance and Placement Exam will be offered on Saturday, November 19 at 8:30am  and Sunday, November 20th at 12:00pm. Info about the exam can be found here.
Test Prep Course--
Sallies is offering a test prep course to all 8th graders to help them prepare for the High School Placement Test.  To Sign Up, click here.
Open House-- Join us on Sunday, November 6th (12:30-3:30pm). Meet the teachers, coaches and some of the students who make our community so very special. Explore the curriculum, learn more about student life and activities, and tour the campus. The program includes guided tours, academic presentations, reflections from school leaders, fine art exhibits and laboratory demonstrations. Shadowing-- Your son should experience a typical school day by 'shadowing' a current Sallies student. You may visit our website for available shadow dates. Have a back-up date in mind!
FUN/FUNDRAISING EVENT @ BBC 10/6
 
Join us for an evening at the Brandywine Brewing Company. The guest bartenders are Andy Alcarese (Present Parent), Bill Cobb (SEA ’96), Chris Corbino (SEA ’78 & Alumni Parent), Pete Duncan (Faculty & Present Parent), Michael Goldberg (Alumni Parent), Ryan Holsten (SEA ’93 & Faculty), Ray Ianni (Alumni Parent), Tom Mengers (SEA ’06), Dylan Miller (SEA ’08), Darryl Parson (SEA ’79 & Alumni Parent), Brian Ray (Headmaster & Present Parent), Amy Rottura (Faculty & Present Parent), Nick Sanna (SEA ’94), Tricia Scott (Principal & Alumni Parent), Kyle Slowik (SEA ’05), Sam Stanford (Present Parent), T.J. Voell (SEA ’85), and Brian Wong (SEA ’81 & Present Parent).
Click here for all of the details.
NOTE FROM MR. CINCOTTA
 
ATTN: Parents of the Class of 2017  Now is the time to contact area high schools to set up Shadow Days. Once the shadow dates are determined please give the date to Ms. Guringo in the main office. Also, be reminded that your son is responsible for homework and classwork missed.  He should speak to his teachers ahead of the day.  Contact Mr. Cincotta with any questions about high schools!
FREE EKG SCREENING, SEPTEMBER 25th
 
Heart in the Game will stage its 10th Free EKG screening event THIS SUNDAY at Siegel JCC. Open to all Delaware students aged 8-19. Physicals recognize just 1% of preventable heart ailments. EKG's recognize 91%. EKG's cost $100+ in a pediatrician's office.  Over 1200 students have been screened in the last ten years. Events include training in CPR/AED. Walk-ins are welcome or register online now!
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COMING UP

 MONDAY, 9/26
+ Knighthood Meeting 6pm

FRIDAY, 9/30
+ Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day

WEDNESDAY, 10/5
Dr. Finkelstein Speaking 7pm

THURSDAY, 10/6
+ BBC Greenville Event 6pm-pm

FRIDAY, 10/7
+  No Classes (Professional Development)

MONDAY, 10/10
+ No Classes (Columbus Day)

FRIDAY, 10/21
+ Progress Reports


LUNCH MENU

MONDAY, 9/26
Crispy Chicken 
Sandwich ($3.50)
Rice ($1.25)


TUESDAY, 9/27
Quarter Pounder
($3.50)
French Fries
($1.50)

WEDNESDAY, 9/28
Meatball Sandwich with Chips ($3.50)

THURSDAY, 9/29
Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich with Whipped Potatoes ($3.50)

FRIDAY, 9/30
GP Day


PLEASE NOTE

Grandparents Day is no longer a 'field day'. Students should be in normal school uniform next Friday for GPD! Field Day is Friday, May 19, 2017


LETTER DAYS

 MONDAY, 9/26
  'c' 
Day
 

TUESDAY, 9/27
  'd' 
Day 

WEDNESDAY, 9/28
  'e' 
Day
  

THURSDAY, 9/29
  'f' 
Day
  

FRIDAY, 9/30
  'a' 
Day
  


CAFE NEEDS

Monday, 9/26
-4 Volunteers Still Needed
Tuesday, 9/27
-2 Volunteers Still Needed
Wednesday, 9/28
-1 Volunteers Still Needed
Thursday, 9/29
-3 Volunteers Still Needed

Friday, 9/30
-Grandparents Day.
Can you help?
Let us know.

Please sign up by clicking here or email Jill Fella.


ART ROOM 

Do you have any of these things lying around your house?
Take a look! Mrs. Downs really appreciates it!


FALL SPORTS

Click here for view Soccer Schedules.

Varsity Soccer Parents: Be sure to check email sent home today.

Click here to view Cross Country info.


JAZZ BAND 

+ Monday, 9/26:
2:45-3:15pm

+ Thursday, 9/29:
2:45-3:15pm


 

SAINT EDMOND'S ACADEMY, INC.
2120 Veale Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
302.475.5370
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