Principal’s Page

MAY 31, 2023

Dear St. Celestine School Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of the school year. What a year! I am so grateful for this community, as we were able to work, learn and strive together. We have faced challenges and grown through them. Our children are strengthened by seeing our community in action.

Thank you to Parents Club, Athletics, School Board and Scouts for bringing back so many of the events we have loved and creating new ones!

Please join me in recognizing the following Parents Club Executive Board members for their hard work and dedication this year: Tracy Benetatos, Wendy Scola, Aimee Park, Linda Espinosa, Therese Geringer, Juliet Weiner, and Andrea Dizonno.

Thank you to all our Room Parents and many volunteers for their time and dedication on behalf of our students and teachers. Thank you, in particular, to the planning committee for our Casino Night. This was the first large scale parent event since before the pandemic and their hours worth of work.

Over the course of the year, the St. Celestine School Board was involved in continuing to create an environment focused on success and school growth. I’d like to thank the following members for their service during the year, especially related to creating an Enrollment Committee for St. Celestine School: Bryan Ty, Lynette DiMaggio, Corrine Buffalo, Mario Rodriguez, and Toni Palermo.

In a special way, I’d like to thank the parents and community members that have joined the Enrollment Committee. Their focus on growing our school and building community is a blessing.

Our Athletic Board worked really hard to provide the very best experience for our students. Thank you to Kaitlin McNulty and the following Board members: Joseph Luciano, Adrian Gomez, Michelle Arroyo, James Mazzeffi, Sandra Mazzeffi, and Mike Biegel.

We look forward to the 2023-2024 school year and the many positive things that are ahead! All of these organizations are made stronger when parents volunteer. Please consider joining one of them next year.

Please remember that all outstanding accounts must be settled to receive report cards and diplomas. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Please join me in thanking all of our teachers and staff for their dedication and strength. They served the school with dedication and love. They are part of what makes St. Celestine School the best school in the area.

With Gratitude and Blessings,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal

MAY 24, 2023

Dear St. Celestine School Families,

We are in the homestretch, but there are still so many things we are doing.

  • May 26 is a Teacher Professional Development Day - School is not in session for students.
  • The last day of Hot Lunch service is Thursday, May 25 - After that students all will need to bring lunches to school.
  • Our Eighth Grade is graduating on June 1 at 7 pm.
  • Kindergarten Graduation is June 2 at 9 am.
  • The last day of school is June 7, with a 10 am dismissal and no after care - All accounts must be settled for children to receive their report cards.

As the weather warms, dressing down at SCS means that no flip-flops or Crocs be worn, shirts should be short sleeved (not tank tops), no jeans that are frayed or ripped and shorts should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.

Is your child interested in designing the cover of the church bulletin? If so, submit all "camera-ready", crisp and clean copy to Ms. Vessini at Submissions can be done in color and as always, a black sharpie outline always adds a nice finishing touch!

  • Summer themes can include the following:
  • God’s beautiful creation, florals, sunsets, nature, etc...
  • God’s children and unity
  • loving “call to service”
  • word art - “Peace’, “Love”, “Hope”, (to name a few examples).

All finished art work must fit into a 7.5” (w) x 5” (L) rectangular space. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of these items.


Sheila M. Klich - Principal

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