Becoming Who God Meant Us To Be
At St. Catharine of Siena School!
Another School Year Opens. Here's What's New At Your Alma Mater For 2018-19!
Photo Credit: Bill Uhrich,
Reading Eagle


To read more about the Perkiomen Avenue Construction project from the Reading Eagle, click here.
Remember Your Hard Hats!
Maybe you've heard Perkiomen Avenue is currently a construction "cone zone," which has presented some interesting commuting and other logistical challenges.

Thanks to a grant from AAA (SCS v. PennDot), however, we've purchased additional signs, cones, and other supplies to ease the commuting burden and keep our children and families safe.

Please note: Due to the on-going construction, we have moved the location of our weekly school Masses to the gymnasium. Join us each Friday at 8:30 as we turn Sullivan Hall into "St. Catharine's Cathedral."
More STEAM and More Language Arts - The Best of BOTH Worlds!
We've made two exciting expansions to the middle school curriculum. First, all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will have an extra STEAM workshop weekly (in addition to their regularly scheduled science classes). Under the guidance of STEAM coordinator, Mrs. Kellee Fries, the 8th graders are currently researching waterproof roofs and preparing bids as part of their first engineering-focused STEAM project of the year. Sixty (60) new Chrome Books for use by the students enhance these STEAM opportunities as well.

Also - all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders currently have a 2 hour block of ELA class daily, allowing for enhanced language arts experiences. Recently, Mrs. Jackie Hearing converted her classroom into the "ELA Cafe" and created a "Book Tasting" in which the students got to "sample" different genres and different books (alongside some tasty snacks!)

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Mrs. Zambito,
our new Director of Religious Education,
Class of 1987
ALUMNI SPOLIGHT:
MARCIA ZAMBITO
Congratulations to Mrs. Marci Zambito, Class of 1987, who was named the new Director of Religious Education here at St. Catharine of Siena. After 23 years in the classroom, including teaching Kindergarten, 5th and 6th grades, Mrs. Zambito has this to say about the new path on her professional journey: "I am blessed to have the opportunity to focus on doing what I love ... bringing kids to Jesus!"

Alumni: Have news to share? Email us at aimpellizzeri@scsreading.org with the Heading: ALUMNI NEWS.