SCA Online News
November 2017
Alma Matters

Alumna, Maria Begley Ciampi '77 
debuting holiday musical in NYC

Our very own  Maria Begley Ciampi '77 has written a new musical, Kris Kringle The Musical.  The Musical will be performed at Town Hall in Manhattan for two shows on November 24th at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Kris Kringle The Musical, narrated by legendary star Cathy Rigby, weaves a new and entirely original tale that will delight audiences of all ages. Based on one of the most familiar names of holiday folklore, this is the tale of a young, starry-eyed toymaker, Kris Kringle, who crosses paths with an evil New York City toy company CEO and finds himself wrapped up in a magical curse with the power to destroy Christmas. From the top of the world in the North Pole, Kris Kringle teams up with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the beautiful Evelyn Noel, a band of hilarious Apprentices and Elves, and magical Toys to remind us what Christmas is really about.

Let's support our Catharinite sister by purchasing tickets to Kris Kringle The Musical.

Recipe Roundup
With the holidays upon us, everyone could use some new recipes to share with family and friends. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to debut our new section: Recipe Roundup which will feature recipes by alumnae throughout the year, creating an online cookbook.  Send your recipes and a photo of yourself to

Upcoming recipes: 
December issue: Christmas/New Year's
January issue: Valentine's Day
February issue: St. Patrick's Day
March issue: Easter
April issue: Mother's Day breakfasts
May issue: BBQ/Picnic

For Thanksgiving:  Sweet Potato Bread 
by alumna Executive Sous Chef Nicole McGee '05.
Student Spotlight

Nicole Carter '18 received The Wendy's High School 
Heisman Memorial Trophy Award
Nicole Carter '18 received The Wendy's High School Heisman Memorial Trophy Award for her community service and dedication to the basketball team at St Catharine's.  In 1994, the Wendy's High School Heisman (WHSH) was created to honor high school student-athletes. Each fall, the program recognizes the nation's most esteemed high-school-senior men and women for excellence in academics, athletics, and community involvement. Each school can nominate one male and one female student-athlete per year. To date, there have been more than 136,000 nominees.

Shop Amazon this holiday season and 
SCA can receive a gift!
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to St. Catharine Academy.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to St. Catharine Academy. There is no need to create a new user name or password and there is no cost to you. Please click on the link and start shopping.
Around SCA
A bountiful Thanksgiving!
A bountiful Thanksgiving for many! The SCA community collected nearly 5,000 cans, more than double their goal, to share with the local community. This is one of many service activities the students work on together during the year. Next month, they will have a gift drive. The cans are being distributed through Mercy Center this week.

Sharing Christmas Joy
The Debate Club held a card making drive for Jacob Thompson a nine-year-old boy suffering from stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma cancer. His wish is to receive as many Christmas cards as he could to fill up his hospital room. Cards are on their way and we want to thank our students for their outpouring love and service to Jacob during this difficult time.
Sports Shorts

News 12's Student Athlete Scholar of the Week: Narda Uljic '18

Narda Uljic '18 was named News 12's Student Athlete Scholar of the Week. St. Catharine's is the first All Girls Catholic school to be selected. Watch News 12.
Upcoming Events

Young Alum Gathering for the Classes '14-'17

Friday, January 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Share your college experiences with our current seniors 
and come back to catch up with your classmates. 

Please email Ms. Jessica Ruiz, Alumnae Director, if you will be attending.

Alumnae Reunion for Classes ending in 3s and 8s

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Noon to 4 p.m.
St. Catharine Academy

Join us for an afternoon to reminisce and create new memories 
with your fellow classmates.  More information to follow.

If you have any questions about any of these events or would like to be your class representative, please contact Ms. Jessica Ruiz, Alumnae Director at 718-882-2882, ext. 153 or email

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