Volume 01 | Issue 1 - May 11, 2020
News & Updates on LI's Catholic Elementary Schools
Department of Education - May 11, 2020 - Dr. Kathleen Walsh, Superintendent
Welcome to 'Connected'
Dr. Kathleen Walsh Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Why 'Connected'? Why now?
Connected is new quarterly newsletter linking you and your family with what you need to know about your children's schools. We felt that the current circumstances were an opportunity for us to communicate all of the good that continues to go on in our schools. It is a vehicle directly from the Superintendents office, so you can stay informed and stay.... connected.

Investments In Technology Pay Dividends - Diocesan High Schools Engage Students Academically, Socially and Spiritually
Despite the required closing of schools due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, our Diocesan high schools continue to connect with and engage students academically and spiritually. Holy Trinity Diocesan High School and St. John the Baptist Diocesan School have remained sources of support for their students and families....

Move As One Initiative
Parents have always played a critical role in the success of Catholic schools and students. In the new 'Move As One' initiative you are invited to expand your role and help lead your school...

Parent's Feedback on Online Learning
The unforeseen events of the COVID-19 pandemic have tested both students and schools. We are pleased to report that our transition from classroom to online learning has been quite successful. See what some of the parents across the diocese are saying about their children's experience......

The Virtual 'Run For Tomorrow's Hope 5K and Fun Run'
The organizers at St. Joseph School and the Tomorrow's hope Foundation had to be fast on their own feet this year as the quarantine lock-down took hold and eliminated any chance of holding the 5th annual running event as it had been held in the past. Race organizer Dr. Michael Spinelli worked with elitefeats, the company orchestrating the registrations and scoring to create a virtual race format where......

Curriculum Leads Program
As the coronavirus pandemic forced school buildings to close across Long Island in mid-March, teachers were left scrambling to move their classes entirely online and plan curricula from their homes. Elementary schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, however, found a unique way to support and strengthen remote learning. This article from the DRVC Office of Communications and the LI Catholic looks at how the schools responded, and how, even through this crisis, they continue to improve.

Faith Into Action - Catholic School Communities Rise to the Challenge
In the Book of Matthew (25:40), Catholic students from across the island have been taught that ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

The global coronavirus pandemic has given the school communities a great deal to worry about – about the health of the members of their own communities, about maintaining their academic programs, and about the continued ability to meet and celebrate their faith, and their lives together....  

Catholic School Family Builds Ventilator in Their Kitchen!
As the second week in March began it became increasingly evident that there was likely going to be some disruption to the regular school schedule. Erin Stadelman, the Computer/Technology Teacher at Our Lady of the Hampton’s Catholic Elementary School in Southampton Long Island would have to help the school harness the technologies it typically used to support education in the building, to support online learning....