Lego Club begins and builds
Sixth grade teacher Mrs. Altieri and fourth grade teacher Mrs. Munley oversee St. Augustine's Lego Club. This club meets weekly and pushes its club members to build meticulous, creative structures. To see more photos from this week's meeting, click on our Facebook page link.
Teacher Feature!
Franco Dell'Olio
This week's teacher feature is our new gym teacher, Mr. Franco Dell'Olio. Mr. Dell'Olio teaches physical education for both St. Augustine Academy and St. Andrew Academy, two schools part of our Catholic Academy.

Mr. Dell'Olio worked for many years in the Greenwich Public School system and now comes to the Diocese of Bridgeport to work within our close-knit family of faith.

Welcome, Mr. Dell'Olio!
Tech Time!
Plus Portals is open for parent viewing
Check your email inboxes! This week Dr. Bo sent out an invitation to view our grading website, Rediker's Plus Portals. This website allows you to view your child's grades as well as see subject pages, announcements/alerts, and any other highlights teachers wish to include. Email Dr. Bo (dboccanfuso@diobpt.org or our tech coordinator Ms. Gardner (sgardner@catholicacademybridgeport.org) if you have any questions.
Just a reminder:
Calling all Minecrafters! The University of Bridgeport is hosting two one-day camps for Minecraft. For $69 children who sign up receive a free t-shirt and a full day to work with, learn with, and program with Minecraft experts! The first camp is Saturday, November 18th on Minecraft Commands and the second one is in February on robot programming. This is a great opportunity for your tech-savvy and/or tech-hungry child to expand their STEM (science + tech + engineering + math) skills. Click this link to learn more.
Other News!
Our students are incredible artists and representatives
This week, Mrs. Strausser re-opened her art gallery on the second floor. Her first feature in the St. Augustine Art Gallery is fourth grade's Symmetrical Transfer Butterflies.

Each fourth grade class created these fall-flavored butterflies through symmetrical transfer and the results are amazing!

Thank you, Mrs. Strausser, for your creative projects and thank you, Mrs. Tarczali, for capturing the fourth grade's work.

Keep an eye on this section of the newsletter; we will feature more incredible student work from our St. Augustine art gallery.
Sheehan Center held its 30th Annual Celebrity Breakfast to support the Cardinal Sheehan Center. The dinner invited celebrity Lesley Stahl from "60 Minutes" to speak.

Joined with her family, Amaris Timmons (6B student at St. Augustine) was the Sheehan Center's student representative; Amaris has been participating at the Sheehan Center for many years and has become a leader at their center. Great job, Amaris!
Important Dates
  • Wednesday, October 18th - Jack Sundberg returns to speak with our current seventh and eighth graders with his DREAM BIG presentation
  • Wednesday, October 25th - Half Day for students
  • Thursday, October 26th - Fall Picture Day (wear uniform)
  • Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween (wear appropriate costume)
  • Wednesday, November 1st - All Saints Day Mass (9am)
  • Friday, November 3rd - Quarter 1 grades closed
  • Tuesday, November 7th - Election Day (No School for students)
  • Friday, November 10th - Veterans' Day (No School)
  • Thursday, November 16th - Half Day for Q1 conferences
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What is your morning jam?
"Too many to choose."
Leilany Delgado, 8B
"Anything Spanish."
Luis Mendizabal, 8A
"Geometry Dash (music in the game)."
Mark Martin, 8A
"(A song by) Alessia Cara."
Veronica Crespo, 7A