The first week is here!
Welcome to the new St. Augustine school year! And welcome to the new St. Augustine newsletter! Every Thursday (minus this first newsletter) will arrive Thursday mornings to provide you with weekly information as well as highlight the goings-on at our school. Use this newsletter as your go-to resource for what is happening weekly at St. Augustine. This year is going to be a great one!
Teacher Feature!
Mrs. Anna Marie Altieri
Our new sixth grade teacher is a familiar face. Mrs. Altieri is thrilled to be back and she looks forward to a great year, being in a new grade. She is also excited to bring back the Lego Club this year.

Welcome back, Mrs. Altieri! We are so glad to have you back!
Tech Tidbits!
A section to keep you update-to-date on our technology

Weekly, this section of the newsletter will keep you informed on all the technology news of our school. This summer the Diocese of Bridgeport began to work with a new management database and gradebook website called Rediker Plus Portals. This new website will allow for you and your child to keep updated with their grades weekly. You will also be able to keep current with their upcoming assignments and events in their classroom/school. Stay tuned for more information on how to access this really cool tool!
RULER
What is it and how can I help my child stay in the yellow & green where learning is optimized!
This summer, our faculty and staff went to Yale University to learn about RULER, a program that builds strong emotional intelligence in our students through emotional strategies. This is a program from not only the teacher to learn and utilize but also a program where teachers, students, and families can use a common language around emotions. Understanding how we feel and correctly defining those feelings gets to the heart of what we need to do to succeed both in school and in life. Every week this newsletter will provide tips on how to bring RULER not only to the classroom but to home as well.
Important Dates
  • Monday, September 4th - LABOR DAY (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 5th - NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, September 6th - First full day of school
  • Saturday, September 16th - Eighth Grade (only) Church Service and Pizza Truck with Bishop Caggiano (11am start)
  • Saturday, September 23rd - Bridgeport Diocese Trip to Washington DC
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What are you most excited for the 2017-2018 school year?
"I am excited for new friends, new classes. I am going to make the most of eighth grade and not let other things lose my focus because this is my last year here." Rachel Elizondo, 8A
"I am excited for the clubs!" Evangelos Gountas, 4A
"I am excited for everything. Anything can happen." Erson Rodriguez, 7A
"I am excited for gym. To meet the new gym teacher." Marelis Rivera, 7B