Momentum Builds As Sponsorship Tops 100 Assembly Members
With the 2013
state legislative session concluding last month, tremendous progress
was made toward enacting the
Education Investment Tax Credit.
The bill (#
A.1826-B) now has more than 100
co-sponsors in the New York State Assembly – more than two-thirds
of that 150-member house. Bill sponsors come from every
region of the state, from Long Island to all five boroughs of
New York City, up to the North Country and across to Western New
Assembly support comes in the wake of the New York State Senate
passing the Education Investment Tax Credit bill last year
by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 55-4.
While more work
remains to be done in order to see this bill cross the finish line,
it’s clear that it has a good deal of momentum moving forward.
New York Times
Highlights Benefit of Catholic Schools for Minority Students
In the midst of
the recent closure of more than two dozen Catholic schools in the
Archdiocese of New York, the New York Times recently ran a story
about prominent minority officials and parents concerned with the
disappearing “springboard” of opportunity that they fear won’t
be available to future generations due to the dwindling number of
As noted in the
story, the one solution to this crisis affecting urban, minority
families and communities can be found in the Education Investment
Tax Credit bill, which would provide a mechanism to encourage more
charitable donations for scholarships to help families afford
tuition. (This same bill also helps public schools raise charitable
donations, and teachers to supply their classrooms.)
The entire story
is available from the
New York Times. The
Invest in Ed Blog offers more on
how the Education Investment Tax Credit could address this issue.
The children from our Parish School and Religious Education
Program received Jesus for the first time on:
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2013
Please keep these children and their families in your
On Saturday, March 2, 2013 the Second Grade children from our Parish School and our
Religious Education Program received the Sacrament of
Reconciliation. This is a step on their continuing journey
to the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Please keep them in your prayers as they receive the many
graces of this sacrament which is available to us all.
Congratulations to all the children of the Parish who
received the sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, October
19, 2012 at 4:00 pm.
A special thanks to all their teachers and parents or
guardians who helped prepare the children for this special
Bishop Frank Caggiano
was the celebrant.
Stations of The Cross 2013
The Living Stations of the Cross were presented by Saint Pancras School children on Friday
“You got to be in it to win it.” The Lucky
Lottery Calendars are on sale. The winning number you choose
will correspond with the New York State Evening Daily
Calendars are $25 each. Order forms are
available in the School Office
We would like to thank Mr. George
Schwille of Schwille Funeral Home for the donation of the new
American flag that is proudly flying above Saint Pancras
BOX TOPS/LABELS/STOP & SHOP A+ BONUS
Please remember to collect
Box Tops for Education, Campbell Soup labels, and to register
for the Stop & Shop A+ Bonus
Bucks for our school. You may register on line at:
Pancras’ code number is 06350. If you don’t have a
computer, please call the School Office at 718-821-6721 to
register your card. Labels may be dropped off at school or in
Church. Thank you for your continued
Saint Pancras School Take a tour of
our school and see the difference in Catholic Elementary
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NURSERY - GRADE 8. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND TUITION AFFINITY PROGRAM AVAILABLE
Children must be 3 years old by December 31, 2013.
children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2013.
Kindergarten children must be 5 years
old by December 31, 2013.
Applications are also available for
anyone who would like to register a child for Grades 1
The Middle States Commissions on
Elementary and Secondary Schools are pleased to announce that
St. Pancras School has been awarded accreditation by the
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The award
was announced by Dr. Thomas L. Seidenberger, Chair of the
Commission on Elementary Schools and Superintendent of the
East Penn School District (Emmaus, PA), following the
Commissions’ April, 2011 meetings. St. Pancras School
was one of approximately 200 schools so honored by the two
MSCESS accreditation signifies the
educational community of St. Pancras School has engaged in a
rigorous process of developing self-knowledge; has hosted an
evaluation team of independently-appointed educators; and has
created an on-going Strategic Plan to move school improvement
forward. This ten month process was governed by a Steering
Committee, chaired by Philip J. Ciani, Principal, Maria Perez
and Walter Stark. The process involved many elements of the
St. Pancras community, including faculty, parents, and
Accreditation also signifies that St.
Pancras School has met the Middle States Standards for a
quality school. These Standards reflect current research and
best practices from throughout the education profession.
During the term of accreditation the school community will
engage in a Commission-directed series of reports and/or site
visits to maintain the vigor of the accreditation
Environment that Nourishes the Soul
Curriculum that Enlightens the Mind
that Excites the Imagination
Foundations that Last a Lifetime
be sure to check out our Fundraising Page for upcoming
Student's way of
At Saint Pancras our
students learn a way of life, one that reflects Catholic
spiritual and moral development as well as academic curiosity
Our school is truly an integral
part of our Parish life and has been since it was established
on September 1908.
Nursery Program Saint Pancras School offers a Nursery School Program. Children
must be 3 years old by
December 31. The program runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 8:30
am - 11:00 am. If you are interested in having your
child participate in this program, please contact the School
Office at 718-821-6721.
What is Screen Time? Screen time can be defined as the time
spent in front of an electronic device. This includes
Television, Video games, DVD movies, email, instant messaging,
non-school related computer usage. Pediatricians and
child development experts now recommend children's screentime be limited to no more than two
hours per day. Read more
Preserving the Vision The Diocese has created a new website
dedicate to informing the public of the collaborative
re-configuration/re-imaging process currently taking place in
our school system throughout the Diocese. The address is
www.csptv.org We recommend that
you visit the site on a regular basis for the latest
developments regarding this process.
Prayers for Preserving the Vision
Prayer for Students
Holy Spirit, guide us and strengthen
Help us to be open to your power in our
May our prayers and efforts bring renewal,
hope and positive change
to all children and young people in our
Fill us with hope, strength and
Give us the courage of the
to accomplish Your Will and do great
things for the Church.
We ask this through Christ our
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for
Prayer for Adults
Heavenly Father, we come before you as
your family united in faith and love.
Bless our efforts to renew the
education and formation
of all our children and teenagers.
Open our minds and hearts to discern your
will in all that we do,
so that together we may preserve the
vision of Catholic education and formation in our
May your Holy Spirit inspire and guide us
on this hope-filled journey
toward the renewal of your Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for
Support Your School!
If anyone is interested in donating
tuition to a family in need, it would be greatly
appreciated. Please contact the school office:
We've expanded our travel section to
include Cheap Tickets ($3.25 contribution) and Orbitz (0.80% contribution), plus
we're offering an increased contribution from Delta (now 2%).
Keep in mind that you may not realize contributions until
travel is consumed, but those contributions will add up fast,
especially for frequent flyers.
Whether buying a new computer or ordering
spiral notebooks, remember to start your school and office
supply shopping at OneCause. To earn contributions
faster, you may consider making such purchases on behalf of
your own place of work or St. Pancras Grade School.
Always shop with
us Most important, our Top Supporters
remember to make every single purchase through
OneCause.com, a OneCause email or the
OneCause Toolbar. That goes a long way to making a difference
Winter Break Guide
Turn your next staycation into a
vacation! Shop our featured travel merchants to save money and
support your cause or school while you're off at play.
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the Saint Pancras School Alumni Association is promoting
over a century of quality CATHOLIC
EDUCATION in Glendale with a banner campaign.
These 3-feet by 6-feet banners are mounted on lampposts throughout
the parish. Sponsors will have their company or individual name printed on both sides of the bottom of the banner. The donation
for the banner is $300. Your
banner will remain on the lamppost for 3 months.
As you may be aware most of our banners were destroyed following superstorm Sandy and the subsequent nor’easter.
To sponsor a banner, please contact Frank A. Kotnik, Jr. at 347-853-9348.
We would like to acknowledge and thank our past sponsors for their support:
Astoria Federal Savings Bank
Assemblyman Mike Miller
The Avenue Restaurant
The Class of 1971
Glendale Catholic Club
Glendale Walsh-LaBella & Sons Funeral Home
Kiwanis Club of Glendale
Martin Fuel Oil
Schwille Funeral Home
George Werst Funeral Home
Zum Stammtisch Restaurant.
This year’s motto is:
Catholic Schools Raise the Standards! Your support can help us to achieve this goal!
The Father Colbert Memorial Fund was
established by the St. Pancras School community in memory of
Fr. Colbert. This fund is used to assist those families
who have children in our school and are in need of financial
assistance. All donations are gratefully accepted.
If you wish to make a donation, please make a check payable to
School Fr. Colbert Memorial Fund". You can mail
in the donation or drop it off at the office during school
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Earth Day is celebrated on April
On April 22, more than one billion people
around the globe will take part in Earth Day™. People of all nationalities and
backgrounds voice their appreciation for the planet and
demand its protection.
"LONG BEFORE the environmental movement
began and global warming became a hot topic, God told us in
the first chapter of the Book of Genesis that caring for
creation is our moral responsibility. But evidence is mounting
that we haven’t been doing a very good job, and the results
are catching up with us.
Thus, people of faith, including
Catholics, are going green because of their religious
convictions. Some of them are finding out that saving the
earth saves them money, too. This article will present a
sampling of such efforts." From AmericanCatholic.org.
Angelus is said throughout
the year except during Eastertide,
from Easter Sunday through Pentecost, when the Regina Caeli is recited in its
place. According to custom, these prayers are recited at
dawn, noon, and in the evening.
Throughout the Easter Season - Until
Pentecost (the seventh Sunday after Easter) - the
Regina Caeli (Queen of
Heaven) is said in place of the Angelus prayer at
8:25 am, 12 noon and 6:00 pm.
In the Angelus,
the first part of the Hail Mary is said by the leader, while
the others respond with the second part. V. The angel of the Lord declared
R. And she
conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord
is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus. R. Holy Mary,
Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to
your word. Hail Mary...
V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary...
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of
God. R. That we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.
us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy
grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of
Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel,
may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His
resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Queen of Heaven
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. R. For He whom you did merit to
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin
Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord has truly risen,
who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the
intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the
joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.