- Sept 8th - 9th - Staff Development
- Sept 10th - Classes Begin - All Schools
Martin De Porres
Welcome to the 2015-16 school year at Martin De Porres! As the school year begins, we look back to an excellent summer.
At the elementary/junior high school, students were actively involved in classroom activities, trips and recreation. One of the summer’s highlights was our annual fishing trip. The weather was great and our anglers caught a lot. The summer program ended with a splash at the “end of summer celebration” that included water slides, games, food and fun. All of the kids went home happy and looking forward to a great school year in the fall.
Over at the high school in Rockaway Park, our students also had a wonderful summer experience. Students worked diligently at their studies, some in preparation for Regents testing completed in late August. Others participated in vocational opportunities of many types. Many held positions in the New York City Summer Youth Employment Program; others worked at on-site or off-site work placements. All in all, these jobs were an opportunity for MDP students to further develop “on the job experience” and earn some money. The value and impact of these work experiences cannot be undervalued.
At the MDP Casa De LaSalle, our young men also participated in work, recreation and academic experiences. The summer went fast and was packed with challenges and fun. One of the highlights of the summer was attending a professional soccer game at Hofstra Stadium and watching the New York Cosmos.
Well, the summer is now behind us. September brings new opportunities for learning and growth. As your child returns to school or starts MDP for the first time, remember that our staff are here to support you in every way possible. Please reach out with any question. We are here to assist in any way possible.
We look forward to sharing a great year with all! Remember, school starts on Thursday, September 10.
Dr. Ed Dana