St. Barnabas is participating in TerraCycle® Brigade® collection programs for the third year in a row! TerraCycle’s goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating collection and solution programs for all kinds of typically non-recyclable waste. These programs are free, and for each unit of waste collected we will earn TerraCycle points redeemable for cash payments to our school.
Do you ever wonder why your child doesn’t understand something when you teach it to them the first time, yet when someone else teaches them, they get it? Perhaps you aren’t teaching it to them in the way that they learn best. In 1983, an American developmental psychologist, Howard Gardner, wrote a book called Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. He proposed eight categories (later developed into nine) of intelligence. The intelligences are split into three categories: Analytical, Introspective, and Interactive. The Analytical intelligences are: Logical (Mathematical) Intelligence, Musical (Rhythmic) Intelligence, and Naturalist Intelligence. The Introspective intelligences are: Intrapersonal Intelligence, Existentialist Intelligence, and Visual (Spatial) Intelligence. The Interactive Intelligences are: Verbal (Linguistic), Kinesthetic (Bodily), and Interpersonal.
If you've made the decision that you want a private education for your child, you'll quickly see that you have a lot of options to choose from. While this can be overwhelming, one of the most effective ways to choose the right school for your child is to understand which characteristics make for a good private school.
Here are some important qualities that you would want to see in any private school that you would send your child to:
Smaller Classroom Size
Due to the overcrowding issues that Volusia County schools have experienced in recent years, many parents are choosing the private education route so their children can learn in a smaller classroom size. A reduced class size is especially important during the early years of your child's education because it allows for more opportunity for personal attention and additional help from teachers if necessary.
St. Barnabas participates in the “BoxTops for Education” program. This packet is designed to inform families on how to help us raise extra money for our school.
We hope many of you have been collecting all summer long, and now is the time to start bringing them in!!!
Our "BoxTops for Education" goal this school year is set at $2,000 (that's 20,000 BoxTops!!). We're confident we can reach our goal.
Being involved in extracurricular activities such as sports at a young age has proven to be directly linked to self-confidence and academic excellence. Early involvement in youth sports was the ticket to success for many of today's star athletes as it not only helped to further connect them with their schools, but it also paved the way to college scholarships.
Unfortunately, the early youth sports programs through the public school systems that we have come to know and love are quickly disappearing due to budget cuts, and the impact will be felt hard. By eliminating youth sports in the public school system, students will miss the opportunity to learn important life lessons that simply can't be taught in the classroom.
It is no secret that fundraising is a major focus of every non-profit. However, people question this focus and often find themselves frustrated with the ongoing efforts of non-profit fundraising campaigns. Let's take a logical and informative journey through the fundraising efforts of non-profits. Why are donations such a huge focus? What are they used for? Who do I give to? How do I maximize my giving efforts?