Every year St. Barnabas puts on the Annual Fund campaign to keep tuition lower and bring a phenomenal education to it’s students. We make sure every dollar raised is used to directly benefit our students here at St. Barnabas and this can be seen in the “giving graphic” we release at the beginning of each school year. However, this year we set out to ask families about their passion for giving and the impact the school has had on them. It has brought us some amazing stories!
Many children will tell you that they don’t enjoy reading, they might even say they hate it, and when you dig a little deeper they’ll often say it’s because they can’t find any books they like. Sometimes this is true, and sometimes this is used as a defense mechanism because reading is hard and it makes them uncomfortable. If you’ve heard this from your child it can be difficult to know how to help them become confident in their reading ability. Here are some things not to do if you want your student to be a successful reader.
Often times our students don’t fully understand the lasting impression this school’s unique experience has on their lives, until they graduate from St. Barnabas. Not only does it positively shape their lives, but molds them into the individual they go off to become in the world. Cal Thompson is no exception to this phenomena, and carries his memories and the valuable lessons he has learned from St. Barnabas wherever life takes him, especially within his insurance business.
Bullying is an ever-present prospect in a child’s life. When your child feels that they are being intentionally, and repeatedly, put down, excluded, or threatened, it’s time to talk to them about what they can do to stop it.
Teachers Charlotte Holt (2nd grade) and Tina Ruston (4th grade) join their students at literacy day by dressing as their favorite book's characters.
Teachers really do not get the credit they deserve in today’s world. They are responsible for the academic growth of your children for at least 6-7 hours a day, 5 days a week, for about 10 months out of the year. Knowing your child will spend that much time with a teacher over the course of a year, it is of the upmost importance to place your child in a school that hires passionate and caring teachers.