It’s the holiday season!

October was a busy month culminating in socially-distanced, mask-wearing parades to celebrate Halloween under COVID-19 conditions.


First Holy Communion

Father Doyle celebrated Mass for our First Holy Communion group of 2020, five months after it was postponed due to the pandemic. The delay did not lessen the importance of this Sacrament and beautiful moment with family.


Fall Fun Day!

Our SGS Parents’ Association treated students to Fall Fun Day with a nature show of reptiles and raptors, lunch from Burger 21, and a visit to the ice cream truck to wrap up the afternoon. It was a day to enjoy friends and back-to-school!


Archaeology Simulation Project!

In Fifth-grade Humanities, students got their hands dirty with an Archaeology Simulation project, which is tied to their exploration of the Ancient Near East.


Student Art!

All around the building are other examples of our students’ creativity and innovation.


Featured Faculty

Steve Seymour

Steve Seymour wears many hats at SGS. He is the Assistant Head of School, Athletic Director, and PE instructor. Before joining the faculty at Saint Gregory’s, he coached basketball at Drexel University, Siena College, and the University of Virginia. Coach Seymour recently underwent back surgery. He is recuperating at home, and we wish him a speedy recovery.


To see all of our student photos from this last month, CLICK HERE.


Giving Tuesday!

It’s that time of year again! Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, December 1st. During these unprecedented times, the Annual Fund is more important than ever. Keep an eye out in your mail for our Annual Fund packet, or see below for ways to give digitally.

Online

Please visit here to donate online.


Credit Card

All major credit cards are accepted. Please contact the Business Manager to contribute by credit card or visit here to pay online.



Take extra incentives with…

Securities or Mutual Funds

Appreciated stocks or mutual funds offer many advantages over gifts of cash. Please contact the Business Manager for more information.


Matching Gifts

You can double – or even triple – your donation to Saint Gregory’s by having your employer match your donation. Thousands of companies offer programs to match their employees’ charitable contributions. Some companies even offer to match their employees’ spouses’ contributions.


Gift Planning

Saint Gregory’s benefits greatly when parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends have provided for the School in their wills. Whether one wishes to memorialize a beloved family member, honor a teacher, or establish a named fund that will support a program of particular interest, a bequest can achieve these goals and associate one with the School forever.

 

If you have any questions on how to support SGS, please visit our Annual Fund website page or contact our business manager at business.mgr@saintgregorysschool.org


Upcoming Events

The Eighth-Grade Food Drive to help St. John’s/St. Ann’s Outreach Center in Albany begins Monday, November 2. This is a long-standing eighth-grade tradition, and we appreciate your support. Please consider sending in non-perishable items in the next few weeks. There will be a treat for the class that brings in the most pounds!

 

SGS Parents’ Association

  • If you would like to participate in the Southern Tide apparel fundraiser, contact Mrs. Russo at school.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair begins on Black Friday, November 27. It will be online and run for two weeks. Please look for more information from Kristen Dinkels and Shelley Stein in the coming weeks. Happy Shopping & Reading!
  • The next Parents’ Association meeting will be Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.
  • Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 18. Please have your child dress in formal uniform.
  • We are working out the details for Ski Club. Stay tuned for more information from the Parents’ Association.

11/6
No School – Professional Development Day

11/11
No School – Veterans Day

11/24
End of Trimester 1

11/25-11/27
Thanksgiving Break

Thank you for your continued support in our mission to maintain a safe and healthy campus. As we head into the holiday season, we wish you good health
and moments of joy with your family.