22 May · Maryanne Del Monte · 432 Comments

Screen Time: Is it Always a Bad Thing?

Today’s children are immersed in a digital age. Three year olds are mastering iPads and 5 year olds are teaching their grandparents a thing or two when it comes to online technology. However, as parents, we are often bombarded with all the negatives of giving our kids too much screen time. And the truth is, …

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15 May · Maryanne Del Monte · 577 Comments

Around the Dinner Table: Putting Family First

Between parents and kids’ hectic schedules, social commitments, social media and smart phone/technology overload, today it’s harder than ever to stay connected to our immediate family. Did you know that research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child development? In fact, family dinner …

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12 May · Maryanne Del Monte · 195 Comments

Onward and Upward: The Music Program at St. Cecelia is Growing

“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” —Blessed Pope John Paul II The music program at St. Cecelia School continues to grow and expand. Students are using technology in the classroom to create …

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5 May · Maryanne Del Monte · 500 Comments

Middle School Technology Design Program

“We are changing the world with technology.” — Bill Gates So many exciting things are going on in our middle school technology design program! Students are continuing to advance through our Accelerated Course in computer programming.  For example, in December we held our annual Computer Science Education week where we embraced a variety of activities through …

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