23 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Is your child getting enough sleep?

An all-too-familiar struggle for parents is that of bedtime. It can be so hard to get your kids to turn off the electronics, put the toys away, and settle down for a good night’s sleep. It can be tempting to let your kids stay up “just a few more minutes.” But, according to the National …

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5 Sep · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Benefits of K-8 Schools

When considering where to enroll your children for school, you will likely be faced with the decision of public vs. private schools. While each have their benefits, we’d like to highlight for you one of the key benefits of choosing a private Catholic school like Saint Cecelia. Saint Cecelia is a K-8 school, meaning students …

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23 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

IB Preschool at St. Cecelia School

When do children actually begin to understand the world in which they live? When do they begin to understand that asking questions and thinking about different ways to approach learning is a good thing? When do children begin to develop the skills and confidence to think on their own and then share their thinking with …

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9 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Public vs. Private School: What is best for your family?

One of the most important issues for parents has always been making sure their children get the best education possible. Whether that means sending them to public or private school has long been the debate in living rooms and on playgrounds alike. Where we choose to send our kids to school is a loaded topic …

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28 Jul · Maryanne Del Monte · 20 Comments

Healthy Time Management Tips for the School Year

I’ve heard many people say they look forward to school starting so the family can get back into their routine. Does it ever feel like you are more organized and schedules go more smoothly in the beginning of the year? I often think that is because the summer gives us time to “reset.” Don’t you …

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18 Jul · Maryanne Del Monte · 33 Comments

Preparing Your Children For a Successful School Year

Summer is the time when parents and children eagerly await the beginning of a new school year. Parents want their children to be safe, happy, and successful. Children want to enjoy their friends and learning experiences. However, many parents have discovered that children’s success in school does not happen without intentional preparation, especially in the areas …

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13 Jun · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Make Summer Reading a Breeze

Getting kids to read during summer vacation can be a battle, especially with so many games, apps, and other fun media distractions available. But teachers and literacy experts agree that children of all ages need to be read to or to read by themselves and to talk about books over the summer. When you read …

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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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26 Apr · Maryanne Del Monte · 491 Comments

Top Reasons Summer Camp is a Brilliant Idea for Kids (and Parents)

Ah, summer vacation — those endless lazy hot days of summer are almost upon us. Many children and parents rejoice, as we take a little bit off our plates to enjoy a little bit of extra free time. But as the saying goes, there are two sides to every coin. Sure, time off sounds wonderful …

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17 Feb · Maryanne Del Monte · 455 Comments

Robotics at St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School

At St. Cecelia Interparochial School, our students use technology to connect, create, and inspire. Students use a wide variety of online learning platforms and create digital multimedia projects that allow them to showcase and share their learning. Technology Integration Specialists help students and teachers in the classroom to use iPads, netbooks, apps and websites to …

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