7:40am to 2:00pm. Students may not arrive before 7:30am and are considered late after 7:50am. Dismissal is at 12:00 noon on days of early dismissal. Students picked up late are sent to the After School Program at 2:15 and charged the daily fee.
7:30am to 3:30pm when school is in session.
Summer Office Hours: 9:00am to 1:00pm – The office is closed for two weeks during the summer and usually during school vacations. E-mail and Voice mail is checked daily.
In addition to the Grade Level Teachers, St. Augustine offers many specials instructed by:
Art: Maggie Jahn
Music: Mrs. Paula Phillips
Science (6th, 7th, 8th grade):
Mrs. Ruane has been at St. Augustine for over 25 years. She has taught second, third, and fifth grades and is now the homeroom teacher for sixth grade. She teaches Science to the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.
The Science program under Mrs. Ruane focuses on the Diocesan curriculum and the CT State Standards, making certain all students develop science literacy. Each of the grades has a mix of earth, life, and physical science each year. To correlate with the Balanced Literacy program which is one of the initiatives of our schools, these strategies have been utilized with the science classes.
Mrs .Ruane is extremely proud of the Science Quarterly Newsletter published each marking period by every student. The writings have been presented at workshops both within the state and nationally.
Mrs. Ruane also teaches many other subjects to the sixth graders. In religion class the focus is on the Old Testament which is complemented by the study of Ancient Civilization in Social Studies. Literature, Writing and Vocabulary development are the focus of the Balanced Literacy program for which Mrs. Ruane was trained.
Mrs. Ruane has her BA from St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn NY and her MAT from Sacred Heart University. She completed a two-year PIMMS fellowship at Wesleyan University on Integrating Science for K-5. A fellow of the CT Academy of Math, Science, and Technology, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the CT Science Teachers Association and a member of the CT Association of Schools. Mrs. Ruane chaired the National Science Teachers Conference in 2005 and again in 2011 in Hartford, where over 3,500 teachers saw the latest in science teaching. She has worked on many curriculum committees over the years.
Spanish: Mrs. Carmen Barahona
Hello I am Gene Cellini and I am the Technology Teacher here at St. Augustine School. This is my first year teaching at St. Augustine. I graduated last year from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. I was a double major in Computer Science and Business with a minor in Web Design. The technology class here at St. Augustine has the children explore the wonderful complexities of Computer Technology. The Elementary level children receive the beginning instruction on how to do the basic navigation of the computer. As the middle school level children go more in depth in to the technology and receive hands on view of the computer’s many capabilities.
Library/Media Specialist: Mrs. Victoria Backus
Joe Bossio is a 2009 Graduate of Central Connecticut State University. He has been working in both public and catholic schools for the past seven years. He now is in his third year at Saint Augustine’s at the Cardinal Shehan Center as a physical education teacher. Also, has coached basketball for both JV and Varsity boys basketball teams at Saint Augustine’s.
In Physical Education at Saint Augustine’s students will learn a variety of life skills, healthy eating / habit techniques, stretching, sport skills, creative thinking, team building, and nutrition. “Students will be asked to try thing that they have never seen in P.E. class before, in order to give them a positive experience. They will also have an opportunity to try something new that will help our children lead and live a healthy life style.”
Remedial Reading: Catapult
Math Support: Catapult
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