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Important Information Regarding Covid Testing

posted Jan 2, 2021, 3:24 PM by Denise Olsen   [ updated Jan 6, 2021, 6:11 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you and yours enjoyed each and every day of this Christmas break. 

There is important information and attachments to note as we resume school on January 4th, 2021 with Cohort A in-person, and Cohort B and C remote.


Attachment Number One:

A letter from our superintendent which contains answers to frequently asked questions regarding testing in our school community. (Staten Island Catholic Schools Update 010221) Students are NOT required to be tested prior to returning to school on Monday, January 4th.  However, upon their return to school, students must either present a consent form for in school testing (if they have not done so already) or present the signed attached agreement form for private testing (attachment number two).


Attachment Number Two:

A form that is to be completed and submitted regarding Covid Testing to be done privately if a parent chooses not to have their child tested in school if selected. (Private Testing Affirmation 10221)


Attachment Number Three:

The daily checklist that has been updated for January 2021.  All children must submit the daily checklist when they first come to school either Monday or Thursday.  There will be copies of the checklist available at the door for a parent to complete and sign if you do not have access to a printer before Monday or Thursday. (Even if you already submitted a daily checklist back in September, this checklist is an updated one that needs to be completed).


Flu vaccine for preK children:

All schools are instructed to exclude children in preschool under the age of 60 months who do not receive the flu vaccine.  Thank you to most of our families for following this protocol. Please do not send your preschool child to school beginning January 4th if your child is under the age of 60 months and the paperwork has not yet been completed or submitted for the flu vaccine. 



We will be opening our school registration shortly to our school families first before we publish our 2021-2022 application.  If you have a sibling that is not in our school, and would like to enroll your child, please call the school office to notify us and look for information coming this month.



I know you will all join me in congratulating Mrs. Meghan Vautrinot, her husband Colin, and children Bernadette and Oliver on the birth December 22nd  of Charlotte Anne, who was born at 11:30am and weighed 9lbs 11 ounces and 21 inches long.  (and we cannot forget to congratulate grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Miller.  May God bless the growing Vautrinot Family!

This Christmas, as we celebrated the miraculous gift of Jesus, may we share with others the joy that knowing him brings! Thank you all so much for your cooperation, support, generous gifts, kind words, cards and prayers this Christmas Season. The entire administration, faculty, and staff are grateful for the abundance of generosity shown to us.

All of us here at St. Clare extend gratitude to you as we ask God to bless our families, and those special to you, in the year 2021.  This past year has certainly been a challenge in many ways. At the start of this new year, we move forward prayerfully remembering that we are in the holy presence of God. As Father Mastrolia wrote, “Together, let us look forward to the fulfillment of God’s promises throughout the year that lies ahead. Let us pray for one another’s continued health, happiness and well-being.  And let’s commit ourselves to the tasks that are before us as we continue the building of the Kingdom of God”.

As we bid goodbye to 2020 and turn our attention to 2021, my wish for all of you is that God's love shines bright in your new year, and His blessings overflow for you and your family.

Stay warm and dry!

Love and prayers,

Theresa Signorile

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Snow Day Thursday, December 17th

posted Dec 16, 2020, 9:16 AM by Denise Olsen   [ updated Dec 16, 2020, 9:27 AM ]

St. Clare School will be closed tomorrow for a snow day, given the inclement weather forecast.

Please see Superintendent Deegan's letter attached below.

Stay safe!

Cohort Calendar Jan - Mar

posted Dec 14, 2020, 7:01 AM by Denise Olsen   [ updated Dec 14, 2020, 7:01 AM ]

A Cohort In Person Calendar for January - March has been added to the website. Please go to the Cohort Calendar drop down under the School Calendar tab to access the calendar.

You can also access the calendar by clicking on this link.

12-4-20 Superintendent Covid Testing Update

posted Dec 5, 2020, 4:33 PM by Denise Olsen   [ updated Dec 5, 2020, 4:35 PM ]

Please see Superintendent Michael Deegan's testing update attached below.

Christmas Wreath Dedication

posted Dec 2, 2020, 4:21 AM by Angela Contino   [ updated Dec 2, 2020, 4:27 AM ]

Unbranded 22 in. Fraser Fir Christmas Wreath with Red Bow-1000993709 - The  Home Depot

St. Clare School Christmas Wreath Dedication

 Dedicate or memorialize a Christmas Wreath to be
displayed at St. Clare during the 2020 Advent Season.

Each wreath will have a laminated dedication card. The cost to purchase and
dedicate a Christmas Wreath is $75.  

Print attached form and return with payment to  school office or rectory by Wednesday December 9th. 

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

posted Nov 18, 2020, 3:57 AM by Angela Contino

Our Scholastic Book Fair Is Open!

Dear Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair is open! Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading! Just click on the link below to start shopping.

Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Share the link with family and friends to help support our school.

Be sure to visit the Fair during our allotted dates:

November 18 – December 1


                    Some amazing features of our online store:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

  • A Virtual Fair shopping experience

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25


We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Every purchase will benefit your school!



Releases December 1ST (just in time for the holidays!)  Pre-order your copy today with your online Fair book fair order!! Hardcover edition - $12.99

If your child loves Dog Man, they will want this book!

Pre-order purchase amount counts toward the $25 to qualify for free shipping!(order must be books only)





Important Remote Learning Announcement

posted Nov 11, 2020, 5:40 PM by Denise Olsen

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you know, Governor Cuomo announced that most of Staten Island has been designated a yellow zone. All Catholic elementary schools, including St. Clare, will now pivot to remote learning.

Please be aware of the following:

November 12th:
*Tomorrow November 12th, St. Clare students in prek to grade 8 will not report to school. Teachers and staff will report to school only to retrieve their personal items and all materials necessary for remote learning.
*Homeroom teachers will conduct a zoom class tomorrow at 1pm with their entire class remotely. The teachers will review the daily schedule with the children and answer any child's question to reassure them as we make this transition. Please note that the teachers will be taking attendance.

Friday, November 13th:
Children will participate in their full schedule remotely via zoom.
Please note that attendance is taken daily, as usual, when the teacher admits students from the waiting room into the zoom class.

We anticipate a smooth transition to remote learning. The Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent is working closely with NYC Department of Health officials to safely reopen our school buildings as soon as possible. I will continue to keep you updated of any new developments.

Let us all pray that God continues to watch over our children, teachers, and families, keeping us all healthy and happy. Remember, we are St. Clare Strong! We will get through this taking each day at a time, putting our faith in God that things will return to normal soon.

Love and prayers,
Theresa Signorile

Important Message from Superintendent Michael Deegan

posted Nov 11, 2020, 4:48 PM by Denise Olsen   [ updated Nov 11, 2020, 4:49 PM ]


posted Nov 3, 2020, 6:09 AM by Angela Contino   [ updated Nov 3, 2020, 6:11 AM ]


Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

posted Nov 2, 2020, 10:00 AM by Angela Contino


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