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StarLab comes to Mater Christi School

February 2, 2018

Mater Christi School elementary students explored the constellations in the school’s gymnasium in a portable planetarium; StarLab, a program from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, offers students a visual experience of the night skies, contained within a 22-foot inflatable dome. The program was sponsored by Mater Christi School’s PTO, and dovetails with the school’s […] Read more...

President’s Perspective: Special Days

January 31, 2018

Dear Mater Christi Families, The start of 2018 has been ushered in here at Mater Christi by a host of events and activities.  Let me share a snapshot of the special days we’ve had in January. 1/8 The leadership team from MESA (Mercy Education System of the Americas) visited and spent the day in classrooms, […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Burton visits Mater Christi!

January 3, 2018

The first grade class had a surprising treat for them when they walked into PE, snowboards!  They were brought through Burton’s indoor snowboarding program, “Burton Riglet Snowboarding“.  There were many different activities that Jeff Boliba brought from the Burton HQ, some of the activities were: half and full turns on balance boards, warm-ups with Olympic […] Read more...

President’s Perspective: The Mater Christi “Feel”

December 12, 2017

Dear Mater Christi Families, I’m a math guy.  I like data that can be quantified.  But when I ask families what it is they like about our school, over and over I hear about “the feel” they have when they enter the doors and walk the halls.  And though it is difficult to quantify, I […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Second Grade Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

The second grade students studied the history of Thanksgiving this month, including some role-playing as either a Native American or a Pilgrim. “Pilgrims went on a ship called the Mayflower and they travelled very far to be at their own home,” said one student. Another student countered: “Native Americans are the reason why the Pilgrims […] Read more...