A kidney warrior and her angels

The Buckley Family has been on a journey since 2015, which means our BCACS Family has been on a journey, too. The destination: A cure for Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS is a rare kidney disorder. Second-grader...

A garden for Thomas

When our BCACS Family gathered together for a new school year last fall, it was with a heavy heart. Thomas Thang, set to enter second-grade, suffered a swimming accident and passed away on August 1st. A loss like that leaves a hole. Although our family can’t fill that...

The power of crayons and books

St. Joseph kindergarten teacher Brooke Schmitz loves the diversity in her classroom. The challenge, however, is fostering inclusion. “There weren’t a lot of books in my classroom that told stories about different cultures or different experiences growing up,” Ms....

A world of experience close to home

St. Joseph students don’t have to travel far to access a variety of extra-curricular activities. Our After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) has been bringing clubs, sports clinics, language lessons, art, music, and cooking classes to the school grounds since 2016....

Celebrating our patron St. Joseph

My grandmother grew up in a large Polish-Catholic community where it was tradition to celebrate your patron saint’s feast day like your own birthday. I was reminded of this as I learned about how our schools prepare for the Feast of St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the...

Reading Madness hits St. Joseph Elementary School

What do you get when you cross “March Madness” with “March is Reading Month”? Reading Madness. That is the theme of reading month at St. Joseph Elementary, and the madness has everyone cracking a book and a smile. “March is a pretty busy...
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