Alumni Spotlight: Angelia Carbonaro, Class Of 2018

Please join us in congratulating Espiritu alumnus Angelina Carbonaro who has been chosen to perform the lead character of Clara in the Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Straz Center.
Angelina will be performing on:
Friday: November 29, 7:00 pm
Sunday: December 1, 2:00 pm
About the Show: Now a glittering, star-studded Tampa holiday tradition, Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker includes principal dancers from powerhouse companies such as New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre alongside NGB’s award-winning young dancers. This family-friendly favorite takes audiences into Clara and Drosselmeyer’s fantastical world of dancing sweets, sword-fighting rodents and some of ballet’s most famous music.

 

 

Family Fun Time: Monday | November 11 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Theme: Dragon Adventures

Monday | November 11 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Please be our guest and join us for an adventurous morning filled with story time, activities, crafts and songs. Have fun with your child and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you.

 

New Families:

This complimentary event is for Parish families, siblings of current students and their friends and is open to the local community for children ages 0-5.

 

Eagle Scout Projects :Three Boy Scouts from Troop 487 To Improve School’s Backyard Space

Three Life Scouts from Troop 487 chartered by Espiritu Santo Catholic Church and School are working on their Eagle Scout service projects, which will benefit the School’s Outdoor Area.
The Three Eagle Scout Service Projects to benefit the Espiritu Santo Catholic School Outdoor Area are as follows:
  • Outdoor Classroom: Guillermo Romero
  • Prayer and Meditation Garden: James McCarthy
  • Art, Music and Performance Area: Dean Brown

Scholastic Book Fair: November 4 – 8: Monday through Friday

 

We are preparing for our Arctic Adventure Book Fair where there will be “snow much to read!” Mark your calendars for the week of November fourth for this great adventure. Our Scholastic website will go live next week. Be sure to check it out so that you or your family members can order books online and you can also set-up your child’s e-wallet.  The e-wallet saves you from having to send in cash or checks with your child. We will be open on November 4 – 6 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and November 7 from 7:30 am to 7 pm (during the Science Fair). We look forward to seeing everyone in the Arctic!

Alumni Spotlight: Class Of 2018 Maeve Miller and Arianna Cortes

 

Two Espiritu Alumni Chosen To Represent Academy Of The Holy Names Abroad
In celebration of its 150th school year, St Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, invited students from schools in the Holy Names network to attend “Come and See Mother Marie Rose” week. Last year, Academy freshmen and sophomores were asked to write an essay on why they would like to attend this gathering, and two of the four girls selected were Espiritu Santo alumni. Arianna Cortes and Maeve Miller were chosen to represent Academy of the Holy Names. These incredible students spent last week in Winnipeg and experienced the day-to-day life and culture of the St Mary’s community. They attended classes and participated in extracurricular activities including athletics, debate and service. What an amazing opportunity!

Family Fun Time: Monday: October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Theme: Campfire Adventures
Please be our guest and join us for an adventurous morning filled with story time, activities, crafts and songs. Have fun with your child and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you.
New Families: This complimentary event is for siblings of current students and their friends and is open to the local community for children ages 0-5.

Sixth Grade Social Studies Transformed: Ancient Civilizations Brought To Life In Mr. Bennett’s Class

The sixth-grade social studies students are learning about the first civilizations which developed in the Fertile Crescent, the area of the world known today as the Middle East. Rather than just reading about each ancient group of people in the region, the students took on the role of a recruiter. They were challenged to promote their civilization to star citizens who were looking for a good place to live.
Each group was assigned a civilization to study.  After gathering information from the text and online, they had to decide how they would teach the class about the civilization and also advertise it. Some groups created PowerPoint presentations, mimicking newspaper or magazine ads. Others wrote and presented skits, imitating television commercials. Would you want to join the Babylonians and visit their famous Hanging Gardens, race one of the first chariots invented by the Hittites and Kassites, chose the security of the powerful Assyrian army, live next to the famous Chaldean leader Nebuchadnezzar, or sail the Mediterranean with the Phoenicians? After such quality presentations, potential citizens were left with a difficult decision.