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Reading Saves the Day

Saint Benedict School held a "Be a Super Hero - Reading Saves the Day" Scholastic Book fair October 22 - October 29.  Students were introduced to real-life heroes each day throughout the week who shared the positive influence that reading has made in their lives. 

Heroes that spoke on the importance of reading were school principal Mrs. Molly Halady; Assistant UB Bulls basketball  coach Jim Kwitchoff ; Mercy Flight pilot Dennis Crandall; Buffalo police officer Sheila Suggs-Barrons; and St. Benedict Pastor Father Joe Porpiglia.  Father Joe has been a Chaplain in the Navy reserves for 19 years. 

Father Joe spoke to the students about the importance reading has made in his life as a priest, a Navy chaplain and now as the pastor of Saint Benedict Parish.  Saint Benedict School is located at 3980 Main Street in Amherst. 

Halloween Show at the Williamsville Planetarium

The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium located at North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, will present its annual Halloween Kids Show on Thursday, October 28. There will be two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public but seating is limited and on a first come first served basis.

Annunciation School Holds Ice Cream Social and Book Fair

Students, parents, faculty and guests gathered at Annunciation School in Elma on October 20 for the annual Ice Cream Social, Book Fair and Halloween Party in the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. 

Highlights of the fun-filled evening included a pumpkin-decorating contest, face-painting and a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, star of the popular children’s book series.

Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Fork It Over!

Come on out and Fork It Over at the third annual food & wine fundraiser for the Gloria J. Parks Community Center.

The event is being held this evening Thursday October, 14th from 6:00-10:00PM at University at Buffalo South Campus, Harriman Hall Room 105, 3435 Main Street.

For just $40, you'll get your fill of the areas best food, wine and beer, enjoy live music by LeeRon Zydeco, and bid on their silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling 832-1010.

Participating Restaurants include:   

Catholic Schools Are Thinking Smarter

By Carol Kostyniak
Secretary for Catholic Education
Diocese of Buffalo

What is the future of Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo? Are Catholic elementary schools sustainable? What will Catholic schools look like in the year 2015? How do we keep our strong schools strong? How do we assist those schools that are struggling?

Sacred Heart Academy announces Open House

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold Open Houses on Thursday, September 30 from 5-7 pm and Sunday, October 3 from 11 am- 2 pm.  All prospective families are invited to attend, tour the School, and find out about the opportunities for girls in grades 9-12.  Sacred Heart is an all-girls, college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. Sacred Heart was recently ranked the #3 overall high school in Western New York by Business First as well as #1 in math and #2 in English.  To learn more, visit our website at www.sacredheartacademy.org or call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext. 311.