• S'As Summer Camp

  • Grade 8

  • May Procession

  • Building Robots

  • Kindergarten: First-In-Math Leaders

  • S'As Summer Camp

  • Grade 5: Ballroom Dance Competition

  • St. A's CYO Track & Field team

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Teacher Biography 

Mrs. Ward



Hello My name is Mrs. Ward (A.K.A. Miss Jodi) I have been a teacher for 14 years. I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career in the public school system. I taught there for 2 years. I decided to leave public school and began a new chapter in my professional teaching in Catholic school.  I became the full time substitute for the first grade class at St. Athanasius and now, 13 years later I am still the first grade teacher. (Time flies when you love what you do!) I feel it was God's plan for me to become the first grade teacher at St. A's and mold such beautiful young minds.  I teach Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Math, Science and Social Studies.  The students in my class learn through routines, procedures, and a variety of teaching techniques that can reach all students' learning styles.  

Some of my favorites so you may get to know me better:

Favorite Types of Movies; Romantic Comedies and Sports Related 

Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own

Favorite Sitcom: Friends

Favorite Music: I love Motown and Country music 

Favorite Band: Florida Georgia Line (Country band) 

Favorite Singer: Elvis Presley( I've been to Graceland and it was awesome!) Garth Brooks (Country singer).

Favorite Hobby: Watching reruns of the sitcom Friends with my husband Eric and baking!

Favorite Food: Pizza and French fries

Favorite Animal: Lion and an Owl

Favorite Color: Green

I like the Philadelphia Sports teams especially the Phillies and Flyers. I like to travel and see new places and experience new things.  This past summer, I found a new interest in Jazz music!

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, parents, 1 older brother, and a sister-in-law who have two terrific kids, my niece Emilee and nephew DJ.  

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Class News

2018-2019 Welcome Letter
2018-2019 Supply List and Summer Assignments


Black History Show 



Homework Week of May 21st :

No Homework sheets-students are now writing the homework down in their planners.

This week's homework is on page 108 of the planners, each night please see that the homework is done. Parents please sign the planners each and every night.  


Monday 5/21:  

Math- SS bk pg. 41 Lesson 40

Reading/Language Arts:  PB pg. 26

Spelling-  Study for End of Year Assessment

Book Fair this week!


Tuesday 5/22: Book Fair!

Math- PB pg.195

Reading/Language Arts:  PB pg. 27

Spelling-  Study! for final assessment 



Wednesday 5/23/ Last GYM Day! wear gym clothes/Book Fair

Math-  PB pg. 196

Reading/Lang. Arts-  PB pg. 28

Spelling-  Study!  for the end of year assessment!

Religion-    Study! for the end of year assessment


Thursday 5/24: Book Fair

Social Studies-  Do Memorial Paper in S & S bk

Spelling-  Study!  for the end of year assessment!

Religion-    Study! for the end of year assessment


Friday 5/25: No Pretzel money due this week was the last week!/ Book Fair

 Bring in a Lunch!



Remember to bring in Mission Money and Bring in your Box Tops!!!!

Mission Money supports the Sisters of Saint Joseph at the Villa.



 May/June Announcements:

Wednesday 5/2: Dress up day! Feast of St. Athanasius

Friday 5/4: 11:45 Dismissal/Pretzel $ due for Wk of 5/7 2.50

Monday 5/7: Popcorn Sale ends!

Tuesday 5/8: Spelling Test 

Wednesday 5/9: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thursday 5/10: Ascension Thursday Mass @ 10 am

Friday 5/11: Pretzel money due for the Week of 5/14

Wednesday 5/16: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Friday 5/18: Pretzel money due for the Week of 5/21 $2.50-Lasr Week of Pretzels

Monday 5/21 thru Friday 5/25 Book Fair

Wednesday 5/23: Gym day! wear gym clothes Last gym class

Thursday 5/24: May Procession-No Dress Passes can be used-wear regular school uniform

Thursday 5/24: Last Day of Hot Lunch 

Friday 5/25: All students must have a COLD LUNCH

Monday 5/28: OFF! Happy Memorial Day

Tuesday 5/29: End of Year Assessments/11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a lunch!

Wednesday 5/30: End of Year Assessment/11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a lunch!

Thursday 5/31: End of Year Assessment/11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a lunch!

Friday 6/1: End of Year Assessment/11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a lunch! 

Friday 6/1: Last Day for CARES

Monday 6/4: Arrive @ 8:10- Dismiss @ 11:45

Tuesday 6/5: Field Day Arrive @ 8:10- Dismiss @ 1:00 wear gym clothes or gym pants/shorts and Field Day shirt (if a shirt was purchased)

Wednesday 6/6: No school for grades 1-7; 8th Gr. Graduation

Thursday 6/7: Report Cards distributed- Arrive @ 8:10- Dismiss @ 11:45

Friday 6/8: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!-Awards Arrive @ 8:10- Dimiss @ 11:00

Happy Summer!!!

CAMP BEGINS Monday June 11th

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