• Applications for St. Athanasius Summer Camp are now available

  • Applications for St. Athanasius Summer Camp are now available

  • Applications for St. Athanasius Summer Camp are now available

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  • St. A's CYO Track & Field team

  • Hand in hand we can make a difference with prayer.

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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

 2017-2018 Welcome Letter, Supply List and Summer Assignments


Homework Week of April 23rd :

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

This week's homework is on page 100 of the planners, each night please see that the homework is done. Parents please sign the planners each and every night.  


Monday 4/23:  

Math- SS bk pg. 36 Lesson 35 Quiz on Friday on Lesson 30-35

Reading/Language Arts- PB pg. 1 End of Theme Test on Thursday 

Science- Earth Day Project due on Wednesday

Dress down day on Tuesday pay 2.00 CYO fund raiser


Tuesday 4/24:

Math- PB pg. 93

Science-  Earth Day project due tomm!

Reading/Lang. Arts-  PB pg. 6


Wednesday 4/25/Gym wear gym clothes!

Math- Do paper in "M" bk

Reading/Lang. Arts- Do Question writing paper in folder


Thursday 4/26:/Spring Show @ 7pm La Salle HS

Pretzel money due tomm!


Friday 4/27: Pretzel money due for Week of April 30th $2.00



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

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


  April Announcements:

Spring Showcase of African American Culture will be on Thursday April 26th @ 7 pm LaSalle High school 


Monday 4/2: Easter Monday-off No school

Tuesday 4/3: School resumes

Wednesday 4/4: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thursday 4/5: Simple Solution Quiz

Friday 4/6: 11:45 Dismissal/Pretzel $ due for Wk of 4/9 2.50

Wednesday 4/11: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wednesday 4/11: Religion Test

Friday 4/13: Pretzel $ due for Wk of 4/16 2.50

Monday 4/16: Popcorn Fund raiser begins

Tuesday 4/17: Spelling test

Wednesday 4/18: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wednesday 4/18: Earth Day project sent home

Thursday 4/19: Progress Reports sent home

Friday 4/20: Picture re-take day

Friday 4/20: Pretzel $ due for Wk of 4/23 2.50

Tuesday 4/24: CYO Fund raiser dress down day pay $2.00

Wednesday 4/25: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wednesday 4/25: Earth Day Project due

Thursday 4/26: End of Theme Reading Test 3.1-3.5

Thursday 4/26: Spring show @ 7 pm LaSalle HS

Friday 4/27: Simple Solution Quiz Lesson 30-34

Friday 4/27: Pretzel $ due for Wk of 4/30 2.00








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