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Hello! My name is Mary Frances Okonski and I will be teaching second grade here at Saint Athanasius. I graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I later received a Masters degree in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where I taught 6TH, 7TH, and 8TH grade. I then taught in the Philadelphia School District. In my 30 years with the Philadelphia School District I have taught grades ranging from Head Start to 8TH grade. I am thrilled to be returning to the Archdiocese as a member of the Saint A’s faculty.

I believe that my role as an elementary teacher is to nurture and encourage the lifelong learning of my students. I want to instill a passion for learning inside each child. I believe that all students can learn and want to learn. It is my job to meet them where they are and help them move forward. I want to create a classroom where students can flourish and explore to reach their full potential. My goal is to create a warm, loving environment, so students feel safe to take risks and express themselves.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband and three terrific children and our dog Charlie. Besides teaching, I enjoy cooking, gardening, taking walks and of course spending time with my family.




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Homework will not begin until Monday September 11TH.

A Homework paper will be stapled in your child's Planner each week. The Homework paper will clearly outline the week's homework and the assignments that are to be completed for each day. Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. Friday (Weekend) homework will be assigned for reading (building & strengthening reading fluency), studying for an upcoming test and for getting a head start on spelling words and reading vocabulary definitions. 


Parents/Guardians are beings asked to sign the Homework sheet each day/night. Students are to complete only the Homework that is assigned for that particular day. Students are not to move ahead and complete another day of homework. 

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