Happy birthday to one of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn's most ardent supporters and proudest alums, Mariann Tepedino! Last year, as a surprise for her special day, Mariann's daughter Nicole reached out to the Academy in search of a copy of her mother's long-lost yearbook, which was located in Adelphi's archives and presented to the overjoyed Class of 1976 member along with a special framed message from her alma mater! Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos later welcomed Mariann back to the Academy for a very special visit, during which she visited the tree she sponsored in tribute to her father as part of Adelphi's Special Trees for Special Needs Holiday Tree Drive! Ms. Romanos and the entire Adelphi family would like to wish Mariann a very happy and healthy year ahead — We look forward to welcoming her back to school again!
And Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s 2021-2022 annual school theme is…..”I Am Adelphi!” Members of Adelphi’s Class of 2022 were proud to unveil the colorful new theme, which serves as a celebration of all the incredible qualities that define an Adelphian. Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said she cannot wait to see the many ways in which this timeless theme is incorporated into daily learning at Adelphi! #IAmAdelphi
WORDS OF WISDOM: As Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn students, faculty and staff settle into their classrooms and embark on an exciting, historic 2021-2022 academic year filled with endless possibilities, we are reminded of these powerful words of wisdom from French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. Adelphi is known as the "little school of big dreams," and each new lesson learned presents the opportunity for even the biggest dreams to come true!
Thank you to New York District of Kiwanis International Past Lt. Governor Lenny Gioia (far right) for making a special visit to Adelphi this summer to deliver dozens of fully stocked backpacks on behalf of Gravesend Kiwanis and All Island Kiwanis for new Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn students to enjoy as they head back to school on Monday, September 13th! Gioia is pictured with Adelphi's Director of Community & External Relations Chip Cafiero, Director of Academy Operations Albert C. Corhan and Head of School Iphigenia Romanos. These stylish blue and black bags came filled with folders, notebooks, rulers, erasers, crayons and other school supplies and were distributed to new families at Adelphi's New Student/Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 9th. What a great way to start a new school year!
May we all remember the innocent victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Twenty years ago, that carnage unified this country more than ever behind the principles of the individual freedoms this country was founded on. Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn will #NeverForget.
THIS WEEK AT ADELPHI: With the launch of another historic academic year at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn comes the announcement of a brand new annual school theme! Faculty members Mr. DeCrescenzo, Ms. Fregara, Ms. Foronda and Ms. Wong are pictured showcasing some of their personal favorite themes from the past several years, while Dean of Faculty Mr. Bates preps this year's theme for a grand unveiling. Stay tuned for the announcement of the official theme for Adelphi's 2021-2022 school year on Monday, September 13th — the first day of school!