Mrs. Tolnay

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Mrs. Tolnay

1st Grade Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs. Lisa Tolnay. I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have taught 5th, 2nd, 1st, kindergarten and now 3rd grade. I don’t have a favorite. I loved something about each and every grade. Teaching is such a rewarding occupation. The kids are always making me feel so blessed to be part of their lives. In addition to teaching I am a mother of two daughters who have made me so proud as well. My daughter Emily is a fashion designer in NYC and my daughter Rachel works in health care. I love spending time with my family whenever we get the chance. Much laughter and love is always part of my time with my family and students! I am in charge of running the summer sparklers program each summer. Each year it is a fun filled program and I look forward to it every year. The teachers and I work hard to make the program the success that it is every year. My free time is spent with my husband and friends, traveling and finding great deals is what I enjoy when I get the chance!

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                                                                                           Week of December 18th- December 22nd

***This is the third week of Advent.  During this week we think of what brings us Joy.  I know that being able to teach your child everyday is one thing that brings me much JOY.  What brings you JOY?  Discuss this with your child.  Hopefully everyone will find the time to attend mass as a family next weekend.  This is a special time in our faith where we should celebrate the birth of OUR LORD. 


Monday, December 18th- Bishop Malone will be visiting our school at 9:00 a.m. and then celebrate mass with us at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 21st- Prayer service for Christmas season and Peer Ministry- wear Christmas attire.  We will be having our Christmas party today.  By now you have received an email from Mrs. Beback and Mrs. Filbert regarding a donation of hats and mittens to be donated to an organization in Tonawanda.  We will be discussing this is our morning meeting so that the kids know that they are helping to make someone else’s Christmas extra special.  The kids have already made Christmas cards for the elderly in a nursing home.

                                                                                       Thursday is also the First Day of Winter!!!

This is our Encores schedule for each week:

Monday- Music

Tuesday & Thursday- Gym——Please be sure your child comes prepared with sneakers & girls need shorts under their uniform all the time.

Wednesday- Library- All Library books are due on this day. 

Friday-Art- All children need an art smock—Old parent t-shirts work best