November 18, 2016

Science Lab

On November 15, 2014, nearly 100 people gathered at St. Patrick’s School in Bedford for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new science lab, the culmination of two years of fundraising, planning and work by two school groups: the Father’s Fellowship and the Science Lab Committee, along with many school families and supporters who contributed to the fundraising effort. The entire school, along with donors and representatives from the New York archdiocese, were on hand for the festivities, which included a demonstration in the lab on blood typing by the school’s Fifth Grade class.
The lab was built in an existing classroom over the summer of 2014 by Win-Some Contracting in Chappaqua and provides all children of St. Patrick’s School at all grade levels from Pre-K through Grade 8 the opportunity for hands-on, experiential, inquiry-based science lessons by the school’s science teacher.
On May 22, 2016, at the celebration for the retirement of Monsignor George P. Thompson, who served as Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church and was an instrumental administrator and daily presence at St. Patrick’s School, Principal Sharyn O’Leary announced that the Science Lab would officially be named The George P. Thompson Science Lab in honor of his service.

A heartfelt thank you to all the  families and friends who donated to the construction and outfitting of the lab, many with multi-year pledges:

Andriano  Alvarez   Atkins   Bisaillon   Bisignano  Bomba   Boyd

Benvenuto   Buckingham   Burns   Calicchia   Carson   Castaldo   Creegan

Doherty   Eliseo   Forte   Frantzeskos   Gallagher   Garufi   Caracappa

Hoffman   Hooper   Ianelzi Interiors   Jeres Hardware   Kamco Supply

Keaveney   Kristensen   Kulowiec   McKenney   McMann   Monforte

Murray   Nastasi   O’Brien-O’Shea   O’Donnell   O’Gara   Pazos

Pelosi   Ritter Foundation   Ruvituso   Samuel Feldman Lumber

Sestito   Simpson   Spaziani   Tarateta   Vessecchia   Wieting

Wells Fargo   Williams   Young   Zagreda

Special thanks to the Science Lab Committee, which worked tirelessly to see the fundraising and construction of the Science Lab to fruition! sps sl ribbon cutting1