St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus

Uncle FrankYesterday I visited St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls, NY. It’s quite a place. The building itself was modeled after Westminster Abbey and the large hall inside is breathtaking. I’ve never been to an elementary/middle school quite like it.


Inside I was greeted by a very strange sight. As I was being introduced to my host, Mrs. MacDonald-Persons, I had the strange sense someone was watching me from the couch in the office. Further inspection, however, revealed the culprit to be an empty uniform with a life-size computer print of a girl’s head. The school was full of these! It was a very cool, and ever so slightly creepy at the same time. These must have been a blast to make.

Paper girl

Through the day I got to spend time with all the kids in the school, read some books, and answer questions. (Thanks to the fourth grade for those terrific pictures.) After a delicious lunch with the faculty, I did a short writing project with the fifth grades. Everyone spread out on the floor and came up with some very creative stories.

Writing project

Thanks to everyone at SMSA, and especially Mrs. MacDonald-Persons, for making me feel so welcome. A fun day indeed!

Absolutely Not drawing