Joseph J. Catena Elementary School

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Our Legacy Tree

Please allow me to introduce the Catena “Legacy Project”.  The Catena Legacy Tree has been installed in the STEAM Center and is pictured above.  The trunk of the tree was designed and created by one of our 3rd Grade teachers, Mr. Barthel.  The signs surrounding the tree were created and donated byMrs. Mary Charmello, Dr. Huguenin’s sister.  Our tree recognizes and thanks donors who already have and will contribute to the creation of our state of the art STEAM Center. Our STEAM Center has become a place where all our students have a chance to grow.


At this time, we would like to offer the opportunity for all our families to have a leaf on the Catena Legacy Tree.  A family donation of $75.00 will give you a leaf on the tree to commemorate your legacy at Catena.  The tree currently holds 100 leaves with the possibility to grow and grow over time. As the tree grows your donation will enhance the ongoing expansion and renewal of our STEAM Center. We have only just begun to realize the potential of the STEAM Center, and there are many new and interesting things to add for our students to experience!


If you are interested in becoming a part of Catena’s legacy, please use the link below to complete the form and $75.00 payment.  You may pay online with credit card or offline with check.  Please make checks payable to the JJC PTO.  All orders must be received by Friday, May 19th. (Please note, you will need to sign in in order to view this form)


Ms. Shaw and Mrs. Cecilione