March 08, 2023

Principal Newsletter 3.8.23




OLMCA is bringing back Supermarket Sweeps on Sunday, March 26 from 2-5 pm in the Parish Hall! Join us for an afternoon of bingo for groceries, and take a chance to win raffle prizes or the 50/50!  The $20 entry fee includes 2 bingo cards, coffee/tea, and a sweet treat.  Bring your own snacks and beverages. Additional cards and water will be for sale at the event. This is an adult-only, cash-only event.  To purchase tickets: Send your name(s), contact information (email or phone) and either cash or check made payable to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy to the school office no later than March 20. Get your tickets before 




Last Sunday, OLM's Winter Blood Drive was a great success. With everyone's help, the NYBC was able to collect 90 units of blood, potentially saving 270 lives throughout the metropolitan area.   The drive ran extremely smoothly and we were able to process over 90 potential donors that responded.   Thank you to everyone who donated and attempted to donate. Special thanks to the 8 donors who took the extra time to donate double units of red cells.   The blood drive depends on so many people working behind the scenes: Sandy, our parish secretary, for arranging and showcasing the announcements, Tony, our sacristan, who needed to arrive extra early to open up the parish hall for the equipment arrival, Kenneth and Janet Bravmann who volunteered to help out during the blood drive, our custodial staff for clearing the hall and placing out required tables and chairs, and Fr. Frank who graciously allows the NYBC the use of OLM's parish hall.    Please make a note in your calendar.  OLM’s Spring Blood Drive is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 14th.


Parent Teacher Conferences (3K-Grade 8)

The Second Trimester will conclude on Thursday, March 16th Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 23rd from 1-3 PM and again from 6-8 PM for all students (Grades 3K-8) of OLMCA. As we get closer to the date, additional information will be available about scheduling conferences.


There is a 12:30 PM dismissal for all students. Conferences will be conducted from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM. 


Please note that accounts must be fully up to date for you to receive your child’s report card and meet your child’s teacher. We will be giving courtesy letters to families that are not fully up to date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Leone at [email protected] or 718-793-2086.


Hot lunch will be served at 11:30 am, for all students. There will be extended Care from 12:30 PM-5:30 PM.

Financial Reminders from Ms. Leone

As I begin to finalize my training into the new financial secretary I am asking for your kindness and support during my transition here. If you would be so kind as to help me by doing the following:


1.  Money order or a Personal Check
        Please PRINT the student's name in the memo along with their grade and what it's for (Ex: Jane Smith Grade 5, chocolate sale)

2. Cash
       Please put the money in a sealed envelope. Please PRINT the student's full name and grade on the front along with what it is for.

These minor changes will help me immensely as I am learning all of the students and families in the school. I want to ensure that I am accurately entering all payments and paperwork.

I look forward to a successful end of the school year!

 As report card time is nearing, all balances need to be in good standing. Please make sure your tuition is up to date. The Chocolate sale, supply fee, and lunch and recess fees should have already been paid. Please check your FACTS regarding your balance.  This will give you a good idea if your child's report card will be held in the office thus, making you unable to meet with your child's teacher on Report card night.



Priority registration for current students and their relatives began on Tuesday, January 17th.  Families must be current on this year’s tuition to register for next year. It is imperative that you return the form with the fee as soon as possible to ensure that your child has a seat for the 2023-2024 school year. All re-registration documents must be submitted as soon as possible. If you need an additional form, please contact Ms. Hinkson at [email protected]


Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy have begun. Once you have registered for next year, you can apply online for a Diocesan scholarship. Families who apply during the first round are the only ones eligible for the maximum scholarship. For more information, please visit:

Scholarship Deadlines

  • March 31, 2023- Returning Families who received an award in the previous academic year
  • April 30, 2023- New Families (students who did not receive an award in previous academic year)






Ms. McCann