Principal Newsletter 6.12.19

Race for Education Final Update

Our annual Race for Education was a tremendous success! We raised $16,072! This is just about 80% of our goal. Your generosity will go a along way as we work toward our goal of upgrading our technology lab with new equipment and devices.

This event was truly a successful thanks to our amazing OLMCA community. A huge thanks to the sponsors that contributed to our special race. Thank you to all the parent volunteers that supervised the students, decorated, punched holes, and helped serve food. Thank you to the faculty and staff for organizing this wonderful event. I would especially like to thank Mrs. Monica Cirone and her team of teachers for preparing a delicious barbecue! Finally, this event would not have been the success that it was without the support of Mrs. Kathleen Murphy. She spent countless hours to ensure that the race was a success. It is due to her leadership that this event has been such a success at OLMCA. We will certainly miss this incredible class parent as Michael graduates and heads to Xavier in the Fall!

Here is a breakdown of the winners:

Highest Donations:

Grand Prize: Lucas Holloway (Grade 4)

1st Place: Justin Morris (Ms. Margaret’s Pre-K)

2nd Place: Dylan Vetell (Grade 4)

 

Highest Earning Class:

Grade 4: The class has earned a pizza party!

Grade 5 with the highest class participation has also earned a pizza party!

 

Most Laps

Grade 1: Sophia Trujillo

Grade 2: Rihanna Hoxhaj and David Schnall

Grade 3: Nicholas Frisch, Mateo Koo, Charles LaPunzina, and Mia Watts

Grade 4: Elsa Desinor and Valentina Galante

Grade 5: Thomas Fischer and Violet Dutton

Grade 6: Naomi Goya, Joshua Paduani, and Sofia Tavares

Grade 7: Daniel Gomez

Grade 8: George Burke

 

Registration

Priority registration for current students and their relatives ended as of Friday, April 26. Families must be current on this year’s tuition to register for next year. It is imperative that you return the form as soon as possible to ensure that your child has a seat for the 2019-2020 school year. If you need an extra registration sheet, please contact the office at 718-793-2086.

Volunteer Luncheon

 

Please join us for a Volunteer Celebration!

Thursday, June 13, 8:15AM

Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall

 

As a special thanks to all our volunteers, we are hosting a breakfast to celebrate all that you have done to create a strong partnership between school and home!

Step-Up and Graduation Dates

  • Pre-K (Friday, June 14 at 9 AM and 10:15)
  • Nursery (Monday, June 17 at 9:15AM)
  • Kindergarten (Tuesday, June 18 at 9:15 AM)

Grade 8

Graduation (Friday, June 14 at 6PM)

It is an exciting time at OLMCA. We look forward to sharing these special moments with you and your children. Be sure to check the website for important announcements as we begin to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year!

Color Day

Nursery: Blue

PKA: Red

Kindergarten: White

Grade 1: Gray

Grade 2: Orange

Grade 3: Green

Grade 4: Black

Grade 5: Purple

Grade 6: Yellow

Grade 7: Pink

Grade 8: Brown

Race for Education Update

Thank you to all who have helped make our 13th Annual Race for Education a success so far! To date about 30% of our students have participated and we are half way to our goal of $20,000!! Just a reminder that the Race is coming up fast next week and you still have time to solicit sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues and even those out of state relatives who want to help support education with a tax deductible sponsorship! Every little bit helps with all the exciting things going on at OLMCA like science & technology, additional new laptops and software & even supplemental residency programs like Dancing Classrooms, Stages on the Sound and E3 Sports!

Sponsorships can be sent to the office or made securely via PayPal through our website – https://olmercyca.org/support-our-school/. Be sure to include the name of the student and/or grade under “Instructions to Merchant”.  Sponsorships will be collected through the beginning of June.  As a reminder, homerooms that achieve full participation (minimum one paid sponsorship from each student) by Thursday, May 23rd will receive a pizza party!

Looking forward to a fun race day, Friday, May 24th.  As always, thank you for your support!

OLMCA GLOW PARTY!!! RSVP, BAKE SALE and VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS

Let’s Glow! We are counting down the days until the 2nd Annual OLMCA Glow Party! Make sure you mark your calendars for THIS Friday, May 17th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the OLM Parish Hall!  ​ Click the links below to RSVP and SIGNUP TO VOLUNTEER or Bring a Treat for the BAKE SALE. We are looking for help with the setup and breakdown and Security. It would be great to get a few of the Dads to help out monitoring the doors during the event. If you know someone who is willing to help please sign them up and insert their name in the comments/notes section so we know who to expect.  
 
RSVP! You’re Invited! 
Click below to RSVP and tell us you are coming! Or just show up! We are gearing up for a great turnout. Feel free to bring friends, cousins, neighborhood friends etc. Pay at the door. Raffles and Concessions will be sold.

 
 
 
Calling all Volunteers!
Click below to see all the ways you can help us make this the BEST PARTY EVER! We need parents like you to help us get the party started! Calling all photographers, videographers, bakers, greeters, concession stand volunteers, security, set up and breakdown crews! We need you. Sign up to help a little or to help a lot! 
 

OLMCA’s 3rd Annual Spirit Week

 

Proceeds will go to the 8th Grade Graduation Costs

Monday, May 20 

New York Spirit Day   

Represent New York by wearing your favorite New York sports team or anything that symbolizes New York!

Italian ices will be sold during lunch for $1.00

Tuesday, May 21

Color Day

Show your class spirit by wearing your assigned color!

Wednesday, May 22

Storybook Character Day

Come dressed up as your favorite storybook character!

Thursday, May 23             

Pajama Day

Wear your favorite pair of pajamas! Students may also dress in sweats!

Friday, May 24                  

Race for Education

Wear your gym uniform as we race for race for technology!

A day of music, barbecue, and fun!

 

DRESS-DOWN UNIFORM RULES STILL APPLY!  Please bring your money by Monday, May 20

Race for Education Update

Many thanks to all those who have helped make a great start for our 13th Annual Race for Education! Thanks to your generosity we are more than ¼ way toward our goal of $20,000 to fund new purchases for our technology lab. Congratulations to Justin Morris (PreK 1 – Ms. Margaret) and Lucas Holloway (Grade 4 – Mrs. Ray) for leading the way with the most paid sponsorships so far! Congratulations also to Ms. Orlov’s 5th Grade for leading the way with class participation!

Just a few reminders, the next early return day has been extended to this Monday, May 6thReturn your sponsorship form with a minimum paid donation of $25 and receive 2 NUT cards!! Sponsors can also make secure donations through our website via PayPal. Remind them to include student’s name in “Instructions to Merchant” section to ensure credit.. Remember every little bit helps work towards our goal and sponsorships continue through Race Day May 24th!!

We are all gearing up for a great day Friday, May 24th!  Please remember to return sponsorships as soon as possible. If you returned a pledge sheet, please begin to collect payments and send in as well. Remember every little bit helps!  Our goal is to have every student return at least 1 sponsorship!

We are also looking for volunteers to help organize both the morning of the Race as well as the days before.  We will be sending home more information the week of May 13th.

Thank you all for your continued generosity and support. Looking forward to a fun race day!

Principal Appreciation Day

Thank you so very much for remembering me on Principal Appreciation Day. It was truly touched by the outpouring of love from the entire OLMCA community. I absolutely loved reading the cards from all of the students!

Thank you so much to the students! Having you at OLMCA is a true joy, and gift enough for me each and every day that I come into work. I feel honored to have you as one of my students. Being a principal is such a gift in itself, as my students truly give me a greater purpose in life. The greatest gift any student could ever give a principal, is to love to learn and to strive to achieve. That is, after all, my hopes for each and every one of my students.

A tremendous thank you to the OLMCA faculty for organizing this special day and keeping it a surprise! Thank you to the parent community for your generous contribution. Thank you for the flowers, cake, and gift card!  

Thank you for your gifts, I am very grateful for your generosity and thought.

OLMCA’s Glow Party

 
GRAB YOUR FRIENDS! INVITE YOUR FAMILY! AND LET’S GLOW!

OLMCA Dance Party! For Nursery to 8th Grades! 

Wear light-colored clothes to SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER!

FRIDAY, May 17th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM 

OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH HALL

70-25 KESSEL STREET, FOREST HILLS, NY 11375

PAY AT THE DOOR! GLOW STICKS WITH EACH PAID TICKET! 

$10 for one child, $5 for each additional child, $5 suggested donation for adults. *Older siblings are welcome to join in the fun! Kids under 3 free. 

Raffles & Snacks will be sold! All proceeds to benefit the Technology Lab

Principal Newsletter 4.30.19

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope you all had a chance to enjoy time with family and friends. We have received wonderful news this morning! Sienna Maria Vaccaro arrived this morning at 8:13am. She weighs 6 pounds, 10 ounces. She is 21 inches long. Mommy and Baby Sienna are doing well! Mrs. Vaccaro and her family are ecstatic to welcome little Sienna Maria into the world!

We have many wonderful events on the horizon such as our Wine Tasting this upcoming Thursday for parents and parishioners. For our students, we also have our second annual Glow Party on Friday, May 17th!

Re-registration for 2019-2020

Families must be current on this year’s tuition to register for next year. It is imperative that you return the form as soon as possible to ensure that your child has a seat for the 2019-2020 school year. As of right now, we only have ONE seat available for Kindergarten! Please be sure to send in your re-registration form as soon as possible so that we can guarantee you a seat as well as complete our budgetary process for next year.

Lunch Duty Reminder

There is still plenty of time to schedule lunch duty for the remainder of the year. We need parent support to ensure that our students can have a safe lunch and recess.

You may sign up using the following links:

First Lunch: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44ABA82BA2FA7-lunch12

Second Lunch: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44ABA82BA2FA7-lunch13

Progress Reports (Grades 1-8)

All students will receive progress reports on Thursday, May 9. These reports will be a snapshot in time, including your child’s grades as of that date. Please return the signed report to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday, May 13. Please remember that you can always access your child’s grades by logging into Option C.

Race for Education

Please mark your calendars! Our annual Walk-a-thon will be taking place on Friday, May 24. All information was distributed last week. If you need additional copies, please contact the office. With your help, we hope to raise even more funds for our school.

This year’s Race is dedicated to upgrading our Technology Lab! We hope to raise $20,000.00 to purchase 25 new laptops, a new JTouch SmartBoard, and new software and apps. If each student brought in $70, we would be able to reach our goal! With your help, we can make this a reality!

Each student will raise funds by asking sponsors- friends, neighbors and family-to donate a (tax deductible) fixed amount. Please collect pledges from friends and family and turn them in by Monday, May 20!

Step-Up and Graduation Dates

Please make a note of these important dates. Your child’s teacher will send you more information as the date gets closer.

Nursery

Monday, June 17

Ms. Debbie and Ms. Kristen at 9:15

Pre-Kindergarten

Friday, June 14

Mrs. Keenan and Ms. Josephine at 9 AM

Ms. Margaret and Ms. Brittany at 10:15 AM

Kindergarten

Tuesday, June 18 at 9:15 AM

8th Grade

Friday, June 14 at 6PM

Wine Tasting Event at OLMCA

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 7 to 9pm

Place: Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall

Cost:   $60 per person

We have engaged Toni Sinclair, Owner of “The Wine Room”, and four wine experts to do a wine tasting event.

We will have four (4) stations with food and wines.

The food at each station include:

Station 1:  Meat and spinach empanadas            

Station 2: Shrimp on a wasabi cracker with guacamole

Station 3: Beef cordon blue

 Station 4: Variety of Cheeses