Parent Teacher Conferences (Nursery-Grade 8)
The Second Trimester will conclude on Thursday, March 18th. Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday, March 24th for students in Grades K-8. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 1-3 PM and again from 6-8 PM for all students (Grades Nursery-8) of OLMCA. Due to the continued current state of being socially distant, OLMCA’s Parent Teacher Conferences will be held securely via Zoom for the second trimester. As we get closer to the date, your child’s teacher will be emailing you a Calendly link to sign up for your child’s Report Card Conference time on Thursday, March 25th. This will give you the opportunity to sign up for whichever time slot works best for you.
There is a 12:30PM dismissal for all students. Conferences will be conducted from 1-3PM and 6-8PM.
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. Alleva at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-793-2086.
Hot lunch will be served at 11:30 for all students. There will be extended Care from 12:30PM-6PM.
Priority registration for current students and their relatives began on Friday, January 22nd. 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 2021-2022 school year as spacing is limited due to social distancing and we have a wait list for several grades. All re-registration documents must be submitted by Friday, February 26th. If you need an additional form, please contact Ms. Hinkson at email@example.com.
Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy has 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: www.futuresineducation.org.
Scholarship Deadlines: New families: April 30, 2021
On Sunday Feb. 28th from 8:45am to 2:45pm Our Lady of Mercy will be sponsoring a Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Metro area blood supply is at a critically low level.
As we enter the second week of Lent, please consider giving the Gift of Life as one part of your Lenten service to others. A blood donor is a special kind of volunteer. One donation of blood can help save up to three patients’ lives. The Blood Center provides blood services to hospitals throughout the area. We are fortunate to live in a region where sophisticated medical facilities and transplant programs are available. These programs require many blood donations. When there is not enough blood, patients wait for hours for the blood they need, delaying their recovery. Patients who are weak from low iron wait for red cells; patients whose bodies have been assaulted by chemotherapy wait for platelets that will allow their blood to clot again. Patients who have been on an organ transplant list for months or years and finally get an opportunity for an organ will lose that opportunity if there is no blood.
The donation procedure is simple and safe. Masks are required to be worn by all workers and donors. Social distancing will be practiced and there will be sanitizer available. This year, in order to keep everyone (donors and Blood Center workers) safe and maintain social distancing, it is requested that all donors have an appointment for the Blood Drive. Appointments can be made by going to the New York Blood Center web site (www.nybloodcenter.org) or calling 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566). Walk-ins will be accommodated only if safe practices can be maintained. You can donate if you are between the ages of 16 and 75 (16 year olds must have parental consent. Consent form is available at www.nybloodcenter.org).
Please bring your donor ID card or Donor ID number (if you have one) and a photo ID. Prior to donating, please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids.
We are asking for your help during drop off and pickup. There has been an increase in illegal parking and many of our neighbors have called to complain. Safety is our number one priority at OLMCA and we do not want to see any of our students hurt, or worse.
What can you do to help?
Please Do Not:
- Double park
- Block driveways of our neighbors
- Park in no parking zones
- Block crosswalks
- Block school entrances
- Honk your horn repeatedly
- Drive aggressively
- Drive fast
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your input is always appreciated and we would love to hear any feedback from the parents. Thank you for keeping the area around OLMCA safe for our students.