As we continue to prepare for Easter, are some important updates about the happenings of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy!
On Sunday, March 18, Our Lady of Mercy Parish will be hosting a Children’s Liturgy at the 12PM Mass. We are thrilled to see this liturgy back in our parish community! Also we are looking for additional adult volunteers. Materials are provided and no previous experience is necessary, but Virtus training is required. You can contact Chris at the email@example.com for more information.
Dancing Classrooms: Fifth Grade Ballroom Champions!
Our Fifth and Eighth Grade performed at the Culminating Ballroom show last Friday. The students danced the merengue, salsa, foxtrot, swing, and more! Thank you to all our parents, family members, and friends for cheering them on and even joining in on the dances!
It is with tremendous pride that we share with you that our Fifth and Sixth Grade dancers received Gold at the Ballroom Dancing “Colors of the Rainbow” competition. Our students competed against topnotch dancers from schools around Queens. Representing Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy was: Alessia Berletti-Papa, Mason Calidonio, Thalia Gianni, Naomi Goya, Avi Gupta, Noah Leon, Sinead O’Connell, Joshua Paduani, Lauren Solorzano, Kenneth Shum, Evan Tan, and Sofia Tavares. As the Yellow Team, the students shined with rhythm, elegance, confidence, pride, and kept their chicken wings crispy!
I would like to thank Ms. Aviva and Mr. Kennedy for their support and passion of this program. Their dedication to helping our students achieve their true potential is truly without peer. Our students will advance to the Queens Semi-finals next week. Please join me in congratulating the students and their teachers on this achievement.
Middle Grades Math Bee
Last week Ms. Feeley held our annual Junior High Math Bee. I am pleased to tell you that after many grueling rounds, Zoe Lucas (Grade 5) will be representing our school at the Regional Diocesan Math Bee. Congratulations to Evan Tan (Grade 5) for coming in as our runner-up and alternate. Congratulations to all our third, fourth, and fifth graders that participated. It is not easy to answer such rigorous math questions in front of an audience with only seconds!
Regional Religion Bee Results
On Tuesday, March 6, students from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy participated in the Regional Religion Bee. It is with great pride that I share that Ann Torres (Grade 8) came in First Place for the Middle School Bee. Violet Dutton (Grade 4) came in second place and Naomi Goya (Grade 5) came in fourth place. All students will advance to the Diocesan Bee in Douglaston. The students truly demonstrated a deep understanding of the Catholic faith!
Stages on the Sound
Culminating Performance, March 13 at 10AM
Teaching Artists from Stages on the Sound have been working with students in grades 4, 6 and 8 over a 15 week period from October until March. The culminating show was on Tuesday, March 13. The presentation included:
- 4th grade presented their stop-motion animation films
- 6th grade performed their plays
- 8th grade performed William Shakespeare’s “The Twelfth Night”
We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next year!
Report Card Conferences (Nursery-Grade 8)
Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday, March 22. Conferences will be conducted from 1-3 and 6-8. Please schedule your conference with your child’s homeroom teacher in advance. Please note that accounts must be fully up to date for you to receive your child’s report card. 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 the office. Students will be dismissed at 12 PM. Hot lunch will be served at 11:00 for all students. There will be Extended Care.
Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy opened on Monday, January 15. 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.
- Families who received an award last academic year: March 30, 2018
- New families: April 30, 2018
If you need any assistance in completing the application, please contact Ms. Hinkson at 718-793-2086.
Thank you. Have a blessed week.