OLMCA: Yellow School Bus

I hope that you are having a fantastic summer. If you plan on using Yellow School Bus service, I kindly ask you to reach out to read the attached bus transportation form.   

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy offers yellow bus (Kinder – 6th Grade) or MetroCard (Kinder – 8th Grade) service to families. Please note, your child may only utilize one form of transportation.

Both forms of transportation are free to families and are provided through the New York City Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). Please note, the yellow bus is not a door-to-door service. We will provide your addresses to OPT, who will do their best to create a route that meets your needs based on your location and eligibility.

If you plan on using the bus service, please contact Ms. Revette Hinkson at rhinkson@olmercyca.com to ensure that you receive immediate bus service.

Important Information from DOH

I hope that your July is off to a great start. Attached find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the non-medical exemptions. 
You can also find information on the NYS Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/ https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/

Summer Office Hours

OLMCA Office Hours

Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28  9AM-12 PM

Monday, July 1-Monday, July 8: CLOSED

Tuesday, July 9-July 25: 9AM-12 PM (Closed on Mondays and Fridays)

Friday, July 26-August 12: CLOSED

Tuesday, August 13-August 29: 9AM-12PM (Closed on Mondays and Fridays)

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



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!


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.