OLMCA’s Christmas Boutique

Our Christmas Shop invites your children to have a fun filled time of shopping for family and friends.

Gifts range from $1.00-$10.00 for family members of all ages!

Each class will be assigned a specific time to shop!

Parent Volunteers are needed. Please come and help make this a fun event for our children! Please sign up using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44ABA82BA2FA7-christmas

Principal Newsletter 12.4.18

Happy December! After a beautiful tree lighting at OLM Parish on Saturday, the holiday season is in full swing. If you’ve been around the back of the school, a beautiful playground has been installed in the courtyard. It is truly thanks to the outstanding OLMCA community that we have a beautiful new play space for our youngest students. Please be sure to check out the website and Facebook page for pictures!

We will be having our monthly school mass on Friday, December 7 at 8:30a.m. At this special Friday mass, we will have a special ring ceremony for our eighth grade students. We hope that you can join us. Please read on for important updates.

Last week, our Third and Fifth Grade hosted a very special bake sale. Thanks to the wonderful OLMCA community, we were able to raise $1887.30 for an OLMCA family in need. We thank you for your tremendous support. What a beautiful community that we have here. Thank you.

Parent Teacher Conferences (Nursery-8)

Conferences are for students in Grades Nursery-8. Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday, December 6. 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. Hot lunch will be served at 11:00 for all students. There will be Extended Care.

Make-Up Photos

Lifetouch will be back at OLMCA on Wednesday, December 6. If you would like your child to retake the photo, please bring back the original photo package. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Christmas Toy Drive

Help make a child smile this holiday season! Donate a new, unwrapped toy by Friday, December 14.  Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy will collect the toys and deliver them to St. John’s Bread and Life Soup Kitchen and the Forestdale Center. Your donations will directly benefit the less fortunate and bring the Christmas spirit to children across the city. Thank you to the families that have already donated to this wonderful cause and making this a success.

Winter Wonderland: Elves Needed!

The Home Academy Association is so excited to announce the very FIRST Winter Wonderland featuring Santa’s Workshop at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy! Come and meet Santa as you dance to festive tunes with DJ Mike! Delicious food and Christmas crafts included! This is sure to be an AMAZING event. Be sure to invite all of your family members and friends. We look forward to sharing the Christmas spirit with you all!

Get into the Spirit of Christmas at our “Winter Wonderland event featuring Santa’s Workshop!” Saturday, December 15th 5p.m. to 8:30p.m. in the Parish Hall and the OLMCA Gym. This serves as an official casting call for all Elves! Santa need your help to make this event Merry and Bright! So be a dear and volunteer!

Take a look at the link below and sign up for one or more hour long shifts and help OLMCA make this event a success.

We need you! Help us Set-up or Breakdown, Decorate, Serve Food, Security/Monitor Doors. Volunteer in Santa’s Workshop, help out at the craft stations,  be a game attendant, or take photos. Or donate some baked goods, a case of water or snacks.  

Please click on this link: http://signup.com/go/zTsKPsv to add your name on our list, officially making you an ELF in our Winter Wonderland!

Have a talent, suggestion or a resource for the event? Please reach out to one of the OLMCA parents chairing this event to help:

Amanda Brien-Melvin: amanda_brien@hotmail.com

Silvana Chan: schan344@gmail.com

SignUp today! Your participation is greatly appreciated!

http://signup.com/go/zTsKPsv

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • Ornaments with Ms. T, December 7 from 3-4p.m.
  • Immaculate Conception, December 8
  • Christmas Concert, December 13 from 6:30-8p.m.
  • Winter Wonderland, December 15
  • Christmas Play, December 16 from 11a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Christmas Play, December 18 from 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.
  • Musical Theater Sharing Day for Grades 1 and 2, December 21 from 9:30a.m. -10:15a.m.
  • 12PM Dismissal with no Extended Care, December 21

Winter Wonderland featuring Santa’s Workshop

The Home Academy Association is so excited to announce the very FIRST Winter Wonderland featuring Santa’s Workshop at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy! Come and meet Santa as you dance to festive tunes with DJ Mike! Delicious food and Christmas crafts included! This is sure to be an AMAZING event. Be sure to invite all of your family members and friends. We look forward to sharing the Christmas spirit with you all!

Christmas Tree Lighting

OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6PM, Juno Street Lawn

Please Join Us Afterwards in the Lower Church Hall

Coffee, Tea, Cookies and Hot Chocolate for All With a Visit from SANTA CLAUS himself!!!! 

PLUS…. Easy Holiday Shopping – Wreath Sale,

My Grandma’s of New England Cakes and Giving Bean Coffees and Teas .PLUS…. Great Raffle Baskets and 50/50 Drawing

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 PM and again from 6-8 PM.

All Students will be dismissed from school at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 6.  Lunch will be served before dismissal and there will be After School.

As has been the practice, the teachers will be scheduling their own conferences. Please indicate your time preference below and return the form below to your child’s teacher by Friday, November 30. You will only be scheduled to see your child’s home room teacher. The special subject teachers will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please understand that these conferences are brief (5 minutes) in nature. If additional time is needed, another appointment can be made with the teacher or through the office. 

Please return the form below to your child’s teacher by Friday, November 30, 2018.

Principal Newsletter 11.20.18

One of my favorite days of the year is Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy’s Thanksgiving luncheon. It is a day that truly showcases the spirit of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy. This day gives the students a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with their classmates in a very special way. The Parish Hall was filled with love, laughter, and full stomachs. It is also a reminder of the wonderfully supportive and generous parent community. Your incredible donations made it possible to create such a memorable event for our students. Thank you for all the volunteers that donated desserts and drinks, served plates of food, helped clean up, and create such a festive feel for our students. We couldn’t have done it with you!

For the third year in a row, Mrs. Roy and Mrs. Vaccaro coordinated our Thanksgiving luncheon. Their knack for planning a great party was truly felt today. They coordinated the volunteers, ordered the food, and planned the décor for the day. We are grateful for their leadership and commitment to the students and staff of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy. A special thank you to Ms. Debbie and Ms. Kristen for arranging a spectacular luncheon for our Nursery students. We always look forward to Ms. Debbie’s cooking!

As a small token of appreciation, all students will be allowed to dress down for free on Wednesday, November 21. Please be mindful that tomorrow is a 12 PM dismissal and there will be no Extended Care. Hot lunch will still be served at 11AM.

Thank you again for all that you do to advance the Mission and Ministry of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy. Your efforts and contributions are truly appreciated. It’s because of you that we have been able to grow and we are incredibly thankful for the support we have received from all of you. On behalf of the entire Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy, we would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and bountiful Thanksgiving.

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”-Henry David Thoreau

HAA: Meeting Postponed

Due to the inclement weather forecast this evening the HAA meeting will be canceled and the parent mixer will be postponed until January. The date and time TBD.  Please see the agenda topics for review. Please also check out our Home Academy Association website at: https://olmercyca.org/home-academy-association/. We are currently in the process of revamping the page based on feedback from members of the HAA.

In the meantime the committees for the “Winter Wonderland featuring Santa’s workshop” will continue to meet and all volunteer opportunity signup sheets will start circulating. 

I look forward to sharing in the annual Thanksgiving Feast next week and working together with you on the upcoming holiday events. Thank you for your dedication and support. Stay warm and dry!

Principal Newsletter 11.14.18

Third Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon (Grades PreK-8)

Thank you to all the parents that have generously offered to donate and volunteer for our special feast on Tuesday, November 20. This will be a schoolwide celebration in the Church basement. Grades PKA-3 will celebrate from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Grades 4-8 will celebrate from 12:30-1:30p.m. We are still accepting donations currently! Remember that all students participate in this luncheon for free, regardless of whether their family donates. As this is a day of celebration, students may “dress up.” Mrs. Vaccaro and Mrs. Roy have been working tirelessly to make this a day to remember!

Thanksgiving Collection for Food Pantry

The Our Lady of Mercy Food Pantry is a part of our Ministry that seeks to create a hunger free community by sharing our abundant blessings with God’s people that are in need. Your donations help us keep the shelves stocked so we can provide nutritious food for our needy neighbors in and around our community. We are asking for your help in dropping off food, monetary donations or gift cards.

We will be collecting Thanksgiving food until Friday, November 16. Thanksgiving care packages will be made and distributed on Saturday, November 17. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the rectory at 718-268-6143. Thank you to all the families that have already donated to this important community cause.

Important Reminder

Wednesday, November 21 is a 12p.m. dismissal. Hot Lunch will be served at 11AM for students in PreK-8. There is no Extended Care on this day. Classes will resume on Monday, November 26.