It is finally started to feel like the season of autumn in Forest Hills. As our TerraNova testing has wrapped up, we are excited to get back to business in Grades 3-8!
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Once again, I would like to thank the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy community for contributing to Ms. Revette Hinkson’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We raised $752 from our dress down day. An additional $725 was also donated directly to Ms. Hinkson’s website by parents and faculty members. Your generosity and support for this important cause gave Ms. Hinkson even more enthusiasm for her walk. Thank you for helping to raise awareness to this very important cause. As our mission statement goes: “OLMCA is committed to academic excellence that is rooted in the Catholic faith, affirmed by the teachings of Jesus Christ, and centered on our services to God, family, and community. On behalf of Ms. Hinkson, thank you for participating in this special cause and sharing your stories with us.
If there is a cause that is near and dear to your heart, please let us know.
Sixth Grade’s Mathletics Space Race
I want to congratulate Ms. Feeley and the Sixth Grade class on their recent 2nd place win in the Mathletics Space Race competition. The students have been working hard to enhance their math skills! Mathletics online courses are aligned to the math standards and used by our teachers in grades 1-8. It’s designed to address all different learning styles with a variety of questions. Mathletics empowers learners to feel confident and motivated to think critically, make learning choices, and reflect on their learning.
The Sixth Grade competed with all 50 states and Canada so this is an awesome achievement! We want to continue to encourage our students to keep earning those points!
All information about Picture Day has been distributed. Class picture day will be on Monday, October 22. All students are to wear their full and complete school uniform. Students are not to wear gym uniforms.
Individual pictures will take place on Tuesday, October 23. Students are to dress up to have their picture taken. Students may also wear their school uniform. All students will have their picture taken. The option to purchase the picture package is up to each individual parent.
Home Academy Association
Thursday, October 18 is our second Home Academy Association meeting. Come and hear all about how you can make a difference and meet an incredible group of parents. We will be meeting in the Church Basement (Parish Hall) at 8:15a.m.
If you have not signed up for a HAA committee, please do so through the Sign-Up Genius links.
My name is Kristine Lindo and I have two children attending OLMCA this year. This will be my third year helping out with the Box Tops fundraising efforts. I will also have the continued help of Mrs. Roy (3rd grade teacher) and new parent, Gustavo Ventura with collection and counting of this year’s Box Tops for Education Submissions. This year’s goal is to reach $1,000 worth of Box Tops. OLMCA has a lifetime Box Tops earning of $8,099.53.
Box Tops are easy to find—you may already have them around your house! Each Box Top is worth 10 cents—Bonus Box Tops can be worth even more! Please see the attached list of participating brands and products. Just clip the little Box Tops, and have your child submit them to his or her teacher. This year, you may use the collection sheets to submit Box Tops, for easier counting by the Coordinators.
All proceeds from Box Tops will go towards money being raised for school needs, such as air conditioning for the gymnasium or a play space for the children.
The deadline to submit Box Tops this month will be October 26, 2018.
Halloween: Save the Date!
OLMCA will be celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, October 31. We are looking forward to another fun-filled Halloween. We are hoping for a beautiful Fall Day for our Halloween parade around the block. Here is the schedule:
Nursery-Grade 1: 9:00 a .m.
Grades 2-8: 9:30 a.m.
A flyer with more detailed information will be sent home tomorrow! We will also be hosting a Halloween dance for our middle school students after school on Halloween.
Enjoy the rest of your week. We look forward to seeing you at the HAA meeting and all upcoming events.