Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are well into the month of October! I would like to provide you with some important information about upcoming events at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy. Please remember to “like” us on Facebook!
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. We raised $871.50. Your generosity and support for this important cause gave Ms. Hinkson even more enthusiasm for her walk. 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 based 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.
Our fundraiser was even noticed by New Evangelization Television (NET). The reporter noted the energy and spirit of our students and faculty. You can watch the clip here: https://netny.tv/episodes/currents/kids-raise-funds-breast-cancer/
Progress Reports will be distributed to students in grades 1-8 on Thursday, October 19. We ask that you sign and return the reports by the following Monday. The teachers will keep these reports on file until the first report card conference. I would like to remind you that all grades are regularly posted on Option C!
50th Anniversary Gala
We are looking forward to welcoming many of you on Saturday for OLMCA’s 50th Anniversary Gala at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills on Saturday, October 20. Thank you to all of the parents that generously donated to our raffle baskets. It is going to a wonderful event celebrating the history and future of our school!
Our event was even featured on The Forest Hills Times! Check out the article at: http://www.foresthillstimes.com/view/full_story/27488169/article-OLMCA-to-host-50th-anniversary-gala?instance=home_news_2nd_left
Hello, Parents and Guardians! My name is Kristine Lindo and I’m this year’s volunteer Box Tops Coordinator. Last school year, OLMCA was able to collect just shy of $860 worth of Box Tops submissions as well as $140 in cash donations with yours, your child’s and the community’s efforts to raise for our school! The school year before that, we raised $370! Clearly, a HUGE increase and success! Congratulations! This year, we continue to aim towards a $1000 goal.
Box Tops for Education resumes this month! Please make sure you send in with your child’s name, teacher’s name and grade clearly marked on the Ziploc baggie or envelope. Another collection is scheduled for Friday, October 27th. Please make sure all Box Tops submitted are not expired and have both the date and the Box Tops code on the top left corner clearly legible to be eligible for submission. Top Collectors in each class will receive a Certificate of Recognition and Button for their hard work. Top Collecting Class each month will win an Ice Cream Party! This year, Top Collecting Teachers can also win a prize for their contribution! Teachers, be sure to send in your submission with your class! Every little bit counts!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to another successful Box Tops year!!
For reference, the collection dates will be posted on the school website and calendar. Our next collection date is Friday, October 27.
The Class of 2018 will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, October 27 at 4PM. Most Reverend Witold Mroziewski will be confirming our students. The students have been preparing for this sacrament since the Seventh Grade and are eager to achieve this important milestone in their spiritual journey. All are welcome to join in this most joyous occasion.
There will be a 12PM dismissal for all students on Friday, October 27. There will be hot lunch and there will be Extended Care.
Individual pictures will take place on Wednesday, October 25. Students are to dress up to have their picture taken. Students may also wear their school uniform.
Class picture day will be on Thursday, October 26. All students are to wear their school uniform. Students are not to wear gym uniforms. Sibling pictures will also be taken on this day.
All students will have their picture taken. The option to purchase the picture package is up to each individual parent.