Principal Newsletter 3.11.21

 

Important Updates from the NYCDOH

The NYC DOHMH is implementing a revised definition of General Classroom Close Contact, 10 or more minutes within 6 feet over 24 hours of an individual with COVID-19 during their infectious period, regardless of mask or face covering use or the presence of plexiglass or other barriers.  Riskier activities such as aerobic activities/singing as well as traveling via school bus will require additional precautions, more information to follow.

 

The CDC has released their guidance for vaccinated individuals. Please know we follow the NYC DOHMH, the Diocese has been in contact with them regarding this matter. The NYC DOHMH is expecting to release guidance on vaccinated individuals, but no timeline is available currently. I will keep everyone posted.

 

As a result, you will notice that the ParentLocker daily health screening has been adapted to make the new changes. The questions are as follows:

This Daily Heath Screening is required to be completed each day before entrance to school.

  1. Is your child , or a household member currently waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test?

No                   ______                        GO.     You may go to school.

Yes                  ______                        STOP. You may not go to school.

 

  1. In the past 10 days, Has your child experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 , including a fever of 100.0 F or greater, new cough, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, runny nose (sniffles), stomach upset?

No                   ______                        GO.     You may go to school.

Yes                  ______                        STOP. You may not go to school.

 

  1. In the past 10 days has your child gotten a lab confirmed positive COVID-19 test result (not a blood test) that was their first positive COVID-19 result OR was 90 days from their previous positive COVID-19 result? Please note the 10 days is measured from the day you were tested, not the day you received the results.

No                   ______                        GO.     You may go to school.

Yes                  ______                        STOP. You may not go to school.

 

  1. To the best of your knowledge , in the past 10 days has your child been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes over 24 hour period) with anyone who has tested positive for COVID -19 or who has been told they have symptoms of COVID-19 ?

No                   ______                        GO.     You may go to school.

Yes                  ______                        STOP. You may not go to school.

 

  1. In the last 10 days has your child or a household member traveled internationally or traveled for longer than 24 hours other than to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts or Vermont?

No                   ______                        GO.     You may go to school.

Yes                  ______                        STOP. You may not go to school.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences (Nursery-Grade 8)

The Second Trimester will conclude on Thursday, March 18th. Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday, March 24th for students in Grades K-8. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 1-3 PM and again from 6-8 PM for all students (Grades Nursery-8) of OLMCA. Due to the continued current state of being socially distant, OLMCA’s Parent Teacher Conferences will be held securely via Zoom for the second trimester. As we get closer to the date, your child’s teacher will be emailing you a Calendly link to sign up for your child’s Report Card Conference time on Thursday, March 25th.   This will give you the opportunity to sign up for whichever time slot works best for you. 

 

There is a 12:30PM dismissal for all students. Conferences will be conducted from 1-3PM and 6-8PM.

 

Please note that accounts must be fully up to date for you to receive your child’s report card and meet your child’s teacher. 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 Mrs. Alleva at dalleva@olmercyca.com or 718-793-2086.

 

Hot lunch will be served at 11:30 for all students. There will be extended Care from 12:30PM-6PM.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy has begun. 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.

Scholarship Deadlines: New families: April 30, 2021

Celebrating Our Covid-19 Superheroes!

A year ago, on March 13th, schools were closed for in-person learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In honor of getting through these challenging times, on Monday, March 15th, we are inviting all students to come to school dressed as one of our everyday superheroes! Not only will this honor our healthcare workers who certainly are heroes during this time, but also acknowledge that we were tough too and did what we must do to try and overcome Covid-19.

Some essential workers: Healthcare workers, teachers, police, firefighter, EMS, Custodial and Sanitation, Postal, UPS, Grocery and Food Services, and so on!

 

Open House

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MIND, BODY, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy Our Light Shines Bright AND SPIRIT GROW 70-25 KESSEL STREET, FOREST HILLS, TOGETHER THE HEART OF QUEENS, THE WORLD'S BOROUGH NURSERY SCHOOL CHILDREN 2021-2022 DON'T DELAY... CAIl TODAY FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: 718-793-2086 SAVE YOUR SPACE WITH EASY REGISTRATION AND TAKE ASCHOOL VIRTUAL TOUR AT: https://olmercyca.org FOLLOW US IN ACTION ON FACEBOOK: @ourladyofmercyca.org TAKE A PRIVATE TOUR WITH OUR DYNAMIC YOUNG PRINCIPAL MS. McCANN, OF OUR SAFE AND HEALTHY NURSERY SCHOOL CHECK OUT OUR CURRICULUM ON OUR NURSERY CLASS PAGE: htp:/ #'

Limited Private Tours Available, please call 718-793-2086 or email Ms. Hinkson at rhinkson@olmercyca.com 

  • Wednesday, March 3rd from 3-4PM
  • Wednesday, March 10th from 3-4PM
  • Wednesday, March 24 from 3-4PM

Principal Newsletter 3.4.21

 

Parent Teacher Conferences (Nursery-Grade 8)

The Second Trimester will conclude on Thursday, March 18th. Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday, March 24th for students in Grades K-8. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 1-3 PM and again from 6-8 PM for all students (Grades Nursery-8) of OLMCA. Due to the continued current state of being socially distant, OLMCA’s Parent Teacher Conferences will be held securely via Zoom for the second trimester. As we get closer to the date, your child’s teacher will be emailing you a Calendly link to sign up for your child’s Report Card Conference time on Thursday, March 25th.   This will give you the opportunity to sign up for whichever time slot works best for you. 

There is a 12:30PM dismissal for all students. Conferences will be conducted from 1-3PM and 6-8PM.

Please note that accounts must be fully up to date for you to receive your child’s report card and meet your child’s teacher. 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 Mrs. Alleva at dalleva@olmercyca.com or 718-793-2086.

Hot lunch will be served at 11:30 for all students. There will be extended Care from 12:30PM-6PM.

First Reconciliation

Our Second Graders will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday, March 13 at 11AM. The students have been preparing through prayer and practice with Mrs. Starace and are looking forward to a virtual retreat with our DRE, Ms. Tavares. We are very much looking forward to celebrating this wonderful occasion with the students and their families.

Stations of the Cross- Our Lady of Mercy Church

 During the Season of Lent, we will be celebrating the Stations of the Cross at 3:00pm, instead of 7:30pm, in the hopes of accommodating a larger number of our parishioners. This is also a more traditional time to pray the Stations as it is the hour during which Jesus “handed over His Spirit” on the Cross.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy has begun. 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.

Scholarship Deadlines: New families: April 30, 2021

Keeping OLMCA Safe

You can help keep your school community safe and healthy by following these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: 

 

  • Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and stay home if you are sick except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.

 

  • Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

 

  • Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”

 

  • Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

 

OLMCA’s Virtual Talent Show

Show off your Special Talent (dance, sing, magic tricks, play an instrument, poetry) at the

VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW FUNDRAISER. Create a 2 – 3 minute video of yourself.   Save it to a USB drive.  Label your envelope with your name, grade and USB containing the video by April 19th.

If you have any questions please reach out to Lillian Coca at lilly_moon20@yahoo.com

 

Talent Show Flyer

Show off your Special Talent (dance, sing, magic tricks, play an instrument, poetry) at the

VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW FUNDRAISER

Create a 2 – 3 minute video of yourself.   Save it to a USB drive. 

Label your envelope with your name, grade and USB containing the video.

If you have any questions please reach out to Lillian Coca

Email: lilly_moon20@yahoo.com

Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021

Who:  Any Student in Grades Kindergarten – 8th

Cost: $10 per Participant (Small groups are allowed)

Please send payment with video no later than Monday, April 19, 2021

Please fill out the form below and return it to your child’s teacher in a envelope labeled Talent Show with either cash or check and the USB containing your video.

Any checks must be made payable to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy

Principal Newsletter 2.25.21

 

Parent Teacher Conferences (Nursery-Grade 8)

The Second Trimester will conclude on Thursday, March 18th. Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday, March 24th for students in Grades K-8. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 1-3 PM and again from 6-8 PM for all students (Grades Nursery-8) of OLMCA. Due to the continued current state of being socially distant, OLMCA’s Parent Teacher Conferences will be held securely via Zoom for the second trimester. As we get closer to the date, your child’s teacher will be emailing you a Calendly link to sign up for your child’s Report Card Conference time on Thursday, March 25th.   This will give you the opportunity to sign up for whichever time slot works best for you. 

 

There is a 12:30PM dismissal for all students. Conferences will be conducted from 1-3PM and 6-8PM.

Please note that accounts must be fully up to date for you to receive your child’s report card and meet your child’s teacher. 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 Mrs. Alleva at dalleva@olmercyca.com or 718-793-2086.

Hot lunch will be served at 11:30 for all students. There will be extended Care from 12:30PM-6PM.

Re-registration

Priority registration for current students and their relatives began on Friday, January 22nd. 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 2021-2022 school year as spacing is limited due to social distancing and we have a wait list for several grades. All re-registration documents must be submitted by Friday, February 26th. If you need an additional form, please contact Ms. Hinkson at rhinkson@olmercyca.com.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy has begun. 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.

Scholarship Deadlines: New families: April 30, 2021

Blood Drive

On Sunday Feb. 28th from 8:45am to 2:45pm Our Lady of Mercy will be sponsoring a Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Metro area blood supply is at a critically low level.

As we enter the second week of Lent, please consider giving the Gift of Life as one part of your Lenten service to others. A blood donor is a special kind of volunteer. One donation of blood can help save up to three patients’ lives. The Blood Center provides blood services to hospitals throughout the area. We are fortunate to live in a region where sophisticated medical facilities and transplant programs are available. These programs require many blood donations. When there is not enough blood, patients wait for hours for the blood they need, delaying their recovery. Patients who are weak from low iron wait for red cells; patients whose bodies have been assaulted by chemotherapy wait for platelets that will allow their blood to clot again. Patients who have been on an organ transplant list for months or years and finally get an opportunity for an organ will lose that opportunity if there is no blood.

The donation procedure is simple and safe. Masks are required to be worn by all workers and donors. Social distancing will be practiced and there will be sanitizer available.  This year, in order to keep everyone (donors and Blood Center workers) safe and maintain social distancing, it is requested that all donors have an appointment for the Blood Drive. Appointments can be made by going to the New York Blood Center web site (www.nybloodcenter.org) or calling 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566). Walk-ins will be accommodated only if safe practices can be maintained. You can donate if you are between the ages of 16 and 75 (16 year olds must have parental consent. Consent form is available at www.nybloodcenter.org).

Please bring your donor ID card or Donor ID number (if you have one) and a photo ID. Prior to donating, please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids.   

Parking Hazards

We are asking for your help during drop off and pickup. There has been an increase in illegal parking and many of our neighbors have called to complain. Safety is our number one priority at OLMCA and we do not want to see any of our students hurt, or worse.

What can you do to help?

Please Do Not: 

  • Double park
  • Block driveways of our neighbors
  • Park in no parking zones 
  • Block crosswalks
  • Block school entrances 
  • Honk your horn repeatedly
  • Drive aggressively 
  • Drive fast

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your input is always appreciated and we would love to hear any feedback from the parents. Thank you for keeping the area around OLMCA safe for our students.

 

Principal Newsletter 2.9.21

Happy Catholic Schools Week! We are off to a great start! We have collected so many canned good and the Food Pantry is so grateful for all your support. We are looking forward to a fun-filled week for our students and staff. Please read on for important reminders as look toward Winter Recess.

 

Winter Recess Travel

 

As we look forward to the Winter Recess many of us are making plans for the Winter Recess. Whether you’re visiting family members one state over or across the globe, travel makes up a huge part of the Winter Recess.  There’s always a risk of getting sick while traveling because of the inherent stress of traveling, interacting with frequently touched surfaces in public places, and changes in climate and environment. But this year brings different considerations because of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the New York State Travel Advisory.

Things to consider as we enjoy this time with Family.

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requires individuals who have traveled out of New York State to noncontiguous states for more than 24 hours to either quarantine for 10 days upon return to New York State or “Test to Exit” quarantine.

For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:

  • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
  • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
  • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn has expanded the International Travel Advisory to include all International Travel.

Full Information on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory can be found at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

CDC Recommendations for Travel

Full Information on the CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel can be found at   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Please Note: As per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) schools can implement safety and health protocols that go above the NYS DOHMH and NYC DOHMH required safety and health protocols.

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 On-site Testing Update

 

OLMCA has completed mandatory, on-site Covid-19 testing. Once a school has completed two consecutive weeks of testing and the positivity rate of the school is lower than the local community positivity rate the school is no longer required to conduct the required weekly testing. A lower school positivity rate is sufficient to demonstrate that the school is not a source of the spread of COVID-19. Schools that the school positivity rate is higher than the local community are required to continue to conduct the weekly testing until the school positivity rate is lower than the local community positivity rate. The local community rate is listed on the NYS Daily Survey so the school can check the school positivity rate to the local community positivity rate to determine when the school is no longer required to conduct the weekly testing. We thank all of the parents for their continued support and if anything is to change, we will let you know.

 

 

Re-registration

 

Priority registration for current students and their relatives began on Friday, January 22nd. 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 2021-2022 school year as spacing is limited due to social distancing and we have a wait list for several grades. All re-registration documents must be submitted by Friday, February 26th. If you are in need of an additional form, please contact Ms. Hinkson at rhinkson@olmeryca.com.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy has begun. 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.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • New families: April 30, 2021

World’s Finest Chocolate Sale (Nursery, K-8)

 

Our school has begun our only mandatory fundraiser for 2020-21. We will be selling World’s Finest Chocolate Products – delicious chocolates that have been sold for years by schools and organizations. One taste will tell you where they got their name, and you are sure to find people in your neighborhood who have been World’s Finest fans for years. The Chocolate Sale concludes on Wednesday, February 10th. If you would like an additional box, please contact Mrs. Alleva at dalleva@olmercyca.com.

 

Save the Date

 

  • Catholic School Week… Monday, February 8th – Friday, February 12th
  • Friday, February 12…12:30PM dismissal and No Extended Care
  • Monday, February 15th– Friday, February 19th…Midwinter Recess

OLMCA’s Service Day

The first day of Catholic Schools Week is Service Day! The Our Lady of Mercy Food Pantry is dedicated to serving the needs of the underprivileged in Forest Hills.

OLMCA will participate in a Service Learning Project. During the day, students All students are asked to dress down in their grade’s color for $1.00 and bring in a canned or boxed good to support the OLM Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is most in need of:

  • Spam
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Beef stew
  • Beans
  • Parmalot milk
  • Spices
  • Salt and pepper

Principal Newsletter 2.3.21

Re-registration

 

Priority registration for current students and their relatives began on Friday, January 22nd. 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 2021-2022 school year as spacing is limited due to social distancing and we have a wait list for several grades. All re-registration documents must be submitted by Friday, February 26th. If you are in need of an additional form, please contact Ms. Hinkson at rhinkson@olmeryca.com.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy has begun. 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.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • New families: April 30, 2021

Travel Policy Reminder

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory: The NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requires individuals who have traveled out of New York State to non-contiguous states for more than 24 hours to either quarantine for 10 days upon return to New York State or “Test to Exit” quarantine.

For students who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:

Students must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.

  • The student must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
  • On day 4 of their quarantine, the student must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the student may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn has expanded the International Travel Advisory to include all International Travel.

Full Information on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory can be found at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

Full Information on the CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel can be found at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.htm

Please if you have traveled winter recess and must quarantine or test out of quarantine, let OLMCA know as soon as possible so we can advise you of the exact dates of testing and successful return to school. It is vital that you are honest with us because failure to adhere to these policies can put all students and staff at risk.

Vacating School Premises at Dismissal

 

After a review of several incidents which have occurred on the grounds of the school and the church and what I know will be the temptation to play in the snow thereof, I am reminding families of those rules stated on page 9 of the school 2020-2021 reopening plan:

  • Parents and guardians may not congregate. Parents are encouraged to wait in their
    cars until pick-up. or observe social distance and not congregate on the walkways,
    church steps, or sidewalks. 
  • Students must immediately vacate school premises and maintain social distance.
  • Students are not permitted to loiter, talk to their classmates, nor play and congregate
    on any part of the church property, i.e., steps, courtyard, back lawn, front lawn, garage
    area, rectory, etc. after dismissal.

 

Once the school staff ensures the safe dismissal of the students, the onus of responsibility to adherence of the above rules falls on the parents. Any infraction thereof is trespassing and resulting physical and emotional injuries are not the responsibility of the school or the church and their respective staffs. It is not permitted – and this list is not inclusive- to pick up sticks, branches, and rocks; jump off or slide church steps or the rectory garage wall; play hide and seek in the bushes; climb trees; play in the trash receptacle area; use any arm/leg/hand play action where another child or children is touched intentionally or unintentionally; jump rope; scooter or bike race; etc. Parents who want to let children play together must supervise them in their own homes or a public park space. Should the church and school staffs observe or receive a report of any infractions, the persons involved thereof will be contacted. We trust in your continued cooperation with this safety rule.  

 

World’s Finest Chocolate Sale (Nursery, K-8)

 

Our school has begun our only mandatory fundraiser for 2020-21. We will be selling World’s Finest Chocolate Products – delicious chocolates that have been sold for years by schools and organizations. One taste will tell you where they got their name, and you are sure to find people in your neighborhood who have been World’s Finest fans for years. The Chocolate Sale concludes on Wednesday, February 10th. If you would like an additional box, please contact Mrs. Alleva at dalleva@olmercyca.com.

 

Save the Date

 

  • Thursday, February 4th….Progress Reports
  • Friday, February 5th….Special Lunch
  • Catholic School Weeks Begin on Monday, February 8th
  • Friday, February 12…12:30PM dismissal and No Extended Care
  • Monday, February 15th– Friday, February 19th…Midwinter Recess

Principal Newsletter 1.5.21

Welcome back! We hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday season. Bishop DiMarzio has deemed 2021 as  the“Year of Renewal for Catholic Education.” It seems to be the perfect theme for the start of the new year. Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

 

Travel Policy Reminder

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory: The NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requires individuals who have traveled out of New York State to non-contiguous states for more than 24 hours to either quarantine for 10 days upon return to New York State or “Test to Exit” quarantine.

For students who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:

Students must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.

  • The student must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
  • On day 4 of their quarantine, the student must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the student may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn has expanded the International Travel Advisory to include all International Travel.

Full Information on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory can be found at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

Full Information on the CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel can be found at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.htm

Please if you have traveled this holiday season and must quarantine or test out of quarantine, let OLMCA know as soon as possible so we can advise you of the exact dates of testing and successful return to school. It is vital that you are honest with us because failure to adhere to these policies can put all students and staff at risk.

TerraNova Exams Canceled (Grades 3-8)

 

Please be advised that the TerraNova, Grades 3-8, test administration in January 2021 will not take place and has been postponed until Fall 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns. We will continue to use iReady as an additional tool to obtain student data.

 

Hunt for the Golden Chocolate Bar: Final Results!

 

On December 14th through the 18th we announced the “HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN CHOCOLATE BAR” fundraiser with Aigner’s Chocolate Shop. It is with great pleasure that we share that this event raised  more than $2,000 in sales for the small family owned business, and brought in $453 for Our Lady of Mercy that will be put towards paying for COVID expenses. We shared the attached photos of the winners and their prizes on our Facebook and Instagram pages, listed further below.

 

This was a “sweet” and wonderful way for us to come together as a community, especially during a time when we aren’t able to conduct our more traditional fundraising gatherings at our school location. We are grateful to our families and school for all your support.

 

A Special THANK YOU to the following people: 

WINNERS:

– Erin, Nursery: a$50 gift card to Aigner’s Chocolate Shop to buy more goodies, and a dress down day!

– Noah, 4th Grade: Fresh baked cake AND 2 flavors of cake mix from Angela’s Dominican Bakery in Brooklyn, a $50 value- and a dress down day!

– West, 2nd Grade: a $25 gift card to Queens Bagel- home of the rainbow bagel- and a dress down day!

– Cameron and Julien, 8th grade: a $25 gift card and a dress down day!

– Isabel, 5th Grade: Principal for a Day…the grand prize!

 

Change of Date: Catholic Schools Week

 

Please be advised that Catholic Schools Week has been pushed back to the week of February 7th. More details to follow.

 

FORMED

 

Father Frank received a grant for an online platform called Formed. There are movies, articles, and much more to help shape an individual’s Catholic Identity. Please see the flyer that will provide you with additional information for signing up. There are also many wonderful faith formation resources for students.