Principal Newsletter 1.9.18

OLMCA Gives Back

 Our students in grades 6-8 will be attending a Catholic Junior High School Rally at St. Rose of Lima Church in Rockaway on January, 16, 2018. As part of the day, students will hear a keynote presentation from Ryan Tremblay, attend Mass, and engage in different activities related to their spiritual development as young Catholics in the 21st century.


As part of the day, the Diocese is asking that that our young people bring donations for the Midnight Run Program, a program that helps feed and clothe the homeless in New York City. Our school has been asked to bring handwarmers or gloves for men. Every little bit helps and we thank you for supporting this wonderful organization. A separate notice will also be sent home as a reminder.


Home Academy Association


This is a friendly reminder that there is a Home Academy Association meeting on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30-7:30 in the school gymnasium. Please enter through the side door. All parents are welcome to attend. We hope to plan fun and exciting events for our students in the coming months.

 Re-registration for 2018-19

Priority registration for current students and their relatives will begin after we return on Tuesday, January 16. 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 2018-19 school year.  Please be sure to send in your re-registration form as soon as possible so that we can guarantee you a seat.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for students in Grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens School or Academy will be open on Monday, January 15. 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:


Scholarship Deadlines:

  • Families who received an award last academic year: March 30, 2018
  • New families: April 30, 2018

 World’s Finest Chocolate Sale

Our school will be conducting a fundraising candy sale starting on Thursday, January 18. We will be selling World’s Finest Chocolate Products – truly 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.

You will receive additional information about the chocolate sale in the coming days.


Professional Day

January 12, 2018

 There is no school for students in Nursery and Grades K-8. Teachers and teacher aides will be attending a workshop. School is still in session for students in Pre-K. There is Early Morning Drop-off and Extended Care for students in Pre-K.


Upcoming Events


  • January 24- January 28: Scholastic Book Fair


  • January 24: Bedtime Stories for Grades Nursery-2 (6:00-7:30)


  • January 25: Family Literacy Game Night (6:30-8)


  • January 28: Catholic Schools Week Mass (10AM)


  • February 3: 12 PM Dismissal

Have a blessed January! Thank you for your continued support of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.