Principal Newsletter 3.17.21

World’s Finest Chocolate Sale Results

 

Our World’s Finest Chocolate Sale was a huge success! We are awaiting final collection of the boxes being sold. However, our projected profit is $12,000!  Our top 3 sellers sold a combined record breaking 64 boxes and we have a tie for 1st Place!

 

Congratulations to the following winners in the World’s Finest Chocolate Sale:

 

First Place:  Vincenza Castellano – Grade 6

                     Sana Hormi – Kindergarten

 

Second Place:  Madeline Sands – Grade 3

 

Thank you to all our families that sold chocolate and/or donated to the sale.  All prizes and incentives will be distributed over the next few weeks.

 

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.

 

OLMCA’s Lenten Service Project

 

For this year’s Lenten Service Project, OLMCA has partnered with Our Lady of Lourdes School/Parish in Malverne to collect donations for Father Eugene’s Middle School and High School in Nigeria.  Fr. Eugene is a parish priest in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish as well as a Chaplain in LIJ.  His ministry includes spreading the Word of God in Nigeria as well as working with the Claret Group of Schools in Enugu and Owerri, Nigeria.  His school services about 300 students with an age range of 11 to 17.  Various supplies are needed for these students to help them achieve academic success.   He also wants to purchase a school bus for the students that live a distance from the school.  Therefore, monetary donations are graciously accepted as well.   

 

We are so humbled by all the generous donations! The last day to send in supplies is Tuesday, March 23, 2021. A tremendous thank you to our Catholic Identity Committee led by Mrs. Ray for organizing this incredible project.

 

The Tablet Fundraiser

 

On Monday, the school distributed information about “The Tablet’s Covid-19 Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools.” This program will directly benefit our school. Please help us offset the costs of making our school COVID-Safe this past year AND give our children the opportunity to earn incredible rewards by MAKING A NEW SUBSCRIPTION OR RENEWING A PRIOR SUBSCRIPTION to the Diocese of Brooklyn weekly newspaper, THE TABLET,  from  March 15 through April 16 . Get the latest Catholic News and Events in the Diocese, the USA, and the world  at up to 67% off the usual cover price.

 

You can access the link here:

 

https://thetablet.org/CovidReliefFundraiser/SchoolPage/?school=our-lady-of-mercy-catholic-academy

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Save the Date

 

Wednesday, March 24th…Report Cards Distributed

Thursday, March 25th…Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, March 29th….Picture Day

Wednesday, March 31st…12:30pm Dismissal with No Extended Care

Spring Recess from Thursday, April 1- Friday, April 9th