Principal Newsletter 4.11.19

It is finally beginning to feel a bit like Spring!

We hope you enjoyed our first Annual Sports Night! It was an incredible success! Thanks to E3 Sports and Mr. Veras and Ms. Halina, the students were able to showcase their athleticism, problem-solving skills, and good sportsmanship. The students enjoyed the healthy smoothies prepared by Ms. Loscalzo, Ms. Debbie, and Ms. Kristen. A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Melissa Rober for organizing this incredible event. Her vision and passion for incorporating movement and healthy living made this family event a reality. Team Yellow took home the winning title! The event brought in $951 for our Physical Education program. Please share your comments and feedback with the HAA by e-mail Thank you for your participation.  We look forward to this event for many years to come!

Here are some important updates from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy!


Important Calendar Changes


  • The official last day of school is Wednesday, June 19
  • Wednesday, May 8 will be a regular day of instruction for Pre-K
  • Friday, May 10 remains a professional development day for Nursery, Grade K-8. School will be open for Pre-K
  • Wednesday, May 22 will be a 12PM dismissal for Grades Nursery, K-8; it is a regular day of instruction for Pre-K
  • The Spring Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 4


Re-registration for 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 school year. As of right now, we only have ONE seat available for Kindergarten! Please be sure to send in your re-registration form as soon as possible so that we can guarantee you a seat as well as complete our budgetary process for next year.


Financial Aid

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:

  • New families: April 29, 2019

If you need any assistance in completing the application, please contact Ms. Hinkson at 718-793-2086.


Lunch Duty Reminder

There is still plenty of time to schedule lunch duty for the remainder of the year. We need parent support to ensure that our students can have a safe lunch and recess.

You may sign up using the following links:

First Lunch:

Second Lunch:

Prior to the Easter break, you will receive an official notification as to the number of lunch duty hours you have completed. Please check for this notice in your child’s folder as you can plan for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Alleva at Thank you for your part in making lunch and recess a success.

Race for Education

 Please mark your calendars! Our annual Walk-a-thon will be taking place on Friday, May 24. All information was distributed last week. If you need additional copies, please contact the office. With your help, we hope to raise even more funds for our school.

This year’s Race is dedicated to upgrading our Technology Lab! We hope to raise $20,000.00 to purchase 25 new laptops, a new JTouch SmartBoard, and new software and apps. With your help, we can make this a reality!


Each student will raise funds by asking sponsors- friends, neighbors and family-to donate a (tax deductible) fixed amount. Please collect pledges from friends and family and turn them in by Monday, May 20!