Black History Month T-shirt Sale

We at Our Lady Catholic Academy are starting Black History Month with a bang!

All students and family members are encouraged to buy the OLCA Black History Month T-shirt to wear every Friday in the month of February. Students that do so will be able to dress down free of charge while wearing the shirt on Fridays in February. Below is the link. If you have any questions or concerns please email Ms. Legg at


OLCA Black History Month Shirt



January Calendar

Important dates:

Monday, January 6th: Classes resume

Friday, January 10th: Dress Up $1 , Mass @ 10 am

Thursday, January 16th: Pajama Day $2

Friday, January 17th: No School EPAC PD

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Monday, January 20th: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday, January 24th: 1/2 Day Dismissal @ Noon

Monday, January 27th: Open School

Tuesday, January 28th: Math Bee

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Wednesday, January 29th: Spelling Bee

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6th- 8th Grades PM

Thursday, January 30th: Multicultural Day Celebration @ 9 AM

Friday, January 31st: Student Appreciation Day


January 2020 Calendar


Middle School Field Trip Monday 10/28!

Trip to NY Hall of Science in on Monday 10/28/19


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Students can wear your gym uniform

Bring lunch

Buses leave at 9:15 am

Chaperones should be at school by 9 am


United Nations Day Friday 10/25/19


United Nations Day celebration will be held on Friday, 10/25/19, at 9:45 am.

Parents are more than welcomed to join in the festivities and should use the entrance on 130th Street.

Students can dress up or wear a traditional outfit.


United Nations Day Picture Gallery

Bake Sale Wednesday 10/23/19

The Middle School is having a bake sale to help raise funds for the school.

ANY Prepackaged baked goods for donations would be appreciated!!

Date:   Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Price:   $1 each item

When:   During lunch and at dismissal in the Cafeteria

Items:  Cupcakes, Brownies, Doughnuts, Cake, Cookies

Halloween Party

OLCA will be holding a Halloween Party to help raise funds for a new sound system in the auditorium!

We will be asking for $10 for the party to help pay for the materials and food necessary for the festivities.

Dress down on Thursday 10/31 and Friday 11/1, Mr. B’s Haunted House, Face Painting, and Halloween Parade, Spin-Art, Tattoos, Cotton Candy, Bag of Treats, raffle prizes, snacks and drinks for everyone!!!

Please click the link for the flyer that was sent home. HALLOWEEN PARTY FLYER

Paul Effman School of Music

Paul Effman School of Music at OLCA

Paul Effman School of Music came to OLCA on Thursday to give a demonstration for grades 1st – 8th. Please make sure if your want your child(ren) to participate in the band or orchestra program that you register online, link below, or return the handout by Wednesday October 2nd. If you have any questions please contact the main office!


June 2019 Newsletter

Our Lady's Catholic AcademyDear Parents and Guardians,

As we come to the end of the school year, here is one final newsletter of reminders and updates!

2019-2020 Registration Reminders

This is our final reminder to current families who have not yet re-registered. At this time, in Grades PK, K, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, we have less than five seats available.  Because of a high number of new families that have already registered, we do not have enough seats left for all current OLCA students to return in September.  Please, if you are planning to return, reserve your seats as soon as possible.

Home Academy Association and the Year End BBQ

We want to thank the Home Academy Association Leadership Committee for their extraordinary work organizing our Year-End BBQ, as well as their hard work throughout the year.  If you are interested in joining this organization, please attend the informational meeting in September.

OLCA Summer Brainstorm

Registration is still underway for OLCA Summer Brainstorm, our tenth annual summer program that features academics in the morning and games and activities in the afternoon.  The program begins on Monday, July 1 and ends on Friday, July 26. Registration forms are available online and in the office.

Summer Office Hours

July: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 12 PM

August: Tuesday – Thursday, 8 AM – 12 PM

New School Hours (2019-2020)

Full Days: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Half Days: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

First Day of School (K-8): Wednesday, September 4 (Half Day)

First Day of School (N & PK): Thursday, September 5 (Full Day)

We thank all of you for your support and your feedback during our tenth anniversary year. Your commitment to Catholic Education at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy continues to motivate, challenge, and inspire us.  It remains our greatest blessing to serve in this ministry.  #10YearsStrong.

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                                 Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                                Assistant Principal

June Calendar

Here is the final OLCA monthly calendar for the 2018-2019 school year:

June 2019

Leadership Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope all of you had a restful and fulfilling Easter Recess!  Here is what is happening at OLCA in the month of May.

Home Academy Association Meeting

Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 PM

Please join us for our final HAA meeting of the year. An agenda will be sent out via parent alert tomorrow.

Teacher Aide Appreciation Day

Friday, May 10 at Morning Prayers

Please join us at morning prayers this Friday as we celebrate our seven classroom aides for Grade N, PK, and K.

Sports Club Awards Dinner

Friday, May 10: 6 PM – 9 PM

Mr. Baldassare and Ms. Paz are looking forward to celebrating our sports club participants from this year! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet to this special event, please do so as soon as possible.

10th Anniversary Celebration Week

10th Anniversary Mass

Monday, May 13 at 10 AM

St Teresa of Avila Church

10th Anniversary Luncheon

Thursday, May 16: 11 AM – 1 PM

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Grades N-8 will attend mass to open our 10th Anniversary Celebration Week and will enjoy a special luncheon on Thursday, May 16, all organized by our Home Academy Association.  Please see the separate flyer that went home with this letter for other events throughout the week, including themed dress down days and student contests.

Spring Show

Thursday, May 16: 6 PM

Tickets are now on sale for our Spring Show, which will feature performances by OLCA Beginner Band, Experienced Band, and Violins, as well as individual grade performances for grades PK-7. The show will end with a special finale, featuring a joint performance by Nursery and Grade 8.

First Communion

Saturday, May 18: 5 PM

Saint Teresa of Avila Church

Our third graders will receive the Holy Sacrament of Communion for the first time on Saturday, May 18.  We hope to see many of our families at this mass to show support for them!  A date is being scheduled for First Penance for our second graders in June, and will be announced soon.

Spring Photos Now Available

Spring Photos have been distributed to Grades N-7 for your review. Grade 8 photos are available for review in the main office.  If you want to purchase the photos, follow the instructions provided in the envelope.  If you do not wish to purchase these photos, simply return them to the main office by Friday, May 24.

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne           Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                         Assistant Principal