End of Year Leadership Newsletter

Our Lady's Catholic AcademyDear Parents and Guardians,

First, thank you for a tremendously successful Year-End Barbecue, which our Home Academy Association did an excellent job coordinating! We were so pleased with the attendance and so grateful for the staff and parents who donated their time and energy, along with delicious food and wonderful gifts for the raffle. A special thank you to the staff who gave tours of the 128th Street campus, and the staff and parents who set up, broke down, and spent most of the day cooking and distributing the food! Together, everyone set a high bar for us to top next year!

Congratulations to This Year’s Teacher Honorees

On Friday, June 9, the Diocese of Brooklyn honored the following teachers celebrating anniversaries of their years in service:

15 Years

Patrick Baldassare

10 Years

Sofia Jara

5 Years

Patricia Attanasio

Michelle Beadle

Andrea Edwards

Christopher Otis

We thank these teachers for their dedication to the ministry of Catholic education and for sharing their gifts with OLCA.

Summer Packets

All students entering Grades 1-8 at OLCA in September will have a Summer Packet that they are required to complete and bring to school with them on the first day of classes. These packets will be distributed to current students on Monday, June 19 and will also be uploaded to the website. Parents of new students can download the packet from the website or pick up a hard copy during July at the Rockaway Boulevard Campus or during August at the 128th Street Campus.

Graduation & Step Up Ceremonies

Students in Grades N, PK, K, and 8 are preparing for their commencement ceremonies. With the exception of the Grade 8 Graduation, all celebrations are in the auditorium of the campus that the children attend. Please note the following schedule of events, to which all parents and guardians are invited:

Nursery Step Up

Thursday, June 15

Rockaway Blvd.: 9 AM /128th Street: 10:30 AM

Grade 8 Graduation Mass

Friday, June 16 at St. Teresa of Avila Church

10:00 AM

Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, June 17 at St. Teresa of Avila Church

11:00 AM


Pre-Kindergarten Step Up

Monday, June 19

Rockaway Blvd.: 9 AM /128th Street: 10:30 AM

Kindergarten Graduation

Tuesday, June 20

Rockaway Blvd.: 9 AM /128th Street: 10:30 AM

We will also be celebrating students in Grades 2-7 who have achieved Honors for the third trimester:

Honors Assembly

Wednesday, June 21

Rockaway Blvd.: 9 AM /128th Street: 10:30 AM

We will distribute report cards on the last day of classes, which is Thursday, June 22. We will have half-day dismissal and no Extended Day program.

Please note the following office hours for the summer:

Rockaway Boulevard Campus

Friday, June 23 – Monday, July 3: 8 AM ? 12 PM

Tuesday, July 4: CLOSED

Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 28: 8 AM -12 PM

August 2017: Closed – please visit 128th Street Campus

128th Street Campus

Friday, June 23: 8 AM ? 12 PM

Monday, June 26 ? Friday, July 28: Closed

Monday, July 31 ? Thursday, August 31: 9 AM ? 12 PM (Closed Fridays)

Additional Evening Hours in August to be announced


Summer Brainstorm

Rockaway Boulevard Campus

Wednesday, July 5 ? Friday, July 28

Finally, we will have our eighth annual Summer Brainstorm next month! Registration forms are available at your campus office or on the school website. This program is open to all students who currently attend Catholic School or will be doing so in September, with remedial and enrichment classes available in the morning and games and activities in the afternoon. The program runs from 8 AM – 4 PM, with free Early Drop Off beginning at 7 AM and Extended Day available until 6 PM for an additional $10 a day per family.

Thank you for another wonderful year at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy. What an honor and privilege it is to serve our diverse and dynamic community of faith and learning!

Sincerely in Christ,

Mr. Kevin John Coyne & Mrs. Debra Eisenbraun

Principal & Assistant Principal