Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today, our 4th, 6th, and 8th graders began taking the New York State English Language Arts exam, which they have worked very hard to prepare for. This test is a reminder that our school year is almost complete, but there are still many things to accomplish before the year is through.
REGISTRATION & SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE
It is urgent that any family who plans to return for next year re-registers immediately! More than half of our seats for next year are already gone! We are already nearing capacity in some grade levels, with dozens of new students already registered for the upcoming year. To guarantee a seat in the grade and campus of your choice, please re-register as soon as possible. Your account must be current to re-register.
The following classes are very close to capacity:
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
The first round of the scholarship process ends on April 22. Families in the first round are guaranteed to receive the highest possible scholarship that they are eligible for; those who apply after may still receive a scholarship, but it won’t be as high as it would be.
You can apply online at http://www.mytads.com/fa/futuresineducation.php . If you would like assistance from our office staff, just call either campus and we will set up an appointment to assist you. Remember that OLCA covers the cost of this scholarship application. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying!
Next week, we continue the tradition of Spirit Week, a fundraiser for our graduating eighth graders that will cover the costs of their senior trip. Please support them if you can. We’ve arranged for some exciting class and school activities, and we will be announcing the winner of our CultureFest Logo Contest at the end of the festivities.
Finally, you should have received a cardboard box for our annual Lenten drive. The funds collected will help to buy school supplies in developing nations around the world. We are so blessed to have all that we have, and it is amazing how giving just a little can provide so much for others in need.
In closing, we would like to thank Mr. Baldassare, Mrs. Zamora, and our incredible team of parent volunteers who have made the Basketball Program such a big success! Due to popular demand, we are currently planning a Summer Basketball Program. Parents who would like to help organize this event can call either campus office or speak to Mr. Coyne at Saturday’s game, which will be at our 128th Street Campus.
Sincerely in Christ,
Kevin John Coyne Marian Hernandez
Principal Assistant Principal