Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are deep into the second trimester and the cold weathers of winter, but even now, preparations are underway for the next school year.
Here is an update on some important things going on at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.
REGISTRATION & SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2015-2016
We have already begun registration for next year. Families who have registered will receive an e-mail confirmation this weekend, and will receive all future correspondence for 2015-2016 at this e-mail address.
Once again, registration is outpacing the previous year, so it is important that if you have children in high-demand grades (entering N, PK, K, 1, 2, 3, and 6), that you register as soon as possible.
On February 2, the Diocesan scholarship process will begin. 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.
Also, to be eligible for a local scholarship provided by OLCA’s Tuition Assistance Committee, you must first apply for the Diocesan scholarship at: www.mytads.com/fa/futuresineducation .
In 2014-2015, OLCA students received over $200,000 in Diocesan Scholarships and $100,000 in local scholarships!
VIRTUS TRAINING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
There will be a free VIRTUS training at our 128th Street Campus on Tuesday, February 3, from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. You can register online at virtus.org . VIRTUS training is required to volunteer at OLCA and to attend school trips.
If you’ve already had the training, you do not have to attend again.
Teachers are receiving training today for use of the tablets, and tablets will be distributed to all remaining classes on Monday, February 2. We are looking forward to seeing this technology in action!
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
Just a reminder: School closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals due to inclement weather will always be announced on our website at www.olcacademy.net and on CBS 2/1010 Wins. We always do our best to announce these changes as early as possible. Since a new storm is predicted for Sunday night into Monday, it is important that you check the website or tune into 1010 Wins on Sunday evening!
Finally, it is my pleasure to formally introduce to you the newest additions to the OLCA family:
Ms. Caitlin Hintze has joined us as the 2nd grade teacher at Rockaway Boulevard, as Mrs. Susan Marmo continues her recovery from surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with both ladies!
Mr. Michael Sorrentino is our new Music teacher, and his enthusiasm has even our oldest grades enjoying music instruction.
And finally, I am proud to welcome back Mrs. Sheila Simmons, who was a pillar of the Saint Teresa of Avila school community and is joining us as our new librarian and early childhood assistant!
As always, it remains the greatest privilege to work with the families of Our Lady’s Catholic Academy. Thanks to all of you for doing your part to make this a loving and supportive school community.
Sincerely in Christ,
Kevin John Coyne