OLCA Gives Back: Make a Wish Foundation

Make a Wish

Dear Families and Friends of OLCA,

As part of our OLCA gives back initiative our school will be hosting an online Pampered Chef Fundraiser to benefit The Make a Wish Foundation. The entire selection of available products can be viewed online. Please visit:

https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/bridgethernandez/guest-landing/9018964196507   to place your orders.

All orders placed will be shipped directly to your home in time for the holidays if you order by December 16, 2016. Orders placed after December 16th will arrive after December 25th.

Any questions regarding the products offered by Pampered Chef should be directed to Mrs. Hernandez at BHernandez@olcacademy.net. Thank you, in advance, for your ongoing participation in our O.L.C.A. Gives Back Initiative.

Sincerely,

Mr. Kevin Coyne, Principal

Mrs. Debra Eisenbraun, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Bridget Hernandez

 

Leadership Newsletter

OLCA LogoDear Parents and Guardians,

Here is our weekly rundown of happenings at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.

Candy Sale Update

As noted on the calendar, the candy sale ends today. However, if you are still competing for the top prizes, you may continue to request boxes through Tuesday, December 6.  Winners will be determined based on the money turned in by Friday, January 6, 2017.

Please note that to receive your report card, it is only necessary to have paid for the three mandatory boxes. Money for the additional boxes is not due until Friday, January 6.

Make a Wish Foundation Fundraiser

We are doing a special OLCA Gives Back fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation, through a partnership with Pampered Chef. Please see the attached letter for more information!

Website & Phone Downtime (128)

As our website is being upgraded, it may go down from time to time as the server is being changed. Also, we are upgrading the phones at the 128th Street campus. If you are having trouble getting through on the main line, you can call (718) 738-3454 or (718) 641-2659.

Report Card Conferences

Wednesday, December 7

3 PM – 7 PM

Report card conferences are next Wednesday, so we will have a half-day dismissal. Our Extended Day programs will operate until 6 PM, as always.  As noted on the calendar, the first five tuition payments and the mandatory candy sale boxes must be paid in full to meet with your child’s teacher and receive their report card. If payment is not made by Tuesday, December 6, please visit your campus office on report card day to complete the payment and receive your child’s report card. You will then be free to meet with the teacher!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                 Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

December 2016 Calendar

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Leadership Newsletter: November 16, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here is our weekly rundown of happenings at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.

Thanksgiving Luncheons

Monday, November 21 (Rockaway Boulevard)

Tuesday, November 22 (128th Street)

Our annual Thanksgiving luncheons are quickly approaching! Parent volunteers are welcome, and so are donations of food and funds! Please send in your forms as soon as possible so that we know what is being donated. Remember that all students participate for free and that all donations are optional. This is one of our best annual events, and we look forward to sharing this special day with all of our students, staff, and parents.

Website Downtime

Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25

Finally, please be advised that our website will be down during Thanksgiving week as it is upgraded with a modern interface that will make the site more accessible to our parents and students. It is slated to return on Monday, November 28, provided there are no unexpected technical difficulties!

Report Card Conferences

Wednesday, December 7

3 PM – 7 PM

Our students have been working diligently as the first trimester comes to an end on Friday, December 2.  This will be followed by our first trimester Report Card Conferences on Wednesday, December 7 from 3 PM – 7 PM. Teachers will begin sign up for these conferences the week of Monday, November 28. Please note that to receive your child’s report card, accounts must be current through the fifth tuition payment. We look forward to seeing you on report card night!

As we will be celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving next week, there will not be a newsletter next Wednesday. Please look for the next leadeship newsletter on Wednesday, November 30.

In the spirit of Thanskgiving, let us say once more that the privilege to educate your chidren and to shape their faith fills us both with gratitude. Thank you, parents and guardians, for all that you do as our partners in learning!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                   Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

Leadership Newsletter: November 9, 2016

confirmationDear Parents and Guardians,

Here is our weekly rundown of happenings at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.

Home Academy Meeting

Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM

128th Street Campus

Parents from both campuses are invited to our Home Academy Meeting this month, where we will be planning upcoming events and asking for parent input on proposed changes to the uniform rules, including Dress Up and Dress Down days. We hope to see many of you there.

Confirmation Mass

Friday, November 18 at 7 PM  (St. Teresa of Avila Church)

All are invited to witness our Catholic eighth graders receive their final Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church. I am so proud of our Confirmation candidates, and how they have grown in their faith as they have prepared to receive this Sacrament. I thank our Faith Formation Mark Kruse and all of their religion teachers throughout the years, all of whom have played a vital role in their journey of faith.

Thanksgiving Luncheons

Monday, November 21 (Rockaway Boulevard)

Tuesday, November 22 (128th Street)

Our annual Thanksgiving luncheons are quickly approaching! Parent volunteers are welcome, and so are donations of food and funds! Please send in your forms as soon as possible so that we know what is being donated. Remember that all students participate for free and that all donations are optional. This is one of our best annual events, and we look forward to sharing this special day with all of our students, staff, and parents.

Website Downtime

Monday, November 21 – Friday November 25

Finally, please be advised that our website will be down during Thanksgiving week as it is upgraded with a modern interface that will make the site more accessible to our parents and students. It will return on Monday, November 28.

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                   Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

November 2016 Track Schedule

TrackHere is the November 2016 schedule for the Saint Clement Pope Track Team!

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Leadership Newsletter: November 2, 2016

candy-saleDear Parents and Guardians,

Here is our weekly rundown of happenings at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.

2016 Candy Sale

We have begun our fall fundraiser and are already distributing candy to all of our families! Please see the attached letter for more information about this mandatory fundraiser.

Picture Days

Wednesday, November 9 & Thursday, November 10

FULL UNIFORM BOTH DAYS

We will have our individual photos taken on November 9 and our class photos taken on November 10. There will not be gym on either day, and all students are required to wear their full uniform on both days.

Home Academy Meeting

Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM

128th Street Campus

Parents from both campuses are invited to our Home Academy Meeting this month, where we will be planning upcoming events and asking for parent input on proposed changes to the uniform rules, including Dress Up and Dress Down days. We hope to see many of you there.

A Warm Hello…

We are proud to welcome two new members of our OLCA family. Beginning yesterday, each campus has its own Security Guard. Please join use in welcoming Marie Jenkins (RB) and Trishia Wilson (128), who will help ensure the safety of all of our students every day. We are lucky to have them!

And a Sad Goodbye

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the upcoming retirement of Saundra Lee-Kinsey, our outstanding nurse at the Rockaway Boulevard campus. She will be completing her service on Friday, December 9, and we will have a big celebration in her honor! More information on that will follow in the coming weeks.

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                  Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

November Calendar

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Leadership Newsletter

leaf1Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here is our weekly rundown of happenings at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.

Halloween Celebration

Friday, October 27

The in-school celebrations will begin in the morning with our annual costume parade after morning prayers. Parents are welcome to attend. Please make sure all student costumes are consistent with the guidelines distributed last week. Students out of costume are to wear their gym uniform, and may not dress down.

Halloween Dance (Grades 4-8)

Friday, October 27: 6-10 PM (RB)

 Halloween Party (Grades N-4)

Saturday, October 28: 1-4 PM (RB)

We are looking forward to our special celebrations outside of the school day for both our older and younger students. Please note that due to the parish needing the 128th Street building this weekend, we are moving both celebrations back to the Rockaway Boulevard campus. Parent volunteers are welcome for both events.

All Saint’s Day Liturgy

Tuesday, November 1 – 10 AM

St. Teresa of Avila Church

We will have a special liturgy for All Saint’s Day next Tuesday morning. Students may dress up for free.

Picture Days

Wednesday, November 9 & Thursday, November 10

FULL UNIFORM BOTH DAYS

We will have our individual photos taken on November 9 and our class photos taken on November 10. There will not be gym on either day, and all students are required to wear their full uniform on both days.

We will be closed on Monday, October 31 for a professional day. Have a Happy Halloween!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                   Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

Leadership Newsletter

flagballDear Parents and Guardians,

Here is our weekly rundown of happenings at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.

OLCA Gives Back: Help for Haiti

Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 28

OLCA is partnering with Operation Dreamcatcher to collect non-perishable foods and health products for Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew. The flyer is attached to this newsletter! We hope you are able to help us with this special collection.

United Nations Assembly

Monday, October 24

RB: 9 AM / 128: 1 PM

I am proud to announce that four new flags will be part of our annual ceremony this year: Cameroon, Croatia, Lithuania, and Venezuela!  Remember that Monday is a free Dress Up day and that cultural dress is encouraged. Thank you to Ms. Paz, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Cotto, and Mr. Morales for their help with this event!

Halloween Celebration & Activities

Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28

We will carry on with our annual tradition of students being allowed to wear costumes to school for Halloween,. This year, we will have in school activities throughout the day on Friday, October 27, and special events for Grades 4-8 on Friday evening, and for Grades N-4 on Saturday afternoon. Flyers have already gone home for the two events, and guidelines for costumes during the school day are included with this newsletter, along with a permission slip for the haunted house.  The same rules apply for the events on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. We will be closed on Halloween (Monday, October 31) for a professional day.

Tuition Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that tuition is due on the first of the month, and that all accounts should be current through the third tuition payment at this time. A late fee will be added on Tuesday, October 25, so please bring your account up to date by then. Thank you to all of the families who are already current.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                  Debra Eisenbraun

Principal                                  Assistant Principal