Candy Sale 2015

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today, we begin the candy sale, our mandatory fall fundraiser. This year, families are required to sell three boxes of chocolate in the fall and $80 of raffle tickets in the spring. However, if you sell six or more boxes of chocolate, you do not have to sell any raffle tickets in the spring!

Another change this year is that we are asking parents to pick up the candy in the office and sign for it. You can do so beginning today.

You will also be given a receipt for all payments of candy. If you do not receive a receipt, please contact Mrs. Bianchi or Mrs. Hinkson immediately.

The candy sale will begin October 5 and end on October 30. Additional boxes can be purchased in the office.

The prizes for the most candy sold and paid for by November 20 will be:


First Place (All Grades)

$1,000 cash or Free Tuition for One Child in 2016-2017

Second Place (All Grades)

$500 cash or 50% Tuition Discount for One Child in 2016-2017

Third Place (All Grades)

$250 cash or 25% Tuition Discount for One Child in 2016-2017

Top Ten Families Overall

Ten Dress Down Tickets

Kevin John Coyne




October Calendars

BlessedVirgin(Rosary)Here are the revised calendars for the month of October!

October 2015

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September & October Track Schedules

TrackWe are happy to share with you the September and October track schedules for Saint Clement Pope’s track team. OLCA students who haven’t joined the team yet are invited to do so. Just call the numbers provided on the schedules below!

Sept 15 Track Schedule

Oct 15 Track Schedule


Leadership Newsletter

unnamedDear Parents and Guardians,

I believe this has been the most positive and blessed start to a new year at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in all of our seven years, and I am grateful to our students, faculty, staff, and most of all you, our families, for the enthusiasm and support!

I’ve been delaying this letter until I could announce everything at one time, so I better get started!


Practices begin

Saturday, September 12

(all ages)

It’s not too late to join the Saint Clement Pope Track Team! If you’re a returning track star, contact Coach Morgan at 718-481-6401. New track stars, ages 5-15, should contact Coach Pasqual at 718-347-3740. OLCA students who participate will receive special awards at our year-end Honors Assembly!


128th Street: Tuesday, September 22, 6-7 PM

Rockaway Boulevard: Tuesday, September 29, 6-7 PM

Both our new and returning teachers eagerly await the opportunity to meet the parents of their students! As is the tradition, parents will go directly to the classrooms for 20 minute sessions, with three separate sessions available for parents with multiple children.

Also that night, you will have the opportunity to meet one of our parents, Ronnie Francis, who has launched his own app – Text My Wheels. This free app creates a platform where law enforcement, concerned citizens, and neighbors can contact owners of parked vehicles in the event of any vehicle damage or theft. It’s an innovative idea that shows our parents can be just as creative as our students!


Wednesday, September 23

6:00 PM

Rockaway Boulevard Campus

Our annual VIRTUS training session has been scheduled for the date above. This training is free, and is required for all parents and guardians who wish to volunteer in the school building or go on a school trip.

Two important notes: First, if you’ve already been trained, you do not need to attend again. Second, if your child has an allergy that requires the use of an EPI-PEN, a parent must attend alongside the child for them to go on a school trip, and they can only do so with VIRTUS training.

Parent Portal

Launching Monday, September 28

Filling out your Emergency Form has never been more important! Our office staff is working diligently to update the Option C information for every family as we ready the launch of our new and improved Parent Portal on Monday, September 28.

In addition to billing, attendance, and grading information that you already use Option C for, you will soon be able to communicate with teachers directly, view class and school calendars, order school lunch, register for after-school, and receive regular updates from the principal via text, voicemail, and e-mail. Moving forward, all communication between parents and the OLCA faculty and staff will be done digitally through Option C!

If you haven’t gotten your Emergency Form in, please do so as soon as possible so you can be “in the loop” this year!


Tuesday, October 6

10:00 AM

St. Teresa Church

Our pastor, Father Conlon, will celebrate our Opening Liturgy, with Grades 1-8 from both campuses attending, and all family members are invited to join us. There is no better way to truly celebrate another year at OLCA than with the Eucharist. We hope to see many of you there on Tuesday, October 6 at Saint Teresa Church!


Thursday, October 8

6 PM – 8 PM

Rockaway Boulevard Campus

Once again, we will host a special information night for Grades 5-8, with more than a dozen Catholic high schools from Brooklyn and Queens in attendance. Come take advantage of this special opportunity to make a personal connection between your child and the local Catholic high schools.

Thank you again for a wonderful new year. We’ve never had so many classrooms full of children – four Kindergartens! Thank you for spreading the Good News about the Christ-centered learning community that we are so proud to serve. What a great start to a new school year!

Sincerely in Christ,

Your OLCA Leadership Team

Kevin John Coyne                   Debra Eisenbraun & Jennifer Halbert           Dana McCann

Principal                                    Assistant Principals                                            Curriculum Director

OLCA Yearly Calendar & Family Handbook

calendarOur 2015-2016 Yearly Calendar has been published.  As it changes with time, the file name will change, too!

OLCA 2015-2016 Yearly Calendar 1.0

Also, here is the first edition of this year’s handbook:

2015-2016 OLCA Family Handbook v 1.0

Just as a reminder, both offices are open this week, Monday-Thursday, from 9 AM – 12 PM and 5 PM – 7 PM.

Additional times are available upon request. Just give us a call!

All the Best,

Mr. Coyne

Principal’s Newsletter: Summer 2015

Catholic Schools LogoDear Parents and Guardians,

As we prepare for another school year, I hope this letter finds all of you well rested and ready for September. We have a later start than usual this year, so enjoy an extra week of summer vacation! Here are our hours for the remainder of the summer:


Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28

Both Campuses Closed

Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3

9 AM – 12 PM, 5 PM – 7 PM (Both Campuses)


Classes resume on Wednesday, September 9 for Grades K-8, and on Thursday, September 10 for Grades Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten.   Half-Day Dismissal will be in place for Wednesday, September 9 – Friday, September 11.   The hours for Rockaway Boulevard are 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM; for 128th Street, 8:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Students will receive their handbook and the September calendar on their first day of school, along with a lunch menu and an important parent survey. The 2015-2016 Family Handbook and the 2015-2016 Yearly Calendar will be posted on our website on Monday, August 31.


At this time, seats are limited for most grade levels at each campus, with several classes now having waiting lists. Please call our offices at 718-641-1316 (128th Street) or 718-641-0212 (Rockaway Boulevard) to schedule a registration appointment. Both Diocesan and local scholarships are available, although time is running out to apply. So far, OLCA families have received more than $200,000 in Diocesan and local scholarships for the upcoming year!

You can apply for scholarships online at


At this time, the first tuition payment and the material fee are both due. If you cannot make it into the office to make the payment, don’t worry! We can take payments over the phone for your convenience. Just give either office a call and we will assist you right away. The Rockaway Boulevard office will be open from 8 AM – 6 PM through Friday, August 14, as the Summer Brainstorm program is ongoing.

Today, a hard copy of this letter, along with a bill for payments due, was mailed to you. If you do not receive these documents by Thursday, August 6, please call the Rockaway Boulevard office on Friday.  All tuition and fees must be paid in full, including any remaining balance from last year, for your child to start classes in September.


You can find your child’s Supply List (all grades) and Summer Packet (Grades 1-8) on our school website. Just click on the class page of the grade and campus your child is entering in September. Hard copies are available in the office, and we can also mail a packet out to you by request. Just give us a call and we’ll get it in the mail a.s.a.p.

Keep checking our website for more updates as the summer comes to an end. We look forward to welcoming our new families and welcoming back our returning families in September!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne


Supply Lists & Summer Packets

sunDear Parents and Guardians,

Your child’s Summer Packets and Supply Lists for next year are now online.

Simply navigate to your child’s grade and campus and download from that page.

If you need a hard copy, we will print one out in the office for you, or you can have a hard copy mailed to you by calling our Rockaway Boulevard office at (718) 641-0212.

All the Best,

Mr. Coyne

Leadership Newsletter

summerDear Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. June has been a busy month, as we’ve celebrated our annual CultureFest, enjoyed student performances at two Spring Concerts, and said goodbye to our wonderful Class of 2015, who now move on to the challenges that await them in high school!

Here is a final round of updates. The next time I write to you, it will be the middle of the summer!


Please note that we now have a Waiting List for the following Grades:

128th Street Campus: 1st Grade & 7th Grade

Rockaway Boulevard Campus: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 5th Grade, & 8th Grade

Also, the following classes have less than ten seats left for 2015-2016:

128th Street Campus: Pre-K, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, & 8th Grade

Rockaway Boulevard Campus: Pre-K, 6th Grade, & 7th Grade

Please register as soon as possible. At RB, we are only a handful of students away from opening up additional classes for 1st Grade and for 2nd Grade. Also, please remember to apply for the Diocesan scholarship, if you haven’t already done so. Already, OLCA families have received $170,000 in scholarships for next year!


Summer Brainstorm kicks off on Monday, July 6. Registration has already begun! Applications are available in the office or on the school website. We hope to see you this summer!


Finally, Report Cards will be distributed to all students on Wednesday, June 24. Students who are not in attendance will receive their report card by mail. Please check the website as well for our Summer Packets for new and returning students, and later this summer, for our new handbook and yearly calendar.

I look forward to another year as your principal. May God watch over all of you this summer and return you to us safe, sound, and ready to learn in September!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne

Leadership Newsletter

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we enter the last few weeks of school, things are very busy at OLCA! Here are some important updates!


We are running out of seats at the Rockaway Boulevard campus for Grades PK, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and at the 128th Street campus for Grades PK, 1, 6, 7, and 8.   If you have not re-registered, please do so as soon as possible, as we cannot guarantee a seat for your child in the fall! We would love to have room for every student who wants to attend OLCA, but we are limited in space!

Round one of the scholarship process is complete! OLCA families have already been awarded $166,462 in scholarships for the upcoming year. There are still two more rounds, so if you haven’t applied yet, please do so as soon as you can at .


Next week, we will have our Spring Shows, featuring performances by the OLCA band and all classes. The 128th Street show is on Tuesday, June 2 and the RB show is on Thursday, June 4. Admission is free and seating is first come, first serve. Light refreshments will be sold! Doors open at 6:00 for both shows, and both shows begin at 6:30 sharp!


This year’s CultureFest will be bigger than ever, with more rides, food, performances, and vendors than ever before! Admission to this event is free. The CultureFest is on Saturday, June 6, and the gates will be open from 12-8 PM. If you would like to volunteer for the event or sponsor a table, please contact your campus office as soon as possible.


As you may know, there is a big capital campaign underway at our sponsor parish, Saint Teresa of Avila-Saint Anthony of Padua. As noted on the June calendar, students in grades N-7 may dress down on fifteen individual days for $20. Grade 8 may dress down on ten individual days for $15. All payments are due on Monday, June 1, and students must pay for the full month. 100% of funds raised will go directly to help the parish. Under Father Conlon’s leadership, OLCA has thrived. Let’s do our best to give back to the church that makes our academy possible!

A big thank you to all of our parents and guardians for their enthusiastic support!

Sincerely in Christ,

Kevin John Coyne                     Debra Eisenbraun & Jennifer Halbert

Principal                                    Assistant Principals

June 2015 Calendars

unnamedThe calendars for the final month of school are here!

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