As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, our school year is rapidly coming to a close. Here are a few more updates:
Make-a-Wish Foundation Fundraisers
Today’s Dress Down will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation, thanks to the leadership of a fifth grade student at OLCA, who also organized a bake sale at the RB campus. Additionally, one of our teachers is hosting a Pampered Chef fundraiser to benefit this cause. You can participate in this fundraiser by visiting this link:
June Fundraiser for St. Teresa of Avila-St. Anthony of Padua Parish
Our month long dress down to benefit our parish has once again demonstrated the generosity of our pastor, Rev. Richard Conlon. Father Conlon is using some of the funds we are raising to fix the pavement and refinish the doors at the 128th Street Campus. This follows his investment in repairing the main office and two classrooms at the Rockaway Boulevard Campus. Please join me in expressing my gratitude for Father Conlon’s unwavering commitment to Catholic Education in South Ozone Park.
First Annual OLCA Carnival: Saturday, June 4
After successfully organizing our first Intramural Sports Day, our Home Academy Association is now sponsoring OLCA’s first outdoor carnival! Please join us at the 128th Street Campus on Saturday, June 4 from 12 PM – 6 PM. There will be many rides, games, and sweet treats to enjoy. We will host a special preview of the Carnival on Friday, June 3 for students only during the school day. While they may purchase additional tickets, every single student will receive three free tickets on that day, so every child gets a chance to participate.
OLCA Curriculum Director Dana McCann
Named Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy
Finally, it is with great pride that I announce that our Curriculum Director and seventh grade teacher, Ms. Dana McCann, has been named Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy in Forest Hills, Queens. Ms. McCann’s extraordinary service and talents have prepared her well for this new endeavor. I know that she will bring the same transformational leadership to Our Lady of Mercy that she has demonstrated time and time again during her four years at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy and three years at Saint Teresa of Avila School. Please join me in congratulating her as she begins her new journey.
Sincerely in Christ,
Kevin John Coyne