Homework – Thursday, 9/16

  1. ELA- Spelling Write a short story using your spelling words. Assessment on 9/24.
  2. Science – Worksheet
  3. ELA Grammar Your Turn pg. SS5.
  4. Gym tomorrow
  5. Reminder children are to read for 20 min. and logged in reading log sheet.

Homework – Wednesday, September 15th

  1. Spelling – Write a sentence for each of your spelling words.  First Spelling Test 9/24
  2.  Math – Worksheet Ten Frame
  3.  Grammar – Worksheet Sentences
  4. Friday – Gym
  5. Children were given today their chrome books. Please have them charged tonight and bought back to school tomorrow morning. 
  6. Dojo announcement on Chromebooks posting after 5:30 p.m

 

Homework for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  1.  Spelling – write your spelling words in ABC order.  First Spelling test September 24th.
  2. Math workbook page 8
  3. Science – Worksheet (plant).
  4. Please have your child bring in 3 seeds to class. The seeds can be  of  red bean, pinto, etc.
  5. Gym this Friday.

Have a good evening! and God bless,

Ms. Medina

Ms. Medina – Homework 9/13/2021

Dear Parent/Guardians:

Welcome to your first week of full day school.  Below is the homework for your child for Monday, September 13th.  Please send in with your child tomorrow the Internet Policy permission form which is located in the school handbook policy.  The handbook policy can also be located at the school website www.olphca.org under forms. 

  •  Religion – Read the creation booklet with your child have them color. Review what God created on each day as you read with them. 
  • ELA write the following spelling words 3x each in their spelling notebooks (hat, Jack, sad, jam, am, map).
  • ELA read with your child the story of Jack Can found in wonders reading/writing workshop small flat book with the squirrel holding the key pg. 15-25. find the short vowel a words in the story and write them in their ELA notebook.  
  • Gym will be on Friday’s children can come in wearing their gym uniforms.

God Bless and have a good day. 

Important announcement

Tomorrow all children will be meeting in the school backyard.  Please have your child arrive no later than 7:55 a.m., thank you.  Please bring in your child’s health screen sheets completely filled, thank you.  Below is a welcome letter from the Diocese from Brooklyn, Thank you I look forward to welcoming you child on their first day. 

September 2021

Dear Families,

It is with gratitude and excitement that we welcome you to a new academic year. While this academic year is beginning with similar concerns to the 2020-2021 year, my gratitude stems from our ability to safely reopen Catholic Academies and Parish Schools once again to in-person learning. We’ve seen firsthand over the past year how essential it is to provide students with consistent, vibrant educational opportunities, both remote and in the classroom. The ability to physically welcome students into the school building brings a sense of renewal and hope within our school communities.

 

It seems that after a child is born, a parent blinks and their child is ready to attend school. As I watch my granddaughter prepare for her first day of pre-kindergarten, I am reminded of those first moments with my own children, filled with nerves and excitement for parent and child. I understand that the decision to entrust your child to one of our Catholic Academies or Parish Schools is monumental and for some, the first moments of having your child be cared for outside of the home. This responsibility is one we hold close to our hearts. The children in our schools are never just students. They are sons and daughters, siblings, friends, and grandchildren. They are a valued and precious member of our school communities.

 

The most significant difference in your school choice is that your child is continuing to build their faith relationships through the understanding of the love of Christ. The gift of an education is tremendous for a child.  The gift of a faith education is life changing. Children who are provided a faith-based environment are more likely to practice the faith as adults and instill the same faith in their children. Catholic school graduates are also more likely to be involved in their communities, celebrate diversity, and be civically engaged. We are thankful to all our parents and families who make the sacrifices to choose a Catholic education, especially considering financially and socially challenging times.

 

Teachers, staff, and administrators are prepared and excited to begin this academic year with your child. Our focus, in addition to faith development and academics, is providing a learning environment which supports the whole child, including their socioemotional growth. This past year while extremely challenging for adults, has also been challenging for children. We have described them as “flexible” and “resilient,” but children are perceptive to the stresses and anxieties we feel as adults. Our teachers have worked diligently to prepare the best environment and supports to help your child navigate the many challenges they have experienced in the past year. I encourage you to develop and maintain a strong relationship within the school community and with your child’s teacher. We can best support students as unified team, with the shared vision of helping all students achieve their full potential.

 

I pray this academic year continues to be healthy and safe for your family. I look forward to seeing all our school communities and students accomplish this year, through the grace and love of Christ.

 

In Christ,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Gym Uniform

Parents/Guardians:

Richard, the school representative for the gym uniform sale will be at the school for  one day only  on September 7th from 9:30 till 11:00 a.m

Health Forms

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Attached are the health care forms to be filled in each day and bought to school with your child each day. Please copy it and save this form for future use, thank you.  

Daily Health Screening- Student

This Daily Heath Screening is required to be completed each day before entrance to school.

  1. Is your child , or a household member currently waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test?

     No               GO. You may go to school.

     Yes            STOP. You may not go to school.

  1. In the past 10 days, Has your child expeHenced any symptoms of COVID-19 , including a fever of 100.0 F or greater, new cough, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, runny nose (sniffles), stomach upset?

     No               GO. You may go to school.

     Yes            STOP. You may not go to school.

  1. In the past 10 days has your child gotten a lab confirmed positive COVID-19 test result (not a blood test) that was their first positive COVID-19 result OR was 90 days from their previous positive COVID-19 result? Please note the 10 days is measured from the day you were tested, not the day you received the results.

        No                           GO. You may go to school.

     Yes               STOP. You may not go to school.

  1. To the best of your knowledge , in the past 10 days has your child been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes over 24 hour peHod) with anyone who has tested positive for COVID -19 or who has been told they have symptoms of COVID-19 ?

        No                           GO. You may go to school.

     Yes            STOP. You may not go to school.

  1. In the past 10 days has your child or a household member retumed from an international destination?

        No                           GO. You may go to school.

     Yes            STOP. You may not go to school.

 

Student Name:Grade:

Parent Signature:

Date:

Information from Mrs. DeLuca

August 16, 2021 
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
In-person instruction for all classes will begin for Grades K through 8 on Wednesday, September 8. The children from grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are asked to assemble in the schoolyard on 114th Street.  If it rains, they will enter the academy through the doors on 114th Street and assemble in our auditorium.  Grades K, 1 and 2 are asked to line up in the front of the building.  
 
The academy class day, for the first few days of school, begins at 8:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday , September 8, Thursday, September 9, and Friday, September 10.   Beginning Monday, September 13, the class day will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Extended Day Program will begin on Monday, September 13.  The extended day program will be in the auditorium where students may be kept together by grades.
 
 A separate letter is being mailed to the parents of any Pre-K or Kindergarten child. It will state the class assignment as well as the times for Parent Orientation and when the academy class will begin for the children.
 
This year we have been approved for two classes of Universal Pre-K 3 and two classes of Universal Pre-K 4; therefore, if you have a child who is either enrolled already with us or wants to enroll in Pre-K 3 or Pre-K4, please register at MySchools.nyc and click on ‘in district’ to register for our free UPK program. 
 
All protocols of safety for COVID 19 will be used as was last year.  The children will wear masks and have frequent mask breaks.  Each child will be three feet apart in the classrooms and six feet in the halls.  The building will be fogged for disinfection daily, and all custodians will constantly clean bathrooms, doorknobs, banisters, etc.  We will again use four entrances and exists as last year.  Grades Pre-K and K enter through the front of the building, right door, ground level.  Grades 1 and 2 enter through the main entrance in the front, up the stairs.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 enter from the back of the school building, facing the building, the right-side door to the entrance of the building. Grades 6, 7, and 8 enter from the back of the school building, facing the building, the left-side door to the entrance of the building.
 
 Daily health screening forms will be required as they were done daily last year for all students, faculty, and staff.  Students will remain in their cohort restricting movement in the building only for specials and lunch.  Air purifiers and hand sanitizers are available in each room.  All visitors are restricted, and we ask, for the safety of the children, to refrain from entering the academy while the children are in the building.  ALSO, AS ALWAYS, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN, IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT WELL, PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. 
 
May we please remind you that the tuition pre-payment, due by August 15, should be mailed to the academy. Please make sure that your account is up to date (registration fees, re-registration fees, and account balances are paid). Your child will not be admitted to class on September 8 if your account is not current. If you have a large outstanding balance from the Extended Day Program, your child will not be allowed to enter the program until this balance is cleared. 
 
The week of August 23, letters informing you of your child’s homeroom and teacher will be mailed to your home.  The placement of your child was based on the recommendation of your child’s prior year teacher as well as your child’s strengths, weaknesses and their particular need for a specific homeroom teacher. Therefore, we ask that you do not make requests to change these assignments.
 
 We look forward to the beginning of another productive and blessed year at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy for you and your child/children.
 
 Sincerely In Christ,
 
 
 Mrs. Frances DeLuca
 Principal
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy
111-10 115 Street
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
718-843-4184

Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding Opening School Information

 
 
August 16, 2021 
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
In-person instruction for all classes will begin for Grades K through 8 on Wednesday, September 8. The children from grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are asked to assemble in the schoolyard on 114th Street.  If it rains, they will enter the academy through the doors on 114th Street and assemble in our auditorium.  Grades K, 1 and 2 are asked to line up in the front of the building.  
 
The academy class day, for the first few days of school, begins at 8:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday , September 8, Thursday, September 9, and Friday, September 10.   Beginning Monday, September 13, the class day will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Extended Day Program will begin on Monday, September 13.  The extended day program will be in the auditorium where students may be kept together by grades.
 
 A separate letter is being mailed to the parents of any Pre-K or Kindergarten child. It will state the class assignment as well as the times for Parent Orientation and when the academy class will begin for the children.
 
This year we have been approved for two classes of Universal Pre-K 3 and two classes of Universal Pre-K 4; therefore, if you have a child who is either enrolled already with us or wants to enroll in Pre-K 3 or Pre-K4, please register at MySchools.nyc and click on ‘in district’ to register for our free UPK program. 
 
All protocols of safety for COVID 19 will be used as was last year.  The children will wear masks and have frequent mask breaks.  Each child will be three feet apart in the classrooms and six feet in the halls.  The building will be fogged for disinfection daily, and all custodians will constantly clean bathrooms, doorknobs, banisters, etc.  We will again use four entrances and exists as last year.  Grades Pre-K and K enter through the front of the building, right door, ground level.  Grades 1 and 2 enter through the main entrance in the front, up the stairs.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 enter from the back of the school building, facing the building, the right-side door to the entrance of the building. Grades 6, 7, and 8 enter from the back of the school building, facing the building, the left-side door to the entrance of the building.
 
 Daily health screening forms will be required as they were done daily last year for all students, faculty, and staff.  Students will remain in their cohort restricting movement in the building only for specials and lunch.  Air purifiers and hand sanitizers are available in each room.  All visitors are restricted, and we ask, for the safety of the children, to refrain from entering the academy while the children are in the building.  ALSO, AS ALWAYS, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN, IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT WELL, PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. 
 
May we please remind you that the tuition pre-payment, due by August 15, should be mailed to the academy. Please make sure that your account is up to date (registration fees, re-registration fees, and account balances are paid). Your child will not be admitted to class on September 8 if your account is not current. If you have a large outstanding balance from the Extended Day Program, your child will not be allowed to enter the program until this balance is cleared. 
 
The week of August 23, letters informing you of your child’s homeroom and teacher will be mailed to your home.  The placement of your child was based on the recommendation of your child’s prior year teacher as well as your child’s strengths, weaknesses and their particular need for a specific homeroom teacher. Therefore, we ask that you do not make requests to change these assignments.
 
 We look forward to the beginning of another productive and blessed year at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy for you and your child/children.
 
 Sincerely In Christ,
 
 
 Mrs. Frances DeLuca
 Principal
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy
111-10 115 Street
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
718-843-4184
 
To Love Another Person Is To See The Face of God.  Victor Hugo

Press Release from our Superintendent’s Office

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The following press release was sent to us this morning for your information from the Diocesan Superintendent’s Office.

As done last year, our academy will be opening for in-person instruction for our students.  All safety measures and protocols used last year will continue this year.   

As we approach the beginning of the school year, specific instructions will be sent to you regarding lunch, after-school, social distancing, daily health screening sheet, etc. 

We will do our very best, as we did last year to keep the children safe and still provide the best education they deserve.

God bless and watch over you,

Mrs. Frances DeLuca,

Principal

 

PRESS RELEASE: August 12, 2021

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE BACK TO SCHOOL COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes 69 elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens, today has announced the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place when school opens on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

In the absence of a mandate, the New York State Department of Health recommends school districts adopt universal indoor masking for all based on guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will require all students, faculty, and staff members to wear masks beginning on the first day of school.

In addition, school officials will continue to encourage vaccinations, social distancing, hand washing and hand hygiene, while maintaining the rigorous daily cleaning and sanitizing of facilities as well as enhanced ventilation. Parents will be reminded to keep their child home from school if they are sick, and their child will be required to receive medical clearance from a healthcare provider that they can safely return to in person instruction.

The Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will also continue to follow city and state guidelines regarding contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols.

“As the numbers of Coronavirus cases continue to spike in children, and the overall numbers of hospitalizations in New York City are on the rise, this is the most responsible approach to take when we begin the new school year. I know the return to these safety measures is not the situation parents, teachers or students were hoping to be the case in the 2021-2022 school year, but we cannot ignore the trends,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Chadzutko.

“Let us do our part from day one to prevent further increase of cases. If we are successful, as this academic year moves along, we will revisit these guidelines and adjust them accordingly. As much as we want a return to normalcy in our classrooms, we want our students, faculty, and staff to be safe,” continued Dr. Chadzutko.

“Looking at the trajectory of past pandemics, it seems that a virus such as this one does linger for some time even with the vaccination. I have received my vaccination and continue to encourage others to do so as well. It is our hope that the COVID-19 vaccines will help bring an

end to this terrible virus that has controlled our lives for much of the past year and a half,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, in adherence to strict guidelines, opened on time for the 2020-2021 school year, and were able to offer five day a week instruction. Enrollment increased in nearly 40% of the schools last year in grades K-8. To learn more about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, visit catholicschoolsbq.org.