Financial Aid Information for Parents for 2020/2021 Year

Financial Aid Information for Parents for 2020/2021 Year

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

I have copied for you, below, very important information regarding financial aid for next year and this school year.  Please if finances are an issue do not take away this opportunity from your child/children.  Re-register your child and apply for financial aid.  The application deadline  is now extended to July 24.  Complete the application form on, click “Scholarships” and “Apply Now”

Also, send in your registration papers, and we will help make this happen for your child.  Different payment opportunities can be arranged with you in September 2020.  Families must be registered for 20/21 to be considered for an award for financial aid; data from Option C data will be used to confirm registration.

  Families who received a Teddy J. Forstmann (TJF) Scholarship from the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) in the prior year have received instructions on how to re-apply from CSF. Please contact CSF directly for assistance:

·     Returning TJF parents should not apply to both Futures/FACTS and CSF/Civicore. Siblings can be added to their TJF application. Returning TJF recipients who also have a FACTS application will receive instructions to apply through CSF and the FACTS application will be closed. 

I continue to pray for you and your dear families.  As I sit into the virtual classrooms every day, it is a pleasure to see the work of your children.  I am proud of my faculty that have been able to continue to provide our children with the knowledge they need to be successful next year.

I wish to inform the parents/guardians of our eighth-grade students that the last day of instruction set by the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens for all Catholic Schools is Tuesday June 9, 2020.  They have set a virtual graduation date for all eighth-grade students in the Diocese for  June 12, 2020.  PLEASE REFER TO YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER’S HOMEWORK PAGE FOR DETAILS.  We wish also in the future, when possible, to have a live graduation.  Details of this will follow when things can be normal.

I miss the children very much and will continue to pray with them every Monday virtually.  As always this information remains the same till June and can be found in your child/children homework page.

May God bless and protect you and your dear children.

Mrs. Frances DeLuca


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy’s Rosary Meeting

Topic: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy’s Rosary Meeting

Time: May 11, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until June 22, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

May 11, 2020 11:00 AM
May 18, 2020 11:00 AM
May 25, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 1, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 15, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 22, 2020 11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 0100 2260
Password: 7K3qY6

Loaner I-Pads and Monday Morning Rosary Prayer at 11:00AM

Today we will be distributing loaner I-Pads at the school.  If your child needs an I-Pad for distancing learning please come to the school for an I-Pad today. 

Mrs. DeLuca is holding Rosary Prayers on Mondays at 11:00AM.

See below for ZOOM details/invitation:

Topic: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy’s Rosary Meeting

Time: May 11, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until Jun 22, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

May 11, 2020 11:00 AM
May 18, 2020 11:00 AM
May 25, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 1, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 15, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 22, 2020 11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 0100 2260
Password: 7K3qY6

Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

May 1, 2020

Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools

Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which
includes all elementary Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has issued the
following statement following Governor Cuomo’s school closure announcement:

“We just learned of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision that all elementary and
secondary schools shall remain closed for the duration of the current 2019-2020 school year, as
New York continues efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. As such, the Catholic
academies and parish schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, will
remain closed through the end of June. The distance and digital learning platforms in place will
serve as the instructional program for our schools for the remainder of this academic year.

I am very proud of our schools and academies, who were successfully able to transition to
a distance and digital learning platform almost immediately upon our school buildings being shut
down. This would not have been possible without the hard work of our teachers and the
leadership of our dedicated principals, who rose to this enormous challenge. Our Catholic
schools and academies have continued to provide each of our students with a faith-based
academic program, ensuring that they are being challenged to learn every day. Our parents have
also contributed immeasurably to the success of this new digital learning environment.

We will be working with our principals and teachers to ensure that our milestone
celebrations (graduations, step-up ceremonies, and other achievements) will be honored and
recognized. As we have done so far during this pandemic, we will continue to assemble and
share resources for our families as we confront this challenging end to the school year.

The Coronavirus statistics indicate that both Brooklyn and Queens have been the
hardest-hit areas in New York City and State. As a Catholic school community in the epicenter
of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to pray for everyone’s health and safety. Our faith,
love, and hope remain central to all we do now and in the future.”

Thursday, April 9th.

Easter Break starts Thursday, April 9th. Distance Learning will resume on Monday April 20th.

No work will be assigned for 7th and 8th grade Social Studies during Easter Break.  Students should use this time to make up any assignments they have not submitted. 

Wishing everyone a Blessed Holy Week.

God Bless everyone. 

Tuesday, April 7th

7-2 Religion 

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today, we will continue to watch the movie the King of Kings, 1961.  Watch 45 minutes today for class work.


Start watching where you left off for classwork and watch 30 minutes for homework.  Remember at the end of the movie there is an assignment you will have to complete.

7th Grade Social Studies:

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today, we are going to explore and learn about the expansion of democracy, Andrew Jackson’s presidency, and the changes in American politics.  Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States of America.   

Democracy expanded in the 1820s as more Americans held the right to vote.

Aim: What is the Jacksonian Democracy?

  • I can explain the Jacksonian Democracy.
  • I can explain the changes that took place during Andrew Jackson’s presidency.

1st: Type and define Key terms and people on page 322.

2nd: Watch videos on Andrew Jackson and Jacksonian Democracy:

3rd: Take the graded quiz for the Brainpop video – Type the questions and answers.       

4th: Don’t forget your summary!


1st: Read pages 322 – 323 stop at Election 1828, answer the reading check on page 323.

2nd: Answer the following questions:

  1. What did the revised voting rules exclude?
  2. Why do historians call the expansion of voting during this period Jacksonian Democracy?
  3. Why do you think Jackson was a popular presidential candidate?

3rd: Complete 1a-c page 324.

8th Grade Social Studies: 

Today we will start to explore and learn about World War II.

During the 1930s, totalitarian governments rose to power in Europe and Japan.  Germany’s expansion led to the start of World War II in Europe in 1939.

Aim: How did World War II begin?

  • I can explain how World II began.

Type and define Key Terms on page 804.

Watch the videos on WWII a brainpop video and khans Academy video.

Take the graded Brainpop quiz for WWII causes and WWII, type the full question and answer.

Read 804-805 and answer the reading check on page 805.


Read pages 806 -807 and answer the reading check on page 807.

Complete 1a-b and 2a-b page 809.

Complete Interpreting Maps on page 807.


Science 7


Review and Assessment

Complete questions (16-21) Thinking Critically

Text p. 364 

Submit today at 3:00 PM


Digital Activity Project- Google Classroom 

Choose a topic covered in class and create an activity page.

Remember to use different topics for each activity, total of 5 activities.

Follow all Guidelines and directions provided for you. Read everything before you plan your work! Have Fun!




PLEASE READ – Important message from the Diocese

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy

111-10 115th Street

South Ozone Park, NY 11420


April 2, 2020


Dear Families, 

As remote learning becomes part of the fabric of our current reality, it is important to create structures and expectations, which help all involved succeed and stay healthy and sane.  To that end, as we come to the close of the 3rd week of providing teaching and student learning experiences from our homes, it is important to establish schedules, but also allow for the schedule to change…

The expectations of students, and the demands of the educational community are changing radically during this COVID-19 crisis; necessarily, the role of the teacher is changing as well.  It is important as we continue with distance learning that faculty have the opportunity to participate in professional learning workshops, seminars and planning sessions.    

Effective Friday, April 3, 2020, a proposal has been developed to make some shifts in the instructional week.  Moving forward, students will continue to complete all assigned work tasks, projects and activities.  Teachers will have the opportunity on Fridays for:

Student Assessment:               to be able to maintain and review student work/videos/photos uploaded to the Google Classroom and provide feedback in writing or by video.

Parent Outreach:                    to be able to contact and communicate with families the academic progress of their child(ren).

Planning/Networking:            to have a designated time to devote to planning lessons and learning activities, and to be able to collaborate with colleagues remotely using technology tools (such as: Zoom, Microsoft Teams conference, Google Classroom).

Professional Development:     to be able to receive further professional development.

Please note that this new model being implemented allows for students to use Friday’s as a time for some students to “catch-up” on previously assigned tasks, activities and projects, and others to work on enrichment activities.  Friday’s are not to be seen as a day off.  The expectation is for students to continue their studies.  Student attendance will continue to be taken on Friday’s.

We continue to thank you for being partners with us during these difficult times and wish God’s continued blessing over you and your loved ones.

Thursday, April 2nd – PLEASE READ

Starting tomorrow, Friday’s will be a “catch  up” day for the students.  Teachers will not assign any new work on Fridays.  It is still a school day, students must take attendance. 

Easter Break: 

We will still have Easter Break starting Wednesday, April 8th at 3 P.M.