Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, has announced that all 69 schools and academies will remain open and continue to provide in-person learning, in spite of the decision made to close New York City public schools indefinitely starting tomorrow.

“I am frustrated that the Mayor’s announcement was made as Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens were dismissing our students. I want to make it clear to parents, teachers, staff, and students that the Mayor’s announcement only pertains to New York City public schools, and our schools will be open tomorrow. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that our school community remains safe for everyone, and we will continue to ensure strict compliance with all health and safety protocols,” said Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools ~ Office of Support Services.

Catholic schools in the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens have provided safe, five days a week in-person learning since beginning this school year, as scheduled, on September 9. The Superintendent, along with the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of New York, has received confirmation from the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Schools that they will maintain entitled services for Catholic school students, including school nurses, transportation, and food.

         Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn have successfully operated for more than two months due to the strict adherence to the important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission, including maintaining physical distance, wearing a face covering, practicing healthy hand hygiene, and staying home if sick. The schools and academies of the Diocese of Brooklyn continue to work with New York State and City Department of Health officials on a regular basis to maintain the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.

         For a listing and more information about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, please visit


We are OPEN tomorrow

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Although the New York City Public Schools are closed, our Superintendent’s Diocesan Office has informed all Catholic Elementary Academies that we will be open till further notice.

We were informed that we would close only if the governor declares the complete city an orange zone or if he closes the schools.   We will be OPEN and in the next two days, we will be sending home books in case they will close us for Thanksgiving and thereafter.

We will be sending books and devices everyday till next Tuesday before Thanksgiving, allowing the children to keep certain books at home and bringing their devices back and forth.

I wish to inform you that  our nurse will be here from the city, but we have not yet been informed as to whether there will be yellow bus service or lunch. Therefore, please send, as always, a snack with your child/children and know that they may be sent home without lunch tomorrow if the city does not deliver lunches to us for the children.

Also,  we were not told whether yellow buses will be available for our children; therefore. you should make plans in the event that the yellow bus does not show up to pick up your child to come to school.

Please keep checking your teacher’s homework page, dojo, and this website in order to keep updated on all information.

May our Lord watch over you and your dear children,

Mrs. DeLuca

Grade 8 Science

November 2-13, 2020

  • Create outlines of  Chapter 4 ROCKS ( sections 1-6 ) in notebook
  • Complete section assessments and submit to Google Classroom
  • Complete section objectives ( I can Statements in notebook)
  • Submit mini projects/Lab – materials provided

Types of Rock- Frayer Model

Doodle and Write

Sedimentary Rock Processes

Rock Cycle

Compare and contrast Rocks and Minerals


  • Watch videos and take down notes for quizzes – See Google Classroom
  • Types of Rocks  
  •  Coral Reefs         
  • Sedimentary Rocks

Ozone Park Block Association Food Pantry

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has come to my attention that the Ozone Park Block Association has a food pantry here at the DESHI CENTER on 83-10 Rockaway Blvd and 83rd Street.  If you or any one you know is in need of food, please pass this information on to them.

Every Saturday morning, beginning at 6 a. m. at the DESHI CENTER, 83-10 Rockaway Blvd, food is being given out to assist all people during this difficult time of the Pandemic.  Please feel free to go and get help for you, or some one you know, and your dear children.

God bless and watch over you,

Mrs. Frances DeLuca



Religion 8-2 Chapter 5 Community of Believers

  • Define Faith words (Religious vocabulary)p. 61

Tradition          Catholic Church       Canonization      Grace      Communion of Saints

The gift of understanding                      Mission                Mystery

Complete the following questions:

  • Identify Jesus’ practical advise about using the gift of understanding. ( 4)
  • How do we recognize God in people?
  • How can belonging to the Church help you grow in understanding?
  • Name three things that members of the church have in common
  • How would you define a Saint? Can you see yourself in your definition?
  • How can you grow in holiness right now, right where you are?

Saint Project- Due 10/28



Science 7 Chapter 3 Cell Processes and Energy

Submit Plant cell/Animal Cell Illustrations with parts and its functions- due 10/19

Create outlines of sections 1 – 5 in your notebook – due 10/23

Complete section assessments 1-5 and submit in google classroom – due 10/23

Classwork- Review and Assessment p. 105 and Checking Concepts p. 106  (11-17)

Chapter 3 Test 10/26- Review Key terms and Concepts p. 104 Study Guide

See google classroom for details


Science 8 Chapter 3 Minerals

Chapter Key terms and puzzle due 10/16

Create outlines for sections 1-3 in notebook – due by 10/22

Complete section assessments 1-3 and submit online google class – due by 10/22

Classwork- Review and Assessment p.89 google classroom

Standardized Test Prep p.91 notebook

Complete Checking concepts 11-15 and submit online google class- due 10/23

 Classwork: Submit a globe mini project -10/23

Prepare for Chapter 3 Test 10/26 – Study key terms and key concepts p.88

HS Information from the Family Welcome Center

This is a message from the Family Welcome Center regarding High School application.

 We understand that you are eager to begin the process for this fall and the High School Admissions team will work on communicating with families and schools once the registration period opens later this fall. 

Due to COVID, guidance around the fall 2020 SHSAT administration has not yet been determined. Please note:  

  • The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply. 
  • Specialized High Schools registration is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register. 
  • Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change. 

Once determined, Account Creation Codes will be available for families to create accounts in our online registration system,   

For students currently in a NYC school (DOE or non-public), the Office of Student enrollment works with the schools to distribute Account Creation Codes to parents.  At that time, you will be able to register your child for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the LaGuardia High School Auditions, and participate in the high school admissions in general.   

Parents can also work directly with Family Welcome Center staff to create an account, once the system is open.  If your child is not enrolled in a NYC Department of Education school and you would prefer to work with us, the Family Welcome Center will require the following information to create a account: 

  • *A government-issued photo identification for the parent or guardian,   
  • Proof of your child’s age (child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism),  
  • Your child’s latest report card / transcript to determine grade, and  
  • *Two (2) of the documents listed in this check list (click link or review attached document) verifying proof of address.  

*Please note that students in temporary housing, as defined by McKinney-Vento, are not required to submit documentation (including address, proof of date of birth, and immunization) in order to enroll.  

Please check back at and for up-to-date information regarding High School and Specialized High School admissions and subscribe to our email lists to get the latest updates on High School admissions.  You can also explore schools and programs and learn about high school admissions using these online resources: 

The 2021 High School Admissions Guide is available online in English and nine other languages at This guide includes everything you need to know about applying to high schools in New York City, including how to participate in Specialized High Schools admissions. 

Use the searchable high school directory online in MySchools to explore schools and programs in more detail. 

Watch our new video series! These videos walk you through the steps of applying to high school in New York City. New videos will be posted throughout the summer at

Kind Regards,

The Sutphin Boulevard Family Welcome Center Team

Science 8

Maps, globes, etc Video Test- October 6

Complete the 20 questions using your notes

Chapter 2 Review and Assessment –  October 7

Complete text p.61 and submit

Chapter 2 Checking Concepts – October 8

Complete text p. 62 and submit

Watch the video on land forms and take notes- notebook
Complete the Video Assessment and submit- October 9

Post Test-Topography and the Earth Video- October 9  Review Preliminary test

Famous Mountains in the World- Complete all 5 questions and submit.
Answer in complete sentences.

Mountain Research work-Write interesting facts about your assigned mountain and present to class. Minimum of 5 paragraphs. Handwritten. Include your sources.
Submit your research paper




Grade 7 Science

Guided Reading and Study
Domains and Kingdom

Complete 1-14 worksheet and submit October 8

Project: Concept Mapping on Living Things – October 13

Use the worksheet provided to create a concept mapping project on living things. Information must be handwritten. Be creative!


Chapter 2 Test Living Things – October 13

Review the Study Guide, Assessments , Outlines, and Key terms.