Dear Parents/ Guardians:
It is with joy that I walk from grade to grade and see the tremendous progress of your dear children. I am as proud of your children and my teachers as you are!
I thank you for the cooperation from you and your dear children that has kept the children and all of us safe and healthy and open since September 9, 2021.
I ask and remind you that if you have not re-registered your child for next year that you do so in order to guarantee your child has a seat! I remind you, also, to continue to send in your financial application to Futures in Education. The sooner the better – there is still monies to go out for scholarships. Also, remember, if you refer a person to our school, and they stay for a year, the following year there is a deduction from your child’s tuition of $750 for that year! It will be a win-win situation.
On behalf of our pastor, Fr. Tom, our board chair, Mr. Mangar, and the Board, my teachers and staff, and myself, I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! May our Lord, Jesus, continue to bless you and your dear children with good health, peace, joy, and prosperity!
Please invite your friends and family to take a virtual tour of our school and also view a part of our Easter Show with our beautiful children!
Virtual Tour OLPHCA Queens-July 9, 2020 Virtual-Tour-OLPHCA-Queens-March 30,2021
PK-3 Jesus is my best friend
Pre K3 Baby Bunny
God is Not Dead – He’s Alive (1)
Prek4 He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
7-1 The Passion Part 5
7-1 The Passion Part 6
7-1 The Passion Part 7 (4)
PreK4 Jesus is Alive(1)
Happy and Blessed Easter,
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As you know, this week is Spirit Week. Every day the children have come to school in different attire that is usually worn here at school. Instead of uniforms, if they wished, the children dressed as Super Heroes, Twins, Sports Characters, Disney Characters, etc. What a wonderful way, in the midst of the Pandemic, to come to school, learn and still have safe fun. W hat a joy in the midst of what is happening in the world to be able to still be a child.
What a great joy it is for the children and all of us here to be part of this great school, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy! Here we can dress as Super Heroes and also speak about how the real Super Heroes of our lives are with us everyday – God, our parents, guardians, teachers, friends, service workers, etc.
As I walked among your beautiful children and took pictures, prayed for them and you, I needed to share with you my special moments that I have with your dear children.
God bless you and continue to watch over you,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca
OLPHCA brochure with zoom times
Happy New Year! I pray that this year will be the end of this pandemic and that it will be a blessed New Year.
Already, re-registration papers have been sent to you, and I am grateful to all of you who have already returned your child/children’s registration for next year. We want to make sure that we have seats for all of our current students before we admit students coming from other schools to join our academy family.
Thank you for your kind words and letters of thanks for our effort since September 9 in keeping our academy open and our students safe . It is my honor to serve you and your dear children, and I continue all my efforts on making sure they are well and receiving the best education possible.
Above if you click on the OLPHCA brochure, you can view our zoom times for open houses which this year must still be virtual. Pass this brochure on to all your family and friends that may wish to attend our outstanding academy.
Please remember that if you refer someone to our academy and they remain for one year, your child’s tuition will be reduced by $750 for the next year.
May our Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones,
On behalf of Fr. Tom, Jonathan and the Board, myself, and our faculty and staff, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, blessed New Year full of the joy and love of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
May the world be blessed with the healing and peace of God, and may every home receive the individual blessings they personally need!
I, personally, thank you for your kind words throughout the past year. It is my blessing and pleasure to serve such an amazing community of parents and children. Thank you for truly being partner with me in the education and well being of our dear children. God bless you!
If tonight we get the predicted snow, all students will go onto remote learning tomorrow. If the weather is so cold that everything will freeze Friday, I will let the teachers through Google Classroom/DoJo inform you/your child whether Friday remains remote.
The students have done a wonderful job at the Christmas Nativity and eighth, sixth, fourth, and kindergarten grades have videotaped their Christmas presentation. I have informed all teachers to download this video to each of their classes through your child’s google account. Therefore, by tomorrow you will be able to see, what has been a yearly tradition, our Christmas show.
I pray for your dear children and you daily. I continue to ask our Lord for your safety, good health, peace, joy, and prosperity.
May Jesus watch over you and your dear loved ones,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca
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,
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
Do: Sheet about the color Purple. Please use crayons for homework.
Green Day is tomorrow. Blue Day is on Monday.
Please put your child’s name on their shirt.
Do: Sheet on the color Orange. Purple Day is tomorrow.
The following information has been sent today to us regarding the Diocese’s virtual learning program.
September 2, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Congratulations, your child has been accepted into the Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance
Learning Program. We are excited about the incredible response received to this new
initiative and are looking forward to the beginning of the new school year. As servants of the
Lord, we are called to answer the needs of his people in 2020, that means virtual learning.
Information pertaining to the pick-up of student devices and other materials will be
forthcoming. We are currently arranging the logistics and locations aligned with safety
precautions regarding the distribution of materials. We are also in the process of finalizing
faculty and student schedules for the instructional program – families can look forward to
hearing from your child’s teachers soon.
In the days ahead, we will be sending out more information regarding your child’s online
learning accounts and your parent portal information; please keep checking your email.
Additionally, you may visit the website: https://stthomasaquinasbq.org/ and the FAQ page
regarding details on some of the many questions that have been received. Please check the
site regularly, as important updates and new information will be shared, as we approach the
first day of school.
The distance learning program orientation schedule will begin on September 16th, and
continue through September 18th, with the first full day of instruction to take place on
Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us and bless our new instructional program.
Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
Below please find the superintendents’s letter to the chancellor’s office informing them that all Catholic schools will re-open as scheduled and requesting the services our children will need beginning September 9, 2020
September 1, 2020
Dear Chancellor Carranza,
Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn have worked tirelessly
throughout the summer months (July and August) to ensure a safe, healthy and efficient reopening of all
Catholic schools and the programs provided to our students and families. We have absolute confidence in our
principals and teachers to do so; therefore, we are officially informing the New York City Department of
Education and the City of New York that our academic year will commence as scheduled and on time
(September 9, 2020).
Further, it is our expectation that New York City will fulfill its obligations in providing the following services
to all the Catholic in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn:
● Nurses to the schools where they have been assigned;
● Transportation for our students to and from our schools;
● Meals through the various New York City Department of Education nutrition programs.
It is also our expectation that the UPK programs housed in our schools for which we have been contracted will
not be impacted by the change of the New York City Public Schools start date.
We welcome hearing back from you within the next 24 hours that you will be guaranteeing the provision of
these services to all of the Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Mr. Michael J. Deegan, Archdiocese of New York
Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools Superintendent – Catholic Schools Support Services
R.C. Diocese of Brooklyn