Arrival & Dismissal Procedures – Health & Safety Issues

Dear St. Helen Catholic Academy Families,

As a school we are focused on the health and safety of all members of our community.  During the school day we follow Public Health Tenets:
Stay Home if Sick-
      -Only leave for essential medical care and testing or other essential errands.
Keep Physical Distance-
      -Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
Keep Hands Clean-
      -Wash your hands often with soap and water.  Use sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Wear a Face Covering-
      -You can be contagious without symptoms.  Protect those around you by wearing a face covering.
It is important that you help us maintain a healthful environment during arrival and dismissal time.
          – After you drop off student at arrival, please return to your car
          – At dismissal, pick up your student and return to your car
Lingering on school property does not support the public health guidelines.  Be sure to adhere to social distancing practices.  Masks are required on school property.  We want all community members to be safe. 
Your actions have an impact on us all.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.
Christine Zerillo


PDHP ( Program for the Development of Human Potential) will begin to post helpful parenting information on social media outlets, ( or PDHP Parents on YouTube).  In the past, “See You Later, Alligator”, early childhood workshop for parents, has been popular at the start of school.  Therefore, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning September 9th, they will provide ten-minute talks on these platforms to go over the strategies, skills, and self-care this topic offers the parents and caregivers of this age group.  Keep in mind that while focus is for the PreK3 to 1st Grade set, parents of many older children attend as well.  On, Tuesdays and Thursdays, offered will be information, prevention education, wellness, and mindfulness along the lens of parenting, family, community, and self.  Please like, subscribe, join in & share these pages as many of your peers, families and even my colleagues shared that they used the content both personally as well as professionally last trimester.

Summer Notice

For information or assistance:

Please call:  718-835-4155

OR email:

(Please leave a detailed message or email.  Provide your phone number, a staff member will gladly contact you.)

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Please click on the link below at 5:00 pm today:

Dear Grade 8 Students, Families and St. Helen Catholic Academy Community,

Today the sun is shining brightly upon St. Helen Catholic Academy!  It is a special day in the Howard Beach community.  This evening at 5:00 pm we will all have the opportunity to join together to view our Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony!

Our students, parents, staff, Board of Directors and Father Colamaria have all worked diligently to make today a most memorable event for our graduates!  It is our hope that we will have the opportunity in the fall to come together in person to properly celebrate our graduates in our church!

I wish that I could see the smiling faces of our graduates and their families as they view today’s presentation.  I know that we are all so proud of the accomplishments our senior class have achieved and wish them continued success as they begin high school.  I wish our graduates all the best in the years to come and look forward to hearing about the accomplishments of the St. Helen Catholic Academy Class of 2020!

I invite you to sit back, relax, smile, celebrate and proudly enjoy this evening’s broadcast of the St. Helen Catholic Academy Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony.

Special thanks to Mr. Gaspare Maniscalco, music teacher, Ms. Julie Smith, senior activities coordinator and our Graduation Team for making today’s event so special!

God Bless,

Frederick M. Tudda


Gr 8 group