Academy Engagement Review

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised that St. Helen Catholic Academy will be having an “Academy Engagement Review,” on the following dates – March 18th, March 19th and March 20th of this school year.  

A team of external evaluators along with personnel from the Diocese will be here to visit classrooms, observe instruction, speak with students, parents and church personnel as well.

In order to prepare for our “Academy Engagement Review,” we need ALL parents to complete an on-line survey which should take approximately ten minutes of your valuable time.

One survey is required per family.  

We want the evaluators to get a true understanding of our academy and all of the wonderful things happening here.

Please copy and paste the link below in your browser (or type it) and follow the prompts:

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/117326/40109

Your child(ren) will receive a N.U.T. card to be used as you please.  

All surveys must be completed on or before October 14th.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Your partner in education,

Frederick M. Tudda

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My School Survey was been completed on _______________________________(Date)

Please distribute a N.U.T. card to  my child(ren).

1._____________________________________________________ Class ______________

2._____________________________________________________ Class ______________

3._____________________________________________________ Class ______________

4._____________________________________________________ Class ______________

Parent/Guardian Signature___________________________________________________

Halloween Parade

Dear Parents & Guardians,

     I am proud to inform you that we have had a most wonderful school opening this year!    It was so nice to receive your complimentary emails and thank you notes from so many of you.  Your continued support is truly appreciated.  Our staff is truly doing an amazing job!  This is evident by my visits to classrooms and my conversations with students, staff and parents.  

    I want to inform you that this year, our school will be participating in our Annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31st.  The parade will take place outdoors (weather permitting) in front of our school starting at 9:30am and lasting about  forty five minutes. If we have inclement weather, we will modify the program and parade around Father Dooley Hall.

   A team of judges (Ms. Pennacchio, Ms. Oliva and Ms. Sama) will select the top winner in each category: 

Pre-School category

Elementary School (K-4)

Upper School (5-8)

Staff Member

   The students will have the opportunity to parade around the block twice in their costumes.  Face make-up is permitted. For safety reasons, face masks and weapons are NOT permitted. 

   Please be advised that in order to be a potential costume winner, your child’s costume must be CREATED AT HOME…..not store bought.  Of course store bought costumes are allowed, but only homemade costumes will be considered for this contest.  Please send your child dressed in his or her costume on Halloween.  If they opt to change their own clothing after the event, they will be able to do so.  

   I hope that you are able to join us for our Halloween Parade.  Our children have to be celebrated and we have to remember just how wonderful childhood is.  School should be a place that is both educational and enjoyable as well.  After all not only are we developing the leaders of tomorrow, but we are also creating the memories of tomorrow!

     If for any reason you do not want your child participating in this school wide event, please notify your child’s teacher in writing on or before Wednesday, October 30th and arrangements will be made to keep your child inside at this time.  

   Your partner in education,

   Frederick M. Tudda

   Principal

Recess

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you are aware weather permitting, our students have the opportunity to go to recess during the lunch hour.  During inclement weather, we have appropriate indoor activities for all students.

Our early childhood students in Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and Pre-K for All also have outdoor recess time as part of their instructional day at different times during the week.  

In order to maintain the safety and well being of our students at all times, please be aware that parents are not permitted to be in the school yard or playground with their own children during school hours.  

Thank you for your understanding!

Your partner in education,

Frederick M. Tudda

            

We Remember

St. Helen Catholic Academy students and community remember September 11th with a Mass and memorial ceremony at our dedication tree on Wednesday, September 11th.

Free Pre-K for All

Seats available in our Pre-K for All Program. This is a free program for children born in 2015.  Please call 718-835-4155 to register.

Lunch Program

We are now selling ice cream and Italian ices during lunch for $1.00 each.