PDHP ( Program for the Development of Human Potential) will begin to post helpful parenting information on social media outlets, (www.facebook.com/PDHPParents 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:  info@sthelencatholicacademy.org

(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

200 to 1 Virtual Event

St. Helen Catholic Academy’s 200 to 1 Fundraiser scheduled for Friday, April 24th has been POSTPONED.  The event will take place on Friday, September 25th.  For additional information or to purchase tickets please contact Maria Ford at 718-344-1998.

2020 Graduation Information


310 PROSPECT PARK WEST BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11215 718-965-7300 FAX: 718-965-7353

May 15, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians of 8th Grade Students,

We must still be ever mindful of the New York City and New York State safety and wellness guidelines.

I am writing to provide an update regarding the Class of 2020 8th grade graduation.  We understand that it is disappointing for your child to end their final Catholic elementary school year without being able to celebrate the 8th grade graduation milestones with friends, family and their school community.  However,

  • –  We must always be 6 feet apart (Social Distancing)
  • –  We must always wear a mask
  • –  We must never congregate in a group larger than 10 people
  • –  We must never be in contact with people, if we are showing any signs of sickness

We have all seen events on television celebrating graduation activities, but each event planned in the Diocese of Brooklyn is bound by New York City and New York State Guidelines.

A decision has been made to move to a virtual graduation ceremony, considering the current orders regarding stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements and restrictions on large gatherings.  This very difficult decision was made with the safety of our students, staff, families and community in mind.

While we know this is not how you imagined your child ending their elementary school experience, please know that your school leaders are doing everything in their power to make the Class of 2020 graduation celebration special and memorable for your child and their families.

In the coming weeks, your school principal will be communicating the plan for disseminating graduation materials and events.

May God, Our Father

May God Bless your graduates
May He keep them safe and sound; healthy in mind and soul
May they be ever aware of the awaiting crown as they navigate life
May they grow closer to God in and through their upcoming experiences May they grow closer to their loved ones in and through their experiences May God bless you, the parents, as you watch your children jump
May God keep them free of shame and us free of worry.


Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services