Save the Date

March 24, 2017

Bottles, Brushes and Bingo Night!

More information will follow.

Parish Mission

March 5-7, 2017

Sunday 5:00 -6:00 Pot Luck Dinner in the Parish Hall with Face Painting, Games and Crafts for Kids.

6:00-8:00 Mission in the Church

Monday and Tuesday 7:00-9:00 Mission in the Church.

For more information call the Rectory 718-627-2020

Ladies Night Out Card Party Extravaganza

The Great and Powerful Oz has requested your presence at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Preserving the Vision Council 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out Card Party Extravaganza on
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the El Caribe
5945 Strickland Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Call the school office for more information.

Come visit us at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy!

Open Registration Every Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Individual tours will be given. Financial Aid is available. Come talk to us about the application process (718-375-2081).

OLGCA featured on Channel 2 News

Thank you to Channel 2 and Cindy Hsu for covering our charity fundraising efforts!
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/3615844-school-project-becomes-lesson-in-compassion/

Toddler Time

Mondays - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Toddler Time Program is limited for 8 months - 3 year olds to attend with their parent/guardian. The Program will be held on Mondays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am and will begin March 20 - June 19. Please contact the school office for more information.

Mid Winter Recess Camp - Last Call!

February 20 - 24, 2017

Registration for Camp will be February 18 in the school gym from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Reserve a spot before February 4 and your registration fee will be waived.

Contact Roe Stern: 917-442-4967

Talent Show

Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - March 16
Talent Show - March 20

Please mark your calendar.

More information will follow.

Lifetouch

Customer service: 800-736-4753

Yearbook

Dear Parent or Student,

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 406873599
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 03/26/2017.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely,
Yearbook Adviser and the 2017 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

Seasonal Reminders

Every year, we go through the same cycles in school. Spring, summer, autumn, winter ... allergies, colds, lice, flu ... every school, every year. We will try to continue to post timely and pertinent information beyond the usual school events.

Please use the following links for:
Flu information http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive.pdf
Lice concerns http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/schools.html

Lice identification - by request

Option C Password

If you do not have your Option C password, please call the school office.

Morning School and After School Programs

Morning School and OLGCA After School will begin on Monday, September 12. The FIAO After School program will begin Tuesday, October 11 and will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

OLGCA After School will be every Wednesday and Friday.

Afterschool phone number: 917-808-9017.

Baskets

If you have any baskets that you are not using please send them to the school office. We will be using them to wrap gifts for our Ladies Night Out Card Party Extravaganza. Thank you!

Save the Date

Ladies Night Out Card Party Extravaganza
March 10, 2017
El Caribe


More information will follow.

Flynn and O'Hara Uniforms/Money Savers Shoe Store

New Brooklyn Location and Uniform Update

The Flynn and O'Hara Uniform Company located in Brooklyn is now located at 6719 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Phone Number: 718-567-8593. The 13th Avenue location is now closed.

Please note when purchasing uniforms you do not have to purchase a tie for the girls. Girls will NOT be wearing ties.

Money Savers Shoe Store located at 2098 Flatbush Avenue between Quentin Road and Avenue P carries the shoes which meet the uniform criteria for Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy.

Parking Lot

Dismissal/Reserved Parking

Please be courteous and do not block our neighbors' driveways when picking up your child/children. Use the parking lot.

Please do not park your car in the spaces numbered 1-4. These spaces are rented,

Thank you.

Tuition Agreement and Policy for the Academic Year 2016-2017

Smart Tuition Form

Smart Parent Help Center 888-868-8828

OLGCA on TV!

One more day to donate to Operation Gratitude!

This morning, a reporter and cameraman from The Tablet and Currents on CTN came to do a story about OLGCA and our drive for toiletry and personal items for Operation Gratitude. (The reporter saw it on our school calendar online and called to ask me about it.) They interviewed Ms. Donnelly, our Student Council officers, and me about what prompted the drive and what we hoped to accomplish by it.

It is going to air tonight on CTN at 7:30 and 11:30, and again at 6:30 am tomorrow.

Time Warner Cable channel 97
Cablevision channel 30
Live stream: www.netny.tv/watch-now

It will be up on demand on the website in a few days.

There may also be a writeup in the Tablet, but it's not for sure yet - keep your eyes peeled!

Google Apps for Education Login

Currently grades 6-8

STUDENTS: Do not login at gmail.com. Gmail is disabled for student accounts.

Go to admin.google.com and log in there. If Classroom does not appear on the list, click on the 9-square menu (looks like a phone keypad) in the upper right, click on "More" at the bottom, and Classroom should appear.

Hot Lunch for February and March 2017

When going to the Hot Lunch form "tab" you will notice that forms for Penne Vodka Package ($4.00), Mozzarella Sticks ($4.00) and Rice Balls are missing. Due to "website" construction you will need to hand write the Penne Vodka, Mozzarella Sticks and Rice Ball (Rice Ball Package - $4.00, Rice Ball $3.00) forms at this time. Thank you.

Feb. 13 - Bagel
Feb. 17 - Pizza
Feb. 27 - Baked Ziti
March 1 - Penne Vodka
March 3 - Pizza
March 6 - Hot Dog Wrap
March 8 - NO HOT LUNCH
March 13 - Chicken Fingers and Fries
March 17 - Pizza
March 20 - Chicken Wrap
March 22 - Bagel Day
March 24 - Pizza
March 27 - Baked Ziti
March 29 - McDonald's Burger and Fries
March 31 - Pizza

Follow Us!

More info to come, so watch here, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Lady-of-Grace-Brooklyn/334797956669713, and on Twitter @OLGSchoolBrooklyn!

A Note from the Nurse

Dear Parents:

All students entering 6th grade are required to have a Tdap vaccine, two doses of chickenpox vaccine and a dose of Polio vaccine that was given after 4th birthday.

All students entering 7th grade are required to have a meningococcal vaccine.

The forms with required vaccines were issued in school. If you received the form, either your child requires the shot or the nurse doesn't have a record of the particular shot. Please contact your child's medical provider regarding the shots and send all the necessary documentation (a copy of the immunization record or doctor's note with the date of administration) to school.

Students who had medication in school last school year were given new forms. If your child needs medication during next school year, bring completed forms as soon as possible.

Students are not allowed to bring any medication to school and the Nurse cannot administer any medication without proper paperwork. If your child needs to take medication while in school either daily or as necessary, please contact school nurse for a special form that the doctor has to fill out. You can also print those forms from Department of Education website, Office of School Health page, Health Services/Section 504 Accommodation section.

Call school nurse if you have any questions at 718-375-2081

Sincerely

Galina Avrakh, PHN

Band Sign-Up

There is still time to sign up for band if you have not already. Please bring your form in as soon as possible. Stop by the office if you need a new form.

Band will be every Thursday unless otherwise notifed. Don't forget to bring your instrument.

School Handbook

You can view the handbook by going to the "Parents" button on the top of this page, and clicking on "Parent/Student Handbook". Thank you.