FIAO Afterschool

There will be NO FIAO Afterschool on December 5, 6 and 20.
There will be OLGCA Paid Afterschool.
Please mark your calendar.

Santa Pictures

November 30, 2016

If your child/children are taking pictures they do not have to wear their uniform. They can dress up.

School Christmas Boutique

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2:
2nd and 8th grade 9:00 – 9:30
5th grade 9:15 – 9:45
7th grade and K 9:30 – 10:00
4th grade 10:00 – 10:30
3rd grade 10:30 – 11:00
6th grade and 1st 10:45 – 11:15
Nursery Any time during the day with their parent

Calendar Changes

Christmas Show and Breakfast with Santa

The Christmas Show is now scheduled for December 21 and there will be a full day of school (regular dismissal - 3:00)
There will be an afternoon show at 1:30 and an evening show at 7:00 pm.

Breakfast with Santa is now scheduled for December 22 and there will be an 11:30 dismissal.

Please mark your calendar.

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

Picture Day

Any questions you may have pertaining to pictures, please call customer service at 800-736-4753.

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

Fall Fest Family Bingo
October 22, 2016

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

OLGCA 1st Annual Murder Mystery
January 21, 2017

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

Come Visit us at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy!

What are you looking for in a school?
Strong Academics, Spiritual Education, 21st Century Preparation!

Come by and bring your family and friends!

Before School and After School programs on site.
Financial Aid is available. Come talk to us about the application process!

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 November, December 2016 and January 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.

Nov. 30 - Baked Ziti

Dec. 2 - Pizza
Dec. 5 - Chicken Fingers and Fries
Dec. 7 - Hot Dog Wrap
Dec. 9 - Pizza
Dec. 12 - Riceballs
Dec. 14 - Chicken Nuggets
Dec. 16 - Pizza
Dec. 19 - Baked Ziti
Dec. 21 - Bagel

January 2017
Jan. 4 - Penne Vodka
Jan. 6 - Pizza
Jan. 9 - Chicken Fingers and Fries
Jan. 11 - Chicken Nuggets
Jan. 13 - Pizza
Jan. 20 - Pizza
Jan. 23 - Riceballs
Jan. 25 - Baked Ziti
Jan. 30 - Bagel

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.