Pre-K3 - Ms. Shen & Ms. Josefina
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020
Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year
Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes all elementary Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has issued the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s school closure announcement:
“We just learned of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision that all elementary and secondary schools shall remain closed for the duration of the current 2019-2020 school year, as New York continues efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. As such, the Catholic academies and parish schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, will remain closed through the end of June. The distance and digital learning platforms in place will serve as the instructional program for our schools for the remainder of this academic year.
I am very proud of our schools and academies, who were successfully able to transition to a distance and digital learning platform almost immediately upon our school buildings being shut down. This would not have been possible without the hard work of our teachers and the leadership of our dedicated principals, who rose to this enormous challenge. Our Catholic schools and academies have continued to provide each of our students with a faith-based academic program, ensuring that they are being challenged to learn every day. Our parents have also contributed immeasurably to the success of this new digital learning environment.
We will be working with our principals and teachers to ensure that our milestone celebrations (graduations, step-up ceremonies, and other achievements) will be honored and recognized. As we have done so far during this pandemic, we will continue to assemble and share resources for our families as we confront this challenging end to the school year.
The Coronavirus statistics indicate that both Brooklyn and Queens have been the hardest-hit areas in New York City and State. As a Catholic school community in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to pray for everyone’s health and safety. Our faith, love, and hope remain central to all we do now and in the future.”
Spring 2020 Memo - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy - Brooklyn
May 6, 2020
2020-2021 TJF requal application deadline extended to July 24th
July 24th is the new deadline for returning TJF families to submit requal applications for the 2020-21 school year. Families who either had not submitted an application or have yet to complete their requal application were notified of the new deadline last Friday.
The email notification included a quick how-to apply video in English and Spanish. Both videos are below, feel free to share them with your returning TJF families who may need help or may have missed CSF’s email.
Families will only be eligible for a scholarship award when:
1) their online requal application is completed,
2) all of their income & supporting documents have been submitted to CSF, and
3) Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy - Brooklyn completes the School Commitment Form (SCF).
Please login into your scholarship database to complete any outstanding SCFs and be sure to check the system often.
Scanning documents using a cellphone & notarized documents
In an effort to help the many families who rely on your school’s front office for assistance in emailing or faxing documents and who cannot do so now, CSF has shared with our families instructions on how to scan documents with a cellphone. Below are the images in English and Spanish
Also, given the state of current affairs, CSF is not requiring notarized letters as part of the application process. For families who have needed to submit notarized letters in the past, they may submit their financial support letters without a notary stamp.
The CSF office is CLOSED, all staff members are working remotely. Please remind your families to email or fax their documents to CSF and do NOT mail documents to CSF’s office.
2020-2021 Participating School Survey
CSF is committed to the families and schools we serve. We want to understand your school’s current needs and situation. This information is important to CSF so that as we may continue to find ways to be helpful to you and our network of participating schools.
You will be receiving a Participating School Survey in the coming days. We ask you kindly complete the survey once you receive this special request.
Thank you for all you continue to do for your students and their families—you are truly unsung heroes!
Marie M. Bathelmy
Director of Scholarship Operations
Children's Scholarship Fund
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me via email
Dear Parents, Good day!
What a wonderful day it is to be able to breathe and smell all the wonderful scents that our creator gave
to us, like the smell of flowers; can you imagine just for one moment you were unable to breathe or
smell? I can just imagine what George Floyd felt like when he was unable to breathe because another
person took that basic function from him.
I have kept silent about the entire situation because I thought Politic had no place in educating our
children, however, this is not politics, this is the basic human rights of every person on earth, to be able
to live a life filled with the assumption that you are free and the assumption that this world in which we
live will give all of us the opportunity to feel safe and protected especially by those who took an oath to
protect and serve us as citizens.
I was appalled at what I saw on national television several days ago with the killing of George Floyd;
what a disgrace to see another human being take the life of another without any remorse at all. When
did we become a nation of hate and disregard of life? when did we become so filled with rage and
power that we want to dominate those who are helpless to fight back? what has happened to this
country I love so much?
I know there are some that are choosing to use violence to take away from the injustice and the
message that we as citizens of this country want the world to hear. We are tired of the injustice, we are
tired of being treated as second class citizens, we are tired of being forced to turn the other cheek, we
are tired of being afraid for our sons because they are always seen as a threat to others who don’t
understand us, see us as inferior or are just afraid of our existence.
As a person of faith and being an educator of elementary school children, I have an obligation to my God
and to these children. I only know love even though I have experienced racism in my own life. My job is
to teach my students about the love of God for all of us and the love of our neighbors as we love
ourselves. I will c0ntinue to do this and will never stray from this wonderful relationship I have formed
with my creator, but I will never be silent when it comes to injustice, racism, and intolerance of others.
Our school is of a diverse nature, mostly minority families who have lived as I have to the injustice that
takes place in this country. I thank God each day that I am in an organization that puts God first and then
the needs of its families.
As a school community we pray first for the family of Mr. Floyd, next for the people who are protesting,
that their message will be heard, and changes will take place. However, I also condemn those who seek
to destroy, to hurt and to take away for the goal of this movement. Please stop with your destruction,
we are still in a pandemic and do not need this unruly behavior from anyone.
May God bless each one of you, be safe and try not to judge somethings you cannot understand unless
you walk a mile in that person’s shoe. God Bless.
Margaret Tyndall - Principal
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Parents can get in touch with Mrs. Tyndall at email@example.com from the hours 8:30 - 3:00 from Monday to Friday.
If you would like to discuss your child’s report card, please email me and make a phone appointment
Parents can pay tuition by calling Mrs. Francine #347-515-9776 from 8:30 to 3:00 for credit cards ONLY! Receipts will be mailed once transaction is completed.
For help with Option C, please email Ms. Susan at Sdevaynes@olphcab.org. Her office hours are 8:30-3:00 from Monday to Friday.