SCHOOL UPDATE: JUNE 4, 2020

Dear SRCA Families,

I write this email with a heavy heart and great sadness.  The death of George Floyd is beyond tragic.  It was a reprehensible act that must be recognized and acknowledged as such. In the midst of our struggles with a global pandemic and the challenges experienced by our community, we add Mr. Floyd and his family to our prayers as we struggle to process this news.

I humbly thank God each and every day that I work in a building that has a student population that is incredibly diverse.  Our students pray together, work together, collaborate together, and hopefully, will recognize and combat injustice together—they are our future.

As a school community and especially, a Catholic community, we pray for the family of George Floyd and for the many others like him, who have lost their lives due to racism, and other injustices.  We cannot tolerate unfair treatment of anyone due to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.  We pray always that justice is served and that all people, equal in the eyes of God, will be able to live in a world where they matter; treated with true equality and justice.

Please know that faculty and staff will support our students, in whatever way possible, to process these senseless acts of violence and their consequences.  Our PDHP counselor, Peggie Pinto, will also be available to speak to students should any family need her as a resource. I am always available to you as well.

 

May God Bless You,

Michelle Donato

Ms. Pinto’s Weekly Letter to Parents

June 1 – 5, 2020

Hello Salve Regina Community,

I know that this weekend was one filled with various emotions regarding the murder of George Floyd along with the many riots that have erupted across our country. We are in a time when many of us are overwhelmed by the continuous injustices that are impacted members of the black community to the point where we are running to any outlet to express these frustrations. 

I urge all of you to use this time to think about what you can do as an American to be apart of making positive change whether that be taking time to address our own biases towards specific groups of people, or utilizing our rights to vote.  I also urge all of you to reflect on the best ways to provide spaces of understanding and healing for our students who may feel confused or deeply impacted by these events in anyway. Lastly, I urge you all to take breaks from the constant interactions with horrifying news and social media and engage with content that reminds you of the beauty and positive moments of how lucky we are to experience life. 

Praying for change, Keep safe.

 

Regards,

Peggy Pinto

PDHP – School Counselor

SCHOOL UPDATE: MAY 29, 2020

Dear Families,

June is around the corner which means this school year is soon coming to an end.  Below is a list of important dates in June for Nursery through 7th grade.

  • Friday, June 12th: Last of instruction for Nursery, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students
  • Monday, June 15th: Kindergarten Virtual Graduation
  • **Tuesday, June 16th: Last day of instruction for grades 1-7
  • **Wednesday, June 17th: Virtual Events for Grades 1-8 (details to follow at a later date)
  • **Thursday, June 18th: Faculty Day
  • **Friday, June 19th: Prayer Service for faculty, staff, parents, and students (details to follow at a later date)

**EVEN THOUGH THE LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION IS ON TUESDAY JUNE 16TH, ATTENDANCE MUST BE TAKEN FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK!!

 

The third trimester is quickly ending as well.  We are giving students the opportunity this upcoming week, Monday June 1st to Friday June 5th to complete ALL missing assignments.  Late assignments will not be accepted after Friday June 5th!!  Please check your child’s google classroom and go to the “Classwork” tab.  There click on “View your Work” to get a list of assignments completed and not completed.  This can be done for each class.  All work should be reviewed and handed in.  Please use this opportunity to your advantage.  

Live instructional classes are still scheduled for the upcoming week as usual.  Please follow your normal schedule!!

The above schedule is different for the 8th grade.  Last week, 8th graders had the opportunity to hand in missing assignments.  Live instructional classes are still scheduled the same as usual.  Please see below for important dates.  

  • Monday, June 8th: Last day of instructional classes
  • Wednesday, June 10th: Graduation Prayer Service with Father Brendan at 10:00 am.  It will be done virtually.  
  • Friday, June 12th: 8th Grade Virtual Graduation

 

Once I receive directives from the Diocese on how students can pick up there belongings that were left in school, I will inform you.  If there are any concerns, please let me know.

As we prepare to end this month of May, dedicated to our Blessed Mother, let us call upon her to guide and lead us through. May we continue to lead by example and preserve in this time of greatest need.

 

Hail Mary , full of grace,

the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou amongst women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

 

Continued prayers of safety and health,

Ms. Donato

 

 

 

SCHOOL UPDATE: MAY 28, 2020

Dear Families,

You may have seen or heard in the news or social media about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits where students who are enrolled in a school that receives breakfast or lunch from the  NYC DOE Office of Food ~Nutrition Services (OFNS) are eligible to receive a Food Benefit. This benefit is available to public, charter and non-public school students. Attached please find information on the Food Benefit, the information includes a link to a FAQ for full details about the Food Benefit.

Stay safe and healthy!!

Ms. Donato

Food Benefit Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer May 2020

SCHOOL UPDATE: MAY 27, 2020

Dear Families,

Here are a few things you should know about…

 

Bishop DiMarzio’s Graduation Video:

We encourage you to watch the Bishop’s Graduation video message with your 8th Grade child and families.

Below is the link:

https://vimeo.com/420075449/65190f53df

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A message from Peggie Pinto, PDHP-School Counselor…

 

May 26-29, 2020

Hello Salve Regina Community,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day Weekend! I’m sure many of us had to reevaluate the way in which we would spend time with our families this weekend and have found some creative ways to connect all while maintaining social distancing. In times of adversity many new ideas and new traditions are born!

As summer is slowly approaching, take time this week to think about some activities you have always wanted to try but have never had the time to. Here’s a list below of fun things you can do at home with your family and friends far or near to maintain genuine connection while practicing social distancing:

  1. At home gardening
  2. Baking
  3. Painting
  4. Indoor/Outdoor picnics
  5. Karaoke
  6. Hosting zoom parties
  7. Netflix watch parties
  8. HouseParty App — video chats (you can play games with your family members as well)

“It’s The little memories that will last a lifetime.” – familytreemagazine.com

Peggy Pinto

PDHP-School Counselor

 

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As always, please email me at mdonato@srca.org with any questions or concerns.

Continued prayers of safety and health!!

Ms. Donato

 

THIRD TRIMESTER REPORT CARD UPDATE

Dear Families,

Please click below to read a letter from the Superintendent of Schools, Tom Chadzutko on grading for the Third Trimester Report Card.  Please remember that on Monday May 25th there will be NO distance learning for the observance of Memorial Day.  

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Continued prayers of safety and health!!

Ms. Donato

Family Letter for Report Cards

PHOTO RELEASE FORM FOR KINDERGARTEN & 8TH GRADE GRADUATES

Dear Parents of Kindergarten and 8th grade,

We would like to honor your child by putting a picture of their graduation photo on Facebook.  In order to do that I would need your permission.  If you give consent to have your child featured in our graduate series, please insert your child’s name and your name in the paragraph below.  Email this paragraph back to my email address at mdonato@srca.org as soon as possible.  I would like to begin posting the graduate features by tomorrow.

Thank you,

Ms. Donato

 

I hereby consent that I give, Salve Regina Catholic Academy permission to publicly use my child, INSERT STUDENT NAME, name, photo, and brief bio on school property, social media and/or printed materials. I agree only that the information be used as it relates to Kindergarten and Grade 8 Graduation activities and announcements.

PARENT NAME

 

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Estimados padres de kindergarten y octavo grado,

Nos gustaría honrar a su hijo poniendo una foto de su foto de graduación en Facebook. Para hacer eso necesitaría tu permiso. Si da su consentimiento para que su hijo aparezca en nuestra serie de graduados, inserte el nombre de su hijo y su nombre en el párrafo a continuación. Envíe este párrafo por correo electrónico a mi dirección de correo electrónico a mdonato@srca.org lo antes posible. Me gustaría comenzar a publicar las características de posgrado para mañana.

Gracias,

Ms. Donato

 

Por la presente consiento que doy permiso a la Academia Católica Salve Regina para usar públicamente a mi hijo, INSERTAR NOMBRE DEL ESTUDIANTE, nombre, foto y breve biografía en la propiedad escolar, las redes sociales y/o materiales impresos. Solo estoy de acuerdo en que la información se use en relación con las actividades y anuncios de graduación de Kindergarten y Grado 8.

NOMBRE DEL PADRE

 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS

Dear Families of Kindergarten Students,  

Due to the current orders of social distancing and large gatherings, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens has decided to have virtual graduations.  This very difficult decision was made with the safety of our students, staff, families and community in mind.  We are in the process of organizing this event.  We will have our virtual graduation on June 15, 2020.  Once I have more details on the process of how a virtual graduation works, I will schedule a Zoom meeting with the kindergarten parents to discuss the details.  In that meeting, we will also discuss how kindergarten students will receive their cap and gowns and other important items.  

 

Stay safe and healthy,

Ms. Donato

 

Estimadas familias de estudiantes de jardín de infantes,

Debido a las órdenes actuales de distanciamiento social y grandes reuniones, la Diócesis de Brooklyn y Queens ha decidido tener graduaciones virtuales. Esta decisión muy difícil se tomó con la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal, familias y comunidad en mente. Estamos en el proceso de organizar este evento. Tendremos nuestra graduación virtual el 15 de junio de 2020. Una vez que tenga más detalles sobre el proceso de cómo funciona una graduación virtual, programaré una reunión de Zoom con los padres de jardín de infantes para discutir los detalles. En esa reunión, también discutiremos cómo los estudiantes de jardín de infantes recibirán su toga y birrete y otros artículos importantes.

Manténgase seguro y saludable,

Sra. Donato

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS

Dear Families,

Due to the current orders of social distancing and large gatherings, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens has decided to have virtual graduations.  We are in the process of organizing this event.  We will have our virtual graduation on June 12, 2020.  Once I have more details on the process of how a virtual graduation works, I will schedule a Zoom meeting with the 8th grade parents to discuss the details.  In that meeting, we will also discuss how the graduates will receive their cap and gowns, rings, and other important items.  

I know this is very disheartening news to hear.  This is not how we imagined our 8th grade students to celebrate this big milestone.  However, we will make it as special and memorable as we can!!

Please click below to read a letter from Tom Chadzutko, the Superintendent of Schools regarding virtual graduations.

Graduation 2020 Family Letter

 

Stay safe and healthy!!

Ms. Donato