Diocese Change in regards to State Testing

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

Please be advised that a decision has been made today by the Office of the Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services to administer the Grade 7 ELA and Math tests in the Spring of 2019 and eliminate testing -Grade 8 ELA and Math.  However, the diocese will continue to administer Science in Grade 8.

Academies/Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn, including Our Lady of Trust, will take the following New York State Tests for the 2018-2019 school year

ELA Grades 4, 6, and 7

Math Grades 4, 6, and 7

Science Grades 4 and 8

Sincerely,

 

Arlene Barcia

Principal

Stages On The Sound begins Monday, October 22nd!

Stages On The Sound is in its 10th year of school residencies and theatre programming aimed specifically to serve students in the Brooklyn Diocese.

 

2018-2019 Overview:

Our 4th grade classes will be making Stop Motion Animations as their final project.

We’ll be focusing on games and exercises that explore storytelling, visual literacy, and collaboration within groups. Students’ final film project will be centered around a topic they are currently studying; helping connect the arts in a cross-curricular fashion.

 

Our 6th grade class focus will be Writing For Performance. Students will be exploring storytelling, story structure, and forms of writing for performance including both poetry and scene work. Their pieces will be presented at the program’s conclusion; reinforcing good public speaking habits through performance. Students final projects will also be centered on topics studied in 6th grade.

 

Our 8th grade class focus will be William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Students will learn text analysis and critique, story, character creation, and rehearsal and performance techniques. Students’ final projects will be selected scenes and monologues from the play.

 

Calendar Updates Available!

REMINDER:

 

As you learned at our Parent Orientation, we have created a calendar for the entire year.  This means that monthly calendars will not be handed out.  All updates, including dress downs and pizza days will be updated here on our website.  The October calendar is currently available, please take a look! https://ourladyoftrustca.org/calendar/ 

Thursday, September 13th, is our back to school Parent Orientation for grades K to 8!

 Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Just as a reminder, this Thursday, September 13th, is our back to school Parent Orientation for grades K to 8. We will begin with a general meeting in Coyne Hall at 6.30 p.m., followed by an orientation by your child’s teacher.  At this time, the teacher will let you know what his/ her expectations and procedures are for the year.  All studies show that there is a correlation between a child’s academic success and parental involvement. Therefore, I ask you to make it a priority to attend the Orientation.

The school year calendar will be distributed on Thursday evening. Please note, monthly paper calendars will not be sent home; any updates to the calendar will be made online.  You will also receive the Parent/Student handbook as well. Option C logins have been given to the students. As a partner in your child’s education, you are expected to regularly check your child’s progress on Option C.

Thank you for a wonderful beginning to the school. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

 

Sincerely,

Arlene Barcia

Principal

4-H Summer Program!

 

We want to thank 4-H for continuing their work with our Academy!  Their summer program involved lessons about nutrition and the environment that truly enlightened and entertained our students.  The students learned how to create snacks that are healthy, delicious and easy to make.  4-H ended their program with the release of the butterflies our students studied from the time they were caterpillars.  Please make sure to see Nurse Roberts in September to gain information and access to this wonderful program!  

Award from Councilman Alan Maisel!

Congratulations to Paul Terstenyak for winning first place in the Women’s History Poetry Contest!    Councilman Alan Maisel came to present Paul & other fifth graders with awards for their participation in the contest.

Catch us on Currents News on NET TV tonight!

Dear Parents / Guardians:

 

We are very excited to share that Ms. Re, our second grade students, and our academy will be featured on Currents News.  The station is doing a segment on Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy instilling compassion in our students, and they are highlighting Ms. Re’s recent 911 Tribune Award. 

 

Currents News is NET TV’s nightly news program featuring local, national and international events and interviews. Launched in 2009, Currents is the first Catholic daily news program in the country. The segment will air tonight at 7:30 p.m. You can watch Currents, on Time Warner Cable Channel 97, Cablevision Channel 30, Verizon Fios Channel 48, and streaming online at netny.tv. If you miss it, we will be receiving a link to put on our website.

 

Congratulations again to Ms. Re and all of our wonderful teachers for empowering our students to be people of love and compassion.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Arlene Barcia

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 7th.

Given the impending weather, all afterschool activities are cancelled on Wednesday, March 7th.  As of now school is opened, but if anything changes we will notify everyone by 6:00AM.  Please check our website in the morning to keep informed.