St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Academy
4410 Avenue D
Brooklyn, NY 11203
hone: 718-629-9330 Fax: 718-629-6854
Office of the Principal
Welcome Spring!! As we enter the month of April, we anticipate all the beauties usually associated with this month. We sing “ALLELUIA” (a word put in reserve during Lent). Lovely flowers begin to bloom as the trees, leaves and grass glisten with a beautiful shade of green. Nature seems to go through many changes as do we. As the weather begins to get a bit warmer, “Spring Fever” usually sets in. Let us remind our children that they must continue to work hard until the very last day of school.
Please pay close attention to the calendar as we have many important things scheduled this month. NYS ELA Exams begins Wed. 4/11- Friday 4/13th for grades 4,6,8. Students in those grades must be present and on time for each of those days. Please see to it that your child has a good nutritious breakfast on the days of testing..
Information regarding summer school will be sent home the week of April 9th. Please note any child who fails 2 classes will be required to complete summer school. Absolutely no exceptions.
This year we will have a special end of the year event; The WALKATHON. The WALKATHON is a fundraising event which is held during the school day on May 30th. Students in grades K-8 will participate. This is a very important fundraiser as proceeds from the event will go towards establishing a STEM Lab in our Academy. We will be sending notices home the week of April 16th. Students and parents (provided you have completed the VIRTUS training) are able to participle. Everyone will receive a T-Shirt with the entry fee. Specific details will be sent home.
Saturday April 21st , Grade 2 will receive the Sacrament of Penance at 12 noon in the church. This is the student’s final step of preparation before they receive First Holy Communion. Please keep them in your prayers.
Friday April 27th, we will be closed for a Teacher Professional Day.
There are families who have not re-registered for the new school year. It is very important that you send in your forms as books must be ordered in advance for the new school year.
In closing, I would like to bring your attention to an important matter regarding attendance. Please do not schedule “family vacations” during the school year. As stated in our attendance policy; “Extended vacations are not sanctioned by the Academy”. The laws of NY State make attendance at school mandatory. If you decide to take your child out of school, there will be no special accommodations made regarding missed exams, state tests, assignments etc. We ask for your cooperation in this serious matter.