Letter from Ms. McManus

Dear Parents and Students of OLGCA,

I hope everyone is doing okay and hanging in there during these challenging times. A lot has changed for everyone in the last week. It truly has given us all a lot of insight, on things we take for granted.  In times like these, we need to say extra prayers, and know that we will all are in this together, and will be back together soon.

I am still looking for student volunteers to say morning prayers, the pledge of allegiance, and a message of the day, and post on the OLGCA Face Book page. The message could be: have a great day, a funny joke, or some thoughtful words. I think this would be a great way for all of us to pray together, and the students can see their classmates.

If you are interested in having your child participate, please email the video to mmcmanus@olgcahb.org. Thank you to the students who have participated, your videos were great!ideo by 8:00 a.m. each day to mmcmanus@olgcahb.org. This can be done as a family. I will post the videos each day, as they are received.

I am so proud of how the students are transitioning to their new way of learning. I am receiving a lot of positive feedback from your teachers on your performance from home. I was so excited to have the opportunity to Zoom with the kindergarten, first and second grades classes. I will continue to visit you in your Zoom classes, and see your smiling faces.

Thank you to all my teachers who have completely transitioned their way of teaching in a very short period of time. I know that you are going above and beyond each day to make learning from home, as easy as possible for your students. I am so proud and appreciative of this wonderful staff.

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians during this challenging time for all of us. Please continue to communicate with your child’s teachers if you have any questions, concerns, or need any clarification on anything. Miss McManus

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at mmcmanus@olgcahb.org.

Best Wishes,

Miss McManus

Info for parents

March 17, 2020

Dear Parents of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy,

            I hope everyone is doing well during this difficult time. I am thinking and praying for you and the students of the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Community. Your child’s report card will be mailed tomorrow. Teachers will continue to post detailed assignments and additional online educational tools to support your child’s education. Frequent communication with your child’s teacher during this time period, will help ease a lot of stress.  I will keep everyone updated through Option C and the website with any new updates.

            Thank you for your cooperation and support during this difficult time.


Miss McManus

School schedule updates.



Adriana Rodriguez

John Quaglione 


Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Catholic Academies and Parish Schools

Will close until at least April 20, 2020

Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko, Ed. D., has announced today all elementary Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will remain closed until April 20, 2020. This follows last week’s announcement that the schools would be closed this week, March 16-March 20, 2020, out of an abundance of caution. The decision mirrors the New York City public schools announcement made last night. 

“The decision to close is based on the interdependency of services between public schools and Catholic schools,” said Dr. Chadzutko.

Many families that attend Diocesan schools depend on the New York City services such as bus transportation, meals, nurses, and crossing and security guards.

“If there was a safe way for us to open sooner, we would, but we cannot function without those essential services,” said Joan McMaster, Associate Superintendent for Principal and Teacher Personnel.

The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control is to restrict gatherings of 50 or more people. Clearly, the school environment would be in violation.

The contingency pandemic plan, which is part of the Office of the Superintendent school crisis management plan, includes digital, distance and alternative instruction for students so that their education is not disrupted. A complete transition to that model of instruction will take place this week.

The Office of the Superintendent is in daily communication with city and state officials and is part of the Coronavirus Education Task Force of the NYC Department of Education. During this time, there is a constant reassessment of the situation and the necessary response in an effort to keep our school community safe.

Ladies’ Night Out 2020: Moulin Rouge!

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