Catholic Schools Week 2017… Sunday, 29 January 2017, marks the beginning of Catholic Schools
Week, with the celebration of liturgy at 10am in Saint Anastasia Church, and 10:45am liturgy at Saint Robert
Bellarmine Church. Letters have gone out, and a copy of the week’s schedule is also included with this
correspondence. We are requesting that families show their support for the Academy by attending these
special liturgies… The boys and girls who sing in the choir along with the musicians at the Douglaston campus
have been invited to sing and play instruments at the 10am Mass. Students are to wear their school uniform and
sit in a special designated spot in the church. Open Houses have been planned at both campuses for Sunday,
29 January, from 11am until 2pm. During the week, many exciting things are being planned for the entire
Monday, 30 January 2017 at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy has been designated as Celebration of
Families Day. Academy families are invited to see the school in action… Families have the opportunity to
visit the classrooms of their children from 9:30am to 11:00am. We recommend that you not only visit your child’s
current teacher and grade but also visit next year’s level. We offer wonderful Specialty Classes, so please do not
forget to stop by and visit them as well.
Candy Drive… The World’s Finest Chocolate sale began on 26 January, and will run through Monday, 27
February 2017. The sale will run through Friday, 26 February. Sell a box of chocolate and return the money by
13 February, and receive a free dress down coupon.
Middle Level Valentine’s Dance… On Friday, 10 February 2017, a middle school Valentine’s dance
has been planned for students in grades 5 through 8. This event will be taking place in Father Smith Hall,
Douglaston campus. Be on the lookout for the invitation to this special event; it will be going out next week.
Family Sweetheart Dance… On Saturday, 11 February 2017, Divine Wisdom will sponsor a Family
Sweetheart dance, at the Academy’s Bayside campus school hall. All members of the Academy student’s
family are invited to a very special evening. Be on the lookout for the invitation to this special event, it will be
going out next week. Any inquiries are to be made to Debbie Fasciana in Douglaston, at 718.631.3153; or Vita
Campanella in Bayside, at 718.225-8795.
Your Support and Generosity Requested… Once again Divine Wisdom’s Student Council will
be joining Assemblyman Braunstein’s annual Valentines for Vets program. Donations of pajamas, robes,
slippers, toiletries and sugar-free candy will help show our hospitalized and disabled veterans how much we
appreciate them!!!! We will be collecting all donations over the next few weeks. Deadline for delivery is 8
Congratulations Erica!!!!!… The Academy received word from The Tablet newspaper that Erica
Niedermeyer, Class 1-1, was the First Place winner of the Diocesan-sponsored Keep Christ in Christmas
Art contest. There were more than 1,000 art work entries from schools, parishes and homes throughout
Brooklyn and Queens!!! Congratulations Erica!!!!!
A Free Fundraiser!!!!… What do you think of a fundraiser that doesn’t cost you anything??? The
Academy will receive through TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program an annual contribution for every new
checking account opened. The more Academy families who bank with TD Bank, the more money Divine
Wisdom will receive… Bank reps will be at both campuses on Sunday’s Open House.