Academy Happenings 2/3/2017

Catholic Schools Week 2017… Catholic Schools Week has come to a close and the energy and excitement of the week, throughout the entire community, was contagious. Activities were planned on each day during the week. The week was a true celebration, acknowledging how proud we are of our students for their hard work and effort.

Candy Drive… Divine Wisdom is going into the third week of the World’s Finest Chocolate sale. The sale will run through Monday, 27 February 2017. 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 February 2017.

Coffee and Conversation… Please join the Academy’s leadership team on Thursday evening, 9 February 2017, at 7pm in Father Smith Hall, Douglaston campus; and 9:30am School Hall, Bayside campus.

Student Safety: Douglaston campus… Since over 90% of students at Divine Wisdom are driven to and from school, this is intended to remind parents and students that safety around the Academy is of the utmost importance to everyone.

During morning drop-off, drivers should never stop in the middle of the street to let a child out. All children are to be dropped off on the Academy side of the street. Cars are not to be left unattended in the bus zone to escort children into Father Smith Hall.

At dismissal, the school yard is open for families to park to pick up their children. There is ample space in the yard to park in the designated parking spots. Our children run out and want to play with their friends, so it is very important that we are aware of children playing. Do not park in the bus stop!!!!!

Please respect the safety officers’ policies and practices, if they ask you to do, or not to do something, please abide by their request…