Academy Happenings for Week of November 30, 2020

Dear Academy Families, 

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend.

Tomorrow we begin five days of remote learning for all our students.

This week students must:

  • have all necessary assignments downloaded ( Printers are a must)
  • books, notebooks and writing tools ready for class
  • sign in with their first and last name
  • have cameras on during classes and be in full view
  • attend all classes
  • There is no eating or drinking during classtime.

If your child is not attending class for whatever reason, please fill out the absence form found on dwcaonline.org. You must send in an absence note with your child the week of December 7th or email dwisdom@dwcaonline.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. Friday, December 4th is still a half day, please join us for first Friday Mass at 10:30 am. 

Thank you for your cooperation. We are looking forward to being back in the building next week!

All the best, 

Miriam Bonici

 

Happy Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is the day set aside to honor those who have served or are currently serving at home or abroad to defend our freedoms.

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy would like to thank the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our rights.

We thank you for your service. May God bless you and watch over you and your families.

300 Club & 50/50 Raffle Results!

Congratulations to the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy 300 Club Winners!!

$10,000.00 grand prize went to Angela Ferazzoli and Gina Mesuraca box # 221! Thank you to the volunteers who made this fundraiser very successful. We wish our 8th grade parent volunteers a special thank you and congratulations to your wonderful children in the Class of 2021.

Congratulations to Marianne Traverson for winning $810 from the 50/50 raffle.

 

Futures in Education Virtual Gala 2020

Double your IMPACT! 

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy is supported by Futures in Education, the organization that administers our needs-based scholarship program. As part of their first ever *Virtual* Gala on Tuesday, October 20th, Futures in Education has invited our school to share in a matching donation from one of their generous Angel donors.

For every $1 you donate, we will get $2! 

Thanks to an extremely generous offer from one of Futures in Education’s Angel Donors, you can double your impact when you give to our school TODAY! 

 To donate go to https://futuresineducation.org/donate/ & designate your gift to Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy  *Please don’t forget to select our school from the dropdown to ensure we qualify for the match!

Please make sure to check out all the amazing work Futures is doing to support Catholic Schools in Brooklyn & Queens by tuning in to the Virtual Gala from their website. You can also view the Gala trailer at https://futuresineducation.org/virtualgala/

Thank you!

Miriam Bonici

Zoom Meeting: School Re-Opening Plans from August 6 & August 11, 2020

**AUGUST 6, 2020**

Thanks to all of you for your active participation in our reopening plan meeting. We had 210 participants, which is a great turnout.

If you are having issues accessing any files, please email Dennis at dduong@dwcaonline.org.

Please find the links below to the following documents related to Thursday’s re-opening presentation:

      1. Audio file of the session (please note we were unable to capture the first 5 minutes of the meeting. The file starts during the survey debrief. Audio FileAlternative Link

  1. A PDF of the presentation slides which can review in conjunction with listening to the audio file. PDF Link
  2. PDF’s of the documents referenced in the useful link slide for your reference

As noted during the meeting, we will be sending a short follow-up survey to get you feedback. We are also considering all the feedback received and are working through if any changes to our plans are warranted, and the nature and extent of such changes.

**AUGUST 11, 2020**

On August 11, 2020 at 6PM, the Academy held a follow-up meeting to provide more specifics regarding its reopening plan.  The following information is accessible from that meeting: 

  1. The audio remarks and partial Q&A (connectivity issued caused the recording to stop prematurely)
  2. The presentation slides that can be reviewed in conjunction with the audio
  3. A summary of scenarios which would require classroom or school closings, consistent with DOE requirements
  4. A photo of the table barriers to be used, in conjunction with other risk mitigation steps, in K-1 (TO BE UPLOADED)

 The August 6th presentation and related links are still available for replay and address many topics not covered on  August 11th.  We recommend you become familiar with the materials in both presentations. 

A survey will go out to all families who have registered and finalized the FACTS set up process to elect in-person or remote learning.  Responses are required by end of day August 18th. 

WE ONCE AGAIN REMIND RETURNING FAMILIES THAT THEY MUST COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND FACTS SET-UP PROCESS NOW IF THEY INTEND TO RETURN FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR OR RISK NOT HAVING AN AVAILABLE SEAT.  THIS WAS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL DURING THE AUGUST 11TH PRESENTATION. 

Thank you for being part of the Divine Wisdom Family.