Brava! Alumnae Earn Top Honors

A trio of talented women – and OLBSCA alumnae – received prestigious awards at St. Francis Prep High School Graduation on June 3, 2017.

Alexandra Scala and Christina Valeros received special awards for having a cumulative average over 100%. In addition, they were recognized for having one of the top three grade point averages in their class: Alexandra for math and Christina for science.

Domenica Cinquemani received the Sister Margaret Mary Pointer, C.S.J. Memorial Award for Excellence in Physical Education.

Congratulations to these three young women on this great achievement!

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Join us as we kick of summer with an Italian Ice, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, and Ice Cream Social!
When: Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Pesso’s Homemade Italian Ice
203-20th 35th Avenue, Bayside
Hosted by: The Academy Board
Can’t join us? No problem!! Simply send us an order form for a Gift card in a denomination of $10 and up, and we will purchase it for you during the time window, and send it home with your child on Friday, June 9th.
This is a fundraiser, and Pesso’s will donate proceeds from the event back to our school.
Thank you as always for your support!!

First Annual Walk-a-thon Raises $14,000 for Technology

On May 19th, OLBSCA hosted its first annual Walk-a-thon, and the community raised over $14,000 for the Computer Center! The event’s theme was “Walking for Technology: Finding a Healthy Balance,” and each family raised funds by asking friends and family to sponsor their walk from school to the Bayside Athletic Field, and back. The entire school – from Nursery all the way to 8th Grade – participated in support of this great cause.

A Mind for Math

On May 17, seventh grader John Conte represented Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in the Kellenberg Invitational Math Bee. Twenty five of the top math students from various Catholic elementary schools in Queens and Long Island participated in this competition. John excelled through many challenging mathematical problems and we are so proud of how far he advanced in the competition!

Smiles All Around for Dental Awareness Month


In honor of Dental Awareness month, Dr. Joseph Pantaleo and Dr. Terri Ambrose visited OLBSCA on February 10th. Dr. Pantaleo is a dentist from Central Park Dentistry, who also has a nonprofit organization called Tomorrow’s Smile Today. Dr. Ambrose is a pediatric dentist who assisted him. Together they came to educate the students in grades K through 8 on the importance of dental health. Grades K through 3 especially enjoyed learning the correct way to brush their teeth by practicing on the big teeth of the friendly stuffed dinosaur!

An Immigration Celebration

The 8th grade explored the immigration experience at Ellis Island and had the opportunity to research how his or her family arrived in America. Each student created a t-shirt mural that captured his or her culture and family’s journey. The students celebrated their unique identities by showing off the t-shirts and sharing cultural food, clothing, and personal items in class.

The 8th grade explored the immigration experience at Ellis Island and had the opportunity to research how his or her family arrived in America. Each student created a t-shirt mural that captured his or her culture and family’s journey. The students celebrated their unique identities by showing off the t-shirts and sharing cultural food, clothing, and personal items in class.

Buy Tickets Now! OLBS All-Class Get-Together

On Saturday, May 13, the Academy Board will host a get-together for all alumni. Start with the 5pm Mass, then tour the school, reconnect with old friends, meet the current staff and Board, and join your classmates for a light dinner and refreshments! Come and have a great time while we celebrate 65 years of OLBS School and welcome the new OLBS Academy! Tickets are $30 per person and are available online:

Eventbrite - OLBS ALL-CLASS GET TOGETHER - MAY 13th

 

 

If you have any questions, drop us a line at OLBSReunion2017@gmail.com. Hope to see everyone there!

Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School

Wednesday, February 15th was the 100th day of the school year, and to celebrate, Mrs. Liddle’s Kindergarten class dressed up as miniature 100-year-olds!  The children (and their teacher) had so much fun using props like canes, glasses, shawls, and suspenders – it was a day to remember! Check out the little seniors below:

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week!

Catholic Schools Week is here! Join us January 29th through February 4th as we celebrate with special events, open houses, and Student and Teacher Appreciation Days!

Sunday, January 29th:

  • 10:00am Catholic Schools Week Welcoming Mass
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: School Open House & Book Fair
  • Refreshments & Art Auction Viewing in Auditorium

Monday, January 30th

  • 9:30 – 10:00am: Nursery (3-year-olds) Open House
  • Super Helping Hero Dress Down
  • Donations accepted for Ronald McDonald House

Tuesday, January 31st

  • Pajama Day
  • Partner Story Time

Wednesday, February 1st

  • Grandparents Day: Please RSVP by Wednesday January 25th
  • 9:00 – 10:00am: Classroom Visits followed by Refreshments in Auditorium
  • 10:00 – 11:00am: Nursery Bear Tea Party 10:00-11:00AM in the Nursery Room

Thursday, February 2nd

  • 9:00 – 10:00am: Open House Classroom Visits N–Grade 8
  • 7:00 – 8:30pm: Careers in STEM Community Fair in Auditorium (All are welcome!)

Friday, February 3rd

  • Student and Teacher Appreciation Day

Saturday, February 4th

  • 6:00pm: APA Family Bingo in Auditorium

Download the schedule of events

Alumni Celebration on May 13th: RSVP Today!

On Saturday, May 13, the Academy Board will host a get-together for all alumni of our school, which has just won the Queens Courier’s “Best of the Borough!” award. Start with the 5pm Mass, then tour the school, reconnect with old friends, meet the current staff and Board, and join your classmates for a light dinner and refreshments! Come and have a great time while we celebrate 65 years of OLBS School and welcome the new OLBS Academy! Please let us know if you plan on attending by dropping us a line at OLBSReunion2017@gmail.com by February 15, 2017. Tickets are $30 per person.