Zip lines, egg drops, balloon cars, marble mazes, catapults, and rockets are just some of the many projects engineered by the Junior High inside the S.T.E.M. Lab at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn! Concepts like trajectory, center of mass, and velocity are learned at a quicker and easier rate when they are part of the all the fun hands on projects. First-year teacher and OLPH alumni Mr. Molinari (‘07) has built up the program to expand technology-wise and to younger grades for the future. The projects have been also captured in photography & video by our enthusiastic students in our new Video Club to show the world how learning can be fun! Parents have voiced their love for the videos as they don’t always get to see or hear about their child’s day at school in full detail.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2018
BROOKLYN DIOCESE VOLUNTEER GROUP, “CATHOLICS CARE”
HEADING TO PUERTO RICO ON A MISSION RELIEF TRIP
On Sunday, April 22, Catholics Care volunteers are taking off to help our brothers and sisters in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, in the southeastern part of the island. Yabucoa is where Hurricane Maria first made landfall last September, so it bore the strongest part of the storm. There has not been power in the coastal town since the hurricane hit.
The group of 15 Catholics Care volunteers will be working from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27 with a relief organization, All Hands and Hearts. The non-profit relief organization addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities post natural disasters. The volunteers will be removing debris, fixing and laying tarps on damaged roofs, and performing minor demolition work as directed by All Hands and Hearts.
This is the second Catholics Care volunteer mission. Last November, the Diocese of Brooklyn led a group of volunteers to help the people of Houston, where lives were severely disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. Those volunteers did “mucking and gutting” of homes, which involves demolition of sheetrock, removing nails from studs and overall debris removal. The group also worked at Catholic Charities headquarters and at their food donation warehouse.
If you would like more information on the Catholics Care mission trip, contact Adriana Rodriguez at 516-238-7565.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018
STUDENTS GET TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE “ANGEL” DONORS
WHO HELP FINANCE THEIR CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION
On Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m., Futures in Education will host its 2018 Angel Reception at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens. The heart-warming event brings together hundreds of students and their “Angels”, donors who sponsor a portion of the child’s tuition for a year. Students get the chance on this special evening to personally thank their educational guardian angels.
“Be an Angel to a Student” is the signature scholarship program for Futures in Education, providing students with need-based scholarships and adults with the opportunity to change the life of a child through the gift of a Catholic education.
Angel donors make a gift, starting at $1,500, to help fund the Catholic education of one student. The Angel is matched to a specific student at the beginning of the school year. Throughout the academic year, students correspond with their Angels, share schoolwork and report cards to keep the Angel up to date on how things are going at school.
This year, the program has involved 224 Angel sponsors, who have given more than $1.1 million to provide a Catholic education to 650 students. Overall, in the 2017/2018 school year, Futures in Education has awarded $7.1 million to nearly 4,500 students. Since its inception in 1989, Futures in Education has provided over $100 million in scholarship support.
If you are interested in covering Thursday’s Angel reception, call Adriana Rodriguez at 516-238-7565.