BROOKLYN CATHOLIC ACADEMY WILL NOT RE-OPEN FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

 

BROOKLYN CATHOLIC ACADEMY WILL NOT RE-OPEN FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

The Board of Members and the Board of Directors of St. Francis Xavier~Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy, located at 300 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, have voted to close the school effective August 31, 2019. The immediacy of this decision has been prompted by a 30% decline in enrollment since the 2018-2019 school year concluded in June.

This drastic reduction in student enrollment has significantly increased the negative fund balance of $676,639 projected for the 2019-2020 school year. This growth of this financial debt combined with the decline in enrollment, has made St. Francis Xavier~Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy unsustainable. Tuition for the upcoming school year was slated for $4,650 per student, with actual costs totaling $13,825 per year per child.

“This decision was not an easy one to make and took much discussion on the part of the Members of the Academy. It comes after many efforts on the part of the diocesan support staff to maintain a financially viable and high-quality educational program in this section of Brooklyn. We regret that factors beyond our control led to this decision so close to the start of the school year,” said Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, and Chairperson of the Board of Members.

“We are most appreciative of the leadership and efforts of the administration, faculty, and staff for all that they have tried to do to sustain St. Francis Xavier~Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy. We also recognize the efforts and support of the parents. We understand the impact this decision will have on the students and their families and will assist them in the transition,” continued Dr. Chadzutko.

A parent information night has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 PM to assist families in enrolling their child(ren) in a neighboring Catholic Academy. Representatives of various schools, including Queen of the Rosary, St. Gregory the Great, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Saviour, will be in attendance to assist with the registration process. A full list of Catholic schools available in the Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens is available at www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/schools/find-a-school.

Prior to the merger of St. Francis Xavier and Queens of All Saints Catholic Academy in June 2018, enrollment was declining, with 213 students in the 2013-2014 school year to 122 students in the 2017-2018 academic year. The demographic change in Park Slope/Fort Greene and Clinton Hill has been the primary factor impacting Catholic education in the area.

 

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Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School Students to Compete in Elementary Math Bee Finals

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2019

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Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School Students to Compete in Elementary Math Bee Finals

The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing the final round of the Elementary School Math Bee will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30 at 4 pm, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy, located at 5902-6th Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.

The contests will feature 18 students in grades 4 and 5 representing Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Members of the media are invited to attend. To RSVP, please send an email to jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

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St. Anselm Catholic Academy Students To Let Their Imagination Run Wild at STEM/Science Fair

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2019

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St. Anselm Catholic Academy Students To Let Their Imagination Run Wild at STEM/Science Fair

            Brooklyn – St. Anselm Catholic Academy Principal Kevin Flanagan has announced that the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Science Fair will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:00 pm at 365-83rd Street, Brooklyn. Projects from students of all grade levels will be on display.

 

Students from Pre-K 3 through 3rd grade will present class projects such as “Gummy Bear Science”, “Color Absorption” and “Colorful Carnations.”

 

Students in Grades 4-8 will compete individually on their grade level with projects such as a dancing robot, a solar car, fluorescent food, dance pad mania, a hydraulic hand and an experiment to discover which kind of wrapping prevents apples from browning.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend and encouraged to RSVP.

 

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN DIOCESAN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH BEE THIS AFTERNOON

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
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John Quaglione 
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BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN
DIOCESAN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH BEE THIS AFTERNOON

The Diocese of Brooklyn Press Office is announcing a Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School Math Bee taking place this afternoon, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 4 PM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy, located at 179-14 Dalny Road in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens.

The Math Bee will feature the participation of students from Grades 6, 7 and 8, representing 55 Diocesan academies and schools. All schools competing this afternoon had an internal school math bee from which a winner was selected to compete at the Diocesan level.

The Diocese of Brooklyn will also host an Elementary Grade Math Bee in April, featuring 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students from 54 schools. Details to be announced. Cathy Kenny of St. Frances De Sales Catholic Academy is the Diocesan Math Bee Coordinator.

Members of the media are invited to attend. To RSVP, please send an email to jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

School Closures: Winter Storm Toby

All schools and academies are closed on March 21, 2018, for Winter Storm Tobywhich is expected to deposit 11-15 inches of snow in the New York City area.


From 6:00am EDT, Wed Mar 21 until 6:00am EDT, Thu Mar 22

Issued by: New York City – NY, US, National Weather Service,

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY… * WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 11 TO 15 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY, SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK. * WHEN…FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY BY AFTERNOON. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES. A COMBINATION OF THE HEAVY SNOW AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH COULD BRING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES, CREATING POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. CHECK LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SERVICES FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS. &&

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MOBILIZING TO HELP AND PRAY FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS IN PUERTO RICO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 3, 2017

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MOBILIZING TO HELP AND PRAY FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS IN PUERTO RICO  

The Diocese of Brooklyn is taking action to help victims of hurricane Maria, the storm that devastated Puerto Rico last month, leaving millions of people without power, food, and basic necessities. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has encouraged parish pastors to take up collections of material goods to send to the island. People are asked to donate items like bottled water, non-perishable canned food, baby food, formula, diapers, personal hygiene products and much more. Anything collected will be packaged by Catholic Charities and flown to Puerto Rico on JetBlue Airlines. Catholic Charities there will arrange for distribution of the items to hurricane victims.

There will also be a voluntary monetary collection taken up at Masses throughout the diocese this Sunday, October 8th.

Many Puerto Rican families in our Diocese are worried about their loved ones back home and how they will survive this disaster. Bishop DiMarzio is asking the faithful of Brooklyn, Queens and beyond to pray for these families at a special Mass on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate the Eucharist and Father Frederick Cintron, Director of Our Lady Mother of Divine Providence, and Pastor at St. Catharine of Alexandria, will preach the homily.

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DeSales Media Bringing New Sites to New Academies

saint-saviour-screengrabFifteen new academies have opened their doors this fall, and diocesan bishops have been busy visiting each one to commemorate their opening and inaugural year.

DeSales Media Group has been helping these schools and others in the Diocese of Brooklyn get online with a network of brand new websites. Several are live already, and more are in the works!

This DeSales initiative complements its network of parish sites, which is also growing steadily.