Our Lady of Mercy School will be closed Tuesday, January 27th
due to winter conditions.
Please see below our Catholic Schools Week activities
Tomorrow's Hope (Diocese of Rockville Centre) has selected PSAS to process their financial aid applications.
The application can be found at www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/ One application is to be filed per family even if dependents attend more than one school. If you need assistance completing the application, please contact the help-desk at 1-866-424-6443.
Applications deadline is April 20th, 2015
(A limited number of hard copies are available in the school office.)
Catholic Schools Week Sunday, Jan.25th to Friday, Jan. 30th
Sunday, January 25th
Monday, January 26th
- Opening Prayer - 8:20 A.M. in the gym
- Open House - 9:30 - 11:00 (new families N-8)
Tuesday, January 27th
- Green/Gold Day - Winter Gym Uniform (K-8)
- Open House -9:30-11 (new families N-8)
- Story Hour: N, Pre-K, and K (with Mrs. Adams)
- Volleyball Game: Class of 2015 vs. Faculty & Staff 1:30 - 2:15
Wednesday, January 28th
- Open House - 9:30-11 (new families N-8)
- Living Museum: 9:30-11 - In the gym - Presented by Grades 6 - 8 (Guests welcome)
- Pasta Lunch - $2.50
Thursday January 29th
- Kids Day - No Homework
- Free Dress Day - CRAZY Mix and Match Day (N - Grade 8)
- Donations to the OLM Food Pantry
- Grilled Hot Dogs Lunch - $2.00
Friday, January 30th
- Closing Ceremony - 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
- Eighth Grade Pin Ceremony - Guests welcome
- Teacher Appreciation Day
- 11:30 Dismissal - NO aftercare
Class Box Tops Contest
Mercy's classes are bringing in box tops to raise money for the school and determine which class will receive a special treat. Please send in your box tops and have them counted for your child's class (make sure to put your child's name and class on the envelope or bag) ASAP. For more information please click here
Recently, the Diocese asked participants to complete a survey in connection with the search process for the new CEO of Catholic Education. Today you will be able to review the results of the Community Survey by clicking on the link below which is the December Issue of The Long Island Catholic. The article is on page 36. Please review the results so you can be kept apprised of the search.
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Mercy's Hour of Code
Students in grades 1 - 5 participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 8th to Dec. 12th. To view our pictures please click here.
Please note our new side tab called "Backpack Mail". In this area you will find the flyers from this Wed.'s backpack mail day, Volunteer forms and time sensitive information.
Catholic Schools Article
Our Lady of Mercy School follows the school closing/delay plan of the Hicksville Public School District. In the event that Our Lady of Mercy has to close due to weather conditions, School Reach will be used to notify school families and staff. Calls will be made between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The announcement will also be posted on the school website and will be called into the following radio and television stations immediately upon receiving notice from Hicksville administration.
News 12 LI (12) 4 (NBC) WALK-FM (97.5)
Families living outside of the Hicksville School District should monitor the availability of bus transportation in the event that Our Lady of Mercy/Hicksville schools are open and your home school district is closed or has a delayed opening.
Rockville Centre—Ursuline Sister Joanne Callahan, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, is recognized as an official with authority to respond to Revenue Procedure
(75-50) which was published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin dated December 8, 1975.
In conformity with the IRS regulation, notice is hereby given that the schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools and that the schools do not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of their education policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Sister Joanne further explained that the very notion of racial discrimination is diametrically opposed to the concept of Christian communities that our schools strive to be. She also pointed out that our Catholic schools have always welcomed and have been enriched by students from various ethnic groups.
Does Your Company Have a Matching Funds Program?
If so, your donations to OLM can easily be doubled! Some companies will even "match" your volunteer time with dollars! In other words, if you volunteer at OLM, your employer will convert your volunteer hours into dollars and provide a check to OLM to match your efforts.
For more information, click 'School Information' to the left of your screen and go to 'On-going School Fundraisers.'
Long Island Catholic Magazine
Please click here
for The Long Island Catholic Magazine subscription flyer.
Comprehensive Attendance Policy
As a reminder of the Our Lady of Mercy School's attendance policy, please view the "Comprehensive Attendance Policy" file below which is also located on the left side in "School Information" under "Policies and Procedures."