Principal’s Welcome Message

Welcome to a new school year!

I hope you are enjoying a restful summer, one that finds you refreshed, invigorated and eager to begin a new school year. I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome all the new families that are joining the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy community for the first time. To our current families thank you for continuing to choose Our Lady of Hope for your child’s education. As Our Lady of Hope continues to grow and I invite you to come and experience all that Our Lady of Hope has to offer its students and families.

It is my pleasure to welcome two new faculty members to Our Lady of Hope. Ms. Aviles and Mrs. Behrens will be in grades 4 and 5 respectively. Please give them a warm welcome to the community.

I understand, as parents, you work very hard and make many sacrifices to offer your child a Catholic education. As you decide to entrust your child’s safety and well-being to Our Lady of Hope, as principal I consider that a valuable privilege.

Professionalism is of the utmost importance, I share the Church’s insistence that Catholic educators strive to develop a family atmosphere within the school community. This desire naturally flows from the belief that Catholic educators and parents are partners in a very important mission. The faculty and I eagerly anticipate collaborating with you as we follow the Church’s mission in passing down the Faith to our students.

During the summer, the faculty and staff dedicated their time to making Our Lady of Hope an excellent institution and have been working hard behind the scenes to provide a comfortable atmosphere for learning. The Algebra I program was very successful last year. Therefore, I decided to expand the program and allow all grade 8 students to participate in the Regents level course during throughout the year and partake in the exam in June of 2020. Our Lady of Hope has received over 350 iPads (grades K – 5) and 150 Chromebooks for grades 6 – 8 will be arriving in September. Finally, Our Lady of Hope has expanded its Early Childhood program to accommodate families in the community with a 5-Day Nursery Program.

Once again, thank you for choosing Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.

 

Giuseppe Campailla
Principal

End of Year Principal’s Message

To the Our Lady of Hope Community,

            As my second year as principal of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy comes to an end, I write this with sadness. However, I would like to recognize what Michael A. Carrano was for the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.  As this academic year closed with the death of not only our Pastor but the spiritual leader for the Faculty, staff, students, families and parishioners, the Very Reverend Michael A. Carrano’s leadership, guidance and kindness was visible as he walked the hallways of Our Lady of Hope.  Along with the fellow Parish priests, he would make time to visit the classrooms and spend time with the students, especially those students that were preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Education and our Catholic Identity were very important to him as he strongly believed in the mission of Our Lady of Hope which is to make sure the students are taught that Jesus the Christ is the center of their lives today and forever. Because of his dedication and support of the school, Our Lady of Hope has grown stronger and continues to be viable today.  

            I would like to identify some of the accomplishments and goals that were met this past year.  In January 2019, Our Lady of Hope installed a fully operational STEM Lab for students in Pre – K to grade 8 to have access for their science experiments. Our Lady of Hope was approved of a technology grant through DeSales Media for 350 iPads and 200 Chromebooks for student use in the classroom. At the time of graduation, the Class of 2019 received $600,000.00 in scholarship money, with each graduate being accepted to a minimum of one Catholic high school, including Regis High School and Xavier High School. 

            Our graduates also received acceptances to Bronx Science, Brooklyn Latin, Fiorello LaGuardia High School for Art & Music and Performing Arts, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, and three students to Townsend Harris High School.  This exceptional group participated in the Earth Science Regents course, and also for the first time in recent memory, the students sat for the Algebra I Regents course. Of the students that took the Earth Science Regents exam, 89% passed and the students that sat for the Algebra I Regents Exam 100% passed that exam. This is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the faculty to ensure the success of our students. 

            Literacy and math will continue to be the two main areas of focus in the Early Childhood grades, providing our youngest students with a strong, solid foundation.   On the middle school level, the Honors Math Program that was introduced this past year was a success. I will be transforming the current Honors Math program into an Accelerated Math Program in 2019 -2020 with the goal for every eighth grade student to take Algebra I as a full time course.  All the students in grade eight will become eligible to sit for the Algebra I Regents Exam in June 2020. This accelerated opportunity will allow for Our Lady of Hope’s students to complete two Regents-level courses and exams prior to entering high school.

            I want to thank you again for your continual support for Catholic education and to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.

 

Giuseppe Campailla
Principal

Funeral Notice ~ Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano

Please remember in prayer the eternal repose of the soul of the Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church, who passed away on Sunday June 23, 2019. The Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano served the community of Our Lady of Hope Parish with his unique characteristic, enthusiasm, competence and dedication for almost ten years. Please keep his family in your prayers.  May he rest in eternal peace.

The Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing
Our Lady of Hope Church
Friday June 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Transferal
Our Lady of Hope Church
Friday June 28, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass
Our Lady of Hope Church
Saturday June 29, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Interment
St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Our Lady of Hope faculty, staff and community congratulate the students that graduated on Saturday June 15th Commencement Ceremony.  Congratulations on your well deserved success and best wishes on your next adventure!

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy National Junior Honor Society

Congratulations to the following grade 7 students who were inducted into the NJHS Ceremony on May 8, 2019. 

Ava Angerano,
Tiffany Aucapina
Ana Botero – Gil
Justin Catapano
Brian Chica – Herrera
Alexander Dalton
Olivia DeCandia
Lorcan Gaynor
Lilliana Gluszak
Eva Gonzalez
Kendall Kelly
Samantha Kelly
Nicolina Paternostro
Catalina Prieto
Ella Roche
Gabriella Savino
Alexander Sepe
Amanda Syversen
Angelina Syversen
Alexander Tardugno