Summer Office Hours

Summer office hours for SJWCA will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am to 1 pm.

Please call for an appointment (718) 768-7629 

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Join us for the Class of 2020’s Graduation ceremony!

The official invitation for Class of 2020’s Graduation ceremony!

Pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/SJWGraduation2020, or join us on the livestream on Friday!
(Please note: 8th grade students do not need to register.

The first 500 people will be able to use the link in the invite, so feel free to share that. 

Then when the ceremony starts the livestream will be active as well at:

 https://tinyurl.com/SJWCAtech

 
 

Reading Plus is here!

We are very excited to introduce a new online reading platform.

Reading Plus helps students develop the skills they
need to be proficient readers and lifelong learners.

Click below to learn more about this fantastic program!

Reading Plus

 

Letter from Fr. Larry Ryan, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish

Please take some time to read the important letter below from

Fr. Larry Ryan, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church

 

We are very grateful to Fr. Larry for his support to the administration, faculty, staff, and students of SJWCA during our time of online distance learning!

 

Where would we be without help from one another?

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Let us continue to pray for social justice and for an end to Covid-19

 

UPDATE – Futures in Education Scholarship Information for 2020-2021

Financial aid is available for eligible students in grades K to 8 for those who attend a Catholic Academy or Parish School within the Diocese of Brooklyn. Families must meet financial eligibility requirements to be considered.

SCHOLARSHIPS 2020-2021 

DUE TO COVID-19, DEADLINES ADJUSTED TO July 24, 2020

Click on the following link to be directed to the application where you will find more information about Futures in Education scholarship programs. 

Apply Now

General Reminders:

The application deadline has been extended to 7/24/20 to give families extra time to complete their 2019 taxes. 2019 taxes are required; they cannot accept 2018 or prior years’ taxes. 

·     Additional review will be given to families whose financial situation has changed due to the pandemic. Parents can add a note on the application if they’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (there is a comments section on the FACTS application).

·     Futures will accept unemployment documents for 2020, to verify change in income due to the pandemic. Documents must be added to the FACTS application. Without documents to verify the situation, they will not be able to adjust income. Additional time may be needed to get through these changes.

·     Families must be registered for 20/21 to be considered for an award; data from Option C data will be used to confirm registration.

·     Awarding begins June 1st for income-eligible families with completed applications and will continue on a rolling basis, as funding permits.

·     To apply, returning families should log into their existing FACTS accounts (except for Teddy Forstmann, see below) and new families can go to our website: www.futuresineducation.org, click “Scholarships” and “Apply Now”

·     There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card. Applications are available online in English and Spanish.

·     Families who received a Teddy J. Forstmann (TJF) Scholarship from the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) in the prior year have received instructions on how to re-apply from CSF. Please contact CSF directly for assistance: nyc@scholarshipfund.org

·     Returning TJF parents should not apply to both Futures/FACTS and CSF/Civicore. Siblings can be added to their TJF application. Returning TJF recipients who also have a FACTS application will receive instructions to apply through CSF and the FACTS application will be closed. 

 

·     Families with questions or concerns about the process can contact Futures via email: Scholarships@FuturesinEducation.org.

·     Questions about status of application (complete, incomplete) should be directed to FACTS: Phone 866-315-9262 / info@factstuitionaid.com

 

Virtual Museum and Zoo visits!

With another weekend upon us, enjoy a virtual visit to the aquariums and zoos!

 
 

Visit Aquariums and Zoos Online

There’s no better time to virtually visit whale sharks, penguins, fish, seals, and more around the country! These aquariums (and zoos!) are livestreaming their animals at certain days and times. The livestreams are both relaxing and exciting, and offer more insight to the animals than you’d get if you were looking at them from behind glass at the aquariums themselves. 

 
 
 

St. Joseph the Worker Feast Day – May 1

St. Joseph the Worker feast day is this Friday, May 1st!

Father Larry will be live streaming our First Friday Mass.

Steaming will begin at 9 AM on the parish Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HolyNameBrooklyn) or on the parish website (www.holynamebrooklyn.com).

We hope that you will be able to join us virtually!

The Story of Saint Joseph the Worker

To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast extends the long relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers in both Catholic faith and devotion.  Saint Joseph, the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor.

Jesus, too, was a carpenter. He learned the trade from Saint Joseph and spent his early adult years working side-by-side in Joseph’s carpentry shop before leaving to pursue his ministry as preacher and healer. 

Saint Joseph is held up as a model of such work. Pius XII emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.”

Prayer for Workers:

God, the creator of all things, who formed the law of labor for the human race, graciously grant that by merits and patronage of St. Joseph, we may do the work You assign us and earn the reward You promise. Through our Lord, Jesus. Lord God, You have created all things, and imposed on man the necessity of work. Grant that, following Joseph’s example, and under his protection, we may accomplish the works You give us and obtain the rewards You promise. This we ask through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.