Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework 4/19/2021

Grade 5        Vocabulary page 104

                      Test Friday on the story “The Boy Who Drew Birds” comprehension questions, traits of a 

                      biography, sequence story events, personification and similes, -ist suffix

Grade 6       Finish the story “Ancient Greece” and answer the questions started in class.

                      State Test this Wednesday. Students need #2 pencils and erasers. Home school

                      students wishing to take the test must comply with the protocols stated in last week’s 


Grade 7       State Test this Thursday. Students need #2 pencils and erasers. Home school

                      students wishing to take the test must comply with the protocols stated in last week’s 



Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework and Messages 4/15/2021

  • April 15 – PTA Zoom Meeting 7pm.
Mrs. Bellone is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ms. Bellone’s PTA meeting
Time: Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 864 5615 9280
Passcode: CrfK8n

  • April 16 – 1/2 day of school – Faculty Meetings.
  • April 19 – Picture Day
  • April 20 – Grade 4 ELA State Exam.
  • April 21 – Grade 6 ELA State Exam.
  • April 22 – Grade 7 ELA State Exam.
  • April 30 – Student of the Month.


Grade 5    Vocabulary pg. 103

Grade 7    State Test Practice

Grade 8    Pilgrimage Project due Monday

Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework and Messages 4/14/2021

Grade 5       Vocabulary pg.102

Grade 6       State Test Practice

Grade 7       State Test Practice


The 2021 State Tests will be administered next week.

All home schooled students are invited to take the test in school if they so desire . In the interests of safety all home schooled students who opt to take the test will need to provide results of a negative PCR test (not a rapid test) taken within 3 days of the test. This would necessitate a test done this weekend in order to receive the results in time for the test.

This is the schedule for testing:

Grade 4          Tuesday April 20 

In school students will take the test beginning at 9:00 in their classroom.

Home schooled students will take the test in the auditorium from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Grade 6           Wednesday April 21 

In school students will take the test beginning at 9:00 in their classroom.

Home schooled students will take the test in the auditorium from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Grade 7           Thursday April 22 

In school students will take the test beginning at 9:00 in their classroom.

Home schooled students will take the test in the auditorium from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

If you choose to have your home schooled student take the test please advise us by email. We would also need to know if you will be picking your child up when they are dismissed from the main door  of the building or if your child walks or takes the bus.

Grade 4 Please email Ms. Richards

Grades 6 and 7 Please email Mrs. Varvaro



Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages 4/13/2021

Graduation Pictures will be taken  this Monday, April 19th.

The morning will be for in-school students only. I have their caps and gowns.

The afternoon is for remote students who wish to have their picture taken. The caps and gowns will be in the OLPH Room. The gowns are in packages labeled with the students’ names. Because of the neckline on the gown boys should wear a shirt and tie for the pictures. 

The schedule is:

9am – 11am- Photograph “in house” students and “in house” graduates, and faculty.

11am- 12pm- Lunch break and custodian will sanitize the room (OLPH Room behind the stage). 

12pm- 2pm- Remote Graduates and remote students.

Remote students will come in through the OLPH door only. (door B on Francis Lewis Boulevard). I strongly suggest that the graduates arrive early since 21 students need to be photographed and at this time we don’t know how many other remote students will want to be photographed. Please line up on Francis Lewis Boulevard maintaining social distancing.

All orders are done online.

We are not taking any money or orders in school, all online.

Remote students will leave immediately after taking their picture with their parents

Save the Date! Graduation will be taking place on Friday June 11th. I don’t have complete information at this time, but if you need to take the day off or plan a celebration you now have a date. It may be possible to have an in person ceremony but with restrictions on the number of guests. This has not been confirmed but I will update this information as soon as I have definite plans and times.

High School

SHSAT results are supposed to be released by the end of April. Remember, getting an offer to one of the eight testing Specialized High Schools is not a guarantee and if a student receives an offer it will only be for one school.

Later in the spring students will receive one offer from among the schools listed on their applications. There is no guarantee that they will be matched to one of their choices. If they are not matched to one of their choices they will be assigned to another school with programs similar to those on their application. 

Waitlists will open after results from the high school are released.

Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages 4/3/2021

This is a student that I have very high hopes for! With a sharp mind and a quick wit he energizes a class. When a teacher asks for his help he’s always willing to step up and assist to the best of his ability.  I see him having a great impact in this world when he follows God’s path for him. Congratulations!



Dear Families,


This year has been one of struggling to rise up; rising up above negativity, stress, worry, doubt, and often fear. The story of Easter parallels our lives in incredible ways this year. While we cannot compare our difficulties to the agony of Christ, this year has indeed challenged our hearts. As Easter approaches and we feel the sorrow that comes from the knowledge of the death of Jesus, we must remember the joy that will follow. In difficult times, experiences of joy cannot be overlooked or diminished. The words of Luke, He is not here; He has risen! is one of the most joyful verses we can experience. Let us celebrate this Easter season with the hope that comes from the risen Lord.


As we celebrate Easter, the greatest focus is on the Resurrection, which of course is one of the most important tenets of our faith, in our salvation through Jesus’ death and Resurrection. I would encourage you to also take time and reflect on Jesus’ journey to the Resurrection. The way Jesus chose to follow God’s path and accept his fate teaches us the true meaning of following the path of righteousness. Jesus, with the knowledge of the difficulties that would lie ahead, made the choice to continue demonstrating the love of God. We see his humility in riding the humble donkey into Jerusalem and quietly looking for a room to celebrate Passover. We see his forgiveness as he breaks bread knowing the disciples would turn away from him. We witness his service in the washing of the disciple’s feet. Even when faced with death, Jesus chose to react, not in anger but with compassion saying, Father, forgive them.


For us and especially for our children, Jesus’ choices to continue in love, compassion, and forgiveness even in the face of death provide us the example we need for our own lives. Each day we will face challenges, some small, but some that are seemingly insurmountable. The story of Jesus’ death and Resurrection shows us that God’s grace is always present. As Jesus was man, he was presented with choices, as we are. We can choose to turn away from God in our actions or we can choose to follow the path of the Lord. With the acceptance of God’s grace, we can choose to follow His path. As we read the Passion this Holy Week, ask yourself and ask your children, “How will I show compassion today?” “How can I serve others as Jesus washing the feet of the disciples?” “What burdens am I carrying that can be released through forgiveness?”


The choices we make enable us to walk with Jesus. Let us celebrate this Easter season with compassion, forgiveness, and love. This has been a challenging year and making such choices are often difficult but, in these actions, we are preparing our hearts to embrace the joys that lie ahead. Engage with your children in reading the Gospel. Celebrate the ways you have walked the path of the Lord together. Above all, embrace the hope and joy that comes from the Risen Lord. We have been delivered from the darkness and will stand in the light of Christ.


Wishing you a Blessed and Joyous Easter!


In Christ,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework and Messages 2/23/2021

Grade 5    Grammar pg. 111

                  Vocabulary  pg. 93

                  New York Progress pg. 73

Grade 6    Vocabulary pg. 88

                  Grammar pg. 117

                  Reading–Story posted in Classroom

Grade 7    Vocabulary pg. 91  (finish pg. 90)

                  Grammar pg. 117  (finish worksheet)

                  New York Progress pg. 85 #1-5

Grade 8    Vocabulary pg. 91

                  Grammar pg 109    (make corrections as need on conjunction home work)

                  New York Progress Pgs. 91-93

Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework 3/22/2021

Grade 5     Write your hypothesis concerning the ball drop.

                    New York Progress pg. 71 Comprehension Check plus critical thinking question

Grade 6      New York Progress pgs.143=145 in preparation for upcoming test.

                    Complete the bottom of pg. 147 in New York Progress

Grade 7      Complete State Test Extended Response

Grade 8      Grammar Conjunctions

                    Vocabulary pg. 89

                    New York Progress pg. 87

Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages 3/16/2021

Dear Parents,

Starting tomorrow, March 17, 2021, Incarnation Catholic Academy will be closed for in school learning.

We will teach 100% remotely, until we come back Monday, March 29, 2021.

If you need anything, Fr.Gannon said the Rectory will be open.

I will keep you informed, and if you have questions, please email me.

We will see everyone back on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Stay safe,

Ms. Mary Bellone


Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework March 11, 2021

Grade 5      Grammar pg. 31

                    Read New York Progress pgs. 64-65

                    Vocabulary Test Unit 8 on Monday

Grade 6      Grammar pg. 30

                    Comprehension Check pg. 137

Grade 7     Grammar pg. 31

                   Vocabulary pg. 87

Grade 8     Vocabulary pg. 85

                    Written response based on Rosie the Riveter article

                    Religion test Tuesday

Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework and Messages 3/10/2021

Grade 5      Complete the paragraph started in class.

Grade 6      Vocabulary pg. 85

                     Grammar pg. 32

                     Comprehension Check pg. 135

Grade 7       Vocabulary pg. 85

Grade 8       Study for the Religion Test


March 10, 2021

Dear Parents,

Incarnation Catholic Academy would like to offer Summer School to prepare our students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The program would focus on English Language Arts and Mathematics.

It would be offered to remote as well as in school learning. (Must choose one).

The days would be Monday through Thursday, from 8-12. It would begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021, (no school on Monday, July 5, 2021), and end on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

The cost would be based on the number of students enrolled, and the number of teachers employed.

Based on this limited information, would you be interested in enrolling your child in Incarnation’s Summer School?

Please put a check after the statement:

Yes, I would be interested in enrolling my child in Incarnation’s Summer School. ____________

No, I would not be interested in enrolling my child.___________

If your answer is no, please state your reasons why.


Child’s grade in September 2021__________


This is a work in progress, and so your input is very important. I want to know how the Academy can best accommodate our families.

Please return by this Friday, March 12, 2021.

Ms. Bellone


Please consider volunteering to help in the school, we need parent volunteers! If you are interested please let me know or contact Mrs. Bellone.

Any parents who are interested in volunteering  ($25.00 a day  will be deducted from your tuition) can receive the required Virtus training on line. Just go to Virtusonline, complete the training, and email the certificate to Mrs. Bellone.