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Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages

Posted on January 18, 2021

Dear Parents,

The high school applications open tomorrow January 19 and must be completed by February 22nd. 

You can create an account in myschools and you will be guided through the process.  All families were sent welcome letters on December 22nd. Those letters contain the identification codes you need to open your account.  If you would prefer I can input your child’s choices. You would need to provide me with a list of the schools or programs, in the order of preference with the program or school code. This code is NOT the one listed to the right of the school name. It is written next to each program and it consists of 2 letters and 2 numbers (ie Q47A).

Listing 12 choices matters! Last year 96% of the students who listed 12 choices received an offer to one of their selected schools. If a child can’t be matched to one of their choices, the Board of Education will assign them to a school.

Your choices can be a combination of schools and/or programs in the school. You can apply to multiple programs within one school. List your choices in the order of preference’ 1st choice to 12th. Use a mix of admissions methods: Ed Opt, Screened, and Open Admissions. Check to see if you’re zoned to a particular school based on your address. Don’t select only one type of method!

Check program eligibility. Some programs have restrictions based on residence, language, or other factors.

Check seat availability to see the number of available seats and check priority groups. You are looking for GE (General Education) seats.


Students interested in a program that uses “audition” as their admissions method

as indicated in, will use students’ submitted audition as the sole criteria for selection. All auditions will be virtual this year due to the ongoing pandemic. LaGuardia High School is the only school that will use academics in addition to students’ submitted audition, as selection criteria to each of their 6 art programs.

Private school staff and students without access to DOE Office 365 or TeachHub (including charter schools and parochial schools): will submit auditions online for most programs to the following email address Detailed instructions are attached.

Resources for families:

Instructions for families to submit students’ audition is in yourSharePoint resource folder

The Office of Arts and Special Projects has prepared audition preparation videos that dive into the common audition components and provide tips for how students can present their best work.

 As part of the common audition components, the Office of Arts and Special Projects worked with high school arts teachers to develop the following resources (also imbedded in the

High School Auditions webpage and the Virtual Audition Submission Tool):

Dance: Video Tutorials for Dance High School Virtual Auditions

Music: Instrumental Music Scale Tutorial Videos

Theater: Suggested Sample Monologue Repertoire and Suggested Sample Musical Theater


 If you continue to have questions about submitting arts auditions, please email us


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,

Mrs. Varvaro


A letter from Mrs. Bellone, information regarding 8th grade rings and names for diplomas has been posted in Classroom.


Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages

Posted on January 14, 2021

Reminder!!! Tomorrow is the final day to register for the Specialized High School Test.

On Wednesday, January  20th, Incarnation will have remote learning only. In honor of Inauguration Day the building will be closed. Classes on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will continue according to the usual schedule.

School is closed Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The High School application window opens next week. Information will be posted on Tuesday.

I posted a letter regarding 8th grade rings in Google Classroom. If you’re interested in ordering a ring please let me know when you will be dropping off the form and payment. All visitors to the building must have an appointment.

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.



Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework and Messages 1/07/2021

Posted on January 7, 2021

Ms. Bellone is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PTA  Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 648 582 7691
Passcode: 11427


Paper copies of the High School Directory are available for pick up. If you would like a copy please email me so I can let Mrs. Williams know when to expect you. All visitors to the building must have an appointment.


Remember the 15th is the final day to register for the SHSAT test.

The window for the high school application will open on the 18th. More information will follow.



REMINDER! Dismissal tomorrow is at 11:50-12:00.

Grade 5      Vocabulary pg. 52

                     Grammar review worksheet on articles which is posted in Classroom

Grade 6      Vocabulary pg. 63

Grade 7      Vocabulary   pg. 63

                    Grammar pg. 20

                    New York Progress pgs. 70-71

Mrs. Varvaro’s Homework and Messages

Posted on January 6, 2021



January 4, 2021


Dear Families of Catholic Academy and Parish School Students,


The 2020 school year has been unlike any other. To say it has come with challenges would be an understatement. This year has brought challenges that have never even been considered. In a difficult time, one thing has remained constant; the commitment to having the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, in the Diocese of Brooklyn, continue to provide quality education to its students. As public schools struggled to provide access to their students, we can proudly say that we did absolutely everything possible to create on-site learning opportunities. We thank our parents, guardians, and families, who worked side by side with teachers and administrators, to make this a reality. The belief in the mission of Catholic education that flows from our administrators, teachers, pastors, boards, and families has been critical, in preserving learning opportunities. This unity stems from our love of Christ and provides the strength to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 


Pope Francis shares with us that …in the face of difficulty, we can either give up and walk away, or somehow engage with it. At times, difficulties bring out resources we did not even think we had…  Inspired by his words, the Diocese of Brooklyn will begin A Year of Renewal for Catholic Education. This renewal will focus on strengthening Catholic Academies and Parish Schools as an investment in the future; our children.  A Year of Renewal for Catholic Education will seek to strengthen specific areas of Catholic education, with the core focus being the development of vibrant and rigorous religious education in Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, as well as Parish Religious Education programs. The Renewal will also address enrollment, academic excellence, financial viability, and governance. Each of these themes will include action steps taken within parishes, Catholic Academies, and Parish Schools. 


Amongst the goals for individual Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, the Diocese will also seek to expand opportunities for underserved populations. The history of Catholic schools demonstrates a continuous commitment to providing education to the poor, the underserved, and the immigrant student. The Diocese of Brooklyn is proud of its diverse schools and parishes, but also understands the importance of continuing to create opportunities for at-risk students through scholarships and tuition assistance. We will continue to uphold the sentiment that all children should have access to Catholic education. 


This year, during both the pandemic, and the current turmoil in the world, we have seen the desperate need in our society for community, faith, and love.  Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, rooted in the love and understanding of Christ, help mold students for a bright future. Graduates of Catholic education, as noted in numerous research studies, are more concerned about their communities, volunteer their time, are more likely to be civically engaged, and are more accepting of others. Perhaps the most significant attribute, Catholic school attendees are more likely to carry their faith into their adult lives, by attending Church weekly, sharing the faith with their families, and even entering the ordained life. By investing in Catholic education through A Year of Renewal for Catholic Education, we are planting the seeds for a brighter future for our society. 


As we begin this new phase and focus on A Year of Renewal for Catholic Education, we ask that you pray for the success of this endeavor. Your support and commitment to Catholic education is invaluable. I pray that during this journey you are called to join us by sharing with others the benefits of Catholic education. Consider why you value the education that comes from a Catholic Academy or Parish School and share those sentiments with individuals and families in your community. This year has been eye-opening for many who were unaware of the opportunities Catholic Academies and Parish Schools held; let us continue to share this knowledge and welcome others to our faith community. 


Thank you for the important role you play in your child’s faith and academic development. Your continued choice of Catholic education is invaluable. We are honored to guide your child in the knowledge and love of Jesus. 




Thomas Chadzutko


Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services





Winter Zoom Theatre Classes

Now Available!

Wednesday, January 6 4-5 pm

Snowflake Making with Harold

Grab your scissors and paper and join Harold Crumley Clark to make beautiful snowflakes. Everyone is unique!

Only $1


Wednesday, January 13 4-5 pm

STAGES’ Introduction to Theatre

Learn about acting and theatre with Tim Seib or as you may know him from the Stages Advent-ure Calendar Perfectly Proper Paul!


Wednesday, January 20 4-5 pm  

STAGES’ Acting On Camera

Learn about acting for the camera with Tim Seib or as you may know him from the Stages Advent-ure Calendar Perfectly Proper Paul!


Wednesday, January 27 4-5 pm

Creating a Story For The Stage 

Create and perform in short plays with Jessica Giannone or as you may know her from the Stages Advent-ure Calendar Merry Maker Mabel!


Wednesday, February 3 4-5pm 

Physical Expression On Stage 

Bring pictures to life and perform their stories with Jessica Giannone or as you may know her from the Stages Advent-ure Calendar Merry Maker Mabel!


All Classes (except Snowflakes) are $8 each or all 4 for $25!


Grade 5      Proper Adjectives worksheet posted in Classroom

                    Vocabulary pg. 51

                    Fossils find the key details in the final section

Grade 6     Vocabulary pg. 61

                    Definite and indefinite adjectives worksheet posted in Classroom

Grade 7     Vocabulary pg. 61

                   Grammar pg. 19

                   New York Progress 66-67

Grade 8     Descriptive Adjectives review posted in Classroom

                   Vocabulary pg. 61

                    New York Progress 68-69


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