Ms. Richards. Grade 8

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Grades 5 – 8   
Teacher – Ms. Richards
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Special Welcome to the 8th Grade 

   ðŸŸ¦ðŸŒºHomeroom and Graduating Class 🌺🟦         

It’s a new season and I am so pleased to be your teacher. 
Together we will take a wonderful journey to further examine the exciting world of Writing and Literature. 
You have already begun by being prepared with the following  supplies: 7 Notebooks, pens, pencils, paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissues, wipes, markers, 2 packs of typing paper and looseleaf paper. 
Greetings to all of our Wonderful Incarnation Parents /Families  
Parents Please begin each day by doing the Health App. which is the daily record of your child’s temperature  to be compliant with all rules You may Get / Install from your phone the Workbadge App  and record your child’s daily temperature before arriving at school.🟧

Students must wear the appropriate Incarnation uniform daily.                  
If absent due to illness or leave school early – you can Not return without a legal / signed doctors note to be admitted back to school.
Parents / Students may not decide to go remote without the authorization of the Principal.  If a student is in remote they may not join the in – person class without the authorization of the Principal. ✅✅✅✅

Textbooks and Laptops must be kept clean and tidy while in use and returned upon request to Incarnation. ◼️🔲◼️
While on zoom students Must keep their Cameras On and all students must be clearly visible. Only registered Incarnation students are allowed on camera.

All Students are welcomed to have the daily NYCDOE Free Lunch 
Arrival time for 8th is 8am and  Dismissal is 3pm🟫

For all 8th Grade Students who wish to take the Tachs Exam the Registration began August 23 and ends Oct. 24th. I will give students practice tests for  the Tachs and  Specialized High School Exam. All 8th Graders should visit schools now or take a Virtual Tour with their Parents in order to make an appropriate decision.
Catholic 7 /8th Grade Students are preparing for Conformation
Father Gannon visits weekly to prepare students for Confirmation 

🟧HomeworK will be posted on Google Classroom🟧 

7th and 8th Grades attended Mass on Sunday Sept. 19th- So Proud!,

The I Ready Diagnostic Testing Program has begun. 

         âœï¸ ❤️💛💚S EPT.  S T U D E N T  of the   M O N T H💚❤️💛✝️

                           âœï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šDANIELLA  REYES💚💛❤️✝️

Danella has been an Outstanding Student since the first day of Class She demonstrates professionalism at all times and is a technology wizard. She is extremely helpful to her classmates and her teachers.   She maintains an excellent work ethic and shares her sincere love of education when participating in class. We are so proud to have such a very refined young lady represent Incarnation Catholic Academy.        â¤ï¸ðŸ’›âœï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’›âœï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šâ¤ï¸ðŸ’›âœï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ’›âœï¸ðŸ’šðŸ’›âœï¸â¤ï¸

Oct. 1st – Half Day ◼️

Confirmation Retreat  Oct. 2nd ◼️
Parent Teachers Meeting Oct. 5th on Zoom ⬛️

Oct. 11th School Closed Columbus Day ⬛️

Oct. 12th Terra Nova Testing Grades 3-8⬛️

🤗Walk-a-thon Oct. 22nd $150 per family 🤗⬛️

✅Reminder-Record Temperatures on Health App daily✅⬛️

Halloween Party Oct. 29th  1-2:45⬛️

       ðŸ§¡ðŸ–¤ðŸ§¡ O C T O E R    S T U D E N T  of the  M O N T H 🧡🖤🧡

                              🧡🖤🧡JANIYA  LEEFOON🧡🖤🧡

Janiya is an Excellent Student with a significant interest and superior ability to interpret Literature. She truly enjoys watching the plot of a book unfold and helps to promote that enthusiasm with her class.
Janiya is consistent with being well-mannered and polite. 
She always volunteers to assist her teachers with projects. This young lady is a joy to have in class and she is a significant asset to our school.



8th Grade Students must continue to prepare for the 
High School Exams. 
I will continue to assist by giving practice exercises  in class. 


Nov. 1 – Mass 5-8 All Saints Day 

Nov. 4 and 8th Confirmation Practice 

Nov. 6 – Tachs Exam – 8th Grade 

Nov 10th – Confirmation 5pm

Nov. 11th – Veterans Day School Closed 

Nov. 15 – Mass 10am Grades 6 / 7/ 8

Nov. 16 – Picture Day 

Nov. 19 – Dress Down $5.00 School Mission in Africa 

Nov. 24th – Thanksgiving Prayer Service – Half Day 

Nov. 26- Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov. 28- First Sunday of Advent 

✅👍✅👍🟫🟫November Student of the Month 🟫🟫✅👍✅

✅🟫👍✅👍👍👍👍Jared Langaigne👍👍👍👍✅👍🟫✅

Jared is a very hard working  student who accepts responsibility well. 
He is always very honest and takes his education very seriously. As one of our Technology Leaders, he is exemplary while handling equipment and making sure that  every student is accommodated. 
He is also considered a “gentlemen “  according to his  classmates and teachers and takes pride in executing the finest manners at all times.  Jared is an absolute pleasure to teach and a significant asset to the Senior Class. 


December – 
Dec. 3rd – Half Day 

Dec. 6th – Pictures with Santa $7.00

Dec. 8th – Immaculate Conception 






















8/11/21-Please read the following letter from Ms. Bellone.

Summer update from Ms. Bellone

Early Morning and Afterschool interest

TACH INFO 2021-2022

Posted on June 22, 2021








Supply List  Grades 5-8    2021-2022                                               

Homeroom Supplies:

  • 2 packages of 500 sheet copy paper
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 2 rolls of paper towels + 1 for Art Class)
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 pack of Baby Wipes for Art Class
  • 1 container of Lysol Wipes

All students will need:

  • 7 Large Black and White Notebooks (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS)
  • 1 Small Notebook or Assignment Pad (To record homework assignments)
  • 1 D-ring binder with folders for each subject
  • Supply of loose leaf for home and school
  • 1 Package of graph paper
  • Supply of sharpened pencils, and black or blue pens
  • Fabric Book Sox (all textbooks must be covered)
  • Ruler (inches and metrics)
  • Calculator—preferably the TI-30Xa
  • Headphones that will fit iPad Air
  • Pack of Markers for Social Studies (Fine or Thick point)
  • Pencil case


All 8th grade students planning on taking the TACHS and/or SHSAT (the test for the Specialized High Schools) exam should purchase review books for each test and begin to practice over the summer.

We are happy to announce that Incarnation Catholic Academy will be offering a Yearbook/Family Album this year.  It will be an accumulation of the student’s accomplishments and memories in one booklet.

The Yearbook will also feature our 2021 graduates and distinguished staff.  We expect the Yearbook to be available sometime in July.  Reserve your copy now (Only $20.00 each) by filling out the attached form and returning the accompanying money to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Please include your child’s name and grade on the envelop.  Also, write the word “YEARBOOK” on the envelop.


Parent Name: ___________________________________________________

Students Name: _________________________________________________

Student Grade: ______________________

Phone: _________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________

# of copies ($20.00 each copy): ____________________________

Please include cash or a check payable to Incarnation Catholic Academy.  It is imperative that you write all of the above information very clearly.  We will use this form to contact you when the yearbook is available for pick up.

Please email Mr. Rini at if you have any other specific questions about this publication.


Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages 6/10/2021

Posted on June 10, 2021

A seating chart and instructions for graduation has been posted in Homeroom on Google Classroom.

See everyone tomorrow. Line up  at 3:45 we start promptly at 4:00 PM

Mrs. Varvaro’s Messages May 31, 2021

Posted on May 31, 2021


This Friday June 4th is a half day. Students will be dismissed between 11:50 and 12:00. 

Photo Permission Slips   

I posted photo permission slips for the home schooled students in Google Classroom last week. I’m still missing several. Please return them by Wednesday June 5th. Thank you.

High Schools   

The public High School results were released last week. If anyone has not received their results please let me know and I can forward the offer letter to you.

Information Sessions regarding  high school offers and waitlists.

Dear families,  

Interested in learning more about high school offers and waitlists for students entering high school this fall? Join us for a virtual information session in June!  

At each event, we’ll cover topics like how to check your position on a waitlist, find high school programs with available seats, and take any next steps in the admissions process. After the presentation, we will respond to your questions. Please note the content of each event is the same. Three events are hosted in English with interpretation services provided. Two events are hosted in Spanish and Mandarin, respectively. Please see below for details on each event: 

  • June 1: 6pm to 7:30pm | Event held in English; interpretation provided in: Cantonese, Spanish, Urdu 

  • June 3: 1pm to 2:30pm | Event held in English; interpretation provided in: Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian  

  • June 5, 1pm to 2:30pm| Event held in English; interpretation provided in: Arabic, Bangla, French  

  • June 8, 6pm to 7:30pm | Event held in Spanish only. Interpretation is not available. 

  • June 10, 6pm to 7:30pm | Event held in Mandarin only. Interpretation is not available. 

No registration is required to join! At least 24 hours before the event, you’ll receive an email reminder with more information on how to join these virtual events, as well as how to get interpretation support in your language, (see available languages above).  

Please note that event dates or details are subject to change:  check our website for the most current list of dates and language supports for events. 

Can’t attend, or want to learn more? 

Thank you,  

The High School Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment



End  of the Year Schedule                                                                                                

The link for the 8th grade schedule for the week of June 7th is posted below. Parents must sign and return the consent form so that I can dismiss their child after each graduation practice.

schedule 2

Book collection for remote students. 

Parents can drop them off anytime between 9 and 2, Monday through Friday, no appointment needed. Make certain to label the books with the student’s name so they  are credited with returning them. All books must be returned prior to graduation.


Student of the Month

This month’s Student of the Month is quiet and unassuming, which is why she prefers not to show her photograph. She is consistently happy, cooperative, and strives to succeed. Unhappy with remote learning this student has impressed me with her determination to regain what remote learning cost her  last year. She should be proud of her accomplishments–I know we’re proud to name her Student of the Month.



The Graduation Mass and ceremony will take place at 4:00 on Friday June 11th. Each graduate can bring two guests, The ceremony will be live streamed so other friends and family members can watch. All tablets and books must be returned, and financial matters must be settled prior to graduation. 

Boys should wear shirts and ties, girls should consider light colored dresses since their gowns are  white. No students are to wear sneakers. Parents are asked to hold their children’s cell phones.

The day of graduation all students will assemble in the school yard by 3:45. In the event of rain we will meet in the church basement.


Vaccination Opportunity

St. David’s Episcopal Church Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccination Outreach – 5-19-21 (1)

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