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Please Note:  Any student who is absent from school or leaves school early because they are not feeling well,

will need a doctors note to return to school.




  • January 20 – iReady Diagnostic Testing Begins.
  • January 20 – Remote Learning Only.  School closed for “live” learning (Inauguration Day).
  • January 28 – 7th Grade Mass 10:00am
  • January 29 – Student of the Month



We are still in need of parent volunteers to work at the school for the day.

 Responsibilities include serving lunch, hall duty and miscellaneous administrative tasks.  In order to be considered to volunteer, you would have to become Virtus Trained.  Go to if you are interested in taking an online module that will grant you permission to work with our students in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

 Parents who complete this module and volunteer at the school will receive a $25.00 credit off of your tuition bill for each day of service.  

Please forward your completed “Virtus Trained” form to our principal, Ms. Bellone ( 

Next Wednesday, January 20, 2021, will be a remote learning day for all students.  

In honor of the Inauguration day of the 46th President of the United States, Incarnation Catholic Academy will be closed for in person learning.  School will remain open every other day next week for “live” learning (except for January 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).


Sunday, January 17, 2021 – Mass of Commitment 10:30 am 


For students who will be receiving Confirmation in 8th grade:

* * Please keep in mind that Mrs. Paul will be taking attendance. Anyone who does not come needs to look at the Mass on line; it will be streamed. You will then be required to write a report about the Mass — The Readings, The homily and a brief description of the prayers said by Father to the students. * *

Incarnation Catholic Church

89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd. Queens, NY. 11427

January 11,2021

Dear Parents,

Your child is preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the fall of this year. He/she is required to make a commitment to adequately prepare for this Sacrament. There will be a Mass of Commitment on Sunday, January 17th at 10.30 am. We are asking that you and your child attend this Mass. Precautions are taken, masks are worn by everyone and there is social distancing. Kindly let me know if you will attend.


Fr. Josephjude Gannon

Juliana Paul — Dre

Contact :718 930 9782

Commitment letter


On Wednesday, January 20, 2021,

Incarnation will have remote learning only. In honor of Inauguration Day,

the building will be closed, but there will be a full day of school.

In summary,

1/18- No school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/19- School is open

1/20- Remote learning for all students

1/21- School is open

1/22- School is open

Parent Letter–Year of Renewal 1.4.2021


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

Christmas 2020

Dear Families,


As the Advent season brings us to the celebration of Christmas and the birth of Christ, I invite you to consider the following verse, When they saw the star, they were overjoyed Matthew 2:10. 

Being a parent, and in my case also a grandparent, we are presented with a unique opportunity to witness the pure joy that is a child at Christmastime. For adults, the holiday season is often filled with lists, gift wrapping, and errands. This year has brought additional stress and new challenges to navigate amidst COVID-19 concerns and social distancing. It has become easy for us to forget the joy of the moment. Children can see the world as we cannot; with an innocence and excitement for these celebrations. During the beginning of December, I decorated my Christmas tree with my young grandchildren. The moment the lights were turned on, I was greeted with excited yells and laughter. I couldn’t help but smile at their happiness, over something as simple as Christmas lights. This pure joy is the joy we should all feel during this time of year. Our children (and grandchildren) are the light in our lives, just as Jesus is a light for all people. 

We often forget, amidst the shopping lists and errands that we are celebrating Jesus coming into the world. Jesus is the greatest gift God has provided for us. The light and hope that his birth brought to the world, as described in the verse from Matthew, is a sentiment we should bring into our lives always, but especially during the Christmas season. I encourage you, throughout the coming days and weeks, to take time in your busy day, to pause and reflect on the meaning of the season. Look to your children for the joy we all need and embrace the small moments that make this time of year so special. 

I wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with peace, joy, and special family moments, and a happy, healthy New Year. We are looking forward to welcoming in the new year with you. 

In Christ,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

December 16-Snow Letter


         Incarnation Catholic Academy




Crazy Xmas Week   


        Parents, please complete this form and return to me by Friday, December 4, 2020.

This document gives Incarnation Catholic Academy along with the Diocese of Brooklyn
and its communications arm, DeSales Media Group, permission to reproduce
photographs and video taken of students associated with the promotion of Catholic
Education within the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Permission is granted for:
Name of Student: _________________________________________
Grade of Student: _________________________________________
1. Incarnation Catholic Academy may photograph or videotape the student listed
above while they are partaking in scholastic related activities e.g. classroom,
clubs, field trips, competitions, and school events.
2. I authorize the Incarnation Catholic Academy to use photographs or video of the
student listed above for:
a. Parish School/Catholic Academy website and social media page
b. Parish School/Catholic Academy marketing materials e.g. brochures, flyers,
billboards, as well as television, digital and print advertisements
c. Futures in Education promotions (Diocesan Scholarship Organization)
d. Promotion of Catholic Education within the Diocese of Brooklyn
3. I understand that by giving this authorization, Incarnation Catholic Academy
along with the Diocese of Brooklyn and DeSales Media Group can use the
student’s photographs or video for the purposes listed above.
Signature of Parent/ Guardian: __________________________
Date: ________________

Photo permission

 7th grade parents:
We will be accepting donations until December 18th for the New York State Veteran’s Home in St. Albans for our December Service Project.
Due to Covid-19, they are not allowed to have family members visit.
We would like to make a collection to cheer them up for the holidays.
We will collecting the following:
  • #2 pencils colored pencils electric pencil sharpeners puzzle books (sudoku, kakuro, word searches, crossword puzzles, etc.)
  • holiday decorations (Valentine’s day, New Years, Black history month, Easter, Passover, etc.)
Please bring your donations to the third floor and place in the collection boxes that will be left in the hall.
Thank you for your support and efforts!

Parent Letter for Thanksgiving – Final 2020

Holiday Travel


Holiday Celebrations and Holiday Travel:

As we enter Fall and Winter many of us are starting to make plans for the holidays. Whether you’re visiting family members one state over or across the globe, travel makes up a huge part of the holiday season. There’s always a risk of getting sick while traveling because of the inherent stress of traveling, interacting with frequently touched surfaces in public places, and changes in climate and environment. But this year brings different considerations because of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the New York State Travel Advisory.

Things to consider as we enjoy this time with Family.

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requires individuals who have traveled out of New York State to noncontiguous states for more than 24 hours to either quarantine for 14 days upon return to New York State or “Test to Exitquarantine.

For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:

Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.

The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.

On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn has expanded the International Travel Advisory to include all International Travel.

Full Information on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory can be found at:

CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel

Full Information on the CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel can be found at

Please Note: As per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)





Parents please do your part and complete the Health Affirmation every morning.
Only 19 families set up their accounts, and not one of them filled out the affirmation this morning.


In compliance with New York State, CDC, Department of Health, and the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, if any person, whether they are a student, staff member, teacher, or parent volunteer does not come into school, or leaves in the middle of the day, because of a physical ailment of any kind, they CANNOT return to the building without a doctor’s note giving them medical clearance.

–No exceptions will be made.

** This only applies for In-person School Learning Students **

* * This doesn’t need to be completed by the home-schooled students. * *

Every student who will enter the building must complete this health assessment every morning during the school week!

Myschoolbadge parents onboarding directions

The email for the student is something required in their system as a unique identifier.
However, that email of the student does not need to be a real email and can be made up like
Only for the student can a dummy email be added.
* * * Please purchase a thermometer if you haven’t done so already. The App asks for a recorded temperature everyday. * * *
DAILY HEALTH AFFIRMATIONS:  As a reminder, the daily health affirmation (on the MySchoolBadge app) needs to be completed everyday.  If your child is absent from school that day, the affirmation should still be submitted – along with the reason why your child is absent.  The survey asks you to document the exact symptoms being experienced.


Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff,

It was brought to the atteention of the Incarnation Catholic Academy administration today that individuals who were in school last week had been exposed to COVID-19 but at this time are exhibiting no symptoms of the illness. Theese individuals will not be in the school building for at least 14 days and they are in compliance with the NYC DOHMH and Officce of the Superintendent of Schools guidelines to return to the school building.

If you have any concerns it is being recommended that you speak with your own health care provider.

Incarnation Catholic Academy has implemented safety and health protocols and practices and please be assured that the health and safety for our entire school community continues as a priority.

Everyone is asked to be mindful of the daily health check questions and if the answer is Yes to any question please stay home.

You can help keep your school community safe and healthy by following these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

  •   Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and stay home if you are sick except for getteing essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
  •   Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
  •   Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”
  •   Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands ofteen with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequentlytouched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.Incarnation Catholic Academy will continue to closely follow all direction of public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our school community.

Signed by Principal and Board Chair

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Yesterday, Fr. Gannon blessed our “Memorial Tree” in our Incarnation Catholic Academy lobby.  Students put the names of their dearly departed relatives on paper leaves that were stapled on the “Tree”.  This work will serve as a testament to all the love that is felt by our students and the Incarnation family.



* * * Our school is looking for additional parent volunteers for the month of January
For every day that parents volunteer, they will receive $25.00 off their monthly tuition bill!
Days could be Mondays or Fridays, not necessarily every day! You do not need to do everyday!
You can volunteer once a week or whatever works with your schedule.
Parents please email Principal Mary Bellone  at with you availability
so she can make the new schedule by Monday or Tuesday of next week. * * *
Student of the Month for December
Dominic has such a big heart!
Selfless, caring, and hardworking are just a few ways to describe what a great student he is.
Dominic consistently puts the best interest of others ahead of his own.
He is a friend to all and offers a helping hand to any student or teacher in need.
We are proud to have Dominic represent our 7th grade class as our December Student of the Month!
Congratulations!! Well deserved!!

The Zoom or Google meetings for our home-schooled learners are only for Incarnation Catholic Academy students.

Please do no share these unique class codes with anybody and parents should not be involved with these daily lessons. Only the student should be seen on the screen.

Each student must also show their face at all times.

The teacher has a right to remove anyone who has their camera off or is not able to be seen on the screen.

If a teacher removes someone from a meeting, then they will be marked absent.

Students are expected to be in class or logged in to a meet at 8:00 when classes begin.

* * Late online assignment submissions will be met with a penalty (a reduction in credit). * *

* * Only assignments that are 2 days late will be accepted. * *

* * * Students cannot hand in assignments that are weeks 


All parents should have downloaded the MySchool Badge App.  This is a daily health check in that all students, teachers and administrators have to do in order to ensure our safety.  This short questionnaire needs to be completed by everyone every morning before they arrive at school.  This doesn’t need to be completed by the home-schooled students.  Each student is to provide their school email address that allows the system to identify them as a unique person logged in to the system.  If the student doesn’t have an email, then they can make one up (example:  Please purchase a thermometer if you haven’t done so already.  The App asks for a recorded temperature everyday.

We are still looking for parent volunteers to help with hall duty and lunch distribution.If you are interested you must first make sure that you are Virtus trained.  You can find their website and information online at  Please email Ms. Bellone your availability at  Each day you come in  , you receive a $25 credit on monthly tuition bill.

The Zoom or Google meetings for our home-schooled learners are only for Incarnation Catholic Academy students.  Please do no share these unique class codes with anybody and parents should not be involved with these daily lessons.  Only the student should be seen on the screen.  Each student must also show their face at all times.  The teacher has a right to remove anyone who has their camera off or is not able to be seen on the screen.   If a teacher removes someone from a meeting, then they will be marked absent.

Late online assignment submissions will be met with a penalty (a reduction in credit).  Only assignments that are 2 days late will be accepted.  Students cannot hand in assignments that are weeks late.

Thank you for your cooperation in these above mentioned items.

The application for the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship Exam can also be found in the Admissions tab on the website.  This exam is scheduled for December 5th, 8:30 am – 
12 noon here at SJP.  We will be following CDC guidelines.
Thank you,
Veronica Loehle

Please Note:  Any student who is absent from school or leaves school early because they are not feeling well

* Will need a doctors note to return to school *


Important January Dates:

  • This year our Christmas Show will be digital.  A link will be available to purchase.
  • January 4, 2021 – School Reopens.
  • January 13 – Catholic High Schools Mail Acceptance Notifications.
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Day – School Closed.
  • January 20 – iReady Diagnostic Testing Begins.
  • January 20 – Remote Learning Only.  School closed for “live” learning (Inauguration Day).
  • January 28 – 7th Grade Mass 10:00am.
  • January 29 – Student of the Month.



Paul Effman Music


Our live online lessons are now underway, along with a wealth of supplementary material we developed over the summer. Parents love that their children can continue to have a creative outlet, while students love playing their instruments again with their peers!

We look forward to getting back to in-person lessons, but for the time being we are so grateful for all of your support. Please help us spread the word that it’s never too late for students to join the music program. Parents can be pointed to to learn about the program and to register.



walk a thon sponsor list 2020

incarnation academy virtual walkathon 2020

Virtual walk a thon sign up sheet for advertizement



for 7th & 8th Grade Boys


The Virtual Open House recording is on the website. Here’s the direct link:


Schedule-Grades 5-8

schedule back up

Dear Parents,

   Thank you for your patience and understanding. These are the join codes for Google Classroom:

     7th grade Homeroom: ymar6kv

     7th grade Religion: u6skw3v

     5th grade Science: hvkmmfv

     6th grade Science: r4dzu27

     7th grade Science: pupgox7

     8th grade Science: ux5hled

     Art: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 764 6085 1880
Passcode: Art7G2021

      7th grade Spanish: 3sonnru
Gym will be your break. 

Please have your child join each class tonight

Homework is posted up on your child’s grade Google Classroom

Attached is the class schedule: schedule back up

 The outdoor schedule for grades 5 – 8 will be as follows:  

Thursday: Period 1 is 6th grade and Period 2 is 7th grade.
Friday:  Period 1 is 5th grade and Period 2 is 8th grade.
We will be exiting into the back play area using Exit D and going back upstairs through Exit C.  The above schedule will be weather permitting.


Please make sure that you are checking this website and on a regular basis.  This site will have daily updates and will announce any upcoming events at Incarnation Catholic Academy.

Please visit this class page for updated information about Science classes for grades 5, 6, 7, 8.  All homework will be posted on this site daily.

Please fill out and send me via email the 7th grade contact list and contract. Please copy and paste this link for the files and send it to me via email by Monday, September 14th as part of your homework.

I am still waiting for some of my home school students’ Opinion essay on Covid-19 that I assigned in class on Wednesday, September 9th. Please email this to me by Monday, September 14th to receive credit!

Starting next week, parents will have to fill out a “Daily Affirmation” on  This electronic survey will be used as a check-in by parents, every morning, to assure that their child is being sent to school feeling well and free of illness.  More information will follow on how to fill out this important daily survey.

Thank you for your understanding.  

Keep safe and healthy! God bless! Have a great weekend!

9/9/20-In Person Students starts tomorrow at 8:30am-12pm.

 Tomorrow morning the students who opted for in person learning, will enter the building, wearing their masks. They will use Door “C” located at the rear of the building in the small school yard. That is the door closest to the church.  After they have their temperature checked they will proceed up the stairs directly to the 7th grade classroom. Please remind your children that they must maintain social distancing going up the stairs as well as in the hallways.

The homeschooling students will meet on Google Meet. The codes will be given in the morning for everyone. Students must be on Google Classroom by 8:30-8:45am for attendance and to meet your new teacher Ms. Kiely.

The teachers are working on the daily schedule which is contingent on the number of students physically present in the building. We should have a better idea after tomorrow and I’ll post a schedule as soon as it’s ready.

All grades will have a full day on Monday, grade 7 will enter the building through the “C” door between 7:45 and 8:00 and proceed directly to the classroom. 

9/14/20-Morning program, after school, and lunch will all begins. Lunch is a “grab and go” cold lunch. Please have your child bring a few extra masks in a Ziploc bag for their personal use. They should have hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes with them.

Please check the school website as well as your OptionC email daily. 

Any questions or concerns, please contact 




Supply List – Grades 5 – 8

Posted on July 6, 2020


2020-2021 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 
  • Small box of crayons or colored pencils for ELA 
  • 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.

Mrs. Curtin – Message – June 19, 2020

Posted on June 19, 2020

Today is the last day of school.  Check each Google Classroom for awards.  Congratulations to all.  Check Mrs. Varvaro’s  class page for the supply list.  Thank you to all the students and parents for all the hard work.  Everyone worked diligently during this difficult time.  I hope everyone  has a wonderful, healthy, and safe summer!

There will be an awards ceremony when we return to school.  Please continue to check Homeroom 7 on Google Classroom for updates.

Mrs. Curtin – Message – June 17, 2020

Posted on June 17, 2020

Dear Parents,  

Please check Homeroom 7 for information about the Mary Louis Academy TACHS course.

Please check Google Classroom periodically over the summer for  high school information.

7th Grade – Student of the Month – Jared Simmons

Posted on May 29, 2020

Everyday, in Google Classroom, Jared greets the class with  a “Good Morning” and a thoughtful Scripture quote.  In school, he always greeted everyone with a big smile.                                                                                                                        Jared is a gifted artist who always uses his talent to help others.  He makes sure that the class has all the artwork to make our projects successful. He works tirelessly at this.  In groups, he works quietly and diligently to see that the group succeeds.  Jared is polite and always helpful. He is very conscientious and has put much effort into the distance learning.  Congratulations, Jared!

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