Letter from Mrs. Conlan

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you are all enjoying the spring weather. How wonderful it is to see the plants and trees blooming again. We only have a few weeks left of school and some exciting things will be happening.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Walk A Thon. We were able to raise over $41,000 for Sacred Heart. Thank you to Mrs. Marci Tempesta for organizing the online platform for us. Nothing could stop us from walking on that day. Many thanks to our business sponsors. We will be displaying these businesses on our fencing for the rest of the year. We also had many Anonymous donors that were very generous in their giving. I am grateful to all of the friends and family who gave to this event.

COGNIA has released the results from the information we submitted and the interviews that were held in March. I am happy to say that Sacred Heart performed very well. More information regarding this accreditation process will be coming soon. 

Grades 1 – 8 will be taking a field trip to the Bronx Zoo. Parents who are interested in chaperoning are asked to fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/owrzCy7aLsYrmT1y8. Thank you to Mrs. Reinhart who coordinated the details for us. 

I am looking forward to seeing our students learn outside the classroom. It should be a wonderful day.

The second graders had their First Communion last week. They were so happy to receive the Body of Christ. Thank you to Mrs. Marsar for teaching them Religion in such a wonderful way. 

Thank you also to all of the parents who put together the Communion Breakfast last week. It was very special to see the families gathered there. I look forward to many other events where families can come together. Many thanks to Miss Jessica for teaching the songs and to Msgr. Machalski, who joined us on that day.

Graduation celebrations have been scheduled for June. Your child’s teacher should have communicated the date and time. Families in Nursery, PK and Kindergarten are allowed to have 4 people attending. The dates are as follows:

June 13th  Nursery  9:00 am in the Gym

June 14th  PK  9:00 am in the Gym

June 17th Kindergarten. 9:00 am in the Gym

June 17th Eighth Grade graduation 7:00 pm in the Church.

If you are in need of assistance in filling out the enrollment online, Mrs. Kaouris and I will be available to help you on the 19th from 1:00 -2:00 PM. We can also help with the application to Futures in Education, Scholarships and Grants. Email mkaouris@sacredheartbayside.org or me, aconlan@sacredheartbayside.org if you are in need of assistance and can come in on that day. 

Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Conlan

PK 4 All and 3K Return to Sacred Heart!!

PK 4 aLL


We have exciting news regarding the city 3K and PK 4 All  programs. 

Sacred Heart has been added to the list of School providers for the NYC 3K and PK 4 All program in 2022 – 2023. The 3K program is open for registration until April 14th. The link to register is https://www.myschools.nyc/en/. If you have not already done so, please set up an account and choose Sacred Heart Bayside (26QAEQ). It is important that the correct code is chosen. There are many Sacred Heart schools listed. 

If you are not registered with this site you will not be able to join the program. 

If you have a child entering the PK 4 All program you must wait until you receive your acceptance letter and then transfer your first choice to Sacred Heart.The code for the school is the same, Sacred Heart Bayside (26QAEQ). There may be another opportunity to register your child in the spring if you did not register on their site. https://www.myschools.nyc/en/.

I am thrilled to bring you this news and I hope you are happy to hear it as well. Please share this information with anyone who has children that can go into that program. 

Please contact Mrs. Conlan if you have any questions. aconlan@sacredheartbayside.org



March Letter From Mrs. Conlan


Dear Parents and Guardians,

March is arriving and with it, a month full of events.Looking back at February we had the Book Fair. We also had a wonderful Valentine’s Day Teddy- grams. Thank you to the parents who worked so hard to make that happen. Mrs. Miranda ( Grade 6 parent) made the wonderful chocolate treats that our children and teachers received. 

I would like to thank Mrs. DeBenedittis for coordinating the Scholastic Book Fair. It was a great opportunity for our children to do something different in a more relaxed environment.  Thank you to the parents who were able to come, help set up and assist the children in selecting books. We wouldn’t have been able to run it without them. The book fair raised $2,000 that we can use to order classroom libraries, tech and stem equipment. 

Thank you to all of those who joined the virtual State of the Academy meeting in February. The recording of this meeting will be posted on the school website under the About section. 

Registration for new families has started and Mrs. Kaouris will be contacting you regarding re-registration. The link will be made available to you through email this week. I apologize for the delay. The FACTS system is unique and it has taken some time for us to master it. Please click on the link that was sent.  Mrs. Barker will be contacting you regarding registration fees and tuition. 

The COGNIA virtual visit will take place March 16 – 18.  Some parents will be contacted to sit in on the virtual meetings. Teachers, the Board, Staff and I will be interviewed as well. This accreditation process will be finished that week and we will receive notice of passing the following week. 

Thank you to those of you who purchased or sold boxes for our Football Fundraiser. We sold all of the boxes last week and we will make $3,000. Thank you to Mrs. Fressle for having coordinated this fundraiser. 

Save the date for the Sacred Heart Walk A Thon on May 2nd. This year we will be asking for business sponsorships as well as family support. These new sponsorships will include signs that will display a business or family name at Crocheron Park and around the school building. If you know of any business that you use, such as dentists, pediatricians, etc. There will also be an opportunity for leveled sponsorships for anyone wishing to make a larger contribution. 

Click on the link to let us know which of these businesses we can contact. Or we can send you the paperwork and you can present it yourself in person or through email. Please fill our the form to let us know who we can contact. https://forms.gle/pGuWEZFaGBNGQckb9   The Walk A Thon is our largest fundraiser. It helps us to meet the tuition differential and allows us to plan for school facility improvements. 

Many thank to Mr. Libby and Mr. Spordone for coordinating the work on two rooms that needed to be done after Hurricane Ida. The Faculty room and the corner classroom on the elementary floor have been fully renovated.

I have read the news that Governor Hocul is changing the mask regulations for school on March 2nd. As soon as guidance is received from the diocese I will be happy to share it with you. Please be patient. Children should still come in wearing masks. 

I hope you enjoyed the week off. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Best, Mrs. Conlan


Please view the dates below to see what will be happening in March. 

March 2nd Ash Wednesday. There are 2 services on that day. Classes will be split, one group going at 9 and another at 12. 

Kindergarten and Grade 1 may have a prayer service with Msgr in the afternoon. 

March 4th will be 1/2 day with a Faculty Meeting. 

March 11, 18, and April 6th. Stations of the Cross.  Grade 2 – 8 1:00PM  Parents are welcome.

March 16, 17, 18th COGNIA virtual Visit  Times and people to interview will be announced.

March 17th Trimester ends. 

March 21 Ring Day, During school with parents attending.

March 22 All final grades entered.

March 25 Report card conferences.

March 26   Bayside St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 29th and 30th  NYS ELA 4th, 6th and 7th. 




“The Board of Trustees, Mrs. Conlan and the Sacred Heart Catholic Academy community congratulate Mr. Mark Mongelluzzo on his appointment to the role of President of Holy Cross High School.  Mr. Mongelluzzo is a parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, an alum of Sacred Heart School and a former Sacred Heart School parent.  We wish him continued success in his new role.”

Catholic Schools Week Events


Catholic Schools Week happens once a year. It allows us to appreciate all of the things than makes us unique.

Faith, Excellence and Service are the words that highlight who we are. 

Please see some of the events we will be havingnext week. Check to see if any changes need to be made. 




COVID 19 – Stop the Spread!


COVID-19 Reminder: Help “Slow the Spread”

Welcome 2022!

We hope everyone had a healthy Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn plan to continue to safely offer “in person” instruction for our school communities.

Until further notice, all Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will continue to follow all the current COVID Safety and Health Guidelines while the COVID Response Team assesses the new CDC and NYS DOH Updated Guidelines released during the Christmas Recess, we await information from Mayor Adams, and we continue to monitor the positive case reporting within our schools. Updates will be shared with the schools during this time.

We can all help “slow the spread” of COVID-19 by being mindful of the school’s COVID Safety and Health Protocols. With the current Omicron surge it is most important that the administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents please help “slow the spread” by

  1. Staying Home if you are sick
  2. Do not come to school if you or a household family member has pending COVID test results
  3. Follow the COVID Safety and Health Protocols
  4. Consult your healthcare provider regarding COVID testing and vaccines

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation in helping to “slow the spread” and keep our school communities healthy and safe.

May God Continue to Bless Us All in the New Year!

Happy New Year Letter from Mrs. Conlan

Dear Parents and Guardians

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone relaxed and rested during the Christmas break. Many celebrations, including mine, were disrupted by COVID. Happily we came through it and although it was not what we had hoped for, it was still a celebration of joy. The news has told us that there are record cases all over. We too have many students and some staff that tested positive over the break. 

Due to the increase in COVID cases over the last few weeks we will remain within our cohorts like we did last year.  Teachers will move from class to class, junior high will not be moving in the hallway, Music and Art will take place in the classroom, and Gym classes will take place outside (if possible) if not we will find another alternative.  

I hope that by maintaining these protocols we reduce the likelihood of COVID spreading within our building. Please do not send your child to school if they are exhibiting any COVID like symptoms. These include nausea, vomiting, coughing, fever and other cold or flu like symptoms. You will be called to pick your child up if they exhibit these symptoms in school. 

We may have the opportunity to offer COVID testing for students in the building. A note will be going home soon to see if any families are interested in that option.  This option would not be mandatory.

Masks will be worn at all times, which includes outside and indoor recess.  

 We are very lucky to have two instructional coaches working with our teachers until the end of the year. They are specialized in ELA and Math. These two ladies will help us to build best practices in the classroom. They are Ms. Cheryl Lee (ELA) and Ms. Iveliz Colon (Math).

I welcome back Mrs. Valmond who will be with us starting on Monday, January 3rd. She is our Junior High Math teacher and I can’t wait until the students get to see her again. I know she is very excited to return after her leave. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Read A Thon. We were able to raise $13,000 to support our school. Your support during this time is wonderful and greatly needed. On Wednesday, January 19th, there will be a restaurant fundraiser at Patsy’s in Whitestone.  They  will give back 20% of what is purchased. Mention Sacred Heart, or bring in a Flyer, so the school can receive credit for your purchase. To view their website click here! Thank you to Patsy’s for being such a wonderful friend to Sacred Heart, we are so grateful.

Please see our calendar for January

 January 12    HS Acceptances  

 January 14     School Closed Professional Day

 January 17    MLK Day School closed

 January 19    Restaurant Fundraiser Patsy’s 

 January 30    School Mass   Open House (TBD)

 January 31 – Feb. 4   Catholic Schools Week (activities TBD)

You will be hearing from me soon regarding other activities that will be taking place during the month of January. 


Mrs. Conlan


Twelve Days of Reading Fundraiser


Ringing in the Holiday with this year’s Read-a-Thon,

The 12 Days of Reading!

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Bayside is raising money to meet our annual tuition gap as well as to provide funds for emergency tuition assistance to families. Many of our families have struggled tremendously during the pandemic and we hope to support our families and enable them to continue to give their children a Catholic education. For 12 days, we will be asking our children to log their reading minutes and share their fundraising page. Please help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting our Read-a-thon:

We Need All Parents to Complete 3 Easy Steps!

  1. Register your Child by visiting https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=60393b0f593dd

or by scanning our QR code:


It’s free, easy, and fast to register!   

  1. Email and/ or Text your child’s student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
  2. Post on Facebook or Twitter It’s two clicks of a button to post. The average parent has 300 FB friends. You’ll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers. Post and see what happens!


Student Goals!


Our TOTAL SCHOOL GOAL is $15,000.00

All we want for Christmas is a good book!

The Twelve Days of Reading Event Calendar:

On the following days of Christmas, Santa gave to me:

Day 1 – Wed. 12/8 – A Day Off From School

Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a day off. Don’t forget to register today and curl up with a good book!

Day 2 – Thurs. 12/9 – Christmas Pajamas!

We’re kicking off the in-school portion of our read-a-thon with pajama day! Wear your best holiday pajamas today!

Day 3 – Fri. 12/10 – A Trip to Bay Terrace

It pays to register early! Registered students will be entered in an in-school raffle of gift cards to Bath & Body Works and Starbucks!

Day 4 – Mon. 12/13 – A Disney Christmas

Dress up in your favorite Disney gear or as your favorite Disney Character! Participating students will be entered in an in-school raffle of Disney tickets!

Day 5 – Tues. 12/14 – Christmas Spirit

Wear your favorite holiday themed shirt to school today! 

Day 6 – Wed. 12/15 – Holiday Character Day

Dress up as your favorite holiday character. Don’t be afraid to be creative and incorporate your favorite holiday movies. Buddy the elf? The Grinch? Santa himself? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Day 7 – Thurs. 12/16 – A Cup of Hot Chocolate

The student with today’s largest donation will be awarded a $25 Dunkin gift card! Don’t forget it’s also Mad about Plaid Day!

Day 8 – Fri. 12/17 – Jingle Bells

Show your holiday and SHCA spirit! Don your spirit wear and adorn yourself with bells!

Day 9 – Mon. 12/20 – Dress Down Coupons

Have the most donations today and win 5 dress down coupons! Don’t forget to show your Christmas best and dress in red and green today!

Day 10 – Tues. 12/21 – Dress Like Rudolph Day!

Who will be our best Rudolph today? Wear your red nose and reindeer antlers to celebrate everyone’s favorite reindeer! The best decorated reindeer will be awarded a string of LED lights for their room!

Day 11 – Wed. 12/22 – An Ugly Christmas Sweater

Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater! If you don’t have one, any over the top holiday attire will do! We will close the in-school portion of our read-a-thon with in-school raffles of a hoverboard, Nintendo Switch Lite, and other prizes… good luck to our participating students!! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Day 12 – Thurs. 12/23The Best Christmas Ever!!

Celebrate the end of our read-a-thon with the first day of Christmas break!

Thank you for participating in this year’s read-a-thon. Please get all donations in by Christmas Eve.

We wish you all a wonderful and blessed holiday with your friends and family!

Xoxo, Development Committee