Quick Summer Update #1 from Mr. Wilson

Dear Families:

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

As promised, I am keeping you all updated throughout the summer as we prepare for September.


July School Office Hours

Through July 31st, the school office will be open from Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm. We will update August office hours later this month.


Summer Assignments & Supply Lists

As a reminder, summer assignments and supply lists for all grades can be found at the following link: https://smcaonthebay.org/summer-assignments-2020-21-supply-lists/

We understand that supplies that were once readily available—like hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes—may be difficult to find. Please do the best you can to find these items. The school is also looking to purchase these products, too.


Optional Enrichment Activities

The Office of the Superintendent has created optional summer instructional activities for students in Nursery through grade 7.  Six weeks’ worth of authentic, real-world activities, broken into grade-bands have been created. Students will have an opportunity to complete tasks found on weekly choice boards.  

Click on the following link for a letter from the Office of the Superintendent explaining the summer enrichment activities: Summer Enrichment Letter from Superintendent

Here are links to each of the grade-level choice boards:

Optional Summer Enrichment Nursery & PreK

Optional Summer Enrichment K & 1

Optional Summer Enrichment 2 & 3

Optional Summer Enrichment 4 & 5

Optional Summer Enrichment 6 & 7


Content of Students’ Desks

The contents of students’ desks and any materials students left behind will be disposed of this week. This is necessary so all classrooms can be cleaned and disinfected properly.


September 2020

Saint Mark’s administration, faculty, and staff are working on plans for the upcoming school year. Currently, we have not received any “official” guidance from the state or city regarding the opening of schools in September. However, we are working to ensure the best possible educational experience for our children in the safest environment possible. We will provide our families with more specific information once we receive official protocols and instructions from the state, city, and Diocese of Brooklyn. 



If you have any questions, please email or call during office hours.

Stay safe, be well, and enjoy the summer! Be on the lookout for additional updates.


Mr. Wilson

Donate to Saint Mark’s COVID-19 Education Relief Fund

Saint Mark Catholic Academy responds to our students’ urgent COVID-19 needs with its #GivingTuesdayNow Education Relief Fund.

If you’re able, consider donating to our Education Relief Fund today. Every little bit helps. Your gift will go directly to helping families who are having financial difficulties due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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  • Afterschool Program with homework help
  • 1:1 Technology Program, including Chromebooks and iPads
  • 5,000 square foot gym

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Catholic Schools Week 2020 Activities

Next week is Catholic Schools Week!
Check out all the exciting activities going on at Saint Mark Catholic Academy. #CSW1920

Every day is an open house! Please come visit us. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun, and the financial aid application process is now open.

“Saint March In” for All Saints’ Day Mass

Thank you to Father Sergiy, Father Michael, Deacon Paul, our students, and our faculty who were a part of our 10am All Saints Day Mass! A special thank you to Mrs. Baran for coordinating the celebration and our students for representing the saints on this beautiful day!
(Photos courtesy of Mr. William Bunch!)

SMCA Prays the Rosary as a Family

October is the month of the Rosary. On Wednesday, October 9th, our students honored our Blessed Mother by participating in an in-school Rosary Rally. Thank you to Father Michael and our students for leading us in prayer!

SMCA Remembers 9/11/01

Today, the students, faculty, and staff of Saint Mark Catholic Academy came together as a school family to honor the anniversary of September 11, 2001 and to remember all those who were lost that day. We were led in prayer by Father Michael Panicali, and some of our eighth graders assisted with the readings and helped Mr. Rufino in the raising of a new American Flag in the schoolyard.

Please keep all those who serve our country and those who are still dealing with the effects of 9/11 in your thoughts and prayers.