Congratulations to Our November Students of the Month!

We are so proud of these hard-working students:

  • 1st Grade: William
  • 2nd Grade: Liam
  • 3rd Grade: Geronimo
  • 4th Grade: Isabella
  • 5th Grade: Jayden
  • 6th Grade: Amri & Isabella
  • 7th Grade: Pamela & Alfredo
  • 8th Grade: Haley & Alexandra

november students of the month st elizabeth catholic academy

Reopening Plan

SECA Reopening Plan

Here is a copy of our Reopening Plan that was sent to the Department of Health and to New York State. This plan was also sent home to all parents via Option C Parent Alert. 

Here are some important links:

a. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) i. ii.

b. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) i.

Parent Surveys

Dear Parents, 

Happy New Year! I hope 2020 brings you all you wish for. We have been very busy in the Academy the last few months. Currently, we are preparing for our celebration of Catholic Schools Week, which will begin on Sunday, January 26th, at the 11 am Mass. I hope many of you will be able to attend. A schedule for Catholic Schools Week will go home shortly. We will finalize the schedule this Friday, January, 17, 2020.

As you can imagine, every day at school is a busy one for the teachers and I, but I am always looking to improve. To that end, I would really like all parents to fill out the survey below about academics. If you have children in more than one grade band, you can take the survey more than once if you’d like to do so.  There is a second survey that comes from one of my “Coffee with the Principal,” Meetings. I would appreciate it if you would complete that one, too! Please just copy the links into your browser. 

Thanks for your help!

Miss Shannon

Parent’s Survey Academics


Student/Family Activities



Welcome Back!

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, 

The Faculty, Staff and I are very excited to welcome you back to school this week. We have new academic programs that we will be introducing in both English Language Arts and Math. We are looking forward to a productive school year. 

School begins for grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 4th with a half-day. Dismissal on Wednesday is at 12:30. Full days begin on Thursday, September 5th for all students K-8. 

Kindergarten parents are invited to attend a Parent Orientation on Wednesday, September 5th at 10 a.m in the Kindergarten Classroom. Full days of school begin on Thursday for the Kindergarten students. 

All students need to bring lunch to school on Thursday and Friday. The Breakfast and Lunch Programs begin on Monday, September 9th. 

We will have an Opening School Mass this Friday, September 6th at 9 a.m. Please join us if you are able to do so.

I look forward to seeing you all this week. 

Miss Shannon

Rally Against the Proposed Homeless Shelter to be held at SECA

Dear Parents,

As you know, a crime took place on our property earlier this week. Thankfully, through the efforts of the 102nd Precinct, the suspect, a homeless man, was apprehended quickly. I, along with other neighborhood leaders am very concerned because in my 33 years here at St. Elizabeth, nothing like this has ever happened. My predecessor, Mr. Ferguson, who has almost 50 years of service to this community, agrees that we’ve never seen an incident like this before.

Sadly, we have reason to believe that this incident is connected to the proposed shelter on 101st Avenue and 86th Street. The fight against this shelter is a priority for the newly resurrected Ozone Park Block Association and of course, it is a priority for me, because I am responsible for the safety of your children while they are here in school.

The Block Association is planning a rally this Saturday Afternoon at 2 pm in front of our school. If you are available, please come to support the fight against this shelter. Below you can find the flyer that is being distributed by the Block Association.

Thank you,

Jeanne A. Shannon




a press release st elizabeths rally (1)

Principal’s Message

Greetings SECA families

                Do you ever wonder what to cook for dinner, or think to yourself, “I really don’t feel like cooking tonight?” Well maybe this Thursday, September 27th you’ll consider joining members of our school community at Pizza Hut for dinner. On the Documents page of this website, you’ll see a Pizza Hut Flyer and ticket; if you go to Pizza Hut in the Stop and Shop shopping center on Atlantic Avenue, have dinner and present the flyer, a portion of your bill will be donated to St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy. I see this as a win-win – you can take a night off from cooking and the Academy will benefit. I hope to see many of you there this Thursday.

                Parents in grades Kindergarten through 3rd, if you were with us last year, you may remember that we made a survey available to parents at the end of the year where we asked 3 things: What do you like about St. Elizabeth? What is something you’d change immediately and Name something that is not happening at St. Elizabeth that you would like to see happen. We had a decent response to the survey and during the year, we will work to address issues the parents raised. One thing that was mentioned by parents is a desire to see after school activities and clubs for students in the lower grades. In response to that, we have created a survey will help us to plan for these activities.

                Finally, as many of you know, I have been attending meetings about the proposed shelter that the city wants to open on 101st Avenue and 86th Street. I am opposed to this shelter because I believe that the residents pose a threat to our community.  I know that many of you are also opposed to this shelter because I see you at the meetings and rallies. The next meeting will be this Tuesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the basement of Nativity Church located at 101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park. If you can attend the meeting please do. There will be an update on the lawsuit that has been filed to halt the opening of this shelter and a report about a meeting the leaders of the group will be having on Tuesday morning with Public Advocate, Leticia James. I hope to see some of you there.

                Have a great week!

Parent Survey

Hello Parents, 

In response to last June’s survey, we’re wondering what kind of after school clubs you’d like to see at St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy. To help us with this, would parents of students in grades Kindergarten through 4 please fill out the survey below? Thanks!