As we continue to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 health crisis, the staff of Futures in Education would like to extend our prayers to our faithful donors and to your loving families. We would also like to update you on steps we are taking to continue our mission to support our Brooklyn and Queens Catholic schools and the students we all love. We are so deeply appreciative and thankful for the outpouring of support we have already received from so many of you. Thank you
It is important that you know that our Brooklyn and Queens priests have been on the front lines with their parish families, ready to provide pastoral care. If you need any type of assistance, or know someone who does, please call your local pastor. If you are unsure of where to turn, you can call our office staff at (718) 965-7308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to direct you. If you would like to share your prayer intentions, please follow this link: www.Cfbq.org/Intentions.
In this time of crisis, we are warmly reminded of how important and valuable a Catholic education is. As the situation unfolded last week, our Superintendent’s Office, principals, teachers and staff mobilized into action to create a contingency plan. Within a couple of days, distance learning was implemented across our parish schools and Catholic academies. As a parent myself, I can attest that parents are being updated frequently and teachers are staying in constant communication. They miss their kids! And we miss them!
Inspired by our love of Catholic school communities, we are driven to do what we can to preserve Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens. To help our families and schools, we have extended our 2020/2021 scholarship deadline and have accelerated remaining scholarship payments to our schools. We are working with the Office of the Superintendent to assist them in enrollment efforts for the next school year and are assessing the current needs of our schools and families.
What we already know is that many of our families have been financially affected by this crisis and may not able to finish making this year’s tuition payments. Schools have also been forced to cancel critical fundraising activities. We are evaluating these effects and hope to share our plans to address them soon.
To follow updates, please find Futures in Education on Facebook and stay tuned to this site. I remind you again to please not hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance in any way. We share your steadfast commitment to carry on the mission of providing a Catholic education to the deserving children in our Brooklyn and Queens Catholic schools and academies.
You remain in our prayers.