Welcome to the Our Lady of Grace’s SCC site. It’s a place where you can connect with your children’s school. A place where you can learn about faith and community and how it takes both to raise a child.
The SCC is not just about fundraisers, although we do have monetary goals to meet to help contain our school tuition. That’s our practical side. Our other side is more intangible. It’s about building community among parents, teachers, our principal and clergy. It’s about enriching the lives of our children–educationally, spiritually and emotionally. It’s about giving our children memories and intellectual challenges that they will carry into adulthood.
We want to hear from you. We know you ar thinking about your children’s education and the environment they learn in each and every day. We can’t do this job alone. If you’re not already involved, we ask you to join us and be a full participant in this wonderful OLG community. Think about your sills and talents, your hobbies and passions, and how they might help our children or improve our school!
The mission of our School Communication Committee (“SCC”) is to bring together the community, parents, administrators, students and staff to maximize the potential of Our Lady of Grace by giving equitable voice to those who our school serves. This committee has been created to maintain an academic, physical, emotional, social and safe environment where everyone can learn and respect one another. This committee will work together to promote school awareness and activities.
Our vision is that our community, teachers, parents and students establish values that will allow them to act with thoughtfulness and humanity. That each student will be provided with an academic foundation necessary for them to reach their true potential and enjoy a successful experience in higher education.
Father Peter Sticco S.A.C. – Pastor
Filomena Ranaudo – Principal
Caterina Cuoco – 1st grade teacher
Jason Feliciano – 4th grade teacher
Gwendalyn Bartzak – 6th grade student
Nagelly M. Fortuna - I am a mother of twin boys in the 4th grade. I have been part of the OLG family for 4 years now and am quite eager to contribute to the organizational aspects of our programs and assist in the exciting events OLG offers. I have always worked in corporate America and currently am the Executive Director of International Tax Planning & Compliance at a global financial services firm.
Rhonda Chaudhary – I have one child attending 8th grade and have been part of the OLG family for 6 years. I have served as assistant treasurer to the Home School Association and currently assist the school with various programs such as coaching volleyball, girl scout troup leader and many others.
Rose Fontaina – I have two children attending OLG. I am enthusiastic in working with my fellow members in the planning of exciting events for our school. I am an alumnus of OLG and my family has been a part of the Parish for over 46 years. I have been a Kindergarten teacher in Cliffside Park for 22 years. With my experience in the educational field and as a parent, I look forward to assisting the committee in the enrichment of our children’s school environment.
Erminia Ferrara – I am a stay-at-home mom to my son in 4th grade. I grew up in Cliffside Park. My business experience is in banking and I now focus my time in raising my son and my passion for baking.
Aida Roque-Diaz – I have been a member of the OLG family for over 9 years. I am the parent of a current 6th grader, and a junior in high school (alumnus class of 2010). I currently serve as a class parent as well. Being part of this committee has given me the opportunity to utilize my education, business/entrepreneurial, legal and civic experiences for the benefit of our great school. I will work diligently with my fellow Board members to meet the expected goals toward improving the path for our student’s academic future.
Enzina Bruzzesi – I am a mom of 5th grade twin boys that have attended OLG since Kindergarten. I am a teacher who began here at OLG from 1992-1994, I currently teach Bilingual Kindergarten in Fairview.
Diane Sicheri – I am a mother of three girls attending OLG, as well as being a business owner. My experience is in clinical social worker and I am confident my skill set will compliment and add value to the committee.
Rita Juliano – I have two children attending OLG and my intention is to make a long term contribution and commitment to the School community. I have many years of experience working in a school district and actively being involved with teachers, administrators, and students.