Bridgeport Catholic Academy is now hiring! We are seeking exemplary preschool, elementary and middle school teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. We also have an open position for a part-time receptionist. Come join us and be part of our great school!
Smiles & Files Day Thursday, July 27th 9:00am - 3:00 pm in BCA Gym
Smiles and Files Day is a one-day, one-stop shop opportunity designed to make your life (and paperwork) easier to manage!
On this day, you will:
Pay your book fees (via check or cash) and any other outstanding fees; Your Book Fee payment will tuition payments will be able to be paid online. FACTS will do their annual rollover the by the first week in July and then you will be able to see current balances.
Drop off completed and required medical/school forms. Please see below medical form information needed per grade.
Pick up Virtus packets (or download forms from website); All forms and trainings must be complete before any volunteerism, including coaching, can begin. Each family is required 10 service hours throughout the year, in order to volunteer you must go through the process to be certified and Virtus trained. VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. To learn more about VIRTUS please click HERE!
Meet members from our respective committees: School Board, Home and School Association, and Sports; This is also the time to sign up to volunteer for these committees.
Big Kahuna Sports & Uniforms will be on site so families can check out our school uniforms for sizing and ordering. Big Kahuna located at 3509 South Halsted Street will be open exclusively to BCA families on July 27, 28, 29 and 30th, if you would like to go into the store to purchase uniforms.
Food Service Providers (FSP) will be on hand to answer any hot lunch questions you may have for the coming year.
Pick up any missing forms you might have missed along the way.
If you are unable to make it, please make prior arrangements with the office. Thank you!
All BCA back to school forms will be emailed to families within the next couple weeks. This forms will consist of, medical emergency forms, allergy forms, school supply lists and general contact information.
Incoming 3rd: Stuart Little by E.B. White Incoming 4th: Charlottes Web by E.B. White Incoming 5th: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Incoming 6th: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Incoming 7th: Pay It Forward (Young Reader’s Edition) by Catherine Ryan Hyde Incoming 8th: In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall II
Incoming 3rd and 4th Grade - Summer packet with information about their book and project has been sent home.
Incoming 5th - 8th Grade- Project Information sheets and Rubric Sheets can be found below:
Dear Bridgeport Catholic Academy and St. Gabriel Families, I am writing to you today to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve Bridgeport Catholic Academy as your Principal, and as Director of Parish Schools for BCA and St. Gabriel. The history of both of your distinct communities is impressive, and I look forward to working with both neighborhoods to continue on with valued traditions, and to create new ones.
Here is a little bit about me: Personally, I am the proud mother of two adult daughters, both away at college. I live in Mount Greenwood and look forward to being back in the city for work too. One of my favorite things to do after work is walk my dog Skipper through the neighborhood while listening to podcasts or catch a workout at Southside Knockout! .
Professionally, I currently work as the principal at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Regional Catholic School. Prior to my role at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, I served as principal at St. Hubert School in Hoffman Estates, IL and interim principal at Maternity BVM in Humboldt Park. These positions provided me with valuable administrative experience in both suburban and urban settings. The bulk of my educational career has been spent in the urban neighborhoods of Chicago and its surrounding areas. Serving Catholic School Communities is my passion. I deeply believe in the value of what a quality Catholic Education, provided in a caring environment, can do for children.
The success of Catholic Schools is personal for me as I would not be where I am without them. I look forward to serving your families and communities officially beginning July 1, 2023. But, before then, I plan visiting both campuses to begin familiarizing myself with each school. Additionally, I hope to host a summer event to begin meeting all of you, stay tuned for more details.