Our Graduation Speaker

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is honored to have Chief Chan of the New York Police Department as our Guest Speaker at our Graduation Ceremony scheduled for June 14, 2019.

The following is a biography of Chief Chan provided by the NYPD:

Thomas M. Chan

Chief of Transportation

Thomas M. Chan was named the Chief of Transportation for the New York City Police Department on February 18, 2014.

Chief Chan joined the Department in January 1982. He began his career on patrol in the 26th Precinct, where he served until November 1985 when he was promoted to Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant in May 1989; Captain in July 1993; Deputy Inspector in August 1995; Inspector in November 2000; Deputy Chief in October 2004; Assistant Chief in January 2010 and Chief of Community Affairs in April 2013.

He has served as the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, School Safety Division, the 5th Precinct and Manhattan South Detective Operations.  He served as the Adjutant of Patrol Borough Manhattan South and Patrol Borough Staten Island as well as Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, Patrol Borough Manhattan South and the 5th and 7th Precincts. Additionally, he has servedin Highway Units 1 and 2, the Traffic Division and the Office of Chief of Department.

As Chief of Transportation, Chief Chan oversees roughly 3,500 uniformed and civilian members of the service in key operational areas, including Highway Patrol, the Traffic Enforcement District, the Traffic Operations District, and the Traffic Management Center. Several smaller units that perform specialized functions directly report to him, such as the Collision Investigation Squad, the TrafficStat Unit, the Citywide Traffic Task Force and Tow Operations. He is also directly responsible for the development and implementationof the Department’s role in the Vision Zero Initiative,including its enforcement and outreach efforts throughout the city.

Chief Chan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospital Administration from St. John’s University. He is married to his wife Ellen and together they are the proud parents of 2 sons: Adam and Justin.


Walk-a-thon 2019

Students of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy held their annual Walk-a-thon on Friday May 17, 2019.
The event was a huge success. Thank you to all the Sponsors, Donors, Family, Staff, and Students who helped in this successful event!

May Crowning

Students of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy honored the Blessed Virgin Mary during our May Crowning Ceremony. Students sang hymns, read passages from Scripture, and offered flowers to Mary.

Thank You to Our Walkathon Sponsors!

Walk –A-Thon Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsor

Veronica Tsang
Board of Trustees
Futures in Education

Sleeve Sponsor

MD1 Care Gold Pediatrics


Approved Oil Company

Chun Fook Funeral Services

McDougall Electric

Hogan Family



Mai Family

Victoria Consulting & Development

Snappy Solutions

New York Presbyterian Queens


Sullivan Family

Metro Pest Control

Brendan’s Service Station


ABM Security Systems

Paul Effman Music Services

Dr. Charles Hwu

Flynn & O’Hara

SMCA at NCEA 2019

Principal Mrs. Rogone and teachers from St. Michael’s Catholic Academy spent their Easter Recess attending the NCEA Convention in Chicago. They attended informative workshops on Cultural Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Adolescent Education, and Latino Recruitment. They also visited with Fr. Li the pastor of St. Teresa’s Church in Chicago’s Chinatown.

Easter at SMCA

Students of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy commemorate the Easter Season by participating in the Liturgical Dance and the Passion Play.

International “Bite Nite” is Back!


International “Bite Nite” will be held June 1, 2019
in the Church basement.
Our pride for our heritage is shown in the food we will serve
and our children wearing the costumes from our countries.
If you like to participate please download the
International Bite Nite Flyer
and tear off the bottom slip and return it to school
to the attention of Margaret Mary O’Connell.
Please include your name, telephone # and the country you would like to represent.
Our next meeting will be May 1, 2019 at 8:15 am in the faculty room.
Hope you can attend!