Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kindergarten & First Grade



Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers

K-1 - Ms. Ocasio
K-2 Ms. Coello 

1-1 - Ms. Wong
1-2- Ms. Saville 

As mentioned on the blog previously parent will have the ability to choose their child's teacher for September 2017 ---
by August 1, 2017 at midnight.

This choice will only be given to parent who have paid September's tuition by August 1st.
Smart Tuition will be mailing out invoices in the next week.
Parents who pay by August first should send Mr. Woods an e-mail at olqm1@aol.com indicating:
             1. their child's name
             2. the teacher they are requesting
             3. the date of payment to Smart Tuition.

if the payment bounces back because of insufficient funds etc.---- then the request becomes invalid. 

Each of the classes will have 20 students in each to ensure even distribution.

On August 2nd the classes will be set up in Cornerstone and their will be no change after children have been set up in classes. 



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Week of June 26, 2017


Report Card Distribution/ Tuition Balance
A reminder that tuition must be paid and up to date before Wednesday in order for students to receive their report card.
An IRIS alert was sent out on Sunday reminding parents that they had an outstanding balance.

Title I Summer Program 
July 5th - August 4th 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.
Parents should have received a letter in the mail informing them lof their child' acceptance into the program.


Moving Up Ceremony 
Tuesday June 27, 2017 
10:00 AM

Report Card Distribution 
Wednesday June 28, 2017
Dismissal at 1:00 PM 

No After School Program this week. 


Monday June 26, 2017
Students in Summer Uniform - no gym class today.
Photos will be taken today for the update of the school web site.
Dismissal at 3:15 PM 

Tuesday June 27, 2017 
PreK For All Moving Up Ceremony 10:00 AM

1:00 PM - Awards Day Parent Welcome - Auditorium
Dismissal at 3:15 PM 

Wednesday June 28, 2017--Feast of St. Irenaeus
End of Year Mass and 8th grade Graduation 10:00 AM
Report Cards will be distributed by Fr. Antonio and Mr. Woods
Dismissal at 1:00 PM





Saturday, June 17, 2017

Week of June 19, 2017 Announcements





Students entering First Grade 
Frog and Toad are Friends
Author: Arthur Lobel, 1970 

Students entering Second Grade 
Magic Tree House: Fact Tracker Heroes for all Times
Authors: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce

Students entering Third Grade 
The Blizzard!: The Storm that Changed America
Author: Jim Murphy

Students entering Fourth Grade
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author: Robert C. O'Brien, 1986
Ms. Larios will be sending this book home with students on the last day of school - June 28th

Students entering Fifth Grade 
Ellis Island: New Hope in a New Land
Author William Jay Jacons
Mrs. Ramsey will be sending this book home with students on the last day of school - June 28th 

Students entering 6th and 7th grades 
Lord of the Flies
Author William Golding , 1954 

Students entering 8th grade 
All the Light We Cannot See
Author Anthony Doerr, 2014 

Students In Living Environment Class
Lab Girl 
Author: Hope Jahren, 2016 


 MAP and i-Ready Reports
On Monday June 19th the two reports from the End of the Year Testing by MAP (NWEA) and i-Ready will be sent home.
How to Read the Reports:
i-Ready reports have a band on the test that indicates where your child needed to be to be On Level (light green box).
The bar graph on the report will indicate if your child reached the planned goal for the year. There will also be a placement guide to the left of the bar graph indicating if your child is on level or below level. 
i-Ready reports will be sent home in Reading and Mathematics.

MAP Reports in Mathematics, Reading and Language Usage (Grades 1-8) will be attached. The line graph (IN BLUE) indicates your child's growth this year. The MAP testing indicates where your child began in the Fall of 2016, their growth mid-year after the mid-terms and recently at the end of May.
These tests coupled with the New York State Tests (Grades 3-7) results will be used to plan to address your child's areas of growth and/or needs during Data Day in October of 2017.
There will be a signature paper attached to the reports which parents are requested to sign and return to the classroom teacher.
Should parents have questions regarding their child's scores they should feel free to see their child's teacher before school begins this week from 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM or parents may see 
Mr. Woods on Sunday June 25th from noon - 5:00 PM 

Last Day 
Thursday  June 22nd
 
Monday June 19, 2017
End of Year Exam in ELA (English Language Arts) and Social Studies
 
Tuesday June 20, 2017
PreK - 1 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 AM
End of Year Exam in Mathematics & Reading 
 
Wednesday June 21, 2017 
PreK -2 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 AM
End of Year Exam in Mathematics & Reading
8th Grade Graduation Trip
After School Program End of Year Party
 
Thursday June 22, 2017
Kindergarten Graduation 11:00 AM 
Last Day of After School Program 
 
Friday June 23, 2017 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
School Closed
 
Sunday June 25, 2017 
School Office open 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
 

 
 



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Week of June 12, 2017 Announcements


PreK & Kindergarten Summer Program
There are only 3 seats remaining in the program.  Please see Mrs. Resto if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Summer Program.

 Title I Summer School
The Title I extended year program will be offered again this year for students in grades K-8.
More Information will be sent home soon for students who are eligible.  

Parents of students in Grades K-2 who are interested in enrolling their child in Mrs. Fundora's summer program              (4 weeks of Title I 11:30AM -6:00  PM) should speak to Mrs. Resto.

Thursday June 15, 2017
8:30 AM
All Pre K & Kindergarten Classes

i-Ready  End of Year
Diagnostic Test
June 12, June 13, June 14, June 15
Reports will be sent home next week.


Graduation Gowns for students in Kindergarten and Grade 8 
Graduation Gowns are available in the school office for students in Kindergarten 
and Grade 8. In order to pick up the gown the parent must present a print out
 from Smart Tuition indicating that the tuition for the year has been paid in full.
There is no charge for the gown --it is part of the graduation fee.

Graduation Ceremonies 
PreK-1 - Mrs. Fundora's Class - June 20th 11:00 AM 
PreK-2 - Ms. Rodriguez's class - June 21st 11:00 AM 
Kindergarten - Ms. Ocasio & Ms. Coello's classes--June 22nd 11:00 AM 
PreK For All Graduation - June 27th - 10:00 AM 
8th grade graduation & Mass - June 28th 10:00 AM 

Monday June 12, 2017
i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Feast of St. Anthony of Padua
 i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
PreK For All Coach will work with students today.
Wednesday June 14, 2017
 i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
New York State Living Environment Regents Test 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday June 15, 2017
i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
Donuts for Dad - 8:30 AM - all PreK and Kindergarten classes.
Ms. Alma will lead each of the classes.

Friday June 16, 2017 
SCHOOL CLOSED


Sunday June 18, 2017 
Father's Day 



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week of June 5, 2017 Announcements




Prayer of St. Ephrem

Lord and Master of my life,
do not give me a spirit of laziness or idle curiosity,
 of ambition or empty talk.

Instead, grant to me, your servant, 
  a spirit of self-control and humility, of patience and love.

    Yes, Lord and King, enable me to see my own failings, 
and not to judge my brother or sister, 
for you are blessed unto the ages of ages.
Amen.


Friday June 9, 2017   - All Students  


School is Closed 
Thursday June 8, 2017 & Friday June 9, 2017 
Thursday is a training day for Teachers and Aides by the NYC DOE 

                                  

Donuts with Day 
Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes


New York State Science Test 
Grades 4 & 8 - Written Section  
Monday June 5th 

Archdiocese of New York Religion Test
Grades K-8
Tuesday June 6th 
Study Guides will be sent home on Monday for Grades 3-8



Monday June 5, 2017 - Feast of St. Boniface
New York State Science Test Written Section Grades 4 & 8 
Tuition Suspension Day

Tuesday June 6, 2017- Feast of St. Norbert 
Archdiocese of New York Religion Test Grades K-8

Wednesday June 7, 2017
Map A Month Due
PreK For All Walk Through - NYC DOE & Archdiocese of New York Staff 

Thursday June 8, 2017
PreK For All Program Closed
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Friday June 9, 2017 
SCHOOL CLOSED
Office will be open 10:00AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday June 10, 2017 
School Office will be closed today.









Monday, May 29, 2017

Week of May 30, 2017 Announcements


Friday June 2, 2017 
12:00 noon - faculty meeting 
After School Program in Session 


Tuition Suspension Day-June 5th
Mr. Woods received notification from the Manhattan Regional Office that an e-mail was sent to parents who have outstanding balances on their tuition accounts by the business manager.
June 5th will be the last day that a child will be able to remain in class as the last payment date for tuition for the year is May 20th.
Mr. Woods will meet with parents on Sunday June 4th and unless a  substantial amount of the balance is paid nothing further can be  one until the balance is addressed by the parent.    

Donuts with Day 
Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes

May 31, 2017 ----9:00 AM 
Students in Communion & Confirmation Classes should wear their outfits for the Procession.
Parents Welcome

Tuesday May 30, 2017 -- 
Rosary Beads needed for Wednesday's Procession 

Wednesday May 31, 2017 - Feast of the Visitation 
May Procession 9:00 AM

Thursday June 1, 2017 - Feast of St. Justin the Martyr
PreK For All Vision Testing 

Friday June 2, 2017 --Dismissal at 12:00 noon 
Faculty Meeting 
After School Program in session.

Sunday June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday
Distribution of Sacramental Certificates at 1:00 PM Mass.
Last Mass for Sacramental Program 



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week of May 22, 2017 Announcements


Ascension Thursday 
May 25, 2017 
Prayer Service in Auditorium 9:00 AM led by students of the First Grade - parents welcome 


Monday May 22, 2017  -12:00 noon
Teacher Training on New Reading Series - Ready Gen
After School Program in Session 
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:00 PM 

Friday May 26, 2017 - 12:00 noon 
Scoring of NYSESLAT Exam
After School Program in Session 
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:00 PM 



                   Graduation Gowns for students in                     Kindergarten and Grade 8 
Graduation Gowns are available in the school office for students in Kindergarten and Grade 8. In order to pick up the gown the parent must present a print out from Smart Tuition indicating that the tuition for the year has been paid in full.
There is no charge for the gown --it is part of the graduation fee.




Tuition Suspension Day-June 5th
Mr. Woods received notification from the Manhattan Regional Office that an e-mail was sent to parents who have outstanding balances on their tuition accounts by the business manager.
June 5th will be the last day that a child will be able to remain in class as the last payment date for tuition for the year is May 20th.
Mr. Woods will meet with parents on Sunday June 4th and unless a  substantial amount of the balance is paid nothing further can be  one until the balance is addressed by the parent.    
PreK & Kindergarten Summer Program
There are only 2 seats remaining in the program.  Please see Mrs. Resto if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Summer Program. Mrs. Fundora and Ms. Rodriguez will both be coordinating the program this year.
Program runs from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM.
June 26th- August 11th 
Title I Summer School
The Title I extended year program will be offered again this year for students in grades K-8.
The Program will run from July 5th to August 3rd (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Registration is now closed.



Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes


Monday May 22, 2017
Early Dismissal Day -12:00 noon Teacher Training on New Reading Series (Ready Gen) for September.
After School Program in session 
PreK For All Program Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
MAP Testing Continues

Tuesday May 23, 2017 
Grade 2 Science Fair Judging by Mr. Woods 9:00 AM
Regional Instructional Specialist will be visiting each of the classrooms today.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Science Fair Judging Grades 5-8 9:30 AM
Blended Learning Coach will work with students today

8:30 AM PreK For All Parent Workshop in Library - Transitioning to Kindergarten
NYCDOE- Annette Pastor presenter.

Lip Sync Contest 5:00 PM ---tickets $5.00 at the door children and adults.

Thursday May 25, 2017 - Ascension Thursday 
Prayer Service in auditorium 9:00 AM - led by students of the first grade.

Friday May 26, 2017 
Early Dismissal Day - 12:00 noon - Scoring of NYSESLAT exam 
After School Program in session 
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
Progress Reports will be sent home today students in K-8.

Sunday May 28, 2017 - Holiday Weekend
Students attend Mass with their parents 

Monday May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day School Closed