Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week of January 23, 2017 Announcments



Dismissal now at 3:15 PM
 for students in grades K-8. This is being done to extend the hour of instruction in Mathematics to    1 1/2 hours which needs to be done to complete all the components in the Eureka Math Program (new textbook program).
Parents are requested to remind baby sitters, abuelas, abuelos who pick up students at dismissal.



PreK Parent Workshops
There will be ONE parent workshop for all PreK parents. It will be held on Tuesday January 24th at 8:00 AM in the school library. The workshop will focus on Who's the Boss.
 The presenter will be Ms. Annette Castro. 
Parents are urged to attend.


Tuesday January 31st
Touring Tuesday and Open House 
9:00 AM -11:00 AM 
Parents may visit classrooms and be part of the teaching/learning.

Wednesday February 1st
Annual Speech Contest 10:00 AM

Thursday February 2nd
Report Card Distribution

Friday February 3rd
Feats of St. Blase - Mass at 9:00 AM
Blessing of Throats will take place at Mass.
Parents invited.
Students of 4th grade will lead the Mass.
Dismissal at 12:00 noon
Parent Teacher Conferences
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM



IMPORTANT –                                                                   2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At the end of this month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, an excellent time to step back and look at the difference a Catholic school education makes in the life of a child. Throughout Our Lady Queen of Martyrs’ rich history, students have grown spiritually, academically, and personally – we continue to support the formation of saints and scholars. The power of Catholic education is evident at our school, and we are thrilled to continue that tradition in the 2017-18 school year!

The 2017-18 school year registration process will soon be underway.  Your completion of the the registration process, including payment of the non-refundable registration fee, indicates your commitment to having your child attend Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School  for the 2017-18 school year.

NEXT WEEK , you will be receiving an email welcoming you to our new online enrollment process which opens January 31, 2017.  Completion of the online enrollment process will secure a seat for your student(s).

This new way of registering your student(s) for 2017-18 is being administered by the company TADS.

With the addition of the TADS Enrollment module we continue to move toward a fully integrated and online process for our families.  We are now using TADS Admissions, Enrollment (Registration), and Financial Aid (where applicable) in addition to TADS Educate for our student information system.  You should know that TADS will not be replacing our current tuition billing system (Smart Tuition) for the 2017-18 school year; you will continue to pay tuition and other related school fees through Smart Tuition.

You will receive a separate email for each student who will be attending our school. This email, which will be sent from support@tads.com,will include a brief overview of the registration process and a link that is unique to your student’s information for enrollment including related payment due and grade level for 2017-18 school year. 

REGISTRATION PAYMENTS IN TADS

Registration fees are applied to each student registered and are due at the time of registration.  A reduced registration fee rate is being offered on those students who are registered by the following dates:

·      February 28, 2017 – returning students
·  April 14, 2017 – new families (including all students entering Kindergarten)

You must complete this process no later than the above date to receive the reduced rate.
 In addition, we cannot guarantee a seat for your child if do not complete the process and pay the related charge(s) by that date.

Please note that if you have previously used TADS for Admissions or Financial Aid, you will be asked to log into TADS with the account you created at that time.  You must use the link in each email you receive in order to see the correct info for the 2017-18 school year.  Payments will be made per student.

Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education for your child.

If you have any questions regarding the new registration policy please see:  Alba, Mr. Guzman or Mr. Woods 

Monday January 23, 2017 
Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
CCSS Module IIb Week 7 

Tuesday January 24, 2017 - Feast of St. Franis de Sales
PreK Parent Workshop in library 8:00 AM

Wednesday January 25, 2017 - 
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul 
Instructional specialist will be visiting the PreK For All Classrooms 

Thursday January 26, 2017 
PreK For All Program CLOSED - teacher conference day.
PreK-3, PreK-4 and PreK-5 Classrooms.
Grades 4, 5, 7 & 8 have gym class today.

Friday January 27, 2017 - Feast of St. Angela Merici
PreK For All coach will be working with teachers and students today.
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students today

Sunday January 28, 2017
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM

 




Monday, January 16, 2017

Week of January 17,2017 Announcements


Breakfast & Lunch Program
Mr. Woods would like parents to know that there will be no HOT breakfast or lunch served for a number of weeks.  
 This is due to a gas problem that is being worked on with Con Edison.           Cereals, yogurt etc. will be available for breakfast. 
Sandwiches, salad and fruits will be available for lunch.  
New menus will be available by the end of week as adjustments are made to food deliveries etc.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Woods.
       Parents should feel free to send lunch with their child if they wish.             Mr. Woods will have microwaves available in the lunchroom to heat lunches brought from home to assist parents and students during this transition.

Mid Term Schedule Grades K-8
Kindergarten will take only Reading & Mathematics
Tuesday January 17th- Reading
Wednesday January 18th - Mathematics & ELA
 Thursday January 19th - Religion & Social Studies
Friday - January 20th Science
A reminder to parents that the mid-term score will appear on your child's report card in grades 1-8.

PreK-1 Mrs. Fundora's Class
PreK-2 Ms. Rodriguez's Class
Kindergarten Classes
Parents are reminded that the web site has opened for registration. Alba, the school secretary, will also assist any parent in the process and the link is on the school web site of www. olqmnyc.org.

Financial Aid packages are available to students entering Kindergarten 


INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Household Size

Eligible Income*

Two
$91,056
Three
$108,528
Four
$126,000
Five
$143,472
Six
$160,944
Seven
$178,416
Eight
$195,888



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Tuesday January 17, 2017
Mid Year Exam Reading Grades K-8

Wednesday January 18, 2017
Mid-Year Exam Mathematics Grades K-8
Mid-Year Exam ELA Grades 1-8

Thursday January 19, 2017
Mid-Year Exam Religion & Social Studies Grades 1-8
Mr. Guzman returns for parents who have Smart Tuition questions 

Friday January 20, 2017
Mid Year Exam - Science Grades 1-8
Blended Learning Coach will work with students in grades 3, 4 & 5 

Sunday January 22, 2017
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students in sacramental program

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Morning and Afternoon Prayer 

Parents are invited to join grades 1-8
 every morning at 8:00 AM & 
every afternoon at 2:55 PM 
in the Church as the students join in prayer. 
There are extra prayer books available for parents.


IMPORTANT –                                                          2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At the end of this month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, an excellent time to step back and look at the difference a Catholic school education makes in the life of a child. Throughout Our Lady Queen of Martyrs’ rich history, students have grown spiritually, academically, and personally – we continue to support the formation of saints and scholars. The power of Catholic education is evident at our school, and we are thrilled to continue that tradition in the 2017-18 school year!

The 2017-18 school year registration process will soon be underway.  Your completion of the the registration process, including payment of the non-refundable registration fee, indicates your commitment to having your child attend Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School  for the 2017-18 school year.

In the coming weeks, you will be receiving an email welcoming you to our new online enrollment process which opens January 31, 2017.  Completion of the online enrollment process will secure a seat for your student(s).

This new way of registering your student(s) for 2017-18 is being administered by the company TADS.

With the addition of the TADS Enrollment module we continue to move toward a fully integrated and online process for our families.  We are now using TADS Admissions, Enrollment (Registration), and Financial Aid (where applicable) in addition to TADS Educate for our student information system.  You should know that TADS will not be replacing our current tuition billing system (Smart Tuition) for the 2017-18 school year; you will continue to pay tuition and other related school fees through Smart Tuition.

You will receive a separate email for each student who will be attending our school. This email, which will be sent from support@tads.com,will include a brief overview of the registration process and a link that is unique to your student’s information for enrollment including related payment due and grade level for 2017-18 school year. 

REGISTRATION PAYMENTS IN TADS

Registration fees are applied to each student registered and are due at the time of registration.  A reduced registration fee rate is being offered on those students who are registered by the following dates:

·         February 28, 2017 – returning students
· April 14, 2017 – new families (including all students entering Kindergarten)

You must complete this process no later than the above date to receive the reduced rate.
 In addition, we cannot guarantee a seat for your child if do not complete the process and pay the related charge(s) by that date.

Please note that if you have previously used TADS for Admissions or Financial Aid, you will be asked to log into TADS with the account you created at that time.  You must use the link in each email you receive in order to see the correct info for the 2017-18 school year.  Payments will be made per student.

Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education for your child.

If you have any questions regarding the new registration policy please see:                                            Alba, Mr. Guzman or Mr. Woods 


Monday January 9, 2017- Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty Meeting 
Progress Reports due back to teacher grades K-8 - signed. After the teacher checks that the parent has viewed the Progress Report it will be returned home with your child.
PreK For All Building Block coach will be working with students and teachers.

Tuesday January 10, 2017-Touring Tuesday
Mid-Year Exam Review will be posted on blog by teachers.
Classroom visit by Mr. Hermann, regional superintendent for Manhattan.

Wednesday January 11, 2017 
Catholic High School Admission notices will be mailed.
Mr. Guzman will be away January 11th - January 18th

Thursday January 12, 2017 
Mr. Guzman will be away January 11th - January 18th

Friday January 13, 2017
Mr. Guzman will be away January 11th - January 18th
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students & teachers in grades 3, 4 and 5 

Sunday January 15, 2017
Holiday Weekend- students attend Mass with their parents.

Monday January 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - School Closed 




Friday, December 30, 2016

Week of January 3, 2017

Happy New Year &  Welcome Back to School 


Calendar Change - Monthly Faculty Meetings
In order to assist the Blended Learning Project that occurs on Fridays for students and teachers in grades 3, 4 and 5 the monthly faculty meetings will take place on Mondays.
There will no longer be 1/2 days on Fridays for Faculty Meetings..
The following dates have been approved for faculty meetings by the Superintendent of Schools Office:
Monday January 9th - Dismissal at 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting
Monday February 13th - Dismissal at 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting
Monday March 13th - Dismissal at 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting 
Monday May 15th - Dismissal at 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting
The After School Program will be in session on these days.

Progress Reports - Friday January 6th 
                           Progress Reports will be distributed on                      Friday, January 6th to all students.
This Progress Report will also list the standards that are also being covered in class as was the last Report Card.
The Progress Report should be signed and returned to the home room teacher. 
The progress report serves to make students and parents aware of academic successes and areas in needs of improvement since the last report card. 
       Mid-Year Assessments will be administered the week of                  January 17th for students in grades K-8 - dates are posted on the monthly calendar which is being sent home on January 3rd.
The Mid-Year Assessments will cover material covered since September. Review material will be posted on the teacher's blog by January 10th.

As a reminder report cards will be distributed to students on Thursday, February 2, 2017 so there is ample time for students to improve their grades before report cards are distributed.

PreK-1 Mrs. Fundora's Class
PreK-2 Ms. Rodriguez's Class
Kindergarten Classes
Parents are reminded that the web site has opened for registration. Alba, the school secretary, will also assist any parent in the process and the link is on the school web site of www. olqmnyc.org.
Financial Aid packages are available to students entering Kindergarten 

Income Eligibility Guidelines for

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Household Size

Eligible Income*

Two
$91,056
Three
$108,528
Four
$126,000
Five
$143,472
Six
$160,944
Seven
$178,416
Eight
$195,888


Tuesday January 3, 2017 Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus 
School Opens
Monthly Calendars will be sent home.

Wednesday January 4, 2017 Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thursday January 5, 2017 Feast of St. John Neumann
8:15 AM -----------Mr. Woods will meet with parents of students in PreK-1 Mrs. Fundora's class in the library regarding registration for September.

Friday January 6, 2017 - Feast of the Epiphany
Blended Learning Coach will be here.
Progress Reports will be sent home.

Sunday January 8th - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
9:00 AM - Living Environment Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students in sacramental program

                  Monday January 9th                       Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty Meeting




Sunday, December 18, 2016

Week of December 19, 2016 Announcements


Lessons and Carols 
PreK-1, PreK-2 and students in grades K-8 
December 21, 2016 
8:30 AM 
Parents Welcome 
Mr. Damian Hermann, 
Regional Superintendent of Schools for Manhattan will be joining us. 
Classroom Christmas parties begin at 12:00 noon
Parents are asked to speak to the classroom teachers or check their blog as to what to bring. 

Extended Day Program Ends 
The extended day program for students in grades 3-8 has ended for the 2016 school year.
As explained previously in this blog the focus on Blended Learning along with Google Classroom,          i-Ready, Achieve 3000 and MAP testing will be the main themes as we move into the 2017 school year.
Parents in those grades should be looking at assignments in Google Classroom and having their child practice i-Ready work on a regular basis. If your child has "forgotten" their login or password please see the classroom teacher or Mr. Guzman.

Christmas Recess
Christmas Recess begins at 3:00 PM on 
Wednesday, December 21st.
School will resume on 
Tuesday, January 3rd for all students 

Monday December 19, 2016
Shopping Bags are needed for students to pack their desks.

Tuesday December 20, 2016 
Advent Confessions Grades 3-8 9:00 AM

Wednesday December 21, 2016 
Lessons and Carols 8:30 AM in Church
Parents Welcome
Classroom Christmas Parties begin at 12:00 noon.

            

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week of December 12, 2016 Announcements



After School Program
Friday December 16, 2016 
Not in Session 
All students dismissed at 3:00 PM 
Faculty & Staff Christmas Party


Holiday Assembly
December 14th  
All PreK and Kindergarten Classes
9:00 AM 
Parents Welcome 


Eureka Math Teacher Training
Teachers will be attending training this week  for the new Mathematics series that was implemented in October - Eureka Math.

Grades 3, 4 & 5 
Students have been given access to the new computer based differentiated learning website in grades 3, 4 & 5. i-Ready covers both Mathematics and ELA and should be used by students at home when "...they have nothing to do". The computer program will work on developing better skills in both subject areas.
It is used in the classroom on Wednesdays and Fridays as part of the Blended Learning Platform.
Should your child have"lost" their login and password either contact the classroom teacher or Mr. Guzman in the office.
Definite Christmas work - 20 minutes a day for each subject. Other students may still access IXL and Achieve 3000.

Monday December 12, 2016 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Instructional Specialist will be here to work with students and teachers in the PreK For All Program 

Parents of 4 year old PreK students should enroll for Kindergarten before Christmas break.
Scholarships will be available for all students entering Kindergarten based on income. Alba in the office can assist parents in applying on-line. 

Tuesday December 13, 2016 - Feast of St. Luc
PreK For All Social worker will be here to work with teachers and students 

Wednesday December 14, 2016 
Holiday Assembly - All PreK & Kindergarten Classes                                         9:00 AM Parents Welcome
Map A Month Due 

Thursday December 15, 2016 
Parents Welcome
Native American Heritage presentat-ions in classrooms:
9:00 AM - Grades 3 (Ms. Bagley), 5 (Mrs. Ramsey) and 7 (Mrs. Larios) - in classrooms 
10:00 AM - Grades 4 (Ms. Bagley), 6 (Mrs. Ramsey) & 8 (Mrs. Larios) in classrooms 

Friday December 16, 2016
No After School Porgram
All students dismissed at 3:00 PM 

Sunday December 18, 2016 
No Living Environment Class 
1:00 PM - Mass for all students 

Reminder -                                                                                         Lessons and Carols in Church December 21st - 8:30 AM 
Parents Welcome
All classes will participate led by Ms. Alma 




Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week of December 5, 2016 Announcements



Smart Tuition - Late Fees 
Changes have been made regarding parents requesting the waiver of Late Fees etc. 
 Mr. Guzman may now take your request and will contact Smart Tuition and The Regional Office of Tuition Management for parents.
 No longer should parents call the tuition management office as it can now be handed in the school office. 
As  reminder - fees for bounced checks, credit/debit cards that do not have enough funds cannot be waived.
Only late fees requesting a later date for payment that is done BEFORE the 15th of each month.

Tuition Suspension Day - December 12th
There will be a tuition suspension day for students who have an outstanding balance on their account.
This suspension day will only occur if the parent did not come in to set up a payment plan before report cards.Students will be excluded from class until the parent pays 1/2 of the owed tuition and set up a payment  plan with the regional business manager.  


In keeping with the tradition of St. Nicholas Day Fr. Antonio will be going to classrooms and distributing candy canes and reciting with the students:
 St. Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes

Monday December 5, 2016
Candy Bars are available in the office for parents who did not pick them up beforehand. There are only 25 boxes available.

Tuesday December 6, 2016- Feast of St. Nicholas
Fr. Antonio will distribute candy canes to students

Wednesday December 7, 2016 - Feast of St. Ambrose

Thursday December 8, 2016 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the second grade. 
Parents welcome to attend.
Tuition Suspension Letters will be sent home

Friday December 9, 2016 - Dismissal at 3:00 PM
PreK For All Coach will be working with teachers and students.  

Sunday December 11, 2016 - Third Sunday of Advent 
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM
Parent Meetings regarding Tuition Suspension 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM