Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week of May 21, 2018 Announcements

School Closed- Memorial Day Weekend
Friday May 25th 
Monday May 28th 

PreK Summer Program Enrollment is Closed 
We have reached the targeted enrollment for the 
Summer Program coordinated by Mrs. Fundora and the program is now closed.
Thursday May 31, 2018
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
 9:00 AM
Students in the First Holy Communion Class along with students of the Confirmation Class should wear their sacramental clothes so they may lead the procession.
All students should have a pair of rosary beads for the procession.

 8th Grade Graduation Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral
The 8th grade Graduation Mass will be celebrated at 
St. Patrick's Cathedral on Thursday May 24th at 10:00 AM.
8th grade parents are invited to join all the students of the Manhattan Catholic Schools.
 Parents are reminded that the students will be sitting in the middle aisle and parents are requested to sit on the side aisles of the cathedral.
Students are to be in full dress uniform for the Mass.
Please see Mr. Placido if you have questions.

 Bronx Zoo Trip May 24, 2018 
Students in grades 1-7 will be invited to join their classmates in a trip to the Zoo.
Each classroom teacher will be coordinating the trip for their class and parents who have questions should see their child's teacher.
Students who are not able to attend will be supervised for the day in school by a teacher.

May 30, 2018
Due to MAP testing the date for the distribution of Progress Reports and MAP parent reports will be 
May 30th.
This will be the final official notice for students who are struggling academically.

Monday May 21, 2018 
Feast of St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting 
After School Program will be in session.
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:15 PM
PreK For All Coach will be working with students today.

Tuesday May 22, 2018 Feast of St. Rita of Cascia
MAP Testing-- all tests will begin at 8:30 AM  
Grade 1 Reading
Grades 4 & 5 - Reading
Grades 6-8 Reading 
PreK Workshop  - Transiting to Kindergarten Workshop in library - NYCDOE Annette Pastor will be conducting workshop -- Parents urged to attend.

Wednesday May 23, 2018 
MAP Testing 
Grade 1 Mathematics 
Grade 3 ELA
Makeups for students who missed MAP testing.

Thursday May 24, 2018
8th Grade Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral 10:00 AM
Bronx Zoo Trip Grades 1-7

Friday May 25, 2018 - Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
School Closed

Monday May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day 
School Closed


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week of May 13, 2018 Announcements

MAP Testing 

Tuesday May 15th 
Mathematics Grades 2-8
Mathematics - Kindergarten

Wednesday May 16th 
ELA Grades 4 & 5 
Reading - Kindergarten

Thursdays May 17th
ELA Grades 6-8
Reading Grades 2 & 3

Testing will continue next week.

A letter from Dr. McNiff

May 8, 2018
Dear Families,
                  Our Catholic schools are proud to offer the finest academic and spiritual education for the students and families we serve. We understand many parents are interested in after-school enrichment programs that will give their children an edge in their development as students and leaders.
As such, beginning September 2018, your school will offer an enhanced after-school enrichment program for grades K-8. The program’s structure allows students time to play, complete homework, and learn in community with their peers. In addition to the current after-school resources and programs available, the after-school enrichment program provides students with an opportunity to engage in new activities. While activities may vary from school-to-school, the types of opportunities include:
                Academic Clubs: general tutoring, reading or math-specific tutoring, homework club, foreign language, journalism
                Performing Arts Clubs: theater/drama, dance, piano, choir
                Sports & Games: basketball, baseball, volleyball, golf, taekwondo, chess
                Other Activities: coding, robotics, arts and crafts, cooking, sewing, leadership /government
o   Quiet time for students to do their homework
o   Unstructured play time; and outdoor play time (weather permitting)
o   Snacks/lunch
The after-school program will run Monday through Friday, except on days when schools are closed. Parents who are interested in learning more about our after-school enrichment program or enrolling their child in the program  more information is located at Thank you for your support in helping us provide even more ambitious and enriching activities for the students and families we proudly serve.

Timothy J. McNiff, ED.d.
Superintendent of Schools
The Archdiocese of New York

More information will be available next week after Mr. Woods attends a meeting concerning this new initiative.

Monday May 14, 2018 - Feast of St. Matthias
A reminder that students will need a set of rosary beads for the May Procession on May 31st.

Tuesday May 15, 2018 Feast of St. Isidore
MAP testing - see schedule above.
Students are to be in dress uniform as pictures will be taken to thank the Moglia family for the air-conditioning in the lunchroom.

Wednesday May 16, 2018
MAP testing - see schedule above

Thursday May 17, 2018 
MAP testing - see schedule above

Friday May 18, 2018 
Parents should check their Smart tuition account before June 1st!
Please check with Mr. Guzman if you have questions.

Sunday May 20, 2018 - Pentecost Sunday
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Mass at 1:00 PM - last Sunday for students in sacramental        classes. Certificates of completion will be distributed at the end of Mass by Fr. Antonio.

Monday - May 21, 2018 - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty Meeting - scoring of NYSESLAT
After School Program in Session 
PreK For All Program dismissal at 3:15 PM 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week of May 7, 2018 Announcements

Ascension Thursday 
May 10, 2018 
Mass at 9:00 AM 
led by students of the 
First Grade
Parents Welcome 
Muffins with Mom 
May 11, 2018
9:00 AM - All PreK Classes
10:00 AM - Grades Kindergarten and First Grade 
Each Class will perform under the direction of Ms. Alma.

 May 9, 2018
Acceptance Letters will be mailed home to parents.
If you know anyone interested in the program that did not initially register for the program they can have their child's name added to the waiting list - please see Mr. Guzman.

Teacher Assignments 2018-2019
At this time of year teacher contracts and classroom assignments are coordinated.
Mr. Badia has decided to seek a different career outside of teaching and we as a school community wish him the very best as he transitions to his new employment.
All PreK assignments will remain the same.
K-1 - Ms. Ocasio 
K-2 - Ms. Frances Sanchez
First Grade - Ms. Saville (only one first grade for 2018-2019)
Grade 2 homeroom - Ms. Coello (ELA/Religion Grades 2 & 3)
Grade 3 homeroom - Ms. Wong (Math Grades 2-4/Science)
Grade 4 - homeroom - Ms. Larios (ELA/SS)
Grade 5 - Mrs. Ramsey (Science/Social Studies)
Grade 6- Ms. Serewko (ELA/Religion)
Grades 7 & 8 - Mr. Placido  (Math Grades 5-8)

Tuition Suspension Day 
Monday May 14, 2018
Letters will be sent home on Thursday May 10, 2018
55 families owe --------$ 81,637.95
Past Due Tuition 

Monday May 7, 2018
Parents are requested to check their tuition balances.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Thursday May 10, 2018 - Feast of the Ascension 
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the first grade.
Parents Welcome.
NYSESLAT Listening
PreK For All Coach will work with students.

Friday May 11, 2018
Muffins with Mom/music festival with Ms. Alma
9:00 AM - all PreK classes
10:00 AM - Grades K and 1

Saturday May 12, 2018
Tuition meeting with Mr. Woods - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM regarding Tuition Suspension Day 

Sunday May 13, 2018 - Mother's Day 
School office closed 
Students attend Mass with their Mom

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Week of April 30, 2018 Announcements

Financial Aid Deadline 
May 1, 2018
Final reminder to parents that all financial aid applications must be completed by May 1, 2018 - please see Alba in the office if you have questions.

Moglia Family Fund
We are grateful to the Moglia Family Fund for installing air conditioners in the school lunchroom/auditorium/gym 
this past Friday.
Joe, John, Paul, Bernadette and Mary were graduates of
 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School and have over the years assisted with many school projects.
They also are responsible for the installation of the new Smart TV's in Mrs. Fundora's  room, Ms. Rodriguez's room and 
Ms. Ocasio's classroom.
Further projects will be unveiled in the future. 

 Grades 3-8 Mathematics 
May 2nd and May 3rd

Students should get a good night's sleep and have breakfast each morning of the test.
The tests are not timed and students will be able to work at their own pace during the testing.

PreK (moving UP) and 
May 3, 2018
Please return picture money envelope to
 Mrs. Resto in tuition office.
Please check with classroom teachers regarding what clothes the children should wear. 

Monday April 30, 2018 - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty Meeting 
After School Program in session. 
School Calendars for May will be sent home.
PreK For All Dismissal 3:15 PM 
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students. 

Tuesday May 1, 2018 Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
PreK For All Coach will work with students today
Wednesday May 2, 2018 - Feast of St. Athanasius 
New York State Math Test Part I - Grades 3-8
Thursday May 3, 2018 Feast of Sts. Philip & James
PreK & Kindergarten picture day.
New York State Math Test Part II Grades 3-8
Friday May 4, 2018
Make up Date for Math Tests 
Tuition Due to Smart Tuition 
Saturday May 5, 2015 - Cinco de Mayo
Sunday May 6, 2018 
9:00 AM - Regent Class
1:00 PM - Mass for students in sacramental program.  
Reminder - Muffins for Mom - Grades PreK, K and 1
May 11th -- check 
May Calendar for time.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week of April 23, 2018 Announcements

Tuesday April 24th 
9:00 AM - All PreK Classes
10:00 AM - Grades K, 1 and 2 
presented by 
Ms. Alma 

A note from the 
Office of Enrollment & Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance: Urgent!

There are 11 parents who have not filed their financial form!

 May 1, 2018 is the deadline for families to submit their financial aid application AND all required documents.

Please see Alba in the office should you have any questions.

Math Test Dates Grades 3-8 
May 2nd and May 3rd
Make Up Dates
May 7th and May 8th 
Please make sure that you child is working at least 20 minutes a day on:
MAP Skills Sets
 Front Row and 
Khan Academy 
as assigned by their classroom teacher.

Report Card Distribution
April 26, 2018  
Report Cards will be distributed to students on 
Thursday April 26th at dismissal.
Students will only receive their report card if tuition is up to date.  
Mr. Woods received a report from the Manhattan Regional office on Friday that there is $61,294.61 in outstanding tuition that is past due. Tuition must be paid for the student to receive their report card. 
There will be NO PAYMENT PLANS accepted at this time - when the tuition is paid then the child will receive their report card.
Also, students who are in danger of retention will not receive their report card on Thursday April 26th. 
Parents will receive their child's report card after meeting with 
Mr. Woods and the child's teacher(s) on Friday April 27th during Parent Teacher Conferences from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Asbestos/Lead Inspection
 Letter to Parents 2018
An Asbestos and Lead inspection will be performed on 
Thursday April 26, 2018. 
There is one piece of asbestos in the boiler room of the school above the boiler. It poses no threat to the health of any child or school worker. The following letter is required to inform parents and custodial staff of its presence.  For those of you who are graduates of OLQM you may remember that 98% of the asbestos was removed from the school in the summer of 1984. 
You may fondly remember that it was not completed on time and that school began one week later.

Dear Parents,
Although you may not realize it, asbestos is a common material in almost every building in our society. It is a fireproofing material; it is found in floor tiles, it is used as an acoustical material to deaden sound. Under certain conditions, however, when it is damaged, asbestos can prove to be a concern.

Several years ago, because of that concern, the Federal Government asked every school in the country to conduct an inspection for all asbestos-containing materials.
The inspection of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School revealed asbestos-containing materials in the basement of the school. It is as the Environmental Protection Agency states, "important to note that not all friable asbestos-containing material need be removed from schools. Once such material has been identified, a program can be implemented to insure that the material is maintained in good condition, and that appropriate precautions are followed when the material is disturbed for any reason."

Nevertheless, in order to insure that no danger arises in the future from the friable asbestos, we have arranged corrective action.

Furthermore, in any student access area where friable asbestos has been detected, environmental engineers have been retained to do inspection and evaluation work in order to advise what, if any, steps are required to insure the ongoing welfare of students and staff, and to assure that no student or staff member will be exposed to unsafe levels of friable asbestos. The Archdiocese of New York has spent over 10 million dollars in the abatement of asbestos since 1983 (long before the current regulations), and will continue with its commitment to provide a safe environment for our students and employees.

The management plan is available to all parents and staff for review on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Monday April 23, 2018
Superintendent of School School Evaluation
NYU evaluation of PreK For All Program 
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students today. 

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Spring Musical 
9:00 AM - PreK Classes
10:00 AM - Grades K, 1 and 2 
Parents welcome to attend 
Touring Tuesday
Math coach will be working with students in grades 5-8.

Wednesday April 25, 2018- Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist
Secretary's Day-- parents should remember to thank Alba for all the work she does for them and their children. 
Anti- Bullying curriculum will be covered today.
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students today.

Thursday April 26, 2018
Asbestos & Lead Testing today
Report cards will be sent home today.
Math Coach will work with students in grades 5-8

Friday April 27, 2018 - National Arbor Day
Early Dismissal Day - 
12:00 Noon for all students in all classes.
After School Program in session 
Parent Teacher Conferences 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM in school auditorium grades 1-8
PreK and Kindergarten conferences will be held in classrooms.
Mr. Woods and Mr. Guzman will be in the school library.

Sunday April 29th - Fifth Sunday of Easter 
Regents Class - 9:00 AM
Mass for all students at 1:00 PM