Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week of October 16, 2017 Announcements


Bobby Sanabria  & Quarteto Ache
Hurricane/Earthquake Relief Concert for Puerto Rico/Mexico
Thursday October 19, 2017 
6:00 PM 
School Auditorium
Tickets available in school office 
$10.00 adults
$5.00 children 
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Progress Reports 
Distributed  October 20, 2017
Progress Reports will be distributed to all students on 
Friday October 20, 2017.
The Progress Report will reflect student progress from the beginning of the school until now. 
The Progress Report may be a wake up call for some students. 
Report Cards will be distributed Friday November 17th and the Progress Report enables parents to see areas of strengths or weakness.
Should parents have concerns about the Progress Report they should call the school office and meet with the teacher(s) concerning their child's progress.
Should parents have concerns about the Progress Report AFTER meeting with their child's teacher they should feel free to see Mr. Woods on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. No appointment is necessary .


MAP (NWEA) Data Day 
Monday--- October 23rd
School is closed
PreK For All Program is OPEN  
A MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) action plan for your child will be sent home following Data Day. It should be signed and returned to the homeroom teacher and should be a point of discussion during Parent Teacher Conferences on Report Card Day in November. 


Monday October 16th - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon 
Faculty Meeting 
PreK For All Program Dismissal - 3:15 PM 
Building Blocks Coach will be here to work with students in the PreK For All Program.
After School Program will be in session.

Tuesday October 17th - 
8:30 AM - PreK For All Parent Workshop in library 
Safe Environment Curriculum will be covered this week. 
   
    Safe Environment Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Our Catholic tradition has always affirmed the dignity of the human person as created in the image and likeness of God. Every person with whom we come in contact deserves to be seen by us with the eyes of God. We know that ministry with children and youth, in particular, is a sacred trust. 

We, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School are committed to preserve, at all times and in all places, this sacred trust which is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ.
In 2002, the United States Bishops approved The Charter for the Protection of Children and  Young People in an effort to protect children
and youth from sexual abuse at ;all levels of church life and to restore trust in a Church scarred by the scandal of clergy and sexual abuse. 
Article 12 of the charter directs all dioceses to create programs and processes to teach children and youth about sexual abuse and prevention. 

In the Archdiocese of New York, this training will be integrated this week.
October 17th- October 20th  during the religion classes in our school.

We thank you for your support and interest as we partner to give our children the safest possible environment to grow in faith, in our parish, school and in our homes.

Wednesday October 18th
Feast of St. Luke 
Tickets on sale in tuition office for Thursday's Concert

Thursday October 19th 
Feast of St. Paul of the Cross
PreK For All Instructional Specialist will be in classrooms to work with teachers & students 

Jazz Relief Concert for 
Puerto Rico & Mexico ---6:00 PM 

Friday October 20th - 
Progress Reports sent home

Sunday October 22nd
9:00 AM - Biology Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students in  sacramental program 

Monday - October 23rd - 
Data Day School Closed
PreK For All Program OPEN  






















Monday, October 9, 2017

Week of October 10, 2017 Announcements




Bobby Sanabria  & Quarteto Ache
Hurricane/Earthquake Relief Concert for Puerto Rico/Mexico
Thursday October 19, 2017 
6:00 PM 
School Auditorium

Ms. Alma has arranged a relief concert for the victims of the recent tragedies in Puerto Rico & Mexico.
Tickets will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.
All proceeds will be donated to assist in the relief efforts to assist the people of these two countries.
Tickets will be available in the school office beginning 
Thursday, October 12th.






Hispanic Heritage Month Music Presentation 
Thursday October 12, 2017
9:00 AM - All PreK classes
10:00 AM - K & 1
Parents are welcome to attend.
The presentation will be approximately 1/2 hour so that parents may get to work after the assembly.


Chocolate Bars 
Chocolate Bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Each box contains 60 bars and the money for each box (money order/check preferred) should be returned to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office. Parents who do not wish to sell candy bars may pay Smart Tuition directly through their account. 
Parents need to remember that this is an either/or decision. 
Either parents sell candy bars OR they pay Smart Tuition the fund raising fee. 
The programming of Smart Tuition this year 
does not permit a split decision as was done in year's past.
The last day to pick up candy bars 
will be 
November 1, 2017

2 liter Bottles Needed- empty 

Students in the Biology class are in need of 2 liter bottles for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project they are working on.  If you have empty 2 liter soda bottles and are willing to give them to the class you may drop them off in the science room on the first floor.

Tuesday October 10, 2017
PreK for All ESI-R screening will begin.

Wednesday October 11, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Classroom Presentations Grades 2-8
Grade 2 - 9:00 AM  - Mrs. Bagley
Grade 3 - 12:30 PM- Mrs. Ramsey
Grade 4- 9:30 AM - Mrs. Ramsey
Grade 5 - 2:15 PM - Mrs. Ramsey
Grades 6 & 7 - 8:15 AM - Mrs. Ramsey
Grade 8 - 2:15 PM - Mrs. Larios 
Parents Welcome

Thursday October 12, 2017 - Columbus Day
Hispanic Heritage Music Presentations  Grades PreK, K and 1
9:00 AM - PreK
10:00 AM - Grades K & 1 



Friday October 13, 2017
Fire Prevention Week Presentation
9:00 AM - PreK & K
9:45 AM Grades 1-4
10:30 AM - Grades 5-8

Sunday October 15, 2017
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacramental program 1:00 PM 













Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week of October 2, 2017


Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 
Blessing of Animals 
Wednesday October 4th 
9:00 AM 

The annual blessing of domestic animals will occur on Wednesday during the 9:00 AM Mass.  Students may bring animals from home for this blessing.
If dogs or cats are being brought to school they must return home with a parent after Mass.

EDUCATE - Student Information System
https://adny.tads.com

Parent access for the Educate Student information System is open.   
Parents may request access for the system by emailing Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com.
Parents may also come in on Sundays and see Brianna and she will give them their login and password information.  
No passwords etc. will be given out during the week only via e-mail or on Sundays.
Students in grades 4-8 will also be given their own login and password during this week.
It is important that parents keep abreast of their child's progress on a weekly basis regarding completion of homework/projects and test scores. Should parents see a problem then an appointment should be made with the teacher of that subject.
Parents should not wait until Report Card Night to say 
"Wow...I didn't know my child was failing?"


Chocolate Bars 
Chocolate Bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Each box contains 60 bars and the money for each box (money order/check preferred) should be returned to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office. Parents who do not wish to sell candy bars may pay Smart Tuition directly through their account. 
Parents need to remember that this is an either/or decision. 
Either parents sell candy bars OR they pay Smart Tuition the fund raising fee. 
The programming of Smart Tuition this year 
does not permit a split decision as was done in year's past.
The last day to pick up candy bars 
will be 
November 1, 2017


Hispanic Heritage Month Music Presentation 
Thursday October 12, 2017
9:00 AM - All PreK classes
10:00 AM - K & 1
Parents are welcome to attend.
The presentation will be approximately 1/2 hour so that parents may get to work after the assembly.

2 liter Bottles Needed- empty 

Students in the Biology class are in need of 2 liter bottles for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project they are working on.  If you have empty 2 liter soda bottles and are willing to give them to the class you may drop them off in the science room on the first floor.

Monday October 2, 2017- Feast of Guardian Angels 
October Calendars will be sent home with students today.
Parents of PreK and Kindergarten may be called as we review files regarding immunizations before the NYC Department of Health inspection this mnonth.

Tuesday October 3, 2017
MAP testing Kindergarten 

Wednesday October 4, 2017 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
9:00 AM Mass led by the students of grades 6 & 7
Annual blessing of animals will take place at this Mass.
Parents Welcome 
MAP testing - Kindergarten 

Thursday October 5, 2017 - Smart Tuition Payment Due 

Friday October 6, 2017- Feast of St. Bruno
MAP testing Grade 2 Mathematics 

Sunday October 9, 2017 - Holiday Weekend
School office closed
Students are to attend Mass with their parents.








Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week of September 25, 2017 Announcements



EDUCATE - Student Information System
https://adny.tads.com
Parent access for the Educate Student information System is open.   
Parents may request access for the system by emailing Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com.
Parents may also come in on Sundays and see Brianna and she will give them their login and password information.  
No passwords etc. will be given out during the week only via e-mail or on Sundays.
Students in grades 4-8 will also be given their own login and password during this week.
It is important that parents keep abreast of their child's progress on a weekly basis regarding completion of homework/projects and test scores. Should parents see a problem then an appointment should be made with the teacher of that subject.
Parents should not wait until Report Card Night to say 
"Wow...I didn't know my child was failing?"

MAP Testing will continue this week for students in grades K-8 - the system went down last week and we will resume testing on Tuesday September 26th.


Chocolate Bars 
Chocolate Bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Each box contains 60 bars and the money for each box (money order/check preferred) should be returned to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office. Parents who do not wish to sell candy bars may pay Smart Tuition directly through their account. 
Parents need to remember that this is an either/or decision. 
Either parents sell candy bars OR they pay Smart Tuition the fund raising fee. 
The programming of Smart Tuition this year 
does not permit a split decision as was done in year's past.
The last day to pick up candy bars 
will be 
November 1, 2017.

     A reminder that Smart Tuition payments are due the        
5th of each month. 
       Questions regarding Smart Tuition should be directed to        Mr. Guzman who is in the office from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.


Monday September 25, 2017 - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
PreK For All Program dismissal is at 3:15 PM 
After School Program is in session.

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Feast of Sts. Cosmos & Damian
MAP Testing Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Wednesday September 27, 2017 - Feast of St. Vincent de Paul 
MAP testing Grades K, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 8 

Thursday September 28, 2017- Feast of St. Wenceslaus
MAP Testing Grades 2, 3 & 4 



Friday September 29, 2017 
Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
Updated Medical Forms due
Hispanic Heritage Food Sale by 8th Grade students 
11:00 AM -12:00 noon  











Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cornerstone/Educate Training



Parent Training 
Thursday September 21st 
& Friday September 21st

Ms. Larios will be available in the microscope room of the school to train parents on the use of the Student Information System Educate on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Otherwise she will be available on Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
She will also be able to give parents their login and passwords for the system. 


Reminder Class Picture Day is 
Friday, September 22nd
Students are to be in full dress uniform.
Thursday is dress down day - shorts may be worn because of the heat. 



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week of September 18, 2017


MAP Testing 
MAP testing begins this week for all students in grades K-8. 
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will be administered three times within the school year. Now, in January and then again in May. These tests will enable parents and teachers to access their child's academic growth throughout the school year. 
All tests are computer generated and scores will be available with 48 hours of testing.  Parent reports will be sent home with students at the end of each cycle of testing.  The report will indicate the child's strengths and also the areas in need of remediation or added instruction. 
The two data days that are listed on the yearly calendar will address strategies that can be incorporated to assist teachers in raising the bar for student success. Parents who have questions regarding the MAP testing may address their concerns to the classroom teacher or see Mr. Woods on Sundays.

After School Program 
The final day for registration for the After School Program is 
Monday September 18th. 
Staffing of the program must be submitted to the regional board of directors. Parents who wish to use the program for half days do not need to formally register. A reminder that the price for a 
half day use of the After School Program is $20.00.



Chocolate Bars 
Chocolate Bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Each box contains 60 bars and the money for each box (money order/check preferred) should be returned to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office. Parents who do not wish to sell candy bars may pay Smart Tuition directly through their account. 
Parents need to remember that this is an either/or decision. 
Either parents sell candy bars OR they pay Smart Tuition the fund raising fee. 
The programming of Smart Tuition this year does not permit a split decision as was done in year's past.

Parent Signature Page Packet 
Parents will be contacted this week regarding the return of the Parent Signature Packet that they received at the opening meeting or was sent home with your child on the first day of school. In order to receive funding for text books/blended learning/classroom coaches/chrome books we are in need of all the materials to be returned.

 Registration for Sacramental Program
Registration for the sacramental program will be held on Sunday September 24th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
The program is open for students who have not received Baptism, students in 2nd grade for the sacrament of Reconciliation, students in 3rd grade for First Holy Communion and students in 7th and 8th grades for the sacrament of Confirmation. 
Requirement of the program is attendance at the 1:00 PM Mass with Mr. Woods. Any questions regarding the program may be directed to Mr. Woods on Sundays.

EDUCATE - Student Information System
https://adny.tads.com
Parent access for the Educate Student information System will be opened on Tuesday.  Parents may request access for the system by emailing Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com.
Parents may also come in on Sundays and see Brianna and she will give them their login and password information.  
No passwords etc. will be given out during the week only via e-mail or on Sundays.
Students in grades 4-8 will also be given their own login and password during this week.
It is important that parents keep abreast of their child's progress on a weekly basis regarding completion of homework/projects and test scores. Should parents see a problem then an appointment should be made with the teacher of that subject.
Parents should not wait until Report Card Night to say 
"Wow...I didn't know my child was failing?"

New York State Tests Results
Students who were enrolled here at OLQM last year in grades 5-8 will be receiving a copy of their NYS tests results in Mathematics. ELA (English Language Arts) and Science. 
Should parents have concerns regarding the results they should see their child's teacher or may see Mr. Woods in the office. As a reminder NYS tests are one facet of your child's academic ability. These tests coupled with your child's everyday academic progression along with MAP results will assist the teacher and you the parent in improving long term academic success. 


Monday September 18, 2017
Last Day for Registration for the After School Program 
MAP Testing Mathematics Grades 1, 5, 6, 7, & 8 
Building Blocks Coach will work with students in the 
PreK For All Program.

Tuesday September 19, 2017 
School is Closed - 
Archdiocese of New York Conference Day for teachers.

Wednesday September 20, 2017 
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered by teachers during Religion class.
MAP testing Grades 5 & 6 - ELA
MAP Testing Grades 1,2 & 3 - Reading 

Thursday September 21, 2017                                                        Feast of St. Matthew, the evangelist 
MAP testing - Kindergarten Reading 
Map Testing Grades 2, 3 & 4 - Mathematics

Friday September 22, 2017 - Autumn begins 
Class Picture Day - students are to be in full dress uniform. 
MAP testing Grades 4 & 5 - Reading 
PreK For All Social Worker will be working with students today. 












Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of September 11, 2017 Announcements



Lunch Program 
     The New York City Department of Buildings was here
             this last week regarding the gas problem in the  
                                         school lunch room.
  They are requiring that the venting system for the kitchen be replaced before the gas can be turned on.
This will result in a longer time frame for the re-introduction of hot lunch. Until further notice students will be served sandwiches etc. for lunch as provided by the Archdiocesan Child Nutrition Program. Again, parents are welcome to send lunch in with students. 

Candy Bars - Fund Raising 
World's Finest Candy bars will be arriving Wednesday.  Parents who wish to use candy bar sales to assist them in fund raising as part of the tuition requirements may pick them up from 
Mrs. Resto in the office area.
Parents are reminded that if they want to drop off the money for candy bars in the office it must be               in the form of a money order or check.                 No cash in the office.  

Parent Sign Off Sheets
A number of papers along with emergency cards were sent home with your child if you did not attend the parent meeting on Wednesday.  Please have them returned to your child's teacher by Thursday as some of them must be scanned and sent into the regional office.  As a reminder BOTH Emergency cards should be returned to the classroom teacher.

Monday September 11th - Patriots Day 
Parent Signature Pages due this week.

Tuesday September 12th - Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary
Mass at 9:00 AM - Parents Welcome 

Wednesday September 13th - Feast of St. John Chrysostom
Candy Bars will be delivered
Fire Drill Today 
Sacramental Program letters will be sent home to parents 

Thursday September 14th - Feast of the Triumph of the Cross
Parent Signature Pages are due along with Emergency Cards

Friday September 15th - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Hispanic Heritage Month Begins 
7th and 8th grade students will have a presentation by Row New York regarding rowing lessons.

Sunday September 17th 
St. Vincent de Paul Flea Market --if you are a hoarder it is perfect time to clean out and donate things to the St. Vincent de Paul Society here at OLQM Chruch. 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Sacramental Registration for 
Baptism (any grade), 
Reconciliation (2nd grade and above), 
First Holy Communion (for those students who received Reconciliation last year), 
Confirmation (7th & 8th Grades).