Saturday, June 23, 2018

Week of June 25, 2018 Announcements






End of Year Mass 
8th Grade Graduation 
Tuesday June 26, 2018
10:00 AM 
Parents Welcome

End of Year Report Card Distribution 
Tuesday June 26, 2018 12:30 PM
Early Dismissal at 1:00 P.M 

Monday June 25, 2018
PreK Summer Program begins with Mrs. Fundora 

PreK For All Moving Up Ceremony  10:00 AM 

Awards Ceremony - Grades 1-7 
1:00 PM in auditorium - Parents Welcome  
Dismissal at 3:15 PM- students grades 1-8
No After School Program 

Tuesday June 26, 2018 
End of Year Mass 10:00 AM - Parents  Welcome 
Graduation Exercises 8th Grade following Mass 
 
Report Cards Distributed at 12:30 PM 
Dismissal at 1:00 PM  


2018-2019
Smart Tuition accounts have been set up for September 2018. Please check your Smart Tuition Account 
The error regarding fund raising has been corrected. 
Any questions should be addressed to Mr. Guzman.  
If you do have an account (and there are a good number of you who forgot) for September 2018 then you did not pay re-registration which must be done before the account is set up.
Also Kindergarten parents who wish to request a teacher for September:
1. Tuition for September must be paid before July 15th for September.
2. Receipt brought to school before July 15th wherein parent completes teacher request form.
3. There will be 40 students in Kindergarten so when the first twenty fill in for either class then the class closes.
4. The teachers for Kindergarten will be 
Ms. Ocasio - K-1
Ms. Frances Sanchez - K-2

 
Summer Office Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Week of June 18, 2018 Announcements




Kindergarten & 8th Grade Graduation Gowns

Gowns may be picked up from Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.
Gowns may only be picked up when there is a zero balance on the Smart Tuition Account.

GRADUATIONS AND MOVING UP CEREMONIES 

Tuesday June 19, 2018 - Kindergarten 10:00 AM
Wednesday June 20, 2018 - PreK - 1 Mrs. Fundora's Class 10:00 AM
Thursday June 21, 2018 - PreK -2  Ms. Rodriguez's Class 10:00 AM 
Monday June 25th - PreK For All - 10:00 AM 
Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry and Mrs. Serbones class
Tuesday June 26th 10:00 AM - End of Year Mass and 8th Graduation Exercises
 
Report Card Distribution
Report cards will be distributed to students on 
Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM. 
Tuition must be up to date for students to receive their 
report cards.
Dismissal will follow at 1:00 PM.
Mr. Woods will be available after 2:00 PM for parents who wish to see him as a number of alumni will be present for the 8th grade graduation. 
Summer Reading List 

The books listed below are required reading for September. The title of the book will also be listed on your child's report card. 
Grade 1 - Frog and Toad are Friends

Grade 2 - Magic Tree House # 3 Mummies in the Morning.

Grade 3 - Magic Tree House # 24 - Earthquake in the Early Morning

Grade 4 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Grade 5 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Grade 6 - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riodan

Grade 7 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Grade 8 - A Raisin in the Sun - by Lorraine Hansberry

                                                       
2018-2019
Smart Tuition accounts have been set up for September 2018. Please check your 
Smart Tuition Account . Any questions should be addressed to Mr. Guzman.  
If you do have an account (and there are a good number of you who forgot) for September 2018 then you did not pay re-registration which must be done before the account is set up.
Also Kindergarten parents who wish to request a teacher for September:
1. Tuition for September must be paid before   July 15th for September.
2. Receipt brought to school before July 15th wherein parent completes teacher request form.
3. There will be 40 students in Kindergarten so when the first twenty fill in for either class then the class closes.
4. The teachers for Kindergarten will be 
Ms. Ocasio - K-1
Ms. Frances Sanchez - K-2

 Registration is Now Open
Parents may register with Eric or Mr. Guzman for the after school program now before school ends.  This way it will be automatically set up in your Smart Tuition account so that parents will not have to bring in a check/money order.
After August 1st - parents will have to bring in a check/money order for registration. 
Registration forms are available in the office.

Monday June 18th 
Reminder no child will receive their report card if there is any kind of balance on Smart Tuition.

Tuesday June 19th 
Kindergarten Graduation 10:00 AM - auditorium.
Reception for parents following ceremony.
Title I program end for the year.

Wednesday June 20th 
PreK -1 (Mrs. Fundora) Moving Up Ceremony 
                                                               10:00 AM - auditorium
Reception following the ceremony.

Thursday June 21st
PreK -2 (Mrs. Rodriguez's)  Moving Up Ceremony 
                                                               10:00 auditorium.
Last Day of After School Program

Friday June 22nd - School Closed
The school office will be open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM for               parents wishing to see Mr. Woods.

As a reminder this is a VERY busy time of year and parents may have their questions answered by emailing Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com - either Mr. Woods or Mr. Guzman will respond as soon as possible.
 
 
  











Sunday, June 10, 2018

Week of June 11, 2018 Announcements

Kindergarten & 8th Grade Graduation Gowns

Gowns may be picked up from Mrs. Resto in the tuition office beginning Tuesday June 12, 2018.
Gowns may only be picked up when there is a zero balance on the Smart Tuition Account.

GRADUATIONS AND MOVING UP CEREMONIES 

Tuesday June 19, 2018 - Kindergarten 10:00 AM
Wednesday June 20, 2018 - PreK - 1 Mrs. Fundora's Class 10:00 AM
Thursday June 21, 2018 - PreK -2  Ms. Rodriguez's Class 10:00 AM 
Monday June 25th - PreK For All - 10:00 AM 
Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry and Mrs. Serbones class
Tuesday June 26th 10:00 AM - End of Year Mass and 8th Graduation Exercises

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM INITIATIVE

 A survey link will be posted on this blog from the Office of
 Dr. McNiff the Superintendent of Schools 
regarding parents wishes for programs for the 
After School Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
The program will be coordinated by Kids in the Game
 and they will be offering a variety of activities. 
Please do the survey as soon as possible. 
Deadline has been extended to June 12, 2018 

The links for Our Lady Queen of Martyrs are as follows:
· at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PBXWSF   --     and
·         https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8B2NRSX   -- en espanol 

if your are having difficulty with opening the link or need any help 
with the survey please see the office staff or Eric in the After School Program.

Early Dismissal Days this Week

12:00 Dismissal 
PreK For All - 3:15 PM 
After School Program in session
Monday June 11th - Faculty Meeting
Friday June 15th - Rating Day

 Friday --June 15th 
9:00 AM - PreK Classes
10:00 AM Grades K & 1

Congratulations 
Jarissa Molina 8th Grade
Jarissa was accepted recently into the 
Rudolf Steiner School, with a full scholarship, after attending the Oliver Program after school and on weekends
 since 7th grade.

Friday June 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The school uniform company will be here to measure students for uniforms.

Science Room - First Floor

Monday June 11, 2018 - Feast of St. Barnabas 
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
After School Program in Session 
Tuition Suspension Day 

Tuesday June 12, 2018
After School Program Survey due today.
Educate will be shut down today until the end of July.

Wednesday June 13, 2018- Feast of St. Anthony of Padua
PreK For All coach will work with students.
Living Environment Regents 1:15 PM- 4:15 PM 

Thursday June 14, 2018
8th grade Trip

Friday June 15, 2018 - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Rating Day.
Donuts with Dad
9:00 AM - PreK Classes
10:00 AM Grades K & 1
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
After School Program in Session 
Uniform Company here 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Science Room 






Monday, June 4, 2018

Week of June 3, 2018 Announcements

Calendar Error

Last day of school is Tuesday June 26, 2018
Dismissal will be at 1:00 PM 

After School Program Initiative

 A survey link will be posted on this blog from the Office of
 Dr. McNiff the Superintendent of Schools 
regarding parents wishes for programs for the 
After School Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
The program will be coordinated by Kids in the Game
 and they will be offering a variety of activities. 
Please do the survey as soon as possible.

The links for Our Lady Queen of Martyrs are as follows:
· at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PBXWSF   -- English     and
·         https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8B2NRSX   -- en espanol 

if your are having difficulty with opening the link or need any help 
with the survey please see the office staff or Eric in the After School Program.

Tuition Suspension Day June 11, 2018 

Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home on Thursday 
regarding outstanding balances due the school.
The final payment date for this year is June 5, 2018.
As of today there is $78,761.11
in outstanding tuition due by 51 parents
At this time of year there are no payment plans and 
students will be excluded from school until the balance is paid.
All students in the After School Program
 also will not be able to attend the program if there is an outstanding balance.
Parents will be able to meet with Mr. Woods on Sunday 
from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM should they have concerns about their balance.

Graduations and Moving Up Ceremonies 

Tuesday June 19, 2018 - Kindergarten 10:00 AM
Wednesday June 20, 2018 - PreK - 1 Mrs. Fundora's Class 10:00 AM
Thursday June 21, 2018 - PreK -2  Ms. Rodriguez's Class 10:00 AM 
Monday June 25th - PreK For All - 10:00 AM 
Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry and Mrs. Serbones class
Tuesday June 26th 10:00 AM - End of Year Mass and 8th Graduation Exercises


Friday June 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The school uniform company will be here to measure students for uniforms.
Science Room - First Floor


The Overprotected American Child
an excerpt from The Wall Street Journal
June 4, 2018
Anne Marie Albano, director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders in New York, reminds parents that the ultimate goal is to have their children be self-sufficient by the time they leave home for college or the workplace. She and her colleagues have come up with a list of milestones that adolescents should achieve before high-school graduation, including being able to advocate for themselves with teachers and other authority figures, seeing a doctor without a parent and waking themselves up in the morning on their own. “We have parents who call their college student at Harvard or Michigan and wake them up every morning,” she says. You do not want to be that parent.

A PATH TOWARD INDEPENDENCE

  • Age 2 to 3: Put dirty clothes in hamper; put toys away.
  • Age 4 to 5: Feed pets; choose own clothes.
  • Age 6 to 7: Make a sandwich (but no sharp knives, yet); take a bath unsupervised.
  • Age 8 to 9: Use the stove to make a simple meal; help arrange playdates.
  • Age 10 to 13: Wake up in the morning without parental prodding; be at home alone; walk or bike to school without an adult.
  • Age 14 to 17: Schedule and go to a doctor’s appointment without help; get an after-school or summer job; make and follow a budget; take an out-of-town trip alone.
Sources: Rebecca Rialon Berry, Anne Marie Albano, American Academy of Pediatrics, familyeducation.com
Even when children are thrilled to gain some independence, parents often have to learn to cope with their own anxiety. Heidi Thompson, lives with her husband and two children in Calais, Vt., a town where children often run around unsupervised. Still, Ms. Thompson, a psychotherapist, was nervous when her daughter wanted to participate in a ritual for neighborhood kids the summer before seventh grade: camping overnight without adults on an island in the nearby lake. Ms. Thompson reluctantly gave her OK. “I was up all night,” she said. In the morning, however, her daughter, “came home so excited. We want them to feel that the world overall is a safe place,” says Ms. Thompson.
Of course, when children try something on their own, it doesn’t always go smoothly. They may take the wrong bus or choose not to study for a test—and then bomb it.
Such outcomes point to the one autonomy milestone that parents find particularly difficult, says Joseph F. Hagan Jr., clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of Vermont and the co-editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures guidelines for health professionals. “Part of independence is to make your own decisions,” he says—including “the right to make a wrong decision.”
Parents who would want to read the complete article should e-mail Mr. Woods and he will forward the whole article .

Monday June 4, 2018  ----Parents are requested to check their Smart Tuition Accounts  Calendars for the Month of June will be sent home with students. 
Tuesday June 5, 2018 - Feast of St. Boniface                                                                Archdiocesan End of Year Religion Exam Grades 3-8
Wednesday June 6, 2018 Feast of St. Norbert                                                                              New York State Science Exam Grades 4 & 8 
Thursday June 7, 2018  -- PreK For All Program Closed - Professional Development Day Tuition Suspension Letters will be sent home with students.
Friday June 8, 2018 - School Closed 
Sunday June 10, 2018                                                                                                          Parent meetings regarding Tuition 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Monday June 11, 2018  - Tuition Suspension Day                                                                      Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon - Faculty Meeting     





Monday, May 28, 2018

Week of May 28, 2018 Announcements


May Procession and Crowing of an Image of Mary
May 31, 2018
Feast of the Visitation 
9:00 AM 
Students who received Reconciliation, 
First Holy Communion and Confirmation should wear their dress up clothes for the day.
Parents are Welcome

Progress Reports and Parent Reports
 for
 MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) will be sent home with all students on Thursday May 31st.
The Progress Report should be signed and returned to the classroom teacher.

8th Grade Ring Day  
Friday June 1, 2018 
11:00 AM 
School Auditorium
Parents Welcome to attend.
Luncheon following ceremony.


Teacher Assignments 2018-2019
At this time of year teacher contracts and classroom assignments have been coordinated and reviewed by the regional board.
Mr. Badia and Mrs. Ramsey have decided to seek a different career outside of teaching and we as a school community wish both of them the very best as they transition to their new employment.
All PreK assignments will remain the same.
Ms. Darlene Rosario will be the classroom aide in PreK -5 
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/Social Studies )
Grade 3 homeroom - Ms. Wong (Math Grades 2-4/Social Studies)
Grade 4 - homeroom - Ms. Larios (ELA/SS)
Grade 5 - Mr. Edward Montas (Science Grades 3-8)
Grade 6- Ms. Serewko (ELA/Religion)
Grades 7 & 8 - Mr. Placido  (Math Grades 5-8)


Uniform Company Measurement Day
Friday June 15th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Science Room First Floor 


Please keep in your Prayers:
Mrs. Silva - whose husband passed away in Ecuador
Mrs. Rosa - whose father passed away in the Dominican Republic


Tuesday May 29, 2018
Students should know where their rosary beads are for Thursday.

Wednesday May 30, 2018 Feast of St. Joan of Arc
PreK For All Supervisor will be working with students and teachers today.
New York State Science Performance Test Grades 4 and 8 - 9:00 AM

Thursday May 31, 2018  Feast of the Visitation 
May Procession 9:00 AM - Parents Welcome 
Progress Reports will be sent home today.
Congratulations to Mrs. Gonzalez and Ms. Sanchez who will graduating today.

Friday June 1, 2018 Feast of St. Justin
PreK For All coach will be working with students and teachers today.
Ring Day - 8th grade 11:00 AM in auditorium

Sunday June 3, 2018 Feast of Corpus Christii
Regents Class 11:00 AM