Saturday, March 21, 2015



UPK- Universal PreK for All
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will now offer a free UPK program for students who were born in 2011. The program from the NYC Department of Education will be coordinated by Mr. Woods, the Regional Board and the Superintendent of Schools Office for the Archdiocese of New York. Parents interested in the program should fill out a form on line at www.nyc.gov/prek. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs site # is MAXL. You may obtain information from Alba or Mr. Woods. As a reminder this program is for 4 year old students only born in 2011.

Lenten Alms-giving
As mentioned previously one of the sacrifices during Lent is alms-giving for those that are less fortunate than ourselves. This week the alms-giving jar will be counted and the monies used to purchase Easter meals for those at the St. Patrick's Nursing Home in the Bronx. The Confirmation class will be bringing the food to the home on Thursday March 26th.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be sent home this Thursday with all students.Parents are reminded that report cards will be distributed on Friday April 24, 2015.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered to students in the program on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. A letter went home this week to parents. Students are to wear dress up clothes for the sacrament. Parents are urged to attend the ceremony.

Lenten Confessions
Lenten Confessions will take place this Thursday for all students in grades 3-8.

Fund Raising
A reminder that candy bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements.

Office - Easter Break
The office will be open during the Easter Break- CALL before you come as the office may close early on certain days.
The office will be closed Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Monday March 23, 2015
CCSS Unit V Week 2

Tuesday March 24, 2015
Sacrament of Reconciliation at 11:00 AM

Wednesday March 25, 2015 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Math coach will work with students in grades 3, 4, 6 and 7

Thursday March 26, 2015

Progress Reports will be sent home today for ALL students
Lenten Confessions for students in Grades 3-8
Confirmation Class visits St. Patrick's Nursing home.

Friday March 27, 2015

Dress Up Day no Jeans etc.
Stations of the Cross at 11:30 AM
Classroom Parties 1:00 PM
Easter Recess begins at dismissal - students return April 13, 2015


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Week of March 16, 2015 Announcments




UPK- Universal PreK for All
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will now offer a free UPK program for students who were born in 2011. The program from the NYC Department of Education will be coordinated by Mr. Woods, the Regional Board and the Superintendent of Schools Office for the Archdiocese of New York. Parents interested in the program should fill out a form with Alba. More information will be forthcoming this week. Mr. Woods just received this notice last Friday and information flyers will be sent home as soon as he knows. Parents who gave information to the Headstart Program should see Alba.


Mrs. Fundora's Class Parent Meeting- Tuesday March 17th 8:00 AM in Library
Mr. Woods would like to met with all parents of Mrs. Fundora's class on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM in the library. This will be a very important meeting and if the parent cannot make the meeting then a representative should be sent as Mr. Woods will be discussing very important information regarding the PreK program for September 2015.

Ms. Alma's Jazz concert - Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Ms. Alma will be having a jazz concert on Wednesday to raise funds for the stage curtains in the lunchroom. Ms. Alma will conduct the concert for 45 minutes and then there will be a question and answer period following the concert. Tickets will be available in the tuition office on Tuesday or at the door. Pice is $5.00 for adults and/or children.

Lenten Almsgiving

As part of Lenten sacrifices almsgiving to those in need is one of the easiest. Instead of buying Starbucks for a day think about donating that money to a worthy cause. We have partnered again with St. Patrick's Nursing Home and a jar has been set in the lunchroom for students to drop in their alms (donations) for us to assist those with a fulfilling Easter meal. If parents want to join in the spirit see Mrs. Resto in the office as she has taken charge of the student's jar. The students of the 7th and 8th grade, who are in the Confirmation Program, will be visiting St. Patrick's Home on Thursday March 26th as part of their Confirmation Service Project.

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will be on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. At the present time there are no scholarships for new students entering OLQM.Parents needing information regarding registration should see Alba.

Monday March 16, 2015
Unit IV exams Grades K-8 ELA - English Language Arts
Map a Month Due

Tuesday March 17, 2015 - Feast of St. Patrick - patron of the Archdiocese of New York
GREEN DAY- students may wear a green shirt, skirt, pants and not wear their uniform for the day.
Unit IV exams - Religion and Science.
Tickets go on Sale for Jazz Concert with Ms. Alma

Wednesday - March 18, 2015
Unit IV Exams - Mathematics and Social Studies
Ms. Alma's concert - 6:00 PM --tickets $5.00

Thursday March 19, 2015- Feast of St. Joseph
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of he 5th grade. Baptism of 5 students at this Mass. Parents welcome.

Friday - School Closed - Religion Conference Day for teachers

Saturday March 21,2015
Registration for new students 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday March 22, 2015
Registration for new students 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
No Classes
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week of March 9, 2015 Announcements



Open House- Touring Tuesday - March 10. 2015
On Tuesday March 10, 2015 parents will be able to visit their child's classroom from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM. The visit is a view of the classroom and not time to engage the teacher in conversation. The teacher is to continue teaching while you the parent observe your child, the other children in the class and their interaction with their teacher.

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will be Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
New Tuition rates have been posted on this blog.

Easter Recess
Easter Recess will begin after dismissal on Friday March 27th.School will resume on Monday April 13th. For those who like to take extended vacation time ---a reminder that New York State tests begin April 14th!

IXL.com
Your child should be working with IXL.com to improve their skills before the New York State tests that will be administered beginning April 14th. All children received their login and passwords for the program.

Miss Alma - Jazz concert - March 18, 2015
Miss Alma will be hosting a concert on April 18th to raise money for new curtains for the stage in the auditorium.The tickets will be $5.00 and will be available in the tuition office beginning next Monday.. The concert will be followed by a question and answer period following the concert.Miss Alma works with students in PreK, Kindergarten and grades 1, 2 and 3.

Confirmation Ceremony - changed date
The Confirmation ceremony for students in grade 8 will be on Sunday April 26, 2015 at the 1:00 PM Mass. Parents are reminded that all required documentation is due to Mr. Placido.

School Closed - Friday March 20, 2015
A reminder that school will be closed on Friday March 20th so that all teachers may attend a Religious education workshop.

Monday - March 9, 2015
Tuition Suspension Day

Tuesday - March 10, 2015

Open House & Touring Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
Kindergarten will have gym today - schedule adjustment for today

Thursday Marc 12, 2015
Ideal Uniform Company in library for Summer Uniform
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Dress Short Pants
sizes 4-7 - 15.99
sizes 8-14 - 17.99
Above size 14 - 19.99

Polo Shirt with school logo
Youth- - 17.99
Adult - 19.99

This uniform may be worn beginning May 1, 2015

Friday - March 13.2015
Unit IV Exam in Reading Grades K-8






Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Tuition and Fees September 2015-June 2016



Tuition Rates 2015-2016
On March 4th the Catholic School Regional Board decided the following tuition and fees will be in effect beginning September 2015

Tuition
PreK - $460.00 per month (no family plan available)
Grades K-8
One child - $420.00 per month
Two children - $795.00 per month
Three Children - $1,040.00 per month

Fees
Re-Registration and Registration for new students - $125.00 (non refundable)
General Fees - $175.00 per child
Internet Access Fees - $100.00 per child
Fund raising - $350.00 in candy bars or $175.00 in cash

After School Program
Program 1 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) --$50.00 per month
Program 2 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) --$100.00 per month
Program 3 (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM) --$205.00 per month
Program 4 Family Plan (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM) $275.00 per month

Sunday, March 1, 2015



Tuition Suspension Day--March 9, 2015
Monday March 9, 2015 will be Tuition Suspension Day. Students will not be able to attend class if there is an outstanding balance on the tuition account. Letters will be sent home on Thursday March 5th informing parents of the balance.
Parents may meet with Mr. Woods on Sunday March 8th from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuition accounts that are over $1,000.00 the parent must bring in HALF of the balance due on Sunday March 8th to Mr. Woods. At this time of year there are large outstanding balances due and trips have been planned to the Dominican Republic for Easter recess while the school tuition has been ignored. Children will be excluded from the classroom unless all balances owed the school are less than $1,000.00!

Summer Uniform
The new uniform company Ideal Uniform company will be here on Thursday March 12th to measure students for the new summer uniform. It will consist of the SCHOOL POLO SHIRT (with the school logo) and dark blue shorts with the school logo. Parents have the option of having their child wear the summer uniform - it is not required.
With the summer uniform BLACK sneakers may be worn.

Open House - Tuesday March 10, 2015
Open House as mentioned on last week's blog has been moved to Tuesday March 10th. Parents may visit their child's classroom and sit in on lessons being taught from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Registration for NEW students.
Registration for new students will be on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. As of today tuition has not been determined by the Board of Directors. It will be announced as soon as Mr. Woods hears from the Board.

Ms. Alma - music teacher - Jazz Concert - OLQM - Wednesday March 18th--6:00 PM
Ms. Alma will be having a Jazz concert here at OLQM on Wednesday March 18th at 6:00 PM to raise money for new curtains in the auditorium. Ms. Alma teaches students in grades PreK, Kindergarten and Grades 1-3. It is hoped that parents will help support Ms. Alma's desire to help the school purchase new curtains for the stage.

Monday March 2nd - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Help celebrate the man who brought us the Cat in the Hat,, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Horton,Sam, and The Lorax besides many more great reading characters. There will be dress up as a Dr. Seuss character contest on Monday March 2nd at 1:30 PM in the lunchroom. Parents are invited.
All students will receive a Dr. Seuss button today from their teacher to celebrate this great author.

Tuesday March 3rd
North Manhattan Catholic Schools Speech Contest. Student representatives from grades 5-8 will compete with the other Catholic Schools for a district winner that will then compete with the other Catholic Schools of Manhattan.
Math Coach will work with students today to prepare them for the NYS Mathematics Test in April.

Wednesday March 4th
Registration for Catholic High Schools for 8th grade students.

Thursday March 5th
Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home.

Friday March 6th
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon Faculty meeting
Stations of the Cross at 11:45 AM in church - students will be dismissed from Church following stations.

Sunday- March 8th ----Daylight Savings Time Begins
TURN CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR before going to bed on Saturday.
12:00 noon - Communion Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Parent meetings regarding tuition
National History Day at the Museum of the City of New York

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week of February 23, 2015 Announcements



Re-Registration
Re-Registration forms are due this week to the tuition office. As a reminder you must pay Smart Tuition your re-registration fee.

Tax ID #
A number of parents have called or e-mailed Mr. Woods requesting the Tax ID# for filing their taxes.
The Number is 46-3252482
Catholic School Region of Manhattan
d/b/a Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School

IXL.com
As a a reminder parents of students in grades K-8 should be having their child work with IXL.com at least 20 minutes a day.
The weeks are ticking away until the New York State Common Core Tests in ELA - English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Candy Bars
As mentioned on last week's blog a new shipment of candy bars arrived to assist parents. Fund Raising money from Candy bars are due by April 15th to the tuition office. If you have questions please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.

Ideal Uniform Company - New Company
The uniform company has been changed to Ideal Uniform Company. The uniform will remain the same. They were in the auditorium during the report card distribution and will be here March 12th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon in the library should any parent wish to order a summer uniform that may be worn beginning in May.

Sacraments
Sacrament of Baptism - Thursday March 19th at 9:00 AM Mass
Confirmation - Sunday March 15th at 1:00 PM Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Tuesday March 24 at 11:00 AM

First Holy Communion
Meeting for Parents - March 12th, 7:00 PM in Library with Fr. Antonio
First Holy Communion - Sunday April 19 at 1:00 PM Mass

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will be Saturday March 21st from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
There will be an information flyer available next week in the office.

Monday February 23, 2015 Feast of St. Peter Damien
Re-Registration forms due in the office.

Tuesday February 24, 2015
Math Coach will work with students today.
8th grade picture day.

Wednesday February 25, 2015
ELA coach will work with students today.

Thursday February 26, 2015
OLQM History Fair 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM in auditorium

Friday February 27, 2015
Stations of the Cross 11:30 AM - Parents invited
Re-Registration forms due in the office.

Sunday - March 1, 2015
9:00 AM Biology Class
12:00 noon - Reconciliation Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students

Monday - March 2nd - Dr. Seuss's Birthday Dress up celebration
Contest at 1:30 in lunchroom - parents invited.
Dress up like one of the characters in a Dr. Seuss book!




Monday, February 16, 2015

Week of February 16, 2015 Announcements



IXL.com
Students in grades K-8 have been subscribed into the online Mathematics and ELA (English Language Arts) tutorial program. Students were given their login and password so that they would be able to work on home independently.
Parents are urged to have their children practice Mathematics skills and ELA skills with this program at least 20 minutes a day since we are 6 weeks away from the New York State Exams. The IXL.com program is geared to assist students with Common Core State Standard Skills and they have been introduced to the program with the teachers and with Mr. Marcial during their scheduled computer class.

ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) Grades K-2
Students will be administered the ITBS in grades K-2 during the first week in May. This battery of tests that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards will assist in better understanding the strengths and weakness that students may have in the areas of Reading, ELA and Mathematics. Further information will be posted as we draw nearer to the tests.

Open House---March 10, 2015

Many parents were disappointed that the Open House had to be cancelled due to snow at the end of January. In order to give parents the opportunity to see their child's participation in the classroom Open House will be scheduled for March 10th - by that time the snow should have stopped. Open House will be from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

Candy Bars

A new order of Candy Bars arrived in the office to assist parents who need to meet their fund raising requirement. Should you need candy bars please see the office staff. They are also available at the after school program until 7:00 PM. As a reminder fund raising must be completed by April 15, 2015.

Tuition Suspension Day - March 9, 2015
Tuition Suspension Day will be Monday March 9, 2015. Students will not be able to attend class unless the tuition is up to date as reflected on Smart Tuition. Parents may see Mr. Woods on Sunday March 8th from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM regarding their outstanding tuition but must be able to pay half of the outstanding balance off at the meeting with Mr. Woods. Letters will be sent home on March 5th indicating the outstanding balance.

Re-Registration 2015-2016
A reminder that Re-Registration is due by February 28, 2015. Re-Registration forms are available in the tuition office from Mrs. Resto.

Monday - February 16th School Closed President's Day

Tuesday - February 17, 2015 - Mardi Gras
Hippie Day. Rowland Reading Dress Up Day--contest at 1:30 PM in auditorium. Parents Welcom
Grades 5-8 will attend Funeral Mass for Michelle Irizarry Class of 1991.

Wednesday - February 18, 2015--Ash Wednesday
Mass at 11:00 AM for all students. Parents Welcome
Honors Assembly following Mass
ELA coach will work with students today.

Thursday- February 19, 2015
Re-Registration forms available in office

Friday February 20, 2015
Stations of the Cross at 11:30 AM, Parents Welcome

Sunday February 21, 2015 First Sunday of Lent
Biology Class 10:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM