Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016 Announcements



Wednesday, September 28th
School is Closed 
Archdiocesan Teacher Conference Day 

Income Survey 2016
An income survey form will be sent home with your child on Monday.
Please have it returned with your child by               Friday the 30th.  
As an example the Title I Summer Program offered this last summer was funded from the reports received last year.
If a parent needs assistance Alba, Alan or Roberto will be able to help them.

Candy Bars 
Candy Bars are available in the tuition office to assist parents in their fund raising requirement.
Parents are requested to send the money for the candy bars to Smart Tuition. 
Candy Bars may be picked up in the morning, after school and on Sundays from                            9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Candy Bars will only be available until October 30th



Cornerstone now called Educate 
Educate is the Student Information System wherein student grades are entered by teachers. Parent access enables parents to see weekly progress on exit tickets, tests, homework, classwork etc.
The grade book and therefore the report card this year will be very different from prior years. The report card will reflect the numerical grade along with a list of standards that were worked on by the teacher during that quarter.
The overall grade will be number and the standards will be using a rubric score of 1-4.  For the first quarter the standard rubric score will reflect the exit ticket used by teachers at the end of a class.
Parent access to Educate will be available this week from Alan in the office. Parents may call him at 212-567-3190 or see him in the office before 3:00 PM. Parents may also send an email to Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com and it will be forwarded to Alan.



Sacramental Program begins Sunday October 2nd
Students who have been enrolled in the sacramental program for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation are required to attend the 1:00 PM Mass on Sundays with Mr. Woods.
Parents may also sign up their child on Sunday October 2nd from                                   9:00 AM - 12:00 noon in the office.

Monday, September 26, 2016 Feast of Sts. Cosmos and Damian 
PreK For All Coach will be working with teachers and students today in the classrooms.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016  Feast of St. Vincent de Paul
A reminder to parents that up to date immunization records are due by the end of September. Alba will be calling parents in PreK-1, PreK -2 and Kindergarten.
Roberto or Alan will be calling parents in PreK-3, PreK-4 and PreK-5.
The Health Department will be checking records sometime in October and they can request that a child not return to school until the immunizations are up to date.

Wednesday September 28th
SCHOOL CLOSED

Thursday September 29th 
Reminder Candy bars are available in the office and can also be picked up in the     After School Program.

Friday September 30th - Feast of St. Jerome

Sunday October 2nd 
Students in sacramental program attend Mass with Mr. Woods at 1:00 PM.
Students must sit up in the front near the organ with the class.















Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week of September 19, 2016 Announcements


Picture Day Envelope
Picture Day will be Monday, October 3rd.  Parents who wish to have their child's picture taken should return the envelope to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office before October 3rd.
Students are to wear DRESS UP clothes for picture day - no jeans, teddy bears or other paraphernalia. Students may also wear their school uniform.


Candy Bars
Candy Bars are available in the tuition office to assist parents in their fund raising requirement.
Parents are requested to send the money for the candy bars to Smart Tuition. 
Candy Bars may be picked up in the morning, after school and on Sundays from                            9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Cornerstone now called Educate 
Educate is the Student Information System wherein student grades are entered by teachers. Parent access enables parents to see weekly progress on exit tickets, tests, homework, classwork etc.
The grade book and therefore the report card this year will be very different from prior years. The report card will reflect the numerical grade along with a list of standards that were worked on by the teacher during that quarter.
The overall grade will be number and the standards will be using a rubric score of 1-4.  For the first quarter the standard rubric score will reflect the exit ticket used by teachers at the end of a class.
Parent access to Educate will be available this week from Alan in the office. Parents may call him at 212-567-3190 or see him in the office before 3:00 PM. Parents may also send an email to Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com and it will be forwarded to Alan.




Extended Day Classes - begin Monday September 19th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Extended Day classes in ELA (English Language Arts) and Mathematics will assist students in maximizing their academic potential using on-line programs such as  Classroom Inc., Achieve 3000, IXL and iReady along with regular classroom review.
Students will be assessed weekly and their progress will be posted on the Educate Student Information System

Grade 3 
Wednesdays - Mathematics - Mr. Badia
Thursdays - ELA - Ms. Bagley

Grade 4 
Mondays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido
Wednesdays - ELA - Ms. Bagley

Grade 5
Tuesdays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido
Wednesdays - ELA - Ms. Serewko

Grade 6
Wednesdays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido
Thursdays - ELA - Ms. Serewko

Grade 7
Mondays - ELA - Ms. Seweko
Thursdays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido

Grade 8 
Tuesdays - ELA - Ms. Serewko
Fridays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido

Monday September 19, 2016 Feast of St. Januarius
Extended Day Program Begins

Tuesday September 20, 2016
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered in Religion Class

Wednesday September 21, 2016
Feast of St. Matthew

Thursday September 22, 2016
Autumn begins at 10:21 AM

Friday September 23, 2016
Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina - Padre Pio

Sunday September 25, 2016
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Registration for sacramental program 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM
Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation  




Sunday, September 11, 2016

Week of September 12, 2016


After School Program
Parents may register their child(ren) in the after school program in the office.  Payment for the first month is due with registration. Students who are in the After School Program will be entered into Smart Tuition and parents should pay Smart Tuition as stated on the statement they will receive.
Please see Mrs. Ramsey if you have questions.

New York State Test Results Grades 4-8 
The parent report for the New York State Tests that were administered last spring will be sent home with your child on Monday.
Should parents have questions about the results please see your child's teacher or see Mr. Woods on Sunday September 18th from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

School Supplies and Parent permission pages
Emergency Cards due
As a reminder students should have all their school supplies in by Monday September 12th.
Emergency Cards and other parent permission pages are also due to the classroom teacher on Monday September 12th.

Morning and Afternoon Prayers begin                                           Monday September 12th
As mentioned by Mr. Woods at the opening meeting students in grades 1-8 will meet daily in Church at the beginning of the day and at the end of the days for community prayers.
Students who arrive after 8:00 AM should meet the class in Church. Students lin grades 1-8 will also be dismissed from Church at 3:00 PM.


Extended Day Classes - begin Monday September 19th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Extended Day classes in ELA (English Language Arts) and Mathematics will assist students in maximizing their academic potential using on-line programs such as  Classroom Inc., Achieve 3000, IXL and iReady along with regular classroom review.
Students will be assessed weekly and their progress will be posted on the Educate Student Information System

Grade 3 
Wednesdays - Mathematics - Mr. Badia
Thursdays - ELA - Ms. Bagley

Grade 4 
Mondays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido
Wednesdays - ELA - Ms. Bagley

Grade 5
Tuesdays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido
Wednesdays - ELA - Ms. Serewko

Grade 6
Wednesdays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido
Thursdays - ELA - Ms. Serewko

Grade 7
Mondays - ELA - Ms. Seweko
Thursdays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido

Grade 8 
Tuesdays - ELA - Ms. Serewko
Fridays - Mathematics - Mr. Placido

Monday - September 12, 2016
Common Core State Standards Module 1 Week 1
Candy Bars arriving - They may be picked up from Mrs. Resto in the Tuition office.
Morning Prayers 8:00 AM
Afternoon Prayers 2:45 PM
Living Environment Regents Class begins 3:30-4:30 PM

Tuesday - September 13, 2016
Feast of St. John Chrysostom
Morning Prayers 8:00 AM
Afternoon Prayers 2:45 PM

Wednesday - September 14, 2016 -                                                                                  Feast of the Triumph of the Cross
Morning Prayers 8:00 AM
Afternoon Prayers 2:45 PM

Thursday - September 15, 2016 - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Opening School Mass 9:00 AM
led by the students of the 7th and 8th grade - parents welcome

Friday - September 16, 2016 
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon -                                                                         Faculty Meeting 
After School Program will be in session
PreK For All Program dismisses at 3:00 PM

Sunday - September 18, 2016 
Living Environment Regents Class 9:00 AM
Registration for sacramental Program 12:00 noon - 3;00 PM
Grade 2 - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Grade 3 - First Holy Communion
Grades 7 & 8 - Sacrament of Confirmation
Baptism - speak to Mr. Woods or Fr. Antonio





Monday, September 5, 2016

Week of September 7, 2016



Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School

Welcome Back to those students who are returning and welcome to all new students beginning school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.

This blog will contain all the weekly notices and is usually published Sunday afternoons.  This is done because many times scheduled items on the monthly or yearly calendar may need to be changed. An IRIS message will be sent indicating that the blog has been posted for parent and student review.  

On the side bar to the right are the names of the teachers. By clicking their names you will be directed to their blog page and the weekly lesson plans.


Wednesday September 7, 2016
Parent Meetings
All meetings will begin in the school auditorium
11:00 AM - PreK For All Meet & Greet 
Mrs. Sanchez Class
Ms. McGarry's Class
Mrs. Serbones' Class
Parents & Students
PreK For All School Counselor
                        
         
Evening Meetings 

5:00 PM - Parents Only
PreK 3 - Mrs. Fundora's Class
PreK -4 Ms. Rodriguez
K-1 - Ms. Ocasio's Class
K-2 - Ms. Coello's Class

5:30 PM - Parent's Only
Grade 1- Ms. Wong's Class
Grade 2- Ms. Saville's Class
Grade 3 - Ms. Bagley's Class
Grade 4- Mr. Badia's Class

6:00 PM
Grade 5 - Mrs. Larios' Class
Grade 6 - Mrs. Ramsey's Class
Grade 7 - Ms. Serewko's Class
Grade 8 - Mr. Placido's Class



After School Registration will be going on in lunchroom - please see Mrs. Ramsey, Eric or 
Mr. Bonilla (Ransel).
Reminder you must pay the first month at the time of registration in check or money order.
Mrs. Ramsey will be in charge of the After School Program this year.
Program Hours 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Mr. Marcial and Ms. Reyes have departed from OLQM.

Ms. Coello from the after school and summer  programs will be teaching the newly opened Kindergarten class on the first floor near                Mr. Woods' office.
                 
Mrs. Serbones will be teaching PreK-5
PreK For All Program

Mr. Bonilla will be the new gym teacher.

    Ms. Saville's homeroom will be grade 2 and         Mrs. Bagley's will be grade 3.
Mrs. Bagley and Mr. Badia will be involved in a Blended Learning Program launched by the Archdiocese of New York this summer.

Mr. Roberto Guzman will be the new Administrative Assistant for Mr. Woods and will be replacing Alan who will departing from OLQM at  the end of November.

Thursday September 8th
First Day of School- student may wear summer uniform - shorts etc. since it will be hot in some of the classrooms.
Early Drop off begins at 7:00 AM
School Begins at 8:00 AM
Dismissal at 3:00 PM
Students in grades 1-8 line up in backyard. Parents may process up to classrooms with their child ONLY today.
Breakfast & Lunch Program begin
After School Program Begins.

Friday September 9th 
Regular School Day 
School Begins at 8:00 AM
Dismissal at 3:00 PM





Thursday, August 25, 2016

Date Change for PreK For All Parents and Students



                                                                                                 August 25, 2016
                                                                                       
Dear Parents of students entering the PreK For All Program,

          I hope this letter finds you well.

          I wanted to make you aware of calendar changes regarding the opening parent meeting and the Meet and Greet.

          Due to roof repairs we will not be able to meet as previously planned in letters and phone calls to you - for this I apologize.

          We will now have both the parent meeting and the Meet and Greet on
         
                   Wednesday September 7th                                                           from 
                       11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

          I ask that you bring your child to the meeting ready to meet their teacher before school begins on Thursday September 8th.

          I will meet with all parents after your child transitions into the classroom.

          As a reminder school will begin on Thursday September 8th.

          Looking forward to meeting you on September 7th.

                                                                             Sincerely,


                                                                             Andrew G. Woods 
                                                                                    Principal 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year has been posted on the school web site of www.olqmnyc.org. You will see that there is a tab at the top of this blog page that takes you to the web site.

Click the Home page tab and you can download the calendar for your review.

The calendar will be updated monthly and you will receive a hard copy at the beginning of each month.  Also, each week this blog will post the announcements for that particular week.

Parents are reminded that the school office is open each day from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM should you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dear parents of students entering Kindergarten in September, 2016

        This year there will be two Kindergarten classes - 25 students in each class this coming September:
                    K-1 - Ms. Ocasio
                    K-2 - Ms. Coello

        I am happy to welcome Ms. Coello as the new Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Coello has been a teacher in the after school program here at OLQM for the last 5 years and has worked in the PreK Summer program for the past three years.

        My office recently has received a number of calls requesting a specific teacher.  In order to be fair regarding the distribution of students in each class and addressing parents wishes the following be in place.

         Parents may request a specific teacher if:
                   1. The September tuition has been paid to                                          Smart Tuition by August 15th.  
                2. Once the parent has paid they should 
                 call the school office at 212-567-3190 
                 and speak to Alba letting her know that they have                        paid and they are requesting that their child be                            placed in a specific class.
       This policy existed for many years at OLQM when we had two Kindergarten classes and we are happy that the enrollment initiative instituted by the Archdiocese has enabled us to open the second Kindergarten class again.

           Parents who may not have seen their scholarship reflected on their Smart Tuition account should contact Carol Martino - the enrollment specialist for the Catholic School Region of Manhattan at  646-794-2563.

            Parents may reach Mr. Woods at the school office from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.