Saturday, February 18, 2017

Week of February 209, 2017 Announcements

Re-Registration due on TADS 
A reminder from the Regional Office - re-registration is due on TADS as explained in the e-mail that was sent to you.
The re-registration fee is $125.00 per student until  February 28th. After that date the re-registration fee rises to $150.00 as explained in the letter from the Manhattan Catholic School Regional office.  
   This week Brianna or Mrs. Resto will be calling parents that have not re-registered their child(ren).
Parents are reminded that if there are outstanding tuition balances on their accounts that the re-registration will be placed on hold and parents will be required to meet with the Business Manager of the Region before their re-registration is accepted for September.
 
 
 
 
Tuition Suspension Day March 4, 2017 
The Catholic School Regional office has requested that tuition be brought up to date by March 4, 2017. Students will not be permitted to attend class unless prior Payment Plans have been followed by parents.  Notifications of outstanding tuition will be sent home.
 
MAP (Measures of Academic Performance) Results 
 The recently administered MAP test results will be sent home with your child in the next week or two. On the report there will a place for an action plan to assist your child in meeting the expectations outlined by the test results.
Children will be meeting with teachers and then the report will be sent home for parent review and signature.
 
i-Ready performance folders have been set up by all teachers in grades K-8 for students and parents to monitor students progress using the i-Ready program.
i-Ready along with IXL and Achieve 3000 should be used consistently every day especially now in the month before the 
NYS ELA tests for students in grades 3-8.
These on-line tools have been shown to increase student success on the          NYS tests and 20 minutes a day in ELA and Math should be monitored by parents at home.
Should students have "misplaced" their logins and passwords parents may see the classroom teacher or Mr. Guzman in the office.
 
School will be in session on Friday June 2, 2017 to     make up for the day lost when school was              closed for snow.
 
Classroom Presentations Grades 3-8
Tuesday February 21st - parents welcome
Grade 3 - 11:15 - Ms. Bagley's classroom
Grade 4 - 10:30 - Ms. Bagley's classroom
Grade 5 10:30 - Ms. Larios' classroom
Grade 6 - 9:00 AM Ms. Ramsey's classroom 
Grade 7 - 11:15 AM - Ms. Larios' classroom
 
Black History Month Assembly
PreK and Kindergarten classes
9:00 AM 
Wednesday February 22, 2017
School auditorium
Parents Welcome
 
Tuesday February 21, 2017 
Regional instructional specialist will be visiting classrooms toiday.

Wednesday February 22, 2017 -Feast of St. Polycarp
Black History Month Assembly - all PreK and Kindergarten classes 9:00 AM Parents Welcome.

Thursday February 23, 2017
Blended Learning Program Grades 3, 4 & 5

Friday February 24, 2017 
Four Days left for Re-Registration- see office staff if you have questions.

Sunday February 26, 2017
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon 
Mass for all students 1:00 PM 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week of February 12, 2017 Announcements


Re-Registration due on TADS 
A reminder from the Regional Office - re-registration is due on TADS as explained in the e-mail that was sent to you.
The re-registration fee is $125.00 per student until           February 28th. After that date the re-registration fee rises to $150.00 as explained in the letter from the Manhattan Catholic School Regional office.  
   This week Brianna will be calling parents that have not         re-registered their child(ren).
Parents are reminded that if there are outstanding tuition balances on their accounts that the re-registration will be placed on hold and parents will be required to meet with the Business Manager of the Region before their re-registration is accepted for September.

Tuition Rates 2017-2018
The tuition rates were set  by the Manhattan Catholic School Regional Office this last Wednesday. The tuition rates are as follows:
One child - $450.00 per month 
Two Children - $900.00 per month
                  Grants are available for families with                     2 or more children.
Three Children - $1,350.00 per month
Grants are available for families with 2 or more children.

General Fees - $225.00 - due in November
Internet Access fees - $100.00 due in February 
Fund Raising - $360.00 in candy bars  or $175.00 paid directly with no candy sales required.
All Tuition etc. is to be paid through Smart Tuition.

After School Program 
3:15- 5:00 PM Program - 145.00 per month (one child)
3:15-7:00 PM -  $250.00 per month 
3:15 PM - 7:00 PM (family plan) - $325.00 per month

PreK Program 
Tuition - $500.00 per month 
Fees etc. same as above. 

If parents have questions please see the office staff. 

Monday February 13, 2017  Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty meeting
After School Program in session. 
IXL is back up and running.
Educate (Cornerstone) is view able for parents again. If you do not have a login/password please see Mr. Guzman.

Tuesday February 14, 2017  Valentine's Day 
Valentine's Day Assembly 10:00 AM 
Grades 1-8 led by Ms. Alma 
Parents invited.
RED Day - students are permitted to wear red shirt, skirt, pants and not wear their uniform.
MAP testing continues Grades K-8

Wednesday February 15, 2017
Map a Month due grades 3-8
Blended Learning in Grades 3, 4 and 5 
MAP testing continues

Thursday February 16, 2017
PWC - Price Waterhouse Cooper will work with students in grades 3-8
MAP testing in library
8th grade graduation picture day.

Friday February 17, 2017 - Religion Conference Day 
School Closed
PreK For All Program will be open all day.
NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM  

Sunday February 19, 2017 - holiday weekend
Students should attend Mass with their parents 

Monday February 20, 2017 -                                           President's Day - holiday
SCHOOL CLOSED





Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week of February 6, 2017 Announcements


Educate/Cornerstone
The Educate grade book has been turned off until the end of this week for programming. Parents who were stunned that a grade book was available for parent review of their child's grades should see Mr. Guzman for a login and password.

Re-Registration 2017-2018
By now everyone should have received an e-mail from the regional office and TADS regarding re-registration for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you did not please see Alba.


An on-line interim assessment will be administered to students in grades K-8 this week.
Testing will begin on Tuesday February 7th. There is a one week window for the testing and parents will receive the results in approximately 2 weeks.

PreK For All Class Evaluation
The three PreK For All Classrooms will be evaluated on Wednesday February 8th using the above rubrics.
The results of the evaluation will be available in 6 weeks.


I-Ready
Students in grades K-8 will begin instruction using the           i-Ready program and Logins and Passwords will be sent home in the next week (grades 3, 4 and 5 already have logins and passwords).
 This is another on-line program that can be done at home to increase Mathematics and ELA (English Language Arts)skills.
It can be done on a computer, on an i-pad or an i-phone.
 Like Achieve 3000 and IXL, i-Ready works at the child's level slowly increasing skill development. Parents are urged to have their child do 20 minutes a day of online work with one of these programs daily that includes weekends! Students who are experiencing academic difficulty should be working regularly with these programs to raise grades that may have been poor on the last report card.
For those children who "lost" or "forgot" their passwords please see the classroom teacher.

Monday February 6, 2017
Regional Instructional Specialist will be visiting classooms today.

Tuesday February 7, 2017
MAP Testing begins grades K-8 Mathematics

Wednesday February 8, 2017
MAP testing ELA (English Language Arts)
Blended Learning Grades 3, 4, 5.
PreK For All Classroom evaluation 

Thursday February 9, 2017
8TH GRADE GRADUATION PICTURE DAY 
MAP testing continues.

Friday February 10, 2017
MAP testing continues

Saturday February 11, 2017
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Sunday February 12, 2017
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Manhattan Regional Catholic School Enrollment Fair 
Cristo Rey High School 12:00noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students in sacramental program.




Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week of January 29, 2017 Announcements




Catholic Schools Week 

Tuesday January 31st
Touring Tuesday and Open House 
9:00 AM -11:00 AM 
Parents may visit classrooms and be part of the teaching/learning.

Wednesday February 1st
Annual Speech Contest 10:00 AM

Thursday February 2nd
Report Card Distribution

Friday February 3rd
Feats of St. Blase - Mass at 9:00 AM
Blessing of Throats will take place at Mass.
Parents invited.
Students of 4th grade will lead the Mass.
Dismissal at 12:00 noon
Parent Teacher Conferences
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


An e-mail from the Catholic School Regional Office of Manhattan will              be sent to parents on Monday January 30th regarding the             re-registration process for students entering grades 1-8.
After you re-register you will be invited to sign the contract for your child's registration in the office.
Tuition rates etc will also be published by the regional office on Monday January 30th.


Report Card Distribution &                                                                                   Parent Teacher Conferences
Report Cards will be distributed to children on 
Thursday February 2nd before dismissal.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be Friday February 3rd
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dismissal on Friday will be at 12:00 noon for all students.
Students in all the PreK class will receive a PreK Developmental Survey.
As a reminder if tuition is owed 
             the report card will be held until the                   balance is paid.   

Feast of St. Blaise Friday February 3rd
Mass will be celebrated on Friday February 3rd in honor of the   Feast of St. Blaise.  Students will have their throats blessed at this Mass and parents are welcome to attend Mass and have their throats blessed. 


Monday January 30, 2017
Parents will receive e-mail regarding the re-registration process.

Tuesday January 31, 2017 Feast of St. John Bosco
Open House 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Parents are invited to come and sit in the classrooms and watch the teaching/learning that goes on daily in the classrooms. 

Parents of students in the PreK For All Program will be working on specific activities with their children on Tuesday and all are urged to attend.

Photo Shoot Day - all students in full uniform - no gym clothes.
The regional office will be re-doing the school website in the next few months and they are sending in a professional photographer oto take pictures of the students in the classrooms etc.

Wednesday February 1, 2017
February calendars will be distributed.
Speech contest will be held for students in grades 5-8 at 10:00 AM
Blended Learning coach will be working
                                                                   with students in grades 3, 4, & 5 

Thursday February 2, 2017 Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Report Cards will be distributed at dismissal.

Friday February 3, 2017 Feast of St. Blaise
Early Dismissal Day --12:00 noon for all students 

Mass at 9:00 AM - parents invited led by students of the 4th grade

Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PreK and Kindergarten teachers in their classrooms
Grade 1 - Microscope room - first floor
Grades 2-4 - school library - 2nd floor
Grades 5-8 - science room - first floor 

Sunday February 5, 2017 - Super Bowl Sunday
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM 







Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week of January 23, 2017 Announcments



Dismissal now at 3:15 PM
 for students in grades K-8. This is being done to extend the hour of instruction in Mathematics to    1 1/2 hours which needs to be done to complete all the components in the Eureka Math Program (new textbook program).
Parents are requested to remind baby sitters, abuelas, abuelos who pick up students at dismissal.



PreK Parent Workshops
There will be ONE parent workshop for all PreK parents. It will be held on Tuesday January 24th at 8:00 AM in the school library. The workshop will focus on Who's the Boss.
 The presenter will be Ms. Annette Castro. 
Parents are urged to attend.


Tuesday January 31st
Touring Tuesday and Open House 
9:00 AM -11:00 AM 
Parents may visit classrooms and be part of the teaching/learning.

Wednesday February 1st
Annual Speech Contest 10:00 AM

Thursday February 2nd
Report Card Distribution

Friday February 3rd
Feats of St. Blase - Mass at 9:00 AM
Blessing of Throats will take place at Mass.
Parents invited.
Students of 4th grade will lead the Mass.
Dismissal at 12:00 noon
Parent Teacher Conferences
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM



IMPORTANT –                                                                   2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At the end of this month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, an excellent time to step back and look at the difference a Catholic school education makes in the life of a child. Throughout Our Lady Queen of Martyrs’ rich history, students have grown spiritually, academically, and personally – we continue to support the formation of saints and scholars. The power of Catholic education is evident at our school, and we are thrilled to continue that tradition in the 2017-18 school year!

The 2017-18 school year registration process will soon be underway.  Your completion of the the registration process, including payment of the non-refundable registration fee, indicates your commitment to having your child attend Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School  for the 2017-18 school year.

NEXT WEEK , you will be receiving an email welcoming you to our new online enrollment process which opens January 31, 2017.  Completion of the online enrollment process will secure a seat for your student(s).

This new way of registering your student(s) for 2017-18 is being administered by the company TADS.

With the addition of the TADS Enrollment module we continue to move toward a fully integrated and online process for our families.  We are now using TADS Admissions, Enrollment (Registration), and Financial Aid (where applicable) in addition to TADS Educate for our student information system.  You should know that TADS will not be replacing our current tuition billing system (Smart Tuition) for the 2017-18 school year; you will continue to pay tuition and other related school fees through Smart Tuition.

You will receive a separate email for each student who will be attending our school. This email, which will be sent from support@tads.com,will include a brief overview of the registration process and a link that is unique to your student’s information for enrollment including related payment due and grade level for 2017-18 school year. 

REGISTRATION PAYMENTS IN TADS

Registration fees are applied to each student registered and are due at the time of registration.  A reduced registration fee rate is being offered on those students who are registered by the following dates:

·      February 28, 2017 – returning students
·  April 14, 2017 – new families (including all students entering Kindergarten)

You must complete this process no later than the above date to receive the reduced rate.
 In addition, we cannot guarantee a seat for your child if do not complete the process and pay the related charge(s) by that date.

Please note that if you have previously used TADS for Admissions or Financial Aid, you will be asked to log into TADS with the account you created at that time.  You must use the link in each email you receive in order to see the correct info for the 2017-18 school year.  Payments will be made per student.

Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education for your child.

If you have any questions regarding the new registration policy please see:  Alba, Mr. Guzman or Mr. Woods 

Monday January 23, 2017 
Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
CCSS Module IIb Week 7 

Tuesday January 24, 2017 - Feast of St. Franis de Sales
PreK Parent Workshop in library 8:00 AM

Wednesday January 25, 2017 - 
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul 
Instructional specialist will be visiting the PreK For All Classrooms 

Thursday January 26, 2017 
PreK For All Program CLOSED - teacher conference day.
PreK-3, PreK-4 and PreK-5 Classrooms.
Grades 4, 5, 7 & 8 have gym class today.

Friday January 27, 2017 - Feast of St. Angela Merici
PreK For All coach will be working with teachers and students today.
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students today

Sunday January 28, 2017
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM

 




Monday, January 16, 2017

Week of January 17,2017 Announcements


Breakfast & Lunch Program
Mr. Woods would like parents to know that there will be no HOT breakfast or lunch served for a number of weeks.  
 This is due to a gas problem that is being worked on with Con Edison.           Cereals, yogurt etc. will be available for breakfast. 
Sandwiches, salad and fruits will be available for lunch.  
New menus will be available by the end of week as adjustments are made to food deliveries etc.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Woods.
       Parents should feel free to send lunch with their child if they wish.             Mr. Woods will have microwaves available in the lunchroom to heat lunches brought from home to assist parents and students during this transition.

Mid Term Schedule Grades K-8
Kindergarten will take only Reading & Mathematics
Tuesday January 17th- Reading
Wednesday January 18th - Mathematics & ELA
 Thursday January 19th - Religion & Social Studies
Friday - January 20th Science
A reminder to parents that the mid-term score will appear on your child's report card in grades 1-8.

PreK-1 Mrs. Fundora's Class
PreK-2 Ms. Rodriguez's Class
Kindergarten Classes
Parents are reminded that the web site has opened for registration. Alba, the school secretary, will also assist any parent in the process and the link is on the school web site of www. olqmnyc.org.

Financial Aid packages are available to students entering Kindergarten 


INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Household Size

Eligible Income*

Two
$91,056
Three
$108,528
Four
$126,000
Five
$143,472
Six
$160,944
Seven
$178,416
Eight
$195,888



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Tuesday January 17, 2017
Mid Year Exam Reading Grades K-8

Wednesday January 18, 2017
Mid-Year Exam Mathematics Grades K-8
Mid-Year Exam ELA Grades 1-8

Thursday January 19, 2017
Mid-Year Exam Religion & Social Studies Grades 1-8
Mr. Guzman returns for parents who have Smart Tuition questions 

Friday January 20, 2017
Mid Year Exam - Science Grades 1-8
Blended Learning Coach will work with students in grades 3, 4 & 5 

Sunday January 22, 2017
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students in sacramental program