Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week of April 24, 2017


Secretaries Day - April 26, 2017
Please remember to thank Alba for all the work that she does for everyone at OLQM.

Parent Call Center
Admissions, Tuition and Financial Assistance & 
Scholarship Support
All Inquiries - 1-646-794-2885
UPK (PreK For All Program) - 1-888-227-8175
or email -- support@archny.zendesk.com
Support Personnel speak both English and Spanish 


💪New Gym Schedule💪
PreK-1 Mrs. Fundora's Class - Tuesdays
PreK-2 Ms. Rodrigue'z Class - Thursdays
K-1 - Ms. Ocasio's Class - Wednesdays
K-2 Ms. Coello's Class - Mondays
First Grade - Ms. Wong's Class - Fridays
2nd Grade - Ms. Saville's Class - Tuesdays and Thursdays
3rd Grade - -Ms. Bagley's Class- Mondays and Fridays
4th Grade - Mr. Badia's Class - Tuesdays and Thursdays
5th Grade - Ms. Larios' Class - Wednesdays and Fridays
6th Grade Class - Mrs. Ramsey's Class - Wednesdays and Fridays
7th Grade - Ms. Serewlo's Class - Mondays and Wednesdays
8th Grade - Mr. Placido's Class - Mondays and Wednesdays 
 
Women's History Month Presentations 
Thursday April 27, 2017
Parent's are invited to the classrooms to view the presentations:

Ms. Bagley Grade 3 - 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Ms. Bagley  Grade 4 - 10:30-11:15 AM
Ms. Larios  Grade 5 - 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Mrs. Ramsey Grade 6 - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Ms. Larios  Grade 7 - 12:00 -12:45 PM
  Ms. Larios Grade 8 - 1:30-2:15 PM 

 New York State Math Test
Grades 3-8 
May 2-4, 2017 

Monday -April 24, 2017 - School Resumes
NYSESLAT Speaking test begins
Tuesday - April 25, 2017 - Feast of St. Mark, evangelist
Birthday Parties - If you are having a birthday party for your child please check with your child's teacher as the lunch schedule has also changed.
Wednesday -April 26, 2017 - Secretaries Day
Give Alba a call and thank her for helping you and your child with all her work.
Thursday - April 27, 2017
Women's History Month Presentations - see schedule above
Friday - April 28, 2017 
 

Sunday, April 2, 2017


April 2017 
There will be no printed monthly calendar for April until we return from Easter Recess on April 24th.
Please read this blog carefully.

Report Card Distribution April 6,  2017
Parent Teacher Conferences April 7, 2017 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Students will receive their report card on April 6th before dismissal. Parents are reminded that tuition must be up to date for their child to receive their report card.

Spring Shows

Tuesday April 4th 9:00 AM 
All PreK Classes

Thursday April 6th 9:00 AM 
Kindergarten and First Grade


Enrollment 2017-2018
As of today there will be two Kindergarten classes for September 2017
and there will be two First Grade Classes.
The teachers in Kindergarten will remain the same with 
Ms. Ocasio (K-1) and Ms. Coello (K-2)

First Grade
Ms. Wong (1-1) and Ms. Saville (1-2)

In order to make it fair for parents to request a specific teacher the regional office decided that parents must pay September 2017 tuition by July 15th. When the payment is made parents may then request a specific teacher by calling the school office.
Why July 15th - this will give ample time for Cornerstone to be updated before school begins.
Both the Kindergarten and First grade classrooms will be evenly distributed based on enrollment.


Departmental Classrooms Grades 2-8 
Ms. Bagley - Grades 2 & 3 ELA and Religion
Mr. Badia - Math Grades 2-4 and Science 3 & 4
Ms. Larios - Grades 6-8 ELA and Social Studies Grade 8
Mrs. Ramsey - Social Studies Grades 3-7 and 
 Science Grades 5-8
Ms. Serewko - Grades 4 & 5  ELA and Religion Grades 4-8
Mr. Placido - Grades 5-8 Math

Should parents have any questions they may see Mr. Woods on Friday during report card distribution.

Monday April 3, 2017 
PreK For All Class evaluation

Tuesday April 4, 2017 
PreK Spring Show 9:00 AM -- Parents Welcome

Wednesday April 5, 2017 
Blended Learning Coach will work with students 
Lenten Confessions for students in grades 3-8

Thursday April 6, 2017
Kindergarten and First Grade Spring Show 9:00 AM
Parents Welcome
Report Cards will be distributed at dismissal.



Friday April 7, 2017
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon 
Triduum Service - 9:00 AM  - parents welcome 
Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Easter Recess begins 
School Resumes April 24, 2017 












Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week of March 27, 2017 Announcements





Grades 3-8 NYS ELA Test
Tuesday March 28th - Part I 
Wednesday March 29th - Part II
Thursday March 30th - Part III

These tests will NOT be timed as per NYS guidelines 
to decrease any stress level for the students.


Grade Book is down
The Cornerstone  Grade Book for parents is down due to a technical problem.  It is supposed to be resolved by Monday March 28th.


Report Card Day

Thursday April 6, 2017
Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday April 6, 2017 to students whose tuition is up to date.
Parents are reminded to see Mr. Guzman regarding their balances BEFORE report card day!
On this report card the possibility of Summer School will be mentioned as a possibility if a child has not been passing for the past thee quarters.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held for all classes on 
Friday April 7, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


Easter Recess
April 8th - April 23rd 
Easter Recess begins at dismissal on Friday April 7, 2017 or shall I say after Parent Teacher Conferences.
School Resumes Monday April 24, 2017 


Monday March 27, 2017
Grade book on Educate hopefully will be working by the end of the day.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 
Blended Learning Visit
NYS ELA Test Grades 3-8 Part I - Multiple Choice 
PreK For All Coach will be working with students today.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 
NYS ELA Testing Grades 3-8 Part II - extended response section 

Thursday March 30, 2017 
NYS ELA Testing Grades 3-8 Part II - Essay Writing 

Friday March 31, 2017 
Reminder that Tuition must be up to date before April 6th for child to receive report card.

Sunday April 2, 2017 
Living Environment - 9:00 AM
Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program 


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week of March 20, 2017 Announcements




Snow Make Up Date
Friday May 26, 2017
The make up date for the snow day that was taken this past Tuesday will be May 26th.  School will be open therefore on:
Friday May 26, 2017 and Friday June 2, 2017  



New York State ELA Test Grades 3-8 
As listed above the NYS ELA test will be administered to students in 15 days.
Students should be using i-Ready on a regular basis - at least one lesson a day in preparation for the test.
The test will be not be timed again this year so as to reduce any stress level.



Report Card Day
Thursday April 6, 2017
Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday April 6, 2017 to students whose tuition is up to date.
Parents are reminded to see Mr. Guzman regarding their balances BEFORE report card day!
On this report card the possibility of Summer School will be mentioned as a possibility if a child has not been passing for the past thee quarters.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held for all classes on Friday April 7, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


Easter Recess
April 8th - April 23rd 
Easter Recess begins at dismissal on Friday April 7, 2017 or shall I say after Parent Teacher Conferences.
School Resumes Monday April 24, 2017 

Monday March 20, 2017 - Feast of St. Joseph
ELA homework - assigned by Mr. Woods - students in Grades 3-8 - one i-Ready lesson and logged into i-Ready portfolios every night until March 30th!

Tuesday March 21, 2017 - 
Speech contest at Incarnation School  9:00 AM
Sofia Santiago, Melanie Polanco & Luis Santos will represent OLQM
ELA homework - assigned by Mr. Woods - students in Grades 3-8 - one i-Ready lesson and logged into i-Ready portfolios every night until March 30th!

Wednesday March 22, 2017 
Blended Learning Project Grades 3, 4 and 5
ELA homework - assigned by Mr. Woods - students in Grades 3-8 - one i-Ready lesson and logged into i-Ready portfolios every night until March 30th!

Thursday March 23, 2017
Sacrament of Reconciliation 11:00 AM
PreK For All Instructional Specialist will be here to work with students and teachers.
ELA homework - assigned by Mr. Woods - students in Grades 3-8 - one i-Ready lesson and logged into i-Ready portfolios every night until March 30th!

Friday March 24, 2017 
Stations of the Cross 10:30 AM - Parents Welcome
ELA homework - assigned by Mr. Woods - students in Grades 3-8 - one i-Ready lesson and logged into i-Ready portfolios every night until March 30th!

Saturday March 25, 2017 
Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Sunday March 26, 2017 
Living Environment Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacramental program 1:00 PM
A reminder that students in Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation classes are required to attend Mass until 
June 4th when Fr. Antonio hands out certificates of completion.














Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week of March 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.
Alba can help parents in the office who are experiencing difficulty in understanding the process.
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, 2017.
Also parents who need assistance with the financial aid application can see Alba and she will assist parents in doing the on-line application.

Parents who have received a financial aid letter are asked to please bring a copy or Alba can make a copy for you so that we can correlate it with Smart Tuition.




Boxes will be sent home with students who want to assist the 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
This along with the CRS Rice Bowl campaign is a way that students can be involved with alms-giving during Lent.

New York State ELA Test Grades 3-8 
As listed above the NYS ELA test will be administered to students in 15 days.
Students should be using i-Ready on a regular basis - at least one lesson a day in preparation for the test.
The test will be not be timed again this year so as to reduce any stress level.
As mentioned before the hoopla over state testing BY PARENTS causes more anxiety in students than is warranted.
When do we finally sit a student down to take a high stakes test?
Every major profession requires a licensing exam---- do you go to a doctor that did not take a licensing test because he or she was stressed? 
M.D., R.N., P.A., PhD -- along with a host of other professions require a high stakes test and the sooner children are taught that testing is part of being successful the better they will be for it.
If you have any questions please see Mr. Woods.



i-Ready Grades K-8

Accounts were open for all students in Grades K-8 for the 
on-line Reading and Math program. Students were given their logins and passwords so that the program can be accessed at home.
All students would benefit from using the program on a regular basis.
If your child has "lost" their login and password parents should see 
Mr. Guzman who has all the logins etc.



Monday March 13, 2017 
Early Dismissal Day - 12:00 noon - Faculty meeting 

PreK For All Program --CLOSED today
(Mrs. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry and Mrs. Serbones' class) 

Tuesday March 14, 2017 
Snow Yes, Snow No ?
As a reminder OLQM closes only when Mayor DiBlasio  closes the public schools.
Touring Tuesday 

Wednesday March 15, 2017 - Ides of March 
Map A Month Due Grades 3-8

Thursday March 16, 2017
Green Day in Honor of St. Patrick's Day,                           the patron of the Archdiocese of New York.
Students may wear Green shirt, skirt, pants and not wear their uniform.
Sacrament of Baptism 10:00 AM at school Mass
Congratulations to:
Max Alvarez  PreK-1
Sophia Holmes PreK-2
Sophia Jimenez  PreK -3
Kylie Bagley - Kindergarten 
Cesar Lopez Grade 2
Katie Bagley - Grade 2 
Alicia Garcia - Grade 3
Jeremy Jimenez - Grade 3
Matteo Alvarez  Grade 3 

Parents welcome to attend Mass

Friday March 17, 2017 - 
St. Patrick's Day - School Closed