Saturday, June 20, 2015

Announcements Week of June 22, 2015



Monday June 22, 2015

Awards Day Ceremony 11:00 AM in Church
Will recognize students for their work in a variety of areas.
Parents are welcome to attend.

End of Year Classroom Parties will be held after the assembly.

PreK Summer Program begins 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

LAST DAY of After School Program

Tuesday June 23, 2015-----
Dismissal at 1:00 PM NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM


8th grade Mass and Graduation Exercises.10:00 AM Parents Welcome

Dress Up Day for students.

Sr. Anne Matthew - provincial of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart will be the guest speaker. Sr. Anne represents the order of religious sisters who opened Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School in 1932.In this Year of the Consecrated Life, Pope Francis has asked all of us in the Catholic Church to recognize the work that religious sisters and brothers have contributed to all aspects of the Church especially in education.
Sister Anne will be distributing diplomas to the graduates.

Joining Sister Anne will be members of the Class of 1965, celebrating their 50th anniversary as alumni of OLQM. They will be distributing awards at the graduation.

Also attending the graduation ceremony will be Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hanlon and Mr. Michael Kelly donors to the scholarship funds that assist many students at OLQM.

Report cards will be distributed by Fr. Antonio after graduation and students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.

Summer School Registration - June 25 & June 26th.
Students who will need to attend Summer School must register on either Thursday or Friday June 25th or June 26th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon.There is a $100.00 registration fee and $125.00 tuition fee for each course.
Summer School begins Monday June 29th


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Week of June 8, 2015 Announcements



End of Year Exams
A reminder that End of Year Exams begin Monday June 15th. Review sheets were sent home for all subject areas last week. This is a week where electronic devices - television, the radio, the computer, iPads, iPhones are shut off and students should be studying. A reminder that all tuition must be up to date for students to be administered End of Year Exams--letters will be sent home again this week reminding parents. Mr. Woods will meet with parents on Saturday night ONLY from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The school office will be closed on Sunday June 14th.

Cornerstone Student Information System (SIS)
The Student Information System will be turned off until June 23rd so that Mr. Woods will be able to review the teachers grade books and process the report cards.



8th grade Ring Day
8th grade students will received their graduation ring on Thursday June 11th at 10:00 AM. Parents are welcome to attend.Students will have a dress up day to celebrate the 8th grade.

Monday June 8, 2015
Parents in PreK and Kindergarten are reminded that if they are interested in the Summer Program with Mrs. Fundora the office must know by the end of this week.

Tuesday June 9, 2015
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Wednesday June 10. 2015
8th grade trip

Thursday June 11, 2015--Dress up day

8th grade Ring Day at 10:00 AM in Church.
All students will attend ceremony and parents are welcome to attend the ceremony.
City Hall Awards ceremony for students (Gabriel DaSilva, Yeltson Gonzalez, Jayden Torres) who won the Manhattan History Day Fair at the Museum of the City of New York 4:00 PM

Friday June 12, 2015
SCHOOL CLOSED


Saturday June 13th
Tuition Meetings with Mr. Woods 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Week of June 1, 2015 Announcements



Pre-K Moving Up Ceremonies
PreK-1 Mrs. Fundora's Class - Tuesday June 16th 11:00 AM Auditorium
PreK-2 Miss Rodriguez's Class- Wednesday June 17th 11:00 AM Auditorium
Reception for parents will follow ceremony

A reminder that all tuition fees etc. must be paid before children may participate in moving up ceremonies.

Kindergarten Graduation - Miss Ocasio's Class
Thursday June 18th - 11:00 AM Auditorium
Kindergarten gowns may be picked up in the tuition office beginning June 8th - all tuition must be paid to pick up the graduation gown
Reception for parents following.

8th Grade
8th grade trip - June 10th
8th grade Ring Day - 10:00 AM June 11th
8th grade graduation Mass - 10:00 AM Church - June 23rd.
8th grade graduation ceremony - following Mass
Sr. Ann, provincial of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (founding Sisters of OLQM School) will be guest speaker.
Alumni members of the Class of 1965 celebrating their 50th anniversary will be conferring awards along with Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hanlon and Mr. Michael Kelly

School is closed in June
Friday, June 5th
Friday, June 12th

Half Day - Friday June 19th Dismissal at 12:00 noon

End of Year Exams Grades 1-8
Religion Exam - Thursday June 4th Grades K-8
Social Studies - Monday June 15th
Mathematics and Reading - Tuesday June 16th
English Language Arts - Wednesday June 17th
Science - Thursday June 18th

Monday June 1, 2015
New York State Science Test Grades 4 and 8
New York State Field Test in Mathematics Grade 4
End of Year Review Sheets sent home today.

Tuesday June 2, 2015
Students in Grades 3-8 should be studying for the Archdiocesan Religion Test on Thursday

Wednesday June 3, 2015
There will be extra copies of the review sheets in the school office if a child looses the original set - $1.00 a subject.

Thursday June 4, 2015
Archdiocesan Religion Exam Grades 3-8
Religion End of Year Exam Grades K-2
Scoring of New York State Science Exam Grades 4 and 8

Friday June 5, 2015
SCHOOL CLOSED

Sunday June 7, 2015 - Feast of Corpus Christii

Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program.




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Week of May 25, 2015 Announcements



May Procession and Crowning of an Image of Mary
The annual May Procession will take place on Friday May 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Students who received sacraments this year should wear their Communion outfits and Confirmation gowns. All students should have a pair of rosary beads for the procession and parents are welcome to attend.Students may bring a change of clothes to change into after the May Procession.

New York State Science Test
The New York State Science Performance Test will be administered to students in grades 4 and 8 and Thursday May 28th. Students will be administered the written section next week.

Tuition Suspension Day June 1st.
Letters will be sent home this week regarding the last tuition suspension day on June 1st. Students will not be able to attend class unless all the tuition for the year is up to date. The last payment was due on May 20th.

Wednesday May 27th
Students should be gathering together their notes for the upcoming end of year exams.

Thursday May 28th

Science Performance Test Grades 4 and 8

Friday May 29th
May Procession 9:00 AM Parents welcome.

Sunday May 31st

Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM
Meetings regarding tuition 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week of May 18, 2015 Announcements



Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be sent home this Friday May 22nd with ALL students. The progress reports gives a glimpse of progress made since the last report card in April. Parents must remember that during the two weeks of NYS tests that there may be a gap in recorded marks for their child. As of this writing there are 24 school days remaining and students who are experiencing academic difficulties should be focused only on school work.

Tuition Suspension Day - June 1st
As a reminder the last payment for this school is May 20th. Mr. Woods was in the school office on Sunday May 17th until 6:00 PM meeting with parents regarding their balances. As a reminder graduation, final exams etc. will not be administered to students where there is a balance on the tuition account.

Ideal Uniform Company
The uniform company will be here on Thursday May 21st from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon for parents who wish to order uniforms for September,2015.

End of Year Exams
End of Year Exams will be administered the week of June 15th. Review material will be posted on each teacher's blog on June 1st as the exams will cover material from September to June. The exams will count as 15% of the overall report card grade as per the directives of the Superintendent's Office for the Archdiocese of New York.

June reminders:
During the month of June:

School is closed Friday June 5th and Friday June 12th. There is be a 12:00 noon dismissal on Friday June 19th.
Moving Up Ceremonies and Graduations
PreK-1 moving up - June 16th at 11:00 AM
PreK-2 moving up - June 17th at 11:00 AM
Kindergarten graduation - June 18th at 11:00 AM
Last Day of After School Program - June 22nd
8th grade Graduation Mass and Graduation ceremony- June 23rd 10:00 AM
Last Day of school - June 23rd dismissal at 1:00 PM
PreK/K Summer Program - June 22nd - 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday May 18, 2015
CCSS Unit VI begins
Final day for make up tests for ITBS and NYSESLAT

Tuesday May 19, 2015
Students should have rosary beads for the May Procession on Friday May 29th. The supply room on the 2nd floor will have rosary beads beginning Friday May 22nd.
Students who received sacraments this year will lead the May Procession and should come dressed in their Communion clothes, Confirmation gowns along with students from the Reconciliation Class and the newly baptized students.

Wednesday May 20, 2015
Map A Month Due

Thursday May 21, 2015

Students in Grades 5-8 will attend Water Resources Art Award Ceremony with Mrs. Ramsey. Students received notification that their project is being recognized.

Friday May 22, 2015
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty Meeting - scoring of NYSESLAT exam
Progress Reports sent home with all students.

Sunday May 24, 2015
Holiday weekend. No classes. Students may attend Mass with their parents.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Week of May 9, 2015 Announcements



Tuition Reminders--Last Tuition Suspension Day June 1, 2015
A reminder that all tuition must be paid by the end of May. The tenth month cycle beginning in August of 2014 has the last payment due at the end of May thereby guaranteeing that all tuition and fees would be paid by June 1st. Therefore there will be tuition suspension day on June 1st wherein students will not be able to attend class until the balance for the year is paid. Please plan accordingly. Parents with questions should see Mrs. Resto or Alan in the tuition office.

PreK and Kindergarten Summer Program
As a reminder the program is nearly full and there are two programs this year - a 4:00 PM pick up and a 7:00 PM pickup. Parents are reminded that if they sign up for the 4:00 PM pickup and they pick their child up late the fee for the late pickup is $20.00 per day as stated in the Parents Handbook.



The annual North Manhattan Catholic Schools Science Fair will be held this Wednesday May 13th at 6:00 PM. Students of the six North Manhattan Catholic Schools will compete by grade level using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) strategies. This year's theme is Life Science with Data Collection.

Monday May 11, 2015
ITBS Grades K, 1, and 2 - math computation

Tuesday May 12, 2015
Anti-bullying curriculum will be taught.
ITBS Grades K, 1, 2

Wednesday May 13, 2015
ITBS Grades K, 1, and 2
District Science Fair at 4:00 PM

Thursday - May 14, 2015 Ascension Thursday
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the first grade.
ITBS Grades K, 1 and 2

Friday - May 15, 2015
NYSESLAT Session 3

Sunday May 17, 2015
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Week of May 4, 2015 Announcements



PreK/Kindergarten Summer Program
At the request of a number of parents the PreK Summer Program hours of operation will change. The program's hours will now be 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM to accommodate parents who are working. A new enrollment sheet will be sent home on Monday May 4, 2015. As of Friday May 1st there were 16 enrolled students. Please inform Mrs. Resto this week if you plan to have your child in the program. This program is open only to students who are registered or re-registered for September 2015 here at OLQM.

ITBS - Iowa Test of Basic Skills
The ITBS will be administered to students in grades Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grades 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Students will need two or three #2 pencils and should not be late for school as the test will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. The remaining part of the ITBS will be administered next week.Students should get a fullnights sleep and breakfast each morning of the test.

NYESLAT
The NYSESLAT Speaking, Listening and Writing tests will be completed this week.

Summer Uniform
The summer uniform should be worn if parents opt to have their child wear the uniform. The uniform is a polo shirt with the logo, blue dress shorts and black sneakers. Parents will be called if the uniform is incorrect. The polo shirt MUST HAVE the school logo on it. Weekly conduct marks will reflect the fact if students are in complete uniform as defined in the Parents Handbook or has been defined on this blog for the last 2 months.

Sacramental Program
Soooooo the sacraments are over and 9 students missed Mass on Sunday May 3rd---hmmm just like Father Antonio said during his homily during both ceremonies. Parents are reminded that the program ends June 14th when Father Antonio distributes certificates of completion.

Monday May 4, 2015
May calendars will be distributed along with Map a Month

Tuesday - May 5, 2015
Cinco de Mayo
ITBS Grades Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2
Lip Sync Contest - Tickets will be sold at the door - $5.00 Each adult or child



Wednesday - May 6, 2015
Price Waterhouse Cooper will work with students in grades 3-8
ITBS - K, 1 and 2

Thursday - May 7, 2015
8th grade Graduation Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral 10:00 AM
NYSESLAT Listening

Friday - May 8, 2015
NYSESLAT Writing



Sunday - Mother's Day

Students may and should attend Mass with their Mom - students may attend any Mass that Mom wants to attend and do not have to attend the 1:00 PM Mass.