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 







Saturday, March 4, 2017

Week of March 6, 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.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:00 AM
Student Assembly Grades 1-8
Parents Welcome

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Progress Reports
Progress Report MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) student goal report and i-Ready parent reports were sent home with students on Friday.  
Please sign the reports and return to the classroom teacher.
They will be sent home after the teacher verifies that a parent has viewed the reports.


Monday March 6, 2017 
Progress Reports due back to classroom teacher signed by parent.

Tuesday March 7, 2017             Feast of Saints Perpetua & Felicity 
Pennies for Patients Assembly 9:00 AM Grades 1-8
Parents Welcome

Wednesday March 8, 2017
NYSESLAT Field Test administered to students in grades K, 1 & 2 
The Field Test is just to gather data.
Blended Learning Coach will work with student today

Thursday March 9, 2017          Feast of St. Frances of Rome
PreK For All Instructional Coach will work with students

Friday March 10, 2017
Stations of the Cross at 10:30 AM - parents welcome 
NYC DOE Instructional coach will work with PreK for All students 

 
 
Sunday March 12, 2017 - Second Sunday of Lent
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM
Living Environment Class 10:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon  
 
  
 
 
 




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week of February 27, 2017 Announcements


Ash Wednesday 
March 1, 2017 
School Mass at 10:30 AM
Parents Welcome 
Ashes will only be distributed during Masses scheduled for the day:
6:30 AM - Spanish
9:00 AM - English 
7:30 PM - Spanish 


We will celebrate Mardi Gras - 
Tuesday February 28th 
 by having a dress up day wherein students may dress up like Hippie or as one of the characters from the SuperKids Reading program.
There will be a best costume contest at
All PreK and Kindergarten Classes - 1:30 PM 
Grades 1-8 ---2:15 PM
There will be ONE winner chosen from each of the classes.


The annual celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss will be Thursday March 2, 2017.
Students may dress up like one of the characters from their favorite Dr. Seuss' book.
There will be a best costume contest at
All PreK and Kindergarten Classes - 1:30 PM 
Grades 1-8 ---2:15 PM
There will be ONE winner chosen from each of the classes.

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.


Progress Reports, MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) and i-Ready parent reports will be sent home on Friday March 3rd.
This will show your child's progress and should parents have questions they should make an appointment to see the child's teacher. Parents may also see Mr. Woods on Sunday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 on March 5th. 


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).
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.
 

Monday February 27, 2017 
Re-Registration DUE!!!!


Tuesday February 28, 2017 - Mardi Gras
Hippie Day
SuperKids Dress up day
Contests
1:30 - PreK and Kindergarten classes 
2:15- Grades 1-8

Wednesday March 1, 2017 - Ash Wednesday 
Mass at 10:30 AM led by the students of grades 7 & 8 
Catholic High School Registration after dismissal 
March calendars will be sent home 

Thursday March 2, 2017 - Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Costume Contest
1:30 PM - PreK and Kindergarten Classes
2:15 PM - Grades 1-8
Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home

Friday March 3, 2017 - Feast of St. Katherine Drexel
Stations of the Cross 10:30 AM parents welcome 
Progress Report, MAP Reports and i-Ready parent reports sent home.

Sunday March 5, 2017
Living Environment Class - 9:00 AM
Mass for All students 1:00 PM 
Parent meetings 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM 




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