Saturday, April 25, 2015

Week of APRIL 27, 2015 Announcements



School Evaluation - April 30, 2015
The regional office will be evaluating the school on Thursday April 30, 2015. Sister June Clare Tracy, OP the regional superintendent will be here to sit in on classes, interview parents, students, teachers and Fr. Antonio.

NYSESLAT - New York State English as a Second Language Test
This test will be administered in parts over the next month. The results will be available next September to parents along with the ELA and Math tests that were just administered.

Summer Uniform
Beginning May 1st the summer uniform may be worn by students. The uniform consists of navy blue shorts and school polo shirt with school logo. Black sneakers may also be worn.

Fund Raising and Smart Tuition
A reminder that parents that you should have seen Mrs. Resto or Alan regarding the fact that you are not selling candy bars to meet your fund raising requirements.

Leak in Ms. Larios class--grade 5
Many parents have expressed concern over the "leak" that resulted in part of the ceiling collapse near the windows of Ms. Larios class. It was recently found to be due to a broken steam pipe in the wall, behind the Smartboard, that resulted in condensation build up in the ceiling and wall behind the Smartboard. This past weekend Ransel was instructed to break the wall near the windowsill to permit the whole area to dry out. It will take a couple of weeks for the repair of the classroom to be completed as it is being covered by the school's insurance policy. There is no danger to students and when the construction begins the students in grades 5-8 will be sent to the science room like they were when the ceiling was initially leaking.

Monday April 27, 2015
Makeup day for students who missed Part III of the Mathematics exam.

Tuesday April 28, 2015

NYSESLAT speaking will continue today

Wednesday April 29, 2015 Feast of St. Catherine of Sienna
Mass at 9:00 AM led n y the students of the 2nd grade.

Thursday April 30, 2015
School evaluation

Friday May 1, 2015
Summer Uniform may be worn today.

Sunday May 3, 2015
Biology Class 10:00 AM
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students in sacramental program

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015 Announcements



Report Card Day Friday April 24, 2015
The third quarter report card will be distributed to students on Friday April 24, 2015. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the auditorium. On this report card parents will be notified if their child will be required to attend summer school or be retained due to poor academic progress. There is still time to reverse the poor grade(s) from April to June.
Students in grades 5-8 who are in danger of retention in the grade will be REQUIRED to attend extended day classes from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM with Mr. Placido beginning April 27th. This program is for students failing 3 or more subjects in grades 5-8. Classes will be Monday to Thursday each week until the end of the 4th quarter in June. In this way the school has taken a proactive response to poor academic performance.



Mr. Woods was notified Friday that there are 17 regional scholarships that will be awarded based on income. The scholarship will be pro rated up to $2,900.00 a year based on the tax returns for 2014 for:
1. Students entering Kindergarten from Ms. Rodriguez's class;
2. Students in Kindergarten who are entering first grade and students in grades 1-6 entering from public/charter schools.
There are a limited number of scholarships and you should bring in your tax forms to Alba this week to apply for a scholarship. This is not a manana moment project - it is a now project as there will be no further scholarships after the 17 are exhausted.
3. As a reminder any family already receiving a scholarship are not entitled for a second scholarship under this program.


The New York State Mathematics Tests will be administered to students on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.
Congratulations to parents for not opting out with the hysterical momentum that swept schools of not having children take New York State tests. The questions were never asked then when do we give students tests to gauge their knowledge? Every parent would want their child to become a doctor, an accountant, an actuary, a teacher and on and on -- each one of those professions require rigorous license testing. If students are not prepared at an early age that testing is part and parcel of the life experience of working when then are they to be trained without the panic? The New York Times this past week had an article on the fact that more and more corporations are requiring their new employees to take tests measuring their skills --yet parents are not training their children to be prepared for life's ups and downs if they have their child opt out of testing. Parents must understand that a one day test is not a full measure of their child's knowledge and that the results of the tests will assist them and their child's school determine what areas are in need of improvement.
Again, congratulations to parents!

Summer Uniform
Ideal Uniform Company will be here on Friday during the parent teacher conferences to measure students for the summer uniform which may be worn beginning May 1st. Navy blue shorts and school polo shirt with school logo. Black sneakers may also be worn.

NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language) Testing
NYSESLAT testing will begin this week with the speaking component of the test for students who did not master the test in previous administrations. Parents were notified in November on the AIS (Academic Intervention Services) form that was distributed with the first report card.


ENROLLMENT ENDS APRIL 24th
UPK- Universal PreK for All
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will now offer a free UPK program for students who were born in 2011. The program from the NYC Department of Education will be coordinated by Mr. Woods, the Regional Board and the Superintendent of Schools Office for the Archdiocese of New York. Parents interested in the program should fill out a form on line at www.nyc.gov/prek. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs site # is 06MAFQ. This is a new code number please call Alba if you registered and did not use this code.You may obtain information from Alba or Mr. Woods. As a reminder this program is for 4 year old students only born in 2011.

School Evaluation - April 30, 2015

The regional office will be evaluationg the school on Thursday April 30, 2015. Sister June Clare Tracy, OP the regional superintendent will be here to sit in on classes, interview parents, students, teachers and Fr. Antonio.

Monday April 20, 2015
NYSESLAT Speaking begins today

Tuesday April 21, 2015
Parents should have notified Mrs. Resto or Alan if they are not selling chocolate by today so that it may be corrected on Smart Tuition.
Also, as a reminder parents who need extensions on tuition - the extension must be requested before the due date. Recently, parents have come in requesting that late fees be waived from September which cannot be done. Look back on the blog to September and October and the policy is clearly stated.

Wednesday April 22, 2015 - EARTH DAY
New York State Math Tests Grades 3-8

Thursday April 23, 2015
NYS Math Tests Grades 3-8

Friday April 24, 2015 Arbor Day
Report Card Day. Early Dismissal at 12:00 noon.
After School Program will be in session.
Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM in auditorium. Mr. Woods will be n the school library. Alan will also be here to assist parents with Cornerstone or to review their Smart Tuition account.

Sunday April 25, 2015
Confirmation Ceremony 1:00 PM in church.
Mr. Woods will be in the office from 2:00 P< - 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week of April 13, 2015 Announcements


UPK- Universal PreK for All
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will now offer a free UPK program for students who were born in 2011. The program from the NYC Department of Education will be coordinated by Mr. Woods, the Regional Board and the Superintendent of Schools Office for the Archdiocese of New York. Parents interested in the program should fill out a form on line at www.nyc.gov/prek. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs site # is 06MAFQ. This is a new code number please call Alba if you registered and did not use this code.You may obtain information from Alba or Mr. Woods. As a reminder this program is for 4 year old students only born in 2011.

Lenten Alms Giving--St. Patrick's Home
The Confirmation Class visited St. Patrick's Home just before the Easter recess to deliver 25 Smoked Hams and canned food. Mr. Woods will post a thank you note on the bulletin board on Tuesday from St. Patrick's Home. Thank you to everyone who gave to this Lenten drive.

Report Cards - April 24, 2015
The third quarter ends Monday April 13, 2015. Report cards will be distributed on Friday April 24th. Please arrange your schedule to allow time for you to see your child's teacher. This report card will state that Summer School or Retention in the grade is a strong possibility if students are not doing well academically. A list of students who are not academically succeeding will be submitted to the Regional Superintendent's office after the distribution of report cards. Mr. Woods will also schedule a series of meetings between parents and students according to grade level to address academic concerns. Further information will be sent with the report card.

Scholarships for 2015-2016
Information will be released from the Superintendent of Schools office this week concerning scholarships for new students entering OLQM. Please check the blog next week for qualifications.

Fund Raising - Candy Money due
Candy money is due to the Tuition Office by April 15th. If you decided not to sell candy bars but instead plan to pay the $150.00 to Smart Tuition please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office so that you account may be adjusted.



Monday April 13, 2015 - Feast of St. Martin I
School resumes after Easter Recess
Calendars for April will be sent home with students today.
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neighborhood Grant Program visits OLQM

Tuesday April 14, 2015
New York ELA (English Language Arts) Test Grades 3-8-- all students should have 4 or 5 #2 pencils for the tests.

Wednesday April 15, 2015
New York ELA (English Language Arts) Test Grades 3-8-- all students should have 4 or 5 #2 pencils for the tests.
Fund Raising money due to tuition office.

Thursday April 16, 2015

New York ELA (English Language Arts) Test Grades 3-8-- all students should have 4 or 5 #2 pencils for the tests.

Friday - April 17, 2015
Early Dismissal Day - 12:00 Noon
Faculty Meeting
After School Program available.

Sunday - April 19, 2015
First Holy Communion 1:00 PM
Students should be dropped off with Mr. Woods at 12:00 noon in the office area.

Saturday, March 21, 2015



UPK- Universal PreK for All
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will now offer a free UPK program for students who were born in 2011. The program from the NYC Department of Education will be coordinated by Mr. Woods, the Regional Board and the Superintendent of Schools Office for the Archdiocese of New York. Parents interested in the program should fill out a form on line at www.nyc.gov/prek. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs site # is MAXL. You may obtain information from Alba or Mr. Woods. As a reminder this program is for 4 year old students only born in 2011.

Lenten Alms-giving
As mentioned previously one of the sacrifices during Lent is alms-giving for those that are less fortunate than ourselves. This week the alms-giving jar will be counted and the monies used to purchase Easter meals for those at the St. Patrick's Nursing Home in the Bronx. The Confirmation class will be bringing the food to the home on Thursday March 26th.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be sent home this Thursday with all students.Parents are reminded that report cards will be distributed on Friday April 24, 2015.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered to students in the program on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. A letter went home this week to parents. Students are to wear dress up clothes for the sacrament. Parents are urged to attend the ceremony.

Lenten Confessions
Lenten Confessions will take place this Thursday for all students in grades 3-8.

Fund Raising
A reminder that candy bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements.

Office - Easter Break
The office will be open during the Easter Break- CALL before you come as the office may close early on certain days.
The office will be closed Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Monday March 23, 2015
CCSS Unit V Week 2

Tuesday March 24, 2015
Sacrament of Reconciliation at 11:00 AM

Wednesday March 25, 2015 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Math coach will work with students in grades 3, 4, 6 and 7

Thursday March 26, 2015

Progress Reports will be sent home today for ALL students
Lenten Confessions for students in Grades 3-8
Confirmation Class visits St. Patrick's Nursing home.

Friday March 27, 2015

Dress Up Day no Jeans etc.
Stations of the Cross at 11:30 AM
Classroom Parties 1:00 PM
Easter Recess begins at dismissal - students return April 13, 2015


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Week of March 16, 2015 Announcments




UPK- Universal PreK for All
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will now offer a free UPK program for students who were born in 2011. The program from the NYC Department of Education will be coordinated by Mr. Woods, the Regional Board and the Superintendent of Schools Office for the Archdiocese of New York. Parents interested in the program should fill out a form with Alba. More information will be forthcoming this week. Mr. Woods just received this notice last Friday and information flyers will be sent home as soon as he knows. Parents who gave information to the Headstart Program should see Alba.


Mrs. Fundora's Class Parent Meeting- Tuesday March 17th 8:00 AM in Library
Mr. Woods would like to met with all parents of Mrs. Fundora's class on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM in the library. This will be a very important meeting and if the parent cannot make the meeting then a representative should be sent as Mr. Woods will be discussing very important information regarding the PreK program for September 2015.

Ms. Alma's Jazz concert - Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Ms. Alma will be having a jazz concert on Wednesday to raise funds for the stage curtains in the lunchroom. Ms. Alma will conduct the concert for 45 minutes and then there will be a question and answer period following the concert. Tickets will be available in the tuition office on Tuesday or at the door. Pice is $5.00 for adults and/or children.

Lenten Almsgiving

As part of Lenten sacrifices almsgiving to those in need is one of the easiest. Instead of buying Starbucks for a day think about donating that money to a worthy cause. We have partnered again with St. Patrick's Nursing Home and a jar has been set in the lunchroom for students to drop in their alms (donations) for us to assist those with a fulfilling Easter meal. If parents want to join in the spirit see Mrs. Resto in the office as she has taken charge of the student's jar. The students of the 7th and 8th grade, who are in the Confirmation Program, will be visiting St. Patrick's Home on Thursday March 26th as part of their Confirmation Service Project.

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will be on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. At the present time there are no scholarships for new students entering OLQM.Parents needing information regarding registration should see Alba.

Monday March 16, 2015
Unit IV exams Grades K-8 ELA - English Language Arts
Map a Month Due

Tuesday March 17, 2015 - Feast of St. Patrick - patron of the Archdiocese of New York
GREEN DAY- students may wear a green shirt, skirt, pants and not wear their uniform for the day.
Unit IV exams - Religion and Science.
Tickets go on Sale for Jazz Concert with Ms. Alma

Wednesday - March 18, 2015
Unit IV Exams - Mathematics and Social Studies
Ms. Alma's concert - 6:00 PM --tickets $5.00

Thursday March 19, 2015- Feast of St. Joseph
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of he 5th grade. Baptism of 5 students at this Mass. Parents welcome.

Friday - School Closed - Religion Conference Day for teachers

Saturday March 21,2015
Registration for new students 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday March 22, 2015
Registration for new students 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
No Classes
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week of March 9, 2015 Announcements



Open House- Touring Tuesday - March 10. 2015
On Tuesday March 10, 2015 parents will be able to visit their child's classroom from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM. The visit is a view of the classroom and not time to engage the teacher in conversation. The teacher is to continue teaching while you the parent observe your child, the other children in the class and their interaction with their teacher.

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will be Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
New Tuition rates have been posted on this blog.

Easter Recess
Easter Recess will begin after dismissal on Friday March 27th.School will resume on Monday April 13th. For those who like to take extended vacation time ---a reminder that New York State tests begin April 14th!

IXL.com
Your child should be working with IXL.com to improve their skills before the New York State tests that will be administered beginning April 14th. All children received their login and passwords for the program.

Miss Alma - Jazz concert - March 18, 2015
Miss Alma will be hosting a concert on April 18th to raise money for new curtains for the stage in the auditorium.The tickets will be $5.00 and will be available in the tuition office beginning next Monday.. The concert will be followed by a question and answer period following the concert.Miss Alma works with students in PreK, Kindergarten and grades 1, 2 and 3.

Confirmation Ceremony - changed date
The Confirmation ceremony for students in grade 8 will be on Sunday April 26, 2015 at the 1:00 PM Mass. Parents are reminded that all required documentation is due to Mr. Placido.

School Closed - Friday March 20, 2015
A reminder that school will be closed on Friday March 20th so that all teachers may attend a Religious education workshop.

Monday - March 9, 2015
Tuition Suspension Day

Tuesday - March 10, 2015

Open House & Touring Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
Kindergarten will have gym today - schedule adjustment for today

Thursday Marc 12, 2015
Ideal Uniform Company in library for Summer Uniform
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Dress Short Pants
sizes 4-7 - 15.99
sizes 8-14 - 17.99
Above size 14 - 19.99

Polo Shirt with school logo
Youth- - 17.99
Adult - 19.99

This uniform may be worn beginning May 1, 2015

Friday - March 13.2015
Unit IV Exam in Reading Grades K-8






Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Tuition and Fees September 2015-June 2016



Tuition Rates 2015-2016
On March 4th the Catholic School Regional Board decided the following tuition and fees will be in effect beginning September 2015

Tuition
PreK - $460.00 per month (no family plan available)
Grades K-8
One child - $420.00 per month
Two children - $795.00 per month
Three Children - $1,040.00 per month

Fees
Re-Registration and Registration for new students - $125.00 (non refundable)
General Fees - $175.00 per child
Internet Access Fees - $100.00 per child
Fund raising - $350.00 in candy bars or $175.00 in cash

After School Program
Program 1 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) --$50.00 per month
Program 2 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) --$100.00 per month
Program 3 (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM) --$205.00 per month
Program 4 Family Plan (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM) $275.00 per month