Saturday, April 30, 2016

Week of May 2, 2016 Announcements



Ascension Thursday - May 5, 2016- Mass at 9:00 AM
Students of first grade will lead the school community at Mass on Thursday May 5th.
Parents are welcome to attend.
After Mass Honors certificates will be distributed.



PreK/Kindergarten Program
A reminder that the PreK/Kindergarten summer program run by Mrs. Fundora is still accepting applications. 
There are two programs - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM and 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Please register with Mrs. Resto as soon as possible.
As of today there are 5 seats remaining for the program.

Title I Extended Year Summer Program -- grades K-8.
This program is free and open to all students who are entitled to Title I services. 
Applications were sent home last Monday and are due back to the office by Monday May 2, 2016
Details:
• Students will receive 3 hours of instruction per day
• Classes are Monday-Thursday 
• Program dates are July 5th-August 4th 2016 
• Subjects include Literacy and Math
 • Students will also go on 4 field trips over the course of the program to exciting locations all over the city.


Stars Wars Day - May 4, 2016

On Wednesday May 4, 2016 the 8th grade will host a Star Wars Cake Sale. Students may also dress up like their favorite Star Wars character.
There will be a best costume contest during the day to which parents will be invited.

9:00 AM - Star Wars Day Contest for students in PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1 - cake sale will follow the contest.

10:00 AM Star Wars Day Contest for students in Grades 2-8- cake sale will follow the contest.


New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

May 25, 2016 / 7:05 PM / Yankee Stadium

Please join Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York and His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan for Catholic Schools Night at Yankee Stadium when the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays on May 25, 2016 at 7:05 p.m.
A portion of ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Catholic School Region you select below.
If you have any questions about his event, please contact Dan Peters in the Catholic Education Advancement office at 646-794-3303 ordaniel.peters@archny.org.
Please note: Tickets are available to school families for $25.00 each at 
http://yankees-manhattan-students.eventbrite.com


Re-Registration  2016-2017
A reminder to parents that re-registration fees are due to Smart Tuition. These fees have been placed on your Smart Tuition account. 
If you have decided that you are not returning to OLQM please inform Alan or Alba  in the office so that it may be removed from your account.
The enrollment specialist for the  Manhattan Catholic School regional office will be calling parents this week requesting that the fee be paid to Smart Tuition as soon as possible.


Students in sacramental program must attend Mass each Sunday until June 5th to receive their certificate of completion.
Mother's Day Mass Attendance
Students may attend Mass with their mother's and do not have to attend the 1:00 PM Mass.

Monday May 2, 2016
CCSS Module IV Week 3
Calendars for May will be distributed to children today. 
Please read the calendar carefully.

Tuesday May 3, 2016
ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) testing administered to students in grades K-2

Wednesday May 4, 2016
Star Wars Day please see above regarding cake sale etc.

Thursday May 5, 2016
Ascension Thursday 
Mass at 9:00 AM - led by students of first grade. Parents Welcome.
Honors Assembly following Mass.
Cinco de Mayo

Friday May 6, 2016

Science Fair
Grades 5-8 in Mrs. Ramsey's Room 9:00 AM
Parents Welcome
Grades 2-4 in Mr. Badia's Room 10:00 AM
Parents Welcome



Saturday, April 23, 2016

Week of April 25, 2016

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

May 25, 2016 / 7:05 PM / Yankee Stadium

Please join Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York and His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan for Catholic Schools Night at Yankee Stadium when the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays on May 25, 2016 at 7:05 p.m.
A portion of ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Catholic School Region you select below.
If you have any questions about his event, please contact Dan Peters in the Catholic Education Advancement office at 646-794-3303 ordaniel.peters@archny.org.
Please note: Tickets are available to school families for $25.00 each at 
http://yankees-manhattan-students.eventbrite.com


Re-Registration  2016-2017
A reminder to parents that re-registration fees are due to Smart Tuition. These fees have been placed on your Smart Tuition account. 
If you have decided that you are not returning to OLQM please inform Alan or Alba  in the office so that it may be removed from your account.
The enrollment specialist for the  Manhattan Catholic School regional office will be calling parents this week requesting that the fee be paid to Smart Tuition as soon as possible.


Stars Wars Day - May 4, 2016

On Wednesday May 4, 2016 the 8th grade will host a Star Wars Cake Sale. Students may also dress up like their favorite Star Wars character.
There will be a best costume contest during the day to which parents will be invited.



Sacrament of Confirmation - Sunday May 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM 
Students in sacramental program must attend Mass each Sunday until June 5th to receive their certificate of completion.


PreK/Kindergarten Program
A reminder that the PreK/Kindergarten summer program run by Mrs. Fundora is still accepting applications. 
There are two programs - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM and 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Please register with Mrs. Resto as soon as possible.

Title I Extended Year Summer Program -- grades K-8.
This program is free and open to all students who are entitled to Title I services. 
Further information will be coming in the next few weeks.
Details:
• Students will receive 3 hours of instruction per day
• Classes are Monday-Thursday 
• Program dates are July 5th-August 4th 2016 
• Subjects include Literacy and Math
 • Students will also go on 4 field trips over the course of the program to exciting locations all over the city.

Monday April 25, 2016 - Feast of St. Mark
CCSS Module IV Week 2

Tuesday April 26, 2016
Calls will be made by the office staff regarding re-registration for September, 2016.

Wednesday April 27, 2016
Secretaries Day- parents are reminded to thank Alba for the assistance she gives to them especially those who have been assisted with scholarship applications.

Thursday April 28, 2016
School Science Fair Grades 4-8
9:00 AM - 10:00 Grades 5-8 - in Mrs. Ramsey's room
10:00-11:00 Am Grades 2-4- in Mr. Badia's room.

Friday April 29, 2016
Feast of St. Catherine of Sienna

Sunday May 1, 2016
Sacrament of Confirmation 1:00 PM

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Week of April 18, 2016 Announcements

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

May 25, 2016 / 7:05 PM / Yankee Stadium

Please join Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York and His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan for Catholic Schools Night at Yankee Stadium when the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays on May 25, 2016 at 7:05 p.m.
A portion of ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Catholic School Region you select below.
If you have any questions about his event, please contact Dan Peters in the Catholic Education Advancement office at 646-794-3303 ordaniel.peters@archny.org.
Please note: Tickets are available to school families for $25.00 each at 
http://yankees-manhattan-students.eventbrite.com



Re-Registration  2016-2017
A reminder to parents that re-registration fees are due to Smart Tuition. These fees have been placed on your Smart Tuition account. 
If you have decided that you are not returning to OLQM please inform Alan or Alba  in the office so that it may be removed from your account.
The enrollment specialist for the  Manhattan Catholic School regional office will be calling parents this week requesting that the fee be paid to Smart Tuition as soon as possible.

Report Card Day is Friday April 22, 2016 for all students

  1. All students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.
  2. After School Program will be in session.
  3. Tuition must be up to date for child to receive their report card.
  4. Students who are failing a subject will not receive their report card. A parent must come in to meet with the child's teacher(s).
  5. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on the first floor of the school from                       1:00 PM - 7:00 PM for students in grades 1-8. All PreK and Kindergarten parents are to meet with the teacher in their child's classroom.

Stars Wars Day - May 4, 2016

On Wednesday May 4, 2016 the 8th grade will host a Star Wars Cake Sale. Students may also dress up like their favorite Star Wars character.
There will be a best costume contest during the day to which parents will be invited.


Sacrament of Reconciliation - Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM
First Holy Communion - Sunday April 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Confirmation - Sunday May 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM 
Students must attend Mass each Sunday until June 5th to receive their certificate of completion.

Monday April 18, 2016 
CCSS Module IV Week 1

Tuesday April 19, 2016
Sacrament of Reconciliation 11:00 AM 
Parents invited

Wednesday April 20, 2016
Anti-Bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Thursday April 21, 2016  Feast of St. Anselm 
Parents are reminded that Tuition must be up to date for their child to receive their report card.

Friday April 22, 2016 - Earth Day / Report Card Day 
Dismissal for all students at 12:00 noon.
After School Program in session 
Parent Teacher Conferences - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Sunday April 24, 2016
Sacrament of First Holy Communion at 1:00 PM 
Students must be in present in computer room at 12:00 noon



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Week of April 11, 2016 Announcements

PreK Summer Program
A new registration paper will be sent home on Monday regarding a change in hours for the PreK Summer Program. This is being done after  a number of parents requested the program run until         6:00 PM.
Please see Mrs. Fundora if you have questions regarding the program and parents are requested to sign up with Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.

Re-Registration/Registration for September 2016 
Re-Registration is due to Smart Tuition for all students who will be returning to OLQM in September. If you have decided that your child is not returning please inform either Mrs. Resto or Alan so that the fee may be removed from Smart Tuition.
If you know of a new student who used the ApplyOnLine program - they must also set up an account to register for September.
Again, please see the office staff if you have any questions.

Report Card Distribution - 3rd Quarter.
The third quarter ends on Friday April 15th. Report Cards will be distributed to students on Friday April 22nd. Parents are reminded that tuition must be up to date for their child to receive their report card.
Parent teacher conferences will be held from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the first floor of the school for grades 1-8 on April 22nd.
Parents of students in all the PreK classes and Kindergarten will meet with their child's teacher in the child's classroom.
Dismissal for all students on that day will be at 12:00 noon. The After School Program will be in session on Friday, April 22nd.

Sacramental Program
Baptism - Tuesday April 12th at 10:00 AM
Reconciliation - Tuesday April 19th at 11:00 AM
First Holy Communion - Sunday April 24th at 1:00 PM Mass
Confirmation - Sunday May 1st at 1:00 PM Mass
Parents are reminded that students must continue to attend Mass until the program ends on Sunday June 4th.

Cornerstone - Student Information System
Parent access to the Student Information System will be tuned off on Friday April 15th so that Mr. Woods may review grade books, report cards etc.
It will be turned back on on Friday April 22nd.

New York State Tests Grades 3-8
Ohhh the hoopla over standardized tests. Like I mentioned before when is it time for a child to learn that testing whether it be in grammar school, regents tests in high school (and for our biology students in 8th grade), SAT's for college and hopefully licensing tests for a profession begin?
It begins in grammar school so that children learn that tests are part and parcel of  an ordinary life experience.
Students worked diligently this past week on their ELA tests and they took their time.This week they will work just as hard on the NYS Math tests. Parents are reminded to make sure that their child goes to bed early, have their pencils for the test and reinforce to their child that they will be proud of them whatever their score is -----and parents should remember to wish their child well on the morning of the test.

Monday April 11, 2016 - Feast of St. Stanislaus
Reminder that Re-Registration is due to Smart Tuition.

Tuesday April 12, 2016
Sacrament of Baptism 10:00 AM
Congratulations to Kennedy Francis, Julie Silverio, Manuel, Kevin and Bryan Ramirez.
NYSESLAT Speaking test begins

Wednesday April 13, 2016 - Feast of St. Martin I 
New York State Math Test Grades 3-8

Thursday April 14, 2016
New York State math Test Grades 3-8

Friday April 15, 2016
New York State Math Test Grades 3-8
New York State Asbestos Inspection
End of Third Quarter

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Week of April 4, 2016 Announcements


New York State Tests Overview
Students in grades 3-8 in schools across the Archdiocese of New York will be taking the New York State Assessments in ELA (English Language Arts) and Mathematics in April.
Assessment Dates are:
April 5th, 6th and 7th - English Language Arts
April 13th, 14th and 15th - Mathematics

The New York State Exams are intended to provide students, Families, educators and the public better measures of student proficiency in the knowledge and skills  students need to succeed in college and careers. (engageny.org)

The following is a break-down of the New York State ELA assessment for grades 3-8.

Grades 3 & 4
Book 1- 24 multiple choice questions; 4 passages

Book 2 - 7 multiple choice questions; 3 passages (1 Reading, 2 Writing); 2 short-response questions; 1 extended response question.

Book 3- 3 passages (writing); 5 short response questions; 1 extended response question.

Grades 5-8
Book 1 - 35 multiple choice questions; 5 passages

Book 2 - 7 multiple choice questions; 3 passages (1 Reading, 2 Writing); 2 short response questions; 1 extended response question.

Book 3 - 3 passages; 5 short response questions; 1 extended response question.

The following is a break-down of the New York State Mathematics Assessment

Grade 3
Book 1 - 22 multiple choice questions.
Book 2 - 22 multiple choice questions
Book 3 - 5 short response questions; 3 extended response questions

Grade 4
Book 1 - 22 multiple choice questions
Book 2 -  23 Multiple choice questions
Book 3- 6 short response questions; 4 extended response questions

Grade 5
Book 1 - 22 multiple choice questions
Book 2-  23 multiple choice questions
Book 3 -  6 short response questions; 4 extended response questions

Grades 6-8
Book 1 -  26 multiple choice questions
Book 2 - 25 multiple choice questions
Book 3 - 6 short response questions; 4 extended response questions

Resources for Students at Home
www.learnzillion.com
www.khanacademy.com
www.readwritethink.org

Changes to the 2016 New York State ELA & Math Assessments
-A new company is responsible for the construction of this year's test forms and guidance    materials
-Greater Involvement of Educators in Test Development Process
-Decrease in Number of Test Questions
- Shift to untimed testing allows students to work at their own pace.

Monday April 4, 2016 - School resumes

Tuesday April 5, 2016
New York State ELA Test Grades 3-8

Wednesday April 6, 2016
New York State ELA Test Grades 3-8

Thursday April 7, 2016
New York State ELA Test Grades 3-8

Friday April 8, 2016
Dress down day for orphanage in Haiti.

Sunday April 10, 2016
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass for all students 1:00 PM


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week of March 14, 2016 Announcements


Year of Mercy Visit to St. Francis X. Cabrini Shrine
Students in grades 4-8 will visit the Shrine of St. Francis X. Cabrini on Tuesday March 15th as part of the Year of Mercy celebration to visit selected holy sites as proclaimed by Pope Francis.
Students are to be in full uniform.  They will visit the shrine at 11:00 AM and be given a tour and Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon. Students will be sent home a permission slip on Monday that must be signed and returned to the classroom teacher.

Engage Nee York Module IIIB Assessments - Week of March 14th
Students will be administered unit exams for Module IIIB during the week of March 14th. Please make sure that your child has gathered all the review material for the tests that will be posted by the classroom teachers on the blog.
Monday March 14, 2016 - ELA- English Language Arts
Tuesday March 15, 2016 - Trip to Mother Cabrini Shrine for the Year of Mercy 
Wednesday March 16, 2016 - Mathematics and Religion
Thursday March 17, 2016 - Reading and Science
Friday March 18, 2016 - Social Studies 

Easter Recess
Easter recess will begin after dismissal on Friday March 18th at 3:00 PM. 
There will be no After School Program on Friday, March 18th.
School will resume on Monday April 4th. Parents are reminded that New York State ELA tests begin on April 5th and there should be no extended vacation days taken or missed plane excuses.
Students will need shopping bags to pack their books this week for storage over the break so that the classrooms may be cleaned and waxed.

New York State Exam Review - Easter Recess
Students should practice 20 or 30 minutes a day using IXL and/or Achieve 3000 during the Easter Recess. The New York State ELA test will be administered in grades 3-8 on April 5th, 6th and 7th.
This year the time limit has been lifted so that students may work at their own pace. Also a new company was employed by the New York State Education Department to design the test. Parents are reminded that testing is part and parcel of life.
Would you want your child's doctor not to have taken a medical exam and passed?  
Testing at the elementary level is just one measure of student success and should not be a cause célèbre ( an issue or incident arousing widespread controversy) like it has been made into the last couple of years. Testing, classroom participation, teacher made tests, a child's ability to make a classroom presentation etc. are the things that measure what a child knows.  The NYS tests should assist parents in knowing what academic areas their child excels in and what areas are in need of improvement- period. 
NYS Math tests will be administered April 13th, 14th and 15th.

Monday March 14, 2016
Module IIIB ELA Assessment

Tuesday March 15, 2016 - Ides of March 
District 6 Speech Contest 9:00 AM - St. Rose of Lima School. Kately Suarez, Sofia Santiago and Yarissa Molina.
Trip to the Shrine of St. Francis X. Cabrini- Grades 4-8

Wednesday March 16, 2016
Module IIIB Assessments in Mathematics and Religion 
ELA coach will work with students in grades 2-4



Thursday March 17, 2016 - Feast of St. Patrick, patron of the Archdiocese of New York 
Green Day.
Students may wear green clothes and not need to wear their uniform.
Module IIIB Assessments Reading and Science

Friday March 18, 2016 - Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Lenten Prayer Service 9:00 AM - parents welcome
Module IIIB Assessment - Social Studies 
Shopping bags need to pack up student textbooks in closets.
Easter  Recess begins at dismissal at 3:00 PM 
No After school program today. 



Sunday March 20, 2016 - Palm Sunday 
First Day of Spring
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass for all students in sacramental program 1:00 PM




Sunday, March 6, 2016

Week of March 8, 2016



Engage Nee York Module IIIB Assessments - Week of March 14th
Students will be administered unit exams for Module IIIB during the week of March 14th. Please make sure that your child has gathered all the review material for the tests that will be posted by the classroom teachers on the blog.
Monday March 14, 2016 - ELA- English Language Arts
Tuesday March 15, 2016 - Trip to Mother Cabrini Shrine for the Year of Mercy 
Wednesday March 16, 2016 - Mathematics and Religion
Thursday March 17, 2016 - Reading and Science
Friday March 18, 2016 - Social Studies 

Easter Recess
Easter recess will begin after dismissal on Friday March 18th at 3:00 PM. There will be no After School Program on Friday, March 18th.
School will resume on Monday April 4th. Parents are reminded that New York State ELA tests begin on April 5th and there should be no extended vacation days taken or missed plane excuses.

Reconciliation Class Students
There will be class each Sunday during March at 12:00 noon
March 13, 2016
March 20, 2016

Monday - March 7, 2016 Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
CCSS Module IIIB Week 7
Tuition Suspension Day 

Tuesday March 8, 2016 Feast of St. John of God
Touring Tuesday - 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Wednesday March 9, 2016 Feats of St. Frances of Rome 
Sacrament of Reconciliation for students in grades 3-8
Map A Month Due
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered
ELA Coach will work with students in grades 2, 3 & 4

Thursday March 10, 2016 
Parents are requested to check their e-mail for financial aid awards.

Friday March 11, 2016 
Early Dismissal Day -12:00 noon - Faculty meeting
Stations of the Cross 8:30 AM - Parents welcome to attend

Saturday March 12, 2016 
Turn clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.



Sunday March 13, 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Lent 
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Biology Class 10:00 AM
Reconciliation Class - 12:00 noon
Mass for students - 1:00 PM