Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week of March 28, 2011 Announcements

"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God
penetrate our life and in this way to know
the fundamental truth:
who we are,
where we come from,
where we must go,
what path we must take in life."

Pope Benedict XVI

Tuition Company - September 2011
Letters will be sent home this week
regarding the new tuition company that
will be utilized beginning September, 2011.
Please see the tuition staff if there are any questions.

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will continue
this coming
Saturday April 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM.

Easter Recess
Easter Recess will begin after dismissal on
Monday April 18th.
School will resume Monday May 2, 2011.

Report Card Distribution

Report Cards will be distributed on
Thursday April 7, 2011
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held
from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sustaining Excellence Evaluation.
As part of an Archdiocesan initiative there will
be a school evaluation on
Monday March 28 and Tuesday March 29th;
Monday April 11th and Tuesday April 12th;
Tuesday May 24th and Wednesday May 25th.
This evaluation will seek to assist Mr. Woods
and the faculty in evaluating the educational
atmosphere of the school --- affirming its strengths
and offering guidance on moving the school forward for
the 2011-2012 school year.

Monday- March 28, 2011
Sustaining Excellence
evaluation program will be conducted Monday and Tuesday.
Map a Month due.

Tuesday - March 29, 2011
Sustaining Excellence Evaluation

Wednesday - March 30, 2011
Tuition Letters will be sent home

Thursday - March 31st
Religion Fair 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in lunchroom
Parents Welcome
One winner will be chosen from each grade in grades 2-8.

Friday - April 1, 2011
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 Noon
Faculty Meeting
Stations of the Cross 10:00 AM
Parents Welcome

Saturday - April 2, 2011
Registration for New Students
9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Sunday - April 3rd
Laetare Sunday
12:00 Noon Confirmation Class
1:00 PM Mass for all students

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Education is the ability to think clearly,
act well in the world of work
and to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

Tuition Announcement
Beginning this June (September 2011 payment)
all tuition will be collected by
an outside company named CE Lock Box.
The Archdiocese in streamlining the finances of
its Catholic School System has decided that a
tuition collection company will assist the
schools in becoming financially stable.

As we move forward with this process I want
all parents to know that assistance will
continue to be given by my staff and that
if parents are experiencing financial
difficulties they must see me immediately.

During the next couple of weeks I will outline
the process so that all parents may come
to an understanding of the system. Then in May
the tuition staff will start calling in parents
to pick up tuition coupon books. A letter
will be sent home in the early weeks of May
outlining all steps in the process.

Any questions for now should be directed to Mr. Woods
so that parents receive the correct answer.

Monday 3/20

Tuesday 3/21- Science Fair
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in auditorium.
Parents invited

Wednesday 3/22
North Manhattan Catholic Schools
Speech Contest
Leann Pichardo and Maverick Fernandez
will represent OLQM

Thursday - Feast of St. Catherine of Genoa

Friday - Stations of the Cross 10:30 AM
Parents invited.

Reminder that Map a Month is due Monday for
students in grades 4-8

Saturday - Registration for new students
9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Sunday - Registration for new students
9:00 AM -1:00 PM
Communion Class 12:00 Noon
Mass for all students 1:00 PM

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Education is a matter of the heart,
and we need to ask God for the keys."

St. John Bosco

Parents who would like to see their child's
teacher(s) regarding the Progress Report that was
sent home on Thursday should call Alba for an

Book Fair ends on Monday March 14th

Re-Registration forms are due this week so
Mr. Woods may make decisions regarding new
students for next year.

6 Scholarships are available for students
from PreK-2 entering Kindergarten in September ONLY.
Please see Alba for financial guidelines
regarding these scholarships.
First come first serve.

Monday - Pi Day

Tuesday - Ides of March

Wednesday -
Baptism of Rosielle Pena, Kateleen Sanchez
and John Gonzalez at 10:00 AM
Parents invited.

Thursday - St. Patrick's Day
Green Day contest at 2:00 PM in auditorium.
Parents invited.

Friday - Stations of the Cross 10:30 AM
led by the students of the top floor.
Parents invited to join us.
Word Wall Test

Saturday - Feast of St. Joseph
Full Moon.

Sunday - Second Sunday of Lent
Spring Begins
Mass at 1:00 PM
No Classes.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Week of March 7, 2011 Announcements

Before we get to Ash Wednesday,
we should start asking ourselves some questions
and we should start with some preparations.
"What does God want to give me this year?"
This question may require that I slow down a bit
and listen to my inner spirit.
For example, even if I'm very busy,
I realize I'm hungry when I hear my stomach start "growling."
"What am I going to be doing on Ash Wednesday?"
Too often, Ash Wednesday is like every other day,
except that I manage to get to church
and get ashes on my forehead.
Is there anything else I can do on Ash Wednesday?
How will fasting and abstaining happen for me,
for my family on that special day?

Monday - Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Tuesday- Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

Wednesday- Ash Wednesday
Mass at 6:30 AM - Spanish
Mass at 9:00 AM - English
Mass at 10:00 AM - Children's Mass
led by the students of the 3rd grade.
Parents Welcome
Mass at 6:00 PM in Spanish
Mass at 7:30 PM in Spanish

Thursday -
Progress Reports will be distributed
by Fr. Antonio. All students will
receive their Progress Report.

Friday- School Closed
Religion Conference Day for Teachers
Alba will be in the school office

Sunday - Confirmation Class 12:00 noon
Confirmation Class must bring their
folders to class.
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students.

Emergency Alert Test

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This letter is to notify you that on Thursday March 31st, 2011
every Catholic school in the Archdiocese of New York
will be involved in the testing of the
IRIS Emergency Alert System.

The Archdiocese has worked to make sure
that all schools and their communities are linked
together through the IRIS Emergency Alert System
in the event of an emergency or inclement weather.
On March 31st, 2011 your principal will send out
a message that will read:

This notice will be sent to you by whatever
form of contact you provided your principal
(e.g., cell phone, email, home phone, text message)
and it will be sent on March 31st by 1:00pm.
If for whatever reason you do not receive
this test alert on March 31st then please contact
your school principal immediately because there
may be incomplete or incorrect information in the system,
which is preventing the IRIS test alert from reaching you.

Please be mindful in the future that any time you
change your cell phone number, email address, and/or home phone,
that you give this new information to the school office
so that they can update your information in the IRIS system.
It is critical that the IRIS Alert System
has your current contact information
so that you may be reached in the event
of an emergency or inclement weather notification.

Thank you for your support as we continue
to provide a safe and healthy
environment for your child.