Sunday, December 13, 2015

Announcemnts Week of December 14, 2015



Christmas/Holiday Assemblies
There will be two assemblies this week:

Tuesday December 15th - 9:00 AM SCHOOL AUDITORIUM - PreK, 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 5 along with grades 2, 3 and 4 will have a holiday assembly in the school auditorium. The assembly should last approximately 45 minutes for parents who are running to work afterwards.

Friday - December 18th 8:30 AM IN CHURCH- Festival Of Lessons and Carols. All students in Grades PreK-1, PreK-2 and K-8 students will participate in the readings concerning the Birth of Jesus and Christmas Carols that are part of the tradition of Christmas. Following Lessons & Carols there will be Benediction.

Christmas Recess
Christmas recess will begin at dismissal - 3:00 PM on Friday December 18th. After School Program will be in session. School will resume on Monday January 4, 2016.
The school office will be closed:
December 24th and December 25th and
December 31st and January 1st.
The school office will also be closed Sunday December 20th and Sunday December 27th.

Sacramental Program- Christmas Recess
Students in the sacramental program may attend any Mass here at OLQM or at any Catholic Church if students are traveling/Visiting relatives etc. on the following Sundays with their parents - Sunday December 20th and Sunday December 27th.
Jane will be at the 1:00 PM Mass for students who would like to assist her with singing.
Students will gather together on January 3rd for the 1:00 PM Mass with Mr. Woods.

Monday - December 14th
Common Core State Standards Module IIB
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon.
After School Program in session.

Tuesday December 15th
Holiday Assembly 9:00 AM School Auditorium Parents Welcome to attend
Grades PreK -1 , PreK -2, PreK-3, PreK-4 and PreK-5 and students in grades 2, 3 and 4 will be led by Ms. Alma.
Grades 5, 6 and 7 trip to Cloisters

Wednesday December 16th
Grades 1 and 2 trip to Cloisters

Thursday December 17th
Shopping Bags needed so books may be packed in closets for winter cleaning.

Friday December 18th
Lessons & Carols 8:30 AM - Parents welcome to attend.
Dismissal at 3:00 PM begins Christmas Recess.
After School Program in session.

Sunday, December 6, 2015



Calendar Change

An IRIS message was sent on Friday indicating that there will be change to the December calendar. This coming Friday December 11th Board of Trustees members will be at school to meet with Mr. Woods, view classroom teaching and learning and do a survey of staff. The new direction of the Board of Trustees is that there will be monthly meetings held at each of the schools of the region.
Friday is FULL DRESS UNIFORM DAY - just like the first day of school.
The regularly scheduled faculty meeting has been moved by Sister June Clare Tracy, OP the regional Superintendent to Monday December 14th. Therefore, on Monday December 14th there will a half day - 12:00 noon dismissal.


Price Waterhouse Cooper
Price Waterhouse Copper will be working with students in grades 3-8 this Thursday December 10th. They work with the students on determining financial decisions that will benefit them and how to make them when the time comes.

Christmas Recess
Christmas Recess begins for all students at dismissal on Friday December 18th. School resumes on Monday January 4th.

Monday - December 7, 2015- Celebration of St. Nicholas Day

CCSS Module IIB Week 4
Tuition Suspension Day

Tuesday - December 8, 2015 Feast of the Immaculate Conceptio
n
Pope Francis proclaims A Year of Mercy
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the 2nd grade.

Wednesday December 9, 2015 - Feast of St. Juan Diego

Map A Month Due
ELA coach will work with students in grades 2, 3 & 4

Thursday - December 10, 2015

PWC - Price Waterhouse Cooper will work with students in grades 3-8

Friday - December 11, 2015 - Dismissal at 3:00 PM

Board of Trustees will be visiting classrooms

Saturday- December 12, 2015 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Sunday December 13th -
9:00 AM - Biology Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Mr. Woods available for parents.

Monday - December 14th - EARLY DISMISSAL DAY 12:00 NOON




Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week of November 30,2015 Announcements



December Calendar 2015
The December calendar will be distributed to students on Monday November 30th. Parents are requested to read it carefully.

Tuition Suspension Day - Monday December 7th
There will be a tuition suspension day on Monday December 7th. Students will not be able to attend class if their tuition balance has not been taken care of by their parents. Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home with students on Thursday December 3rd.
Parents who wish to speak to Mr. Woods regarding the outstanding balance may see him on Sunday December 6th from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Parents should come with a plan of action to pay off the balance and with some sort of payment towards the balance.

IRIS - Immediate Response Information System
The lady who calls you regularly should be updated with telephone numbers as well as emergency numbers. Please leave any updated information with Alba.

St. Patrick's Nursing Home
We collected 1259 cans of food and raised enough money from generous parents and dress down Fridays to purchase 30 turkeys. The Confirmation Class along with Mr. Placido and Ms. Serewko delivered the food to St. Patrick's Nursing Home in the Bronx.
Pictures of the event will be posted next week for all parents to see.

Monday November 30, 2015 - Feast of St. Andrew
CCSS Module 2B Week 3
December calendar and Map A Month distributed to students.

Tuesday December 1, 2015
Please check your tuition balance with Smart Tuition Company.
As a reminder there are candy bars in the school office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements.

Wednesday December 2, 2015
Anti bullying curriculum will be covered.
ELA coach will work with students in grades 2, 3 and 4

Thursday December 3, 2015 - Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home.

Friday December 4, 2015
Parents should check Cornerstone SIS (Student Information System) this weekend to watch their child's progress.

Sunday December 6, 2015 - Second Sunday of Advent
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students in sacramental program
Meetings regarding Tuition with Mr. Woods 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday December 7, 2015
Tuition Suspension Day




Sunday, November 22, 2015

Week of November 23, 2015 Announcements



Cornerstone Student Information System
The Cornerstone Information System will be available for parents on Monday. It is important that parents use the system to keep up to date with their child's grades. Report Card distribution should not be the first time that a parent becomes aware that their child may not be doing well academically.
Cornerstone login and passwords are available from Alan in the office from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Parents may also send Mr. Woods an e-mail at olqm1@aol.com requesting their child's login and password.

IXL and Achieve 3000
A reminder to parents that both these programs are being used in school and should be also used at home. They reinforce skills covered in school and will especially assist students who are struggling academically.

After School Program - Wednesday November 25, 2015
There will be no After School Program on Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving.

Canned Food and Turkey Drive
The annual canned food and turkey drive to assist the home bound that are part of the St. Patrick's Nursing Home will be ending this week. We are grateful to many parents who have generously contributed either through their canned food donations or by giving money for the purchase of turkeys. As of today we expect to purchase 20 turkeys which will be delivered by the students of the Confirmation Program.

Thanksgiving Show
Students of all the PreK class along with students of grades 5-8 will be singing on stage on Tuesday November 24th. They will be led by The show will begin at 9:00 AM and parents are welcome.
We are grateful to the teachers and Ms. Alma for their assistance in organizing this event.

Monday November 23, 2015 - Feast of St. Clement I
ELA coach will work with students in grades 2, 3 and 4

Tuesday - November 24, 2015 Feast of St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions
Thanksgiving Assembly - PreK students and students in gradses 5-8.

Wednesday - November 24, 2015 Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandra
Mass at 9:00 AM - led by students of grades 7 & 8
Honors Assembly following Mass
Parents Welcome
Dismissal at 3:00 PM
No After School Program

Sunday - November 29, 2015- First Sunday of Advent
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon in computer room
Mass for all students at 1:00 PM

Sunday, November 15, 2015



Report Card Distribution - Friday November 20, 2015
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A reminder that report cards will be distributed to students on
Friday, November 20th.
Father Antonio will distribute the report cards at the following assemblies:
9:00 AM - Grades 5-8
9:30 AM - Grades 1-4
Parents are welcome to attend the assemblies.
All students will receive their report cards whose tuition is up to date.
AIS (Academic Intervention Services) forms will be attached to the report card for some students. One copy should be signed by the parent and returned to the classroom teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grades 5-8 - First Floor - Parent Conference Room - near the main office
Grades 1-4 - Computer Room - First Floor - across from the main office
PreK-1, PreK-2, PreK-3, PreK-4, PreK-5 and Kindergarten will meet with parents in their classrooms.
Mr. Woods will be in the school library. Parents of students in the Biology Regents class may meet with him in the library - a separte report will be generated for Regents students.
Alan will also be in the library.
The school representative from Achieve 3000 will be in Alan's office to assist parents in understanding how they may assist their child in using the program.

Monday - November 16, 2015
Please check your tuition balance with Alan before report card day.

Tuesday - November 17, 2015
Canned foods are being collected for distribution by the Confirmation class. Thank you to the parents who have generously assisted in donating money for the purchase of turkeys to go along with the canned foods.

Wednesday November 18, 2015
ELA Coach will work with students and teachers in grades 2, 3 and 4

Thursday November 18, 2015
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today by teachers.

Friday November 20, 2015 Report Card Day
Dismissal at 12:00 noon for all students.
9:00 AM - Distribution of report card to students in grades 5-8
9:30 AM - distribution of report cards to students in grades 1-4
Parents welcome to the assemblies. Fr. Antonio will be distributing the report cards.
Students in PreK-1, PreK-2 and Kindergarten will have their report cards distributed to them by Fr. Antonio in the classroom.

Sunday - November 22, 2015
Biology Class - 9:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacramental program at 1:00 PM

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Week of November 9, 2015 Announcements



School is Closed - Wednesday November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day

November - Canned Food Month
During the month of November canned food is collected to be distributed to the home bound elderly.
The confirmation class delivers turkeys and the canned food to St. Patrick's Nursing Home where it is distributed to the home bound associated with the home.
During the month also dress down day on Fridays - the money collected is used to purchase the turkeys for the distribution. Parents wishing to donate a little extra are asked to leave it off with either Alba or Mrs. Resto. Last year we collected enough money to purchase 17 turkeys.

Report Card Day and Tuition
Report Card Day is Friday November 20, 2015. Students will not receive report card unless the tuition is up to date. Parents will receive letters from the office on Thursday indicating the balance due as reported by Smart Tuition to the Regional Board of Trustees.
Parents may see Mr. Woods on Sunday November 15th from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the office to address issues regarding tuition.

Report Card Day - Friday November 20th
Report Cards will be distributed on Friday November 20th by Fr. Antonio during assemblies in the lunch room.
Students who do not receive report cards may not be doing as well as can bee expected and lparents of those students are required to pick up the report card from the teachers.
Parents in the PreK classes are requested to come and see the teachers for individual conferences.
AIS (Academic Intervention Services) forms will also be distributed with report cards. This is a mandatory NYS Education Department form indicating the assistance students will be given who did not pass the NYS tests administered last Spring.

Monday - November 9th
Mr. Woods is in Albany at the non-public school administrators conference.

Tuesday- November 10th
Feast of St. Leo the Great
Mr. Woods is in Albany.
Module 1 tests Grades K-8 Math & Social Studies

Wednesday- November 11th - Veterans Day
SCHOOL CLOSED.

Thursday - November 12th
Feast of St. Josaphat
Module 1 tests Grades K-8 Religion & Science
Map A Month Due
Tuition letters will be sent home.

Friday- November 13th
Feast of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini
Class Picture Day - students are to be in full uniform
Module 1 tests Grades K-8 Reading & ELA

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Week of November 2, 2015 Announcements



Halloween Thank You
A thank you to all the parents who joined us on Halloween and made the annual parade a good time for the students of PreK and Kindergarten.

November is Canned Food Collection Month
Canned Foods will be collected during November for distribution for the home-bound. OLQM partners with St. Patrick's Nursing Home to assist those who are home-bound during Thanksgiving.

Module I Assessments
The New York State CCSS Module I ends this week. Teachers will be administering end of Module assessments to students during the week of November 9th. Please make sure that your child has gathered all their materials together for the module so that they may be well prepared for the assessments next week.

Achieve 3000
Mr. Woods was sent a preview of student engagement on Achieve 3000 during their class time and after school and on weekends. Many students are not using the program on the weekends or after school to assist them in raisking their Lexile Level. Parents who may need assistance in directing their child though Achieve 3000 may see the Acheive 3000 coach during Report Card distribution on November 20th.

Smart Tuition
A reminder that tuition payments are due on the 15th of each month. Parents needing an extension should see Mr. Woods on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM or see Alan during the day from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Tuition must be up to date for a child to receive their report card on November 20th. Mr. Woods will be meeting with parents who have an outstanding balance on Sunday November 15th so that he may prepare a report for the new Board of Trustees for the Manhattan Regional Schools.

Monday November 2, 2015 All Souls Day
CCSS Module I Week 8
November calendars will be sent home today.

Tuesday November 3, 2015 Election Day
SCHOOL IS OPEN.

Wednesday November 4, 2015
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today. As mentioned in Dr. McNiff's newsletter sent home last week parents may view the anti-bullying curriculum on the Build Bold Futures website.

Thursday November 5, 2015
Have you checked you child's notebooks and the teacher's blog this week?

Friday November 6, 2015
Early Dismissal Day- 12:00 noon
Faculty Meeting
Achieve 3000 staff will meet with teachers today to review students progress.
TACHS test for 98th grade students.

Sunday November 8, 2015
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students
School office will be closed today.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Week of October 26, 2015 Announcements



New York State ELA and Mathematics Parent Reports
The parent reports will be distributed to students in grades 4-8 on Monday. There is a complete description of your child's strengths and weakness on the test that was administered last Spring. If parents have questions please feel free to see the classroom teacher or Mr. Woods.

Income Survey Forms
Income Survey forms have been or will be distributed by the classroom teacher on Monday. This form enables us to continue to fight for more money for textbooks and technology. Please return the form to your child's teacher as soon as possible. The form says September 16th but was just made available and is due October 30th.

Superintendent's Newsletter
A Superintendent's newsletter will be sent home on Monday with your child.Please read it carefully as it discuss the educational objectives of The Superintendent of Schools office.

New York City Board of Health
All newly enrolled students at OLQM are required to have, in the school office, a physical exam with up to date immunizations posted on the form. The New York City Department of Health was here on Thursday for a review of the physical plant. In 3 weeks the inspector will be back to review records of students and staff. If your child does not have the physical exam on file they may be excluded from class until it is completed and in their file. A few years ago a number of students were excluded from class and parents were upset as they had to take off from work to have the physical done with their child and the immunizations updated.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports were distributed by Fr. Antonio on Thursday. The report is on bright orange paper in case your are looking in your child's book bag. All children received a report. Please remember that report cards will be distributed on Friday November 20th between the hours of 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

New Board of Trustees
Mr. Woods met with the new director for the Board of Trustees for the Manhattan Regionalized Schools on Friday. In the next few weeks members from the board of trustees will be visiting classrooms and meeting with teachers. At one point in the year they plan on also meeting with a group of parents. Mr. Woods will keep you abreast of their visits.

Halloween 2015

As a reminder to parents that schools in the United States have a no violence policy in regards to children having toy guns etc.
Students therefore should not have Halloween costumes that reflect violent modes of thinking.
There should be no guns, swords etc. brought to school or be part of their costume.
The teachers will ask the student to hand in the gun or sword or whatever other reflection of violence that may be displayed to be picked up by you their parent.

Monday October 26, 2015
Superintendent's newsletter distributed.

Tuesday October 27, 2015
PreK-3 - Ms. Sanchez's class Parent meeting 8:30 AM in Parent Meeting Room - first floor
Weekly quiz day - Mathematics and Social Studies

Wednesday October 28, 2015
Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude
PreK-4 Parent Meeting - Ms. McGarry's Class 8:30 AM in Parent Meeting Room - First floor
Weekly quiz day - Religion and Science

Thursday October 29, 2015

PreK-5 parent meeting Mrs. Reyes' Class 8:30 AM in Parent Meeting Room - first floor

Friday October 30, 2015

Halloween Parade 9:00 AM - Parents Welcome
8th grade cake sale following parade in school lunchroom.

Saturday October 31, 2015 - Halloween
Turn clocks back one hour before going to bed. Daylight Savings Time ends.

Sunday November 1, 2015

Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM










Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week of October 19, 2015 Announcements



Interim Assessment Week
Students in Grades Kindergarten-8 will be administered Interim Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts this week.Students in Grades K-2 will be administered the assessment in paper and pencil mode. Students in grades 3-8 will be administered the assessment on line.
These assessments assist the faculty in understanding the strengths and weakness of each student at this mid point before the first report card. Teachers will have the results of the Interim Assessment by the time report cards are distributed on November 20th.

Picture Day- Friday October 23rd
Individual picture day is Friday October 23rd. Students may wear dress up clothes or their school uniform for picture day. Picture money envelopes are due to the tuition office.

PreK Parent Meetings
As listed on the monthly calendar there will be PreK Parent Meetings during October. These meetings will enable the teachers to explain the curriculum and other topics.
The meetings will be held in the Parent Conference Room on the first floor near the main office.
The meetings are:
Tuesday October 20th - PreK - 1 Mrs. Fundora's class 8:30 AM
Wednesday October 21st - 8:30 AM - PreK 2 Ms.Rodriguez's Class

Tuesday October 27th 8:30 AM - PreK 3 Ms. Sanchez's class
Wednesday October 28th 8:30 AM -PreK 4 - Ms. McGarry's class
Thursday October 29th 8:30 AM - PreK 5 - Mrs. Reyes class

Parents are urged to attend if possible.

Progress Reports- Thursday October 22nd
Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Thursday October 22nd.
The progress report is a half way mark indicator of how well a student is progressing. Progress Reports are a wake up call as to student's progress before marks become final on the report card.
Parents are reminded that the best way to keep a day to day monitoring of their child's work is by the parent portal of the Student Information System where you can view your child's grades every day of the week - if need be.

Tuition and Cornerstone Information System
Parents are reminded that Alan is in the office from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to assist parents with Smart Tuition issues or Cornerstone (Student Information System) issues.
Parents are reminded that no child will receive a report card on November 20th unless the tuition is paid and up to date.

Candy Bars- Fund Raising
A new order of candy bars was delivered this last week to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office if you have questions regarding the candy bars.

Monday October 19, 2015
CCSS Module 1 Week 6

Tuesday October 20, 2015
8:30 AM - PreK-1 - Mrs. Fundora's Class Parent Meeting - Parent Conference Room - Office Area
Interim Assessment in Mathematics
Town Hall meeting with Sr. June Clare Tracy, OP Regional Superintendent - Parents of Jayden Eddings and Mia Espinal will represent OLQM at this meeting 6:30 PM - St. Joseph of Yorkville School.

Wednesday October 21, 2015
8:30 AM PreK-2 - Ms. Rodriguez's class Parent Meeting
Interim Assessment in ELA

Thursday October 22, 2015
Article 43 NYC Health Department Inspection - PreK and Kindergarten Classrooms
Progress Reports will be distributed by Fr. Antonio to students

Friday October 23, 2015
Individual Picture Day

Sunday October 25, 2015
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon.
Mass for all students 1:00 PM


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week of October 11, 2015 Announcements



Hispanic Heritage Month Presentations
All students will participate in presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday October 14th. Students in all the PreK classes will sing a song that they have learned during Hispanic Heritage Month beginning at 9:00 AM. Following the PreK presentations students will be serving food.
All parents are welcome to join us in celebrating the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tuition Reminder - Tuition is due October 15th

A reminder that tuition is due on the 15th of each month as per the regional board. Parents in need of an extension must see Mr. Woods or Alan before the 15th.
After School payments in Smart Tuition have been resolved. If you are still experiencing an issue with the After School payments posted please see Alan. As a reminder Alan's office hours are 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Cornerstone Parent Access
A reminder to parents that Cornerstone parent access has been set up and parents should request a login and password from Alan or through Mr. Woods' e-mail at olqm1@aol.com. As mentioned previously conduct and effort grades will only appear once the report card is generated which will be in November.
Progress reports will be sent home next week so that parents may see the initial work their child has accomplished since September.

Monday - October 12, 2015- School Closed


Tuesday - October 13, 2015

Module I week 5

Wednesday - October 14, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Presentations 9:00 AM - parents welcome to attend

Thursday - October 15, 2015

Green Horizons Science Workshop - Upper grades
Tuition Due Date

Friday - October 16, 2016

A reminder that picture money is due to the tuition office.
Picture day is October 23rd

Sunday - October 18, 2015
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacramental program 1:00 PM
Mr. Woods will be in the school office 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week of October 5, 2015 Announcements



Cornerstone Student Information System
The Cornerstone Student Information System will be opened for parents beginning Monday October 5th. Parents may come from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM to see Alan and receive their login and password for the system. There is a link on the school web page of www.olqmnyc.org under academics for the Cornerstone SIS. Parents may also request login information and passwords through Mr. Woods' e-mail at olqm1@aol.com.There have been some changes to the system this year - there will not be weekly conduct and effort grades reflected on the system. Those grades will be determined before report card distribution.The grade distribution has also been changed this year and will show on the Cornerstone SIS for your child. These changes are being made now as the report card will completely change beginning in September 2016. The Superintendent's office feels that changes need to be made to the report card to reflect the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that have been in place for the past couple of years.

IRIS Alert System
Some parents are still not receiving the IRIS alerts. Please let Alba know that you are not receiving the alerts. The system was updated and it seems not all the data transferred over.

Parents of Students in grades 4-8 - New York State Test Results in Mathematics and ELA.
Mr. Woods has had the results of the New York State test results since the end of August. We were suppose to receive a parent score letter from the scoring center for each child. We have not received the letters as of yet and we have been working on the issue. All teachers also have the results of each child's scores. As soon as the parent letters arrive you will be notified.
Students who were administered the NYSESLAT test last spring - the scores went home the first week of school with your child.

Achieve 3000 and IXL

As a reminder to parents Achieve 3000 and IXL are computer based programs to assist your child in improving their scores on Common Core based testing. All students have their login and password information.

Smart Tuition - Due October 15th
As a reminder tuition is due the 15th of each month. If there are any problems with your account please contact Alan in the school office.

Sacramental Program - Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation
The sacramental program for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation began Sunday October 4th.
Students are required to attend the 1:00 PM Mass as a group. Parents who have not registered may register any Sunday from 9:00 AM -12:00 noon.

Monday October 5, 2015
CCSS - Common Core State Standards Module 1 week 4

Tuesday October 6, 2016
Fire Prevention Week Assemblies
Fireman Bill and Ivan will be here to address students regarding Fire Safety.
Parents are welcome to attend:
8:30-9:15 - Grades 5-8
9:15-10:00 - Grades K-4
10:00-10:30- all PreK classes.
Weekly Quiz - Math & Social Studies

Wednesday October 7, 2015
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.
Weekly quiz day for Religion and Science

Thursday October 8, 2015
Weekly quiz day Reading & ELA

Friday October 9, 2015
Reminder - candy bars are available in the school office.

Sunday - October 11, 2015
Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program.
School office will be closed today.

Monday - October 12, 2015
Columbus Day - School Closed

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Parent Letter September 30, 2015

September 20, 2015

Dear Parents,

I want to make you aware of an incident that occurred in the girl's bathroom on the second floor of the school on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

At approximately 11:30 AM while a number of students were in the bathroom with the teacher's aide from PreK -3 the window frame fell downwards on top of the teacher's aide Mrs. Taveras. Mrs. Taveras along with Mrs. Manan quickly acted and evacuated the children from the bathroom.

As you know your child's safety is of paramount importannce to all of us here at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School and thanks to the quick response of Mrs. Taveras and Mrs. Manan no one sustained any injuries.

The second floor girl's bathroom will be closed until the window has been replaced and Catholic Mutual our risk management company will be undertaking a full assessment of the whole building in the next few days.

Until everything has been completed the girls will be using the bathrooms on the first floor of the school.

Should you have any questions please feel free to see me.


Estimados Padres/Guardianes,

Esta carta es para informales del incidente que se produjo ayer el Martes, Septiembre 29 de 2015 , en el baño de las niñas en el segundo piso

El incidente occurio aproximadamente a las 11:30 AM durante el cual un grupo de estudiantes de Prek 3 estaban con la asistente , el marco de la ventana se cayó en la cabeza de
Mrs. Taveras. Mrs.Taveras y Mrs. Manan actuarón rapidamente y evacuarón a los estudiantes del baño a los salones.

Como ya saben la seguridad de todos los estudiantes es la prioridad de nuestra escuela Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School. Les queremos agradecer a Mrs. Taveras y a Mrs.Manan por responder rapidamente y evacuar a los estudiantes por la cual no occurierón heridas.

El baño de las niñas en el segundo piso estará cerrado hasta que remplacen la ventana y Catholic Mutual nuestra compañia de gestión de riesgos estarán haciendo una evalución
completa del edificío en los proximos días.

Hasta que todo este proceso se de por terminado las niñas van a usar el baño del primer piso.

Atentamente,



Andrew G. Woods

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week of September 27, 2015 Announcements




Flynn and O'Hara Uniform Company

There are forms available in the office for Flynn and O'Hara uniform company. Parents should remember that they must tell the company if they are ordering by phone or e-mail that their child attends Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in New York City.

Parents in the PreK classes must indicate if their child is in the PreK For All program or the PreK program of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School. Any questions please call Alba at 212-567-3190

Friday October 2nd - Mass at 9:00 AM in celebration of The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9:00 AM led by students of grades 5 & 6. At this annual Mass in honor of St. Francis of Assisi students may bring in domesticated animals from home to have them blessed.
Because of allergies of some students - dogs and cats will have to be picked up by a parent after Mass. Parents are welcome to join us.
Early dismissal Day -Friday October 2nd
There will be an early dismissal at 12:00 noon on Friday October 2nd so the faculty may meet in the afternoon.The After School Program will be in session for the day and parents who are in need of child care just for Friday should see either Mr. Marcial or Mrs. Resto in the school office.

Cornerstone Student Information System (SIS)
Beginning Monday October 5th the parent access for the Cornerstone Student Information System will be available. There is a link for the system on the school web site of www.olqmnyc.org under the tab academics. Parents may e-mail Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com for login and password information or may see Alan in the office from 8:000 AM -3:00 PM.

The Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York has had the system adjusted over the summer to reflect changes that will occur in the 2016-2017 school year - a new report card. The system does noot record weekly conduct or effort marks, the weight of homework is now higher along with the weight of tests in figuring out an individual student's average. A reminder to parents that they should be checking their child's grades on SIS (Student Information System) weekly. Should they notice that their child is not doing well academically they should schedule an appointment to see the teacher(s) of their child.

Should parents misplace their login information they should see Alan so it may be reset.

Progress Reports will be distributed during the month of October as an indicator of a child's progress to date--it is a reminder to parents that report cards will be distributed at the end of the first quarter in November and some students may need to work harder before report cards are distributed.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Trip for Grades 3, 4 and 5 to St. Francis in the Schools to be held at Good Shepherd School and Van Cortlandt Park.

CCSS (Common Core State Standards) Module 1 Week 3

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A reminder to parents that all paperwork should have been submitted to the classroom teacher by now. This week is the annual census for Catholic Schools and parents will be called to remind them that paperwork is missing and is required to complete thee census.
Also in October the Home Language Survey must be submitted to the New York State Education Department.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Feast of St. Jerome

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Friday, October 2, 2015 - Feast of Guardian Angel
Mass at 9:00 AM in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Blessing of animals will occur at this Mass. Parents welcome to attend.

Sunday October 4, 2015- School office open until 4:00 PM
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacramental program 1:00 PM with Mr. Woods
Registration for Sacramental Program 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Announcements Week of September 21, 2015



Uniform Company Update
A contract was signed with Flynn and O'Hara Uniform Company on Monday. They should have everything in place by October 1st so that parents may order uniforms. Again, I apologize for the mess that was created and in talking to other principals they have been experiencing the same problem. Hopefully, by the end of the week we will have a number for you to call or you will be able to visit their Bronx store. Just remember to say that your child attends Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in New York City as they have an account also with the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School in Queens.

Achieve 3000
Students in grades 2 through 8 were administered Level Set testing this week by Achieve 3000.
Achieve 3000 is an online company that assists children in raising their Lexile Levels (Reading Levels). The students have been given their login and password information for the site and students should use the site at least 60 minutes a week. Their are numerous articles that are adjusted by the computer to assist the child in reading and comprehending at their level - what we call in education Differentiated Learning.
Most articles and the questions with the article take approximately 20 minutes to complete and students are given their score immediately upon completion.
The goal is to have your child score 75% on each reading they complete. After they have done this the program will then readjust their reading level to a higher standard.
Parents should make reading a daily exercise at home at the same time - whether it is before dinner, after dinner, when they come home from school.
At the first report card distribution representative from Achieve 3000 will be here to assist parents with questions they have concerning the program and how their child is progressing with the program.
Mrs. Bagley, Mr. Badia, Mrs. Ramsey and Ms. Serewko are the teachers working with the students and they may also be able to answer your questions or refer you to the parent portal for assistance.
Teachers will be giving assignments on readings in Achieve 3000 to keep students on task with the program and parents may assist by having their child read topics that are of interest to them or choose a career and the child may read about the work of people in that career.

IXL
IXL is also another online program to assist students in Mathematics and Reading. Mr. Marcial has been working with students in grades Kindergarten through 8 grade with this program and it may also be accessed at home. Students were given their logins and passwords.

Rowland Reading Online Access

Rowland Reading also has online activities for children in grades Kindergarten, First and Second grades. Teachers have or will this week send home login information for the program and many activities will cover topics that are being covered by the teachers.

A reminder that school is closed on Friday September 25 in celebration of the visit by Pope Francis.

Candy Bars
Candy Bars are available to assist parents in meeting their fund raising requirements as outlined on the contract signed during registration or re-registration. Parents may pay Smart Tuition the money after they have sold their candy boxes or may give the money to Mrs. Resto in the office and the money will then be credited to your account in Smart Tuition.

Monday September 21, 2015
CCSS (Common Core State Standards) Module 1 Week 2

Tuesday September 22, 2015
Extended Day Class Grades 4 & 5 - Mathematics
Grade 3 - ELA
Students are given snacks during the program and no other food is permitted in the classroom during extended day.

Wednesday September 23, 2015
Autumn begins at 4:21 AM
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.
Extended Day Mathematics Grades 3, 6 and 7
Registration in office with Ms. Larios for sacramental program. Parent must have Baptismal certificate for registration for Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation.
There are 4 students from grades 1-4 that will be receiving Baptism this year - parents who have not had their child baptized should sign up with either Ms. Larios or see Fr. Antonio.

Thursday September 24, 2015
National Punctuation Day
Extended Day Grade 8 Mathematics
Last day for registration for sacramental program in office with Ms. Larios

Friday - September 25, 2015 SCHOOL CLOSED

The School Office will be closed this weekend.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Announcements Week of September 14, 2015



Candy Bars- for Fund Raising
Candy bars will be available Monday afternoon to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Smart Tuition lists the required fund raising requirement and Mrs. Resto or Alan will assist parents if they do not understand the fund raising requirements.

Sacramental Program
Parents may register with Brianna in Alan's office for the sacramental program on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.The last day for registration is Sunday September 20th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baptism - any student who has not been Baptized. Mr. Woods and Fr. Antonio will meet with the parents who request Baptism for their child. They ned to be registered also.
Grade 2 - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Grade 3 - First Holy Communion
Grades 7 & 8 - Sacrament of Confirmation
There is no charge for registration or the program.
The requirement for the program is that ALL children must attend the 1:00 PM Mass each Sunday with Mr. Woods. If you have prior commitments on Sundays please do not register you child for the program this year but wait until the child can attend Mass on Sundays.
There will be no classes on Sundays only Mass. Mr. Woods/Mr. Placido/Ms. Saville will be teaching the classes during the regular school day. So the ONLY commitment is regular Mass attendance which is part of the Ten Commandments view to honor God on the sabbath. The class attaneds Mass as a group so that they learn to sing as a group and participate fully during Mass.
ONLY document need -Baptismal certificate if not handed in at registration. Parents will not be able to register without a copy of the Baptismal certificate.

********UNIFORM COMPANY********
Again, I apologize for the mess that has been created by Ideal Uniform Company. If you have an order with Ideal that has not been sent - CANCEL it and tell them thy are not to use your credit card. Mr. Woods will be meeting with the old uniform company on Monday to sign a contract with them. Information will be sent home as soon as everything is worked out. Please understand that IDEAL uniform company was highly recommended with a cheaper price - but as many have found out their service is absolutely terrible. All parents will receive information this week as soon as I sign a contract with the company.

Cornerstone Student Information System
The cornerstone Information System is being updated this week. As soon as the updates are completed Alan will be available to give passwords for parents so that they may view their child's academic progress on a weekly basis. All information will be distributed as soon we are notified that the system is up and ready.

School Supplies and Parent Signature Pages
Please have all school supplies in this week along with Parent Signature pages.

Monday September 14th

Feast of the Triumph of the Cross
There will be a Fire Drill today - the first of the 12 required drills under NYS Education Law.
LAST DAY TO ASK FOR EXTENSION ON OCTOBER"S TUITION WHICH IS DUE ON TUESDAY September 15th

Tuesday September 15th - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the 7th and 8th grades. Parents Welcome
Extended Day Classes - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Grades 4 and 5 ---no ELA Grade 3 classes today will start next week.

Wednesday September 16th

Extended Day classes - Mathematics Grades 3, 6 & 7--3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday September 17th Feast of St. Bellarmine
Extended Day classes 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM --Grades 4 - ELA; Grade 8 Mathematics

Friday September 18th Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon

Students in PreK-3 (Ms. Sanchez), PreK-4 (Ms. McCarry) and PreK-5 (Mrs. Reyes) will be dismissed at 3:00 PM
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN SESSION.
If you need child care just for Friday - please see Mrs. Resto or Mr. Marcial

Sunday - September 20th
Last Day for registration for sacramental program 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM with Ms. Larios
Mr. Woods will be in the office to meet with parents from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM --no appointment necessary.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Announcements Week of September 7, 2015



Parent Meetings- Tuesday September 8, 2015

PreK For All -- 5:00 PM
Ms. Sanchez
Ms. McCarry
Mrs. Reyes

PreK and Kindergarten ---6:00 PM
Pre-1 - Mrs. Fundora
PreK-2 - Ms. Rodriguez
Kindergarten - Ms. Ocasio

Grades 1-8----7:00 PM
Grade 1 - Ms. Wong
Grade 2--Mrs. Bagley
Grade 3--Ms. Saville
Grade 4 - Mr. Badia
Grade 5 - Mrs. Larios
Grade 6 - Mrs. Ramsey
Grade 7 - Ms. Serewko
Grade 8 - Mr. Placido

Mr. Marcial will be available for parents to register for the After School Program. As a reminder payment for the After School Program must be made when registering for the program.


Wednesday - September 9th
Students in Grades Kindergarten, 5 & 6 - gym class today.
7:15-7:45 AM Breakfast Program
7:45 AM - students line up in the backyard of the school Grades 1-8
8:00 AM - school bell rings and students proceed with their teachers to the classroom.
9:00 AM - PreK students arrive
3:00 PM - Dismissal - After School Program begins Wednesday.

Thursday - September 10th
7:00 AM - Early Drop off program begins
7:15-7:45 AM - breakfast program
7:45 AM - students proceed to their classrooms
8:00 AM - Classes begin
3:00 PM - Dismissal

Friday - September 11th Patriot's Day
7:00 AM - Early Drop off program begins
7:15-7:45 AM - breakfast program
7:45 AM - students proceed to their classrooms
8:00 AM - Classes begin
3:00 PM - Dismissal

Sunday September 13th
Parish Feast
School Office will be closed today.

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.


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

Sunday, March 1, 2015



Tuition Suspension Day--March 9, 2015
Monday March 9, 2015 will be Tuition Suspension Day. Students will not be able to attend class if there is an outstanding balance on the tuition account. Letters will be sent home on Thursday March 5th informing parents of the balance.
Parents may meet with Mr. Woods on Sunday March 8th from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuition accounts that are over $1,000.00 the parent must bring in HALF of the balance due on Sunday March 8th to Mr. Woods. At this time of year there are large outstanding balances due and trips have been planned to the Dominican Republic for Easter recess while the school tuition has been ignored. Children will be excluded from the classroom unless all balances owed the school are less than $1,000.00!

Summer Uniform
The new uniform company Ideal Uniform company will be here on Thursday March 12th to measure students for the new summer uniform. It will consist of the SCHOOL POLO SHIRT (with the school logo) and dark blue shorts with the school logo. Parents have the option of having their child wear the summer uniform - it is not required.
With the summer uniform BLACK sneakers may be worn.

Open House - Tuesday March 10, 2015
Open House as mentioned on last week's blog has been moved to Tuesday March 10th. Parents may visit their child's classroom and sit in on lessons being taught from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Registration for NEW students.
Registration for new students will be on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. As of today tuition has not been determined by the Board of Directors. It will be announced as soon as Mr. Woods hears from the Board.

Ms. Alma - music teacher - Jazz Concert - OLQM - Wednesday March 18th--6:00 PM
Ms. Alma will be having a Jazz concert here at OLQM on Wednesday March 18th at 6:00 PM to raise money for new curtains in the auditorium. Ms. Alma teaches students in grades PreK, Kindergarten and Grades 1-3. It is hoped that parents will help support Ms. Alma's desire to help the school purchase new curtains for the stage.

Monday March 2nd - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Help celebrate the man who brought us the Cat in the Hat,, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Horton,Sam, and The Lorax besides many more great reading characters. There will be dress up as a Dr. Seuss character contest on Monday March 2nd at 1:30 PM in the lunchroom. Parents are invited.
All students will receive a Dr. Seuss button today from their teacher to celebrate this great author.

Tuesday March 3rd
North Manhattan Catholic Schools Speech Contest. Student representatives from grades 5-8 will compete with the other Catholic Schools for a district winner that will then compete with the other Catholic Schools of Manhattan.
Math Coach will work with students today to prepare them for the NYS Mathematics Test in April.

Wednesday March 4th
Registration for Catholic High Schools for 8th grade students.

Thursday March 5th
Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home.

Friday March 6th
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon Faculty meeting
Stations of the Cross at 11:45 AM in church - students will be dismissed from Church following stations.

Sunday- March 8th ----Daylight Savings Time Begins
TURN CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR before going to bed on Saturday.
12:00 noon - Communion Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Parent meetings regarding tuition
National History Day at the Museum of the City of New York