Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kindergarten & First Grade



Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers

K-1 - Ms. Ocasio
K-2 Ms. Coello 

1-1 - Ms. Wong
1-2- Ms. Saville 

As mentioned on the blog previously parent will have the ability to choose their child's teacher for September 2017 ---
by August 1, 2017 at midnight.

This choice will only be given to parent who have paid September's tuition by August 1st.
Smart Tuition will be mailing out invoices in the next week.
Parents who pay by August first should send Mr. Woods an e-mail at olqm1@aol.com indicating:
             1. their child's name
             2. the teacher they are requesting
             3. the date of payment to Smart Tuition.

if the payment bounces back because of insufficient funds etc.---- then the request becomes invalid. 

Each of the classes will have 20 students in each to ensure even distribution.

On August 2nd the classes will be set up in Cornerstone and their will be no change after children have been set up in classes. 



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Week of June 26, 2017


Report Card Distribution/ Tuition Balance
A reminder that tuition must be paid and up to date before Wednesday in order for students to receive their report card.
An IRIS alert was sent out on Sunday reminding parents that they had an outstanding balance.

Title I Summer Program 
July 5th - August 4th 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.
Parents should have received a letter in the mail informing them lof their child' acceptance into the program.


Moving Up Ceremony 
Tuesday June 27, 2017 
10:00 AM

Report Card Distribution 
Wednesday June 28, 2017
Dismissal at 1:00 PM 

No After School Program this week. 


Monday June 26, 2017
Students in Summer Uniform - no gym class today.
Photos will be taken today for the update of the school web site.
Dismissal at 3:15 PM 

Tuesday June 27, 2017 
PreK For All Moving Up Ceremony 10:00 AM

1:00 PM - Awards Day Parent Welcome - Auditorium
Dismissal at 3:15 PM 

Wednesday June 28, 2017--Feast of St. Irenaeus
End of Year Mass and 8th grade Graduation 10:00 AM
Report Cards will be distributed by Fr. Antonio and Mr. Woods
Dismissal at 1:00 PM





Saturday, June 17, 2017

Week of June 19, 2017 Announcements





Students entering First Grade 
Frog and Toad are Friends
Author: Arthur Lobel, 1970 

Students entering Second Grade 
Magic Tree House: Fact Tracker Heroes for all Times
Authors: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce

Students entering Third Grade 
The Blizzard!: The Storm that Changed America
Author: Jim Murphy

Students entering Fourth Grade
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author: Robert C. O'Brien, 1986
Ms. Larios will be sending this book home with students on the last day of school - June 28th

Students entering Fifth Grade 
Ellis Island: New Hope in a New Land
Author William Jay Jacons
Mrs. Ramsey will be sending this book home with students on the last day of school - June 28th 

Students entering 6th and 7th grades 
Lord of the Flies
Author William Golding , 1954 

Students entering 8th grade 
All the Light We Cannot See
Author Anthony Doerr, 2014 

Students In Living Environment Class
Lab Girl 
Author: Hope Jahren, 2016 


 MAP and i-Ready Reports
On Monday June 19th the two reports from the End of the Year Testing by MAP (NWEA) and i-Ready will be sent home.
How to Read the Reports:
i-Ready reports have a band on the test that indicates where your child needed to be to be On Level (light green box).
The bar graph on the report will indicate if your child reached the planned goal for the year. There will also be a placement guide to the left of the bar graph indicating if your child is on level or below level. 
i-Ready reports will be sent home in Reading and Mathematics.

MAP Reports in Mathematics, Reading and Language Usage (Grades 1-8) will be attached. The line graph (IN BLUE) indicates your child's growth this year. The MAP testing indicates where your child began in the Fall of 2016, their growth mid-year after the mid-terms and recently at the end of May.
These tests coupled with the New York State Tests (Grades 3-7) results will be used to plan to address your child's areas of growth and/or needs during Data Day in October of 2017.
There will be a signature paper attached to the reports which parents are requested to sign and return to the classroom teacher.
Should parents have questions regarding their child's scores they should feel free to see their child's teacher before school begins this week from 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM or parents may see 
Mr. Woods on Sunday June 25th from noon - 5:00 PM 

Last Day 
Thursday  June 22nd
 
Monday June 19, 2017
End of Year Exam in ELA (English Language Arts) and Social Studies
 
Tuesday June 20, 2017
PreK - 1 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 AM
End of Year Exam in Mathematics & Reading 
 
Wednesday June 21, 2017 
PreK -2 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 AM
End of Year Exam in Mathematics & Reading
8th Grade Graduation Trip
After School Program End of Year Party
 
Thursday June 22, 2017
Kindergarten Graduation 11:00 AM 
Last Day of After School Program 
 
Friday June 23, 2017 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
School Closed
 
Sunday June 25, 2017 
School Office open 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
 

 
 



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Week of June 12, 2017 Announcements


PreK & Kindergarten Summer Program
There are only 3 seats remaining in the program.  Please see Mrs. Resto if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Summer Program.

 Title I Summer School
The Title I extended year program will be offered again this year for students in grades K-8.
More Information will be sent home soon for students who are eligible.  

Parents of students in Grades K-2 who are interested in enrolling their child in Mrs. Fundora's summer program              (4 weeks of Title I 11:30AM -6:00  PM) should speak to Mrs. Resto.

Thursday June 15, 2017
8:30 AM
All Pre K & Kindergarten Classes

i-Ready  End of Year
Diagnostic Test
June 12, June 13, June 14, June 15
Reports will be sent home next week.


Graduation Gowns for students in Kindergarten and Grade 8 
Graduation Gowns are available in the school office for students in Kindergarten 
and Grade 8. In order to pick up the gown the parent must present a print out
 from Smart Tuition indicating that the tuition for the year has been paid in full.
There is no charge for the gown --it is part of the graduation fee.

Graduation Ceremonies 
PreK-1 - Mrs. Fundora's Class - June 20th 11:00 AM 
PreK-2 - Ms. Rodriguez's class - June 21st 11:00 AM 
Kindergarten - Ms. Ocasio & Ms. Coello's classes--June 22nd 11:00 AM 
PreK For All Graduation - June 27th - 10:00 AM 
8th grade graduation & Mass - June 28th 10:00 AM 

Monday June 12, 2017
i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Feast of St. Anthony of Padua
 i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
PreK For All Coach will work with students today.
Wednesday June 14, 2017
 i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
New York State Living Environment Regents Test 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday June 15, 2017
i-Ready End of Year (EOY) testing grades K-8
Donuts for Dad - 8:30 AM - all PreK and Kindergarten classes.
Ms. Alma will lead each of the classes.

Friday June 16, 2017 
SCHOOL CLOSED


Sunday June 18, 2017 
Father's Day 



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week of June 5, 2017 Announcements




Prayer of St. Ephrem

Lord and Master of my life,
do not give me a spirit of laziness or idle curiosity,
 of ambition or empty talk.

Instead, grant to me, your servant, 
  a spirit of self-control and humility, of patience and love.

    Yes, Lord and King, enable me to see my own failings, 
and not to judge my brother or sister, 
for you are blessed unto the ages of ages.
Amen.


Friday June 9, 2017   - All Students  


School is Closed 
Thursday June 8, 2017 & Friday June 9, 2017 
Thursday is a training day for Teachers and Aides by the NYC DOE 

                                  

Donuts with Day 
Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes


New York State Science Test 
Grades 4 & 8 - Written Section  
Monday June 5th 

Archdiocese of New York Religion Test
Grades K-8
Tuesday June 6th 
Study Guides will be sent home on Monday for Grades 3-8



Monday June 5, 2017 - Feast of St. Boniface
New York State Science Test Written Section Grades 4 & 8 
Tuition Suspension Day

Tuesday June 6, 2017- Feast of St. Norbert 
Archdiocese of New York Religion Test Grades K-8

Wednesday June 7, 2017
Map A Month Due
PreK For All Walk Through - NYC DOE & Archdiocese of New York Staff 

Thursday June 8, 2017
PreK For All Program Closed
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Friday June 9, 2017 
SCHOOL CLOSED
Office will be open 10:00AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday June 10, 2017 
School Office will be closed today.









Monday, May 29, 2017

Week of May 30, 2017 Announcements


Friday June 2, 2017 
12:00 noon - faculty meeting 
After School Program in Session 


Tuition Suspension Day-June 5th
Mr. Woods received notification from the Manhattan Regional Office that an e-mail was sent to parents who have outstanding balances on their tuition accounts by the business manager.
June 5th will be the last day that a child will be able to remain in class as the last payment date for tuition for the year is May 20th.
Mr. Woods will meet with parents on Sunday June 4th and unless a  substantial amount of the balance is paid nothing further can be  one until the balance is addressed by the parent.    

Donuts with Day 
Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes

May 31, 2017 ----9:00 AM 
Students in Communion & Confirmation Classes should wear their outfits for the Procession.
Parents Welcome

Tuesday May 30, 2017 -- 
Rosary Beads needed for Wednesday's Procession 

Wednesday May 31, 2017 - Feast of the Visitation 
May Procession 9:00 AM

Thursday June 1, 2017 - Feast of St. Justin the Martyr
PreK For All Vision Testing 

Friday June 2, 2017 --Dismissal at 12:00 noon 
Faculty Meeting 
After School Program in session.

Sunday June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday
Distribution of Sacramental Certificates at 1:00 PM Mass.
Last Mass for Sacramental Program 



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week of May 22, 2017 Announcements


Ascension Thursday 
May 25, 2017 
Prayer Service in Auditorium 9:00 AM led by students of the First Grade - parents welcome 


Monday May 22, 2017  -12:00 noon
Teacher Training on New Reading Series - Ready Gen
After School Program in Session 
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:00 PM 

Friday May 26, 2017 - 12:00 noon 
Scoring of NYSESLAT Exam
After School Program in Session 
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:00 PM 



                   Graduation Gowns for students in                     Kindergarten and Grade 8 
Graduation Gowns are available in the school office for students in Kindergarten and Grade 8. In order to pick up the gown the parent must present a print out from Smart Tuition indicating that the tuition for the year has been paid in full.
There is no charge for the gown --it is part of the graduation fee.




Tuition Suspension Day-June 5th
Mr. Woods received notification from the Manhattan Regional Office that an e-mail was sent to parents who have outstanding balances on their tuition accounts by the business manager.
June 5th will be the last day that a child will be able to remain in class as the last payment date for tuition for the year is May 20th.
Mr. Woods will meet with parents on Sunday June 4th and unless a  substantial amount of the balance is paid nothing further can be  one until the balance is addressed by the parent.    
PreK & Kindergarten Summer Program
There are only 2 seats remaining in the program.  Please see Mrs. Resto if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Summer Program. Mrs. Fundora and Ms. Rodriguez will both be coordinating the program this year.
Program runs from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM.
June 26th- August 11th 
Title I Summer School
The Title I extended year program will be offered again this year for students in grades K-8.
The Program will run from July 5th to August 3rd (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Registration is now closed.



Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes


Monday May 22, 2017
Early Dismissal Day -12:00 noon Teacher Training on New Reading Series (Ready Gen) for September.
After School Program in session 
PreK For All Program Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
MAP Testing Continues

Tuesday May 23, 2017 
Grade 2 Science Fair Judging by Mr. Woods 9:00 AM
Regional Instructional Specialist will be visiting each of the classrooms today.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Science Fair Judging Grades 5-8 9:30 AM
Blended Learning Coach will work with students today

8:30 AM PreK For All Parent Workshop in Library - Transitioning to Kindergarten
NYCDOE- Annette Pastor presenter.

Lip Sync Contest 5:00 PM ---tickets $5.00 at the door children and adults.

Thursday May 25, 2017 - Ascension Thursday 
Prayer Service in auditorium 9:00 AM - led by students of the first grade.

Friday May 26, 2017 
Early Dismissal Day - 12:00 noon - Scoring of NYSESLAT exam 
After School Program in session 
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:15 PM 
Progress Reports will be sent home today students in K-8.

Sunday May 28, 2017 - Holiday Weekend
Students attend Mass with their parents 

Monday May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day School Closed 


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Week of May 15, 2017 Announcements

Graduation Gowns for students in Kindergarten and Grade 8 
Graduation Gowns are available in the school office for students in Kindergarten and Grade 8. In order to pick up the gown the parent must present a print out from Smart Tuition indicating that the tuition for the year has been paid in full.
There is no charge for the gown --it is part of the graduation fee.




Tuition Suspension Day-June 5th
Mr. Woods received notification from the Manhattan Regional Office that an e-mail was sent to parents who have outstanding balances on their tuition accounts by the business manager.
June 5th will be the last day that a child will be able to remain in class as the last payment date for tuition for the year is 
May 20th.
Mr. Woods will meet with parents on Sunday June 4th and unless a    substantial amount of the balance is paid nothing further can be                      done until the balance is addressed by the parent.     



         May Procession - May 31st 
         A reminder than students must have rosary beads for the              May procession.     


PreK & Kindergarten Summer Program
There are only 3 seats remaining in the program.  Please see           Mrs. Resto if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Summer Program. Mrs. Fundora and Ms. Rodriguez will both be coordinating the program this year.

Title I Summer School
The Title I extended year program will be offered again this year for students in grades K-8.
The Program will run from July 5th to August 3rd (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Registration forms were sent home this week and the last date for their return is Monday May 15th.  


Website Updated
The website of www.olqmnyc.org has been updated. You may access the website by clicking the tab at the top of the blog. If parents have suggestions for the web site please see Mr. Woods or Brianna. It will be fine tuned during the Summer.

Save the Date 
June 15th - 8:30 AM 
All PreK & Kindergarten classes
End of Year Testing
The EOY MAP testing will begin this week. After the testing is complete a parent report will be sent home with your child. 

Monday May 15, 2017 - Feast of St. Dymphna
N.Y.C. Fire Alarm Company will be testing the system today.

Tuesday May 16, 2017 
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.                                 

Wednesday May 17, 2017 
8th grade Graduation Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral
Map a Month due 
Blended Learning Coach will be working with students today.

Thursday May 18, 2017 
MAP testing for students in grades 5-8
PreK For all Program coach will be working with students 

Friday May 19, 2017
Mr. Woods will be judging top winners of classroom Science Fair
MAP Testing Grades K 1, and 2 
PreK For All Building Blocks coach will be working with students.
Instructional Specialist will also be working with students in the                   PreK For All Program


Sunday May 21, 2017 
1:00 PM 





                   

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Week of May 8, 2017 Announcements


Teacher Appreciation Day 
May 9, 2017
Parents and Students should remember to thank their teacher(s) for their dedication.

Friday----- May 12, 2017-----8:30 AM 
PreK and Kindergarten Students
Each class will sing a song and share some quality time with their MoM's 
Parent Call Center
Admissions, Tuition and Financial Assistance & 
Scholarship Support
All Inquiries - 1-646-794-2885
UPK (PreK For All Program) - 1-888-227-8175
or email -- support@archny.zendesk.com
Support Personnel speak both English and Spanish 




              PreK & Kindergarten              Summer Program
There are only 5 seats remaining in the program.  Please see Mrs. Resto if you are interested in enrolling your child in the Summer Program.

Title I Summer School
The Title I extended year program will be offered again this year for students in grades K-8.
More Information will be sent home soon for students who are eligible.  


Asbestos Inspection Letter to Parents 2016-2017
An Asbestos Inspection will be performed on Monday  May 8, 2017. There is one piece of asbestos in the boiler room of the school above the boiler. It poses no threat to the health of any child or school worker. The following letter is required to inform parents and custodial staff of its presence. For those of you who are graduates of OLQM you may remember that 98% of the asbestos was removed from the school in the summer of 1984. You may fondly remember that it was not completed on time and that school began one week later than everyone else.

Dear Parents,
Although you may not realize it, asbestos is a common material in almost every building in our society. It is a fireproofing material; it is found in floor tiles, it is used as an acoustical material to deaden sound. Under certain conditions, however, when it is damaged, asbestos can prove to be a concern.

Several years ago, because of that concern, the Federal Government asked every school in the country to conduct an inspection for all asbestos-containing materials.
The inspection of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School revealed asbestos-containing materials in the basement of the school. It is as the Environmental Protection Agency states, "important to note that not all friable asbestos-containing material need be removed from schools. Once such material has been identified, a program can be implemented to insure that the material is maintained in good condition, and that appropriate precautions are followed when the material is disturbed for any reason."

Nevertheless, in order to insure that no danger arises in the future from the friable asbestos, we have arranged corrective action.

Furthermore, in any student access area where friable asbestos has been detected, environmental engineers have been retained to do inspection and evaluation work in order to advise what, if any, steps are required to insure the ongoing welfare of students and staff, and to assure that no student or staff member will be exposed to unsafe levels of friable asbestos. The Archdiocese of New York has spent over 10 million dollars in the abatement of asbestos since 1983 (long before the current regulations), and will continue with its commitment to provide a safe environment for our students and employees.

The management plan is available to all parents and staff for review on Sundays                                 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.


Monday May 8, 2017 
Asbestos Inspection 8:30 AM 
Insurance Inspection 10:30 AM 

Tuesday May 9, 2017 --Teacher Appreciation Day 
NYSESLAT ( New York State English as a Second Language Tests) --Listening 

Wednesday May 10, 2017 - Feast of St. Damien de Veuster 
NYSESLAT - Reading 

Thursday May 11, 2017 
NYSESLAT Writing
PWC - Price WaterHouse Cooper will be working with students in grades 3-8 concerning financial management.
Manhattan Catholic Schools Speech Contest - Sofia Santiago (grade 7 ) will be representing OLQM at this contest. 

Friday May 12, 2017 - Feast of St. Pancras
PreK and Kindergarten Muffins for MoM 8:30 AM 
PreK For All Instructional Specialist will be working with students and teachers.

Sunday May 14, 2017 --Mother's Day
Students attend Mass with their Moms
School office open 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.