Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week of September 18, 2017


MAP Testing 
MAP testing begins this week for all students in grades K-8. 
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will be administered three times within the school year. Now, in January and then again in May. These tests will enable parents and teachers to access their child's academic growth throughout the school year. 
All tests are computer generated and scores will be available with 48 hours of testing.  Parent reports will be sent home with students at the end of each cycle of testing.  The report will indicate the child's strengths and also the areas in need of remediation or added instruction. 
The two data days that are listed on the yearly calendar will address strategies that can be incorporated to assist teachers in raising the bar for student success. Parents who have questions regarding the MAP testing may address their concerns to the classroom teacher or see Mr. Woods on Sundays.

After School Program 
The final day for registration for the After School Program is 
Monday September 18th. 
Staffing of the program must be submitted to the regional board of directors. Parents who wish to use the program for half days do not need to formally register. A reminder that the price for a 
half day use of the After School Program is $20.00.



Chocolate Bars 
Chocolate Bars are available in the office to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Each box contains 60 bars and the money for each box (money order/check preferred) should be returned to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office. Parents who do not wish to sell candy bars may pay Smart Tuition directly through their account. 
Parents need to remember that this is an either/or decision. 
Either parents sell candy bars OR they pay Smart Tuition the fund raising fee. 
The programming of Smart Tuition this year does not permit a split decision as was done in year's past.

Parent Signature Page Packet 
Parents will be contacted this week regarding the return of the Parent Signature Packet that they received at the opening meeting or was sent home with your child on the first day of school. In order to receive funding for text books/blended learning/classroom coaches/chrome books we are in need of all the materials to be returned.

 Registration for Sacramental Program
Registration for the sacramental program will be held on Sunday September 24th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
The program is open for students who have not received Baptism, students in 2nd grade for the sacrament of Reconciliation, students in 3rd grade for First Holy Communion and students in 7th and 8th grades for the sacrament of Confirmation. 
Requirement of the program is attendance at the 1:00 PM Mass with Mr. Woods. Any questions regarding the program may be directed to Mr. Woods on Sundays.

EDUCATE - Student Information System
https://adny.tads.com
Parent access for the Educate Student information System will be opened on Tuesday.  Parents may request access for the system by emailing Mr. Woods at olqm1@aol.com.
Parents may also come in on Sundays and see Brianna and she will give them their login and password information.  
No passwords etc. will be given out during the week only via e-mail or on Sundays.
Students in grades 4-8 will also be given their own login and password during this week.
It is important that parents keep abreast of their child's progress on a weekly basis regarding completion of homework/projects and test scores. Should parents see a problem then an appointment should be made with the teacher of that subject.
Parents should not wait until Report Card Night to say 
"Wow...I didn't know my child was failing?"

New York State Tests Results
Students who were enrolled here at OLQM last year in grades 5-8 will be receiving a copy of their NYS tests results in Mathematics. ELA (English Language Arts) and Science. 
Should parents have concerns regarding the results they should see their child's teacher or may see Mr. Woods in the office. As a reminder NYS tests are one facet of your child's academic ability. These tests coupled with your child's everyday academic progression along with MAP results will assist the teacher and you the parent in improving long term academic success. 


Monday September 18, 2017
Last Day for Registration for the After School Program 
MAP Testing Mathematics Grades 1, 5, 6, 7, & 8 
Building Blocks Coach will work with students in the 
PreK For All Program.

Tuesday September 19, 2017 
School is Closed - 
Archdiocese of New York Conference Day for teachers.

Wednesday September 20, 2017 
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered by teachers during Religion class.
MAP testing Grades 5 & 6 - ELA
MAP Testing Grades 1,2 & 3 - Reading 

Thursday September 21, 2017                                                        Feast of St. Matthew, the evangelist 
MAP testing - Kindergarten Reading 
Map Testing Grades 2, 3 & 4 - Mathematics

Friday September 22, 2017 - Autumn begins 
Class Picture Day - students are to be in full dress uniform. 
MAP testing Grades 4 & 5 - Reading 
PreK For All Social Worker will be working with students today. 












Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of September 11, 2017 Announcements



Lunch Program 
     The New York City Department of Buildings was here
             this last week regarding the gas problem in the  
                                         school lunch room.
  They are requiring that the venting system for the kitchen be replaced before the gas can be turned on.
This will result in a longer time frame for the re-introduction of hot lunch. Until further notice students will be served sandwiches etc. for lunch as provided by the Archdiocesan Child Nutrition Program. Again, parents are welcome to send lunch in with students. 

Candy Bars - Fund Raising 
World's Finest Candy bars will be arriving Wednesday.  Parents who wish to use candy bar sales to assist them in fund raising as part of the tuition requirements may pick them up from 
Mrs. Resto in the office area.
Parents are reminded that if they want to drop off the money for candy bars in the office it must be               in the form of a money order or check.                 No cash in the office.  

Parent Sign Off Sheets
A number of papers along with emergency cards were sent home with your child if you did not attend the parent meeting on Wednesday.  Please have them returned to your child's teacher by Thursday as some of them must be scanned and sent into the regional office.  As a reminder BOTH Emergency cards should be returned to the classroom teacher.

Monday September 11th - Patriots Day 
Parent Signature Pages due this week.

Tuesday September 12th - Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary
Mass at 9:00 AM - Parents Welcome 

Wednesday September 13th - Feast of St. John Chrysostom
Candy Bars will be delivered
Fire Drill Today 
Sacramental Program letters will be sent home to parents 

Thursday September 14th - Feast of the Triumph of the Cross
Parent Signature Pages are due along with Emergency Cards

Friday September 15th - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Hispanic Heritage Month Begins 
7th and 8th grade students will have a presentation by Row New York regarding rowing lessons.

Sunday September 17th 
St. Vincent de Paul Flea Market --if you are a hoarder it is perfect time to clean out and donate things to the St. Vincent de Paul Society here at OLQM Chruch. 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Sacramental Registration for 
Baptism (any grade), 
Reconciliation (2nd grade and above), 
First Holy Communion (for those students who received Reconciliation last year), 
Confirmation (7th & 8th Grades). 








Sunday, September 3, 2017

Week of September 4, 2017 Announcements


Parent Meetings
Wednesday September 6, 2017 
9:00 AM PreK 
Mrs. Fundora and Ms. Rodriguez's Class

5:00 PM Grades K & 1
Ms. Ocasio & Ms. Coello 
Ms. Wong & Ms. Saville 

5:30 PM Grades 2-8
Ms. Bagley Grade 2
Mr. Badia Grade 3
Ms. Larios Grade 4
Mrs. Ramsey Grade 5
Ms. Serewko Grades 6 & 7 
Mr. Placido Grade 8

The meetings will begin in the school auditorium. 
The school supply room will be open during those meetings.

Thursday September 7, 2017 
First Day of School 
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM 
Breakfast & Lunch Programs begin 
After School Program begins - students MUST be registered to attend the After School Program.

Friday September 8, 2017 
Regular School Day 
8:00 Am - 3:15 PM 
Departmental Classes begin - students should have their school supplies for each of their classes. 

Sunday September 10, 2017 
Parish Festival 




Friday, August 25, 2017


School Calendar Posted

Mr. Woods apologizes for the delay.
The school calendar has been posted on the school website of 
www.olqmnyc.org

It is listed in the updates tab at the top of the website.
Should you have any difficulty please call the school office.

FYI - Cornerstone/Educate ---Student Information System has been updated to a new address so you may want to delete the old one in your computer/phone etc.   The new address will be posted here along with instructions about parent access in the middle of September after all files have been checked.  

Harry Connick Jr. Concert for Manhattan Catholic Schools


Dear Parents,
     I hope that you are enjoying the remaining days of summer!

     As you will notice from the prior post I am trying to garner your interest and enlist your support for an upcoming event benefiting the Manhattan Catholic elementary schools.

    On Monday, September 25th, the Manhattan Catholic School region of Manhattan is hosting a benefit concert, Songs for Students, at the World Famous Apollo Theater!  It will feature Harry Connick Jr. and proceeds will support a number of regional initiatives for our schools and students.

    We are calling on our parents to help spread the word amongst their families and friends. The success of this event directly impacts the well-being of all of our beloved Catholic elementary schools throughout Manhattan -- and we know our parents can help ensure it's a night to remember for years to come.

   Tickets can be purchase at Songs for Students.org using offer code MANHATTAN.

    Should you have any questions please reach out to the office staff or see me.

Sincerely,

Andrew G. Woods, principal 




Concert for Manhattan Schools

The Catholic School Region of Manhattan

invites you to join us for

Songs For Students A Benefit Concert


Starring

Harry Connick Jr.


Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00pm

The World Famous Apollo Theater

253 West 125th Street New York, NY

To purchase tickets, please visit SongsForStudents.org


Offer Code: MANHATTAN
For more information, please contact Alyson Vetter at Alyson.Vetter@archny.org or (646) 794-3330



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 there 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