Saturday, December 15, 2018

Week of December 17, 2018



Wednesday 
December 19, 2018
8:30 AM 
in Church 
Parents Welcome to Attend 

Kitchen Update
On November 26th the NYFD was here to inspect the school kitchen and the new venting system. We received a Letter of Approval to move forward.
Con Edison was notified and we are awaiting a date for the gas
 to be turned on for the kitchen stoves. 
Please remember to thank Fr. Cruz for his persistent involvement in making sure this is resolved so that we may serve hot lunch. 





Flu Shot Mandate 
Mr. Woods received a reminder about the Flu Shot requirement for students in PreK and K.
Please read the condensed notes below. If you have questions please see Mr. Guzman, Alba or                Mr. Woods and please 
do not wait until December 31st!

        Flu Shots for all children under the age of 5. (attached – pages 8 & 9  Article 43.17 ( a2B, a2C, a2D)  This change is in addition to the existing requirements for DTaP (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine), polio, MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), varicella, and hepatitis vaccines. In order for children to attend your program, proof of immunization is required. Similar to other vaccination requirements, please work with your families on completing all of their vaccination requirements.
Q1 – How do I notify parents of this mandate?   
A1 –  Most families were notified about the flu shot requirement at time of enrollment since the flu shot is on the schedule for yearly required physicals for children ages 6 mos – 59 mos.  (Item 11)  .   Physicians were notified by the DOHMH.  The attached memo can be found on the DOHMH website as well and can be modified and sent out  as a reminder to the parents of any child not yet in compliance.  By January 1st, most of your kindergarten children will be 60+ mos of age and are no longer under this mandate.
Q2 – What happens if a parent requests a medical exemption?
A2 -  Print and give the parent the medical exemption form.  It must be filled out and signed by a physician.   NYC schools with PKFA and 3K must keep a copy of the medical exemption request  on file and submit the completed paperwork to  NYC DOE.   
Q3 – What happens if students do not have the flu shot by January 1, 2019 and do not have a medical exemption request, signed by a physician, on file.
A3 -   Schools are to exclude these children.  The DOHMH can issue violations and fines to the school for each instance of non-compliance with this mandate.  We continue to monitor this mandate to insure that it is being fairly enforced in all PKFA/3K programs.  If the exclusion requirement changes,  we will be sure to send out a follow-up email.  Based on a conversation with the DOHMH on Friday,  we anticipate that the inspectors will be told to issue violations for children under the age of 5 years who are present in school and lack flu shot documentation.  
Tuition Suspension 
January 3, 2019 
The Manhattan Regional Office is requiring that tuition is up to date before students return to school after 
Christmas break.
Parents who have made no payment since September will be sent home a letter stating that fact and that they should contact the Manhattan Region's business manager in order to return to school after Christmas.

Christmas Break 
December 20, 2018 - January 3, 2019 
The Christmas break will begin on  Wednesday December 19th at dismissal for all students in:
PreK -1 Mrs. Fundora's Class
PreK-2 Ms. Rodriguez's room
and all students in grades K-8 
and resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019

PreK For All Students
Students in:
Mrs. Gonzalez's Class
Ms. McGarry's Class
Mrs. Serbones' Class
Christmas break will begin on Thursday December 20, 2018 
at dismissal and school will resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019 


After School Program Last Day for 2018 
The last day of the After School Program will be Wednesday December 19, 2018.
The program will resume on January 3, 2019.

Monday December 17, 2018
Students will need shopping bags to pack their books for Christmas classroom cleaning and waxing of floors.

Tuesday December 18, 2018 
Mrs. Claus and the Elves will be here to meet with students in 
PreK and K.
7th & 8th Grade Cake Sale
Living Environment Class 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM 

Wednesday December 19, 2018 
Lessons & Carols 8:30 AM - Parents invited.
Students are to wear dress up clothes with green/red motif for Christmas.

Classroom Chrsitmas parties after Lessons & Carols. Please see your child's teacher regarding the class Christmas party.

Last Day of After School Program 

Christmas recess begins for students in 
PreK-1, PreK -2 and K through grade 8 at dismissal.

Thursday December 20, 2018 
PreK For All Holiday Presentation 9:00 AM 
Parents invited.

















Sunday, December 9, 2018

Week of December 10, 2018 Announcements





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Parents are reminded that they should keep up to date with their child's academic progress by checking their account on a weekly basis.  
Check to see -
 Homework completed, missing, incomplete
Class participation
Exit or Entrance ticket quizzes
Projects completed -- especially for students in grades 3-8 on Google Classroom
Test grades.

Should parents need a login and password please contact 
Mr. Guzman in the school office from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The next Progress Report will be distributed on January 11, 2019  

Christmas Break 
December 20, 2018 - January 3, 2019 
The Christmas break will begin on  Wednesday December 19th at dismissal for all students in OLQM and resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019

PreK For All Students
Students in:
Mrs. Gonzalez's Class
Ms. McGarry's Class
Mrs. Serbones' Class
                      Christmas break will begin on                        Thursday December 20, 2018 
at dismissal and school will resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019 

For all students entering Kindergarten.
Students in:
 Mrs. Rodriguez's Class
Mrs. Gonzalez's Class
Ms. McGarry's Class
Mrs. Serbones' Class
Scholarships are available for Kindergarten
Apply Now
www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org
for more information please see Alba or Mr. Guzman in the school office.


Monday December 10, 2018 
Students should bring in plastic shopping bags this week in order to pack their books for Christmas break

Tuesday December 11, 2018 - Feast of St. Damascus I 

Wednesday December 12, 2018 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
Regional Instructional Coach will be here working with students and teachers.

Thursday December 13, 2018  Feast of St. Lucy
Last day for applicant record for 8th graders in TACHS


Friday December 14, 2018 - Feast of St. John of the Cross

Sunday December 16, 2018 - Third Sunday of Advent 
Living Environment Regents Class 10:00 AM
Mass for students in sacramental program 1:00 PM 

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Week of December 3, 2018 Announcements


Feast of St. Nicholas 
Thursday December 6th
Candy Canes will be distributed to students 
in honor of his feast day.



Freckle 
Freckle is an on-line program that is available for students in grades K-8.
It assists students who are not mastering skills in a variety of subject areas.
At the last faculy meeting teachers informed 
Mr. Woods that many students in their classes were not making use of this program at home or were not completing assignments as requested.
Some excuses that teachers are hearing is that there is no computer at home etc.. 
Freckle is a computer platform that can be accessed on a computer, an ipad and on an iphone.



School Mass Friday 
December 7, 2018
9:00 AM 
led by students of the third grade 
Parents Welcome.  

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Advent like Lent is a time of Preparation
Why not think of preparing for Christmas like you do for Lent by giving up something? 
Think about turning off some form of media daily for a period of time make a time daily where you don't look at any social media, 
e-mail and take that time to calm yoursewlf down before the Christmas rush. 
Just think how much better your life would be if you turned off the phone for one hour, maybe two hours a day or definitely turning it off when going to bed so that you don't hear the bings of text messages, e-mails etc. all night.
Think how much calmer you will be when Christmas comes having avoiding some of the nonsense that bombards us daily.


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Parents are reminded that they should keep up to date with their child's academic progress by checking their account on a weekly basis.  
Check to see -
 Homework completed, missing, incomplete
Class participation
Exit or Entrance ticket quizzes
Projects completed -- especially for students in grades 3-8 on Google Classroom
Test grades.

Should parents need a login and password please contact 
Mr. Guzman in the school office from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The next Progress Report will be distributed on January 11, 2019  


Christmas Break 
December 20, 2018 - January 3, 2019 
The Christmas break will begin on  Wednesday December 19th at dismissal for all students in OLQM and resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019

PreK For All Students
Christmas break will begin on Thursday December 20, 2018 at dismissal and school will resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019 

Monday December 3, 2018
Reminder - Registration for students entering Kindergarten from: 
Mrs. Rodriguez's Class
Mrs. Gonzalez Class
Ms. McGarry's Class
Mrs. Serbones' Class
see Alba or Mr. Guzman if you have questions 

Tuesday December 4, 2018
Touring Tuesday 

Wednesday December 5, 2018 
Tuition Due to Smart Tuition - please see Mr. Guzman if you have Smart Tuition questions. 

Thursday December 6, 2018
Feast of St. Nicholas - candy canes will be distributed at afternoon prayer.
Native American History presentation Grades 3-8 in auditorium
9:00 AM - Parents welcome

Friday December 7, 2018
Mass in celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
9:00 AM 
Parents Welcome

Saturday December 8, 2018
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 

Sunday December 9, 2018
Living Environment Class 10:00 AM
Mass for students in sacramental class 1:00 PM 










Sunday, November 25, 2018

Week of November 26, 2018




PreK Developmental Survey
Parents of students in all the PreK programs will be receiving Developmental Surveys in January and June.
Mr. Woods apologizes for the confusion this past Tuesday. 
All PreK students will receive portfolio assessments at the end of the quarters in November and March when the older students receive a report card.
Educate (Cornerstone) does not keep a running record of student's progress for PreK students. Parents of all PreK students should check in periodically with their child's teacher should they have concerns about their child's academic progress.


Parents and students are thanked for the generous outpouring for the outreach program at St. Patrick's home in the Bronx.
There were 1760 cans of food collected and 15 turkeys were purchased through dress down day collections on Fridays.
The canned food and the turkeys were delived to the home through the concerted efforts of Mr. Placido, Ms. Serewko, Ms. Wong, Freddy and the students of the Confirmation Class.
Students of the 5th grade were the winners of the canned food drive having brought in 335 cans and will be having a pizza party this week for their effort.

Wednesday 
November 28, 2018 
For all students entering Kindergarten.
Students in:
 Mrs. Rodriguez's Class
Mrs. Gonzalez's Class
Ms. McGarry's Class
Mrs. Serbones' Class
Scholarships are available for Kindergarten
Apply Now
www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org
for more information please see Alba or Mr. Guzman in the school office.


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Re-Opens Tuesday November 27, 2018
Parents are reminded that they should keep up to date with their child's academic progress by checking their account on a weekly basis.  
Check to see -
 Homework completed, missing, incomplete
Class participation
Exit or Entrance ticket quizzes
Projects completed -- especially for students in grades 3-8 on Google Classroom
Test grades.

Should parents need a login and password please contact 
Mr. Guzman in the school office from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The next Progress Report will be distributed on January 11, 2019  


Christmas Break 
December 20, 2018 - January 3, 2019 
The Christmas break will begin on  Wednesday December 19th at dismissal for all students in OLQM and resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019

PreK For All Students
Christmas break will begin on Thursday December 20, 2018 at dismissal and school will resume on 
Wednesday January 3, 2019 

Monday December 26, 2018
Early Dismissal Day - 12:00 noon - Faculty Meeting 
After School Program will be in session 
FDNY will be here to check the school kitchen today at 8:00 AM along with staff from the Archdiocese of New York's Child Nutrition Program.
PreK For All Dismissal at 3:15 PM 

Tuesday November 27, 2018
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neighborhood Fund Awards Ceremony. Students of the Regents class will receive the award in the name of OLQM for upkeep of the science program.

Wednesday November 28, 2018
Registration for students entering Kindergarten 
and NEW students in Grades 1-8 opens today. 
Please see note above.
Please see Alba or Mr. Guzman for assistance.
Mr. Woods will be at NWEA MAP training for the day.

Thursday November 29, 2018
Please login and see your child's progress on TADS Educate. If there is a problem with your login or password please see 
Mr. Guzman. 

Friday November 30, 2018   Feast of St. Andrew

Sunday December 1, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent
Regents Class 10:00 AM
Mass for all stduents in sacramental program 1:00 PM 
































Saturday, November 17, 2018

Week of November 19, 2018 Announcements

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School Thanksgiving Mass
Wednesday 9:00 AM led by students of the 4th grade 
Parents Welcome   



Mickey Mouse Dress Up Day
Monday November 19, 2018 
Celebration of their birthday on November 18th  
Students may dress up in a Mickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse outfit instead of their uniform today.
There will be NO contest held this year.

Ends Wednesday November 21st
The canned foods and turkeys will be delivered by the Confirmation Class to St. Patrick's Home outreach program in the Bronx.
The class with the largest amount of collected cans will have a pizza party so far K-1 is in the lead as of Friday.

Tuesday 
November 20th 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Dismissal on Tuesday for ALL students is at 12:00 noon.
After School Program in Session 
All PreK Class Conferences will be held in the child's classroom.
K-1 - Miss Ocasion in her classroom
Grades 1-8 and K-2 will be held in the school lunchroom
PWC - Price Waterhouse Copper will have a table in the lunchroom to explain their financial literacy program that they are covering with students in grades 3-8.
Mr. Woods and Mr. Guzman will be in the library on the second floor.


Snow Day Policy 
Our Lady Quen of Martyrs School is open when there is snow UNLESS Mayor DiBlasio closes New York City Schools.
If there is a snow day then that day will be made up from one of the snow days programmed into the school calendar.


All forms are due by December 10th so that they may be loaded into the New York State Immunization Report.
Students who are missing the health forms and immunizations may be restricted from class by the NYSDOH (New York State Department of Health)  -- just ask some of the present
 7th graders who were sent home last year by the state inspector.



Monday November 19th
Celebration of Mickey and Minnie Mouse's Birthday.
Students may dress up instead of wearing their school uniform.

Tuesday November 20th - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 NOON 
After School Program in Session 
Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Please see the note above.

Wednesday November 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Mass 9:00 AM led by the students of the 4th grade.
Parents Welcome.

Thursday & Friday - School Closed Thanksgiving Holiday 

Sunday November 25, 2018 
Holiday Weekend students attend Mass with their parents 

Monday November 26, 2018 
Early Dismissal Day - 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting 
After School Program in session 















Sunday, November 11, 2018

Week of November 12, 2018




Native American Heritage Class Presentations 
Parents Welcome
PreK For All
Mrs. Gonzalez. Ms. MsGarry, Mrs. Serbones 
Wednesday November 14, 2018
9:00 AM 

Grades K, 1, 2 and 3 
Ms. Oscasio, Ms. Sanchez, Ms. Saville, Ms. Coello & Ms. Wong
Thursday November 15, 2018
9:00 AM 

Grades PreK-1, PreK-2 and Grades 4-8
Mrs. Fundora, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Toscano, Ms. Serewko, Mr Montas, Mr. Placido
Friday November 16, 2018 
9:00 AM


Report Card Day Assembly
Honors Assembly
Friday November 16, 2018
1:30 PM 
Parents Welcome
Fr. Cruz will distribute report cards

Monday November 12, 2018 - Veteran's Day 
School closed

Tuesday November 13, 2018 Feast of St. Frances Cabrini 

Wednesday November 14, 2018
PreK For All Native American Heritage Presentation 9:00 AM
Parents Welcome

Thursday November 15, 2018 Feast St. Albert the Great 
Native American Heritage Presentation 9:00 AM
Grades K-3 

Friday November 16, 2018 
Native American Heritage Presentation 9:00 AM
PreK-1, PreK -2 and Grades 4-8
Report Card  and Honors Assembly 1:30 PM 
Parents Welcome

Sunday November 17, 2018
Living Environment Class 10:00 AM
Mass for students in sacramental program 1:00 PM
Mr. Woods available for parent meetings 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM no appointment needed.










Saturday, November 3, 2018

Week of November 5, 2018 Announcements




November 
to assist the outreach program of St. Patrick's Home 


Tuesday November 6, 2018
Picture money envelopes are due to Mrs. Resto by 
Monday November 5th.
Students are to wear dress up clothes/or school uniform.
No jeans, ripped clothes, teddy bears etc.

Friday November 9, 2018
The first quarter will end on Friday November 9th.
 Grades will be calculated by the Educate system based on the guidelines defined in the Parent Handbook.
The system will be turned off for parent access beginning 
Monday November 5th and will be turned on after report card distribution.
Native American Heritage Music & Thanksgiving 
Music Presentations 
9:00 AM
Wednesday November 14th - PreK For All
Mrs. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry, Mrs. Serbones classes

Thursday November 15th - Grades 1-3
Ms. Saville, Ms. Coello, Ms. Wong

Friday November 16th - PreK -1 & PreK -2
Grades 4-8
Mrs. Fundora, Mrs. Rodriguez
Mrs. Toscano, Mr. Montas, Ms. Serewko, Mr. Placido

Friday, November 16th 
Report Card Assembly Grades 1-8
1:30 PM 
Fr. Cruz will distribute Report Cards and Honors Certificates
Parents Welcome

Monday November 5, 2018
Tuition Due to Smart Tuition 

Tuesday November 6, 2018 
Individual Picture Day 

Wednesday November 7, 2018
Reminder to check balance on tuition as all tuition must be up to date by November 16th for students to receive their report card.

Thursday November 8, 2018
PreK For All Coach will work with students and teachers today.

Friday November 9, 2018
End of First Quarter

Saturday November 10, 2018 Feast of St. Leo the Great

Sunday November 11, 2018 
Holiday Weekend - students attend Mass with their parents.

Monday November 12, 2018 - Veteran's Day 
SCHOOL CLOSED

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018 Announcements



October 31st
Halloween 
Halloween Parade 8:30 AM
PreK and Kindergarten Classes
Parents welcome to join.
Ms. Garcia will be here to do makeup begininng at 9:00 AM in the science room.
Grades 7 & 8  will host a Halloween Party in the auditorium.
Costume Contest 
1:00 PM - Grades PreK  and Kindergarten 
2:00 PM - Grades 1-8 


Friday November 2, 2018 
9th grade students will receive their admissions card
 for the test  from Mr. Placido.
Parents are responsible to get their child to the testing site on time.


Daylight Savings Time Ends 
Sunday November 4, 2018 
Turn Clocks back one hour

Monday October 29, 2018 
Calendars for November will be distributed to students.
Picture money envelopes due to Mrs. Resto 

Tuesday October 30, 2018 
Picture money envelopes due to Mrs. Resto 

Wednesday October 31, 2018 -- Halloween 
Please see above.

Thursday November 1, 2018 
Feast of All Saints - Holyday of Obligation 
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the 5th grade 

Friday November 2, 2018 
Feast of All Souls 
TACHS Exam Grade 8 

Sunday November 4, 2018
Daylight Savings Time ends - turn clocks back one hour.
Students in Sacramental Class attend Mass with their parents.
Mr. Woods will be at CSAANYS
Catholic School Administrators  Association Meeting in Albany.
Brianna will be in office to assist parents 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM