Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Letter to Parents of Students receiving First Holy Communion

Dear Parents,

          First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM.  All students for Communion are to be present at 12:00 PM in the office area.

          Students are to be properly dressed for the First Holy Communion.

The boys are to be in a suit with a tie and wearing black shoes. It should be a blue or black suit so that it may be worn again in the future. No gloves, no rosaries, crosses or any other distraction will be permitted in the boy’s hands as they line up. Parents must hold those other items until after the Mass.

The girls are to be dressed in a white dress and may wear a short veil (may not cover the face) if the parent so wishes.  The dress should be thigh/knee length and should not be a gown.  The dress should be one that should be able to be worn again at a later date such as the May Procession. No gloves, pocketbooks, rosaries, crosses, flowers on the wrist will be permitted as the children line up. If a parent wishes to have those things they may be put on later after the Mass.

Parents are reminded that they should not leave their seat during Mass and not stand on the church benches. Parents and their family members will be invited to sit up front across from the students during this Mass. Please remind family members who you invite the standards of behavior that are expected in church.

All in all it must be remembered that like every Sunday there should be no commotion in Church. Like every Sunday the focus should be on the altar so that the children are not distracted during the Mass and remember to join in the responses and the singing and be an active part of your child’s reception of Jesus Christ through the Sacrament of Communion.

           Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation Certificates will be distributed on Pentecost  Sunday May 20th  by Fr. Almonte, to all those students who completed the sacramental program. They should be kept in a safe place by the parent as they will be needed in the child’s future.

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

                                                                                      Andrew G. Woods

XC. Rev. Antonio Almonte, pastor

A follow up meeting will be held on
April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the school library with Fr. Antonio that was cancelled due to snow.
Should you have questions beforehand - Mr. Woods will be in the office Wednesday and Thursday March 28th and 29th from 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sacramental Program 
1:00 PM Mass 
PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1 

Mrs. Fundora will be coordinating the Summer Program again this year. Information flyers were sent home.
 If you have questions please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.
Summer Program
Mr. Woods was informed on Friday that there will be NO Title I Summer Program this year due to a cut in funding to the Title I program. 

Easter Recess
March 24, 2018-April 8, 2018
School Resumes April 9th
New York State ELA Test 
Grades 3-8
Students in Grades 3-8 will be administered the NYS ELA test on April 11 and 12th this year.
This test  along with the NYS Mathematics test in May are 
one measure of your child's academic progress and should not be misconstrued as the be all and end of your child's 
academic success. 
Children must learn that testing is part of the everyday process of learning and as they get older there will be high stakes test for high school and college admissions.    
What parent does not want their child to be doctor, an actuary or an engineer. Those professions and many more all require licensees that  involve a test. Children need to learn the seriousness of testing, how to concentrate in a given time frame and this is learned as they grow academically now in grammar school.
Children during the Easter break should work on MAP skills, Khan Academy and other online programs that teachers have signed them up for in order to prepare for these tests. 
Should parents have any concerns they should feel free to see Mr. Woods on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
Monday March 19, 2018 Feast of St. Joseph 
Blended Learning Coach will work with students in grades 2-8 
PreK For All Coach will work with students today 
Students should bring in shopping bags to pack the room for Spring cleaning of classrooms .
Tuesday March 20, 2018 - Vernal Equinox - Spring begins
Happy Birthday Mrs. Resto
Students should bring in shopping bags to pack the room for Spring cleaning of classrooms 
Wednesday March 21, 2018
First Holy Communion Parent Meeting 7:00 PM in library
Students should bring in shopping bags to pack the room for Spring cleaning of classrooms 
Thursday March 22, 2018
SCHOOL CLOSED - Active Shooter Training
Friday March 23, 2018
Passion Play in Church - 8:30 AM Parents Welcome 
PreK For All Coach will work with students.
Easter Recess begins at dismissal  
Sunday March 25, 2018 - Palm Sunday 
Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program 


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week of March 12, 2018 Announcements

Fourth Week of Lent 
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How to Get onto Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School Twitter 
There are three ways to get onto the schools twitter… 

1. Go through our school website! 
 First, type in into your Internet browser. 
 Next, click on the bird on the top right hand side of the home page. 
 Then, you will notice you are on the school twitter account.
 Finally, login in with your username and password and                                                            follow us! 

2. Go through the twitter website!
  First, type in into your Internet browser. 
  Next, log in with your username and password. 
  Then, type in the twitter search bar on the top right hand side of the page,      “OLQMNYC.” 
  Finally, click on our name and click the “Follow” button on the page.

 3. Go through an app on your smartphone or tablet. 
 First, make sure you have the twitter app downloaded onto your 
    Smartphone or tablet. 
 Next, make sure you are signed into your account.
 Then, type in, “OLQMNYC,” into the search bar. 
 Finally, click on our page and clock the “Follow” button!

Green Day 
Friday March 16, 2018 
Students may wear green shirt, skirt in honor of 
St. Patrick's Day on Saturday.

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PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1 

Mrs. Fundora will be coordinating the Summer Program again this year. Information flyers were sent home. If you have questions please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.

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Registration fees are applied to each student registered and are due at the time of registration.  A reduced registration fee rate is being offered for those students who are registered on or before March 31, 2018.  You must complete this process no later than the above date to receive the reduced rate.  In addition, we cannot guarantee a seat for your child if do not complete the process and pay the related charge by that date.

Please note that if you have previously used TADS for Admissions, Enrollment or Financial Aid, you will be asked to log into TADS with the account you created at that time.  You must use the link in each email you receive in order to view the correct info for the 2018-19 school year.  Payments will be made per student.

As parents may remember the tuition rate for the 2018-2019 school year was posted a couple of weeks ago on this blog.

Dates for Sacraments 

Sacrament of Confirmation--April 15, 2018
1:00 PM 

First Holy Communion--Sunday April 22, 2018
1:00 PM 
First Holy Communion Parent Meeting 
March 21, 2018

7:00 PM 

Monday March 12, 2018 --12:00 noon dismissal 
Faculty Meeting 
After School Program in session.
Blended Learning Coach will work with students today.

Tuesday March 13, 2018 - PreK For All Program CLOSED
New York State Health Department Immunization Audit

Wednesday March 14, 2018 - Pi Day 
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today

Thursday March 15, 2018 - Ides of March

Friday March 16, 2018 
Progress Reports sent home today.
Green Day 

Saturday March 17, 2018 Feast of St. Patrick
Patron of the Archdiocese of New York 

Sunday March 18, 2018 
Regents Class 9:00 AM
Mass for students in sacramental program 1:00 PM 

Thursday March 22, 2018
Active Shooter training

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Week of March 5, 2018 Announcements

How to do Lent: based on the ages of your kids 

Sacrament of First Reconciliation  
Thursday March 8, 2018 
 10:00 AM
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Handout for Parents
Grades K-8 
sent home on Friday March 2, 2018
MAP Skills is another on-line resource for students to use on a daily basis to assist them in mastering skills needed in class and in preparation for 
NYS Tests in  ELA and Mathematics.
This on-line resource along with Front Row and Khan Academy should be used daily for 20 minutes especially by students who are experiencing academic difficulties. 
Should parents have questions or did not receive the handout with your child's username and password they should see their child's teacher.

           Thursday March 22, 2018
 School will be closed 
all staff will be attending the training as mentioned in 
Dr. McNiff's letter last week on this blog.
Please understand that parents will be notified on this blog the proposed plan after the training has occurred.  

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A reminder that re-registration is due by March 30, 2018. If it is paid later than that date the fee will be raised by TADS.
Students in PreK For All and Ms. Rodriguez's class must be registered as a new student in TADS.
If you have questions please see Alba in the office.

 school closed
 Easter Recess
March 24, 2018- April 8, 2018
As mentioned on the yearly calendar that has been posted on the school website 
Easter recess will begin at dismissal on March 23, 2018.
School resumes April 9, 2018.

Monday March 5, 2018 - 
Blended Learning coach will work with students today in grades 2-8.
PreK For All Parent Surveys are due.
Smart Tuition Due 

Tuesday March 6, 2018
Parents are requested to check re-registration status.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 - 
                            Feast of Sts. Perpetua & Felicity 
Catholic High Registration Day 

Thursday March 8, 2018
Sacrament of Reconciliation - 10:00 AM
Parents Welcome 

Friday March 9, 2018 Feast of St. Frances of Rome 
PWC - Price Waterhouse Cooper will work with students in grades 3-8 on financial literacy.

Saturday  March 10, 2018
Daylight Savings Time begins - turn clocks AHEAD one hour

Sunday - March 11, 2018
Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program.