Sunday, April 15, 2018

A note from the 
Office of Enrollment & Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance: Urgent!

 May 1, 2018 is the deadline for families to submit their financial aid application AND all required documents.

Please see Alba in the office should you have any questions.

Report Card Distribution
April 26, 2018  
Report Cards will be distributed to students on Thursday April 26th at dismissal.
Students will only receive their report card if tuition is up to date.  
Mr. Woods received a report from the Manhattan Regional office on Friday that there is $72,943.54 in outstanding tuition that is past due. Tuition must be paid for the student to receive their report card. There will be NO PAYMENT PLANS accepted at this time - when the tuition is paid then the child will receive their report card.
Also, students who are in danger of retention will not receive their report card on Thursday April 26th. Parents will receive their child's report card after meeting with Mr. Woods and the child's teacher(s) on Friday April 27th during Parent Teacher Conferences from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

School Evaluation 
Monday April 23, 2018
Parents should have received an online survey to complete this past Wednesday from the Archdiocese of New York regarding the upcoming school evaluation.
Mr. Hermann, the regional superintendent will be in the building on Monday April 23rd to review classroom work, interview parents, students, teachers and staff. 
If you did not receive the survey please contact Mr. Guzman in the school office.

Mrs. Fundora will be coordinating the Summer Program again this year for students in
 PreK, Kindergarten and First grades.
Information flyers were sent home.
 If you have questions please see 
Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.

New York State Math Test Grades 3-8 
As a reminder the NYS Math Tests will be administered to students in grades 3-8 on 
May 1st and and May 2nd.
Students should be using assignments on MAP skills, Khan Academy, Front Row and THAT Quiz as assigned by Mr. Badia and Mr. Placido.
Students at this time of the year should be spending at least 30 minutes a day on one or more of these programs to enrich skills to successfully master the upcoming tests.
Should parents have questions they should see 
Mr. Badia or Mr. Placido.

Asbestos/Lead Inspection
 Letter to Parents 2018
An Asbestos and Lead inspection will be performed on 
Thursday April 26, 2018. 
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.

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 April 16, 2018
Blended Learning Coach will work with students today.
Educate (Cornerstone) grade book has been turned off so that Mr. Woods has time to review all grades this week and next. Parent access will be turned on after Parent Teacher Conferences on April 27, 2018.

Tuesday April 17, 2018
School Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the 2nd grade.
Parents Welcome.

Wednesday April 18, 2018
Blended Learning Coach will work with students today.
Math coach will work with students in grades 5-8

Thursday April 19, 2018
Parents should check their SMART Tuition account today or call Mr. Guzman if there is a concern about their tuition account.

Friday April 20, 2018
Parents interested in the Summer Program should see Mrs. Resto by today to indicate their interest. 
Staffing and other necessities must be determined by May 1st.

Saturday April 21, 2018
Feast of St. Anselm, doctor of the Church

Sunday April 22, 2018
Regents Class 9:00 AM 
First Holy Communion 1:00 PM 
Starting in the evening of April 22 through the next day’s dawn, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Lyrids meteor shower. Learn more about the major meteor showers and how to watch them here: