Sunday, October 28, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018 Announcements

October 31st
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 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Week of October 22, 2018 Announcements

A letter to parents from Dr. McNiff:

Dear Catholic School Students and Families,

With great enthusiasm and appreciation, I write to share news of yet another system-wide increase in performance on the New York State exams for grades three through eight.

Thanks to the hard work of our principals, faculties and staff, along with your leadership as your child(ren)’s primary educator, our schools saw a significant increase in scores for the fourth consecutive year. Relative to 2017, performance in math rose 7.1 points and 6.3 points in English Language Arts. These numbers outpace New York State and New York City public schools, demonstrating the educational value our schools are so proud to offer students. Perhaps most encouragingly, every region in the archdiocese saw growth among their students, showing the benefits Catholic education can provide to every single child in New York.

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York have made undeniable strides in recent years in a number of areas, perhaps most significantly in the quality of instruction. From a commitment to data-driven instruction and practical benchmarks like the MAP interim assessment, to targeted professional development and coaching for principals and teachers, these results are a credit to every member of our school communities.

While your school will be releasing individual student performance reports as they become available, I hope you will share in our excitement regarding the universal growth achieved by our students. I continue to feel blessed and grateful for your partnership in Catholic education and look forward to continuing our legacy of success together.


Timothy J. McNiff, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Archdiocese of New York

    Safe Environment Curriculum

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),

The safety and well-being of all our children in our parish and school communities are our highest priorities.  To serve the goal of creating a safe environment, every year in our schools and religious education programs, the children receive lessons in personal safety, as required by the Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which was adopted by the U.S. Bishops in 2002.
This year, our Safe Environment lesson plans have been fully revised to better address each grade level, with a lesson which is age-appropriate, user-friendly, and consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.  These lessons are designed to promote respect for the dignity of the human person and virtuous living.  Our goal in revising the curriculum was to equip teachers, parents/guardians, and students with knowledge that can help keep children and young people safe, while providing this instruction in a way that fosters the formation of Christian virtues.  These revised lessons were developed by the Safe Environment Office of the Archdiocese, in consultation with professional educators and child safety experts. 
The full lesson plans for each grade level can be reviewed online at  These lessons will cover such topics as internet safety, how to develop good boundaries in relationships, how to deal with uncomfortable or threatening situations, and how to get help from a trusted adult. Each year, parents/guardians will receive a short overview of the lesson that your child will receive during their Safe Environment instruction class period.  This will enable you to reinforce the lessons your children have received, and to assure them of your support in their safety.  Resources will also be available at the website noted above, to help parents/guardians further educate themselves and their children in this important area.
If you have any questions about the material presented in your child's Safe Environment lesson plan, please feel free to contact your principal or director of religious education.

We thank you for the sacred trust you have given us in the care and protection of your children.  May the collective vigilance and efforts of the entire Catholic community renew trust and confidence. We must trust Christ's promise: "for God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26).

November 6th 
Picture money envelopes are due to Mrs. Resto by November 5th 
October 31st
Halloween Parade 8:30 AM
PreK and Kindergarten Classes
Parents welcomne 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 

Monday October 22, 2018 
Safe Environment curriculum will begin in all classes today

Tuesday October 23, 2018 
Picture money enevelopes are due to Mrs. Resto by November 5th.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 
                                 Feast of St. Anthony Claret 
PreK For All coach will work with students and teachers today.

Thursday October 25, 2018 
Mr. Tweed, Manhattan regional superintendent will visit all classrooms.

Friday October 26, 2018 
Picture money enevelopes are due to Mrs. Resto by November 5th.

Sunday October 27, 2018 
Living environment class 10:00 AM 
Mass for students in sacramental program 
1:00 PM 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week of October 15, 2018 Announcements

School Is Closed 
Monday October 15, 2018 - 

PreK For All Program Open
NO After School Program 

Candy Bars are available from the school office to help you in fund raising.
As a reminder the policy changed last year wherein the fund raising is due per family.
If you have questions please see the office staff.

Thursday October 18, 2018 
Progress Reports will be sent home with all children in grades K-8.
Parents should review the report, sign it and send it back to the classroom teacher.
The NWEA MAP results will be attached to the Progress Report.
If parents have questions they should schedule an appoitnment with your child's teacher through Alba in the office.
If parents still have questions they should feel free to see 
Mr. Woods on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the school office - no appointment necessary.
As a reminder parents are able to keep trach of their child's progress on a daily/weekly basis by viewing their child's Educate gradebook.  If parents wish to have the login and password for their child's account they should see or call  (212-567-3190) 
 Mr. Guzman in the school office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Grades 3-8 will present their reports to students and parents on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the school auditorium.

Asbestos Inspection Letter to Parents 2018-2019 
An Asbestos Inspection will be performed on Monday October 15, 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 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 - 3:00 PM.

School Kitchen Update
The FDNY was here on Thursday October 11th for the inspection of the construction that was done on the school kitchen.
The FDNY found 3 items in the construction that were not in compliance with regulations.
The contractor was notified by the Archdiocese and they will be here on Monday October 15th to fix and update the required changes by the FDNY.
The FDNY is scheduled to return on Thursday October 18th to follow up with the repairs.

Monday October 15, 2018 - Feast of St. Teresa of Avila
School Closed - NWEA MAP Data Day
PreK For All Program open.
No After School Program 

Tuesday October 16, 2018 
Archdiocese of New York Safe Environmentoffice will be here to inspect the building.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 
PreK For All Program Closed - 
Teacher Professional Development Day

Hispanic Heritage Presentations Grades 3-8 9:00 AM
Parents Invited.

Thursday October 18, 2018- Feast of St. Luke
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today in Religion Class.
Green Horizons Trip to Queens Botanical Garden
Progress Reports will be sent home today.

Friday October 19, 2018- Feast of St. Paul of the Cross
PreK For All Coach will work with teachers and students today.

Sunday October 21, 2018
Living Environment  Class 10:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacremental class 1:00 PM 


Monday, October 8, 2018

Week of October 9, 2018 Announcements

Hispanic Heritage Music Presentations

Tuesday October 9th 
9:00 AM - PreK -1 and PreK-2 
Mrs. Fundora's Class and Mrs. Rodriguez's Class

9:30 AM - PreK -3, PreK -4, and PreK-5
Mrs. Gonzalez's Class; Ms. McGarry's Class 
& Mrs. Serbones' Class 

Parents are urged to attend!

Thursday October 11th
9:00 AM --Grades 4-8 

Friday October 12th 
9:00 AM --Grades K-3 

Fire Prevention Week Presentation 
Thursday October 11th 
9:30 AM - Grades 2-8
10:00 AM - All PreK Classes
10:30 AM - Grades Kindergarten and First Grade 
Fireman Ivan and Fireman Bill (alumni)
will be here to make a presentation to all the students.
Parents Welcome

A reminder to parents who wish to have their child receive the Sacrament of Baptism. 
There are 4 students whose parents have registered them for the sacramental program. If you wish to have your child Baptized in the spring they must be registered in the program and attend Mass on Sundays at 1:00 PM.
If you have any questions please see Mr. Woods.

October 15th School Closed Data Day
PreK For All Classrooms OPEN 
No After School Program 

October 17th - PreK For All Classes Closed 

Tuesday October 9, 2018 
Hispanic Heritage Music Presentation 
9:00 AM - PreK -1 and Pre-K 2
Mrs. Fundora and Mrs. Rodriguez

9:30 AM - PKFA Classes
Mrs. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry and Mrs. Serbones

Wednesday October 10, 2018
Please check with your child's teacher regarding Halloween and what will happen.

Thursday October 11, 2018 
Hispanic Heritage Music Presentation Grades 4-8 9:00 AM

Fire Prevention Presentation 
9:30 AM - Grades 2-8
10:00 AM - All PreK For All Classes
10:30 AM - Grades Kindergarten and Grade 1

Friday October 12, 2018- 
Hispanic Heritage Presentation Grades K-3 9:00 AM

Sunday October 14, 2018 
Living Environment Class   10:00 AM
Mass for students in sacramnetal program 1:00 PM