Sunday, December 15, 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.



Flu Shot
A reminder that the flu shot is a mandatory
 New York State Department of Health 
requirement for all children in 
PreK For All
PreK-1, PreK -2
and Kindergarten
by December 31, 2019
Your child will not be able to return to school after Christmas recess without proof of the flu shot.



PreK For All 
Holiday Show
December 17, 2019
9:00 AM 
Parents Welcome



Wednesday December 18, 2019 
8:30 AM 
Church 
PreK-1; PreK-2
K-8
Parents Welcome


December 20, 2019 at 12:00 Noon 
School Resumes January 6, 2020 



SuccessMaker 
Learning Platform
Grades K-8

During this week teachers will be introducing students to the SuccessMaker Program that began last year.
The program covers material for students to work on at their own pace. The program logs in time spent and scores the child on their work.
What parents must realize with the program if the child just turn it on and does a few problems and then walks away the program will shut down and not register a score.
During Christmas Recess students will be required to do one hour per week in Mathematics and  one hour in Reading.
Therefore 
2 hours -- Mathematics
2 hours - Reading

The login is https://adny1507164.smhost.net
students will receive their login and passwords this week.
Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 have already received their logins and passwords and Mr. Woods has seen that some have already been working.

As was the case in the summer Mr. Montas will be available on Monday December 23rd  and Monday December 30th
to assist students/parents who are having difficulty.

Upon return on January 6th the marks registered in SuccessMaker will be uploaded to the Educate SIS system for the 2nd quarter.

This practice work will assist your child in raising their
 NWEA MAP scores which will be administered the week of January 13th.



Monday December 16, 2019
Parents in PreK, PreK For All and Kindergarten are requested to speak to either Alba or Mr. Guzman regarding their child's flu shot if they are uncertain. 
The flu shot must have been administered during 2019.

Tuesday December 17, 2019
PreK For All Holiday Assembly  9:00 AM
Parents Welcome

Wednesday December 18, 2019
Festival of Lessons and Carols followed by benediction
8:30 AM

Thursday December 19, 2019 
Mrs. Claus and the elves visit with PreK and Kindergarten students.
8th grade cake sale.
Students need shopping bag to pack up their books for Christmas cleaning.

Friday December 20, 2019
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Classroom Christmas Party Day
Christmas Stocking Raffle by 8th grade.
No After School Program 


 


























Sunday, December 8, 2019

Week of December 9, 2019 Announcements





Flu Shot
A reminder that the flu shot is a mandatory
 New York State Department of Health 
requirement for all children in 
PreK For All
PreK-1, PreK -2
and Kindergarten
by December 31, 2019
Your child will not be able to return to school after Christmas recess without proof of the flu shot.



Friday December 13, 2019


When is School Closed for Snow?
School is only closed when Mayor DiBlasio closes all schools in New York City.
You can check by going to www.nyc.gov
also by watching NY1
Otherwise school is open.


Some Reminders 




PreK For All 
Holiday Show
December 17, 2019
9:00 AM 
Parents Welcome

December 18, 2019 
8:30 AM
Parents Welcome 


December 20, 2019 at 12:00 Noon 
School Resumes January 6, 2020 

Monday December 9, 2019 - 
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
Mass at 9:00 AM - Parents Welcome

Tuesday December 10, 2019 Feast of St. Juan Diego

Wednesday December 11, 2019 
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered

Thursday December 12, 2019
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5:00 AM Mass with Mariachi band
also 
7:30 PM Mass with Mariachi band
Please see Church bulletin regarding services.

Friday December 13, 2019
New York State Immunization Report Due today.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Sunday December 15, 2019
Third Sunday of Advent 
Students in sacramental class attend 1:00 PM Mass








Sunday, December 1, 2019

Week of December 2, 2019 Announcements



https://adny.tads.com

Re-Opens Tuesday December 3, 2019
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 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
The next Progress Report will be distributed on January 10, 2020  



When is School Closed for Snow?
School is only closed when Mayor DiBlasio closes all schools in New York City.
You can check by going to www.nyc.gov
also by watching NY1
Otherwise school is open.
School will be Open on Monday December 2nd as there is only rain predicted for New York City.


OLQM will celebrate St. Nicholas Day on Friday 
after morning prayers in Church.
Parents are welcome to attend and receive a free candy cane.


The Spring testing in Mathematics and ELA will have a new format in some classes.
Mathematics
Grade 3 - students will be administered the test by computer.
Ms. Wong has already begun to implement strategies to assist students and parents who have questions should reach out to Ms. Wong.
Grades 4-8 Mathematics- Paper Based
English Language Arts 
Grades 5 and 6 - Computer based testing.
Both Ms. Coello and Ms. Toscano have been working with Pearson Realize and other programs such as Common Lit to prepare students. Please check with either of them if parents have concerns.
Grades 3, 4, 7 and 8 - Paper based testing.

Parents wishing more information should also check the New York State Education Department's website at:


Monday December 2, 2019
Please check your child's immunization status and 
flu shot requirement if your child is below the age of 5.
All children 6 months through 59 months of age enrolled in New York City Article 47 & 43 regulated pre-kindergarten programs (Child Care, Head Start, Nursery, or Pre-K) must receive one dose of influenza vaccine between July 1st and December 31st of each year.

Tuesday December 3, 2019 Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Touring Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wednesday December 4, 2019
Feast of St. John Damascene  
Grades 6, 7 & 8 trip to Intrepid Museum

Thursday December 5, 2019
Tuition due to Smart Tuition
School visit by Mr. Michael Deegan, Superintendent of Schools Archdiocese of New York, and Mr. Joseph Tweed, Manhattan regional superintendent.

Friday December 6, 2019  Feast of St. Nicholas
Distribution of Candy Canes following morning prayers in Church. Parents welcome.
Instructional coach will work with teachers and students.

Sunday December 8, 2019 Second Sunday of Advent
Students in sacramental program with Mr. Woods at 1:00 PM








Sunday, November 24, 2019

Week of November 25, 2019 Announcements






November is the month of Gratitude for all the
blessings that we have received.
OLQM will be collecting cans for
St. Patrick's Home Outreach Program.
The cans along with turkeys purchased through dress down monies will be delivered to the home by the students of the
Confirmation Class.


Flu Shot
A reminder that the flu shot is a mandatory
 New York State Department of Health 
requirement for all children in 
PreK For All
PreK-1, PreK -2
and Kindergarten
by December 31, 2019
Your child will not be able to return to school after Christmas recess without proof of the flu shot.

Wednesday 
November 27, 2019
9:00 AM
after 
Thanksgiving Mass in Church
Parents Welcome  

Monday November 25, 2019 
Native American Heritage Presentations Grades 2-8 
9:00 AM in auditorium. Parents Welcome

Tuesday November 26, 2019
Interfaith Prayer Service led by Cardinal Dolan 
@ St. Patrick's Cathedral.
8th grade students will attend ceremony.
Students must be in full dress uniform. 
Students will leave school at 7:45 AM 

Hispanic Heritage Music Presentations 
9:00 AM - Grades PreK-1 and PreK-2
Mrs. Fundora and Mrs. Rodriguez

9:30 AM - PreK- 3, PreK, 4, PreK-5 and PreK 6
Mrs. Gonzalez, Ms. McGarry, Mrs. Serbones, Ms. Sanchez 

Wednesday November 27, 2019
9:00 AM - Thanksgiving Mass 
Parents Welcome 
Commissioning of Confirmation Class following Mass
Honors Assembly following Mass

Thursday and Friday - Thanksgiving Holiday

Sunday December 1st - First Sunday of Advent
Students attend Mass with parents.
School office closed.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Week of November 18, 2019 Announcements



ALL CLASSES
PreK For All 
PreK- 8th grades
12:00 noon dismissal  
After School Program in session until 6:00 PM 


Thursday November 21, 2019
All tuition must be up to date for child to
 receive their report card.
Please check your Smart Tuition Account.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday
November 22, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Grades All Classes
All PreK classes conferences will be held in Classrooms
Kindergarten in Ms. Ocasio's room
First Grade in Ms. Saville's room
Grades 2-8 in Auditorium 

After School Program on Friday
 closes at 6:00 PM 


Happy Birthday Mickey & Minnie Mouse
November 18th
Students may dress up as either Minnie or Mickey Mouse for the day and not wear their school uniform.

 Every Tuesday 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Please call the school office at 212-567-3190 
to schedule your appointment.




November is the month of Gratitude for all the 
blessings that we have received.
OLQM will be collecting cans for 
St. Patrick's Home Outreach Program.
The cans along with turkeys purchased through dress down monies will be delivered to the home by the students of the 
Confirmation Class.

Flu Shot
Updated Immunizations 
All due by December 1, 2019


Monday November 18, 2019 
Minnie & Mickey Mouse's Birthday - students may dress up like their favorite character.

Tuesday November 19, 2019
Touring Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - parents interested in enrolling their child for next year and are in interested in a school tour -- please call the school office and schedule a tour -- 212-567-3190.

Wednesday November 20, 2019
Parents are requested to check their Smart Tuition account.
Instructional coach will be working with teachers and students today.
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.

Thursday November 21, 2019
Great American Smokeout.
Report Cards will be distributed by Fr. Cruz today.
Honors Assembly will be held in Church after Mass on 
Wednesday November 27th

Friday November 22, 2019  Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon ALL CLASSES
Feast of St. Cecilia
Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
After School Program closes at 6:00 PM 

Sunday November 24, 2019 Feast of Christ the King
Students in sacramental program attend Mass at 1:00 PM with Mr. Woods 














Sunday, November 10, 2019

Week of November 11, 2019 Announcements

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini 
Feast Day - November 13th 


November is the month of Gratitude for all the 
blessings that we have received.
OLQM will be collecting cans for 
St. Patrick's Home Outreach Program.
The cans along with turkeys purchased through dress down monies will be delivered to the home by the students of the 
Confirmation Class.

Flu Shot
Updated Immunizations 
All due by December 1, 2019

Friday 
November 15, 2019
12:00 noon dismissal
PreK For All Dismissal 3:15 PM
Faculty Meeting
After School Program in session
Thursday November 21, 2019
All tuition must be up to date for child to
 receive their report card.
Please check your Smart Tuition Account.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday
November 22, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Grades, All Classes

Tuesday November 12, 2019 Feast of St. Josaphat

Wednesday November 13, 2019
Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Mr. Woods will be monitoring the third and fourth floors as it seems a number of parents  and grandparents are over extending their welcome in the mornings.
Help your child up the stairs with their book bag say a fast adios and then depart it is the rule.  
The hallway floors should not be the center of complaining and/or gossiping. 
There are avenues set up to complain - make an appointment to see the teacher(s) with Alba or see 
Mr. Woods on Sundays after Mass.

Thursday November 14, 2019  National Pickle Day
Please check your Smart Tuition account - report cards are one week away.

Friday November 15, 2019
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting
PreK For All Dismissal 3:15 PM 
After School Program in session