Sunday, September 27, 2009

Week of September 28, 2009

On Friday October 2nd Fr. Johnston will be the main celebrant at the annual Mass (9:00 AM) in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. It is at this Mass that domesticated animals will be blessed. Dogs and cats if brought to school must be picked up by a parent or relative after Mass.
Mass will be led by students of the 6th grade and parents are welcome to attend.

Monday - Feast of St. Wenceslaus. A reminder to parents to review hand cleaning with their children.

Tuesday- Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Wednesday- Feast of St. Jerome. October calendars will be sent home.

Thursday- Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Friday- Mass at 9:00 AM. Blessing of Animals. Dismissal at 2:30 PM

Sunday - Confirmation Class 12:00 noon. Mass for all students enrolled in sacramental program 1:00 PM

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week of September 21, 2009

Monday- new vocabulary words will be listed in vocabulary notebook.

Tuesday-Music Classes for Students in PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade


ThursdayMusic Classes for students in Grades PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade

Friday World Water Monitoring Day for students in grades 4-8. Dismissal at 2:30 PM

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Registration for Sacramental Programs

September 15, 2009

Dear Parents,

As mentioned at the opening meeting there will be registration of students for the Sacraments of
• Baptism (if they have not been baptized before)
• Reconciliation (Grade 2 students)
• First Holy Communion (Grade 3 students)
• Confirmation (7th grade students – a two year program)

Registration will take place Sunday September 20th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Sunday September 27th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Anyone who wishes to enroll their child in one of the sacramental programs here at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs must understand that the child is required to attend the 1:00 PM Mass with their fellow classmates here at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church.

Registration will require you to bring your child’s Baptismal certificate. No one can register for a sacrament unless they present the child’s Baptismal certificate.

Third Grade students who will be enrolled for First Holy Communion must have already received the sacrament of Reconciliation in second grade. If they did not they must sign up for The Sacrament of Reconciliation this year and then receive First Holy Communion next year in 4th grade.

Classes for all students receiving the sacraments will begin in October and are listed on the yearly calendar. If you did not get a yearly calendar please stop by the school office for another calendar.

Should you have any questions you may address them to me on Sunday when you register your child. Please remember that you must bring your child’s baptismal certificate with you. If you believe that we already have a copy then call the office to have your child’s file checked. Unfortunately, many parents never brought the certificate in with them at the original registration which may have been when your child was enrolling for PreK.


Andrew G. Woods

XC. Rev. Antonio Almonte, pastor
Rev. Jean-Paul Soler, parochial vicar
Ms. Dulce Saville, religion teacher
Mr. Roberto Placido, religion teacher

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Week of September 14, 2009

Monday- Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
Vocabulary notebooks will be set up in grades K-8. One of our goals this year is to increase vocabulary skills as measured through ITBS scores. There will be a weekly vocabulary test and the scores for those tests will be available the Tuesday after the test.

Tuesday-Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the 8th grade. Parents are welcome to join us.
Today begins Hispanic Heritage Month. Teachers will be planning activities to celebrate the influence of Hispanic culture on our world today.

Wednesday- Letters due from students in grades 2-8 for the new floors that were installed by the Endowment for Inner City Education over the summer.

Friday- Vocabulary Test for students in grades 5-8.
Dismissal at 2:30 PM

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Week of September 9, 10 and 11th

Wednesday- September 9th
Opening Day of School
All Children Grades K-8 line up in backyard.
PreK students to arrive at 9:00 AM
Dismissal at 4:00 PM
After School Program begins

Thursday- September 10th
Arrival for all students 8:00 AM
PreK students may be left off in classroom beginning at 7:00 AM
Students in Grades K-8 will line up in backyard.
Dismissal at 4:00 PM

Friday - September 11th
National Day of Service
Early Dismissal Day
Students will be dismissed at 2:30PM

Sunday- Parish Fair 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Proceeds of money from fair will be used to
put air conditioning in the auditorium.

Monday, September 7, 2009

H1N1- Swine Flu Letter for Parents

September 8, 2009

Dear Parents,

As influenza returns to New York City and State this fall, the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our primary concern. The Superintendent’s Office in the Archdiocese of New York will continue to work intensively with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local Departments of Health (DOH) and District Supervising Nurses to promulgate strategies for prevention and infection control in our schools. Our goal is to keep schools open, as long as it is in the best interests of our students and faculty.

Steps parents can take to help prevent the spread of infection are listed below.
These guidelines and additional educational materials are available for download on the CDC website:
Additional communications will be sent home to you as information becomes available.

• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough. Use a tissue and throw it away in a receptacle. Wash your hands after you sneeze or cough.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Wash long enough to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. Or, use gels or wipes with alcohol in them.
• Please follow the prevention guidelines provided by the CDC. Educational materials are available on the CDC website:
• Don’t get too close to people who are sick, if possible maintain a distance of three feet. If you get sick yourself, avoid close contact with other people.
• Any child with flu-like symptoms should remain home and seek medical treatment as needed. Influenza-like illness (ILI) is defined as fever with cough or sore throat.
• Children should stay home from school until they are well for at least 24 hours.
• Because certain people are at an increased risk of complications from H1N1 influenza, it is important that the following individuals seek medical attention if they exhibit flu-like symptoms:
o Pregnant women
o People with asthma, diabetes, chronic illnesses or other long term health problems
Again, the State Health Department and the State Education Department will continue to provide guidance that will help inform our decisions in the Archdiocese of New York. The health and safety of our students is our primary concern. Thank you for your support in protecting our students.

Andrew G. Woods, principal