Saturday, February 27, 2010

Week of March 1, 2010 Announcements

Second Week of Lent Reflection:

Trust the LORD!
Be brave and strong and trust the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

Snow Days
For those parents that refer to the yearly calendar
there are two date changes:
March 12th will be 1/2 day 12:00noon dismissal.
June 4th - School will be OPEN!
These changes are to make up time lost due
to the snow closings so that we conform to
the NYS requirement of 176 + 4 school days.

Re-Registration for the 2010-2011 school year.
A reminder to parents that re-registration for the
2010-2011 school year is due by March 15th.
This is especially important so that we can
determine if there will be a need for
two Kindergarten classes or two first grade classes.
Those who do not re-register by this date will be
placed on a waiting list.

Lenten Confessions
Students in grade 4-8 will attend Mass this
week. After Mass the Sacrament of Reconciliation
will be offered should the child wish to have their
confession heard by one of the priests.

March 1-5 is National School Breakfast Week

Monday 3/1 - Calendars will be sent home today.
Extras will be available near the tuition office.
Grade 4 will attend 9:00 AM Mass

Tuesday 3/2- Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Read Across America Day
Grade 5 will attend 9:00 AM Mass
Nick Meeting for 8th grade students
and parents.

Wednesday 3/3 - Grade 6 will attend 9:00 AM Mass
8th Grade Graduation Class Picture Day
Meeting for parents of students receiving
First Holy Communion 7:00 PM in Library

Thursday 3/4 - Grade 7 will attend 9:00 AM Mass

Friday 3/5 - Stations of the Cross 10:30 AM
Dismissal at 2:30 PM

Sunday - 3/7
History Day at the Museum of the City of New York
Mass for all students in sacramental program
1:00 PM.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Announcements for the Week of February 22, 2010

Reflection for the First Week of Lent
Psalm 34:12-14
Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

The pictures on the second floor hallway of the school were
taken by Mr. James Ransom father of Emma in PreK-1.
We are grateful for his time and talent in creating an
art exhibit for the school.

Monday- George Washington's Birthday

Tuesday - Feast of St. Polycarp
IRIS phone call will be issued
to remind parents that Progress Reports
are being sent home on Wednesday - to ALL

Wednesday-Progress Reports will be distributed
by Fr. Antonio.
On this Progress Report there will be a sticker,
if necessary, indicating that Summer School or
Retention is a possibility based on the yearly
average to date.
There are 4 months until June and there is
ample time to improve marks. Parents should
keep informed of their child's academic progress
by viewing the Student Information System.
Parents will be reminded to make appointments
in the office to see their child's teacher if
there are questions regarding their child's
academic performance.

Thursday-4th grade parents are reminded that
they may access old New York State Math Tests
by visiting

this will help them practice at home for success
on the upcoming NYS Mathematics Test next week.

Parents of students in grades 6 & 8 may also
view copies of old tests at

Grade 6

Grade 8

Friday - 10:30 AM Stations of the Cross
Parents invited
2:30 PM Dismissal
8th grade Graduation Picture Day

12:00 Noon Reconciliation Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students

Monday, February 15, 2010

Welcome Ms. Kathy Liriano - K-1 Class

As many parents knew Mrs. Ana Sanchez of
K-1 is due to give birth any day. Mrs. Sanchez
left on maternity leave on Friday, February 12th
and will return in approximately 8 weeks.
During her leave Ms. Kathy Liriano will be the
substitute teacher.
Ms. Liriano will be assisted by the
Reading First Coach along with Mr. Marcial
for the posting of grades.
When Mrs. Sanchez gives birth it will be
posted on the announcement board in the

Week of February 15, 2010

Monday - President's Day School Closed.

Tuesday- Feast of St. Onesimus
Mardi Gras

Wednesday- Ash Wednesday
Mass at 10:00 AM led by the students of the
First Grade. Parents Welcome.
As a reminder for parents ashes are only distributed
during Mass. The other Masses scheduled for the day are:
6:30 AM Spanish
9:00 AM English
6:00 PM Spanish
7:30 PM Spanish

Thursday - Full Moon
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Science Fair
9:00 AM -11:00 AM in lunchroom.
Parents are invited to see the budding Einsteins
in our midst.

- Dismissal at 2:30 PM
Fridays during Lent are days of Fast and Abstinence.
Parents who send lunch in with their children are reminded
that on Fridays there should be no meat.

- Communion Class 12:00 noon
Mass for all students 1:00 PM

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week of February 8, 2010

Monday 2/8/10 - Feast of St. Jerome Emiliani
Mr. Marcial will be entering your child's height and
weight and the SIS system. We are required to update
your child's health records each year and this is the
first phase.

Tuesday 2/9/10 - Nick Meeting for students and parents
of 8th grade students at 6:00 PM. Parents are strongly
urged to let Mr. Placido know if they are attending.The
future of the scholarship for an 8th grade student
depends on a 75% attendance rate of parents - that means
at least 15 parents and students MUST attend the meeting.

Wednesday 2/10/10 - Feast of St. Scholastica
Last day for parents to let Mrs, Ramsey know if
they are interested in child care by
The After School Program for Monday Februray 15th

Thursday- 2/11/10 Feast of Our lady of Lourdes
Science Fair presentation boards should be
ready today for review by the classroom teacher.

Friday- 2/12/10 Dismissal at 12:00 Noon
Faculty Meeting

Sunday - Mass for all students at 1:00 PM
There are no classes today due a holiday weekend.

Monday - President's Day School Closed.

Re-Registration 2010-2011

It is hard to believe that 1/2 of the school year has

The months of February and March are important for
a school as decisions need to be made regarding projected
enrollment for the 2010-2011 school year regarding staffing
and classroom arrangements.

The coming 2010-2011 school year will bring about a major
change in the structure of the school. The grant that
has financed the Extended Day Program has ended.
It ended in December of 2009 and with that many meetings
were held and hard decisions needed to be made. The grant
supplemented the school with $125,600.00 to finance salaries
for teachers, classrooms aids and staff along with
longer days of electrical and fuel needs.
In looking at the fact that we cannot expect parents
to absorb the cost of the Extended Day Program the program
will end in June of 2010.

The school day for the 2010-2011 school year will then be
8:00 AM -3:00 PM

It must be understood that on February 16th Fr. Antonio
and Mr. Woods will be meeting with Archdiocesan officials
to help us meet the gap that occurred so that the program
will continue until June. Tuition does not meet our daily
operational costs - a fact that Fr. Antonio spoke about
at all Masses on Sunday February 7th.

The After School Program will be available to assist
parents who will need child care along with an
expanded program of homework help and tutoring. The
After School Program will continue to run until 7:00 PM
each day.

Re-Registration forms will be due to the tuition
office by February 26th. We ask all parents
try to meet that goal or at least inform the
tuition staff of a date when you will be able
to re-register.

If we do not hear from you Mrs. Resto will
call each family and I will be sending IRIS
messages to remind you.

Registrations for new students will be
be in March and fliers will be available
in a week announcing the days.

As mentioned on the February calendar no new
Cardinal Scholarships will be available for
the 2010-2011 school year. Should that change
parents in PreK (Ms. Ocasio's class only) will have
the first opportunity to apply for the scholarships.