Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week of October 31, 2011 Announcements

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

IRIS is sick.
The IRIS alert system underwent an update
this week and moved telephone numbers
and e-mails all over the place.
If you did not get an e-mail Saturday
afternoon alerting you that the blog
was posted would you please call
Alba or e-mail Mr. Woods at
The company (Tech Radium)
has been working on the system all week.
The Archdiocesean offices have also been
working on the system.

Monday October 31st
There will be a Halloween Parade for students
in Pre K and Kindergarten at 9:00 AM
Parents are Welcome to join in the

November is Native American Heritage Month

November 1st
Feast of All Saints
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students
of the 7th grade. Parents welcome.
Mass will begin with a parade of
students dressed as saints.

Calendars for November will be sent
home today,. Extras will be available
near the tuition office.

Wednesday November 2nd
Feast of All Souls
Hands On Science Day
Grades 2, 3, 5 and 8

Thursday November 3rd
Feast of St. Martin de Porres

Friday November 4th
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon

School is CLOSED
Thursday and Friday next week.
November 10th - Religion Conference Day
November 11th - Veteran's Day

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week of October 23, 2011

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Safe Environment Curriculum

Dear Parents,
Our Catholic tradition has always affirmed the
dignity of the human person as created in the image
and likeness of God. Every person with whom we come
in contact deserves to be seen by us with th eyes of
God. We know that ministry with children and youth,
in particular, is a sacred trust. We, at Our Lady
Queen of Martyrs School are committed to preserve,
at all times and in all places, this sacred trust
which is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ.
In 2002, the United States Bishops approved
The Charter for the Protection of Children and
Young People in an effort to protect children
and youth from sexual abuse at ;all levels of
church life and to restore trust in a Church
scarred by the scandal of clergy and sexual
abuse. Article 12 of the charter directs all
dioceses to create programs and processes
to teach children and youth about sexual abuse
and prevention. In the Archdiocese of New York,
this training will be integrated this week.
October 24th-October 28th into the religious
education program in our school.
We thank you for your support and interest
as we partner to give our children the safest
possible environment to grow in faith, in
our parish, school and in our homes.

Rev. Antonio Almonte, pastor
Mr. Andrew G. Woods, principal

Monday - October 24th
United Nations Day

Book Fair

N.Y.S. Health Department will be checking
eyes and ears of students in Kindergarten,
First and Third grades today.

Tuesday October 25th
CSI Trip for students in grades 5-8

Book Fair

Wednesday October 26th
New Moon

Book fair

Thursday October 27th

Book Fair

Friday October 28th
Book Fair

Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students
in sacramental program.
SIS - Student Information System
passwords given to parents
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Week of October 17, 2011 Announcements

My mother lived a long, full life.
Although her passing is a sad milestone for me,
I am grateful for having her with me for so many years.
And I thank each one of you --- whether a student, a parent,
a grandparent, a teacher, a staff member, a parishioner
for your expression of support for me and my family
at this very difficult time.
Mr. Andrew G. Woods

Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be distributed by
Fr. Antonio on Monday afternoon.
They will be printed on yellow paper.
Parents needing to see their child's teacher
should call Alba to schedule an appointment.

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills continues this
week. Students who were absent will be
able to make up any missed test this week.

Tuition Extensions
Parents in need of tuition extensions
for this month must see Mr. Woods by
Friday October 21st. Parents CANNOT
request an extension from the company
or say that Mr. Woods said it was ok.
I must directly call them.
See Mr. Woods in the morning in the hallway,
e-mail him at olqm1 --remember
subject area must say tuition extension and
remember to give me your child's name.
After Monday October 24th your account
will be charged $10.00 if no extension has been

Monday 10/17
Progress reports and ITBS makeups

Tuesday 10/18
Mr. Guzman will be doing gym classes.
The following classes are to wear gym
Grades 7, 8, 2-1, and Kindergarten

Wednesday 10/19
Art Classes
8th grade parent meeting regarding
High School enrollment --7:00 PM in library.

Thursday 10/20
Fireman Bill coming to speak to all
students regarding Fire Safety.
Parents Welcome
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - PreK
9:30-10:00 AM - Kindergarten and Grade 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Grades 5-8
10:30-11:00 AM - Grades 2-4

Friday 10/21
Alba's Birthday
Last Day for Tuition Extension.

Sunday 10/23
Communion Class 12:00 Noon
Mass for all students at 1:00 PM

All Saints Day November 1st
There will be a contest for the best dressed
saint for the Feast of All Saints on
Tuesday November 1st.
Students who want to be part of the
contest need to dress like the saint, be
able to explain the saint's life and will
process at Mass at 9:00 AM with Fr. Antonio.
Their will be First Place Prizes for
students in grades
1. PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1
2. Grades 2-4
3. Grades 5-8.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Announcements Week of October 11, 2011

Dear Parents,

As some of you may have heard my mother died
on Sunday October 9, 2011 after a dealing with a
a number of health problems that began
in June of this year.

My mother was a volunteer in the school
library for a number of years and was a good
part of the staff here at OLQM.

The half day that was scheduled for Friday
of this week is being moved to Thursday and
dismissal will be at 12:00 noon.

Friday school will dismiss at the regular time
of 3:00 PM.

Wake will be on Wednesday October 12th
at Riverdale on the Hudson Funeral Home
6110 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, New York 10471

Funeral will be here at OLQM
Thursday October 13th at 10:00 AM.

I want to thank this opportunity to
thank the many parents who would inquire about
my mother on a daily basis and prayed for her health.

I will be back in my office on
Sunday October 16, 2011.

Mr. Andrew G. Woods

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Week of October 3, 2011 Announcements

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Francis of Assisi

Tuition Reminders
A reminder to parents that tuition is due
between October 15th and 25th.
The tuition is due to CE Lockbox and
parents may see or call Mrs. Resto for
assistance if they are having problems.
Anyone in need of an extension must see
Mr. Woods or e-mail him at
This process MUST occur every month you
are in need of an extension.
All fund raising, After School Program,
computer fees, general fees are due at
the tuition office. Mrs. Resto has a
card for all students and should be picked up
by the parent between the hours of
7:30 AM and 2:00 PM or on
Sundays from Mr. Woods.

Art Program begins this week.
Beginning on Wednesday,October 5th
all students will be taking Art classes once a

Parents interested in watching the class or
joining with their child may see the classroom
teacher for the times when their child
is scheduled to take art. The classroom
schedules will be updated in a week or two
to reflect the Art classees.

Monday 10/3
Calendars for Octobers will be distributed.
Map a Month will be distributed
for students in grades 4-8 - due November 8th.

Tuesday 10/4
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday 10/5
Mass in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
9:00 AM led by the students of the 5th grade.
Parents Welcome.
Students may bring domesticated animals to
be blessed at this Mass.
Cats and dogs must return home after Mass.

Hands on Science Day.

Art Classes begin today.

Thursday 10/6
Did you pick up your child's
tuition card from Mrs. Resto

Friday 10/7
Grades PK - 2
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
are to wear gym clothes today.

After School Program
Chinese classes please see
Mrs. Ramsey if
you are interested.

Sunday 10/9
Mass for all students at 1:00 PM
No classes.