Saturday, October 13, 2012

Earth Science Week and Science Fair
Earth Science Week takes on an important
theme this year as the focus of the school
and district Science Fairs this year is
Earth Science. Parents wishing to assist
their child in the development of a Science Fair
project may visit the web sit at the bottom
of the logo to the left.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be sent home on
Friday with every child in the school.
Parents should address any academic area
where there is mark below 60.
Appointments may be made with Alba in the
office or by calling 212-567-3190.
Parents wishing to receive the login in and
password for their child's gradebook on the
student information system (SIS) should see
Alana on Sundays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

School Value Survey
A Catholic School Values template has
been developed by St. John's University
to assist Catholic Schools in understanding
their role in education today. If you would
like to be able to voice your choices on the
values you see and experience here at
OLQM please send an e-mail to Mr. Woods at Mr. Woods will forward you the
questionnaire that you should return either
by e-mail or in hard copy to Alba in the
school office. At the end of the month Mr. Woods
will publish the results here on the blog.

IRIS Testing

The IRIS alert system will be tested on
October 29th during the day. The main office
of the Archdiocese will test the system and
you will receive the alert sometime during the

Unit One Exams
Unit One exams will be administered
Monday October 22nd- Science and Religion
Tuesday October 23rd - Social Studies and ELA
Wednesday October 24th - Reading and Mathematics
The exams will cover the material from the
weekly quizzes along with analysis, word problem
along with complex reasoning questions as recommended
by the Common Core State Standards.

New York City Department of Health Screening
To say the least it was amazing to see the results
of the screening for vision by the Department of Health.
Over 1/2 of students in grades Kindergarten, Grades 1
and Grade 2 are in need of glasses.
School success in all subject areas can only
be accomplished if the student can see what is
on the Smartboard, what is in their textbooks,
what the teacher is pointing to on a chart.
It is utterly unacceptable that a parent would
just think to remark --"... move my child to the
front of the classroom or closer to the teacher.;.."
will enable them to see.
Please address the letters sent home with an
ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

Monday October 15th- Feast of St. Teresa of Avila
Unit I Week VI
ITBS labels etc put on test answer sheets.
Grade 5 - CoGat Testing

Tuesday October 16th -

Wednesday October 15th
Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch
8th grade parent meeting regarding
High School Application Process
7:00 PM - Mr. Placido's room.
ITBS - Listening and Written Expression

Thursday- October 16th
Feast of St. Luke
ITBS Grades 1 and 2 Language

Friday - October 19th
Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
Faculty meeting
Progress Reports will be distributed
to all students by Fr. Antonio.

Sunday - October 21st
Parish Flea Market in auditorium
12:00 - Communion Class
1:00 PM - Mass for all students.