Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter and Welcome Back

New York State ELA and Math Tests Grades 4, 6, & 8
Please check the calendar that you will receive refarding the testing dates for the new Common Core State Tests.
Please follow the directives of the classroom teachers as to resources available for review.

High School Regents Class in Living Environment - Biology begins.
Mr. Woods will begin teaching the regents course in biology to a selected
group of students based on their prior ITBS scores.
This course will enable the students to take the regents exam in June of 2014 and receive High School credit.

Registration 2013-2014
Registration is continuing for students to enter the PreK 3 Year Old Program, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, & 8.
As you will notice Kindergarten and the PreK 4 year old porgram have closed out.
Madrinas Scholarships are still available and parents should speak to Alba.

Science Fair 2013

The annual school science will be held on Monday April 15th - Tax Day.
The fair will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 11:00 AM. Parents are invited to attend.
Students in Grades 4-8 will use Powerpoint to present thier research etc.
The topic this year is Earth Science and the winning students will compete against the
other Catholic schools of North Manhattan on Ascension Thursday in May.

PARENT Sacramental Meetings
Parents are required to meet with Fr. Antonio and Mr. Woods before the ceremony date.
These meetings are for parents only.
Students receiviong Reconciliation - Wednesday April 17th - 7:00 PM in Library
Students receiving Baptism - Wednesday,April 18th - 7:00 PM in Library
Students receiving Confirmation- - Tuesday, April 30th in Library
Students receiving First Holy Communion - Wednesday May 1, 2013 - 7:00 PM in Library

Annoncements Week of April 8th

Monday - April 8th
April Calendars will be sent home
Map of the Month will be distributed.
Differianted Learning Coach will work with students in grades 2, 3, 5 and 7

Tuesday - April 9th
Bullying Curriculum will be covered in all grades.
Reading Coach will work with students in grades 1,4, 6, & 8.

Wednesday - April 10th
Math Coach will work with students in grades 4, 6 & 8

Thursday - April 11th
Rowland Reading (Superkids) Coach will work with students in Kindergarten, grades 1 and 2.

Friday - April 12th
Differentiated Learning Coach will work with all teachers and students.
Grades 1 and 2 are to wear their gym clothes today.

Sunday-- April 14th
Confirmation Class - Bishop's letter must be handed in and service hours completed today.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Week of March 18, 2013 Announcements

Report card Day - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Report Cards will be distributed by Fr. Antonio to students
in their classrooms.
There will be a parent-teacher conference from 2:00 PM - 7:00PM.
On this report card the possibiltiy of summer school or
retention in the grade may appear in the comment section due
to poor academic performance.
Since there are 58 days of school remaining after the report card
is distributed students have the abilty to study hard an raise their
marks before June.
Parents are reminded that the Student Information System enables them
to keep tabs on their child's progress on a weekly basis.
As a reminder there is someone in the office on Sundays to assist
parents in viewing the SIS sytem.
Honors Assembly will be held on Friday, March 22nd after Stations
of the Cross. Parents are welcome to attend.
Tuition must be up to date for a child to receive their report card.
Please check your Smart Tuition statement regarding your tuition.

Easter Recess Clean Up
During the Easter break the classrooms will be cleaned and the
classroom floors stripped and waxed.
Please send a shopping bag in with your child so that books may
be packed away for the break.

Parents of students in grades 4, 6 & 8
During the Easter break students should be revewing for the
New York State exams in ELA and Math.
Resouces of sample questions are available at
engage New York:

MADRINAS Scholarships
A reminder to parents of students entering Ms. Rodriguez's
class or Kindergarten in September --there is a scholarship
program to assist single parents.
Please see Alba in the school office or one of the Madrinas-
Michelle Eusebio or Arelis Suarez.
All applications are due by April 1, 2013!!

Monday - March 18, 2013
Reading Coach will work with students in grades 1, 4, 6 & 8.

Tuesday- March 19, 2013
Feast of St. Joseph- Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of
third grade.

Wednesday - March 20, 2013 -- Earth Day
Vernal Equinox - Spring begins
Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mr. Woods will be in the auditorium for parents if they wish to see him.

Thursday - March 21, 2013
Students should bring shopping bags to pack up their books.

Friday - March 22, 2013
Stations of the Cross at 10:00 AM
Parents welcome to attend.
Honors Assembly following benediction.
Classroom pack up.
Recess begins at dismissal.
Students are to return to school on Monday, April 8, 2013.

Saturday - March 23, 2013
Registration for New students.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday - March 24, 2013
Palm Sunday. No Classes.
Mass at 1:000 PM
Registration for New Students 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Prayer of St. Patrick
As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears


Madrinas Scholarship Program
There are scholarships available for students entering Kindergarten in September 2013.
They are for $1,000.00 towards the tuition for the 2013-2014 school year.
These scholarships also apply to any student arriving from Public School in grades 1-8.
Please see Ms. Michelle Eusebio (Kindergarten parent) or Arelis Suarez (8th grade parent)
as they are representatives of OLQM with this program.
Single parent family.
Forms needed:
2012 tax forms - child must be claimed on form ----maximum income $45,000
If on Public assistance - budget letter and food stamp letter.
Official current rent receipt.
Current Con Ed bill with parent name.
etc.---please see Alba.
Alba will fill in all applications in the office and will copy all documentation.
All applications must be sent in by April 15th.

Easter Recess
Begins after dismissal on March 22nd, 2013.
Students return to school on Monday, April 8, 2013.

80th Anniversary Celebration
OLQM School will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on Saturday, April 27th.
Alumni will be returning to reunite with friends and reflect on memories.
We as a school community are grateful for the programs that Alumni and Friends
support especially the science program here at OLQM.
If you are an alumnus of OLQM and want more information please see Nate in the library.

Announcements Week of March 11, 2013
Brain Awareness Week

Monday - March 11th -
Students in grades 5, 6, 7,& 8 are to wear gym clothes.
Confessions for students in grades 3-8 today.

Tuesday - March 12th
Bullying Curriculum Day for all students
Reading Coach will work with students in grades 1, 4, 6, & 8

Wednesday - March 13th
Math Coach will work with students in grades 4, 6, & 8
Rowland Reading Coach - Superkids program will work with students in grades K, 1 & 2

Thursday- March 14th
A reminder that tuition must be up to date for students to receive their report card.

Friday - March 15th
SCHOOL CLOSED - Religion Conference Day.

Sunday - March 17th - St. Patrick's Day
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Prayer for Spiritual Renewal during Lent

God, heavenly Father, look upon me and hear my prayer during this holy Season of Lent. By the good works You inspire, help me to discipline my body and to be renewed in spirit.

Without You, I can do nothing. By Your Spirit help me to know what is right and to be eager in doing Your will. Teach me to find new life through penance. Keep me from sin, and help me live by Your commandment of love.

God of love, bring me back to You. Send Your Spirit to make me strong in faith and active in good works. May my acts of penance bring me Your forgiveness, open my heart to Your love, and prepare me for the coming feast of the Resurrection of Jesus.

Lord, during this Lenten Season nourish me with Your word of life and make me one with You in love and prayer.

Fill my heart with Your love and keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ. Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness. Give me new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Mass.

Father, our source of life, I reach out with joy to grasp Your hand; let me walk more readily in Your ways. Guide me in Your gentle mercy, for left to myself I cannot do Your Will.

Father of love, source of all blessings, help me to pass from my old life of sin to the new life of grace. Prepare me for the glory of Your Kingdom.

I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever. Amen.

Week of March 4, 2013 Announcements

Re-Registration for 2013-2014
Re-Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is now past due.
Once the classes close your child will be placed on a waiting list.
Please see Mrs. Resto ASAP if you have not re-registered.

Report Cards - March 20th

Report Cards for the third quarter will be distributed on Wednesday, March 20th.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please make arrangements to see your child's teacher during this time.

Easter Recess
Easter Recess will be March 23rd- April 8th.
Recess will begin at dismissal on March 22nd.

Registration for New Students
Registration for new students will be March 23rd and March 24th.
Information packets are available in the office.
If you would like to see Mr. Woods regarding a new registration please see him on Sundays from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM.

Parents of students in Grades 4, 6 & 8
Parents may assist their students in preparing for the New York State Assessments in Language Arts and Mathematics by going to
Scroll down to the bottom and you will see links to the Sample Questions that the New York State Education Department has posted.
These sample questions are a preview of the new Common Core Curriculum Standards.

Monday- March 4, 2013 Feast of St. Katherine Drexel - an American saint
Unit IV Week 2

Tuesday- March 5, 2013
Check your tuition balance before Report Card Day.

Wednesday - March 6, 2013 - Feast of St. Colette
Catholic High School registration day.
Math coach works with students in grades 4, 6 & 8
Rowland Reading Coach - Superkids works with students in grades Kindergarten, one and two.

Thursday - March 7, 2013 - Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Friday - March 8, 2013 - Feast of St. John of God
International Women's Day
Weekly Quiz Day
Stations of the Cross at 11:30 AM Parents Welcome to attend

Saturday - March 9, 2013
Thomas Hanlon Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

Sunday- March 10, 2013
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students
New York City History Day at Museum of the City of New York