Sunday, June 23, 2013

Announcements Week of June 24, 25, 26th

PreK Summer Program
The PreK Summer Program with Mrs. Fundora begins Monday June 24th.
The hours are from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
As a reminder all parents must have the full Summer Program paid for the child to begin on Monday, June 24th.

Summer School Title I
Parents should have received a letter indicating that their child was accepted to the program last week.
The program begins July 8th.
If you did not receive a letter please see Alba as she has a master list of students accepted in the program.

Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program
A free Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program is available at OLQM during the summer months.It is open for
all students and children under the age of 18. If you have questions please see Elsa or Teolinda in the kitchen.

Summer School Grades 1-8 Math and Reading/Social Studies/Science
Students in grades 1-8 who do not pass for the year are required to attend Summer School.
A letter will be attached to the report card indicating he dates of Summer School, fees etc.
Letters were sent out during the Easter break if a child was failing to indicate a need for further study.
Registration for Summer School will be Thursday June 27th and Friday June 28th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Monday June 24, 2013
Shorts Day for cleanup of classrooms.
Sr. Valorie will be leaving June 30th for Haiti - $1300.00 of medicines were purchased by Mr. Woods for the orphange in Haiti.
They will be picked up at school by Sr. Valorie this week and she will be back in the fall to show students how their contribution assisted the children of Haiti.

Tuesday June 25, 2013
8th grade graduation Mass and Graduation exercises 11:00 AM
All students are to be in full dress uniform.
Parents are invited.
Classroom Party Day after Graduation exercises.

Wednesday June 26, 2013
Awards Day 9:00 AM ----this is a change from the calendar!!!
Report Cards will be distributed by Father Antonio.
Dismissal at 11:00 AM

Thursday and Friday June 27th and 28th
Registration for Summer School 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Tuition - a final reminder that tuition for the 2012-2013 school year must be paid in full to return to OLQM in September, 2013.
As Mr. Woods has explained on this blog the goverance of the school comes under a regional board of directors during the Summer and financal decisions will now be made by the board.
Mr. Woods will explain at the opening meeting in September.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Announcements Week of June 16, 2013

Tuition- a reminder that tuition and fund raising must be paid and up to date for your child to receive their report card on June 26th.

Summer School - students who do not pass on the report card will be required to attend Summer School.
Letters regarding the possibility of Summer School were sent by mail during the Easter recess. Summer School registeration will be June 27th and June 28th in the school office. Classes for Summer School will begin July 1st and a schedule will be given at registration.

Title I Summer Program- this week Mr. Woods will be notified of acceptances to the Title I program. Parents will also receive notices by mail. Once the list has been sent to Mr. Woods, Alba will call parents to notify them.

PreK Summer Program - begins June 24th at 7:30 AM. Parents are reminded that all tuition for the program must be paid before the child may begin the program.

Monday - June 17, 2013
A reminder that End of Year Exams are cummulative exams that cover material from September 2012 until June 2013.

Tuesday- June 18, 2013
PreK-1 Graduation - Mrs. Fundora's class - 11:00 AM
Students should arrive at 10:30 AM - not before.
End of Year Exams Grades 1-8 Science and Math
Students in older grades will not be excused to attend graduation ceremony as exams are being administered.

Wednesday- June 19, 2013
PreK-2 Graduation - Ms. Rodriguez's class - 11:00 AM
Students should arrive at 10:30 AM - not before.
End of Year Exams Grades 1-8 Reading and ELA
Students in older grades will not be excused to attend graduation ceremony as exams are being administered.

Thursday - June 20, 2013
Kindergarten Graduation - Ms. Ocasio's class - 11:00 AM
Students should arrive at 10:30 AM - not before.
Sister Valorie will be here to speak to students regarding her work in Haiti.
End of Year Exams Grades 1-8 Social Studies and Religion
Students in older grades will not be excused to attend graduation ceremony as exams are being administered.

Friday - June 21, 2013
Early Dismissal Day -12:00 noon
Shorts Day for Haiti.
Scoring Day for End of Year Exams.

Reminder ------Awards Day June 26, 2013 11:00 AM
Report card Distribution
Academic and Service Awards distributed.
Dismissal at 12:00 noon following Assembly.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Week fo June 10, 2013 Announcements

Tuition Issues
As many parents read on the announcement board or received a Tution Suspension letter there is a great deal of money owed to the school.
As we approach the end of the school year salaries for the summer along with projected espenses need to be paid by the end of June.
As of Friday the total owed was over $110,000.00
The school has a right to require you to keep your child home until the financial obligations of the school are met along with not permitting them to be part of their graduation ceremony or to sit for End of Year Exams.
These policies are very clearly outlined in the Parents Handbook and stated on the contract that parents sign when they enroll their child.
It is never easy to say to a parent to keep a child home but Mr. Woods has always granted extensions in good faith. Those good will extensions have been taken advantage of as parents did not fulfill their agreements.
While it is never easy to remove a child from class ----at times it must be done to show that parental reponsibility caused the situation and the parent must solve it immediately.
Think ----would parents play the same scenario with the landlord of their apartment or Con Edison or their cell phone carrier?

End of Year Exams
Tuesday, June 18th - Science and Mathematics
Wednesday, June 19th - Reading and English Language Arts
Thursday, June 20th - Social Studies and Religion (grades 1 and 2)

Monday, June 10th
Tuition Suspension Day

Tuesday, June 11th
Anti-Bullying Curriculum will be covered in all classes.

Wednesday, June 12th
Teachers will post material on blog regarding End of Year Exams

Thursday, June 13th
Shorts Day -- to raise money for Sr. Valorie's orphanage in Haiti.
Sr. Valorie will speak to students on June 20th and show pictures of how the medical supplies OLQM brought last year were used.

Friday, June 14th - Flag Day

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Announcements Week of June 2, 2013

A reminder that tuition must be paid and up to date for children to participate in graduation exercises in PreK, Kindergarten and 8th grade.
Also as we move into Regionalization children will not be able to return in September until all balances owed SMART tuition are fulfilled or there is plan that is being worked on during the Summer with Mr. Woods regarding any balances due.
For those who have forgotten----- the school as of September, 2013 will no longer be a parish based school but a regional school where a board of directors will govern the workings of the school. Mr. Woods will continue as the educational director of OLQM. The policies of finances etc. will be controlled by the board of directors. This will help to strengthen the Catholic schools that are remaining open. SMART Tuition informed Mr. Woods last Monday that late fees are no longer waived in May as per policy guidelines set up with the Archdiocese.
A reminder that there will be a Tuition Suspension day on June 10, 2013. All tuition for the 2012-2013 school year was due by May 20, 2013.

Title I Summer Program
Title I Summer School letters were sent home on Tuesday, May 28th. All letters are due to the office by Monday June 3rd.
Further information will be sent home regarding the program before the end of school.

End of Year Exams (EOY)
End of Year Exams will be administered June 18th, June 19th and June 20th for students in Grades 1-8.
The exams will cover the whole year's work.
Tuesday - June 18th Science and Math
Wednesday - June 19th - ELA (English Language Arts) and Reading
Thursday - June 20th - Social Studies and Religion grades 1 and 2.
The Archdiocesean Religion Exam in Grades 3-8 will be the final exam mark posted on the Report card as per the directives of the Archdiocese of New York.

Moving Up and Graduation Exercises
PreK-1 - Tuesday, June 18th - 11:00 AM - School Auditorium- children are to arrive at 10:30 AM
PreK-2 - Wednesday, June 19th - 11:00 AM - School Auditorium - children are to arrive at 10:30 AM
Kindergarten - Thursday, June 20th - 11:00 AM - School Auditorium - children are to arrive at 10:30 AM
8th grade - Tuesday, June 25th - 11:00 AM - Mass followed by graduation exercises.
Students in 8th grade who have not completed their academic requirements will not be permitted to march with their class in cap and gown until all academic requirements are fulfilled.

Monday, June 3rd
New York State Science Test - Written Section Grades 4 and 8

Tuesday, June 4th
Archdiocesean Religion Test Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Wednesday, June 5th
Students in Grades 5-8 along with Mrs. Ramsey will attend awards ceremony for the Columbia Presbyterian Neighborhood Grant.
This grant was award for the upkeep and care of the animals in the school along with the greenhouse.

Thursday, June 6th
Scoring of New York State Science Exam Written Section Grades 4 & 8.

Friday, June 7th
Early Dismissal Day.
Shorts Day - $2.00 nut card to raise money for Sr. Valorie and a health clinic in Haiti.
Last year we raised $1,000.00 for medicines to be shipped to a clinic that Sr. Valorie works in during the summer months.
Sr. Valorie presently is the school nurse at Preston High School in the Bronx and she along with a number of Sparkill Dominican Sisters have opened a clinic in Haiti for the care of children.Sr. Valorie will be here in the next week or two to speak to the students about her work and the clinic.

Sunday, June 9th
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students in the sacramental program.
Fr. Antonio will distribute certificates of completion at the end of Mass.