Sunday, September 29, 2013

Announcements Week of September 29, 2013

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - Friday October 4, 2013
On Friday at the 9:00 AM Mass animals will be blessed during Mass.
Students may bring any or all the animals they have from home to be blessed at this Mass.
Dogs and cats must be returned home after Mass, therefore, an adult must bring
them to Mass to be blessed. Virgil and Big Bird will be welcoming back all their
friends that they have met over the years and welcoming new friends at this yearly Mass.

Students may dress up in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. No jeans, sneakers etc.

Tuition 2013-2014
A reminder that parents who need an extension on their tuition must see Mr. Woods for the extension. Mr. Woods is here each Sunday as listed on the calendar/blog and there is
no appointment necessary.

Monday September 30, 2013
Feast of St. Jerome

Tuesday October 1, 2013
Feast of St. Therese of the the Child Jesus.
October calendars will be sent home today.

Wednesday October 2, 2013
Feast of the Guardian Angels
No Biology Class today.

Thursday October 3, 2013
Reminder that candy bars are available in the tuition office to assit you in fund raising.

Friday October 4, 2013
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Mass at 9:00 AM led by students of the 5th grade.
Dress up Day in honor of St. Francis of Assisi
Students may bring their animals to the 9:00 AM Mass to have them blessed.
Parents are welcome.
New Moon

Sunday October 5, 2013
Mass for all students in sacramental program
1:00 PM - students must sit as a group with Mr. Woods.
Schedules will be distributed after Mass.
Registration for sacramental program 10:00 AM -12:00 noon
Mr. Woods in office 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Announcements Week of September 22, 2013

Engage New York
Parents should look at resources at the New York State Education web site
for information to assist them in addressing the shift in education that has occured
with the implementtation of the Common Core Standards.

Monday September 23, 2013 -
Extended Day Math Program Grade 5 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday September 24, 2013
National Punctuation Day

Wednesday September 25, 2013
Reminder Candy Bars are available in the tuition office to assist you in your
fund raising efforts. If you have questions please see Mrs. Resto.

Thursday September 26, 2013
Feast of Sts. Cosmos and Damien
Extended Day Math Grade 8 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday September 27, 2013
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

Saturday September 28, 2013
Cardinal Dolan will be main celebrant at the
6:30 PM Mass (Spanish)
8th grade will attend Mass

Sunday September 29, 2013
Parents may see Mr. Woods in school office with concerns
10:00 AM -2:00 PM --no appointment necessary.
Registration for Sacramental Programs
Baptism, Reconciliatio, First Holy Communion and Condirmation
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM - Baptisimal Certificate needed for registration
Biology Class 3:00 PM -5:00 PM

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week of September 15, 2013 Announcements

World's Finest Candy Bars
On Tuesday candy bars will be available in the tuition office to assist
all parents in their fund raising.
You should have received a Tuition card from Mrs. Resto at the opening meeting
on September 5th. If you did not please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.
The money for candy sales is to be returned to Mrs. Resto in the envelope
provided in the box of candy and the money will be noted on the Tuition card.
Only parents may pick up candy boxes as they must be signed for by the parent.
If you have any questions please see either Mrs. Resto or Alba in the office area.

Required Paperwork
As a reminder Parent signature pages along with emergency cards should have been returned
last Friday. If you have not done so please do so as soon as possible.
A reminder that if phone numbers change during the school year please contact Alba in the
school office.

Monday September 16, 2013

Tuesday September 17, 2013
Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine
Anti- Bullying Curriculum will be covered today.
Parent Meeting regarding Regionalization with Dr. McNiff - Superintendent of Schools
Ayana Horsford's mom and Joel/Jailyn Castillo's mom will represent
OLQM at this meeting.

Wednesday September 18, 2013
Reminder candy bars are in office to assist you in your fund raising.

Thursday September 19, 2013
Feast of St. Januuarius
Full Moon

Friday September 20, 2013
Weekly Assessment - check teachers lesson plan.
Shorts Day for the last Friday of Summer.
Shorts must be knee length and loose fitting.
PBL(Project Based Learning)in religion class classes Friday afternoon.

Sunday - September 22, 2013 Autumn Begins
Registration for Sacramental Programs of
Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
10:00 AM - 2::00
Must bring Baptismal certificate.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Announcements Week of September 9, 2013

Back to School Prayer

We thank you for the fragrance of a new box of crayons, Lord,
The rainbow in each perfect row;
Thank you for each bundle of snowy white notebook paper,
Awaiting fresh possibilities.
May they remind us that you make all things new and bless us with abundance.
Thank you for this ruler; for every eraser that tops every pencil.
May they help us remember to measure our blessings ,
But never your boundless love for us;
To allow for the making of mistakes as a normal part of human learning.
As we lay out our new clothes for these first days of school,
Help us remember to put on Christ each day, too,
And to “clothe the naked” as He asked us.
But mostly, God, help us remember
that Jesus is always our best and most devoted teacher—
That we never outgrow all his lessons on how you want us to live and to love.
By Home Faith editor Mary Lynn Hendrickson

Yearly Calendar

Parents wishing to review the yearly calendar may click on
the link to the school website at the top of this page.
The yearly calendar was set up in
the summer of 2013 and periodically may have dates, times etc. changed.
It is important to read this blog weekly and check the announcement
board in the lunchroom if there are changes.

Extended Day Math Classes
Students in grades 5-8 will attend school until 5:00 PM once a week
to prepare them for the upcoming Interim Assessments in October along
with the New York State Test.
Grade 8 will be dismissed on Mondays at 5:00 PM
Grade 7 will be dismissed on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
Grade 6 will be dismissed on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
Grade 5 will be dismissed on Thursdays at 5:00 PM

The new Common Core Curriculum along with the three interim
assessments require extra preparation in Mathematics - a weakness
throughout the State of New York as explained by Commissioner King
on Engage New

Monday September 9, 2013
First Day of School
Breakfast & Lunch Program begins today

September calendars will be distributed today.
Map A Month will be distributed today.
Line up in backyard for students in grades 1-8
Bell will ring at 7:45 AM
Parents may escort students to class with their book bags
and supplies for the first day.
Parents are requested to leave by 8:30 AM

After School Program will begin today at dismissal.
Parents who have not registered may do in the school
office. Any questions about the After School Program
should be directed to Mr. Marcial, the director of the

Tuesday September 10, 2013
Board of Health will be in School to screen for
vision and hearing for students in grades
Kindergarten, First and Second.
All School supplies should be in school today.

Wednesday September 11, 2013
Patriot's Day

Thursday September 12, 2013
Feast of the Holy Name of Mary
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the students of the 8th grade
Parents invited to attend.

Friday September 13, 2013
All signature papers and emergency cards are due today.

Sunday September 15, 2013
Parish Feast
Registration for sacramental program for
Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion,
Confirmation 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mr. Woods will be in school office if parents wish to see him.
No appointment necessary.