Saturday, February 15, 2014

Week of February 17, 2014 Announcements

Asbestos Inspection Letter to Parents 2014
An Asbestos Inspection was performed on Wednesday February 12, 2014. There is one piece of asbestos in the boiler room of the school above the boiler. It poses no threat to the health of any child or school worker. The following letter is required to inform parents and custodial staff of its presence. For those of you who are graduates of OLQM you may remember that 98% of the asbestos was removed from the school in the summer of 1984. You may fondly remember that it was not completed on time and that school began one week later than everyone else.
Dear Parents,
Although you may not realize it, asbestos is a common material in almost every building in our society. It is a fireproofing material; it is found in floor tiles, it is used as an acoustical material to deaden sound. Under certain conditions, however, when it is damaged, asbestos can prove to be a concern.

Several years ago, because of that concern, the Federal Government asked every school in the country to conduct an inspection for all asbestos-containing materials.
The inspection of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School revealed asbestos-containing materials in the basement of the school. It is as the Environmental Protection Agency states, "important to note that not all friable asbestos-containing material need be removed from schools. Once such material has been identified, a program can be implemented to insure that the material is maintained in good condition, and that appropriate precautions are followed when the material is disturbed for any reason."

Nevertheless, in order to insure that no danger arises in the future from the friable asbestos, we have arranged corrective action.

Furthermore, in any student access area where friable asbestos has been detected, environmental engineers have been retained to do inspection and evaluation work in order to advise what, if any, steps are required to insure the ongoing welfare of students and staff, and to assure that no student or staff member will be exposed to unsafe levels of friable asbestos. The Archdiocese of New York has spent over 10 million dollars in the abatement of asbestos since 1983 (long before the current regulations), and will continue with its commitment to provide a safe environment for our students and employees.

The management plan is available to all parents and staff for review on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Re-Registration 2014-2015

A reminder to parents that re-registration for the 2014-2015 school year has begun. Please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office for a re-registration form. Re-Registration fees have been posted on your account by SMART tuition. If you plan on not returning to OLQM in September please inform Mrs. Resto so that she may have the fee removed from your account.
Parents of students in PreK-4 (Ms. Rodriguez's class) and Kindergarten should re-register early to guarantee their child's placement for September 2014. Once registration is open for new students in March there may not be a place for those two grades as they fill up early.

Tuesday- February 18, 2014
Generation Life will speak to 7th and 8th grade students 1:00 PM
Parents Invited.
Last Day for Mr. Woods to receive a request for tuition extension for this month.
Differentiated Learning Coach will work with students in grade 1, 2 and 8.

Wednesday - February 19, 2014
Math coach will work with students in grade 4, 6, and 8.

Thursday- February 20, 2014
Tuition due to SMART Tuition.
History Day Fair at OLQM 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Parents invited.

Friday- February 21, 2014

Calendar Change - Dismissal at 3:00 PM
The half day for professional development will be moved to a later month.

Saturday- February 22, 2014 - George Washington's Birthday
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Sunday - February 23, 2014
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students
Biology Class 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM