Saturday, December 13, 2014

Week of December 15, 2014 Announcements

Letter sent home to After School Parents on Friday
After School Program 2014-2015

Dear Parents,

In order to address a one door in and one door out policy I have decided that the After School Program dismissal will now take place through the main office of the school.You are asked to come to the main office for pick up and sign out of your child and either Mr. Marcial or Eric will assist you in having your child ready for pickup.

This is being done for a number of issues regarding safety and supervision. While it may be cumbersome the first few weeks I ask that you are patient as we make the transition beginning Monday December 15, 2014.

Ample chairs etc. will be in the hallway of the first floor and you will be able to be entertained by Big Bird and Sonny while you are waiting.

Please note that the wooden doors near Mrs. Fundora's room will be locked until fire safety mechanisms are set up to avoid the doors being opened above the Church or the school auditorium.

Should you have any questions please see me.

Have a good weekend.


Mid Year Exams
As a reminder there will be Mid Year exams for all students in grades K-8 during the week of January 21, 2015. The mark on the exam will be recorded on your child's report card and will count as 15% of your child's grade as specified by the Archdiocese of New York. If your child is not doing well academically Christmas break would be the perfect time for them to "catch up" on material. Please remember to have them bring their books home by Thursday as the building will be cleaned during the break and there will be no access to the classrooms.

Monday December 15, 2014
Advent Confessions will be held this week.
New Dismissal Policy - After School Program

Tuesday December 16, 2014
Map a Month Due
Shopping bags should be brought to school to pack books in closets.

Wednesday December 17, 2014
Guess who is coming to visit.

Thursday December 18, 2014
6th grade and 8th grade trip to see movie Exodus
Classrooms will b packed up today.

Friday December 19, 2014
Lessons and Carols 8:30 AM
Parents Welcome
Classroom parties begin after Lessons and Carols
Dismissal at 3:00 PM - Christmas Recess
Classes Resume on Monday January 5, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Week of December 7, 2014 Announcements

School Evaluation - postponed
The scheduled school evaluation by the Catholic School Regional Office has been postponed and will be re-scheduled after the beginning of the new year.

Dental Screening
A reminder that FREE dental screening will take place Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Your child must have a signed permission slip to be screened. The children who will be screened will also be given a class in proper oral health and brushing techniques.

Christmas Recess
A reminder that Christmas recess begins on Friday December 19th at 3:00 PM. Students who are absent for vacations, trips etc. are marked as illegally absent.
School resumes on Monday January 5, 2015.
The school office will be open only on certain days during the recess. Please call beforehand to make sure the office is open that day.
If you want to contact Mr. Woods the best way would be through e-mail at as there are a number of projects that he will be working on throughout the building.

Monday December 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Holyday of Obligation
Mass at 9:00 AM led by the third grade - parents welcome.

Tuesday - December 9th - Feast of St. Juan Diego

Dental Screening - permission slips must be in the office

Wednesday - December 10th -
Dental screening will continue today.

Thursday - December 11th

New York City Department of Health will be screening students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 for Hearing and Vision.
Please make sure that your child has a completed physical in their file. Call Alba if you are uncertain.

Friday - December 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon Faculty Meeting
After School Program will be in session.

Saturday- Feast of St. Lucy

Sunday- Third Sunday of Advent
12:00 Noon Reconciliation Class today
1:00 PM - Mass for all students
3:00 PM - Biology Class