Sunday, October 25, 2015

Week of October 26, 2015 Announcements

New York State ELA and Mathematics Parent Reports
The parent reports will be distributed to students in grades 4-8 on Monday. There is a complete description of your child's strengths and weakness on the test that was administered last Spring. If parents have questions please feel free to see the classroom teacher or Mr. Woods.

Income Survey Forms
Income Survey forms have been or will be distributed by the classroom teacher on Monday. This form enables us to continue to fight for more money for textbooks and technology. Please return the form to your child's teacher as soon as possible. The form says September 16th but was just made available and is due October 30th.

Superintendent's Newsletter
A Superintendent's newsletter will be sent home on Monday with your child.Please read it carefully as it discuss the educational objectives of The Superintendent of Schools office.

New York City Board of Health
All newly enrolled students at OLQM are required to have, in the school office, a physical exam with up to date immunizations posted on the form. The New York City Department of Health was here on Thursday for a review of the physical plant. In 3 weeks the inspector will be back to review records of students and staff. If your child does not have the physical exam on file they may be excluded from class until it is completed and in their file. A few years ago a number of students were excluded from class and parents were upset as they had to take off from work to have the physical done with their child and the immunizations updated.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports were distributed by Fr. Antonio on Thursday. The report is on bright orange paper in case your are looking in your child's book bag. All children received a report. Please remember that report cards will be distributed on Friday November 20th between the hours of 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

New Board of Trustees
Mr. Woods met with the new director for the Board of Trustees for the Manhattan Regionalized Schools on Friday. In the next few weeks members from the board of trustees will be visiting classrooms and meeting with teachers. At one point in the year they plan on also meeting with a group of parents. Mr. Woods will keep you abreast of their visits.

Halloween 2015

As a reminder to parents that schools in the United States have a no violence policy in regards to children having toy guns etc.
Students therefore should not have Halloween costumes that reflect violent modes of thinking.
There should be no guns, swords etc. brought to school or be part of their costume.
The teachers will ask the student to hand in the gun or sword or whatever other reflection of violence that may be displayed to be picked up by you their parent.

Monday October 26, 2015
Superintendent's newsletter distributed.

Tuesday October 27, 2015
PreK-3 - Ms. Sanchez's class Parent meeting 8:30 AM in Parent Meeting Room - first floor
Weekly quiz day - Mathematics and Social Studies

Wednesday October 28, 2015
Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude
PreK-4 Parent Meeting - Ms. McGarry's Class 8:30 AM in Parent Meeting Room - First floor
Weekly quiz day - Religion and Science

Thursday October 29, 2015

PreK-5 parent meeting Mrs. Reyes' Class 8:30 AM in Parent Meeting Room - first floor

Friday October 30, 2015

Halloween Parade 9:00 AM - Parents Welcome
8th grade cake sale following parade in school lunchroom.

Saturday October 31, 2015 - Halloween
Turn clocks back one hour before going to bed. Daylight Savings Time ends.

Sunday November 1, 2015

Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week of October 19, 2015 Announcements

Interim Assessment Week
Students in Grades Kindergarten-8 will be administered Interim Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts this week.Students in Grades K-2 will be administered the assessment in paper and pencil mode. Students in grades 3-8 will be administered the assessment on line.
These assessments assist the faculty in understanding the strengths and weakness of each student at this mid point before the first report card. Teachers will have the results of the Interim Assessment by the time report cards are distributed on November 20th.

Picture Day- Friday October 23rd
Individual picture day is Friday October 23rd. Students may wear dress up clothes or their school uniform for picture day. Picture money envelopes are due to the tuition office.

PreK Parent Meetings
As listed on the monthly calendar there will be PreK Parent Meetings during October. These meetings will enable the teachers to explain the curriculum and other topics.
The meetings will be held in the Parent Conference Room on the first floor near the main office.
The meetings are:
Tuesday October 20th - PreK - 1 Mrs. Fundora's class 8:30 AM
Wednesday October 21st - 8:30 AM - PreK 2 Ms.Rodriguez's Class

Tuesday October 27th 8:30 AM - PreK 3 Ms. Sanchez's class
Wednesday October 28th 8:30 AM -PreK 4 - Ms. McGarry's class
Thursday October 29th 8:30 AM - PreK 5 - Mrs. Reyes class

Parents are urged to attend if possible.

Progress Reports- Thursday October 22nd
Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Thursday October 22nd.
The progress report is a half way mark indicator of how well a student is progressing. Progress Reports are a wake up call as to student's progress before marks become final on the report card.
Parents are reminded that the best way to keep a day to day monitoring of their child's work is by the parent portal of the Student Information System where you can view your child's grades every day of the week - if need be.

Tuition and Cornerstone Information System
Parents are reminded that Alan is in the office from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to assist parents with Smart Tuition issues or Cornerstone (Student Information System) issues.
Parents are reminded that no child will receive a report card on November 20th unless the tuition is paid and up to date.

Candy Bars- Fund Raising
A new order of candy bars was delivered this last week to assist parents in their fund raising requirements. Please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office if you have questions regarding the candy bars.

Monday October 19, 2015
CCSS Module 1 Week 6

Tuesday October 20, 2015
8:30 AM - PreK-1 - Mrs. Fundora's Class Parent Meeting - Parent Conference Room - Office Area
Interim Assessment in Mathematics
Town Hall meeting with Sr. June Clare Tracy, OP Regional Superintendent - Parents of Jayden Eddings and Mia Espinal will represent OLQM at this meeting 6:30 PM - St. Joseph of Yorkville School.

Wednesday October 21, 2015
8:30 AM PreK-2 - Ms. Rodriguez's class Parent Meeting
Interim Assessment in ELA

Thursday October 22, 2015
Article 43 NYC Health Department Inspection - PreK and Kindergarten Classrooms
Progress Reports will be distributed by Fr. Antonio to students

Friday October 23, 2015
Individual Picture Day

Sunday October 25, 2015
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon.
Mass for all students 1:00 PM

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week of October 11, 2015 Announcements

Hispanic Heritage Month Presentations
All students will participate in presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday October 14th. Students in all the PreK classes will sing a song that they have learned during Hispanic Heritage Month beginning at 9:00 AM. Following the PreK presentations students will be serving food.
All parents are welcome to join us in celebrating the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tuition Reminder - Tuition is due October 15th

A reminder that tuition is due on the 15th of each month as per the regional board. Parents in need of an extension must see Mr. Woods or Alan before the 15th.
After School payments in Smart Tuition have been resolved. If you are still experiencing an issue with the After School payments posted please see Alan. As a reminder Alan's office hours are 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Cornerstone Parent Access
A reminder to parents that Cornerstone parent access has been set up and parents should request a login and password from Alan or through Mr. Woods' e-mail at As mentioned previously conduct and effort grades will only appear once the report card is generated which will be in November.
Progress reports will be sent home next week so that parents may see the initial work their child has accomplished since September.

Monday - October 12, 2015- School Closed

Tuesday - October 13, 2015

Module I week 5

Wednesday - October 14, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Presentations 9:00 AM - parents welcome to attend

Thursday - October 15, 2015

Green Horizons Science Workshop - Upper grades
Tuition Due Date

Friday - October 16, 2016

A reminder that picture money is due to the tuition office.
Picture day is October 23rd

Sunday - October 18, 2015
Biology Class 9:00 AM
Mass for all students in sacramental program 1:00 PM
Mr. Woods will be in the school office 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week of October 5, 2015 Announcements

Cornerstone Student Information System
The Cornerstone Student Information System will be opened for parents beginning Monday October 5th. Parents may come from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM to see Alan and receive their login and password for the system. There is a link on the school web page of under academics for the Cornerstone SIS. Parents may also request login information and passwords through Mr. Woods' e-mail at have been some changes to the system this year - there will not be weekly conduct and effort grades reflected on the system. Those grades will be determined before report card distribution.The grade distribution has also been changed this year and will show on the Cornerstone SIS for your child. These changes are being made now as the report card will completely change beginning in September 2016. The Superintendent's office feels that changes need to be made to the report card to reflect the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that have been in place for the past couple of years.

IRIS Alert System
Some parents are still not receiving the IRIS alerts. Please let Alba know that you are not receiving the alerts. The system was updated and it seems not all the data transferred over.

Parents of Students in grades 4-8 - New York State Test Results in Mathematics and ELA.
Mr. Woods has had the results of the New York State test results since the end of August. We were suppose to receive a parent score letter from the scoring center for each child. We have not received the letters as of yet and we have been working on the issue. All teachers also have the results of each child's scores. As soon as the parent letters arrive you will be notified.
Students who were administered the NYSESLAT test last spring - the scores went home the first week of school with your child.

Achieve 3000 and IXL

As a reminder to parents Achieve 3000 and IXL are computer based programs to assist your child in improving their scores on Common Core based testing. All students have their login and password information.

Smart Tuition - Due October 15th
As a reminder tuition is due the 15th of each month. If there are any problems with your account please contact Alan in the school office.

Sacramental Program - Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation
The sacramental program for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation began Sunday October 4th.
Students are required to attend the 1:00 PM Mass as a group. Parents who have not registered may register any Sunday from 9:00 AM -12:00 noon.

Monday October 5, 2015
CCSS - Common Core State Standards Module 1 week 4

Tuesday October 6, 2016
Fire Prevention Week Assemblies
Fireman Bill and Ivan will be here to address students regarding Fire Safety.
Parents are welcome to attend:
8:30-9:15 - Grades 5-8
9:15-10:00 - Grades K-4
10:00-10:30- all PreK classes.
Weekly Quiz - Math & Social Studies

Wednesday October 7, 2015
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered today.
Weekly quiz day for Religion and Science

Thursday October 8, 2015
Weekly quiz day Reading & ELA

Friday October 9, 2015
Reminder - candy bars are available in the school office.

Sunday - October 11, 2015
Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program.
School office will be closed today.

Monday - October 12, 2015
Columbus Day - School Closed