Monday, August 26, 2019

Dear Parents,

Hope you are enjoying the change in weather.

I want to introduce Mrs. Rosa Matos who will be replacing          Ms. Serewko in the fifth grade classroom.

She will be teaching Grades 2-8 Religion and 
Grade 2 Social Studies.

Please find below her supply list below.

I also want parents to know that as you may heave heard the NYS test scores were released last Thursday.

I am happy to annouce that the ELA scores rose 4% and the Mathematics scores rose 18% from the previous year. Also all students in grade 4 passed the NYS Science test.

Congratulations are in order to our teachers and students who worked so hard in the 2018-2019 school year.

           August 2019

Dear Parents / Guardians,
     Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year as I look forward in joining the OLQM family.

                   Supply List for the 2019-2020 School Year below

                                Grade 2 - Religion and Social Studies

2 - Multipocket folders ( plastic is best if possible)
3 - Marble notebooks ( no spiral notebooks)
2-3 yellow highlighter
1 dozen number 2 pencils ( no mechanical pencils allowed)
1 box crayons (24 count)   Colored pencils ( optional)
1 pack of white computer paper

2 boxes of tissues
1 medium sized bottle of hand sanitizer 
1 roll paper towel

                                    Grades 3 through 8  Religion

2  Marble notebooks ( no spiral notebooks allowed)
1  package loose leaf paper ( Grades 3 to 5  wide rule )
2 packages loose leaf paper ( Grade 6 to 8 college rule)
1 package white computer paper

2 whiteout tape ( no liquid)
1 dozen Bic pens  for Grades 4-8 ( blue ink preferred ) *everything is written in pen
1 dozen pencils, number 2, for grade 3 only  ( no mechanical pencils)
4 yellow highlighter
2 boxes of tissues
1 roll of paper towels
1 medium sized container of hand sanitizer
1 container of disinfecting wipes ( Clorox or Lysol )

For grades 3 to 8 please be sure to have loose leaf paper at home for homework use.

All supplies should be brought in on the first day of school.
All notebooks should have your child’s name and grade on it.

* If need be, a friendly reminder will be sent when supplies might need replenishing.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation

God Bless

Ms. Rosa Matos

Monday, August 12, 2019

Dear Parents,

I hope that this letter finds you well and that your summer has been relaxing.

I am writing regarding the start of the school year for 2019-2020.

As in the past there will be back to school night for parents to meet with teachers on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 before the onset of school.
The meetings will begin in the school auditorium and then proceed to your child's classroom. This is an adult to adult meeting and students should remain home. Please make arrangements for childcare before you come to the meeting.

5:00 PM--
PreK-1 - Mrs. Fundora's class (3 year olds)
PreK-2 - Ms. Rodriguez's class (4 year olds)

5:30 PM --     Grades K and 1

 6:00  PM -- Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

These meetings will enable you the parent to learn the goals the classroom teacher has set for your child for this upcoming year.

This year school will open on September 5th for all students:
8:00 AM for all students in PreK, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.
Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 AM.                                                      Early drop off at 7:00 AM will begin for students in grades PreK and K.
Students in grades K and 1  will line up in the school lunchroom and will be escorted to their classrooms by their teacher.

PreK, Kindergarten and grades 2-8 students will go directly to their classroom.

Dismissal will be at 3:15 PM.

The yearly school calendar will be  posted on the last week in August. You will receive a printed monthly calendar each month with updated announcements on the school blog of

In regards to school supplies--I have asked the teachers to post their list on the aforementioned blog in order for you to avail yourself of early bird specials.

I have also enclosed a registration form for the After School Program - if you wish to enroll your child you may have it filled out and bring it with you on September 4th or 5th. The program will begin Wednesday September 11th! Payment for the After School Program will be billed to your Smart Tuition Account. All payments must be made using a debit card, credit card or your checking account. Please see Mr. Guzman if you have questions regarding Smart Tuition.

For the remainder of the summer the school office is open daily from                                          9:00 AM until 3:00 PM should you have questions. You may also e-mail me at put in subject area parent of .......

Enjoy the remainder of the summer.

                                                                Andrew G. Woods.

SuccessMaker Program

The successMaker Program was update over the weekend.
In the update the login and password was changed.

The login is your child's name as it has been since the program began.
The password is also your child name.

As an example:

Login   AWoods
Password AWoods

If you have questions Mr. Montas will be in the office on Tuesday August 13th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon.