Daily Announcements

Barnes & Noble Bookfair June 5th & 6th

We will have a bookfair at Barnes & Noble on Austin Street on June 5th & 6th.  OLQM School will receive a percentage of all books sold using our Book Fair code.  So take a stroll down Austin Street, purchase some books and help OLQM!  There will be a table of books that our teachers recommend for their students and many of the books that will be required reading for summer work.  And don't forget the adults can purchase some books for summer reading too! Bring the attached flyer with a voucher to the store and tell the cashier you are here for the OLQM Book Fair.  Can't make it to the store? or your out of town family wants to buy books? Visit www.BN.com/bookfairs and use our code (11613429) at checkout until June 21st.
Happy Reading!
OLQM Book Fair Link

Academy Transition Update

We are very grateful to all the parents who made time in their busy schedules to attend the recent Parent/Academy Board Meeting. The governance model for the academy was explained and members of our Board of Directors were introduced. Rules of the Academy structure prohibit parents from sitting on the Board of Directors.However, parents are strongly encouraged to play an active role in the academy, it's goal setting and program planning by serving on sub-committees for three of the four central Board committees: Student Life, Institutional Development and Facilities. Parents are not permitted to serve on the Finance Committee. 

We understand that many families are keenly interested in the transition to an academy, but were unable to attend the meeting. The power point presentation from the meeting is posted under "Academy Information", as have the notes from the meeting, which were recorded and submitted by Diana Castenada (K2 Parent)

A sub-committee interest form will be sent home early next week. Please consider taking the opportunity to be a valuable contributor to the foundation of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy and to your child's educational environment.




Academy Metting Notes May 11, 2015.pdf
Class of 2015 Leaves the Court

The Class of 2015 girls’ basketball team at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School ended their time playing at Martyrs with a playoff loss to St. Kevin’s. The girls fell behind early against a relentless press, trailing by as much as 16 points in the first half.  Martyrs was able to cut the lead to 6 points in the fourth quarter before losing to the team that would go on to win the Brooklyn Queens championship.
         
The girls had a remarkable run in the six years that they represented our school in CYO basketball. This was a team that rarely lost their poise or focus.  They played hard and never quit.  Led by a determined point guard, a sharpshooter from Rockaway and a left handed center with a big smile, the girls earned a reputation as a team that other teams didn’t want to play.  They played in big gyms with boisterous crowds all over Brooklyn and Queens and usually won, while being respectful of their opponents at the same time.  

The girls were Brooklyn Queens CYO Diocesan finalist three years in a row, and captured the CYO Diocesan Championship in February of 2013 with a double overtime win over St. Patrick’s of Brooklyn.  We wish the girls the best as they move on to high school, confident that they will be successful in whatever endeavors they undertake. They will be missed. 

The girls would like to thank Bishop Sanchez, Mrs. Zuschlag and Mrs. Smith in the After School Program for all their support.


OLQM 7th Grade Girls Win TMLA Academic Bowl

OLQM has been sending a team of girls to The Mary Louis Academy Academic Bowl since it inception 5 years ago.  OLQM's teams have always been strong contenders in both the Academic Bowl and the Math Competition. This year our team came in 1st Place.  We are very proud of our girls and thank The Mary Louis Academy for the opportunity.

Congratulations to the girls, their parents and their teachers!


KIDS BOWL FREE SUMMER BOWLING PROGRAM
Click on this link to see how! Read more...
Kids Bowl Free coupon.pdf
Sponsorship Opportunities for Upcoming Events

There are many opportunities to be a sponsor of either the Spring Bash or the Walkathon or both.  Please download the attached flyer and consider being a sponsor.  
Final-2015-Parish-Bulletin-Spring-bash-and-Walkathon-sponsorship-form.pdf
Before School has extended their hours! Doors now open at 7 am. Enter through Austin Street.

Option C Email and Alert System

Recently two notifications were sent out through the Option C parent alert system. If you did not receive an email notification of the weather related NUT day and/or a 9/15/13 email indicating a change in our gr. 5 teacher it is because there is not an email address listed on your Option C account or you have not selected email as an emergency notification preference. This year most mass emails will be sent through Option C, rather than echalk (this system). We are trying to move away from echalk to save costs, and because it is our diocesan required attendance and academic system. Therefore, it is the one system all registered families are entered into. Although our school office inputs mandatory information we do not put in secondary information or determine if you want email, voice and/or text notifications. Families are strongly encouraged to select email as a preference. Keep in mind that texts are limited to a number of characters and voice messages rely on your access to the phone number(s) listed. You may select as many, or as few, alert preferences as you wish. Directions on the Option C system may be viewed by selecting Option C Information on the left side of the echalk home screen. If you have designated an email account as a preference and are still not getting the emails, please check your spam folder.


Parent Email Alerts Updated
We are pleased to announce that the parent email alerts for homework are now sent at 4PM.  For those of you who have not yet registered on the website please follow the directions below. 
Parents are now able to sign up for email alerts from their child's class page.  You will be able to receive emails every time your child's teacher updates the class website.  Logon to the link below or go to the Parent Tab on the homepage, enter your email address and follow the prompts to create your profile. Once you register with the website we will be able to send mass emails about important school information as well.

Just one more way for us to stay connected!

www.olqmschool.com/parents/register

Don't forget to use the password that is emailed to you to choose your preferences.  You won't receive emails if you don't log in at least once!

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
School Closed
Wednesday, May 27
PK & K Farm Trip
Thursday, May 28
Gr 2 & 3 Trip
Monday, June 1
NYS Science Written Exam
Gr. 4 and 8
Spring Concert 7:00pm

Weather

Today, 5/23/2015
High: 65 Low: 55
Sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/24/2015
High: 79 Low: 63
Sunny
0% chance of precipitation.