Daily Announcements

Catholic Schools Week 2015

This nationwide, week-long celebration focuses on all aspects of Catholic education.  This year we are focusing on faith, knowledge and service.  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School will celebrate with multiple fun activities and events for students, parents, teachers, and clergy.


Our caring, qualified and experienced teachers assist students as they grow in their faith and develop into young people of good moral character.  Instruction provides and supports the skills necessary for academic excellence, as evidenced by excellent achievement on state exams. Classes include Nursery, Pre-K (Full and Half-Day) and Grades K-8.  Each year graduating OLQM students gain admission and scholarships to Catholic High School honors programs and specialized NYC high schools.


Our facility boasts a fully-equipped Computer Lab, SMART Board Technology, remedial resource services as well as library, music, art, foreign language and physical education programs for all students in grades PK-8. Extracurricular activities include, but are not limited to: After School Program until 6:30PM staffed by teachers and assistants, a Before School Program, Band opened to Grades 3-8, Monthly School Liturgies and Prayer Services, CYO Basketball Programs for various grades, and an Annual Talent Show.


Check back often to our website and our Facebook page for posts about upcoming events!  



Scholastic Book Fair Jan 24th to 30th
It is a tradition during Catholic Schools Week for us to sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair to promote literacy, enable students to purchase books and raise money for the school.  We are happy to announce that you may also purchase books online though the link below.  We will get credit for your purchases and the books will be sent to the school for pickup. The online Fair will be open until February 7th.

Just click on the link below to start browsing the books.  There is also information about our in school times and information about the smartphone app that is available for download.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Online Book Fair


NEW LUNCH ORDER ON WEBSITE.

PLEASE PRINT AND SEND BACK BY JAN. 9TH.


Before School has extended their hours! Doors now open at 7 am. Enter through Austin Street.

PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
(Please go to the Prospective Families link on the left to print the REGISTRATION forms for the school year 2014-2015 along with the SMART TUITION forms.) 
Please note there will be additional paperwork to fill out in person, but this will help to speed up the process.


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

Mon, Jan 26 - Fri, Jan 30
Catholic Schools Week

Tue, Jan 27 - Thu, Jan 29
LUNCH
Thursday, January 29
Culture Day

Friday, January 30
MAYO - 6-9pm Gades 7-8
Noon Dismissal
Teacher & Clergy Appreciation day
Parish Choir Practice
12:15- 1pm

Weather

Today, 1/29/2015
High: 34 Low: 31
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/30/2015
High: 35 Low: 5
Chance snow
31% chance of precipitation.