Although we are all excited to enjoy the rest and relaxation that comes with summer vacation, there are a few important things that need to be done to get ready for the next school year.
By now, all families should have received important information from our new tuition company FACTS Management. Please look for the email dated June 1, 2018 which requires that families designate a payment option for the new school year. If, after checking your spam folder, you have not received the email, please contact Mrs. McKoy at 718-263-2622 so that she can insure that the email gets to you. We will no longer be using Smart Tuition so please make sure that any automatic payments are redirected to FACTS. All the perinent information is included in the original email from FACTS.
Secondly, many students, based on their age AND their distance from school may be eligible for either a Metrocard OR Yellow Bus service. If you are interested in applying for either of these programs and your child will be going into Kindergarten to 8th Grade (Yellow Bus is K-6), please click the link below and complete the form. Please know that your acceptance into either of these programs is STRICTLY monitored by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education. You can find the eligibility requirements for the Yellow Bus by clicking this link: http://www.optnyc.org/ServicesAndEligibility/getransportation.htm . Eligibility requirements for the Metrocard program are listed at the following link: http://www.optnyc.org/ServicesAndEligibility/metrocards.htm . We have no leeway in assinging either Metrocards or Bus Stops, we may only follow the decisions made by the agencies.
Metrocards will be distributed the first week of school and the process of assigning bus stops will take about 2 weeks into September to be finalized. Even if your child has already received a Metrocard or is using the Yellow Bus, please click the link below to apply.
If you have any transportation questions, please contact Mrs. Scapp at 718-263-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the summer months and all they have to offer.
Click the document below to get the latest update on the Strategic Planning Process
Update on Strategic Planning Process_Feb_25_2018
The Financial Aid Application portal has opened. All parents who would like to apply for financial aid please go to the Tuition and Financial Aid tab above. There are instructions for returning students and new students. The deadline for returning students is March 30, 2018 and the deadline for new students is April 30, 2018.
The OLQMCA Bookfair is in full swing! This year’s theme, Paws for Books, shows many adorable fuzzy friends who love to read. If you are unable to get to the Fair or you forgot to send in your child’s money, click the link below to order any books available at the Fair, and some that are not! All books will be sent to the academy-but act fast! The Fair can only be open online until February 13th!
OLQMCA Bookfair Link
We are preparing to participate in Diocesan Religion Bee in February. Attached to this post are the study guides for Grades 3-5 and 6-8. Please use these guides when studying for our class and school-wide Religion Bees. Good Luck and God Bless!
Religion Bee 2017_Grades 3-5
Religion Bee 2017-2018_ Grades 6 – 8
OLQMCA will host an Open House for prospective families on Saturday, January 27th from 9:30am to 11:00am. Come meet teachers, students, and parents, so we can tell you all about our wonderful school. There will be an opportunity to pre-register at this time.
Registration is set for March 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and March 7th from 8:30-9:30 am.
We hope to see you there.
Due to severe weather conditions tomorrow, Friday, January 5, 2018, OLQMCA will be closed. Be safe and warm.
Due to the predicted severe weather for Thursday, January 4th, OLQMCA will be closed. Please be safe and stay warm.
Attached please read a letter from the OLQMCA Board Chairperson about the Christmas Tree Lighting and the Continuing Strategic Planning Process.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Strategic Planning Update
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy had their first Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 6th. The choir sang carols, the tree was blessed by Bishop Sanchez and Mrs. AnnMarie Foertsch our most veteran teacher flipped the switch. After the lighting we all went to McLaughlin Hall to have hot chocolate and cookies. Families also chose a tag off of the trees in the gym to donate gifts to Catholic Charities this Advent.
Carols after the Lighting