Collection for Puerto Rico

As many of you know Puerto Rico was virtually destroyed by Hurricane Maria.  New York City is working closely with Puerto Rico in helping with the relief efforts.  OLQMCA will be collecting the following specific items in order for us to assist in the relief efforts:

Diapers, Baby food, Batteries, First Aid Supplies, Feminine Hygiene Products

All items must be non-perishable, not second hand nor containing any liquid of any kind.  Wet wipes will not be accepted.

Please send in your donation by October 2nd. Regardless of whether or not you are able to make a donation, please keep all those impacted by the recent natural disasters in your prayers. 

We will also be looking for volunteers to help drive these items to one of the participating Fire Houses in Queens that are taking the collections on October 4th at 1:30 pm.  If you are interested in volunteering please email Raquel Gavilan at

Thank you in advance.

Shoe Drive

One of our parents has a long standing and committed connection to children’s orphanage in Haiti.  The ongoing level of need and impoverishment is severe.  At this time she is collecting gently used children’s shoes to the orphanage.  If you have a gently used pair of summer shoes, sandals, crocs, etc. that you know your child will outgrow by next year, please send them in with your child by September 29th.

Transportation Survey

Please complete the attached electronic survey to register for either a MetroCard or Yellow Bus Service.  Review the strict eligibility requirements of the Department of Pupil Transportation and submit your requests.  Please know that Yellow Bus stops are not guaranteed but we will make every effort to work within the guidelines to get as many stops as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Scapp at

Eligibility Information for MetroCards and Yellow Bus

Transportation Survey