Women’s Self-Defense Classes

Friday, November 30, 3018 from 6:30-8:30PM for All QRCA parents and their guests.

7th and 8th grade students are welcome to attend. 

$25 per person.

Issue #3: Principal’s Weekly Notes and Updates for the Week of September 24-28

Issue #3: Principal’s Weekly Notes and Updates for the Week of September 24-28

   

+ Our new Student Council began their hard work. Good luck to our student representatives from Grades 5-8.

 

+ On Monday (September 17) and Friday (September 21), our Scholar’s Program continued to meet. Students in Grades 6 and 7 can apply to be in the program in December after the Trimester I report cards.

 

+ Chess Wizards began Friday, September 14. Students had a great time learning about Chess. We have an enrollment of 10 now. They are still taking registrations.

 

+ Band begins this week on Wednesday, September 26. Band is still taking registrations.

 

+ Students are working on their writing units. Students in all grades: Nursery, PreK for All, and Kindergarten-Grade 8 will be working on specific writing projects that will be presented to their parents at the end of each trimester.

 

+ Our World’s Finest Chocolate Sale began on Monday, September 17 and runs until Friday, October 12. If you would like more chocolate, please let the office know as soon as possible.

 

+Reminder: Fundraisers you can do for QRCA include: Box Tops for Education; ShopARoo; smile.amazon.com; Stop and Shop Rewards; and sell extra boxes of chocolate and Chancebook tickets.

 

+Please help me welcome Kourtney Destefano who will be our substitute teacher in second

grade.

 

+ This week:

            -There is a tour on Touring Tuesday

            -Tuesday, September 25, we have our annual High School Fair. Please come.It begins at

                        6PM.

 

+ Next week:

            -There is tour on Touring Tuesday.

            -Individual and Graduation Photos will be taken on Monday, October 1.

            -Group Photos will be taken on Tuesday, October 2.

            -There is a Half-Day for the entire school on Friday, October 5. Dismissal will be at

11:45AM for PreK3-Nursery and PreK for All while K-8 will dismiss directly from the Church after Mass.

 

+ Upcoming:

            -TerraNova Testing for Grades 3-8 October 9-October 19

            -Home Academy Association (HAA) meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 6PM. Please

email HAA@queenoftherosarybrooklyn.orgin order to speak about how to be involved in school events. You will be able to reach the HAA President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, Javier Cortes, Lisa Mancini, April Padilla, and Maria Benedetto, respectively.

+ Visit Facebook.com/QueenOfTheRosaryCatholicAcademy for updates and pictures of classes and some students.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

James A. Daino

Issue #2: Principal’s Weekly Notes and Updates for the Week of September 17-21

Issue #2: Principal’s Weekly Notes and Updates for the Week of September 17-21

 

+ Our PreK-3 Nursery students had their first day of school. The students were at ease with the routine and enjoyed their Special Content classes, which included: Spanish Immersion class, music from the Williamsburg Music Center, technology, art, and gym.

 

+ Our Parent-Teacher Orientation occurred this past Tuesday, September 11. It was great to speak with parents about our goals for the children.

 

+ Students in Grades 5-8 chose two members from each class to run for Student Council. These students will be introduced to the entire student body Monday, September 17 at 8:00am. These students will present their speeches to Grades 5-8, and students will vote.

 

+ On Monday (September 10) and Friday (September 14), our Scholar’s Program met. Students began their Algebra I prep work and brainstorming their written thesis.

 

+ Chess Wizards began Friday, September 14. Students had a great time learning about Chess.

  

+ On September 19, we will be holding a school tour. 

 

+ Our new Writing Units were distributed this week. Students in all grades: Nursery, PreK for All, and Kindergarten-Grade 8 will be working on specific writing projects that will be presented to their parents at the end of each trimester.

 

+ On Monday, September 17, there will be a fundraiser at Chipotle for QRCA. Check out our Facebook page for further details.

 

+ Our World’s Finest Chocolate Sale begins on Monday, September 17 and runs until Friday, October 12. Details will be sent home with the chocolate.

 

+Reminder: Fundraisers you can do for QRCA include: Box Tops for Education; ShopARoo; smile.amazon.com; Stop and Shop Rewards; and sell extra boxes of chocolate and Chancebook tickets.

 

+ There is a Dress Down Day and Pizza Day this upcoming week.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

James A. Daino

 

Issue #1: Principal’s Weekly Notes and Updates for the Week of September 10-14

Issue #1: Principal’s Weekly Notes and Updates for the Week of September 10-14.

 

+ School has started for our PreK for All through Eighth Grade students. Students have eased nicely into their routines.

 

+ Our PreK-3 Nursery orientation was Thursday, September 6, where parents and students had a chance to meet with M. Marinelli, our PreK-3 Nursery teacher.

 

+ Students in our PreK-3 Nursery program begin this week on Monday, September 10. These students will have three half-days during their first week of school in order to help ease our three-year old students into their first week of school. We look forward to welcoming our PreK-3 Nursery students!

 

+ Our Parent-Teacher Orientation is on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:00pm. All parents should meet in the cafeteria with all the teachers. After meeting in the cafeteria, the teachers will go back to their classrooms giving the parents a chance to meet with their children’s teacher individually. 

 

+ Students in Grades 5-8, in their individual homerooms, will choose two students to campaign for our Student Council during this upcoming week. Those students will then read their speeches to each class next week. After the speeches are read, students will choose the Student Council representatives who will represent the students throughout the school year. President will be chosen by Grade 8; Vice-President will be chosen by Grade 7; Secretary will be chosen by Grade 6; and Treasurer will be chosen by Grade 5. 

 

On Monday (September 10) and Friday (September 14), our Scholar’s Program students will meet in order to begin Regents Prep work and start to develop their graduate written thesis on a topic of their choosing. If you are interested in the Scholars Program, please inquire about it. P. Aime and I are continuing to develop and implement new additions to the program.

 

+ Very soon the Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center and Chess Wizards will begin holding classes during After-School. Please inquire if you are interested by visiting our Facebook page at Facebook.com/QueenOfTheRosaryCatholicAcademy.

 

+ On September 10, 11, and 19, we will be holding school tours. 

 

+ Our new Writing Units are being distributed this week. Students in all grades: Nursery, PreK for All, and Kindergarten-Grade 8 will be working on specific writing projects that will be presented to their parents at the end of each trimester. Writing pieces this trimester are focusing on opinion and narrative writing. We are very excited to establish this new program, that the teachers and I created, to ensure differentiated instruction in order to meet each child’s needs as a writer. Let the writing, editing, and publishing begin!

 

+ Students in Grades 2-8 will take their Reading Plus Insight Assessments to determine each child’s individual grade level. This is to further our commitment to differentiated instruction and help foster a love of reading. Parents please contact your child’s teacher or I to discuss your child’s reading level and what needs to be done to ensure your child reaches the scholar’s grade level.

 

+ We continue our Mathletics program. As you know, last year we placed 1st (Grade 2), 2nd (Grade 8), 4th (Grade 4), and 5th(Grade 3) during the competition. Our Kindergarten, Grades 1- 5, and Grade 8 were the top in their age groups — surpassing over 900 participating classes and over 2,500 participating students. Our goal is to continue this enthusiasm for mathematics. 

 

+ Our new Spanish teacher, R. Salcedo, will begin seeing students this week. QRCA’s goal for our Spanish program is to only converse and teach the students in Spanish in order to fully immerse the students in the Spanish language. We are also building a Spanish library to allow students to check-out books and be able to read in Spanish at their leisure.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

James A. Daino

Principal

 

 

 

Welcome Back

We are extremely excited to welcome all of our current and new families to the school.