VOLUME 15 NUMBER 22 MARCH 17, 2017 19 ADAR 5777
UPCOMING Parshat Ki Tisa/Parshat Para By: Rabbi Landsman
Sunday March 19
UPK In Session
Tuesday March 21
Sunday March 26
Tuesday March 28
6th Grade Used
Wed., March 29
Names Not Numbers
Thursday April 20
YCQ Family News
Mazel Tov to Morah
Engelson (JHS Morah)
on the birth of a baby
Mazel Tov to Michael
Kwitkin on his Bar
On the Friday before Purim all of the YCQ students adorned in their Purim costumes,
enjoyed a day of games, obstacle courses, popcorn and cotton candy. This year we had DJ
Eli entertain us as we jumped on the PTO sponsored bounce houses that were brought in
for our yearly event. With the prize tickets earned, the children entered a drawing for
some really cool prizes. The eighth graders were hard at work all day making sure the kids
all had an amazing time.
JHS Chesed Day!
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the JHS students all went on different chesed trips, 6B1 made Purim projects with residents at
Boulevard Assisted Living, 6B2 made Purim projects with residents at Cliffside Nursing Home, the 7th grade boys learned about
Purim together with the Bais Ezra men in the YCQ Multi Purpose Room, and the 8th grade boys made Purim projects with HASC
students. 6G1 made Purim projects with residents at Meadow Park Nursing Home, 6G2 made Purim projects with residents at Atria
Assisted Living, the 7th grade girls made Purim projects at Otsar Day Hab, 8G1 helped out at Bobbie’s Place, and 8G2 went to
Aron’s with the YESS Students, followed by returning to YCQ and packaging Mishloach Manot. At the conclusion of each of these
trips the students ate lunch at local pizza stores. Thank you to the chaperones and special thanks to Mrs. Katz for planning such a
special and inspiring day!
YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
March 19, 2017
21 Adar 5777
9 AM - 11 AM
11-11:30 3-on-3 Basketball
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:
Rabbi Chaim Pearl,
“Contemporary Issues in Jewish
Education as Presented in the
Why should you go to the YCQ Dinner?
1) To be surrounded by people who believe in the same educational philosophy and Jewish values as you do
2) To meet other parents of older or younger students who can tell you about what to expect for your own children
3) Have a chance to schmooze with teachers and staff in an informal setting
4) Dress up and get a night out with like-minded people from communities all over New York City and Long Island who love YCQ
5) Meet the board members and people who work behind the scenes to make sure YCQ remains a top Yeshiva while keeping tuition
6) You have already paid for it with your YCQ tuition, all you have to do is RSVP!!!!
Tell your friends, you can request to sit with them—and come join YCQ for an amazing evening in less than TWO WEEKS!!!
@ The YCQ Dinner on March 26th
$10 per ticket or $25 for 3
Buy that night with cash or check
Prizes include but not limited to:
Restaurant Gift Cards
Gold and Silver Jewelry
New York Mets Tickets
New York Yankees Tickets
New York Giants Tickets
HOTEL STAY IN MANHATTAN WITH
DINNER AT A HIGH END RESTAURANT
Made possible by the YCQ Parent-Teacher Organization
Feb 28– March 1 Thank you to the entire commit-
tee who works all year to prepare
Another for the Scholastic Book Fair.
Scholastic This event raises funds to sup-
Book Fair! port our very own YCQ Library.
Mrs. Etta Anton-Presser, the
greatest librarian ever, has al-
ready purchased phenomenal
books for our children including:
For 5th grade and up: Lost in
Outer Space: the Incredible,
Journey of Apollo 13 by Tod
Olson, House of Robots by award
-winning team Patterson and
Grabenstein, White House
Winners: What You Don’t Know
about the Presidents by Tracosas,
Everything Robotics by Swanson.
Extra copies in the “Who Was”
biography and “What Was”
historical books that entice
students in Grades 2 and up,
along with the ever-popular
Sammy Spider books that
celebrate Jewish Holidays and are
used extensively with early
A HUGE Thank you to Mrs. Marjorie Wein,
our Book Fair Coordinator, and her
dedicated team Shandi Glaser, Tzipora
Laub, Suri Sokol , Adena Dyckman and
crew, Mrs. Etta, Mr. Joel Wein, all parents,
students and staff members who helped
facilitate a wonderful event!!
YCQ Parent Teacher Organization
Thank you to all of the parents and staff members who contributed to
the YCQ PTO Mishloach Manot gift this year. Staff members received
a bottle of wine and chocolate bar from Israel along with a gift card
subsidized by Seasons.
Special thanks to Ariella Levine for coordinating the gift with her team
Laya Daniel, Aliza Peled, Tzipora Laub, Yaffa Reichwald, Mrs. Jaffe,
Mrs. Orlanski, Mrs. Solimannia, Mrs. Friedler as well as SET3 8th
grade helpers, Ayal Levine, Dassi Jaffe and Natan Daniel
The YCQ-PTO is proud to
Present its Annual
Pesach Wine Sale
The YCQ-PTO has teamed up with
Suhag Liquors to bring you an op-
portunity to buy your Pesach wine
while supporting the PTO at the
same time. For each sale made,
Suhag Liquors will donate 10% to
All orders should be prepaid by check made out to the YCQ-PTO.
Checks and order forms should be sent into the Business Office by Fri-
day, March 17, 2017.
No walk-in orders will be accepted at Suhag!
Orders will be ready for pick up at Suhag Liquors,
69-30 Main Street, beginning Monday, April 3
Contact: Stuart Verstandig at (718) 544-4047
Or via email: [email protected]
Help the PTO Help YCQ
By shopping through Amazon Smile at NO cost to you,
money will be raised for YCQ.
(This is no different than your regular Amazon Account)
Money Raised Goes to:
Gifts for teachers and staff to say Hakaros Hatov for all they
do for our children throughout the year.
Supplementing cost of end of year trips
Purchasing equipment and supplies throughout the year to
create the best environment for our children to learn an grow
To sign up is simple
Just type in this link and follow instructions
When you shop you must log on at
Note: This site maintains your privacy. No one but the buyer can see
purchases. YCQ receives a check only.
WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS
MONDAY, 15 ADAR
IN MEMORY OF
PHYLLIS POLLACK a''h
WHO WAS NIFTERES ON THE 14TH OF ADAR
BY SHANI, GIL, TZVI (8B2) RACHELLE (8G2)
IN MEMORY OF
ASHER BEN SIMCHA a''h
BY JEFFERY AND KARENYA KRAMER
TUESDAY, 16 ADAR
IN MEMORY OF
MORRIS S. ARFA a"h
FATHER OF 4 YCQ GRADUATES
BY HARVEY ARFA ('59)
Purim at YCQ!
JHS Chesed Day!