VOLUME 12 NUMBER 17 JANUARY 31, 2014 30 SHEVAT 5774
UPCOMING Parshat Teruma By: Rabbi Landsman
Candle Lighting: 4:53
Sun., Feb. 2
Mon., Feb. 3 –
Tues., Feb. 4
Trip 5th Grade
Fri., Feb. 14 -
Shab., Feb. 15
8th Grade Yachad
Shabbaton has been
postponed to March
Mon., Feb. 17
Wed., Feb. 19 -
Thurs., Feb. 20
Mazal Tov to David
Aranbaev on his Bar
Mazal Tov to Ilana
Stephanie Ross on
their Bat Mitzvah!
Mazel Tov to Mrs.
Bermish (Director of
Student Services) on
the birth of a
Class 1-200 Receives Their Siddurim
Mazel tov class 1-200 on receiving their very first siddur! We are so proud of them!
They worked very hard, singing their songs, practicing their parts and rehearsing on
stage. The play was executed to perfection and the songs sounded amazing!! The audi-
ence then watched a slide show highlighting the children learning and practicing for
the play! Then, each student received an engraved Siddur with his or her name on it!
Everyone than enjoyed cake and treats and celebrated receiving their siddurim! Mazel
tov to Morah Rotem and all of the first graders!
Class 1-202 Receives Their Siddurim
1-202's Siddur play was amazing! We are so proud of all of them! The students worked
so hard practicing their parts, learning songs, and rehearsing on stage. The play was
performed to perfection and the singing was incredible! The slideshow presentation
showed the students learning and practicing for the play. Finally, each student received
a Siddur, with his or her name engraved in gold! After the play there was a party with
cake and other treats where they celebrated receiving their very first Siddurim! Mazel
tov to Morah Leah and all the first graders!
In honor of Tu’Beshvat, the sixth grade girls designed a simulated Israeli shuk in the multi-
purpose room for the elementary school. Upon entering, the students handed in their pass-
ports and received shekalim to purchase items in the shuk. This was a wonderful hands-on
learning experience for our students as they became familiar with Israeli culture. Special
thanks to Morah Alyssa Schussheim and Morah Michelle Farbman for all of their hard work
in creating the shuk.
YCQ Chess Team Places 4th in its First
This past Sunday, January 26th, SAR Academy in
Riverdale played host to the Chess Championship
XI. This tournament was directed by Tri-State Chess,
the organization that runs YCQ's after-school chess
program. Jacob Rakofsky placed 5th individually and
the team took home the 4th place trophy, which Jacob
presented to Rabbi Landsman on Tuesday. If anyone
is interested in learning to play chess, improving their
chess playing, or entering the next tournament,
please email Jacob's parents at [email protected].
I want to thank all my colleagues, friends, and administration for your kindness and
generosity during shiva. It was greatly appreciated. May we all only experience smachot in
the future. Morah Raina Popowitz K-101
YCQ JHS FEBRUARY TEST CALENDAR
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
JHS Parent- Child Learning 3 4 5 6
6th Gemara 6th Math 14
Overnight Greenkill Trip 7 math/ 8 math (Sider) 7th Boys Navi Purim Katan
8 boys math (Schwartz) 7th Girls Navi Test
9 10 11 12 13
JHS Parent- Child Learning 6th Boys Ivrit 6th Boys Chumash 28
7th Halacha 6th Navi JHS Girls Shabbaton
16 6th Girls Chumash 6th Girls Ivrit 8th Science
7th Gemara 8th Boys Chumash 20
7th Girls Halacha 8th Girls Chumash 19 Western Hemis"fair"
8th Social Studies 6th Boys Navi 6 Girls Navi
6th Vocabulary 6/7/8 Math
17 18 7th Language Arts 7th Boys Ivrit
No Sessions - President's 6th Math 8th Boys Ivrit 7th Girls Ivrit
8th Girls Ivrit
Day 8th grade Algebra test &
23 24 25 26 27
JHS Parent- Child Learning 6B2 Science 7th Boys Chumash 6th & 7th Social Studies 6 Math (Sider)
6th Halacha (girls) 8th Girls Halacha 7th Girls Chumash
7th Science 8th language arts 8th Gemara
8th Boys Navi
8th Girls Navi
YESHIVA OF CENTRAL QUEENS
GALA SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
MR. LAWRENCE COHEN
LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION AWARD
ILANA AND ELI GUTENMACHER
PARENTS OF THE YEAR
CLASS OF 1964
ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
CLASS OF 2004
ON ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
SANDS AT ATLANTIC BEACH
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
February 2, 2014
2nd Adar I 5774
9 AM - 11 AM
11-11:20 3-on-3 Basketball
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:
“The Purpose of the משכן
and the ” בית המקדש
Keep your kids safe. Get their seasonal flu vaccines every year.
Seasonal Flu: A Guide for Parents
Is seasonal flu more Infants and young children are at a greater risk for getting seriously ill from the
serious for kids? flu. That’s why the New York State Department of Health recommends that all
children 6 months and older get the seasonal flu vaccine.
Flu vaccine may save
your child’s life. Most people with seasonal flu are sick for about a week, and then they feel better.
But, some people, especially young children, pregnant women, older people, and
What is seasonal flu? people with chronic health problems can get very sick. Some can even die.
Flu shot or nasal- A flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child from seasonal flu. It is
spray vaccine? recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
How else can I
protect my child? The flu, or influenza, is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can
spread from person to person.
What are signs
of the flu? • Flu shots can be given to children 6 months and older.
• A nasal-spray vaccine can be given to healthy children 2 years and older.
• Children younger than 5 years who have experienced wheezing in the past
year – or any child with chronic health problems – should get the flu shot, not
the nasal-spray vaccine.
• Children younger than 9 years old who get a vaccine for the first time need
• Get the seasonal flu vaccine for yourself.
• Encourage your child’s close contacts to get seasonal flu vaccine, too. This is very
important if your child is younger than 5 or if he or she has a chronic health
problem such as asthma (breathing disease) or diabetes (high blood sugar levels).
Because children under 6 months can’t be vaccinated, they rely on those around
them to get vaccinated.
• Wash your hands often and cover your coughs and sneezes. It’s best to use a tissue
and quickly throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your
upper sleeve, not your hands.This will prevent the spread of germs.
• Tell your children to:
• Stay away from people who are sick;
• Clean their hands often;
• Keep their hands away from their face, and
• Cover coughs and sneezes to protect others.
The flu comes on suddenly. Most people with the flu feel very tired and have a
high fever, headache, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and sore muscles.
Some people, especially children, may also have stomach problems and diarrhea.
The cough can last two or more weeks.
How does the flu People who have the flu usually cough, sneeze, and have a runny nose. The droplets
spread? in a cough, sneeze or runny nose contain the flu virus. Other people can get the flu
by breathing in these droplets or by getting them in their nose or mouth.
How long can a sick
person spread the flu Most healthy adults may be able to spread the flu from one day before getting sick
to up to 5 days after getting sick. This can be longer in children and in people who
to others? don’t fight disease as well (people with weaker immune systems).
What should I use to
Wash your children’s hands with soap and water. Wash them for as long as it takes
clean hands? to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. If soap and water are not handy, use
wipes or gels with alcohol in them unless they are visibly soiled. The gels should be
What can I do if my rubbed into hands until the hands are dry.
child gets sick?
Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and drinks lots of fluids. Talk with your
Can my child go to child’s doctor before giving your child over-the-counter medicine. If your children
school/day care with or teenagers may have the flu, never give them aspirin or medicine that has aspirin
in it. It could cause serious problems.
When can my child No. If your child has the flu, he or she should stay home to rest. This helps avoid
go back to school/ giving the flu to other children.
day care after having
Children with the flu should be isolated in the home, away from other people.
the flu? They should also stay home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours (that is, until
they have no fever without the use of fever-control medicines and they feel well
for 24 hours.) Remind your child to protect others by covering his or her mouth
when coughing or sneezing. You may want to send your child to school with some
tissues, wipes or gels with alcohol in them if the school allows gels.
For more information about the flu, visit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The YCQ Social Work Department invites you to attend the first of a
parenting workshop series
How To Set Limits
Deal With Your Child’s Unhappiness
Monday, February 3, 2014
11:30am‐12:30pm prompt at YCQ
$12 per person
By: Harriet Cabelly, LCSW
Harriet Cabelly has been a social worker for 20 years, in the school system and in private practice. She is
currently involved in coaching, blogging, facilitating parenting and coaching workshops, and interviewing
people. Four years ago she added life coaching to her repertoire of skills. In her private practice as a
therapist, she worked with clients around issues of grief and loss, from people who lost loved ones in
9/11 to people going through divorce and illness. Her specific area of interest is helping people create
good and meaningful lives beyond their challenges.
We are interested in running additional parent programs and would
appreciate your feedback on topics and scheduling.
Please contact Marcy Davidovics, LCSW or Michali Wiener, LMSW of the
Social Work department at [email protected] to reserve your spot!
Tu B’Shevat Shuk
1-202 Siddur Play
1-200 Siddur Play