VOLUME 15 NUMBER 8 NOVEMBER 18, 2016 17 CHESHVAN
UPCOMING Parshat Vayera By: Rabbi Landsman
Candle Lighting: 4:12
3rd Grade 7pm
Sunday Nov. 20
BJE HS Entrance
UPK in Session
Fri. - Shab. Dec. 2-3
YCQ Family News WOW- Words of the Week
Mazel Tov to Mrs. This year the students in JHS have been introduced to new academic words every week on a
Golubtchik (JHS bulletin board in the main JHS lobby. Students who use these words in their writing or find them
Assistant Principal) in their reading will get extra credit points or STAR cards for that class. Please review the words
on the marriage of with your whole family so that we can all learn together.
her daughter Tamar!
Assume - take to be the case or to be true
Mazel Tov to Daniel Concept - an abstract or general idea inferred from specific instances
Zar, Sam Verstandig Consistent - the same throughout in structure or composition
Context - the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
and Benjamin Data - a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
Fuzaylov on their Bar
Spots are filling up
If you have children
you would like in YCQ
call Morah Sharon
immediately so that
your child is not
Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky Comes to Speak at YCQ
Rabbi Orlofsky, a world renowned speaker, came to speak to the JHS students of YCQ last
week. He spoke about the beauty of being Yeshiva students. What an honor it is for our
students to be able to live out our grandparents dream of being in a frum environment.
Rabbi Orlofsky told many stories about peoples’ struggle of their Jewish identity, and how
they yearned to learn! We are such a small number, however, we must try to make the
biggest influence on the world in the most positive way. Special thanks to Rabbi Yaniv
Maerov for bringing us Rabbi Orlofsky!
YCQ Torah Bowl By: Avital Basalel 8g2
The first meet of the torah bowl season took place on Monday November 14th at YCQ. We
competed against four very competitive schools, Flatbush, MDS, Ramaz, and Shulamith
Brooklyn. The boys and girls both won two games!!! Special thanks to the whole team and the
amazing coaches Rabbi Rosenfelt and Ms. Rosenblum! We can’t wait for the rest of this exciting
Bat Mitzvah Workshop
Last Wednesday the sixth grade girls and their mothers shared a special evening together
in honor of the girls becoming Bnot Mitzvah. The program began with a Dvar Torah
from Rabbi Landsman, followed by an inspiring description of the entire Bat Mitzvah
year from Morah Hadas Fried. Mrs. Golubtchik then spoke about the “3 P’s” of a Bat
Mitvah (preparation, procedure and party). Mrs. Marcy Davidovics, led a “Values
Clarification Session” with mothers and daughters. Morah Elana Banilivy, YCQ dance
instructor, led the girls and their mothers in simcha dancing. Everyone partook in a
delicious dinner catered by “Carlos and Gabby’s”. It was a most beautiful and
Salute to Our Veterans
Last week Ms. Laﬀer's classes learned about Veteran's Day. To honor the men and women who served in
our armed services, Class 212 made acros c poems and patrio c banners on Friday. The class also
shared stories about family members who were or are veterans and Ms. Laﬀer even brought in pictures
of her grandfathers who served in
World War Two. Her paternal
grandfather Hy served in the U.S.
Army and her maternal grandfather
Alex served in the U.S. Navy. Mr.
Schneider, Julian's father from Class
212 spoke to our class. He was an
oﬃcer and is a combat veteran of
the U.S army. It was such an honor
having him come visit. Although we
celebrate Veteran’s Day every year
on November 11th, we should
always remember to honor our
veterans every day!
Our Healthy & Wise program is off to a great start!
The nursery and kindergarten students learned about eating fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the
rainbow so we can get all the vitamins we need. They also showed off some exercise moves so their
muscles can become bigger and stronger. The first graders had the opportunity to decorate our bulletin
board with caterpillar mobiles from the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Our second
graders made healthy food picnic baskets to show the healthy snacks we are allowed to bring to YCQ,
such as fruits and vegetables, rice cakes, yogurt, and cheese. We played Health & Nutrition Bingo, with
the third grade learning to remember that being healthy is not only about eating right, it’s about
exercising, sleeping, and washing our hands too.
Kindergarten Open House A Huge Success
This past Sunday YCQ had an extremely successful Kindergarten Open house. It was a ended by over a
hundred new families that came from the surrounding neighborhoods in Queens as well as the Five Towns and Great Neck. While
the adults enjoyed a viewing of last years’ Dinner slideshow presenta on and heard from Dr. Joel Wein, as well as YCQ students,
Savi Kessler and Jeremy Haviv, Sharon Korn, Rabbi Landsman and YCQ PTO president Mrs. Samantha Kramer and vice president
Mrs. Sara Gherman The children par cipated in music, gym, and visits to the Kindergarten classrooms where they made cra
projects. Numerous people helped make this day such a success. Thank you to Morah Rivky Huﬀ, Morah Selma Go reid, Morah
Raina Popowitz, Morah Adina Ha vi, Morah Janet Koenigsberg, Morah Rhona Lipetz, Morah Suri Friedman, Morah Sarah Kasherim,
Morah Maxine Lipshitz, Morah Shifra Siegel, Rabbi Lonner, Rabbi Kovitz, Morah Hadas Fried Mrs. Golubtchik, Morah Sharon Korn,
Rabbi Landsman, Mrs. Cohen, Rabbi Hamel, Mr. Schwartzman, Mr. Andres Perez, Mrs. Karen Daitchman, Morah Leah Greenwald,
Mrs. Jen Jaﬀe, Morah Miriam Kavian, Mrs. Orlanski, Mrs. Gloria Grossman and Rabbi Soﬀer.
YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
November 20, 2016
19 Cheshvan 5777
9 AM - 11 AM
11-11:30 3-on-3 Boys
Basketball and Girls
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:
“The Final Four”
Great Prizes 1 raffle ticket for Raffle
$1 tickets will
Support the be sold from
eighth grade 3 raffle tickets November
10 raffle tickets
for $5 Raffle will
be held on
A message from Samantha Kramer, PTO President:
Standing room only at our November 15 PTO Meeting! Rabbi Landsman gave us
a “State of the School” introduction and stayed until the very end.
1. Annual Chanukah Boutique – December 20-21
- Kids shop for gifts for their families and friends
- Looking for volunteers. Please email Shelly Peretz: [email protected]
2. Chanukah Gelt - Due by PayPal or to class parent by Wed. November 23
3. YCQ-PTO Website Reveal
a. Potential launching of a new user-friendly platform
4. School Apparel
a. Keep ordering sweatshirts, bottle and bags
b. YCQ Kippahs are on the way!!!!
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
- NEW EVENT!!! Queens Chanukah Market Sat. Night December 17th
- Food for purchase @ Parent Teacher Conferences
1) Shopping for Chanukah?? Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-
1672827 for EVERY ORDER and AMAZON will give YCQ $$$
2) $$$ Buying wine for the holidays??? Go to SUHAG – pay at Suhag and
they will donate % to YCQ
3) $$$ Buying candy for a host or friend any Shabbos of the year??? Go to
MAIN SWEET – pay at Main Sweet and they will donate % to YCQ
4) $$$ Need new tzitzis for yourself, your sons, father, and brothers? – order
from The JEWISH QUARTER and they will donate % to YCQ
Email [email protected] to get involved TODAY!
Next Meeting: December 13th
Program begins prompty at 7:00pm in the Lunchroom
STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 6:30PM AND
NO LATER THAN 6:50.
Girls are to wear dark navy or black skirts and a white top.
Boys should be dressed in dark navy or black slacks and a
white button down shirt.
3rd Graders are to report to JHS classrooms 001, 002 or oo3
on the Multi Purpose Room level.
All Children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you’ve received an admission coupon like the one below, please bring
it with you and find your assigned table in the gym following the
children’s performance. Grade
All others will be seated at the door. Admission TicketM E L A V E M A L K AIntergeneYrCaQtiTohniardl&Friend
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
November 19, 2016 To be presented at arrival
Child(ren)Name(s): (admitted without fee)
Number of Paid Guests:
To be Seated at Table #:
Parent Teacher Conferences, Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Class Time Sign In Location of Conference
1-200, 1-201, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
1-202 (Mrs. Blass, Morah Leah)
2-205 (Mrs. Chubak, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
Morah Reut) 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
3-211 (Mrs. Halpern, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Finkelstein, Rohr, Fried,
JHS Girls 6:00-9:00 No Sign In Lunchroom
First Come First Serve
Parent Teacher Conferences, Monday, December 12, 2016
Class Time Sign In Location & Conference
5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
Nursery & Kindergarten 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Mrs. Blass, Morah Leah)
2-204, 2-207, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
2-206 (Morah Reut, Mrs. Chubak) 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Morah Etty, Mrs. Halpern )
5-300, 5-301 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Fried, Rohr, Hoffman, Kahn )
JHS Boys 6:00-9:00 No Sign In Lunchroom
First come first serve
147-37 70th Road • Flushing, NY 11367 • 718-793-8500 בס"ד
Dear Nursery - 5th Grade Parents:
As Parent Teacher Conferences are approaching, we would like to extend an invitation for you to utilize the conference option on
ParentLocker. ParentLocker allows you to select the time slots and create your schedule prior to arriving at school on Parent
Teacher night. The scheduling system is first come/first serve, so the earlier you sign up, the more availability there will be for
appointments, and the more likely you will be able to customize a convenient schedule for yourself.
Before beginning the process please check the following schedule of conference dates and times in order to know when the
teachers you would like to see will be available:
Please Note: Fourth grade parents should not sign up for a Math Conference. Rather it should be done via phone or e-mail.
Date Grades Times Slot length
Wednesday, 1-200, 1-201, 1-202, 2-205, 3-209, 3-211, 5:30pm to 10 Minutes per appoint-
December 7, 2016 4-304, 4-305, 4-306, 4-307, 9:30pm ment
5th Grade 5 Minutes per
5-302, 5-303 appointment
Monday, Nursery, Kindergarten, 1-203, 2-204, 5:30pm to 10 Minutes per appoint-
December 12, 2016 2-206, 2-207, 3-210, 3-212, 9:30pm ment
5-300, 5-301 5th Grade 5 Minutes per
The online registration system will only be open for registration beginning at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 14th until Monday
November 28 at 11:00 AM .
Please remember that the system is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE and registration should be completed as early as
possible to help ensure the most convenient schedule possible for you.
For Parents without access to a computer or internet connection, Hadas (contact info below) will be available by
email or phone to assist in the registration process. Those parents who use this method will be provided with a
printed schedule that can be picked up from Hadas in Rabbi Landsman’s office.
If you have any questions or comments at any point in the process, please contact Hadas at (718) 793-8500 Ext.
310 [email protected]
The Yeshiva of Central Queens
WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS:
MONDAY, 14 CHESHVAN
IN MEMORY OF R’ CHANA BEN SHMUEL CHAIM, ע“ה
BY JEFFREY AND KARENYA KRAMER
TUESDAY, 15 CHESHVAN
IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL ABEND, ע“ה
BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN
WEDNESDAY, 16 CHESHVAN
IN HONOR OF MY EDUCATION AT YCQ
BY SHIMON (‘62) AND HENNIE WOLF
Yeshiva of Central Queens
JHS BOYS SHABBATON
Dec. 2—Dec. 3, 2016
SHABBAT PARSHAT TOLDOT
Raleigh Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY
Departure from YCQ Friday Morning: 9:00 AM
Return to YCQ on Saturday night: 11:00 PM (approximately)
RUACH ONEG SWIINMDMOIONRG
SPORTS MTEEAFNILINLOGTF UL
SHTMAOBO ABTARZTCA AIT DRIEP
Yeshiva of Central Queens
JHS Boys Shabbaton Permission Slip
Please Return to Rabbi Hamel’s Oﬃce
by Friday, November 18, 2016
You may request four people for your room at the Raleigh Hotel .
You will definitely receive at least one request.
I am coming to this Shabbaton with a positive attitude, ready to have a
really great time. I plan to dress appropriately and participate in all of
the programs of the Shabbaton.
Student’s Class __________________
I hereby give my son __________________ permission to attend the YCQ
Boys Shabbaton at the Raleigh Hotel on December 2 & December 3.
I have enclosed $120 for the Shabbaton.
A MESSAGE FROM THE YCQ PTO
As Chanukah and Purim approach, please join us in showing our
Hakarat Hatov to the administration, teachers, and staff of the Yeshiva for the
dedication and commitment they show our children everyday.
We ask that you send in your gift of $40 per child, with a cap of $120
per family of 3 children or more, to cover both Chanukah Gelt
These funds are distributed to staff at YCQ, including: principals,
Rabbeim/Morot, teachers, assistant teacher, all specialty teachers such as art,
computers, dance, gym, library, music, and resource room, the nurse,
administrative, kitchen, and custodial staff and the building security guards.
There are over 150 staff members in all. A scroll with your child's name will be
included with every Chanukah gift and Mishloach Manot distributed.
An email was sent out a few weeks ago introducing the class parents
from each class. Please send the cash/check to school with your child, in an
envelope addressed to the YCQ PTO, to be handed in to the child of the
class parents of your class. Please clearly write your child's name and class on
the envelope. The class parents will keep a running list of parents who have
participated. If you will be paying for multiple kids please let the class
mothers of the other classes know so they can check your name off the list
The deadline for participation in this collection is November 23r
Thank you for your participation,
The Officers of the YCQ Parent Teacher Organization
YCQ-Parent Teacher Organization Vendors
The following vendors support YCQ programs.
We encourage you to support these businesses.
Shop at these vendors year-round, pay for your purchases at the location with a
check made payable to YCQ-PTO and the store will donate a percentage
back to YCQ.
Suhag Wine & Liquor
69-30 Main Street
Kew Gardens Hills
72-54 Main Street
Kew Gardens Hills
Chanukah gifts, candy platters and gifts for all occasions
The Jewish Quarter
Tzitzit (all sizes and styles),
Seforim, books, mezuzot, kipot,
benchers, Chanukah candles,
cookbooks, children's books
& gifts for all occasions
EVERY TIME YOU SHOP ON
1. Go to h ttps://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-1672827
2. Shop !!!!!
3. Amazon donates 0.5% of your order to YCQ
YCQ Open House!
Bat Mitzvah Workshop!
YCQ Wins 9-1 Against Sharei Zion!