May 12th, 2023
From the Principal
Hello MQSCA Families-
We had a great week celebrating teacher appreciation week. Thank you to the parents who celebrated their child's teacher this week. We are very lucky to have the teachers and staff who work so hard serving your children.
Spirit wear was sent home today. Make sure to check your child's bag. A few items are still being shipped like the MQS socks and Nike Visors. Please let us know if you did not receive an item, and there was not a note on the order form.
Seton Catholic Schools is hosting an Art and Music Festival at Pius High School on May 24. Please see below for more details. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Pius.
Drop off and Breakfast Procedures
Moving forward, breakfast and drinks (not including water bottles) will need to be consumed before leaving the breakfast eating area. We are seeing an uptick of coffee or sugary drinks being brought into the school and going to the areas where homerooms gather. Students who are bringing drinks not in a water bottle will be asked to stay in the breakfast area until the drink is finished. All unfished drinks will be asked to be dumped out before going to the classroom. In addition, students that take a breakfast will be required to eat the breakfast during the breakfast time in the hall, no food will be allowed to go into the classroom from breakfast.
This change is the result of drinks and food messes in the hall, and during the transition from the hall to the classrooms. We have gym classes that start right at 8:00am. We do not have lot of resources to clean up on time.
ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Seton Catholic Schools Arts & Music Festival
Wednesday, May 24 – Arts at 5:30, Music at 6:30
Pius High School
Join Seton Catholic Schools in sharing and celebrating the artistic talents of our
students during the Seton Catholic Schools Arts and Music Festival.
Doors will open at 5:30 for the Arts portion of the Festival evening. Each school will display over 20 pieces
of artwork by students in grades 1-8 for your gallery viewing pleasure. The permanent Pius High School
art galleries will also be open for your enjoyment.
All visitors will move into the Pius auditorium for our 6:30 Seton music program.
Each of the 12 Seton schools will perform numbers, including singing, drums, dancers and more.
You must order FREE auditorium tickets through the Pius website or QR code below.
Wednesday, May 24
Pius XI High School Carney Performing Arts Center
135 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5:30 Art Display Gallery
6:30 Musical performances
FALL 2023 SOCCER SIGN UP
If you are interested in your child playing fall soccer MQSCA please click here & fill out the form. This will be for grades K5 through 8th grade. Practices will start in late August and games will start after Labor Day and will be played at St. John the Evangelist on 84th and Cold Spring Roads.
FALL 2023 VOLLEYBALL
If your son or daughter is interested in playing volleyball in the fall please click here & fill out the form. Practices will start near the middle to end of August with games starting after Labor Day. If we do not have enough players to form a team from MQSCA we may merge with another school like St. Matthias, St. Greg's, St. Roman's, or St. John the Evangelist.
Blessing bags are ready to be distributed. Please click here to learn more on intentions of the blessing bag and how to acquire them for your family to hand out.
2023-2024 School Calendar
Here is a link to the 2023-2024 School Calendar. Please note the summer pic-nick, back to school night and picture day, and the first day of school. In addition, we have a whole week off for Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to another great school year with fun community events.
MQS SHOWCASE and Theater Production
Our spring show date is being changed to May 31st to be coordinated with our new Spring Showcase. The event will allow students to show off an art, science, or other project, along with the premier of our Springer Theater video.
TIME OF THE SHOW
Doors open at 5:30 PM for the gallery.
Spring theater performance airs at 6:00 PM
Volunteers for Field Day Friday, June 2nd.
We are looking for volunteers for the MQSCA Field Day on June 2nd and will be sending out a sign up genius with in the next few weeks. This is a reminder to mark your calendars, take off of work, and make sure you have the Safe Environment Training completed. No parents, grandparents, friends, family members(18 or over), etc. will be able to help unless they have completed the coarse. New this year, if you have taken Safe Environment Training 5 or more years ago, you must recertify. I ask that all volunteers double just your status now. We always have the Safe Environment training in the Odyssey, please scroll down to the bottom. Note: This is mandatory by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the U.S. Congress of Bishops, no employee of MQSCA or Seton is willing to be fired to let you help "for a bit" or "this one time"!
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3. Write a positive review of why our school is great.
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These simply actions help our school more than you know!
Seton Value: Transformation
Saint of the Week: The Ascension of the Lord
Virtue of the Week: Urgent
Scripture of the Week:
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11
Prayer of the Week:
Heavenly Father, we gather together and come into agreement in the wonderful and powerful Name of Jesus Christ. Where two or more are gathered there You’ll be in the midst of us and anything we agree upon as touching You will surely do. Father, we place their priorities in front of You right now. If there is anything we need to change, we will change it. Help us to live a life in which our priorities are balanced in Your sight. A life where we invest not only in the present but also in eternity that is to come. Life is about the here and now but it is also about eternity. What is done here on earth affects Heaven. Amen.
After School Camp Last Day May 30th
Due to staffing shortages, and the end of the school year responsibilities of teachers, the last day of after school camp will be May 30th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause families. Unfortunately with it being the end of the school year, we are finding it tough to hire a person for afterschool camp.
Safe Enviroment Training
In order to be involved in any school activities, including chaperoning a field trip, coaching a sport, or volunteering in a classroom, you have to be safe environment trained. Below is the link to register for a training. No exceptions will be made, it is an archdiocesan mandate. If you plan to volunteer now, or in the future in any way, you MUST have attended a safe environment training. Please reach out to Bryanna Hill if you have questions about safe environment training, if you need to be trained, or if a new background check needs to be conducted. If you think you have been in safe environment training in the past, but are unsure, please double check.
5/16 3rd Grade Leads Mass
5/18 All School Rosary at 2:30 PM
5/23 2nd Grade Leads Mass
5/29 Memorial Day, No School
5/30 Teachers Lead Mass/Last Day of After School Camp
5/31 Spring Program
6/2 Field Day
6/6 7th Grade Leads Mass / Talent Show at 1:30 PM
6/7 8th Grade Graduation
6/9 Last Day of School / Early Release 12:30 PM
MQSCA Mission Statement:
We, the Christian Community of Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy, in collaboration with the Catholic parishes of West Allis and West Milwaukee, are called to integrate the Teachings of Jesus Christ into the spiritual, academic, and social development of each individual