For Heaven's Sake
Our Lady Queen of Heaven School - April 2019
The Principal's Corner
As we are now in the heart of the Lenten season I am counting the considerable blessings we have at OLQHS. Our students seem to be thriving and working hard, and a number of our families seem to have pulled through a number of personal setbacks and illnesses, while others continue to face hardships. We continue to pray for those who are sick or facing challenges, for we know that God hears the prayers of our community.
School spirit is positive as a feeling of renewal and re-birth, the typical right of Lent and the spring season seems to be taking hold at the school. Re-enrollment is in full swing and we are pleased to say that we have already enrolled the same number of students that are currently enrolled for this year, which means we will be experiencing significant growth for the 19-20 school year.
As the warm southern winds usher in the spring season, we kicked off the warm weather with our annual OLQHS Golf Tournament. Eighty golfers who have a love of our school teed it up to support student scholarships, the trust, and our mission to serve our families. A great time was had by all at the Lake Charles Country Club. I would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff members and parents who helped to make it a success!
Finally, as we work through testing week and the other events that keep this time of year so busy we keep our eyes, mind and heart on the death and resurrection of Jesus our savior. Through him all things are done, and we keep him as our focus of the mission of Our Lady Queen of Heaven School. During this season of Lent I pray that you all have a blessed Easter.
What's Happening at OLQHS
Important Dates - Fall 2019
Open Houses: reminder these are for parents only. You will meet your child's homeroom teacher during this time and discuss expectations for the year. Class lists will be published at the beginning of August, and you can contact your child's teacher directly if you are unable to attend the Open House.
- 1st Grade 5:00 pm
- 2nd Grade 6:00 pm
- 3rd Grade: 5:00 pm
- 4th Grade: 6:00 pm
- 5th Grade: 5:00 pm
- 6th Grade: 6:00 pm
- Pre-K 5:00 pm
- Kindergarten 6:00 pm
- 7th & 8th Grade 5:30 pm
- First Day of School!
- Only Pre-K and K Boys Attend
- Only Pre-K and K Girls Attend
- All Pre-K and K students attend
FACTS, Subsidy & Scholarship Forms
Remember to turn in your Subsidy Forms, one per family, if you have not done so already.
Bishop Scholarship forms are due by April 18th.
Check your FACTS balance and make sure all Past Due invoices are paid before May 10th in order to a take finals and participate in end of year activities.
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Thank you to our event sponsors!
Alfred Palma, LLC
Eric and Shellie Eskew
Sabine Pools & Spas
Shelter Insurance - Ross Byrley
The Therapy Center
St. Louis - Listening Sessions
This Friday, St. Louis Catholic will host the first of its Strategic Visioning Listening Sessions. These sessions provide you a valuable opportunity to offer your thoughts and opinions on the present state and future of St. Louis Catholic High School. We will take what we hear, along with the work of our faculty and staff, to draft a strategic vision and plan for the future of our school.
The sessions will be 60-75 minutes each on the following dates. Please RSVP at this link.
Friday, April 5 - 8:00 a.m.
Friday, April 5 - Noon
Wednesday, April 10 - 1:00 p.m. (Immediately after the Parent Guild Meeting)
Wednesday, April 10 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16 - 6:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts.
Andrew R. Bradley, Principal
First grade has been busy learning about analog and digital clocks. Telling time is always fun with a partner!
3rd & 7th Grade
The 4th grade students have been learning all about FOSSILS! They learned about 4 different types of fossils, and created their own "mold fossils" using salt dough. Each student brought an item to fossilize. After a week of drying, they finally painted them! They all look SO amazing!!
5th Grade AR Stars!
Middle School Community Service
The Art World
Easter and the end of the school year are edging closer and closer, and yet we have so much to do. We have a few new members of the Artsonia Hall of Fame. In Kindergarten we have Jax Giaimis, Anna Kate Downs, and Grant Soileau. Our new Hall of Fame member in 2nd Grade is Jackson Downs and our new 3rd Grader is Lawton Bordelon. Congratulations to you all!
A BIG Congratulations to Cami Collins in Kindergarten. Her orange Cat received 690 votes making her the winner of the Artsonia Artist of the Week in the category Pre-K through 3rd Grade. Great Job!! Thank you for your Votes.
In Kindergarten we are still madly working on our "Cracked Easter Egg Families". You are going to love them--each member of your family (including your pets) are shaped like Easter Eggs. First Graders just finished making their Easter stained glass window with the cross. I believe the 1st Grade Hall will be decorated with these lovely works of art.
The Second Grade Hall will be decorated with their wonderful woven Easter Egg Place Mats. It was fun learning to weave. We have also drawn an Easter Bunny wishing everyone a Happy Easter. Third Graders have done a wonderful job drawing and coloring a "real" bunny with pencil colors. They are on display in the Fine Arts Building.
Fourth Graders are working very hard on their Picasso Portraits. After they draw them, they will color with cray pas (oil pastels). They will be bright, colorful, and WEIRD. It's Picasso--it is supposed to be weird! Fifth Graders did a wonderful job on their Big Gecko Lizards. They are now crawling on the walls in the Fine Arts Building Hallway. They are starting to paint their cat or tiger on a wildly grown long handle gourd (all twisted). They will be fabulous!!
Eighth Graders had a wonderful trip to the Imperial Calcasieu Museum to see their Illuminated Manuscripts on display. They also had the opportunity to tour the museum and draw the Sallier Oak. Here are some pictures of the event. We are also starting on Photography--an excellent and practical Art Form and the students are learning how to take a "Great Picture". Here are some good shots by our 8th Graders.
Remember, we are busy creating, making messes, and having FUN!!
Brenda Foshee, Art
Maryn Bellow, Grace Burr, Elizabeth Caraway, Makilyn Celestine, Gabriella Dimitrov, Claire Doumite, Julia Fontenot, Lauren Ledet, Mary Katherine Meche, Mia Medlin, Ellie Nickel, Mia Parkerson, Maya Sanders, Estefania Santacoloma, Maddie Sonnier, Isabella Tassin.
Each year parents must be informed that the school has complied with all national standards regarding asbestos on campus. Certain vinyl floors and the panels that are below the quad windows will have to be handled appropriately if ever replaced. Our report indicates that existing asbestos is in good condition and we have the highest rating given. You are welcome to examine the asbestos file in the office if desired.
Donations can be made to: General Fund, Guardian Angel Fund, OLQHS Trust, Capital Campaign, or to an area of your choice.
OLQH Youth Ministry
Food, fun, fellowship and faith formation! EDGE meets each Tuesday after school until 6:10.
Parents are invited to the Youth House each Tuesday morning after drop off for coffee and to pray for the youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grade and their educators.
3:15 - 4:15 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. 7th and 8th grade students may come to the Youth House and make it their own, hang out, enjoy their friends, work together on homework, play. We will also have opportunities that will help the youth unlock the mysteries, traditions and works of our faith, unlocking the disciple they are called to be and begin "bridging" to High School Youth Ministry.