For Heaven's Sake

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School - April 2019

The Principal's Corner

Greetings,


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.


Trevor Donnelly

What's Happening at OLQHS

Important Dates!

April 5: Variety Show 6:30 pm in FLCC Gym


April 8:

  • T-Shirt Day for April B-Days
  • Family Fun Night 5:30 pm in FLCC Gym


April 12: Way of the Cross 9:00 am (1st - 8th grades)


April 19: NO SCHOOL - Good Friday


April 19 - April 26: Easter Vacation


May 1: T-Shirt Day ALL School

NO SCHOOL - Dates

April 19 - 26: Easter Break


May 23: Record Day

Join us for Mass

April 12: Way of the Cross (1 - 8 grades)

9:00 am OLQH Church


April 18: Holy Thursday Morning Prayer (1 - 8 grades)

8:30 am

Important Dates - Fall 2019

Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendar for the start of school next year. The full school calendar will be published soon.


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.

August 5th:

  • 1st Grade 5:00 pm
  • 2nd Grade 6:00 pm

August 6th:

  • 3rd Grade: 5:00 pm
  • 4th Grade: 6:00 pm

August 7th:

  • 5th Grade: 5:00 pm
  • 6th Grade: 6:00 pm

August 8th:

  • Pre-K 5:00 pm
  • Kindergarten 6:00 pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade 5:30 pm

August 12:

  • First Day of School!
  • Only Pre-K and K Boys Attend

August 13:

  • Only Pre-K and K Girls Attend

August 14:

  • 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.

ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES

You can ORDER your school supplies for next school year now through June 14th.

Click here to order. The school code is OUR162.


There are very few items that are NOT included in the pre-packaged supplies. Click here to view that list.


If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Williams williams.alicia@hotmail.com.

Golf Classic

Thank you to all who supported our annual Golf Classic as a player or a sponsor. It was an absolutely beautiful day for Golf! We truly appreciate your support of our school and this wonderful event!


Thank you to our event sponsors!


The Masters

Luxaire

Eagle

Alfred Palma, LLC

Davies Construction

Eric and Shellie Eskew

Gatti’s Pizza

Sabine Pools & Spas

Birdie

Moffett Orthodontics

Shelter Insurance - Ross Byrley

The Therapy Center

Upcoming Events

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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.

God Bless,

Andrew R. Bradley, Principal

Classroom FUN

AR Awards

We are so proud of these students for exceeding their AR goals by 400%!!! Congratulations!
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Pre-K

Pre-K had a great time learning about VOLCANOES with the letter V with a volcanic eruption on the field. They also had some help practicing all of their letters with their 5th grade friends!

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is busy preparing Easter crafts to share with the residents of Villa Maria. We will talk with our friends at Villa Maria and pet some baby animals as we celebrate new life during this Lenten season.

1st Grade

First grade has been busy learning about analog and digital clocks. Telling time is always fun with a partner!

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2nd Grade

Second graders LOVED sitting with their 8th grade buddies at our recent all school Mass. What great friends they have become!

3rd Grade

3rd graders soaking up the spring sunshine during their Religion class!
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3rd & 7th Grade

3rd graders and 7th graders showing their support for Autism on April 2, for World Autism Awareness Day!

4th 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

5th grade went on a field trip to The Houston Museum of Natural Science last Friday! Students got to visit the butterfly exhibit and hold a walking stick, they explored the museum exhibits, and even got to simulate a space mission!

5th Grade AR Stars!

Congratulations to these students for meeting their AR goals for the 3rd nine weeks! Alexandra Steeneveldt, Reese Dufrene, Gianna Lewis, Ty Willis, Branson Savoy, Arianna Cormier, Lillian Thibodeaux, and Keslyn Abshire. We celebrated this accomplishment by enjoying ice cream sundaes!

6th Grade

6th Graders were engaged in a hands-on figurative language sorting activity. They also had fun practicing finding the mean, median, mode, and range with a cups challenge...and did a little celebrating PI day (March 14) with all things round like Hula Hoops!

Middle School Community Service

Some of our middle school students helped by cleaning our school and church parish and volunteering at Catholic Charities as part of their Lenten service. The 6th graders practiced the Corporal Works of Mercy - feeding the hungry by bagging groceries for food days at Catholic Charities and burying the dead by picking up trash at Consolata. The 8th graders also enjoyed playing BINGO with our friends at Villa Maria!

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

Choir& Band News

The middle school choir and band students enjoyed playing at the Kemah Boardwalk last week as an end of the year celebration! Their final concert of the year will be held on May 8th at 6:30 pm.

OLQH Cheer

Congratulations to our cheerleaders for the 2019-2020 school year!

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.

asbestos statement

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.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School

3908 Creole Street

Lake Charles, LA 70605

(337) 477-7349 - Main Office

(337) 564-5376 - Middle School

www.olqhs.org

Donate Now

Donations can be made to: General Fund, Guardian Angel Fund, OLQHS Trust, Capital Campaign, or to an area of your choice.

OLQH Youth Ministry

OLQH Youth Ministry has several activities for students in grades 6-8. If you would like more information on the activities listed below, click here or contact Marty Berry marty.berry@lcdiocese.org.


EDGE

Food, fun, fellowship and faith formation! EDGE meets each Tuesday after school until 6:10.

PRAYING PARENTS

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.

UNLOCKED

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.