ROYAL REVIEW (11.17.22)

To be Christ-centered in our words, thoughts and actions.

Principal's Corner

Wow! What a great end to last week with our largest school fundraiser of the year, ROYALFEST! If you were unable to attend, you will want to make sure be there next year. We are planning for the 2023 Royalfest to be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. I cannot thank enough our two Chairwomen, Courtney Bowlin and Elizabeth Barger, for all of their hard work! Many people are still raving about the fun of the evening.

This week is also ending on a high note with Pastries with Parents, which occurred this past Thursday. We had a tremendous attendance turnout and a wonderful selection of treats that parents brought in. Your assistance is much appreciated!

As we continue to look at the “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness” elements of our faith, I want to focus this week on Truth. Where do we go as Catholics and Christians to search for Truth? How do we come to know what (and Who) Truth is? How do we as Catholic educators ensure that your children are understanding and learning Truth? These are all questions we must ask ourselves as we continue our spiritual journey.

The primary answer to this question is that Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh and image of the Father’s love is Truth Incarnate. We encounter Him through the Holy Bible, reading the Sacred Scriptures to understand more deeply who God is and what He is asking of us today. The Bible (guided by Sacred Tradition), provides the foundation of all we know and believe. Every Christian has a duty to ponder the Scriptures and look for the Truth God desires to reveal. (This is the hardest part of my faith journey and I can always do better.) The most intimate Truth God gives us is the gift of His very self in the Eucharist. There is nothing more beautiful or profound than coming to know and understand the loving goodness of the Lord, which we have the opportunity for at every Mass through hearing the Scriptures and receiving Holy Communion.

As Catholic educators, we are charged with the task to ensure that we provide Truth to your children. There are many examples of dangerous challenges to truth in our society, in media, and even in common textbooks. This is why it is vitally important that we choose materials to teach our students well. Our teachers here use the Truth of the Scriptures and other faith-based resources to lead students to the Truth that they so desperately need.

Across our school environment, we seek to cultivate a culture of Love and Truth to show our students the fundamental source of their identity in God and how to better equipped in their mission of brining His loving Truth to others.

This subject matter can be very deep, but it is important that all of us seek the Truth, so that we can further our relationship with the Lord and evangelize to the world. May we all work together to consider how the Lord is calling us to spread His Good News (that there is Truth which brings forth authentic life) to the world!

Wishing you a blessed weekend!

Mr. Wiegmann

CanStruction Competition for our St.Vincent DePaul Society

Thank you to all our families who donated for this great cause! The best design with the most votes will receive an extra recess.


Voting and judging will be available on our Facebook page here beginning Thursday November 17th. A picture of each design will be available. The number of "likes" will help determine the winner. All votes are due by Monday, November 21st.

THURSDAYS

Just a friendly reminder that our Release time on Thursdays is 2 PM! If you are unable to pick up your child at that time, please make arrangements for someone else to pick your child up. Students may not stay after school on Thursdays, when they have Basketball practice at 3:30 because teachers are in meetings and we do not have supervision available. They must go home and return at that time


If needed, families can register their child(ren) for aftercare by clicking here.

Early Dismissal Added for December 7, 2022

We will be dismissing at 2:00 on Wednesday, December 7th. The teachers will be participating in a Cohort Day of training that afternoon. Dismissal on Thursday, December 8th will remain at 2:00 p.m. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up at 2:00 p.m. on each of these days.

Texas Roadhouse Holiday Gift Certificate

Gift giving has never been easier! We are asking parishioners and school families to take orders for Texas Roadhouse Gift Certificates for family and friends for holiday gift giving. Envelopes with an order form are located on the table in the back of Church and sent with the students last week. Please make checks payable to Queen of Angels and return your order before Monday, November 28th, to ensure gift cards arrive in time for the holidays!


The orders will be ready for distribution the week of December 19th. We will receive 10% of the total of all the orders placed. The Parish and School will split the proceeds earned. These cards can also be used during our “Dine to Donate Day” on February 16, 2023, where we will once again receive 10% of your total bill.


Buy your friends and family the gift of food! And our QofA family receives a gift too!

HASA (Home and School Association) News

Thank you to all our set-up and take-down volunteers, and to those who brought in food for our "Pastries with Parents!"


November HASA Events:

11/17/22: Pastries with Parents breakfast in Monsignor Activities Center (7:15-8:00 a.m.) We need parent help with setup, cleanup, and food donations!


December HASA Events:

12/03/22: Kids Night Out; 5:45-8:00 p.m. (Grades PK-5)--Flyer coming home this week!

12/5-12/8: Christmas Boutique shopping for all students (information coming home before Thanksgiving)


Future Board Meetings (held in the Spanish Room)


Tuesday, January 10, 2023; 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023; after school 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023; after school 3:30-4:30 p.m.

"Pastries with Parents"

How wonderful to see all of our families at breakfast on Thursday for "Pastries with Parents!" Hopefully, the "placemat" activity sheets were fun and the family prayer sheet was good for the whole family! Please continue to PLAY and PRAY together!

Important Dates to Remember!

Sunday, November 20: Knights of Columbus Breakfast after both Masses

Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 2: E-Learning Day

Saturday, December 3: Kids Night Out--PK-5th Grade QofA students only (5:45-8:00 p.m.)

Monday-Thursday, December 5-8: Christmas Boutique

Wednesday, December 7: 2 PM Early Dismissal

Thursday, December 8: ALL SCHOOL MASS (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Tuesday, December 13: Advent Program (6:30 p.m.--Doors open at 6:00 p.m.); Students should arrive at 6:00 p.m. and sit with their class on the bleachers.

Friday, December 16: End of Quarter 2

Wednesday, December 21: Las Posada and last day before Christmas Break. No aftercare.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP--Beware of Holiday Phishing Scams

Think before you Click!

As we enter the holiday season and purchase gifts online, beware of scammers who try to send false emails and texts with links confusing you into thinking it is related to a recent order you made on Amazon, paid by PayPal, or a delivery coming through UPS, FedEx or the US Postal Service!


Before you click on that link or share any of your personal information, get out of that email or text and search the website you made the order from for your order. Check your account and order status that way to make sure you are not being scammed!

Athletics

Winter Sports pictures are coming soon!


Thursday, December 8, immediately following the 2:00 p.m. dismissal.


If you would like to pre-order your child's pictures online, click the link below:


Frederick's Photography- QofA Winter Sports

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Miracle on 34th Street - the Play

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, The Play

Friday, November 18 - 7:30pm - Special Student Ticket - $3 (Opening Night, Only)

Festival Seating - $6 Reserved Seating - $10

Sunday, November 20 - 2:30pm Matinee - Festival Seating - $6

Reserved Seating - $10 - No Special Student Tickets

Journey to Bethlehem - Saturday December 3rd

The BDHS Drive-Thru Live Nativity will take place Saturday, December 3 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at BDHS. There is no fee, but we will be collecting a free will donation to Women’s Care Center.

As you drive through, you will see the story come to life! You will see live animals, including a camel! During the event, you can enjoy the seasonal sounds of BD students singing Christmas music. Bring the whole family, and experience the joy of Christmas! This year we will have a petting zoo with goats and sheep.

Visitors enter the event off of Washington Center Road, and exit the event off of North Clinton Street.

Church Events

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Prayer Cards for the Unborn

October is Respect Life Month and all our Staff and Students were given a prayer card to keep with them to pray for our Unborn.


Everyone is encouraged to pray the "Spiritual Adoption Prayer for the Protection of an Unborn Child" every day for nine months (the duration of time the child is in the womb), asking the Holy Family to save a baby's life.


As stated on the prayer card, “You may never meet the baby you spiritually adopted while on earth, but you surely will in Heaven!”

Please join us in praying for our unborn children!

Rosario en espanol Rosary in Spanish

Rosario en español: Ven y únete con nosotros todos los lunes a las 8:15 A.M. para rezar el rosario en Español . Esta hora fue escogido para que aquellos padres que pueden atender ,después dejar a sus niños al colegio pueden caminar directamente a la iglesia y rezar el rosario. Nuestra Señora promete quién reza constantemente mi Rosario, recibirá cualquier gracia que me pida con la conformidad de la voluntad de Dios .Nuestro Señor Jesús Cristo y la Virgen María te espera.

Paz y Bien,
Laurie Reynolds

Come and join us every Monday at 8:15 and learn to pray the rosary in Spanish. We have three parishioners that have joined us since April and they know already how to pray it in Spanish. I have made prayer cards where you can follow with us. Our Lady promises whoever prays my rosary constantly will receive whatever grace they ask of me in accordance with God’s will. Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary awaits you.

QUEEN OF ANGELS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Guiding students, as children of Mary, to be disciples of Christ through faith, knowledge and service.