ROYAL REVIEW (5.19.21)

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

VIRTUE = STRENGTH

Our virtue this week is CONFIDENCE - The strength to believe in yourself, your team and the hard work you have put in to achieve your goals. You carry yourself differently when you are CONFIDENT and that makes a big difference.

PRAYER

Lord, we should have every CONFIDENCE in You and Your love for us. There is nothing more You could have done to prove that You love us. You suffered and died so that I could be with You in Heaven for all eternity. Give me the strength to always CONFIDE in You.

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Did you miss our "Let the Children Lead" Rosary last week?

Please watch and pray the rosary with our children at:


https://diocesefwsb.org/let-the-children-lead/

A NEW FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

Recently the Church and school began a partnership with Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. Through this partnership we are now eligible for fundraising opportunities that NDFCU offer. Please go to the below link and check out these opportunities. One that may be of interest is the Elevate $150 program:


Here is how it works:

1) Schedule a 30 minute Financial Checkup appointment with NDFCU.

2) Meet with a NDFCU representative to discuss everything.

3) The non-profit (in this case Queen of Angels) receives a $150 donation on your behalf.


Please take an opportunity to visit the NDFCU fundraising website.


https://notredamefcu.com/elevate-fundraising

CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE. BIG NEWS!

Queen of Angels Families,


As you may have heard in recent state news, the Indiana legislature approved a new budget which included changes to the Indiana School Choice program. These changes significantly increased household income limits which determine eligibility for Indiana School Choice scholarships (sometimes referred to as vouchers). This increase will allow many more Indiana families to benefit from the School Choice program. Click here for the new income limits by household size for the 2021-2022 school year. Income in most cases will be the adjusted gross income (AGI) from the 2020 federal tax return for ALL members of your household who filed a return.

In order for a student to be eligible for a School Choice scholarship, not only must the household income be below the limit for the household size, but the student must also have a “track” or “pathway” into the program. Here is a summary of the pathways available to a Queen of Angels student:

  • Previous Choice – students who have had a School Choice scholarship in any prior school year
  • Previous SGO – students who received an SGO for the current school year or any prior year
  • Sibling – students who have a sibling who currently or in any prior year had a School Choice Scholarship or an SGO
  • Special Education – students who currently have an IEP/ISP and receive special education services including Speech
  • Foster Child – students who are in foster care
  • Public School – students who have spent the previous 2 semesters in a public school

If your family’s income falls within the limits for your household size AND your student has one of the pathways listed, please submit an application through FACTS Grant & Aid here.

If your family’s income falls within the limits for your household size BUT your student does NOT have a pathway, your student(s) may qualify for a $500 SGO for the 2021-2022 school year, which will provide a pathway into School Choice for future school years. Please apply for an SGO through FACTS Grant & Aid here.

IMPORTANT

Due to the high volume of applications anticipated, it is imperative that all families wanting to apply for tuition assistance of any kind complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application by JUNE 11.

If you have any questions regarding School Choice or SGOs, please contact me in the school office at 260-483-8214 and speak with Christy Etter, Administrative Assistant.

IMPORTANT AND UPCOMING DATES

Tuesday, May 18, 2021:

Our students will get to enjoy Rootbeer floats from Antiqology to celebrate all of their hard work during testing.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021:

Incoming Kindergarten Students Screening Day (by appointment)


Friday, May 21, 2021:

E-Learning Flex Day; All students will work from home on this day as our teachers will be participating in Professional Development meetings.


Sunday, May 23, 2021: (see flyer sent home with students)

5:30 p.m. in the Activity Center--Athletic Banquet for all of this year's coaches, athletes, and their families. Pizza, sides, dessert, and drinks all provided.

*Families are invited to Vespers (Evening Prayer) in the church beforehand at 5 p.m.


Wednesday, May 26th, at 6 p.m. Social Hall: Youth Group Informational meeting for Parents of 6th - 12th grade students

-Please come and see what our youth are doing in the parish and how your child/children can be involved!


Monday, May 31, 2021: Memorial Day ( No School)


Wednesday, June 2- PK Field Day, Another Special Spring Treat along with the long-awaited “Tape the Principal to the Wall” by our fourth-grade class for winning our Mustard Seed Fundraiser competition.


Friday, June 4- NO AFTERCARE TODAY! Kindergarten Graduation (during the school day) and 8th Grade Graduation (evening)



Monday, June 7- NO AFTERCARE TODAY! Half-Day Field Day--Pick-up at 12:00 noon

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Library Reading Programs and Sports programs for Spring and Summer were sent home with students a couple of weeks ago.


Other Summer Opportunities:


CYC Catholic Youth Camp and Mary Hilger's Art Camp

More information can be found on our website at https://school.queenofangelsfw.org/summer-activities


Diocesan World Youth Day - Grades 9 - 12

Saturday, August 28th at Headwaters Park

More information can be found at https://diocesefwsb.org/youth-conference/


Boys Summer Basketball League:

This league is available for all young men currently in grades 5-8. The league is 8 games and games are played at Bishop Dwenger. Games are played on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons starting in mid-June and ending the first week of July. Please contact Matt Kostoff with any questions at mkostoff@bishopdwenger.com


Boys/Girls Basketball Camp:

The camp is open for all students in grades K-8. The camp will run from July 5th - July 8th at Bishop Dwenger. Grades K-3 will be from 9:00 - 10:15 am, and grades 4-8 will be from 10:30 - 12:00 pm. Please contact Matt Kostoff with any questions at mkostoff@bishopdwenger.com

TINY SAINTS FUNDRAISER

Time to wrap up our fabulous fundraiser (just the month of MAY)...


Help your school, while you shop for your family and friends, by choosing us from the organization drop-down menu at tinysaints.com and 25% of your order value will come back to Queen of Angels.

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Knights of Columbus- Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest 2021 (for 6th & 7th Grade Students)

Parents,


Please ask your 6th and 7th graders about the essay contest opportunity that has been given to them. This is an opportunity to write about how "trusting in God during a difficult time has helped them or someone they know find the strength and hope to endure it."


Contest Deadline is Friday, May 28, 2021.

YOUTH GROUP HAPPENINGS

Would you like your 6th through 12th grader to be a part of our Queen of Angels Youth Group?

On Wednesday, May 26th, at 6 pm, ALL parents are welcome to an information meeting in the Social Hall.


Please come and see what our youth are doing in the parish and how your child/children can be involved!


6th - 8th Grade Students: Youth Group Summer Activity Survey:

Youth Group Members: Scan the QR code and let us know what you would choose to do for a summer activity with the Youth Group (qr code below)


Our Youth Group will be raffling off a John Deere Gator

You may buy your raffle tickets after all of the Masses.

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2021 - 2022 REGISTRATION UPDATE

Thank you to all our families who have completed your student(s)' registration, paid your fees, and completed your FACTS Grant and Aid Application! Those who are eligible for Choice Scholarships should be hearing from Mrs. Etter. If you have not, please call our office.


As we see your FACTS Grant and Aid Applications come through Mr. Wiegmann we will reach out to you to schedule your SGO and Parish Assistance meeting.


**Once all of this is taken care of, our business manager will create a final invoice which will go out to families hopefully by mid- to late- June!**


Please call our office if you have any questions about this process.

Congratulations to our ACNPSA Distinguished Student Award Recipients

This last Tuesday, May 11, Destiny Espinoza and Angela Vazquez received the Allen County Non-Public Schools Award for Distinguished Students.


Congratulations Girls! We know you are prepared to go on to do great things!

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Soccer Champions

Our Royal Reds (Queen of Angels and Precious Blood) Varsity Soccer Team took home the CYO 2021Tournament Championship Award.


Nice Work Boys!!

Kindergarten Visits Safety Village

Our Kindergarten class enjoyed a sunny day at Safety Village this past week!

QUEEN OF ANGELS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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