For Heaven's Sake
Our Lady Queen of Heaven School - October 2019
From the Principal's Desk
As we move into the month of October and the fall season, we pray that cooler weather will be here soon! Let me start this month’s letter by thanking the volunteers who have been helping your PTC prepare for this year’s Carnival and Auction. We are thankful for your support of these events, and we are looking forward to a day full of fun activities on November 3rd. The PTC events help support our school and ongoing projects. Most recently, the PTC helped to fund the re-design of the marquis in front of the school, which will include a new digital display.
Also, just a quick reminder - please continue to follow the car line procedure for dropping off students in the morning and picking students up in the afternoon. Now that we are into October the traffic flow has been excellent because most are following the traffic map. Please be mindful of the 25 mph speed limit and the law that requires that all drivers not be using cell phones while traveling in a school zone.
On a personal note, I want to take an opportunity to compliment our students on their behavior during liturgical celebrations, especially those students who enhance our masses by sharing their gifts in the areas of singing, reading, and altar serving. Their leadership gives life to our celebrations! I am proud of Our Lady Queen of Heaven students for their dedication to their faith!
Friday, October 4:
- Blessing of the Animals 4:15 pm OLQH Church Parking Lot
Wednesday, October 9:
- T-shirt Day for October B-Days
Monday, October 14:
- NO SCHOOL - Teacher In service
Wednesday, October 16:
- Pink Out Day for Cancer $1
- All school pep rally 2:15 pm
Friday, October 25:
- 7th & 8th Grade Halloween Dance
Tuesday, October 29:
- Picture Retakes & Volleyball Pictures
Wednesday, October 30:
- Carnival Pep Rally 2:15 pm
Thursday, October 31:
- Halloween T-Shirt and Accessories Day
- Halloween Parties 2:30
Join us for Mass
- Elementary Mass (grades PK - 8) 9:00 am OLQH Church
Friday, October 4
- Middle School Mass (grades 5-8) 9:00 am OLQH Church
Thursday, October 17
- All School Mass celebrating Msgr. Torres' Birthday! 9:00 am
Wednesday, October 23
- Living Rosary 9:00 FLCC GYM (K - 8 grades)
Friday, November 1- All Saints Day
- All School Mass (grades PK - 8) 9:00 am OLQH Church
Please make plans to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: October 1 – October 11
Shopping hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Two NEW shopping options! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. If you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping. We’ve partnered with the Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)! Find our Fair, by visiting scholastic.com/fair
Pink Out for Cancer
Wednesday, October 16th, the Beta Club is sponsoring our 2nd annual Pink Out Day to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Students may bring a donation of $1 and wear a PINK SHIRT with jeans or uniform bottoms. If students do not have or do not want to wear a pink shirt, they may bring $1 and wear pink accessories with their school uniform (bow, socks, cap, jewelry, etc.).
The only color shirt/t-shirt students can wear is PINK for Pink Out!! We hope this will be a fun way to support a great cause!
Thank you for your support of OLQH Beta Club and the American Cancer Society!
FOOTball & volleyball
Also, plan to join us for these PEP RALLIES!
- Wednesday, October 16th 2:15 pm FLCC GYM -- All School pep rally grades Pre-K – 8 to celebrate the Football and Volleyball teams
- Wednesday, October 30th 2:15 pm FLCC GYM --- All School pep rally grades Pre-K – 8 to celebrate the carnival
Yearbook Orders for 2019-2020
Order your 2019-2020 OLQH yearbook today!
Access Order Forms -> Click http://www.olqhs.org/student-life/yearbook.cfm or pick up a copy in both school offices.
Order deadline: March 20, 2020.
Ad placement deadline: March 20, 2020.***
***More information will be given out about the ads at a later date.
The cost of each yearbook is $40.00 (optional mailing fee $8.00)
FACTS account can be charged for this purchase or you may use cash or check.
If you did not purchase a yearbook for 2018-2019 and would like one - we have a few available! Please email Patsy Beverung firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you - Baron Sponsors!
Thank you to all who signed up to be a Baron Sponsor for the 2019-2020 school year! We appreciate your generous support of our school and our fundraising events!
Drs. Carl and Mary Churchman
Dubois Sheet Metal
In Memory of Dale Billeaudeaux
George “J.” Trappey, IV M.D.
Dr. Luke and Alicia Williams
Drs. Jason and Jacquelyn Braud
Children’s Clinic of SWLA
District Attorney’s Community Assistance Foundation
Lake Charles Orthodontics - Dr. Jude Fairchild & Dr. Alan Perry
Jason and Jennifer Garcille
Lake Area Marine
Lake Area Pediatric Dental Specialists
Corey and Suzanne McCann
Bobby and Connie Miller
Dr. Thad Primeaux and Dr. Brandi Kelly Primeaux
Heavenly Fish Fest Success!
Sailfish: Southern Drifter
Jackfish: Drs. Darin and Mandy Doumite; Eric and Kathy Unkel
Angelfish: Barbers on Broad,; Therapy Center; Sabine Pools
shop and help OLQHS!
Community Coffee Cash Program
The Community Cash For Schools® program supports participating schools that collect Proofs of Purchase from Community® products. These product Proofs of Purchase can be redeemed for cash that each school can spend to improve their school and fund the things they need. Schools can choose to allocate the money toward new textbooks, computers or even events. For decades, Community Cash for Schools has helped participating schools generate millions of dollars within the program.
Did you know shopping on Amazon can help OLQHS? If you go through the Amazon Smile site: https://smile.amazon.com/ When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice - you just have to select Our Lady Queen of Heaven School - so easy!
Fifth grade has once again partnered with the PreK classes for Reading Buddies! This is a win-win reading activity that allows our students to focus on the speaking and listening standards, enjoy reading books together, and building lasting relationships that will carry them through their years at OLQHS!
Students are having fun learning nouns! They went on a scavenger hunt around school to look for people, places, and things! And they are enjoying watching their tadpoles continue to grow!
They also have been having some fun learning about independent and dependent clauses!
The 5th graders took a field trip and visited Central Library to learn about the wealth of resources available for public use. We were able to see the 3D printer in action as it created the Pokemon "Gengar." We enjoyed lunch at Mr. Gatti's followed by a tour of the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center to see two exhibits there - the "National Geographic 50 Greatest Landscapes" and "The Pelican State Goes to War." Here are a few of our favorite photographs from the NG display.
5th graders found out what barn owls eat by dissecting owl pellets during our study of ecosystems and food webs. Did you know that owls can eat about 3 small animals per day? Hmmm how many animals is that per week? Their favorite foods are mice, birds, shrew and rodents. An owl pellet is formed in the gizzard part of the stomach. It's made up of the hair and bones of the small animals that it eats and cannot digest. So it regurgitates a pellet made up of all the bones and fur of the animals it ate. Dissecting owl pellets is not for the faint of heart by no means! Our 5th graders however were plowing through their pellets with gloves and picking tools trying to get every single bone possible!
6th graders had fun doing a math scavenger hunt to learn how to solve ratio problems. They are also LOVING using the chrome books from their new cart! They have been using them to research saints and play quizlet live!
The Art World
Well, we already have five new members of the Artsonia Hall of Fame! Four of the students are Second Graders--Lori Kate Morein, Andrew Penfield, Aria Sookdial, and Raylee Walker. And we have our first Fourth Grader, Samuel Bebee. Congratulations to you all!
Our Kindergarteners are finishing their coloring of the American Flag for our local Veterans Group and will be learning about warm colors and cool colors. First Graders are learning how to draw flowers in a vase which they will color with crayons. (Mom's, you are going to love these.)
Second Graders are also doing a flag for the Veterans, but they have to DRAW it--including 50 stars and 13 stripes. Try it. It's not easy. Third Grade has been busy drawing and coloring "real" insects. They are coloring with pencil colors and they are lovely (for bugs).
Fourth Graders are involved with the Advent Card Contest that we do every year. They are busy drawing Mary, the Mother of God, and they are doing a great job! A winner will be selected by judges and it will be the Advent Card for the School/Church. It is a great honor. First, second, and third place will receive ribbons.
The Seventh Grade Art/Band/Chorus students have completed their designs for the masks they are making for the play, "The King and I". They have started painting their guard or dog masks and they are going to look great on the dancers in the play. Their designs are on display in the Fine Arts Building Hallway.
My Eighth Grade Fine Arts Survey is doing wonderful things. We have studied Illuminated Manuscripts and they are making their own Illuminated page which will include a Celtic Knot (which they drew), their initial in the Celtic Style Alphabet, and several Celtic Images. We watched a wonderful film, "Brendan: The Secret of Kells" to reinforce what we learned in class.
Remember, in Art Class we are busy creating, making messes, and having fun!
Brenda Foshee, Art
PS: Come and check out my hall. It is spectacular!!
Spanish 1 & Friends
Congratulations to the following choir members who were selected to represent Our Lady Queen of Heaven in the State ACDA Conference All-State Choir!
5TH GRADE - ELIZABETH WARD & CAMILLE ARDOIN
6TH GRADE - LILLIAN THIBODEAUX, KESLYN ABSHIRE, GABRIEL MALLETT & REESE DUFRENE
7TH GRADE - ADRIENNE WARD & MILLIE THOMPSON
8TH GRADE - JAMES THOMPSON
Student Council 2019-2020
Congratulations to our Student Council members for this year!
Commissioner General: Estefania Santacoloma
Assistant Commissioner General: Brooks Drost
Commissioner of Records and Correspondence: Maya Sanders
Commissioner of Finance: Elizabeth Caraway
Commissioner of School Spirit: Ethan Posch
Commissioner of Special Affairs: Finn Gage
Landon Daughdril, Lauren Ledet, Edie Stickell, Abigail Williams, Ellie Nickel, Kyndal Goodwin
8th Grade Class Representatives:
Carter Kramer, Cameron Langley, Henry Vo
7th grade Class Representatives:
Grant Habetz, Grace Jester, Payton Langley
6th grade Class Representatives:
Ella Crookshank, Cristina Guidry, Megan Sanders
BETA Club 2019-2020
Congratulations to our newly elected BETA Club officers!
President: Adley Ardoin
Vice President: Jenna McNamara
Secretary: Emily Queenan
Treasurer: Parker Anderson
Reporter: Maggie Nickel
Chaplain: Phillip Abshire
Chaplain: Brooke Miles
2020 School Musical!
We cannot wait to see this middle school production next spring! Save the date, April 23-24, 2020!
OLQHS YOUTH GROUP
The EDGE program for 6 - 8 grade students will now be called Totus Tuus Tuesday. This group will meet every Tuesday except holidays and possible in service days.
To stay in touch with all middle school youth activities, sign up now on our newly created Middle School Youth Group on our Parish Flocknote. This will be our primary method to communicate with Middle School Youth in the parish.
Don't miss out, jump in the group so we can let you know what is happening in Middle School Youth Ministry.
to Sign up:
to the phone number: 84576
Please call or email me if you have any questions.
Middle School Youth Ministry
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
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.