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!


Peace,

Trevor Donnelly

Important Dates

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

Thursday, October 3
  • 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

Book Fair

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

Join us to cheer on our Football and Volleyball teams this season! Click HERE to view their schedules!


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 pbeverung@olqhs.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!


Silver Level

Drs. Carl and Mary Churchman

Dubois Sheet Metal

In Memory of Dale Billeaudeaux

Lefort Orthodontics

Morgan Stanley

George “J.” Trappey, IV M.D.

Dr. Luke and Alicia Williams

Bronze Level

Drs. Jason and Jacquelyn Braud

Children’s Clinic of SWLA

Crawford Orthodontics

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!

We had another fun Heavenly Fish Fest! Thank you to all of our fishing families and friends who came out to participate in this event. Thank you to our event sponsors and Baron Sponsors, especially Southern Drifter, Lake Area Marine, CCA Louisiana, Therapy Center and Waste Water Specialties for their in-kind donations! It was a great day of fishing, family and FUN!


Event Sponsors

Sailfish: Southern Drifter

Jackfish: Drs. Darin and Mandy Doumite; Eric and Kathy Unkel

Angelfish: Barbers on Broad,; Therapy Center; Sabine Pools

Upcoming Events

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shop and help OLQHS!

Community Coffee Cash Program

Thank you all so much for turning in your Community Coffee labels! So far, we have earned $582! This is great and it is only the end of September! Please continue saving those labels and turning them in to the front office!


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.

Box Tops

Help earn money for our school by collecting Box Tops. You can continue to cut out the box tops or download the app and do it from your phone! It is SO easy now with the New Box Tops App! Click here for more information.

Amazon Smile

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!

Classroom Fun

Pre - K

Our Pre-K friends had so much fun learning about communities and dressing up and their own community helpers!

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!

Kindergarten

Kindergarten was SO SILLY for the letter S with Silly Sock Day!

1st Grade

1st graders have been learning all about communities! Take a look at the wonderful job they did building their own communities.

2nd Grade

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!

3rd Grade

3rd grade is having fun and working on sorting genres of books!
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4th Grade

Look at these BRIGHT electrical engineers at work! The 4th graders have been learning about the transformation of energy in an electric circuit, so students created their own circuits to see how it works! They even made switches with paper clips to open and close their circuits! They did a wonderful job!


They also have been having some fun learning about independent and dependent clauses!

5th Grade

All 5th graders from the Diocese of Lake Charles attended the Fifth Grade Rally on September 17. It was a fun filled day of praise and worship that promoted respect for all life.

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 Grade

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!

7th Grade

The 7th graders had fun at their day of reflection in September! They acted out the corporal works of mercy!
7th graders participated in an osmosis/diffusion experiment! They learned that soaking eggs in vinegar for 2 days dissolves the shell and allows the vinegar to diffuse into the egg. What a FUN egg-periment!

8th Grade

8th graders are having FUN with their 2nd grade buddies! The recently made rainbows - a sign of God's promise!

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

Spanish 1 students were able to visit with some friends from Colombia, Sr. & Sra. Nester and Berta Rojas. They came to their class from Bogota Colombia to converse in Spanish and they had fun learning about each other’s culture.. To prepare, students researched and prepared a brief study of the country of Colombia.

State Choir

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

Commissioners-At-Large:

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 are excited to announce that the musical next year will be...The King and I!

We cannot wait to see this middle school production next spring! Save the date, April 23-24, 2020!

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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:

TEXT: OLQHYOUTHMS

to the phone number: 84576


Please call or email me if you have any questions.

Marty Berry

Middle School Youth Ministry

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church

337/802-6757

marty.berry@lcdiocese.org

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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

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.

Donate Now

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