May 5th, 2023
From the Principal
Hello MQSCA Families-
As you know, Bryanna Hill ended her role as dean of operations earlier this month. We are grateful for her service and the support that she provided to our school community. It is with excitement that we share an update on the dean of operations position. Simone Gasper will join Mary Queen of Saints this coming week as the new dean of operations. Simone has previously served as director of operations for a well-known Milwaukee restaurant, and she will transition away from her current role as a human resource trainer with a local manufacturing company. We're confident that her eagerness to enter into the educational sector along with her experience will be a great blessing to the Mary Queen of Saints community. Simone will continue to lead and support the school's operational efforts and will continue to serve families with enrollment and tuition needs. Please be sure to stop by and welcome her to our community beginning on Tuesday!
Penny wars was a great success! Thank you for all our families for donating all of the change you did to support Water Wells of Africa. As a school community we raised over $1,300.00! This spring, it was announced that MQSCA won a grant for the installation of one water bottle filling station/water fountain from a foundation sponsored by Delta Dental. Part of the grant was for our school to do a service project for another cause! We are happy to say that along with the grant, we are working to get two more bubbler/water bottle filling stations to have three of them installed for the next school year.
Congratulation to the K5/1st Grade team for winning the contest securing an extra gym period, along with a treat of their choice!
Blessing bags are ready to be distributed. Please click here to learn more on intentions of the blessing bag and how to acquire them for your family to hand out.
2023-2024 School Calendar
Here is a link to the 2023-2024 School Calendar. Please note the summer pic-nick, back to school night and picture day, and the first day of school. In addition, we have a whole week off for Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to another great school year with fun community events.
Volunteers for Field Day Friday, June 2nd.
We are looking for volunteers for the MQSCA Field Day on June 2nd and will be sending out a sign up genius with in the next few weeks. This is a reminder to mark your calendars, take off of work, and make sure you have the Safe Environment Training completed. No parents, grandparents, friends, family members(18 or over), etc. will be able to help unless they have completed the coarse. New this year, if you have taken Safe Environment Training 5 or more years ago, you must recertify. I ask that all volunteers double just your status now. We always have the Safe Environment training in the Odyssey, please scroll down to the bottom. Note: This is mandatory by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the U.S. Congress of Bishops, no employee of MQSCA or Seton is willing to be fired to let you help "for a bit" or "this one time"!
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Seton Value: Transformation
Saint of the Week: St. John of Avila
Virtue of the Week: Courageous
Scripture of the Week:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Prayer of the Week:
Dear God, I have many situations in my life that make me afraid, including my relationships, my job, my family, and personal projects. I have the desire to make things work out well and be happy. I fear that things will not turn out well. Lord, I pray that you give me the strength to pursue whatever it is I need to. Assure me that, for better for worse, you will always be with me. I need this courage to find happiness. I cannot do it without you, God. Please come to my rescue. Amen.
After School Camp Last Day May 30th
Do to staffing shortages, and the end of the school year responsibilities of teachers, the last day of after school camp will be May 30th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause families. Unfortunately with it being the end of the school year, we are finding it tough to hire a person for afterschool camp.
Safe Enviroment Training
In order to be involved in any school activities, including chaperoning a field trip, coaching a sport, or volunteering in a classroom, you have to be safe environment trained. Below is the link to register for a training. No exceptions will be made, it is an archdiocesan mandate. If you plan to volunteer now, or in the future in any way, you MUST have attended a safe environment training. Please reach out to Bryanna Hill if you have questions about safe environment training, if you need to be trained, or if a new background check needs to be conducted. If you think you have been in safe environment training in the past, but are unsure, please double check.
5/9 4th Grade Leads Mass
5/16 3rd Grade Leads Mass
5/18 All School Rosary at 2:30 PM
5/23 2nd Grade Leads Mass
5/29 Memorial Day, No School
5/30 Teachers Lead Mass/Last Day of After School Camp
5/31 Spring Program
6/2 Field Day
6/6 7th Grade Leads Mass / Talent Show at 1:30 PM
6/7 8th Grade Graduation
6/9 Last Day of School / Early Release 12:30 PM
MQSCA Mission Statement:
We, the Christian Community of Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy, in collaboration with the Catholic parishes of West Allis and West Milwaukee, are called to integrate the Teachings of Jesus Christ into the spiritual, academic, and social development of each individual