January 29, 2024
From the Principal
Hello MQSCA Families-
It is with great sadness that we share that we had a member of the MQSCA community be called home to Christ. David Pawlak, the father of Henry Pawlak (5th grade), Steven Pawlak (MQS Class of 23) and Charlie Pawlak(MQS Class of 21), passed away this last week. We would like to continue to pray for the Pawlak family as they work through this difficult time.
We will be working with the Pawlak to family support them through this time and as those plans are made, the school will communicate as the support plan is developed.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May David's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Catholic School Week Events
Catholic Schools week is here! First, we are inviting all MQSCA families to participate in their classes assigned mass on January 27th or 28th. The Parishes do an amazing job supporting our school financially, and this a great opportunity for our families to celebrate Catholic education with our greater community. The schedule is as follows:
- New 6th Grade Holy Assumption 4:00 pm
- Mr. Lee at Holy Assumption 7:00pm
- K3/K4 St. Augustine 4:00pm
- 1st grade St Rita 4:00pm
- 7th and 8th grade MPH 117th St 4:00pm
- Mr. Lee at MPH 106th 8:30am
- 2nd Grade St. Rita 9:00am
- 3rd grade MPH 106th 10:30 am
- 5th grade Holy Assumption 10:30am
- K5 St. Augustine 10:30am
- 4th Grade MPH 106th 7:00pm
Secondly, MQSCA has our open house on February 1st, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to ask family and friends to attend to showcase the amazing work your child does in our school. Our schools enrollment begins on February 1st. We are finalizing an announcement on incentives for MQS families who refer another family to enroll. Use the open house as leverage to make your case!
Catholic Schools Week 1/29-2/2 Activities
Help us celebrate Catholic Schools Week! Here is the list of fun activities we will be doing throughout the week, including our dress down day themes!
Monday: Decade Day dress day/ Celebrate our Community/ Drop Everything and Dance
Tuesday: Wacky Accessories Day (Remember it is a mass day)/ Celebrate our Parish/ Buddy Board Games
Wednesday: Color Day (see flyer for specific grade color)/Celebrate our families/Coffee and Donuts with parent in the morning/
Thursday: Student/Teacher Swap/ Celebrate teachers and staff/ Open House
Friday: PJ Day/ Celebrate our Students/ Ice Cream Treat/ All school Bingo
The dance scheduled for 2/2 has been rescheduled for 2/16 to celebrate Valentines Day. The Dance will be a Valentines Day themed dance sponsored by the School Advisory Board.
Sip and Support MQSCA Celebrating 20 Years!
The 2nd annual Sip and Support will be on March 9th. "Cheers to 20 Years" as MQSCA is in its 20th school year! Tickets for the event will be going on sale soon! We expect this to be a big celebration!
Volunteers will get tickets from the office the week prior to the event.
Scan the QR code on the flyer to purchase tickets.
We are also looking for donations to the Silent Auction and baskets for the raffle. Please contact the office for more information on donations.
MQSCA Spring Sports Sign Up
MQSCA is excited to offer two sports for the spring, track and futsal. Registration for the two sports closes February 16th. Please note, rosters get finalized very quickly after the deadline. Once rosters are finalized, new students cannot be added. In addition, if you sign up for a sport, and your child is on the roster, you will be charged the sports fee even if your child decides to quite. MQSCA was stuck with many league fees for children that quit after rosters were set.
Yearbooks are available to be ordered through Lifetouch!
Just click the link below and enter the yearbook ID code to order.
Yearbook ID Code: 14840724
The order deadline is April 14
Help MQSCA get known! Like our page on Facebook!
Want to help spread the word of our school? Take these four easy steps:
1. Like our Facebook page.
2. Share our postings.
3. Write a positive review of why our school is great.
4. Continue liking and sharing our posts in the future.
These simply actions help our school more than you know!
Seton Value: All In
Saint of the Week: St John Bosco
Virtue of the Week: Perseverance
Feast Day: January 31st
Scripture of the Week:
"I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be hindered." Job 42:2
Prayer of the Week:
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.
***Important*** West Allis/West Milwaukee Transportation Information
Families that live in the City of West Allis and West Milwaukee that have been identified to receive the transportation reimbursement should have, or should be receiving a letter from the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District. It is very important that you complete the contract attached to the letter and return it to the school district by January 31, 2024. In addition, you need to send in a W-9 form that is linked here.
The address to send the document to is:
West Milwaukee/West Allis School District
Attention Maria Malvitz
1205 S. 70th St, 5th floor
West Allis WI 53214
Or you can email the forms to:
Failure to complete the participation contract and return the W9 to WAWM School District by 1/31/2024 will forfeit your opportunity to the transportation reimbursement.
MQSCA will send home attendance documentation needed the last day of school.
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 Simone Gaspar 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.
Drop off and Pick up Procedures
Please see the maps below for visual.
- Drop off traffic is one way, moving from the north to the south. Use 117th St to travel north.
- Speed limit in parking lot is 5MPH!
- Express lane is for drop off only, parents do not get out of your vehicle.
- If you need to help your children out of the car, please park in a space.
- In the morning, 117th and Madison is an Exit Only or teacher parking entrance. No families should enter through that space.
Seton Family of School Parent Meeting
Thank you for being a part of the Seton Family of Catholic Schools. There will be one more opportunity for you to have a conversation with members of the Seton Catholic Schools leadership team and members of our Board of Directors. Spanish translation will be provided. Attendance is not mandatory. Please click on the link below to register for the meeting.
- March 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace School, 2733 W. Euclid Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215, Register here
1/27-28/24 Grade Levels Assign a Weekend Mass/Catholic Schools Week Kickoff at Each Parish Mass
1/28/24-2/3/24 Catholic Schools Week
1/30/24 3rd Grade Leads Mass
2/1/24 2024-2025 School Year Enrollment Begins
2/1/24 MQSCA Open House 5:00 Pm
2/2/24 MPH Fish Fry
2/6/24 2nd Grade Leads Mass
2/9/24 100th Day of School (new date from snow days)
2/14/24 Ash Wednesday Mass/8th Grade Leads
2/15/24 All School Rosary
2/16/24 Valentines Day Dance
2/20/24 7th Grade Leads Mass
2/22/24 12:30 Release/Conferences/No after School Camp
2/23/24 No School
2/27/24 6th Grade Leads Mass
3/5/24 5th Grade Leads Mass
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