For Heaven's Sake
Our Lady Queen of Heaven School - May 2019
The Principal's Corner
As our year begins to wind down and our families begin to look forward to the summer months, I can’t help but to look back and wonder how the year passed us by so quickly. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were welcoming our students back to school? As families make plans for summer activities, we are already busy making plans for next school year.
We are also excited to announce that we have several class sections that are almost full and we anticipate they will be full by the end of the school year, an indication of the positive growth that we are experiencing. We will have a number of year end activities as the year draws to a close. I encourage you to check our calendar regularly to keep abreast of upcoming events.
During the summer months the office will be open during the month of June, Tuesday thru Thursday from 9am until 12pm. The office staff will be on vacation during the first week of July, and the office will resume summer hours on July 9th. Regular business hours of 8am-3pm will resume on August 1st. On behalf of the OLQHS faculty and staff I hope you all have a safe and restful summer.
What's Happening at OLQHS
May 2: 7th & 8th grade girls volleyball tryouts
May 7: Student Council Elections
- T-Shirt Day for May - August BDays
- Band & Choir Concert 6:30 pm
- 8th Grade Parent Mass 9:00 am (5 - 8 grades)
- Middle School Athletic Awards 2:30 pm
May 10: All School Mass 9:00 am (PK - 8)
**FINAL RAFFLE DRAWING
May 13: Baron Walk 2:15 pm
- Middle School Awards 10:00 am
- 8th Grade Pastor's Dinner 6:30 pm
May 17: 8th Grade Graduation 6:30 pm
May 21: PK Closing Ceremony 8:30 am
May 22: Kindergarten Stepping Up 8:30 am (K - 4 grades)
May 23: NO SCHOOL - Records Day
May 24: Closing Ceremony 8:30 am OLQH Church
Important Dates - Fall 2019
Open Houses: reminder these are for parents only. You will meet your child's homeroom teacher during this time and discuss expectations for the year. Class lists will be published at the beginning of August, and you can contact your child's teacher directly if you are unable to attend the Open House.
- 1st Grade 5:00 pm
- 2nd Grade 6:00 pm
- 3rd Grade: 5:00 pm
- 4th Grade: 6:00 pm
- 5th Grade: 5:00 pm
- 6th Grade: 6:00 pm
- Pre-K 5:00 pm
- Kindergarten 6:00 pm
- 7th & 8th Grade 5:30 pm
- First Day of School!
- Only Pre-K and K Boys Attend
- Only Pre-K and K Girls Attend
- All Pre-K and K students attend
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- 100 tickets available for OLQH parishioners
- 14 & under must be accompanied by adult
- $40 includes ticket and bus ride
- $10 for parents attending with children
- $10 for altar servers with 40 + points as of 5-1-2019
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2nd grade is doing measurement in math. They measured items around the classroom to help practice measuring in both inches and centimeters!
Elementary: Grades 1st -3rd are singing and dancing their way to proficiency in Spanish. They know introductions, greetings, numbers, calendar, colors and so much more to include traditional songs such as "Los elefantes." Next traditional song will be "Los pollitos dicen."
Grades 4th-5th follow characters in their book through South America learning dialogs and cultural events by role playing, reading, listening, writing, and speaking....lots of speaking in Spanish. Lots of giggles.
6th grade Enrichment is currently in their Spanish rotation aceing numbers 1-1,000 as well as short conversations in Spanish. This grade will create handmade Piñatas for the other students to enjoy soon.
7th grade Enrichment is proficient in reading and writing for novice high levels in Spanish and are able to maintain short conversations as well as discussing the famous novel, "El Quijote", by Miguel de Cervantes. They also tasted a lesson in Las Tapas from España, Pan con Tomate, by creating their own version of this breakfast meal.
Spanish 1 8th grade has ventured through four different countries while learning and speaking the language achieving intermediate low-high levels of proficiency. They have studied architecture from Puerto Rico, family traditions from Mexico, clothing from Guatemala, and now food from Perú. They did enjoy the fashion show to which each student created and described in Spanish their own traditional garment called "El huipil."
Superior Rating - Spanish Rally
Felicidades a Elena Guidry (Maria José) in Spanish 1 for receiving the highest score of SUPERIOR of Spanish 1 Interpretative Reading. She represented OLQHS at the high school state rally as an eighth grader. We are so proud of her!
Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to the Student Council for the 2019-2020 school year.
Elizabeth Caraway, Landon Daughdril, Brooks Drost, Finn Gage, Kyndal Goodwin, Lauren Ledet, Ellie Nickel, Ethan Posch, Maya Sanders, Estefania Santacoloma, Edie Stickell, Abigail Williams
Choir& Band News
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Concert Band for receiving the Sweepstakes Award at the District V Large Ensemble Assessment in March! We are very proud of you!
The 6th,7th and 8th Grade Band performed an upbeat and fun concert at Kemah Boardwalk!
Our Spring Concert and Awards program for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Bands will be May 8th at 6 pm in the FLCC (Big gym) at OLQH. Important information regarding this concert has been sent home. All are invited to hear the great music performances by our OLQH Bands!
Parker Anderson, Kailey Barrett, Peyton Bijeaux, Aubree Bolton, Hannah Boullion, Lily Buckles, Olivia Dubois, Alayna Eisner, Madeline Green, Sarah Guidry, Avery Karam, Baylee Langley, Payton Langley, Ava Leger, Kiki Marceaux, Mary Elise Milligan, Ella Morton, Maggie Nickel, Sarah Ory, Emily Pecorino, Emily Queenan, Kate Sanders, Edie Stickell, Madison Stutes, Millie Thompson
The Art World
Each week Artsonia selects a group of pictures from all the entering schools to be in the running for Artist of the Week. Our own Cami Collin's orange cat was selected to run in the category of Pre-K through 3rd grade and Cami won. She received 690 votes. Cami gets a plague with her name and picture (in the photo) and a $50 gift certificate to buy Art Supplies. The Art Department receives a $100 gift certificate to buy supplies for Art. Great work, Cami, and congratulations!
We have some new Artsonia Hall of Fame winners this month. In Kindergarten we have Anna Kate Downs, Jax Giaimis, and Grant Soileau. Our new 2nd Graders are Emma Bourgeois and Jackson Downs. The new 3rd Grader is Lawton Bordelon and our new 4th Grader is Luca Genius. Congratulations to all!
This month we all finished our Easter projects so there are no new projects yet. Be sure to check Artsonia for all their wonderful Easter Art. Think of Artsonia Gifts for Mother's Day and end of the year. Right now T-Shirts and Jewelry are on sale. A great gift for Mom, grandma, or for your student (particularly for graduating 8th Graders) is to have a portfolio ($29.95) with their artwork throughout the year (or years). It makes a wonderful present to have all their artwork in a beautiful book form.
And now I am going to brag on my wonderful 8th Grade Fine Arts Survey class. These students have done wonderful work all year long with their Illuminated Manuscripts, Scenery and Costuming for their plays, Quilt squares, and finally with Photography. I gave the 8th graders a crash course in GOOD Photography and sent them out on campus to take pictures of the Queen of Heaven campus (on face book) and in teams of two to take portraits of each other. They are fabulous! I am including one shot of each student taken by their peers so you can see the high standard that they achieved. If you would like to see the rest, they are displayed in the Fine Arts Building Hall.
Remember, we are busy creating, making messes, and having FUN!
Brenda Foshee, Art
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.
Our Lady Queen of Heaven School
3908 Creole Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-7349 - Main Office
(337) 564-5376 - Middle School