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.


In Christ,

Trevor Donnelly

What's Happening at OLQHS

Important Dates!

May 2: 7th & 8th grade girls volleyball tryouts


May 7: Student Council Elections


May 8:

  • T-Shirt Day for May - August BDays
  • Band & Choir Concert 6:30 pm


May 9:

  • 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


May 16:

  • 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

NO SCHOOL - Dates

May 23: Record Day


May 27 - August 9: SUMMERTIME

Join us for Mass

May 10: All School Mass (PK - 8 Grade) 9:00 am

Important Dates - Fall 2019

Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendar for the start of school next year. Click here to view the FULL calendar for 2019-2020.


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.

August 5th:

  • 1st Grade 5:00 pm
  • 2nd Grade 6:00 pm

August 6th:

  • 3rd Grade: 5:00 pm
  • 4th Grade: 6:00 pm

August 7th:

  • 5th Grade: 5:00 pm
  • 6th Grade: 6:00 pm

August 8th:

  • Pre-K 5:00 pm
  • Kindergarten 6:00 pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade 5:30 pm

August 12:

  • First Day of School!
  • Only Pre-K and K Boys Attend

August 13:

  • Only Pre-K and K Girls Attend

August 14:

  • All Pre-K and K students attend

SUMMER CARE

You can register for SUMMER CARE now through May 10th. Click here to fill out the registration form.


For more information regarding summer care and the events calendar click here.

FACTS, Subsidy & Scholarship Forms

Please check your FACTS balance and make sure all Past Due invoices are paid before May 10th in order to a take finals and participate in end of year activities.

ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES

You can ORDER your school supplies for next school year now through June 14th.

Click here to order. The school code is OUR162.


There are very few items that are NOT included in the pre-packaged supplies. Click here to view that list.


If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Williams williams.alicia@hotmail.com.

Used Uniform Sale

We are gathering items for our used uniform sale. Please donate any plaid items, or navy shorts/pants and outerwear. No uniform shirts will be sold this year in the sale.


You can donate now through the end of the school year. The date of the uniform sale will be determined soon!

Upcoming Events

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Play Ball!

OLQH Clergy and staff invite you to join them June 12 for a game in Minute Maid Park: Miwaukee Brewers vs. Houston Astros.
  • 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


Call Felicia 477-1236 to reserve your ticket!

Classroom FUN

Pre-K

Our Pre-K friends had the best time at their Egg Hunt. Although it was rainy - they had a blast hunting eggs and playing games!

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students celebrated Easter by visiting Villa Maria residents, petting baby sheep and having fun hunting for eggs on the big field!

2nd Grade

2nd grade is doing measurement in math. They measured items around the classroom to help practice measuring in both inches and centimeters!

2nd grade is also preparing for their First Communion this weekend! Please keep them in your prayers. They baked bread and are having their day of reflection this week to help them become ready for the Sacrament.

3rd Grade

3rd graders have been busy watching their baby chicks hatch! They named each one. Some of the names included Buttercup, Popcorn, Leroy, Fudge and Lil Timmy . What a wonderful way to ring in the Easter season with the celebration of new life!
3rd graders also saw first hand how challenging it can be to be a paleontologist. They excavated chocolate chips from chocolate chip cookies without breaking them. They used a toothpick to dig the chips out. The students discovered it is very tricky getting fossils out of the ground because the fossils are fragile and could break easily if you are not careful!

4th Grade

The 4th graders are learning about customary units of measurement! We measured the height of some students in inches and converted those measurements to feet!

6th Grade

During Lent, 6th grade experienced a traditional Seder meal as part of their day of reflection. we are grateful Sister Camille Martinez was able to join us to lead this wonderful ritual.

8th Grade

8th graders had a wonderful time at their class retreat last month at the St. Charles Retreat Center. Mrs. Milissa Thibodeaux, Director of the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Lake Charles, directed the special day for our students. It was a time for students to reflect on God’s will in their lives, now, and in their future. The day focused on their own personal relationship with God, the gifts they have been given, and their faith journey as they enter high school.

Spanish

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.

Middle School:

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!

OLQH Jazzline

Congratulations to the following students who will be on the 2019-2020 Jazzline!


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

Congrats!

Congratulations to Brady Fontenot for placing 4th in the Grand Lake FFA Fishing Tournament for Large Bass!

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

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.

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

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