Our LAdy Queen of Heaven School :: May 1st, 2013

Dear Parents and Members of the OLQHS Community

As the school year comes to an end, there are so many activities that fill our time but it is also a period of change. It is a time of excitement, disappointment and even fear. Do we know what the next school year will bring? Who will be my teacher? Will my best friend be in my class? This is a time when we turn to our faith and remember that God loves us. Every concern of ours is a concern of God’s. Every concern of your heart is a concern of God’s heart. What looks impossible to you is not impossible for God. Give all your worries and fears to the Lord and he will take care of them. God will do what is best for you. Sometimes life can be unfair and disappointing but trust in the Lord and he will guide.

OLQHS will be offering SuccessMaker this summer. It will be offered 4 days a week for 5 weeks. Last summer, we found those who attended did show growth, the more a child came the more growth they made. Successmaker will be offered the weeks of June 10, 17 and 24 and the weeks of July 15 and 22. It will cost $60.00 per child for the whole summer.

OLQHS is an incredible place to be.

Ms. JoAnn

Important Messages From Our School

  • The Family Life Center is not an entrance to Our Lady Queen of Heaven School.

  • For safety reasons, no student will be given a walking pass to walk to the church parking lot.

  • Michael Beverung, former OLQH student has been accepted into St. Joseph's seminary in Covington.

  • All school fees are due by May 10. This includes after school care, lunches, library books, PTC Fees and any other fees owed. If all fees have not been received in the school accounting office by May 13, your children may not participate in final exams or year-end activities, such as PK Closing Ceremonies, K Stepping Up Program, awards ceremonies, or any eighth grade activities. Additionally, if payments are received after May 13, report cards may not be available until after June 1. Please contact Mrs. Wallwork or Mrs. Goodwin in the accounting office if you need to make special payment arrangements. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS TO BE SURE ALL SCHOOL FEES HAVE BEEN PAID AND ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN RETURNED.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me” (John 14:1)

Year of Faith

After his resurrection Jesus spent forty more days on the earth in his risen body accompanying His disciples and preparing them to take responsibility for carrying on the work He had begun. Before departing from them He promised he would send the Holy Spirit to abide with them forever and lead them into the whole truth. The Church began its mission at Pentecost when the Spirit came to a diverse group of Jesus’ disciples gathered together.

The present experience of the cleansing of the old church offers real grounds for optimism and hope. We are all challenged to share in the collective experience of letting go what is dying so that a new church can be born. All Christians, whatever their denomination, need to understand more deeply who they are as followers of Christ before receiving anew the gifts of the Spirit.

The word of God that we hear in the Sunday readings between Easter and Pentecost is our main source of instruction as we await in our time for the coming of the Spirit. As Jesus accompanied his disciples for forty days instructing and encouraging them in preparation for Pentecost so we will accompany Him, listening anew as we prepare for the Pentecost of the new millennium.

Ultimately the journey to Pentecost, as all journeys, is a personal one. We encourage you to participate fully by looking and studying the weekly readings.

Holy Communion and children

It is important to teach our children our Catholic belief in the Real Presence – that is, Jesus Christ’s real and true presence in the Eucharist. The bread is no longer bread, and the wine is no longer wine but after being consecrated by the priest, these are now the body and blood of the risen Lord. Help children with this teaching by stressing reverence for the Eucharist that includes silence during consecration, a small bow before receiving Holy Communion and kneeling in prayer after returning to the pew. Be sure to stress that Christ’s presence is not magic, but is the great mystery of our faith. We rejoice and give thanks for the gift of Jesus Christ in all of the sacraments -- especially the Eucharist.

“Instant Wisdom”

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, “Does this make sense?” They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize—to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents—and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.

Caught You Being Good this week at OLQHS!!! Let’s Celebrate!!!

The OLQH kids did great on Saturday at the track meet. It really touched my heart to see the older kids encouraging and cheering for the 5th and 6th grade track teams. Just the little bit that I witnessed of the 7 & 8th grade boys track members was great! Good things are happening at our school!

Run for Others

We would like to thank everyone for making the “Run for Others” such a huge success this year! The money raised will continue to support our resource department. It is through generosity such as this, our school continues to be the best it can be!

We would like to specifically thank our sponsors for the “Run for Others”

Gold sponsors- American Press :: Konnor Hebert

Silver Sponsors- The Bergstedt Family :: The Bruchhaus Family

Bronze Sponsors: Aggreko :: Axiall :: Camille and Anna Bushnell :: Children’s Clinic of SWLA :: Chris Craven- New York Life :: Crawford Orthodontics :: Dr. Emma DiCarlo ::

Ehlers and Associates, CPAs, LLC :: Emma Grace & Cooper Gregory ::

Gill Animal Hospital :: Harlow Lawn Mower Sales :: Herbert Hamilton, D.D.S. ::

J. William Groves, Jr. MD :: Johnnie’s Paint & Body Shop, Inc. :: Katherine & Grace Jester :: Keith, Renee, & Conner Williams :: Kendall, Michelle, Kaden, & Kolt Styron ::

Mathnasium :: Planet Nutrition :: Porche’ Plumbling & Piping, Co., Inc. ::

Scott L. Worley, DDS :: Stine Stuart G. Landry :: Susan & Norris Guidry :: The Fontenot Family- Julia & Jonah :: Thomas Williams :: Will, Sarah, & James Upshaw :: The Morein Family

*A Special Thanks to the Stine family for their sponsorship. A mistake was made this year, and their name was left off our t-shirts. We certainly apologize for this terrible oversight on our part, and we appreciate their generosity and support.

Cornerstone Capital Campaign

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School kicks off the next aspect of its campaign: “Layers of Legacy” Courtyard. In the new middle school building, there will be a brick courtyard with the opportunity to commemorate people, classes, grade levels, graduation classes, etc. Bricks may be purchased in increments of $100.00, $250.00, $500.00 and $1000.00. Anyone who would like to be a part of this historic opportunity can call the school’s office at 477-7349. The official kick-off for this brick campaign is Wednesday, January 30, 2013, during Catholic Schools Week. OLQH School community will gather for Mass at 9:00 am to celebrate the Good News of Catholic Education and honor its alumni from the Classes of 1966, 1988 and 2003. As with any legacy, our school community leads by example. The students of OLQH School are very enthusiastic about this new venue and are raising money to actively participate in the courtyard. Make plans now to join in this celebration.

Other News by Grade


Kindergarten Donuts with Dad - Wed. May 1st at 8:00

Kindergarten Muffins with Mom - Wed. May 8th at 8:00

First Grade

First Grade has been quite busy!! We have been focus on sorting and counting money. Teachers were able to open a CLASS STORE with the help of parent donations. Students “deposited” money earned in their own accounts and had to count the amount needed to buy items at the store. It was a great way to enhance the curriculum!

Thank you parents!!

Second Grade

Second graders are hatching baby chicks. The due date is May 14.


Congratulations to our newest AR Stars: Ryan Monk, 7th grade; Aaron Howard, 6th grade; and Gabriell Little & Hayden Armentor 5th grade. Special congratulations to our first Triple AR Star of the year, Jake Hanks, 5th grade; and to Double Star Katherine Jester, 5th grade.

Track Result

5th-6th OLQH Boys Placed third at the recent CCAL Track Meet held at Barbe High School.

The following boys participated in the CCAL Track Meet:

Andrew Mann, Anthony Worley, Ben David, Brett Ardoin, Bryant Fusilier, Bruce Ritchie, Charlie Drost, Davis Meche, Ethan Hebert, Gus Milligan, Jacob Hebert, James Brown, Landon Eason, Luke Ledet, Thomas Lundy, Will Gage, and Zac Zembower

OLQH 5th Grade Girls received 44 points and 4th place in the CCAL Track Meet.

The following 5th Grade Girls participated in the CCAL Track Meet:

Allison Prejean, Ava Broussard, Claire Basone, Emily LaBiche, Emma Faul, Emma Fournerat, Emma Matt, Gabrielle Kuehn, Gracie Stickell, Jane Claire Radde, Jillian Sedano, Jillian Smith, Julia Dore`, Layla Morton, Madison Iafrate, Maggie Bruchhaus, Olivia Kilpatrick, Savannah Adams, Sophia Tassin, and Sophie Stine.

OLQH 6th Grade Girls received 99.5 points at the CCAL Track Meet and came in 2nd Place.
Sarah Doumite received 22 points and came in 3rd Place for Top Athletes. Brianna Guillory received 18 points and came in 6th Place for Top Athletes. Sophie Stine received 15.5 points.

The following girls participated in the CCAL Track Meet:
Allie Labbe, Andrea Huber, Brianna Guillory, Darby Gabbert, Gabrielle Moreno, Grace Anne Theriot, Madeline Fontenot, Natalie Theriot, and Sarah Doumite.

The following 7th and 8th Grade Boys participated in the CCAL Track Meet:

Aaron Marshburn, Cameron Witherwax, CJ Semien, Connor Williams, Evan Dore`, Grayson Broussard, Hunter Dore`, Joseph Tassin, Logan Guillory, Robert Christman, Robert Rigmaiden, Timothy Curol, Tyler Hoover, Will Groves, and William Richard.

OLQH 7th and 8th Grade Girls received 150 points in the CCAL Track Meet and placed 2nd at the Meet.
Ally Crooks received 42 points and came in 1st place for Top Athletes. Julie Vincent got 27 points.

The following 7th and 8th Grade Girls participated in the CCAL Track Meet:

Ally Crooks, Anna Bushnell, Anna Cameron, Bailey Fruge, Bethany Soileau, Brianna Broussard, Emily Eisner, Greyson Fruge, Isabella Huber, Jamie Dalton, Julie Vincent, Kelsie Cooley, Latina Berry, Sage Sikich, Sarah Kohrs, Tabitha Sonnier, and Madeline Stine.


We have quite a few new members of the Artsonia Hall of Fame. We have First Grader, Cooper Mabile; Second Grader, Caroline Weise; Third Graders, Jake Smith and Christopher Abrahams; Fifth Grader, Davis Meche; Seventh Graders, Elizabeth Broussard, Collin Roan, and Bailey Fruge; and last, but not least, Eighth Grader Riley Ardoin. Congratulations to you all!!!

Remember to check out the wonderful artwork that 7th and 8th Grade Art Enrichments are doing on the new Wacom Tablets. These Wonderful Tablets were donated to Our Lady Queen of Heaven by the Foundation for Creativity and Inspiration in Carrollton, Texas. They can only be used by the Middle School Students because they are VERY expensive. They will move with the Middle School to the New Computer Lab in the New Building.

The Eighth Graders did pictures of themselves as toddlers. The Seventh Graders did pictures of Historical Figures. Go and see the great work they have done which is on display in the Fine Arts Building.
Remember we are creating, making messes, and having FUN!!

Brenda Foshee, Art

Spanish Connection

Head, shoulders, knees and toes…knees and toes….. Yes, all grades are learning how to sing that infamous song in Spanish:

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies, rodillas, pies…….

1st-3rd grades
: La Ropa y El Cuerpo (Clothing and Body). Students can identify types of clothing that they wear and parts of the body to which the clothing belongs through singing, acting out, playing charades, and many more activities. Ask about their worksheet packets that the students are whizzing through…. They are so proud of their work and we are having so much fun!

Estudiantes de La Semana (mes): Adley Ardoin, Ethan Posch, Mia Medlin, Maya Sanders, Jenna McNamara, Dylan Shetler, Gray Guillory, Ellen Nickel, Avery Heinen, Wyatt Guillory, Meredith Midkiff, Landon Templet, Will Bright, Mia Hanks, Jason Shamsie, Jace Nixon, Brenna Moncrief, Shreve Gage, Kallen Stough, Chase Marshburn, Nathan Hotard, Hailey Williams, Lauren Louviere, Luke Monlezun, and Alyssa Morton. ¡Felicidades on those who received the Star of the Week for a second time this year!

¡Atención los parients!
3RD GRADE: On April 25th during mass, the 3rd grade class will sing a bi-lingual song while using their ARTWork, maracas. They have been practicing “I have a friend who loves me…Yo tengo un amigo que me ama…” and will sing in church accompanied by our very own middle school Mariachi Band. This is a cross curriculum study between, ART, Spanish, and Music, combining culture, movement, and music.

4th & 5th grades
: Me gusta(n)…. I like…. Students have learned to express what they like and what they don’t like in Spanish. They all liked that lesson and are very opinionated….:) We also are studying a country that has become very significant recently: Argentina, our new Pope’s country of origin. Ask them what the capital of Argentina is…..

Spanish I 8th grade
: We went on a field trip to “El Tapatio” and ate to our hearts content. The students spoke only Spanish, made new friends, and enjoyed a taste of Mexico. The owners were from Jalisco, Mexico and enjoyed hosted our group. Now we are learning reflexive verbs and health in Spanish. The students will be talking about their daily routines and creating food pyramids by making healthy suggestions in Spanish. May 1st, students will take the Spanish I Credit Exam to receive credit for High School.
Please keep these students in your prayers for a successful outcome.

Sra. Smith

OLQHS Jr. Beta Club

Jr. Beta Club is going to State Convention!
The Jr. Beta Club Quiz Bowl Team passed the preliminary rounds at District Convention in January and is now heading to State to compete with other top performing clubs. The following members of Quiz Bowl will compete in the Louisiana Junior Beta State Convention on May 2, 2013, and May 3, 2013: Gregory Laborde, Sam Bruchhaus, Matthew Ieyoub, Grant Tassin, and Cameron Fontenot. The Jr. Beta Club also placed in the Poster contest at District Convention and will be competing at State. The following members will participate in the Poster contest: Taylor Tran, Maria Santacoloma, Andie Ottenweller, and Madeline Stine. This year at State, schools will enter Subject Competition to compete with other schools in Academics. The following members of Jr. Beta Club will compete in the Subject Competitions: Alex Ieyoub – Science, Will Groves – Spelling, Ashlyn Theriot – English, Anna Bushnell – Math, and Brogan McNease – Social Studies. The Jr. Beta Club would like to wish their members luck as they compete at State!


Registration packets for Summer Care 2013 are now available in the cafeteria after school.
For more information please contact:
Meris Courville at 477 8438 or

About Our School

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School

Lake Charles, LA 70605

Phone: 337.477.7349

Fax: 337.477.7384