For Heaven's Sake

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School - September 2019

From the Principal's Desk

As we progress into September, and classes establish a daily routine, we are mindful of the mission we strive toward every day; to provide a top quality education modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our Lady Queen of Heaven School will strive to educate the total child. I’m reminded of an old saying by Collier, “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” Our teachers do amazing things, and we celebrate small victories every day.


September is filled with a wide array of activities, all of which enhance our mission to teach children their roll to support our Lord’s work. From football and volleyball season, to fall pictures, pep rallies, the Heavenly Fish Fest and student days of reflection, there are literally dozens of ways to support our programs, and I would encourage you to find a way to become involved for the betterment of the students we serve at our school.


Please help us set our students up for success by establishing a healthy and positive routine so that they may experience the sum of these small efforts. Set the bar high, and stand back with us and admire as our students do astonishing things! I pray all of our families experience great success during this academic year.


In Christ,

Trevor Donnelly

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 4: All School T-Shirt Day


Wednesday, September 11: September B-Day T-shirt Day


Tuesday, September 17: 5th Grade Rally at OLQH FLCC Gym


Wednesday, September 18: Fall Pictures, Baronettes, Football


Thursday, September 26: Flu Shots for Middle School (waiver will be sent home)


Friday, September 27: Flu Shots for Elementary (waiver will be sent home)


Saturday, September 28: Heavenly Fish Fest


Monday, September 30: NO SCHOOL - teacher retreat

Join us for Mass

Friday, September 6
  • Opening School Mass (grades PK - 8) 9:00 am OLQH Church


Thursday, September 12

  • Elementary Mass (grades PK - 4) 8:30 am OLQH Church


Friday, September 13

  • Middle School Mass (grades 5 - 8) 9:00 am OLQH Church


Thursday, September 19

  • Elementary Mass (grades K - 4) 9:00 am OLQH Church


Friday, September 20

  • Middle School Mass (grades 5 - 8) 9:00 am OLQH Church


Thursday, September 26

  • Elementary Mass (grades K - 4) 8:30 am OLQH Church


Thursday, September 27

  • Middle School Mass (grades 5 - 8) 9:00 am OLQH Church

FOOTball & volleyball

Join us to cheer on our Football and Volleyball teams this season! Click HERE to view their schedules!


Also, plan to join us for these PEP RALLIES!

  • Wednesday, September 11th 2:30 pm FLCC GYM --- Middle School pep rally grades 5-8

  • Wednesday, September 25th 2:30 pm FLCC GYM --- Middle School pep rally grades 5-8
  • Wednesday, October 16th 2:15 pm FLCC GYM -- All School pep rally grades Pre-K – 8 to celebrate the Football and Volleyball teams
  • Wednesday, October 30th 2:15 pm FLCC GYM --- All School pep rally grades Pre-K – 8 to celebrate the carnival

popsicles!

Thank you to everyone who purchased popsicles from the Student Council last month! We truly appreciate your support of this fundraiser! The students certainly enjoyed their cool treats during recess!

Yearbook Orders for 2019-2020

Yearbook orders are now being taken for the 2019-2020 yearbook! The cost is $40.00 and can be charged to FACTS. If you would like the yearbook mailed, the cost will be $45.00. Deadline is not until March 20, 2020.


Click here for the yearbook order form.


If you did not purchase a yearbook for 2018-2019 and would like one - we have a few available! Please email Patsy Beverung pbeverung@olqhs.org.

Become A Baron Sponsor!

It is not too late to submit your Baron Sponsorship for this school year!


As a Baron Sponsor, you, or your business, have the opportunity to support all the OLQHS fundraising events (Fish Fest, Carnival & Auction) and receive sponsor benefits with just ONE donation.


Click HERE to learn about being a Baron Sponsor or email moquin@olqhs.org.

Upcoming Events

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Classroom Fun

Pre - K

Pre-K has been working on drawing Mat Man! We learned a fun song to help us remember how to draw him!

Kindergarten

Our kindergarten friends are having a great start to the school year!! Look at all these smiling faces!

1st Grade

READING is FUN!!! MATH is FUN!!

Various strategies with partners allows us to understand words and put sentences together! Wow! Did you know every WORD must have a vowel? We are having fun working with numbers and discovering how: part + part = a whole.

2nd Grade

2nd graders are having fun quizzing each other for upcoming tests and they love their visits from Monsignor Torres!

3rd Grade

3rd grade is having a great start to the year enjoying God's creation and going crazy over tadpoles! We cannot wait to see these tadpoles become frogs!

4th Grade

4th graders are falling back into the swing of things! They all completed their summer reading book reports and are moving right along! They have been hard at work practicing their “6” multiplication facts with a little game! They used dice to add then multiply by 6! Such a fun way to practice!

5th Grade

5th graders engineered contraptions to house their raw egg that was dropped from the FLC gym walkway. Most of the eggs survived the fall while only a few suffered "hairline fractures! The students enjoyed this activity as they got to show off their creative inventions. They learned about potential and kinetic energy.


In ELA class, they have been learning about character traits (physical traits and personality traits) and applied that knowledge to their summer reading project, “The Homework Machine." Students worked with partners to illustrate and describe one of the main characters from “The Homework Machine” – Judy, Kelsey, Sam, and Brenton. Attached are a few pictures of the artists at work!


On Friday, we took our DIBELS test to see how many words we can read in one minute. The 5th grade fall benchmark score is 111 words in one minute. Congratulations to the fastest reader in 5th grade – Ike Irwin who read 203 words! How many words can YOU read in one minute?

5th Grade SPARK

The 5th grade OLQHS students in Mrs. Faul’s SPARK class discussed the design and engineering behind building a house of cards and used the engineering process. This lesson leads up to their STEM curriculum for the year. Mrs. Faul was especially proud of the boys’ determination. They never gave up! This is the only class that has been able to build to this extent. They even decided to build a village!

6th Grade

6th graders have been having fun playing Bible Quest to practice searching for Bible verses! They have also been spending some time in the lab learning about the scientific method and the relationship among mass, volume, and density.

8th Grade

8th graders have been having fun getting to know their 2nd grade buddies! We cannot wait to see the fun things they will do together this year! The 8th graders have also been busy designing ideas for their class t-shirt!

Art

The new school year has started with a bang! We don't have anyone in the Hall of Fame yet, but several students already have the three required pieces of artwork and only need five in their fan club and five comments. If you have not signed up your child for Artsonia do so now. It is free and there are so many benefits. If you need your child's Screen Name or Parent Code, just contact me at bfoshee@olqhs.org.


Kindergarten began their year with lines and circles, using them to make a spider web and a spider. We are now beginning to learn how to properly draw a face by drawing their own faces. The First Grade classes started off the new school year with their own head-to-toe self portrait. You can find the pictures on Artsonia or hanging in the hallway of the Fine Arts Building.


Second Graders learned all about the six basic shapes--circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, and diamond. As a class we discussed where we can find things in the "real world" made from these shapes. They did a great job and the results are on Artsonia. The Third Graders learned about the composition of a picture. They can be Formal (well-balanced), Informal (out of balance), or Radial (exploding or imploding). They used their six basic shapes to illustrate one of the designs. Fourth Graders really had a drawing challenge. They had to draw both their hand and their shoe. First they had to draw it without looking at the paper or picking up their pencil (Blind Contour). Then they had to draw them for real--looking, erasing, whatever was necessary. These are on Artsonia as well.


My Seventh Grade Band/Chorus/Art students began the year by making a Circular Zentangle using pencils, Sharpies, and Prismacolor Pencil Colors. They are fabulous and decorate the Fine Arts Building Hallway. My Eighth Grade Fine Arts Survey (for High School Credit) began making a Zentangle cover for their notebooks, which will be used all year. We studied their Glossary of Art Terms which they used to write a critique of a famous painting and will use on their Crossword Puzzle Tests. Next we will do a study on Illuminated Manuscripts and they will learn to make a Celtic Knot and color it with Prismacolor Pencil Colors.


Remember, in Art we are busy creating, making messes, and having FUN!

Brenda Foshee, Art

Cheer Camp!

At the Diocesan cheer camp this summer, the following cheerleaders were named All American Cheerleaders: Lauren Ledet, Maryn Bellow, Mia Parkerson, Julia Fontenot, and Stef Santacoloma.

Also, we had a few girls make it into the final round of 2 of the individuals competitions: Dancing Diva Competition: Elizabeth Caraway and Isabella Tassin. And Jump Off – Claire Doumite.


We are so proud of the whole group!

2020 School Musical!

We are excited to announce that the musical next year will be...The King and I!

We cannot wait to see this middle school production next spring! Save the date, April 23-24, 2020!

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OLQHS YOUTH GROUP

The OLQH Youth programs will begin on Tuesday September 3, 2019 after school. The EDGE program will now be called Totus Tuus Tuesday. 6 - 8 grade students will receive information to enroll in this program. This group will meet every Tuesday except holidays and possible in service days. Stay tuned for specific information.


To stay in touch with all middle school youth activities, sign up now on our newly created Middle School Youth Group on our Parish Flocknote. This will be our primary method to communicate with Middle School Youth in the parish.


Don't miss out, jump in the group so we can let you know what is happening in Middle School Youth Ministry and give you the opportunity to join us this summer and next school year!


to Sign up:

TEXT: OLQHYOUTHMS

to the phone number: 84576


Please call or email me if you have any questions.

Marty Berry

Middle School Youth Ministry

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church

337/802-6757

marty.berry@lcdiocese.org

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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

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.

Donate Now

Donations can be made to: General Fund, Guardian Angel Fund, OLQHS Trust, Capital Campaign, or to an area of your choice.