September 8th, 2023
From the Principal
Hello MQSCA Families-
School is starting to get into full swing and we are loving all the students back in the building. Just a couple reminders:
- Please fill out all school paper work including the handbook and back to school forms.
- Please follow all rules of our drop off and pick up policies. We thank all the families that are following the proper protocols.
We are looking forward to the first dance of the school year, this next Friday, September 15th from 6:30-8:30. We are in desperate need of parents to help set up and decorate, the first parent to email Mr. Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org, gets to choose the theme! We cannot wait to see what the theme will be. We will announce it on Monday during end of day announcements!
On Saturday, September 16th, Mother of Perpetual Help is having a family fun fest. MQS is sponsoring bounce houses, and need volunteers to sell tickets and manage the bounce houses. Please see the signup genius below to help out!
Third Friday of School
This next Friday, September 15th, is a very important day for your child to attend as it is our count that we report to DPI of our current enrollment. Since this day is so important, we have celebrations in place! Students can dress down, we are serving Domino's Pizza for lunch, and will be having a ice cream treat in the afternoon. Thanks you in advance for having you child attend school on this very important day!
Catholic Schools Walk
The Catholic Schools Walk is approaching. We are going to have the walk during the school day at the end of the day. We have not finalized the date, but know it will be a blast. We encourage families to come and enjoy the day!
This year, the money will go towards a second water bottle filling water fountain. As you know we won a grant from Delta Dental to have one installed, and it will be installed hopefully sometime in October or November. We are hoping to add a second along with it, unfortunately with the electrical, plumbing and installation cost, and the cost of the unit itself, it is about $6,000.00 total. Please make an effort to join our MQS team and raise as much as you can to off set this cost!
Back to School FAMILY FUN DANCE
All children are expected to have a parent or guardian present with them at the dance.
See you at the family fun dance!
8th grade: High School Transition Info
Although we just started the school year, it's important to start looking into applications for high schools. The process for applying to high schools is starting now and deadlines will be approaching within the next couple months.
Check out the MQSCA HS Transition Portal where there will be all the info you need in one location! Updates will be made throughout the year as needed.
I will also be hosting office hours for 8th grade parents on September 18th and 27th from 3:30-4:30 PM to go over some information on open houses and provide an opportunity to start the application process for different schools.
MQSCA Spirit Wear Store
Check out the MQSCA Spirit Wear store. Show off your school pride! There are new items listed for the fall winter store!
The spirit wear store closes September 11th, the details page in the store has a glitch and cannot be updated at this time.
Drop off and Pick up Procedures
Please follow our drop off and pick up procedures, they make everyone's life easier.
A couple key details to make drop off and pick up safe and fast.
- Drop Off
- Use the express drop off line only if your child can get out of the car on their own.
- Use parking spaces if your child needs assistance. Parents should not get out of the car in the express line.
- Please give right away to those walking into the building from the parking spaces.
- Enter the parking lot at the two north entrances only. All traffic exits from the south. Please do not drive in the exit or drive through the parking lot to exit on the north ends of the parking lot.
- Teachers are allowed to enter the parking lot on the south to go to their parking spaces.
- Pick Up/Dismissal:
- No parking along the north end of the school, that is the entrance and exit for the parking, parish staff can park to one side.
- Please have your car in a parking space before children enter your car, do not stop and allow children in if you are in the driving areas of parking lot, it impedes traffic. Your time is not more valuable than anyone else's.
- K3/K4 students are picked up in the front of the school, walk up and your child will be handed to you. We will not let your child go to you unless you are right by the front doors.
Please see the maps below for visual.
Back to School Forms
Here is the link to the Back to School forms including the video and photo release form, cell phone policy form, and the dismissal permission form. If you have not filled these forms out, please do so. Students who have cell phones with out the consent form, and acknowledgement that it needs to be turned into the office, will have phones confiscated.
Mother of Perpetual Help Family Fun Fest
Mother of Perpetual is hosting the Family Fun Fest as a community event. MQSCA is sponsoring the Bounce Houses for the event to help support MPH as part of our greater school community. There will be four food trucks, music and an area to purchase beverages. Please sign up to help the school and parish, the school is looking for volunteers to help with the bounce houses first!
2023-2024 School Calendar
New this year: at the bottom of this calendar is a link to a live google school calendar that will automatically include school events on your personal calendar on your phone, computer, or other device if added. This will get updated with proper times of events!
Help MQSCA get known! Like our page on Facebook!
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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: Community
Saint of the Week: St. John Chrysostom
Virtue of the Week: Helpful
Scripture of the Week:
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive. - Acts 20:35
Prayer of the Week:
Lord, teach our hearts to give freely without counting the cost. Let nothing in this world keep us from reflecting your generosity. Let us trust that when we are generous, you will ensure that our needs are taken care of, for you are our good shepherd. Amen.
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.
9/11 Before and After school camps open
9/12 6th Grade leads mass
9/14 First All School Rosary 2:30pm
9/15 Dress down day/Back to School Family Fun
9/19 5th Grade leads mass
9/26 4th Grade leads mass
10/2 Picture Re-take Day
10/3 3rd Grade leads mass
10/10 8th Grade leads mass
10/16 No School
10/17 7th 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