March 24th, 2023
From the Principal
Hello MQSCA Families-
This week we kicked off Forward Testing for 3rd-8th grade students. Next week testing will continue as we start the math portion of the testing. Students have been doing a great job and working hard at doing well on the test.
This next week is the last week of lent before Holy Week. Weekly on Monday mornings we hold an all school prayer service in the upper atrium of the school to remind ourselves of the sacrifices we make during our individual spiritual journey during this Lenten season.
Stations of the Cross During Lent:
Each Friday during Lent students will participate in student led Stations of the Cross. Parents and families are welcome to join us at 2:30pm.
Acolytes for Mass
We are looking for students in grades 3rd-7th to sign up to be acolytes for our school mass, and possibly for weekend masses with the parishes. Acolytes are students that would assist the priest during mass, some may remember them as servers. If your son or daughter would be interested, we are working with the parish to set up training this school year in preparation for the next school year. Please fill out this form if you child(ren) are interested.
Wisconsin State Forward Testing
MQSCA will begin the Wisconsin State Forward Testing on March 21, 2023. 3rd through 8th grade students will all be required to take the Forward Exam. We are excited for our students to show off all of the knowledge they have learned so far this year! Teachers will communicate home what tests will be given on which days, as not all grades may test on the same days.
Help MQSCA get known! Like our page on Facebook!
One of the easiest ways you can help our school is by liking our Facebook page and sharing our postings. This is important for our school during the enrollment period! We have learned that the best way to advertise our school is through Facebook, not on the radio or in a newspaper. I know, who actually likes social media?!!
The second best way to help our enrollment is you! Word of mouth is also another way to get families to join the MQSCA family. If you here someone looking for a school, spread the word of MQSCA. We are putting together a incentive for current families to earn for recruiting new families. The more students you can bring to MQSCA, the more you can earn! Look for more information coming soon!
Knights of Columbus Knowledge Contest
2023-2024 Enrollment information
Please enroll now for the next school year. Each tuition paid family has to fill out both Registration & Payment Agreement forms! Others need to fill out all the 3 forms.
Thanks in advance! All families that re-enroll in the month of February, each student will receive a MQSCA water bottle!
Welcome to the Private School Choice Programs Application Process
Any students currently enrolled for this school year(22-23) and are reenrolled for next school year (23-24) by the last day in March will be placed in a drawing to win a Bike, a TV, or a Family Pack for a movie theater. In order to qualify, all documentation has to be completed and accepted as fully enrolled. Any missing documentation will result in not being entered into the drawing.
Tuition paying families must have:
- Student Registration Form
- Payment Agreement Form
Wisconsin or Milwaukee Parental Choice must have:
- Choice application filled out through DPI
- Proof of Income
- Proof of Residency
- Student Registration Form
- Payment Agreement Form
Any missing or information that is wrong will by the end of March will exclude you from this drawing!
Note: Parents enrolling in the Milwaukee Choice Program must have documentation into the office by March 20th. If your paper work is missing or not correct and you miss that deadline, your student will not be eligible for this drawing as they will not be fully enrolled.
Home & School Organization
We value each of you as a partner in your child's education. We are looking to start a Home & School Organization at MQSCA. Our goal is to strengthen the partnership between families and school, so together we can help provide a quality education for all of our children. The organization will serve two functions at our school: build a sense of community and lead fundraising efforts to enhance our school climate.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help carry out the many activities that go on at our school. Volunteering is a great way to meet other families, get involved in your child's education, and give back to the school. We work as a team to create events around your ideas, unique talents, and availability. The commitment will include participating in monthly meetings and assisting with planning and facilitating events. Events may be anything that brings families together or improves our school like a spring dance, Teacher Appreciation Week activities, car wash, movie nights, picnics, a restaurant fundraiser, and much more!
If interested in participating, please send an email to Jill Klein, School Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested to see the impact of the school counseling program at our school, check out this data from the beginning of the year until now.
You can view the documents here
Seton Value: Joy
Saint of the Week: Annunciation of the Lord
Virtue of the Week: Enthusiastic
Feast Day: March 25th
Scripture of the Week:
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Prayer of the Week:
God, Please enlighten my mind with truth, inflame my heart with love, inspire my will with courage, enrich my life with service. Pardon what I have been, sanctify what I am, and order what I shall be. 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 Bryanna Hill 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.
3/28 8th Grade Leads Mass
4/2 St. Florian’s Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
4/4 7th Grade Leads Mass
4/7 Good Friday, No School
4/10-4/14 Easter Break
4/14 MPH Fish Fry
4/17 Seton PD No School
4/18 School Resumes/ Teachers Lead Mass
4/20 All School Rosary 2:30
4/21 St. Florian's Card Social
4/25 6th Grade Leads Mass
5/2 5th Grade Leads Mass
5/5 MPH Fish Fry / St. Florian's Fish Fry
5/9 4th Grade Leads Mass
5/10 Spring Program
5/16 3rd Grade Leads Mass
5/18 All School Rosary at 2:30 PM
5/23 2nd Grade Leads Mass
5/29 Memorial Day, No School
5/30 Teachers Lead Mass
6/2 Field Day / Last Day of Before & After School Camp
6/6 7th Grade Leads Mass / Talent Show at 1:30 PM
6/7 8th Grade Graduation
6/9 Last Day of School / Early Release 12:30 PM
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