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Halloween Parade and Celebration

We loved all the creative and fun costumes on campus today!  Kudos to the students that participated in the pumpkin, art and poem pageantry.  Thank you PSA School Spirit Co-chairs, Jenny Bartz and Maura Rufenbarger, for all your efforts in planning a fun and safe Halloween celebration!

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The Great Book Exchange

Our school held a great book exchange recently.  Every child was asked to donate at least two books that they have outgrown, but we spotted many families bringing in bags and baskets of books!  Books were then organized by their AR levels and displayed for students to choose from.  One child’s “trash” is another’s treasure!  […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The OLQA School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a special mass in the morning presided by Father Kerry.  Green-dressing students and faculty then enjoyed windpipe performance and music chair competition.  The Cocchi family generously donated delicious gelato for all to enjoy – what a treat!  Thank you to PSA Spirit Chair Jenny Bartz for planning and […]

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2017 Spirit Run

For the very first time, OLQA School participated in the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run.  Enthusiastic students and their families showed up bright and early in the morning and participated in various races and the family/pet 5k walks.  They also got to enjoy the many free recreational activities afterwards.  A portion of the registration fees went to […]

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Catholic Schools Week

Each year, beginning with the last Sunday in January, we celebrate the Catholic education during the National Catholic Schools Week.  It’s a tradition here at OLQA School that the festivities begin with the school Open House on Sunday morning.  This year, we celebrated all of our students on Monday with loving notes from their parents, as well as […]

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Fall Harvest Celebration

The month of November was filled with the spirit of giving at OLQA.  An online silent auction featuring many community-building items ran for the entire month.  Families got to bid on activities such as principal for a day, free dress, directory cover design, buy-in parties and holiday celebrations with teachers. This spirit culminated with the […]

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Veterans’ Day Celebration

On November 11th, the OLQA school paid tribute to those who have served in our country’s armed forces.  The day started with an all-school assembly of prayers for all the servicemen and servicewomen.  We had the honor of having Captain Sharkey, Corporal Games and Lieutenant Pulice speak to our children about their experiences.  They each […]

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Fall Harvest Luncheon for Teachers and Staff

Each month, the PSA organizes an appreciation luncheon for our wonderful OLQA teachers and staff.  This effort is led by its hospitality chairs Valerie Clark and Lisa Marie Costa.  The October luncheon had a fall harvest theme, with the room set up in beautiful fall decor.  All 2nd grade families helped in shopping for food, making […]

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Skate Party & Great Wolf Lodge Social

Families took advantage of the two minimum days in October to have some fun outside of the school!  Over 140 students and parents joined a skate party at the Fountain Valley Skate Center earlier in the month.  Another gathering was at Great Wolf Lodge where over 70 OLQA students indulged themselves in overnight water park fun.  […]

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Halloween Celebration

A great, fun celebration took place at the OLQA School on Halloween.  PSA Enrichment Chairs Amy Chung, Vivian Schroeder and School Spirit Chair, Jenny Bartz, along with many other volunteers worked long hours to ensure it was a fun and safe day for all. Balloons and blow-up stations were placed around the school to create […]

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