Celebrating Our Blessed Mary’s Birthday

Written By: Feng V - Oct• 02•16

Our school community celebrated the birthday of Our Blessed Mary on Thursday, September 8th.  Students started the day with a beautiful mass in Mary’s honor.  PSA Catholic Programs Chairs, Keri O’Melveny and Amy Ivey, arranged the flowers brought by students into bouquets to adorn her.

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New Students and New Parents

Written By: Feng V - Oct• 02•16

On September 15th, the Student Council hosted a new student luncheon in the Parish Hall.  New students got to meet each other, eat lunch and enjoy a treat together.  The kindergarten students each received a goodie bag courtesy of the Student Council.

The PSA Board hosted a reception at the Rectory where the OLQA priests generously opened up their home to all the new parents.  Special thanks go to Kristi Johnson and Jenni Krogh, PSA Membership Coordinators, for planning a fun and intimate evening.  It was a great opportunity for the new parents to become acquainted to different facets of with our school.  We welcome you to our school community!

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Written By: Feng V - Oct• 02•16

A warm welcome to all the OLQA students and their families to the 2016-2017 school year, with new teachers, new learning programs and a brand new Carson Field!

The PSA has many school spirit and family events planned for the year: the Harvest Celebration, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Kickball, Mass and Movie, Jog-a-thon, to name a few.  Stay tuned for more information on these events!

This year, the PSA also will be focusing on showing our appreciation to our teachers.  Monthly appreciation luncheons and holiday/birthday celebrations will take place throughout the year.


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May Crowning

Written By: Feng V - Jun• 01•16

The month of May is dedicated to Mary, Our Blessed Mother.  The Catholic Church reminds us to think and to speak in a special way to Our Blessed Mother during May.  The month of May is a spiritual invitation for us to open our hearts to Mary. It is also the time of year that our 2nd grade students do their First Holy Communion.

A very special tradition at OLQA is our May Crowning.  Our wonderful Student Council are the leaders at this special celebration where we honor and crown Mary.  Our second graders wore their First Communion attire in honor of Mary. Students of all grades bring fresh cut flowers to their classrooms in the morning and the flowers are put into arrangements for the May Crowning.  The students crown our Blessed Mother immediately following Mass.




First Holy Communion

Written By: Feng V - Jun• 01•16

First Holy Communion was celebrated with our second graders and parish children on the first two weekends in May. The joy radiating from the children on this special occasion was touching. The parents’ loving participation in this Sacrament made this family event a true celebration for our parish community. Everyone at the Masses experienced the love of Jesus through these beautiful children.   Thank you to Ms. Swanson and Mrs. Carlberg who prepared our students for  First Communion. The students’ beautiful spirit shined knowing they would receive Jesus in their hearts.




8th Grade in Washington D.C.

Written By: Feng V - May• 12•16

Our Eighth Graders visited our nation’s capital along with Fr. Charles,  Mrs. Fedak, Mrs. Moore, and Mr. Bergeron. Our students toured many of the capital’s historic sites including Mount Vernon, Annapolis, Capitol Hill,  Arlington National Cemetery and The White House.  Four of our students had the privilege of laying the wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.




8th Grade and Seniors Luncheon

Written By: Feng V - May• 12•16

The Eighth Grade class hosted a special luncheon for our Senior friends at OLQA. During the past year these Eighth Grade students and Senior friends became pen pals exchanging letters and learning about each other . For the luncheon, the students baked apple pies and Irish soda bread, and made potato soup for their guests. The most impressive part of all was how gracefully our students interacted with their guests. The Catholic Identity of Our Lady Queen of Angels School was clearly evident for all to see, feel, and enjoy!

Thank you to our Eighth Grade Room Mothers for all the organizing that went into this event and to the Eighth Grade mothers who helped serve the delicious lunch. Your children reflect your kindness and support.


Detention! The Musical

Written By: Feng V - May• 12•16

Our parish Children’s Choir presented their annual musical on Friday, April 22 in the Parish Hall.  This year’s event, Detention! The Musical was created for OLQA by our own dynamic team of Barbara Brennan and Michael Upward.  It was a delightful event for all ages  as our talented young parishioners, many of them OLQA students, told the story of how to live the gospel message of love and kindness through the eyes of the Mt. Calliope Academy students, chorus, band members, cheerleaders, football team, math geek, socialites, and others!



OLQA Golf Tournament

Written By: Feng V - May• 12•16

This year’s annual OLQA Golf Tournament was a perfect day to enjoy the beautiful Strawberry Farms Golf Course with bright sun and cool breezes. Best of all, parents were given the opportunity to visit with old friends and meet new parents to the school this year.

A big thanks to Mrs. Swatsek and Mr. Fanticola for organizing a great event to support our school and many thanks to all the volunteers who looked so sharp in their black OLQA golf shirts – their spirit and enthusiasm added extra energy to the day.

Fifth Grade Poetry Slam

Written By: Feng V - May• 12•16

Our fifth grade students were on fire with their talent and creativity this spring season. Everyone who attended the Fifth Grade Poetry Slam was amazed at the wonderful poems presented at this annual event.

Mrs. Sharkey, their language arts teacher, is commended for helping to develop this special group of young poets. The Fifth Grade Students deserve praise for writing poems that stand apart and linger with us long after the event.