Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday Family Night

On Tuesday night, February 12th OLQA School celebrated Fat Tuesday. Those who attended indulged with an IN N OUT dinner and Full Spectrum Educational Services was on-site with telescopes to observe the stars and planets in the heavens above. Thank to all that attended and made this a fun family night together!!

Thank you to PSA Enrichment Co-Chairpersons, Mrs. Awad and Mrs. McKenna who made all the arrangements for this fabulous night and Mrs. Levis and Mrs. Alvarado, our Hospitality Co-Chairpersons for organizing the pre-Lenten dinner.  Thank you to all that volunteered!


Daughters of the American Revolution

THE  DAUGHTERS  OF THE  AMERICAN  REVOLUTION (DAR) - Congratulations to our OLQA students!


Four winners from Our Lady Queen of Angels School are chapter winners for their grade levels. Lauren McGrath’s essay won Fifth Grade – second place, Donica Garcia’s essay won Eighth Grade – third place, Taylor Morales won Sixth Grade – first place, and Caroline Amling won Fifth Grade – first place.  The first place essays were submitted to the DAR District Contest and Caroline Amling placed first in District XII! It has been submitted to further competition at the DAR state level. Congratulations students!


Each year The Daughters of the American Revolution ask OLQA to nominate two Fifth Graders who have demonstrated excellence in Social Studies this year. The two overall Social Studies winners are Zakary Karpa and Casey Brown.


Our Junior High award winners for Citizenship are as follows: Ryan Burgoyne, Madeline Frank, Christian Polny, and Kendall Dewey.

OLQA Science Fair 2013

OLQA Science Fair 2013 

Biological Sciences

First Place Winners

Candace Callahan – 8th

Kendall Dewey, Nicole Fenton, Hailee Andry, and Jaime Alonso – 7th 

Second Place Winners

Nicholas Mullhofer, Angelo Ursini and Nicholas Ursini – 8th

Lauren Openshaw  and Adriana Montano – 7th

Third Place Winner 

Chloe Henson, Donica Garcia, Cameryn Albano, Caroline O’Brien – 8th

Olivia Vir – 7th

Honorable Mention

Katarina Compean – 8th

Christina Habeeb, Daniella Daboub, and Hannah Hopkins – 7th 

Physical Sciences 

First Place Winners

McCallister Selva, Alexa Bonnano, and Madeline Frank – 8th

Parker Cohn, Charlie McKenna – 7th

Second Place Winners

Chase McGrath, Marcus Lucescu and Sean Dahl – 8th

Jack Klingler, Nate Neglia and John Shepherd – 7th

Third Place Winners

Sam Gold, Karac Tindle, and Caroline Prado – 8th

Elizabeth Nguyen – 7th

Honorable Mention

Graham McGee, Megan McGhee, James Steelberg, Joaquin Luna, Ryan Burgoyne, Chandler Fanticola and Fady Wassef – 8th

Grace Snider, Ava Wagner, and Dane Newton – 7th

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is nearing its 30 year debut! It is a joint effort of the National Catholic Education Association, NCEA, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Over the last few years, Catholic schools across our nation have focused on making a world of difference. Together with more than 2.6 million other students across the nation, we wish to extend our appreciation to the parents, students, faculty and staff, and our parish for helping to make our school so special.

The PSA sincerely thanks Heather Ferrero and Leslie Van Dalsem (Co-Chairpersons of Catholic Schools Week) for all the planning and hard work that went into this weeklong celebration.


On this day students had an out of uniform day and were greeted with a heart shaped note from their parents and a treat waiting on their desks when they arrived at school. Later that afternoon our JV and Varsity Student Basketball teams put on demonstration games.


On this day a special presentation was made to our School Administrators and Priests at the morning assembly and a thank you letter was sent by the PSA Board on behalf of our school to our Diocesan Staff office along with a donation in their name to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Mater Dei visited showcasing their Performing Arts Department.


On this day parents were celebrated throughout the day and visited the students classrooms at Open House. Open House allows the students to show their families all the outstanding work that is being done in their classrooms. As well as gives prospective families a chance to look at what our school offers.

DAY 4 Thursday (Jan. 31st) – SPECIAL PERSON’S DAY

On this day students celebrated a special person in their life. It is a tradition at OLQA to invite a “special person” to join us for Mass and lunch. Each student brought a lunch for themselves and a “special person” and enjoyed it together somewhere on the school grounds. After lunch, the student and special person took a tour of their classroom.


Each morning the PSA delivered breakfast and snack items to the faculty lounge for the administration, and staff to enjoy.

On this day students brought in special THANK YOU notes, cards, and pictures to their teachers and coaches.  Teachers and staff also enjoyed a lovely lunch and were each presented with a special gift.

Scenes from Catholic Schools Week


Annual Talent Show Photos

What a day of talent…

Great job to the OLQA students that participated! And a big thank you to all that volunteered making this day possible.

Sandy Hook Elementary is in our prayers…

OLQA School Christmas Program

The evening of December 20th was a spectacular showing of the OLQA School Christmas Program, Angels We Have Heard on High in our beautiful new OLQA ChurchIn a Lessons and Carols format, each grade level performed their own song and 8th Grade readers shared portions of the Christmas story from scripture.  The audience joined in the singing of O Come, All Ye Faithful, accompanied by Dr. Lamb on the organ, as the children proceeded into the church.  What an amazing night! Thank you to Dr. Lamb and all that made this night possible.

Scenes from a special evening…

Catholic Charity Gift Giving Event

A Christmas tradition at OLQA School each December is to donate gifts to families that are less fortunate. Each classroom was assigned a specific family and was asked to bring in a wrapped gift for Catholic Charities. Thank you for your generosity and participation.



Pray the Rosary

A VERY special thank you goes out to Kathleen Nielsen for graciously opening up her home every Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. during the school year to pray the rosary with OLQA School parents.

She kindly invites you to bring your special intentions and rosary for this precious prayer time.  And, there is no pressure if you are a little rusty. Mrs. Nielsen and friends will help you! She even welcomes the little ones. She’s listed in the school directory if you would like more information.

PSA Christmas Luncheon

The PSA Annual Christmas Luncheon was held on Tuesday, December 4th. It was a joyous occasion watching our littlest Angels, Kindergarten-4th Graders sing beautiful Christmas Carols while the 8th Grade students served refreshments. Thank you to Mrs. Landis, Dr. Lamb, and Mrs. Hoppe for all the effort that went into those well-trained voices. Thank you to Christy Frank and Sophie Kubichek, PSA VP(s) of Programs for hosting a lovely, holiday afternoon with festive décor and delicious food, and to the countless volunteers that helped make this event special. Thank you to Mrs. Van, Mrs. Donovan, and the 8th Graders for their excellent service at the luncheon.