Teachers and Staff Luncheons

Written By: Carol N - Nov• 09•15

Each month, our wonderful teachers and staff enjoy a lovely luncheon as special thanks for all of their tireless efforts and dedication on behalf of our students at OLQA.  PSA Hospitality Co-Chairs Valerie Clark and Lisa Marie Costa, along with their devoted team of volunteers, create and host these special gatherings filled with touches of warmth and gratitude.

Gorgeous Trailblazing pumpkin centerpieces and desserts for early Oct teachers luncheon


Delicious homemade Halloween cheesecakes made by Cathy Glessings











Pumpkins, Poems & Pageantry of Halloween Artistry

Written By: Carol N - Nov• 09•15

Special thanks to ALL of our Angels for sharing their talent and creativity with our school community on Halloween.   Students decorated pumpkins, wrote poems and created impressive artwork for this spook-tacular day.  A special thank you to Christine Paidosh, PSA School Spirit Chair, Trina Saeedi and Vivian Roe, PSA Enrichment Co-chairs and their wonderful committees for coordinating such a fun-filled and memorable day.

We would like to thank Mrs. Silvers for judging the pumpkins, Author John Archambault for judging the poetry and Artist Kay Flierl for judging the art.

We are all winners and each and every participant has received a ribbon and a gift certificate to Islands Restaurant.  For all students who submitted poetry, each poem was read and autographed by John Archambault.


Halloween Parade & Spirit Rally

Written By: Carol N - Nov• 09•15

Many thanks to Christine Paidosh, PSA Spirit Chair, Paula Krall,  PSA Room Parent Chair, Trina Saeedi & Vivian Roe, PSA Enrichment Chairs, and all the Room Mothers and volunteers that made this day so memorable! The school was decorated in great Halloween style; the students were dressed in costumes and enjoyed the pumpkins, poems, art, snacks and the infamous annual parade and spirit rally.   Our Student Council did a fantastic job as emcees for the spirit rally which featured a dance-off between grades.    The memories from this day will be with our students for years to come!


Red Ribbon Week

Written By: Carol N - Nov• 09•15

RED RIBBON WEEK – October 26 – 29 

Monday: “I Pledge To Be Drug Free”

  • At morning assembly all students will pledge to be drug free and will sign their name during the day on the Drug Free Banner.  Each class can come down to the banner throughout the day to have each child sign their name.  Teachers can talk to their students about what it means to pledge to be drug free on this day.
  • Pass out Drug Free Wrist Bands

Tuesday: Hats Off to a Drug Free School 

  • All students are encouraged to wear a hat to school on Tuesday.

Wednesday: Team Up Against Drugs” 

  • Students can wear their favorite team jersey over their school uniform for the day.

Thursday: Sock It to Drugs”

  • The students get to wear their crazy socks all day for “Sock it to drugs day”.  This is a fun way to remind the students that it is fun to be a part of saying no to drugs.

Here are scenes from a fantastic Red-Ribbon Week!!

Monday – Drug Free Wrist Bands:

Zumba Fun:


Tuesday – Crazy Hat Day:

Wednesday – Team Up Against Drugs: 

Thursday – Sock it to Drugs – Crazy Sock Day: 



PSA Enrichment Program

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 22•15
Our Lady Queen of Angels Parent Service Auxiliary  is proud to present its 2015-2016 Enrichment Program which is very simply themed
“Our Lady Queen of Angels Culturing Thoughts, Words, Actions, and Character !”
Spearheaded by Enrichment Co-Chairs Trina Saeedi and Vivian Roe, this year’s program will encompass developing our students into well rounded leaders of the future.
We will kick off Red Ribbon Week with ZUMBA led by a team of specialists who will focus on mind, body, spirit, and nutrition in a fun-filled high energy experience.
Our Pumpkins, Poems, and Pageantry of Halloween Art will allow the kids to display their creative visions in art form.
Our 2nd trimester Enrichment will be Gizmo Guys -Object in MotionPerforming as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. Sure, they’ve made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools , but what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The performance contains elements which link juggling, math and science. Other obvious links with curriculum include theater, physical education, music and teamwork/cooperation. The Gizmo Guys’ rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages. 
We will finish out the year out with the Popappella show exploring teamwork through the incredible versatility of the human voice by VYBRATION. Thrilling vocals, exquisite harmonies and energizing vocal percussion combine in a vibrant program featuring some of California’s most talented and dynamic a cappella performers.


PSA – New Parent Reception

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 22•15

The entire PSA Board welcomed new school parents to a lovely reception on the evening of September 24th.  Held in the Parish Rectory, the setting was casual and fun with a Mexican theme and fare.

Jr. High Dance

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

Super Hero’s Unite!!  Our 7th and 8th graders attended the first Jr. High dance of the school year which was a Super Hero theme and featured a DJ, strobe lights and a fog machine!  Students wore t-shirts with their favorite Super Hero logo and some even wore capes!

OLQA Spirit Rally!

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

The entire school cheered for our boys’ flag football and girls’ volleyball teams at an energy-filled pep rally!  The Spirit Stick was handed to the grades that cheered the loudest and showed the most spirit for our teams.  Go Angels!!

Barrels of Giving – Second Harvest Food Bank Food Drive

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

Many thanks to the students and families that donated needed food for the Second Harvest Food Bank food drive.  The generosity was overwhelming as not one, not two, but SEVEN barrels were filled with food along with boxes and boxes! A big shout out to our Catholic Programs Co-Chairs, Amy Ivey and Keri O’Melveny for coordinating this wonderful act of giving.





Great California ShakeOut!

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15



On October 15th, our school participated in the Great California ShakeOut for earthquake preparedness.  Everyone practiced how to drop, cover, and hold on. Our teachers discussed the importance of earthquake preparedness with our students. This was our chance to practice what to do during an earthquake to reduce injury. To date, more than 10.5 million people have participated in this annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during an earthquake.

Earthquake preparedness is a responsibility of all Californians and we encourage you to discuss earthquake readiness with your child and others at home to take steps to get prepared.
Many thanks to Coach Mercer for our Disaster Procedures and to all our teachers and staff for an exemplary earthquake drill.  The staff team was  pleased to work with members of our school safety committee who helped practice parent pick up in an emergency situation. Last, but never least, a big bravo to all of our students who were outstanding during the earthquake drill.