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.

Save the Date – Annual School Auction 2016

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15


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OLQA School Auction 2016

January 30, 2016 ~ Island Hotel, Newport Beach

  • Don’t miss our OLQA’s annual auction fundraiser!  This event helps to support the many programs that impact our children’s education in academics, technology, the arts, spiritual development and sports.
  • Underwriting packets were sent out so please consider this giving opportunity as a great way to support our auction efforts.
  • Corporate matching is widely available. Be sure to check with your employer when making your financial contribution to the auction this year.  The benefit to our school will be even greater as they match the dollars you’re already contributing.
  • Many thanks to our terrific Auction Co-Chairs, Dana Strader and Leslie Boyd!
  • Go to for more information on this exciting event!

Back to School Night

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

OLQA School’s Back-to-School Night was held on Thursday, September 10th.  Parents were welcomed by Home Room Teachers who gave presentations in their own classrooms.  The new school website, technology tools, curriculum and resources were discussed by each teacher.  Thank you to the administrators and teachers who made this evening a success.


Birthday Celebration for the Blessed Virgin Mary

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

Heartfelt thanks to our students for bringing the Blessed Mother flowers on her birthday, September 8th! Thank you to Keri O’Melveny and Amy Ivey, our PSA Chairpersons of Catholic Programs for organizing this beautiful and meaningful way to honor Mary.  Blessed Mother Mary is a source of strength and comfort for all of us and we celebrate her love for us.

Mother Mary has a special place in the lives of our students at OLQA School.  We celebrate her birthday in September, pray the Rosary to her in October, retell the birth of Jesus in December, and celebrate Mary with our May Crowning in May.  Our hope is our students have a close relationship with Mary. Mary is someone they can talk to about their hopes, dreams, worries, and wishes.  She is always there for them.

A quick Hail Mary helps everyone for any occasion!

Mary's Bday


New Student Luncheon!

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

OLQA Student Council shared a special lunchtime in the annex with our wonderful new students.  Our new students were welcomed and treated to popsicles and new friends!

Welcome Back Luncheon for OLQA Teachers and Staff

Written By: Carol N - Oct• 20•15

On Friday, September 4th, our wonderful teachers and staff were hosted to a Harvest Luncheon welcoming them back to the new school year!  Hosted by Hospitality Co-Chairs Lisa Marie Costa and Valerie Clark, the luncheon featured a bountiful farm-fresh fare for all to enjoy! We love our teachers and staff at OLQA!