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.

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Talent Show

Written By: Feng V - Mar• 25•16

Once again, our student performers did an outstanding job at the annual Talent Show!  Bravo!!

 

Holy Thursday

Written By: Feng V - Mar• 25•16

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On the morning of Holy Thursday, our school community came together to listen, watch, pray, and think about Jesus and His love for all of us. This day is a wonderful tradition at Our Lady Queen of Angels School.  This is a time to spend the last school morning before the Easter Holiday with a children’s retreat to culminate the Lenten Season.

The day will began with a prayer service at church led by our Eighth Graders.  The students then created an art project depicting their Lenten Journey.  The students prayed the rosary with Mrs. Nielsen on the field.  A rotation was held in the parish hall where our priests shared the story of the last supper.  The final event was held in the church where the Sixth Graders  presented the living Stations of the Cross to culminate our Lenten Retreat.  Students and teachers worked very hard to make this a lasting memory and we thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm.  Wishing you all a Blessed Easter.

 

Kickball Champs!

Written By: Feng V - Mar• 25•16

The undefeated Green team!

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Lenten Giving by OLQA Students

Written By: Feng V - Mar• 10•16

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In order to participate more fully in this Lenten season, each student was given a rice bowl to collect change and be able to participate more fully in the Lenten season and practice almsgiving. This donation will be used to help the less fortunate both abroad and at home.
If you would like to learn more about Catholic Relief Services and the rice bowl initiative, please go online to www.crsricebowl.org/schools.
Students are to return Rice Bowls to school on March 21st, the first day of Holy Week. On the next day, March 22nd, the students will participate at a formal assembly to collect the Rice Bowls.

OLQA Children’s Choir

Written By: Feng V - Mar• 09•16

6th graders Avery Baum and Rachael Ranney, members of the OLQA Children’s Choir, recently returned from participating in the Youth Treble Honor Choir at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference in Pasadena.  They auditioned last fall, and were accepted into this prestigious honor choir of 185 singers, gr. 6-9, from choirs in California, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Two other OLQA singers, 7th graders Emma and Alice Pancake, were also accepted but were not able to attend.

Avery and Rachael began rehearsals with the combined honor choir on Wednesday evening, February 24, and rehearsed twice a day on Thursday and Friday culminating on Saturday, February 27th with a beautiful performance at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium of seven pieces, complete with Hula dancers from Kamehameha School in Hawaii.  Under the direction of nationally known conductor, Judith Herrington, the children sang beautifully and inspired the audience with the power of music as an answer to division in our world.

Under the direction of Ms. Diana Landis, OLQA Children’s Choir members have been members of ACDA National and Division Honor Choirs since 2001 and have traveled to states from Hawaii to Chicago.  We are very proud of our Children’s Choir and their weekly rehearsing to share God’s message with our church and community.

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Hoop Dreams Come True!

Written By: Feng V - Mar• 09•16

Congratulations to the OLQA girls and boys basketball teams for a fantastic season!

Huge thanks to our tremendous coaches for their dedication, time and effort given to our student-athletes.