Skate Party & Great Wolf Lodge Social

Written By: Feng V - Nov• 07•16

Families took advantage of the two minimum days in October to have some fun outside of the school!  Over 140 students and parents joined a skate party at the Fountain Valley Skate Center earlier in the month.  Another gathering was at Great Wolf Lodge where over 70 OLQA students indulged themselves in overnight water park fun.  Special thanks go to Jen Awad for planning both events for families to enjoy some bonding time.  A great time was had by all!

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Halloween Celebration

Written By: Feng V - Nov• 07•16

A great, fun celebration took place at the OLQA School on Halloween.  PSA Enrichment Chairs Amy Chung, Vivian Schroeder and School Spirit Chair, Jenny Bartz, along with many other volunteers worked long hours to ensure it was a fun and safe day for all.

Balloons and blow-up stations were placed around the school to create a stage for the morning costume parade and competition.  Decorated pumpkins, as well as art and poetry created by students, were on display.  Each student who had submitted an entry was rewarded with a certificate and a gift card.  In the afternoon, students also were treated to shaved ice!

Thank you again to all who made this a wonderful and memorable day!

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Parents’ Night Out

Written By: Feng V - Nov• 07•16

One of the focuses of the PSA board for this school year is community building.  As part of that effort, School Spirit Chair Jenny Bartz spearheaded two fun events: a moms’ night out at Cucina Enoteca and a dads’ night out at Stag’s Bar.  Moms/Dads enjoyed scrumptious food while reconnecting with fellow OLQA parents.  An added bonus was that Stag’s Bar contributed a portion of the proceeds from the event back to the OLQA School!

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Save the Date for the Harvest Celebration

Written By: Feng V - Oct• 02•16

In lieu of the annual auction, the PSA is hosting a community building celebration co-chaired by Amy Denoon, Amy Macedo and Amy Williams.  The event features an open bar, heavy appetizers, live auction, fundraising games, DJ, live music, dance and more.   Hope to see you there!

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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.