Scholastic Book Fair Fun

Written By: Feng V - Nov• 16•15

The Scholastic Book Fair, held on November 4th and 5th, was a wonderful opportunity for our students to enjoy the exciting world of reading!  Each class was able to visit the fair and parents were welcome to join in the fun.  The fair featured Breakfast & Books each morning with a complimentary breakfast and Starbucks coffee for shoppers to enjoy while perusing the variety of Accelerated Reader books and getting a start on some early Christmas shopping.  Even complimentary gift wrapping was offered!  Many thanks to the OLQA Book Fair Chairs, Christie McKenna, Tania Habeeb, Aiza Fargas and our very own OLQA Librarian, Victoria Burnett.  A special thanks to all the of the volunteers who so tirelessly helped to make this year’s book fair a success!

The Great Halloween Candy Drive!

Written By: Feng V - Nov• 16•15

A big “Thank You” shout out to the OLQA Daisies, Brownies & Jr. Cadets for their efforts to make the 2015 Halloween Candy Drive a success! An impressive 387.5 pounds of candy was collected and delivered to Operation Gratitude for our troops overseas.  A special thanks goes out to the Saeedi Family and their dental practice, Children’s Dentistry, for delivering the candy to Operation Gratitude and thank you to all the students who shared their Halloween Candy on behalf of OLQA.

Teachers and Staff Luncheons

Written By: Feng V - 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

 

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Pumpkins, Poems & Pageantry of Halloween Artistry

Written By: Feng V - 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: Feng V - 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: Feng V - 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:

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Tuesday – Crazy Hat Day:

Wednesday – Team Up Against Drugs: 

Thursday – Sock it to Drugs – Crazy Sock Day: 

 

 

PSA Enrichment Program

Written By: Feng V - Oct• 22•15
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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: Feng V - 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: Feng V - 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: Feng V - 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!!