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!
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.
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
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.
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 – 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:
Tuesday – Crazy Hat Day:
Wednesday – Team Up Against Drugs:
Thursday – Sock it to Drugs – Crazy Sock Day:
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!