Annual School Christmas Program

Written By: Feng V - Jan• 04•16

Our school family celebrated the birth of our Savior at the annual OLQA School Christmas Program on Thursday, December 17th.  This beautiful concert presented by our students was heartwarming and memorable.  Each grade level from K through 8 and our School Cantor Ensemble performed a Christmas song in a lessons and carols format which included readings of the Christmas Story by 8th graders.

The concert began with everyone singing O Come, All Ye Faithful, accompanied by Dr. Patricia Lamb at the organ, and closed with the traditional verses of Angels We Have Heard on High.


Student Council Christmas Play and Sing-a-Long!

Written By: Feng V - Jan• 04•16

This year’s Student Council presented their annual Christmas Play for their fellow students on Friday, December 18th in the school hall.    The Student Council created, wrote, produced and starred in the production – it was creative, fun and heartwarming.  Christmas carols were sung by each grade after the performance sending the students off to a happy Christmas break!!!



PSA Christmas Luncheon

Written By: Feng V - Jan• 04•16

The PSA Annual Christmas Luncheon was held on Wednesday, December 9th in the hall. It was a joyous occasion watching our littlest Angels, Kindergarten-4th graders sing beautiful Christmas Carols while the 8th grade students served refreshments. Thank you to Mrs. Landis, Dr. Lamb, and Mrs. Hoppe for all the effort that went into those well-trained voices.  Special thanks to Kay Carolan and Karla Stagman,  PSA VPs of Programs for hosting a lovely, holiday afternoon with festive décor and delicious food, and to the countless volunteers that helped make this event special. Thank you to Mrs. Van, Mrs. Donovan, and the 8th Graders for their excellent service at the luncheon.

Veteran’s Day Salute & Cake Walk

Written By: Feng V - Nov• 20•15

At morning assembly on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, the entire school honored our Veterans with prayer and the singing of America the Beautiful.  It was a wonderful way to begin the day by recognizing all the brave men and women who have served our country.  Many thanks to Mrs. Landis and Mrs. Hoppe for providing the music for this special occasion.  Students wrote letters of gratitude which were sent to the soldiers.

Mrs. O’Melveny and Mrs. Ivey, PSA Catholic Programs Co-chairs, were instrumental in coordinating this memorable day for our school.  The Student Council sponsored a Cake Walk where students could buy raffle tickets to win a sweet treat.  Over $1,000 was raised and sent to the Wounded Warriors Program.  Thank you Student Council.

Cake Walk & Winners!

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











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:

Zumba Fun:


Tuesday – Crazy Hat Day:

Wednesday – Team Up Against Drugs: 

Thursday – Sock it to Drugs – Crazy Sock Day: