8th Grade Senior Luncheon

Written By: Carol N - Apr• 09•14

On March 17th, our Eighth Grade class hosted a luncheon for our senior friends at OLQA. During the past year these Eighth Grade students wrote letters to these senior friends, and crafted beautiful finger rosaries as luncheon favors. The students also 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, Mrs.Hopkins, Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Schoenbaum, Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Vanis 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.

Academic Decathalon

Written By: Carol N - Apr• 09•14

Congratulations to all the members of this year’s Academic Decathlon Team, and to the faculty and parents who supported the Team throughout the year!

Academic Decathalon Team 2014


Catholic Schools Week!

Written By: Carol N - Apr• 09•14

Catholic Schools Week is a joint effort of the National Catholic Education Association, NCEA, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Over the last few years, Catholic schools across our nation have focused on making a world of difference. Together with more than 2.6 million other students across the nation, we wish to extend our appreciation to the parents, students, faculty and staff, and our parish for helping to make our school so special.

The PSA sincerely thanks Kelly Bosley & Lorie Swatsek (Co-Chairpersons of Catholic Schools Week) for all the planning and hard work that went into this week long celebration.


On this day students had an out of uniform day and were greeted with a heart shaped note from their parents and a treat waiting on their desks when they arrived at school. Later that afternoon our JV and Varsity Student Basketball teams put on demonstration games with the faculty.


On this day a special presentation was made to our School Administrators and Priests at the morning assembly and a thank you letter was sent by the PSA Board on behalf of our school to our Diocesan Staff office along with a donation in their name to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Mater Dei visited showcasing their Performing Arts Department.


On this day parents were celebrated throughout the day and visited the students classrooms at Open House. Open House allows the students to show their families all the outstanding work that is being done in their classrooms. As well as gives prospective families a chance to look at what our school offers.

DAY 4 Thursday (Jan. 30th) – SPECIAL PERSON’S DAY

On this day students celebrated a special person in their life. It is a tradition at OLQA to invite a “special person” to join us for Mass and lunch. Each student brought a lunch for themselves and a “special person” and enjoyed it together somewhere on the school grounds. After lunch, the student and special person took a tour of their classroom.


Each morning the PSA delivered breakfast and snack items to the faculty lounge for the administration, and staff to enjoy.

On this day students brought in special THANK YOU notes, cards, and pictures to their teachers and coaches.  Teachers and staff also enjoyed a lovely lunch and were each presented with a special gift.

Scenes from Catholic Schools Week

Student Council Christmas Play

Written By: Carol N - Jan• 28•14

This year’s Student Council presented their annual Christmas Play for their fellow students on Friday, December 20th 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: Carol N - Jan• 13•14

The PSA Annual Christmas Luncheon was held on Tuesday, December 10th 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. Thank you to Jennifer Carey, Tania Habeeb & Christie McKenna, PSA VP(s) 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.

Annual Christmas Program

Written By: Carol N - Jan• 13•14

Our all school evening Christmas program was held on Thursday, December 19th in the church.  Each class, as well as our Cantors and Jr. High Instrumental program performed.   All joined our voices together in singing O Come, All Ye Faithful as the children processed into the church.  It was a beautiful evening filling our church and hearts with the music of our children.

8th Grade Christmas Tree Lot

Written By: Carol N - Jan• 06•14

Santa’s Elves were hard at work at the 8th Grade Annual Christmas Tree Lot!!  Thank you to all the Eighth Graders who worked so hard to make it a success.  Everyone was impressed by their enthusiasm and service.  Thank you to all the parents and parishioners who supported this Washington, D.C. trip fundraiser.

2013 Fall Sports!

Written By: Carol N - Dec• 04•13

Book Fair!

Written By: Carol N - Dec• 04•13

OLQA’s Annual Scholastic All-Star Book Fair was fun for students, as well as profitable for our school!  Our 2013 Book Fair broke the record in sales again for the third year in a row and earned over $6,000. in books for our classrooms and library.  Let’s take this opportunity to thank the Book Fair Co-Chairs Christie McKenna &  Aiza Fargas and all the wonderful volunteers that made it happen.

It Was Paradise!!

Written By: Carol N - Dec• 04•13

On Friday, November 8th,  Auction Co-Chairs , Kathleen Neilsen and Jen Awad, along with their tireless Committee,  successfully presented an evening that was truly Paradise! It was filled with the celebration of our school along with the commitment to its success and the success of our students. Appropriately named “Paradise…Destination Happiness,” the evening’s theme was genuinely reflected in its dedication of  a thankful, faith-filled, and fun-filled gathering.

Kathleen Neilsen and Jen Awad, deserve much applause and gratitude for all their hard work. They led with tremendous energy and teamwork and our entire school community thanks you.  Thank you also to the  indefatigable Auction Committee and the many volunteers that made the night what it was…..Paradise!!!

Scenes from a fun-filled night…