School Year 2017-2018| May 9, 2018



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Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Catholic Identity
May Crowning was so beautiful! We crowned Mary, queen of Heaven and Earth. A special congratulations to our 8th graders, Abby Douglas and Jack Eugenio, who were chosen by their peers to crown Mary because they are the students who best exemplified the qualities of Mary. Our 8th grade May Crowning Court included; Andrew Knopp, Isabella Bonham, Andrew Menke, Hana Johnson, Matthew Lyons, Bridgette Mullikan, Sam King, Selena Kassis, Kyle Brinkman and Kendall Morgan. All our students participated so wonderfully, I know our Mother Mary was very proud.

Our school Mass will be next Friday, May 18 at 8:15. This is our volunteer appreciation Mass. Please try to attend and let us thank you for all you do for us!
Playground Ribbon Cutting
May 11 at 9:00
It looks like we may actually be able to get out on our new playground this Friday! It is very exciting. Weather permitting, we will cut the ribbon and let the fun begin! The first student on the new playground will be the student whose name we pull from the Box Top papers Friday morning (If you need more forms, we have them in the office - you can enter as many times as you want). We have the rest of the school scheduled to play on the playground at some point the rest of the day. It is a great day to be a Panther!
Uniforms
What do you think about the white shirt as part of the elementary uniform? At our School Council meeting it was suggested that we investigate another color other than white. What do you think? Please complete the very short survey and let us know. Thank you!

Uniform survey
Summer Clinic
The University of Kentucky Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic is again offering their Summer Clinic for students ages 3-8 who have mild to moderate articulation, phonological, and language delays. It runs 2 half-days per week for 3 weeks and costs $300 per 3-week session (some financial assistance is available).  Students will experience both group and individual activities.  If you are interested, please call Kim West at 218-0584 (U.K.) or Susie Cutshall 277-3030 (MQHR).  
May 14 (same day as field day)

Registrations will be accepted up to the day of the event, registrations after April 27 will not receive a t-shirt
Summer Tutoring
If you are interested in having your child work with a teacher over the summer, the following teachers are available. Please contact the teacher directly for more information.

Mrs. Frank~middle school math lfrank@mq.cdlex.org
Mr. Kennedy~middle school math, piano, guitar skennedy@mq.cdlex.org
Mrs. Ramsey~elementary and middle school lramsey@mq.cdlex.org
Mr. Meadors~elementary and middle school mornings only mmeadors@mq.cdlex.org
Ms. Hancock~elementary bhancock@mq.cdlex.org

We also have summer skill practice workbooks available for students. You can order them online and have them shipped directly to you! All grade levels are available. In the primary grades, there are bilingual books available as well.

Dates to Remember
April 30 - May 17 - MAP testing
May 9 - First Communion Taste Test (Spanish)
May 10 - Mom's Morning Tea
May 11 - First Communion Taste Test (English)
May 12 & 13 - First Communion
May 14 - Field Day
May 16 - Talent Show and uniform pop-up store
May 17 - Spring Band Concert
May 18 - Volunteer Appreciation Mass
May 19 & 20 - First Communion
May 21 - Graduation
May 25 - Last Day of School, changed to a full day of classes
“Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes”:   The Diocesan Cemetery, Calvary, 874 West Main Street, Lexington, will again be offering a way to honor our military through the Catholic Cemetery Conference’s national program. A Tribute Board & Prayer Box will be available under cover on the Gatehouse front veranda, from May 19th to June 3rd, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., for visitors and Calvary families to post pictures, mementos, wishes, prayers, and/or comments for their deceased military loved ones. Please join us in honoring “Our Heroes”!  U.S. Flags are also available for you to place at Veterans’ graves at Calvary.
Immunizations
Any student entering the 6th grade, Kindergarten, Preschool or are new to Mary Queen are required to have a physical exam and be up-to-date on all immunizations
Vaccinations for 18-19 School Year
The state of KY is implementing new immunization regulations for ALL students next school year. Students must get the Hepatitis A vaccine, if they haven't already. It is given in two doses, six months apart. In order to be compliant for the 2018-19 school year, the first dose should be given now, in January or February. Schools cannot admit students unless they are immunized and have the new KY immunization certificate on file at the school within two weeks of the start of school. If you have any questions about this, please contact your child's physician or Margaret Jones, Program Manager, KY Immunization Program at 502-564-4478 ext. 4257 or Melissa Eastman, Adolescent Immunization Coordinator at 502-564-4478 ext. 4254
PAWS
P arents A ctive W ith S chool
PAWS (Parents Active With School)

Thank you to everyone for your active participation in our PAWS group this year. All parents and teachers are members of our group. Would you like to take a more active role next year? We would love to have you join us. Please contact Colleen Bellas colleen.bellas@gmail.com or Carrie Issacs carrie.johnson.isaacs@gmail.com for more information.

More PAWS info: visit  PAWS  website & The  PAW Print  Blog (meeting notes are posted)
Don’t forget Fall Festival T-Shirt Contest
entries are due this Friday!
Be the lucky student to have your artwork 
displayed on the 2018 Festival T-Shirt!
It’s time to start planning for the 2018 Fall Festival!
Want to be a part of the Fall Festival Committee and become a chair to help make decisions? 
Contact Melissa Sloan and start to help now for the 2018 Festival!   msloan@cdlex.org or 859-351-2439
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