School Year 2018-2019| November 14, 2018


Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12

Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Catholic Identity
We are getting excited around here about Thanksgiving. You can hear the hum of our favorite tune, "Hello Mr. Turkey" and we are starting to smell the delicious meal that we will enjoy as a school family next Tuesday. And although this holiday is centered around delicious meals, stuffed turkeys, family gatherings, we must not forget about the one true Thanksgiving meal of the body and blood of Christ that we share each and every Sunday.

Please know that I am truly grateful to have you as part of our Mary Queen family. Your prayers, volunteerism, words of encouragement and financial support make Mary Queen the wonderful school that it is. On behalf of Fr. Dan, Fr. Vitner and the faculty and staff of Mary Queen School, we hope you have a grateful, restful and happy Thanksgiving full of family and friends.

Ms. Brown
No School on November 21, 22 and 23
Happy Thanksgiving!
there will not be a newsletter next week due to our Thanksgiving Holiday
Pies Needed
Our traditional Thanksgiving Feast will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All our students will be enjoying a wonderfully traditional turkey lunch on that day. To help us with our celebration, we are in need of pumpkin and apple pies. These need to be precooked and brought to school on the 20th. If you can help us out, please contact your child's homeroom teacher and let them know. We are hoping to have 4 pies per homeroom for our feast.

Cafeteria - Students and Visitors
The following items are not permitted in the Cafeteria: Fast Food, Candy, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks and Birthday treats. You must check with your child's teacher regarding Birthday treats, they will let you know what is permitted in their classroom.
Bagels and Books - This Friday!
Come enjoy a bagel and then shop in our Book Fair
7:30 - 8:00
Shaheens Uniforms
Will hold a pop up shop on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:00 - 1:00 in room 119 of the school. They will have uniform pieces to purchase - including sweatpants - as well as the opportunity to try clothing on for fit.
In conjunction with the Bookfair this year, we will also be hosting Literacy Night and a Cookout (replaces our chili supper). There will be lots of fun activities. Please make plans to attend!

Dates to Remember
Nov 16 - Bagels and Books
Nov. 18 - Sacramental Prep Enrollment Ceremony
Nov. 19 - Superhero Reading Family Night
Nov 20 - Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play
Nov. 21 - 23 - Happy Thanksgiving, no school
Nov 27 - Giving Tuesday
Dec 1 - High School Placement Test at Lexington Catholic High School
School Safety
Today your child will bring home the car tag with the QR code taped on it. You will notice that there is not a hang tag on it. This tag is what you will show at the driver's side window to the teacher that they will scan to have your child/children brought out to your car. The new procedure will start right after Thanksgiving Break - just a few days away.

A reminder...

The next step in our safety plan is tightening up our end of the day dismissal procedures. We have already started the process of ringing a bell at 2:45, praying and sharing afternoon announcements. This has been going really well. After the 2:45 bell, preschool students and their siblings will be dismissed to the gym for pick up.

Starting the week after Thanksgiving Break, the rest of the school dismissal will change. Students whose parents pick them up in car line will be dismissed as we identify cars in the line outside. Each family will get a new car tag with a QR code attached. We will scan the QR code as you are parked in line. The scan will send your child's name in to school, where your child's name will appear on the Smartboard in the classroom. When your child or children in your car see their name, they will come to the rotunda where they will be escorted out to your car by a teacher. Following the car line dismissal, we will dismiss walkers, then students attending after school care and then finally any family that needs to pick up in the front of school, we will call for those students to come to the rotunda to meet you.
We are in need of Volunteers. The cafeteria could really use your help. Please contact Char at to get started.
iGive Catholic
Giving Tuesday is November 27. Thank you to everyone for your generosity last year that provided a brand new playground that our children will have for many years to come. This year, monies raised on Giving Tuesday will go to purchase round cafeteria tables. Certainly not as glamorous as a playground, but very much needed. We decided on the round cafeteria to further promote more "family type" atmosphere at lunch. It will also support the cafeteria weekend use with all the meetings that go on in that space. We are encouraging a $25 or more donation from every Mary Queen Parish and School family. More information will be sent out for our Giving Tuesday campaign.
Calling All Vendors and Crafters

Our PAWS (Parents Active With School) group is sponsoring a vendor fair on Dec. 8. Would you or someone you know like to participate? The cost of a table (we will provide) is $35. The vendor fair will be held from 9:00 - 1:00 on December 8 and will be open to the public. For more information or to register your spot, please contact Colleen Bellas at .
Kroger Rewards
You can support Mary Queen School every time you shop at Krogers with the Community Rewards Program. Just register your card at the link below and designate Mary Queen as your recipient. Monies raised go directly to benefit the students in the classroom.

Thank you to our families that participate in this quick and easy fundraiser. We received a check for $140 this week - thank you. Phonics Dance materials were purchased with the monies raised.
Would you be willing to Shoparoo? It is quick and easy.
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