School Year 2018-2019| November 7, 2018



Kindness

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
Tomorrow we are remembering and recognizing all the Veteran's and family members who have served, past and present. The ceremony is at 1:30. Everyone is welcome to join us in saying thank you to all for their service to us and to our country.
1st Trimester Awards
First Trimester Awards will be presented after our school Mass on Wednesday, November 14. All parents are encouraged to join us! New Beta Club students will be announced as part of the Awards ceremony!

Report cards will be available online on Monday, Nov. 12, Preschool and Kindergarten report cards will go home with students on Monday. A reminder if you are more than 30 days past due on tuition, then you will not receive your child's report card.
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.
5 Spots Left!

MQHR will once again host Paint and Sip on November 9th. This is an adult activity. Our very own art teacher, Ms. Romano will guide us through painting your very own Starry Night Nativity Scene. Food and beverages are included. This is a fundraiser for our technology fund. 

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. 8 - Veteran's Day
Nov. 9 - End of 1st Trimester of School
- Paint and Sip
Nov 13 - 20 - Book Fair
Nov. 14 - First Trimester Awards ceremony following school Mass
Nov. 19 - Superhero Reading Family Night
Nov 20 - Sacramental Prep Enrollment Ceremony
Nov. 21 - 23 - Happy Thanksgiving, no school
Nov 27 - Giving Tuesday
Dec 1 - High School Placement Test at Lexington Catholic High School
School Safety
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.

I will continue to send more information to you on this new process. We hope to have a video prepared as well to help with the explanation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We are in need of Volunteers. The cafeteria could really use your help. Please contact Char at cbanta@cdlex.org 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 colleen.bellas@gmail.com .
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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