School Year 2018-2019| January 16, 2019


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 Schools Week
January 27 - Feb 2
Sunday, Jan. 27
Sunday is the opening day for Catholic Schools Week and what better way to kick off Catholic Schools Week then with Mass? All students are asked to attend a Mass in their school uniform (not their gym uniform) to Mass and at the end of Mass, they will receive a special out of uniform pass!
We will have a Open House following the 11:00 Mass from 12:00 - 2:00. Come on over and see all the wonderful things your children are doing everyday at school! Don't forget to bring a friend.

Monday, Jan. 28 - Jersey and Soup Day
Wear your favorite team jersey to school today with your uniform. Also, bring a can of soup - or two - to vote for who you think is going to win the "soup"er bowl. All cans of soup will be donated to God's Pantry.

STEM Day! Our students will be working in teams of 4, mixed grade levels, to solve an engineering problem. Everyone is invited to come to school at 2:00 to see their solutions and talk with the future problem solvers! To make our STEM Day successful, we are still in need of tape - both masking and scotch tape. Even with the generous donation of newspapers from the Herald Leader yesterday, we still need more newspaper.

Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Hat Day
Wear a hat to school today. You will have to remove your hat for Mass, prayer and pledge.

Family Mass. We hope that all our families can join us for Mass at 8:15. We will be sitting as families at Mass.

After Mass, we will be taking our school picture, the one that includes all of us. We are asking all our middle school students to bring a white shirt to wear for the picture, it can be with or without a collar and the rest of the students to bring a Ky blue shirt to wear, it can be with or without a collar.

Wednesday, Jan 30 - Wacky Wednesday
Students may dress as their teacher or their favorite superhero today - just wait to see who the teachers will be dressed like! No jeans, no masks, no make-up, hair color or nail polish.

Our fourth grade will be joining representatives from all the Catholic Schools at the Cathedral to celebrate Mass with Bishop John.

Thursday, Jan. 31 - Crazy Sock Day
Students are encouraged to wear crazy socks today with their uniform.

Today is our famous Panther Palooza day! Please see attached link for more information on how your child can participate. Panther Palooza

Catholics at the Capitol - at Pax Christi Church, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Friday, Feb. 1 - out of uniform day!
All students and staff are out of uniform today. We will enter into the school day today in a fun way, if at all possible, please have your child to school by 7:45 am.

Student and Staff Day! We will be playing bingo and dismissing at 1:00 today. No after care will be provided so that we can take our staff out to lunch today.

How can you help?
  • Invite a friend who isn't currently enrolled at Mary Queen to our Open House and show them all the great things going on at your school
  • STEM Day needed supplies: newspapers, scotch tape and masking tape 
  • send in $2 per child to school to help to pay for teacher luncheons
  • Do you have a small items laying around the house that would be good for bingo prizes? We would love to share them with the students.
  • Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and share the information with family and friends
  • Pray for us and for all Catholic Schools, that we can continue to build faith-filled servant leaders.
2019-2020 School year registration forms have been sent home. Please complete the registration and return to school asap but please, before the Feb. 4 deadline. Click here for a copy in case you have misplaced your form and need a new one.
Dates to Remember
Jan. 24 - School Choice Rally
Jan. 27 - Catholic Schools Week Open House, 12:00 - 2:00
Jan. 28 - STEM Day
Jan. 29 - Family Mass Day
Jan. 31 - Panther Palooza
Jan. 31 - Catholics at the Capitol, Pax Christi, 7:00 pm
Feb. 1 - 1:00 Dismissal
Feb. 6 - Class Pictures
Feb. 7 - Club / Group Pictures
Feb. 9 - Father Daughter Dance
Mar. 5 - Elementary and Middle School Art Show
Apr. 26 - Night of Angels
Apr. 29 - May 3 - Everybody Counts Week

Class and Club Pictures
will be
Feb. 6 and Feb. 7
Unfortunately, our sweatshirt vendor is no longer available to us. The good news is that Shaheen's will be happy to supply us with our uniform sweatshirt and with other spirit wear opportunities. Check out their website to order - all orders can be shipped directly to you!

Field Day T-shirts available now! Deadline to order is FEB 27

Instructions for generating a child care payment report from your FACTS account
  1. Log in to your FACTS account (
  2. If you have forgotten your password click on the “Forgot Password” option.
  3. If you don’t remember the email address you used for your account, contact the school office.
  4. Click on “View Details” in the block with “Payment Plan and Billing”.
  5. Select the “Payments” tab under “Activity Detail”.
  6. Click on the “View Printable Payment Summary”, in blue.
  7. Change the “Select a year or date range” option to the appropriate year or date range you need.
  8. A report will generate detailing all payments you have made in the selected date range or year, broken out by school year. 
  9. The school address and tax id will print on the report.
  10. Select “Print” to print your report.
Proud to announce our first summer drama camp! Please see attached flyer for more information.

Summer STEM Camp at Mary Queen! Currently enrolled students receive a discount.
Hope all our Dads can join us for the Father Daughter Dance. Right now our credit card process is not working on the website, if you need to pay by credit card, let me know and we can charge you through FACTS.
Mary Queen students are invited to join. This club is open to 5th - 8th graders who have a desire to write a short story, a play, a poem, a personal narrative, or any form of written expression which captures their interest. There is no fee. If you child is interested, please email  to either sign up or learn more!
Mary Queen School
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Catholic Schools Week - it's here! A time to celebrate the opportunity provided by a Catholic education. It is our honor to announce the formation of the Linda Rukavina Scholarship - designated to help make the Kindergarten experience at Mary Queen School more attainable. Teachers touch our lives in the most profound ways. Mary Queen was blessed to have one such teacher, Linda Rukavina, from 1995-2015. Mrs. Rukavina made an impact on many as a teacher of Kindergarten aged students. Her patience, care and ability to connect with the young student made her a true gem. Mrs. Rukavina loved the children and teaching at Mary Queen School. Please - help us join together to honor Mrs. Rukavina by helping make the Kindergarten experience more attainable for others.

Donations by credit card:, click the donate now button in the upper right corner

Donations by check may be placed in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to:
Blue Grass Community Foundation
Mary Queen School Scholarship Endowment Fund
499 East High Street Suite 112
Lexington, KY 40517

PAWS Parents Active with School

Stock the Cart for MQ Staff - PAWS is collecting donated classroom supplies and fun teacher items to be distributed Catholic School’s Week. Suggested items include, but not limited to: sharpies, expos, fun post-its & stickers, hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes, tissues, other classroom items or fun accessories. 

MQ staff will get to choose needed and fun items from the supply cart to celebrate Catholic School’s Week. Please help us thank them for their continued dedication to our students by dropping off a classroom item to the office by next week. 
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