September 9, 2019
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
 St. Teresa of Calcutta
Dear Parents,

The 20th Anniversary Celebrated on Saturday evening was a great success!  What a wonderful evening for our past and present community to come together to celebrate 20 years of excellence in education where we Encounter Christ, Empower Students, and Engage Community. What a gift our parents, students, families, faculty, staff, and clergy are to Queen of Angels Catholic School – genuinely allowing us to fulfill the mission of Catholic education.

This commemorative event also “kicks-off” the 2019-2020 Annual Fund, a campaign that is associated with every school funded by tuition.    With  last year’s overwhelming parent participation rate,  we continue to be optimistic we will be at   100%!    Please pledge today.   I know your child(ren) will tell you about the   coveted  Out of Uniform Pass for parents completing their pledge by September 27th!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the   first HSA General Meeting   on   September 25th at 6:30 pm .  The speaker we have contracted with, Dr. Danielle Jones Zareie, will explore a critical topic for parents focused on the effects of social media on your children.  

The staff at Picture Perfect asked me to send a reminder that school photos are due to go offline at midnight on Wednesday, September 11th, this is your final opportunity to order pictures online. 

I will send a reminder that we will be testing the Parent Alert system this week on Wednesday, September 11th (change of date from the 12th).   This feature of RenWeb allows the school to send voice, text-to-speech, email, and text message alerts in the event of an impromptu school closing or school emergency (Parents have the option to choose the type of notification through their account.). In previous years, parents, when seeing the alert message, immediately call the school.   We are TESTING this system to ensure you are receiving notification in the event of an actual emergency. I would ask that you listen/read the message before placing a call to the school.

God Bless,
Dr. Jamie Arthur
Principal
Catholic Identity: Defining Characteristics Survey
As part of the continuous improvement process, all schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta participate in the Catholic Identity Survey . Maintaining and strengthening our Catholic identity is at the heart of the mission of the Catholic Church for education and that of Queen of Angels. The survey is brief and provides feedback to Queen of Angels Catholic School that is used to assist in planning.  I ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey.
TONIGHT- Care of Creation
Family Service Night

Join QA families from all grade levels tonight as we come together as a community
Tonight * 6:00pm to 7:30pm
to care for and beautify the campus of
Queen of Angels School.
Reminder to bring gloves, rakes,
shovels and clippers.

Middle School students have the opportunity to earn service hours.
All students participating must be accompanied by and supervised by a parent.
Partnering with Parents
The relationship between home and school is critical and at Queen of Angels we are continuing to look for ways to partner with parents to support our students and families This year we are hosting a three- part series to address the impact of technology and media on students from Kindergarten to grade 8.

The topic for Part 1 of the series will be the Psychological and Emotional Effects of Social Media presented by Danielle Jones Zareie Ed.C, LAPC, NCC and Director of Happy Hearts Counseling.

Please join the HSA and the QA administration at the HSA Fall Meeting, Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30 pm. Due to the nature of the presentation, we recommend this most important discussion be open to parents only.

The Musical Theatre Workshop Experience
The goal for this club is to give students in grades 6-8, who are serious about working to the best of their abilities on a performing team and who desire to develop their acting and singing skills in a creative environment, an opportunity to learn more about the art of Stagecraft within the framework of a major musical play. This experiential learning will take place at first, within a structured classroom space and later, on the stage space, a place of opportunity to think “outside the box.” After several weeks of observing each student as they practice scripted material and performance basics, each member will be assigned a role to portray in our Queen of Angels production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr to be performed on Friday, March 27th at 7:00pm.

The workshop is limited to the first 35 students in grades 6-8 who sign up.

From The STREAM Lab
STREAM Lab Supplies

We are having a great year in the STREAM Lab, but we could use some more recycled supplies. If you have any clean disposable or used materials that we may be able to use for a project, please send them in to Mrs. Panjwani. Items may include fabric scraps, paper towel rolls, empty spools, newspapers, coffee cans, pop-up drink tops, marbles, small toy cars, egg cartons, styrofoam, buttons, metal washers, packing materials, old board game pieces, etc. There is limited storage space, so please send reasonably sized items. Thank you!
Future City

If you would like to learn more about Future Cities, please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 3:30 in the STREAM lab. The club is available to 7th and 8th graders. We are still looking for parent coaches if you or someone you know is interested.
LEGO Robotics

Lego Robotics will have a meeting for 5th-8th grade students and their parents on Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30 in the STREAM lab. We will discuss basic information about the club, time commitment, and the competition. We are still in need of coaches. If we are unable to get parent coaches, there will not be a Robotics team this year. Thank you for considering to volunteer.
HSA Happenings
Volunteers Needed

The HSA would ask that you consider signing up to help primary students in the cafeteria for lunch from 11:50am-12:45pm. We have volunteer slots available. It’s a quick and easy was to help at QA! Click here to sign up

*Note that all volunteers MUST have completed VIRTUS training and have a current background screening on file. For questions regarding requirements for volunteering, contact Mrs. Larisa WIlliams lwilliams@qaschool.org.
Parent Socials
We are looking for individuals to help host grade level parent socials. It’s easy and fun! Parent Socials are small gatherings for your grade hosted by a class parent. You provide the location, send out an e-vite and the parents will bring the rest.
It’s a great way to mix and mingle with other QA parents. If you are interested, Sign up using this link.
Spiritual Life
Join the women of the QA community on Tuesday October 22 from 8:30-11:45 am for a Morning of Reflection . Click here for details and to RSVP.

The day begins with Mass at 8:30am, followed by guest speaker Mari Cleveland who will be discussing Spiritual Gifts and Living as Beloved.
Light breakfast/ snacks and refreshments will be provided. 
Christmas Wreath Fundraiser Update
Thank you for those who have attempted to order Christmas Wreaths. The vendor is currently experiencing an issue with their website and they have been very responsive to us. We will have an update asap when the site is 100% back up and running. Again, thank you for your patience as we work through the first year of this fundraiser! It has been a huge success at other Catholic Schools and we are excited to see the same success here. For questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our fundraising team: