Our Lady Queen of Peace
Volume 1, Issue 2 Dec. 2009
Principal’s Notes Have You Heard the Great
Mrs. Debra Kyle, M.Ed. News? The 2009 OLQP Fall Festival
Dear O.L.Q.P. Community:
We are well into our 2009-2010 school year, as the The wonderful O.L.Q.P. Community came together; the
first report cards have been issued and another
supporters came out, the workers rolled up their sleeves
successful Fall Festival is behind us. We are
sincerely appreciative to Mrs. Martha Eighme with and a beautiful day unfolded. Like clock work, the auction
her expert leadership and to all the volunteers
who worked hard to raise the necessary funds to items came in, the room mothers were creating, and all
continue the mission of Our Lady Queen of Peace those precious students were out selling raffle tickets! We
came together as a community and the efforts paid off.
As we look forward to the rest of the school year
and its activities, we pray for everyone who has a Special thanks to Sara Dahl, and Carrie Rensberger –
part in making O.L.Q.P. a successful Catholic
school community and ask for God’s blessings to Raffle & Auction Accounting
continue to help us grow in His love.
********************************** Jackie King – Raffle Coordinator
Rick Eighme & Robert Brem- Logistics
Check it out! For all the latest school
news, calendars, schedules, and more Rosalie Santos – Finance
OLQP Website at Mary Soisson – Vendors
Home and School – Sweet Booth & Weekly Raffle Money
IMPORTANT DATES: Jeri Gibbs – Auction Program
1-4 Teachers’ Retreat Ragan Cammern – Silent Auction
1-5 Welcome back, Students! Kim Wilson & Marianne Whitley – Auction Log and Tags
Students may wear Christmas t-shirts.
Pat Perdue – First Aid
1-11 OLQP Spelling Bee
What an Awesome Team!
5 Grade to Camp Kappe
1-31 Beginning of Catholic Schools Week
NASA and Lockheed Martin recently made a Happy New Year!
generous donation of approximately 200
computers to Our Lady Queen of Peace. These
computers will replace those in the computer OLQP BOARD BULLETIN
lab, the classrooms, and the administration FROM THE PRESIDENT, CLAIRE CONBOY
offices. The set up of these computers should
be complete in January and was made possible THE POWER OF ONE
with the help from Robin and Bob Galiley, The season of Advent is the season of our
Bruce Swope, Mike Stahl, Mark Peters, Brian Blessed Virgin. As we prepare for the coming
Quandt, Randy Mechura, Robert Brem, and of our Lord, we celebrate the Immaculate
Jonathon Kyle, who is working on his Eagle Conception. On this Holy Day, we are
Scout Project. Thank you! reminded of Mary – her faith and favor with
God the Father. This one woman said yes to
ROSETTA STONE IS ALIVE AND WELL the angel of God when she was chosen to
GRADES THREE THROUGH EIGHT! bear God’s only Son.
Students are learning Spanish using the
Rosetta Stone program here at school, but did Our Lady Queen of Peace School is a living
you know that your child can access the example of the power of faith and our Blessed
program from home as well? Just go to: mother. The conviction of one Sister put into
http://olqpschool.rosettastoneclassroom.com/en motion the events that have allowed our
There your child will log on and can work on school to be a beacon of faith to our
lessons anytime! After all, it is all about the community. This has been made possible by
learning! every one who has come to believe and
support the mission of O.L.Q. P.
HELPING HANDS Each one of us is responsible for the
Each week students are recognized at morning continuation of Our Lady’s school. We must
prayer for their extraordinary service to their not waver in our faith and conviction in
classmates and school. Congratulations to all Catholic education. Every one child makes
of the students who are willing to help others way for another to follow the progression in
every day! Keep up the good work. faith and education. As we continue through
this school year, I ask each of you to realize
Pray as if everything depends on God. how important every one is to the mission of
Work as if everything depends on you.
Our Lady Queen of Peace School.
St. Ignatius Loyola
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School
exists to fulfill the educational ministry of the Catholic Church
and to provide an all encompassing –
spiritual, academic, cultural, and physical –
quality, elementary and junior high school education for
The Southern Brazoria County area.
OLQP Demonstrates Service
Each year, O.L.Q.P. commits to service projects that
PLEASE JOIN US FOR MASS benefit the local community and beyond. Both school-
EVERY FRIDAY AT 10:00! wide efforts and individual class projects are planned.
This year, the Jr. High students made rosaries for a
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING medical mission in El Salvador in honor of the Nativity
WED., 1-6, AT 8:15 IN THE of the Blessed Virgin and our Foundress, Sr. Marie
LIBRARY. Antoinette Peltier.
In October, the entire school community contributed to
EARLY DISMISSAL FRI.,1-15, @
the Habitat for Humanity collection. Many families also
1:00. participated in the fun run benefitting this worthy non-
MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
MON.,1-18 Again during Advent, the school community heard the
words of Christ to serve the poorest of the poor. Over
REPORT CARD DAY WED. 1-20 20 huge bags and boxes were filled with toys for
impoverished children in Mexico.
Other class projects include making get well cards for
Save the Date those who will be in the hospital at Christmas (5th
grade), thank you notes to local librarians (2nd grade),
An Evening at the Haak thank you notes to police officers, firefighters, the
Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Sisters in
Winery Victoria (1st , 3nd, and 4rd grades respectively), and
nursing home baskets ( Kindergarten).
Friday, May 14 The community of Our Lady Queen of Peace is truly
$100.00 per person sharing the light of Christ! Thank you for being part of
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for
Academic Competition is the Name of the Game!
an evening at that Haak Winery to benefit
The OLQP Spelling Bee is on Jan. 11th. Serious competitors
Our lady Queen of Peace Catholic School. should check out this web site: www.spellingbee.com .
The evening will begin with a chartered bus
Science Fair News: The OLQP Fair is Feb. 10 with judging on
ride from O.L.Q.P. to the winery in Santa the 11th. The Brazoria County Fair is Feb. 18 with judging on the
Fe. Upon arrival guests will enjoy a fabulous 18th. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Contact Dr. Whitmarsh.
dinner, award winning Haak wine, and OLQP is hosting the local PSIA competition. It is scheduled for
dancing! Reservations are limited to 160. Saturday, March 27th. The state competition is Saturday, May 1st.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Contact Mrs. Haffelder.
Developing Mind, Heart, and Spirit…
One Student at a Time.
Joy for the World ANNUAL GIVING HAPPENS NOW!
O.L.Q.P. participated in a production of “Joy to the World”. Help bridge the GAP!
As the time for the performance approached, the halls were
You can make a difference.
filled with children’s voices singing songs from the program
as well as traditional Christmas carols. With the help of Thank you!
parent volunteers, costumes were assembled and practice ***************************************
ramped up into high gear. Mrs. Nachtegaele, director of Home and School Connection
O.L.Q.P.’s Select Choir, directed the program. Mrs.
Martinez was the faculty coordinator who worked with Mrs. Every day, parent volunteers come to OLQP in
Brewster on the production. The Middle School students order to support the staff in their efforts to
assisted in power point presentation. Mrs. Gonzales worked provide the best for our students.
with the students in the lower elementary. There is nothing At lunch, teachers are able to have a duty free
quite like an Advent program at a Catholic school to help period while administrators and parents monitor
one get into the real spirit of the season. Congratulations to the cafeteria. The copier is manned by parent
all for a wonderful performance! volunteers who run papers for teachers. Room
Pre-K garnered ovations for their performance of mothers have been busy with class projects for
“Celebrate the Gift of Jesus”. both Fall Festival and the Christmas parties.
Choir Performs in Community These are all activities that build those bridges
between home and school. Working together is
The O.L.Q.P. Select Choir is getting around town. They what makes OLQP the best!
sang at the Rosary for Life Mass at Holy Trinity. They
performed and led Christmas carols at the school Advent Thank you to all of our
program. The choir is scheduled to sing at the celebration awesome parent volunteers!
of Fr. Vince Dulac’s 40 year in the Priesthood on Dec. 19,
2009, at Holy Trinity.
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O.L.Q.P. Sports Around Campus
Contributed by Jessica Santos, 8th grade If you took a stroll down the halls at OLQP,
these are some of the things you might have
Did you know the school has sports teams? The seen and heard during the fall semester:
school lets students in 5th grade through 8th grade Saints Projects
participate in volleyball and basketball. Indian Projects
Middle School Roving Reporters from the
This year, the school had two girls’ volleyball teams. school paper, The Shouter
There were both junior varsity and varsity teams. Award Winning Art
Both the volleyball teams did great this season. The Texas History Projects
season ended in October. Models of the Solar System
The Torah Project
Basketball season is just beginning. This year the Comma Flip Books
school has a junior varsity boys’ team and a junior Decahedrons
varsity girls’ team. The basketball teams are going Regions of Texas Projects
to be great this year! Tall Tales from the trip to the George Ranch
Memories for life from trip to Forest Glen
The Saints and Lady Saints would love for people to Plans for the next Jr. High Dance (Feb. 12)
come watch all their hard work and to cheer them P.S.I.A. Coaching and Teamwork
on! If you would like to know when the games are, Recycled paper made by students
check the web site or ask at the front desk. Pictures of Scrooge, before and after!
Red Ribbon Week’s “Dream” Clouds
See you at the next game! Hand made ornaments
Go, Saints! Letters to Santa Claus
Pictures of the Nativity
Cheering the Saints and Lady Saints teams
Be it known to all who enter here that Jesus is the reason for this school.
He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes.
He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.