Eighth grade art classes at Queen of Heaven School earned an Honorable Mention from the Albright Knox Art Gallery in the Art's Cool Art Inspired Competition. Kari Achatz's students learned about Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, who tapped dreams and the subconscious for their imagery. After discussing the ways in which images can either compliment or contradict each other, students created works of art in which their own mixed-media version of a famous artwork was juxtaposed with a found photograph. The honorable Mention came with an award of $250 which will benefit the art program at Queen of Heaven School. This is the second year in a row the eighth grade class has placed in this competition under the direction of Kari Achatz.
Over the past few weeks, the students of Mrs. Bloom’s after school computer club worked diligently on a video for the MathMovesU “Build it Better” STEM contest. In this video the students had to articulate a problem that the school presently has and present a way to make it better using either math or science and technology as an application.
Earlier this year it was announced that 10 Catholic Elementary Schools will be closing their doors. Queen of Heaven quickly embraced the new faces of the surrounding closing schools, and in return has nearly doubled the student body for the 2014-2015 school year. With that in mind, our “head engineers” went to work configuring the cafeteria floor plan to accommodate the growing student population.
With their hard work and efforts, the video made the finalist round on the MathMovesU Facebook page! You can view the video with a Like of the MathMovesU Facebook page: http://bit.ly/1mgUAyf
Dear Queen of Heaven Families,
Let me welcome you to our newest fundraiser for technology, Queen of Heaven Spirit Wear! This fundraiser will take place twice a year (this will happen again in November) to help raise funds for technology as well as have you dressed in Queen of Heaven School’s latest fashion!
Attached is an order form and the spirit wear that is available for purchase. Only one form is needed per household. Please just indicate which child/homeroom you would like your spirit wear delivered to on the form.
Sample of clothing sizes for both youth and adult are now available in the office!
All orders with payment are due no later than Friday April 11.
Due to printing and production we have to strictly go by this due date.
Thank you for your order and your continuous support of Queen of Heaven School!
Queen of Heaven students in grades Pre-K through 8, participated in Legislator Joseph Lorigo’s 3rd Annual Valentines for Veterans program, which has collected thousands of cards for local veterans, as well as active servicemen and women around the world. Legislator Lorigo is very grateful to the students for their hard work to remind veterans and soldiers that they are appreciated and remembered this Valentine’s Day.
This November, the Queen of Heaven Student Council will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the West Seneca Food Pantry. This will help us give back to our community. When people think about Thanksgiving, most people think about a big, warm meal. It is sad to think that not everyone can experience this. To help more people enjoy a meal on this day of sharing, please donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Boxes will be placed in each homeroom for items donated.
The classroom that donates the most items wins an out of uniform day for the entire class!
Please bring in donations by Thursday, November 21st
Parents may also contribute additional items for their child’s classroom by bringing them in during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 22nd.
Thank you for your support!
When Megan Cycon and Emily Schneggenburger had a community service project to do for 7th grade Religion, they decided to hold a competition between all the grades in their school to see which grade could collect the most donated items for Black Dog Second Chance! BDSC is a no-kill rescue shelter (adoption guaranteed) to any and all dogs and cats that come in to their rescue. They help cats and dogs find their forever home with a loving family. The project was a huge success with over 290 items collected. The 2nd graders were the winners collecting the most items, and Emily and Megan will be throwing them an ice cream party as their reward! Thank you to all of the students at Queen of Heaven School who helped make this community service project such a success!
This past week 51 students from grades K-8 at Q of H school donated artwork to be framed and displayed in the new Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Representatives from Women and Children's Hospital were on hand to discuss the art program and how this art will touch many children in our community. Every day at Q of H we live our faith through community prayer, helping a classmate or lending a helping hand to a teacher but it is special projects such as this that show our community what living the catholic faith is all about. Edgar Degas once said "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Here at Q of H school we are helping others to see that no matter your age you can give back to your community with your time and talents.There is no greater gift in this world than when children help other children. When you create a work of art you are giving so much of your time and talent to another person. Congratulations to Mrs. Achatz and all the students who participated in this amazing community service project!
Fifteen Seventh Grade students, on Friday September 27th, joined our Eighth Grade student, Gianna Pezzino in the Light the Night Walk. The walk was for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and it was held at Delaware Park. Local t.v. and radio personalities served as emcees. Many local businesses were also there to support families who have lost a loved one to leukemia, or who were there as leukemia survivors. It was a memorable evening, with memorials, food, and entertainment. I hope next year many more will come out to support "Gianna God's Grace."