This past Monday, Queen of Angels Catholic Elementary School re-opened its doors to welcome students for the new school year. At an all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit on Monday morning, students and teachers prayed with Fr. Jim for a school year rooted in faith and gave thanks to God for the blessings of friendship, knowledge and fun. Our Queen of Angels community joins in their prayers and offers our support to the school as a ministry of our parish.
This year we welcome 385 students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities to grow in faith and wisdom at Queen of Angels School. We are excited to be able to offer specialized programs through our school for children of different ages, abilities and interests. Our Arts Alive Program, supported by the Annual Fund, continues to bring performing and visual arts and a spirit of creativity to our classrooms. A new Early Childhood Bridge program, headed by Queen of Angels parent Mrs. Maria Elting, will help prepare two-and-a-half year-olds for preschool. An Institutional Advancement office headed by Music Director Mr. Kent Jager will support our school’s development efforts.
Our growing school community includes familiar faces and brand new students and staff members. This year our 6th, 7th and 8th Graders welcome new teachers Ms. Mary Kate Kvasnika (7th Grade homeroom, Junior High Reading and Literature) and Ms. Margaret Mehan (6th Grade homeroom, Junior High Math). Mr. John Szymanski, who accompanies the Contemporary Choir on bass guitar and drum, now joins the school faculty as the Music teacher. Returning teachers include many Queen of Angels alumni: Mrs. Renee Carson (Preschool); Mr. Brian Duckmann (Physical Education); Mr. Donald Elkin (5th Grade); Mrs. Kathy Kelley (Preschool); Mr. Noah Madden (8th Grade); Ms. Katie Manning (Kindergarten); and Mr. Timothy Selgrat (Technology). Thank you to all those who continue to give back to our school community long after graduation!
Please continue to pray for the students, faculty and staff of our parish school. By developing the minds, gifts and talents of our young parishioners, we help to build God’s kingdom at Queen of Angels. Thank you also to all those who support the school through Market Day, Shop with the Angels, major fundraising events and donations to the Annual Fund and Lyman Scholarship.
Beginning next Sunday, September 7, we will welcome students in our Sunday morning CCD classes for Religious Education. Families with children who attend public schools or non-Catholic private schools may call the Religious Education office at 773-769-4986 ext. 23 to register.