February 5, 2016 Update - Queen of Peace Catholic Academy



February 5, 2016 Update - Queen of Peace Catholic Academy
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QPCA Saints
Pastor: Father Jeffrey McGowan
Principal: Tammie Vassou
Principal’s Message
Catholic Schools Week was
filled with excitement for
everyone. The faculty and
staff would like to thank
everyone for helping make the
week a huge success for our
students and faculty.
As we approach Ash
Wednesday we are given an
opportunity to deny ourselves
of small things in order to gain
clarity of heart, mind, and soul.
This process will allow each of
us to see the present for what is
really is and the future for
what it still can be. What will
you do to help bring clarity to
your life this Lenten season?
The Virtue of the Week:
Mercy – Mercy is caring for
the needs of people’s minds,
hearts, and lives. It means to
share in God’s forgiveness and
Scripture Reference Matthew
5:7 – Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy.
Have the BEST week!
Mrs. Vassou
Our Champions
Congratulations to several of our amazing students that
were recognized as being “Champions of Character.”
Lillian Nesty, Mackenzie Moran, Ashley Ray, Salma
Ladkani, Jaden Navarro, David Ray, Julian Gilbert, Daniel
Frederick, Erin McEwan (not pictured) and Faith Faborzian
(not pictured) were nominated as QPCA “Champions of
Character.” Nominations are based on exemplifying good
behavior, sportsmanship, and exceptional school work
ethic. The University of Florida Athletic Association
sponsors this wonderful program. Go QPCA Saints!
Save the Date!
Ash Wednesday
Feb. 8th
Feb. 10th
Feb. 12th
If you did not receive a
re-registration email, then
please email Mrs. Vassou
or call the school office.
Prayer service begins at
9:00 am. Parents are
welcome to join the
Academy as we begin our
Lenten journey.
Students enjoy an ice
cream bar to celebrate
Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day
Ice Cream Bar
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
"In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship
being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to
abandon ship but to keep her on her course."
– St. Boniface
Art Scholarship Awarded
Karina Lowyns, a current 8th grader, has received a $1000
Art Scholarship from Trinity Catholic High School. The
application process required Karina to submit her portfolio
containing three photographs, a 300 word formal essay
explaining her love of photography, interview and portfolio
presentation. We wish Karina all the best as she continues
to grow as an artist in the next chapter of her life.
We are proud of you Karina!
Congratulations Charlie Sawyer
Charlie, a current 5th grader, is an award receipient in
this year’s 30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Student Art and Essay Contest. Charlie enter the Art 2-D
Category and received 1st Place! The art work is based
on this year’s theme, “The Adventures of King Arthur.”
Charlie’s work will be exhibited at the Student Art and
Essay display area this weekend at the faire.
Congratulations Charlie!
Mission Statement
At Queen of Peace Catholic Academy
we learn the Gospel message, live as
disciples of Jesus and grow in
knowledge as we build the kingdom of
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Altar Server Training
The next altar server training will be on Feb. 7th
from 1:30 – 4:00 in the Main Sanctuary. Students
must have already made their First Communion to
become an altar server.
Current altar servers are welcome to attend as a
Contact Edna Boyette at
[email protected] or 448-4543
if you have any questions.
Playground Update
Did you know that it will take approximately four weeks to
fully install the playground? We missed our December goal,
but it would be fantastic to have it in place by the end of the
school year. We need your help to make this dream a reality.
Thank you to the 42 families that have already generously
contributed to our playground project! If you would like to
make a donation, then please write a check to Queen of Peace
and include “playground” in the memo. You can include in the
weekly offertory or deliver to the church or school office.

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