Parents Plan Community Building Events

December 16, 2013

Our school is blessed to have an engaged community of students, parents, teachers and friends who strengthen OLQA. Parents recently coordinated two community-building events: the Fall Festival and Family Bingo Night.

The Fall Festival is an OLQA tradition spearheaded by parents who generously donate food, drinks, and their time to make this celebration a success. This year, the Pre-K through 4th grade students were overjoyed to find the gym transformed into a play land with game stations at each corner. Little superheroes, princesses, and the occasional vampire showed off their costumes and played with their friends. Behind the scenes, parent volunteers decorated the walls and served the students treats. The school received an abundance of food and drinks, so much so that we were able to donate extras to the local soup kitchen. Mrs. DeJesus, a parent volunteer, noted that this year’s Festival was a success. “The parent volunteers were great and the kids had a wonderful time. It was so much fun seeing students dressed in their costumes.”

The next event on the calendar was Family Bingo Night, which took place in mid-December. Organized by Ms. Roca, a parent of a 3rd and 4th grader, this fun-filled night brought out the competitive edge of children and parents alike. Families played for the many prizes available, including snack baskets, movie tickets, and gift cards. “This is a family night,” Ms. Roca said. “We want parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends to come together.”

These wonderful community events bring OLQA families together, creating memories that they will cherish for years to come. We look forward to hosting even more family events this year!