December 12, 2018                                       View this email in your browser
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.


* This year's school wide Band and Christmas Concert will be taking place on December 19th, at 5:45 pm. Every student will be participating so please plan accordingly.

* Tonight is Extended Day's Christmas Pageant. If you have a student enrolled in extended day be sure to stop by at 4:30 to watch their performance. 

* Friday, December 21st, will be an 11:30 dismissal with NO extended day available. 

* Items for this year's Advent project will be collected this Friday, December 14th. Please see the flyer below for details. 

Everyone is invited to come out and support our QofA Eagles this weekend:
SATURDAY, December 15:
9:45 am 7th Grade Girls at St. James vs St. Mark
10:40 am 4th/5th Grade Boys at All Saints against St. Francis
10:50 am 3rd/4th Grade Girls at St. Agnes against Blessed Sacrament
11:00 am 8th Grade Boys at St. Mark against St. Theresa
2:45 pm 6th Grade Boys at QoA against St. Mark
4:00 pm 8th Grade Girls at Our Lady of Good Counsel against St. Raymond
6:30 pm 5th Grade Girls at St. Michael against St. Louis

SUNDAY, December 16:
12:00 pm 7th Grade Boys at QoA against St. Mark
1:35 pm 3rd Grade Boys at St. Ann against St. Joseph

PLEASE NOTE: There will be games DECEMBER 15/16 then a break then games resume JANUARY 5/6. 

School locations and full schedules can be found at
In case of inclement weather, Basketball schedule generally follows Fairfax County School System.
This past weekend, the Third Grade Boys defeated St. Francis 22-7, the 3rd and 4th Grade Girls won against St. Mary 10-8, the 5th Grade Girls won against St. James 21-7, the 6th Grade Boys defeated Holy Spirit 29-15, the 8th Grade Girls defeated St. Bernadette 28-17, and the 8th Grade Boys won against St. Mary 35-17. 


Hi Parents of 2nd-8th Graders,
Coach Jeff is offering a 5-day basketball camp at QofA from Monday, December 31, to Friday, January 4, 9am-4pm for $125 per camper. Snacks and water will be provided, campers should bring their own lunch Mon-Thurs (lunch will be provided Friday). A majority of the proceeds will be donated back to QofA. 

Please email me at with your camper's name and grade to register. Checks should be made payable to "Blacktop." Please include child's name in memo section of check, and return payment to the school office to complete registration. 

Kim Battaglia 
Nurse's Corner

CDC on Flu Vaccine:
          - CDC recommends vaccination for 2018-2019
          - More than 160 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed this season. 
          - This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week: if you have not gotten your flu vaccine yet, it is not too late!
          - Flu vaccine has many benefits and is the best way to reduce your risk of flu and its potentially serious consequences. 



Don't forget to support Queen of Apostles by shopping at Harris Teeter, Giant, or Amazon


  • HARRIS TEETER: Ask a clerk to link your VIC card to code 4260 for Queen of Apostles School or sign up at

  • GIANT: Link your Giant card at

  • AMAZON: Shop through AmazonSmile ( and choose Queen of Apostles School as your charity. This works even if you have an Amazon account.     

Questions? Contact Hollyann Morton (

PTO Membership
All parents at Queen of Apostles School are members of the PTO. If you have questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact the PTO’s board at


Youth Music Festival= Saturday, January 5 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 6th through 8th grade students are invited to participate in a full day of music clinics and performances. This event is free, but registration is required. Participants will get to learn from many different clinicians and work with our students as well. Click Here to register.

Youth Day for Basketball= We will be hosting Youth Day for any students K-8th grade. Students are invited to attend a Boys’ and Girls’ basketball game. Students who register in advance will receive a bag, water bottle, and free ticket to the game. You can register for the event here:      
Friday, December 14th - Last day to turn in items for the Advent Project
Friday, December 14th - First Trimester Awards Ceremony - 8:10 am
Tuesday, December 18th - End of Door Decorating Contest
Wednesday, December 19th - Winter Band/Christmas Concert - 5:45 pm
Friday, December 21st - 11:30 dismissal with NO extended day available 
Monday, December 24th - Friday, January 4th - Christmas Break

The Weekly Spotlight

Coping Strategies for Anxious Children,  National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will present this important workshop for parents of anxious children ages 8-17. Highlights include how to help children with anxiety, when anxiety becomes a disorder, strategies for treating specific anxiety disorders, and stress reduction tools. Participants will also hear about current NIMH studies on anxiety in children. 

Friday, January 11, 2019, 10 a.m.- noon

Register for Coping Strategies for Anxious Children, National Institute of Mental Health

Queen of Apostles Catholic School
4409 Sano St. 
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-354-0714
Fax: 703-354-0182

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