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MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

 

The Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Sports Boosters will host their third annual meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Andrew’s Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cheektowaga school’s sports program. Tickets are just $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door and admission includes two slices of pizza and pop, beer or wine. Additional pizza slices will be available for purchase.

In addition to the meat raffle, there will also be multiple 50/50 raffles and a theme tray raffle. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and older.

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.” 

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen College has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as a College of Distinction as one of the best colleges in the nation for students to learn, grow and succeed.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious national distinction again this year,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This award underscores that Daemen is among the best colleges in the country in its dedication to students’ success and to providing an engaging, active college environment at an affordable price.”

As a 2015-16 College of Distinction, Daemen has been honored for its exemplary commitment to student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.

Annunciation to Introduce ‘Mommy and Me’ Program

Annunciation to Introduce ‘Mommy and Me’ Program

 

A new learning opportunity for children 18 months to 3 years old will be offered by the Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy in Elma beginning Sept. 21. The “Mommy and Me” program is a wonderful place to encourage your child’s development through play and socialization. You and your child will also have the opportunity to read, play and learn together through Circle Time, Story Time, Music and Movement and Open Play Time. 

“Mommy and Me” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 21. The cost is $10 per child per session or five classes for $45. A preview and informational orientation will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. For more information or to register, please call 681-1327.

New Canonical Administrator Assigned to Mary Queen of Angels School

New Canonical Administrator Assigned to Mary Queen of Angels School

 

Most Reverend Richard Malone, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, has appointed Father Jeffrey Nowak to the position of canonical administrator at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga. Father Nowak takes over for Msgr. Kevin O’Neill, who retired as canonical administrator following the 2014-15 school year.

Father Nowak was also recently appointed parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara Falls, and continues to celebrate the Tridentine Latin Mass for the Diocese of Buffalo at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Cheektowaga. He previously served as parochial vicar at St. John Vianney parish in Orchard Park.

Pre-K Program at Annunciation to Host Open House

Pre-K Program at Annunciation to Host Open House

 

The Strong Start Early Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation will host an open house event to showcase its expanding Pre-K program from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma.

For the 2015-16 school year, Annunciation will offer Pre-K3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the Pre-K4/5 program will expand and be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Also in 2015-16, the program will offer before- and after-school options with drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, a “lunch bunch” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a “Mommy & Me” program.