AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

October 2017

Dear Parents and students,

It’s official: Kelleher Hall is open and students are using the building!  I find myself visiting that building frequently, and it thrills me to see our students happy and busy in newly furnished, state-of-the-art classrooms.  October 2nd marked the Feast of the Holy Angels.  Students, faculty, and staff came together for mass which will was celebrated by Bishop Flesey. Some of our seniors were mandated as Eucharistic Ministers and the Bishop blessed our renovated building.  Sr. Genevieve Kelleher, for whom the building is named, was also with us for this historic moment.  It is a very special time for our community and a wonderful reason to come together in prayer.

The Bishop’s visit and blessing of Kelleher Hall kicks off a very eventful month. Please be aware of these very important dates in October:

October 5 (Thursday): Back to School Night for parents of students grades 10-12.

October 6 (Friday):  No school for students—Faculty in Service Day

October 9 (Monday): Columbus Day—No School

October 11 (Wednesday): PSAT Day—12:30 Dismissal (Senior Holiday)

October 13 (Friday):  Mid Quarter reports emailed to students and parents

October 20 (Friday): Senior Holiday

October 27-28 Alumnae Weekend

November 1(Wednesday): All Saints Day—No school for students—Faculty Retreat

Back to School Night for parents of students in grades 10-12 begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th.  The evening begins in homeroom, where you will receive your daughter’s schedule.  Schedules may be obtained at the Main Office should you arrive late. Student Council Representatives will be on hand to help direct you throughout our hallways. Classes will last approximately 10 minutes, giving you an abbreviated snapshot of your daughter’s day.   I hope you enjoy meeting your daughter’s teachers and putting a faces to the names!

 Mid Quarter reports will be emailed to parents and students on the 13th of October.  Reports will be sent for students whose average, at that time, falls below an 80. We encourage parents and guardians to discuss your student’s grades with her, but more importantly, to discuss her processes of learning.  What is working?  What isn’t?  What needs to be adjusted?  Teachers and counselors are here to offer advice and suggestions about different ways to approach school work and study skills.

Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will participate in PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 11th. Please note the 12:30 dismissal!  Students will need a good night’s sleep the night before and a healthy breakfast that morning.

Lastly, while our Foundation actually falls on the 24th, we will be celebrating as a community, including alumnae, on Friday, October 27th.  We will celebrate our bond with the School Sisters of Notre Dame as we gather together for a prayer service.  The School Sisters’ vision of educating students to reach the fullness of their potential so that they, in turn, may share their gifts with others is our guiding beacon here at Holy Angels. Even a century later, we strive to fulfill the vision of our Foundress, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, and continue to “seek what they sought,” our guiding theme for this school year.

As always, our students and families remain in my prayers, and I ask that we remain in yours.  I look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night.

Sincerely,

Ms. Mullooly

 

 

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