AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

September 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy September! We were blessed with a beautiful and lengthy summer. I hope all of our students and families feel recharged and as excited for the new school year as I am! As we all took time away from Holy Angels, a throng of workers has descended onto the property and have been working tirelessly, six days a week, in order to make sure the renovations to the convent building are complete before the start of school.  I am happy to report that we are opening school on time according to schedule!  When we gather for the first time in community on the 6th, we will celebrate our new theme for the year, “We seek what they sought.”  Our theme is fitting; while we are finishing brand new state-of-the-art classrooms, we will still cling to our heritage, following the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that calls us to educate the whole person so that each student can use her gifts and talents to help others. 

All students will return to school on Wednesday, September 6th. They will have a full day of school and will meet with each teacher.  Students are allowed to wear their summer uniform until October 1st when they must switch to the winter version. A gentle reminder about student pick-up procedures: Buses will occupy the parking lots in front of the school. If you must arrive before 2:15 p.m. to pick up your daughter, please drive around to the rear parking lot.  You must always be in a designated parking spot and no vehicles should be in the front of the school at the 2:05 dismissal bell.  It is safest for all concerned if you wait until 2:15 p.m. when the buses have departed to pick up your daughter.  I thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. 

The last day to change classes is Friday, September 29th. If you have questions or concerns regarding your daughter’s schedule, courses or placement, please contact your daughter’s college counselor. If you have questions that are not academic in nature and deal with student life, please contact Mrs. Beyer, Dean of Students, ext 204.

This year, we will find new faces around the building.  We are happy to welcome new faculty members:  Mrs. West will be in our science department and Miss Allen in our religion department.  The performing arts collectively will fall under the direction of Mr. Dan Mahoney. Many students know Mrs. Dippolito as a track coach.  She will also be the substitute teacher taking over Mrs. Pedicano’s health classes while she is on maternity leave. Lastly, we welcome Erin Musich to our communications department.  

Looking at the rest of the September calendar, I would like to point out that our Freshman Parent Reception and Back to School Night will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21st.  Light fare will be served at 6:00 and we will gather at 6:30 in the auditorium before you have the opportunity to experience your daughter’s schedule.  This evening is designed to give you a brief overview of your daughter’s schedule.  If you have any questions or concerns about classes, teachers or any other issues, please contact the main office who will direct you to the correct person to help you.  I am looking forward to being with all of our new parents that evening.  Back to School Night for parents of students in grades 10-12 will occur on Thursday, October 5th.  Also, please be aware that students have a half day of school on September 22nd.  Dismissal will occur at noon. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year and hope you are too.  May God bless us all and keep us in his care.

Sincerely, 


Ms. Mullooly
Principal

 

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