AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

December 2018

Dear AHA Families,

December, the last month of the calendar year, marks the ending of yet another year, but for Catholics, it marks the beginning of Advent. This is a season of preparation in our community in many ways.

We will come together as a community for our Advent Prayer service Monday morning, December 3rd. This year, our theme is “Walking in the Light” and I believe our community does this in so many ways. Daily I hear about the wonderful deeds our students and families are doing to help others. Students will be hearing about alternate gift giving ideas, impressing the importance of keeping the true meaning of Christmas in our hearts and minds during this chaotic time of year. Perhaps this is something your family is doing as well? We are all so blessed and Christmas is the perfect time for us to share these gifts with others.

Our last day of school will be December 20th when we have a 12 p.m. dismissal. I’ve asked teachers to only assign optional work that will help the students prepare for their midterm exams and to avoid extraneous assignments. Unfortunately, this might not be the case for the AP classes which might need assign homework. Even though the students are counting down the days to our break, this is an important time for them to remain focused. Teachers will begin the placement process for next year after midterms, so the work the students are doing right now is very important.

I am looking forward to spending special time with our students and families at our special December events. The seniors will gather one morning for the traditional lighting of the senior Christmas tree and juniors will mark a poignant moment in the high school careers as they receive their high school rings at their Ring Ceremony on Thursday, December 13th. On Friday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m. we will celebrate the season with beautiful music at our Christmas Concert. Even if you do not have a daughter performing in the concert, I encourage you to attend this beautiful event. It is truly a wonderful way to set the tone for Christmas in our hearts. I hope to see you there! Lastly, and not to be forgotten, our students will have a fantastic day of celebration at the annual Student Council Christmas Party and the Winter Season Pep Rally. I believe this is one of the favorite school days for the girls and I concur!

I pray that you and yours will be gifted with the blessings that this Holy Season brings.

Merry Christmas,

Mrs. Miller

Academy of the Holy Angels

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