November 2017 

Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico 

We are all aware of the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria that resulted in mass flooding and destruction in Puerto Rico.   We have adopted this as a fundraising effort for the school. The following fundraising efforts will take place in November. 

November 8 - Pretzels for Puerto Rico

Pay a fee to purchase pretzels and dip them in chocolate, sprinkles, and other toppings.

November 13-14 - Thanksgiving Collection

We will have our annual Thanksgiving Collection—we continue our tradition of supporting the SSNDs in their missionary efforts.  Our sisters have served in Puerto Rico for many years and this year, our Thanksgiving Drive will assist those in Puerto Rico who were devastated by the recent hurricanes. We are asking students to purchase a jeans pass for November 16th to help support this drive. 

November 15 - Pictures for Puerto Rico

Similar to a party photo booth.  Pay $2 per person to have your picture taken with halos and/or wings. 

November 29 - Palms for Puerto Rico

Pay $3 to put your handprints on canvas to be displayed at AHA and help with Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico. 

Additional Upcoming Events:

November 2 - All Souls Book Remembrance

Each year, just as the harvest is finished in much of the world, Christians keep their own harvest feast – God’s harvest, the harvest of the Saints – on the first day of November.  We begin this day on the holy vigil of All Saints, Halloween. We continue the harvest feast, on the day to remember the dead – November 2, All Souls – and on through the month of November.   We pause to remember so that we won’t forget.  Here at Holy Angels, we will have a Book of Remembrance in the Main Lobby of the school in which we will invite everyone in our community and visitors to our school to inscribe the names of deceased loved ones to be remembered in prayer.  This year we will also have a digital picture frame displaying pictures of deceased loved ones.  We invite those in our community to submit pictures (jpeg format, please) of their loved ones to or to have them included. 

November 6-10 - Fall Food Drive

We will be conducting a food drive to help the Office of Concern in Englewood, which helps 900 needy families in Bergen County each month.  Each grade level is asked to bring certain items: 

9th Grade:  soup, peanut butter, or jelly 

10th Grade:  hot/cold cereal, canned vegetables, or fruit 

11th Grade:  pasta, tomato sauce, or rice & beans 

12th Grade:  hot chocolate, coffee, or tea 

Faculty/Staff: tuna or condiments: catsup, mayo, mustard, etc.

Please no glass bottles!

November 9 - Sophomore Retreat 

Please keep the sophomore class in your prayers. On November 9, our sophomore class will participate in a social justice retreat focusing on the issue of hunger, facilitated by seniors in Ms. Carol Fay's Peacemaking classes. The retreat will take place at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny.

November 14 - Bring a Turkey to School! 

On Tuesday, November 14, AHA will hold its annual Turkey Drive for the New Jersey Food bank.  A freezer truck from the NJ Food Bank will be at our school at 7:15 a.m. We invite our students to bring a Frozen Turkey to School!  Spirit points will be awarded to the grade with the largest percentage of participation. 

November 17 - Kairos X

Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the tenth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA.  The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, November 17, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ. 


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