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Principal's Message


Please join me in this prayer which I shared with our students as we finished our wonderful school year. I hope you have a happy and healthy summer!

At the end of this school year we give thanks to God: For all the teaching and learning that have taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom.

For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced. For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed.

For the respect and care that have been given. We give thanks for the friendships that have just be- gun and for those that have grown.

For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles.

For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days and for the love that has kept us going.

We give thanks for the community that we are and we ask you Lord – Bless our students as they begin their summer break - May your Spirit inspire them with confidence and calmness.

Bless our families as we take our holidays, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish.

Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together .

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.

Thank you for the opportunity to educate your children. They inspire me each and every day!

Yours in Christ, Michael Connell Principal

 




Introducing our 2nd summer alumni spotlight:

1. Name: Eric Torrens

2. Tell us a little about yourself now (occupation, family, pets, anything else of interest, etc):

I am a student at Sacred Heart University studying Digital Arts focusing on Film and Photography. 
I have a younger brother (he also attended Holy Angels).
I host a radio show called “HeartBeats” at Sacred Heart. I also love playing basketball and going to concerts. I am a self-taught juggler and magician.

3. Years you attended Holy Angels (please note your graduation year if you were a student through 8th grade):

I attended Holy Angels from 2002-2011.

4. Favorite teacher while attending and why:

Mr. Holz: He was my home room teacher and taught Social Studies and English during my time at Holy Angels. He taught with a sense of humor, and that made learning fun and uniquely engaging. We had such similar senses of humor that he even let me tell one joke at the beginning of every class. In hindsight, that “joke of the day” was a lesson in itself: you can laugh while you learn. For that, and for all the other lessons I learned from Mr. Holz, I am very grateful.

5. Favorite subject while attending and why:

My favorite subject at Holy Angels was science. It was a subject that changed focus every year which allowed me to learn new things about the world around me. I was, and still am, a big fan of learning about stars and wildlife. I am certain that those fascinations have stuck with me thanks to the fanning my awestruck, childhood flames received during my time at Holy Angels.

6. How has attending a Catholic elementary school, Holy Angels, influenced your adult life?:

Adults struggle with the concept of Faith sometimes; this idea that there is no proof that something is real but still it exists. But as a kid, Faith is easy. The world isn’t black and white, but rather it is alive with color and wonder. This Faith was far from blind though, as I remained inquisitive and challenged the world around me. It is the concept of Faith though, that sets my mind at ease knowing that, sometimes in life, there are some things that are beyond our control and understanding, but that doesn’t mean they should be hated, feared, or made unimportant. I believe that catholic education made my faith what it is today.

7. Favorite memory at Holy Angels:

When the weather was poor, we would spend recess indoors. My favorite memories at Holy Angles come from indoor recesses when my friends and I would push our desks together and just sit and talk. Maybe that’s the storyteller in me talking, but even as a child I loved hearing people tell their stories. We would argue sports and wonder about silly hypotheticals and laugh until it hurt. Yes, poor weather and cold winters, but rich memories from warm friends.

8. Any other interesting stories to share from your time at Holy Angels:

I was part of a championship baseball team and played basketball for 4 years at Holy Angels. My mother, Diane Torrens, and her friend Kelley Mowat, were also integral parts of athletics at Holy Angles, having coached both boys and girls basketball and girls volleyball. Their legacy lives on in the championship banners they earned that adorn those gym walls now.

9. Something to share about your faith- favorite part of attending church, favorite quote, favorite Bible story, etc:

Growing up I was very lucky to have priests who gave great homilies. I attend St. Sylvester’s Church and I remember going to Christmas Eve masses and hearing Fr. Ed explain the significance of a new nativity scene character each year. When Fr. Ed was not performing the masses, we would have Fr. Mike, who would often times bring in objects that generally had no obvious relation to religion; a toy fire truck, an airplane seat, etc., but he always found a way to connect it back to the gospel readings in the homily. I am grateful for both of these men because they taught me two very valuable lessons:

1. Nativity scenes are everywhere, at the supermarket, the beach, our schools, even our own homes. The characters we meet there are all equally important to the scenes, because without them all, it would feel incomplete as a whole.

2. Nothing is so obscure, so mundane, so lost, that it cannot be brought back to God. A toy fire truck taught me about the importance of friends and family. An airplane seat taught me about the importance of prayer, for life is made up of many moments where we feel as if we have fallen from the sky, but we do not perish, because we have a flotation device in prayer. This spiritual flotation device does not fix our problems, but it keeps our heads above water.

Thank you Eric for sharing both your memories and faith with us!

 

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Check out this article about Holy Angels featured in NY Metro Parents! Great things are going on at our wonderful school!
   NY Metro Parents 
NY Metro Parents




Please take a moment to read a letters from Dr. Walsh, Superintendent of Schools. This letter addresses a concern about the second season of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.

Dr. Walsh Letter 5.17.2018.pdf