First Friday ~ Mass at 10:15 a.m.; Full Day of School
December 7 Noon Dismissal ~ Parent-Teacher Conference
Immaculate Conception ~ Holy Day of Obligation; School Closed December 11 Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ 10:00 a.m.
Band Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m. December 16 Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m.
December 19 Breakfast with Santa 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Noon Dismissal ~ NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS; Christmas Recess Begins
January 4 Classes Resume
The Advent season is upon us and I am sure it is a busy and festive time for all. Here at OLACA we have been involved in a number of activities to prepare for the arrival Jesus’ birth. Advent is a period of preparation, extending over four Sundays (November 29th, December 6th, December 13th, and December 20th), before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, "to come to" and refers to the coming of Christ.
This is our celebration of Christ's birth at Christmas; to the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion; and to His Second Coming at the end of time.
Our hallways are adorned with beautiful Christmas displays such as the Advent wreath, Jesse Tree, Nativity scene, and the Christmas tree. The annual Christmas sale has provided our students the opportunity to find gifts for their parents, siblings and other family members.
As we close out 2015 together, I want to say thank you for working with us to develop and maintain a strong Home-Academy partnership! We work very hard as an academy to teach children to respect one another by having them learn about how we are both the same and different and that our unique strength is to be found in our wonderful diversity.
Our Lady of the Angelus Catholic Academy applies the fundamental principles of Christianity to the field of education and to develop young men and women with a sense of understanding and compassion for others, along with the courage to act on their beliefs. Our Lady of the Angelus Catholic Academy stresses the development of the whole student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.
More Important News
Congratulations to Brianna Holguin, Grade 7, for being the Runner – up in the Radio City Music Hall Essay Contest. Brianna won four tickets and a backstage tour of Radio City Music Hall.