Royals News

November 6, 2020

The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching

As we approach the holiday season, it is important to reflect on how each of us will continue to protect all members of our school, parish, and local community.


The data we receive from our local health department verifies that, to date, there have not been any positive cases of COVID-19 transmitted from student-to-student in our school. This is excellent news and a testament to the safety measures taken to continue our commitment to in-person instruction.


The data also tells us that cases that have caused quarantines in school have generally been traced to family members and activities that increase the risk of transmission. We ask you to prayerfully consider how you will celebrate the holidays and activities your children will participate in when they are not in school. We all need to keep our teachers, staff, and fellow students healthy for our school to remain open for face-to-face instruction five days a week.


The teachers and I appreciate all you have done and will continue to do to support our work. The gratitude that we have experienced and the joy of everyone in our school each day is the greatest gift of all.

4th Grade Saints

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Students in Mrs. Walker's 4th grade class researched a saint that was important to them. They prepared a short biography of their life. After Mass, they did a presentation for their parents and then came into the classrooms so the students could hear and learn about the saints. Great job 4th grade!

Book It!

Grades K through 6 can participate in the “BOOK IT! Program” which encourages students to find the joy in reading. The mission of the program is to turn “have to read” into “want to read” and the only way to get better at reading is to take the time to do it.


Monthly goals are set for the student. Students can earn Reading Award Certificates and redeem the certificate at Pizza Hut for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza.


Students who earn the certificates every month through March are also eligible for a chance to win one of 21 amazing prizes. Pizza Hut is awarding one grand prize winner a $10,000 college plan and a $5,000 grant for their school library. Plus, 20 runners up will win $1,000 in cash and prizes. To participate in the “BOOK IT! Program”, please see Mrs. Ambrose for more details.

Battle of the Books

Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate in the Battle of the Books competition. Unlike prior years, Holy Angels School will compete against St. Frances Cabrini. The competition will be held in May of 2021, but students can begin to read the books.

Parents are encouraged to challenge their students by asking questions about the books they are reading. A Classroom Page for the Holy Angels teams will be created for students to keep track of notes, ideas, and general thoughts so that team members can share ideas. After the Christmas break, teams will be meeting once a week to discuss ideas and prepare for the competition. Watch for more details regarding the book competition!

Battle of the Books List

The Crossover- by Kwame Alexander

Walk, Two Moons- By Sharon Creech

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Unstoppable by Tim Green

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Veterans Honored - Volunteers Wanted

We are hoping to honor local veterans after the weekend Masses next weekend by collecting money to be donated to the West Bend Honor Guard (a cause which supports both the VFW and Foreign Legion). If you and your students would be willing to stand at an entrance after a Mass next weekend to collect money to be given to the Honor Guard, please let Mr. Breunig (breunigs@haswb.org) know how many people would be available and what Mass you would be willing to collect after.

Food Drive Success!

Holy Angels and St. Francis Cabrini held a friendly Food Drive competition October 26-30 to benefit Family Promise and the Food Pantry of West Bend. The winning school would have their Principal silly-stringed and the two classes – from each school – brining in the most items receives a lunch party (donated by a member of St. Francis Cabrini).


The race was close. St. Francis Cabrini collected 2,779 items and Holy Angels collected 2,759 items. The race was so close that it was decided that both principals would get silly-stringed. The winning classes at Holy Angels were K5 and 8th grade. Congratulations and thank you to all the families that helped make this a success.

Band is Returning to Holy Angels

Band is being offered to students in grades five through eight. You do not need experience to join. If you are interested in learning more, please read the letters attached below. Mrs. Shannon Krueger will again be the band teacher.

Playground Duty Sign-Up Deadline

If you are looking to receive the $100 discount towards your child's tuition you must sign up for 8 playground duty dates. The deadline to sign up is November 23rd (the end of the first trimester). If you do not sign up by that date, you will be charged $100 on your statement. The sign-up links are below:


Trimester 2

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cabad28a3ffce9-202020211


Trimester 3

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cabad28a3ffce9-202020212

Student Receives Honorable Mention for Story

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Kaitlyn Wendelborn, a 6th grade student has received honorable mention for a story she wrote last school year. The contest is held by Delta Kappa Gamma. She said she had to write a story and submit it to be judged. Kaitlyn won honorable mention for her story. She said she would have attended a ceremony where should would have been presented with her certificate but due to COVID, they mailed her the certificate. Congratulations Kaitlyn!

SCRIP Sales Continue

Holy Angels is still selling Scrip, and the holiday season is the time the biggest profits are made. Inventory has been stocked and new denominations and retailers have been added just in time for the upcoming holiday season!


There are $5 cards available from Starbucks, Panera and Taco Bell for a limited time. Amazon, Applebees and Home Depot are offering $10 cards for a limited time. In addition to all the popular grocery, gas, restaurant and department store cards, inventory has also been stocked with Columbia, REI, Pet Smart, and Hallmark.


Stop in at the office to purchase directly from Stephanie at any time. Check out the attached order form for what is available at school for immediate purchase. In addition, online orders are also being accepted on a weekly basis until Christmas. Your cards will then be sent home with your contact person each week on Friday.


Contact Sarah Winkler (414)795-7990 or Leslie Jamieson (javadawg@charter.net).

Smile.Amazon.Com

When you start doing your holiday shopping (or anytime you shop) consider using Amazon. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Holy Angels will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases—no fees, no extra cost.


This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of our school - so you do not have to look through the thousands of charities and schools Amazon supports.


Share it with family and friends.

New School Website

Holy Angels has been working with a web developer to update our current website. The new web address is:


www.haswb.org


There are still a few items that need to be updated but we hope it will be very user-friendly. Take some time to check it out.

This Week in Pictures

Snow Angels Ski Club

Hello Holy Angels Families!


Looking to be outside this winter.... Join the The Snow Angels SKI and SNOWBOARD CLUB! This club is open to all participants from age 5 and up.


Where: Sunburst Ski Area


When: Friday nights - January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


Time: 4:00pm to 9:30pm


Coordinators: Sarah Winkler 414-795-7990

Amy Hubbard 262-306-7985


For more information about the club and pricing, please contact Sarah Winkler.

Student of the Week

The Virtue for the month of November is Gratitude: having a thankful mind and heart. “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds”. Psalm 9:1



K3 – Oliver Sternig

K4 – Oliver Samuel

K5 – Kennedi Fuast

1st – Quinn Koepsell

2nd – Avery Spaeth

3rd – Maysen Worth

4th – All Saints

5th – Ryan Held

6th – Grace Barnett

7th - Laila Hertel

8th – Sam Ciriacks

Music – Juliana Kroenig

PE - William Thull

HOLY ANGELS SCHOOL

Mission:

We belong to a Catholic community which gathers together to proclaim the Gospel, serve others, and praise God. With the help of parents, teachers, and others we are here to grow in faith, knowledge, values, and respect.