Principal's Newsletter for October 2017


October 2017


Dear Holy Angels Catholic School Parents and Guardians:

May the peace of Christ be with you.  It has been such a joy to work with you and your child this month! The 2017-18 school year got off to a great start.  The children are enjoying reading the book Wonder and are consciously and carefully choosing to be kind.  Is everyone perfect at it?  No, not perfect, but very good at thinking before speaking, choosing kind, positive words, and working together peacefully.  I invite you, too, to join us in this effort.  Create a positive partnership with your child’s teachers so that your child knows you are a team.  We want our students to excel and meet our academic standards and your expectations. 

October is designated in the church as the month of the Holy Rosary, a beautiful scriptural prayer to Jesus through His holy mother, Mary.  Students in Grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to join the Holy Angels Catholic School Rosary Prayer Group once a week during recess. Participation is voluntary and all are welcome. We will pray for the intentions that were written and placed at our school Prayer Table by our students, teachers, and parents.  This year, the church celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mother Mary’s message to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, entreating them to pray for peace in our homes and in our world. The message is an important one for today, so we continue to pray for peace. 

May all of you enjoy this wonderful autumn season.



M. Kathleen Filippelli



World’s Finest Chocolates Candy Sale

THANK YOU so much to all of our school families and teachers for your hard work in selling candy bars to benefit HACS.  The money is due on or before October 4th.  If you want to sell more in order to be eligible for the top seller prize, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 443-602-3200.


T1 Interim Conferences

Twenty-minute Interim Conferences are scheduled for our HACS parents.  The conferences will be held Thursday afternoon on October 12th and all day Friday, October 13th.  Please do everything you can to accept the conference time given to you and to be present and on time for your conference. School is in session a half-day on Thursday (FF&G will be open for registered students) and school is closed on Friday to accommodate these important Interim Conferences.


Holy Angels Catholic School Cross Country Team

Our HACS Cross Country Team is taking part in races at Trinity School on Saturday mornings.  Our October races are October 7th and 14th. Come support our young runners!  If you need directions to Trinity School, please call the school office. The time frame is approximately 8:30-10:30am. Go Nadia Bullock, James Crawford, Jakob Lee, Dayna Mitchell, Malachi Peterson, and Dayon Woodson!  Go Falcons! 


Moms and Munchkins

We will host an event for moms to show our gratitude for all you do.  “Moms and Munchkins” will be held on Wednesday, October 18th from 8:20-9:20.  We will serve a continental breakfast and offer you a glimpse into your child’s morning routine at HACS.  Hope to see all of our Moms in school on October 18th!


Catholic High School Nights for Middle School Students and Parents


There will be two High School Nights for our Middle School students and parents. The first one will be held at St. Mark’s Catholic School on October 18th from 6:30-8:30pm.  It is designed for students with learning differences.  The second one is at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School on October 25th from 6:30-8:30pm.  If your child is in Grade 6, 7, or 8, I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn the most that you can about our great Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.


Halloween at HACS

The PTA will host “Trunk or Treat” on Tuesday, October 31st in our parking lot from 6:00-8:00pm.  Details about this fun and safe trick-or-treating activity will come home to you in a flyer! Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss out on the fun!  Your child’s teacher will communicate details about the classroom activities for Halloween in an upcoming Wednesday newsletter.






October 1

Tuition payment  #3 of 10 due

Mon., October 2

HACS dress uniform only (Handbook pgs. 32-33)

Tues., October 3

Chick-Fil-A breakfast treat for parents in our car line...enjoy!

Wed., October 4

Candy Sale ends, money due today

Fri., October 6

First Friday Mass at 11:15; Monsignor Bozzelli is our celebrant. All are welcome.

Fri., October 6

PTA sponsored Movie Night at 6:30. Look for a flyer soon.

Sat., October 7

Cross Country Meet, 9:00 at Trinity School in Ilchester, MD

Thurs., October 12

12:30 Dismissal; Afternoon Parent &Teacher Conferences for T1 Interim Reports

Fri., October 13

School closed for Parent &Teacher Conferences for T1 Interim Reports

Sat., October 14

Cross Country Meet, 8:30am at Trinity School, Ilchester, MD

Sun., October 15

HACS Day at Corpus Christi Church!  10:30 Mass; a surprise treat will be given to HACS students who come in uniform. Come pray with our friends at Corpus Christi Church!

Wed., October 18

Moms and Munchkins, 8:20-9:20

Wed., October 18

Catholic High School Night for Middle School students with Learning Differences and their parents, St. Mark’s 6:30-8:30

Fri., October 20

Pink Day to support St. Agnes Breast Center in honor of our former Teacher Assistant Rayna Barkley; $1.00 Out-of-Uniform Day (please be as generous as possible)

Wed., October 25

Claire’s Gourmet Fundraiser begins

Wed., October 25

Catholic High School Night at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, 6:30-8:30

Thurs., October 26

PTA Meeting for all parents, 6:00

Fri., October 27

School Closed, PD for Teachers at Loyola U

Mon., October 30

HACS Basketball, practice/tryouts start this week. Details to follow.  

Tues., October 31

“Trunk or Treat” at HACS, in the school parking lot from 6:00-8:00pm sponsored by the PTA

Wed., November 1

Tuition payment  # 4 of 10