Congratulations to our October Student Learning Expectations Award recipients!
Zoey P. (Preschool) shows the Student Learning Expectation of Be the Best You Can Be by following classroom rules, playing puzzles, reading books or drawing after snack. She listens carefully to teachers’ directions for working on artwork. Zoey participates in class discussions and lends a helping hand to other students.
Dylan B. (Kinder) demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of Be the Best You Can Be by being a conscious student so that he can reach mastery of skills he is learning. He participates often in class discussion and supports his classmates in their learning. Dylan is very helpful in the classroom and demonstrates the qualities of a good citizen.
Lucas F. (Grade 1) is always giving it his best academically. He reminds his friends to stay on task to help work as a team, as well as staying on task with his own work. He demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of Be the Best You Can Be by being very conscious of other students' needs and always helping students around him with their work or even helping them find something.
Avery R. (Grade 2) demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of “Be the Best You Can Be” by striving and working hard to finish his work on time. He is willing to share his ideas by helping out his classmates and he is a self-assured young learner who is always willing to try something new.
Giuliana M. (Grade 3) puts her best effort into everything she does, in and out of class. She is inspiring, level-headed, and has a brilliant moral compass. She looks out for others and works on her goals with a kind of diligence that we sometimes wish we had. Her improvement and confidence in math have grown significantly, and we are very proud of her for showing up for herself every single day. Giuliana’s resilience and dedication to being the best she can be are what make her shine. We are excited to see her shine even brighter in the future!
Lia F. (Grade 4) is a quiet, polite and respectful student who demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation “Be the Best You Can Be” by taking her assignments seriously and having a positive attitude in class. She shares her ideas through her creative spirit of writing and drawing, which helps her to meet the academic challenges of 4th grade.
Marco R. (Grade 5) demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of “Be the Best You Can Be, “ by working hard to finish his work on time. He is very helpful around the classroom and always has a positive attitude towards his classmates and teachers, being a responsible citizen.
Slow and steady wins the race. Natalia L. (Grade 6) works and tries so hard in all she does. She is aware of her surroundings and if something needs to be done, she will volunteer for the task. As a dedicated student, she makes the best use of her time in the classroom and tries to complete the majority of her assignments before she leaves for the day. She truly tries to “Be the Best She Can Be.”
Faustina T. (Grade 7) consistently displays the qualities of the Student Learning Expectation Be the Best You Can Be. She demonstrates focus, discipline and attention to detail in all of her work. As a recently elected Student Council Technology Officer, she takes her responsibilities and duties seriously, making her a positive influence for other students.
John M. (Grade 8) is a very respectful young man who gets along with all his peers and classmates. He consistently submits quality, detailed and creative work. He is focused, attentive and always ready to work. In addition, he is able to balance his academics while also taking on the responsibilities of being part of our Student Council as the Student Body Treasurer. He has shown great effort and enthusiasm in “Being the Best He Can Be” at all times.
Congratulations to Lour Shqair (Grade 7) who was selected as the 2021-22 Grand Prize Winner in the Missionary Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest. Lour is one of two students from the Archdiocese of San Francisco awarded this recognition. Her artwork will be displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C though out the 2022 Advent and Christmas Seasons. Also on Friday, December 2, there will be a presentation of awards followed by a Mass and luncheon for the winners and families also held at the Basilica in Washington D.C.
In her inaugural speech on Thursday, October 6th, newly elected Student Body President, Francesca Manalastas, said, "I want to create an environment where every student can voice their concern or need." She wants to use student ideas to promote school improvement. She also advised all her schoolmates to Be the Best They Can Be and apply the other SLEs in their everyday life because the SLEs will help with their journey to success. Watch Francesca's entire speech below.
Video credit: Mrs. Manalastas
Congratulations to the students who received the September Student Learning Expectations awards. The focus of the first trimester SLE award is "Be the Best You Can Be"
Mikaela (8) is a kind, welcoming student who is respectful of everyone she interacts with. She contributes great ideas during class discussions; in addition, she goes ahead and consistently submits all her assignments, well before the various due dates, with quality and accuracy. Not only does she excel academically, Mikaela is involved in various extra-curricular activities such as volleyball and now, Student Council, as our Student Council Vice-President. With her ability to balance academics, along with her involvement in extracurricular activities, Mikaela clearly demonstrates “Being the Best You Can Be” daily; she is a wonderful example for the entire student body to follow.
Isabella (7) strongly embodies the SLE of Be the Best You Can Be. As a student, she is attentive and focused on producing complete, detailed work. Her cooperative nature and conscientious attitude do stand out in class. Participation in the school community is displayed through her participation in Student Council elections.
Due to a medical recovery, Jay Joseph (6)was forced to be out of school for three weeks. During this time, he was able to complete every assignment possible and even Zoomed for his Spelling Tests. Since coming back, he has hit the ground running and is working just as hard. Clearly, he has exhibited a high level of Be the Best You Can Be.
Franchescka (5) possesses the SLE of Be the Best You Can Be. She is a very conscientious hard-working student and exceeds expectations with the quality of her work.
Alexa (4) demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation, Be the Best You Can Be, by showing she is focused and organized. She also demonstrates how to be a successful Holy Angels student because she cares about her classmates and accepts academic challenges with eagerness and a smile on her face.
Rilynne (3) not only does her very best, but she also encourages her classmates to do their very best as well. She’s helpful, kind, and empathetic. These are qualities of a good and inspiring leader - the kind of leader Rilynne is growing into. Rilynne seems to have an understanding that the growth of each person in the class is connected, and so she inspires others to continue to put the best effort into everything they do for the benefit of the classroom community. Thank you, Rilynne for being an inspiring and kind leader!
Jackson (2) is a quiet worker. He’s focused and likes to get things done. He is a good listener. He demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of Be the Best You Can Be by trying to work to the best of his ability.
Hannah (1) is very sweet and friendly. She always uses her manners and is very kind to everyone. She always has a smile on her face and gets along great with her peers. She demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of Be the Best You Can Be by completing her work on time and she does a great job of listening to instructions.
Alyana (K) is a kind and caring person to her classmates and school community. Alyana demonstrates the Student Learning Expectation of Be the Best You Can Be by trying her best when listening so she can learn the skills needed to master the standards and overcome challenges.
Cataleya (PreK) is a true role model for her friends. She follows all rules, cleans up without being asked and does quality work. Cataleya has a true sense of Be the Best You Can Be when she plays with a friend who may be feeling lonely or does not have a playing partner.
Congratulations to our newly installed Student Council members and classroom representatives! May God continue to guide all of you, as you begin your duties and responsibilities as our school leaders!
The school had its first school mass on September 8, 2022, sponsored by the faculty and staff. It was also the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Jerald Geronimo and Father Edgar Rodriguez celebrated the mass. It was wonderful to have Father Jerald back at Holy Angels. He was ordained as a priest in June. He was a student at Holy Angels from kindergarten to 8th grade and graduated in 2007. In his homily, Father Jerald talked about Mary as a GIFT, which is an acronym for Give In Full Trust. He said giving in full trust is what Mary did her whole life and we should all be like her. After the mass, Father Jerald visited the classrooms and talked to students about becoming a priest or entering religious life.
Holy Angels School principal Sister Olive is teaching music in kindergarten to eighth grades this school year. She is teaching students how to use the recorder musical instrument in all grade levels. She plans to include ukelele lessons in grades 5 to 8. We are very blessed to have Sister Olive share her musical talents with Holy Angels School!
Students and teachers are excited to be back for a new school year! The first day of school started with parents joining students and the school staff for morning prayers and assembly. The assembly ended with confetti party poppers set off by the school staff. Later during the day, there was a prayer service in the school yard led by Sister Olive, Mr. Calma (Class of 1993) and the eighth graders. It was a time for reflection and prayers for students, teachers and parents. At the end of the prayer service, art teacher, Mrs. Kim Cordano, along with the Knights of Columbus Grand Night, Mr. Ted Cordano (Class of 1961), presented art awards.
Good Luck, Class of 2022!
Kindergarten - Erin C
Grade 1 - Joaquin C
Grade 2 - Camila C
Grade 3 - Marie D
Grade 5 - Vanessabell C
Grade 6 - Riley R
Grade 7 - Marian C
Grade 8 - Ava M
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