Stars Connection - Week of November 5, 2018

Stars Connection - Week of November 5, 2018

Stars Connection - Week of November 5, 2018

 STARS CONNECTION

Parent Newsletter from Academy of Holy Angels
Week of November 5, 2018

Coming up this weekCOMING UP THIS WEEK

Fall play continues this week

See the fall play! The Crucible by Arthur Miller will have shows on Nov 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/students and seniors. Email (preferred) or call 612-798-2612 for tickets.

Sunday Nov. 4th: Mother/Daughter Luncheon

Sunday, November 4th is AHA's annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon. New this year: attendees will be making a project to take home! Invitations were emailed out to all families with girls. More information about the event can be found here.

Monday, Nov 5th: Sibling & Cousin Day

Siblings & Cousin Day is on Monday, November 5. Please remember that AHA students need to report to the main lobby Monday morning to check in their visitor and receive a lunch pass.  We will begin checking students in at 7:15 AM. If you arrive before then, please check in before going to first hour. We can't wait to see everyone on the 5th!  

Monday, Nov 5th: College Financial Aid Night

Parents, attend College Financial Aid Night at Holy Angels on Monday, November 5 at 6:30 pm in the theater. Questions? Contact Mrs. Proctor.

Tuesday, Nov 6th: Blood drive

The Memorial Blood Center Bloodmobile will be here on Tuesday, November 6th. Students who are 17 may sign up to donate. Students who are 16 may also donate with a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian. If you have questions regarding the blood drive, please contact email Gregg Sawyer.

We want you to know

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW

Boys lacrosse opportunity

Members of the AHA community interested in boys lacrosse are invited to play in the winter Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL) on Sundays from Nov. 18 -March 3 (14 games).  Most of the winter league games will be played at AHA's dome or at the Augsburg College dome.  The GNLL is managed by Homegrown Lacrosse, not by the Academy of Holy Angels. If you are interested in playing with the boys winter league lacrosse team in the GNLL or if you are interested in playing lacrosse at Holy Angels in the spring , please contact ahalax2019@gmail.com

Winter apparel available

Our Winter Sports web page is now open online and includes uniform approved team sweatshirts, team apparel, and spirit wear. Check out the new spirit wear items from Under Armour. All orders will arrive before Christmas!  

Important facts:

  • When you have placed your order, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation, your order has not been placed. Try again!

  • We encourage you to order early. Some teams have included MANDATORY practice apparel. Delivery date is 4-5 weeks after order is placed.

  • All orders will be delivered to Holy Angels. Coaches will distribute orders to the players.

  • Questions can be directed to Customer Sevice information provided on your receipt.

A Look AheadA LOOK AHEAD

Monday, Nov. 12th: Jostens rep will speak with seniors about graduation

Our Josten’s representative will be here on Monday, November 12th to speak with your seniors. Seniors will complete an order form for their caps, gowns and tassels.It would be helpful if they knew their height and weight when filling out their gown order. This expense is covered by the graduation fee you have already paid Holy Angels. If you would like to order any other products, you will be able to complete an order online directly through Jostens. Questions? Contact Ms. Kjorstad, Graduation Coordinator at akjorstad@ahastars.org.

Friday, Nov. 16th: Deadline to opt out for student records and military recruiters

Student records and military recruiters, deadline for opting out is November 16th. Both federal and state law require that secondary schools release names, addresses and home telephone numbers of students in grades 11 and 12 if requested by military recruiters. However, there is a provision that allows parents to opt out of this disclosure by informing the school that they DO NOT want their child’s information released to recruiters. If you would like your student’s information withheld, send your request - in writing, with your signature - by November 16th to Gina Meacham in the AHA Guidance Department.

Saturday, Nov. 17th: Booster Club Steak Fry

The annual Steak Fry and Auction is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th at Brackett's Crossing Golf club located in Lakeville. More details for the evening and registration forms can be found here.

This is the Booster Club's largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds support AHA athletics, activies and arts. We look forward to seeeing you at this year's event.  It is a fun-filled evening of games, auction bidding, dinner and drinks. 

LAST CALL!  The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 5th. Please contact Doris Rothstein at 612-798-2672  to make your reservation.

Upcoming Dates

  • Nov 2: Parent Breakfast - Be part of it!
  • Nov 4: Mother/Daughter Luncheon
  • Nov 5: Sibling & Cousin Day
  • Nov 17: Steak Fry
  • Nov 19 & 20: Final exams
  • Nov 21 - 23: Thanksgiving break
  • Nov 26: Second trimester begins

SEE FULL CALENDAR > or get a 1-page printable Year Calendar.

College and CareerFROM THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

Freshman meeting with college counselors

Freshman parents: We have begun 9th grade meetings and appreciate if your 9th grader can complete the survey in their family connection account ahead of the meeting time if possible. If the time assigned does not work for your family, please call your college counselor immediately to reschedule. Ms. Kjorstad works with students last names A-L and can be reached via email or phone at 612-798-2691. Mrs. Proctor works with students last names M-Z and can be reached via email or phone at 612-798-2639. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Transcript request deadlines

 

Senior parents: Please remind your senior if they are applying to colleges with a November 15 deadline, they should have submitted their request for transcripts in Family Connection by Tuesday, October 30. The college counselors processed over 200 transcript requests in the past week--whew!   If your senior has a November 15 deadline and has not put in their transcript request, they need to put in the request and see their counselor immediately. Remember: It is school policy that we do not submit test scores to colleges. Students need to have their test scores sent to colleges directly from the testing agency. They can request thIis online through actstudent.org or sat.org. Be aware that many schools are beginning to allow self-reported test scores as part of the admission process. Students should check the websites of their colleges for the policies of each school. Finally, remind your student to bring in their admission and scholarship letters to their college counselor to get a STAR on the board. We need to know about scholarship awards for Celebration Day in the spring.

 

Senior parents, a word of advice for completing the FAFSA

 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online at https://fafsa.ed.gov Here are a few tips that may help as you complete the FAFSA:

 

  • One parent and the student must each create a FSA ID. This can be done at the following site:https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid
  • STUDENT and PARENT MUST USE DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESSES to create your FSA ID. Write your username and password down. When you are completing the FAFSA, this username and password are your FSA ID.
  • Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

The deadline to register for the December 8 ACT is Friday, November 2. Students can register online at actstudent.org 

 

The deadline to register for the December 1 SAT or SAT Subject Tests is November 2. Students can register online at sat.org 

 

Junior Parents: Practice ACT Score Back Night is Tuesday, November 13

 

Juniors and their parents are invited to Practice ACT Score Back Night on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 in the Theater. Sylvan Test Prep who administered the test will have the results available and they will discuss how to understand the test prep needs for your students. There are both Sylvan and AHA ACT test prep classes offered this winter and information will be shared about this on November 13. Questions? Contact Ms. Kjorstad at akjorstad@ahastars.orgor at 612-798-2691.

Extras

EXTRAS

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www.academyofholyangels.org