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On this very special Teacher Appreciation Day 2020, we salute our dedicated teachers that make it all possible.
Thank you teachers!

-From the Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

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HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY to all of our amazing Catholic school teachers who have risen to the challenge, redesigning what school looks like...
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Today we explored the science of air. To start we had a mystery to solve. How did a balloon full of water get inside of an “empty” Cola bottle?

The first step was to answer the following question - is a bottle with no water empty or full? It appears to be empty but why can’t we squeeze it then? Actually, it is full of air. The next question was how can we push all the air outside of a bottle and inflate a balloon at the same time? For that we need another hole in the bottle. Once we’ve done that we can inflate the balloon and pour water into it. Then we just need to tie the balloon and leave it inside of a bottle.

For the next experiment we watched boiled eggs and grapes get pushed inside of different bottles. And when we say “pushed” we mean pushed by air. The fact is that hot air takes up more space and when it’s cooling down there is a different air pressure within that area. We warmed up the air inside of a bottle. We then took a boiled and peeled egg that blocked the access for colder air to enter the bottle. Then, the air pressure outside of the bottle pushes that egg into the bottle. See the evidence in our pictures and marvel at the science of air pressure!
POT OF GOLD EVENT scheduled for tomorrow night in the gym has been CANCELLED, however, the tickets will still be pulled at 7pm and the winners notified. Good Luck to all and thank you to those who have purchased tickets for your support.
On March 5th, our 5th through 8th grade students showed off their science skills at a Science Fair. The experiments were amazing! There were volcanoes, earthquakes, windmills, slime, chicks, and homemade crystals among many other incredible projects. Check out our short video!
Our little scientists continued to get familiar with a superhero of science, Sir Isaac Newton. We learned about Newton’s apple and were marveled by the concept that the Moon is constantly falling as it goes around Earth. We enjoyed pulling on Newton’s beads. We played a game with a several levels of difficulty to see gravity and inertia in play. We observed how a quarter is climbs up when we tapped down on a box, proving the third of Newton’s laws.

With the new understanding of these laws we even know how the famous Tablecloth Trick works. It’s all about the first of Newton’s laws and friction. Who needs magic when the science makes it amazing?!
Marvel Science Lab explored the topics of friction, air resistance and gravity. We learned about Galileo Galilei and recreated several experiments from his time. Kids observed that the speed of a ball rolling down the slope doesn’t only depend on the size, weight or materials of the ball. The friction between the surfaces controls the speed of the rolling ball. We also saw and understood a concept of air resistance by dropping umbrellas from a tower of Pisa. An open umbrella falls down a lot slower than a closed one. It is all because of air that is getting caught under the open umbrella. We still don’t know how Superman can fly with all that air resistance and gravity! The students loved building Yellow Balloon Water Taxis. That experiment introduced us to the third law of motion. We now know that for every action there is an opposite reaction as stated by Sir Isaac Newton. We will continue learning about Newton’s laws next time.
Marvel Scientists continued experimenting with Carbon Dioxide. Today we had planned to explore Super Volcano Eruptions. By mixing baking soda and vinegar, adding food coloring, and soap, we had ourselves a marvelous eruption. We also tried to see what type of chemical reaction we would get if we replaced vinegar with lemon juice or used baking powder and starch instead of just baking soda. The results were inconclusive. The nature of volcanoes is unpredictable and scientists need to know more about it.

Holy Angels Catholic Academy Lowest grade taught: Prekindergarten - Highest grade taught: 8th grade

Operating as usual

09/01/2020

Holy Angels Catholic Academy's cover photo

05/30/2020

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge

Happy 50th Priestly Anniversary Msgr. Kevin Noone
Feliz 50 Aniversario de Sacerdocio a Msgr. Kevin Noone

05/05/2020

Catholic Schools of Brooklyn & Queens

On this very special Teacher Appreciation Day 2020, we salute our dedicated teachers that make it all possible.
Thank you teachers!

-From the Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

https://www.facebook.com/CatholicSchoolsBQ/videos/2682026618740975

Catholic Schools of Brooklyn & Queens on Facebook Watch
HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY to all of our amazing Catholic school teachers who have risen to the challenge, redesigning what school looks like...

HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY to all of our amazing Catholic school teachers who have risen to the challenge, redesigning what school looks like overnight. You have made it possible for students to continue to learn online and thrive. To you, we say, THANK YOU!

04/12/2020

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge

Easter Sunday

03/18/2020

PDHP Parents

Important useful information.

The Program for the Development of Human Potential (PDHP) is a drug, alcohol, and gambling prevention agency within the Diocese of Brooklyn.

03/16/2020

Today we explored the science of air. To start we had a mystery to solve. How did a balloon full of water get inside of an “empty” Cola bottle?

The first step was to answer the following question - is a bottle with no water empty or full? It appears to be empty but why can’t we squeeze it then? Actually, it is full of air. The next question was how can we push all the air outside of a bottle and inflate a balloon at the same time? For that we need another hole in the bottle. Once we’ve done that we can inflate the balloon and pour water into it. Then we just need to tie the balloon and leave it inside of a bottle.

For the next experiment we watched boiled eggs and grapes get pushed inside of different bottles. And when we say “pushed” we mean pushed by air. The fact is that hot air takes up more space and when it’s cooling down there is a different air pressure within that area. We warmed up the air inside of a bottle. We then took a boiled and peeled egg that blocked the access for colder air to enter the bottle. Then, the air pressure outside of the bottle pushes that egg into the bottle. See the evidence in our pictures and marvel at the science of air pressure!

03/13/2020

POT OF GOLD EVENT scheduled for tomorrow night in the gym has been CANCELLED, however, the tickets will still be pulled at 7pm and the winners notified. Good Luck to all and thank you to those who have purchased tickets for your support.

03/10/2020

On March 5th, our 5th through 8th grade students showed off their science skills at a Science Fair. The experiments were amazing! There were volcanoes, earthquakes, windmills, slime, chicks, and homemade crystals among many other incredible projects. Check out our short video!

03/10/2020

Holy Angels Science Fair

03/05/2020

Our little scientists continued to get familiar with a superhero of science, Sir Isaac Newton. We learned about Newton’s apple and were marveled by the concept that the Moon is constantly falling as it goes around Earth. We enjoyed pulling on Newton’s beads. We played a game with a several levels of difficulty to see gravity and inertia in play. We observed how a quarter is climbs up when we tapped down on a box, proving the third of Newton’s laws.

With the new understanding of these laws we even know how the famous Tablecloth Trick works. It’s all about the first of Newton’s laws and friction. Who needs magic when the science makes it amazing?!

02/28/2020

Marvel Science Lab explored the topics of friction, air resistance and gravity. We learned about Galileo Galilei and recreated several experiments from his time. Kids observed that the speed of a ball rolling down the slope doesn’t only depend on the size, weight or materials of the ball. The friction between the surfaces controls the speed of the rolling ball. We also saw and understood a concept of air resistance by dropping umbrellas from a tower of Pisa. An open umbrella falls down a lot slower than a closed one. It is all because of air that is getting caught under the open umbrella. We still don’t know how Superman can fly with all that air resistance and gravity! The students loved building Yellow Balloon Water Taxis. That experiment introduced us to the third law of motion. We now know that for every action there is an opposite reaction as stated by Sir Isaac Newton. We will continue learning about Newton’s laws next time.

02/13/2020

Marvel Scientists continued experimenting with Carbon Dioxide. Today we had planned to explore Super Volcano Eruptions. By mixing baking soda and vinegar, adding food coloring, and soap, we had ourselves a marvelous eruption. We also tried to see what type of chemical reaction we would get if we replaced vinegar with lemon juice or used baking powder and starch instead of just baking soda. The results were inconclusive. The nature of volcanoes is unpredictable and scientists need to know more about it.

02/13/2020

Grade 4 studies owl pellets to learn about food webs and animal habitats

02/07/2020

New Catholic School Molds Next Generation of Innovators

Wonderful exciting things in store for Bay Ridge Catholic!

When the new school year starts in September, two Brooklyn Catholic schools - Holy Angels Catholic Academy and St. Anselm Catholic Academy – will become Bay ...

02/07/2020

New Catholic School Molds Next Generation of Innovators

When the new school year starts in September, two Brooklyn Catholic schools - Holy Angels Catholic Academy and St. Anselm Catholic Academy – will become Bay ...

02/06/2020

Yesterday, Marvel Science Lab welcomed new scientists. After introductions, we knew everyone’s names and our favorite superheroes.

Genie in a Bottle revealed that our science session topic was the marvel of Hydrogen Peroxide.

Hydrogen Peroxide is widely used by different industries and has many uses. It can dye hair or power a rocket or even Ironman’s suit! By mixing yeast with hydrogen peroxide, we extracted oxygen, and pasta provided great fuel for our engine.

The chemical reaction also can inflate a balloon and we didn’t need to use any special “equipment” like our lungs.

Hydrogen Peroxide, soap and yeast also makes a great toothpaste, especially for Hulk. Our Hulk toothpaste was a great success. It was fun to play with and, of course, a little messy. Eventually, some of the scientists became as green as Hulk himself.

02/06/2020

Thank you to Investors Bank Foundation! Last year, they awarded us a grant to upgrade our Technology Lab and Infrastructure. This week Brian Gomez, Frank Claps, and Connie Waterman came into present Mr. Berry with the final installment.

02/03/2020

On January 30th, Holy Angels Celebrated Vocations with visits from several parents and friends talking about what they do for a living. Mr. Negron is a 27-year veteran of the US Navy and brought tools that he uses for his job. Mr. McGuinness is a member of the FDNY and brought in gear that firefighters wear for the students to try on. Mrs. Darvil is a law library professor. She handed pocket Constitutions and even quizzed the students a little! Mr. Kwiecien came in with US Customs agents and their canine partners. Mrs. Rader had her friend, Mrs. Valte come in and talk about what it means to be a Registered Nurse. Fr. Jason Espinal spoke about what it means to be a priest and a friend of his, Mr. Quinones, explained what he does as a Director of Youth Ministry. It was a very informative day for everyone!

Presidents Day 2020 01/31/2020

Presidents Day 2020

01/30/2020

On January 29th, Holy Angels celebrated Presidents' Day 2020. In June, our 8th graders were assigned a president to research and learn a speech they were famous for. Throughout the summer and fall, these students learned all they could about their president ... who they were as people, where they came from, what they believed, what they hoped to accomplish for our country and what they actually did as a leader of our great nation. All their hard work culminated yesterday with their presidential presentations. The White House took over the auditorium where the student body and invited guests listened to speeches, watched skits, and even saw the 7th Grade Secret Service agents protecting our presidents! It was a sight to see! Afterwards, the presidents conversed with the Holy Angels voting public and the entire school voted on who they thought best embodied their president. Congratulations to Joseph Chelales, who portrayed Donald Trump, for a great performance. He beat out his classmates for Best Performance! We will add more photos as they become available.

01/30/2020

Marvel Science Week 3 Photos is with Marvel Science Lab

01/30/2020

Marvel Science Club Week 3 Video

Marvel Science Club Week 3: This week our experiments taught our kids about the superpowers of Air Pressure. Using a Tornado Blower, first we tried to keep a ball flying in the air while Gravity, aka Batman, was fighting with Air Pressure, aka Superman. Our superhero scientists experimented with the physics of air pressure during the last semester and we’re happy to report that they grasped the concepts quite well.

For our second and third experiments we reached out to the great Swiss physicist with the Italian last name. Senior Bernoulli discovered the principle of low and high pressure. First, we tried to make a mummy using the same Tornado Blower plus some toilet paper. Then, we inflated giant wind bags using one breath. To no one's surprise, Bernoulli’s principle works quite marvelously.

01/28/2020

Holy Angels Catholic Academy would like to congratulate the newest members of the National Junior Honor Society. The induction took place during our Catholic Schools Week celebration. Keep up the great work!

01/25/2020

It's that time of year again! Catholic Schools Week is the perfect opportunity to consider which school best fits the needs of your child. Stop by for the tour and hear all about the new Academy! A school like no other, a school for the future, a school WITH a future!

01/23/2020

This week, Marvel Science Club explored the super science of sound waves.

First, we used sound pipe devices to hear how the air that moves through the ribbed areas inside the pipes makes different types of musical sounds. Surprisingly, we even heard all seven notes with different pitches.

For the next experiments we made devices to observe and hear how the air makes vibrating and buzzing sounds. The first device was a Buzz-Maker that we spun and twirled in the air. The pitch changes depending on the speed of the motion.

Our next sound apparatus was simply made from plastic straws. By cutting the flattened ends of the straws and then blowing into the Super Musical Straws, we heard air vibrations make music. The shorter the straw, the higher the frequency of the pitch. You can even say we played a trombone when two straws were used.

The final experiment was to create an amplifier and a phone using a plastic cup and a string. We “saw” how sounds can be made louder if a string is connected to a cup. And then we observed how a sound vibration can travel from one end of the room to another, even if you talk into a cup.

The Science of Sounds is a Superpower of all musicians or kids that love to create a buzz in a room!

Family Cultural Celebration 12/18/2019

On December 13th, our students, faculty, staff and families gathered to celebrate the diversity of our community. Families sent their favorite home-cooked meals that represented their heritage and we all ate together at lunch time. There was food from all over the world: Italy, Ireland, France, Mexico, Spain, Honduras, Columbia, Nigeria, Poland, China, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Greece, Spain, and of course, the United States! We talked about our holiday traditions and everyone got to sample some new food. Everyone had a great time and learned something new. Thank you to all the families that sent in their favorite dishes and a special thank you to all the parents that came down to help decorate, set-up, serve, and clean-up. We couldn’t do it without you!

12/15/2019

Tis the season once again to remember our veterans with the laying of the Wreaths Across America at veteran cemeteries across the country. Holy Angels students, staff and parents participated in this solemn event today in Queens for the 3rd year in a row!

12/06/2019

Marvel Science Club

12/06/2019

Marvel Science Club Week 8

Today’s first topic for Marvel Science Club was water density. Our scientists first theorized why ice floats. Like many things in our world, looks can be deceiving. The ice is solid and appears to be heavier than water but why doesn’t it sink? We heard from two young minds that when water freezes, its molecules are more spread apart resulting in less density than water.

For our next experiment, we used two jars with hot and two jars with cold water. When stacking a jar with cold water (blue color) on top of a jar with hot water (red color) we saw the liquids mix, resulting in purple-colored water. But when the hot water jar was on top, we clearly saw the liquids stay separated. This is a type of superhero power that science teaches us - hot water is less dense than cold so it stays on top.

Our next experiment was to observe vortexes. The best way to learn about the nature and science of a vortex, is to catch a tornado in a bottle. Not only did we make tornadoes, but we also competed to see whose tornado was more powerful. We needed to go to a video replay to see the winners of the tight races.

Marvel Science Olympics are always fun!!!

12/06/2019

Marvel Science Club

12/06/2019

Marvel Science Club Week 8

Marvel Science Club Week 8 12/06/2019

Marvel Science Club Week 8

11/26/2019

Our superhero scientists learned about electromagnetic waves, such as visible light waves, and others like radio, ultraviolet, and infrared. We even took some infrared snapshots. We now know that we are a lot warmer than a turtle or snake.

But since humans can only see the light waves, we decided to concentrate on those. We discussed primary colors of light and paint. We had to prove that primary colors of light, if combined, would be white. We then recreated Newton’s experiments with a prism and discovered ROYGBIV aka the colors of the rainbow.

For our next experiment we observed how from the primary colors of paint you can create and see secondary colors. By spinning a color wheel with red, blue and yellow, we saw purple and orange appear.

What would we name a Superhero to represent all of these colors and what would his/her superpower be we wondered? How about UniKitty and her superpower is being super happy?

Our scientists were also happy to see how three flashlights of red, blue and green project light on objects and create shadows with all those marvelous colors that our eyes can see. Of course making shadow puppets with your fingers are fun too!

11/14/2019

During today's class we continued the Marvel Science Olympics with the topic of Air Pressure.Today's competition was the inflation of a giant balloon. By directing the air that is everywhere around us we were able to inflate the balloons in one breath. This is something that only Superman can usually do except this time our scientists found themselves as powerful as he is! Another experiment that we observed taught us how low and high pressure will always balance out. Using colored water, a couple of glass containers and a lit candle, we observed how the water was pushed from being outside of a flask into the inside as if the water was sucked in by some super power.

11/14/2019

Marvel Science Club 11/13/19

Check out this video from our experiment on the topic of Air Pressure.

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