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October 13, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am very happy to inform you that Mr. Bert Ammerman has joined us on a part time basis as our Assistant Principal. Many of you will recall that Mr. Ammerman was part of the panel who spoke at our Home and School Association meeting two years ago about planning and preparing for college. With an extensive background as a school and district level administrator, Mr. Ammerman most recently served as the Interim Superintendent of Schools in Saddle Brook. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ammerman was the Principal of Northern Valley HS at Demarest for many years and is one of the most highly regarded educators in the state of New Jersey. I had the good fortune to work with Mr. Ammerman during my tenure in Parsippany and in Rochelle Park, just prior to my appointment here as your principal. Mr. Ammerman has met the teachers and students and will most certainly be an asset to our school.

Later this afternoon, we will participate in the Hoboken Family Alliance All Schools Open House at Hoboken High School. As many of you will remember, the event is a showcase of all of the schools in the area and an opportunity for parents to explore the various educational options here in Hoboken. Tomorrow we will have a special “Pink,” $2 Dress Down Day to support breast cancer awareness and Progress Reports for grades K-8 will be distributed. Next week, we will host our own Open House on Wednesday, October 19th and again on Saturday, October 22nd, both days from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. In between we will have our annual Golf Outing at Forest Hill Field House in Bloomfield on Thursday, October 20th, and no school for students on Friday, October 21st. Thanks to Mike Tennaro, Golf Outing Chairperson, and HSA officers Alanna Kauffmann, Serap Franco and Jen Areneo for their hard work in preparing for the Golf Outing and the Open Houses.

With the Golf Outing just a week away, we still have room for more foursomes and sponsors. With a beautiful new venue and a number of golfers and sponsors already in the fold, this year’s event is shaping up to be huge success. If you have not done so already, please check out the information about the day’s events on our website as well as the link to Forest Hill Field House. Please join us if you can. Of the $200 registration fee, $75 is tax deductible. Golfers and sponsors will be provided with our Tax ID number following the event and we welcome corporate matching gifts if applicable.

Our school choir, under the direction of Ms. Laurie Campana will sing at the 9:00 Mass at Ss Peter and Paul Church on Sunday, October 23rd. Please join us that day if you can. Kindergarten to Grade 8 Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 24th from 6:00-8:30PM and Tuesday, October 25th, from 1:00 to 3:00PM. On Thursday, October 27th, students will take part in the Living Rosary at St. Ann Church at 1:30PM. Students will pray with our middle school students as they make their way around the Stations of the Cross. We will finish October with our Halloween Parades and parties on the 31st.

Finally, congratulations to Ms. Godfrey’s fourth grade class for reading the most minutes for the month of September! They read 15,411 minutes for an average of just under 30 minutes per student, per night. The breakdown by class will be posted on our website in the next few days. Thanks to all of our students for their hard work and to all of you for making reading important to your children.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Matthew McGrath

Hoboken Catholic Academy awarded accreditation by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
​Wednesday, October 19, 2016; 10am-12nn
Saturday, October 22, 2016; 10am-12nn

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