555 7th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
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JANUARY 13, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to all who have submitted your Fundraising Fee and voucher selection. For those who have not, please remember that the due date for the fee is January 15th. The Texas Hold’ Em Tournament, slated for January 30th, will be outstanding. It was last year. The Spring Gala is shaping up nicely as well with some great prizes already donated with many more to come. Last year’s event was spectacular and this year’s event will be as good or better! Don’t forget to make your voucher selection and join us for one of these great events.

When the Ad hoc committee convened back in September we focused on several areas that led to the inclusion of the fundraising fee. The first was to create a fundraising base to ensure that we reach the budgetary requirement of $100,000 on an annual basis. The next was to begin to create a fund above the operating budget to address capital needs that could not be addressed in the past. Our first area of focus is to provide an air conditioning solution for the second floor in particular and eventually, the entire school. Finally, the thought behind the voucher was to thank the people who already attend our events as well as to encourage the folks who do not, to now do so.

Catholic schools are indeed communities. We at Hoboken Catholic Academy are blessed with an outstanding group of parents, a dedicated staff and the most wonderful children anywhere. We recognize the sacrifices families make to send their children to us and know that additional fees are often problematic. As you know, there were security upgrades that were necessary and now that they are in place, your children are more secure. Technology hardware and maintenance is costly, but necessary if we want our children to gain the skills they will need in high school and beyond. Those costs are ongoing and never go down. Finally, as indicated above, there are capital projects that must be addressed. If we budgeted for those projects, the increase in tuition and fees would be substantial, so that is not an option. The solution that the Fundraising Fee Ad hoc Committee arrived at will allow us to address our building facility needs over time and in in stages, without having to implement larger tuition increases.

So, thank you again for submitting the fundraising fee. Thank you for helping us to make the positive changes that have occurred over the last two years and for helping to move our school forward. Together, we will continue to accomplish great things for our children.

God bless you.

Matthew McGrath

Hoboken Catholic Academy awarded accreditation by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

January 26-30
Catholic Schools Week:
Communities of Faith, Knowledge,
       and Services

January 30
10:00 AM Mass at St. Anns
12:00 PM Dismissal (PreK 11:45 AM)
        Second Progress Report
        HSA Poker Night

February 3
PreK Conferences 3:00pm-6:00pm

February 6
10:00am Mass

February 10
Parent/Teacher Conferences K-8

***JANUARY 25***
Due to the forecast of inclement weather beginning tomorrow afternoon, Hoboken Catholic Academy will have an early closing. All students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. Career Day and the PK & Kindergarten Hot Chocolate Social will take place as planned and lunch will be served. There will be no aftercare or any after school activities. In addition, there will be no school on Tuesday, January 27th.
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