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November 11, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I realize that we just posted a letter from the principal yesterday, but I wanted to share the results of the Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner with you today.

The Hoboken Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner was very nice and I had the opportunity to meet and speak with a number of members of the Hoboken business community. The award for Educational Provider/Educator of the Year, for which Hoboken Catholic Academy was one of three finalists, was presented to the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, HoLa. Our school was recognized with a beautiful trophy for being a finalist, which is on display in the main office along with the evening’s program.

As you know, our students, from Pre-K through grade eight, have been participating in the Principal’s Reading Challenge to read for 1,000,000 minutes. We have tabulated the minutes through the end of October and I am happy to report the results thus far. First, there is an adjustment to the September totals, based on the addition of some reading calendars not included in the original count. We actually had a tie for the top class with the average number of minutes read. Both Miss Godfrey’s fourth grade class and Mrs. Colona’s fifth grade students read for an average of 29.8 minutes per night! Congratulations to the students in both classes. The October results found that Ms. Girovasi’s sixth grade class had the top average time of 28.5 minutes per night per student! Congratulations to Ms. G’s students. Through October, our school’s reading minute total is 229,206. Our students are certainly on pace to reach the one million minute goal. Thanks for your help in encouraging your children to read at home. We have included the class-by-class breakdown in the Virtual Back Pack so you can track your child’s class throughout the year.

We hope to provide a similar breakdown of our school’s participation in First in Math, broken down by class. Stay tuned and please continue to have your youngsters work on the First in Math program on a regular basis. The reinforcement of math skills will serve our students well as we progress throughout the school year.

Thank you and enjoy the weekend.

Matthew McGrath

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

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