SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The children have gotten off to a great start and we are well on our way to having another outstanding school year. Thank you for completing the online forms and updating your contact information. With just a handful of families still to enter their data we will hopefully make our test call with the new emergency call system, School Reach, sometime next week.
A great deal of information will be coming home this week and will be posted as well in our Virtual Backpack. Many of the forms sent home need to be completed and returned and/or were printed by the afterschool vendors. Information about our first major fundraiser, the annual Hoboken Catholic Academy Golf Outing, will be coming home as well. Please support this great event. Thanks to Mike Tennaro for chairing the Golf Outing and for all of his hard work in making it so successful. Please join us on the links and/or consider sponsoring or volunteering at the event. It truly is a great day.
We will host our Back to School Night for parents of students in grades K-8 on Wednesday, September 17th. The schedule and format for the evening will be sent home on Monday. Remember, teachers will provide an overview of their programs that evening, but will not discuss individual students. If any parents want to have such a meeting, they should call the school office and make an appointment.
On Friday, the 19th, students will be invited to wear a football or other sports shirt or jersey for our first $2 dress down day to mark the beginning of football season. Hopefully Giant fans can send their team some good vibes, much needed after the team’s Monday night performance. Jet fans on the other hand will hope to keep the momentum going after their big win.
Friday, the 19th will also be the day that eighth grade students running for the Student Council Offices will make their campaign speeches during AM Assembly. They will have gotten their petitions signed and hung campaign posters around the school by then, and will make their case to be elected President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Students in grades three to eight will vote for the officers on Friday the 26th and classroom elections for Class Representatives will take place the following week.
Our Pre-K Back to School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd and the eighth grade parent meeting will be on the 24th. A Protecting God’s Children workshop will also be held that evening. Any parent who wants to volunteer in any capacity here at HCA must go through the program. Please register HERE, if you wish to be trained.
School pictures will be taken on September 25th. Remember to have tour child wear his or her school uniform that day. They should carry their gym uniforms to school if they have gym on Thursday.
Mr. Tallarida will be sending home information and a sign-up form for our second annual “Free Basketball Clinic” to be conducted by the men’s and women’s basketball teams from St. Peters University. Last year’s clinic was amazing and the college athletes really connected with our students. The dunk contest was pretty awesome as well.
The busy week ends with our first Home and School Association fundraiser on Saturday, September 27th, at Stevens Park, across from Ss Peter and Paul Church, starting at noon. The Kid’s Village will feature a Bounce House, carnival games, face painting, cotton candy and an obstacle course and is sponsored by Hoboken Catholic’s HSA. Our program will be part of Ss Peter and Paul’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, which runs both Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are still needed, so please email our HSA officers at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Our wonderful HSA will also man a table at the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival on Sunday, the 28th. We will be located on Washington, down near First Street. Please contact Mariann Bloor if you can lend a hand manning our booth and stop by if you can on Sunday.
We wrap-up September on Tuesday the 30th when the HSA will welcome all of our parents to a Parents Back to School Social in the gym that evening. Details will be provided in the weeks ahead.
I’m excited about what this school year promises. Thank you for your support and your patience as we continue to move our school forward. We have accomplished a great deal, but still have much work to do. I am certain that together we can provide your children all the tools they will need to be successful in school and beyond in an atmosphere that permeates the message God’s love for us all.
God bless you and thanks again.
$2 Sports Shirt Dress Down
AfterSchool Program Begins
Pre-K Back to School Night
Grade 8 Parent meeting 6:30 pm
Protecting God's Children Workshop
Time: 6 PM
Individual & Class
September 26 through 27
Ss Peter & Paul Kids festival
HSA Back to School Parent Social
Time: 7 PM