555 7th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
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February 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am pleased to inform you that our amazing eighth graders have been accepted into all of the Catholic Schools for which they applied and many have received scholarships! Several students are interviewing for additional scholarship opportunities so we are still working on the final amount of money offered to our students. To date, our thirteen eighth graders have been offered more than $300,000 in scholarship monies from schools in New Jersey and New York! We will provide more details when the final decisions from the remaining schools become known to us. In any event, we all have reason to be proud of the Hoboken Catholic Academy Class of 2017! As they always do, our students have risen to the occasion and I could not be more proud of them. As we begin Catholic Schools Week, I am certain that there is no greater testimony as to the value of Catholic schools than the outstanding achievements of our students.

On another positive note, I attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the new park to be built on the L shaped lot across from our gym on Monroe Street. The ceremony took place today at 11:00AM. The park will run from Monroe to Jackson Streets and along Jackson toward the Jubilee Center and across 7th street to the property adjacent to the Monroe Center. In addition to the park, a new gym will be built on the same property, alongside the Jubilee Center. I am excited about the prospect of our students’ use of the park once it is completed! I have included a rendering of the site, in our virtual backpack.

Pre K parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th from 3:00-6:00 PM. The teachers will be sending out sign-up information as the day draws nearer. Parent/teacher conferences for grades K-8 will take place on Monday, February 13th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and on Tuesday, February 14th, from 1:00-3:00 PM. There will be a half-day on the 14th.

School will be closed on Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21 in observance of Presidents’ Day. On Friday, February 24th, the Home and School Association will host our third, annual International Night! Information will be sent out next week and I encourage everyone to participate. This special event has been an outstanding opportunity for students and families to learn about the wonderful cultures represented by our families. I am certain that this year’s program will be equally outstanding!

The reading minute totals for December are included in the Virtual Backpack. Thank you for encouraging your children to read and to work on their math skills through the First in Math Program.

We have welcomed two student teachers from St. Peters University for their spring semester. Mr. Ted Weinberg is working with Ms. Koziol in second grade and Ms. Amanda Valazquez is with Ms. Gravina’s Kindergarten class. Both student teachers will observe and assist their respective teachers and will be called upon to teach lessons later in the semester. We wish them well in their journey to become teachers and know that they will learn a great deal from Ms. Koziol and Ms. Gravina!

Finally, thank you as always for your continued support and assistance in making our school the wonderful place for children that it is. Thanks to Mike Tennaro, and to everyone who made the Texas Hold’ Em Poker Night such a huge success. Thanks as well to all of our parents who have volunteered to speak to classes during Career Day and at masses over the weekend. As we begin the weeklong Catholic Schools Week celebration I would like to thank you for choosing Catholic education and in particular, Hoboken Catholic Academy for your children’s education. We are indeed blessed.

With less than three weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, longer days and warmer weather can’t be far behind!

God bless you all.

Matthew McGrath

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