555 7th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: (201) 963-9535
Fax: (201) 963-1256
Email: info@hobokencatholic.org 



OCTOBER 29, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As October draws to a close we have reached the midpoint of the first trimester and have concluded our first parent/teacher conferences of the year. Thank you to all of our parents who attended a conference or who made arrangements to meet at another time. The most important partnership there is to benefit children is the one that exists between home and school. The teachers and I welcome and encourage your involvement in school. Thank you for taking part in all of our programs and initiatives and for supporting the school in every way. Together we can accomplish great things for our children.

As you know, because we had our Open House programs last week, we also sent out information regarding the reregistration process, which also begins at this time. When you send in the reregistration form and fee, please remember to also include the smart tuition form, a letter from your pastor if you are a parishioner and a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate. Remember, reregistration begins on November 3rd and concludes on November 21st.

In addition to reregistration, November will bring a number of special events and end with the wonderful American celebration of Thanksgiving on the 27th. Beginning on Sunday, November 2nd and running through Wednesday the 5th, we will host our Scholastic Book Fair in our gym. On Wednesday, November 5th, following our Home and School Association meeting at 6:30, the HSA will host it’s first presentation in their speaker’s series entitled, “Keeping Kids Safe in Our Technology Filled World.” We will welcome Sgt. Ken Kolich, head of the Special Victims Unit of the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, and Officer Justin De Pascale, Hoboken Police Department School Resource Officer, as our presenters. Some of our outstanding eighth grade students will be on hand to babysit for those parents who need to bring their children.

On Friday, the 7th, our eighth graders will take the Catholic high school entrance test called the Co-op Exam and the rest of the school will attend First Friday Mass at St. Ann’s Church at 10:00AM. Please join us if you are able. There will be a full day of school for students in Pre-K to grade 7 that day. On Tuesday, November 11th, please join us as well for AM Assembly in the gym, at 8:15AM for the Veterans Day Prayer Service. Our students will give thanks and pay tribute to the brave service men and women who have done so much for all of us. Due to a scheduling conflict, the International Night, originally scheduled for November 14th, will be rescheduled. The new date is yet to be determined.

Finally, our youngest students will be front and center as we approach Thanksgiving. On Friday, the 21st, our Pre-K and Kindergarten students will present their annual Thanksgiving program. They will sing, maybe dance and surely steal your hearts. Please note, the program was originally listed on the school calendar on Monday, the 24th. The date was changed to accommodate the music teacher’s schedule. More information will follow when we get closer to the day. On Monday, November 24th, the Pre-K classes will now have their Thanksgiving feast in the gym. The Pre-K teachers will be in touch with their parents to finalize the details in the weeks ahead.

God bless you and thank you for helping to make Hoboken Catholic Academy the wonderful school that it is. Have a great week!

Matthew McGrath

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October 31
$2.00 Dress down

November 2
Re-Registration for Current Students
        Scholastic Book Fair begins

November 5
HSA Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM
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        Scholastic Book Fair ends

November 7
Grade 8 COOP Exam
Mass at St. Ann’s Church at 10:00AM

November 11
Veterans Day Prayer Service
8:15 AM assembly in the gym

November 20
NJHS Induction Ceremony

November 21
PreK / K Thanksgiving Assembly 9:30 AM
Re-Registration for Current Students

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Friday, October 31
$2.00 Dress Down