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


Copyright © 2014 Hoboken Catholic Academy. All Rights Reserved.
Webmaster: Jane Cordova


NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Veterans Day is an important day to thank and recognize the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our armed forces. Many businesses and agencies close for this holiday. We chose to stay open today for a very special reason. Some of our amazing older students helped the rest of our students understand why today is so special. At our AM Assembly, students took part in a moving Prayer Service, during which, through readings, prayer and song our children thanked God for the valiant service of our brave veterans and asked his blessings on the fallen, the wounded and their loved ones.

To further honor our service men and women, the HCA Student Council, will sell ATT Phone Cards for Christmas, to be sent to our soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Last year we sent over 700 cards, in large part through the work of the O’Connell family and many of you, to our troops. Once again we will work with the USO to help our brave soldiers connect with family and friends during the Christmas season. This year, we hope to send 1000 cards overseas and ask all of our families to do what they can to help. We will send out the flyer and order forms later this week so you will have it in plenty of time for your Thanksgiving celebrations. Please remember, that because ATT is a participant in the Scrips Program, they will rebate 20% of the cost of each $9.50 phone card back to HCA. Thanks in advance for helping us thank and recognize our service men and women, while helping to raise funds for our school.

The reading minute totals for October are in and will be celebrated during AM Assembly one day this week. To date our students have read 228,753 minutes and are well on their way to surpassing last year’s minute total. The updated class and school minute totals are included in the virtual backpack. Thanks for continuing to make reading an important part of your children’s lives.

Thank you to all parents who came out last Wednesday for the first of our HSA Speakers’ Series presentations. That evening, following a brief HSA meeting, Sgt. Ken Kolich, the head of the Special Victims Unit of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and Hoboken Police School Resource Officer, Justin De Pasquale provided all in attendance with information and insights on the topic, “Keeping Kids Safe in the Technology Filled World.” The information was eye opening and relevant and we thank Sgt. Kolich and Officer De Pasquale for their help. Our next presentation will follow the HSA meeting in February and is entitled, “Planning for College-It’s Never Too Early to Start!” More information will follow as the date approaches.

Finally, as the colder weather approaches and we prepare for the potential of snow and school closings, we will do a test call in our new School Reach automatic phone call notification system. An email blast will be sent out on Wednesday, November 12th, announcing the call, which will be made at 6:00 PM, that same day. Please contact the office at (201) 963-9535 on Thursday morning if you do not receive a call.

Thank you and God bless you,

Matthew McGrath

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

November 26
12:00 PM Dismissal (PreK 11:45 AM)
No Aftercare and No Choir

November 27
No School
Thanksgiving Day

November 28
No School
Thanksgiving Break

December 1
Grade 8 Ring/Gown measurement

December 3
HSA Meeting

December 4
Open House
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM

December 5
10 AM Mass at St. Ann's Church
12:00 PM dismissal (PreK 11:45 AM)
        Professional Development Day
        First Trimester Report Card

MyCSSMenu Save Document
Tuesday, November 25
$2.00 Turkey Dress down
First Trimester Ends