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JANUARY 21, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thanks to Mike Tennaro and his committee for their hard work in organizing this year’s Texas Hold’ Em Poker Tournament, slated for Friday, January 29th. The final plans are in place and it should be a really great night. It is not too late to sign up if you have not done so already. Even if you do not want to play poker, there are a number of other ways you can get involved. Please see the packet that is posted on our website for more details.

Thanks as well to Kristy Haise, Donna Murphy and Roz Grant and the rest of the Spring Gala committee for all they have done thus far in planning and organizing our annual Spring Gala/Silent Auction. A tremendous amount of work goes into putting our fundraisers together. Thanks to everyone who helps in any way and thanks as well to all of you for your support and participation.

Catholic Schools Week is right around the corner and I have included a schedule of events for the week. I also included a listing of the events parents are welcome to attend. Our choir will sing at the 10:30 Mass at St. Ann’s Church to kick off the week. Please join us if you are able. We are still in need of parents to speak about our school, following the masses at OLG, Ss Peter and Paul, St. Francis, St. Ann’s and St. Lawrence. If you are available to speak at any of the masses, please contact the school office at info@hobokencatholic.org. This year some of our outstanding eighth graders will speak at the masses as well! We are all set for career day and I will be contacting our parent volunteers with a schedule for their class visits shortly. Thanks to all of our moms and dads who will speak at the masses and who will join us on February 1st for Career Day.

Thanks to Mrs. Bernardo, we have contracted with “What’s Out There LLC,” from Union, NJ, to bring their Starlab Portable Planetarium System to our school on Monday, February 8th. Students in grades K-8 will be scheduled for lessons geared to their grade level to learn about the constellations and the planets of our solar system. To help defray the cost of the program, we ask that each student in grades K-8 bring in $2 by Friday January 29th.

Finally, -and I saved the best for last- our eighth graders have received their high school acceptance notifications and I am thrilled to report that all of our students have been accepted into their schools of choice.

In addition, this class of just twenty students has been awarded thirty-one scholarships to nine different Catholic high schools, totaling over $372,000!

Students received scholarships to St. Peters Prep, St. Dominic Academy, Paramus Catholic, Hudson Catholic, Academy of Holy Angels and Queen of Peace in New Jersey and Xavier, Notre Dame and Cathedral High Schools in Manhattan. In addition, three of our students who live in Jersey City have been accepted by McNair Academic High School, which is rated as one of the top public high schools in the State of New Jersey. Several students are awaiting notification from High Tech High School in North Bergen, another highly competitive public high school. Those letters will be sent out on February 1st.

To say that we are proud of the Hoboken Catholic Academy Class of 2016 would be an understatement of biblical proportions. Congratulations to this wonderful group of young men and young ladies, to their parents and their teachers. I am excited about what the future holds for this talented group of young people!

God bless you and as always, thank you for sending us your wonderful children.


Matthew McGrath

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

February 8
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Gr.K-8; 6-8:30 pm

February 9
12:00 pm Dismissal
Parent/Teacher Conferences
       Gr.K-8; 1-3 pm

February 10
ACRE Test Gr. 5 & 8
Ash Wednesday Mass
       1:30 pm St. Ann's Church

February 15-16

February 26
International Night 6:00-8:00pm

March 2
HSA Meeting 7pm

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