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September 27, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to all of our kindergarten through grade eight parents who joined us for our Back to School Night Program last week and in advance for our Pre-K parents who will be with us this coming Wednesday for the PK Back to School Night Program. Thank you as well to all of our moms who volunteered to serve as class parents! You will play a vital role in supporting our teachers and disseminating important information to the rest of the parents. Though, not everyone who signed up was accommodated, all who did volunteer will be the first parents called upon to chaperone trips and assist when the class moms need additional help. A meeting will be scheduled shortly with the HSA officers to provide details about your role.

Our first HCA event, the Kids’ Festival at the Ss Peter and Paul Oktoberfest on Saturday, was a huge success! Scores of children decorated pumpkins, had their faces painted, and bounced the day away in the Bouncy House. Some even challenged the principal to a foul shooting contest! Thank you to event chairs Donna Murphy and Jen Araneo and their committee for planning and delivering such a fun event. Thanks to all of our student volunteers and everyone who took part in this wonderful program.

Our next big event is rapidly approaching and is always a great day! The annual golf outing, which will take place on Thursday, October 20th, at the Forest Hill Field House in Bloomfield, will be no exception. In fact, the course is worthy of entertaining clients, if your business calls on you for such things! With several sponsors in place and foursomes beginning to register the day is shaping up to be our best outing ever! Please join us if you are able, or consider becoming a sponsor. We are hoping to top 100 golfers this year, so don’t delay in getting your foursome registered. Individual golfers are welcome as well. The registration form and fundraising voucher information are on the website under the HSA fundraiser link. If you don’t golf and can help out that day or with the prep work between now and then we could really use your help. Please reach out to event chair, Mike Tennaro at (201) 659-4175 or mtbull0507@hotmail.com if you can assist in any way or if you have any questions about the event!

The week of the golf outing will be busy indeed. We will host our two Open Houses, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, on Wednesday, October 19th and Saturday, the 22nd. Volunteers are still needed for both days and our amazing eighth graders will serve as tour guides. Please reach out to Co- HSA Presidents, Alanna Kaufmann or Serap Franco if you can lend a hand.

Friday, October 21st has been designated by the Schools’ office as a Professional Development Day for teachers so there will be no school for students that day. Our teachers will work with other Catholic School teachers from across the Hudson County at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny to continue to align units of study through a program called Rubicon Atlas.

Please note that the Archdiocesan Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark for all teachers and staff originally scheduled for Friday, October 7th, has been changed to Friday, November 4th. Consequently, Friday, October 7th will be a full day of school and Friday, November 4th will now be a half- day. Please make the necessary adjustments to your calendar.

Finally, we received clearance to begin using the new water fountains! The test results were negative so we have removed the covering on the water fountains and they are available for use. The timeline for retesting moving forward, based on our results, is every six years. We now have filtered water in the kitchen as well as at both water fountains and will continue to change the filters according to the manufacturers specifications. Thank you for your patience.

God bless you and thanks for your help in getting us off to such a great start to the new school year!

Matthew McGrath

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