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

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Webmaster: Jane Cordova


NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you will recall, because of a restructuring of the business function of all of the archdiocesan elementary schools, Ms. Cordova’s Business Administrator position has been eliminated. As a result, starting immediately, Ms. Cordova reports directly to the Business Office of the Archdiocese of Newark. She is assigned to our school, but with a very specific set of responsibilities, and eventually only 2-3 days per week.

Two weeks ago, we began a search for candidates to not only cover the areas no longer handled by Ms. Cordova but also assist me in all aspects of our school’s operation.

I am pleased to inform you that that search is now concluded.

Ms. Kathryn La Forgia will join us on December 1st as our Assistant Principal.

Ms. La Forgia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Music and English. While at Dartmouth, Ms. La Forgia was the Principal Trumpet in the Dartmouth College Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. She performed at both the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals and founded the Dartmouth College Brass Quintet. After graduation she worked as a Research Programs and Human Resources/Staff Communications Assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. While still performing and giving private and group music lessons, she earned a Master of Arts in Music Education from Columbia University. She then taught music at several New York Catholic elementary and high schools for more than eight years. In her assignments, she took on a number of administrative responsibilities, including the recruitment and placement of music teachers.

Ms. La Forgia went on to earn a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from New York University with Principal certification in both New York and New Jersey. She completed a successful administrative internship at Ridgewood High School, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, during which time she analyzed student test data and observed and evaluated staff in tandem with the principal. Dr. Thomas Gorman, the Ridgewood HS Principal, gave Ms. La Forgia an excellent recommendation, as did the other references contacted.

I introduced Ms. La Forgia to the students earlier today and will introduce her to our parents at next Wednesday’s Home and School Association meeting.

Please join us that evening to welcome Ms. Kathryn La Forgia to our Hoboken Catholic Academy family.

As I have said many times, we have much to be thankful for at Hoboken Catholic Academy. As I have also come to realize, there is no challenge too great for our school community to overcome. With our restructuring, we will continue to have Ms. Cordova as the keeper of our books and as the incredible resource she has always been. She is gifted in so many ways and a true blessing for our school. I am certain that with her help, we will transition in fine fashion to this next phase in the evolution of our wonderful school.

God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!


Matthew McGrath

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

December 2
HSA Meeting 7pm

December 4
1st Trimester Report Cards distributed

December 6
Breakfast with Santa 10 am-1 pm
Santa Shop opens

December 8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 16
Pre-K Christmas Program; BLUE Tickets
9:00 am

December 17
Gr.3-8 Christmas Program; GREEN Tickets
7:00 pm

December 18
Gr.K-2 Christmas Program; RED Tickets
9 am

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