SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As September begins to wind down our students have settled into the new school year and are working hard on their studies. Our afterschool activities have begun and will all be in full swing by the end of next week. The Prep Connection will begin next week as well and we will welcome back more than a dozen Ignatian Scholars from St. Peter’s to work with our students after school. Soon, we will resume our afterschool Title I program, which began last year. There are several procedural issues still to be resolved with the Hoboken Schools Office, so we will hopefully start the program in late October or early November. More information will follow.
The School Choir has begun practicing and sounds great! There are more than fifty singers from grades 2-8 and Ms. Campana has them in mid-season form after only a couple of weeks. The choir will sing at a Sunday Mass at each of our local parishes this year. The first performance will be at the children’s Mass at Ss Peter and Paul on October 26th. Once we schedule the rest I will share the dates with you. The children sang back in May at a Sunday Mass at St. Ann’s and were fantastic. I am thrilled that our talented students will continue to serve as true ambassadors for our school.
I am thrilled to inform you that Hoboken Catholic Academy has been designated as a Professional Development School in partnership with William Paterson University. As a result of our affiliation, we will welcome back our outstanding former Math teacher, Mrs. Anna D’Alto, who now serves as a staff developer and adjunct professor at WPU. Mrs. D’Alto will be with us one day per week for the rest of the school year. She will work with all of our teachers K-4 and Ms. Gerges our middle school math teacher, providing training, modeling teaching strategies and serving as an incredible resource for us all. While here, Ms. D’Alto helped Hoboken Catholic Academy students learn to love mathematics and prepared them well for high school. Please join me in welcoming her home.
Please join us on Saturday at the Ss Peter and Paul Oktoberfest – Kid’s Village, which is being run by our incredible Home and School Association. There will be plenty for moms and dads to do as well on Friday evening and Saturday. Please stop by and join in the fun. Our school will sponsor a table at the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival on Sunday afternoon. Our HSA moms and dads will man the booth, which will be on Washington near First St., and share information about our school. Please stop by and say hello and help spread the good news about HCA.
Finally, please join the Home and School Association for our annual Parents’ Back to School Social on Tuesday evening, September 30th. Parents will share a glass of wine and some light snacks, and have a chance to meet and connect with other parents. Naturally, this is a parent only event.
As you have read there is a lot going on at Hoboken Catholic. As always, thank you for your kind support and for sending us such great kids. Thanks for helping to make this school the special place that it is.
God bless you and your families.
HSA Back to School Parent Social
Time: 7 PM
Grades Pre-K through 3
Blessing of animals
Mass at St. Francis Church
Grades 4 - 8
Time: 10 AM
$2 Pink Dress Down
12:00 PM Dismissal (Pre-K 11:45 AM)
7th Annual Golf Tournament