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Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019
April 3, 2019 Dear Parents, Now that April has arrived, hold on to your collective hats, because the rest of the school year will be a blur.  The chicks have hatched!  The farmer from Quiver Farms delivered the chicken eggs and incubators to our Kindergarten classrooms about ten days ago and our students patiently waited for the big day.  Well, on Monday, both classes returned to find some of their new friends had emerged.  By the end of the day on Tuesday, all of the chicks joined the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians, March has arrived and brings with it longer days and hopefully some nice weather.   We will begin the Holy Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, when our students and staff will receive ashes at St. Ann Church at 1:30 PM.  On Friday, March 8th, our eighth graders will continue their journey to graduation day at the Ring Ceremony Mass at 10:00AM.  Students from grades 2-8 will pray the Stations of the Cross each subsequent Friday in Lent, also at St. Ann Church.  Students... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Important dates to remember: March 6, 2019          Ash Wednesday Service 1:30 PM St. Ann Church March 8, 2019          Grade 8 Ring Ceremony/Mass 10:00 AM St. Ann Church                                  Half-Day- Teacher PD in the afternoon                                  Trimester II report cards distributed- K-8 March 10,2019          Daylight Savings Time begins - Spring ahead one hour at 2:00 AM March 11-15, 2019   Iowa Assessment administered March 18-20, 2019   Iowa Assessment make-... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians, As you are aware, February is Black History Month and I have been remiss in detailing how Hoboken Catholic Academy will commemorate and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions that people of color have made and continue to make throughout the history of our country.   There will be a Black History Month Prayer Service on Friday, February 15th at 8:15 in the gym.  All parents are invited to attend.   During that ceremony, our students will present readings... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians, As you are aware, over the last few weeks, our eighth graders have anxiously anticipated their Catholic high school acceptance notifications.  I am thrilled to inform you that the HCA Class of 2019 has hit it out of the park!  Our eldest students have not only received acceptances to their schools of choice, but have been offered over $525,000 in scholarships!  Please join me in congratulating our eighth graders and in wishing them well as they choose the schools... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy New Year!  I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas recess and your New Year is filled with good health and the richness of God’s blessings! Over the next few weeks, our eighth graders will learn about their high school acceptances.  It is an exciting time for our oldest students and their parents.  We are proud of our eighth graders and know that they will be presented with wonderful opportunities and some difficult decisions in the weeks ahead. ... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians, I may have mentioned to you at some point, that during my forty-year career in education I have discovered that there are some things I can always count on.  One of those things is that once Halloween comes and goes the next two months will fly by.  Well, here we are, just five days removed from Christmas and two days away from the start of our Christmas recess.  We have had a busy two months.  We have had an outstanding two months!  Our eighth graders took the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians, Every seven years, all Archdiocesan schools go through a rigorous evaluation that hopefully leads to accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools.  Hoboken Catholic Academy was accredited just prior to the Sandy year, so the time had come to go through the process again.  That process involves a detailed self-examination and review of all school operations and the writing of a lengthy report detailing that work.  As you know from... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians, The Veterans’ day Prayer Service has been moved to Monday, November 12th, the day of the observance.  The service will take place in our gym at 8:15 and parents are welcome to attend. The much-anticipated Middle States Accreditation Team visit will take place next week, from Tuesday, November 13th through Friday, November 16th.    We will welcome our guests at a special program at 4:30 on Tuesday, followed by a dinner reception in our gym.  As a result, there will... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians, October is an exciting month at Hoboken Catholic Academy.  We participated in the Hoboken Family Alliance All Schools Open House on the 9th at Hoboken High School.  Thanks to Donna Murphy, Cara Guerra, Darshini Rajmohan, Mike Nolan and Dawn Fallon for helping to spread the word about our school and our upcoming Open Houses to prospective parents.  Students in grades 2-8 participated in the Living Rosary at St. Ann Church on the 10th.   On the 11th, there were two... Read More

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