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Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019
October 3, 2019 Dear Parents, Over the course of the first few weeks of school we have certainly hit the ground running.  Two Back to School Nights, the eighth-grade parent meeting, a Protecting God’s Children training with more than forty participants, the start of our afterschool activities, student council elections, school pictures, using the new park for recess, the volleyball parent meeting and the opening of our first MAP Growth testing window all helped September fly by.  Thank you... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Dear Parents, I am pleased to inform you that we have received official notification from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that at their meeting in May, they awarded Hoboken Catholic Academy accreditation!  What we have known since their visit in November is now official.  Thanks again to everyone who completed surveys, worked behind the scenes or who sat in for interviews for their help in shining a light on our school.  Accreditation lasts for seven years, so our status... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome back!  I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Easter and spring break with your families.  Now that we are back, please make note of the important school events and some changes and additions to the school calendar.                                    Wednesday, May 1               Gr. 6 Field Trip Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island               All Day                                                                              Home and School Association... Read More
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

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