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Principal's Newsletter January 2017

Dear Academy of Our Lady Families, 
 
Catholic Schools Week was a tremendous success thanks to the efforts of  Ms. Clemente, all faculty & staff members, SAB, HSA & all parents and our students!  The parish community was impressed with our Mass participation.  Prospective parents at the Open Houses commented on how well behaved and welcoming our students are. Students were delighted with special activities last week, in particular the themed-dress days and the magician show.  Teachers were pleased that the classes were able to spend time with their prayer partners.  Anyone who walked through the halls last week felt the camaraderie that Academy is proud of. 
 
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners: 
Grade 1: Evangeline, Adriana, Daniel
Grade 2: Jack, George, Niamh
Grade 3: Molly, Devon, Massimo
Grade 4: Gianna, Michelle, Callie
Grade 5: Eric, Lauren, Natalie
 
Congratulations to our Catholic Challenge winners. The 8th Graders will be competing at the Catholic Challenge hosted by the Archdiocese of Newark:
 
8th Grade First Place: A.J.
   
8th Second Place: Joseph 
7th Grade First Place: Joseph
6th Grade First Place: Peyton 
 
Congratulations to our Patriot Pen Essay winners:
8th Grade: Edward
7th Grade: Maria
7th Grade: Lindsey
 
Many thanks to Duane Wunsch and the Fathers Guild for coordinating yet another Beefsteak Dinner/Auction. I know all attendees enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to those of you who supported the school's ongoing STEM initiative. 
 
I invite you to Academy's STEM Fair, Thursday, February 9 in Community Hall from 6:30 - 8 pm. New this year:  the 7&8 Graders worked on teams to solve practical worldwide problems and students from local high schools will serve as judges. Please see Mrs. Treuer if you have any questions. 
 
Best wishes to our 5th and 8th Grade students who will be taking the ACRE test (Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education) on Tuesday, February 7. 
 
I hope to see you at the next HSA meeting Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30 am in Community Hall. 
 
Watch the Green Envelope for online registration information for the 2017-2018 school year. Details coming soon!
 
Sincerely, 
Stephen J. Roberts
Principal