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Principal's Newsletter February 2017

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February 28, 2017
 
Dear Academy of Our Lady families, 
 
Our classes are busy studying and preparing for the Lenten season. 
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st, Grade 3 invites you to Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 9:15 am. (Just a reminder that regular uniforms must be worn on Mass days. If you have gym class, you may carry your gym uniform.) On Friday, March 3rd, Grade 4 invites you to First Friday Liturgy at 9 am. On both mornings, K-8 students should go directly to their classrooms at 8 amFriday will be early dismissal at12:15 pm; aftercare is available. 
 
Please mark your calendars for Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10. The Terra Nova standardized test will be given to all students in Grades 2 - 8. I encourage your children to get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and come to school with #2 pencils. There is no need for any student to be nervous about the Terra Nova tests. AoOL students are well prepared and I just ask that everyone puts forth their best effort. 
 
On March 20th, second-trimester reports will be distributed.  
 
Mrs. Rogan and her team of volunteers are working on the Scholastic Book Fair starting March 16. I appreciate your support of this important fundraiser for our Media Center. Details will be forthcoming. 
 
Thank you to Mrs. Treuer for coordinating our STEM Fair.  I was very impressed with the 7/8 grade projects that focused on social justice issues, scientific principles and solutions to global challenges.  Mrs. Benus and K - 6 students created an amazing 3-D model of the United Nations sustainable development goals. 

 

Good luck to our teams of students who will move on to the Archdiocese of Newark STEM competition on March 25th

"Better Future" - Seunghyun, Kirsten, Sarah, Lauren

"Elmim Co." - Eric, Lapo, Mya, Isabela, Marissa

"Solar Box" - Catherine, Alexandra, Anthony, Niko

"BBC" - "Bigger Better Communities" - Christopher, James, Ciaran, Justin

 
Please join me in welcoming the new HSA Executive Board for 2017-2018:
President - Laura Kramer
Vice President, Social - Scott Homa
Vice President, Enrichment - Christina Esteve
Vice President, Fundraising - Michele Baez Monk
Secretary - Maureen Coughlin
Treasurer - Kristina Lautermilch
 
The HSA has planned many events during the month of March. Please mark your calendars and look for the flyers on the Green Envelope  
Pizza Fusion (Dine in/Take out only) - March 1
Rock Climbing Invite/Gravity Vault Waiver - March 3
Tic Toc: Matisse and American Art at the Montclair Art Museum - March 3
Candy Land Dance - March 10
Ladies Night Out - March 31
 
For 2017-2018 registration, Academy of Our Lady is using FACTS Management Company.  
Any questions about your account call FACTS at 866-441-4637
Once your $150 family registration fee is paid online, the AoOL office will send you the necessary paperwork to complete. Please enroll by March 31; families with PreK-2  year olds are asked to enroll asap since that class is reaching capacity. Please note: there is no change to the current tuition payments which are made via Smart Tuition. 
 
Sincerely, 
Stephen J. Roberts
Principal