HSA News

H.S.A. News – November, 30, 2017

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving with their families! Upcoming Events (For the latest, up to date information please refer to: http://theacademyolp.org/calendar/ ) o December 1st First Friday 12:30 Dismissal; aftercare available o December 6th Picture Retakes o December 12th Christmas Concert (K-8th) 7:30PM o December 15th NJ Devils Night Out o December 22nd Christmas Luncheon o December 22nd Early Dismissal 12:30PM o December 25th-January 2nd Christmas Break AOLP SCRIP Program Launches o Through the Great Lakes Scrip Center, we will begin offering gift cards for purchase to be used at more than 300 retailers across the country. Scrip gift cards are the same you purchase from a retailer, but with an added benefit to our school. o Interested families and community members can easily sign up through the following ways: § Go to ShopWithScrip.com to purchase gift cards through our school page · Enrollment code: BL81B68156976 § Send checks and enrollment forms to the school through your child’s folder o For more information, please contact Karen Pisani at mikeandkarenpisani@verizon.net or Kristen Klasey at Kristen.Klasey@gmail.com AOLP Devils Night Out o Tickets still available o Please see flyer attached o Send in form and money to the office o It’s a family fun night out for all! AOLP Fundraiser with Martial Arts for Life o Martial Arts for Life (MAFL) is a local New Providence school offering mixed martial arts classes for students from 5-years old to Adult. Martial Arts for Life is offering a four-week course to Academy students for the reduced cost of $75,...

H.S.A. News – November 16, 2017

Upcoming Events: o November 18th - The Decoys – a Benefit Concert 7:30PM in the gym o November 21st - 12:30 PM Dismissal; NO AFTERCARE o November 22nd-26th - Thanksgiving Break o November 28th-29th - Christmas in a Box Drop Offs at Parish Hall Foyer (before and after school) o December 15th - NJ Devils Night Out Tricky Tray o Reminder that the $75 donation per family is due TOMORROW November 17th! Thank you for your support of our biggest fundraiser. Family Fun Night o Many thanks to all of the Academy families who came out for fun, food and dancing on Friday making our Family Fun Night a great success. Thank you for organizing, Mr. Naughton! We will be able to make a donation to St. John's Soup Kitchen as a result. Robotics Team Update o Due to the cooler weather moving in, the Robotics Team will start Philly Pretzel sales on Thursdays. Pretzels are $1.00 each. o The Team goes to competition on Saturday at Clifton HS. There, 44 teams will compete to move on to the State competition. Good Luck, Panther Power! Special Thank You o Thank you to KEN-RENT who donated balloons for our Blue Ribbon Ceremony and Open House! o 67 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, NJ; 908-766-7114   https://www.kenrent.com/ Christmas in a Box: Helping Horizon o ​Monetary donations still be accepted to help the Horizon kids this holiday season. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ONE CHILD AT A TIME!​ PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A CHRISTMAS ANGEL THIS YEAR. o For those who have agreed to be an angel and shopped for your child, here is the information for donation drop off: § Tuesday, November 28th and Wednesday, November 29th 8:15-8:30AM & 2:45-3:15PM § DO NOT WRAP GIFTS § TAG ALL GIFTS CLEARLY WITH NAME OF PERSON AND FAMILY CODE § Gift bags and tissue paper are...

H.S.A. News – November 9, 2017

Upcoming Events (For the latest, up to date information please refer to: http://theacademyolp.org/calendar/ )
  •  November 10th AOLP Family Fun Night “Fall Festival” 6-9pm in the gym
  •  November 12th AOLP Open House 10AM-12:30PM
  •  November 16th TAG Day for Christmas in a Box
  •  November 18th The Decoys – a Benefit Concert 7:30PM in the gym
  •  November 21st 12:30 PM Dismissal; NO AFTERCARE
  •  November 22nd-26th Thanksgiving Break
  •  November 28th-29th Christmas in a Box Drop Offs at Parish Hall Foyer (before and after school)
  •  December 15th NJ Devils Night Out
AOLP Family Fun Night “FALL FESTIVAL” Friday November 10th from 6-9PM. Come and enjoy a pot luck dinner, DJ, Games and prizes. A fun night for the entire family! Reservation forms and $20 per family are still being accepted or show up at the door! For each family that attends, the HSA will help St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark provide a Thanksgiving meal to a person in need. AOLP Open House o Please share with your friends that AOLP will have an Open House on Sunday, November 12th from 10AM-12:30PM. Help spread the word about our great school! Tricky Tray o Reminder that the $75 donation per family is due November 17th! Thank you for your support of our biggest fundraiser. Christmas in a Box: Helping Horizon o ​Monetary donations still be accepted to help the Horizon kids this holiday season. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ONE CHILD AT A TIME!​ PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A CHRISTMAS ANGEL THIS YEAR. o On Thursday November 16th​ students are invited to join in a TAG DAY as a part of our MINISTRY IN ACTION CHRISTMAS IN A BOX gift drive​. Proceeds from this TAG DAY will be used to purchase grocery cards for the Horizon School Families. The TAG DAY suggested donation is $5.00. o For those...

Food Pantry Needs Your Help

The Parish food pantry needs our help. Below is a list of items that they are in DESPERATE need of. Items will be collected until Friday, November 17th. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you! The class that collects the most will receive a FREE TAG DAY! 
  • Chef Boyardee 
  • Canned tomatoes 
  • Pasta sides 
  • Hamburger Helper 
  • Tuna 
  • Gravy 
  • Jelly 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Applesauce 
  • Spam 
  • Ketchup 
  • White Rice 
  • Pancake flour Pancake syrup

H.S.A. News – November 2, 2017

Upcoming Events (For the latest, up to date information please refer to: http://theacademyolp.org/calendar/ )
  • November 4th Volleyball Semi-Finals and Championship at College of St. Elizabeth
  • November 10th AOLP Family Fun Night “Fall Festival” 6-9pm in the gym
  • November 12th AOLP Open House 10AM-12:30PM
  • November 18th The Decoys – a Benefit Concert 7:30PM in the gym
  • November 21st 12:30 PM Dismissal; NO AFTERCARE
  • November 22nd-26th Thanksgiving Break
  • December 15th NJ Devils Night Out
AOLP Open House Please share with your friends that AOLP will have an Open House on Sunday, November 12th from 10AM-12:30PM. Help spread the word about our great school!   GO PANTHERS VOLLEYBALL! Come cheer for the Panthers Volleyball team this weekend! The Semi-Finals & Championship will be held at the College of St. Elizabeth (Convent Station, NJ - Rte. 124) on Saturday, November 4th 3:00 PM Varsity will play a semi-final (assuming win on Friday - please arrive by 2:30 PM) 4:00 PM JV Championship (we finished in 1st place - there is no semi-final for Panthers JV) 5:00 PM Varsity Championship (assuming we win the semi-final)   Benefit Concert Featuring “The Decoys” Fifty years ago on November 29, 1967, The Decoys opened for “The Who” at Union Catholic High School. On November 18, 7:30 PM at the OLP GYM, come hear the band that “rocked the house” with Pete Townsend, Roger Daltry, and Keith Moon. ALL Proceeds from the Concert go to AOLP and Union Catholic. There will be food and non-alcoholic refreshments available. Advance Tickets are available at the AOLP School or OLP Rectory office. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the show.   #PantherPowerRocks (Panther Power...

Walkathon Thank You

Nov 2, 2017 To All HSA Members, I wanted to reach out and give everyone involved with the Walkathon a huge THANK YOU. First to Judy, for once again coordinating the project, bringing everything together and driving another successful Walkathon. To the volunteers who showed up to support our children’s efforts, it couldn’t have been done without you. To our staff, who always go above and beyond in helping our children in every way possible. To all our family and friends, thank you so much for the generous donations and support of our children; you always make this a special day. Last but not least, to the children, an inspiration to all of us. Around and around they go, they wouldn’t stop if we didn’t make them!!! Thank you boys and girls for all the laps; and creating such a wonderful atmosphere. It is beautiful to see you all having so much fun, happily raising money for the school. I wish I had that much energy!!! Look forward to seeing you all at Family Fun Night, Matthew Dunn HSA President

H.S.A. Update – October 26, 2017

Upcoming Events (For the latest, up to date information please refer to: http://theacademyolp.org/calendar/ )
  • October 27th 12:30PM Dismissal
  • October 31st  Halloween Parades: PK3&4 @ 10:45AM and  K-8 @ 1:30 pm
  • November 2nd School Portraits
  • November 10th AOLP Family Fun Night “Fall Festival”  6-9pm in the gym
  • November 21st 12:30 PM Dismissal; NO AFTERCARE
  • November 22nd-26th Thanksgiving Break
  • December 15th NJ Devils Night Out
BoxTops - Please get your box tops in by October 31st. We will have a contest and the class with the most box tops wins! Each box top is worth 10 cents and that adds up for our school. #PantherPowerRocks (Panther Power Robotics)
  • Inspired by other communities that have done the Kindness Rocks Project, Panther Power Robotics is sharing their new theme of Hydro Dynamics, Core Values and messages of inspiration and kindness with the Academy and Parish Community. The idea is simple, the Team and Club began by painting rocks. They put a # (hash tag) on the back, #PantherPowerRocks and a message. The rocks can now be linked on...

H.S.A. News – October 19, 2017

Upcoming Events (For the latest, up to date information please refer to: http://theacademyolp.org/calendar/ )
  • October 27th 12:30PM Dismissal
  • October 31st Halloween Parades: PK3&4 @ 10:45AM and K-8 @ 1:30 pm
  • November 2nd School Portraits
  • November 10th AOLP Family Fun Night “Fall Festival” 6-9pm in the gym
  • December 15th NJ Devils Night Out
2017 WALKATHON WALKATHON PLEDGE REMINDER: Please send in your pledge money as soon as possible!!! The deadline for students to be eligible for prizes in tomorrow Fri. Oct. 20th! Thanks again to all parent volunteers and for your water, food and supply donations! AOLP SCRIP Program Launches Through the Great Lakes Scrip Center, we will begin offering gift cards for purchase to be used at more than 300 retailers across the country. Scrip gift cards are the same you purchase from a retailer, but with an added benefit to our school. For each gift card purchased, AOLP will receive a rebate that will be used to supplement existing fundraising activities and help provide additional programs and resources for our students AOLP Family Fun Night “FALL FESTIVAL” Friday November 10th from 6-9PM. Enjoy a pot luck dinner, DJ, Games and prizes. A fun night for the entire family! $20 per family For each family that attendes, the HSA will help St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark provide a Thanksgiving meal to a person in need. NEW! AOLP Fundraiser with Martial Arts for Life Martial Arts for Life (MAFL) is a local New Providence school offering mixed martial arts classes for students from 5-years old to Adult. Martial Arts for Life is offering a four-week course to Academy students for the reduced cost of $75, including a MAFL uniform. The Academy receives the entire fee of $75, and Martial Arts for Life will also match each $75 fee received! Flyers were...