Check here for important dates and upcoming events.

Date Reminders:

* Monday, September 16th is Back To School Night for all grades. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please come to the gym. 

* Tuesday, September 24th is our 65th Anniversary Mass (11 a.m.), which will be celebrated by Cardinal Tobin. All students K to 8 will attend. Families are welcome to attend the Mass. 
 
Friendly Reminders:
 
* Lunch this year has been switched around. Students will attend recess first and then go to lunch after. Please make sure your child has a filling, nutritious breakfast very morning. 
* Reminder, to volunteer at Lunch Duty or any events including the children, you must complete the Protecting God's Children's class. (https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/index.cfm). You also need to complete the volunteer application and include your social security number and addresses for the past seven years (Please include dates and years with this). 
* Please remember to send back the textbook loan form and also the photo permission form to the main office ASAP. 
* If you have not filled out your Emergency Contact Form, please do so and send it back ASAP.

 

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center Needs Our Help!

 Collection for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center St. Hubert’s is in need of the following items:
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Old Sheets & Pillowcases
In the Spirit of St. Francis, we are asking for donations for the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison.  There will be collection bins outside the Pre-K Classrooms. The collection will take place from September 30th through October 11th. We appreciate your generosity!

NJ Liver Life Walk – Sunday June 9th – Please Join Us!

The Fiore family recently received the news that their beloved daughter Claudia was chosen as the 2019 New Jersey LIVEr Champion ( https://liverlifewalk.org/newjersey/liver-champion/) and would like to invite our school community to join them on Sunday, June 9th at the NJ Liver Life Walk in Verona, NJ. You can join their Goryeb Walk Team or make an online donation at https://liverlifewalk.org/newjersey/support/#GoryebsLFTs.

“Every dollar that we raise at this year’s Liver Life Walk will support the American Liver Foundation’s mission to provide educational programs and patient services to the millions of Americans battling liver disease.”

The Seeing Eye Visits The Academy!

Volunteers from The Seeing Eye organization of Morristown visited with our students and faculty last week during an assembly. Students had an opportunity to ask questions and meet four Seeing Eye dogs that are in training.

It was a wonderful experience and we thank Dr. Breslauer for organizing this assembly.

STEM Fair 2019 – Great work by our Academy students!

STEM Fair was another success as our middle school students had an opportunity to display and present all of their innovative ideas and research. Students worked on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and presented their solutions to tackle real-world problems.

Congratulations to all of our students and in particular to the 8th grade group that finished in 1st place - Casey, Kevin, Mia, Mia, and Kathleen. They tried to find alternative types of fuel. The fuel that they extracted actually worked and lit a lantern!

The 7th grade also displayed the zoos they made for a science project and our Pre-K to grade 4 classes also worked on amazing STEM projects that were also on display in the gym.

1st Place team!
2nd Place Team!
3rd Place Team!
5th Grade - 1st Place...

New MakerSpace Room Provides Challenges for Academy Students

The newly created MakerSpace room located near the library and art rooms is a colorful room filled with all kinds of building materials. This room was "created" during the summer (with the hard work of Mr. Cruz, Fr. Johan and Mr. Castillo)  and will be a place where our younger students will work together using the engineering design process to build objects to solve problems. This is all part of our STEAM integration in the curriculum and it's a whole lot of fun! In addition to building materials like wooden blocks, cardboard, and plastic containers, there are also Amazon Fire HD tablets for programming BB-8 Sphero robots. Students will also be challenged with Little Bits Student kits that teach simple circuity.

Robotics Team Wins Project Award!

Congratulations Panther Power! With an exemplary rubric, the team won the Project award. They designed the "Tube-Brush 1159" - a tooth brush system that will cut the astronauts steps from 26 - 9 steps when brushing their teeth. Here are the details on their innovation in their own words: Problem This year the topic is Into Orbit. The group had to choose a problem. They researched various problems that astronauts have in space. In the end, they decided to solve this problem. Astronauts have a hard time brushing their teeth in space. They have 26 steps to brushing their teeth. If they don’t do them correctly, it could be dangerous. All the particles of water and toothpaste can float away and get on important pieces of equipment, causing the equipment to get damaged or worse. Dr. Pelcher, a dental expert, talked to us about how brushing your teeth is important to an astronauts overall health, including heart, lungs, and mental. Our innovative solution is the Tube-brush 1159. This toothbrush does many things. Our Tube-brush 1159 includes 2 syringes. One has water and the other has toothpaste. They are connected by a thin clear tubing that goes up to the head of the brush. In the center of the brush head is the end of the clear tubing. The steps to brushing your teeth with the Tubebrush 1159 are: 1. Put the toothbrush in your mouth. 2. Push the syringe lever of water and toothpaste to your desired amount. 3. Brush your teeth. 4. Swallow or spit in a cloth the particles of toothbrush and water. 5. Repeat steps 2,3, and 4 as needed. 6. Take the toothbrush out of your mouth. 7. Reattach toothbrush to Velcro on wall. To help with this project, the team interviewed experts: Trent Seelig, an astrophysicist, our own Dr. Pelcher, a dentist, Christine Collins from NASA, Michael Nitzsche, an alumni Team member who had an internship with NASA and Dr. Marcy Pasternak a psychologist.

Wonderful Time at 65th Anniversary Gala and Blue Ribbon Celebration

The 65th Anniversary Gala and Blue Ribbon Celebration Friday evening was a wonderful event at The Westin Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown. A special thanks to Mrs. Reece and Mrs. Slattery for organizing the evening's festivities - you ladies are always amazing! God Bless The Academy of Our Lady of Peace and the many children that walk through our doors for many, many more years to come.