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Important Dates:

  • May 17th – May 18th Spring Play
  • May 22nd - Summer Reading Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in Livingston Mall from 9 AM to 9 PM
  • May 24th - Field Day 12:30 Dismissal; Father-Daughter Dance
  • May 27th - Memorial Day Parade & Barbecue at 10 AM
  • May 28th HSA End of Year Meeting; 7PM; Parish Hall
  • May 30th Strawberry Fields Fundraiser for AOLP; New Providence
  • June 6th - 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 7th - Kindergarten Graduation; Last Day for PreK
  • June 10th - New Providence Pool Party
  • June 17- 21 - Extended Care

Memorial Day Parade & BBQ -

Join the Academy and walk in the New Providence Memorial Day Parade. Afterwards, meet back at the OLP Gym for a BBQ with great food, games, fun and friends! Parade begins at 10AM and we line up on Central Ave – look for the AOLP banner.

HSA Year End Meeting -

 Join the HSA board to recap the school year. Finance update will be shared, events will be reviewed and volunteer opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year will be discussed. 7PM at the Parish Hall on May 28th.

Save the Date – Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields in New Providence will give a portion of sales to AOLP from frozen...

Extended Care in June

The Extended Care Program at The Academy will run the week of June 17th to June 21st.  The program will be held in the cafeteria from 8:30am to 5pm and run by Miss Tremallo and Miss Geary. 

Students will be able to participate in enrichment activities, center time, free play, and outdoor experiences; such as, Jaycee Park, tennis courts, basketball courts, water games etc. 

https://theacademyolp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Extended-Care.pdf

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...

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.

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.

The Academy Thanks You!

Thank You to all of our families, faculty, parishioners, and friends that supported the Academy's 25th Anniversary Tricky Tray. It was a huge success! 


We also want to thank the parents who worked tirelessly all year - Mrs. Kerry Flood, Mrs. Sandy Slattery, Mrs. Denise Reece, and Mrs. Anne Mazzuca - and all the other parents and friends who worked behind the scenes. God Bless you all!

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.