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Date Reminders:

March 4 - First Friday - early dismissal

March 22, Tuesday - Professional Day - NO School for students

April 1 - First Friday - early dismissal

April 13 - Wednesday, early dismissal - NO Aftercare

April 14 - Holy Thursday - NO School - Easter Break Begins

April 24 - Monday - School Reopens

Friendly Reminders:

* To volunteer at Lunch Duty or any events that include the children after COVID-19, 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). 
 

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Please Join Us – Make The Academy Pledge!

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic elementary school. In 2020, financial responsibility for The Academy was returned from the Archdiocese of Newark to the School Board and Our Lady of Peace Parish. The Academy relies primarily on tuition to fund its operations, but tuition covers only a portion of The Academy’s operating costs. Fundraising, led by the Home School Association (HSA) and The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Foundation, plays a critical role in covering expenses not handled by tuition. Since 2010, the Foundation has helped families and students in financial need. Sponsored by the Foundation, The Academy Pledge is a three-year gift toward a $500,000 goal. All Foundation proceeds are used for the benefit of The Academy and its students. The Foundation operates with minimal administrative expenses. Donations are tax-deductible, as The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Working together, we can ensure that this gift of Catholic education within our community will be available for current and future generations. The Academy’s students, parents, teachers and staff – all of us – are grateful for your generosity.   PLEDGE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLDRzaqpViz9aRHpSFj_iSn7BBewiTReHDuogEw9RACO4zOQ/viewform  

Read About Our Featured Academy Alumni

Meet Sean Cusack - Class of 2003

High School: Delbarton School College / University: The College of William & Mary Current Role: Television Editor Fondest AOLP Memory: An eighth grade class of only thirteen students! The Scholastic Book Fair, the OLP Country Fair (apparently, I enjoy fairs more than I thought), and an especially outstanding fifth grade teacher who helped instill in me a sense of integrity balanced with humor which I like to think I carry with me to this day. It would be more accurate and honest to say my fondest memory of AOLP is the sense of peace, safety, and quiet happiness that comes with almost any memory of the school.
   

Meet Jimmy Johnston III - Class of 1993

High School: Union Catholic Regional High School College/University: Scranton University & Montclair State University Current Role: Network/Systems Administrator Fondest AOLP Memory: The close community of families and the teachers.

   

Meet Michael Maggi - Class of 1993

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SCRIP Holiday Shopping

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, there are some great SCRIP deals that will truly help our school.  These are just a sample of the many great bonuses available right now: Starbucks      6.5% Shutterfly  11.75% Five Below     4.5% Smashburger      13% Some of our favor vendors, such as Starbucks and Amazon, are also offering $5 or $10 gift cards for a limited time.  Don’t forget to plan ahead for those last-minute gifts you always need (teachers, coaches, babysitters, mail carriers, hairdressers, trash collectors, cleaning person, etc.)! No Fee Visa & American Express One of the great perks of SCRIP is that they offer no-fee Visa and American Express gift cards!  Save yourself the standard activation fees and earn 1.25% for AOLP on your purchase. Important Deadlines for Christmas  In order to ensure your physical gift card arrives in time for the holiday, please place your order no later than Monday, Dec. 13.  All orders placed by this date will be distributed to your student by Tuesday, Dec. 21. Please note, to minimize fees, all orders placed between now and Dec. 13 will be processed on Dec. 13. If you need your order prior to this, please contact our SCRIP coordinator in advance of placing your order, or consider purchasing an e-gift card, which will be immediately available. How To Register If you haven't done so already, create an account on the RaiseRight app or at ShopWithScrip.com using our enrollment code: CEE8F95D56976. Please reach out to Jenn Ernst at jennifer.j.ernst@gmail.com with any questions

Preschool Program

Where faith, learning and fun go hand in hand!
 

Program Offerings Morning and Full Day Classes For children ages 2.5 to 5

Apply now for the 2021-2022 School Year

 

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Preschool program focuses on the developmental needs of preschool students, encouraging them to explore, create and learn. We have adopted teaching and learning practices from the Creative Curriculum program to support students as they learn through discovery, create artwork, conduct science experiments and play pretend. We strive to best prepare our students to have the highest level of success in Kindergarten.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Preschool Programs offer thematically integrated curriculum in the subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies, religion, technology, library, Spanish, music and art. Our three year old program introduces students to colors, shapes, numbers and nursery rhymes as key content. Then, in PreK 4, students are introduced to relevant curriculum that presents readiness skills essential in the preparation for Kindergarten.

  Early Threes (8:45-11:45AM) M/W/F ($5,940) or T/TH ($3,960) This is our youngest program. This program is intended for students who will turn three between August 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. Students may stay for Lunch Bunch until 12:45. Students are encouraged to be potty trained, but support will be provided. Threes (8:45AM-2:45PM) M-F...