H.S.A. News – December 20, 2018

Upcoming Events (For the latest, up to date information please refer to: https://theacademyolp.org/calendar/ )

o    December 21st Christmas Luncheon; Dismissal at 12:15PM (PK) and 12:30PM (K-8); NO AFTERCARE

o    December 24th-January 1st NO SCHOOL. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

o    January 4th 11AM Mass;Dismissal at 12:15PM (PK) and 12:30PM; Aftercare available

o    February 17th NJ Devils Game

·         Thank you!

o    Thank you to Mrs. Pelcher for NINE (9) years of hard work making the Santa Shop a success!! Mrs. Pelcher’s youngest child is graduating this year from AOLP and so this was her last year running the Santa Shop. Thank you Mrs. Pelcher!

·         Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

o    We wish all the Academy families, faculty and staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you in 2019!

·         Tricky Tray

o   Volunteers are needed to solicit businesses for donations for baskets and raffles for our annual Tricky Tray fundraiser. Tricky Tray is our largest fundraiser! If you have connections to area businesses or are willing to help us reach out to businesses for donations please reach out to Kerry Flood at kerry@npfloods.com

·         Shop Gift Cards for sale and support the Academy!

o    Buy those gift cards for birthday gifts and your everyday shopping needs! The Academy will receive a % back on sales.

§  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

·         Volunteer Opportunities

o    We need YOU…your time and your talents to make our school even better. Volunteering helps our school to thrive, keeps tuition costs down, and is fun too!

o    Uniform Closet – needs to be organized! Let Danielle know if you can help with this: secretary@theacademyolp.org 

o    Consider the following volunteer opportunities:

§  Lunch Duty/Recess: contact Michelle Middleton at michellefioremiddleton@gmail.com

§  Tricky Tray: contact Kerry Flood at kerry@npfloods.com

§  Library: contact Mrs. Muir at elizawizzie@gmail.com

·         Robotics Team Update

o    The Robotics Club is now selling Philadelphia hot pretzels at lunch time on Thursdays. The treats will cost $1.00. This is for Thursdays only.

o    Turn your trash into our treasures! Mrs. Tyler is collecting the following items for Art: plastic bottle caps of all sizes and colors, empty Lysol/Clorox wipe containers, and buttons that you don’t need! Please send them in to school. Thank you!

o    Please remember to also support our no cost fundraisers. Save your empty dental items, toothpaste and boxes, empty floss containers, old toothbrushes and the packaging from the new brushes. We also collect empty Little Bites packages. There are containers in the hallway by the Pre-K 4 rooms to drop the items off.

·         Activities at the Academy

o    OLP CYO Basketball: https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=uccyo&sid=636937645

o    Music Lessons: Register and sign up at http://www.clefnotesmusic.com  

o    Yoga for PK 3 and PK 4: Contact littleheartsyogaanddance@gmail.com  

o   Golf: Sign up athttps://unioncounty.playtga.com

o   Fencing: contact Mrs. Frith atefrith@theacademyolp.org

o   Deck Hockey Complete form on the attachment or contact secretary@theacademyolp.org

o   Chess: Complete form on the attachment or contact secretary@theacademyolp.org 

·         Protecting God’s Children

o    All volunteers working in the school or at events with children must complete a Protecting God’s Children (PGC) workshop. It is important to get this certification completed early so that you can fully participate in volunteering. Please check the below cite for a convenient date and location. http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theme=0

§  Select Newark, NJ (Archdiocese) in the dropdown menu)

§  Please contact Academy Secretary Danielle Mollo at the school’s office with any questions: secretary@theacademyolp.org  or 908 464-8657

·         Uniform Swap

o    There is a great selection of previously worn uniform items available for FREE in the H.S.A. closet in the basement of the school. Come visit the closet (you must sign in at the school’s office first). Clothes are sorted by type and neatly organized in bins.

·         HSA Board for the 2018-2019 School Year

o    President   Matthew Dunn twindunns@yahoo.com

o    Vice President  Suzanne Fahy  smz12@aol.com

o    Treasurer  Brigid McGowan  brigidrose68@gmail.com

o    Secretary  Mary Pauline Murphy  marypauline.murphy@gmail.com