H.S.A. News – February 28, 2019

Dear Academy Parents,

Tricky Tray is quickly approaching! The event is Friday, March 8th at 6pm and I hope you all have purchased tickets. It’s a great night to socialize, win some prizes and support our children’s school. If you haven’t heard, we are SOLD OUT which is terrific news!

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and requires a lot of support throughout the night. If you are attending, please consider volunteering in some way for this wonderful event.

Some of the volunteer opportunities are:

·         Transporting baskets to the event ahead of time

·         Decorating the tables on the day of the event

·         Selling tickets and raffles during the night

·         Delivering baskets as winners are announced

·         Selling 50/50 tickets

·         Cleanup after the event

We need and appreciate everyone’s help to make this a success!

Please contact Maria Pignataro at 917-992-4720 or email her at mtpignataro@gmail.com.


Matthew Dunn, HSA President

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

o    March 1st First Friday Mass; 12:30PM Dismissal

o    March 6th Ash Wednesday Service

o    March 8th Tricky Tray

o    March 10th Family of Faith: guest lecturer Mary Rice Hasson; 10AM AOLP Gym

o    March 19th Family Volleyball Night; 7PM; AOLP Gym

o    April 16th Spring Concert; 7PM

o    April 17th 12:30PM Dismissal; No Aftercare

o    April 18th-28th Spring Break

Family of Faith – Guest Lecturer : Mary Rice Hasson

Dear Academy Parents:

This month at our Family of Faith meeting, the Religious Education Program will have a special guest lecturer, Mary Rice Hasson*, author of Get Out Now.  Mary is an expert on topics related to women, faith, culture, family, sexual morality, and gender ideology. Academy of OLP parents are invited to attend on Sunday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the gym, immediately following 9:00 a.m. Mass.  Keep in mind, Daylight Savings begins this day, so remember to move your clocks ahead!   Please respond by Wednesday, March 6, if you plan to attend.  Joyfully,

–          Joanne Fezza and Anne Marie Mendez

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    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 Contact secretary@theacademyolp.org

o   Chess: 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