H.S.A. News – January 3, 2019

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

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

o    January 21st No School; Faculty professional development day

o    January 27th Catholic Schools Week Mass 9AM; AOLP Open House 10:00AM-12:30PM

o    February 1st 11AM Mass;Dismissal at 12:15PM (PK) and 12:30PM; Aftercare available. Movie Night in the gym from 6:30-9 PM, showing The Lion King. 

o    February 17th NJ Devils Game

Happy New Year!

o    Hope everyone had an enjoyable, restful break!

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    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