H.S.A. News – May 23, 2019

We have many fun events planned as we wrap up the school year! Enjoy this beautiful weather and hope to see everyone at this weekend’s many events including Field Day on Friday, the Father/ Daughter dance on Friday, and the Memorial Day parade and picnic on Monday!

We have our year end HSA meeting on Tuesday 5/28. Hope you all can make it. We will review the year and start planning for next school year.

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

o    May 24th Field Day, 12:30 PM Dismissal, with NO AFTERCARE 

o    May 24th Father Daughter Dance

o    May 27th Memorial Day Parade in New Providence & AOLP BBQ

o    May 28th HSA End of Year Meeting; 7PM; Parish Hall

o    May 30th Ascension Mass 11AM; OLP

o    May 30th Strawberry Fields Fundraiser for AOLP 5-9PM; New Providence

o    June 6th 8th Grade Graduation

o    June 7th Kindergarten Graduation; Last day for PK; 12:30PM Dismissal

o    June 10th AOLP Pool Party at the New Providence Community Pool; 6-8PM

o    June 14th Last Day of School for grades 1-7; 12:30PM Dismissal


o    Well done to all involved in the Spring Play production of “Seussical Kids!” It was a terrific show – a great family event for our school and community.

Field Day

o    This FRIDAY 5/24! Volunteers always needed! Sign up here:Academy Of Our Lady of Peace Field Day

Father Daughter Dance

o   This FRIDAY May 24 6:30-8:30!

o   Walk the red carpet at this year’s 7th annual Hollywood themed father-daughter dance!

o   More info on the sign up flyer attached.

Memorial Day Parade & BBQ

o    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!

o    Parade begins at 10AM on Monday and we line up on Central Ave – look for the AOLP banner.

o    Volunteers welcomed – please contact Lisa at lisamruane@gmail.com 

HSA Year End Meeting

o    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.

o    7PM at the Parish Hall on May 28th

Save the Date – Strawberry Fields

o    Strawberry Fields in New Providence will give a portion of sales to AOLP from frozen yogurt sold on May 30th. Hope to see you there! More details on attached flyer. Invite your friends!

AOLP Pool Party

o    Celebrate the end of the school year at the New Providence Community Pool. The pool will be open to all Academy families from 6-8PM on June 10th.

o    Snack bar will be open (as a reminder cash/checks only)

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

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

Robotics Team Update

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

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.

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

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.

o    As the school year comes to a close, think about what you might be able to donate to the closet!

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                             

Secretary  Mary Pauline Murphy  marypauline.murphy@gmail.com