H.S.A. News – October 4, 2018

Lots of volunteer opportunities! Please see below and let us know if you can assist. As a reminder, any person who completes Protecting God’s Children may volunteer on your behalf so that you get your hours – grandparents, babysitters, other family members.

Thank you in advance!

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

o October 5th First Friday Mass at 11AM; 12:30pm Dismissal; aftercare available

o October 10th HSA Meeting 7:30PM; Gym

o October 12th Walkathon

o October 26th No School

o November 9th Family Fun Night

· Upcoming HSA Meeting

o Join the HSA Board for an open meeting on October 10th at 7:30PM in the gym where we will discuss plans for the school year.

o Volunteer signups for the school year events will be available – learn about all the events we host and how to get involved!

· Poster Designer Needed!

o Are you creative and willing to create a poster advertising our Family Fun Night event? The poster would be hung in various places around the school. If so, please contact the Family Fun Night chairs: Erin Sidie erinsidie@gmail.com and Louise Santiago loulou3232.ls@gmail.com

· Walkathon Volunteers Needed!

o The Walkathon is on October 12th. We need some volunteers to assist! Please reach out to Garret Sterling garrettjsterling@gmail.com

· Tricky Tray Volunteers Needed for Soliciting Businesses

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

· 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 selling ice cream/ice pops. 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. Thank you for your support.

o Please see attached flyer.

· 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 Cross Country; Contact Mrs. Frith efrith@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

· HSA Dues

o We appreciate each family contributing $25/per student to fund the various HSA activities throughout the school year. Please send in your donation to the school office as soon as you are able to.

· 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