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Date Reminders:

* NJ Devils game is on December 6th -  Star Wars Night!  Please join us!
 
* October 9th Valerie Mitreuter, the OLP Parish secretary, will be having a Protecting God's Children Class at 7 p.m. Please call her at 908-464-7600 if you want to register for the class.
 
* Don't forget to support our donation drive for St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.
 
* The Annual AOLP Walk-A-Thon FUNdraiser will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Please check your child(ren)s backpack for all the details, including the fun PRIZES.
 
* There is still time to register your children for instrumental music lessons at school. Lessons will begin on Thursday, October 24. Please register by October 10 to be included on the October music lesson schedule. You can register online at www.clefnotesmusic.com or mail/email your registration form. We look forward to giving your children this musical opportunity! 
 
Friendly Reminders:
 
* Lunch this year has been switched around. Students will attend recess first and then go to lunch after. Please make...

Get your walking shoes on for this fun event!

The Annual AOLP Walk-A-Thon FUNdraiser will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Please check your child(ren)s backpack for all the details, including the fun PRIZES.
Volunteers Needed: Please use link below to sign up
Important Dates:
October 11  Walk-A-Thon (rain or shine)
October 18  Return collected pledges
October 21  Prize winners will be announced
Donations that will be needed:
Grades 5-8 a gallon of water per student
Grade 4 a 4 lb. bag of oranges per student
Grades 2 - 3 a package of Oreos (no double stuffed) per student
Grade 1 a small package of dessert plates per student

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center Needs Our Help!

 Collection for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center St. Hubert’s is in need of the following items:
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Old Sheets & Pillowcases
In the Spirit of St. Francis, we are asking for donations for the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison.  There will be collection bins outside the Pre-K Classrooms. The collection will take place from September 30th through October 11th. We appreciate your generosity!

The Seeing Eye Visits The Academy!

Volunteers from The Seeing Eye organization of Morristown visited with our students and faculty last week during an assembly. Students had an opportunity to ask questions and meet four Seeing Eye dogs that are in training.

It was a wonderful experience and we thank Dr. Breslauer for organizing this assembly.

New MakerSpace Room Provides Challenges for Academy Students

The newly created MakerSpace room located near the library and art rooms is a colorful room filled with all kinds of building materials. This room was "created" during the summer (with the hard work of Mr. Cruz, Fr. Johan and Mr. Castillo)  and will be a place where our younger students will work together using the engineering design process to build objects to solve problems. This is all part of our STEAM integration in the curriculum and it's a whole lot of fun! In addition to building materials like wooden blocks, cardboard, and plastic containers, there are also Amazon Fire HD tablets for programming BB-8 Sphero robots. Students will also be challenged with Little Bits Student kits that teach simple circuity.

NJ Liver Life Walk – Sunday June 9th – Please Join Us!

The Fiore family recently received the news that their beloved daughter Claudia was chosen as the 2019 New Jersey LIVEr Champion ( https://liverlifewalk.org/newjersey/liver-champion/) and would like to invite our school community to join them on Sunday, June 9th at the NJ Liver Life Walk in Verona, NJ. You can join their Goryeb Walk Team or make an online donation at https://liverlifewalk.org/newjersey/support/#GoryebsLFTs.

“Every dollar that we raise at this year’s Liver Life Walk will support the American Liver Foundation’s mission to provide educational programs and patient services to the millions of Americans battling liver disease.”

STEM Fair 2019 – Great work by our Academy students!

STEM Fair was another success as our middle school students had an opportunity to display and present all of their innovative ideas and research. Students worked on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and presented their solutions to tackle real-world problems.

Congratulations to all of our students and in particular to the 8th grade group that finished in 1st place - Casey, Kevin, Mia, Mia, and Kathleen. They tried to find alternative types of fuel. The fuel that they extracted actually worked and lit a lantern!

The 7th grade also displayed the zoos they made for a science project and our Pre-K to grade 4 classes also worked on amazing STEM projects that were also on display in the gym.

1st Place team!
2nd Place Team!
3rd Place Team!
5th Grade - 1st Place...

Robotics Team Wins Project Award!

Congratulations Panther Power! With an exemplary rubric, the team won the Project award. They designed the "Tube-Brush 1159" - a tooth brush system that will cut the astronauts steps from 26 - 9 steps when brushing their teeth. Here are the details on their innovation in their own words: Problem This year the topic is Into Orbit. The group had to choose a problem. They researched various problems that astronauts have in space. In the end, they decided to solve this problem. Astronauts have a hard time brushing their teeth in space. They have 26 steps to brushing their teeth. If they don’t do them correctly, it could be dangerous. All the particles of water and toothpaste can float away and get on important pieces of equipment, causing the equipment to get damaged or worse. Dr. Pelcher, a dental expert, talked to us about how brushing your teeth is important to an astronauts overall health, including heart, lungs, and mental. Our innovative solution is the Tube-brush 1159. This toothbrush does many things. Our Tube-brush 1159 includes 2 syringes. One has water and the other has toothpaste. They are connected by a thin clear tubing that goes up to the head of the brush. In the center of the brush head is the end of the clear tubing. The steps to brushing your teeth with the Tubebrush 1159 are: 1. Put the toothbrush in your mouth. 2. Push the syringe lever of water and toothpaste to your desired amount. 3. Brush your teeth. 4. Swallow or spit in a cloth the particles of toothbrush and water. 5. Repeat steps 2,3, and 4 as needed. 6. Take the toothbrush out of your mouth. 7. Reattach toothbrush to Velcro on wall. To help with this project, the team interviewed experts: Trent Seelig, an astrophysicist, our own Dr. Pelcher, a dentist, Christine Collins from NASA, Michael Nitzsche, an alumni Team member who had an internship with NASA and Dr. Marcy Pasternak a psychologist.