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Please read this important post regarding The Academy’s Pledge and Petition to The Archdiocese of Newark.

Many of you reading this, or your family members, have benefited from Catholic education in the past. We have heard from many how impactful it has been to your lives. As it stands now, the Archdiocese of Newark has slated the Academy of Our Lady of Peace for permanent closure at the end of the 2020 school year. If we are to change their minds, we need to show broad and sustained support, both financial and in enrollment numbers, for the school. We, the Advisory Board, are making such a commitment. We prayerfully ask you that you join us by pledging your commitment as well. A list of our Board Members can be found at https://theacademyolp.org/for-parents/advisory-council/ . PLEDGE - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLDRzaqpViz9aRHpSFj_iSn7BBewiTReHDuogEw9RACO4zOQ/viewform Please also sign our online PETITION here https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-the-academy-of-our-lady-of-peace addressed to Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of NewarkRev. Msgr. Thomas Nydegger, Ed.D, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Barbara Dolan, Acting Superintendent of...

Check here for Special Subject Activities – updated May 18, 2020

Parents and students please check here weekly for new assignments or notices regarding your Specials subjects. We will keep at least two weeks worth of work here for your reference. Please be patient as we are doing our best to get the information ready for you here.
Special Subject Lessons
Music with Mr. Carle Email tcarle@theacademyolp.org Week of May 18th Grades 1&2: https://sites.google.com/theacademyolp.org/mrcarles1st2ndgrademusicclass7/home
Grades 5&6: Read More

Check here for important dates and upcoming events.

Date Reminders:

  • Summer Camp registration is open for students PreK to 4th grade, spaces are limited. Registration Form (PDF)
  • May 29th NEW DATE - Tricky Tray 2020 - Dinner Reservations now available. Click here.
  • Spring Open House - POSTPONED
  • Family Volleyball Night- POSTPONED
  • Yearbooks and Boosters are now on sale for $23 per copy. Please check the Daily News for the flyer. There are 48 colorful pages capturing this school year's memories and all students PreK-3 to Grade 8 are in it! We appreciate your support!

 

Friendly Reminders:

* Just a friendly reminder, make sure students wear sweaters and gym sweatshirts to stay warm.
 
* The library could use volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs. Tyler, atyler@theacademyolp.org 
 
* Lunch this year has been switched around. Students will attend recess first and then go to lunch after. Please make sure your child has a filling, nutritious breakfast every morning. 
 
* To volunteer at Lunch Duty or any events...

The Academy’s Ministry in Action – read how we are helping others!

The Ministry in Action program continues to try new and exciting things....
  For our March Service Project the collection for our US soldiers is going really well. Each class will prepare one or two boxes as their service project for March. They will also include a card for a soldier from the class in the boxes they package. Last step will be to ship them out and spread some cheer and good wishes for our troops.

For the months of November through January 2020, the Pre-K class, Kindergarten and 8th Grade have been focusing on Saint Ambrose. Saint Ambrose is the patron saint of police officers. The lower classes have written Christmas cards to our local law enforcement officers.  The 8th Grade made a thank you card which will be delivered in January. This project will be concluded during Catholic Schools Week when our local law enforcement will be invited into the lower classes during the week to share cookies and juice with the little ones.

The 2nd and 7th Grades have been focusing on Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Among many other things, she was the patron saint of sick children. These classes have been collecting new children’s books for donation to Overlook Hospital.

The 3rd, 4th , 5th, and 6th Grades have been focusing on Saint Martin of Tours. He was the patron saint of horses. We are supporting a local horse charity in Bergen County which provides homes for abused, injured, and discarded horses.  The students will be organizing the collection of the following materials:

Gift cards to:

Read About Our Featured Academy Alumni

Meet Andrew Raleigh - Class of 2009

High School: Seton Hall Preparatory - Class of 2013 Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst - Class of 2017 Current Role: Senior Software Engineer at Vistaprint I'm very grateful for the positive experiences I had growing up at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. We continue to see the importance of STEM in our society - and AOLP does a fantastic job providing students in Pre-K-8 with the proper foundations to succeed in that career path. During my high school years at Seton Hall Prep, I worked during all four summers at Columbia University's Computer Science Department. In college, I became a research and development intern at a computer security start up company in NYC, where I helped develop internal tools to assist in their research. Finally, I had a great opportunity to work at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA for a summer internship before graduating and beginning my career at Vistaprint. I really enjoy living in the Boston area and I spend my free time hiking and camping in the White Mountains, and raising a Golden Retriever puppy named Rooney.

Meet Madeline Buerle - Class of 2013

Madeline, a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, is a Junior at Gettysburg College. She is a Politcal Science major, member of the Garthwait Leadership Center, and member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She continues to play volleyball which she started back in Middle School coached by Mr....

Helping those in need…..

The Reece, Chacon and Naughton families delivered the Christmas in a Box gifts for 25 students at Horizon Elementary School and another 25 students at Horizon High School. The schools were so grateful for all of the generosity of The Academy families! Thank you to all who brought the spirit of Christmas to those in need.

Catholic Schools Week 2020 – “The Catholic School Advantage”

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week starting on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with a 9 AM Mass followed by an Open House and Reception from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. There are many events planned for the PreK-3 to Grade 8 students during the week-long celebration, including athletic events, school spirit days, STREAM Family Night, Grand Person’s Day and a Scholastic Book Fair. If you would like to learn more about the educational programs, athletics and after-school activities at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, there will be two Open Houses during Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 26 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM and Tuesday, January 28 from 9 AM to 11 AM. Please email OfficeofAdmissions@TheAcademyOLP.org for more information. [video width="960" height="540" mp4="https://theacademyolp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Archdiocese-of-Newark-English-540P.mp4"][/video]   [pdf-embedder url="https://theacademyolp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Catholic-Schools-Week-2020-schedule-1.pdf" title="Catholic Schools Week 2020 schedule (1)"]
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