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Principal's Corner with Mr. John Cohrs

September 20, 2018


Dear AQA Families,

B ack  T S chool  N ight   is tonight   for grades PreK – 5 . This event is always well attended, so please make sure to be on time. We will start in the Daly Parish Center (gymnasium) at 7:00 pm with a brief welcome and introduction of our teachers and the Home School Association, followed by two sessions in the classroom with your child(ren)’s homeroom teacher(s). During the general meeting, used uniforms and a limited number of school supply kits will be available for sale. There will also be literature available regarding the Simply Gourmet hot lunch program and general information for positive study habits. We look forward to seeing everyone and sharing the benefit of our Blue-Ribbon academic program.

Child supervision is not formally provided at BTSN, though we will have a number of Jr. High students who will volunteer to watch children for families who have no alternative. Please use this courtesy as a last resort. We look forward to seeing all of our family members tonight.

mandatory meeting for all Jr. High students   and at least one parent/guardian  will take place  Thursday, 9/27 at 7:00 pm  in the Daly Parish Center (gymnasium). This meeting will briefly discuss the schools expectations outlined in the Acceptable Use of Computers Policy that was signed as part of the school’s required forms on Family ID. Both student and parent/guardian will be provided a hard copy of this document for signature.

Immediately following the mandatory meeting on 9/27 will be  BTSN for grades 6-8  in Madonna Hall. Parents/Guardians will be invited to go to the Jr. High building for short sessions with each subject teacher. The students will remain in the gymnasium during this time, where a continued session will take place on the safety expectations of our student’s use of digital resources for learning. At the end of the classroom sessions, students are to be picked up from the gym for dismissal. We thank all of our families in advance for your support in this revised format for gr. 6-8 BTSN.

Pizza Lunch begins next week  on Wednesdays and Fridays. The order deadline for trimester 1 has passed. If you are interested in ordering for T2 and T3, please login to Family ID for order and payment.

As of next week, 9/24, we will no longer accept restaurant deliveries of lunches to the school.  Lunch deliveries have been arriving in the office at an unmanageable frequency. Students who do not order from our available vendors are required to bring their lunch with them to school. We make every effort to support our families’ needs, especially in this period before full lunch service is offered. If you have an emergency circumstance regarding your child’s lunch that requires our assistance, call the school office for accommodation. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Soccer registration for grades 5 & 6 has been extended to Friday, 9/21.  This new team has received great support from our students and families. We are encouraging any remaining students in these grades to participate in this year’s coed soccer team. Simply login to Family ID by the end of day Friday to register.  
Please contact the Main Office at (973) 992-1587 with all inquiries.
Thank you,
John Cohrs



Thursday, September 20

HSA Meeting and Back-to-School Night for Preschool-Grade 5, 7:00 PM, Daly Parish Center

Friday, September 21
Blue Ribbon Dress Down Day

Monday, September 24
5th Anniversary of Blue Ribbon Award

Tuesday, September 25
SCRIP Orders Due

Thursday, September 27
Mandatory Meeting for Junior Parents and Students
Grade 6-8 Back-to-School Night

Friday, September 28
Dress Down Day, $5.00



Ordering SCRIP is a very easy way to support Aquinas Academy. You purchase scrip (gift cards) at face value for merchants you already visit, like Shoprite, Barnes & Noble, Dick's Sporting Goods, etc. Aquinas Academy then receives a rebate!  It's that easy.  Our first SCRIP deadline for the year is Tuesday, September 25th.

Sister Lena Picillo, OP, will be offering a study skills course, which is open to all students in grades 5 - 8. The course will take place on Thursdays from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM for five weeks. Please see this
  study skills sign-up form   for details.





Join us for a culinary Mother-Daughter event on Sunday, October 21, 2018! Mothers and daughters in grades 2-8 are invited to take part at the Montclair Culinary Academy. Please see this  Mother-Daughter event flyer  for registration details.


Come see STOMP at the Orpheum Theatre in New York City followed by a private workshop where you will learn to make music using everyday objects. There's also an optional dining package. Please return this  STOMP reservation flyer  with payment by November 19th.


Builders Club has been a part of Aquinas Academy for over 10 years.  Builders Club promotes members with the opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. We look forward to continuing this club. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 25th, at 2:45 PM in Madonna Hall. Please use this  Builders Club form  to register.


Interested in reading and discussing books? Come to our first informational meeting at the Livingston Public Library on Thursday, September 27th, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please use this  Chapter n' Chat sign-up form .





Join us on Saturday, October 20th, in the Daly Parish Center for a fun evening of Pocketbook Bingo! Tickets are now on sale for $35, which includes 10 Bingo cards (1 per game), coffee/tea, and dessert. To reserve your seat, use this
  Pocketbook Bingo return form . Bingo starts at 7:00 PM.





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