Principal's Corner with Mr. John Cohrs

August 4, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to another fast approaching school year! The back-to-school commercials have begun, which reminds us to prepare early and save time to relax before Labor Day.

For those new to Aquinas Academy, welcome to our wonderful school community! For those returning, welcome back! I am eager to share the work we have completed this summer and continue working together toward new visions of leadership and learning for our students. There is much to celebrate!

** There are a number of  required forms  necessary to complete each student’s file for the start of the school year. 
On August 15 , you will receive a link to our new, improved format for doing so. For your convenience, these forms can now be filled, signed and submitted online.   

Introducing Family ID!
Family ID is a secure, digital method of providing the mandatory paperwork for your child. It increases our conservation efforts and avoids the hassle of printer and paper. Simply sign in, locate Aquinas Academy, Livingston NJ and submit your forms at your convenience (deadline 9/8).
Kindly submit all forms no later than 
Friday, September 8, 2017 After this date, we will be unable to provide school services to your child, including before and aftercare, until forms are received .
Please also remember that 
all students must bring lunch to school for the week of  September 11 .   Simply Gourmet, our hot lunch provider, will begin its service  on September 18.  Pizza  Lunch on Wed.  and Fridays will begin  Sept. 27th  (see forms below).

Please contact the Main Office with all of your school needs at  (973) 992 –1587 .

Thank you,
John Cohrs


Co-Ed Volleyball Registration Open
Our co-ed volleyball program starts on August 16th and runs on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Please see this
  volleyball flyer  
for details.

Gently Used Uniform Sale
Our gently used uniform sale will be held at New Parent Orientation 
on August 31st.  All pieces will be priced at a very affordable $2.00. Cash only please.

Calling All Soccer Coaches
The athletic department is working to begin a soccer team for the Fall season. We have not been successful in finding the volunteer coaches to do so. If you are interested, or at least willing to participate in this sport, please contact Mr. Cohrs at
  jcohrs@aquinasacademynj.org   as soon as possible. We need 2 coaches per team, with 4 teams. We cannot have soccer without coaches. Please consider being a part of this initiative to benefit our children.

Blue Ribbon Apparel Orders
Our first Blue Ribbon Dress Down Day of the year will take place 
on Friday, September 22nd.  Whether your family is new to Aquinas Academy or your children have outgrown their older apparel, please use this   Blue Ribbon Form   to order t-shirts and sweatshirts. 

Pizza Forms
Pizza is offered as part of our Hot Lunch program on Wednesdays and Fridays. This program is entirely optional! Please use the forms below, and please note that the deadline for the first order is 
Friday, September 15th.

Back-to-School Picnic
Please save 
Saturday, September 16th, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM  for our Back-to-School picnic featuring a  FOOD TRUCK SHOWDOWN ! Please see this   BTS Picnic flyer   for details.

Tricky Tray Committee Members Needed
Are you ready to "Viva Las Vegas" next spring? Want to get more involved at Aquinas? Join the Tricky Tray Committee! Read more
  here   or contact Tricia Kranz at   triciakranz@gmail.com .

Co-Ed Uniform Company
In case you have not ordered your child's uniform pieces yet, you can place an order via this
  link to the Co-Ed Uniform Company .

“Education in the fullness of humanity should be
the defining feature of Catholic Schools.”

~ Pope Francis


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