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Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Nov. 14 from 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. Report cards will be distributed during these hours and teachers will be available for brief conferences. You do not need to make an appointment in advance. Aquinas encourages parents to pick-up their child’s report card and meet with his/her teachers, as a child’s success in the classroom should include the parent, teacher, and student. A schedule for the evening will be handed out with report cards.
Aquinas' fall musical, GODSPELL, will be on stage Nov. 14-16 at The Aquinas Institute of Rochester. GODSPELL is the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.
Performances will be held in the Thomas F. Bell '57 Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets will be on sale soon at: https://ai.booktix.com/. Tickets are $11 for adults, and $8.50 for students and seniors (62+). Aquinas students are free with student ID. If purchasing online, please print your ticket and present it at the door for entry. Any remaining tickets will be available at the theatre door prior to each performance for $12 (adults) and $9 (students and seniors).
On Thursday, November 14, Aquinas will host food trucks in the bus loop from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. for Parent/Teacher Conferences and opening night of GODSPELL. If you are picking up report cards or attending the show, please stop by to enjoy a snack or meal from the Waffles R Wild and Roc City Sammich's Wing Nutz trucks. Proceeds will benefit Aquinas's Fine Arts programs. We hope to see you there!
On Monday, November 18 there will be a mandatory meeting for all parents of winter student-athletes at 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas F. Bell '57 Auditorium. After the main presentation, teams will break off to have individual meetings. At least one parent should be present.
With the holiday season upon us, the peer ministers have begun coordinating the annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Program. Each year as an AQ family, we collect food items and money (to buy turkeys) so that families in need are able to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner like so many of us enjoy. In order to put the food baskets together, each homeroom has been assigned a different food item to bring in.
All food items and monetary donations must be turned in by Wednesday, November 20 to earn a dress down day. There are currently 80+ local families signed-up to receive our Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Please help us give these families in need a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much for your participation! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Moll.
If your student is planning on traveling on the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC this year, time is running out to reserve your spot! The very last day to turn in the first payment and required paperwork is Wednesday, November 20. The following five items must be submitted to Mrs. Fetzner in order to secure a spot on the trip:
The Aquinas 6th Grade Placement/Scholarship Exam for new students is Saturday, November 23 at 8:30 a.m. at Aquinas. If you know a family with a current 5th grader who may be interested in attending Aquinas for the 2020-2021 school year, please encourage them to attend! Registration is available online at www.aquinasinstitute.com/placement-exam, however, walk-ins are always welcome. Students taking the exam should arrive 15 minutes early with two #2 pencils and $20. Thank you for helping us spread the word!
Completed first semester signed community service verification forms for all sophomores and juniors are due December 6. Typed reflection papers must be submitted to www.turnitin.com by midnight on December 5. Students lacking the required number of hours must check the AQ website for service opportunities and fill out a second intention form BEFORE their scheduled time of service. If the form is not preapproved, points will be deducted from their community service grade. Days off from school (November 27, 29) are a great time to perform service. Please see Sr. Dora with any questions.
Lands‘ End Starboard Scholarship recognizes the next generation of young leaders as they steer us into the future. Up to seven, $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in grades 6 – 12 who display exceptional leadership skills and show a passion for learning and education. Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2019 through December 13, 2019, or until 3,000 applications have been received. Aquinas' own Lucas Sherron '22 was the recipient of a $10,000 Lands' End scholarship last year! For more information, please visit https://www.landsend.com/starboard-scholarship/.
Exploring is a career-education program that allows you and your friends to learn more about a particular career through hands-on activities led by people out in the real world. Check out the great opportunities available to you. See link for more details on joining an event:http://www.swcexploring.org/?page_id=453
The Aquinas Parents Association (APA) still has room for more volunteers for upcoming events. Please check out the list of events on the Aquinas website on the APA Resource tab (login, click Resources, then click on the APA tile). Feel free to email us with any questions or to volunteer. Leslie Galusha: firstname.lastname@example.org, Janet Schaller: email@example.com or Ingrid Sangasy: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to volunteering with you.
The issue of vaping has reached a crisis stage across the United States, and leaders in our nation’s schools must take immediate steps to stop the use of these electronic cigarette products by our nation’s youth – particularly the more than 12 million participants in high school athletics and performing arts programs. Read Press Release Here