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Parents are an integral part of education and of our community here at Aquinas. As we focus on the mission of the school and the impact that our mission has in every aspect of an Aquinas education, we need your support. There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This meeting will include information on curriculum, communications, and time for Q & A. It is my hope that all of our parents will be available to attend this town hall style meeting. For more information, please contact Mrs. Fronckowiak at extension 1060.
LifeTouch Studios will be back on campus on Tuesday, September 10 for any senior that missed the yearbook photo sessions held last school year. Senior portraits for the yearbook must be taken by LifeTouch Studios. In addition, any portraits that do not abide by the dress code specifications as listed in the Student Handbook will not be published in the Aquinas yearbook. If you have any questions regarding senior yearbook pictures, please contact Mr. Jim Shook at x3052.
The annual AQUINAS RAFFLE is coming very soon! Tickets will be distributed to all current AQ families on September 17 with complete details about sales and prize incentives. Please remember that the RAFFLE is our only school-wide fundraiser and the proceeds directly benefit student financial aid and fund our activities and athletic programs. Having participation from every student/family is important in helping fund these important pieces of the Aquinas experience.
Attention parents of 6th, 7th and 12th graders, as well as new students to Aquinas! Those who have not provided proof of immunizations to the nurse will be excluded from school on September 14. If you have any questions, please contact the AQ Nurse, Mrs, Hess at x1031.
As a reminder, senior year community service hours (20 hours required) are to be completed and verification forms submitted to Sr. Dora by Wednesday, September 11. Remember that to receive full credit, the verification form you turn in must match the intention form you submitted in June. If your volunteer site has changed be sure to submit a new intention form BEFORE you do the service. If you have any questions please contact Sr. Dora Christian.
Please note that the AQ Bookstore will be open extended hours on September 10 and September 12 from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Regular Bookstore hours will resume the week of September 16. The Bookstore will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m on the days when school is in session. .
Parking on campus is a privilege. Students who plan to park on campus must fill out a parking permit application and bring their valid driver's license to the main office to obtain a parking permit. Students must also attend a mandatory after school meeting on September 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Permits are $75. Any student with a driver’s license is eligible to park on campus as long as they agree to the regulations laid out in the student handbook. To fill out the online parking permit application, the parent or student may login to the Aquinas website and click the Resource tab. Scroll down to the Parking Permit Application and complete the online form.
College visits will begin on September 13. This is a chance for students to meet college reps face-to-face, learn valuable information, and ask questions. All college visits are listed on Naviance under the What’s New section. Students may sign up right on Naviance (https://student.naviance.com/main) or in the counseling center.
Attention all francophones! Whether you are currently enrolled in French or have studied the language at some point, Le Cercle Français (French Club) will meet on alternating Fridays from 3:00–3:45 p.m. It is a perfect opportunity to practice your pronunciation, learn about French music and culture, and try new foods!
The first meeting will be Friday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. in room 200. ALL grades 6-12 are welcome! Any questions, please see Madame Rybak or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there...MERCI BEAUCOUP!
Interested in helping out at AQ? Stop by the APA table at Meet the Teacher Night on September 19th at 7:00 p.m. APA Presidents Leslie Galusha '92, Janet Schaller and Ingrid Sangasy '91 will have volunteer sign-up sheets for all APA sponsored events, and they will be happy to answer any of your questions. Both middle and high school parents welcome. We hope to see you there!
Students and their families are invited to join the University of Notre Dame for an ND on the Road information session. The session will include information on academics, community, and spiritual life at the University of Notre Dame, as well as insights into the admissions and financial aid processes.
The session will be held on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Flower City Community Room at Five Star Bank, 395 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620.
St. Ann’s Community is sponsoring a new Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program for nurses and their families. The four-year pilot program is open to any full or part-time benefit-earning nurses (RNs and LPNs) employed at St. Ann’s Community’s Irondequoit and Webster campuses. This benefit provides eligible employees up to $3,000 for middle school, or up to $5,000 for high school, in Aquinas tuition assistance each year, for up to four years. The benefit is per household and is open to returning or newly enrolled Aquinas students.
Families that qualify for the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program through St. Ann’s Community are still eligible for Aquinas scholarships and awards, and are welcome to apply for financial aid through Aquinas using the FACTS Management system.
To learn more about this program and available nursing positions with St. Ann’s Community, please visit www.stannscommunity.com or contact Liz Mancuso, in the St. Ann’s Community Human Resource Department, at (585) 697-6323.