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Students with lunch account balances of $25 or more will receive a letter this week with the amount owed. These students will not receive a report card until the balance is paid. Students who carry a negative lunch balance under $25 will receive a letter along with their report card stating the amount owed and how to pay it. Any positive lunch balances will roll over to next school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at 254-2020, ext. 1012.
Please note that Aquinas will be closed this Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. If you must enter the building for any reason, please plan accordingly. The building will remain open Mondays—Thursdays this July from 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Students in every grade will be responsible for completing a reading assignment over the summer. Please visit www.aquinasinstitute.com/summer-reading for grade-specific reading lists and guides. Supply lists for next year can also be found on this page.
To combat the “summer slide”, be sure to visit your local a public library and choose from a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books that will not only keep your interest, but will keep your skills sharp during the summer.
If you would like to get a head start on your Fall Community Service hours for next year, please email Sr. Dora Christian a completed Summer Intention Form BEFORE you do the service. The Summer Intention and Verification Forms can be found on the AQ website. Also, 20 hours of service above the minimum grade level required hours are needed if you wish to receive the St Joseph the Worker Community Service Award at the end of next year. If you have any questions please contact Sr. Dora.
Aquinas is pleased to announce that AQ Librarian Julie Melton will take over as the Sisters of Saint Joseph Women's Leadership Program Coordinator beginning this fall. Mrs. Melton was a member of the committee supporting Women’s leadership this past school year as former Program Coordinator, Sr. Elaine Englert, SSJ, transitioned into a new role at the SSJ Motherhouse. An informational meeting will be held in the fall for any young women in grades 9-12 who wish to join the program.
Don’t miss your chance to be at the NOTRE DAME vs. USC Trojans football game in South Bend, IN on October 12, 2019! Aquinas is raffling off a 4 PACK of tickets (lower level sideline) PLUS a parking pass for the game and $500 toward hotel – a total prize package valued at over $2,000! Raffle tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at AquinasInstitute.com/raffle. A winner will be drawn on August 12, 2019, and will be notified by phone that evening. ALL proceeds raised from this raffle will benefit the Aquinas Parents Association for student activities. Thank you for your support and thank you to Sal Leccese ’60, ND ’64 who donated these AMAZING football tickets!
All students who have a valid driver's license are eligible to park on campus given they have completed an application, paid the permit fee and attend a mandatory meeting with Mr. Higgins. Students may pick up a form in the main office and submit prior to the end of the school year.
Senior shirts for the Class of 2020 are now available for purchase. Please use the following link to place your order: http://aspdesigns.net/shop. Instructions for payment will be given online at time of order. Orders will not be placed until payment is received by the class moderator, Mrs. Dawn Vasso.
The Founders' Classic Golf Tournament will take place Monday, August 12, 2019 at Brook-Lea Country Club. This tournament raises over $50,000 each year for student scholarships. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations & Development with any questions.
RIT College and Careers offers over 70 hands-on, interactive academic workshops that are designed to spark your curiosity and help you make decisions about which college major and career are the best fit for you.
You’ll also spend the night on-campus and enjoy student-life activities to get a taste of what college life is really like.
You will work with RIT students and faculty using our state-of-the-art facilities and technology. Attend up to four academic workshops that include a variety of programs like Robotics, Game Design, Interior Design, Environmental Sustainability, Biomedical Engineering, Business Analytics and more!
College & Careers also includes a separate (but optional) program for parents, which will provide information about the college search process, career trends, college affordability and more.
Meet new people and encounter new challenges! With hacking stories appearing daily in global news headlines, and a world that's more interconnected than ever, we need sharp minds focused on safeguarding online communities and capabilities. Students will love this hands-on camp that emphasizes cyber ethics, online safety, cyber security and defense. Check out the co-ed application, as well as the all-girls application.
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.
Students looking to take the SAT/ACT this summer there is an opportunity to take practice test over the next month. Below are dates available at Chariot Learning. Advance registration is required by contacting the listed locations directly. Chariot Learning is also offering a special Advanced CalculatorStrategies for the SAT & ACT specifically for users of the TI-83 or 84. This workshop shows students how to really unlock the power of the calculator they’re already bringing to the test.
5/18, 10-2: ACT – Brighton Library
5/19, 10-2: ACT – Chariot Learning
5/25, 10-2: SAT – Gates Library
5/26, 10-2: SAT – Chariot Learning
6/2, 10-2: ACT – Chariot Learning
Chariot Learning also offers tests prep classes see list below: