Monthly Archives: May 2017

Parent Action Alert!

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The New Jersey state budget, which is set to pass on July 1, 2017, includes proposed cuts to funding of non-public schools.  Dr. Dames, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Newark, is urging us to take action.  Here is more detailed information explaining what is at stake, and steps we may take to help avert the proposed cuts.  Here is a letter from Dr. Dames.

Shall We Dance?

Congratulations to our 5th grade dance team for winning the silver medal at the semi-finals for NJPAC. Pictured are Andrew Diaz, Sebastian Maza, Eric Tonne, Connor Weening, Rocco Barone, Ben Stack, Vivien Cardino, Fiona Hughes, Rebecca Canela, Cale Sagun, Madelyn Martinez, and Sophia Morales  We are proud of you!

Marist Olympics

ASCA had its best showing ever at this year’s annual Marist Olympics! Congratulations to the students who were awarded trophies:  Christina Valenti, 2nd place in English; Naomi DeLeon, 3rd place in Art; Hannah Delaney, 3rd place in History; Karisma Garcia, 3rd place in Science; Coda Camaya, 3rd place in Computers; Peter Cifarelli, Christopher Ponczek, and Courtney Rei who as a team placed 3rd in General Skills.  Click here to view more photos.


ASCA hosted its first annual Forensics Tournament.  Students in grades 5-8 prepared for months under the direction of Mrs. Cardino, Ms. Hennessey, and Mrs. Stuckey.  In addition to our team, four other Archdiocesan schools competed:  Notre Dame Interparochial School, St. Dominic Academy, St. Francis Academy, and St. Nicholas School.  Five categories were offered, each for JV and Varsity.  ASCA placed 3rd overall.

Dancing Classroom

Our 5th graders were the stars of today’s school-wide assembly! For months they have been learning ballroom dances through our affiliation with NJPAC. Today they demonstrated what they have learned, read original poems, and explained each dance. They are more than ready to compete next week as we host five other schools to see who will advance to the Colors of the Rainbow competition at NJPAC.

We Remember

ASCA’s Student Council and Safety Patrol visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Students were educated about the events of the day through video, artifacts, and stories.  It was a moving and somber experience for the students and adults who participated.  Click here to view more photos.

Fun at the Beach!

Grades 4-6 enjoyed a field trip to Jenkinson’s Aquarium followed by fun on the beach!