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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt-
Dear AOSJ Family,
We are excited to once again invite the school community to join Team Eamon for the JDRF fundraising walk.   JDRF One Walk has one goal: to raise funds and awareness so that we can live in a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).   Since Eamon was diagnosed in 2015, life with T1D has become our reality.    If you are unfamiliar with the symptoms of T1D, here is a short graphic to help identify them. 

This will be the 5th year Team Eamon makes the walk from Lower Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness and money for type 1 diabetes research. This year’s JDRF One Walk is Saturday, September 28th starting from Foley Square (Worth St & Centre St) and ending at Camden Plaza in Brooklyn Heights.  After the walk we invite all Team Eamon members to join us for a post-walk thank you celebration at Randolph Beer DUMBO (they have games and entertainment for the kids, too!).  
We will have T-shirts for all Team Eamon members making the walk and will bring them to school for distribution - please sign up or let us know if you plan to make the walk so we can make sure you have your shirt. 
One Walk Date & Time
September 28, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM and the walk starts at 10:00 AM
One Walk Location
Foley Square
Worth Street & Centre Street
You can join Team Eamon or make a donation by going to
Also, please check out the Team Eamon Facebook page for pictures and more information about the JDRF One Walk and type 1 diabetes.
Post Walk Celebration
Randolph Beer DUMBO
82 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Feel free to contact Judy or Steve with any questions.
Judy – 404.234.3547 or
Steve – 404.277.7002 or
Thank you for your support of Team Eamon.
The McCool Family

September 9- Board of Trustees Meeting
September 19- Open House, PreK, K, 1st Grade
September 19-Curriculum Night
September 23- School Picture Day
September 28- Team Eamon Walk

Please help us to ensure the safety of all our students by wearing your badge when you drop off and pick-up, by waiting in the atrium until 8:00 a.m. before taking your child to his/her classroom, and by waiting until your child's dismissal time before going to the classroom at the end of the day. Dismissal times are as follows: PreK-First Grade-3:10-3:20p.m., Second-Fourth Grade-3:20-3:30p.m. and Upper School is at 3:30p.m. The Upper School students will be walked to the atrium for dismissal.   Please wait quietly in the hall outside your child's classroom.  The teacher will check for parents and dismiss your child. Students who are not picked up during their dismissal time will be taken to Scholars Haven.
We will gather as a school community in the assembly hall every Monday and Thursday for morning assembly.  A student from our Lower School will lead assembly.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday a student from the Upper School will lead us in prayers and pledges over the PA system.  Morning Assembly will begin at 8:30a.m.


On Thursday, September 19th our faculty invite you to join them in their classroom to review curriculum, classroom expectations and ways that you may best support your child and your child's teacher throughout the year. The Lower School meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Upper School meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.


I am happy to share that Mr. Mario officially became a citizen of the United States on Friday, September 6th. Mr. Mario has accomplished so much since moving to New York. He is an inspiration to our students of what can be accomplished with hard work and believing in your dreams.  Kudos, Mario!

We are very fortunate to have Ms. Goullet, Mr. Dujmovic and Mr. Corrigan supervising our Scholars Program. Ms. Goullett will supervise on Monday and Tuesday, Mr. Dujmovic on Wednesday and Thursday and Mr. Corrigan on Friday.  An overview of Scholars Haven expectations was distributed at the Parent Information meeting on Wednesday, September 4th.  It is to be reviewed with your child, signed by both child and parent and returned to the school prior to your child participating in the program. Additional forms may be picked up at the office. Please provide emergency contact information as requested on the form. All students must be picked up by 6:00p.m., Monday-Thursday and by 5:00p.m. on Friday.  An additional $25.00 per half hour will be charged beyond the outlined hours.


The after school programs will begin on Monday, September 16th.  Please have all registrations turned in no later than Wednesday, September 11th.  This will allow us time to confirm with the various providers that enrollment for their program is sufficient and that the program will be offered.  You will be contacted if the program does not have enough students registered.
If you have not already done so, please complete and return the Emergency Contact form so that we have the most current information for your child. Forms are available at the office. 


The Hot Lunch Program will begin on Monday, September 9th. Lunchtimes are as follows:
PreK, K and First Grade:  11:35a.m.-12:05p.m.
Second,-Fourth Grade:  12:15p.m.-12:45p.m.
Upper School:  1:14p.m.-1:39p.m.

Please be mindful of healthy choices for lunch. If sending something that requires heating please send in a microwavable container.
We are grateful to Sarah Diamante for hosting our Polo and Plaid sales as we started the new school year. 

We are grateful to our Parent Association for funding two luncheons for our faculty during our work week and to Matt Guerrerio for making all arrangements for the lunches and the ice-cream social.  All events were so perfectly planned and enjoyed by all in attendance.

We are grateful to Mr. Dujmovic for arranging for Father Mark David Janus to come and speak to our faculty and for preparing our conversation questions.


On Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. an IRIS alert will be sent as a test.  If you do not receive an alert call, email or text, please notify the school office.  The Iris system will be used throughout the year to announce school closure due to inclement weather or emergencies. We will be holding a fire drill, a lockdown drill, and an evacuation during the month of September. Teachers will review bus and subway safety with their students.
We will recognize all summer and September birthdays at assembly on Monday, September 9th. Moving forward we will recognize the birthdays for the month at assembly on the first Monday of each month.  Individual birthdays will be posted on the door leading into the atrium and celebrated in respective classrooms.  Please speak to your child's teacher if you are wanting to send a treat in to celebrate your child's birthday. 
Our Upper School students were treated to a cookie as they entered the building on Thursday.  The cookie had either red, green, orange or blue sprinkles.  The students had to find the classroom door with the colored paper that matched the sprinkles on their cookie to determine which house they are a member of for this year.  The first letter of each house spells Egan after our founder, Cardinal Egan. Students and house teachers are working on a name and logo for the respective houses. Upper School will introduce House names, logo and motto at morning assembly on Thursday, September 12th. Parents if you have not let your child's house teacher know his/her t-shirt size please do by Monday so that House t-shirts may be ordered. Thank you, Dr. Tischler, for making cookies!
Thank you, faculty, students, and parents for a great start to this new school year! The enthusiasm, kindness, and spirit of working together that I witnessed throughout last week is the greatest lesson of all for our students.


September 8th is National Grandparents' Day.  How blessed we are to have the wisdom of our grandparents. 

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