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    ASM PTO Board Members

    President:                     Lisa DiDomenico;
    Vice President:             Lyla DeCastro Lawdanski;
    Secretary:                     Silvina Kervel;
    Treasurer:                     Crystal Burke;

    ASM PTO Ancillary Members
    Class Parent Liaison:   Carla Gomes:
    Hospitality:                   Marta Bautista;
                                         Amanda Soares;
    Class Parents (2017-2018)
    Liaison - Carla Gomes
    Prek 3 - Bhupesh Chadha & Jessica Gojdycz
    Prek 4 - Alyssa D'Amico & Tara Romano
    Kindergarten - Karyn Alessi
    1st grade - Sandra Figueroa & Karen Zukatus-Nichols
    2nd grade - Stacey Swope
    3rd grade - Dina Ford & Amanda Soares
    4th grade - Elizabeth Fernandez & Colleen Mullaly
    5th grade - Milton Figueroa & Lisa Gioia
    6th grade - Colleen Mullaly & Annette Ramos
    7th grade - Nicole Holland & Maribel Valle
    8th grade - Doreen Kasper & Paula Presto

    Academy at Saint Mary Community:
    Early Dismissal/School Closings/Schedule Change
    March 28 - Early Dismissal - Easter Recess Begins (No aftercare)
    March 29 - April 8th - No School - Easter recess
    April 9 - School Re-opens
    If you have any questions regarding the following events, please reach out to the designated contact listed. Thank you!
    Tricky Tray Packet Due Dates
    1. Complimentary Ticket Request was due - March 9th (Please send in ASAP, whether yes or no - one per family (not transferable)
    2. Class Donation of $20 was due - March 12th (Please send in ASAP so the class parents can put the basket together)
    3. Table Seating Requests due - March 23rd (Event will be open to the public as of March 24th)
    4. Requested Family Donations $50 per family (cash, gift certificate, or item - donation request letter available if needed) - due by March 23rd
    5. Pre-Pack Bundles - due by March 30th
    For more Tricky Tray information, please see email below
    Questions? Contact - PTO President, Lisa DiDomenico at
    For Tricky Tray forms - contact the PTO at
    Shoprite Cards (requirement for all families)
    ShopRite totals are now updated and available through the month of February, if any family would like an update or if you have any questions, 
    please email -  or contact PTO Secretary - Silvina Kervel at  201-456-2540
    First class to complete their ShopRite obligation will receive their very own pizza party!!!    Obligation Deadline is April 15th!!
    Scholastic Book Fair
    March 20 to March 22 - Church Parish Center
    The Book Fair will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
    Parents may visit the Book Fair during their child’s visit or at any time from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.   Please do not request to pull your child out of class, we are accommodating the after school time so parents can visit with their child(ren) if they choose to.  The Scholastic Book Fair accepts cash, credit cards or checks payable to The Academy at Saint Mary. Thank you. 
    PTO Meeting
    March 20th (Tuesday) - General PTO Meeting
    7:00 pm in ASM Cafeteria
    Don't forget to sign in, so your child can receive a NUT (No uniform today) card!
    8th Grade Fundrasiers
    8th Grade Tricky Tray -  Friday, March 23rd -  Faculty Room
    Questions? Contact - Ms. Harrington at
    Chess Club  -  3 rd  to 8 th  grades   (Registration is closed)
    Spring Dates: Fridays (Weather permitting)
    March 23, April 20 & 27, May 18  
    Location: Cafeteria  Time: 3:05 pm to 4:05 pm
    Questions? Contact -
    Wrestling Event - Rescue Mania
    A Benefit for the Rutherford Fire Department - Presented by Engine 2, Rescue 5 and Felician University
    Saturday, March 24th -  Felician University - Felician Way, Rutherford
    Tickets are $20
    Doors open at 5:30 (Pre-Show, food & autographs)
    Bell Time - 7:00 pm
    Please see flyer for contact information
    ASM Track
    If your child(ren) signed up for track and you did not receive an email, please reach out to another parent and/or Coach Bobbi to update your information
    Practices - Mondays & Wednesdays (weather permitting)
    Practice - Location  - Tryon Field
    Practice Start Date - March 26th
    Drama Club -  The Wizard of Oz
    Tickets are available in the Main Office
    Tickets are $10 per person, per performance
    Performance Dates - May 9 (Wednesday) & May 11 (Friday) at 7 pm, May 12 (Saturday) at 7:30 pm
    Questions? Contact - Mrs. Taormina at
    ASM Tours - Families may call ASM to schedule a tour
    Open House Dates - March 22, April 12th, April 19th from 5 pm - 7 pm
    The Academy is grateful to all our families for their unwavering support.  Please reach out to family and friends to let them know the good news about the Academy!
    ASM is on Facebook! -  Please visit The Academy at Saint Mary's page and give us a like!
    Thank you to all the families who invited their friends and relatives to visit and tour the school today.  Your referrals are greatly appreciated.
    School website -
    Tricky Tray - Wednesday April 18 ****New Date****
    ASM's biggest and most attended fundraiser
    ASM PTO is collecting any NEW and/or UNUSED items for the Tricky Tray, our school's largest fundraiser!  
    Families who contribute an item or gift card/certificate worth $50 will receive 1 service unit per item.
    All items can be dropped off in the main office.  Please reach out to your frequently visited businesses and kindly ask if they would be willing to make a donation.
    Questions? Contact - Lisa DiDomenico at
    Tricky Tray Tickets
    Admission tickets are now on sale. To reserve your  complimentary ticket , please fill out form and return as soon as possible,  due by March 9th
    Additional ticket information was sent home in your child's folder,  all ticket requests are due by March 23rd.   Event will open to the public as of March 24th!
    Tricky Tray Donations
    We have received some great donations and we are very grateful for your contribution!
    When leaving your donation in the office please include your name and your child's grade so we can include you in the event's program , without this information we have no way of knowing who donated the items.  If you have donated items already and did not indicate the information please let us know as some items were left without any names.  Thank you again!
    Dress Down Coupon Book
    Next Dress Down is  Tuesday , April 10th (Saint Mary's Colors)
    Those who would like to participate and did not purchase the Coupon Book can pay  $3  Tuesday, April 10 (Saint Mary's Colors)
    Please hand coupons in to your classroom teacher
    Chairperson Volunteer Needed
    None at present
    Protecting God's Children Course Certification 
    Required for parents/guardians that are interested in volunteering for any school events
    1. Go to
    2. Create a login & password
    3. Schedule your session at a convenient location
    Upcoming Events and Ongoing Fundraisers
    Shoprite Card Purchase - ongoing (forms are available in the main office)
    ASM Tricky Tray
    8th Grade Tricky Tray
    Completed Events and Fundraisers
    2017 - 2018
    8/01/17 National Night Out                                                                                                                                  01/16/18 Coupon Dress Down (Favorite Sports Team)
    9/10/17 Back to School BBQ                                                                                                                               01/19/18 8th Grade Fundraiser - Pampered Chef Cooking
    9/14/17 Hurricane Relief Drive                                                                                                                            01/22/18  Dress Down - Support the 8th Grade                          
    9/19/17 Back to School Night                                                                                                                              01/28/18 8th Grade Fundraiser - Pampered Chef (online ordering)
    9/28/17 Genevieve's Fundraiser                                                                                                                          01/28/18  Catholic School's Week Begins - ASM Open House 
    10/03/17 Pet Food Drive                                                                                                                                      01/29/18 A Day of Service (preparing packages for our troops)
    10/06/17 Dress Down - Coupon Book                                                                                                                 01/29/18 Dress Down - A Day of Service
    10/11/17 Picture Day (Grades Pre-K3 to 7th)                                                                                                      01/30/18 ASM Open House
    10/11 - 10/13/17 Scholastic Book Fair                                                                                                                 01/30/18 Spelling Bee
    10/17/17 Student Council Induction & Patrol Investiture                                                                                     01/31/18 Math Bee
    10/17/17 Middle School Dance                                                                                                                            01/31/18 ASM Open House
    10/25/17 Dress Down-Think Pink                                                                                                                        02/01/18 ASM Open House/Teacher Appreciation Day
    10/27/17 Truck or Treat                                                                                                                                       02/02/18 Student Appreciation Day 
    10/27/17 Coupon Dress Down (Halloween Colors)                                                                                             02/03/18 End of Catholic School's Week
    10/30/17 Dress Down - Support the 8th Grade                                                                                                   02/07/18 Drama Club Dress Down (Wear Green)
    10/31/17 Halloween Parade and Class Celebrations                                                                                          02/08/18 ASM Open House
    11/10/17 Veterans Day Dress Down - Wounded Warriors Project                                                                       02/13/18 Coupon Dress Down (Valentine's Day)
    11/10/17 Veterans Collection Drive - Support Our Troops                                                                                   02/13/18 Chocolate Valentine's Day Roses
    11/14/17 PTO General Meeting                                                                                                                           02/15/18 ASM Open House
    11/17/17 8th Grade Fundraiser - chocolate turkey lollipops                                                                                02/20/18 PTO Meeting
    11/17/17 8th Grade Fundraiser - poinsettias, wreaths, and grave blankets                                                        02/22/18 Genevieve's Fundraiser
    11/21/17 Dress Down - Coupon Book                                                                                                                 02/22/18 ASM Open House
    11/25/17 Rutherford's Holiday Parade                                                                                                                 02/26-02/28/18 STEM Fair
    11/30/17 ASM Open House                                                                                                                                 02/28/18 8th Grade Dress Down
    12/07/17 ASM Open House                                                                                                                                 03/04/18 Rutherford's Inaugural Saint Patrick's Day Parade
    12/08/17 Student Council Christmas Drive - Center for Hope and Safety                                                           03/14/18 Coupon Dress Down (Saint Patrick's Day Colors)
    12/09/17 Bagels with Santa                                                                                                                                 03/16/18 8th Grade Fundraiser - Chocolate Bunny Lollipops & Easter Palm Crosses
    12/09 - 12/14/17 Santa Workshop
    12/11/17 Parent/Teacher Conferences
    12/12/17 Dress Down PTO Meeting
    12/13/17 ASM Holiday Party - Cancelled
    12/14/17 Field Trip - Williams Center (Movie - "The Star")
    12/19/17 ASM Christmas Concert
    12/20/17 Dress Down - Coupon Book
    March Calendar
    Mar 20 - PTO General Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
    Mar 20 - 22 Scholastic Book Fair 
    Marc 24 - Rescue Mania
    Mar 28 - Easter Recess Begins/Early Dismissal, No aftercare
    Mar 29 - April 8th Easter Recess
    April 9 - School Re-opens

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Academy at Saint Mary PTO Board


    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Academy at Saint Mary PTO Board