Weekly eNews: October 19, 2017



Today, the Elementary School welcomed guest speaker Jessica Perez for Bullying Awareness Month. Ms. Perez comes with a wealth of experience as a former educator, coach, athletic director and charter school founder. Currently, she is a certified workshop trainer with the Positive Coaching Alliance and CEO of JP Coaching in Life. 


Ms. Perez talked to middle school students about the importance of having empathy for others, working on being up-standers instead of bystanders, and discussed ways in which each student can work on showing kindness and acceptance towards everyone.


The parent session, "It's All About Us!", is being held on Thursday, October 26th, at 8:30 a.m. in the new middle school. Those who attend this session will receive an overview of the students' session, learn about developing empathy in their children via emotional intelligence, and will discuss Dr. Michelle Borba's critically acclaimed, research-driven books. Click here to RSVP. We hope to see you all there.




Art Raimo

AHN News

AHN BurgerFi Spirit Night 

Enjoy dinner at BurgerFi (714 S. Howard Avenue Tampa, Florida 33606) Wednesday, October 25th—AHN's first Spirit Night of the year. Hang up your aprons for the night and support the school by purchasing your dinner at BurgerFi--15% of the proceeds go directly back to the school, just say AHN when you check out. There will also be a giveaway for the first 15 students. It's a win-win for all! 

Cross Out Cancer 5K

The third annual Cross Out Cancer 5K is coming up on November 18th at Picnic Island Park. Cross Out Cancer is a non-profit organization started by Lizzie Dolan (A'17). With the help of a board comprised of cross country runners from 10 local high schools, since its inception the group has raised more than $150,000 for pediatric oncology patients and their families at All Children's Hospital. All friends and family are welcome to register for the event here


All Saint's Day Mass
The Church celebrates All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd. During the month of November, we take time to remember all of our loved ones who have passed away. It is a tradition at AHN to write down the names of those who have died and put them in a special box in front of the altar in the Chapel. Everyone is invited to participate in this time of remembrance. Students will be receiving forms to fill out.

Elementary School News

Reminder: All Picture Money and Forms are Due Back Tomorrow, October 20th.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conference registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Norris in the Elementary Office. On Thursday, October 26th school will be dismissed at 12:00 noon for the conferences. All students who attend Extended Day will be given a pizza lunch and afternoon snack. If your student has any allergies, please remember to pack a lunch and snack for them. Also, please note that students will not have Girls on the Run, Dance, or Chess on this day.

Jaguarette For a Day Camp

All 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in learning the ins-and-outs of a high school dance squad are invited to attend AHN's High School Dance Team Preview on December 9th. Pre-K- 6th grade students will have the opportunity to attend a mini-camp filled with dancing, crafts, and much more. Click here for more information. 

NJFL Meet Results

Congratulations to our NJFL team who had a great meet this past weekend!


  • Chloe M. – 2nd in Declamation
  • Katelyn B. – 3rd in Poetry
  • Bella O. – 3rd in Original Oratory
  • Laura Caroline J. – 3rd in Prose

High School News

HS Financial Aid Night

Junior and Senior Parents, you are invited to attend AHN's Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the iLab. Mrs. Jackie LaTorella, Director of Financial Aid at the University of Tampa, will review the ins and outs of applying for federal and state scholarships, grants, and loans. Please contact Mrs. Dwyer or Ms. Keegan with any questions.

Athletics News

Volleyball Wrap-Up

Our varsity volleyball team's season came to a close in an extremely hard fought match against Cardinal Mooney. What our young team was able to accomplish this season was truly impressive and their hard work and tenacity throughout the season was on full display in this 5 set match. Congrats to head coach Laura Praetorius, her staff, and to all of our girls on a well-played season.

Golf Team to Region Tournament

Congratulations to our high school golf team, which claimed the title of 1A-District 13 runners-up! The team will now advance to next Monday's region tournament at Carrollwood Country Club. Good luck, ladies.


Parent Association News

Trivia By the Bay

AHN Moms and Dads! Join the Dads Club on Friday, November 10th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Brady Center for a night of food, friends and trivia! There will be complementary babysitting along with a bbq dinner and prizes. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!


Volunteers Needed for Phonathon!

Come join the fun and ring a bell for Academy as a phonathon caller. Our callers make a personal contribution by sharing their story with fellow parents and asking them to participate in the fund. No experience is necessary– we provide the script, training, and even food! Please join us on Sunday, October 22th and Monday, October 23st between 6:00- 8:30 p.m. You can sign up for both days, or a single day. For more information, contact Jo Linkner at 813-839-5371 ext 268.

Upcoming Events



Sunday, Oct. 22nd

-Parent Annual Fund Phonathon (3rd Floor Board Room)


Monday, Oct. 23rd

-Parent Annual Fund Phonathon (3rd Floor Board Room)


Tuesday, Oct. 24th

-Trunk-or-Treat Committee Meeting
3rd Floor Board Room


Wednesday, Oct. 25th

-BurgerFi Spirit Night (714 S. Howard Ave.) 
-ES Individual Pictures make-up day
Senior Bayshore Picture and HS Picture Retakes


Thursday, Oct. 26th

-ES Noon Dismissal
-It's All About Us! - ES Guest Speaker, 8:30 a.m. (Middle School Building)
-ES Parent Conferences, PK-8 (1:00 PM - 7:00 p.m.)


Friday, Oct. 27th

-No School
-ES Parent Conferences, PK-8, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.




-High School 


Friday, Oct. 20th

-HS Father/Daughter Dinner-Dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Brady Center)


Tuesday, Oct. 24th

Trunk-or-Treat Committee Meeting
3rd Floor Board Room


Wednesday, Oct. 25th

-Senior Bayshore Picture and HS Picture Retakes


Thursday, Oct. 26th

-HS Parent Conferences3:30- 6:00 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 27th

-No School
-HS Parent Conferences, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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