ACS loses two friends, heaven gains two souls

Mrs. Virginia Di Stefano and Mrs. Helen Mosko recently passed into eternity. Mrs. Di Stefano volunteered for many years as our school librarian and was very active in the PTA. Mrs. Mosko served as PTA president, taught 3rd grade at ACS from 1971-1974, and also volunteered as a librarian.

In Ukrainian it is customary to say, "eternal memory." ACS remembers and prays for its benefactors!

Website improvements

A new interactive calendar and all of Principal Szpyhulsky's newsletters are now online 24/7. Although handy for parents, these may not excite our students much – but at least they'll be in a bit less trouble if they lose the handouts!
Have trouble remembering certain prayers? No problem, look under Spiritual – Catholic Prayers to practice them. Try reading the 23rd Psalm to yourself. In it, God is compared to a shepherd; he looks after his people in the same way that a shepherd watches over his sheep.

Check out the new photos under the Links. The students' favorite photo has got to be the one on the School Closing and Weather page! Check out tomorrow's forecast for Perth Amboy while you are at it.

Oh BTW, do you know what a "fresco" is? You will if you find it in the Picture Dictionary.


Congratulations to our talented alumni!

Brooke as Annie

Two of our alumni recently performed in the lead roles in their respective high school musicals. These demanding roles required poise, confidence, and a great deal of practice.

High school senior Brooke Biloholowski ACS ‘03 played the title role in the Cardinal McCarrick High School production of “Annie.”


High school junior Alexander Mosko ACS ’04 played the lead role of “Seymour” in the St. Joseph High School Theater Company production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Two former students, juniors Rebecca Castro ACS ’04 and Joan Kuchie also had major singing and dancing roles.


And to think, they got their start in our Chimetteers and Glee Club!


Alex as “Seymour” (on the right) being interviewed

Joan (left) and Rebecca (right) as Seymour mugs for the camera!

Church 100-Year Jubilee Renovations

Cleaned and restored brickwork

In anticipation of the 100 year jubilee, our parish church has been undergoing major renovations. “We are in the middle of a multi-year plan to improve the church’s appearance and upkeep. We expect the projects to be finished by 2008 for our 100 year jubilee,” said Father Roman.

The church brickwork has been cleaned to its original beautiful appearance and protector windows have been installed for the beautiful large stained glass windows.

In addition, new low-noise fluorescent lighting was installed, new outdoor signs were made for all the parish buildings, and the basement was waterproofed. A new confessional has been completed.

During July and August, the church interior was painted and artwork on the walls and ceiling of the nave and sanctuary were painstakingly restored.

The students will enjoy a beautifully restored church interior!

Front entrance
Cleaned and restored steeple

New convent sign New rectory sign