Tessa International School

Tessa International School (www.tessais.org), a new independent international preschool, will open in Hoboken in the fall of 2016, and will grow into a primary school in subsequent years.
Tessa will prepare children to become world citizens, leaders, and happy individuals, who, as they grow up, will embrace global opportunities with enthusiasm and confidence.

It will offer a world-class education based on the most successful international models. Its curriculum will include Spanish or French immersion tracks, delivered by experienced and caring educators who consider the whole child.

Meet the founder of the school and learn more about Tessa and its admissions process, by signing up for one of our upcoming information sessions:

Saturday, May 21st, at 9:30 am
Saturday, June 4th, at 9:30 am

Sign up online http://www.tessais.org/visit-tessa/, by email at contact@nulltessais.org or by phone at 201-755-5585.

Tessa International School will be located in the heart of Hoboken, on the ground floor of the Monroe Center: 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Information sessions are held in our office, at the same address, suite E315.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Team Tessa

STEM-A-THON, Tuesday, May 17 at Stevens Institute

STEM-A-Thon is here again! WE NEED YOU!

HFA is proud to partner with Stevens Institute of Technology on May 17th for Hoboken’s 8th graders! Read through on how to volunteer at this one of a kind event!

WHAT IS STEM-A-THON: 8th graders will be tasked to work in small groups to engineer various devices. HFA volunteers will help facilitate these activities which will be led by Stevens. May 17th – 9am-2pm – at Stevens Institute of Technology.

to prepare materials May 12th or May 13th from 9 am to 12 pm and on day off May 17th volunteers are needed either from 8:30 am to 11:30 am or 12 pm to 2 pm.

The HoHa Classic 5 Mile Run, Sunday, May 8

The HoHa Classic 5 Mile Run, which benefits the Jubilee Center, is this Sunday!

When: This Sunday, May 8, 2016. Main race steps off at 10:00 AM, details below
Where: Pier A Park, Hoboken
How: Register online at www.hoha.net, or pick up an application at Hoboken Golf (125 Grand Street, Hoboken) or Fleet Feet Sports (504 Washington Street, Hoboken).

Great thanks to the Hoboken Harriers for holding this event year after year, and to this year’s sponsors: Fleet Feet Sports Hoboken, Maid in Hoboken, and Cindy Cray.

9:00 AM: 1½ Mile Baby Stroller Jaunt
9:30 AM: 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
10:00 AM: 5 Mile Race

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in 10 (TEN) age categories!

Hoboken Shade Tree Commission To Give Away 2,000 Small Trees – Saturday, May 7th

The Hoboken Shade Tree Commission will be giving away 2,000 small trees (seedlings and saplings) to Hoboken residents. The trees are suitable for backyards and large pots but are currently too small as street trees.

The trees will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 7th from 9am to noon at the Hoboken Public Works Garage located on Willow Avenue between Observer Highway and Newark Street.

The following tree species are available:

  • Norway Spruce
  • Kousa Dogwood
  • White Pine
  • Black Walnut
  • Red Maple
  • Swamp White Oak
  • White Oak
  • Persimmon
  • Sugar Maple
  • Black Oak

Circus Minimus: the One Man Circus in a Suitcase, Saturday, April 30

A Performance to Benefit Hoboken Charter School, HoLa Dual Language Charter School, Elysian Charter School, and Mile Square Theatre!

From the suitcase of the multi-talented Kevin O’Keefe, an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, and a collection of comedic circus characters he inhabits. Included are a boisterous ringmaster, officious usher Mervin Merkle, a glamorous “magician to the stars,” and even an entire family of juggling acrobats. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Each performance becomes a dialogue between the characters and the audience–a light-hearted collaboration.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30   2:00 P.M. and  5:00 P.M.

$25 ADULTS • $20 KIDS
Mile Square Theatre 1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Drop off your K-4th grader to our trained chaperones for only $5 more
Make the event a drop off event as our teaching artists and staff from participating schools chaperone your child’s visit to the theatre.
THE SHOW IS 6O MINUTES: Drop off available 15 minutes before show time till 15 minutes after.
IMPORTANT: Please enter your SCHOOL CODE in the DISCOUNT CODE field at check out
so we know which school receives the funds from your tickets:
Hoboken Charter School: HCS
Elysian Charter School: ECS
Hola Dual Language School: HDL
Discount Parking available at Little Man Parking (aka Packard Parking) 
1300 Jefferson Street 
Saturday and Sunday till midnite for $7.
Show parking claim ticket to box office for validation sticker on day of show.

Family Movie Night at Hoboken Junior Senior High School, April 29

Family Movie Night
A Drama Club fundraiser for the District of Hoboken
Beauty and the Beast
April 29th at 5 pm
HJSHS Auditorium
Pizza/Hot Dogs $2
Popcorn $2
Tickets $5
Email danielle.miller@nullhoboken.k12.nj.us for further information

School Spirit Event returns to Ben & Jerry’s on Thursday, May 19!

Join Hoboken Family Alliance when we host the annual School Spirit Event at Ben & Jerry’s, Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday, May 19.

The school that comes out to buy ice cream, creates a new ice cream combination in The Flavor Contest and/or submits entries into the Ice-Cream Art competition will qualify to win an End of School Ice Cream Party for the entire school, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.

The benefit night will help HFA generate awareness and recruit volunteers and donations for the Hoboken Bike Camp, June 27-July 1. Ben & Jerry’s will donate a percentage of sales from School Spirit Event to the annual camp. Hoboken Family Alliance will host the camp for the 6th consecutive year. The program teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike independently and relies on the help of more than 50 volunteers to achieve this wonderful feat.

The event will feature live entertainment, fun, games, giveaways and raffles. Schools earn points by:

• Coming out to buy ice-cream at any time throughout the event on May 19

• Entering a unique flavor combo in The Flavor Contest . Create a fun combo with a creative name.

• Showing in words, pictures, painting or photos what you love about Hoboken and ice-cream. Entries accepted starting Wednesday, April 27. Entries need to include student and school name and are required to be posted on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HobokenFamily?ref=hl

Contest submissions are allowable through May 17, 5 PM EST to count toward points. Points will be accrued based on a ratings system that includes contest engagement and creativity; school support for the event. Winners will be determined by the HFA board. For any questions or participation please email Theresa Howard at hobokenbikecamp@nullgmail.com

The event will feature live entertainment, fun, games, giveaways and raffles.


The French American Academy Information Session in Hoboken, Thursday April 28th 7-8:30pm

Join us for an Information Session in Hoboken
Why some Hoboken families have chosen our Bilingual Curriculum in Jersey City ?

Pre-school-Elementary-Middle School – School Bus

Fully accredited by the National French Education Ministry and by Middle States Association of Schools, the French American Academy now serves more than 220 students each year from Pre-K2 through 4th grade in three New Jersey locations – New Milford, Morris Plains, and Jersey City. The FAA will open 6th grade in September 2016 adding a grade each year up to 8th grade.

Come and hear about our bilingual, comprehensive and creative curriculum!

Please visit www.faacademy.org to learn more about our growing community.

When: Thursday April 28th 7-8:30pm
Where: Bwe Kafe
1002 Washington· St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
RSVP: Cathy Joly at-) The French American Academy
Join us for an Information Session in Hoboken
RSVP: Cathy Joly at cjoly@nullfaacademy.org

All Saints Episcopal Day School STEM CAMP

All Saints Episcopal Day School
Science * Technology * Engineering * Math
Enroll your child in a fun and exciting week of STEM camp located in Hoboken.

July 11th – July 15th
open to students entering Grades 5-8

July 18th – July 22nd
open to students entering Grades 1-4

Full Day Program
Before and After Care options available
Program Cost (including supplies) $560
Register Online Today http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/Page/Campus-Life/Summer-Camps

Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?” A 60-minute Workshop for Parents

The Hudson School Think Thursdays series to present a 60-minute workshop for parents, “Why Don’t My Kids Listen To Me?”

April 21, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 pm, The Hudson School will host a 60-minute workshop followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with Lisa DiSciullo, CPCC, “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?”

  • Are you tired of saying the same things over and over?
  • Do you find yourself giving in to your kids’ demands and/or yelling at them?
  • How many times DO you have to tell them?

Come to this workshop and learn how to gain your children’s cooperation without nagging, bribing or yelling.
(Open to the Public. Suggested Donation, $10.)

Lisa DiSciullo, CPCC, is a Certified Parent Trainer by the Parent Encouragement Program (www.pepparent.org) and Certified Life Coach. Her company, Parenting Matters, provides classes and workshops that result in parents having increased confidence, children becoming more competent, and stronger families. For more information call her at 908-516-0831 or email at lisa@nullparentingmattersnj.com.

The Hudson School’s Think Thursdays series was founded in 2010 to educate and inform the over-18 crowd with a lecture and film series aimed at adults. The Think Thursdays series, which is open to the public, features guest speakers, local authors, and films covering a broad range of topics.