President’s Welcome

Dear Crusader Nation,

On behalf of the Home and School Association, we welcome our new Crusaders to our Cardinal Newman family. To our returning Crusaders welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year!  The Crusader Spirit is contagious and we are looking forward to sharing many memories with you.

As parents of a Newman Alum Ryan ’19, currently a junior at UCF in Orlando, and Jill a member of the freshman class, we can assure you that getting involved at Cardinal Newman will make for a terrific experience for you and for your student.

All parents with students enrolled at the school are members of the Home and School Association. The Home & School Association at Cardinal Newman High School gives parents the opportunity to become involved with their children’s activities while providing an invaluable service to our school. We welcome and encourage the participation of every parent.  Getting involved will not only be a plus for Cardinal Newman but you will make lifelong friends!

Each family has the option of either completing twenty-five (25) parent service hours or be assessed a $250 activity fee.  We certainly hope that all families will opt to share their time and talent, as we know this is what benefits the students and the school the most. Attached is the “Willingness to Serve” form which lists the many volunteer opportunities available to assist you in completing the service hours.  Please return this form by Monday, August 2ndYou will be notified by the event chair prior to the scheduled activity.  Be sure to track your hours using RenWeb.   PLEASE note that Parents are responsible for logging into their own hours which must be completed in FULL by March 15, 2022.  Any hours that are completed after that deadline may be transferred into the next school year. Should you have any questions with the volunteer tracking process, please contact Mary Martens.

Visit the school’s website at to obtain the latest information about upcoming events.   Mary Martens, Director of Development, also does a phenomenal job of informing us by e-mail of the happenings around the school.  We encourage you to e-mail her at throughout the year with information to forward to the Newman family.

We are excited to begin the 2021-2022 academic year with you and WELCOME ALL our Crusader Families to our “home away from home” as we come alive with “CN Spirit!”  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

God Bless,

Paula and Bart Parker
Home and School Co-Presidents

Mary C. Martens