Month: October 2017


Students in Grade Five technology class are learning about the parts of the computer and their functions. One student made a 3D model shown below.  Students in Grade Six technology class are reviewing the parts of the computer by using Microsoft Word to create their very own sticker collection.

Home and School Association

HSA is You! And you deserve a big Thank You for helping start this academic year strong! Thanks to everyone who helped donate food, drinks, and their time, on the first day of school at the Welcome Back Breakfast! Thank you to the volunteers who helped make 5th Grade Games Night a fun-filled evening for our fifth graders! Thanks to those who brought in ice cream toppings, and scooped up the good stuff at the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social! Thanks to everyone who made the Seaside Dance one to remember for the students of our sixth, seventh and eighth grades! And thank you to all the parents who stopped by for a cookie, and to sign up for Stop & Shop’s A+ Rewards at the Mini Class Night. The first HSA meeting was very informative! Deb and Anke welcomed everyone to the meeting and shared upcoming event information. Mrs. Kelley shared her notes, encouragement, and thoughts on the positive start to the year. Mrs. Philbin-Crockett, the teacher representative to HSA, shared her notes from teachers reminding parents to send in a note after a student returns from an absence, as well a reminder from the Nurse that if your child needs to receive prescription medication, please make sure to bring it into the nurse, as students should not be carrying medication into the building. Our HSA treasurers, Kristen and Marianne, were happy to report families have been sending in dues to help HSA defray the cost of many school events. Kellie, our Volunteer Coordinator, thanked those who completed the Volunteer Sign Up Form from the August mailing. The opportunities to help continue through the school year as HSA sponsors many events where you can get involved. Volunteers who have completed CORI training are always welcome. Good Times! Rob Surette returned to SFXP on September 18th and shared his speed painting talent and inspirational message with our students.  Rob last visited SFXP in the fall of 2013. Dr. Mallory Bagwell worked with the Class of 2018 on September 22nd, facilitating games of problem solving, communication, cooperative learning, and leadership techniques. Ongoing! Please consider signing up to become a lunch volunteer! For more information and to sign up, please click here to visit the SignUp Genius page. The SFXP Used Uniform Store (UU) is always here to help. We know our students are growing, and play hard, so uniform items often need replacement. If we can help, email Kristin and Donna at Donations to the UU can be left in the blue hamper in the school lobby. Upcoming! The HSA will sponsor a Halloween Costume Party & Dance for grades 6-8 on Friday, October 27th, from 7:00-9:30. Mark your calendar to join our next meeting, Wednesday, October 4, at 7:00 P.M, in the Art Room.  

Delayed Opening and Parent -Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, October 5, the school will have a delayed opening due to Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students should report to homeroom by 10:30. The day will end at the regular dismissal time of 2:51. Conferences will be helded from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  There is no need to make an appointment. Conferences should be approximately 5 – 10 minutes in length. Please schedule a separate meeting if you require additional time with a teacher. There will be no after school study hall on this day.

Student of the Week Program Begins

Each week, at the conclusion of the Monday Assembly, Mrs. Kelley presents the Student of the Week Award. Choosing just one student each week is a thoughtful and challenging process. Mrs. Kelley and the teachers witness many students demonstrating acts of kindness, compassion, and leadership. They review all the good works of our students and make their final determination at the end of the week. Unfortunately there are approximately thirty-eight weeks included in the program, many students will go without this special citation. Still, each student selected represents the wonderful goodness witnessed throughout our student body. A celebration of our individual Student of the Week is a celebration of every student. With Christian love, we take pride in all of our students every week.

Student of the Week Grace Funk

Student of the Week September 4 – 8 Grace Funk is another shining star at SFXP. Grace has grown into a mature individual whose kindness is especially evident through her loving concern for her younger brother. The way she so kindly looks out for him demonstrates a compassion that her teachers and I admire. Teachers look forward to experiencing her vivacious personality in class and are proud of her diligent work ethic. It was noted that she has spent extra time in class discovering new outcomes to problems and helping other students. Grace is also known to have made tremendous progress playing the viola. Simply put, she is a delight.

Student of the Week Kendal O’Brien

Student of the Week August 28 – September 1 Kendal O’Brien has been a wonderful member of our SFXP family. Since Grade Five, she has succeeded as a student and an athlete. However, during the past year, the teachers and I have watched her mature into a natural leader. When faced with group projects, Kendal initiates decisions and takes charge. She isn’t afraid to step up to the plate to volunteer an answer or help out a fellow student. She takes her academics seriously, managing her time wisely and keeping organized. We are blessed to have her as a role model for her peers and for our younger students. Kendal is also successful on the field and court. Managing the responsibilities of an Honor Roll student can be tough, but Kendal does it well while participating in three different sports throughout the year. The teachers and I admire her fearlessness and her appropriate self-confidence.

SFXP Athletics

The fall season has begun despite all the rain. The boys and girls varsity soccer teams played Mashpee in their season opener on Monday, September 18th. The girls tied 2-2 and the boys won 12-5. The cross country team will have their first meet against Sandwich on October 3rd. All students should be sure to stay up to date on sports announcements by checking the SFXP Athletics Google Classroom regularly. SFXP Winter sports sign-up will take place at the end of October for basketball, cheerleading, and scoreboard club.

St. John Paul II High School Open House for Prospective Students

Thursday, November 16, 7:00 P.M.       Visit Classrooms       Meet Faculty, Students, Parents, and Administration       Learn about Christian Service Opportunities, College Advising Program, AP Capstone Diploma Program, and Athletic Program       Enjoy a sample of the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Programs For parents interested in attending both the middle school and high school open house, we recommend attending the SFXP Open House from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. and the JPII Open House from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.  For more information about admissions, contact: Jenn Canzano, Admissions Director ( or Financial aid is available.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day, December 8

Our first Grandparents and Special Friends Day was a wonderful celebration.  We are pleased to make this an annual event and hope more grandparents and friends will join us this year. Grandparents and Special Friends are invited to a 9:00 A.M. reception in Monsignor Thomson Hall and classroom tours, followed by the celebration of Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Feast of The Immaculate Conception.   Instructions to RSVP for your Grandparent(s) or Special Friend(s) To RSVP for your grandparent(s) or special friend(s), please click here. Please RSVP by November 17.  A formal invitation/confirmation will be mailed to guests using the information you provide.