Month: November 2017

NJHS Induction Ceremony 2017

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2017 On October 26, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held its Induction Ceremony, welcoming 25 new members. The new inductees from the Class of 2018 are Keira Carpenter, Anthony Kent, Alice Murphy, Ava Pomajzl, Caleb Richardson, Ana Santos and Andrew Wilson. From the Class of 2019 the new inductees are Cecelia Brisbois, Isabella Bruno, Delaney Burrell, Jaye Fedele, Isabela Gherardi, Anne Kennedy, Claire Komar, Lucy Komar, Paige Loewen, Sophie Menyhart, Eden Milczanowski, Marina Morin, Emma Marczak, Matthew Nakata, Ava Navarro, Elizabeth Rodolakis, Isabelle Rudy and Luc-Andre Sader. Current members include Lucy Barker, Isabella Britton, Marisa Gottsche, Joseph Landry, Sophia McManus, Kendal O’Brien, William Schiffer, Ella Squarcia and Jonathan Walman.

Happy Fall from HSA!

Happy Fall! Thank you to all who support the HSA! We are so grateful to those who volunteer their time and talent to help make SFXP a special place for students and their families. EarthView visited SFXP on October 24th. Miss Walsh shared with our students that Geography is a dynamic discipline at the intersection of STEM education and global education. Earthview is a 20 foot inflatable globe that travels to school gyms throughout the United States. This teaching tool allows students not only to get a close up view of the exterior of the globe, but also to step inside and understand the world from its interior. If learning more about Geography is of interest to your student, follow EarthView at their blog: bsu-earthview.blogspot.com. Your HSA dues helped fund this valuable Enrichment program. HSA co-President Anke Rudy will host the first ever Parent Social on Thursday, November 2nd! If you are a parent who would like to get to know some other parents in a very relaxed, casual environment, join the fun! 7-9 P.M., 255 Crystal Lake Road, Osterville. Please RSVP to Anke at RUDYS1999@Yahoo.com. Thank you to Colleen Lotuff who will be chairing the Quarterly Honors Breakfast again this year. The first Honors Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, at 8:30 A.M. in Monsignor Thomson Hall. This is a wonderful time for everyone to celebrate the hard work of all the students. We will be looking for volunteers so please watch the Sunday Email for a SignUp. The Friends and Family Bingo will be on Friday, November 17th, 7 – 9:00 P.M., Monsignor Thomson Hall. Bring your friends, bring your family! The Stop & Shop A+ Rewards program offers an easy way for SFXP to earn CASH that can be used for a wide variety of purposes that benefit our school. Every time you use your Stop & Shop card you earn points that translate into funding for the school. Remember, even if you registered your card last year, you must re-register this year for SFXP to receive credit. Registration is easy and makes a HUGE difference to our school. We need your support. You can register online at www.stopandshop.com/aplus using ID #06960. Please encourage friends and relatives to register. Cards can be registered to two schools. Thank you! As always, December will be very busy at SFXP. Friday, December 1st: the SFXP Bookfair at Barnes and Noble, Cape Cod Mall. Sunday, December 3rd:  the Live Nativity will follow the 9:00 A.M. Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church Thursday, December 7th: Students will have a presentation from Barnstable Police Detective Kevin Connolly on Web Safety. Detective Connolly will also attend the December HSA Meeting, December 6th, to educate parents, starting at 6:30pm Wednesday, December 13th: SFXP Christmas Concert and Art Show, 6:30 P.M. Friday, December 15th: Christmas Dance for Grades 6-8, from 7-9:30 P.M., sponsored by the Student Council Details and volunteer opportunities for all of these events will follow. Yours in Faith, Deb Barnes, President,… Read More

From Student Council

This year we had a successful running for Student Council! Our officers for the year 2017-2018 are: President: Joey Landry Vice President: Jake Walman Secretary: Kailey Gorsuch Treasurer: Delaney Burrell And these are the class representatives of the Student Council: Grade 8: Kailey Gorsuch, Joseph Landry, Sophia McManus, and Jake Walman Grade 7: Delaney Burrell, Pedro Cruz-Fratus, Michael Hyde, and Sophia Menyhart Grade 6: Stella Cassell, Haleigh Maurice, Bridget Moran, and Maeve Shortt Grade 5: Colin Buckley, Allison Coursey, Jack Melanson, and Benjamin Squarcia Thank you to everyone who ran, and congratulations to the 2017-2018 Student Council!

From the Athletic Director

Fall Sports We are almost to the end of our Fall Sports season! During the week of October 30th, our varsity boys and girls soccer teams will finish play in the Cape Cod Super Six Championship Tournament. The girls will defend their CCSS Championship title against Falmouth Academy. The boys will play their final four game against St. Pius X School. If they win, the boys team will play in the Championship as well. Last year, the boys varsity soccer team placed second in this league tournament. Both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams are undefeated in the CCSS league this season. Overall, the girls’ record is 7-2-2 and the boys’ record is 10-1. Each team will play their last game against Sandwich on Tuesday, October 31st. The girls varsity team is led by captains Isabella Britton, Brianna Smith, and Kendal O’Brien. The boys varsity team is led by captains Griffin Hough, Brian Mitchell, and Jake Walman. The boys and girls junior varsity soccer programs ended on October 24th with games against Mattacheese. Both teams improved greatly throughout the season and have developed their skills and understanding of the game. The boys finished 3-4 with many close and exciting games throughout the season. They were led by captains Jack Carstensen, Jack Hyde, and Travis Markowski. The girls finished 0-5 with many strong second halves of play and strong defensive games. The girls JV soccer team was led by captains Kaya DeAngelis, Kiera Carpenter, and Hadley Crosby. The Cross Country team ends their season November 1st with the Cape Cod Super Six 3K Fun Run. The team ran four meets this season with strong individual performances at each meet. Captains Elizabeth Rodolakis and Jake Kayajan led the team.   The Fall Sports Awards Ceremony will be held after school on Monday, November 20th. Soccer and Cross Country team members will be presented with certificates of participation, pins, and team awards. All team members must attend this event honoring our Fall Sports student-athletes. Winter Sports SFXP Winter Sports sign-ups will take place during the week of October 30th. Students may sign up for boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, and scoreboard club. More information about individual sports programs will be provided at a later date. Those students in grades 7 and 8 also have the opportunity to participate in boys hockey and boys and girls swimming with the Saint John Paul II teams. For those SFXP student-athletes participating in the the JPII Athletics program, the mandatory winter sports meeting will be held on Monday, November 13 at 5:30 PM in the JPII Auditorium.  All JPII winter sports athletes need to attend with a parent.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is December 8.

REMINDER: Grandparents and Special Friends Day is December 8. 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.

Live Nativity

All students are invited to be part of the Live Nativity to be held on Sunday, December 3, in Monsignor Thomson Hall.  This will follow the 9:00 A.M. Mass. Please join us for this truly wonderful event portraying the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The school is still looking for a director for this event.

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW EVENING FOR SFXP PARENTS

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 P.M. Join Mr. Keavy for a special high school preview evening.  Meet Mona Lisa Valentino, Assistant Principal and Student Life Coordinator; Guidance Director, Mark Tanguay;  Athletic Director, Mark Santos; faculty members; JPII parents and students. This is an informal presentation that includes an opportunity for question and answers as well as one on one conversation. This is an annual event initiated by the St. John Paul II High School & St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School Admission Council in conjunction with the Admission Office.

SFXP Open House for Prospective Students

Thursday, November 16, 6:00 P.M. Attending the Informational Open House is the single best opportunity to be informed about St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School. The program includes guided tours of the building conducted by our students. There will also be opportunities to review the curriculum and learn about our school’s extensive opportunities for student involvement in art, music, sports, and many clubs and activities. Each group will have a display and representative on hand. Parents and students can learn about the school’s academics, religious programs, and co-curricular offerings by speaking with staff and students. Parent representatives will be on hand to discuss their experience. In addition, Admissions Director, Jenn Canzano, will be available to answer questions about the admissions process. A formal presentation will take place in Monsignor Thomson Hall. The event is open to all interested parents and students. Financial aid is available. SFXP parents, students, alumni and parents of alumni are wonderful examples and spokespeople for our school. Please continue to share your family’s experience with friends and invite them to attend the Open House and shadow a current student.

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 (jcanzano@sfxp.org or jcanzano@jp.dfrcs.org). Financial aid is available. High School Placement Test: All 8th grade Catholic school students in the Diocese of Fall River will test at their schools.