Category: Arts

String Ensemble Performance at Maplewood

Tuesday, December 19, 3:15 – 4:30 P.M. Mrs. Loewen and St. John Paul II High School & St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School will be performing their concert music as well as leading the residents in a Christmas Carol sing-along on December 19. There will be cookies for students and residents following the performance!

Christmas Concert and Art Show

Wednesday, December 13 The SFXP Christmas Concert and Art Show is Wednesday, December 13. Please join us at 4:30 P.M., in Monsignor Thomson Hall for an art display of student works of the Christmas scenes from the annual SFXP Christmas card designs, as well as other student work. The Christmas Concert will follow at 6:30 P.M., in the St. John Paul II High School Auditorium. All are invited to this festive evening to celebrate the Christmas season.

Calling all Quilters and Sewers!

St. Francis Xavier Preparatory students will once again be creating beautiful baby quilts to be donated to the local shelters for the holidays. Mrs. Warms, along with her student helpers, will be designing the quilts in a few after school sessions.  They are looking for adult volunteers to sew the quilt tops together at home. We are also looking for fabric donations.  If you have any leftover material from previous projects that would be suitable for a baby/toddler quilt and you are willing to cut it into 5 inch squares, we would love to add it to our creations.  We are also looking for cotton backing material in 1 ½ yd cuts for the back and also bags of batting to use inside the quilts. If you are interested in joining our community service project, please contact Mrs. Warms at


SFXP CHORUS Continues to meet during X1 for Girls, X4 for Everyone and X5 for Boys.  This year, students are permitted to each lunch with their friends, and then Mr. Fish comes to bring them over to the JPII Music Room at 11:50, so it’s easier than ever to join the Chorus!  We will continue to allow new members to join the Chorus through October, in preparation for our Christmas Concert.  We will also sing at Mass on Oct. 4.


SFXP BAND continues to meet on Thursdays as a rotating pull-out.  If you play a band instrument (or want to learn), please join us!  We will help you to find a great private teacher on Cape (a list is on the Music Room door and in Google Classroom), and we will even loan you an instrument!  Come join the band!


SFXP STRINGS:  String Ensemble meets every Tuesday from 3-4:30. If you are taking lessons, we’d love to have you join us. If you would like to sign up for lessons or need more information, please contact Mrs. Loewen at The next rental instrument delivery will be Tuesday, November 28.

Join Chorus or Pick Up a New Instrument!

The month of September is open enrollment for Chorus, Band, Strings, and Piano. We hope to see students get involved in our outstanding performance ensembles and instrumental lessons! Please see sign-up sheets outside Ms. Uguccioni’s music room door. Mrs. Loewen will be visiting the 5th and 6th grade music classes during the first couple of weeks of school to demonstrate violins, violas, and cellos. For students interested in taking strings lessons, rental instruments will be delivered from Johnson’s on September 26. All rental orders must be placed by 5pm on September 25 to ensure delivery. Please select school delivery to St. Francis at For those students continuing on from last year, lessons will begin on Tuesday, September 12. Please email Mrs. Loewen at for more information.