Category: School Briefs

Social Action Club

The Social Action Club’s Thanksgiving Food Drive was an amazing success!  We collected over 900 non-perishable food items in one week!  Congratulations to 5B for collecting the most items.  We are now beginning our Toys for Tots toy drive.  Please donate a new unwrapped toy to help a local family.  This toy drive will run from 11/27/2017 – 12/6/2017.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

National Junior Honor Society

The NJHS is very busy!  We have begun our hot chocolate stand and will be selling hot chocolate on days four and six. A cup of hot chocolate costs one dollar and toppings are 25 cents each.  Please buy a cup and help us support worthy charities like Habitat for Humanity.  Many NJHS members are also providing peer tutoring for 5th and 6th graders.  Finally, we are busy planning our March Madness event – stay tuned!

Inclement weather “SNOW DAY” announcements

The school follows the “no school” announcements made by the Town of Barnstable when there is a storm or other natural occurrence that may force the closing of schools. The school uses an automated system which provides for all parents to receive telephone calls in the case of a weather or other emergency, school cancellation during the day, or other general information. Each student must know what to do and where to go should school be dismissed early due to an emergency or weather-related situation. Since our student population encompasses many towns other than Barnstable, parents are always free to use their own good judgement in determining whether travel conditions are safe for the trip to school. If school is canceled in your town, parents may wish to follow their town’s pattern by not sending their child to school. The school respects such parental discretion.

Financial Assistance for the 2018-2019 School Year

All SFXP families who would like to be considered for diocesan and/or school based financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year must complete an application through FACTS Grant & Aid. The online application for the Foundation to Support Catholic Education (FACE) opens January 1, 2018. The application can be found at Deadlines and further information about funds will be available after the first of the year. Please contact Sandra Eager, Student Accounts Coordinator with any questions at 508-771-7200 ext. 124 or

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.

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!

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.


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.