SJP2CA Lower Mills Family News

The Latest On All Things Lower Mills This Week

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Lower Mills students are Peacemakers! #CommunityPartnershipsMatter

The Lower Mills school community is blessed to have such a strong partnership with the Boston Police Department and in particular, Boston School Police. We have been able to partner with School Police to offer classroom workshops on Bullying and CyberBullying. We have also been blessed to have several community basketball games right here on Campus...BPD officers versus Lower Mills students! If you were not there, I will not tell you who won...but let's just say BPD is ready for another match! Be on the lookout, the Lower Mills Campus has partnered with the District Attorney's Office to provide a family workshop on Internet Safety. We are planning for a date after Christmas Break...more information to come!

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2.9 Scholars learn about some of the important people in our Church!

You may want to stop in and visit our 2.9 is pretty amazing to hear them talk about Pope Francis, Cardinal Sean, Saint John Paul and Father Daily! They know that Pope Francis lives in Rome, Cardinal Sean lives in Boston and Father Daily lives across the street. It is never too early to teach the power of Prayer!
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Lower Mills Holiday Stroll this Saturday, November 25th from 3pm to 6pm

SJP2CA Lower Mills is an official stop on the Trolley! Ms. Jackson and Ms. Lobrano (Niyah Nelson's mom) will be spreading Holiday Cheer this Saturday with student leaders and greeting Mayor Walsh next door for the tree lighting! Student leaders will be there to give out hot chocolate, Admissions information and WinterFest flyers! Are you interested in volunteering? Please email Ms. Warshafsky at or Ms. Jackson at ....we hope to see you and your family there!
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November's Virtue of the Month is showing an #AttitudeofGratitude

Don't forget to bring in your canned and non-perishable food items tomorrow~Monday, November is the last day! Did you know that with our support, Catholic Charities is able to provide 150,000 pounds of food to those in need? That is something our school community should be proud of!
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Interested in getting a group of students and families together to run, walk or jog?

I think that is a great idea! Email Ms. Warshafsky is you are interested in leading this group: Join our very own, Mrs. Siravo, as she trains for the Boston Marathon! This is a great community event and we look forward to seeing you there!
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We need your help! #OperationEnrollment

Have you seen our new banner outside? We know that our number one referral source is of course, YOU! Word of mouth continues to be our strongest support in registering new families. We have open seats in grades K2 to 8. Please take advantage of our Referral Program and help us Spread the Good News of SJP2CA Lower Mills!
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Don't forget to head down to Town Field this Friday from 11am to 3pm to support MR8!

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Santa's Coming!!!

Lower Mills 2nd Annual WinterFest

Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 11am-4pm

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, Lower Mills Campus

We are so excited for WinterFest! Join us at the 10am Mass at Saint Gregory's~ we will head over to the Lower Mills gymnasium immediately after! Want a sneak peak at some of the Raffle Baskets:

  • 2.9 Movie Night Basket
  • PreK: Arts and Crafts Basket
  • K1: Family Game Night Basket
  • K2: Italian Dinner Basket
  • Grade 1: Pamper Yourself Basket
  • Grade 2: Let's Get Baking Basket
  • Grade 3: Wine and Cheese Basket
  • Grade 4: Santa's Little Helper Basket
  • Grade 5: Cozy and Warm Basket
  • Grade 6: Relax and Read Basket
  • Grade 7: Lights Out Basket
  • Grade 8: SJP2CA Lower Mills Goes Unplugged Basket

5 free Raffle Tickets for every student who attends! The class with 100% attendance wins a Raffle Prize!

Raffles, Raffles and oh more Raffles!

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Can you imagine these are in addition to the raffle baskets? Just to name a few...(I think you should put the date in your calendar!)

  • Starbucks Gift Card
  • Pat's Pizza Gift Card
  • Sweet Life Bakery Gift Card
  • Lower Mill Tavern Gift Card
  • Yellow Door Taqueria Gift Card
  • Dorset Hall Gift card
  • Ester Gift Card
  • Maggiano's Gift Card
  • Capital Grille Gift Card
  • Ice CreamSmith Gift Card
  • Collegiate House Uniform Gift Card
  • Venezia Gift Card
  • Gas Gift Card
  • Bath and Body Works Gift Card
  • Durgin Park Gift Card
  • Six Showcase Movie Passes
  • Fruit Center Gift Card
  • Nutshell Gift Basket
  • Kindle
  • Flat Screen T.V.
  • Celtics Tickets
  • Concepts designer sneakers
  • Children's bicycle and helmet
  • Home Inspection ($650 value)

Please post this Vendor sign-up form on Social Media!

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Do you know someone who owns a restaurant, nail salon or would donate a large ticket item?

Please share the forms below on Social Media! We are looking for items and gift certificates to include in the raffle. Please note that 100% of the proceeds from WinterFest goes towards supplies, classroom materials and field trips...the money raised will directly support these efforts!

Parent Corps suggetions:

  • Gift cards (Supermarket, Restaurants, Target, Walmart)
  • Large ticket items (suggestions: flat screen TV, tablet, any electronics)
  • Sporting tickets (Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, college sports)
  • Girls Bicycle
  • Boys Bicycle
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Lower Mills Innovative Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Carol Nesti is our Lead Early Childhood teacher here at Lower Mills. She has been teaching for 19 years, beginning her career at Saint Marks for 10 years as a K1 teacher and then joining the Lower Mills team 9 years ago! Mrs Nesti is a proud mom of 5 children and proud grandmother of 5 boys...with one on the way! Mrs. Nesti grew up in Dorchester and attended Catholic School her entire life as did all of her children. Mrs. Nesti is one of 13 children in her family...she has 1 sister and 11 brothers! Mrs. Nesti first started as a nurse working at Boston City Hospital but found her second calling when she began teaching Youth Group at Saint Marks and the rest was history! Mrs. Nesti loves the Red Sox (in particular Big Papi) can always count on all of her K1 scholars knowing exactly who Big Papi is, his birthdate and to be honest probably where he lives! Mrs. Nesti's love for her students is known by all. Her students who are now in college (although I am not sure how that is possible since she just turned 35 last week) come back and visit her every year! The motto in K1 is "Mistakes are how you learn" as she truly embraces a growth mindset and shares that with her 4 year old students. Mrs. Nesti's students are one of the highest performing classrooms on the Kindergarten Readiness Scores in the Academy. You may get a little confused at times, because we call it Mrs Nesti to the 3rd power...Mrs. Taryn Nesti is in our K1A classroom and Mrs. Laura Nesti is in our K1B classroom. However, they will both agree that Carol is the "original" Mrs. Nesti!

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, November 21st: 8:30am Thanksgiving Prayer Service at Saint Gregory's

Tuesday, November 21st: Report Cards go home in backpacks

Wednesday, November 22nd: Thanksgiving Break, Dismissal at 11:30am

Thursday, November 23rd: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 24th: No School, Thanksgiving break

Friday, November 24th: Peace Painting with Martin Richard Foundation...all are welcome!

Saturday, November 25th: Lower Mills Holiday Stroll, 3pm to 6pm

Monday, November 27th to Tuesday, December 5th: Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, November 28th: Lifetouch School Pictures Re-Takes

Friday, December 1st: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School for students

Saturday, December 2nd: HSPT for grade 8 students at Fontbonne Academy

Sunday, December 3rd: Lower Mills 2nd Annual WinterFest

Looking ahead...Save the dates!

Monday, December 4th: Advent begins

Thursday, December 7th: Early Childhood Christmas Show (2.9 to grade 1) at 9am

Thursday, December 7th: Christmas Show (grades 1 to 8) at 6:30pm (gr. 1 at BOTH shows)

Friday, December 8th: Parish Mass, 9am Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 11th: Sister Lisa Valentini visits Lower Mills~Advent assembly

Wednesday, December 13th: Red & Green TAG day

Friday, December 15th: South Coast Community Dental at Lower Mills

SJP2CA Referral Program

Did you know that if you refer a family and they register, you will receive a $100 credit off of your tuition after 3 months? There is no limit on the number of credits!! 5 registered families=$500! Our next Open House is Thursday, November 2nd...please share with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues!

Important Contact Information

Have a question about transcripts for high schools? Email:

Is your child going to be out sick for the day? Email Nurse Tanya:

Looking to reach the Main Office? Email Mrs. Walsh:

Have a question about school lunch? Email Ms. Fran:

Need to reach the Extended Day Program? Email Mr. Francois:

Have a tuition question? Email Raymonde:

Have a question for the Principal? Email:

Families and MAP testing...7 things to Know! Click Below

NWEA MAP (Measuring Academic Progress) Growth Info

Families and MAP Growth-7 Things to Know

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Beautiful Christmas Card made by Jarrett Williams, grade 8 Lower Mills student