Friday Notes

November 11, 2022 - Veterans Day

Changes to Lunch Menu


Nov 15 - Sloppy Joe on whole grain bun, potato wedges, peas


Nov 17 - Whole grain pancakes, hash brown, turkey sausage, yogurt and granola, orange juice

Be advised the preceding lunch menu items will replace what was previously published.

Please adjust your lunch orders in FACTS Family Portal accordingly.

To b-ball, or not to b-ball, that is the question.

Mr. Lafrenz is hearing from students that they are interested in playing basketball, however the survey responses aren't matching that feedback.

There is a lot that goes into planning a basketball season: from practice and game schedules to coaches.

Please complete this short basketball survey for Mr. Lafrenz can determine the next steps.

Thank you to our Veterans

We appreciate your past military service to our country, and your continued service to our students, Mr. Close and Nurse Yates.
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Nominate a Catholic School Teacher!

Consider nominating one of our teachers for their remarkable dedication to our students. The top three teachers will receive a $500 cash prize and each winner’s school will receive a $4,000 donation!

Entry is now open and runs through Friday, January 6.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your entry, please email

The public will vote for their favorite nominee from January 16-20 via (this address is not yet active). Catholic Financial Life will then convene a panel to determine the top three winners based off the top 10 vote receivers.

Winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week via social media and Catholic Financial Life’s website. Follow the Catholic Financial Life Facebook page for the latest update on this contest and more.

NEW!! Computer Workshop!! Grades 4-8

What kid doesn't like taking something apart? Well here's their chance to do just that WITHOUT getting into trouble…and learn something in the process! Instead of just teaching them how to use a computer, we'll dig in to see how they actually work by taking functioning ones apart…and then reassembling everything to make them run again. I'll give students a foundational understanding of the basic components that make a computer run, in a fun and engaging way. The goal is to take away some of the mystery about what's "inside the box" and give them a different perspective. Computers are everywhere…pretty much taken for granted at this point…the more they know and understand, the better off they’ll be in today’s computer-driven world.

Parent Ryan Manewich (Tucker, PK4) will begin hosting a computer workshop maker space program after school for any student interested in grades 4-8. The workshop will meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:00 starting on December 1st. If interested please complete and submit this GOOGLE FORM.

Giving Tuesday

When choosing where to focus your Giving Tuesday dollars, please consider directing your support to our campaign this year for new computers in our technology lab.

This year's Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022. Mark your calendars!

Please click here for so much more information.

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PTO Meeting Minutes

Couldn't make it to the meeting? That's OK. You can read the meeting minutes [click here].
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BJAMS families' race packets will be distributed to students on Friday, Nov 18

Food Drive for Lamoille Community House

We will be accepting non-perishable food donations for our charity partner, Lamoille Community House. Think Thanksgiving Dinner: canned green beans, corn, boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing and the like!

Our race highlights generosity, community, and the students of Bishop Marshall.

Please bring your food donations to the lobby on race day - whether you're running or not!

Not up to Trot?

So you're interested in the race, but not the trotting part? We have just the solution!

To make this race possible, we need volunteers to help out. Duties include route helpers, timers and chasers.

Please reach out to if you can lend a hand.

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ASP Corner

Please be sure to register your student for the month of November.

Mark your calendar - NO ASP - Nov 23-25, December 9, December 21-31.

Help Wanted

Do you enjoy working with kids? Bishop John A. Marshall School is seeking enthusiastic and energetic staff for our K-8 After School Program to work 2-5 days a week from 2:30-5:30pm.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school degree or equivalent, and be willing to complete and pass a background check, fingerprinting, and child protection trainings.

Our program operates M-F, 3:15-5:15, only while school is in session. This is a perfect opportunity to add to your resume or earn a few extra dollars with a flexible schedule!

Please inquire to for more information.

Coming Up Next

Nov 18 - T1 Ends

Nov 23-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Recess

Dec 9 - Christmas Concert @ BJAMS - holiday best

  • PK3-Grade 3 (4:00-4:40)
  • Grades 4-8 + Band (5:00-5:45)


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Rice Enrollment Opens Nov 7!

Apply early and reserve your student's spot for the 2023-2024 School Year. The application will be available on 11/7.

You can sign up for a personal school tour with Admissions Director Stacy Bessette.

We also offer prospective students the chance to shadow an older student for a day and see what a day at Rice is like.

Contact Stacy to schedule an appointment:, (802)862-6521 x 2246

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