SJP2CA Lower Mills Family News

The Latest On All Things Lower Mills This Week

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Lower Mills Monster Mash 2017

We can all attest to the fact that hard work pays off and Friday night was a prime example!! We had a sold out Monster Mash 2017 and the question I kept hearing repeatedly was, "Can we have Monster Mash Part 2 next weekend?" The decor was perfect, the cupcakes were delicious, the DJ was fantastic and most importantly...our students and families created memories that last a lifetime! It is at times like these, that it is even more powerful to reflect on the value of our school community and the blessings of Catholic Education! Thank you to Jessica for spending all day on Friday decorating the gym and thinking of every detail! Thank you to all of the families who stayed several nights after work with me to map this all out! Now we just need to get through Halloween and before we know it...we will be planning for WinterFest!!!

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STEM Week at SJP2CA Lower Mills Campus

From Monday, October 23rd to Thursday, October 26th, middle school students will be immersed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in our state of the art Science Lab! We are proud to share that this is our second year of a full week STEM immersion program! i2 learning describes the STEM immersion experience, "Teachers and students will work in teams to solve real-world problems in a classroom where hands on experimentation, critical thinking and even failure, will be encouraged and used as teaching techniques to engage and inspire students." #OurStudentsareFutureMITstudents

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Lower Mills Mission Group

Grade 8 students were able to spend a day at Boston College and reflect on their personal leadership qualities and how these gifts from God can inspire and impact our school community. This group of 5 young ladies from grade 8 have transformed this project into something much larger! Students in grades 1-8 were nominated by their peers as a class representative to join the Lower Mills Mission Group every Tuesday after school. The final results from the nominations will be shared at Prayer Service this week. First agenda item, Catholic Charities Friends Feeding Families Food Drive!

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Lower Mills Innovative Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Talia Siravo has been a part of the Lower Mills school community for the past 7 years as a Grade One teacher! Mrs. Siravo graduated from Emmanuel College and continued on to earn her Masters Degree at American International College as a certified K-12 Reading Specialist. Mrs. Siravo's joy and love for teaching is evident the moment you walk into her classroom...everything has a specific place and everything has a matching bin or color coded label! Here theme of "Kindness Matters" is something that her students discuss every day as part of their classroom community. Mrs. Siravo is proud to represent the MR8 team for her second year as she trains for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Mrs. Siravo is a volunteer track coach in Dorchester and also participates in all school related activities and Parent Corps events. Mrs. Siravo is happily married to her husband Joe, they enjoy running marathons together but also enjoy Rhode Island pizza and tacos! Mrs. Siravo has previously received the Yawkey Award for Teaching Excellence and continues to have some of the highest MAP growth for her students. Mrs. Siravo is a teacher leader at Lower Mills and throughout the Academy, we are blessed to have such a dedicated, loving and exemplar educator as part of our team!

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!

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, October 22nd: Feast Day of Saint John Paul II

Monday, October 23rd: Grade 8 students attend Created for Love at BC High

Tuesday, October 24th: Peter Lynch Scholarship Mass

Wednesday, October 25th: All signed Progress Reports due

Wednesday, October 25th: Grade 4 Field Trip to MIT

Thursday, October 26th: After School closes at 4:30pm

Friday, October 27th: Professional Day, No School for students

Wednesday, November 1st: All Saints Day, Parish Mass at 9am

Thursday, November 2nd: All Souls Day

Thursday, November 2nd: Open House for Prospective Families at 8am & 3pm

Friday, November 3rd: Grade 8 Hale Reservation

Saturday, November 4th: ISEE test for grade 6 and grade 8 students

Thursday, November 9th: TAG day

Friday, November 10th: Veterans Day, No School

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

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

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

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

Looking Ahead...Save the Dates!

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

Thursday, December 7th: Early Childhood Christmas Show (2.9 to K2) at 9am

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

Important Contact Information

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