SJP2CA Lower Mills Family News

The Latest On All Things Lower Mills This Week

When you enter this building...

~You are the Light of Christ

~You are Scientists

~You are Authors

~You are Important

~You are Leaders

~You are Explorers

~You are Readers

~You are Thinkers

~You are Creators

~You are Friends

~You are Loved

~You are a child of God

Don't forget to complete your Financial Aid for the 2018-2019 school year! The deadline is April 1st...which is quickly approaching!

The hyperlink is below! If you need to schedule an appointment with the Business Office, please contact them at (617) 265-0019 ext. 7004 or ext. 7005.

Lower Mills celebrates Black History Month

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Heaven, what does Black History Month mean to you?

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Don't forget about Movie Night this Friday, March 2nd! $10 per family! Watch Disney's Coco on the big screen!

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Lower Mills Honor Guard stood proud & tall at Connie Daily's Funeral.

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The Lower Mills school community is continuing to pray for all of the victims in Florida, their families, law enforcement as well as all school faculty and administration. SJP2CA is committed to ensuring that all of our students feel loved and safe each and every day. Our school community continues to practice our Safe Mode procedures. We have a School Safety Committee that we have put into place. I will be sharing more about this at our next Parent Corps meeting on Tuesday, March 13th at 6pm. I will be looking for a parent representative to join our School Safety committee, if you are interested please email me and plan on attending the meeting on 03/13. I have included some resources below that provide support to families who are looking for ways to speak to children at home about these senseless acts of violence. We will continue to embed healthy ways of problem solving in our classrooms, use our faith as a driving force and live like Jesus did as well as continue to provide a healthy school community where every student feels valued and important.

We are so proud of the Lower Mills students who made their First Penance last Friday!

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The Season of Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Service #Lent2018

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Resources below to celebrate Lent at Home

  • Loyola Press: Activities for Busy Catholic Families
  • 4o Ideas for 40 Days
  • 25 Great Things You Can Do For Lent

100 years old never looked so good...celebrating 100 days of school!

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A few more photos from the 100th day of school! #LowerMillsLEADERS

Grades 1 and 2 celebrated with the 100th Day Olympic Games!

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Leo is proud to be 100 Days Smarter!

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A Love Note from the Love Monster...

Grade 1A wrote kind notes to their classmates for morning work. They had special, large 'Love Note' felt envelopes that they were able to deliver them in. Ne'Kyi wrote to her friend Daniela, "You are beautiful in the inside and the outside and you are creative." What an amazing way to build a positive classroom community!
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STEM time is always a good idea! #LowerMillsEarlyChildhoodRocks

Students in PreK used a scale to make predictions about which objects would be heavier or lighter? They used a chart to track their predictions and observations. It was really cool to see 3 and 4 year olds thinking about the weight of objects from their classroom, from nature walks and from home and talking about their thoughts with their classmates.
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Students in Grade 5 had a little VIP party!

They all earned their own, personalized S.W.A.G. (Students Who Achieve Goals) Award from Mrs. Hockey...they even got to walk the Red Carpet! Wait until you see the confetti, high-five surprise at the end!
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Congratulations to Kaleb in Grade 3!

Caleb was the proud recipient of the Corey C. Griffin Courage Award presented to him at the prestigious Boston Winter Ball! There were close to 800 guests at the event, honoring the life and philanthropic passion of Corey C. Griffin. To learn more about the Corey C. Griffin Foundation, click on the hyperlink below. #WeAreCoreysKids
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Lower Mills Innovative Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Rhonda Eaton

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Mrs. Rhonda Eaton has been teaching at the Lower Mills Campus for 4 years, but has been with the Academy for 6 years. She has been an educator for over 20 years, working in both the Public School sector as well as Private. Mrs. Eaton was the proud recipient of the Yawkey Award for Teaching Excellence award this year! Mrs. Eaton has two beautiful daughters and a grandson she loves to pieces. She also has a dog named Abby. Did you know her dog was named after a hotel in Manhattan that she used to go to with her parents when she was a child! Mrs. Eaton loves the Red Sox...you may find Mrs. Eaton and her husband enjoying a game at Fenway Park! Her favorite food is her grandmother's stuffed cabbage recipe that she has mastered herself! During her free time, she enjoys writing, reading Renaissance and Gothic literature and spending time with her family. Mrs. Eaton graduated summa cum laude from Bridgewater State University earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing. She also just completed her Masters in Creative Writing through the University of Southern New Hampshire. She currently teaches Middle School English Language Arts which includes Literature, Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary. Mrs. Eaton is the proud chairman of the Lower Mills Beacon, our school newspaper as well as the chairman of our Yearbook Committee this year for our grade 8 students. She also organizes an Authors' Cafe for students, which is a beautiful time for our scholars to perform their writing, because we know writing is meant to be shared! Mrs. Eaton has beautiful relationships with her students and prides her classroom on being a safe space for all learners.

Don't forget to read at home for a minimum of 30 minutes per night! Below is our link to Tumblebooks...a free, amazing resource with hundreds of titles for all ages! Click on the link below the picture.

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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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Upcoming dates:

Monday, February 26th: School re-opens after February vacation

Wednesday, February 28th: Middle School Authors' Cafe at 6pm in Room 248

Friday, March 2nd: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Read Across America Day

Friday, March 2nd: Movie Night for grades 2.9 to 2

Saturday, March 3rd: Early Childhood Tech Goes Home begins at Lower Mills

Wednesday, March 7th: TAG Day, $1 per student

Friday, March 9th: Professional Day for SJP2CA, no school for students

Sunday, March 11th: Daylight Savings Time

Tuesday, March 13th: Parent Corps meeting, 6pm in the Media Center

Friday, March 16th: School Mass, grade 3 leading

Friday, March 16th: Report Cards go home in backpacks

Friday, March 16th: Academy Middle School Dance at Lower Mills-Dancing Through the Decades Theme (6pm to 8pm, $10 per student)

Friday, March 23rd: Parent Teacher Conferences, no school for students

Thursday, March 29th: Holy Thursday, dismissal at 11:30am

Friday, March 30th: Good Friday, no school


Looking ahead...Save the dates!

Sunday, April 1st: Easter Sunday

Friday, April 6th: School Mass at 8:30am (Grade 1 leading)

Tuesday, April 17th: Financial Aid application deadline

Sunday, April 29th: First Holy Communion


Together as Lower Mills students, families, teachers, staff and administration we are...

~Facilitating Thinking

~Engaging Minds

~Listening to Questions

~Encouraging Risks

~Supporting Struggle

~Cultivating Dreams

~Learning Everyday

~Living the Gospel

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: ajackson@sjp2ca.org

Is your child going to be out sick for the day? Email Nurse Tanya: tezekiel@sjp2ca.org

Looking to reach the Main Office? Email Mrs. Walsh: awalsh@sjp2ca.org

Have a question about school lunch? Email Ms. Fran: fcamilo@sjp2ca.org

Need to reach the Extended Day Program? Email Mr. Francois: falcindor@sjp2ca.org

Have a tuition question? Email Raymonde: ralcindor@sjp2ca.org

Have a question for the Principal? Email: lwarshafsky@sjp2ca.org

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Our newest addition in the Office proudly hangs for all to read. #GoTeamLowerMills #LowerMillsLEADERS