Friday Notes

December 2, 2022

Holly Lolly and Poinsettia Pickup

Available for pickup today in the MPR at 3:00pm*

*This is a change to what was previously published.

Unstuffed Turkey Trot Results

Thank you to all who donated food and registered to run/walk, supporting our Unstuffed Turkey Trot partner, the Lamoille Community House. Congratulations to our winners:

Under 17 Girls- Avery McConnell (grade 7)

Under 17 Boys- Lucas Aros (grade 4)

Women- Megan Hand (mom to Abigail, K and Griffin, grade 3)

Men- Andrew McConnell (dad to Harper, grade 5, and Avery, grade 7)

Computer Club is Technically Awesome!

Giving Thanks for Giving Tuesday!

Thank you to each and every one of our families and students who donated to our Giving Tuesday "Technology is Our Future" campaign. The funds will go towards the purchase of new computers in our technology lab.

We are so grateful for your support and blessed by your generosity!

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Christmas Concert - Friday, December 9

BJAMS is excited to welcome back one of its most treasured traditions: the Christmas Concert! We will host the concert in our newly renovated multi-purpose room in two parts. Space will be limited, but we welcome extended family and friends to attend. Students should wear "holiday best" and report to their homeroom classrooms upon arrival. At the conclusion of each concert, please retrieve your student from his/her homeroom.
  • PK3-Grade 3 (4:00-4:40)
  • Grades 4-8 + Band (5:00-5:45)

Advent, A Season of Preparation

Sunday, November 27 marked the first day of the new liturgical year and the beginning of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation and we celebrate the four weeks leading up to Christmas with the Advent Wreath. Each Sunday, a new candle is lit, each with a special meaning. The first purple candle represents hope and is often referred to as the Prophecy Candle, in remembrance of the prophets - most notably, Isaiah - who foretold the birth of Christ.

Trash to Treasure!

It’s that time of the year when our Art room is looking for craft supplies. You don't have to go shopping - just take a look for supplies you have but don’t need anymore. Bells, felt, buttons, wool, yarn, fleece, fake fur, tinsel and anything else "crafty" you would like to rehome. Your trash is an artist's treasure.

Thank you so much!

Please label your items "ART ROOM" or "Ms. O'Neil"

Winter Sports Update

Basketball - Practices begin the week of December 5

Grades 1/2

Coach: Paul Sweitzer

Practices: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30

Grades 3/4

Coach: Justin Morin

Practices: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:30

Grades 5/6

Coaches: Josee Gingues and Craig Santenello

Practices: Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 and Fridays from 3:15-4:30

Grades 7/8

Coaches: Dan Burnor

Practices: - Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:00

Nordic Skiing - Practices begin the week of December 5

Grades 6-8

Coaches: Randy Pratt and Katie Marvin

December Practices: Tuesdays, 3:15 pm (at BJAMS or Peoples Academy)

January Practices: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:15 pm (at Peoples Academy)

Band Quilt Raffle

The annual Band Quilt Raffle is underway! Tickets are on sale now through Dec 21. Look for Mrs. Boucher in the hallway or contact her at to arrange a ticket purchase.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5

Cash only, please.

The winner will be drawn on Dec 21 and notified directly by Mrs. Boucher.

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark Information

Report cards will be issued today (backpacks for students in grades K and 1; live on the FACTS family portal by 3 pm). On report cards, you will note your student's fall Fountas and Pinnell assessment score. Please take a moment to review the document below for more detailed information. It has also been uploaded to your Family Portal under Resource Documents.
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ASP Corner

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

Mark your calendar - NO ASP - 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

Dec 2 - Report Cards released

Dec 5 - Evacuation Drill - select classes only

Dec 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 9 - Christmas Concert @ BJAMS - dress: holiday best, NO ASP

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

Dec 12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 21 - Half Day, NO ASP, dismissal at 12 pm sharp, start of Christmas Break

Jan 2 - Return to school


Cancer Strikes Two-Year-Old in Lamoille County

Mrs. Titcomb (PK3) is calling attention to a local family whose two-year-old son was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. If the Spirit moves you, please visit their GoFundMe page to learn more and offer support.

If you would like to help them in any other way, Mrs. Titcomb has offered to liaise with you. Please reach out to her at

Fr. Paul's World Famous Chicken Curry

Saturday, December 10

Take-out only 5-6pm

$15 per meal

Included in each meal are chicken curry, potatoes, paratha, and small dessert (cookie or brownie).

Please place your orders (at either parish) by Dec 4

Blessed Sacrament Church, Stowe: 802-253-7536 or
Most Holy Name of Jesus, Morrisville: 802-888-3318 or

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