SJP2CA Lower Mills Family News

The Latest On All Things Lower Mills This Week

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2017 Yawkey Award for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Mrs. Rhonda Eaton and Brother Gregory Day who were named the recipients of the 2017 Yawkey Award for Teaching Excellence from the Lower Mills Campus! The Yawkey Award recognizes professional educators who exemplify the highest standards in teaching and who consistently model exceptional teaching. The Yawkey Award committee reviews data from each teacher in Professional Growth and Best Practices, continued Professional Development, Leadership qualities, Commitment to inspiring and encouraging all children rooted in Christian values and exhibits positive student Academic Achievement.


Mrs. Eaton currently teaches English Language Arts (literature, writing, grammar and vocabulary) to all Middle School students. Brother Greg works with scholars in Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) to support student growth through small group work and targeted literacy strategies through our intervention curriculum. Both teachers have over 40 years of experience teaching and inspiring children to be the best they can be! #WeAreDevelopingSaintsandScholars

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STEM Week Showcase at SJP2CA Lower Mills this week!

Join us on Tuesday, October 31st at 1pm in the Lower Mills Science Lab for an innovative walk through with middle school students. During the past week, middle school students were immersed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Grade 7 Scientists were able to conduct simulated surgeries, perform biopsies, learn how to suture and analyze DNA all through hands-on learning and experiments. Our students spent over 20 hours in the Science Lab, dissecting a Sheep's Brain, Learning about Healthy and Sick Bone density while dissecting a Chicken's Leg and performing a model blood typing. The final 'Patient' in the Surgical Techniques lab requires students to apply all of the skills they have learned to create a treatment plan and present it to the class.

#OurStudentsareFutureHarvardMedicalScholars

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Lower Mills Open House for Prospective Families this Thursday, November 2nd!

This Thursday, November 2nd from 8am to 9:30am AND from 3pm to 5:30pm, we will host our first Open House of the year for prospective families! We have open seats in grades K2 to 8 and would love your support in spreading the good news of SJP2CA Lower Mills! Word of mouth continues to be the NUMBER ONE referral source! Please make sure to take advantage of our Referral Program. Every family that you refer and they enroll....you get a $100 credit off tuition after the first three months that the new student attends! Please share with family, friends, colleagues and neighbors! #BestSchoolinBoston

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WinterFest planning meeting is this Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm

Our first planning meeting is this Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm in the Media Center. Pizza and child care will be provided for families. This year will be our 2nd Annual WinterFest, a day to celebrate our community and the Christmas season. Vendors are able to purchase a table for $60...whatever you sell is your profit! There will be Raffle Baskets galore! Each classroom has a themed Raffle Basket. Students are able to decorate crafts, ornaments, make gingerbread houses, take a picture with Santa and have fun with friends and family! We would love for you to attend the meeting on Thursday...new ideas are always welcome! Save the Date: WinterFest is Sunday, December 3rd from 11am to 4pm!

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Lower Mills Innovative Teacher Spotlight

This is the third year that Mr. Eugene Kim has been part of the Lower Mills school community. Mr Kim works as a Title One teacher and supports students both in the classroom and outside of the classroom in small groups. Mr. Kim utilizes the Reading Street program, My Sidewalks in his classroom as well as our intervention math program, Number Worlds. Mr. Kim has been instrumental in proctoring our MAP testing and continuing to provide IT support for all! Mr. Kim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California Riverside. He then went on to complete his Masters of Education at Boston College as a prestigious Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar. This program at BC is for teachers who want to give back to communities in constructive and life long ways. Mr. Kim's passion extends far beyond the classroom. He has done many International Mission trips in Kuluhun, Dili and in the United States, most recently in Alaska. Mr. Kim will head to Italy and Greece this year to work with students and families in teaching, mentoring and spiritual growth. Mr. Kim works closely with Brother Greg, Ms. Lennon, Ms. Joy and the other Campus Title One instructors to continually improve their practices and ensure that all students at SJP2CA are getting the academic support services that are best for them. Mr. Kim enjoys playing basketball and spending time at his Church. Mr. Kim spends his Friday afternoons offering free basketball drills to middle school students who are interested in practicing!

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, October 31st: Happy Halloween! Be safe Trick or Treating!

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

Thursday, November 2nd: WinterFest Planning Parent Corps meeting, 6pm-Media Center

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

Tuesday, November 14th: All December lunch forms and payments due by 8:30am

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

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

Thursday, November 23rd: Happy Thanksgiving!

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


Looking Ahead...Save the Dates!

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

Monday, December 4th: Advent begins

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

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

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