Friday Notes

December 13, 2019

Many Thanks for a Hugely Successful Craft Fair!

A big thank you goes out to Casey Dewey, Peg Draper, and Amanda Holmes for all of their work to make the Christmas Craft Fair a huge success! We are also grateful to the families who donated items for the basket raffle and items for our kitchen! Our elves were a huge help and our kitchen workers served up food and smiles. All funds raised go right back into our student programs like field trips and team building. The school raised just over $4,000!

Giving Tuesday - the results are in!

Thank you for your participation in Giving Tuesday! We not only met, but we surpassed our goal, raising $4,013.00! Didn't get a chance to donate but still want to squeeze in a donation before December 31? Stop by school and grab an envelope or send a message to Michelle Tomlinson at and she will lend you a hand!

Christmas Concert

Many thanks to Brooke Wright and Holly Boucher for another amazing concert last night! We are proud of our choral and instrumental musicians for their fabulous showcasing of talent! Please try to support Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in any way you can, as they have been such gracious hosts for our Christmas concert.

Honor Roll Assembly - reminder!

Grades three through eight will be receiving honor roll certificates at morning assembly on Tuesday, December 17 at 8:05 - hope to see you there!

Next week is a short week!

We will have a half day of school on Thursday, December 19 with dismissal at noon. There is no after school care that day and we will resume classes on January 2, 2020.

Midterm Exam Schedule - grades 6-8 only

Monday, 12/16 – half day


6 French (Wilson)

7 History (Shinners)

8 Religion (Close)


6 History (Shinners)

7 Math II (Wilson)

8 History (Close)

12:00 Dismissal for grades 6-8

Tuesday, 12/17 – half day


6 Math I (Shinners)

7 Science (Close)

8 Math III (Wicks) and Algebra I (Wicks)


6 Religion (Shinners)

7 French (Wicks)

8 ELA (Close)

12:00 Dismissal for grades 6-8

Wednesday, 12/18 – full day

8:15-9:00 Mass


6 Science (Close)

7 ELA (Shinners)

8 French (Wicks)


6 ELA (Shinners)

7 Religion (Close)

8 Science (Wicks)

1:00-3:00 Make-up exams, regularly scheduled classes

Tuition Payment Plan B - reminder!

Those who signed up for Payment Plan B through FACTS will need to pay the second (and final) installment of their tuition by January 15, 2020. Please see Mrs. Marcoux in the business office with any questions.


We will have lost and found articles on display in the main hallway starting

Monday, Dec 16 at pick-up through Thursday, Dec 19 at drop-off.

Please be advised all unclaimed items will be donated to 2nd Chance Thrift Shop in Morrisville.

BJAMS Shopping Extravaganza!

It's almost here! This much anticipated - and dearly loved event will be held on Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19. This annual BJAMS tradition relieves you of unwanted items and gives our students a chance to shop inexpensively for their families. To make this happen, we need donated new or slightly used items from you between now and the morning of December 18. Please drop off everything in the eighth grade homeroom.

Examples: DVDs, candles, toys, decorative items, books, games, jewelry, little things. Everything will be priced .25¢ or .50¢. Where else can kids shop with a few quarters? Proceeds will go to the eighth grade class trip in May.

Thank you PTO for the brand new sleds to use at recess!

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Attention Parents of Eighth Graders!

Please contact your local high school if you are interested in the state's school-choice lottery for your 8th grader to be considered at another public school outside of your residency district. You need to contact your local school by January 1st. The lottery mailings are sent in January and applications close in February.


Remember, BJAMS will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases when you select Bishop John A. Marshall School as the your charity of choice when you shop at Thank you!

Coming Up Next

Dec 16 - 18 - Mid terms Grades 6-8 and 1/2 day Mon 16 & Tue 17 Grades 6-8 only

Dec 17 - Honor Roll Assembly - parents welcome!

Dec 18 & 19 - Shopping Extravaganza

Dec 19 - Early dismissal 12 pm - all grades - NO After School Program

Dec 20 - Jan 1 - no school - no ASP - Christmas Recess

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