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 Peacemakers

~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

Meadow Farms Fundraising Pick Up is Tuesday, November 20th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm!

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All items must be picked up on Tuesday!!! Frozen items such as pies will not be able to be stored at school!

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Lower Mills Student Ambassadors greet families at our Open House!

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The Lower Mills school community was proud to welcome Francisco A. Ureña, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans' Affairs!

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our students as a proud United States Marine Corps Combat Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. We are honored and humbled by your story. We salute all of our men and women in the Armed Forces for their courage and bravery, Happy Veteran's Day!

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Thank you to our wonderful community partners. Check out The Bowery Bar in Lower Mills!

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Giving Back to Our Community

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We are #BetterTogether #LowerMillsLEADERS

Congratulations to Jayla King in grade 2B!

What Happens When I Talk To Jesus...

As part of Discovering Catholic Schools Week, the Catholic Schools Office held a contest with all schools in the Archdicese of Boston. Grade 2 students were asked to write about, "What Happens When I Talk to Jesus." Below you will see Jayla's phenomenal writing response! There were over 1,000 essays submitted to the Catholic Schools Office, we are so proud of Jayla King for being the winner! She will attend a special Ceremony at the Pastoral Center this week.

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Lower Mills Student Council~Thanksgiving Friends Feeding Families Food Drive

#AttitudeOfGratitude

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Did you get to check out the Grade 5 Invention Convention? Hear more about one of our student inventions!

Lower Mills #PeacePath Project

At SJP2CA, we are intentionally embedding the messages of peace, faith, love, hope, and joy into all that we do. They are such powerful messages! We know that we cannot control what happens outside of our school community, but do know that by being Peacemakers and living our life through the eyes of Christ, we can Change the World! Every student at Lower Mills created their own, personalized rock which is their promise to continue to spread peace and kindness into the world. We will place these rocks into a #PeacePath that will remind us of our promise to each other and our community.

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Calling All Crafters & Vendors! Secure your table at WinterFest on Sunday, December 9th!

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Lower Mills WinterFest Classroom Raffle Baskets

Be on the lookout for a letter from your classroom teacher! We are asking each family to contribute $10 towards their classroom Raffle Basket. Each grade level teacher will go out and purchase the items and put the basket together! They are a HUGE hit!!!

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It's a #ChainReaction! Learning about magnets and robots during STEM in 3B!

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Monster Mash was a HUGE success!! Thank you to our Parent Corps and all of the Lower Mills families who made this possible!

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Wear your Sunday Best! No jeans or sneakers!!!

Tuesday, December 11th: 9am performance Grades 2.9 to K2


Tuesday, December 11th: 6:30pm performance Grades 1 to 8

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Congratulations Ms. Patty Thompson! The Lower Mills 2018 Yawkey Teacher of Excellence

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A few pictures from an amazing evening, celebrating 10 years of SJP2CA and our teachers!

Illstyle & Peace Productions visits Lower Mills students!

On Friday, students learned about the history of Hip Hop with the dancers of illstyle & Peace Productions! Their embedded message of "Become Your Dreams" including "Think It, Do It, Become It" was inspirational and powerful, not to mention...so much fun!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nduz4xqX00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBPmutWAa-g
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2.9: Ms. Thompson & Ms. Tia

PreK-A: Mrs. O'Sullivan & Ms. Laura

PreK-B: Ms. Curran & Ms. Amanda

K1B: Mrs. Nesti and Mrs. Benjamin

K1C: Mrs. Burk & Ms. Rusy

K2A: Ms. Milot & Mrs. Cikacz

K2B: Mrs. Casinelli & Ms. Daphne

K2C: Mrs. Cararra & Mrs. Barden

1A: Ms. Porter

1B: Ms. Millar

2A: Ms. Sellon

2B: Ms. Sheehan

3A: Mrs. Bennett

3B: Mrs. Siravo

4A: Mrs. Hockey

4B: Mrs. Nelson

5A: Mrs. Eaton

5B: Mrs. Lopes

Middle School ELA: Mrs. Winn

Middle School Math & Religion: Mrs. Haley

Middle School Science & History: Ms. Kim Röell

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Be on the lookout from an email from your classroom teachers about ReadyRosie!

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families, schools, and communities across the nation deepen and scale their family engagement efforts. Our tools leverage the power of video modeling, family workshops, professional development opportunities, and mobile technology to build powerful partnerships between families and educators, resulting in Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Children.

Lower Mills Innovative Educator Spotlight

Ms. Kristen Millar

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Ms. Kristen Millar joined the Lower Mills school community as a Grade One teacher this year. She is originally from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and is 1 of 9 children in her family! She is a proud graduate of the Boston College Urban Catholic Teacher Corps Program, where she earned her Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Millar taught for the past two years at Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Elementary Education and Minor in Social Work from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Ms. Millar was a teacher leader at Boston College this summer as part of the new teacher institute with the Archdiocese of Boston, where she focused on social-emotional supports in the classroom grounded in growth mindset and positive affirmations. Ms. Millar studied abroad in Ireland and was a Cantor for a Parish while she was there. Ms. Millar's favorite color is blue. When she is not teaching, she enjoys running, reading and traveling. Ms. Millar ran her first Marathon this school year as part of the Cape Cod Marathon! She ran 26.2 miles in just over 4 hours...we are so proud of her commitment! Her favorite food is peanut butter. Ms. Millar's favorite Saint is Saint Mother Teresa, because she always puts others first. We are blessed to have Ms. Millar as a part of our teaching and learning community.

Did you get your #SJPwithme hat yet? Make sure to get your hat, they are only $10!

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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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Upcoming Dates:

Important Dates on the horizon:

Tuesday, November 13th: Parent Corps meeting, 6pm

Wednesday, November 14th: Ricky the Rock Author visits Grades 3-5 Lower Mills students

Friday, November 16th: Collegiate House uniform company at Lower Mills, 7:15am to 8:30am

Monday, November 19th: Canned food items due to classrooms

Monday, November 19th: Lunch Payments due online

Monday, November 19th: Grade 5 Authors' Cafe

Tuesday, November 20th: Meadow Farms Fundraiser pick up

Wednesday, November 21st: 8:30am School Mass, led by Grade 6

Wednesday, November 21st: Half Day, dismissal at 11:30am

Thursday, November 22nd: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23rd: No School

Monday, November 26th: Scholastic Book Fair opens

Tuesday, November 27th: Make-Up Picture Day

Saturday, December 1st: HSPT for all grade 8 students

Tuesday, December 4th: Special Education screenings at BPS Campbell Resource Center

Friday, December 7th: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School

Sunday, December 9th: WinterFest at Lower Mills, 10am Mass followed by 11am to 4pm in gym

Tuesday, December 11th: Christmas Show, 9am (grades 2.9 to K2)

Tuesday, December 11th: Christmas Show, 6:30pm (grades 1 to 8)

Friday, December 14th: School Mass, 8:30am-led by Grade 5

Wednesday, December 19th: Urban Nutcracker Field Trip with Grade 4

Monday, December 24th to January 1st: Christmas Vacation

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!

Important Contact Information

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

Need a copy of a transcript sent to a high school? Email: rkaumeheiwa@sjp2ca.org

#GoTeamLowerMills #LowerMillsLEADERS