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From the Front Office

Course Selection for 2019-20 Academic Year

The course selection process for courses for the 2019-20 academic year is underway. Please see this important webpage for a letter outlining the course selection process and the 2019-20 Course Catalog.

 

Second Quarter Report Card

First semester report cards will be posted on NetClassroom (accessed through Prep Connect) TODAYFri., Jan. 25 at 3 p.m.

Milestone C Engineering & Aviation Class begins Feb. 11

Prep's Science Department is excited to be continuing our partnership with Milestone C to offer the Engineering & Aviation After School Program during the spring semester, with the first course beginning on Feb. 11, 2019. Learn more and register online.

Prep German Exchange Program

APrep will be offering a foreign exchange/ hosting opportunity for the 2019-20 academic year with students from Überlingen, GermanyIf you are interested in hosting an international student from Oct. 17-31, 2019, please fill out the form by Jan. 31, 2019. An informational meeting will be announced in February regarding hosting opportunities as well as Prep's trip to Germany in June 2020

Chinese New Year Celebration for Prep Community

Prep welcomes all students and parents to our Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 5, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. in Brissette Gym. Prep international students will host special cultural activities including Chinese musical performances, tea tasting, calligraphy, mahjong and more. There also will be food samples such as noodles and egg rolls. Students: Wear a red tie or shirt and you'll have a chance to win a gift! Prep Pride Campus Store is offering a 10% discount on EVERY RED ITEM during the Chinese New Year through Feb. 8. Questions? Contact International Student Advisor Lina Gallinelli. The event is sponsored by AIEP Host Families (Apex International Education Partners).

Vince Benevento speaks on January 29

Vince Benevento, Founder and Director of Causeway Collaborative, will address all classes on the importance of living up to the standards of Fairfield Prep. Vince is very familiar with Prep's mission, having addressed our students over the past three years. Vince's presentation will be followed by a period of reflection where students will be encouraged to consider their growth in relation to Prep's standards and to set goals for continued growth as the second semester gets underway.

Guidance & College Advising

Freshman Guidance

Freshmen will be doing a transcript review, discussing the Prep transcript and how different grade trends are viewed in the college admission process. The importance of consistent effort and a strong freshman year to build the foundation will be emphasized. Upcoming cycles will include discussions of extracurricular involvement as well as an introduction to Naviance. 

 

Sophomore Guidance

Discussions in sophomore seminars will continue to focus on alcohol and drug education for this upcoming cycle.

 

Junior Guidance

Junior Seminars will focus on course selection and on a review of a College Planning Glossary. Juniors are encouraged to set up meetings with their counselor to continue college planning conversations. Junior Parents are invited, as needed, to contact their son's counselor to arrange a meeting to discuss college planning specifics.

 

Senior Guidance

Mid-year reports for all seniors will be sent to colleges at the end of this week – reports detail first semester grades, first semester GPA and updated cumulative GPA for college admissions review.  Seniors are encouraged to report all college admissions outcomes to their counselor.

 

SAT Class at Prep -  March Session Registration

Prep is offering a March session of our SAT Preparation Course designed to help prepare current juniors who plan to take the May or June SAT exam. The course will focus on familiarizing students with the types of test questions and various strategies to improve their scores. Register online.

Father-Son Communion Breakfast on Superbowl Sunday

Date: Sun, Feb. 3

Time: 9 a.m. 

Mass: Egan Chapel

Breakfast: Prep Student Life Center

REGISTER ONLINE

 

All fathers and son are invited! At the breakfast, Prep's own English teacher and author Mr. Jamie Chesbro will be the featured speaker.

Mr. Chesbro recently published his book of essays, A Lion in the Snow. Autographed copies will be available for sale after breakfast.

Save the Date! Father/Son Ski Trip!

Date: Sun, Mar. 10

More details to follow…

Bellarmine Guild News & Happenings

Senior Moms/Sons Slideshow - Last Call!

The Bellarmine Guild has a tradition of presenting a special slide show tribute to our seniors and their mothers/caregivers at our spring events. Upload two photos - one of you and your son when he was a baby/toddler and a recent photo of the two of you. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 31. Upload photos here!

Start Your Next Two Fridays with Prayer & Fellowship

Mothers' Rosary 

Fri., Feb. 1

Time: 8:45 a.m.

Location: St. Joseph Chapel, Xavier Hall

 

Mothers' Mass & Coffee

Date: Fri. Feb. 8

Time: 8:00 a.m. 

Location: St. Joseph Chapel, Xavier Hall

Refreshments afterward in Arrupe 103

 

More info: Mothers' Mass & Coffees and Mothers' Rosaries

Attn: All Moms! Join the official Bellarmine Guild Facebook Group Page for more news, reminders and conversation.

Ladies Fundraiser to support Spring Auction 2019
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Ladies Bunco Night

Great way to meet new people and have fun!
Date: Thurs., Feb. 28
Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Student Life Center
Cost: $25.00 per person

REGISTER ONLINE

Latest Prep News
Prep's $25,000 Tuition Raffle is currently underway, and the prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, located and accredited in the U.S.

Coming in 2019, the Fairfield Prep Entrepreneurship Institute will consist of entrepreneurial studies combined with off campus learning at manufacturing plants, venture capital firms, intellectual property law firms, and many other industries.

Fairfield Prep welcomes all students to participate in its new "Writing Royale" short story contest.

Welcome to Prep Class of 2023!

Prep recently sent acceptance decisions welcoming the incoming Freshman Class of 2023! Enjoy this high energy video sent to the newly accepted students. Welcome to the Brotherhood!

Athletic News

Go to JesuitPride.Com for Athletics

Upcoming Games
  • Fri, Jan 25, 4 pm Swimming & Diving at North Haven
  • Fri, Jan 25, 7 pm Basketball at East Haven
  • Sat, Jan 26, 9 am Wrestling at Shoreline Scuffle
  • Sat, Jan 26, 1 pm Hockey vs Hamden at Wonderland of Ice, Bpt
  • Mon, Jan 28, 4:40 pm Skiing at GS Shootout
  • Mon, Jan 28, 7 pm Basketball vs Career Magnet at Alumni Hall 
  • Tues, Jan 29, 7 pm Swimming & Diving at Cheshire
  • Wed, Jan 30, 4:40 pm Ski Race vs CISL schools
  • Thurs, Jan 31, 4 pm Wrestling at Fairfield Warde and other teams
  • Thurs, Jan 31, 7 pm Swimming & Diving vs Daniel Hand at RecPlex
  • Fri, Feb 1, 4 pm Track at SCC Championship Meet
  • Fri, Feb 1, 7 pm Basketball vs Cheshire at Alumni Hall

Prep Spirit Wear and Gifts for Everyone!

ALL RED ITEMS are 10% off for the Chinese New Year through Feb. 8!

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. PLUS shop 24/7 at www.fairfieldprep.org/preppride.

 

All proceeds benefit Fairfield Prep!

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