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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.

 

NetClassroom

Tues., Feb. 26 will mark the halfway point of the third quarter. Please make sure to check NetClassroom to check in on your son's progress in his academic courses.

 

Early Dismissal – Wed., Feb. 27

A reminder that Prep will have an early dismissal on Wed, Feb 27. On this Day H, 1st period will run from 8:35 – 9:50, 2nd period from 9:55 – 11:15, and 3rd period from 11:20 – 12:35. Students will be dismissed at 12:35.

 

SAT Class begins March 3 - Sign Up Now!

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.

Prep German Exchange Program Prep 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 Feb.15, 2019 (extended deadline). An informational meeting will be announced in February regarding hosting and Prep's trip to Germany in June 2020
Guidance & College Advising

AP Exam Registration for Seniors

Seniors may register and pay for AP Exams now through March 8. Seniors are encouraged to consult with their teachers and counselors in making decisions about taking the AP Exams.

Register Online

 

Wellness Fair is Fri. March 1

Prep Guidance will host its annual Wellness Fair for all students on Fri., March 1. Presentations will be made by students from Fairfield University School of Nursing, members of Fairfield University Counseling and Psychological Services Department, local wellness counselors and a representative from Smoke Stoppers who will present on vaping. Topics will focus on general wellness, managing stress, effect of drugs and alcohol, diet and health, mindfulness, and texting and driving. Information booths will be interactive, students will be invited to visit throughout the day.

 

Sophomores will take Pre-ACT on Thurs. March 14

All sophomores will take the Pre-ACT on Thurs., March 14. Details will follow in an upcoming sophomore guidance seminar.

Senior Dance is March 8

SENIORS: You've asked, and we've answered. We are pleased to announce that the Student Government is putting on an extra dance for the seniors Friday, March 8!

 

The dance's attire will be "less-than-semi-formal" and the theme will be "Dynamic Duos"/ "Coordinating Couples."

 

REGISTER ONLINE

Campus Ministry 

Notre Dame Vision Trip - Deadlines SOON!

Join us for ND Vision this summer June 16-22. This is a 5-day experience on the Notre Dame campus designed to help participants discover and renew God's call in their lives. It is a trip open to any grade levels. Learn about ND Vision.

Questions? Contact Mr. Gualtiere


Scholarship deadline: Feb. 25

Regular Applications: March 1

Black History Month - Weekly Spotlight

This week, in honor of Black History Month, Prep Campus Ministry spotlights Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange (1789-1882), the Foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence. Born to a well-off family in what is now Haiti, she fled her home country in the late 18th century when a revolution occurred. She came to Baltimore where she and two other black women started the first black Catholic school in America. Despite discouragement, racism, and a lack of funds, Mother Lange continued to educate children and meet the needs of the black Catholic community. Learn more with video and resources.

From the Office of Mission & Ministry

Ignatian Companions: A Parent-to-Parent Evening of Reflection

Date: Tues., March 19

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Place: Student Life Center

 

Did you sent your son to Fairfield Prep because you want him to get into a good college? Because he needs the brotherhood of a single-sex school? To provide him with opportunities you never had? To encourage him to deepen his relationship with God in his faith tradition? To ensure that he becomes a well-rounded person?

 

Whatever your reason(s) for entrusting your son to us, nothing could have adequately prepared you for being the parent or guardian of an adolescent. As the adage goes: We Plan and God Laughs.

 

But, fear not! You are not alone with regard to life's surprises, frustrations, ups and downs, and unrealized expectations: You have companions on this journey. Four current and former Prep parents will comprise a panel that will share their "lessons learned" regarding adolescence and their sons' FP experiences, entitled: "My Kid is not Perfect. My Life is not Perfect. What Does this Say About Me? Where is God in This?"

 

Click here for more information and to RSVP to join us.

Senior Baby Pictures for Yearbook

Attn: Senior Parents

It has become a tradition since the 1998 Hearthstone yearbook to offer senior parents a section to place a baby picture of your son with a personal message. This year we have 10 pages set aside for that purpose and will take submissions until our deadline on Fri., March 1, or until we fill the pages. Please use the online form to upload a photo of your son and include a short message.

Get Ready for Spring Auction 2019!

Save the Date for Prep's Biggest Event of the Year! Want to donate items? Here's our WISH LIST!

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Ladies Bunco Night - Event to Support Auction

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

Fathers' Club Events

Father/Son Ski Trip is Sun., March 10

Date: Sun, Mar. 10

Time: Departs Prep 6 a.m. Returns +/- 7:30 p.m.

Cost:

  • Bus & lift ticket  - $89 each
  • Bus, lift ticket and rental - $135 each
  • Bus only - $35 each

REGISTER ONLINE

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Bellarmine Guild News & Happenings

Coming Soon! Bellarmine Guild Board 2019-20 Nominations!

Love Prep? Love learning new ways to help enhance your son's Prep experience (and yours!)? Love to plan and/or attend fun parties and events?  Then joining the Bellarmine Guild Board is for you!

 

Bellarmine Guild nominations for 2019-20 Board positions will open Mar. 8To learn more about the Bellarmine Guild positions and how to get involved, visit the Nominations PageQuestions? Contact Nomination Chairs, Maureen Sawyer and Maria Martucci.

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Save The Date – Spring Fashion Show is coming up!

Date: Thurs., April 4, 2019

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: Patterson Club in Fairfield 

 

More info to follow. Mark your calendars! Prep's annual Spring Fashion Show is not to be missed!  Always a sell-out!

Calling all Senior parents/caregivers! Donate refreshments for the Senior Dance.  

Please drop off items in the Student Life Center on March 8 from 3 - 6 p.m. Thanks for your generosity!  Sign up here.

Colleen Murphy and Antonietta FitzgeraldSenior Reps

 

 

Darby Fox Presentation

In January, as part of the Parent Enrichment series, child and adolescent family therapist Darby Fox spoke about shifting the parent-teen relationship from one of conflict and control to one of structure and support. If you were unable to attend in person, click here to review the Darby Fox presentation.

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

Join the 2018-19 Parents Fund Challenge

Why Do You PREP?.

Please consider a gift to the Fairfield Prep Parents Fund and help your class win the 2018-19  Parents Fund Challenge. What is the Challenge? Learn how you can help Prep!

Athletic News

Go to JesuitPride.Com for Athletics

Spring sport tryout schedule announced

It's time to try out for Prep spring sports: sailing, rugby, crew, lacrosse, outdoor track, baseball, tennis and golf. Athletes and their parents must register together.

 

Registration forms can be found on this story on JesuitPride.com.

 

Upcoming Games
  • Thurs, Feb 21, SCC Basketball Tournament TBD 
  • Thurs, Feb 21, 1 pm Hockey at Catholic Memorial (Mass)
  • Fri, Feb 22, 9 am Wrestling at CIAC State Open
  • Sat, Feb 23, 9 am Wrestling at CIAC State Open
  • Sat, Feb 23, SCC Diving Tournament
  • Mon, Feb 25, Swimming at SCC Championship Qualifying
  • Wed, Feb 27, 4:40 pm Skiing vs CISL Schools
  • Wed, Feb 27, 6 pm Swimming at SCC Championship, SCSU

Prep Pride Spirit Wear and Gifts for Everyone!

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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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.

Want to make a difference in the life of a young person who is from an under-resourced school or marginalized environment?

A $2.5 million dollar gift was bequeathed from the estate of John B. "Sean" O'Rourke, Prep Class of 1959. This marks the first ever endowed position at Fairfield Prep.

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