The Blue & Gold


Survey Says…

Each November, we seek your feedback via our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey. Now in the seventh consecutive year, your responses help the school focus on important initiatives, guide strategic planning, and prepare for our decennial NEASC accreditation review in the Fall, 2021. For the first time, St. Margaret Primary School families will receive the survey and provide their perspectives. You will receive an email from me with the survey link in the days ahead. Results will be shared with you at the “State of the School” meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 6 P.M. in the JPII Library. A special, separate St. Margaret Primary School presentation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 5 PM. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. 

View past survey results.

View the school’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. 

Many thanks to participants and event Chair Anke Rudy for a successful Oktoberfest last week. This sold-out evening brought parents and friends together in camaraderie and support for the school. I’m pleased to say that net proceeds of $9,000 will support our PK-12 operations. Plus, it was a fun night!

Following the Solemnity of All Saints Mass, fifty-three fifth-grade students presented, in full costume, their favorite saints. These lovely projects are tangible ways that we are reminded to be saints, only not a saint of the past, but saints in the lives God gives us right now. The Feast of All Souls provides our whole school community with the opportunity to join together in prayer.  Now and throughout November, you are invited to share the names of loved ones who have gone before us in faith. Mass will be offered for these intentions throughout the month. To request these prayer intentions, use the link here.

For the success of our school, nothing could be more important than strong Open House events. Rather than one big Open House with ‘all the bells and whistles,’ we offer multiple ‘Open House Fridays’ throughout the year. Today’s ‘on-demand’ parents desire information and opportunity on their schedules. Therefore, with Open House Fridays, an open house is always around the corner throughout the year.  All of us — students, parents, staff members, extended families, friends — have a stake in strong enrollment across our PK-12 school. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to Open House Fridays. Further, if you are willing to promote the events with yard signs, flyers, and in other ways, please contact Jenn Canzano or Laureen Fish. 

Finally, you recently received information from me regarding the new continuous enrollment program that will launch next spring. All returning families will complete a tuition contract again for 2020-2021, with the understanding that this new agreement is a continuous enrollment contract until graduation or you choose otherwise. 

Informational letter
SMPS Fact Sheet
SFXP Fact Sheet
JPII Fact Sheet

Thank you for all you do for St. Margaret Primary School, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, and St. John Paul II High School! 

Christopher W. Keavy
President