The Blue & Gold

Asking a Lot

Each year, the school convenes a ‘State of the School’ meeting when we discuss the strategic footing of the school, present parent survey results, and address issues for improvement and growth. My goal for the meeting is to communicate plans, challenges, and opportunities, receive your feedback, and discuss the future direction of our school. This important dialogue will take place on January 16, 2019, at 6 PM in the JPII Library. A separate session will be held at St. Margaret Regional School on February 7, 2019, at 5 PM. I hope you can make time to participate in this valuable exchange.

Many of us have causes and organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. I believe that, because we share the formation of your children each day for many years, the school should be your chief philanthropy. Every family can give to the annual fund in some amount. Please respond generously to the Advisory Board Challenge

SAVE THE DATE: “Glitter Gala 2019,” our annual auction and major fundraising event, is set for Saturday, April 6, at Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville. Under the leadership of Kristin Hyde (Brian, JPII ‘19 & SFXP ‘15, Brendan, JPII ‘20 & SFXP ‘16, Kylie, JPII ’21 & SFXP ’17, Michael, SFXP ‘19, and Jack, SFXP ‘20) and Katie McConnell (Hank and Will, JPII ‘20 and SFXP ‘16) and featuring professional auctioneer Justin Manning (Jack, JPII ‘18 & SFXP ‘14 and Lily, SFXP ‘17), the event promises to be an enjoyable and special evening. In addition to attending the event, please consider event sponsorship, donation solicitation, or other volunteering.

Finally, continuing a Cape tradition started in 2008, all Cape Catholic schools will gather for Mass at the start of Catholic Schools Week, on Monday, January 28 (Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas), at 10 AM. This all-Cape Catholic schools Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church. The principal celebrant will be Rev. Paul Caron, pastor of St. Pius X Church. You are most welcome to join us!

My message this month asks much things of you: participate in the meeting, give to the annual fund, and attend the auction. I ask this of you because ours is a community that works together and supports each other. We partner with you in the formation of your children, and I ask you to assist us in our mission and financial needs. Please know that it is your faith and support that makes our school community special.  

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

Christopher W. Keavy