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November 22, 2016

Friday Dec. 9th at 7:30pm &

 Saturday Dec.10th at 5:00pm

Monsignor Clarke School Gymnasium

$10 Adults, $5 Students

Tickets now on sale!

Order forms in the office!

A Christmas Carol
Important Dates

Thanksgiving recess 11/23, 11/24, 11/25

Book Fair 11/28 to 12/4  

Christmas Festival 12/4/2016

December PTO Meeting 12/7/2016 at 7pm:

Report Cards 12/9

Christmas Band Concert 12/15/2016 at 6:30pm

Christmas Concert 12/15/2016 at 7pm


                     NO SCHOOL 12/12                     Parent/Teacher Conferences


  MCS Christmas Festival

Please HELP us make this year's Christmas Festival a success!  If you could volunteer 2 hours out of your day we would greatly appreciate it....  We need all hands on deck to make this a HUGE success!

Message from the Principal

  Many of our families have been so supportive of our Greenhouse/Outdoor Classroom projects as demonstrated through the generous donations of time, talent and resources necessary to move it to completion.   We look forward to the projects enhancing the educational experience for all MCS students through a hands-on learning environment. Most importantly, students will learn how to be sustainable stewards of the land, be exposed to gardening techniques, and work independently and within group settings all while exploring their relationship to and impact on the earth in accordance with the Bible’s teachings. “Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it”. Genesis 2:15 NASB

  The Greenhouse and Outdoor Classroom will serve to enhance the existing rigorous curriculum that MCS offers its students. Multiple subjects will be explored; Science, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Technology, and Art will be integrated into the garden curriculum through a hands-on, practical approach. Our plan is to harvest and utilize the organically grown produce from the school garden as a means of supporting the local food bank at St Peter’s by the Sea in Narragansett.  In this way, we hope to demonstrate to our students, by example, that MCS models land awareness and sustainable land stewardship. God has given MCS a great gift in its property and we are responsible to be good stewards of the land.  Our proposed timeline is:

Phase One

Build greenhouse, outdoor garden beds, and outdoor classroom pavilion during the second and third trimesters of the 2016-17 school year.

Phase Two

During the third trimester of 2016-17, working with MCS master gardeners (Mrs. McCabe & Mrs. Czajkowski) as well as master gardeners from St Peter’s, create a composting area and prep the ground for the planting and cultivation of peas, beans, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, kohlrabi, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, cucumbers, and blueberries.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving,

Dr. F

Important Announcements
  Important message from
Olivia Barber,
8th grade:

      I recently learned that teens often get overlooked in traditional toy drives, and decided to start a Teen Gift Drive for my 8th grade service project. (Because teens are moody enough without getting gypped at Christmas). I have  partnered with The Jonnycake Center and The Narragansett Housing Authority, and have made an Amazon wish list and items can be purchased from the list and drop shipped right to me at school.  Or if you would rather purchase a gift locally that would be great too. Items can be sent into the office with my name on them. Just click on the link below to see the list. Or go to and search for Teens for teens RI wishlist

 Please consider buying a gift for a needy teen This Holiday season.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays !

School's Out Camp
Monday, December 12th

Since we won't be having school on Monday, December 12th due to Parent/Teacher Conferences we will be hosting a School's Out Camp with     Mrs. Whaley!  Please click the below link to register your child.

  High School entrance exams...   are just around the corner, and many of you have probably not thought about them since the summer course, or some of you not at all! Let’s get together to ensure you are as prepared as possible!

When: 2:45-4:45 Wednesday, November 30th

Where: Monsignor Clarke Middle School classroom

Cost: For all who participated in the summer camp, there is no additional cost. If you would like to come but did not attend camp, cost will be $25.

If you took the class in the summer a makeup class will also be held on Thursday, December 1st 2:45-4:45

  Click on the link for more    information:
           HSPT Refresher Course
Family Volunteer Day Thank You!

Thank you to all of our volunteer families!  With your help we were able to build a new greenhouse, raised garden beds, clean and plant!

Sean Grundy (donated and delivered and prepared gravel for greenhouse foundation....and took out those bushes impeding morning drop off).
Chad Gurnon (helped Sean in wee morning hours)
Steve Colson (delivered wood for garden beds)
Bill Murphy (donated nails and screws as well as helped)
The Walshes (greenhouse masters)
Kathryn Davis
The Krupps
The Daigles
The McLaughlins
The Sabos
The Jalberts
The Wessmans
Breck O'Connor
The Goodwins
Mr Ollerhead
The Barbatos
The Borkes
Mr Stearns
Liam Zizza
Jon Hannon
Mr Guerrero
The Cabreras 
The Moores
The Andersons 
The Finlays
Sara Marshall
Ms Travis
Mrs Czajkowski
Mrs. McCabe

 Unfortunately the FULL STEAM AHEAD program will have to be cancelled for this session but will be offered again in the near future so keep your ears open for the next session! 

Sports Corner

Basketball Report Home Games

Girls JV Team played Saturday against Father John V Doyle and lost 32-17

Points scored by Emily Howe 8, Dani Harriman 3, Sedona Wibeto 2,       Bridget Mohan 2 and Marina Charette 2

Girls V Team played Saturday against St. Mary's (Mansfield) and lost 40-22

      Points scored by Ella Philippi, Madison Selwyn and Sophia Rousseau.  Olivia Barber, Amanda Davis, Daisy Murphy and Lauren Storti all rebounded and played hard on defense.

Boys Team played Saturday against St Philomena and lost 61-21

      Points scored by Chris Bell 5, Zach Bell 7, Will Marshall 2, Sean Ryan 4        and Marcus Plante 3.

  Intramural Update

The Multi Sport program is coming to an end the last class will be when we return from break next week on Wednesday November 30th! 

Basketball intramural registration is due December 9th.
Our program will be split into two groups.

Grades K-2 learning skills and drills on
Wednesdays from after school until 4pm.
Grades 3-5 will learn skills and drills on Tuesdays and
will play mini games on Thursdays after school until 4pm.

Both groups will receive a T-Shirt the for the older group
the shirt will be their Basketball Team Shirt.

 The girls ran at Warwick City Park for their 5K event on Sunday, Nov 20th and despite the freezing cold they all did an amazing job! Great work girls! 

Advancement Update
  New Corporate Sponsorship Program for MCS

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a corporate sponsor please CLICK HERE

By signing on as a corporate sponsor, you play a leadership role in helping MCS continue it's mission to promote the highest standards by providing programs and services to our students.  Partner with us today and learn how we can work together to promote your business while you make a significant difference in the lives of our students.

Contact Sara Marshall, Director of Advancement

$163 Was Raised from the night out at MARY MURPHY's!  Thanks to all that attended, it was great to see you!