Dear Carroll Community,     

We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was full of family, love and happiness. Before we entered our break, we came together as a community in prayer and celebration. We hope this advent season is one of rejuvenation and focus as we forge ahead to the Christmas season.
From the Office of Campus Ministry

Advent Penance Services & Confessions

Our annual Advent Penance Services with the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place during Theology class periods on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 in the auditorium. All are welcome to take advantage of the Sacrament as we prepare our hearts and souls for the coming of the Lord. Please note that the auditorium will be closed during those school days out of respect for those in confession.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception


On Thursday, December 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of the United States. There will be no school on this holyday, so please be mindful of the obligation to attend Holy Mass at your local parish church as we ask Our Lady’s intercession on our Carroll community, our nation, and our world.
Click the flyer above to register for the Come and See Weekend.
From the Office of Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule

*Please note that all times are subject to change. Please check the calendar on our website or our profile on DigitalSports for the most up-to-date changes.

Friday, December 2 

5:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs Constitution HS - Benjamin Franklin High School
 
Saturday, December 3 

10:00am - Boys Varsity/JV Wrestling @ Great Valley HS - Great Valley High School
1:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Bishop Shanahan HS - Archbishop Carroll H.S.
1:00pm - Girls JV Basketball vs Bishop Shanahan HS - Archbishop Carroll High School

Winter Sports

Tryouts for Winter Sports

Tryouts begin Friday, November 18. Students participating in a sport for the first time this school year must complete Sections 1-6 of the PIAA form. Section 6 must be filled out by your doctor AFTER June 1,2016. Any student who participated in a fall sport this school year should only complete Section 7 of the PIAA form, unless a student required medical treatment by a physician during the fall season, in which case the Athletic Office will determine whether Section 8 of the PIAA also needs to be completed by your doctor. All PIAA paperwork should be submitted to the Athletic Office. If all the necessary paperwork has been submitted, a green card will be issued to the coach. NO STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT FOR A SPORT WITHOUT SUBMITTING THE PROPER PIAA PAPERWORK. 

Fees

Athletic fees for fall sports were due to be paid on your Smart Tuition account in October. This fee must be paid in full in order to try out for, and participate in, a winter sport. If you have not already done so, please make payment directly to Smart Tuition immediately. Tryouts for winter sports begin on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Reminders

Coaches Contact Information

Please contact athletics@jcarroll.org for schedule and contact information of all sports teams.

Uniforms

Students who have not returned their fall uniform will have their report card held and will not be allowed to participate in a winter sport until collected

Ice Hockey Fundraiser

The Ice Hockey team is hosting a beef and beer on Saturday, December 3, 2016. It runs 7pm-10pm at Barnaby’s in Havertown. Cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple; $35 at the door. For tickets and information contact Lisa Zambella or Leslie Walker. Click HERE to view full event flyer.

Cheerleading Fundraiser

The cheerleaders are selling Carroll “Alex and Ani Style” bracelets.  Please click HERE if you are interested in this fundraiser.

NCAA Eligibility Center

Any student that plans to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level should speak to Mr. Francis Lynam or Mr. Dan Connor in the Guidance Office. Please click HERE to ensure that you are following NCAA guidelines.

Support our Band Fundraiser
Please support our Christmas Concert Poinsettia fundraiser!  Informational flyers can also be found in the Main Office and stairwell to the cafeteria.  The poinsettias add a nice touch to the stage decor for the concert.  This year we are only offering one size in red or white.

Orders are due December 12th. Click HERE for the order form

Thanks for your support!
From the Office of CarrollU

Daily Guidance Announcements

Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to check Daily Announcements on our website HEREThere are many Guidance announcements that may be helpful to you.

Attention Class of 2017 

The SAT's will be held at Carroll on Saturday, 12/3. Please remember to bring your

Please use entrance X and arrive by 7:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gennaro or stop by the Guidance office.

Please share your acceptance letters along with any scholarship information with the Guidance Office.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please allow the Guidance Office 7-10 school days for transcript requests to process.  Thank you for your cooperation.

There is a December 5th deadline in order to guarantee pre-Christmas college documentation processing.

Any student that needs their 1st quarter grades sent to colleges must stop by the guidance office.

Scholarship information is listed on Naviance under “Scholarship List”.  Students can stop by the Guidance Office for additional information.

Mark your calendars!

College Information Night - Tuesday, 3/21/17 at 7 pm

FINANCIAL AID for the Class of 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available on-line as of October 1.  This is the basic form needed to apply for financial aid at most schools.  Please check your student’s schools of choice for other required forms and filing deadlines.  The website is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. For more information please stop up to the Guidance Office or check out the PHEAA website www.PHEAA.org. 

College Essay Assistance   

Sr. Marianna Fieo is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week in the Guidance Office to help with college essay and personal statements.  Please stop by the Guidance Office to make an appointment or email Sr. Marianna directly at mfieo@jcarroll.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171. 

Upcoming College Presentations

College presentations are finished for the Fall.  They will begin again in the Spring.

From the Parents' Association

Carroll Auction for Education

CAFE IS COMING!! This is our biggest Fundraiser at Carroll and we need all of your help. We will  have a planning meeting on Thursday 12/1/2016 at 7pm in the Library. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Our next Parent's Association meeting will be Monday January 9th at 7pm in the Library.

Scrip Program - Holiday Shopping


SCRIP DATES FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!!!
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

Scrip dates for December:

Scrip Orders will be processed on the following dates:  

1.   Thursday, December 1, 2016
2.   Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (School closed on December 8 – Holyday)
3.   Wednesday, December 14, 2016
(School closed on December 15) - LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS.  Orders processed on December 14 will go home on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20.
4.   Thursday, January 5 – Scrip orders will begin again.

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, this is a great time of year to start saving on your tuition.  Just join our program at www.shopwithscrip.com.  Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.            

ShopwithScrip has small denomination cards available at this time of year for gift giving.  They are available while supplies last, so don’t delay in ordering them.  $10 Gift Cards are available for Amazon, AMC, Applebees, CVS, IHOP, Bahama Breeze, Bone Fish Grill, Outback, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Regal and Target.  $5 Gift Cards available for Barnes & Noble, Panera, and Starbucks.            

Once you join, you will help you see how easy it is to save money on your tuition.  All you do is your normal shopping and you will see how the savings add up.

From International Education Opportunities
At this time of year, Global Connections Homestay starts preparing for the arrival of international students who will begin classes at Carroll in the second semester.

Part of this process is readying host families and matching them with an enrolled student. Our number one request from families abroad is to have their child live with a member of the school community. Whether it be a teacher, coach, staff member, or especially a family with children attending the same school, this type of placement makes the family and student feel comfortable and safe.

Host families are paid a monthly stipend to offset costs, and we also provide a $300 gift to any referrals that result in a student placement. This gift is for current host families, or those that cannot host but know a family that can!

For more information or to apply, please email us at homestay@gcstays.com or call 215-259-4055.

We wish you and your family the best during the holiday season.

With gratitude,

The Global Connections Homestay Team
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We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!