Dear Carroll Community,

We are nearing the end of October and have already accomplished quite a lot in the Admissions Office.  I want to thank a great many of you for all your time and support.  In volunteering to help at our Open Houses, hosting shadow students, attending high school information nights at area Parish schools, and accompanying our faculty and administrators on school visits, our Carroll community is one to be proud of.  Thank you for all your help and support in making last night’s Open House such a success.

If any students are interested in hosting shadow students, becoming a member of the Student Ambassadors, or are interested in sharing their Carroll experiences with a prospective student, please feel free to stop by the Admissions Office.  Our door is always open to say “hello.”  

Warmly,  

Nicole Flynn
Director of Admissions

Open House - October 18, 2016
From the Office of Campus Ministry

School-wide Mass

Our next community Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 26 at 9:15 am in the school auditorium. We will be honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of the Holy Rosary and beginning the annual remembrance of our beloved deceased as we approach November, the month dedicated to the Holy Souls. We will be particularly blessed to welcome the Coyle family to our liturgical celebration as we pray for the happy repose of the soul of Dominic Coyle ’17.  

Staff Retreat

Please keep our faculty, staff and administration members in your prayers on October 27 & 28 as we participate in our staff retreat and know of our prayers for you. Thank you for all your continued sacrifices you make to provide your sons and daughters with a Catholic education!

The Kairos Retreat

Please also keep the retreatants of Kairos LXXXVIII in prayer this week while they are on retreat. Thank you to all our parents and guardians for your continued support of this essential program in the faith life of our school community

Registration for the March 14-17, 2017 Kairos retreat can be found HERE. A fund to assist those students who are in need of financial help in order to participate in the Kairos experience continues to accept donations. If you would like to sponsor a student (total cost: $280.00) or contribute to the fund, please contact Lisa Ritter in the Tuition Office (ext. 136 or lritter@jcarroll.org).

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. 

Wednesday, October 19 

3:45pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Bishop McDevitt  - Archbishop Carroll High School
5:00pm - JV Field Hockey vs. Bishop McDevitt  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Thursday, October 20 

5:30pm - Girls JV Volleyball vs Lansdale Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Lansdale Catholic  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Friday, October 21 

5:30pm - JV Field Hockey @ Cardinal O'Hara  - Cardinal O'Hara High School
7:00pm - Varsity Field Hockey @ Cardinal O'Hara  - Cardinal O'Hara High School

Saturday, October 22 

1:00pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Shipley  - Shipley Lower School
1 :00pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Shipley  - The Shipley School
1:30pm - Cross Country - PCL 8 Tournament  - Belmont Plateau

Special Performances

Girls Volleyball

  • Undefeated Overall!! Ranked 4th in the state

Girls Tennis

  • Tess Humes made it to Semi Finals of PCL Individual Singles Tournament
  • Sara Grosso 2nd Team ALL Catholic

Gatorade Week

October 19-21-Kick Off Wednesday @2:30 PM East Gym

Week will introduce our athletes to the benefits of sports nutrition through education and G series products for before, during and after practice.

Playoffs

See Digital Sports for updates.

  • Volleyball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Football   

Cheerleading Fundraiser

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

PIAA Forms

Please submit forms prior to first official practice on November 15th.

Coaches Contact Information

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

Varsity Boys Soccer
All images are community submitted - photo credit: Franklin Kaelin.
To submit your own photos: email - photos@jcarroll.org
From the Office of Student Affairs

Yearbooks

Members of the Class of 2017 will receive a copy of the yearbook with their name embossed on the cover as part of the Graduation fee.  The staff invites parents and other relatives of the Class of 2017 to continue the tradition of writing messages to graduating seniors.  Personal messages are limited to relatives of senior students who would like to record some expression or thoughts for posterity.  The message may contain up to 25 words, excluding the student’s name, for $30.  Your message will be kept confidential until the distribution of yearbooks.  If interested, please fill out the form by clicking HERE and returning it to the Office of Student Affairs.  The last day to submit a message for members of the class of 2017 will be Friday, November 4th, 2016.  

Yearbooks will be on sale for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 until November 17.  The cost is $85.  Yearbooks purchased after October 21st will cost $90.  The deadline for all sales is November 17. Students can place yearbook orders in The Office of Student Affairs.  No extra copies will be available in June, so please plan accordingly. Click HERE for the order form.

Class Rings and Graduation Products

The assembly for juniors and seniors will be on October 25th. Orders for class rings and graduation products will be due on November 9th during the lunch periods.

Father-Daughter Dance

This special event is scheduled for November 11th at Westover Country Club.  Please save the date! Ticket prices include a sit-down dinner, dessert, beverages, Dj, and dancing.  Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages. Please click here for the invitation. Reservations are due by November 2.

Powder Puff Football

Save the date!  Our junior and senior ladies will compete in a touch football game during halftime of the varsity football game on October 28.  We hope you will come out and support our cheerleaders, football team, and our powder puff football teams as we begin this new tradition at Carroll!

Cheerleading

Archbishop Carroll’s cheerleaders are hosting a “Cheerful Girls Afternoon” for girls aged 4-12 on Sunday, November 13th from 1:30-4:00.  Click HERE to print the registration form.

ACTS Bake Sale

Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society will be holding a bake sale during lunch periods on October 25 & 26. Their Fall production of Into the Woods runs November 17-19 at 7:00pm and November 20 at 2:00pm. Click HERE to view the production flyer.

Homecoming - October 7, 2016
All images are community submitted - photo credit: Joseph O'Donnell.
To submit your own photos: email - photos@jcarroll.org
From the Office of CarrollU

Attention Class of 2017 

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

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

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

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.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: November 5; Registration Deadline: October 7; Late Reg. Deadline: October 25
  • Test Date: December 3*; Registration Deadline: November 3; Late Reg. Deadline: November 22

*Test administration at Carroll
For more information: www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test

The ACT test will be held on 10/22 at Carroll.  Students must bring an acceptable form of ID and an admission ticket.  No exceptions.  Please arrive at 7:30 a.m. and use
entrance X.  Any questions, please see Mr. Gennaro or stop by the Guidance Office.

National College Fair

The National College Fair will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on 10/30 from 11-3.

Upcoming College Presentation

Monday, 10/24: The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Lebanon Valley College & Rosemont College
Tuesday, 10/25:
Mercyhurst University
, Drexel University & Monmouth University
Wednesday, 10/26:
College of Mount Saint Vincent
, Albright College, Lock Haven University & Widener University

  • Students MUST sign up by 6th period the day before the presentation in the Guidance Office in order to be admitted to the presentation the following day.
  • Students MUST inform their teacher prior to the college presentation.
  • Future College Presentations are listed in Naviance.  Click on the “Colleges” tab to see all of the upcoming college visits.

Philadelphia PACCAO Tour 2016

Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO) will be coming to Carroll on Wednesday, November 16th at 11:30 in the west gym.  A list of colleges that are attending are on Carroll’s website.  Please contact the Guidance Office for more details.

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 11/14/16 7pm in the Library

Designer Bag Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo is 11/4/16.  We are looking for a new TV,  Ipad, or Kindle to raffle off so if you have one please consider donating it! You can send it in to school care of the Parent’s Association. We also need bottles of wine for our wine baskets. If you can send in a bottle of wine that would be great!.

To purchase tickets for Designer Bag Bingo click HERE.

Scrip Program

SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION JUST BY DOING YOUR NORMAL SHOPPING!!!

Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to ShopWithScrip.com and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email scrip@jcarroll.org, and we can walk you through the process.
From the Nurse's Office

Flu Vaccine

The time is now to get your Flu Shot. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns. I encourage everyone, who is medically able, to get the Flu Vaccine. For more up to date information click HERE.

Want to contribute to The Patriot Post?
We are always on the lookout for a story or photo that celebrates and highlights Archbishop Carroll and our community. If you want to submit material for the next edition of The Patriot Post, please email photos@jcarroll.org.

We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!