October 7,  2019
Upcoming Events:

October 7, Photo ID Re-takes 7:45AM

Flag Spring
October 9,16,23- Celebration of Mass 7:30AM in the D'Alelio Room.

October 11 - Parent Teacher Conferences (please see note below) No Classes

October 14  - No Classes

October 16 - PSATs at school for Grades 8 -11
                    Grade 7 Field trip - 
                    Grade 12 - visit colleges opportunity
                    Dismissal at about Noon for all 

Oct. 23rd ,3 pm - College Counseling  Meeting on Financial aid
Parent/ Teacher Conferences 
 Friday, October 11 
8:30 AM -  Noon
1:PM - 5:PM


Please choose time slots  for teachers with whom you want to meet.

Contact  Patricia Lynch with  questions or concerns.

Saint John Henry Newman

Cardinal Newman
Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonized a saint  at a ceremony in Rome on October 13th.

The Newman School  was founded in honor of Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism , whose motto "Cor Ad Cor Loquitur" (Let heart speak to heart) is know by all Newman students.

We will celebrate Newman's Sainthood with Mass on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 AM in the D'Alelio Room.
All are welcome to attend.

Mrs. Patterson's Grade 7 Science Class Takes Flight
(photos by Chandra Singaram)



Pancake Fundraiser for Back Bay Briefing
(Photos by Finn )



Newman Cross Country off to  Strong Start
(Photos by George )





College Counseling Updates - by Susan Carlson

 Greetings from the College Counseling office!
 
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Early October finds our office abuzz with activity: students are steadily and dutifully working on their college
applications; colleges are coming to Newman to visit and meet interested students; and we've begun the scheduled information sessions for parents that will run through the year.

In terms of information sessions: our first session was held on Wednesday. It was an informal discussion about whether it makes sense for your child to make "early applications" to college. For those who were here, we dispelled myths surrounding early applications and discussed when it's beneficial to make these apps. If any of you who were not able to attend has questions about any of this, feel free to email me or call me in the office to discuss. November 1st is right around the corner!

Upcoming information session
Wed, Oct. 23rd, 4 pm - All about applying for Financial Aid.

Upcoming college visits 
  • Tues, Oct. 8th, 8th AM  - Salve Regina College
  • Tues, Oct. 8th, 10 AM - Northwestern University
  • Tues, Oct. 8th, 1:00 PM - Clark University
  • Thur, Oct. 17th,10:30 AM - Bryant University
  • Wed, Oct. 23rd, 9:30 AM - St. Anselm's College
  • Fri, Oct 25th, 10:30 AM - Trinity College, Hartford
  • Mon, Oct 28th, 1:30 PM - Lasell College 
  • Wed, Oct 30th, 12:45 PM - Endicott College
  • Tues, Nov 5th, 12:00 PM - Suffolk University
  • Wed, Nov. 6th, 8:30 AM - Dickinson College
  • Fri, Nov. 8th, 9:00 AM - Emmanuel College
  • Fri, Nov. 8th, 2:15 PM - Lesley University
  • Tues, Nov. 12th, 10:00 AM - Wentworth Institute
  • Wed, Nov. 13th, 8:45 - College of the Holy Cross

Please encourage your child to sign up and attend any of these visits if the school is of interest to them. It's a great way to learn more about it, while making a connection to the rep who will be the first reader of your child's application.

STANDARDIZED TESTING
Seniors! November and December are the last testing possibilities available to you that colleges will consider for regular decision deadlines of January 1 or 15. 

Juniors! Please consider taking the December SAT or ACT to see how the test feels and learn what your strengths and/or weaknesses are. If you do poorly, you do not need to worry about the college seeing the scores. You have the choice as to what you submit to the colleges when it's time.

Below please find the registration deadlines for both the SAT and ACT.




ACT


International Students who are seniors
If you haven't taken a TOEFL or IELTS yet, please do so ASAP. While some colleges will waive this test under certain circumstances, most will request scores. These tests run quite frequently, however they book up fast. To set up your test date, please go to www.ets.org

If anybody has questions about whether you need to take or retake any standardized test, please reach out to me at
scarlson@newmanboston.org



Student Forms Due:
The forms sent in earlier this summer  to all families are due. Please return the completed forms to the school in the stamped envelope included in the packet.
 
Please take care to complete BOTH sides of the Emergency Card andprovide your signature giving permission to contact the student's physician in the  event of an emergency.   
 
It is of critical importance that these forms be completed fully and returned to the Office. 
If you need help with the forms ,please contact  Mr. Mahoney.
 
T Passes:
T Passes  will be available the first week of September. They are $30 per
 month for 7 day use.

 
Birthdays  
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Each month  we recognize the names of the students celebrating a birthday that month. Each student receives a card and small gift. We celebrate the "sixth-month" birthdays of those students whose birthdays fall in June, July and August. This tradition is recognition of the importance of each individual life to our school community.  

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Do you need your  login invitation re-sent?  Please e-mail  Mr. Iwanicki.




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