Volume 2, November 2020
"Raise up our Banner Red & Blue on high!!"
Keep checking emails, PowerSchool, and school website for updates and information.

 Updates :

  1. The Father Judge website: Parents and students should review the Daily Announcements listed under the campus life section of the website.
  2. PowerSchool: Any parent or student who has issues with PowerSchool should contact Mr. Dougherty. See email below.
  3. Schoology: Information was given out to students during all lunch periods for parent Schoology accounts. Parents who did not receive information should contact Mr. Dougherty. See email below.
  4. Father Judge Thanksgiving Food Drive: We will be collecting food items for Preston and Steve's Camp Out for Hunger starting Thursday, November 5th. Students can drop cans off at the screening station or at the cage during their lunch periods. Cans will be sanitized after being collected. The grade that collects the most food will earn a free dress down day. The collection will be delivered on Wednesday, November 18th. Thank you in advance for participating in this drive. https://wmmr.com/event/camp-out-2020-dates/
  5. Ring Mass 2020: Information for the 2020 Ring Mass will be sent home to parents in the near future. Make sure you check your emails, messages, and school calendar for upcoming events.

Mr. Shane Dougherty '09
Asst. Principal
Class Mass

Mass on campus looks a little different these days. Special thanks to Rev. James MacNew, OSFS '69 and President Emeritus Rev. Joseph Campellone, OSFS for being our Celebrants along with Concelebrant Rev. Joseph DiMauro, OSFS and Deacon William Moser '79.
Halloween Dress Down - Dress Up Day

Students and teachers jumped at the chance to dress up this year. This brought a sense of much needed normalcy to our lives. We want to thank everyone who participated this year.
Crusaders Lead

Members of our Student Council and Salesian Leadership Team volunteered at Councilmember Bobby Henon's Boo Bash at Cannstatter Volkfest-Verein. This was a free event for families and kids. A great time was had by all!
November - National Scholarship Month

First, college is expensive. Tuition and student loan debt are higher than they’ve ever been before, and paying out of pocket is difficult for many. If you’re able to get even one or two scholarships, it can be a big help to your bank account. Here are links for scholarship sites.


AOP Tech Intern Program

 This past summer Father Judge students participated in the AOP Tech Internship Program. Mr. Tommy Fonville is the IT Director at Father Judge. He helped mentor and lead these students through the six week program. Dylan Chambers '20, recently received his first level Google Certification. Father Judge is thankful to have such dedicated staff and faculty. 

Clubs for Crusaders

 The following activities/clubs will be available
the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
JV & Varsity Mathlete
Interested students should contact Sister Nace - knace@fatherjudge.com

Marine Biology
Interested Students should contact Ms. Kots - jkots@fatherjudge.com

Model UN
Interested students should contact Mr. Pegg - cpegg@fatherjudge.com

Interested students should contact Mr. Cantanno - ccantanno@fatherjudge.com

Interested students should contact Mr. Atkinson - catkinson@fatherjudge.com

Teacher Appreciation

The school community came together to show their appreciation to our faculty and staff for all of their hard work since the opening of school. The community bought lunch for our faculty and staff. We are fortunate to have such a caring and supportive school community.
Schoology Corner

Information was given out to students during all lunch periods for parent Schoology accounts. Parents who did not receive information should contact Mr. Dougherty. The parent access code is listed in your instruction sheet. Click on the link below for instructions on your parent account.


Office of Student Services
Mr. Timothy Dailey-Dean of Students

Dress code 
Students should be clean shaven even with masks. 
Students should be wearing masks all day (except when eating lunch at their desk). 
All ID’s have been issued/reissued. All students should be wearing them all day. 

Winter uniform 
The winter uniform will be activated on Monday 11/9/2020

Due to Covid-19 students may elect to wear the golf shirt instead of the long sleeve shirt, tie and sweater. 

As of 11/9/2020 students may no longer wear a FJ hoodie/jacket (including track jackets ) instead of their sweater. 

Students may wear the short sleeve golf shirt, the sweater (if they purchased one) , or if they choose to purchase a long sleeve golf shirt. 

The Student Services Office has about 10 sweaters available for 15 dollars. We have large, small and x-large. Please have your son see Mr. Dailey for more information. 

Students must be present for each and every class regardless of virtual or in-person instruction. Students who leave virtual sessions early or not at all or disappear during them will receive discipline infractions and will be marked absent. 

If a student is scheduled for in-person instruction and is absent he will be marked absent. 

Any questions or concerns please contact the Student Services Offices. 

Parents please check emails and PowerSchool for updates and information.

The Father Judge website has a plethora of information available to parents and students, if you are unsure of something please call or email the school and direct your question to the proper department.

Mrs. Ganley's Psychology Class

Students in Mrs. Ganley's Psychology class were tasked with creating their own Neurons. True brainiacs!

Mr. Fiocco's Engineering Class

Mrs. Teason's Theology Class

Students had to create and design their own church models. Students had to create their own buildings with interior church replicas. Ed Szwedowski 22', was able to use his Welding skills to build his model.
AoP EdTech Influencer and Ambassador awards

The AoP EdTech Influencer program recognizes members of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia education community who demonstrate exemplary technology integration by engaging, extending, and enhancing learning for all students and involved a rigorous application and selection process.
Congratulations to Mr. Gene Carboni!

Father Judge is lucky to have alumni on staff representing almost every decade since the school has opened. Here is a throwback to Mr. Mike Campellone, current Theology Teacher, and graduate from the class of 1988.
Mr. Jake Serfass, Athletic Director

 Congratulations to Shane Curran and Tim McCloskey! Shane and Tim qualified for PIAA States for Cross Country which is this weekend. Best of luck Crusaders!!!

Save the Date - Mother Son Dance - 
March 6, 2021 - More Information to follow

Any questions contact
Loretta Reilly , Chairperson , FJPA at  rettnet4@msn.com
Jennifer McGovern, Co-Chairperson, FJPA at jmcgovern1231@gmail.com
Mrs. Michele Purcell

From the Guidance Office:

The Guidance Office is happy to be back and working with your sons! The Department members are:
Michele Purcell--Senior and Junior College and Career Counseling  
Rachel Daly--Freshmen & Junior Counselor  
Kate Barker--Sophomore & Senior Counselor
Autumn Donahue--Social Worker
Brother Jim Williams--Live Today Well program
Greg Ricken--Brisson and Catapult students
Sister Madeleine Hamilton--Office Supervisor
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!  

SENIOR Interviews are happening now both in person and virtually. Please stop in to Guidance to make an appointment or email Mrs. Purcell at mpurcell@fatherjudge.com. A Senior Interview is necessary to have a counselor recommendation written for you.

SENIORS and their parents were sent emails with several attachments regarding teacher recommendations, applying to colleges & trade schools, sending transcripts, the financial aid process, etc. Please refer to the emails sent on 9/23 and 11/2 for this information--your son also has the messages in his Naviance account. Feel free to contact Mrs. Purcell if you have any questions about this information!

JUNIORS and their parents were sent an email on 10/11 with a number of online resources and a Junior Year Timeline attachment. Feel free to contact Mrs. Purcell if you have any questions about this information! 

SOPHOMORE & FRESHMEN interviews have also started in the Guidance Office! Feel free to contact your son's Guidance Counselor with any questions or concerns you may have. The Sophomore counselor is Ms. Kate Barker (kbarker@fatherjudge.com) and the Freshmen counselor is Ms. Rachel Daly (rdaly@fatherjudge.com)

All students (but especially JUNIORS!) are encouraged to check out the virtual fairs & events that are available. The last day for the National College Fair (which would normally be held at the Phila. Convention Center in the fall) is SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8th from 2:00 pm-10:00 pm. Sign-ups are happening now at virtualcollegefairs.org and students can choose from thousands of Zoom sessions offered by more than 600 colleges, trade schools, military branches, and more. They just log in on November 8 to drop in, ask questions, and hear firsthand about majors and programs, financial aid and scholarships, and much more.  

SENIORS are encouraged to attend virtual events (and in-person events if possible) of the colleges & trade schools that interest them. Not only does it give a student valuable information about a school, it also makes the school aware that the student has interest and this can help in the admissions process. Just go to the webpage of the schools that interest you and click on the "Visit" button to get started!

The Guidance Office is trying to put any information and links we receive about virtual events in the Daily Announcements which can be found on the Parents page of www.fatherjudge.com

PHEAA is hosting a number of events meant to help guide students and families through the financial aid process and paying for college or trade school. Use the link for more information and to register. (pheaa-events500.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=pheaa-events500&service=6).

                    FROM THE NURSE     
Norma J Walens 
Certified School Nurse
215-338-9494 ext 1116

Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding your children. I'm available Monday thru Friday email at nwalens@fatherjudge.com.

It is imperative we keep our Father Judge community as healthy as possible. Please ensure that your son is practicing healthy habits. Optimal health is dependent upon adequate sleep, exercise and proper nutrition. Eating a healthy breakfast every day will give your son more energy, help manage his weight, and improve his concentration.
If your child exhibits 2 or more of the following symptoms, please contact their primary doctor to discuss further treatment:
* Fever= to or > 100.4
* Dry cough ( not related to a preexisting condition)
* Shortness of breath if not related to asthma
* Chills/Rigors
* New loss of taste or smell
* Vomiting and/or diarrhea
* Unexplained rash

If your child only has 1 of the above listed symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or fever-They may return to school after 24 hours of being symptom free without taking any fever reducers (Tylenol Motrin etc.).
Please do not dose your son with pain relievers/fever reducers and send them to school, as this exposes everybody to unnecessary health risks.

The State of Pennsylvania requires all senior students to have a 2nd Meningitis vaccine after their 16th birthday. Any senior who has not received the MCV4# 2 will not be permitted to attend school after November 9,2020.

All 9th & 11th grade students should have a current physical along with updated immunizations on record in the nurse's office. Please submit all information as soon as possible.

The student Emergency/Medical information form needs to be completed, for all students, every year. This form is located on the Father Judge website and needs to be submitted at the beginning of every school year. If you have not done so already, please submit the information as soon as possible.
The flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you.The Center For Disease Control recommends that:
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenzaPeople at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications has a full list of age and health factors that confer increased risk.
Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people.
There are many vaccine options to choose from. CDC does not recommend one flu vaccine over another. The most important thing is for all people 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine every year.
If you have questions about which flu vaccine to get, talk to your doctor or other health care professional.
Tuition Office

Mrs. Kathie Gibson
Tuition Officer/Financial Aid
215-338-9494, ext. 1107

Click on the link below for important information.

Admission Office

Mr. Ryan Kilkenny, '97
Admissions Director
215-338-9494, ext. 1158

Walkthrough Wednesdays for Class of 2025 
Must register at fatherjudge.com
No walk-ins

If your future Crusader hasn't taken the Entrance Exam yet we'll be hosting another test day on November 19th. Visit www.fatherjudge.com/entrance-exam/ for more information or to register for the exam.

Be sure to visit our website at fatherjudge.com and click on the "Admissions" tab for updates and information.

Jen Corcoran
Office of Admissions
215-338-9494, ext 1158 
215-338-0250 (fax)