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Archbishop Carroll Mass of Remembrance

During November, the church remembers the holy souls. This time provides all of us an opportunity to deepen our faith in the Resurrection, as well as to remind us of the spiritual presence of our deceased relatives and friends with whom we will one day be reunited. Archbishop Carroll offered our Memorial Mass for the Deceased of the Carroll community virtually this year on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Thank you, Father Cavara, for the beautiful service.
Archbishop Carroll Homecoming

Archbishop Carroll posted a statement win during their opener vs. Archbishop Ryan on Homecoming. Congratulations to Archbishop Carroll's 2020 Homecoming King and Queen, JT McNally and Jasmine Vega!
Red and White Day

31 families toured Patriot Nation on October 17, 2020. A big thank you to our 13 Patriot Ambassadors and Admissions Team for leading Carroll's new Red and White Day.
We are family! Archbishop Carroll's Jessica Booth (Class of 2014) looked beautiful on her wedding day on October 11th. Celebrating this joyous occasion was her brother, Nick Booth (Class of 2018) and family friend, Cat Crossan (Class of 2023). Congratulations, Jess!
From Nurse Lerario:

Mental Health During Covid 19: Signs Your Child May Need More Support:

The ongoing stress, fear, grief, and uncertainty created by Covid 19 pandemic can wear on anyone, but children and teens may have an especially tough time coping emotionally.
Check in with your child often and watch and listen for signs and symptoms that they are struggling. And don't forget that your pediatrician can help.

How is your child coping during Covid 19

Invite your child to talk about how they are feeling. Keep in mind that adolescents and young adults may try to hide their struggles because of fear, shame, or a sense of responsibility to avoid burdening others.

Signs of distress:

Changes in mood
Changes in behavior
A loss of interest
A hard time falling asleep, or starting to sleep all the time
Changes in weight or eating patterns
Problems with memory, thinking or concentration
Less interest in schoolwork
Changes in appearance, lack of personal hygiene
An increase in risky or reckless behavior

Staying in touch with your pediatrician, it is more important than ever during this pandemic to stay in touch with your Pediatrician or Health Care Provider.

Resources for Mental Health during Covid 19:



CSC made 200 sandwiches, 70 toiletries bags, and 100 snack bags that will go to those in need in Kensington. The group met both over two days, so A and B students could participate. #CarrollCares #CarrollCatholic
PA TAX CREDIT
A win-win way to support Carroll through the PA Tax Credit Program - your PA tax dollars can support financial aid for our students

If you owe more than $1,000 in yearly PA personal income tax, you can redirect your tax dollars to provide tuition assistance to qualifying Carroll students through the Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit Program. By participating in this program you will receive a tax credit of up to 90% while making a meaningful gift at little cost to you. 

For more information visit www.jcarroll.org/eitc-ostc or contact Nora McGeever '11, Director of Advancement at 610-688-7610 ext. 149 or nmcgeever@jcarroll.org 
Support Carroll with AmazonSmile

Did you know your Amazon purchases can make a difference? If you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com and select Archbishop Carroll Fund for Catholic Education as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Carroll.
Inside our Classrooms at Carroll
#CarrollClassroom
Students in Mrs. Owens AP Biology class participated in a “Speed Dating” activity to review cell structure and function. Mrs. Owens had her entire class log on to the class Zoom. She then put them in new breakout rooms every 3-4 minutes. Students had to exchange information as if they were the organelle. The lesson was a creative way to connect students both in school, and virtually! #CarrollClassroom
Carroll Scrip Program
My name is Sharon Corbett and I run the Scrip Program at Carroll. It helps families save on tuition just by doing your everyday shopping. Instead of paying for everyday purchases with cash, check, or credit card, you use scrip. The Scrip Program saved Carroll families over $10,000 on their tuition bills.  

There is a list of participating retailers on www.shopwithscrip.com. Retailers offer a percentage of the sale as a rebate that can be credited to your tuition.  Scrip comes in three ways: Gift cards (plastic), ScripNow (egift cards that can be downloaded to your phone or computer) and ReLoad option to existing plastic cards previously purchased through Shop with Scrip. Carroll gives 90% of all rebates back to the parents to use as tuition savings.
Parents can join now by going to www.shopwithscrip.com and click Join a Program. You will need Carroll’s Enrollment Code: 5F56DE9A823. This links you to Carroll’s Program. Follow the instructions and you will be ready to go. The easiest way to use the program especially when you are on the go is to download the mobile app RaiseRight. Just download the app on the phone and you can manage all your scrip from there. You can link your bank account and/or credit card and buy your scrip right in the store. It is safe and secure and very easy to use.
New to the program that will begin at the end of October is parents will be able to have plastic cards shipped directly to their house. This will make it easy for parents to get their scrip whether it is electronic or plastic. It will be so accessible for you to use. You can also have family members sign up to help you with your savings.
Shop with Scrip has over 700 vendors to choose from which include groceries, restaurants, gas, coffee, fashion stores, entertainment, travel and more. Parents receive 90% of the rebate given by the vendor! Rebates vary by vendor.
           Some retailers that are available that parents use all the time are Giant, Acme, ShopRite, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Panera, Chipotle, Lowes and Home Depot. Not all retailers offer electronic scrip, some only offer plastic. Every time you shop at these locations (just to name a few) and pay with scrip, you will receive a rebate that will be credited to your tuition. Rebates are accumulated and are usually credited on a quarterly basis.
           For example, you are at Bed, Bath & Beyond and your cart has $100 worth of merchandise you are going to buy, just use the app on your phone buy $100 scrip for Bed, Bath & Beyond pay your bill using the scrip and you will save $6.30 on your tuition. It is that easy. 
           After you enroll, you will receive more information to help you save the most money from your tuition.
Please click HERE for Carroll U's quarterly Newsletter.
Seniors: Congratulations to those already receiving college acceptance letters! Please bring them in so we can make a copy or forward them in an email. If you have not already done so, complete your Senior Profile and send in your Parent Permission Form and Transcript Request Form for any college you are applying to; keep your grades up - colleges will ask for mid-term and even quarter grades.

Juniors: You can use your Khan Academy account that is linked to your CollegeBoard account to study for the SAT; use your Naviance account for career and college searches, and focus on your grades to keep a strong academic record.

Sophomores: Start building your resume in Naviance & focus on your current grades to maintain a solid academic profile.

Freshmen: Take some of the assessments in Naviance to build self-awareness of your strengths and interests and focus on your grades to have a strong academic record.
Student Affairs
Although it may seem early, it is time to take measurements for our graduation caps and gowns. Archbishop Carroll orders graduation attire for seniors, which is included as part of the graduation fee. These items are typically distributed to seniors on Field Day in May.  

Each senior will need to input their individual measurements into the Jostens website below by Friday, November 6, so that ordering can be completed. If you choose to order any additional graduation products from Jostens, they have put together a variety of options for you on the site below. Whether or not you decide to order the option products, every senior must fill out the link below with their measurements by next Friday so that we can order the correct size gown.  

 
Optional graduation products are also available to order with the most popular items in the packages, or you can order items ala carte by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please call the Jostens local office at 215-542-8170 (M,W,F 9 – 3pm and T/Th 8 – 4pm)
 
We look forward to helping you celebrate your Senior year!
On Wednesday, October 14, Simon Bonenfant, '21, presented to the middle school students at Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill to help celebrate their "All Abilities Month". Simon discussed his blindness, demonstrated his accessible technology and shared information about Braille. Simon is an inspiration and shining light in our Carroll community!
Student of the Week

Congratulations to Archbishop Carroll Student of the Week, Sarah Hurd ‘21. 

Grade School:  St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Why Sarah Chose Carroll: “I chose Carroll partially because both of my older sisters attended, but I had also done summer camps and shows at Carroll as well, and it always felt like home!”

Favorite Carroll Memory: “Having fun every day at lunch with my friends”

Favorite Carroll class and Teacher: AP US History with Mrs. Buchanan 

Clubs and Activities: ACTS, Student Council, and National Honor Society

Fun Fact(s): Sarah has a sister and two cousins who also attend Carroll. 

Advice to freshmen: “Be yourself, get involved, and don’t be afraid to branch out. These years will fly by in an instant so cherish every moment!”
The Carroll Community is more informed than ever, thanks to Mrs. Gimpel’s Journalism course. 

Our Carroll Community is more informed than ever, thanks to Mrs. Gimpel’s Journalism course. The class is new this year, and in charge of writing stories for The Carroll Times, which is the school’s online newspaper. “The students had to get up to speed quickly, so they watched a short tutorial during the summer on how to write newspaper stories and they started writing even before school started. Now they write a story or two per week,” explained Gimpel. 
 
In addition to the course, students in the class create the Legacy yearbook and also contribute to Origins, a Carroll Literary publication that has become a part of the Carroll Times. “They are in charge of taking photos, placing photos, writing captions, writing stories, and writing headlines. Finally, the students do some creative writing. They’ve written some poetry so far that will be published soon in Origins,” added Gimpel. 
 
The students are lucky to have Mrs. Gimpel as a teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Political Science from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. After that, she became a reporter for The Intelligencer Daily Newspaper in Doylestown and, later, for The Morning Call Daily Newspaper in Allentown. Mrs. Gimpel spent most of her fifteen-year career covering politics, government, and the courts in Bucks County and Montgomery County. She stayed in the business as a freelancer after leaving full-time work. She also did some writing in public relations and in advertising and wrote about a dozen books for young readers.

Mrs. Gimpel developed the journalism course at Carroll to supplement the work done on an extracurricular basis for the newspaper and the yearbook. “Because the class meets regularly and has regular deadlines, the newspaper has been able to publish more stories than it was able to do when it operated on an extracurricular basis only,” explained Gimpel. 
 
The Carroll community has been enjoying the consistent stream of stories from the students, and the students are enjoying the class as well.  “What I really like about Mrs. Gimpel’s Journalism class is that instead of just working on essays and research papers about random topics we have the opportunity to be more creative and write about topics that interest us and people that we know. And the stories we write are more relevant to the immediate world that we, as students, live in,” said Nicholas Volpe ‘21.   
 
Be sure to follow The Carroll Times at www.TheCarrollTimes.org
Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to Meghan McCann on her 1,000th kill!
#WhereSuccessBegins