November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays – NO SCHOOL (K4-12)
December 2 6:30 PM DBC Christmas Choir Concert
December 3 Giving Tuesday
December 3 “A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student”
December 5 6:30 PM Christmas Band Concert
December 8-9 Junior Class Retreat
December 10 8th grade visits the High School
December 10 6:30 PM St. Bede Christmas Program
December 11 Junior Class Ring Ceremony
December 12 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Christmas Program
December 17-19 1st HS Semester Exams – High School ONLY Noon Dismissal
December 18-20 1st Semester Exams – Middle School
December 20 1st Semester Exam – High School ONLY 10:00 AM Dismissal
December 20 End of 2nd Quarter (K4-12) - Early Dismissal
January 2 NO SCHOOL Faculty Retreat
January 3 NO SCHOOL Faculty In-Service
January 6 Classes Resume
Support MCPS While Shopping!
Whether you're shopping for Thanksgiving groceries or Christmas gifts, there are so many ways that you can support Montgomery Catholic without spending extra money!
Amazon Smile
Make Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School your charity on Amazon Smile! Every time you order from Amazon they will give cash back to our school.
Start shopping today! Click here to start:

Box Tops for Education
You no longer have to snip those Box Tops! Simply download the Box Tops for Education app from the App Store or Google Play Store, search for your campus zip code, and scan receipts from purchases of participating items. It's just that easy!

Coca-Cola Give
Save your Coca-Cola product bottle caps (including PowerAde) and printed codes from 12-packs and 24-packs. 
Go to coca-cola.com/give and create a new account. Then donate your points to MCPS High School Campus in support of our Capital Campaign. The points you donate give back cash to our school. 

DID YOU KNOW Entering Coke Rewards Codes counts towards your volunteer hours?
No time to enter codes? Drop the caps you save office at any office and our faithful volunteers will enter them for you!

Publix Partners
No more lost keychains! Sign up for a Publix.com account, login and select Montgomery Catholic as the school you'd like to support. Whenever you shop at Publix, enter your phone number at checkout and eligible purchases will help earn us money!

SCRIP Gift Cards
Buy gift cards from over 700 retailers, and our school receives cash back! Visit the Main Campus Central Office or order online!
Montgomery Catholic’s enrollment code is: 3D16LFC95235 
Thoroughly Modern Millie Auditions
The MCPS Drama Department is proud to present Thoroughly Modern Millie for their Spring production, and auditions are coming up soon!

Audition Dates & Times: Friday, December 13, 4:00-6:00PM

Callbacks: Saturday, December 14, if needed

Please sign up for a time to audition for our spring production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Prepare a 45-90 second song cut of your choosing, preferably in the style of the show, but ultimately choose something that shows your abilities and that you feel confident singing. If you have questions, ask Mrs. Berry (kberry@montgomerycatholic.org).

After we hear everyone sing in the library, there will be a dance call and cold read from the script in the DBC. 

Please arrive to your audition time at least 5 minutes early to ensure we are able to remain on schedule. 

If callbacks are needed, they will be held on Saturday, December 14. The Cast List will be posted by Sunday, December 15, and a first table read will take place on Monday, December 16. 

All roles are available. See link below for brief descriptions.



will be on Friday, December 13, 4:00-6:00PM!


We look forward to this great production!
Soccer Tryouts & Kids Soccer Camp
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Soccer season is right around the corner! Tryouts will be at the Emory Folmar (YMCA) Soccer Complex at 300 Brown Springs Rd, 36117 this week!!

Boys - Dec 2-6, 4:00-5:30PM, Fields 2 & 3

Questions about Boys Soccer: contact Coach Koch ( wkoch@montgomerycatholic.org ) or Coach Aaron ( raaron@montgomerycatholic.org ).

Questions about Girls Soccer: Contact Coach Crimi ( bcrimi@montgomerycatholic.org ) or Coach White ( rwhite@montgomerycatholic.org ).

DON'T FORGET: You must have a current athletic physical completed and on file with the school. You can download a copy of the physical form by visiting our Athletics Forms page.
Mandatory Boys & Girls Soccer Concussion Baseline Training

Greetings all,
Thanks to Meghan Johnson (our trainer extraordinaire), there will be concussion baseline training in the library 11 Dec & 12 Dec from 3:45-4:45. It should take less than 40 mins. We will have the computer cart there for the Middle school and 9th grade players. All other players should bring their own laptops.

Every player who has not had concussion baseline training in the past two years must attend either the Wednesday or Thursday session. You CANNOT play in a game without it.

For the boys, you can find your status on our website:  https://sites.google.com/a/montgomerycatholic.org/mr-aaron-s-classes/mcps-boys-soccer?authuser=0 . A red "no" means that YOU NEED the training/baselining. If you are a boy player and we do not have your name yet, please email mcps.soccer@montgomerycatholic.org.

Thanks - see you at training!
Kids Soccer Clinic
The MCPS Soccer Program invites all children ages 6-13 for a one-day soccer clinic. Have a lot of fun while sharpening your skills in time for spring soccer! The camp is run by Coach Koch, Coach Aaron, and varsity players. The proceeds from this clinic will go to support the New Red Start Preparatory School Mission in Uganda.

The camp will be $50 per player. You can pre-register at www.wulfkochsocceracademy.com or pay on-site the day of the camp.
9:00-9:30 - Registration
9:30-11:30 - Session 1 (technical skills, small group matches)
11:30-1:00 - Lunch (not provided; please bring a packed lunch)
1:00-2:30 - Session 2 (technical warmups, full-sided matches)
More information is coming soon. Questions? Contact Coach Koch at wkoch@montgomerycatholic.org .
Reserved Basketball Seating
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Our first Varsity home games are on Tuesday, December 3, so be sure to get your reserved seating for our First Hoop-Rah!

The MCPS Booster Club will be selling season packages of reserved seating in the stadium seat section of the PICE Knights Arena in the new gym. Your seat will be reserved for the entire season and includes all home Girls and Boys Middle School, JV, and Varsity basketball games in 2019.
  • Seats are $75 each with multiple seat discounts:
  • 1 seat - $75
  • 2 seats - $150
  • 3 seats - $200
  • 4 seats - $250 (ask about pricing for more than 4 seats)
  • Reserved seating DOES NOT include admission to games
  • All payments are due by November 8
 
 
Contact Patti Secor at  psecor@montgomerycatholic.org  for an updated seating chart and to reserve your spot. Seats will be held for 10 days with email verification of purchase, but they will not be secured until payment is received. You will get a confirmation once that payment has been received by our office.
Hoops League Basketball Registration
Hoopls League will be opening registration for 1st and 2nd grade leagues on December 2. It is $100 per child.

Visit https://www.hoopsleague.us/ and sign up starting December 2.
New Lunch Menu Options
Great news! Fazoli’s has been added to the menu and Jim ‘N Nick’s is back on the lunch rotation! The menu is open and you can now place orders for the week of December 9th. 

Thank You,

Bernardo De Faria

bdefaria@welunchit.com

334-714-0067
Marching Band Photos
Marching Band photos are now available for purchase from Total Image! Visit the link below:

Homecoming photos are now available for purchase from Total Image! Visit the link below:
port77.com/cci/mcpshcdance1920 (Homecoming Dance)
port77.com/cci/mcpshc1920 (Homecoming Game)

MS Football photos are now available for purchase from Total Image! Visit the link below:

Cross Country photos are now available for purchase from Total Image! Visit the link below:

Volleyball photos are now available for purchase from Total Image! Visit the link below:
Southern School Uniforms Sale
Now through the end of December:

50% off all PARKER items
10% off ELDER products
25% off backpacks

• Sale on in-store items only
• All sales final on Parker products
• No returns or exchanges
• No returns or exchanges on previously purchased Parker merchandise

Shop early for more in-store specials!

Southern School Uniforms
1717 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36117
(334) 215-0000
Middle School Volunteer Opportunities
As part of our mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, we believe all students are called to be good stewards of their own time, talent, and treasure engaging in service as part of their educational growth. The Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School service hour requirement is intended for students to go beyond their current school and/or church obligations.

At our Middle School, students in seventh and eighth grades are required to attend one (1) service day organized by the school and made available for all middle school students. Of course, parents are always welcome! Each student is required to attend at least one of these service opportunities over the course of the school year. See page 43 in the Student Handbook.

Middle School Service Opportunities for 2019-2020:
Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:30 am-2:00 pm:
We will participate in the  National Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the Alabama National Cemetery located in Montevallo, AL. There is a beautiful patriotic ceremony following by attendees placing evergreen wreaths on veterans' graves. We will stop to eat lunch before returning to campus.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:30-11:00 am:
We will help to remove the evergreen wreaths from veterans' graves from Wreaths Across America at the Brookside Memorial Gardens in Millbrook, AL.

Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:30-11:00 am:
We will help beautify our campus and set up for the graduation events scheduled for the following week.

I have created a "Sign Up Genius" to make signing up easy; just click on this link to  SIGN UP HERE!  An email reminder will be sent two days before your desired event.  

As other opportunities arise, I will add them to the website and send an email with the details.
Remember, students are only required to attend one (1) of these events. Of course, they are welcome to participate in more than one!

Mary Kelley
Guidance Counselor
Athletics Tickets & Knight Passes
2019-20 Athletics Admissions Prices
$7.00 Varsity Contests
$6.00 Junior Varsity Contests
$5.00 Middle School Contests

Knight Passes Are Available to Purchase Online!
Knight Pass  allows entrance into all regular season, home athletic events for Middle School, JV and Varsity Sports for one academic year (excludes tournament games). There are 3 options for purchase:
$250 - Family pass
$150 - Individual pass
$100 - Grandparent pass


You may also purchase through   MySchoolBucks  School Store.

Thank you &  GO KNIGHTS!
iGiveCatholic Advanced Giving is happening now! Visit http://montgomerycatholic.org/giving or you can send a check or cash to your school office to be part of our Bicentennial 200 donors!
***Athletic event schedules are subject to change. Please check with your coaches for the most current schedule***
MONDAY 12/2

SB Abrakadoodle Art Classes
3:30 PM

Boys Soccer Tryouts on YMCA fields 2 & 3 at AUM
4:00 PM


JV Boys Basketball @ Elmore Co.
4:30 PM

V Girls Basketball @ Elmore Co.
5:45 PM

Choral Concert
6:30 PM

V Boys Basketball @ Elmore Co.
7:15 PM
TUESDAY 12/3

GIVING TUESDAY!

Boys Soccer Tryouts on YMCA fields 2 & 3 at AUM
4:00 PM

MS Day in the Life of a Middle Schooler

SB "A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student" - St. Bede and Holy Spirit 6th graders
8:00 AM

SB Student Council
3:15 PM

V Girls Basketball vs BTW
6:00 PM

V Boys Basketball vs BTW
7:15 PM
WEDNESDAY 12/4
 
Boys Soccer Tryouts on YMCA fields 2 & 3 at AUM
4:00 PM

Advent Penance Service

SB: KOC Poster Contest

SB 5th Grade Field Trip
8:00 AM

SB: 5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP WETUMPKA DEPOT
8:00 AM
THURSDAY 12/5

Boys Soccer Tryouts on YMCA fields 2 & 3 at AUM
4:00 PM

Holy Spirit Mass Day
8:15 AM

MS Girls Basketball @ St. James
5:00 PM

MS Boys Basketball vs St. James @ Holy Spirit
5:00 PM

JV Boys Basketball vs St. James @ Holy Spirit
6:15 PM

JV Girls Basketball @ St. James
6:15 PM

Christmas Band Concert in the DBC
6:30 PM
FRIDAY 12/6

Boys Soccer Tryouts on YMCA fields 2 & 3 at AUM
4:00 PM

SB Mass with Fr. Victor Ingalls
8:30 AM

JV Boys Basketball vs MA
4:30 PM

V Girls Basketball vs MA
5:45 PM

V Boys Basketball vs MA
7:15 PM
SATURDAY 12/7

Kids Soccer Clinic

MS Girls Basketball vs MA
8:30 AM

MS Boys Basketball vs MA
9:45 AM

JV Girls Basketball vs MA
11:00 AM