A Message From the Principal
Dear Parents,

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Jennifer deMatos and Mrs. Jeanne Cabral who were selected by the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher Recognition Committee to be honored at the annual Teacher Recognition and Scholarship Awards Breakfast this morning. Congratulations Mrs. deMatos and Mrs. Cabral! We are so proud of you.

Our school continues to be bustling with activity both during and after the school day. AP Exams are in full swing under the direction of Ms. Araujo. Students are working hard to complete these rigorous exams while completing their regular class work. Our seniors are preparing for their last week of classes and upcoming final exams. This is such an exciting time as we prepare for both our high school and middle school graduations.

This week we had a very successful book fair coordinated by our middle school parents association under the direction of Mrs. Ligia Madeira. Our wonderful middle school families also treated our staff to lunch in honor of teacher appreciation week! Our middle school performers, under the direction of Mrs. Cabral having been rehearsing each day to prepare for this weekend’s performance of Mary Poppins Junior. This morning, students from Our Lady of Lourdes School were treated to a preview performance along with lunch and a fun STEM workshop. So much hard work has gone into preparing for this wonderful show.

We are so grateful to all of you for your ongoing support of all of our school programs. We rely on your generous financial assistance as well. As Dr. Audette has shared in his blog, the amount we assess for tuition covers less than 85% of the cost of educating our students. In addition, we provide a significant amount of financial assistance. Please consider donating either through our secure donation portal accessed by clicking on the DONATE button in the upper right of the web site or through the parent appeal mailing. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Kathleen St.Laurent
Principal

General Section
Celebrating the Beauty of Every Child
On Friday, May 17, Coyle and Cassidy high school (9-11) and middle school students will travel by bus to Bishop Connolly High School to join with students from all diocesan schools.  Bishop da Cunha and diocesan priests will concelebrate a liturgy and there will be a special concert.  Students should bring a bagged lunch.  We will return at approximately 1:00 and will dismiss at that time.  We look forward to this wonderful event!
Donnelly’s Uniform Company Measurements and Ordering
On Thursday, May 22, a Donnelly’s Uniform Company representative will be at C-C for uniform measurements. Students will need to replace any uniform items that no longer meet the dress code requirements (skirt length, outgrown pants/shirts/blouses.) High school measurements will be done during the high school lunches (12:00 to 1:00) on the landing outside of the gym.  Middle school measurements will be done in the library (1:00 to 4:00.) A flyer with ordering instructions is available from the Attendance Office. Middle school students will receive a form in their Friday Folders. The Dress Code for 2019-2020 (HS and MS) is linked in the newsletter. Polo shirts are ordered directly from Coyle and Cassidy. Information for ordering polo shirts will be in an upcoming newsletter.  
Photo by CC Search
For Your Advance Planning
Friday, May 31 is the HS Class of 2019’s graduation. To properly prepare for the graduation, we will dismiss all students in grades 5-11 at 11:15.  There will be  NO City of Taunton bus at dismissal and there will be  NO ESP.  
High School Section
Herff Jones Ring Representative 
 Class ring information will be distributed at that time. Opportunities to order rings will be as follows: Thursday, May 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 and from 4:00 to 6:00 (parents welcome); Friday, May 10 from 12:00 to 1:00. There will be a junior ring ceremony at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. All of our juniors will be acknowledged as upperclassmen. It is a wonderful tradition within a beautiful liturgy. 
AP Exam Dress and Early Release
Students taking the AP Exam follow regular jeans day rules. (No leggings/jeggings/yoga pants, No Shorts, No ripped or torn clothing) Students are dismissed following the AP Exam. If a student has the 2 nd AP Exam, they do not have to arrive to school until the time of the exam.  
Seniors
Seniors are expected to be present for school every school day. The school administration has the authority to determine if an absence is or is not excused. An unexcused absence, as determined by the administration, results in six hours of detention. Friday, May 17 is not a school day for seniors. We give seniors this “day off” as an opportunity for a day together before their exams and end of year events begin. 

Information for senior end of year dress requirements was distributed to seniors, sent to parents of seniors in an email, and is posted in senior homerooms. Parent of seniors are asked to monitor your son/daughter’s compliance with these relaxed dress code privileges.  
Photo by CC Search
High School Homeroom Breakfast Meetings
Grade level breakfasts, beginning at 7:30 a.m., for the month of March are listed below. Time will be used to plan class activities and encourage student involvement. Students may purchase breakfast items from the cafeteria or bring in their breakfast.  

  • May 14 – Sophomores
  • May 15 – Freshmen
  • May 20 - Juniors
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Junior/Senior Prom – Special Note to Parents of Juniors and Underclassmen Prom Guests
On Thursday, May 23, 2019 the Junior/Senior Prom will be held from 6:00 to 10:00 at the Cape Club in Sharon. Doors open at 5:45 pm.  Student must arrive no later than 6:30 and may not leave before 10:00. As part of our ongoing efforts to keep students safe, a breathalyzer will be used the night of the prom A photographer will be at the event. The price list is attached with this week’s newsletter . We are looking forward to a wonderful night!  
Middle School Section
A Note From Mr. O'Brien
Greetings,

Once again I would like to thank the volunteers and Mrs. Madeira for all their hard work on the Book Fair and thank you once again to the Thomas Family for the donation of donuts. Next week the Executive Board Candidate approval paperwork will be available for interested rising 7th & 8th graders, with the campaign to start on May 20th. This is an exciting leadership opportunity.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. OB
BOGO Scholastic Book fair Update:
Our BOGO Scholastic book fair was a success! We totaled sales over $1500 and put many books (including summer reading books) in the hands of our students!

A big thank you goes out to our parent volunteers: Ligia Madeira, Lisa Canuel, Lauren Leet, Amanda Perrault, Dena Heidt, Diane Walker, Sharon Dupont, Dottie Avila, Lynn Mangott, and Danielle Cochrane.

A special thank you to the Thomas Family whose generous donation of donuts put huge smiles on the faces of our students and staff!

And thank you to our student helpers (Nick Madeira, Ryan Perrault, Matt Costello and Alex Mangott) as well as Mr. OB, Mrs. Freitas, Mrs. Ferbert, Ms. Bigda, Mr. Guzman, the custodians, and the ESP staff who provided support in many ways, big and small.

Being a part of the CC family is truly a gift!
8th Grade Mass with the Bishop
What a great experience going to the St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River for our 8th graders. Special kudos to Nathan, Marissa, Dayannah, and Sarah for joining with many other from the different schools students and singing with the choir.
MS Yearbook Last Call
The MS yearbook is going to press Monday 5/13 so that is the absolute last day 5th, 6th, and 7th graders may order a yearbook (8th grade gets a complimentary copy). 
Dress Guidelines for Upcoming Field Trips
      Dress guidelines for Canobie Lake Park, Museum of Science, Freedom Trail, Paw Sox
      No bathing suits - students are not allowed to use the pool or water area
      Pants, Capris or Bermuda length (long) shorts are allowed
      No halter, spaghetti, or backless tops 
      Appropriate t-shirts, sleeveless tops with wide (approximately 3”) shoulder straps are allowed. 
      Students should wear sneakers, a tied shoe, or sandals with backs. No flip flops or backless shoes for safety reasons.
      We strongly advise bringing a sweatshirt, a hat and sunscreen
"Mary Poppins Jr."
Please join us for our Middle School Drama Club's production of "Mary Poppins Jr." on SATURDAY, MAY 11 at 7:00 p.m. Please click the following link for more information:
Click this link to view the Middle School Schedule:
A Note From Guidance
Important DATES!
AP EXAMS-MAY 2019:
Please Keep in Mind:
Coyle and Cassidy Guidance Department has an open door policy. If any student wishes to speak with Ms. Araujo or Ms. LaPann, please stop by in the morning and ask for a pass from Mrs. Chaves. We are ALL here to help support the students academic success & emotional wellness. Thank you!
A Note From Campus Ministry
http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/prayer/mothers-day-prayer.html
A Prayer for all Mothers,

Thank you, Lord, that you fill a mother’s heart with love,
That you have instilled in her very being the need to protect her children if at all possible,
Thank you for giving her the gift of nurturing her children, of teaching them, of comforting them,
for feeding them and making a safe place for them.
For guiding them to be all that God has created them to be.
Fill every mother with love, wisdom and endurance,
with strength and patience and joy.
Give them ability to forgive again and again.
Enable her to rely on You and call upon You, because You will give her all she needs.
In Your precious and all powerful name, Amen
Remembrance of All Mothers
If you’d like to include names of mothers to be remembered in prayer at our school’s Noon Mass on Tuesday, May 14th, please include names here - Remembrance of All Mothers .
A Message from Kelvin Kariuki ‘18
I will be returning to Kenya this summer and am looking for donations to support Jombas Children’s Home, a safe haven in Malindi, Kenya for children of vulnerable backgrounds. Jombas is in need of new or gently used athletic shoes/sneakers for children ages 3yrs. to 12yrs. Athletic equipment of basketballs, soccer balls, etc. would also be appreciated. Children from Jombas Children’s Home are pictured above. For more information about Jombas, please visit their website, Jombas Children’s Home . Donations can be dropped off in the High School Campus Ministry room until June 6th. Thank You for your support!
A Message From The Coyle Athletic Association (CCAA)
The CCAA raises funds to supplement the Athletic Department and all funds raised go directly to our student athletes. All help is greatly appreciated.

School Store Hours in May are Mondays from 2:00-2:30 P.M.

Contact us –    coylecassidyaa@gmail.com        
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
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Swap Shop
Our Swap shop is open on the first Friday of the month, from 2:00-3:30 P.M. for anyone in need of these gently worn items:

  • $5.00 Polos, button downs, vests, fleece

  • $10.00 Pants and long sleeve sweaters

  • $15.00 Skorts
Coyle & Cassidy High School & Middle School
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