February 7, 2020
Warrior Weekly
A Message from the Principal
Dear Parents,
We are beginning the course selection process for the 2020-21 school year. Elective course options were discussed with students in grades 8-11 today. Course elective forms can be found in 8th grade Friday folders today. Please review and complete with your child and return no later than 2/12. Arena scheduling for students currently in grades 9-11 will take place on 2/12 during first period. Click below to review the 2020-21 program of studies and course selection sheets. I am very excited about the program of studies for the 2020-21 school year including the following new elective courses: Theater, Engineering II, Introduction to Environmental Science, Medical Microbiology, Computer Science Principles, Aviation. We will also be continuing our dual enrollment offerings through Stonehill and Regis College. 

We are in need of additional staff for our ESP program. The program runs Monday-Friday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. It would not be necessary to work every day. Please email me if you are interested in considering one or more days a week.

Congratulations to our Middle School students who achieved Honor Roll status in the second quarter!

Have a great weekend!
Kathleen St.Laurent

General Information
National School Counseling Week 2020

The week of 2/3 to 2/7 the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) sponsored National School Counseling Week 2020: “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans!” Our guidance counselors enjoy working with the students and staff at Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School and would like to share their gratitude with all of you!  

Grade Level Breakfast Meeting
Breakfast meetings have resumed. Students may purchase food in the cafeteria beginning at 7:45 AM. During the meeting, class moderators will update students on upcoming events and opportunities.

  • Monday, February 10 – Freshman Breakfast

  • Tuesday, February 11 – Sophomore Breakfast

  • Thursday, February 13 – 8th Grade Breakfast 
Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday, February 26.  Our Chaplain, Fr. Fred Babizcuk will be at CC for an 8:50 AM liturgy and to distribute ashes to our students, faculty, and staff.  
For Your Advance Planning
  •  Friday, February 14 – 1:10 Early Release for Professional Development – There will be NO ESP and NO after school activities/extra help. Please make plans to pick-up your child for 1:10. 

  • February Vacation – February 17 thru February, 21
From the Nurse
Please see the attached tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu season.  
Valentine’s Jeans Day

Friday, February 14 is a red/pink/white jeans day. The cost is $2.00 and will benefit the class treasuries. Regular jeans day rules apply. Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Substance Use Prevention and Wellness Presentation

The Bristol County Collaborative is sponsoring a program at BCC on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The collaborative provides educational programs focusing on substance use prevention and wellness. The program on the 19 th will focus on “Cory’s Cause” For more information, follow the link to the collaborative flyer.
Dorothy Vaill Educational Grant – Sisters of the Holy Union
The Dorothy Vaill Educational Grant from the Sister of the Holy Union awards need based tuition assistance to students in a Catholic School. The application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020. For more information, follow the link.
High School Announcements
SAVE THE DATE! The Freshman/Sophomore Semi-Formal will be held on Saturday, March 21 st from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. The dance is open to CC 9 th and 10 th grade students and their pre-approved outside guests from grades 9 and 10 (no middle school, junior, or senior students allowed.) Outside guest approval forms will be available beginning Tuesday, February 25 th and will be due by 8:00 AM on Friday, March 13 th . The administration will determine whether or not a guest is approved. Tickets will be available for CC students from Monday, March 9 th thru Friday, March 13 th  The cost of the ticket is $18.00 per person. We look forward to seeing our freshman and sophomores at this event!  If you have any questions contact Ms. Sampson, Sophomore Class Moderator ( asampson@cc.dfrcs.org ) or Mr. Phillips, Freshman Class Moderator ( sphillips@cc.dfrcs.org .)
Junior/Senior Prom
On Thursday, May 21, 2020 the Junior/Senior Prom will be held at the Hillside Country Club. The cost of the prom is $80.00 per person: $40.00 payable on Thursday, March 12 and $40.00 payable on Friday, April 3. Any payment received late will be subject to a $10.00 late fee – This is for each payment date listed above!  Late fees will be required even if the payment is one day late. No guest information is due at the time of the first payment. Make the first payment even if you are not sure with whom you will be attending. We will adjust the payments if you overpay. We need to have an accurate count – so sign up early!  THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THURSDAY - APRIL 30, 2019.   

 Outside guest forms for the prom will be available on Thursday, March 12. Completed forms and guest payment are due no later than 8:00 am on Friday, April 3.  Please pay attention to the deadline so you will not be disappointed.  The administration will determine whether or not the guest is approved. 

Parents must attend a mandatory parent pre-prom meeting in order for their son/daughter to attend the prom. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm . This meeting is for the parents of all juniors and the parents of any seniors who did not attend last year’s Junior/Senior Prom. Seniors who attended last year’s prom will receive a form for parents to verify review of the content from the meeting If a parent does not attend the mandatory pre-prom meeting, the student will not be allowed to attend the prom.  Please mark this important date on your calendar.
Middle School Announcements
Living Stations of the Cross

If you are interested in being part of a very special prayer service to honor the sacrifice of our Lord, you are invited to join Middle School Ministry on Thursdays, 2:15 to 3:00. We need actors, readers, interpretive dancers, and a drummer to take part in presenting the Living Stations of the Cross during Holy Week. You must be able to attend the practices, be reverent and respectful throughout the process, and supply your own costume which consists of plain black pants, back socks, black sneakers or shoes, back shirt, and a solid black hoodie. It would be wonderful to have those who have participated in this event in the past to join us again as role models to other students. Remember how special it was for you, when you took part. Bring along any friends that are new to this spiritual experience. This is a school wide event, bringing our school together in this special opportunity to share our faith. We hope that you will take the leap!
MS Graduation for the Class of 2020
MS Graduation forms were mailed to all 8 th grade parents. Please return the completed forms as soon as possible so we can make the necessary preparations for your child’s graduation.  
Scholastic Book Fair – What a Success!
Our Middle School Book Fair was a great success! We surpassed our sales goal of $2500.00 and had a lot of fun. Here are some of the highlights shared by the event organizer Ligia Madeira:

  • We presented grandparents with a special reusable book fair bag and shoppers earned a free spin at our prize wheel.

  • We rewarded students who were “caught reading” and received a prize “ticket” from teachers.

  • We offered free donuts with the purchase of a book on the last morning of the book fair. 

  • Students participated by recommending books and hanging posters to advertise the fair. 

  • Some of our previously earned Scholastic Dollars were used to buy books for the MS Library.

  • We were able to stock the next book assigned in Mr. Haskell’s 7th grade ELA class.

  • 8th grade helpers earned community service credit by helping to set up/take down the book fair.

  • We banded together to reach our goal and students earned a free Jeans Day in the process. 

  • Our greatest success is that we helped put hundreds of books in the hands of our students.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the book fair volunteers who gave so generously of their time: Christina Bragan, Lisa Canuel, Tracy Chaves, Sharon Dupont, Jen Farrell, Vicki Goetz, Dawn Gupta, Dena Heidt, Lauren Leet, Amanda Perrault, Christine Toomey, and Diane Walker.

A special thank you to Mrs. Angeley, Ms. Bigda, Mrs. Sousa, Mrs. Freitas and our custodial staff for providing enthusiastic support no matter how many times we pestered them! 
Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone!