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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
B-Day

ACTIVITIES

Student Government will be selling the 2017 version of its Spirit Shirts in the Commons today, Thursday, and Friday in the mornings and during select lunch periods. The shirts will be sold for $20 each and can be worn in place of your shirt, tie, and jacket on Friday. Students wanting to participate in Friday's semi-dress down should see Mr. Broussard if financial support is needed. Just remember, supplies are limited. Following the dress down, please come support the 10-2-2 varsity soccer team as they take on Stepinac at home at 4:00 in their last regular season game!

Italian Club students going on today’s trip to Arthur Avenue are to meet in the Hall of Honor at 3pm.

ATHLETICS

Yesterday afternoon Matt Tollin and Niall McKenna each scored two goals against Xavier leading the Junior Varsity soccer team to a 4-0 victory.

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention seniors: Are you planning to apply to Fordham University?  If so, you should attend Fordham Prep Night at Fordham University on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm in Duane Hall.  The Fordham University Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, John Buckley, invites seniors and their parents to a panel presentation and discussion about Fordham with its college Deans, Admission and Financial Aid Officers. This Fordham Prep Evening at Fordham University always proves to be invaluable. Interested students can sign up for the program on the "visits" section of the Family Connection.

Attention seniors please check your prep emails for an upcoming college fair that will we held Fordham University's Rosehill campus October 21st. Please check emails periodically for scholarship opportunities, and college updates.

Visiting Colleges: October 16th -20th

COUNSELING

Today, starting in third period, the Bridges Club is holding a "Guess the Skittles" contest in the commons in honor of National Spirit Day tomorrow. So come and take a chance to "Taste the Rainbow" and place a guess to win!  Winner will be announced at the end of the day."

FATHERS’ CLUB

To all Fordham Prep Fathers: Please join the Fathers’ Club for the 3rd Annual Italian Heritage Night, tonight, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Faculty Lounge. We will have as our guest speaker, Mr. Lou DiGiorno, Classical Languages, English and School Archivist.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Global Education Trips Applications are now open. All applications are due by Friday October 27th

MOTHERS' CLUB

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 19, from 6:30-8:30 pm, for our Autumn Reception and Job Fair! All mothers and guardians are welcome to attend, but we especially encourage freshman and sophomore moms/guardians to join us on this evening. Come enjoy wine, appetizers and the company of other wonderful Prep moms and guardians. Our junior and senior moms and guardians will be on hand to greet our freshman and sophomore moms, answer their questions and warmly welcome them into the Prep Family. No matter what year your son is, or whether you've been to a Mothers' Club event before, DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!! It's the ultimate Ladies Night and our Committee Heads will give a wonderful overview of all that will be going on this year! We hope to see you there!

OTHER NEWS

The Fall Blood Drive will be here before you know it. Don't be left out. Sign up today with Dr. Gelpi. Blood Donors save lives.

Attention all students.  If you are interested in volunteering for Open House on Sunday, October 29th, please fill out the Google form emailed to you by Mr. Serton.  Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions. Service hours are available for juniors and seniors only.

Attention all students, in our efforts to support Mrs. Estrella, there will be a shmolly tournament hosted Monday, October 23 at 2:00 on the backfield. Teams may sign up as groups of 3 and the cost is 10$ per team but all other donations would be greatly appreciated. 20$ will go to each winning player, and all other proceeds will go to the GoFundMe drive to support Mrs. Estrella. Please sign up in the commons each morning this week or email Mr. Kravatz. If you do not want to play but wish to donate any amount that would be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you!

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all on Emmaus 277.
Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Luke, evangelist and martyr, and so we pray.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, Jesus, your actions of mercy and compassion toward the poor and vulnerable as recounted in Luke’s gospel remind us that we too are called to reach out to those in need in our communities and world-  to those seeking justice, to those seeking peace, and to those seeking healing.  May we, like St. Luke, also know the joy that comes from true discipleship.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. Luke…… pray for us.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES
Attention Speech & Debate team, we will hold practice today in room 244 at 3:00. 

ATHLETICS
On Saturday, the Varsity cross country team took 9th out of 40 teams in their race at largest meet in the nation-the Manhattan College Invitational.  Senior Charlie Dillon and sophomore Niall Ryan both broke the 14 minute barrier for the first time on Van Cortlandt's 2.5 mile course and freshman Eamonn Sullivan made his Varsity debut with a sterling 14:17.  Seniors Will O'Connor and Dean D'Addario also scored with personal bests, and 14 medals were won on the freshman and sophomore levels. Congrats on a great meet.

The varsity soccer team defeated Xavier yesterday 2-1. Dino Esposito scored 2 goals on assists by James Murray and Sam Davidson. The team, now 10-2-2 will play their final league game against Stepinac on Friday on Murphy Field. Come out and support the Rams and wear Maroon!

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention seniors: Are you planning to apply to Fordham University?  If so, you should attend Fordham Prep Night at Fordham University on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm in Duane Hall.  The Fordham University Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, John Buckley, invites seniors and their parents to a panel presentation and discussion about Fordham with its college Deans, Admission and Financial Aid Officers. This Fordham Prep Evening at Fordham University always proves to be invaluable. Interested students can sign up for the program on the "visits" section of the Family Connection.

Visiting Colleges: October 16th -20th

FATHERS’ CLUB

To all Fordham Prep Fathers: Please join the Fathers’ Club for the 3rd Annual Italian Heritage Night on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Faculty Lounge. We will have as our guest speaker, Mr. Lou DiGiorno, Classical Languages, English and School Archivist.

 GLOBAL EDUCATION

Global Education Trips Applications are now open. All applications are due by Friday October 27th

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors who have not yet submitted their service contracts are reminded that Indefinite JUG continues.  

All Prep families are encouraged to donate gently used shoes to help people in the developing world. Bins can be found in the Common through the end of October. 

MOTHERS' CLUB

Please join us this Thursday, October 19, from 6:30-8:30 pm, for our Autumn Reception and Job Fair! All mothers and guardians are welcome to attend, but we especially encourage freshman and sophomore moms/guardians to join us on this evening. Come enjoy wine, appetizers and the company of other wonderful Prep moms and guardians. Our junior and senior moms and guardians will be on hand to greet our freshman and sophomore moms, answer their questions and warmly welcome them into the Prep Family. No matter what year your son is, or whether you've been to a Mothers' Club event before, DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!! It's the ultimate Ladies Night and our Committee Heads will give a wonderful overview of all that will be going on this year! We hope to see you there!

The Mothers' Club would like to thank all parents who attended last Thursday's Tapas for Trips.  If you were unable to attend but would still like to make a contribution toward the financial aid fund for this year's Global Education and Service Immersion trips you can do so here.   

OTHER NEWS

Attention all students.  If you are interested in volunteering for Open House on Sunday, October 29th, please fill out the Google form emailed to you by Mr. Serton.  Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions. Service hours are available for juniors and seniors only.

The Marymount School of New York would like to invite the students of Fordham Prep to the 2nd Annual Woman in Our World Summit on Saturday, November 18th.  This is a student-led summit will discuss issues of gender equality and aims to educate high school students on modern day intersectional feminism.

Attention all students, in our efforts to support Mrs. Estrella, there will be a shmolly tournament hosted Monday, October 23 at 2:30 on the backfield. Teams may sign up as groups of 3 and the cost is 10$ per team but all other donations would be greatly appreciated. 20$ will go to each winning player, and all other proceeds will go to the GoFundMe drive to support Mrs. Estrella. Please sign up in the commons each morning this week or email Mr. Kravatz. If you do not want to play but wish to donate any amount, that would be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you!

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We pray for all the victims of the car bombings in Somalia. And we also continue to pray for all attending Emmaus 277. As we begin our prayer, we join the Church in remembering St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr of the early Church.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Loving God, may we do everything this day as if You were dwelling in us and may we be inspired by the example of St. Ignatius of Antioch to respond to the ways in which you call us to give of our lives for your greater glory.

 St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. Ignatius of Antioch... pray for us. 


Monday, October 16, 2017


F-Day

ACTIVITIES.

There will be a brief meeting today in Room 243 for all students going to the opera with Mrs. Simeone.  Tickets will be distributed.

ATHLETICS

This past Saturday the Crew Team had an outstanding day of competition at the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia.  The team fielded seven Varsity & JV eights and a Varsity Four with the freshmen squad stepping up to compete against the JV crews as there were no freshman races offered.  The top finish by a Prep Freshman eight was 17th in the JV field of 32 crews.  The team’s Second Varsity Eight finished third in the JV Eight race behind St. Joe’s Prep and LaSalle with the Third Varsity Eight finishing 7th in the same event.  In the Varsity Eight race the Prep Varsity finished in second place in the 21-boat field, only 3 seconds behind local winner, St. Joe’s Prep.   Congratulations to the entire team on a great day of racing.  Next week, the team’s First and Second Varsity Eights travel to Boston to compete against the top junior eights in the world in front of 500,000 people who will line the banks of the Charles River for the 54th Head of the Charles Regatta. The varsity soccer team will play Xavier today at home. The team will meet at 3 pm in room 403.

The varsity football team won their game on Saturday afternoon defeating Moore Catholic 42-30. The rams would score on their first five possessions with Matt Valecce throwing TD passes to Will Loffredo (5/145 3 TD’s), Liam McHale (7/107 2TD’s), and Tommy Walsh (3/93 1TD). The running game was led by Justin Ancheta who had 86 yards on 19 carries.  Christopher Friend was perfect again converting all 6 extra point attempts. The defense was led by George Gaspar who had 9 tackles, Dan Almeida -6 tackles, Ian Devine - 5 tackles and a sack and James McGaughan had 5 tackles and an interception. The Rams (5-1) travel to Long Island on Saturday to face Holy Trinity. 

The freshmen football team got back on track with a dominating win on Saturday defeating Mount St Michael’s 40-30. 

Frank Raneri threw 4 TD passes; two to Jayden Wiggins (35, 25); one to Matthew McKillop (5) and one to Luke Daly (20). Michael Rice added two rushing TDs.

The defense was led by Michael Rice, Cullen Sowarby and Mitchell Ragland and special teamer Philip Thompson who blocked a punt.  The Ram’s next game will see them travel to Stepinac on Saturday.

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Fordham Prep families are invited to join us for Financial Aid 101. This program an in-depth explanation of the College Financial Aid system. It will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Leonard Theatre

Attention Seniors Ms. Melody the Admission's Counselor at Loyola University in Maryland will conduct interviews on Wednesday, October 25th. A signup sheet is available in Mrs. Isabel's office. She will also conduct an information session at the end of the school day for students who miss the opportunity for an interview.

Attention seniors: Mr. Buckley the Admission's Counselor at Fordham University has cancelled his 
October 23rd visit. If you were signed up in Mrs. Isabel's office please check your email for your new interview date and time. If you have any questions or concerns please see Mrs. Isabel. 

Visiting Colleges: October 16th -20th

GLOBAL EDUCATION

There will be a meeting today in Room 234 immediately following PM attendance for the students going to Ireland.

Global Education Trips Applications are now open. All applications are due by Friday October 27th

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors who have not handed in their service contracts are reminded that they must begin serving indefinite JUG today.

OTHER NEWS

Attention all students.  If you are interested in volunteering for Open House on Sunday, October 29th, please fill out the Google form emailed to you by Mr. Serton.  Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions. Service hours are available for juniors and seniors only.

The Fall Blood drive is Friday, Nov. 3rd. Don't be left out because you were not able to sign up to donate blood. It's not too early to schedule your donation. See Dr. Gelpi in room 314 for more information. Any 16 or older and in good health maybe eligible to donate. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also pray for all attending Emmaus 277 which begins this afternoon. The following prayer was written by senior, Eddie Joe Barry.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Lord Jesus, help us by your grace this day….

To banish fear from our hearts, that we may embrace each of your children as our own brother and sister;

To realize that you call all people to your holy mountain to learn the ways of peace and justice;

To share of our abundance as you spread a banquet before us;

To give witness to your love for all people, as we celebrate the many gifts they bring.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.


Friday, October 13, 2017

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES

Student Government - All freshmen interested in running for class president are reminded that they must give their contracts, recommendation forms, and speeches to Mr. Gustafson by 3pm today.

Tonight is the night for Student Government's Freshmen Dance from 7:30-11PM!  Prep ID, one can of food, and a ticket must be presented to enter the dance.  No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend. Doors close at 8:15

Attention freshman, sophomores, and juniors on the Speech & Debate team -- there will be a meeting today in room 221 at 2:00PM. Mr. Zachary Gonzalez of the National Hispanic Institute will be speaking, sharing fantastic opportunities for our team members. All are strongly encouraged to attend.

Students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades interested in learning about two summer programs hosted through the National Hispanic Institute are also invited to attend the information session with the director of collegiate affairs during the activities period in room 221 in the library. 

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313.

The NYC Explorers Club will meet at 2:10 p.m. in room 313. 

Any student interested in participating in this weekend's Making Strides Walks should check their email and see either Ms. Dempsey or Mr. Homer.

There will be a meeting of the meditation club from 1:45-2:00 p.m. in room 250. All are welcome

There will be a meeting of the ASPCA club in room 250 from 2:05-2:30 p.m.. All are welcome.

The Just Serve Club will meet today in the Ministry Center during activities period.

The photography club will meet in the yearbook office today.

The Simpsons club will meet today in rm. 312. 

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today in Room 252. Agenda today includes reviewing proposals for shows for 2017-2018 and a review of proper bike assembly, including brakes. 

Italian Club meeting today in Room 243.


ATHLETICS

Attention freshmen: Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher?  Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone:  running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more.  A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top track and field teams. The team will have its first information meeting for freshmen today at 2:30 p.m. in room 225.

Yesterday, the varsity soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell 3-1 in a great team performance. Eddie Perez-Pelaez scored the first 2 and James Corasaniti scored the 3rd goal with 5 minutes to play. The win clinches first place for the team and puts them into the NY Archdiocese Final on Oct. 24th.  On Monday, the Rams, now 9-2-2, will take on Xavier at home on Murphy field.

Intramural Basketball Schedule


COLLEGE COUNSELING

Visiting Colleges October 9th - 13th

MINISTRY AND SERVICE


This Sunday is the American Cancer Society Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk, with locations at Central Park in Manhattan and at Manhattanville College in Westchester.  Service hours are available for juniors and seniors.  Please see Miss Dempsey to sign up for the Westchester location or Mr. Homer to sign up for the Central Park location.   


TODAY’S PRAYER


Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for those affected by the wildfires in California. We also continue to join the Church in praying for migrants and refugees.

As we prepare ourselves to pray the Examen, we ask that you close your tablets, put away your phones, free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us


Thursday, October 12, 2017

D-Day 

ACTIVITIES

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance tomorrow! Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Gustafson, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz  in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend.  Prep ID and one can of food must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15

Attention Fordham Prep Speech & Debate, we will hold practice at 3:00 today in room 244. 


ATHLETICS

Any student who intends to try out for hockey must register on the Fordham Prep website by today.  Click on Athletics, then Ram Sports Zone for access to the registration page (Registration).  Freshmen and sophomores, register for JV; juniors and seniors, register for Varsity.

Attention freshmen: Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher?  Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone:  running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more.  A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top track and field teams. The team will have its first information meeting for freshmen tomorrow at 2:30 in room 225.

Tuesday afternoon Jake Douglas scored a game tying goal as the JV soccer team battled Regis to a 1-1 draw. 

On Tuesday, the varsity soccer team defeated Regis 3-2 in an exciting game. Seniors Peter Marment and James Corasaniti in the first half and James Murray scored to seal the win for the Rams with 6 minutes to play. Jamie Lynch, Paul Brusco, Jack Gallo, Ryan Ringelstein and Aiden Feeney all played well. The team will play Monsignor Farrell today at 5:30 away in an important game. It is just a short train, subway, ferry and bus ride to support the Rams or, perhaps, just a knowing smile to the team sometime today.

Yesterday at the Bronx Cross Country Championship, Senior Dean D'Addario captured the Varsity Individual County Title, leading the Prep to its unprecedented 18th straight Championship. Fellow seniors Sean Duffy, Jed Brophy-Nash, Edgar Aguirre and Joe Cvelic teamed up to secure the win over 6 Bronx rivals. 

The freshman cross country team also won their Bronx Championship.  The Individual Freshman Champion was Riley Martin, who with teammate William Carroll completed an impressive 1-2 finish. Strong performances were also turned in by Isaac Guzman, Erik McCue, Doujuan Jourden, and Johnny Van Doran who all placed in the top 10.  Congrats on a great day at Van Cortlandt Park

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors Mr. John Buckley, Associate VP for Enrollment at Fordham University will conduct interviews on Monday, October 23rd, and again on November 16th. Both signup sheets are now available. Please see Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office to sign up.

Visiting Colleges October 9th - 13th 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Emmaus 277, the October Emmaus, will have its final preparation meeting this afternoon at 2:40pm in the Ministry Center.

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. Transportation will be provided and service hours are available. 


MOTHERS’ CLUB

It’s still not too late to register for tonight’s Tapas for Trips sponsored by the Mothers’ club. A great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and support our Global Education and Service Immersion programs. Register here.  (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form)

 

OTHER NEWS 

A representative from the National Hispanic Institute will be here tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. to meet with students interested in attending two summer leadership programs for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office and pick up a brochure.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family as well as all affected by the wildfires in California. Let us also continue to join the Church in praying for migrants and refugees.

The following prayer is written by senior Craig Certo. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

As the holy family left their home in Nazareth, many around the world do the same to escape great evils. May we hold refugees and migrants in our hearts as they have left everything behind in search of a better life, and remember their dignity when they cannot do it on their own.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PSAT EXAMS 

ACTIVITIES

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, October 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Gustafson, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend.  Prep ID and one can of food must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15


ATHLETICS

Attention freshmen: Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher?  Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone:  running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more.  A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top track and field teams. The team will have its first information meeting for freshmen on Friday at 2:30 in room 225.

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Visiting Colleges October 9th - 13th


OTHER NEWS 

A representative from the National Hispanic Institute will be here on Friday at 1:30 p.m. to meet with students interested in attending two summer leadership programs for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office and pick up a brochure

Student photo retakes will take place on Monday, October 30th in the Hall of Honor

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also continue to join the Church in praying for migrants and refugees.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Loving God, we ask for the gifts and grace of your Spirit as we prepare to take our exam this morning. Enlighten our minds, calm our nerves and open our hearts. And may all that we do today, be done for your greater glory.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

C-DAY 

ACADEMICS

Attention all freshmen, sophomores and juniors: Tomorrow, Wednesday, you will be taking the PSAT exam. Arrive to school at the normal time and report to your exam room at 8:30. Exam rooms will be posted on the TV's in the Commons by mentor group. Don't forget to pack your calculator and at least 2 - #2 pencils for the exam. There are no calculators to lend. School dress code is in effect. 

ACTIVITIES

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, October 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Gustafson, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend.  Prep ID and one can of food must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15

ATHLETICS

Any student who intends to try out for the Varsity or JV Hockey team must register on the Fordham Prep website by Wednesday October 11th.  Click on Athletics, then Ram Sports Zone for access to the registration page.  Freshmen and sophomores, register for JV; juniors and seniors, register for Varsity.

Congratulations to the JV football which won its 3rd game in a row on Saturday defeating Xaverian 24-0. 

The JV soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell yesterday afternoon 5-1. Matt Tollin had two goals. Niall Mckenna, Vic Medina, and Aidan Murphy each added a goal. The team will face Regis this afternoon on Coffey Field.  


Fordham Prep Rugby players and parents – Registration and sign-up  

We recently had our annual parent, player and coach rugby sign-up evening at the Prep.  Thank you to all those that we able to attend.  We discussed the following:
- Intro for new parents
- Outline for the spring season
- Discuss fitness for fall and winter – Coach Adrian talked about the fitness program to begin shortly
- Coaches in attendance to answer questions -
- Information for parents about the program and how to register and pay – see link below
- As a parent – how can we help? Please contact Linda Costelloe linda.costelloe@me.com

Link to sign-up page is http://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=3498 

Please take a moment and register your son for the upcoming season. 

The Crew Team competed at the Head of the Housatonic this past weekend.  With the team’s First and Second Varsity Eights taking the weekend off from competition to prepare for the Head of the Charles with a practice in Boston on Sunday, the team’s Third, Fourth & Fifth Varsity Eights stepped up and competed in the First & Second Varsity events at the Housatonic.  In the Second Eight event the team’s 4th and 5th Varsity eights finished 13th and 21st and in the First Varsity Eight event the team’s 3rd Varsity eight finished 18th.  In the Freshman/Novice event the team’s three Freshman eights had excellent races placing 10th, 16th, and 22nd.  Next week the entire team travels to Philadelphia to compete in the Navy Day Regatta on Saturday.”

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Yale University Information Session
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Stuyvesant High School
Auditorium
345 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10282
Event Registration

Visiting Colleges October 9th - 13th

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention all seniors--Any senior who has not submitted his service contract, due last week, must attend a mandatory after-school extra-help consultation in the ministry center at 3:00 p.m. today. Failure to report will be treated as a cut. 

Emmaus 277, the October Emmaus, will be having an important planning meeting for all participants at 2:40 p.m. in the Ministry Center.

OTHER NEWS 

Student photo retakes will take place on Monday, October 30th in the Hall of Honor


The Fall Blood Drive is coming. No need to wait to sign up for an appointment time. See Dr. Gelpi in
room 314 to sign up. Anyone 16 years old and in good health is eligible to donate blood.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. This week we respond to the request of Pope Francis and join the Church in praying for migrants and refugees.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.   

Lord, you teach us that when we welcome the stranger, we welcome you. May we open our minds and hearts this day to the plight of those fleeing their homes, communities and nations, especially those seeking to escape from war and violence. May your grace and our support be with them in their journeys.

 St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us


Friday, October 6, 2017

B-DAY

ACTIVITIES

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance next Friday -October 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 each and will be available next week.  No tickets will be sold to boys at the door. 

The Bluegrass Club will meet at 3pm today in room 313 to pick out some Tom Petty tunes. 


ATHLETICS

Any student who intends to try out for the Varsity or JV Hockey team must register on the Fordham Prep website by Wednesday October 11th.  Click on Athletics, then Ram Sports Zone for access to the registration page.  Freshmen and sophomores, register for JV; juniors and seniors, register for Varsity.

Intramural Basketball Schedule

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Second information session for Yale University on October 20th at Stuyvesant High School. Best regards,
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Stuyvesant High School
Auditorium
345 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10282
Event Registration

Visiting Colleges October 2nd – October 6th

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Shoes will continue to be collected for donation to Uganda throughout the month of October. Bins are in the Commons.

Attention seniors without service contracts: Mandatory after-school extra help will begin this Tuesday, October 10; Indefinite JUG will begin on Thursday, October 12th. 

OTHER NEWS 

Prep parents:  Oktoberfest is back! Last year the Prep took over Bierhaus, in midtown New York and the event was a SELL OUT!  Don't miss out on the fun this year.  Join other parents, faculty and alumni on Tuesday, October 17 from 6 to 8 pm for great German food, beer and a special surprise or two. See the invitation (LINK) on our homepage for details and registration information.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all who continue to suffer from the effects of violence and natural disasters. Let us also pray for those attending the Finding God in Nature Retreat today.

As we prepare ourselves to pray the Examen, we ask that you remain seated, that you close your tablets, put away your phones, free yourself from distractions and become aware of the light of God within you and around you.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us


DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A-DAY

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club members are reminded to bring the baked goods for Friday's bake sale to the Modern Language Office (Room 231) before AM attendance.

Speech and Debate, Mandatory practice this afternoon at 3:00. We will finish at 4:30/4:45. FP Speech and Debate -- we're all talk!

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance next Friday -October 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 each and will be available next week.  No tickets will be sold to boys at the door. 

The Just Serve Club in addition to selling bracelets to raise money for hurricane relief, will be partnering with Fordham University's Engineers without Borders to collect gently worn shoes to assist individuals and families in developing nations around the world! You can drop off shoes in the morning in the bins in the Commons.

ATHLETICS

Attention freshman: the freshman diving team is looking for a few more divers. If you have ever jumped on a board or trampoline or even if you don’t have any experience come and give it try! Please contact coach Greg Lau from the swimming and diving prep page online.

Intramural Basketball Schedule


COLLEGE COUNSELING

Revolution Prep is offering a free practice ACT exam on Saturday, October 14 at the Bronxville Public Library.  Students can register through Friday, October 6 at https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/practice-exams/school/137573/  . For additional information, contact calvin.fortenberry@revolutionprep.com

Visiting Colleges October 2nd – October 6th
 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center.


MOTHERS’ CLUB
 

Next Thursday, October 12th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear from students who participated in these programs.  All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families.  Register here.  (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form).


OTHER NEWS 

Students going on the Tenement Museum trip are reminded that payment and permission slips are due to Mrs. Simeone by Friday, October 6th

There are two tickets still available to go see Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera House on Tuesday, October 17th.  Contact Mrs. Simeone (simeonep@fordhamprep.org) for more information.

The Fall Blood Drive is coming! Anyone 16 and older, in good health, is eligible to donate blood. The Fall Blood Drive will take place Nov. 3. It's not too early to sign up. See Dr. Gelpi for more information. 


TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Lord at the beginning of this new day,
I ask you for peace, wisdom and strength.
Today I want to be well-intentioned and fair,
so that everybody who comes to me might feel your presence.
God, clothe me in your kindness,
so that throughout this day I might be a reflection of you. 

I ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us
St. Ignatius………..pray for us


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

F-DAY


ACADEMICS

The last day to drop/change a course for seniors, juniors and sophomores is today, October. 4, 2017.  Students may pick up a course drop form from Mr. Broussard's office.


ACTIVITIES

The Social Justice Committee will meet tomorrow morning, October 5th, at 7:35 am in room 313.  New members are always welcome.


ATHLETICS

Intramural Basketball Schedule


Attention freshman: the freshman diving team is looking for a few more divers. If you have ever jumped on a board or trampoline or even if you don’t have any experience come and give it try! Please contact coach Greg Lau from the swimming and diving prep page
online.

Colin Marment scores three, Niall McKenna had two, James Dolan, Darren Gallagher, Ronan McConnell, and Matthew Tollin each added another leading the JV soccer team to a 9–1 victory against St. Peter’s yesterday.


COLLEGE COUNSELING


Visiting Colleges October 2nd – October 6th

 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting today, Wednesday, October 4th (see attachment)


MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Emmaus 277, the October Emmaus will have its first planning meeting today in the Ministry Center, immediately after school.

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point tomorrow (Thursday) can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center.

For all seniors going on the Bear Mountain Nature Retreat -- there will be a brief meeting in room 312 at the beginning of Consultation today to discuss details.  Any questions, please see Dr. Carney.


MOTHERS’ CLUB

Next Thursday, October 12th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear from students who participated in these programs.  All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families.  Register here.  (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form)



OTHER NEWS 

The new Group Study Space will close today at 1:00 p.m. and the Library will close immediately after school.


Prep parents:  Oktoberfest is back!  Last year the Prep took over Bierhaus, in midtown New York and the event was a sell out!  Don't miss out on the fun this year.  Join other parents, faculty and alumni on Tuesday, October 17 from 6 to 8 pm for great German food, beer and a special surprise or two. See the invitation (LINK) on our homepage for details and registration information.


TODAY’S PRAYER

We continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family, as well as the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, namesake of our current Pope. May the peace prayer of St. Francis remind us of our call to be agents of love in the midst of a violent world.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  

 

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. 

 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us 

St. Francis of Assisi………….pray for us.

 

 Tuesday, October 3, 2017

E-DAY

ACADEMICS

The last day to drop/change a course for seniors, juniors and sophomores is tomorrow, October. 4, 2017.  Students may pick up a course drop form from Mr. Broussard's office.

All freshmen are to report to mentoring locations 4th period today to take the Jesuit Schools Network Student Profile Survey.  Please bring your tablet to complete the online survey.

 ACTIVITIES

The Stock Market Club will be meeting today in room 324. New members are welcome. 

The Sports Debate club will meet during activities period today in room 242.

Join the Business Club this afternoon in room 410 during activities period to discuss our participation in Portfolios with Purpose.  We will be joined by George Fordy, a senior at the Gabelli School of Business studying Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Mr. Fordy studied two years in France and then transferred to Fordham.  Mr. Fordy has interned as a data analyst and will begin his career full-time with Park Avenue Securities in January.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today in Room 252. Today's meeting will focus on map reading and pet store return policies. All are welcome.

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312 during Activities Period. 

The photography club will meet at 2 pm in the lobby for a brief meeting.

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313.

NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 313.

Italian Club meeting today in Room 243.

The Just Serve Club will meet today in the Ministry Center during Activities period

ATHLETICS

Attention freshman: the freshman diving team is looking for a few more divers. If you have ever jumped on a board or trampoline or even if you don’t have any experience come and give it try! Please contact coach Greg Lau from the swimming and diving prep page online. 

OTHER NEWS 

A reminder that the Lost and Found is in the Attendance office. We have accumulated a variety of lost items, please stop by if you are missing any of your belongings. Thank you

TODAY’S PRAYER

We continue to remember in prayer Mrs. Estrella and her family as well as the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.

We also celebrate with the Church and the Society of Jesus, the feast of St. Francis Borgias.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord as we begin a new day, let us pray for peace…peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nation and in our world. Be with all those whose lives are affected by violence. May your love and grace give them comfort, and may our own lives become instruments of your peace this day.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us
St. Ignatius………..pray for us
St. Francis Borgias…….pray for us

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