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Friday, December 15, 2017
A-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The return of Bridge's annual Christmas Party is today!  The student club, Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies" is hosting a holiday social today, Friday, December 15th starting at 4:30 in rooms 232-233. Local schools have been invited, and everyone in our community is welcome. Come join the celebration. 

On Tuesday December 19th, the UNICEF Club will be hosting a Christmas Bonanza.  A bake sale will be held throughout the day. A judged gingerbread house decorating competition will be held immediately after school.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be sold, and Christmas Music will be played. There will be 15 team slots for students, as well as one team reserved for faculty.  Teams will consist of three members.  The winning team will receive a dress down day.  Registration is $15 dollars per team.  We hope to see you there! Register Here

ATHLETICS

The varsity squash team defeated Masters 4-3 last night.  Chris Eagan, Blake Davis and Michael Anderson all won their matches. Connor Begley was the match MVP winning a five set thriller! 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Ignatian Examen-Advent 

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all on the Sophomore Discovery Retreat.

During this second week of Advent, let us take a moment to stop and reflect on our week as we pray the Examen. As we prepare ourselves, we ask that you remain seated, that you close your tablets, put away your phones, free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence within and around you.

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

·      I become aware of God’s presence; I imagine Him looking upon me with love.

·      I ask God to show me the blessings of this past week.

·      I ask myself, “What am I most grateful for this week? What has given me joy, peace, life, and hope?”

·      I express this gratitude to God for this gift, speaking from the heart, as one friend speaks to another.

·      In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments

·      this week when I turned away from God. 

·      I look forward in hope for the many ways in which God will make his Son known to me during

       this season of Advent and at his coming this Christmas.  

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

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


Thursday, December 14, 2017
F-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The return of Bridge's annual Christmas Party is coming!  The student club, Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies" is hosting a holiday social this Friday, December 15th starting at 4:30 in rooms 232-233.  Local schools have been invited, and everyone in our community is welcome. Come join the celebration. 

Italian club will be hosting their Christmas party in room 233 today. All members are welcome. Please bring any baked goods or desserts to room 231 Modern Language office thank you. 

ATHLETICS

The JV hockey team defeated St. Anthony's last night 4-3, to remain undefeated on the season.  The scoring was led by Jack Phillips, who had three goals. Will Rice was solid again, adding to the offense with a goal and two assists. Cam Smith was calm and composed in net, backstopping the victory with 34 saves. 

The varsity squash team lost a close match to Horace Mann last night 4-3.  Dylan Ram, Chris Eagan and Blake Davis all won their matches.  Fordham will play at Masters tonight. 

The varsity basketball team picked up their second win in as many days beating Dwight on the road yesterday 61-55, improving their record to 3-1. Following senior point guard James Murray’s lead, the Rams played great hard nose defense. The offensive attack was once again very balanced making the team awfully hard to guard. George Schilling led the squad with 15 points. Avni Mustafaj added 13, while the big fellas, Will Loffredo, and Niall Mcstay chipped in 11 each. They will be taking on Salesian Friday night as part of a program triple header at Salesian. Come out and support your Fordham Prep Rams!

OTHER NEWS

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons one final time today to take ring orders from 10am to 1pm. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Please stand for this morning’s prayer

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for those on the Sophomore Discovery retreat.

Today we join the Church in remembering St. John of the Cross, priest and Doctor of the Church who writes that “We must dig deeply in Christ. He is like a rich mine with many pockets containing treasures: however deep we dig we will never find their end or their limit. Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches are discovered on all sides."

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

Lord, during this season of Advent, may we treasure the gifts of life which You have given us. May we remember that in the twilight of our lives, You will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. John of the Cross…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

E-Day 

Students on the basketball team from St. Ignatius Riverview in Australia that competed last night against our students will attend some of our classes today.  Part of their educational journey in the United States is to "pair up" with other basketball students and follow them to class in the spirit of "Ram for a Day".  So today, you may have a guest visiting your classroom and ask that you welcome him. 

ACTIVITIES

Today, at the end of Activities Period there will be a forum entitled Compassionate Allies: creating a more loving environment for the LGBTQ community at Fordham Prep.  We will watch a short video and have a panel of respondents, and then a discussion.  The event is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, Bridges and the Diversity Alliance. All are welcome, and pizza and soda will be served. 

The return of Bridge's annual Christmas Party is coming!  The student club, Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies" is hosting a holiday social this Friday, December 15th starting at 4:30 in rooms 232-233.  Local schools have been invited, and everyone in our community is welcome.  Come join the celebration. 

Please join the Fordham Prep Business Club as we welcome speaker Rod Murray todayWednesday December 13th in room 410 during activities period.  Mr. Murray is an Alum from the Class of 1978 and a past Fordham Prep Trustee.  He also attended Fordham University and received both a masters and Law degree from St. John's University.  He has previously held senior director level positions at Bear Stearns and Jefferies.   He is currently Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Funding for Hunt Financial Securities.  All are welcome. 

Operation Smile and NYC Explorers will not meet today in order to allow members to attend this afternoon's Social Justice Forum. Operation Smile would like to thank all those who patronized yesterday's bake sale, which raised enough money to pay for an operation. 

There will be no Simpson’s club today. Members are instead invited to the LGBTQ forum in room 232. 

The UNICEF club will be hosting a Gingerbread House Decorating Competition immediately after PM attendance on Tuesday December 19th. Teams of three will compete to make the best gingerbread house. Entry fee is $15 and the winners will receive a dress down day. Register your team through the Google form by Thursday, December 14th.   

The Stock Market Club will be meeting in room 227 today for E-Day activities.

For those members who are still open to growth, the greenhouse club will meet today. 

There will be no Italian Club meeting today.  The Italian Club will be having a Christmas party with the Ursuline Italian Club tomorrow at 3:15pm in Rooms 233-234.  Members are reminded to bring desserts for the party.  The desserts can be dropped off in the morning in Room 231--the Modern Language Office. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention: All football players interested in off-season lifting please report to the Main Gym at 2:30 PM today for a quick meeting. 

The varsity squash team defeated Fieldston last night 7-1!  Dylan Ram, Chris Eagan, Blake Davis, Michael Anderson, Will Thurman, Connor Begley and Charles O'Connor all swept their matches.  The team will play Horace Mann this afternoon. 

The varsity basketball team took on a tough opponent of St Ignatius from Australia yesterday. After being up only by four at the half, a big second half led them to a 72-53 point final. The very balanced attack was led by George Schilling, Alex Russo, Tom Zarkowski w 13 points Avni Mustafaj with 10 and James Murray with 9 points. The Rams are now 2-1 and take on Dwight on the road today. 

Fresh off the Cleveland Invitational, last night the Swimming and diving team hosted Archbishop Molloy. Led by double winners Stephan Gray and Jack Kelly, along with winning performances by Ryan Maierle, Nick Malloy, Nick Torres, Jared Copeland and Andrew Wetty, the team pushed it record to 4-0 on the young season with 98-80 victory. Declan Molloy, Tommy O'Sullivan and Mark Dmytryshyn all made their A Championship cut times. The team closes out the year at home next Tuesday vs Xaverian 6pm start.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention juniors please check your Fordham Prep email for Mr. Caserta's ACT and SAT Prep course that will begin in February of 2018. If you're interested bring the enrollment form with payment to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance office.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Today the Church remembers St. Lucy, a woman of extraordinary courage who was martyred for her faith in the 4th century persecutions.

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

Lord, as we begin a new day in this holy season of Advent, may we be inspired by the example of St. Lucy. May we have the courage to be open to the ways in which you might be calling us closer to your love. Help us to see the ways you have blessed us and may your light illumine our lives in all we say or do this day. Amen.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..Pray for us
St. Lucy…..Pray for us


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

D-Day

 

Please join us this afternoon for our weekday Mass at 3:15 p.m. in the Prep's Chapel as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
with members of the Prep's Board of Trustees. All are welcome.

 

ACADEMICS

Senior’s eligible to register for a college course at Fordham University for next semester must do so by today (Tuesday, December 12th).  Please see Mr. Broussard for the college course registration form and a list of classes offered by the university.

ACTIVITIES

On Wednesday, December 13th, at the end of Activities Period there will be a forum entitled Compassionate Allies: creating a more loving environment for the LGBTQ community at Fordham Prep.  We will watch a short video and have a panel of respondents, and then a discussion.  The event is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, Bridges and the Diversity Alliance. All are welcome, and pizza and soda will be served. 

"The return of Bridge's annual Christmas Party is coming!  The student club, Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies" is hosting a holiday social this Friday, December 15th starting at 4:30 in rooms 232-233.  Local schools have been invited, and everyone in our community is welcome.  Come join the celebration."    

 

Please join the Fordham Prep Business Club as we welcome speaker Rod Murray tomorrowWednesday December 13th in room 410 during activities period.  Mr. Murray is an Alum from the Class of 1978 and a past Fordham Prep Trustee.  He also went to Fordham University and received both a masters and Law degree from St. John's University.  He has previously held senior director level positions at Bear Stearns and Jefferies.   He is currently Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Funding for Hunt Financial Securities.  All are welcome.

 

Operation Smile will be having a bake sale in the Commons today to raise money for more life-changing operations. Thanks for your support.

The UNICEF Club is extending the Secret Santa Application until today (December 12th) at 3pm. The event is free to join, and gifts will be exchanged amongst students in the same grade. We ask that gifts are between $10-25, and there will be a designated location to drop off the gifts. The gifts can be retrieved from the Hall of Honor on December 19th and at that time, you will know who your Secret Santa is. If you haven’t joined yet this is your final chance. The application/survey has been sent to each person and the link is attached here. Secret Santa Link 


MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Parents are invited to join us tomorrow for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here. 

OTHER NEWS

Attention all students: The Library will close immediately after school today.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bernard Gegan, grandfather of Douglas Fleming '20. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family, and let us pray for our Jewish brothers and sisters as the celebration of Chanukah begins this evening.

Today we join the Church in celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian, on December 9, 10, and 12, 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on his cactus fiber cloak, or "tilma", which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Our Lady came to offer faith, hope and consolation to the oppressed natives of Mexico and our prayer this morning is the Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

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

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, 
that in your apparitions on Mount Tepeyac 
you promised to show pity and compassion to all who, 
loving and trusting you, 
seek your help and protection.

Accordingly, listen now to our prayers 
and grant us consolation and relief. 
We are full of hope that, 
relying on your help, 
nothing can trouble or affect us. 
As you have remained with us through your admirable image, 
so now obtain for us the graces we need.

Amen.

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..Pray for us

Our Lady of Guadalupe…..Pray for us 

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


Monday, December 11, 2017

C-Day 

ACADEMICS

Seniors eligible to register for a college course at Fordham University for next semester must do so by Tuesday, December 12th.  Please see Mr. Broussard for the college course registration form and a list of classes offered by the university.

ACTIVITIES

The UNICEF Club will be hosting a school wide Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Each participant will be randomly assigned a person in their grade to get a gift for. The gift can range from $10-25, and any other donations towards UNICEF are always appreciated. A short application/survey has been sent to each person and the survey link is attached here. Survey Link   If you are interested please submit today (December 11th) at 3:00 p.m. 

On Wednesday, December 13th, at the end of Activities Period there will be a forum entitled Compassionate Allies: creating a more loving environment for the LGBTQ community at Fordham Prep.  We will watch a short video and have a panel of respondents, and then a discussion.  The event is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, Bridges and the Diversity Alliance. All are welcome, and pizza and soda will be served.  

Final call for any student hoping to perform in this year’s Christmas Assembly. Please see Mr. LaGamma in the Band room by 3:00 p.m. today. 

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Indoor Track & Field Team opened their season at the 69th CHSAA Relay Carnival.  The freshmen took 9 gold medals, winning the 4x400 relay with Michael Chintoo, Robert Arellano, Emmanuel Baltazar and Josh Ramos, and taking the Distance Medley with Sebastian Hickey, Niall McKenna, Cole Shortall and Eamonn Sullivan.  Emmanuel Baltazar was also the Freshman Hurdle Champion. Other gold medalists included the junior weight 4x4800 meter relay of Will O'Connor, Lucas Pinter, Connor Tobin and Niall Ryan. Congrats on a great start. 

The varsity hockey team defeated Scarsdale 4-3 on Friday.  Danny Heslin and Colin Rueda each had a goal and two assists, Michael Bugniazet and Matt Mascia each had a goal and Aidan Simpson made twenty-one saves to secure the win.  The team will play St. Anthony's on Sunday. 

The JV hockey team continued its early season success with a 10-0 league win over St. Peters.  Cam Smith was solid in goal again.  Will Rice led the team in scoring with three goals and one assist. Other goal scorers were Robert Zanolla (2), Jack Korb, Aidan Tuch, Jack Phillips, Brett Turnbull and Tommy Hamilton.

Over the weekend the swimming and diving team traveled to the 43rd annual Jesuit Viking invitational in Cleveland Ohio. Senior Nick Malloy started the weekend off Friday evening with a second place finish in diving. The swimming portion of the meet on Saturday had over 70 swims for the team all garnering best times and various championship cuts. Chris Garcia and Griffin Sisk both had the most outstanding breakout performances of the meet. Senior captain Jason Amato made finals in both his events and helped place both relays to top 10 finishes in the evening. Jason Amato, Evan Bar, Nicholas Speres, Ajani Isles and Andrew Wetty all made it back for top 10 performances in finals as well. The team picks back up against Molloy at home this Tuesday 6pm start. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Juniors and Seniors:
Are you interested in learning more about Boston College from the perspective of a current student?  Anthony Figura, FP '17, and current BC student will be hold an information session at the Prep today, Monday, December 11 at 2:40 p.m..  A sign-up sheet for those interested in attending is in the Guidance office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Yesterday the Church celebrated the 2nd Sunday of Advent, and so as we light the first two candles of our Advent wreath, let us pray…

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

Loving God, in the wilderness of the Jordan we encounter your messenger, John the Baptist, sent to prepare people’s hearts for the coming of your Son. Help us as we begin a new week to hear his invitation to repent and prepare so that we may clearly see the way to walk, the truth to speak and the life to live for Him, our Lord.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


Friday, December 8, 2017

B-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The UNICEF Club will be hosting a school wide Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Each participant will be randomly assigned a person in their grade to get a gift for. The gift can range from $10-25, and any other donations towards UNICEF are always appreciated. A short application/survey has been sent to each person and the survey link is attached here. Survey Link   If you are interested please submit by 12/11 (Monday) at 3pm.

Any student who is interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma this week in the band room during consultation.

The NYC Explorers Club will meet in Manhattan tomorrow morning to tour the Christmas displays around Rockefeller Center. You're invited. Check your email for details.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Juniors and Seniors:
Are you interested in learning more about Boston College from the perspective of a current student?  Anthony Figura, FP '17, and current BC student will be hold an information session at the Prep on Monday, December 11 at 2:40.  A sign-up sheet for those interested in attending is in the Guidance office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Congratulations to Reynaldo Hyacinthe, the winner of last week's Ignatian Heritage Week trivia contest.  Please pick up your $50 gift card in the attendance office.   

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today’s Examen is specifically aimed at reflecting on the great gift of an education.

We begin our Examen in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN 

I invite you to close your eyes and place yourself in prayerful silence remembering that you are in the presence of God. 

Now place yourself in a disposition of gratitude and recall two or three things that you appreciate about your school. What does your education mean to you? Reflect upon your experience and then thank God for these gifts. 

Now take a moment to consider the experience of a person who doesn't have access to an education. Call to mind the image of a child kept out of school by poverty, or conflict, or displacement.

Becoming aware of God’s desires for this child, ask God for guidance. God, how can I use what I have learned, my own insights, and the skills I’ve cultivated on behalf of this child? 

Return to the most meaningful area of your prayer today and discern from it one constructive thing you can do to be more sensitive to the world’s needs. Ask God for the assistance you need to be a man of compassion. Commit to doing this one thing. 

As we end our prayer, ask for God’s grace and love for the rest of this day and week. 

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us 

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN


Thursday, December 7, 2017

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The UNICEF Club will be hosting a school wide Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Each participant will be randomly assigned a person in their grade to get a gift for. The gift can range from $10-25, and any other donations towards UNICEF are always appreciated. A short application/survey has been sent to each person. If you are interested please submit by 12/11 (Monday) at 3pm.

Any student who is interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma this week in the band room during consultation.

The NYC Explorers Club will meet in Manhattan this Saturday morning to tour the Christmas displays around Rockefeller Center. You're invited. Check your email for details.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Juniors and Seniors:

Are you interested in learning more about Boston College from the perspective of a current student?  Anthony Figura, FP '17, and current BC student will be hold an information session at the Prep on Monday, December 11 at 2:40.  A sign-up sheet for those interested in attending is in the Guidance office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

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

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Richard Grace, grandfather of AJ Coppola ’20 and John Berko, grandfather of Philip George ’21. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

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. Amen

Loving God, be with us this Advent as we prepare for the coming of your Son. May we live our lives in you, grateful for the blessings and hopeful during the challenges, mindful that you are always calling us to greater life and love. Give us the grace to respond well to your invitations this day.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
F-Day
 

ACTIVITIES

The UNICEF Club will be hosting a school wide Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Each participant will be randomly assigned a person in their grade to get a gift for. The gift can range from $10-25, and any other donations towards UNICEF are always appreciated. A short application/survey has been sent to each person. If you are interested please submit by 12/11 (Monday) at 3pm.

This week the Key club will be running a drive to collect items which will be sent to American Troops in the middle east and Africa.  There will be a collection box in the commons throughout the week.  Check the Announcements email for a list of requested items.

Any student who is interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma this week in the band room during consultation.

The ping pong tournament bracket is out!!! Please contact your opponent and play your first-round match by the end of the week. The tables will be out during most lunch periods and after school. See Dr. Smith if you have any questions.

The Drama Society announce auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] a hilarious and satirical comedy featuring every show in Shakespeare's catalogue. A royal football game, a cooking show, a hip hop number, and much much more. Auditions are today, Wednesday, December 6th from 3:00-5:30 in the Leonard Theatre. You only need to attend one day, and it will not last the whole time. If you like Shakespeare, you will like this show.... if you hate Shakespeare, you will LOVE this show. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Juniors and Seniors:
Are you interested in learning more about Boston College from the perspective of a current student?  Anthony Figura, FP '17, and current BC student will be hold an information session at the Prep on Monday, December 11 at 2:40.  A sign-up sheet for those interested in attending is in the Guidance office. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

There are still spots open on the Global Education Trip to Mexico.  The application for this trip will remain open until Friday December 8th.  More Information can be found at fordhamprep.org/globaleducation

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat are reminded that there will be a mandatory organizational meeting today at 2:40 in the theater.  

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Arleen Dmytryshyn, grandmother of Mark Dmytryshyn ‘19. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all on Emmaus 279.

This morning we join the Church in remembering St. Nicholas.

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

God of Love,
During Advent may we remember the greatest gift of love you have given of us- the gift of your Son, Jesus. Fill our hearts with wonder and gratitude as we think of Jesus becoming one of us, and may the loving example of St. Nicholas remind us of the true meaning of this holy season.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. Nicholas…..pray for us


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
E-Day
 

ACADEMICS

Today is the last day for the Academic Support Center this semester. The Academic Support Center will be open from 3:00-5:00pm in room 232. 

ACTIVITIES

This week the Key club will be running a drive to collect items which will be sent to American Troops in the middle east and Africa.  There will be a collection box in the commons throughout the week.  Check the Announcements email for a list of requested items.

Any student who is interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma this week in the band room during consultation.

Italian Club meeting in room 243 today.

All yearbook members must report to the yearbook office for a brief meeting at the start of activities period. 

Photography club will meet today during activities period. 

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

The Stock Market Club will be meeting during activities period today in the Computer Center. All are welcome. 

Operation Smile will meet in room 313 today. 

NYC Explorers will meet today at 2:10 in room 313. 

The Just Serve Club will meet during Activities Period in the Ministry Center. 

Newspaper meeting today during activities in room 326. 

The ping pong tournament bracket is out!!! Please contact your opponent and play your first-round match by the end of the week. The tables will be out during most lunch periods and after school. See Dr. Smith if you have any questions. 

Do you have an interest in learning actual courtroom procedure? Do you want to pursue a career in law or the criminal justice system? If so, be sure to attend the mock trial informational meeting taking place after school today in Mr. Nolan's room. 

The Drama Society announce auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] a hilarious and satirical comedy featuring every show in Shakespeare's catalogue. A royal football game, a cooking show, a hip hop number, and much much more. Auditions are today, Tuesday, December 5th and tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6th from 3:00-5:30 in the Leonard Theatre. You only need to attend one day, and it will not last the whole time. If you like Shakespeare, you will like this show.... if you hate Shakespeare, you will LOVE this show. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details.

ATHLETICS

All varsity and JV soccer players should see the coaches today about tomorrow’s awards dinner. 

All varsity football players please hand in your white game jersey’s to Mr. Kurtin before Wednesday, November 6th. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

There are still spots open on the Global Education Trip to Mexico.  The application for this trip will remain open until Friday December 8th.  More Information can be found at fordhamprep.org/globaleducation

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Parents are invited to join us tomorrow for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel.
Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

The Mothers' Club is looking for a few good young men to help-out at their annual Christmas Party this afternoon and evening (Tuesday, 12/5), at the Prep. Check emails about the event for details. In-school service hours are available. If able to help-out, please reply to Mrs. Johanna Aprea at japrea@toplinecommunications.com

All sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat are reminded that there will be a mandatory planning meeting tomorrowWednesday Dec 6 in the theater at 2:40.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

We are excited to celebrate the Christmas season with our Fordham Prep family this evening. The annual Christmas party is always such a wonderful evening of community and joy, and we look forward to a fun girls’ night to kick off the holiday season.

A few friendly reminders about the event:
Please bring cash for all those raffle tickets and spirited beverages!
Remember an unwrapped gift to be placed under the Christmas tree in the Hall of Honor
To all those who are generously donating baskets — and we truly could not have this party without you — please bring them to the party if you haven’t already dropped them off at the Prep. 
If you signed up to volunteer, please check-in at the entrance; you should receive an email with your assigned time/task before the party. And THANK YOU!
If you have any questions, please contract Johnna Aprea (japrea@toplinecommunications.com) or Kristin Madden (Kbmsunday@aol.com).

Thank you so much, and we look forward to welcoming you !
Your Christmas Party co-Chairs,
Johnna Aprea, Kristin Madden, Amy Pace and Stephanie Tomei

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for all of those attending Emmaus 279.

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

God of Love,
Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.
He is a sign of your love.
Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,
As we wait and prepare for his coming.
We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

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


Monday, December 4, 2017
D-Day
 

ACTIVITIES
Any student who is interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma this week in the band room during consultation.

The Drama Society announce auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] a hilarious and satirical comedy featuring every show in Shakespeare's catalogue. A royal football game, a cooking show, a hip hop number, and much much more. Auditions are Tuesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 6th from 3:00-5:30 in the Leonard Theatre. You only need to attend one day, and it will not last the whole time. If you like Shakespeare, you will like this show.... if you hate Shakespeare, you will LOVE this show. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details.

This week the Key club will be running a drive to collect items which will be sent to American Troops in the middle east and Africa.  There will be a collection box in the commons throughout the week.  Check the Announcements email for a list of requested items.

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION: All student-athletes on the Fordham Prep Crew team please report to Room #232 today, Monday, December 4th at 3 PM.

The Varsity hockey tied perennial favorite Chaminade 2-2 on Friday with goals by Matt Mascia and Colin Rueda and 20 saves by Aidan Simpson.
Last night, down 4-0 in the second period, the team defeated Farrell 6-5.  Colin Rueda had a three-goal hat trick with one assist, Danny Heslin had one goal and three assists, Michael Volgende had a goal and Jack Dougherty scored the game-winning goal. Chris Hagstrom had seventeen saves in the win.

On Saturday the FP wrestling team went to Rye, NY for the Bernie Miller duals. The team won all 5 of its matches and were champions of the tournament. Arthur Mabaka and Dan Hughes won their weight classes. Arthur Mabaka was voted Most Outstanding Wrestlers for all Seniors. Other outstanding performances were given by Henry Driscoll, Derek Certo, George Speres, and Paolo Amelio. 

All varsity football players please hand in your white game jerseys to Mr. Kurtin before Wednesday, November 6th. 

All student-athletes with a locker in the main locker room (located on the 1st floor) must have it cleared out by 3 PM today. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

There are still spots open on the Global Education Trip to Mexico.  The application for this trip will remain open until Friday December 8th.  More Information can be found at fordhamprep.org/globaleducation 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

The Mothers' Club is looking for a few good young men to help-out at their annual Christmas Party tomorrow afternoon and evening (Tuesday, 12/5), at the Prep. Check emails about the event for details. In-school service hours are available. If able to help-out, please reply to Mrs. Johanna Aprea at japrea@toplinecommunications.com

MOTHERS’ CLUB

We are excited to celebrate the Christmas season with our Fordham Prep family on Tuesday evening. The annual Christmas party is always such a wonderful evening of community and joy, and we look forward to a fun girls’ night to kick off the holiday season.

A few friendly reminders about the event:
Please bring cash for all those raffle tickets and spirited beverages!
Remember an unwrapped gift to be placed under the Christmas tree in the Hall of Honor
To all those who are generously donating baskets — and we truly could not have this party without you — please bring them to the party if you haven’t already dropped them off at the Prep. 
If you signed up to volunteer, please check-in at the entrance; you should receive an email with your assigned time/task before the party. And THANK YOU!
If you have any questions, please contract Johnna Aprea (japrea@toplinecommunications.com) or Kristin Madden (Kbmsunday@aol.com).

Thank you so much, and we look forward to welcoming you !
Your Christmas Party co-Chairs,
Johnna Aprea, Kristin Madden, Amy Pace and Stephanie Tomei

OTHER NEWS

Congratulations to Steven Thomas FP '19 and Luis Chavez FP '17 for their participation in the TriState Rock Singing Competition this weekend.  Both made it to the final round where they performed in front of songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi, the head of A&R at Atlantic Records, and the conductor/music director of Chicago on Broadway.  After a strong final round Steven Thomas placed third!  There were over 90 entrants.  Bravo! 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and let us also pray for the repose of the soul of Gloria Nigro, mother-in-law of Mr. Dennis Ahern '63, Assistant Principal for Professional Development and Supervision and member of the English Department. Mrs. Nigro is also the mother of Mrs. Dolores Ahern, long-time teacher of the Higher Achievement Program. 

Yesterday marked the beginning of the new year in the church calendar and the beginning of the Advent Season. We will now light the first candle.  And so we pray…

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

Gracious God, send us your grace this Advent Season so that we can prepare for your coming. Touch our hearts with longing so that we can better love and serve you and each other. Fill us with the hope that we can be transformed by your Spirit and so help transform the world. Give us the peace of knowing that you came to share our human life and redeem us for the sake of love. We ask these things in the name of Jesus whose kingdom we seek. Amen.

 St. John the Baptist…pray for us

St. Ignatius…pray for us


Friday, December 1, 2017

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION: All student-athletes on the Fordham Prep Crew team please report to Room #232 on Monday, December 4th at 3 PM. 

OTHER NEWS

Fordham Prep's  -- junior, Steven Thomas and alumni Luis Chavez have made it to the finals of TRI-STATE ROCKS -- a vocal competition and performance which will be held this Sunday at 5:30pm at the Capital Theatre in Port Chester. The event will feature artists from the tri-state area between the ages of 12-20.  40 tickets are being given away, first come-first serve, to Prep students, parents and friends. To pick up your tickets please see Mrs. Trainor in the Development Office by noon today. All music-loving Prep students are encourage to attend the competition where you'll get a chance to vote for your favorite performer and support Steven and Luis!  To learn more about the competition visit InspiredNat on Facebook or your email for attached flyer.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for the consolation of the McFadden family. 

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 

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


Thursday, November 30, 2017

C-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in room 232. Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information.

ACTIVITIES

The Ping Pong tournament is back!!!
Sign up in the commons before school this week or see Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center. The entry fee is $3 with all proceeds going to Mrs. Estrella's GoFundMe. Matches begin Monday!!!

Attention Fordham Prep Speech and Debate, we will meet today at 3:00 in room 244.  

The Drama Society announce auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] a hilarious and satirical comedy featuring every show in Shakespeare's catalogue.  A royal football game, a cooking show, a hip hop number, and much much more.  Auditions are Tuesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 6th from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Leonard Theatre.  You only need to attend one day and it will not last the whole time.  If you like Shakespeare, you will like this show.....if you hate Shakespeare, you will LOVE this show.  See you Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details. 

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASEBALL THIS SPRING, WE WILL HAVE A MANDATORY MEETING ON THURSDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 30TH AT 8AM IN THEATRE.  ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AND INFORMATION ABOUT OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS, TRYOUTS, SPRING TRAINING TRIPS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM WILL BE DISCUSSED.  PLEASE BE ON TIME. COACH DEANE

The JV Ice Hockey team defeated Iona Prep yesterday 11-2 in its league opener.  It was a great team effort, with goals by Will Rice (3 goals and 1 assist), Brett Turnbull (2 goals and 1 assist), Leo Pace (2 goals), AJ Coppola, Graham Mullin, Patrick O’Brien and Robert Zanolla.  Cameron Smith was solid again in net, registering his third straight win.

ATTENTION: All varsity football players please return your equipment today. The equipment room will be open 6th & 7th period and after school. Please leave your combo lock on the locker. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors on the Emmaus 279, the December Emmaus are reminded that they have a final planning meeting this afternoon at 2:40 in the Ministry Center.

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

All students are asked to check their emails about service opportunities with the Mothers' Club on Tuesday and at POTS this week and next. 

OTHER NEWS

Fordham Prep's  -- junior, Steven Thomas and alumni Luis Chavez have made it to the finals of TRI-STATE ROCKS -- a vocal competition and performance which will be held this Sunday at 5:30pm at the Capital Theatre in Port Chester. The event will feature artists from the tri-state area between the ages of 12-20.  40 tickets are being given away, first come-first serve, to Prep students, parents and friends.  To pick up your tickets please see Mrs. Trainor in the Development Office by tomorrow at 10am. All music-loving Prep students are encourage to attend the competition where you'll get a chance to vote for your favorite performer and support Steven and Luis!  To learn more about the competition visit InspiredNat on Facebook or check your email for attached flyer. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for the consolation of the McFadden family.

Ignatian Examen 

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.

As we conclude this Ignatian Heritage week, we focus in today’s examen on ways we have found God in our lives this week, moments which have been encounters with the Divine for us.

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

I recall the feeling of the brisk late fall winds and sights of the fall colors.  I recognize in these moments encounters with God’s creation.

I recall the people who have supported, encouraged and been companions to me this week.  I recognize in these moments encounters with God’s people.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. I recognize in these moments encounters with God’s grace.

I recall 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 recognize in these moments encounters with God’s mercy.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to ever more clearly recognize God’s presence in my life in the coming week. 

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

Please stand for the pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

B-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Ping Pong tournament is back!!!
Sign up in the commons before school this week or see Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center. The entry fee is $3 with all proceeds going to Mrs. Estrella's GoFundMe. Matches begin Monday!!!

The Social Justice Committee will meet Thursday morning, Nov. 30th, at 740 am in room 313.  All are welcome.

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open tomorrow, Thursday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in room 232. Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information.

Seniors that are in good academic and disciplinary standing interested in enrolling in a college course at Fordham University for the spring semester, please schedule an appointment with Mr. Broussard. The deadline to register for a college course is Tuesday, December 12th. 

ATHLETICS

Attention freshmen: It's still not to be a part of the indoor track and field team.  There is something for everyone - running, jumping, throws, weight training and much more.  See the coaches on the Prep track at 3pm or the team moderator Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center anytime during the school day. 

ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASEBALL THIS SPRING, WE WILL HAVE A MANDATORY MEETING ON THURSDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 30TH IN THEATRE.  ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AND INFORMATION ABOUT OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS, TRYOUTS, SPRING TRAINING TRIPS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM WILL BE DISCUSSED.  PLEASE BE ON TIME. COACH DEANE 

ATTENTION: All varsity football players please return all your equipment tomorrow (Thursday, November 29th). The equipment room will be open 6th & 7th period and after school.  

Any senior varsity football player & family members attending the CHSFL football mass and breakfast this Sunday, December 3rd please see Mr. Kurtin to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $20 each.  

Last night the Varsity Swimming and Diving team hosted St. Francis Prep.  Led by double winners Stephen Gray and Nick Torres, the Aqua-rams won all 12 events in a 99-68 victory to run their record to 3-0 early in the season.  Last year's CHSAA diving champion senior Nick Malloy picked up where he left off last season with a strong winning 6 dive performance. Other notable performances where put in by Billy Finnerty in the 200 freestyle, CJ Plantemoli diving, Jason Amato and Andrew Wetty both in the 500 freestyle, Jared Copland 100 butterfly, Austin Hourican 50 freestyle,  Griffen Sisk 100 Breaststroke and Marc Lobo 100 Breaststroke as well. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

ATTENTION STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO GLOBAL EDUCATION TRIPS TO ROME, HAWAII, & CHINA:  DEADLINE FOR DEPOSITS AND CONTRACTS TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IS THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30.  PLEASE SEE MS. DIVITA IN ROOM 317 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

If you are interested in the June trip to Mexico, the application will be open on on-line until Thursday, November 30th. 

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph J. Cetra, a/k/a Charlie, grandfather of Jack Greco '19. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we continue to reflect this Ignatian Heritage week on Finding God in All Things; Encounters with the Divine, we are aware that it is often other people in our lives who lead us to our encounters with the Divine- people who help us know the infinite mercy and love of God.    St. Francis Xavier, one of Ignatius first companions, was one who did this for others.    As a missionary in India and Japan, Francis Xavier helped tens of thousands of people come to know the love of Christ.  Xavier arrived in India in 1542 and came to be admired in that country for his ability to live and work side by side with the poor.  In 1549, Xavier landed in Japan. As he had at his other missions, Xavier adapted to local mores and arranged for the translation of religious texts.    Xavier's final focus for missionary work was China. He traveled to a nearby island, but was not able to access the mainland because borders had been closed to foreigners. Before he could find a way inside the country, illness incapacitated Xavier. He died on the island on December 3, 1552, at the age of 46. Though he passed away at a relatively young age, Xavier had accomplished much in his life. In addition to being a founding member of the Jesuit order he baptized an estimated 30,000 people.   Xavier was driven simply by his love of God.  He loved God so much that he wanted everyone to encounter that love so that they could return that love to God and others. 

Let us stand to pray: 
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

Today’s prayer was written by a student from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and inspired by the life of St. Francis Xavier.
Help me become a hero—
            One who executes both spiritual and physical feats;
            One who gives himself up to be a part of something greater;
            One who departs on a journey and returns changed.
Help me to emphasize the magis
            One who does his best in every area;
            One who strives to be great in all aspects of his life.
Help me become a person with and for others—
            One who respects himself as well as others;
            One who performs deeds not for himself, but for others.
Help me become a leader—
            One who persuades others to do the right thing;
            One who guides others through action, not talk.
                        We pray to you for help, St. Francis Xavier.
                                    Amen.

St. John the Baptist….  Pray for us
St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius….. Pray for us
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Ping Pong tournament is back!!!
Sign up in the commons before school this week or see Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center. The entry fee is $3 with all proceeds going to Mrs. Estrella's GoFundMe. Matches begin Monday!!!

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today, and Thursday this week from 3:00-5:00pm in room 232. Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ATHLETICS

Attention freshmen: It's still not to be a part of the indoor track and field team.  There is something for everyone - running, jumping, throws, weight training and much more.  See the coaches on the Prep track at 3pm or the team moderator Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center anytime during the school day. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

ATTENTION STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO GLOBAL EDUCATION TRIPS TO ROME, HAWAII, & CHINA:  DEADLINE FOR DEPOSITS AND CONTRACTS TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IS THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30.  PLEASE SEE MS. DIVITA IN ROOM 317 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

If you are interested in the June trip to Mexico, the application will be open on on-line until Thursday, November, 30.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All juniors attending Emmaus 279, the December Emmaus, are reminded of this afternoon's mandatory planning meeting which will take place at 2:40 in the Ministry Center.

Parents are invited to join us tomorrow for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

Parents: It's still not too late to register for this Friday's Advent Supper.  Joins us for an evening of fellowship and reflection with Fr. Thomas Scrighi, S.J., Rector of the Fordham Jesuit community.  More information and registration can be found here

In celebration of Ignatian Heritage Week, tattoo artists from the Ministry Leadership team will be distributing free (temporary) tattoos during lunch periods in the commons.  Display your pride in our Ignatian heritage by getting the symbol of the Society of Jesus tattooed on your hand, arm, or face!

The Concourse House gifts are due tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29th. A drop off box will be in the Commons, please have gifts wrapped and labeled. Thank you for your participation! 

OTHER NEWS

Today, during lunch in the Commons, students are asked to stop by the Giving Tuesday table to make a small donation in support of the Prep and enjoy some free donuts.  We'll be posting photos from the Commons on social media throughout the day.  Be sure to stop by! 

Join us for a Movie Event at Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Friday, December 1st. School ID is required (see attached flyer in your email).

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning! Please remain seated for this morning’s reflection.

Most of us at some point in our travels run across historical markers. They are usually large bronze signs posted along road sides, in fields, or on buildings to mark the site of the birthplace of a great person, a decisive battle, or a significant meeting. There is a historical marker in the city of Louisville, Kentucky at the corner of Fourth and Walnut Streets that commemorates something quite different. It tells of a person’s mystical experience, a moment when he was able “to find God in all things.” 

The date was March 18, 1958 and the person was Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, who had gotten off a bus to run some errands for his monastery. Merton had converted to Catholicism after a tumultuous and hedonistic life--he was born in France where both his parents died while he was young. He studied at Cambridge and Columbia, where his voracious appetite for academic knowledge was exceeded only by his unquenchable desire for carnal knowledge. He converted at age 23 and became a zealous Catholic who wanted to pursue the most difficult of vocations, that of a cloistered monk withdrawing from the world in order to live exclusively in sacred realm. 

As is so often the case, God had other plans. 

On that day in 1958 at the bus stop in the center of a Louisville shopping district surrounded by hundreds of busy bustling people, a 43-year-old Merton was gifted with a vision, which he described in these words: 

I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream...It...was such a relief and such a joy to me that I almost laughed out loud…. I (had)  the immense joy of being…a member of a race in which God Himself became incarnate…(I)f only everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. 

From that moment on, Merton no longer saw the world as divided between the holy and the ordinary. It was all God’s beloved Creation. Merton devoted the remainder of his life writing about issues from this new vantage point, and focused particularly on social justice. 

Let us stand and pray. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

God of surprises, help us to see our lives as You see them, as You allowed Thomas Merton to see them on that crowded street corner in Louisville. Make us mystics in need of sunglasses, seers of a world where Your Grace blazes through all things. 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Let us now say the pledge: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which its stands one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

F-Day 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity football team defeated Xavier 28-0 in the 95th edition of the "Turkey Bowl" on Thanksgiving Day. The president trophy was award to the game’s MVP QB Matthew Valecce who threw 4 TD passes on the day.  Devin Pettus was the recipient of 2 TD passes while Liam McHale and Will Loffredo each added one.  That would be all the offense the Rams would need as the defense completely shut down Xavier not allowing them to find the end zone.  Congratulations to all our varsity football players on a successful season.  

The Junior Varsity hockey team defeated Pelham this weekend in a come-from-behind 4-3 win.  Will Rice led the offense with 2 goals.  Graham Mullin and Tommy Nugent each had a goal, and Robert Zanolla tallied two assists.  Cameron Smith backstopped the team to victory.  Come out this Wednesday at 8:10 pm at Murrays Skating Center in Yonkers to cheer on your Junior Varsity team as they take on Iona Prep in their season opener.   

ATTENTION: All varsity football players have a team meeting today (Mon. 11/27) in Rm. 217 at 3 PM.  

The Varsity Hockey team opened its league season on Saturday with a come-from-behind 6-4 win over Iona Prep.  Jack Greco had two goals and an assist, Jack Dougherty, Ryan Gilchrist and Danny Heslin each had a goal and an assist and Colin Rueda had three assists. The team will next play Chaminade on Friday.  

GLOBAL EDUCATION

ATTENTION STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO GLOBAL EDUCATION TRIPS TO ROME, HAWAII, & CHINA:  DEADLINE FOR DEPOSITS AND CONTRACTS TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IS THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30.  PLEASE SEE MS. DIVITA IN ROOM 317 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

If you are interested in the June trip to Mexico, the application will be open on on-line until Thursday, November, 30.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention freshmen: It's still not to be a part of the indoor track and field team.  There is something for everyone - running, jumping, throws, weight training and much more.  See the coaches on the Prep track at 3pm or the team moderator Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center anytime during the school day. 

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

Parents: It's still not too late to register for this Friday's Advent Supper.  Joins us for an evening of fellowship and reflection with Fr. Thomas Scrighi, S.J., Rector of the Fordham Jesuit community.  More information and registration can be found here. 

OTHER NEWS

Tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, a nationwide celebration focused on charitable giving, the Prep has a challenge for parents, students, alumni and faculty.  It's a simple gesture with an extraordinary impact.  If 25 members of the Prep community make a gift, of any size tomorrow, two Prep donors will together contribute $20,000 to the Annual Fund!  Imagine what your generosity can do.  To learn more go to fordhamprep.org/givingtuesday.

TODAY’S PRAYER
 

This week is designated Ignatian Heritage Week at Fordham Prep, a week dedicated to celebrating and promoting our Jesuit Catholic identity.    This year, we celebrate the rich spiritual tradition given to us by St. Ignatius, with our theme Finding God in all Things:  Encounters with the Divine.  Ignatius shared with the world an incarnational spirituality that recognized that all of creation had the potential for calling us into deeper relationship with God; that we indeed can find God in all things and encounter the divine each day.

Each day our morning prayer will invite us to reflect on a story of someone’s encounter with the divine. This morning we begin our week by reflecting on Ignatius’ encounter with the divine in Manresa Spain, where he spent almost a year in solitude and prayer.   His stay in Manresa was foundational for him. It was there that, during long hours of prayer and penance in a cave, his radical transformation took shape and he learned the wisdom which was to guide his life. His mystical experience on the banks of the Cardoner River has always been viewed as a decisive moment in the life of Ignatius. There Ignatius believed he gained a broader and deeper understanding of his faith and his vocation.

Jesuit theologian Howard Gray wrote the following about what Ignatius discovered at Manresa about God.

Ignatius discovered that God adapts to the human to teach truth, to encourage our trust in our experiences, and to enrich the ways in which all creation can become a revelation about God's presence and action. Manresa was an event in divine tutelage for Ignatius, revealing how he was to help others to respond to that tutelage in their lives.

Let us stand to Pray,

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

Let us pray in special way this morning for the repose of the soul of Susan Duff, mother of junior William McFadden. 

Loving God, during this Ignatian Heritage week, touch our hearts as you did that of St. Ignatius at Manresa, so that we may come to a deeper understanding of your presence in our lives.  Like Ignatius, may we be more open to the ways you teach us through each person, each gift, each challenge, and each joy we encounter this week.  

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

E-Day 

The Fitness Center will be open from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today. 

ATHLETICS

This Saturday, November 25th at 11 a.m. the Rugby Program will hold its 3rd Annual Touch Rugby Game on the Prep Back Field for all current and alumni players and coaches.  If you’ve ever played FP Rugby, graduated the Prep and took up rugby in college, or will be starting with the Prep Rugby Program this season, we invite you to join the fun!   Please come out and enjoy some great touch rugby followed by our famous chicken cutlet sandwiches. Current and alumni families are welcome to join the game, or enjoy the camaraderie on the sidelines.  If it rains, food will be in the Commons.  Hope to see you there!  If you have not yet registered for Rugby in the spring, please do so today!  Click here or go to www.fordhamrugby.com.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Fordham Prep V. Hockey Opener vs Iona Prep: Come out and support the team. Saturday, November 25th at 7 pm at Playland Ice Casino in Rye. 

Last chance to purchase tickets for the “Turkey Bowl” today Tuesday 11/21 in the Attendance office for $5.00

Track practice will begin today immediately after the assembly. All athletes should meet on the Prep track. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent Supper on Friday December 1st at 6:30 P.M. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent with Fr. Thomas Scirghi, S.J. Rector of the Fordham Jesuit Community and Professor of Theology.  Register here

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

On this last day of classes before Thanksgiving, this morning’s Examen focuses on gratitude. 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 God’s presence within and around you.

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

I ask God to show me the many blessings in my life.

I ask myself, “What am I most grateful for this day? What gives me joy, peace, and life?”

I express this thanksgiving to God for this gift, speaking from the heart, as one friend speaks to another.

I recall the moments when I have been blessed by the goodness of another, or the moments when I have shared my goodness. 

I ask myself, “When have I failed to share my goodness or to appreciate the goodness of others?”

I ask for God’s help to better appreciate, give thanks and share the gifts I have been given and I look forward in thanksgiving for the many ways in which God blesses me.

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


Monday, November 20, 2017
D-Day

Tomorrow is a School Spirit Day, where students are invited to show school spirit by wearing a club shirt, quarter zip, or FP team jersey over their shirt and tie. We will also have a Fall Sports and Activities assembly. 

ACTIVITIES 

Congratulations to the company of the Drama Society’s production of Urinetown. This weekend over 100 students came together, including young women from six other schools, and performed two outstanding performances that was lauded as “one of the best” in FP history by a longtime, Prep theatergoer. Congratulations to the cast, crew, student producers, musicians, and production team for all of your hard work. Bravo! 

All members of the Liturgical Choir Class who missed yesterday's Mass must see Mr. Farnum today before 1st Period in the Music Room. 

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity Hockey team defeated Stepinac 5-2 last night.  Colin Rueda, Andrew Coyne, Michael Volgende, Owen Curry and Michael Bugniazet each scored and Aidan Simpson had thirteen saves in the win. The team will play Iona Prep on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Rye Playland.  

The indoor track and field season begins today.  Be part of the one of league’s best track and field programs, there is something for everyone - running, hurdles, high jump, pole vault, shot put and much more. All athletes should register online and meet on the Prep Track at 3 p.m.  Questions- freshmen contact Mr. Carney, upperclassmen Mr. Febles. 

This Saturday, November 25th at 11 a.m. the Rugby Program will hold its 3rd Annual Touch Rugby Game on the Prep Back Field for all current and alumni players and coaches.  If you’ve ever played FP Rugby, graduated the Prep and took up rugby in college, or will be starting with the Prep Rugby Program this season, we invite you to join the fun!   Please come out and enjoy some great touch rugby followed by our famous chicken cutlet sandwiches. Current and alumni families are welcome to join the game, or enjoy the camaraderie on the sidelines.  If it rains, food will be in the Commons.  Hope to see you there!  If you have not yet registered for Rugby in the spring, please do so today!  Click here or go to www.fordhamrugby.com.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

The swimming and diving team were back in the pool vs Farrell this weekend at the college of Staten Island.  With the help of outstanding performances from Ryan Maierle, Steve Amato, Evan Barr, Nick Torres, Jared Copeland, Jack Kelly and Jason Amato the team defeat Farrell 99-74 for its second victory in the young season. The team will host the annual CHSAA relay carnival at 5:30 p.m. this Tuesday at Fordham University. 

The varsity football team fell to Kellenberg in the AA Championship on Saturday. Down 14-0 in the 1st quarter, the Rams were able to put together a few scoring drives to get on the board. In the second quarter, Matt Valecce (28/48 401 yards, 3TD’s, 1 Int) found Tommy Walsh (8 catches for 194 yards, 1 TD), Will Loffredo (4 catches for 27 yards, 1 TD) & Liam McHale (10 catches for 134 yards, 1TD) for touchdowns and the Rams went into halftime down 21-19. The second half saw Kellenberg score 5 touchdowns and secured their first undefeated season in school history.  Next up for the Rams is the Turkey Bowl against Xavier High School. These two teams will face each other in one of the oldest high school rivalries in the country.  The game is set for 10 AM at Aviator Field 

Tickets for the “Turkey Bowl” will be sold Monday 11/20 & Tuesday 11/21 in the Attendance office & Commons for $5.00  

Any rugby player who recently ordered clothing is asked to come pick it up in room 314 today.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent Supper on Friday December 1st at 6:30 P.M. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent with Fr. Thomas Scirghi, S.J. Rector of the Fordham Jesuit Community and Professor of Theology.  Register here.

Our current Food Drive total is 22,317 with 24 hours left. There's a lot at stake Fordham Prep- our standing in the Great Ignatian Challenge, our day off after the Super Bowl, and of course the amount of help we can give our hungry neighbors. Please support the drive!

Emmaus 279, the December Emmaus, will have its first mandatory planning meeting this afternoon at 2:40 in the Ministry Center.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Attention members of the National Honor Society:  Fordham University is hosting a luncheon in your honor, today, Monday, November 20 at 12:30.  All members of the National Honor Society are expected to attend.  Please meet in the lobby after 5th period to walk to the luncheon. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and as we look forward to Thanksgiving, let us call to mind all that we are thankful for as we pray.

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

O God of all blessings, we thank you for the many gifts and graces we have received this year- gifts of family and friendship, gifts of education and opportunity. Lord, grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.                 

St, John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius….  pray for us

 

Friday, November 17, 2017
C-Day
 

ACTIVITIES 

The Bluegrass Club will be singin' and swingin' at 3pm in room 313 today. New members are always welcome. 

The drama society production of Urinetown is today, Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.in the Leonard Theater. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention: Tickets for the CHSFL “AA” Championship game will be sold today in the commons and attendance office for $7.00.  Tickets at the game will be $10.00.   

Fan Bus to Saturday’s CHSFL Championship game will depart FP at 12:30 sharp!  Anyone still interested can sign-up in the attendance before 3 PM today. 

Tickets for the “Turkey Bowl” will be sold Monday, November 20th and Tuesday, November 21st in the Commons for $5.00 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Last night 36 students and 5 faculty members spent an evening outside to get a brief taste of what millions of people experience each and every night. Take a moment to reflect on where you slept last night. Appreciate the many opportunities you enjoy every day. Please keep in mind those around the world who have no place to call home.

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent Supper on Friday December 1st at 6:30 P.M. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent with 
Fr. Thomas Scirghi, S.J. Rector of the Fordham Jesuit Community and Professor of Theology.  Register here.  

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Attention members of the National Honor Society:  Fordham University is hosting a luncheon in your honor on Monday, November 20 at 12:30.  All members of the National Honor Society are expected to attend.  Please meet in the lobby after 5th period to walk to the luncheon.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

For this morning’s Examen we ask that you remain seated, free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence both 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 moments when I felt nourished, loved, or filled up by God or others.

 I recall when I felt satisfied and well-fed, surrounded by family and loved ones.

 I thank God for his grace, for giving me gifts that nourish and sustain.

 In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments when I have encountered hunger, weakness, or lack of nourishment.

 I recall a moment when I have experienced the hunger of another… perhaps on the street, at a soup kitchen, or even in the midst of times of trouble?

 I remember that giving someone food, is the same as giving someone life. And so I recall the moments in which I gave life to others.

 I also recall the moments when I failed to give life to others.

Therefore, I ask God to give me the strength to share my gifts and give the gift of life.

 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, November 16, 2017
B-Day
 

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center is available to students from 3 - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 232 for 9th and 10th grade students.  If you need additional information please contact Ms. Lieberman or Mr. Broussard. 

ACTIVITIES 

The drama society production of Urinetown is this weekend Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.in the Leonard Theater. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. 

ATHLETICS

Attention freshmen: Don't miss tomorrow's field day - come try one of the many track and field events- sprinting, high jump, long, hurdles, shot put and much more.  Participants should meet on the Prep track at 3 p.m.   

Attention: Tickets for the CHSFL “AA” Championship game will be sold today in the commons and attendance office for $7.00.  Tickets at the game will be $10.00.   

IMPORTANT: Fan Bus sign-up sheet will be located in the attendance office. You MUST sign-up by 3 p.m. today if you want a seat.  *Fan Bus will depart in front of Fordham Prep on Saturday, November 18th at 12:30 p.m. sharp!  

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention senior seniors Binghamton University has cancelled their visit today, and will reschedule. Please check your emails for a new day and time. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The current total number of food items stands at 12,361. Our neighbors need our help. Please support the food drive and help us reach our goal!

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. We will depart at 3pm sharp from the ministry center. 

All students participating in this weekend's polar plunges to benefit Special Olympics must meet in the ministry center tomorrow, Friday, immediately after school for final instructions. 

The Mothers' Club, Fathers' Club and Campus Ministry invite all current and alumni families to join the Prep community for a Thanksgiving Family Mass this Sunday at 9 a.m. in the University Church.  The Prep choir and band will enliven our liturgy; refreshments will follow in the Commons. Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the annual food drive.   

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent Supper on Friday December 1st at 6:30 p.m. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent with Fr. Thomas Scirghi, S.J. Rector of the Fordham Jesuit Community and Professor of Theology.  Register here.  

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Attention members of the National Honor Society:  Fordham University is hosting a luncheon in your honor on Monday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m..  All members of the National Honor Society are expected to attend.  Please meet in the lobby after 5th period to walk to the luncheon. 

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.  Amen 

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”- St. Teresa of Calcutta

Lord, may we respond to the call to care for our hungry sisters and brothers by heeding the words of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Thank you for the many gifts and blessings in our lives, may we be generous in sharing our gifts and inspire us to bring love to all we meet this day. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center is available to students from 3 - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 232 for 9th and10th grade students.  If you need additional information please contact Ms. Lieberman or Mr. Broussard. 

ATHLETICS

Last night the varsity swimming and diving team kicked off its season against rival Iona prep. Led by double winner Jared Copeland the team cruised to a 90-67 win. Other outstanding winning performances were put in by Jason Amato, Nick Torres, Ryan Maierle, Andrew Wetty and Steven Gray. The team picks back up this weekend vs Monsignor Farrel at the College of Staten Island. 

Attention freshmen:  Don’t miss this Friday’s Freshman field day.  Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet Friday on the Prep track at 3 p.m. and the day will conclude by 5 p.m. 

FATHERS' CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for our 2nd Annual Veterans Day Tribute, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15th at 7 p.m. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors, we have second representative from Fordham University interviewing tomorrow, Thursday, November 16th, if you are interested please see Mrs. Isabel. If you were on a wait list please come by to confirm your interview time. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Thank you to everyone who signed up for this Thursday’s cardboard city night.  The event is now completely full.  The night begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag with your box and bundle up!

The Mothers' Club, Fathers' Club and Campus Ministry invite all current and alumni families to join the Prep community for a Thanksgiving Family Mass this Sunday at 9 am in the University Church.  The Prep choir and band will enliven our liturgy; refreshments will follow in the Commons. Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the annual food drive.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Aware that there are 795 million undernourished people in the world today. Aware that one in nine people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Aware that hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, let us pray… 

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

God, giver of all good gifts, thank you for our many blessings- our safety, our health, and our food. Touch our hearts that we may grow in awareness and sensitivity to those in need, especially the poor and hungry in our midst. We ask that those who are hurting, who are struggling to survive may be assisted by men and women with good and generous hearts. And may we also be inspired by you to assist in the ways we can. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

F-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center is available to students from 3 - 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 232 for 9th and10th grade students.  If you need additional information please contact Ms. Lieberman or Mr. Broussard. 

ACTIVITIES

Congratulations to David DeLucia for winning the guess the Skittles Count supporting Fordham Prep's Wounded Warrior club.  David's guess was only 18 skittles off with his guess of 2, 672 skittles.  Thanks to all for supporting our nation's Wounded Warriors! 

ATHLETICS 

Attention freshmen:  Don’t miss this Friday’s Freshman field day.  Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet Friday on the Prep track at 3PM and the day will conclude by 5PM. 

REMINDER: All freshman and JV football players MUST return their equipment and uniforms today to the equipment room at 3 PM. Please leave the combo lock on your locker.  

Sign-ups for the fan bus and tickets for the varsity football CHSFL “AA” Championship game will be sold for a discounted $7.00 in the Commons starting tomorrow Wednesday, November 15th.  Tickets bought at the game will be $10.00. 

FATHERS' CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for our 2nd Annual Veterans Day Tribute, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention Seniors, we have second representative from Fordham University interviewing on Thursday, November 16th, if you are interested please see Mrs. Isabel. If you were on a wait list please come by to confirm your interview time. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Did you know that almost 300 are served lunch daily at POTS? Our annual food drive tally currently stands at 7628. A little under 20,000 to go. Let's go Fordham Prep! Many people are counting on us. 

Parents are invited to join us tomorrow for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here. 

The Mothers' Club, Fathers' Club and Campus Ministry invite all current and alumni families to join the Prep community for a Thanksgiving Family Mass this Sunday at 9 am in the University Church.  The Prep choir and band will enliven our liturgy; refreshments will follow in the Commons. Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the annual food drive.  

MOTHERS’ CLUB

COME JOIN US TONIGHT, Tuesday, November 14TH for our Monthly Meeting.  A Conversation about the College Process Trends, Questions and Advice. Wine and cheese starts at 6:30pm and our own Director of College Counseling, Maura Brennan, will speak about this important topic at 7:20 pm. We especially hope that Junior and Senior Moms/Guardians will join us for this meeting, but of course everyone is welcome! PLEASE BRING CANNED/BOXED GOODS FOR THE HUNGER AWARENESS DRIVE.

OTHER NEWS

For parents whose sons had their ID photo/school photo retaken on October 30TH:  Coffee Pond Photography recently sent information for ordering your child’s school retake. If you have not receive this information by either email or mail please contact their Customer Care Department directly for assistance. Please be sure to have your spam blocker set to accept emails from lifeguards@coffeepond.com   
By phone: 1-800-632-2323 ext. "0"     By email: Lifeguards@coffeepond.com

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of James Michael Waters, grandfather of Michael Waters ’18. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

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.  Amen. 

O God, during this month of November, may we continue to grow in awareness of the problem of hunger in our world. Grant strength and relief to all who still struggle to get enough to eat. Give courage and wisdom to leaders of nations so that they might make ending hunger a priority. And inspire us to give generously so that daily bread may be a reality for everyone on your earth.  

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us


Monday, November 13, 2017

E-Day

This is a reminder that we will follow a Z schedule for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14th. The warning bell will ring at 9:45am with 30 minute class periods throughout the day. All schedules can be found on the Prep website here. 

ACTIVITIES 

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313 at the start of activities period. NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 today in room 313. New members are always welcome. 

Italian Club Meeting today in Room 243 for Officers only. 

The Simpsons club will meet today in room 312. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention all squash players. Tryouts begin today, November 13th at 7:00am at the Fordham University squash courts located in the Lombardi Center.  You must be registered and have an updated physical to attend. 

A brief but important meeting will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in room 225 for anyone interested and in joining the indoor track and field team. 

On Saturday, the freshman swimming and diving team completed their season by taking 3rd place at the freshman CHSAA championships. The medley relay of Emmet Santry, Jason Amato, Jack Kelly and Nicky Speres struck gold and were just off the league record by 3 tenths of a second. Jack Kelly also won the 50 breaststroke setting a new team record by over half a second! Other scoring performances were put in by Brian D’Alessandro, Robert Bischoff, Jack Brenan, Ethan Rodriguez and Tommy O'sullivan. Congratulations to the team on a fantastic season. 

The varsity football team defeated St. Francis Prep in the CHSFL semi-final on Saturday 41-14. The Rams running attack of Justin Ancheta (13 carries/115 yards) and Will Loffredo (9 carries/93 yards) combined for 208 yards, and the defense adding 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns sealed the deal for the team.  The offensive line opened huge holes for the running backs, which led to a 34-0 score at halftime. The defense was outstanding lead by Ryan Gilchrist and Ian Devine both intercepted a pass for a TD. The Rams move on to the AA Championship game against Kellenberg Memorial. The game is set for Saturday November 18 at 2:30 at Mitchell Field. 

Discounted tickets and sign-ups for a fan bus to the CHSFL “AA” Championship will be available starting Wednesday, November 15th in the Commons.  Come out and support the varsity football team!! 

REMINDER: All freshman & JV football players MUST return their equipment tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14th to the equipment room at 3 PM.  

There will be a short meeting in room 342 during activities period for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring. 

FATHERS' CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for our 2nd Annual Veterans Day Tribute, Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. at J.C. Fogarty's (914-337-1122/www.jcfogartys.com). Dinner will be provided compliments of Mr. John Fogarty. All beverges will be paid for by the attendees of the meeting ($25 per person will be collected at the door.).

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

Did you know that 13.1 million children in the U.S. are food insecure? To date we have collected 4991 items of food to fight such statistics. We need your help to do more. Support the Food Drive Fordham Prep! 

Essays and parental permission forms are due tomorrow in room 325 from sophomores and juniors who completed the preliminary application for the Christian Service Immersion trips. 

The Sophomore Discovery retreats are out. All sophomores should check their emails to see which retreat they are on. There is still some room on the March and April retreats. Please email Mr. Kravatz to secure a spot. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for all those who will go hungry this day.  

This past weekend our nation remembered and honored our Veterans and so we pray… 

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

God of compassion and peace, God of dignity and strength, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom.

We pray for those who continue to serve. Bless them with wholeness and love, shelter them, heal their wounds, comfort their hearts and grant them and our world peace.

We ask these things in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

D-Day 

ATHLETICS 

Any varsity student-athlete interested in purchasing a varsity letterman jacket please print out the attached order form, complete it and hand it into Mr. Kurtin with a check for payment. 

Any freshman and JV football players not moving up to the varsity team MUST return all their equipment on Tuesday, 11/14 at 3 PM to the equipment room. 

Attention all squash players.  Tryouts begin Monday, November 13th at 7:00am at the Fordham University squash courts located in the Lombardi Center.  You must be registered and have an updated physical to attend. 

A brief but important meeting will be held on Monday at 230 in room 225 for anyone interested and in joining the indoor track and field team. 

Student-athletes trying out for basketball: Please see the scheduled try-out dates:
Varsity-Wed - 3PM - Thurs - 8AM - Fri -12 PM - Sat 8AM
JV - Wed 6 PM -Thurs 10 AM - Fri 2 PM - Sat 10AM 
Fr - Wed 4:30PM - Thurs 4:30PM - Fri. 4:30PM 
Sat 12PM 

REMINDER: All student-athletes who have committed to compete in college; (except football players) please meet in the Hall of Honor today (Wednesday) at 3 PM with apparel representing your college choice.  Parents are welcome to attend for a photo opportunity. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

One-third of the world’s food is wasted every year. If one-fourth of the food wasted across the globe could be recovered, it could feed 870 million people.  Support the Food Drive and help those in need. We can do this Fordham Prep! 

There are still a few spots left for this year’s Cardboard City Night.  The event takes place Thursday, November 16th.  Permission slips and donation are due to Mr. Viele in room 211 by Monday. 

Volunteers are still needed for Parent Teacher Meetings tomorrow. School service hours are available. There is an afternoon and an evening shift. You can do one session or both. Please see Mrs. Porco in the administration center to sign up. 

OTHER NEWS 

Parent Teacher Meetings will be held this Thursday, November 9th: Session times are 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family as well as all on Emmaus 278.

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


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

C-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 232. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to make sure of the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information 

ATHLETICS 

Registration is now open on the Prep website for winter track and field.  Don’t miss the chance be part of one the city’s top teams -a great way to increase speed and strength and get in shape for the spring season. Running, Jumping, shot put, weight training- there is something for everyone. 

REMINDER: All student-athletes who have committed to compete in college; (except football players) please meet in the Hall of Honor tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3 PM with apparel representing your college choice.  Parents are welcome to attend for a photo opportunity.  

All student-athletes interested in joining a winter sports team please go online (Athletics, Ram Zone, Online Athletics Registration) and sign-up. You must have an up to date physical in order to practice or compete.  

All varsity soccer players will meet today after school. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

The Explainer Program at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is recruiting for our SPRING 2018 Internship. Eligible candidates need to be in high school at the time of the internship, complete an online application and participate in a group interview. Explainers commit to a weekly 4.5 hours shift on Saturday or Sunday teaching hands on activities to visiting children and families in an indoor/outdoor space.  They are hosting an OPEN HOUSE next weekend, Saturday, November 11th at 2pm in the Children’s Adventure Garden at NYBG. 
More information can be found at: https://www.nybg.org/learn/out-of-school-programs/explainers/  
Application Link: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Explainerapplication (spring application deadline is November 27th) 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Parents are invited to join us tomorrow for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here. 

Sophomores and juniors are reminded the preliminary applications for Christian Service Immersion trips are due tomorrow.  The application and additional information are both available at fordhamprep.org/servicetrips. 

Volunteers are needed this Thursday to serve as guides for Parent Teacher Meetings. There is an afternoon and an evening shift. You can do one session or both. Attire is school dress, and in-school service hours are available!!  Please see Mrs. Porco in the administration center to sign up. Thanks for your help. 

OTHER NEWS 

Parent Teacher Meetings will be held this Thursday, November 9th: Session times are 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Preston High School will be holding auditions for Sister Act – A Devine Musical Comedy. Vocal auditions – November 9th at 3 p.m., Dance auditions – November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For any questions email sabel@prestonhs.org 

 THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 4 PM TODAY 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also pray for those on Emmaus 278.

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

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.  When you search for me, you will find me.” (Jeremiah 29: 11-14). Lord, as we begin a new day, give us the courage to find you and the grace to trust in you, and in doing so, may our work today give you greater glory.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


Monday, November 6, 2017

B-Day 

ATHLETICS

Yesterday afternoon in an exciting city championship game the Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell in a penalty shootout. Down two to nothing Aidan Murphy and Matt Tollin each scored a goal to send the game into extra time.  Colin Marment made two huge saves in the shootout while also scoring the championship goal.  The team finished the season with 15 wins 2 ties and 2 losses.  Congratulations on a great season. 

The varsity soccer team lost yesterday in the NY City Championship game. After three chances in the opening minutes, the Rams found themselves down 1-0. The game remained 1-0 until 7 minutes remaining in the game. The Rams, down 2-0 scored with 5 minutes remaining and were pressing for the tying goal. The team finished their season as the league winners with a record of 13-4-2. The Rams outscored all NYC teams in the season. Thanks to all who came to cheer the team on throughout the season. 

On Saturday, the Freshman Cross Country team captured 5th place at the Catholic Freshman State Championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park.  Eamonn Sullivan and Sebastian Hickey both earned 1st team All-Star status by placing 3rd and 5th respectively in the 137-runner race.  Nick Straub, Cole Shortall, Sean Robichaux, Michael Chintoo and David Sullivan anchored the team, and Chris Tagliaferri and John Casson led the "B" team to a fine 4th place finish.  Congrats to the freshmen on a great season! http://ny.milesplit.com/meets/285499/results#.WgA8kFuPIqM) 

On Saturday; the freshman swimming and diving team traveled to Long Island to take on undefeated Chaminade. The medley relay of Emmett Santry Jason Amato Jack Kelly and Nicky Spears started the meet off with a near team and league record performance, missing the league record by 5/10 of a second. Wins by Jason Amato in the 100im, Jack Kelly in the 50 fly and 50 breast stroke along with Brian D’Alessandro winning in diving helped the team take an early lead before falling short at the end of the meet. Other outstanding performances were put in by Robert Bischoff, Brendan O’Brien and Tommy O'Sullivan. The team finishes up its season this Saturday at the freshman championships held at Chaminade. 

The varsity football team defeated St. John the Baptist on Saturday 35-6 in their quarter-final playoff game. Matt Valecce led the aerial attack completing 15 of his 24 pass attempts for 254 yards and 3 TD’s. Justin Ancheta led the running attack with 160 yards on 21 carries and 2 TD’s. The Rams were able to score on their first four possessions in the first half, giving them a 27-0 going into halftime.  It was the most dominant first half of the season. The offensive line of Ian Devine, Joe Petti, Eddie Barry, Andre Villarba, Aiden Van Hoek and Brendan Kennedy dominated the line of scrimmage. The defense shut down the Cougars offense.  Led by Lucas Petit 10 tackles and a sack, Jack Goodkin 8 tackles and Ryan Gilchrist 7 tackles. The Rams will host the semifinal game against St. Francis Prep on Saturday November 11th at 7:00 p.m. on Coffey Field. Come out and support! 

ATTENTION: Any student-athlete who has committed to playing a sport in college. This Wednesday in the Hall of Honor - 3 PM we will be taking photos for NLI signing day. Parents are welcome to attend and take a picture with their sons. 

REMINDER: All returning and new wrestlers MUST register online and have an up to date physical in order to practice.  

Registration is now open on the Prep website for winter track and field.  Don’t miss the chance be part of one the city’s top teams -a great way to increase speed and strength and get in shape for the spring season. Running, Jumping, shot put, weight training- there is something for everyone. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors there are 2 slots left for interviews with the representative of Fairfield University on Wednesday, November 8th. The signup sheet is available in Mrs. Isabel's office.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

At least 17 million children suffer from severe acute undernutrition around the world: severe acute malnutrition is the direct cause of death for about 1 million children every year. Support the Food Drive!!!

Did you know that there are over 60,000 people homeless and living on the streets of NYC each night?  All students interested in experiencing what it is like to be homeless for one night are encouraged to attend an information session in room 211 today at 2:50pm.  This year’s Cardboard City Night will take place on Thursday, November 16th.  Proceeds will benefit Backpacks for Life, which serves homeless veterans. 

Sophomores and juniors are reminded the preliminary applications for Christian Service Immersion trips are due Wednesday.  The application and additional information are both available at fordhamprep.org/servicetrips. 

Do you need service hours? Come and sign up for Parent Teacher Meetings this Thursday, Nov. 9th. Sign up in Mrs. Porco’s office. Volunteers are needed and service hours are available. 

OTHER NEWS 

Parent Teacher Meetings will be held this Thursday, November 9th: Session times are 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Preston High School will be holding auditions for Sister Act – A Devine Musical Comedy. Vocal auditions – November 9th at 3 p.m., Dance auditions – November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For any questions email sabel@prestonhs.org 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also pray for the victims of yesterday’s shooting in Texas; we pray for peace and an end to violence.

Also, yesterday the Society of Jesus in the United States celebrated National Jesuit Vocation Day. The world has been blessed to have prayerful men with generous hearts who desire to labor in and for the Kingdom of God. No matter what the work, from university to infirmary, it is for the glory of God and the help and salvation of souls. Since 1841, we too have been blessed with Jesuits who have, through their openness to God’s call, dedicated their lives to this salvation of souls. And so let us pray…

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

Loving God thank you for the examples and inspirations we have received from the members of the Society of Jesus, particularly for those Jesuits who have blessed our lives in ways both large and small, especially here at Fordham Prep. Continue to grace them with the gifts that they need to carry on your work and may their example inspire us to remain open to the ways in which you call us.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 

Friday, November 3, 2017

A-Day

ACTIVITIES 

The Bluegrass Club will be a-swingin and a-singin' in room 313 today at 3p. All are welcome. 

ATHLETICS

Congrats to the freshman football team who ended their season on Thursday night with a dominating win over Xaverian, 44 to 6. 

The defensive unit of Robby Hughes, Philip Thompson, Louis Koletas, Ethan Figueras, CJ Sowarby, Garland Brown, Luke Daly and Jayden Wiggins gave up zero yards and zero first downs until the last play of the game. They added 7 sacks as a unit. On offense Frank Raneri threw 3 TD passes. Matthew McKillop has a punt return TD along with a TD reception.  Michael Rice had a 30 yard TD run, Mitchell Ragland had two TD receptions and William Aventuro ended the scoring with a TD run.  

Intramural Basketball Schedule 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors: Do you excel in leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship?  Do you need money for college?  If so, you should apply for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship.  Additional information is attached in parent and student emails.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Need a break, stressed out, something worrying you? Then come to the Chapel today and bring your cares to the Lord during First Friday Adoration. 

OTHER NEWS 

Students donating blood today are reminded to have their ID with them when they come down to the Main Gym. 

Do you have ACT/SAT Prep books just lying around your home? Please donate them to the “Another Man’s Treasure” Book Drive. All donations will be sent directly to Rwandan high schools to help students just like you reach the dream of attending an American University. All materials can be placed in the collection bins in the Commons until November 30th.   

Attention juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on today to take ring orders from 10 am to 1 pm. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family.

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, November 2, 2017

F-Day

ATHLETICS 

Attention: All student-athletes trying out for basketball you MUST register online and have an up to date physical in order to participate.  Listed below are the try-out dates and times:

JV - Sat.  11/4 - 8 AM - 12 PM
V  -  Sat.  11/4 - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
V  -  Sun  11/5 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JV - Sun  11/5 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
FR - Mon.11/6 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
V   - Mon. 11/6 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Attention all student-athletes who are looking to join the wrestling team you MUST register online and have an up to date physical in order to participate. The first day of practice for JV and Varsity will take place on Saturday, 11/4 at 8 AM in the Auxiliary gym. 

The varsity soccer team defeated St. Francis Prep last night by a score of 3-1.  Two goals by Senior James Murray and one by Eddie Perez-Pelaez. Assists were added by James Corasaniti, James Murray and Eddie Perez-Pelaez. Great performances were turned in by Brendan Frawley, Peter Marment, Sam Corena and Sam Davidson. The Rams will play in the NY City Championship on Sunday against Regis at 3:15 at St. John's University. The JV team will play in the NY City finals as well at 1 pm. Congratulations to both teams. Go Rams! 

Yesterday afternoon the complete team effort of the JV soccer team led to a 3-0 victory against Archbishop Molloy. Niall McKenna scored two goals and Matthew Tollin added another.  The team now advances to the City Championship game on Sunday. 

Intramural Basketball Schedule

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Hunger fact of the day: The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it.
https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-world-hunger 

Our annual food drive and participation in the Great Ignatian Challenge has begun! Will we reach 27,000? How many total ounces of food can the Prep community donate to those in need? Which mentor groups will come out on top? Support the drive Fordham Prep! 

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

Students attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in will meet briefly today at the beginning of Consultation in room 312. 

All are invited to stop by the Chapel this Friday for a few moments of prayer during our First Friday Adoration. Please consider signing up for a 4 minute slot (by clicking here). 

Please welcome Kaitlin Brennan, who will be in the Commons today to promote Prep support of the New York State Special Olympics Polar Plunge event, to be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. We hope lots of Prepsters will be freezin' for a reason! 

OTHER NEWS 

Tomorrow is the day. The Fall Blood Drive is finally here. Today is the last day to schedule an appointment to donate blood. See Dr. Gelpi in room 314 for more information. Please be sure to have your ID with you when you come down to donate. 

Do you have ACT/SAT Prep books just lying around your home? Please donate them to the “Another Man’s Treasure” Book Drive. All donations will be sent directly to Rwandan high schools to help students just like you reach the dream of attending an American University. All materials can be placed in the collection bins in the Commons until November 30th.   

Attention juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on today to take ring orders from 10 am to 1 pm. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray Mrs. Estrella and her family and for those who lost their lives in the attack in New York City. 

Today the Church celebrates the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed or what is commonly referred to as All Souls Day. It is a day set aside in the liturgical calendar to pray for all those who have died. Let us begin our prayer remembering all who have gone before us, especially those we hold dear. 

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

Loving and merciful God, hear our prayer and console us.
As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all of our departed brothers and sisters will also share in His resurrection, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

E-Day

ACTIVITIES 

There will be a meeting for anyone who would like to be a part of the FPTV club, today in the Library Seminar room at 2:50 p.m. 

The Social justice committee will meet tomorrow morning in room 313 at 735 am.  All are welcome. 

Engage in stimulating discussion with your peers at the Diversity Alliance's Diversity Dialogue. The topic addresses the issues of social justice and patriotism; Kneeling for Your Rights or Standing for Your Country. Mr. C. Lauber and Mr. Gustafson will provide reflective commentary following the dialogue.  Please stop by today at 3pm in room 232 and share your thoughts with the Prep community. Pizza and soda will be served. 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity soccer team will play St Francis Prep tonight at 7:15 in the NYC Semi-finals at St. John’s.  Come out and wear maroon. The JV Soccer team will play MOLLOY today in the NYC Semi-Finals. 

Intramural Basketball Schedule

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Today, November 1st, marks the beginning of Hunger Awareness Month. Here at Fordham Prep, we accept our calling to be men and women for others by assisting our neighbors in need through our Annual Canned Food Drive. This year's Hunger Awareness Committee, led by co-chairs Nicholas Frank and Christopher Friend, will be collecting cans every morning in the Hall of Honor through November 17th. Our set goal this year is 27,000 canned food items. If we collect an average of 27 cans per student, and thus reach our goal, we will once again have the day off after Super Bowl Sunday! We will also be competing with our brother Jesuit schools in the Great Ignatian challenge as we try to bring in the most ounces of food per student. The clock is ticking, so bring in those cans!! 

Students attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in will meet briefly on Thursday at the beginning of Consultation in room 312. 

OTHER NEWS

The Fall Blood Drive is in two days. If you have not made an appointment yet, today is the day. See Dr. Gelpi in room 314 to make an appointment. Be sure to have your ID with you on Friday when you come down to the gym to make your donation. 

Do you have ACT/SAT Prep books just lying around your home? Please donate them to the “Another Man’s Treasure” Book Drive. All donations will be sent directly to Rwandan high schools to help students just like you reach the dream of attending an American University. All materials can be placed in the collection bins in the Commons until November 30th.  

Attention juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Thursday, November 2nd to take ring orders from 10 am to 1 pm. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we pray for those who lost their lives in yesterday’s attack in New York City, for all who were injured and for all who mourn. Let us now take a moment of silence in prayer. 

Today we also join the Church in celebrating the Feast of All Saints. As a community we will come together this morning, inspired by their lives, and pray that our lives may also reflect God’s greater glory. In that light we also celebrate the service of our seniors, commissioning them as they embark on their service projects. And so let us pray… 

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

All-Powerful and ever-living God,
today we rejoice in the holy men and women
of every time and place.
May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love
and may their lives inspire us to serve you through our service to others. Amen.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.
St. Ignatius… pray for us.
All Holy Saints of God…pray for us.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

D-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

Any students looking for service hours can see Mr. Palombi about volunteering for Saturdays Speech and Debate Tournament. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. 

Yesterday was the first and last meeting of the Gaelic Society.  Students at the first meeting voted to change the name to the Irish club!!  Any students who want to be a part of the promotion and celebration of Irish heritage is welcome to join.  We are having another brief meeting today at 3pm in room 311.   

The Diversity Alliance will sponsor the first diversity dialogue of the year tomorrow, Wednesday November 1st at 3pm in room 232.  The purpose of the dialogue is to provide a space for the Prep community to discuss critical topics in the world today.  The first topic addresses the issue police violence, Patriotism and the American flag.  At the end of the discussion Mr. C. Lauber and Mr. Gustafson will offer reflections on the discussion.  Come share your thoughts, eat a slice of pizza, and have a soda! 

ATHLETICS 

Attention all squash players!  Do you have what it takes to be the next Gregory Gaultier?  Register for squash on the Fordham Prep website under Athletics/Ram Sports Zone.  Tryouts will begin on Monday November 13th.  All potential players must be registered and have a current physical on file with the nurse.  Please see Mr. Viele in room 211 with any questions. 

All student-athletes participating in tomorrows free wrestling clinic at 6 PM in the Auxiliary gym please wear comfortable workout attire. Ex. Shorts, t-shirt and sneakers.  

The Varsity soccer team will play St. Francis Prep at 7:15 tomorrow night in the NY City Semifinals.  The game will be at St. John’s University and a large crowd is expected. Come out and support the team. 

Intramural Basketball Schedule

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Participants of Emmaus 278, the November Emmaus are reminded that there will be an important planning meeting this afternoon at 2:40 in the Ministry Center. 

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel.  Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.   Register here.  

OTHER NEWS 

Do you have ACT/SAT Prep books just lying around your home? Please donate them to the “Another Man’s Treasure” Book Drive. All donations will be sent directly to Rwandan high schools to help students just like you reach the dream of attending an American University. All materials can be placed in the collection bins in the Commons until November 30th.   

Attention juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Thursday, November 2nd to take ring orders from 10 am to 1 pm. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order. 

We want to invite all of our Spanish speaking families to "It's all about your family" event that will take place on November 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the school commons.  The entire event will take place in Spanish and you may call 718-367-7500 and ask for Mrs. Carol Isabel to sign up or click here to RSVP. 

Quisiéramos invitarle a la reunión del evento "Se trata de su familia" el 7 de noviembre a las 6:00 p.m. en la cafetería de la escuela. Se proporcionarán refrescos y se agradecería que llame al (718) 367-7500, o que haga clic en este enlace para hacer su reserva. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. This morning we join the Church and the Society of Jesus in remembering Jesuit Saint, Alphonsus Rodriguez, a lay brother, a porter for 46 years and spiritual advisor to countless people in search of direction. He exemplified true care for souls, and so we pray… 

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

Loving God, may we be inspired by St. Alphonsus this day to care for the souls of those around us. May we be attentive to those who need a listening ear or a word of support. And thus may our actions this day, like those of St. Alphonsus, be done for your greater glory. 

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


Monday, October 30, 2017

C-Day

ACTIVITIES 

Congratulations to Ryan Maguire and Jeacy Espinoza for placing silver in the Duo category of this weekend’s Xavier High School Speech and Debate tournament!  

The Gaelic Society is back!  Any students who want to be a part of the promotion and celebration of Irish heritage is welcome to join.  The first organizational meeting is today at 3pm in room 311.  

The Diversity Alliance will sponsor the first diversity dialogue of the year on Wednesday November 1st at 3pm in room 232.  The purpose of the dialogue is to provide a space for the Prep community to discuss critical topics in the world today.  The first topic addresses the issue police violence, Patriotism and the American flag.  Come share your thoughts and have a slice of pizza.  

ATHLETICS 

On Sunday the Crew Team braved heavy rain in Philadelphia to compete at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.  The team’s Freshmen Eights had good races placing 11th, 30th and 44th in the 49-boat Freshman Eight field.  The team’s Second, Third and Fourth Varsity Eights placed 11th, 19th and 61st among the 65 JV/Second Eights and the Varsity Eight finished 12th out of 62 crews competing in the Varsity Eight event.  The team also fielded a JV Four which turned in an excellent race to finish 19th out of 41 crews.  Congratulations to the entire team on an excellent day of racing. 

The varsity soccer team defeated Iona 2-0 on Saturday. In the New York City quarterfinals, Peter Marment opened up the scoring in the first half on a cross from James Corasaniti. Eddie Perez-Pelaez scored from 25 yards out for the second half to seal the win. The team will play St. Francis Prep on Wednesday Evening in the New York City semifinals. A large crowd is expected. Come out and support the team. 

The varsity football team concluded the regular season with a win over St. Francis Prep 20-13. Matt Valecce was 24/39 for 216 yards, 3TD’s and 1 Int. He was able to connect with Tommy Walsh (4 receptions for 54 yards, 2TD’s) for two scores including the game winner with 34 seconds left to play. Will Loffredo had 10 catches for 64 yards and 1 TD. He also ran for 67 yards on 17 carries. Shane O’Brien, in his first start, caught 4 passes for 47 yards. Liam McHale had 6 catches for 51 yards. On defense, despite giving up two scores in the 1st quarter, they were able to settle down and shut down the St. Francis offense for the rest of the game. The defense was led by Jack Goodkin who finished with 11 tackles and 1 fumble recovery. James McGaughan finished with 10 tackles, George Gaspar had 8 tackles, Ian Devine, Christian Dimitri and Lucas Petit each finished with 6. The Rams finish the regular season with a 7-1 record, and will host the quarterfinal playoff game on Saturday, November 4th  - 7:30 PM.  

The freshman football team defeated Holy Trinity 6-0 on Saturday to improve their record to 5-2 on the season.  For the second week in a row the defense shut-out their opponent.  The team will close out the season on Thursday, 11/2 as they take on Xaverian on Coffey Field at 4:30 PM.  

Over the weekend the freshman swimming and diving team had a tri meet vs Xaverian and Molloy. The 200 medley relay of Emmet Santry, Nicky Speres, Jack Kelly and Brian D’Alessandro got the team off to quick start with a victory. The team went on to win 5 of the next 7 events defeating both teams. Other breakout performances where put in by Jason Amato, Brendan O’Brien and Robert Bishoff. The team takes on undefeated Chaminade this Saturday. 

On Friday goalkeeper Colin Marment kept a clean sheet leading the JV soccer team to a 6 - 0 victory against Xaverian High School. Niall McKenna scored two goals.  Robert Maghak, Sean Miller, Aidan Murphy, and Matthew Tollin each added a goal.  The team advances to a City Championship semi-final match on Wednesday against Archbishop Molloy. 

Attention: All student-athletes interested in trying out for the Fordham Prep basketball teams. Please go online and register by clicking FP Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration.  All students trying out MUST have an up to date physical on file in order to participate. On Wednesday, 11/1 there will be a mandatory meeting at 2:45 in the Main gym to discuss tryout dates.  

Attention to any student-athlete interested in wrestling: There is a free clinic being held on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary gym hosted by Rugged Wrestling. Parents are invited to watch the first hour of the clinic then attend our meeting to discuss the wrestling season at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. Food will be served at 8 PM for both the parents and student-athletes who attend the clinic.  Please click the link below to register for the clinic and meeting.  Deadline to register is today, October 30th. Wrestling Sign-up Form 

Intramural Basketball Schedule  - Revised

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Parents are invited to join us this Wednesday for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel.  Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.   Register here.  

OTHER NEWS 

The Fall Blood Drive is this Friday. There will be a sign up table in the Commons today during the Lunch Periods, for anyone who has not signed up. Schedule an appointment to donate blood and save a life.  

Do you have ACT/SAT Prep books just lying around your home? Please donate them to the “Another Man’s Treasure” Book Drive. All donations will be sent directly to Rwandan high schools to help students just like you reach the dream of attending an American University. All materials can be placed in the collection bins in the Commons until November 30th.   

Attention juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Thursday, November 2nd to take ring orders from 10 am to 1 pm. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order. 

School Portraits: A representative from Coffeepond will be in the Hall of Honor today for school photo re-takes.   

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. Amen.

Lord as we begin a new week, open our eyes to see you in all that we do and experience. Touch our hearts and strengthen our spirits so that we may find you in all things this week, particularly in those we encounter who need your love and support.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

B-Day 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity soccer team lost the New York Archdiocese final yesterday 3-0. The Rams outshot Regis 9-4 yet came up short.  However, all is not lost. The team will now be seeded second for New York and enter into the New York City Intersectional Quarterfinals on Saturday against Iona at Randall's Island. 

Attention to any student-athlete interested in wrestling: There is a free clinic being held on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary gym hosted by Rugged Wrestling. Parents are invited to watch the first hour of the clinic then attend our meeting to discuss the wrestling season at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. Food will be served at 8 PM for both the parents and student-athletes who attend the clinic.  Please click the link below to register for the clinic and meeting.  Deadline to register is October 30th. Wrestling Sign-up Form 

Intramural Basketball Schedule 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Global Education Trips Applications are now open. All applications are due by Friday October 27th. Financial Aid is available for all trips for those who qualify.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student wishing to tutor at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

OTHER NEWS 

Blood Donors literally save lives. Sign up to make a life-saving donation. See Dr. Gelpi for more information.

School Portraits: By now parents should have received an email and/or letter regarding ordering photos from Coffeepond. If a family wishes to have their son’s photo retaken, a Coffeepond photographer will be at FP on October 30th. If you have NOT received any communication from Coffeepond and wish to contact them about your son’s portrait, please use the information below.
P 800-632-2323 x0
Lifeguards@coffeepond.com
Please contact Mr. C. Lauber if you have any questions: lauberc@fordhamprep.org. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. This morning we also pray for the repose of the soul of Sal DiNubile, a member of Saint Joseph's Preparatory School Class of 2019. Let us pray for his family and for the St. Joseph’s Prep Community.

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

Lord, we ask you to be with us this day, in all we do or say. May our words and actions reflect your love, and we pray in a special way for all in need, all who are hurting and all who mourn.

Amen

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


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES

There will be a FPTV interest meeting today in the Library Seminar Room at 2:50 p.m. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention to any student-athlete interested in wrestling: There is a free clinic being held on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary gym hosted by Rugged Wrestling. Parents are invited to watch the first hour of the clinic then attend our meeting to discuss the wrestling season at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. Food will be served at 8 PM for both the parents and student-athletes who attend the clinic.  Please click the link below to register for the clinic and meeting.  Deadline to register is October 30th. Wrestling Sign-up Form 

The varsity soccer team will play today on Coffey field at 4:00 p.m. in the NY Archdiocese Championship game Against Regis. Come out and support the team. 

Intramural Basketball Schedule 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Global Education Trips Applications are now open. All applications are due by Friday October 27th. Financial Aid is available for all trips for those who qualify.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

The Operation Smile Club would like to thank everyone who supported yesterday’s bake sale with their purchases and donations.  $480 was raised—enough to pay for two operations! 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School tomorrow can sign up on Mr. Homer’s office door beginning today. 

There will be a brief, but mandatory meeting for all juniors attending Emmaus 278, the November Emmaus, today at 2:40 p.m. in the Ministry Center. There are 3 open spots available. Please see Mr. Kravatz if interested. 

OTHER NEWS 

Blood Donors literally save lives. Sign up to make a life-saving donation. See Dr. Gelpi for more information. 

School Portraits: By now parents should have received an email and/or letter regarding ordering photos from Coffeepond. If a family wishes to have their son’s photo retaken, a Coffeepond photographer will be at FP on October 30th. If you have NOT received any communication from Coffeepond and wish to contact them about your son’s portrait, please use the information below.
P 800-632-2323 x0
Lifeguards@coffeepond.comPlease contact Mr. C. Lauber if you have any questions: lauberc@fordhamprep.org. 

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. Amen

God of all love and grace. May we be open this day to the many ways You make yourself known to us. Open the eyes of our minds and hearts so that we may see You and in seeing You, love You ever more deeply. And in loving You may we serve You by serving those around us. 

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

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

F-Day

ACADEMICS 

Today the Academic Support Center Opens for all 9th and 10th grade students from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in room 232 on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please contact Ms. Lieberman or Mr. Broussard for more information. 

ACTIVITIES

In celebration of Italian Heritage Day, the Italian Club invites everyone to come to the Hall of Honor today to enjoy a catered lunch of Italian specialties. The lunch of penne alla vodka, baked rigatoni, chicken parmigiana, meatballs, sausage & peppers, and cannoli is $5 per plate and will be served from 10:30am-1:30pm.

Student Life Committee Meeting today at 3pm in the Library Seminar Room. 

There will be a FPTV interest meeting in the Library Seminar Room tomorrow at 2:50 pm.  

ATHLETICS 

On Sunday the Crew Team’s First & Second Varsity Eights raced at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston against 85 of the top Junior Eights in the world.  In a race won by St. Paul’s School from London, England, the Prep’s First Varsity Eight finished in 38th place overall and was the 15th fastest US high school in the field.  The team’s Second Varsity Eight took advantage of the rare opportunity of having a second entry in the event by successfully racing to a 60th place finish overall.  Congratulations to the Prep rowers and coxswains on a great weekend of racing.  Next Sunday, the entire team competes at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia. 

The varsity soccer team will play against Regis today in the NY Archdiocese Championship at 4:30 p.m. on Coffey field. 

Ice Hockey Players:  Anyone interested in trying out for varsity or JV ice hockey for the upcoming season, please go to the Fordham prep website, click on “Athletics, then “Ram Sports Zone” to register, and please make sure that your physicals are current.  You must be registered and have a current physical in order to participate in the tryouts.  Freshmen and sophomores, register for JV; juniors and seniors, register for Varsity.  Each of those trying out is responsible for bringing their own equipment to the tryouts, which should include both a dark and a white jersey.  Tryout information is as follows:

10-25 (Wed)      Tryout 1               E.J. Murrays       8:10 - 10:10 pm
10-29 (Sun)       Tryout 2               E.J. Murrays       5:20 - 6:50 pm
11-1 (Wed)        Tryout 3               E.J. Murrays       8:10 - 10:10 pm
11-2 (Thurs)      Tryout 4               E.J. Murrays       8:40 - 9:40 pm 

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 tonight, 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.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

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

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

There will be a brief, but mandatory meeting for all juniors attending Emmaus 278, the November Emmaus, tomorrowWednesday, at 2:40 in the Ministry Center. There are 3 open spots available. Please see Mr. Kravatz if interested. 

OTHER NEWS 

The NYU School of Medicine is currently accepting applications for an annual Science and Technology Program for 10th and 11th grade students interested in STEM careers and education. The deadline to apply is November 15th. If you need any more information, please see Mr. Broussard.  

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.  We are still in need of club and sport team representatives as well as general volunteers.  Service hours for juniors and seniors are available.  Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions. 

The blood drive is Friday, November 3, an A day. Please sign up to donate blood with Dr. Gelpi.

School Portraits

By now parents should have received an email and/or letter regarding ordering photos from Coffeepond. If a family wishes to have their son’s photo retaken, a Coffeepond photographer will be at FP on October 30th. If you have NOT received any communication from Coffeepond and wish to contact them about your son’s portrait, please use the information below. 
P 800-632-2323 x0
Lifeguards@coffeepond.com
Please contact Mr. C. Lauber if you have any questions: lauberc@fordhamprep.org. 

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. Amen  

Loving God, as we begin a new day help us to grow closer to you. May we live this day with you at the center of our lives, open to your ever deepening life within us.  

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

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

E-Day

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be available for students after school starting this Tuesday, October 24th from 3:00 - 5: 00 p.m. in room 232. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to make use of the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills.  Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ACTIVITIES

Operation Smile will have an important meeting today in room 313 about tomorrow's bake sale.

The NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 313 today. New members are always welcome

The Italian Club will be selling a catered lunch tomorrow, Tuesday in the Hall of Honor from 10:30–1:30pm. The lunch is $5 and will include:  chicken parmigiana, meatballs, penne alla vodka, cannoli, and biscotti.

Italian Club will be meeting in Room 343 today.  Mr. Traendly will be teaching us how to make tiramisu'. 

The Mediation club will meet at 1:50 - 2:00 p.m. today in room 250. 

The ASPCA club will meet at 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. today in room 250 

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

ATHLETICS 

The freshmen football team defeated Archbishop Stepinac 22 to 0 in Saturday. The team once again relied on their stingy defense as they held Stepinac to zero first downs and negative yards through 3 quarters. Linebacker Michael Rice not only led the defense, but also added a blocked punt and a rushing TD. Matthew McKillop continued racking up yardage as he led the team in both rushing yards (65) and receiving (50). Frank Raneri hit Luke Daly for a 25 yard TD pass and Jayden Wiggins returned a 75 yard interception for a TD to end the game.

Varsity football won their game against Holy Trinity on Saturday 38-6. The Rams took the lead on their opening drive with senior Matt Valecce finding last week’s Player of the Week Liam McHale (7 catches for 92 yards 1TD) for a score. On the next three possessions, he found Will Loffredo (4 catches for 109 yards, 2TD’s) and Tommy Walsh (3 catches for 106 yards 1TD) Valecce completed 15 of 30 pass attempts for 316 yards and 4 TD’s.  Justin Ancheta had 99 yards on 9 carries and Jack Goodkin had a 43-yard TD run. Christopher Friend added to the scoring w/ a 30 yard FG. The defense was led by senior tackle Christian Dimitri who had a team high 9 tackles. Jack Goodkin had 8 tackles and George Gaspar had 7 tackles.  

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Archbishop Stepinac 1-0 on Friday in their final regular season game on a goal by James Murray. The team finished the regular season with an 11-2-2 record and first place for the NY Archdiocese. The Rams will play in the NY Sectional Championship Game tomorrow, Tuesday, against Regis at 4:30 on Jack Coffey Field. The game is a rematch of last year's NY final and the winner will qualify to represent the NY Section in the NY State Final 4 playoffs. It is great to have the game right here on campus. Let's beat last year's attendance record. All are encouraged to come out and support the Rams and wear Maroon! 

Over the weekend the freshman swimming and diving team took on rival Xavier. The highly contested meet had several lead changes with the meet coming down to last relay. Although the team fell a few points short, outstanding and winning performances were put in by Jason Amato in the 100im and 100 freestryle, Brian D'Alessandro in diving, Jack Kelly in the Breaststroke and Emmett Santry in the Butterfly. The team picks back up this weekend in a TRI meet vs Xaverien and Molloy

Attention freshmen:  The second information meeting for the track and field team will take place today at 2:30 pm in room 225.  Come find out how to be part of one of top teams in the city while increasing your speed and strength.  

Ice Hockey Players:  Anyone interested in trying out for varsity or JV ice hockey for the upcoming season, please go to the Fordham prep website, click on “Athletics, then “Ram Sports Zone” to register, and please make sure that your physicals are current.  You must be registered and have a current physical in order to participate in the tryouts.  Freshmen and sophomores, register for JV; juniors and seniors, register for Varsity.  Each of those trying out is responsible for bringing their own equipment to the tryouts, which should include both a dark and a white jersey.  Tryout information is as follows:

10-25 (Wed)      Tryout 1               E.J. Murrays       8:10 - 10:10 pm
10-29 (Sun)       Tryout 2               E.J. Murrays       5:20 - 6:50 pm
11-1 (Wed)        Tryout 3               E.J. Murrays       8:10 - 10:10 pm
11-2 (Thurs)      Tryout 4               E.J. Murrays       8:40 - 9:40 pm”

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 tomorrow, 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. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

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

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.  We are still in need of club and sport team representatives as well as general volunteers.  Service hours for juniors and seniors are available.  Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions. 

Attention Fordham Prep, 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 gift cards 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 click here to fill out a sign up form. If you do not want to play but wish to donate any amount that would be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you! 

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula will be hosting a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28th from 7pm-10pm.

The blood drive is Friday, November 3, an A day. Please sign up to donate blood with Dr. Gelpi.


TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. The following prayer was written by senior William O’Connor.

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

Lord Jesus, You said to Your disciples:

"It is by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words condemned."

Help us today to see how our words affect others around us, and how our actions reflect our faith. Help us to see ourselves and others as You see us.

And help us to see Your holy presence in the people around us...

And in ourselves. 

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

Friday, October 20, 2017

D-Day

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be available for students after school starting on Tuesday, October 24th from 3:00 - 5: 00 p.m. in room 232. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to make use of the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills.  Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ACTIVITIES 

Student Government will be selling the 2017 version of its Spirit Shirts in the Commons today, in the morning and during select lunch periods. The shirts will be sold for $20 each and can be worn in place ofyour shirt, tie, and jacket. Students wanting to participate in today's semi-dress down should see Mr. Broussard if financial support is needed. Just remember, supplies are limited. 

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen:  The second information meeting for the track and field team will take place on Monday at 2:30 pm in room 225.  Come find out how to be part of one of top teams in the city while increasing your speed and strength.  

Today, the varsity soccer team will play their final league match against Stepinac on Murphy Field.

Ice Hockey Players:  Anyone interested in trying out for varsity or JV ice hockey for the upcoming season, please go to the Fordham prep website, click on “Athletics, then “Ram Sports Zone” to register, and please make sure that your physicals are current.  You must be registered and have a current physical in order to participate in the tryouts.  Freshmen and sophomores, register for JV; juniors and seniors, register for Varsity.  Each of those trying out is responsible for bringing their own equipment to the tryouts, which should include both a dark and a white jersey.  Tryout information is as follows:

10-25 (Wed)      Tryout 1               E.J. Murrays       8:10 - 10:10 pm
10-29 (Sun)       Tryout 2               E.J. Murrays       5:20 -  6:50 pm
11-1 (Wed)        Tryout 3               E.J. Murrays       8:10 - 10:10 pm
11-2 (Thurs)      Tryout 4               E.J. Murrays       8:40 -  9:40 pm”

 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 Juniors Mr. Caserta's SAT prep course is now full.

Visiting Colleges: October 16th -20th

 GLOBAL EDUCATION

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

OTHER NEWS 

This morning we are hosting a meeting of Bronx Catholic school administrators and staff in the Hall of Honor.  We also welcome Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, and his staff.  Students should be mindful of the meeting when entering the Hall of Honor. Please warmly welcome our guests if you see them around the Prep. Thank you!

Blood Donors literally save lives. Sign up to make a life-saving donation. See Dr. Gelpi for more information. 

Attention Fordham Prep, 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 gift cards 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 click here to fill out a sign up form. If you do not want to play but wish to donate any amount that would be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you! 

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula will be hosting a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28th from 7pm-10pm.


TODAY’S PRAYER

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

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 19, 2017

C-Day

ACTIVITIES

Student Government will be selling the 2017 version of its Spirit Shirts in the Commons today, and Friday, October 20th, in the morning 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!

ATHLETICS

Tomorrow, the Varsity soccer team, now 10-2-2, will play their final league match against Stepinac at home on Murphy field. Come out and support the team and wear maroon. It is just a short walk and a few steps away.

Yesterday afternoon Matt Tollin and Niall McKenna each scored a goal leading the JV soccer team to a two - zero victory over Stepinac.  The team ended the regular season with 12 wins 2 loses and 2 ties. 

Intramural Basketball Schedule 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

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. 

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: the following colleges and universities will be conducting individual interviews:

  • Fairfield University, November 8th
  • Scranton University  November 13t
  • Le Moyne College November 15th, Fr. David McCallum will host a breakfast and information session 1st period, and then conduct interviews.  Please sign up for the 1st period breakfast, and then see Mrs. Isabel for an interview time.
  • Fordham University November 16th

 All signup sheets are located in Mrs. Isabel's office

Attention juniors: There are a few spots left for Mr. Caserta's SAT Prep course. If you're interested please submit the enrollment form with payment to Mrs. Isabel. 

Visiting Colleges: October 16th -20th 

COUNSELING

In honor of National Spirit Day, Bridges will be selling rainbow bagels today in the commons until they run out. 

All students, faculty and staff who wish to show their support for National Spirit Day, please report immediately to the Hall of Honor after p.m. attendance for a large group photo that will appear in next year’s school calendar. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

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

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.  

MOTHERS' CLUB

Please join us tonight, 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 

On Friday, October 20th, a group of principals and admissions directors from Bronx Catholic schools will have a meeting in the Hall of Honor from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, will also be here.  We kindly ask all students, faculty, and staff to warmly welcome our guests to the Prep this day.

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! 

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula will be hosting a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28th from 7pm-10pm. 

Sign up today with Dr. Gelpi to donate blood during the Fall Blood Drive which is scheduled to take place in two weeks. Anyone 16 and older maybe eligible to donate. See Dr. Gelpi for more information.  

TODAY’S PRAYER


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

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the first North American martyrs, Jesuits, St. Isaac Jogues and his companion. Jogues worked among the Huron Tribe in the New World, and in 1636 he and his companions, under the leadership of John de Brébeuf, arrived in Quebec. The Hurons were constantly warred upon by the Iroquois, and in a few years Father Jogues was captured by the Iroquois and imprisoned for 13 months. Eventually Jogues and his companions were killed for their faith. 

In a letter written to a Jesuit friend in France one month before his death, Isaac Jogues wrote the following:

"My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him.

And so we pray

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

Lord, Jesus, let us, like St. Isaac Jogues and his companions, place our confidence in you that our endeavors this day may bring about your greater glory. 

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. Isaac Jogues and his companions…… pray for us.


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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

D-Day

 

Please join us this afternoon for our weekday Mass at 3:15pm in the Prep's Chapel as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with members of the Prep's Board of Trustees. All are welcome.

 

ACADEMICS

Senior’s eligible to register for a college course at Fordham University for next semester must do so by today (Tuesday, December 12th).  Please see Mr. Broussard for the college course registration form and a list of classes offered by the university.

ACTIVITIES

On Wednesday, December 13th, at the end of Activities Period there will be a forum entitled Compassionate Allies: creating a more loving environment for the LGBTQ community at Fordham Prep.  We will watch a short video and have a panel of respondents, and then a discussion.  The event is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, Bridges and the Diversity Alliance. All are welcome, and pizza and soda will be served. 

"The return of Bridge's annual Christmas Party is coming!  The student club, Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies" is hosting a holiday social this Friday, December 15th starting at 4:30 in rooms 232-233.  Local schools have been invited, and everyone in our community is welcome.  Come join the celebration."    

 

Please join the Fordham Prep Business Club as we welcome speaker Rod Murray tomorrowWednesday December 13th in room 410 during activities period.  Mr. Murray is an Alum from the Class of 1978 and a past Fordham Prep Trustee.  He also went to Fordham University and received both a masters and Law degree from St. John's University.  He has previously held senior director level positions at Bear Stearns and Jefferies.   He is currently Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Funding for Hunt Financial Securities.  All are welcome.

 

Operation Smile will be having a bake sale in the Commons today to raise money for more life-changing operations. Thanks for your support.

The UNICEF Club is extending the Secret Santa Application until today (December 12th) at 3pm. The event is free to join, and gifts will be exchanged amongst students in the same grade. We ask that gifts are between $10-25, and there will be a designated location to drop off the gifts. The gifts can be retrieved from the Hall of Honor on December 19th and at that time, you will know who your Secret Santa is. If you haven’t joined yet this is your final chance. The application/survey has been sent to each person and the link is attached here. Secret Santa Link


MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Parents are invited to join us tomorrow for Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius in the new Prep Chapel. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45 and conclude no later than 9:30.  Parking will be available in the Prep lot. Register here.

 

 

 

OTHER NEWS

Attention all students: The Library will close immediately after school today.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bernard Gegan, grandfather of Douglas Fleming '20. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Today we join the Church in celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian, on December 9, 10, and 12, 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on his cactus fiber cloak, or "tilma", which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Our Lady came to offer faith, hope and consolation to the oppressed natives of Mexico and our prayer this morning is the Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

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

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, 
that in your apparitions on Mount Tepeyac 
you promised to show pity and compassion to all who, 
loving and trusting you, 
seek your help and protection.

Accordingly, listen now to our prayers 
and grant us consolation and relief. 
We are full of hope that, 
relying on your help, 
nothing can trouble or affect us. 
As you have remained with us through your admirable image, 
so now obtain for us the graces we need.

Amen.

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..Pray for us

Our Lady of Guadalupe…..Pray for us

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

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