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Daily Announcements                    

  

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 29, 2017 

B – DAY 

ACTIVITIES

The Social Justice Committee will meet Thursday morning at 735 am in room 313.  As always, all are welcome. 

The blood drive is in two days. Appointment spots are still available. You can still sign up with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

Need a new activity? Can you run? Can you jump? Frisbee Club is back on for the spring. Meet in the Band room after PM attendance on Thursday at 3:00pm for more information.

A reminder that this Friday, March 31, the Prep will hold its annual Opening Day, Opening Hearts fundraiser for Jesuit charitable and justice organizations. Students will be allowed to wear their favorite baseball or other sports team garb for a donation of $5, which will be collected in the Commons this week, starting today. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club meeting is tonight at 7:15pm at J.C. Forgarty’s in Bronxville.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Reminder - The Joseph Lawrence Chow Scholarship is due Monday, April 3. Please bring all materials to Mrs. Isabel. Please check your Fordham Prep email periodically for scholarship opportunities. Some have already been emailed. 

The annual Jesuit College Fair will take place Thursday, March 30, in the competitive gym.  All Juniors will attend the fair during 1st period, and sophomores will the fair during 2nd period.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

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

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Bid Today for Fordham Prep Online Auction at

www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof

The online auction closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 31.

Send the link (www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof) to family and friends so they can register and bid on the wonderful items.

  • Some of the items include:
  • Golf outings: Wykagyl Country Club and Mount Kisco
  • Jets & Giant Tickets
  • Hiking & Whiskey Tour
  • Concert tickets for Steve Miller & Peter Frampton
  • Fordham Prep Flag to fly at your house
  • Batali & Bastianich Wine Party
  • TV show tickets including Watch What Happens Live and Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Kayak lesson & Dinner
  • Tickets for Wicked
  • Grandstand Seats for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Dinner for 12 with Father Devron and Dr. Petriello at the Jesuit residence

These items are only available via the online Auction, so bid today!

Baskets, Baskets, Baskets… Here is your chance to check out the wonderful Raffle Basket Prizes at Night of Fashion this Thursday.

Click  NOF Basket Descriptions 2017

Thank you and see you tomorrow night!

OTHER NEWS

On Monday, March 27, Mr. John Sanchez, District Manager for Bronx Community Board 6, spoke to our junior class during a mentoring period assembly.  He described the work of Bronx Community Board 6, a city agency serving the communities of Belmont, East Tremont, Bathgate, West Farms, and Crotona Park North.  The Community Board consists of up to 50 appointed members who represent different areas of the district and who have an advisory role in the city's land-use process, budget requests, and community advocacy.
Mr. Sanchez shared that Bronx Community Board 6 is looking for motivated high school students to serve as interns this summer.  Interns will be expected to work 3-5 days starting in July.  The hourly rate would be $11/hr. for 20-25 hours per week.  You must be at least 16 years old to apply for the internship.  If you are interested, please click the link below to find the application:
https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-internship/1980cd2896614dbf87dd3c11da245e1f-bronx-community-planning-board-summer-intern-bronx-community-board-6-bronx

Community boards deal with a range of matters including land use and zoning, identifying community needs as part of the City's budget process, and working with government agencies to improve the local delivery of services.  More broadly, all community boards are concerned with any other matter relating to the welfare of the district and its residents.  Bronx Community Board 6 has several iconic locations such as Arthur Avenue, the Bronx Zoo, the Botanical Garden, the East Tremont commercial strip, Fordham University, and Fordham Prep.

If you have any questions, Mr. Sanchez can be reached at 718-579-6990 or bronxcb6@bronxcb6.org.  You can also speak with me or Mr. Homer.

For more information:

http://bronxcb6.org/

https://twitter.com/BronxCB6

The SADD Club at Ursuline along with the Wellness Club at Iona Prep are hosting a dance this Friday at Ursuline from 7:00- 10:00 PM in our school gym for all Freshmen and Sophomores attending Catholic Schools in the area. The cost is $10 and students must bring their Catholic school id to enter the dance. The dance has a black and white theme. 

The Caribbean Club of Preston High School is holding a “Flag Fest” Dance on Friday, April 7, from 7-10pm. Students must reserve tickets by emailing jdebona@prestonhs.org. Tickets are $5. No student will be admitted without a reservation and a student ID. Bring your flag from where you are from!

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we take a moment of silence to pray for the repose of the soul of Bob Wagner, alumnus and long time faculty member and guidance counselor at the Prep. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

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

Lord God, 

you who breathed the spirit of life within me. 
Draw out of me the light and life you created. 
Help me to find my way back to you. 
Help me to use my life to reflect your glory 
and to serve others 
as your son Jesus did.  

John the Baptist…Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…Pray for us


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – MARCH 28, 2017

A – DAY

  

ACADEMICS 

Attention Students taking AP Exams: There will be a mandatory meeting today, Tuesday, March 28, immediately after PM attendance to preadminister your AP registration sheet. Attendance is mandatory. 

Attention all Freshmen in Latin I: Today, Tuesday, A day, March 28, there is a review session in room 252 from 2:40-3:00pm. All are welcome. Bring questions. 

ACTIVITIES

Time is running out! The Spring Blood Drive is this Friday! Sign up today before all the spots are taken. See Dr. Gelpi for more information. 

A reminder that this Friday, March 31, the Prep will hold its annual Opening Day, Opening Hearts fundraiser for Jesuit charitable and justice organizations. Students will be allowed to wear their favorite baseball or other sports team garb for a donation of $5, which will be collected in the Commons this week, starting today. 

ENGAGEMENT

Attention Seniors: The Senior Class Gift March Madness Challenge has begun! Remember to drop your donation off with Mr. Fink in the Engagement office, or go online to FordhamPrep.org/2017gift 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 29. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Reminder - The Joseph Lawrence Chow Scholarship is due Monday, April 3. Please bring all materials to Mrs. Isabel. Please check your Fordham Prep email periodically for scholarship opportunities. Some have already been emailed.  

The annual Jesuit College Fair will take place Thursday, March 30, in the competitive gym.  All Juniors will attend the fair during 1st period, and sophomores will the fair during 2nd period. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Emmaus 274 will have an important organizational meeting this afternoon.  It's the meal meeting.  Happy Campers are Fed Campers! It's important that we get this done right.  The meeting will take 20-25 minutes.

A reminder that all students who signed up to serve at the Mothers' Club Night of Fashion this Thursday must confirm their participation by replying to an email from Mrs. Tracey Sullivan. 

Each year, Part of the Solution (POTS) highlights the importance of its one-stop shop of services by celebrating those who have made significant contributions to creating a more livable city for all. In that spirit, POTS invites you to attend its annual gala, I Heart POTS, at PepsiCo’s Headquarters (700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577) on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00pm. This year, Beth McGrath P '14, '17 will be honored alongside another individual and corporate partner who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of New York’s most vulnerable residents. Please see the attached forms for details about the event.  Tickets can be purchased in advance here. For more information, please e-mail jkornfeld@potsbronx.org or call 718-220-4892 x107.Congratulations to Beth, and all the best to our friends at POTS for a successful gala! 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Don’t miss your chance to Register and Bid on the Online Auction.  It is the only way to bid. There is no Silent Auction at NOF.

Night of Fashion is 3 days away!  If you haven't purchased your ticket, the registration has been reopened.  Do so now with the following Registration NOFThere are only a few seats that remain.

Drivers are needed to bring Raffle Baskets to Marina del Rey on Thursday.  If you are available to drive, please contact Dina Madden (dinamadden@verizon.net) and Denise Gilchrist (gilly406@optonline.net).  They will be meeting at Dina's house in Crestwood, 55 MacArthur Ave at 8:15 am on Thursday. 

Here is your chance to check out the wonderful Raffle Basket Prizes at Night of Fashion this Thursday. Click NOF Basket Descriptions 2017 

OTHER NEWS

The SADD Club at Ursuline along with the Wellness Club at Iona Prep are hosting a dance this Friday at Ursuline from 7:00- 10:00 PM in our school gym for all Freshmen and Sophomores attending Catholic Schools in the area. The cost is $10 and students must bring their Catholic school id to enter the dance. The dance has a black and white theme.

The Caribbean Club of Preston High School is holding a “Flag Fest” Dance on Friday, April 7, from 7-10pm. Students must reserve tickets by emailing jdebona@prestonhs.org. Tickets are $5. No student will be admitted without a reservation and a student ID. Bring your flag from where you are from! 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

God of love and forgiveness, as we continue our journey through this holy season of Lent, may we return to you, aware of our sins and failings, yet hopeful in your mercy and forgiveness. Help us to turn away from those things which lead us away from you. May your grace strengthen us so that we may follow you ever more closely. 

John the Baptist…Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…Pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY – MARCH 27, 2017 

F – DAY

 

Congratulations to the Freshman class of 2020 and their leaders who participated in the Freshman Retreat this weekend. You may see them wearing their retreat tee-shirts today during school! 

ACADEMICS 

Attention Students taking AP Exams: There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, March 28, immediately after PM attendance to preadminister your AP registration sheet. Attendance is mandatory. 

A Spanish placement make-up test will be given today, immediately after PM attendance in room 227. 

ACTIVITIES

This Friday is the Blood Drive. Have you signed up to donate yet? See Dr. Gelpi

The Diversity Alliance will meet today in room 232 after PM Attendance. Attendance is mandatory. 

Over the weekend, the Speech and Debate team competed at the Mickey Cullen tournament at Regis High School. In the category of Original Oratory, Trevor Chakavarika placed third and Ryan Maguire placed first to win! Ryan has also now fully qualified to attend the state championship tournament in April. In Extemporaneous Speaking, Lucas Chu and Jay Shenoy both managed to place first in their JV and Varsity age groups to sweep the category! Lucas is also fully qualified for the state championship and Jay earned a half qualification. Congrats to all!!

A reminder that this Friday, March 31, the Prep will hold its annual Opening Day, Opening Hearts fundraiser for Jesuit charitable and justice organizations. Students will be allowed to wear their favorite baseball or other sports team garb for a donation of $5, which will be collected in the Commons this week, starting tomorrow Tuesday.

ATHLETICS 

Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team who earned their first victory of the season on Wednesday as they defeated Holy Cross 3-1. Come out and support the team this Thursday as they take on Cardinal Spellman at 4:00pm in the Main gym. 

On Saturday, the JV Lacrosse team traveled to St. John the Baptist on Long Island and won their first game 15-6. The team was led by attackman Brendan Sowarby with 4 goals and 3 assists. Freshman attacker Dominic Trennert also scored 3 goals and helped with 3 assists. Midfielders JP Cunningham and Owen Murray each scored twice. Freshmen Goalie Thomas Madden shut down the Cougars holding them to only 2 goals! The JV looks to improve their record this Wednesday against Fox Lane HS at home. 

ENGAGEMENT

Attention Seniors: The Senior Class Gift March Madness Challenge has begun! Remember to drop your donation off with Mr. Fink in the Engagement office, or go online to FordhamPrep.org/2017gift 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at J. C. Fogarty’s as originally planned. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 

The annual Jesuit College Fair will take place next Thursday, March 30, in the competitive gym.  All Juniors will attend the fair during 1st period, and sophomores will the fair during 2nd period. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

A reminder that all students who signed up to serve at the Mothers' Club Nigh of Fashion this Thursday must confirm their participation by replying to an email from Mrs. Tracey Sullivan. 

Seniors and senior mentors are reminded that the Lenten Reconciliation service which was postponed due to our snow day, will be tomorrow during first period. Seniors are to report to the University Church for AM attendance. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Register and Bid on the Online Auction.  It is the only way to bid. There is no Silent Auction at NOF.

Night of Fashion is 4 days away!  If you haven't purchased your ticket, the registration has been reopened.  Do so now with the following Registration NOF

Drivers are needed to bring Raffle Baskets to Marina del Rey on Thursday.  If you are available to drive, please contact Dina Madden (dinamadden@verizon.net) and Denise Gilchrist (gilly406@optonline.net).  They will be meeting at Dina's house in Crestwood, 55 MacArthur Ave at 8:15 am on Thursday. 

Look for Raffle Basket Booklet to be sent soon. 

OTHER NEWS

The Caribbean Club of Preston High School is holding a “Flag Fest” Dance on Friday, April 7, from 7-10pm. Students must reserve tickets by emailing jdebona@prestonhs.org. Tickets are $5. No student will be admitted without a reservation and a student ID. Bring your flag from where you are from!

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

God who created me, 

You offer me new life through your Son 

and through the gift of your sacraments. 
While I see new life all around me, 
I don't always recognize the new life you offer me. 
Help me to grow this Lent in an awareness 
of the gifts you place in my life 
and in a greater appreciation for your care. 
Give me the courage to ask for help. 

St. John the Baptist…Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…Pray for us


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MARCH 23, 2017 

E – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

A Spanish placement make-up test will be given Monday, March 27, immediately after PM attendance in room 227.

ACTIVITIES 

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313 immediately after PM announcements.

The New York City Explorers will meet at 2:15pm in room 313. 

The Prep's annual fundraiser for Jesuit works of charity and justice will take place next Friday, March 31, with the annual "Opening Day, Open Hearts" project. Students and staff, for a $5 donation that will go to Jesuit Refugee Services, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and other Jesuit works, will be able to dress down in their favorite baseball team’s garb. Sign up in the Commons next week. 

Italian Club will meet today in room 233. Please note the room change. 

Simpsons Club will meet during Activities Period in room 327. 

There is Liturgical Choir Class Rehearsal today at Activities Period for the Easter Liturgies.

You've been thinking about it for several days. Today is the day to sign up to donate blood. The Spring Blood Drive is next Friday, March 31. You can sign up in the Commons today. See Dr. Gelpi for more information.

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The Fathers’ Club meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at J. C. Fogarty’s as originally planned.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

The annual Jesuit College Fair will take place next Thursday, March 30, in the competitive gym.  All Juniors will attend the fair during 1st period, and sophomores will the fair during 2nd period. 

Attention Seniors: Please update your Naviance account with any admission decisions that you have received from colleges.  Additionally, please submit a copy of any scholarship awards to Mrs. Isabel. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Online Auction is now open.  There is no Silent Auction this year, it is now the Online Auction.  Register to bid at www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof.   Send the link (www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof) to family and friends so they can register and bid on the wonderful items.  Log in to see the wonderful items! 

Last chance to congratulate the Guidance & Counseling team or your graduating senior with an Ejournal Sponsorship. CLICK, HERE for an Ejournal sponsorship, Silver $250 or Friend $50. 

The Deadline for registering for FPMC Night of Fashion has been extended to Friday. You can click here for Reservations.  The Table Reservation form now closes at noon on Friday. Click here for Table Form have one person be the designated table captain and enter 2-12 people that you want to sit with at the table. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Let us remember in our prayers the Freshmen class as they begin their retreat this afternoon.

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


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 22, 2017 

D – DAY

 

ACADEMICS 

Attention Juniors interested in registering for next year's Quest Motif course:  Mr. DiGiorno will be offering a Course Fair make-up informational session in room 251 on Wednesday, March 22, during Consultation.   Meeting will be brief.  Arrive directly after PM Attendance.

ACTIVITIES 

Has anyone in your family had surgery? Do you know anyone that was in a serious car accident? Chances are they received blood that was donated by someone like you. If you are in good health and are 16 years old or older you may be eligible to donate. Consider donating in honor of someone you know who benefited from blood donations. The Spring Blood Drive is next Friday, March 31. See Dr. Gelpi for more information. 

The next Social Justice Meeting will be on Thursday, March 23, at 7:35am in room 313.  All are welcome.

ATHLETICS

Rugby players are reminded to return signed forms to Dr. Gelpi in room 314 as soon as possible. 

Attention Swimmers and Divers: Today is the deadline for returning your reservation payment for the Awards Dinner to Fr. O’Konsky in room 135. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at J. C. Fogarty’s as originally planned. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 

Attention Seniors: Please update your Naviance account with any admission decisions that you have received from colleges.  Additionally, please submit a copy of any scholarship awards to Mrs. Isabel.

MINISTRY AND SERVIC 

Each year, Part of the Solution (POTS) highlights the importance of its one-stop shop of services by celebrating those who have made significant contributions to creating a more livable city for all. In that spirit, POTS invites you to attend its annual gala, I Heart POTS, at PepsiCo’s Headquarters (700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577) on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00pm. This year, Beth McGrath P '14, '17 will be honored alongside another individual and corporate partner who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of New York’s most vulnerable residents. Please see the attached forms for details about the event.  Tickets can be purchased in advance here. For more information, please e-mail jkornfeld@potsbronx.org or call 718-220-4892 x107.Congratulations to Beth, and all the best to our friends at POTS for a successful gala! 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Online Auction opens today at 10:00am. 

Register at www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof. Registering is the only way you can view or bid on the Online Auction items.   Send the link (www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof) to family and friends so they can register and bid on the wonderful items.  Log in to see the wonderful items!

Last chance to congratulate the Guidance & Counseling team or your graduating senior with an Ejournal Sponsorship. CLICK, HERE for an Ejournal sponsorship, Silver $250 or Friend $50. 

The Deadline for registering for FPMC Night of Fashion is today! You can click here for Reservations.  The Table Reservation form also closes today. Click here for Table Form Please have one person be the designated table captain and enter 2-12 people that you want to sit with at the table.  You will need the person's name (name they used to register) and approval code from their Reservation confirmation. 

Volunteers needed!  If you are available tomorrow, Thursday, March 23 at 9:00am, we could use your help filling the swag bags for NOF.  We will be using the backstage of the FP Theater to coordinate the bags.  Come for whatever time you can between 9:00am and 1:00pm. 

OTHER NEWS

Congratulations to Seniors, Anthony Crinieri and Jack O’Neill, having celebrated their Eagle Scout Achievement in a ceremony this past Sunday, March 19th as a part of Troop 5 Bronxville.    Only 4% of scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.  In addition to earning over 21 merit badges and serving as Senior Troop Leaders, Anthony and Jack each completed and lead a community service project totaling over 300 man hours each.  They now join the ranks of such notable Eagle Scouts: President Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg and Robert Gates to name a few. 

On Sunday, April 2, Fordham Prep and America Media will host a forum entitled "Racial Justice: A Gospel Invitation and Challenge".  The event is free for students and $10 for adults.  Register here.

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of George De'Gabriel, grandfather of James Mitchell '20. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

God, you love us as your own children. 

May we bend our lives and wills toward you 
so that we might accept your love and guidance. 
Thank you for your support in our lives, 
both now and in the eternal life you are preparing for us. 

Help us this day, and may your Spirit be with us.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – MARCH 20, 2017 

B – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

Attention all Faculty and Students: Today is the Course Fair. Attendance is mandatory for all students in grades 9 through 11. We will follow a special schedule.  Information regarding the schedule change, room assignments for the Course Fair presentations and PM attendance procedures were already emailed to you last week.  Please make every opportunity to take advantage of this time and check out the great courses Fordham Prep has to offer. 

Modern Language Placement Tests will be given today at 2:45pm. Check your email for locations. 

ACTIVITIES 

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed in the MiniStuy and the Grand Qualifying Tournament both taking place at Stuyvesant High School. At the MiniStuy, sophomores Lucas Chu and Miles Stella finished 1st and 2nd place respectively in their category of JV Extemp with Lucas receiving his first half qualification for the state tournament. Miles received his second half making him eligible for the state tournament. At the Grand, Juniors Dimitrios Rentel, Jeacy Espinoza, and Ryan Maguire broke to the semifinal round in their category of Original Oratory. However each of them narrowly missed qualifying for the Catholic National Tournament taking place in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations to the team for two successful tournaments!

Looking for a summer job? HAP is looking for a few good boys. Applications for HAP Teaching Assistants will be given out in the Theater tomorrow only-Tuesday, March 21 at 3:00. Please plan to attend if you are interested in applying.

Spring Blood Drive is next Friday, March 31. You must sign up before hand in order to donate blood. Anyone 16 years old and older and in good health is eligible to donate. See Dr. Gelpi for more information and to sign up. 

All those who are hosting students from Japan on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week must attend a brief, but required meeting, in room 405 at 2:45pm today.

ATHLETICS

Any student in need of service hours and interested in working the scoreboard or doing stats for home volleyball games, please see Mr. Kurtin.  

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been cancelled. A new date for the meeting will be announced. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Freshman Parent Night is tonight at 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater. All freshman parents are strongly encouraged to attend to hear about the course selection process and sophomore year options for their sons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: There are three beds left for the Emmaus 274.  None left for Emmaus 275.  There are 16 Juniors who did not "confirm" their participation. Those Juniors are the ones in "italics" on the bulletin board.  See Fr. Sullivan or e-mail him ASAP. 

Ever to Excel is a summer program at Boston College from July 30 to August 4. This five day retreat explores Jesuit spirituality, leadership, service, and a chance to explore the city of Boston. The program cost is $200.00. For more information check the Ever to Excel website or apply directly. 

Do you need service hours?  If you're a Junior or a Senior, we'd love to have you help out at this year's Mothers Club Fashion Show on March 30, at beautiful Marina del Rey right here in the Bronx.  You can help with set-up right after school and sell raffle tickets throughout the night.  We'll even feed you!!  If interested, please contact Mrs. Sullivan at traceysullivan@aol.com. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

The Deadline for registering for FPMC Night of Fashion will be Wednesday, March 22 at noon. You can click here for Reservations. The price of the ticket is now $100.  The Table Reservation form is also open and closes at noon on Wednesday, March 22. Please have one person be the designated table captain and enter 2-12 people that you want to sit with at the table.  You need the person's name (they used to register) and approval code from their Reservation confirmation. Click here for table reservation form 

Register today for the Online Auction at www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof. Online bidding will begin on Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00am and close at 5:00pm on Friday, March 31.  Send the link (www.501auctions.com/fpmcnof) to family and friends so they can register and bid on the wonderful items.  Some of the items include Dinner with Father Devron and Dr. Petriello, Front Row 2017 Graduation Seats, Golf outings, Disneyworld trip, Batali & Bastianich Wine Party, TV show tickets including What’s What Happening Now and Late Show with Stephen Colbert,  Hiking & Whiskey Tour, Kayak lesson & Dinner, FP Flag, Tickets to Elle/E! Entertainment Television Fashion Week Opening Night Party, Tickets for Wicked, and Grandstand Seats for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Last chance to congratulate the Guidance & Counseling team or your graduating senior with an Ejournal Sponsorship. CLICK HERE for an Ejournal sponsorship, Silver $250 or Friend $50. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Petra Flores, great grandmother of Anthony Baez '20. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

SENIORS 

Attention Senior Parent(s)/Guardians: GRAD IMAGES – the official photographer for the Graduation of 2017! Please check the website for all Senior Events and Graduation here.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph. St Joseph’s trust in God and love for his family is an important example for us. He is also known for being a powerful intercessor for all in need. He is also the patron saint of the Society of Jesus. And so let us pray. 

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

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, so that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. Joseph…..pray for us


A.M.

THURSDAY – MARCH 16, 2017 

A – DAY

Attention all students: The Computer Center will be closed today beginning at 1:00pm for testing.  Students will not be allowed to use the space or cut through. 

Attention Seniors: Biltmore Tuxedo will be here today in the Hall of Honor to measure you for your tuxedo for graduation! Please be sure to stop by and get measured!

Attention Senior Parent(s)/Guardians: Please see flyer attached from GRAD IMAGES – the official photographer for the Graduation of 2017! Please check the website for all Senior Events and Graduation here.

ACADEMICS

Attention all Faculty and Students: The Course Fair has been rescheduled for Monday, March 20 (B-Day). Attendance is mandatory for all students in grades 9 through 11. We will follow a special schedule. Information regarding the schedule change, room assignments for the Course Fair presentations and PM attendance procedures were already emailed to you last week.  Please make every opportunity to take advantage of this time and check out the great courses Fordham Prep has to offer. 

ACTIVITIES

The Fordham Prep Acoustic Coffee House will take place this afternoon starting at 4:00pm. It will feature performances from students and faculty as well as a bake sale in which all proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services. All are welcome to attend.

 The Spring Blood Drive is Friday, March 31. Sign up today! See Dr. Gelpi for more information. Anyone 16 years old and older, in good health is eligible to donate. 

ATHLETICS

Any student in need of service hours and interested in working the scoreboard or doing stats for home volleyball games, please see Mr. Kurtin. 

There will be a meeting for all Varsity Tennis players after school in the Ministry Center. 

Attention Rugby players: There is a very important meeting this afternoon immediately after PM Attendance in room 314. Attendance is mandatory. 

ENGAGEMENT

Tomorrow for St. Patrick's Day it looks like the weather will be cooperating .... with clear, sunny skies and temps around 40 degrees....perfect marching weather!

So, we hope the Prep community will come out and join Fr. Devron who will be leading our contingent of alumni, faculty, parents, and students as we head up Fifth Avenue...stopping in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral to pay our respects to the Cardinal.   A Pre-Parade Brunch will be held at The Harvard Club beginnig at 10:30 in the morning and then we'll head over to our step-off point at West 45th Street at 12:30.  For details and to register here.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Due to the predicted inclement weather, Freshman Parent Night is being rescheduled to Monday, March 20, 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater. All freshman parents are strongly encouraged to attend to hear about the course selection process and sophomore year options for their sons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Ever to Excel is a summer program at Boston College from July 30 to August 4. This five day retreat explores Jesuit spirituality, leadership, service, and a chance to explore the city of Boston. The program cost is $200.00. For more information check the Ever to Excel website or apply directly.

Do you need service hours?  If you're a Junior or a Senior, we'd love to have you help out at this year's Mothers Club Fashion Show on March 30, at beautiful Marina del Rey right here in the Bronx.  You can help with set-up right after school and sell raffle tickets throughout the night.  We'll even feed you!!  If interested, please contact Mrs. Sullivan at traceysullivan@aol.com. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. You can click here for Reservations.  The price of the ticket increases to $100 on Saturday, March 18 so buy it today. The Table Reservation form opens today at 9:00 am.  Please have one person be the designated table captain and enter 2-12 people that you want to sit with at the table.  You will need the person's name (name they used to register) and approval code from their Reservation confirmation.

 Raffle baskets! Thanks for the donations of baskets.  We are now putting our baskets together and can still use any items you may be able to donate - Gift Certificates, handbags, wallets, make-up products, accessories or money donations are greatly appreciated.  Please drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office or email Diane Frost (fpnof2017@gmail.com) to arrange pickup.

OTHER NEWS

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee will be hosting another Lenten Longings prayer evening for parents in Rye this Thursday at 7pm.   Register here 

America Media and Fordham Prep are hosting a panel discussion entitled Racial Justice: A Gospel Invitation and Challenge on Sunday April 2nd.  The panel will feature Fr. Bryan Massingale, one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. All in the Prep community are encouraged to attend.  Register here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. 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



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 15, 2017

F – DAY

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, the Computer Center will be closed to all students beginning at 1:00pm for testing.  Students will not be allowed to use the space or cut through.  

ACADEMICS 

Attention students on Gold Sheets: There is a mandatory meeting today with Mrs. Napoli in the Library Seminar Room immediately following PM Attendance.

The National Latin Exam will be given on Wednesday, March 15, F-Day, from 2:45pm thru 3:45pm. Please bring # 2 pencils to the exam. Room assignments for various levels are posted in the Classics corridor or consult your Latin Teacher. 

ACTIVITIES

The Fordham Prep Acoustic Coffee House will take place tomorrow, Thursday, starting at 4:00pm. It will feature performances from students and faculty as well as a bake sale in which all proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services. All are welcome to attend.

Now is the time to sign up for the Spring Blood Drive, which is scheduled for Friday, March 31! Remember, blood donors save lives.

ATHLETICS

This past Sunday, the several members of the Prep Crew Team took part in the US Rowing Junior National Team ID Camp held at Princeton, New Jersey.  The regional ID camp is one step in the process of selection ultimately leading to representing the United States at the Junior World Rowing Championships. Congratulations to Matt Ptucha, Bobby Doyle, John Tomsen, Sean Beirne and Patrick Uglum on successfully representing Fordham Prep among the best rowers and coxswains on the east coast.

Attention Rugby players: There is a very important meeting Thursday afternoon immediately after PM Attendance. Attendance is mandatory. 

Attention Swimmers and Divers: Please stop by room 135 before leaving school to pick up the Awards Dinner letter. 

ENGAGEMENT

Despite the snow, the weather for Friday's St. Patrick's Day Parade is looking great with sunny clear skies and temps around 40 degrees.  Perfect marching weather so we hope everyone in the Prep community will come out and join Fr. Devron who will be leading our contingent of alumni, faculty, parents and students as we head up Fifth Avenue for the Parade. A parade pre-brunch will be held at The Harvard Club beginning at 10:30am in the morning and then we'll head over to our step-off point at West 45th Street at 12:30pm.  For details and to register to join us please click here.   

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 

Due to the predicted inclement weather, Freshman Parent Night is being rescheduled to Monday, March 20, 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater. All freshman parents are strongly encouraged to attend to hear about the course selection process and sophomore year options for their sons. 

Attention Juniors: Are you interested in playing a varsity sport in college?  If so, please come to the theater for an important meeting about NCAA regulations and recruiting during 4th period mentoring. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Do you need service hours?  If you're a Junior or a Senior, we'd love to have you help out at this year's Mothers Club Fashion Show on March 30, at beautiful Marina del Rey right here in the Bronx.  You can help with set-up right after school and sell raffle tickets throughout the night.  We'll even feed you!!  If interested, please contact Mrs. Sullivan at traceysullivan@aol.com. 

All Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded of their final, mandatory Freshman retreat meeting is Wednesday, 3/15, from 6-8:30pm. Dinner will be served. 

Attention Juniors: Lists of participants for Emmaus 274 and Emmaus 275, the early April and late April retreats, are posted on the bulletin board by Mr. Carney's office. There is a waiting list for these retreats. If your name is on the bulletin board and you are NOT going, please let me know.  If you've not made an Emmaus and your name is NOT on the bulletin board, please let Fr. Sullivan know. A simple e-mail from you would be a great help for me. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. You can click here for Reservations.  The price of the ticket increases to $100 on Saturday, March 18 so buy it today. The Table Reservation form opens today at 9:00 am.  Please have one person be the designated table captain and enter 2-12 people that you want to sit with at the table.  You will need the person's name (name they used to register) and approval code from their Reservation confirmation.

Raffle baskets! Thanks for the donations of baskets.  We are now putting our baskets together and can still use any items you may be able to donate - Gift Certificates, handbags, wallets, make-up products, accessories or money donations are greatly appreciated.  Please drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office or email Diane Frost (fpnof2017@gmail.com) to arrange pickup. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee will be hosting another Lenten Longings prayer evening for parents in Rye this Thursday at 7pm.   Register here 

America Media and Fordham Prep are hosting a panel discussion entitled Racial Justice: A Gospel Invitation and Challenge on Sunday April 2nd.  The panel will feature Fr. Bryan Massingale, one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. All in the Prep community are encouraged to attend.  Register here. 

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Yvonne "Jimie" Gies, grandmother of Stephen Gies '20. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Jesus said, “whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

Lord, help us to follow your example this day. Teach us to be generous so that we may bring about your Kingdom during this Lenten season. 

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..Pray for us


A.M.

MONDAY – MARCH 13, 2017

D – DAY

 ACADEMICS

The National Latin Exam will be given on Wednesday, March 15, F-Day, from 2:45 PM thru 3:45 PM. Please bring # 2 pencils to the exam. Room assignments for various levels are posted in the Classics corridor or consult your Latin Teacher. 

ACTIVITIES

The Diversity Alliance will meet after school today in room 232. 

The Spring Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, March 31. Ten days from today. Plenty of time to sign up to donate during your free period. Anyone 16 years old and older and in good health maybe able to donate blood. See Dr. Gelpi in room 314 for more information. 

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed in the Last Chance Tournament at Democracy Prep Bronx Prep. Sophomores Miles Stella and Lucas Chu finished 2nd and 5th place respectively in their category of JV Extemp with Miles receiving a half qualification for the state tournament. Juniors Ryan Maguire and Trevor Chakavarika finished 1st and 2nd place respectively in their category of Original Oratory with Ryan receiving a half qualification for the state tournament. It is also worth mentioning Ryan finished the tournament receiving the rank of 1 unanimously for the entire day. Congratulations to the team for another successful tournament!

ATHLETICS 

Attention Rugby: TODAY’S MATCH AGAINST CBA IS ON AT RANDALL’S FIELD #10 TODAY. Bus leaves the Prep after last period and returns to the Prep following the match. We kick-off at 4.30 pm – and will play 3 x 25 minute halves. JV/Frosh will be in the weight-room from 3-5 pm with Adrian today. Tomorrow’s practice 3/14 will likely be cancelled due to the pending snow storm. 

Spring Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, pole vault, javelin, discus, and much more including strength training with Coach Pete of Fast Athletic.  The first practice will be held on Monday on the Prep track at 3:00pm. Register on the Prep website.

Attention Freshmen: Monday, March 13, is the first day of Freshman track and field. Anyone interested should meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:10pm. Please make sure to register beforehand.

ATTENTION all winter sport student-athletes: Please make sure your athletics locker is cleared out by 3:00 PM today.   

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 

Due to the predicted inclement weather, Freshman Parent Night is being rescheduled to Monday, March 20, 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater. All freshman parents are strongly encouraged to attend to hear about the course selection process and sophomore year options for their sons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Do you need service hours?  If you're a Junior or a Senior, we'd love to have you help out at this year's Mothers Club Fashion Show on March 30, at beautiful Marina del Rey right here in the Bronx.  You can help with set-up right after school and sell raffle tickets throughout the night.  We'll even feed you!!  If interested, please contact Mrs. Sullivan at traceysullivan@aol.com.

All Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded of their final, mandatory Freshman retreat meeting this Wednesday from 6-8:30pm. Dinner will be served.

Attention Juniors: Lists of participants for Emmaus 274 and Emmaus 275, the early April and late April retreats, are posted on the bulletin board by Mr. Carney's office. There is a waiting list for these retreats. If your name is on the bulletin board and you are NOT going, please let me know.  If you've not made an Emmaus and your name is NOT on the bulletin board, please let Fr. Sullivan know. A simple e-mail from you would be a great help for me. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. You can click here for Reservations.  The price of the ticket increases to $100 on Saturday, March 18 so buy it today. The Table Reservation form opens today at 9:00 am.  Please have one person be the designated table captain and enter 2-12 people that you want to sit with at the table.  You will need the person's name (name they used to register) and approval code from their Reservation confirmation.

Raffle baskets! Thanks for the donations of baskets.  We are now putting our baskets together and can still use any items you may be able to donate - Gift Certificates, handbags, wallets, make-up products, accessories or money donations are greatly appreciated.  Please drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office or email Diane Frost (fpnof2017@gmail.com) to arrange pickup. 

OTHER NEWS

America Media and Fordham Prep are hosting a panel discussion entitled Racial Justice: A Gospel Invitation and Challenge on Sunday April 2nd.  The panel will feature Fr. Bryan Massingale, one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. All in the Prep community are encouraged to attend.  Register here.   

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards celebrate and reward exceptional branches for outstanding service to their community. Every year they award six libraries with a grand prize of $20,000 each and five runners-up with $10,000 each, based on nominations from library users across the City. Bronx Community Board 6 is supporting the Tremont Branch at 1866 Washington Ave. The Tremont Branch will soon have the first Sound Lab in the New York Public Library system and offer the local community a place to create music, practice or learn an instrument as well as sound design through software. The Sound Lab will offer programs and services to people of all ages for free.  Please consider nominating the Tremont Branch at www.nyclibraryawards.org/nominate before Monday, March 13.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

Jesus said to his disciples, “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.”

Lord, as we begin a new week in this season of Lent, open our hearts that we may judge less, and grow in compassion for those we encounter, especially those in need. 

St. John the Baptist…Pray for us

St. Ignatius…Pray for us


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – MARCH 10, 2017 

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES 

Spring Blood Drive is coming! Next blood drive is scheduled for Friday, March 31. 

ATHLETICS

Spring Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, pole vault, javelin, discus, and much more including strength training with Coach Pete of Fast Athletic.  The first practice will be held on Monday on the Prep track at 3:00pm. Register on the Prep website. 

Attention Freshmen: Monday, March 13, is the first day of Freshman track and field. Anyone interested should meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:10pm. Please make sure to register beforehand.  

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 

Attentions seniors: The Enrico Fermi Scholarship application is due today, March 10. See Mrs. Isabel if you have any questions or concerns.  

A reminder to all freshman parents that the Guidance & Counseling department are hosting their annual Freshman Parent Night on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater.  All freshman parents are strongly encouraged to attend to hear about the course selection process and sophomore year options for their sons.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email Wednesday. If you didn't see it, click here for Reservations or go to our website for more information. Call for baskets! Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office. 

OTHER NEWS

Haven't ordered your tickets to tomorrow's Ronan Tynan concert yet?  Don't worry you can still order online and pick them up at the door ... there are a few good seats still available. For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.  Nearly 800 members of the Prep community will be here for the show. Come join your friends, Prep parents, and colleagues for a great evening of entertainment and socializing.

America Media and Fordham Prep are hosting a panel discussion entitled Racial Justice: A Gospel Invitation and Challenge on Sunday April 2nd.  The panel will feature Fr. Bryan Massingale, one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. All in the Prep community are encouraged to attend.  Register here.   

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards celebrate and reward exceptional branches for outstanding service to their community. Every year they award six libraries with a grand prize of $20,000 each and five runners-up with $10,000 each, based on nominations from library users across the City. Bronx Community Board 6 is supporting the Tremont Branch at 1866 Washington Ave. The Tremont Branch will soon have the first Sound Lab in the New York Public Library system and offer the local community a place to create music, practice or learn an instrument as well as sound design through software. The Sound Lab will offer programs and services to people of all ages for free.  Please consider nominating the Tremont Branch at www.nyclibraryawards.org/nominate before Monday, March 13.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. 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


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MARCH 9, 2017 

B – DAY

 

 ACADEMICS

Freshman are reminded that Modern Language review classes will be held today, Thursday, 3/9. Freshman, please check email for details and locations.

Attention all Latin I students: There will be a review session today in room 254 from 2:40-3:00pm. All Latin I students are welcome. Bring questions!

ATHLETICS 

Attention Freshmen: Monday, March 13, is the first day of Freshman track and field. Anyone interested should meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:10pm. Please make sure to register beforehand. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email Wednesday. If you didn't see it, click here for Reservations or go to our website for more information. Call for baskets! Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office.

OTHER NEWS

Hundreds, that's right hundreds of Prep families will be attending the Ronan Tynan Concert here at the Prep on Saturday, March 11! More than a concert, the event is a celebration of Fordham Prep and its milestone anniversary.  Come celebrate our 175 year history. The doors open at 6:00pm, with a cocktail reception and the concert begins at 8:00pm. The party continues after the show with desserts, coffee and night caps.  Puchase your tickets here and pick them up on Saturday at our will call desk located in the Prep Lobby.  Hope to see you there!

America Media and Fordham Prep are hosting a panel discussion entitled Racial Justice: A Gospel Invitation and Challenge on Sunday April 2nd.  The panel will feature Fr. Bryan Massingale, one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. All in the Prep community are encouraged to attend.  Register here.   

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards celebrate and reward exceptional branches for outstanding service to their community. Every year they award six libraries with a grand prize of $20,000 each and five runners-up with $10,000 each, based on nominations from library users across the City. Bronx Community Board 6 is supporting the Tremont Branch at 1866 Washington Ave. The Tremont Branch will soon have the first Sound Lab in the New York Public Library system and offer the local community a place to create music, practice or learn an instrument as well as sound design through software. The Sound Lab will offer programs and services to people of all ages for free.  Please consider nominating the Tremont Branch at www.nyclibraryawards.org/nominate before Monday, March 13. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rose Corrado, great-grandmother of Benjamin Corrado '19. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, during this holy season,

nourish me with Your Word of life
and make me one
with You in love and prayer.

Fill my heart with Your love
and keep me faithful to your Gospel.

Strengthen me this day that I may draw closer to you.

St. John the Baptist…Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…Pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 8, 2017 

A – DAY

  

ACTIVITIES 

The next Social Justice Meeting will be on March 9 at 7:35am in room 313. 

ACADEMICS

Freshman are reminded that Modern Language review classes will be held today, Wednesday, 3/8 and Thursday, 3/9. Freshman, please check email for details and locations.

ATHLETICS 

VARSITY RUGBY PRACTICE CHANGE FOR TODAY – WED 3/8
Our Varsity practice schedule has changed slightly for today due to Lacrosse try-outs. We are now on Murphy Field from 5 pm until 7 pm tomorrow, not 3 – 5 pm as earlier posted. 

SUNDAY’S JV RUGBY SCRIMMAGE TIME CHANGE: The JV scrimmage at St. Anthony’s will kick-off at 1 pm – not 12 noon as posted earlier.
Bus leaves the Prep at 10:30 am and leaves St. Anthony’s at 3:30pm. 

Rugby players are reminded to pick up clothing orders from Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Attention students participating in the Australia Exchange: A reminder that there is an important meeting tomorrow morning, Thursday, March 9, beginning at 7:30am in room 314. Attendance is mandatory. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Seniors please check your emails for scholarship opportunities. Please note eligibility requirements.  

Attention Seniors: Do you need money for college?  How about $10,000?  The Joseph Hai-Sung Chow scholarship was established to honor the life of a wonderful young man by helping a student who shares his values and passions.  Application materials are attached and are due by Monday, April 3.

Attention Seniors: Fordham Prep's Mother's Club Sponsors an Essay Contest each year. There are 3 monetary prizes: First Place - $1000, Second Place - $500 and Third Place - $250. Check your email for more information or stop by Mrs. Napoli's Office if you have any questions.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

 The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email Wednesday. If you didn't see it, click here for Reservations or go to our website for more information. Call for baskets! Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office.

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Salvatore Silvestri, uncle of John Silvestri ’18. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, during this season of Lent teach me to find new life through penance.
Keep me from sin, and help me live
by Your commandment of love.
God of love, bring me back to You.
Send Your Spirit to make me strong
in faith and active in good works.
May my acts of penance bring me Your forgiveness,
open my heart to Your love,
and prepare me for the coming feast
of the Resurrection of Jesus. 

St. John the Baptist…Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…Pray for us


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – MARCH 7, 2017 

F – DAY

Attention all Juniors with period F1 guidance: Please come to the theater during mentoring today for an important meeting regarding course selection.

ACADEMICS

Attention all Freshmen in Latin I: There will be a review session today in room 252 from 2:40-3:00pm. All Latin I students are invited. Bring questions.

Freshman are reminded that Modern Language review classes will be held on Wednesday, 3/8 and Thursday, 3/9. Freshman, please check email for details and locations.

ACTIVITIES

It's coming. Spring Blood Drive is Friday, March 31.

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed in the New York City NSDA District Qualifier at Syosset High School. Juniors Jeacy Espinosa and Dimitrios Rentel advanced to semifinals in their category of Original Oratory - each of them narrowly missing finals by three and four places respectively. Congratulations to the team for a strong display!

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Seniors please check your emails for scholarship opportunities. Please note eligibility requirements. 

Attention Seniors: Do you need money for college?  How about $10,000?  The Joseph Hai-Sung Chow scholarship was established to honor the life of a wonderful young man by helping a student who shares his values and passions.  Application materials are to be found in your email and are due by Monday, April 3. 

Attention Seniors: Fordham Prep's Mother's Club Sponsors an Essay Contest each year. There are 3 monetary prizes: First Place - $1000, Second Place - $500 and Third Place - $250. Information found in your email or stop by Mrs. Napoli's Office if you have any questions.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email Wednesday. If you didn't see it, click here for Reservations or go to our website for more information. Call for baskets! Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office.

Don’t miss our meeting TONIGHT! Our guest speaker will be Prep Psychologist, Jennifer Kelly. She will be speaking about developing better communication skills with our teens, specifically using a technique called “validation”. This meeting is not to be missed! Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all there. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent 
come from you and be inspired by you.

Draw me closer to you so that this season may be a time of renewal between us. May my offerings and sacrifices be done for your greater glory.

During this Lenten journey give me the grace to reach out and feel your hand and love there to guide me. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


A.M.

MONDAY – MARCH 6, 2017 

E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Fitness Center will be open from 3:15pm to 5:15pm today - E day, Monday, March 6.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, March 4, the Fordham Prep Swimming and Diving reclaimed the title of New York State Federation Champions at Eisenhower Park's Nassau County Aquatic Center. The team placed all three relays in the top 5, and the team of Stephen Amato, Nick Torres, Spencer LaFata, and Aristides Speres were crowned champions in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay, the Aquarams 7th consecutive title in the event in an automatic all American time. Outstanding performances by Ryan Maierle, Nick Torres, Aristides Speres, and Spencer LaFata contributed to the team's 6th overall state championship in the past 7 years.  Congratulations to all swimmers and divers on a great 2016-2017 season!

The Varsity Basketball team lost a hard fought battle to Monsignor Farrell in the city championship Friday night. They finish the season with a 19 and eight record second place in league and the city. In addition, Jordan Gaitley reached a huge Prep and personal milestone, scoring his 1,000 point! His total for three year varsity career was 1,004!!  On behalf of the Basketball program, a huge thank you to all the student body, faculty, administrators and fans, who attended Friday night and supported the team! Thank you!! The off season starts now! 

Spring Track has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, pole vault, javelin, discus, and much more including strength training with Coach Pete of Fast Athletics.  An information session will be held today at 2:45pm room 225 for upperclassmen and room 406 for Freshmen.  

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Fordham Prep's Mother's Club Sponsors an Essay Contest each year. There are 3 monetary prizes: First Place - $1000, Second Place - $500 and Third Place - $250.Please check your email for the information to apply. stop by Mrs. Napoli's Office if you have any questions.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student who is able to help out at POTS today stuffing envelopes for an important mailing is asked to see Mr. Homer.

Seniors serving at Providence Rest are reminded to meet Mr. Homer to plan today's site visit.  

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email Wednesday. If you didn't see it, click here for Reservations or go to our website for more information.  Call for baskets! Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office. 

Don’t miss our next FPMC Meeting Tuesday, March 7. Our guest speaker will be Prep Psychologist, Jennifer Kelly. She will be speaking about developing better communication skills with our teens, specifically using a technique called “validation”. This meeting is not to be missed! Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all there. 

OTHER NEWS

We hope you're planning to join the parents, alumni and friends of the Prep who will be attending the Ronan Tynan Concert at Leonard Theatre this Saturday, March 11.  Doors open at 6pm with a cocktail party and reception and the Concert begins at 8.  The party continues after the Concert with desserts, coffee and night caps. TODAY is the deadline for orders to receive tickets by mail so please don't delay.  Come support the Prep and be part of a great evening!  Click here for more information and to order tickets.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent 
come from you and be inspired by you.

Draw me closer to you so that this season may be a time of renewal between us. 

May my offerings and sacrifices be done for your greater glory.

During this Lenten journey give me the grace to reach out and 

feel your hand and love there to guide me. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – MARCH 3, 2017 

D – DAY 

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: REMINDER THAT MONDAY, MARCH 6, IS A “Z” DAY SCHEDULE. WARNING BELL 9:45AM. 

Attention all students: In honor of the Varsity Basketball CHSAA A Championship Game tonight, all students will be allowed to wear a maroon shirt over their shirt and tie instead of your jacket today.  All other dress code remains in effect. 

ACTIVITIES 

The Bluegrass Club will be a singin' and a swingin’ this afternoon at 3:00pm in room 313. New members are always welcome. 

Fordham Prep's Annual Multicultural Celebration will take place this Saturday, March 4, from 6-10pm. There is still time to register, so click here to register online or see the attached flyer. 

ATHLETICS

Attention Fordham Prep: Tonight is the night! Come to Fordham University to support your Varsity Basketball team in the A City Final! The last time we won the City championship, FDR was our President in 1933! Wear your maroon and come support and be part of making history!! The game starts at 8:00pm. Buy your tickets before school ends in the commons today for $5. They will be $10 at the door!

Spring Track has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, pole vault, javelin, discus, and much more including strength training with Coach Pete of Fast Athletics.  An information session will be held on Monday at 2:30pm room 225 for upperclassmen and room 406 for Freshmen.  

Any student interested in trying out for Volleyball this season. Please register online.  First day of try-outs will take place on Monday, March 6, in the Main gym at 3:00pm.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors serving at Villa Maria Academy and Providence Rest should see Mr. Homer today to set up a site visit.

The Parent Faith and Fellowship committee is sponsoring 4 evenings of prayer and reflection for parents this Lent.  Learn more and register here

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email Wednesday. If you didn't see it, click here for Reservations or go to our website for more information. 

Call for baskets! Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office.

Don’t miss our next FPMC Meeting Tuesday, March 7. Our guest speaker will be Prep Psychologist, Jennifer Kelly. She will be speaking about developing better communication skills with our teens, specifically using a technique called “validation”. This meeting is not to be missed! Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all there. 

OTHER NEWS

We hope you're planning to join the hundreds of Prep families who will be attending the Ronan Tynan Concert at Leonard Theatre on Saturday, March 11. Doors open at 6:00pm with a cocktail party and reception and the Concert begins at 8:00PM.  The party continues after the Concert with desserts, coffee and night caps.  Monday, March 6 is the deadline for orders to receive tickets by mail so please don't delay.  Come support the Prep and be part of a great evening!  Click here for more information and to order tickets.   

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Walsh, uncle of Daniel Galasso '19.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

PRAYER REQUEST FOR THE SICK

Let us also remember in our prayers today Julio Guerrero, the father of Ledy Castillo (Cater to You cashier).

 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. 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


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MARCH 2, 2017 

C – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

Attention all Freshmen: The first Latin I review session will take place during consultation today from 2:40-3:00pm in room 250. All are welcome. Bring questions! 

ACTIVITIES

Fordham Prep's Annual Multicultural Celebration will take place this Saturday, March 4, from 6-10pm. There is still time to register, so click here to register online or see the attached flyer.

ATHLETICS

This afternoon, Senior captains Spencer LaFata, Frankie Moran, and Aristides Speres will lead the swimming and diving team as they travel to the Nassau Aquatic Center in Long Island for the NY state Federation championships. They will be joined by Steve Amato, Jared Copeland, Steve Gray, Nick Malloy, Ryan Maierle and Nick Torres. Good luck to the team!

There will be a mandatory baseball meeting in the gym at 2:45 on Thursday, March 2. For all those interested in playing Freshman and JV baseball this spring. Attendance is mandatory. Please see Mr. Deane if you have any questions.

There will be a mandatory meeting for all those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity tennis TODAY after school in the Ministry Center. Please see Mr. Smith right away if you cannot attend.

If you’re interested in attending the CHSAA "A" championship basketball game this Friday, 8:00pm at the University, tickets at the door will be $10.00.  Starting today and Friday we will have a pre-sale on tickets for $5.00 in the Commons. Everyone is eligible to purchase a ticket at this price. 

Attention all students: In honor of our Basketball championship tomorrow night, all students will be allowed to wear a maroon shirt over their shirt and tie instead of the jacket, tomorrow, Friday! All other dress code remains in effect. 

Any student interested in trying out for Volleyball this season. Please register online.  First day of try-outs will take place on Monday, March 6, in the Main gym at 3:00pm. 

The Fordham Prep Rugby Dinner will be held this Friday, March 3, at 7:00pm at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

Attention current Rugby Players: Sold raffle tickets are to be returned to Dr. Gelpi in room 314 by today. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: A reminder that The Enrico Fermi Scholarship application is due to Mrs. Isabel by March 10 for processing.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club will celebrate “Irish Heritage Night” on Wednesday, March 22, 7:15pm, at J.C. Fogarty’s in Bronxville. Click here for more information and to register or see flyer attached.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The Parent Faith and Fellowship committee is sponsoring 4 evenings of prayer and reflection for parents this Lent.  Learn more and register here. See flyer attached.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The FPMC Night of Fashion will be held on Thursday, March 30. The invitation for the Night of Fashion was sent by email yesterday. If you didn't see it, there is a link to register on the Mothers' Club website under the Quick Link: More Night of Fashion info, Reservations. Please search your basement, houses, and closets for empty baskets. We need about 70 baskets that we can use to fill with items that have been donated for NOF. Please bring them to the Mothers' Club meeting on Tuesday or drop off at FP with Mrs. Downey in the Attendance Office. 

Don’t miss our next FPMC Meeting Tuesday, March 7. Our guest speaker will be Prep Psychologist, Jennifer Kelly. She will be speaking about developing better communication skills with our teens, specifically using a technique called “validation”. This meeting is not to be missed! Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all there.

Still time to register for the Morning of Spiritual Renewal, Saturday, March 4, at the Prep.  A beautiful liturgy, uplifting talk, and light breakfast/lunch make for a wonderful opportunity to rest, reflect, and renew your spirit with fellow Prep moms and guardians in the early days of Lent. Click here to register  

OTHER NEWS

On Saturday, March 11, the Prep will celebrate its 175th Anniversary Year with a special concert featuring world-acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan plus an exclusive performance by Emmy-nominated actor, singer and musician Dominic Chianese. The ticket price includes a pre-concert cocktail party; post-concert drinks, dessert and coffee; free parking and shuttle service from the University garage. All proceeds will benefit the Annual Fund and the Fine Arts Programs. Hundreds of Prep families have already purchased their tickets. Come support the Prep and be part of a great evening!  Click here for more information and to order tickets.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today, on this second day of Lent, let us pray…

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

Loving God, we know that the tiny sacrifices we make this Lent can never serve as a real penance in our life. But help us to make our whole life one of following your Son. We are filled with your love. Let your love shine out from within us and guide our life in this sacred journey.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 1, 2017

B – DAY

 

Attention all students: Just a reminder that today is Registration Day for the class of 2021! Please join us in welcoming our guests who you will see throughout the day in the Commons, Hall of Honor and lobby.

ACTIVITIES

The Social Justice Committee will meet on Thursday morning, March 2, at 7:35 am in room 313.  All are welcome. 

Fordham Prep's Annual Multicultural Celebration will take place this Saturday, March 4, from 6-10pm. There is still time to register, so click here to register online or see the attached flyer.

ATHLETICS 

Congrats to Junior Colin Duignan who tied the CHSAA Junior year record for the pole vault, clearing 15 feet 6 inches at the Eastern States Champs last night. Colin now has the number 1 mark in New York heading into this weekend's State Championships. 

The Varsity Basketball team pulled off the upset yesterday and beat McClancy, a top 10 ranked team in the state, in the CHSAA A Division semifinal. They will take on Farrell of Staten Island this Friday at Fordham University at 8:00pm. The last city championship for Fordham Prep Basketball was 1933! Let's all turn out this Friday night, wearing maroon, and root for your Rams and watch them make history! If you’re interested in attending the CHSAA "A" championship game this Friday, 8:00pm at the University, tickets at the door will be $10.00.  Starting tomorrow and Friday, in the Commons, we will have a pre-sale on tickets for $5.00.  Everyone is eligible to purchase a ticket at this price.  

Any student interested in trying out for Volleyball this season. Please register online.  First day of try-outs will take place on Monday, March 6, in the Main gym at 3:00pm. 

There will be a brief but mandatory meeting in the gym on Thursday, March 2, at 2:45pm for all students interested in playing Freshman or JV baseball this spring
Just a reminder to all  - Please register online or you will not be eligible to tryout
If you have any questions please see Mr. Deane. 

The Fordham Prep Rugby Dinner will be held this Friday, March 3, at 7:00pm at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

Attention current Rugby Players: Sold raffle tickets are to be returned to Dr. Gelpi in room 314 tomorrow, Thursday, March 2. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: A reminder that The Enrico Fermi Scholarship application is due to Mrs. Isabel by March 10 for processing.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The Parent Faith and Fellowship committee is sponsoring 4 evenings of prayer and reflection for parents this Lent.  Learn more and register here.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club will celebrate “Irish Heritage Night” on Wednesday, March 22, 7:15pm, at J.C. Fogarty’s in Bronxville. Click here for more information and to register or see flyer attached.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please register for the Morning of Spiritual Renewal, Saturday, March 4, at the Prep.  A beautiful liturgy, uplifting talk, and light breakfast/lunch make for a wonderful opportunity to rest, reflect, and renew your spirit with fellow Prep moms and guardians in the early days of Lent. Click here to register 

Don’t miss our next FPMC Meeting Tuesday, March 7. Our guest speaker will be Prep Psychologist, Jennifer Kelly. She will be speaking about developing better communication skills with our teens, specifically using a technique called “validation”. This meeting is not to be missed! Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all there. 

OTHER NEWS

On Saturday, March 11, the Prep will celebrate its 175th Anniversary Year with a special concert featuring world-acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan plus an exclusive performance by Emmy-nominated actor, singer and musician Dominic Chianese. The ticket price includes a pre-concert cocktail party; post-concert drinks, dessert and coffee; free parking and shuttle service from the University garage. All proceeds will benefit the Annual Fund and the Fine Arts Programs. Hundreds of Prep families have already purchased their tickets. Come support the Prep and be part of a great evening!  Click here for more information and to order tickets.  

REST IN PEACE   

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Corine Eda Roy, grandmother of Alec Green '20. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of our Lenten journey where we are called to make greater space for God through our prayer, fasting and almsgiving. And so let us pray…

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

God of Love, 

through this Lenten journey,
purify our desires to serve you.
Free us from any temptations to judge others, or
to place ourselves above others.
Please let us surrender even our impatience
with others,
that with your love and your grace,
we might be less and less absorbed with ourselves,
and more and more full of the desire
to follow you, in laying down our lives
according to your example. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY – FEBRUARY 27, 2017

F – DAY 

Attention Juniors: There will be a 4th period assembly today in the theater.

ACTIVITIES

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed in the NYC Regional Qualifier at Regis High School. Junior Dimitrios Rentel placed third in the tournament receiving a full qualification for the state tournament in May. Congratulations to the team on another successful tournament!

ATHLETICS

On Saturday the Sprint Medley relay team of Aidan Suttlehan, Arinze Uddoh, Art Gooden and Conor Hughes ran the fastest time in New York State and 4th fastest in the nation.  Their time of 3 minutes 33 seconds qualifies them for the National Championships in two weeks.  Also qualifying for nationals was the 4x800 relay of Gooden, Hughes, junior William Maghak and sophomore Charles Gstalder. The foursome won the George Eastment trophy as the top Catholic team in the state. Along with Colin Duignan's win in the pole vault, the Prep had a great week heading into states.

Attention Freshman: The Outdoor Track and Field season begins on March 13. The coaches will be holding a meeting next Monday, March 6, at 2:35pm in room 405 for all planning or interested in joining the team. 

Spring Crew Team Varsity and Freshmen tryouts begin today. All athletes trying out for the team should meet in the theatre at 3:15pm prior to going to the Lombardi Center as a group.  Please make sure you have registered for tryouts on line.  All students are welcome to try out and prior experience in the sport is not required.

The Fordham Prep Rugby Dinner will be held this Friday, March 3, at 7:00pm at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.  It’s our biggest fundraiser and a high-spirited evening to bring together alumni, current players and their families to celebrate the Rugby Program past and present.  This year’s honorees are Chris Bader ’79, Carlo DiNota ’85 and Eamon Doran ’81, and our Keynote Speaker is Irish International Rugby Player Isaac Boss.  Silent auction items on offer that evening include golf outings at Winged Foot, Knollwood Country Club, Split Rock and Bonnie Briar, Hamilton Tickets, Rangers Tickets, Giants Tickets with parking pass, Collegiate Rugby Championship Tickets, an FP Driver’s Ed spot and a fabulous Botox package.  Don’t miss it!  If you can’t make it, please support the Rugby Program with the purchase of 50/50 raffle tickets which will help fund the upcoming England Tour!  Reservations, purchases and donations can be made here.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Sophomore Parent Night is coming on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater. The Guidance Department will be addressing what sophomore parents need to be doing right now in terms of the college process.  Parents are asked to attend WITHOUT their sophomore sons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: There are a few openings for Emmaus 273, the March Emmaus.  If interested, see Fr. Sullivan ASAP.

The Parent Faith and Fellowship committee is sponsoring 4 evenings of prayer and reflection for parents this Lent.  Learn more and register here. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please register for the Morning of Spiritual Renewal, Saturday, March 4, at the Prep.  A beautiful liturgy, uplifting talk, and light breakfast/lunch make for a wonderful opportunity to rest, reflect, and renew your spirit with fellow Prep moms and guardians in the early days of Lent. Click here to register  

Don’t Miss our next FPMC Meeting Tuesday March 7. Our guest speaker will be Prep Psychologist, Jennifer Kelly. She will be speaking about developing better communication skills with our teens, specifically using a technique called “validation”. This meeting is not to be missed! Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all there. 

OTHER NEWS

Tomorrow Prep Alumnus and Chairman & CEO of Con Edison John McAvoy '76 will be the featured speaker at the Wall Street Forum & Luncheon.  Today is the deadline to register online to hear John discuss the technology and innovations redefining the utilities business and the links between energy technologies, education and policymakers.  Join parents and alumni for this great networking event at the Harvard Club and, while you're there, you can enter our raffle to win a limited edition 175th Anniversary German beer stein, hand-crafted for Fordham Prep and a year in the making!   Click here to register online.

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kevin Fitzgerald, father of Owen Fitzgerald '19, who passed away February 18. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin our prayer this day, let us take a moment of silence to pray for the repose of the soul of Kevin Fitzgerald, father of Owen, class of 2019.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May he rest in peace.

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

O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others
Open my ears that I may hear their cries;
Open my heart so that they need not be without compassion;
Show me where love and hope and faith are needed,
And use me to bring them to those places.
And so open my eyes and my ears
That I may this coming day be able to do some work for your greater glory.
              (adapted from a prayer by Alan Paton) 

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

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.


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 17, 2017 

E – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

Simpsons Club will meet in room 327.

The Just Serve will meet this afternoon in the Ministry Center.

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313.

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

Do you want to experience one of the most fascinating cultures in the World?  Are you curious about your heritage?  Well then come join Ms. Pfaff and our newly formed German Club in room 405 today!  The German Club is here to show anyone interested what life in modern day Germany is like, as well as explore its rich history.  Remember anyone can be German in the German Club!    

Please join the Business Club today during activities period to meet Mr. Paul Massey.  Mr. Massey co-founded one of the nation’s largest privately-owned commercial property brokerage firms, Massey Knakal, which was recently sold to Cushman Wakefield.  Additionally, Mr. Massey is an avid boxer and marathon runner.  He has also announced himself as a candidate for NYC Mayor in 2017.  All are welcome in room 410. 

ATHLETICS

All registered Rugby Players will have a brief meeting during Activity period in room 314. Clothing and raffle tickets will be distributed 

Attention all FP wrestlers: Please meet in the Auxiliary gym today 3:00pm for an end of the season meeting and to hand in your wrestling singlets.   

All those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Tennis must complete the online registration form found here by March 1. Tryouts will take place (weather permitting) in early March. More info to follow. Please email Mr. Smith with questions. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Sophomore Parent Night is coming on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00pm in the Leonard Theater. The Guidance Department will be addressing what sophomore parents need to be doing right now in terms of the college process.  Parents are asked to attend WITHOUT their sophomore sons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

A list of participants for Emmaus 273, the March Emmaus, is posted on the bulletin board near Mr. Carney's office. Juniors participating must CONFIRM their participation by seeing Fr. Sullivan around school during the day or in the Ministry Center immediately after school today.  Those NOT PARTICIPATING are asked to inform Fr. Sullivan of their choice. Those doing neither will be replaced by Juniors from a rather large Waiting List.  Everybody's cooperation is needed because of the Presidents' Week Holidays.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Registration is open. The Morning of Spiritual Renewal will take place on Saturday, March 4, at the Prep.  A beautiful liturgy, uplifting talk, and light breakfast/lunch make for a wonderful opportunity to rest, reflect, and renew your spirit with fellow Prep moms and guardians in the early days of Lent. Click here to register    

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: Tonight is the night! It's not too late to buy your tickets to the dance. Tickets are available today from the attendance office, the reception desk, or any of the student government moderators. You may also buy tickets at the door if you show your school ID. Doors open at 7:30pm and close at 8:15pm. See you tonight!

OTHER NEWS

On Saturday, March 11, the Prep will celebrate its 175th Anniversary Year with a special concert featuring world-acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan plus an exclusive performance by Emmy-nominated actor, singer and musician Dominic Chianese. The ticket price includes a pre-concert cocktail party; post-concert drinks, dessert and coffee; free parking and shuttle service from the University garage. All proceeds will benefit the Annual Fund and the Fine Arts Programs. Hundreds of Prep families have already purchased their tickets. Come support the Prep and be part of a great evening!  Click here for more information and to order tickets.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. 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



A.M.

THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 D – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

The Kawaida club is sponsoring a dress down day tomorrow, Friday, February 17, E-day, for any students who purchase a tee shirt commemorating black history month.  The cost of the shirt is $15 and will be on sale in the commons tomorrow morning, starting at 7:30am until the A.M. Attendance warning bell. The back of the shirt states “Black History is American History”. Some people ask, “Why celebrate a separate month if there is one history?”  One, it gives people of African ancestry the opportunity to come together in memory of our rich past, a past that has largely been hidden and to learn about our many contributions and accomplishments. Secondly, Black History month promotes opportunities for open dialogue and personal interactions between many cultures. These conversations and interactions can lead to a better understanding and appreciation for what experiences and daily dilemmas each of us goes through from our unique perspectives. In an address on how societies can resolve internal differences Pope Francis states “Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue.”  Buy a shirt, dialogue with others and celebrate because “How good and pleasant it is, when God’s people live together in unity”.  (Psalm 133:1)

Please join the Business Club tomorrow afternoon during activities period to meet Mr. Paul Massey.  Mr. Massey co-founded one of the nation’s largest privately-owned commercial property brokerage firms, Massey Knakal, which was recently sold to Cushman Wakefield.  Additionally, Mr. Massey is an avid boxer and marathon runner.  He has also announced himself as a candidate for NYC Mayor in 2017.  All are welcome in room 410.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Track and Field team concluded its regular season with a second place finish at the State Catholic Championship. Fordham prep and Saint Anthony's were tied going into the final event before the Friars collected the last four points of the meet.  Senior Conor Hughes won the state title in the 1000 meter run, and Junior Colin Duignan is state catholic Pole vault champion. Senior Art Gooden took the silver medal in the 600 m run and is also bound for the overall state championship on March 4th. Hughes also took 2nd in the mile, and other medalists included Sophs Jack Bennett in the pole vault and Adetoni Aboyade -Cole in the High Jump, Duignan in the hurdles, and relay runners Charles Gstalder, Hunter Wiles, Will Maghak, Chris Gjelaj, Ali Burch, Manny Cruz, Mariano Parubi and Brandon Castillo. Congrats on a great meet.

Attention all FP wrestlers: Please meet in the Auxiillary gym on Friday at 3:00pm for an end of the season meeting and to hand in your wrestling singlets.   

All those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Tennis must complete the online registration form found here by March 1. Tryouts will take place (weather permitting) in early March. More info to follow. Please email Mr. Smith with questions.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today should sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. We will depart at 3:00pm sharp from the Ministry Center.

Attention Juniors: A list of participants in Emmaus 273 should be posted on the bulletin around the corner from Mr. Carney's   office.  Any problems, see Fr. Sullivan.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Registration is open. The Morning of Spiritual Renewal will take place on Saturday, March 4, at the Prep.  A beautiful liturgy, uplifting talk, and light breakfast/lunch make for a wonderful opportunity to rest, reflect, and renew your spirit with fellow Prep moms and guardians in the early days of Lent. Click here to register    

OTHER NEWS

Parents, alumni and friends of Fordham Prep are invited to our Annual Wall Street Forum & Luncheon at The Harvard Club on Tuesday, February 28.  John McAvoy '76, Chairman and CEO of Con Edison will discuss the challenges and business implications facing today's energy industry.  Click here to register online or see the attached flyer. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: It's not too late to buy your ticket to Friday's dance. Tickets may be purchased at the reception desk in the lobby, in the attendance office, or from Mr. Gustafson, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Sullivan, or Mr. Ritter. Girls may purchase tickets at the door and must show their high school ID to be admitted. Doors open at 7:30pm. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Make us worthy, Lord,

to serve others throughout the world

who live and die in poverty or hunger,

Give them, through our hands, this day their daily bread,

and by our understanding love,

give peace and joy. Amen.

- St. Teresa of Calcutta

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2017 

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Kawaida Club is sponsoring a dress down day on Friday, February 17, E-day, for any students who purchase a tee shirt commemorating black history month.  The cost of the shirt is $15 and will be on sale in the commons on Friday morning, starting at 7:30 am until the A.M. Attendance warning bell.  The front of the shirt has the school name and the symbol for solidarity, the clenched fist.  This is a sign of unity and understanding that Black history celebrates American history.  It is not a separate celebration for students of color, but an opportunity to celebrate one of the many threads in the wonderful tapestry of our great country.  In the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops prayer for solidarity it states, “We are one human family” and we must "join hands to foster charity and justice in our world”.  Join hands with us, buy a shirt and celebrate because “Laundry is the only thing that needs to be separated” (Anonymous). 

The next Social Justice meeting will be on Thursday morning, Feb. 16, at 7:35 am in room 313.

The Italian Club will be sponsoring a Carnevale Raffle today through Friday, February 17th. Enter to win gift baskets and gift certificates donated by Arthur Avenue’s Borgatti’s Pasta, Joe’s Deli, and Mike’s Deli. Tickets are $1 each and 6 for $5 and can be purchased from Italian Club members February 13th-17th during lunch periods. Winners will be announced and contacted at the end of the school day on the 17th. There will also be a bake sale on Friday, February 17th with baked goods donated by Conti’s Pastry Shoppe.  Part of the proceeds will be donated to FP Service Trips. Contact Patricia Simeone (simeonep@fordhamprep.org) for further information.

 

FORDHAM PREP INTRAMUAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: 

Wednesday Feb. 15

PBFL vs winner of Lowe’s Gang/B.E.T. (Senior Championship)

Thursday Feb. 16

The Football Players vs winner of DeLucia Deluxe/Sandy Ego (Frosh Championship)

Junior Championship 

In case of inclement weather, the order of games will remain the same – final two dates to complete season would be 2/27 & 2/28.

 

ATHLETICS

After last night’s road win at Kennedy Catholic 53-43, the Varsity Basketball team only has one more game before playoffs. We are asking for a "huge" student body turnout this Friday night as we take on league and school rival Xavier. The game starts at 6:00pm. We will be honoring our seniors that night as well; John Ricciardi, Patrick Mahoney, Jordan Gaitley, and Big Ryan Flynn! Come on out to support them and the team as we look to repeat what the football team did.... BEAT XAVIER!!!

The FP Wrestling program made program history this past weekend by qualifying 17 wrestlers to the CHSAA State tournament in Buffalo. Overall five FP wrestlers were place winners at the tournament each earning All-Catholic honors: Dan Alexander, Kobe Simpson and Blaise Narcisco each finished 3rd in their respective weight classes, while Spencer Carter and Henry Driscoll each finished 6th in their weight classes. Congrats to all our wrestlers on a successful season.

Attention all FP wrestlers: Please meet in the Auxiillary gym on Friday at 3:00pm for an end of the season meeting and to hand in your wrestling singlets.   

All those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Tennis must complete the online registration form found here by March 1. Tryouts will take place (weather permitting) in early March. More info to follow. Please email Mr. Smith with questions. 

Attention all who intend to try out for the Golf team:  Please meet in room 325 at 2:45pm on Wednesday.

 

OTHER NEWS

On Saturday, March 11, the Prep will celebrate its 175th Anniversary Year with a special concert featuring world-acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan plus an exclusive performance by Emmy-nominated actor, singer and musician Dominic Chianese. The ticket price includes a pre-concert cocktail party; post-concert drinks, dessert and coffee; free parking and shuttle service from the University garage. All proceeds will benefit the Annual Fund and the Fine Arts Programs. Hundreds of Prep families have already purchased their tickets. Come support the Prep and be part of a great evening!  Click here for more information and to order tickets.  

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government is sponsoring a Freshman Dance this Friday from 7:30-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the reception desk in the lobby, in the attendance office, or from Mr. Gustafson, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Sullivan, or Mr. Ritter. Girls may purchase tickets at the door and must show their high school ID to be admitted. Only Prep boys may attend. Doors close at 8:15 p.m.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

We continue to pray for those on Emmaus 272, and as today is the feast day of Jesuit, St. Claude de la Colombiere, who promoted the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was the confessor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, let us offer this prayer from his writings:

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

O God, what will you do to conquer the fearful hardness of our hearts? 

Lord, you must give us new hearts, 
tender hearts, sensitive hearts, 
to replace hearts that are made of marble and of bronze.

You must give us your own Heart, Jesus. 

Come, lovable Heart of Jesus. 

Place your Heart deep in the center of our hearts 
and enkindle in each heart a flame of love 
as strong, as great, as the sum of all the reasons 
that I have for loving you, my God. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

 St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

TUESDAY

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 

B – DAY  

ACADEMICS

Attention Freshmen: Just a reminder that today is the Languages  Assembly in the Theater.  This is a great Assembly cosponsored by the Modern and Classical Language Departments and the kick-off to course selection 2017-2018. 

ACTIVITIES

The Italian Club will be sponsoring a Carnevale Raffle today through Friday, February 17th. Enter to win gift baskets and gift certificates donated by Arthur Avenue’s Borgatti’s Pasta, Joe’s Deli, and Mike’s Deli. Tickets are $1 each and 6 for $5 and can be purchased from Italian Club members February 13th-17th during lunch periods. Winners will be announced and contacted at the end of the school day on the 17th. There will also be a bake sale on Friday, February 17th with baked goods donated by Conti’s Pastry Shoppe.  Part of the proceeds will be donated to FP Service Trips. Contact Patricia Simeone (simeonep@fordhamprep.org) for further information.

 

FORDHAM PREP INTRAMUAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: 

Tuesday Feb. 14

Geno’s Jawbreakers vs BHSD (Soph Championship)

Wednesday Feb. 15

PBFL vs winner of Lowe’s Gang/B.E.T. (Senior Championship)

Thursday Feb. 16

The Football Players vs winner of DeLucia Deluxe/Sandy Ego (Frosh Championship)

Junior Championship 

In case of inclement weather, the order of games will remain the same – final two dates to complete season would be 2/27 & 2/28.  

ATHLETICS

All those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity Tennis must complete the online registration form found here by March 1. Tryouts will take place (weather permitting) in early March. More info to follow. Please email Mr. Smith with questions. 

Attention all who intend to try out for the Golf team:  Please meet in room 325 at 2:45pm on Wednesday. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

 CALLING ALL SENIOR MOMS!! LAST DAY! MUST REGISTER BY NOON TODAY!

 

If you have not already registered for the Senior Dinner Dance and would like to attend, it’s not too late. If your senior is holding you back from attending, please convince him that you both will have a great time – you really will.

If financial concern is causing hesitation to attend, please contact Mrs. Napoli (napolit@fordhamprep.org). Assistance is available – please don’t miss out on a beautiful night because of monetary reasons. Please click here to register for the MOTHER /GUARDIAN & SENIOR DINNER DANCE, Thursday, February 16th!

Reminder that parking will be available in the University lot with shuttle bus operating the entire night to transport guests to and from the Prep. While the event starts at 7:00pm, we encourage you to arrive earlier to take professional picture with your special senior – less time on the photography line, more time in the dining/party room.  The first shuttle bus run from the University lot will be at 6:15pm. Hope to see al Senior Moms and Sons!! You won’t regret a minute of it!

OTHER NEWS

Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Multicultural night celebration to be held on Saturday, March 4, from 6-10pm. Click here to register online.

Parents, alumni and friends of Fordham Prep are invited to our Annual Wall Street Forum & Luncheon at The Harvard Club on Tuesday, February 28.  John McAvoy '76, Chairman and CEO of Con Edison will discuss the challenges and business implications facing today's energy industry.  Click here to register online.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government is sponsoring a Freshman Dance this Friday from 7:30-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the reception desk in the lobby, in the attendance office, or from Mr. Gustafson, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Sullivan, or Mr. Ritter. Girls may purchase tickets at the door and must show their high school ID to be admitted. Only Prep boys may attend. Doors close at 8:15 p.m.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for the repose of the soul of Arthur Remy, a student from Mamaroneck who passed away this weekend in a snowmobile accident. Let us also pray for the consolation of his family and friends and all who mourn his loss. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May he rest in peace. 

This Valentine’s Day, let us reflect on the following passage from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

And please be with those on Emmaus 272. Amen.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

A – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Italian Club will be sponsoring a Carnevale Raffle today through Friday, February 17th. Enter to win gift baskets and gift certificates donated by Arthur Avenue’s Borgatti’s Pasta, Joe’s Deli, and Mike’s Deli. Tickets are $1 each and 6 for $5 and can be purchased from Italian Club members February 13th-17th during lunch periods. Winners will be announced and contacted at the end of the school day on the 17th. There will also be a bake sale on Friday, February 17th with baked goods donated by Conti’s Pastry Shoppe.  Part of the proceeds will be donated to FP Service Trips.

ATHLETICS

Over the weekend the Varsity Squash team competed in the U.S. High School Squash Team Championships in Hartford, Connecticut.  The highlight of the weekend was defeating Rye in their final match 4-3.  Chris Eagan, Will Hyer, Mike Anderson and George Anderson all won their matches.

The FP Swim and Dive team finished a hard fought battle for the CHSAA Championship Meet. Over the two days of competition the team turned in over 50 best times winning 7 of the 12 the events. Nick Torres and Aristides Speres were both double event winners, and co-MVP's of the meet. Spencer LaFata won the 500 freestyle and received the Jack Kennedy Career Award. The relay of Steven Amato, Spencer LaFata, Nick Torres, and Aristides Speres claimed 1st in the 400 fr relay. With all of the great team swims the final point tally placed the Rams in 3rd place. Congratulations to all swimmers and divers and good luck to the eight swimmers and one diver who qualified for the New York State High School Federation Championships!

Attention all who intend to try out for the Golf team:  Please meet in room 325 at 2:45pm on Wednesday.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

CALLING ALL SENIOR MOMS!! If you have not already registered for the Senior Dinner Dance and would like to attend, it’s not too late. If your senior is holding you back from attending, please convince him that you both will have a great time – you really will.

If financial concern is causing hesitation to attend, please contact Mrs. Napoli (napolit@fordhamprep.org). Assistance is available – please don’t miss out on a beautiful night because of monetary reasons. Please click here to register for the MOTHER /GUARDIAN & SENIOR DINNER DANCE, Thursday, February 16th!

Reminder that parking will be available in the University lot with shuttle bus operating the entire night to transport guests to and from the Prep. While the event starts at 7:00pm, we encourage you to arrive earlier to take professional picture with your special senior – less time on the photography line, more time in the dining/party room.  The first shuttle bus run from the University lot will be at 6:15pm. Hope to see al Senior Moms and Sons!! You won’t regret a minute of it!

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

In the book of Sirach it is written “If you trust in the Lord, you too shall live.” Lord, as we begin a new week may help us to place our trust in you and in the life you offer us. May we respond faithfully to your call this day to be men and women for others and thus bring forth the life you promise.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 10, 2017 

F – DAY

ACADEMICS

Attention all students on Gold Sheets: Gold Sheets will be distributed today at 2:35pm in the Library Seminary Room.  All students on Gold Sheets must come to the Gold Sheet Meeting first, then they free to go to Consultation.

ATHLETICS

 All freshman interested in playing baseball this spring, there will be a mandatory meeting at 2:45pm in room 342 today.

 Any student-athlete interested in ordering a wool varsity jacket please e-mail Mr. Kurtin at kurtina@fordhamprep.org for the order the form.

 ATTENTION all spring sport student-athletes: Online registration links are activated on the Fordham Prep website. Click on Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration. 

 ACTIVITIES

 Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Multicultural night celebration to be held on Saturday, March 4, from 6-10pm. Click here to register online or see flyer attached.

 FORDHAM PREP INTRAMUAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: 

Monday Feb. 13

Grandpa’s Meatballs vs Petrozzi’s Pandas (Junior SemiFinal)

DeLucia Deluxe vs Sandy Ego (Frosh SemiFinal)

Tuesday Feb. 14

Geno’s Jawbreakers vs BHSD (Soph Championship)

Wednesday Feb. 15

PBFL vs winner of Lowe’s Gang/B.E.T. (Senior Championship)

Thursday Feb. 16

The Football Players vs winner of DeLucia Deluxe/Sandy Ego (Frosh Championship)

Junior Championship 

In case of inclement weather, the order of games will remain the same – final two dates to complete season would be 2/27 & 2/28.

OTHER NEWS

Parents, alumni and friends of Fordham Prep are invited to our Annual Wall Street Forum & Luncheon at The Harvard Club on Tuesday, February 28.  John McAvoy '76, Chairman and CEO of Con Edison will discuss the challenges and business implications facing today's energy industry.  Click here to register online or see the attached flyer.

 NOTE: The AMSU Dance scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to the weather.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. 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 

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



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 8, 2017

D – DAY

ATHLETICS

Last night the FP Divers kicked off the CHSAA championship. Junior Nick Malloy dominated the competition finishing 1st with his first NYS championship qualifying score. CJ Plantemoli, Ben Corrado, Chris Clow, Sean Curvan, and Jase Malloy all finished with personal bests and helped the team finish with the highest point total. The swimmers dive into action this weekend in Long Island for the swim portion. Go Aquarams!

The Varsity Squash team lost a tough match to Browning yesterday.  Mike Anderson swept his match 3-0.

The JV Hockey team takes on Iona tonight at Murray's rink in the CHSHL playoff semifinals.  The puck drops at 8:30.  Come out and support the team.

Any student-athlete interested in ordering a wool varsity jacket please e-mail Mr. Kurtin at kurtina@fordhamprep.org for the order the form.

ATTENTION all spring sport student-athletes: Online registration links are activated on the Fordham Prep website. Click on Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration. 

ACTIVITIES

Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Multicultural night celebration to be held on Saturday, March 4, from 6-10pm. Click here to register online. 

FORDHAM PREP INTRAMUAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: 

Wednesday Feb. 8

Lowe’s Gang vs B.E.T. (Senior SemiFinal)

Aprea vs Frailboys (Junior SemiFinal)

Monday Feb. 13

Grandpa’s Meatballs vs Petrozzi’s Pandas (Junior SemiFinal)

DeLucia Deluxe vs Sandy Ego (Frosh SemiFinal)

Tuesday Feb. 14

Geno’s Jawbreakers vs BHSD (Soph Championship)

Wednesday Feb. 15

PBFL vs winner of Lowe’s Gang/B.E.T. (Senior Championship)

Thursday Feb. 16

The Football Players vs winner of DeLucia Deluxe/Sandy Ego (Frosh Championship)

Junior Championship 

In case of inclement weather, the order of games will remain the same – final two dates to complete season would be 2/27 & 2/28. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Don’t miss the next Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Meeting, TONIGHT! Guest speaker will be the Prep’s own Craig Smith speaking on our newest and beloved, Saint Theresa. His enthusiasm is contagious! Hope to see you there. 6:30pm wine and cheese; 7:00pm meeting starts. 

OTHER NEWS

Academy of Mt. St. Ursula is hosting a dance on Friday, February 10, 7-10pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin our day let us pray for healing for Cater to You Chef, Mr. Rich Romani as he recovers from surgery. Let us also pray for those attending the Ad Amorem retreat.

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

Lord, may your light help us this morning to better see the ways in which we respond to your call and the ways in which we fall short. May we be grateful for the many blessings in our lives and may we seek your grace for all that lies ahead so that we may be instruments of your peace and love

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


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 7, 2017 

C – DAY

  

February is known as Black History month. Created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Black History month is an annual celebration of the achievements and struggles of African Americans. It is a time to embrace African American culture and to recognize the central role that African Americans play in U.S. History.

 ATHLETICS

Fordham Prep Wrestling had one of its most successful Catholic City Championships in recent memory, taking 2nd, only behind Monsignor Farrell while advancing 17 Wrestlers to this week's CHSAA State Championships in Buffalo.  Freshmen Peter Tomei and Edwin Manigbas each took 5th place, with Justin Cerabona, Matt Romano, and Derek Certo joining them. George Speres, Joe O’Keefe, and Matt Fritsch all took 6th. Nick Emer took 4th with Dan Alexander, Brendan Sowarby and Henry Driscoll all taking 3rd as well. The Rams sent 5 wrestlers to the finals: Spencer Carter, Kobe Simpson, Arthur Mabaka, Dan Hughes, and Blaise Narcisco who finished with gold at 195lbs.

The Varsity Hockey team finished the regular season with a 6-5 win over Farrell last night. Colin Rueda led all scorers with a three-goal hat trick. Michael Volgende, Ryan Gilchrist and James Pecchia each had a goal in the win. The team begins its playoff push this weekend. 

On Saturday, the Sophomore track and field team came within one point of winning the state Catholic championship. Aron McCusker was the gold medalist in the pole vault and Adetoni Aboyade–Cole won the high jump champion and was 2nd in the Long Jump. The freshmen took third in their Catholic championship, led by pole vault champion Miguel Negrete. Also this weekend, Senior Conor Hughes ran the 1000m run in 2 minutes 30 seconds, ranking him second in New York State and sixth in the United States this season. Junior Will Maghak ran the 800 meters in 1 minute 59 seconds. Congrats on a great weekend! 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 272 will have an important organizational meeting immediately after school this afternoon in the Ministry Center.  All participants should attend.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Don’t miss the next Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Meeting, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th! Guest speaker will be the Prep’s own Craig Smith speaking on our newest and beloved, Saint Theresa. His enthusiasm is contagious! Hope to see you there. 6:30pm wine and cheese; 7:00pm meeting starts.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ruth Nolan, mother of Mr. Dan Nolan, faculty member and chair of the Fordham Prep Social Studies department. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Gina Valenti, grandmother of Harrison Argiento '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of James Kernochan, father of Mr. John Kernochan, Varsity Wrestling Coach. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Phyllis Cosenza, grandmother of Christopher Cosenza'20. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. 

OTHER NEWS

Academy of Mt. St. Ursula is hosting a dance on Friday, February 10 7-10pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin our day let us take a moment of silence to pray for the repose of the soul of Ruth Nolan, mother of Mr. Dan Nolan, Chairperson of the Social Studies Department, and for James Kernochan, father of Mr. John Kernochan, Varsity Wrestling Coach, and for the consolation of their families.

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

St. Ignatius of Loyola said, “God gives each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully,” and so Lord as we begin our day help us to trust in you and your grace. Help us to see you in each moment today, help us to love you in each person we encounter, and help us to follow you and so bring about your greater glory.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 1, 2017 

B – DAY

ACTIVITIES

There will be a mandatory meeting today in Room 342 at 3:00pm for all students that are signed up for the Spring Driver's Education Program.


Holy Child in Rye is hosting a Winter Dance this Friday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.  Admission is $10; high school ID is required.

ATHLETICS

February 1st is last chance to register with FP Rugby!!  Even if you are still playing a winter sport, please sign up if you have interest in rugby for spring.  Players who have already committed, please encourage your friends to sign up for rugby.  Please see the link below, and forward to your parents if need be.  http://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=3498

This could be your lucky season! Only 300 tickets! Don't miss the chance to win AND support Fordham Prep Lacrosse at the same time!! This will be the program's largest fundraising initiative for the 2017 season. The drawing will be held at our Annual Hall of Fame Dinner on March 3rd at Rory Dolan's honoring former FP Lacrosse leaders Tom Maxwell ’95, Patrick Schramm ’06, and posthumously, Chris Duffy ’96. Click here to purchase tickets. Contact Anne Randall (annerandell68@gmail.com) or Erin Marra (murraymarra@me.comwith any questions.                                                                                        

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Do you need service hours? Or would you just be willing to help out? Volunteers are needed for Parent/Teacher Conferences to be held on Thursday, February 2, from 12-4 or 5-8pm. Sign up in Mrs. Napoli’s office.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Camp Hillard, located in Scarsdale, NY is now interviewing for several camp position for current qualified high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  For more information, please see the attached flyer and visit www.camphillard.com


MOTHERS’ CLUB

Don’t miss the next Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Meeting, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th! Guest speaker will be the Prep’s own Craig Smith speaking on our newest and beloved, Saint Theresa. His enthusiasm is contagious! Hope to see you there. 6:30pm wine and cheese; 7:00pm meeting starts.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin a new day, let us continue to pray for those on Emmaus 271.

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

Lord, it was on the road to Emmaus that you accompanied your disciples and it was in the breaking of the bread that their eyes were opened. Help us this day to trust that like those disciples, you are by our side, walking with us. Help us this day to be open to the possibility of seeing you, perhaps in the least expected of ways.

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.



 

A.M.

TUESDAY – JANUARY 31, 2017

A – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Holy Child in Rye is hosting a Winter Dance this Friday from 7:30 to 10:30.  Admission is $10; high school ID is required.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Squash team played a double header against Masters and Fieldston yesterday.  Mike Anderson ‘19 won both of his matches and Will Hyer ‘18 had an impressive win against Fieldston. 

February 1st is last chance to register with FP Rugby!!  Even if you are still playing a winter sport, please sign up if you have interest in rugby for spring.  Players who have already committed, please encourage your friends to sign up for rugby.  Please see the link below, and forward to your parents if need be.  http://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=3498

This could be your lucky season! Only 300 tickets! Don't miss the chance to win AND support Fordham Prep Lacrosse at the same time!! This will be the program's largest fundraising initiative for the 2017 season. The drawing will be held at our Annual Hall of Fame Dinner on March 3rd at Rory Dolan's honoring former FP Lacrosse leaders Tom Maxwell ’95, Patrick Schramm ’06, and posthumously, Chris Duffy ’96. Click here to purchase tickets. Contact Anne Randall (annerandell68@gmail.com) or Erin Marra (murraymarra@me.comwith any questions.                                                                                        

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Do you need service hours? Or would you just be willing to help out? Volunteers are needed for Parent/Teacher Conferences to be held on Thursday, February 2, from 12-4 or 5-8pm. Sign up in Mrs. Napoli’s office.

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Don’t miss the next Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Meeting, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th! Guest speaker will be the Prep’s own Craig Smith speaking on our newest and beloved, Saint Theresa. His enthusiasm is contagious! Hope to see you there. 6:30pm wine and cheese; 7:00pm meeting starts. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin our day let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Toscano, mother of Mrs. Mella O'Halloran, Administrative Coordinator, and for the consolation of her family. Let us also pray for those on Emmaus 271.

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

The following is an excerpt from a prayer of St. Peter Faber:

I beg of you, my Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you and you from me.

Lord as we begin a new day, may we have the clarity of mind and the generosity of heart to turn to you, as one friend to another. Be with us in all that we do and thank you for your many gifts. Amen.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY – JANUARY 30, 2017

F – DAY

ACTIVITIES

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut. Juniors Dimitrios Rentel and Jeacy Espinoza broke to the final round of their category of Original Oratory. Dima placed 7th while Jeacy placed 1st winning the tournament! Additionally, Jeacy secured his 2nd half qualification securing his spot for the state tournament in May. He is the first on the team to be qualified for the state tournament. Congratulations to the team on a successful tournament!

Holy Child in Rye is hosting a Winter Dance this Friday from 7:30 to 10:30.  Admission is $10; high school ID is required.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the FP wrestlers Dan Alexander and Kobe Simpson who went undefeated this weekend at the CHSAA Dual meet championships at Farrell HS.   Overall the team went 3-4.

This could be your lucky season! Only 300 tickets! Don't miss the chance to win AND support Fordham Prep Lacrosse at the same time!! This will be the program's largest fundraising initiative for the 2017 season. The drawing will be held at our Annual Hall of Fame Dinner on March 3rd at Rory Dolan's honoring former FP Lacrosse leaders Tom Maxwell (’95), Patrick Schramm (’06), and posthumously, Chris Duffy (’96).Click here to purchase tickets. Contact Anne Randall (annerandell68@gmail.com) or Erin Marra (murraymarra@me.comwith any questions.                                                                                        

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Do you need service hours? Or would you just be willing to help out? Volunteers are needed for Parent/Teacher Conferences to be held on Thursday, February 2, from 12-4 or 5-8pm. Sign up in Mrs. Napoli’s office.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Don’t miss the next Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Meeting, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th! Guest speaker will be the Prep’s own Craig Smith speaking on our newest and beloved, Saint Theresa. His enthusiasm is contagious! Hope to see you there. 6:30pm wine and cheese; 7:00pm meeting starts. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Toscano, mother of Mrs. O'Halloran, Administrative Coordinator, and grandmother of John O’Halloran ’09. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin our prayer let us take a moment of silence to pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Toscano, mother of Mrs. Mella O'Halloran, Administrative Coordinator, and for the consolation of her family.

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

The following is from Psalm 146, it is a Psalm about God’s faithfulness for all in need and all who suffer and it was yesterday’s Psalm for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The LORD keeps faith forever,

secures justice for the oppressed,

gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets captives free.

gives sight to the blind;

and raises up those who were bowed down.

The LORD loves the just;

and protects strangers.

The fatherless and the widow the LORD sustains,

but the way of the wicked he thwarts.

The Lord shall reign forever.

Lord as we begin a new week, be with us and help us to love and care for those in need- the hungry, the oppressed, the captive and the stranger. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – JANUARY 27, 2017

E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Join Business School 099 today during activities period for discussion of entrepreneurship by Alex Golimbu.  Alex is the President, North America of Qmee where he also directs global marketing, media planning and campaign execution.  Prior to joining Qmee, Alex previously was co-founder of the premier independent digital marketing agency Morpheus Media, which he led from early stage startup through years of successful growth, expansion and acquisition.  All are welcome.

Italian Club meeting in room 243.

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

Fiddle Sticks will meet today, outside, on Murphy field. All are welcome.

There will be a mandatory meeting of the Liturgical Choir Class in the Music Room during today's Activities Period.

Operation Smile will meet today at 2:00pm in room 313.

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

The Bluegrass Club will meet at 2:45pm in room 313.

Ski Club meeting in room 250 today during Activities period.

Simpsons Club will meet today in room 327 during Activities period.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Squash team defeated City Squash at Fordham University last night.  Chris Eagan, Will Hyer, Mike Anderson, Will Thurman, Mark Mikhail, Pat Baumann and George Anderson all won their matches.

Thursday evening the Fordham Prep Swim and Dive Team completed their regular season schedule with a home meet against Chaminade High School. The Prep got off to a quick start winning the first event, 200 yard Medley relay.  In the next four individual events the Prep outscored Chaminade by a combined margin of 10 points.  The second half of the meet saw continued competitive races, with the prep going into the Final relay with a slim 7 point lead.  In the 400 yard Freestyle Relay the Aquarams held strong taking 1st and 3rd in the event, conclude their regular season with an impressive win.  Congratulations to the Class of '17 seniors, Christopher Giuliano, Spencer LaFata, Mike Marun, Frankie Moran, Aristides Speres, and Dylan Walsh on a successful dual meet career.  The team now looks forward to the CHSAA City Championships held at Eisenhower Park on February 11th and 12th. Good Luck to all swimmer and divers!                                                                                                              

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: EMMAUS 272, the February 13-15 Emmaus, has two openings. See Fr. Sullivan if you want one. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Don’t miss the next Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Meeting, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th! Guest speaker will be the Prep’s own Craig Smith speaking on our newest and beloved, Saint Theresa. His enthusiasm is contagious! Hope to see you there. 6:30pm wine and cheese; 7:00pm meeting starts. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. 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


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – JANUARY 26, 2017

D – DAY 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: EMMAUS 272, the February 13-15 Emmaus, has two openings. See Fr. Sullivan if you want one.  

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Hannah Moynagh, grandmother of Mr. Pat Deane, great grandmother of Matthew '17 and Derek '16 Conlon. She passed away peacefully in her home in County Monaghan, Ireland. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Catherine Zates Nelson, mother of Mrs. Bratt.

As the Church remembers Saints Timothy and Titus, fellow disciples and missionaries with Paul and leaders in some of the first Christian communities let us pray…

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

Lord, Saints Timothy and Titus responded to your invitation to follow you and spread the Gospel. May their example teach us that following you calls us to respond with love in both the extraordinary and in the ordinary moments of life.

Keep our hearts open this day to your call and may we have the grace to respond to you generously.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

Saints Timothy and Titus… pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 25, 2017 

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The next Social Justice Committee Meeting will take place on Thursday morning at 7:35am in room 313.  All are welcome.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Hockey team defeated Iona Prep 2-1 last night on goals by Colin Rueda and Colin Meyers. Chris Hagstrom had 17 saves in the win.

The Varsity Squash team lost a tough match to Horace Mann yesterday.  Will Hyer, Connor Begley and Will Thurman were all outstanding, winning each of their matches.

On Tuesday evening the FP Swim and Dive team welcomed defending state champion St. Anthony’s Friars to the university pool. The meet got off to a fast start with both team's medley relays posting state championship qualifying times. The Prep went on to turn in all around great performance, including 12 additional state championship meet qualifying times, including the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relays. But the fast swims turned out to be not enough, with the Friars besting the Rams by a final score of 101-85. Congratulations to all prep swimmers, and good luck to the team as they prepare for their final regular season meet, this Thursday against Chaminade.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: The Enrico Fermi Scholarship is available for Yonkers and Westchester County residents. To be considered, you may pick up an application in Mrs. Isabel's office and return back by March 10, for processing. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Catherine Zates Nelson, mother of Fordham Prep faculty member Margaret Bratt. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jose Polanco, uncle of Ms. Diosmery (Mery) Rodriguez of the Cater to You Staff. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

 TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Church celebrates the conversion of St. Paul, and so let us pray 

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

Lord, you touched the heart and mind of St Paul and led him to new life in you. As we begin a new day, we pray for your same grace. Touch our minds and hearts this day so that we may live in your light and share your message of love and faith to all. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. Paul… pray for us


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – JANUARY 24, 2017 

B – DAY 

 

ACTIVITIES

The Diversity Alliance will meet today after school.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: The Enrico Fermi Scholarship is available for Yonkers and Westchester County residents. To be considered, you may pick up an application in Mrs. Isabel's office and return back by March 10, for processing 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There is a mandatory meeting for all those attending the Ad Amorem Retreat today right after school in the theater. The meeting will take less than 15 minutes. Please contact Mr. Smith with questions.

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 272, the February Emmaus, will have its first organizational meeting this afternoon immediately after school in the Ministry Center.  All participants should attend. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron of Catholic writers and journalists, the deaf and adult education. For busy people living in the world, he advised, "Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others and talk to God."

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

Lord, you touched the heart of St. Francis de Sales and inspired him to communicate your love to all he encountered through the grace of prayer. Help us to pray well- to seek and to find you throughout our days; to rest in your love, and to communicate that love to others.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. Francis de Sales… pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY – JANUARY 23, 2017

A – DAY

THIRD QUARTER 

Attention all students: The Computer Center will be closed today for exam make-ups.

ATTENTION SENIORS: There will be a 4th period assembly today with guest speaker Mr. Joseph J. DioGuardi.

ACADEMICS 

IMPORTANT EXAM MAKE-UP INFORMATION:

Any student who has to make up an exam/s needs to do so on Monday, 1/23. Exam times will be as follows: 8:30-10:30am; 11:00am-1:00pm; 1:30-3:30pm.

All exams will take place in the Computer Center. Please see Mrs. Napoli to hand in your doctor’s note (required) and be cleared to take your make-up exam. Note: There will be no after school make-up exam session.

ACTIVITIES

 The Diversity Alliance will meet today after school in room 232.

Any Junior or Senior interested in participating in a Driver's Ed program to be held at Fordham Prep during the Spring semester should come to an information meeting today at 3:00pm in the theater. 

ATHLETICS:

Congratulations to the following Varsity Wrestlers who placed this Saturday at the Mayors' Cup:  Kobe Simpson 5th, Spencer Carter and Dan Hughes 7th, Dan Alexander and Arthur Mabaka 8th. On Sunday, the JV Wrestlers traveled to North Bergen, NJ to compete in the Bruin Invitational. Congratulations to follow student-athletes: Paolo Amelio 1st, Luke Padian 3rd, and Peter Tomei 4th 

Intramural Football Schedule:

Weather permitting, the following games will take place this week:

 

1/23

Grandpa’s Meatballs

Huge Ones

11

1/23

Salt & Vinegar

Delucia Deluxe

9

1/24

Aprea

Frailboys

11

1/24

Average Joes

Fordham Cowboys

9

 

DATE

TEAM

TEAM

YEAR

1/25

The Nievers

BHSD

10

1/25

Sandy Ego

The Football Players

9

1/26

B.E.T.

Los W

12

1/26

Muffin Makers

Geno’s Jawbreakers

10

 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Attentions Juniors: Emmaus 271 will have an important organizational meeting at 2:50pm this afternoon in the Ministry Center. All participants should attend. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today, as we begin a new semester, the Church asks us to pray for the protection of the unborn and for a greater respect for human life. 

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

Loving God, 

Enlighten our minds to see with the new eyes this day the beauty and dignity of human life which You further ennobled when your Son became one with us in his Incarnation. Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it. Give us courage to speak with truth, love and conviction in defense of life. Grant us pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – JANUARY 20, 2017

EXAMS


ACADEMICS

IMPORTANT EXAM MAKE-UP INFORMATION:

Any student who has to make up an exam/s needs to do so on Monday, 1/23. Exam times will be as follows: 8:30-10:30am; 11:00am-1:00pm; 1:30-3:30pm.

All exams will take place in the Computer Center. Please see Mrs. Napoli to hand in your doctor’s note (required) and be cleared to take your make-up exam. Note: There will be no after school make-up exam session. 

ACTIVITIES

Any Junior or Senior interested in participating in a Driver's Ed program to be held at Fordham Prep during the Spring semester should come to an information meeting on Monday, 1/23. The meeting will be held in the rear of the theater at 3:00pm.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER-Don’t miss out on the fun this Saturday January 21stWINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. The format for the evening is a casino night to provide for a festive way to meet and mingle with fellow prep families. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase

OTHER NEWS

We have recently received word that the family of an 8th grade student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the Bronx lost everything in an apartment fire. Click here. OLMC is accepting any food (non-perishable), clothing, and monetary donations to help cover the family’s basic needs for the time being.  For clothes (coats, shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, etc.), they are accepting any items in the following sizes:

Men’s XXL (for dad)

M/L (for son)

Women’s XL/L (for mom)

M/L (for teenage daughter)

Clothing donations can be brought directly to the Campus Ministry Center at Fordham Prep.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Paul Homer, Director of Christian Service Program, at homerp@fordhamprep.org. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and given to Mr. Homer.  He will coordinate the delivery of any donations from the Prep to OLMC. Please kindly keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

God of love, enlighten my mind and inspire my heart as I sit for this exam. Grant clarity of thought and a strong ability to recall what I need so that I may do well. Help me to remember that you are always with me in every success and in every trial.

And on this day of inauguration be with our new President, administration, and our nation. May your light enlighten the minds and hearts of those who lead, that they may lead well, always striving for the betterment of our society. 

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – JANUARY 19, 2017

EXAMS 

Note: The library will close at 3:00pm today.

ACTIVITIES

Any Junior or Senior interested in participating in a Driver's Ed program to be held at Fordham Prep during the Spring semester should come to an information meeting on Monday, 1/23. The meeting will be held in the rear of the theater at 3:00pm. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER-Don’t miss out on the fun this Saturday January 21st!

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. The format for the evening is a casino night to provide for a festive way to meet and mingle with fellow prep families. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase

OTHER NEWS 

We have recently received word that the family of an 8th grade student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the Bronx lost everything in an apartment fire. Click here. OLMC is accepting any food (non-perishable), clothing, and monetary donations to help cover the family’s basic needs for the time being.  For clothes (coats, shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, etc.), they are accepting any items in the following sizes:

Men’s XXL (for dad)

M/L (for son)

Women’s XL/L (for mom)

M/L (for teenage daughter)

Clothing donations can be brought directly to the Campus Ministry Center at Fordham Prep.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Paul Homer, Director of Christian Service Program, at homerp@fordhamprep.org. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and given to Mr. Homer.  He will coordinate the delivery of any donations from the Prep to OLMC. Please kindly keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.

Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way. Bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked.

Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.  Amen

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 18, 2017 

EXAMS

ACTIVITIES

Any Junior or senior interested in participating in a Driver's Ed program to be held at Fordham Prep during the Spring semester should come to an information meeting on Monday, 1/23. The meeting will be held in the rear of the theater at 3:00pm.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER-Don’t miss out on the fun this Saturday January 21st!

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. The format for the evening is a casino night to provide for a festive way to meet and mingle with fellow prep families. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

Loving God, as we prepare for today’s exams we are aware that you are always present with us in both our successes and our struggles.

Grant that through our exams this day we may reflect the best of the work we've done, and the best of the teaching we've received, all for your greater glory. Amen.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – JANUARY 17, 2017 

EXAMS

 

ACTIVITIES

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed at the Fr. Rippon Memorial Tournament cohosted by Regis High School and Loyola School. Juniors Dimitrios Rentel and Jeacy Espinoza received 7th and 3rd place respectively in their category of Original Oratory. Additionally, Jeacy secured a half qualification for the state tournament in May. He is the first on the team to receive a half qualification this season. Congratulations to the team on a successful tournament! 

ATHLETICS

On Saturday night the JV Hockey skating Rams defeated St. Joes 4-3. Hunter Vance led the team with two goals, including the game winner. Andrew Powers and Owen Mosher also scored. Anton Ammon was stellar in net with 20 saves.

Congratulations to the following JV and Varsity Wrestlers who had a busy MLK weekend with the Varsity competing at the Islip Tournament and JV at the CHSAA city champs. For the Varsity, the following student-athletes placed in their weight classic - Blaise Narcisco 2nd, Kobe Simpson 3rd, Spencer Carter 4th, and Brendan Sowarby 5th. On the JV side, four wrestlers were crowned city champs. Denis Driscoll, Edwin Manigbas, Nick Emer and George Speres. Paola Amelio and Joe O' Keefe finished 2nd, Justin Cerabona 3rd, Jessie Martinez, Andrew Nicolas, GianCarloTaormina and Andrew Sciacca 4th, and Tom Fritsch and Peter Tomei 5th

Congratulations to the Freshman and Sophomore Indoor Track teams that both captured their respective Archdiocesan championships yesterday in Staten Island. The Freshman had two double winners in Miguel Negrete and Rephael Griffith, as the meet was decided in the final event over rival Iona prep. The Sophomores doubled up points over their next opponent led by meet MVP Adetoni Aboyade-Cole, pole vault champion Jack Bennett, mile champion Charles Gstalder, hurdle champion Pat Mehler and relay champions Steven Thomas, Ali Burch and Kelly Hughes.  Congrats to the champs. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER-Don’t miss out on the fun this Saturday January 21st!

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. The format for the evening is a casino night to provide for a festive way to meet and mingle with fellow prep families. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Noella Rao, grandmother of Quinn English '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Yesterday the nation commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, For this morning’s prayer, let us turn to God with the following prayer from Dr. King:

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

O God, we thank you for the fact that you have inspired men and women in all nations and in all cultures. We call you different names: some call you Allah; some call you Elohim; some call you Jehovah; some call you Brahma; some call you the Unmoved Mover. But we know that these are all names for one and the same God. Grant that we will follow you and become so committed to your way and your kingdom that we will be able to establish in our lives and in this world a brother and sisterhood, that we will be able to establish here a kingdom of understanding, where men and women will live together as brothers and sisters and respect the dignity and worth of every human being. In the name and spirit of Jesus. Amen.

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

 


 

A.M. 

FRIDAY – JANUARY 13, 2017 

EXAMS

 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Beatrice DiPaola, great grandmother of Thomas LaPointe '18. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

 Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Bradley, grandmother of Conor Hughes ’17 and Kelly Hughes ’19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, as we sit for our exams this day, let us recall the words of the Psalmist who lifts his eyes to the mountains and asks from where will come his help. The answer is clear, as the Psalmist states: “Our help comes from the Lord, our God, who made heaven and earth.” And so Lord, be our help this day. May your Spirit enlighten our minds and hearts so that we may do well.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – JANUARY 12, 2017

F – DAY

REVIEW DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

Mr. DiGiorno's 8th Period Latin I class are the winners of the Annual Latin Christmas Carol contest.

ATHLETICS

Last night the Swim and Dive team welcomed Archbishop Molloy for the first duel meet of 2017.  It was clear early on that the hard work the team has completed over the past few weeks has paid off.  The team won each of the events, including all relays, individual and diving.  Outstanding performances were turned in by Nick Malloy, Spencer LaFata, Ryan Maierle, Ajani Isles, Lucas Petit, Claudio Galea and others.  The team's next duel meet will be on Tuesday, January 24th against defending state champion St. Anthony's.

The Varsity squash team played a tough match against Bronxville last night.  Chris Eagan led the Rams with an exciting 3-2 victory.  Outstanding matches were played by Mike Anderson, George Anderson and Will Thurman.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Reminder: Kaplan Test Prep will hold a free ACT practice test at the Prep for any interested student on Saturday 1/28 from 9:00am-12:45pm. The registration deadline is Monday 1/16. You can register here

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a mandatory meeting for all sophomores attending the January Discovery retreat today at 2:45pm in the Theater.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. The format for the evening is a casino night to provide for a festive way to meet and mingle with fellow prep families. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Philip Faccenda, grandfather of Philip Hough '18, and prep alums Ted '06, and John '09. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

As our first semester draws to a close, let us 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 bring to my heart the moments 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 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.

When did I feel unloved or that I had neglected to love God or neighbor?

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



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 11, 2017

 E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Operation Smile will meet today right after school in room 313.

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

Join the Business School 099 Club today to listen to Jim O'Hara, CFO of the historic 92nd Street Y.  We will meet in room 410 during activities period.   All are welcome.

Italian Club meeting in room 243 today.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today in room 252. Agenda TBA. 

ATHLETICS

There be will a mandatory meeting for everyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring TODAY in room 342 at 2:30 pm. 

ATTENTION all student-athletes interested in playing football in Fall 2017: You must attend a mandatory meeting today at 2:30pm in the Main Gym.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Reminder: Kaplan Test Prep will hold a free ACT practice test at the Prep for any interested student on Saturday 1/28 from 9:00am-12:45pm. The registration deadline is Monday 1/16. You can register here

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a mandatory meeting for all sophomores attending the January Discovery retreat this Thursday, January 12, at 2:45pm in the Theater.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. The format for the evening is a casino night to provide for a festive way to meet and mingle with fellow prep families. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marie Brusco, great-grandmother of Alex Rodriguez '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

God of all love, help us enter this new day quietly,
thoughtful of who we are to ourselves and to others,
mindful that our steps make an impact
and our words carry power.
May we walk gently.
May we speak only after we have listened well. 

And may the grace and peace of Christ bless us this day and all days.                                                                                                                              

(adapted from a prayer by Vinita Hampton Wright)

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – JANUARY 10, 2017

D – DAY

ATHLETICS 

Last night, the Prep 4x800 meter relay of Art Gooden, Will Maghak, Mariano Parubi and Conor Hughes qualified for the Ocean Breese Grand Prix in February, running 8 minutes 11 seconds--the 5th fastest time in the state and 14th best in the nation.
On Saturday, Colin Duignan won the pole vault, setting the faculty record at 14 feet 6 inches-2nd best in the state this year. And Friday, the Prep took back the Bronx Championship title from Cardinal Hayes thanks to wins by Luke McNamara, Jonah Shortall and fine sprints from Aidan Suttlehan, Mark Hudson and Arinze Uddoh.

ATTENTION all student-athletes interested in playing football in Fall 2017: You must attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Main Gym at 2:30pm. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Reminder: Kaplan Test Prep will hold a free ACT practice test at the Prep for any interested student on Saturday 1/28 from 9:00am-12:45pm. The registration deadline is Monday 1/16. You can register here

FATHERS’ CLUB

Parents:  It's still not too late to register for the Wednesday's Faith on Tap, sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity and the Fathers' Club. Register here 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a mandatory meeting for all sophomores attending the January Discovery retreat this Thursday, January 12, at 2:45pm in the Theater. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

NEXT MOTHERS’ CLUB MEETING- Tonight, Tuesday, January 10th

6:30pm refreshments, 7:00pm meeting starts.  Everyone is welcome. This meeting will cover the Night of Fashion update and the many ways that you can still get involved to help…now is your chance! Hope to see you there.

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord as we begin a new day, may we be open to your Holy Spirit which enlightens and inspires. May your Spirit give us this day the grace to see and hear with wisdom. And may your Spirit also give us the grace to speak and to act with love, so that in all we do and say we may give God glory.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

               


A.M.


MONDAY – JANUARY 9, 2017

C – DAY

 

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION all student-athletes interested in playing football in Fall 2017: You must attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Main Gym at 2:30pm.

The J.V. Hockey skating Rams defeated Monsignor Farrell last night at Playland 3-0.  Goals were scored by Andrew Powers, Brett Turnbull, and Ross Bonetti.  Cam Smith had 18 saves shutting out the Lions.

To all FP Rugby players (and those considering joining): There will be a meeting today, January 9, at 2:45pm in room 217. Please plan to attend. For those players who have not signed up for Rugby 2017, please take a moment to do so. Please see the link here, and forward to your parents if need be. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a mandatory meeting for all sophomores attending the January Discovery retreat this Thursday, January 12, at 2:45pm in the Theater.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

NEXT MOTHERS’ CLUB MEETING- Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10th

6:30pm refreshments, 7:00pm meeting starts.  Everyone is welcome. This meeting will cover the Night of Fashion update and the many ways that you can still get involved to help…now is your chance! Hope to see you there.

WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase.

OTHER NEWS

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula announces auditions for their spring musical “Cinderella”. Auditions begin Monday, January 9. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today the Church celebrates the Baptism of the Lord and in today’s Gospel Jesus is baptized, the heavens open and a voice from heaven says, “this is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” And so we pray 

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

Loving God, as we begin a new week let us be reminded that we too are your beloved, and that those we meet, our brothers and sisters, are also your beloved. As Jesus’ baptism marks the beginning of his ministry of building the Kingdom, may we be reminded of our call and remain open to your grace to build your Kingdom in the events and choices of our lives this day.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.


FRIDAY – JANUARY 6, 2017

B – DAY

  

ACADEMICS

The January exam schedule has been REVISED and is posted on the Prep website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

Are you looking for an opportunity to enrich your understanding of African American history, enjoy pizza, and have a lively discussion? Come join the Fordham Prep Kawaida club for a viewing and a round table discussion of the documentary, “13th” today at 3:45 pm in room 324.  The title stems from the 13th amendment, which has been celebrated for abolishing slavery despite one troubling loophole that birthed a century and a half of persecution. By allowing forced labor for convicted criminals, the amendment enabled American society to imprison newly freed slaves on minor charges — and, with time, enhance the perception of black criminality that continues to reverberate today.  All students are welcome to attend. 

ATHLETICS

Fordham Prep Wrestling defeated Bryant HS 44-37 yesterday. Varsity wrestlers Spencer Carter, Henry Driscoll, Arthur Mabaka, Tom Fritsch, Dan Hughes, and Blaise Narcisco all earned victories by pinning their opponents. JV wrestlers Dennis Driscoll, Paolo Amelio, Edwin Manigbas, Matt Romano, Nick Emer, and Giancarlo Toarmino were all victorious in the match as well. The wrestling squad will compete in the Shoreline Tournament Friday and Saturday held at New Rochelle HS. 

The Varsity Squash team defeated City Squash last night at the Lombardi Squash Center 6-5!  Chris Eagan, Will Hyer, Mike Anderson, Will Thurman, Pat Baumann and Phil Hough all won their matches.

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

NEXT MOTHERS’ CLUB MEETING- Tuesday, January 10th,

6:30pm refreshments, 7:00pm meeting starts.  Everyone is welcome. This meeting will cover the Night of Fashion update and the many ways that you can still get involved to help…now is your chance! Hope to see you there.

 WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase.

OTHER NEWS

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula announces auditions for their spring musical “Cinderella”. Auditions be Monday, January 9. 

 REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ann Nevillle, grandmother of Mark Neville '18. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This Sunday, the Church will celebrate the feast of Epiphany- the celebration of the revelation of God in the infant Jesus, the light of the world.  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; when I felt I was living in the light of God. 

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 light 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 God’s light.

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

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – JANUARY 5, 2017

A – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

The January exam schedule has been REVISED and is posted on the Prep website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

Are you looking for an opportunity to enrich your understanding of African American history, enjoy pizza, and have a lively discussion? Come join the Fordham Prep Kawaida club for a viewing and a round table discussion of the documentary, “13th” on Friday, January 6th at 3:45 pm in room 324.  The title stems from the 13th amendment, which has been celebrated for abolishing slavery despite one troubling loophole that birthed a century and a half of persecution. By allowing forced labor for convicted criminals, the amendment enabled American society to imprison newly freed slaves on minor charges — and, with time, enhance the perception of black criminality that continues to reverberate today.  All students are welcome to attend. 

ATHLETICS

Over the Christmas break the JV/Varsity Wrestling team competed at the Friar's Invitational hosted by St. Anthony's High School.  Several wrestlers competed and placed in their weight division: for the Varsity, Blaise Narcisco- 1st; Spencer Carter 2nd; Brendan Sowarby 3rd; Derek Certo 4th; Henry Driscoll 4th; Kobe Simpson 5th; Tom Golden 5th; On the JV side, GianCarlo Toarmino – 1st; George Speres 3rd; Nick Emer 3rd; Matt Romano 4th; Denis Driscoll 4th

The Varsity Hockey team defeated St. Joseph by-the-Sea 9-2 yesterday.  Colin Rueda led all scorers with five points, including a three-goal hat trick.  Danny Heslin, Colin Meyers, Matthew Park, James Pecchia, Joey Reda and Matt Zimmer each had a goal.

The J.V. Hockey skating Rams defeated rival Iona last night 4-2.  Goals were scored by Will Rice, Jack Greco and two by A. J. Coppola.  Cam Smith had an outstanding 27 saves in net.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club and Office of Mission and Identity invite all parents to join us for Faith on Tap on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm at JC Fogarty's in Bronxville. Prep Trustees Fr. Charles Frederico and Mike Considine '76, along with Mr. Nelson Ritter '96 will lead a conversation entitled Why Faith Matters. Register here.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

NEXT MOTHERS’ CLUB MEETING- Tuesday, January 10th,

6:30pm refreshments, 7:00pm meeting starts.  Everyone is welcome. This meeting will cover the Night of Fashion update and the many ways that you can still get involved to help…now is your chance! Hope to see you there.

 WINTER PARTY AND CASINO NIGHT- Please join us January 21st at Maestros for a night of food, drink, gaming and fun! $75 per person. Grab your friends and join the fun. Click here to register

RAM RAFFLE-2017 could be your lucky year - don't miss the chance to win $15,000 AND support Fordham Prep at the same time!!  Please consider purchasing a $100 Ram Raffle ticket today.  The Ram Raffle is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Mothers' Club and we still have plenty of tickets to sell before the drawing on January 21st. Click here to purchase.

TODAY’S PRAYER

St. John Neumann, past bishop of Philadelphia, whose feast we celebrate today, once said: “Everyone who breathes, high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman, has a mission, has a work. We are not sent into this world for nothing; we are not born at random; God sees every one of us; He creates every soul . . . for a purpose.” And so let us pray:

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

Lord, during this Christmas season help us grow this day in our awareness of you. Help us to be open to the purpose for which we were created, and give us the freedom and grace to respond to the ways in which you have come into our lives and to the ways in which you call us.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. John Neumann…..pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 4, 2017

F – DAY

 ACADEMICS

The January exam schedule has been REVISED and is posted on the Prep website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli. 

ATHLETICS

Over the Christmas break, the Indoor Track team excelled in numerous events. Colin Duignan '18 pole vaulted 14 feet 6 inches for the #2 performance in the state this season, then followed up on Monday with a win in the 55m High Hurdles.  Ali Burch broke the school's 24 year-old record in the sophomore 200m dash, and won Monday's Soph 400m dash.  And Rephael Griffith, Aidan Curry and Miguel Negrete won the Freshman 400m, pole vault and high jump respectively. The team looks to take back the Bronx Championship crown from Cardinal Hayes this Friday at the Lombardi Center.

The Varsity Basketball team picked up their 11th straight win yesterday giving non-league opponent Sacred Heart their first loss. Jordan Gaitley led the way with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Patrick Mahoney chipped in 18 points and 14 rebounds.  The next game is Friday, a triple header for all three levels, vs. league rival Cardinal Spellman. Hope to see you down at Donnie Walsh court on Friday!

The Prep Wrestling team took on North Rockland HS yesterday. For the Varsity, Spencer Carter and Kobe Simpson earned victories by pinning their opponents while Blaise Narcisco won his match by a 4-3 decision. On the JV level -  George Speres, GianCarlo Toarmino and Joe O'Keefe all earned a victory by pinning their opponents. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club and Office of Mission and Identity invite all parents to join us for Faith on Tap on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm at JC Fogarty's in Bronxville. Prep Trustees Fr. Charles Frederico and Mike Considine '76, along with Mr. Nelson Ritter '96 will lead a conversation entitled Why Faith Matters. Register here.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today, January 4th, marks the Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — widow, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, and first native-born canonized American saint.  

Mother Seton was an important influence in the life of a young John Hughes, who would go on to become a priest, bishop and the founder of Fordham Prep and University.  She was also the aunt of Rev. James Roosevelt Bayley, Fordham's third President.  But there is yet a further Seton family connection to Rose Hill — the saint's grandson, William Seton IV, was a member of the Prep's Class of 1848.

And so today we remember this extraordinary saint: wife, mother, widow, convert to Catholicism, foundress, religious, teacher, nurse, cornerstone of the American Church, patroness of US Catholic schools, patroness of the State of Maryland, and as far as we are concerned, the patroness of Prep grandparents. 

Let us pray together in Mother Seton’s own words:

O Father, the first rule of our dear Saviour's life 

was to do Your Will. 
Let His Will of the present moment 
be the first rule of our daily life and work, 
with no other desire 
but for its most full and complete accomplishment. 
Help us to follow it faithfully, 
so that doing what You wish 
we will be pleasing to You.

Amen.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us. 


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – JANUARY 3, 2017

E – DAY

ACADEMICS

The January exam schedule is posted on the website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club meeting today in room 243 for OFFICERS ONLY. 

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 327 during Activities Period.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet this afternoon in Room 252 to get the year off to a new start. All are welcome. 

Fiddlesticks will NOT meet today after school.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Basketball team kept their winning streak going over the break first picking up a road win over league rival Xavier. They then traveled to Phoenix Arizona where they won three more games and the Cactus Jam Tournament Championship. The league record for the Varsity is now 5-0 and they extend their win streak to 10 as their overall record is 10-1. Come on out to support your Rams as they take on the Irish of Sacred Heart today downstairs on Donny Walsh court!

Over the Christmas break the JV Hockey skating Rams defeated Chaminade in Long Island 4-1.  Goals were scored by Andrew Powers, Nick Zerafa and two by AJ Coppola.  Cam Smith had 22 saves in net.

If you’re interested in playing rugby this spring, please register on the Fordham Prep website. Last year’s Varsity squad won the NYS Tier 2 Championship and JV won the NYS JV Championship with an undefeated season.  Come be a part of this vibrant, successful program and learn about one of the fastest growing sports in the country.  No experience is needed….just a willingness to learn, a love of physical contact and a desire to be a part of something huge! 

ATTENTION all JV/Varsity football players: We will hold a meeting today at 2:30pm in room 217 to discuss off-season lifting with coach Pete (FASST). 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club and Office of Mission and Identity invite all parents to join us for Faith on Tap on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm at JC Fogarty's in Bronxville. Prep Trustees Fr. Charles Frederico and Mike Considine '76, along with Mr. Nelson Ritter '96 will lead a conversation entitled Why Faith Matters. Register here.

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kevin Hanlon, grandfather of Thomas Golden '17. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. It is also the feast in which the title of the Society of Jesus is celebrated. St. Ignatius and his first companions desired that their new Society be "designated by the name Jesus" and this wish was granted by Pope Paul III in September 1540 when he approved the Society of Jesus. It is a good feast to begin a new year, for it is an invitation to grow in companionship with our Lord.

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

O God,

you willed that your Word take flesh
of the Virgin Mary, your handmaid,
and you gave him the name Jesus.
Transform our minds and hearts
to grasp what you say to us now
in this new year, and with the Society of Jesus, let us offer to you all of our words and actions that we may follow your Son, Jesus ever more closely.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 22, 2016

 Attention: Dismissal will take place at 12:00pm today. 

ACADEMICS 

The January exam schedule is now posted on the website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli.

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION all JV/Varsity football players: We will hold a meeting on January 3, 2017 at 2:30pm in room 217  to discuss off-season lifting with coach Pete (FASST). 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning’s reflection was excerpted from a reflection that Mr. Robert Baisley, former Dean of Students and member of the English Department here at the Prep used to read every year right before the Christmas vacation.

          One Christmas was so much like another in those years that I can never remember clearly whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.  Even now all the Christmases roll down my memory like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the starred winter night sky.  And as I plunge my hands into the snow memories of those Christmases and bring out warm carol-singing images.  One memory, though, more than all others remains. 

          I remember it so clearly . . . that he was better than his word.  He did it all and infinitely more.  And to Tiny Tim, who did not die, Scrooge became a second father.  Some people laughed to see the change in him, but he let them laugh, and paid better little attention to them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this earth, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter.  Knowing that such as these would be blind any way, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms.  His own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him.  It was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man possessed that knowledge. 

          May that be truly said of us, and all of us.  So may Christmas and the New Year be a happy one for us, and to many more whose happiness and welfare depends on us.  So may each year be happier than the last, and not the poorest of our brothers be denied their rightful share in what God created them to enjoy. 

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us everyone!  And God has, and God does, and God will.  May you have a caring, sharing Christmas filled with peace and love.  And may a Christmas carol sing forever in your soul.

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

         Let the just rejoice, for their Justifier is born.

         Let the sick and inform rejoice, for their Savior is born.

         Let captives rejoice, for their Redeemer is born.

         Let slaves rejoice, for their Master is born.

         Let free people rejoice, for their Liberator is born.

         Let all Christians rejoice, for Jesus Christ is born.

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

 St. Ignatius . . . pray for us.

 St. Nicholas . . . pray for us.

 


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 21, 2016

D – DAY

 Attention: Dismissal will take place at 12:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, December 22. 

In response to the “Giving Tuesday” challenge, Cater to You has graciously offered to provide cookies to the first 175 students to come by today at 2:30pm in the Commons! 

ACADEMICS

The January exam schedule is now posted on the website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES 

Today, the Fine Arts Department will be holding an Art & Music Event in the Hall of Honor from 2:30-3:30pm and from 6:00-7:00pm. Please stop and by and support our artists and musicians. All are welcome! 

The Bluegrass group will meet on the theatre stage today at 3:00pm this afternoon. 

ATHLETICS

Last night the Swimming and Diving team were back at it traveling to Brooklyn to swim rival Xavier. The team was led by double winner Nick Torres and Nick Malloy who broke the school 6 dive record. The senior contingent of Frankie Moran, Spencer LaFata, and Dylan Walsh all added strong performances in the 107-80 victory. The team picks back up after break at home vs. Chaminade on January 5.

The Basketball program picked up another program sweep with all three levels beating Nazareth yesterday. The Varsity now 4-0 in league and 6-1 overall, was led by seniors Patrick Mahoney and Jordan Gaitley with 25 and 24 respectively. Triple header away at Xavier this Friday. Come on down and support your Rams!

ATTENTION all JV/Varsity football players: We will hold a meeting on January 3, 2017 at 2:30pm to discuss off-season lifting with coach Pete (FASST). 

The JV skating Rams take on rival Iona tonight at Murray's Rink in Yonkers.  The puck drops at 8:30pm.  Come out and support the team!

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Today, the Freshman Student Government is sponsoring an ugly Christmas sweater contest. Winners will be selected after school today.

OTHER NEWS

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale all week. Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping!

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

O Radiant Dawn,

splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the
shadow of death.

Lord, may the light of your peace and joy reign in our hearts this day, and as we approach Christmas may we bring this light to all we encounter.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 20, 2016

C – DAY

 

 ACADEMICS

Any student on Gold Sheets needs to come to a mandatory meeting today with Mrs. Napoli, at 2:35pm in the Library Seminar Room. 

The January exam schedule is now posted on the website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli. 

ACTIVITIES

On Wednesday, the Fine Arts Department will be holding an Art & Music Event in the Hall of Honor from 2:30-3:30pm and from 6:00-7:00pm. Please stop and by and support our artists and musicians. All are welcome!

The Bluegrass Club will have a very brief practice today beginning at 3:00pm in room 313.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Squash team played a fantastic match against Bronxville yesterday at Life Time Athletic. There were outstanding performances by Chris Eagan, Michael Anderson, Mike Jost, Jack Moore and Charles Sturges. Will Hyer and Connor Begley both swept their matches!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors serving at Children's Village and Sunrise of Crestwood are reminded to be at service today to meet Mr. Homer and Dr. Morris.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

On Wednesday, the Freshman Student Government is sponsoring an ugly Christmas sweater contest. All students are invited to wear their ugliest Christmas sweater (in addition to the usual dress code). Winners will be selected after school on Wednesday in the Hall of Honor.

OTHER NEWS

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale all week. Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping!

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Raquel Colon, grandmother of Patrick Cashman ‘18. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

And the angel said to Mary,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born
will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,
has also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God.”

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.”
Then the angel departed from her.

God of peace and joy, as we approach Christmas, grant us the courage and strength, that like Mary, we may say yes to allowing you into our lives, trusting that with you nothing is impossible.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY – DECEMBER 19, 2016

B – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

The January exam schedule is now posted on the website. Click here. Any questions or concerns, see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

Today a Candle Light Vigil will be held in the Hall of Honor at 2:45pm for the victims of hate crimes. Come join us as we pray in solidarity.

 

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, Junior Colin Duignan won the Varsity Pole Vault at the AT&T Hall of Fame Classic. Sophomore Adetoni Aboyade-Cole won the Sophomore Long Jump, and Art Gooden and Jonah Shortall won their sections of the 400m dash and Mile respectively.  Yesterday, Freshman Miguel Negrete won the High Jump and 600 run, and Junior Kyle McHugh won the Shot Put at yesterday's Ignatian invitational.

The Varsity Hockey team defeated Monsignor Farrell 9-1 last night. Goals were scored by eight different players, including Pat Colgan, Matt Mascia, and Colin Rueda, each of whom recorded three points. 

On Saturday, the Varsity Wrestling program hosted the CHSAA qualifying duals at Fordham Prep. Overall, the team finished in 2nd place. Blaise Narcisco and Henry Driscoll both went undefeated in all their matches. A special thank you to all the parents who volunteered to make the event a successful one. 

Congratulations to the following JV Wrestlers who placed at the Scotch Plains Invitational on Saturday: 1st Edwin Manigbas, 2nd Paolo Amelio, 3rd Matt Fritsch, 4th Jackson Pedrazzi, 5th Joe O'Keefe. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All Sophomore, Junior, and Senior members of the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded of this evening's mandatory Freshmen Retreat Meeting beginning at 5:30 in the theater.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

On Wednesday, the Freshman Student Government is sponsoring an ugly Christmas sweater contest. All students are invited to wear their ugliest Christmas sweater (in addition to the usual dress code). Winners will be selected after school on Wednesday in the Hall of Honor.

OTHER NEWS

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale all week. Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping!

Drivers’ Education: School of the Holy Child in Rye is holding Winter/Spring Session for Drivers’ Ed. Interested students should contact Ms. Suzy Slattery at s.slattery@holychildrye.org.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Debra Kobeck, aunt of Joseph Kobeck '20. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Loving God, during this final week of Advent, 

May an awareness and gratitude of your constant love for us grow in our hearts
Like the sun rising in the East to warm and comfort our lives
and to bring new growth, may these weeks of Advent prayer, bring to life your light in our hearts this Christmas.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 16, 2016

A – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

There will be a Bluegrass Club meeting at 3:00pm today.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to our head Cross Country/Track and Field coach, Mr. George Febles, who will be inducted into the Armory Hall of Fame this Saturday, December 17th during the AT&T Hall of Fame Invitational meet. Best wishes to coach on this great honor!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: A list of participants for Emmaus 271, the January Emmaus, is posted on the bulletin board by Mr. Carney's office. Any problem, see Fr. Sullivan.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club and Office of Mission and Identity invite all parents to join us for Faith on Tap on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm at JC Fogarty's in Bronxville. Prep Trustees Fr. Charles Frederico and Mike Considine '76, along with Mr. Nelson Ritter '96 will lead a conversation entitled Why Faith Matters. Register here.

OTHER NEWS

Drivers’ Education: School of the Holy Child in Rye is holding Winter/Spring Session for Drivers’ Ed. Interested students should contact Ms. Suzy Slattery at s.slattery@holychildrye.org. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

· I quiet myself and focus on my breathing, letting go of my preoccupations and distractions. 

· 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 felt that 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

 



A.M.

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 15, 2016

F – DAY

 

Attention all students: The library will close at 4:00pm today.

Attention Seniors: Tomorrow, AM Attendance will take place in the university church.

ACTIVITIES

The Fordham Prep Community will gather for a Candle Light Vigil against Hate Crimes on Monday, December 19, after school in the Hall of Honor. Please join us as we express our solidarity. 

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Freshman Crew Team member Grant Stephanz on breaking the Fordham Prep Freshman record for the 2000-meter distance on the Concept 2 indoor rower yesterday.

On Wednesday evening the Aquarams welcomed Iona Prep for their last home meet of 2016.  The team got off to a quick start, placing first and second in the 200 yard medley relay just missing a state championship meet qualifying time. The team continued on with a string of fast swims, taking first place in each event. Strong performances were turned in by Jared Copeland, Spencer LaFata, Aristides Speres, Nick Torres, Frankie Moran, Luke Rosato, Mike Marun, Nick Malloy, Claudio Galea, and others. The team will be traveling to Cleveland, Ohio for their next meet, a Jesuit Invitational. Good luck to all the swimmers and divers over the weekend. 

 

Intramural Football Schedule:

DATE

TEAM

TEAM

YEAR

12/15

GOLDEN TATE WARRIORS

THE NIEVERS

10

12/15

DELUCIA DELUXE

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

9

 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club and Office of Mission and Identity invite all parents to join us for Faith on Tap on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm at JC Fogarty's in Bronxville. Prep Trustees Fr. Charles Frederico and Mike Considine '76, along with Mr. Nelson Ritter '96 will lead a conversation entitled Why Faith Matters. Register here.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, as I begin a new day during this third week of Advent,

Help me to rejoice in your love and give me a spirit of gratitude for all of the gifts

and blessings I have received.

May your coming inspire to share my gifts, especially with those who are in need.

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

 



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 14, 2016

E – DAY

Attention all students: The library will open at 8:00am and close at 4:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. 

ACTIVITIES

Simpsons Club will meet in room 327.

Italian Club meeting in room 243.  Come by and play Tombola, an Italian bingo game.

Operation Smile will meet at 2:00pm in room 313.

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

ATHLETICS

The weight room will be open from 2-4pm today.

Intramural Football Schedule:

DATE

TEAM

TEAM

YEAR

12/14

HUGE ONES

PETROZZI’S PANDAS

11

12/14

THE BALD HEADED SCUBA DIVERS

THE MUFFIN MAKERS

10

12/15

GOLDEN TATE WARRIORS

THE NIEVERS

10

12/15

DELUCIA DELUXE

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

9

 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The next meeting of the Fordham Prep Fathers’ Club will be tonight at 7:15pm in New York City. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Social Justice Committee will meet Thursday morning at 7:35am in room 314.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

VINEYARD VINES 10/10 EVENT - Shop and Support a Cause

Join Fordham Prep's Mother's Club and take 10% off your purchases while Vineyard Vines gives 10% back to Fordham Prep, a school that supports the education of young men in our community, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15,  4-7 pm.

Vineyard Vines

145 Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich, CT 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of James P. McHale Sr., grandfather of James '14, Liam '18 and Aidan McHale '20 . Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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, through your cross 

and through the intercession of Saint John,
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


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 13, 2016

D – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Student Life Committee meeting today at 3:00pm in the Library Seminar Room.

The Bluegrass Club will meet today at 3:00pm in room 313 to practice.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Freshman 4x400 relay of Anthony Baez, Rephael Griffith, Matt Tollin, and Connor Tobin won the gold medal at the 35-team CHSAA relay carnival. Aidan Curry won the Freshman pole vault; Nick Miraglia '19 won the JV Vault and Adetoni Aboyade-Cole '19 long jumped over 20 feet, marking the 2nd best Sophomore jump in school history. Congrats on a great meet!

Congratulations to the JV Bowling team for finishing in 1st place in the regular season and finishing second in the Archdiocese play-offs.  The team continues its play-off run as the Bronx/Westchester #2 seed in the city championships in January at Astoria Lanes.  Good luck to the JV Bowling Rams as they compete for a city championship.

Intramural Football Schedule:

DATE

TEAM

TEAM

YEAR

12/13

STARLITE PAINT

LOWE’S GANG

12

12/13

PBFL

B.E.T.

12

12/14

HUGE ONES

PETROZZI’S PANDAS

11

12/14

THE BALD HEADED SCUBA DIVERS

THE MUFFIN MAKERS

10

12/15

GOLDEN TATE WARRIORS

THE NIEVERS

10

12/15

DELUCIA DELUXE

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

9

 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The next meeting of the Fordham Prep Fathers’ Club will be Wednesday, 12/14, 7:15pm in New York City. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Service trip participants are reminded of tonight’s meeting for both students and parents, which will begin at 6:30pm in the Theatre.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

VINEYARD VINES 10/10 EVENT - Shop and Support a Cause

Join Fordham Prep's Mother's Club and take 10% off your purchases while Vineyard Vines gives 10% back to Fordham Prep, a school that supports the education of young men in our community, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15,  4-7 pm.

Vineyard Vines

145 Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich, CT 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Dempsey, grandmother of Ms. Arianne Dempsey of the Mathematics and Christian Service Departments, who passed away peacefully on Sunday at the age of 93 surrounded by friends and family. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the third week of Advent and is called "Gaudete Sunday." Gaudete means "rejoice" in Latin.   The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, when he says "The Lord is near."  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose colored.  Today we also join the Church in remembering the feast of St. Lucy who was martyred for her faith.

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

Prepare our hearts O Lord during this season of Advent

and remove the sadness 
that hinders us from feeling 
the joy and hope 
which Your presence 
will bestow.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. Lucy…….pray for us


 

A.M.

MONDAY – DECEMBER 12, 2016

C – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

Let us congratulate the seven men Fordham Prep Concert Choir as they continue their first Concert Tour in over 25 years. Tomorrow, they will be joining the ladies of St. Catharines Academy and Aquinas High School for a large Christmas Concert in Sparkhill, NY. Thursday evening at 6:00PM, they sing at St. Catharines on Williamsbridge and Pelham Pkwy. Come support our wonderful group of young men!

Attention members of the Sports Debate Club: If you are interested in attending the Jets game on Saturday 12/17, please contact Mr. Magner at magnerb@fordhamprep.org.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to coach Peter McNamara and the following Varsity Soccer players who were named to the News12 All-City Soccer team: 1st team: Luke McNamara, Jorge Gonzalez and Micheal Kennedy who was also named to the All Metro team; 2nd team: James Corasaniti and Shane Queenan. Honorable Mention: Brendan Frawley and James Murray.  Coach McNamara was named the Coach of the Year!

 

Intramural Football Schedule:

DATE

TEAM

TEAM

YEAR

12/12

SANDY EGO

THE FORDHAM COWBOYS

9

12/12

GRANDPA’S MEATBALLS

APREA

11

12/13

STARLITE PAINT

LOWE’S GANG

12

12/13

PBFL

B.E.T.

12

12/14

HUGE ONES

PETROZZI’S PANDAS

11

12/14

THE BALD HEADED SCUBA DIVERS

THE MUFFIN MAKERS

10

12/15

GOLDEN TATE WARRIORS

THE NIEVERS

10

12/15

DELUCIA DELUXE

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

9

 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The next meeting of the Fordham Prep Fathers’ Club will be Wednesday, 12/14, 7:15pm in New York City. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Service trip participants are reminded of Tuesday evening's meeting for both students and parents, which will begin at 6:30pm in the Theatre.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Walter Fitzgerald, grandfather of Scott Sullivan'18 and Charlie Sullivan '14. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In this third week of Advent, we join the Church in celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and we invite Mrs. Henry’s mentor group to light the Advent wreath. 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

 


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 9, 2016

B – DAY

 

 Note: Monday, 12/12/16 is a Special Order Day. We will follow a “Z” Schedule. First bell 9:45am.

 ACADEMICS

Deficiencies will be posted online today. Students and parents may access this via the Student/Parent portal on PowerSchool: https://powerschool.fordhamprep.org/public/

ACTIVITIES

Attention members of the Sports Debate Club: If you are interested in attending the Jets game on Saturday 12/17, please see Mr. Magner in the English Office. 

The Ping Pong Club's tournament has begun! Please check your Prep email for your match up! Be sure to email the results of your matches. Please see Mr. Smith with questions!

ATHLETICS

Reminder that the Crew Winter Training in the Lombardi Center will not take place today or Saturday.  The next workout will be on Monday afternoon after school.

 

Intramural Football Schedule:

DATE

TEAM

TEAM

YEAR

12/12

SANDY EGO

THE FORDHAM COWBOYS

9

12/12

GRANDPA’S MEATBALLS

APREA

11

12/13

STARLITE PAINT

LOWE’S GANG

12

12/13

PBFL

B.E.T.

12

12/14

HUGE ONES

PETROZZI’S PANDAS

11

12/14

THE BALD HEADED SCUBA DIVERS

THE MUFFIN MAKERS

10

12/15

GOLDEN TATE WARRIORS

THE NIEVERS

10

12/15

DELUCIA DELUXE

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

9

 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested and able to help out at a holiday service project at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers this Sunday afternoon should consult his email.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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 quiet myself and focus on my breathing, letting go of my preoccupations and distractions. 

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, 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 felt that 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

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 8, 2016

A – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

Anyone who is interested in performing in this year's Christmas Assembly must see Mr. LaGamma in the band room TODAY after PM attendance.

ATHLETICS

The J.V. Hockey team defeated St. Anthony's Tuesday 3-1.  Jack Greco scored two goals, Will Rice tallied a goal and Cam Smith was stellar in goal with 20 saves.  Fresh off that win the J.V. face off against Scarsdale today at Murray's rink in Yonkers at 4:00pm. Come out and support the skating Rams!

Intramural Football Upcoming Schedule:

Thursday 12/8

Frailboys vs Petrozzi’s Pandas

Golden Tate Warriors vs Geno's Jawbreakers

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please enter transcript requests into Naviance for all of your regular decision applications by Friday, December 9.  Please see your counselor if you need assistance.

Attention Seniors: Please check your Fordham Prep email for scholarship opportunities. Please check for requirements, and deadline dates. If you have any questions see Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.

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.

The Mothers Club's Annual Christmas party is tonight. Any student who would like to help out and/or earn service hours should see an email sent this morning.

OTHER NEWS

Preston High School announces vocal auditions for their spring play, The Addams Family, to be held on Friday, 12/16, at 3:00pm in room 6 and dance auditions and callbacks on Saturday, 12/17, 1:30pm in the gym. Further details may be obtained by calling Cristina Fragale at 718-863-9134x132 or email cfragale@prestonhs.org.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today we join the Church in celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Later this morning we will pray as a community mindful of Mary’s example of a life without sin and her courageous yes to God. And so let us pray…

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

Loving God, Mary had a faith that your Spirit prepared and a love that never knew sin,  for you kept her sinless from the moment of her conception. Trace in our actions the lines of her love, in our hearts her readiness of faith and prepare once again a world for your Son.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..Pray for us


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 7, 2016

F – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

The next Social Justice Committee meeting will be on Thursday morning at 7:35 am in room 313.  New members are welcome.

Anyone who is interested in performing in this year's Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma in the band room following PM attendance.

The Drama Society announces auditions for the comedy, Don't Drink the Water. Auditions are today, Wednesday 12/7, from 3-5:30pm in the Leonard Theatre. If you cannot be there or have any questions, please see or email Mr. O'Sullivan. Stage crew starts Monday - contact Mr. O'Sullivan if interested.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Basketball team won an overtime thriller on the road yesterday beating Mc Clancy 59-55. The team was led by Jordan Gaitley with 29 points and 18 rebounds while Pat Mahoney added 20 points hitting huge 3’s for the team. They will take on Kennedy Catholic next this Friday in an exciting triple header. Please come down to support the Basketball program!

Intramural Football Upcoming Schedule:

Wednesday 12/7

The Nievers vs The Bald Headed Scuba Divers

Salt & Vinegar vs DeLucia Deluxe

Thursday 12/8

Frailboys vs Petrozzi’s Pandas

Golden Tate Warriors vs Geno's Jawbreakers

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please enter transcript requests into Naviance for all of your regular decision applications by Friday, December 9.  Please see your counselor if you need assistance.

Attention Seniors: Please check your Fordham Prep email for scholarship opportunities. Please check for requirements, and deadline dates. If you have any questions see Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 270, the mid-December Emmaus, will have its final organizational meeting immediately after school this afternoon in the Ministry.  All participants should attend.  The meeting will be brief, so please be prompt 

Students are needed to help out at Thursday's Mothers' Club Christmas party. Service hours are available. See the email Mr. Homer sent yesterday for details.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

This morning we join the Church in celebrating the feast of St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan and doctor of the Church. The following prayer was written by Ambrose:

O Lord, who has mercy upon all, 

take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore you,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and enjoy You, for your sake, Amen

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..Pray for us

St. Ambrose….Pray for us

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


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 6, 2016

E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Drama Society announces auditions for the comedy, Don't Drink the Water. Auditions are tomorrow, Wednesday 12/7, from 3-5:30pm in the Leonard Theatre. If you cannot be there or have any questions, please see or email Mr. O'Sullivan. Stage crew starts Monday - contact Mr. O'Sullivan if interested.

Italian Club meeting today in room 243. Come hear Mr. Calamari speak about the political situation in Italy.

The Sports Debate Club will meet today in room 242. New members are welcome.

Operation Smile will meet today at 2:00pm in room 313.

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

Simpsons Club will meet today in room 327.

Newspaper will meet during Activities in room 326.

Fordham Prep ping pong is back! Sign up for the tournament at the table in the commons through Wednesday this week. Entry costs $5 and all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and Operation Smile. Check your email for further information from Mr. Smith. Space is limited due to limited time before Christmas break so sign up soon!

ATHLETICS

Yesterday, the Fordham Prep Varsity Bowling team defeated Iona Prep in the Bronx/Westchester Semi-final round. The Rams took a commanding lead in the first match and defeated Iona by more than 80 pins.  In the second match the bowling Rams experienced a set back and lost the match.  Captain Anthony Figura rallied the team to a final comeback victory.  Excellent performance were turned in by the entire team. Today the Varsity and JV teams advance to the finals round at Homefield Lanes in Yonkers at 3:45pm.  Good luck to the Bowling Rams as they pursue a city championship!  GO RAMS!

The JV Wrestling team traveled to Long Beach High School on Long Island for a tough tournament last Friday. George Speres went 3-1 on the day taking Silver, with Freshman Jackson Pedrazzi taking 4th.  Almost everyone won a match on the day against a tough Long Island competition.

Anyone currently not on the Crew Team who is interested in trying out for the team for the 2017 spring season should attend a brief meeting today at 2:30pm in room 211. Details of the season as well as the procedures for trying out will be discussed and any questions will be answered.  Any winter athletes will easily be able to make it to their practices on time.

Intramural Football Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday 12/6

Aprea vs Huge Ones

Lowes Gang vs B.E.T.

Wednesday 12/7

The Nievers vs The Bald Headed Scuba Divers

Salt & Vinegar vs DeLucia Deluxe

Thursday 12/8

Frailboys vs Petrozzi’s Pandas

Golden Tate Warriors vs Geno's Jawbreakers

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Students are needed to help out at Thursday's Mothers' Club Christmas party. Service hours are available. See the email Mr. Homer sent yesterday for details.

All sophomores attending the December Discovery retreat must attend a brief informational meeting on Wednesday at 2:45pm in the theater.

OTHER NEWS

CORRECTION: Parents/Guardians - Two minor corrections for the December Principal's Newsletter: Varsity Basketball defeated Salesian (not Stepinac) and the Diversity Summit participants were joined by students from Sacred Heart Greenwich (formerly known as Convent of the Sacred Heart) (Greenwich, CT). 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, like a loving parent, 

you offer me your comforting hand. Help me during this Advent season to prepare and wait for your coming. Help me to live my life in you and thank you for the way you bless my life. Thank you for listening to my prayers and for planting deep in my heart the knowledge that with you, nothing is impossible.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – DECEMBER 5, 2016

D – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

This past weekend, the Fordham Prep Speech and Debate Team competed at The Ursuline School. Sophomores Lucas Chu and Jason Swick were finalists in their category of JV Extemp. Juniors Ryan Maguire and Dimitrios Rentel received 6th and 5th place respectively in their category of Original Oratory. Congratulations to the team on a successful tournament!

Italian Club Christmas Party with Ursuline today in room 233 at 3:15pm.

Fordham Prep ping pong is back! Sign up for the tournament at the table in the commons Monday through Wednesday the week of December 5th. Entry costs $5 and all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and Operation Smile. Check your emails for further information from Mr. Smith. Space is limited due to limited time before Christmas break so sign up soon!

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Varsity wrestler Dan Alexander who finished 5th at the Long Beach Tournament this weekend.

The J.V. Hockey skating Rams defeated Farrell last night in Coney Island 3-2.  Goals were scored by Jack Greco, Pat O'Brien and Luke Mathison.  Cam Smith had 15 saves in net.

Anyone currently not on the Crew Team who is interested in trying out for the team for the 2017 spring season should attend a brief meeting on Tuesday, December 6, at 2:30pm in room 211. Details of the season as well as the procedures for trying out will be discussed and any questions will be answered.  Any winter athletes will easily be able to make it to their practices on time.

ATTENTION: All Varsity, JV and Freshman football players as well as all varsity soccer players please make sure you clear your athletics locker out by 3:00pm today. 

Intramural Football Upcoming Schedule:

Monday 12/5

Geno's Jawbreakers vs The Muffin Makers

The Football Players vs Average Joes

Tuesday 12/6

Aprea vs Huge Ones

Lowes Gang vs B.E.T.

Wednesday 12/7

The Nievers vs The Bald Headed Scuba Divers

Salt & Vinegar vs DeLucia Deluxe

Thursday 12/8

Frailboys vs Petrozzi’s Pandas

Golden Tate Warriors vs Geno's Jawbreakers

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Mr.Caserta's SAT preparation course will begin this afternoon, December 5, at 3:30pm in room 211. There is still room available in the 3:30 class for interested juniors. See Mr. Caserta before the session begins. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All sophomores attending the December Discovery retreat must attend a brief informational meeting on Wednesday at 2:45pm in the theater.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

LAST CHAMCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS for the Fordham Prep Mothers' Club annual Christmas party! Please join us for this Ladies Only Celebration to kick off the Christmas season. Thursday December 8th at 7pm! Registration closes soon so contact your Prep friends  and sign up! Click here to make a reservation

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Denise (Schier) O'Neill, grandmother of Connor Begley '20. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

 TODAY’S PRAYER

This past weekend, the Church and the Society of Jesus celebrated the feast of St. Francis Xavier- one of the first companions of St. Ignatius and missionary to Asia.  And so as we begin a new week, we invite Mr. Difato’s Mentor group to light the second candle of the Advent wreath in the Hall of Honor.

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

Lord, may the example of St. Francis Xavier inspire us to be open to your coming to this Christmas. May we, like Francis, turn to you, prepare the way and spread the good news of your coming this Advent season. May we wait for your coming with patience and listen to what you ask of us, this day and all days. Amen.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

St. Francis Xavier…..

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 1, 2016

C – DAY

 Attention all students: The library will close at 4:00pm today.

ACTIVITIES

Fordham Prep ping pong is back! Sign up for the tournament at the table in the commons Monday through Wednesday the week of December 5th. Entry costs $5 and all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and Operation Smile. Check your emails for further information from Mr. Smith. Space is limited due to limited time before Christmas break so sign up soon!

ATHLETICS

The J.V. skating Rams defeated St. Anthony's last night in Long Island 7-2.  Jack Greco and Nick Zerafa each scored two goals.  Andrew Powers, Pat O'Brien and Brett Turnbull each scored a goal. James Walsh had two assists. Cam Smith led the Rams in goal with 20 saves.

It's not too late to join the Freshmen Track and Field team. Any freshman interested should meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:00pm.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: College visiting today is American University of Beirut at 1:50 pm in the College Room.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today should sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. We will leave at 3:00pm sharp.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

You can still Christmas shop TODAY at JMcLaughlin!! If you missed last night’s shopping event, they have generously agreed to give the 15% proceeds to FPMC for any sales that are made today. Just go to the Larchmont Store or Greenwich Store, make a purchase, mens or womens, and say you are from Fordham Prep! It’s that easy….have fun shopping and support the Prep!

Please join the Mothers’ Club at our annual CHRISTMAS PARTY, THURSDAY, 12/8, at 7:00pm. FOOD, DRINKS, RAFFLES AND FUN! COME CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH YOUR FORDHAM PREP FAMILY!!!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, for $40.00 per ticket.

(ticket prices go up to $50.00 on December 2nd)

Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! 

Our Christmas Party Chairs, Beth Dell'Orto, Berrios, Yvette, and Karen Jost 

have been hard at work for months to bring us another incredible Ladies Only Celebration to kick off the Christmas season. Registration is open so contact your Prep friends and register soon, as this event sells out!  Click here to make a reservation

TODAY’S PRAYER

World AIDS Day is recognized every year by both the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the larger global community on December 1. It is a day when the entire community recognizes the impact of HIV and AIDS and its effects on the global family. World AIDS Day is also a day when the world joins hands and hearts to address the pain, the stigma, and the great loss of so many lives and so we pray…

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

Lord, we believe in the grace of your healing, 

your power to mend all that is broken, 
and your desire for wholeness and renewal. 
We ask you to be in a special way this day with those suffering from HIV or AIDS.

May your loving compassion and healing grace be with them in mind, heart and spirit, and may we be ever greater instruments of your love and peace to all we encounter this day.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 30, 2016

B – DAY

Attention all students: The library will close at 4:00pm today and tomorrow.

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club members attending Monday's Christmas Party at Fordham Prep with Ursuline's Italian Club must sign up today with Mrs. Simeone in room 243 

ATHLETICS

Last night the Aqua Rams defeated St. Francis Prep by a score of 99-79. The team was led by 1st place finishers Steven Amato, Ryan Maierle, Aristides Speres, Nick Torres, Stephen Gray, Frankie Moran, Nick Molloy, and Jared Copeland. The team is 3-0 now with rival Iona Prep next on their schedule. 

The Varsity Basketball team lost a hard fought game to Iona 72-62 in front of a sellout crowd. Jordan Gaitley led the Rams with 20 points and 10 rebounds. They will play Salesian this Friday night as part of another triple header. We are looking for continued 6th Ram support!! 

The Varsity and JV Soccer team dinner is being held tomorrow evening, December 1. Attendance is mandatory.  All players must let their coach know the number of people attending our dinner. 

ATTENTION all returning football players who were on the roster for the Thanksgiving day game: Please report to room 217 at 3:00pm today.

All Varsity football and any JV and Freshman football players - please return all your equipment and uniforms today at 3:00pm.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Sip and Shop tonight, Wednesday, November 30

Join us for a fun evening at JMcLaughlin's in either their new location in Larchmont or their Greenwich store. Stop by from 6-8 pm at either location and enjoy some Christmas shopping for your family or for yourself! We are grateful to JMcLaughlin for donating 15% of the evening's sales to the Prep. Check out the invitation by clicking JMCLAUGHLIN SIP & SHOP INVITE.

OTHER NEWS

Yearbook congratulation ads: The deadline is upon us, but do not worry. Feel free to get your ad or photos & text to the yearbook staff as soon as you can in December. Please submit an ad to help support the yearbook.

Parents who plan to attend Friday's Advent Supper should register by the end of the day so that we can get final numbers to the caterer. Register here.

The Academy of Mt. St. Ursula will hold their Winter Dance on Friday, December 2, from 7-10pm. Admission for boys is $10 at the door (refreshments included). Catholic High School ID required. Dress code is casual but neat; no ripped jeans or hats in the building.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Church celebrates the feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle, brother of St. Peter, and first to recognize and follow Jesus. St. Andrew was also crucified for his faith. We also pray for those attending and leading the Diversity Summit. And so let us pray.

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

Lord, just as St. Andrew recognized you, help us this day to also recognize you in our lives. And just as St. Andrew had the courage to follow, even at the cost of his life, may we too have the courage to follow you this day, even if following you may involve some sacrifice. For it is in following you that we find life.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us




A.M.

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 29, 2016

A – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club members are asked to stop by room 243 after school today for a brief meeting.

ATHLETICS

The Basketball program opens up their home schedule today with the Varsity tipping off at 4:00pm, Frosh 5:30pm, and JV at 7:00pm. Please come out and support the program while they take on Iona Prep. The 6th Ram needs you! Meet you down in the Pitt at Donnie Walsh Court today after school!!

ATTENTION all returning football players who were on the roster for the Thanksgiving day game: Please report to room 217 at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 11/30.

All Varsity football and any JV and Freshman football players - please return all your equipment and uniforms on Wednesday, 11/30, at starting at 3:00pm.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors with period A1 guidance: Class will meet in the theater today.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 270, the December13-15 Emmaus, will have an important organizational meeting in the Ministry Center immediately after school this afternoon. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Sip and Shop this Wednesday, November 30

Join us for a fun evening at JMcLaughlin's in either their new location in Larchmont or their Greenwich store. Stop by from 6-8 pm at either location and enjoy some Christmas shopping for your family or for yourself! We are grateful to JMcLaughlin for donating 15% of the evening's sales to the Prep. Check out the invitation by clicking JMCLAUGHLIN SIP & SHOP INVITE.

OTHER NEWS

The Academy of Mt. St. Ursula will hold their Winter Dance on Friday, December 2, from 7-10pm. Admission for boys is $10 at the door (refreshments included). Catholic High School ID required. Dress code is casual but neat; no ripped jeans or hats in the building.  

Fordham Prep Giving Tuesday is here!  Who will be the first to show their love and support for the Prep today?  Remember to follow us on social media and visit us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day.

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee invites all parents to an Advent supper and reflection this Friday, December 2, at 6:30pm.  Registration closes on Wednesday. Register here.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 28, 2016

F – DAY

 

ATHLETICS

Congrats to the Fordham Prep Varsity Football team who defeated Xavier 21-18 in the 93rd edition of the Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving day. Fordham Prep quarterback and game MVP Matt Valecce threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 30 yd. TD pass to Liam McHale. Will Loffredo was tremendous in the victory with 10 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns. The Football Awards breakfast will take place on Sunday, December 11, at 9:00am.

All Soccer players must see Mr. McNamara today about Thursday's awards dinner.  We must collect for the season and get a final count for the dinner.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please drop off all Concourse House Advent Christmas celebration gifts into the gift bins located in the commons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: There are two openings on the mid-December Emmaus 270.  See Fr. Sullivan, if interested.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Sip and Shop this Wednesday, November 30

Join us for a fun evening at JMcLaughlin's in either their new location in Larchmont or their Greenwich store. Stop by from 6-8 pm at either location and enjoy some Christmas shopping for your family or for yourself! We are grateful to JMcLaughlin for donating 15% of the evening's sales to the Prep. Check out the invitation by clicking JMCLAUGHLIN SIP & SHOP INVITE.

OTHER NEWS

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, an annual internationally recognized day of giving, that was created in response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Please help us rally for the Prep, throughout the day tomorrow, and visit us on our social media to see, hear, and share how every gift impacts our student body. There will be fun promotional challenges to encourage donor participation, and students will share why they support the Prep. Over 300 young alumni recently answered the Turkey Bowl Challenge and donated to the Prep with a gift to the Annual Fund.  With your support on #GIvingTuesday we can keep that momentum going!  Join us and make a gift to make a difference!

Attention all students going on the Belize Ecology trip: There will be a brief but important meeting today in room 328 after PM attendance. Please be prompt.

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee invites all parents to an Advent supper and reflection this Friday, December 2, at 6:30pm.  Registration closes on Wednesday. Register here. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Carmen Cheverez, grandmother of Ali Burch '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kathleen Renata Evans, grandmother of Charles Sturges '17, Chris '12, Carl '08 and mother of Christie Sturges, co-president of the Mother's Club. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Yolanda Reda, great-grandmother of Joseph Menta ’19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Yesterday marked the beginning of the New Year in the church calendar and the beginning of the Advent Season.  We now invite Mr. Smith’s mentor group to light the first candle of our Advent wreath in the Hall of Honor as 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

 


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 22, 2016

E – DAY

 

Today, November 22, we will follow a Special Order Day schedule (attached) followed by the Fall Sports and Activities assembly. Students will be called down to the theatre after PM Attendance.

ACTIVITIES

Due to today's Sports Assembly Schedule, there will be no Liturgical Choir Class.

ATHLETICS

Come support our Varsity Football team this Thursday, 10:00am, on Coffey field as they take on Xavier in the historic Turkey Bowl. Tickets can still be purchased online. Students and Faculty can purchase tickets today in the Commons between 10:00am – 12:00pm. LETS GO RAMS - BEAT XAVIER!

The Varsity Hockey team will kick off its league season on Saturday vs. Iona Prep at 7:45pm at Rye Playland.

All Freshman indoor track runners, meet Coach Hershey and McShane on the track, dressed for practice at 3:00pm.

Any freshman interested in throwing the shot put, meet Mr. Chavez on the track at 3:00pm.

It’s THIS Saturday at 11:00am — The 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Touch Rugby Game!  Come work that turkey off with a wild game of touch rugby for coaches, current and alumni players and any interested parents who would like to take the field!  New players who plan to play in Spring 2017 are welcome too!  Don’t miss it….it was a blast last year!!  Families will have a chance to gather on the sidelines to mingle and cheer on the players!!  Happy Thanksgiving to All!!

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

The LGBTQ club of Regis High School is hosting a general meeting and inviting any interested Fordham Prep students to attend.   The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 23, at 3:00pm at Regis High school located at 55 E. 84th Street.  Students from Loyola and Xavier High Schools are participating.  Direct any questions to Mrs. Martinez or Mr. O'Sullivan.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please drop off all Concourse House Advent Christmas celebration gifts into the gift bins located in the commons.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: There are several places open on the mid-December Emmaus. If you want one, see Fr. Sullivan in the Ministry Center today, after the Assembly.   

OTHER NEWS

The Prep Shoppe we will be selling commemorative "Turkey Bowl" long sleeve performance shirts today in the Commons ($20.00).  Get your shirt before the big game! 

All accepted students for Global Education Trips to Rome, Belize, China, and Australia: there will be a brief, mandatory meeting today, Tuesday, November, 22 in the theater, immediately following the assembly.  

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee invites all parents to an Advent supper and reflection on Friday, December 2, at 6:30pm.  Our guest speaker will be Fr. Michael Greco, O.F.M, Cap.  Fr. Greco is a Prep alumnus, class of 1987, and works in formation ministry for the Capuchin Franciscan community. Register here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

The Ignatian Examen- Gratitude

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 quiet myself and focus on my breathing, letting go of my preoccupations and distractions.  

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

I ask myself, “What am I most grateful for today? 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 ask myself, “What gifts do I take for granted?” 

I recognize the blessing of these things I take for granted, and ask for God’s help to better appreciate and give thanks for them in the future. 

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

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 21, 2016

D – DAY

 

Tomorrow, November 22, we will follow a Special Order Day schedule. It is attached. It is also a school Spirit Day. You are invited to show school spirit tomorrow by wearing a club shirt, quarter zip, or FP team jersey over your shirt and tie.

ACTIVITIES

Congratulations to the cast, crew, musicians, and production team of the Drama Society production of Hairspray.  Over 90 students involved from ten schools!  Together, as a company, you brought two amazing, lively performances to an electric and engaged audience this past weekend.  Your hard work and commitment truly paid off and your passion for live theatre truly inspired and energized those in attendance leading to standing ovations.  Another round of applause!  Bravo!

Thank you to everyone who helped make Friday's blood drive a tremendous success. 60 students, faculty and staff members donated a total of 90 units of blood.

Students attending the Diversity Summit next week must attend a short meeting today after school in room 232. Important material will be distributed.

The Fordham Prep Recorder Club will have a mandatory organizational meeting after school in the Band Room. If you are unable to attend, want to join, or have any questions, please email collingsm19@fordhamprep.org.

ATHLETICS

Yesterday the Varsity Swimming and Diving team traveled to Staten Island to compete against St. Peter's. The team was led by state qualifying performances by Duke bound Senior Captain Spencer LaFata and sophomore sensation Nick Torres along with Junior diver Nick Malloy who narrowly missed the team 6 dive record. Winning all 12 events added up to at 92-59 victory. The team hosts the CHSAA league Relay Carnival at Fordham University this Tuesday.

The J.V. Hockey skating Rams defeated Stepinac last night at Playland Ice Casino 9-1.  Goals were scored by: Brett Turnbull, Owen Curry, Sean Dufresne, two by James Walsh and four by Patrick O'Brien  Cameron Smith and Anton Ammon combined for a 16 saves.  

Attention Freshman Swimmers and Divers: The end of season pizza party will be held immediately after PM attendance in room 135 (next to the nurse’s office).

Reminder to all freshmen joining the track team: The team's first official practice is this afternoon at 3:05pm. Make sure you have registered online and meet on the back track after school. 

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in joining Indoor Track and Field are reminded to register online in order to attend tomorrow's first practice at 3:00pm on the back track.

The Rugby Program will hold an Information and Sign-Up Meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the Commons.  For anyone interested in playing Rugby in the Spring, both new and returning players, please attend with at least one parent.  Lots of information will be shared as we enter our 2017 season and food will be served!!

Also, please mark the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26, at 11:00am for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Touch Rugby Game!  Come work that turkey off with a wild game of touch rugby for current and alumni players plus coaches and any interested parents who would like to take the field!  New players who plan to play in Spring 2017 are welcome too!  Don’t miss it….it was a blast last year!!  Families will have a chance to gather on the sidelines to mingle and cheer on the players!!

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

The LGBTQ club of Regis High School is hosting a general meeting and inviting any interested Fordham Prep students to attend.   The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 23, at 3:00pm at Regis High school located at 55 E. 84th Street.  Students from Loyola and Xavier High Schools are participating.  Direct any questions to Mrs. Martinez or Mr. O'Sullivan.

Attention all National Society Inductees: Fordham University is holding a luncheon in your honor today. We will meet after 5th period in the front lobby to walk over to the luncheon. All Honor Society Members are expected to attend.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please drop off all Concourse House Advent Christmas celebration gifts into the gift bins located in the commons.

OTHER NEWS

The Prep Shoppe we will be selling commemorative "Turkey Bowl" long sleeve performance shirts tomorrow in the Commons ($20.00).  Get your shirt before the big game! 

All accepted students for Global Education Trips to Rome, Belize, China, and Australia: there will be a brief, mandatory meeting on Tuesday, November, 22 in the theater immediately following the assembly.

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee invites all parents to an Advent supper and reflection on Friday, December 2, at 6:30pm.  Our guest speaker will be Fr. Michael Greco, O.F.M, Cap.  Fr. Greco is a Prep alumnus, class of 1987, and works in formation ministry for the Capuchin Franciscan community. Register here 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 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

Holy Mary, Mother of God…. pray for us

 



A.M.

FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2016

C – DAY

Hunger Awareness Month - Fact and Food drive update:

Hungry children suffer. And 13 million kids in America aren't getting the food they need.

As of last night we have collected 21,346 items of food to help fight hunger. We're getting there.

Let's go FP. We CAN do this! 

ACTIVITIES

Last night 55 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 are not fortunate enough to have a roof over their heads.  

The Drama Society presents HAIRSPRAY tonight and Saturday (Nov. 18th and 19th) in the Leonard Theatre.  Show starts at 8:00pm.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Students interested in competing on the History Bowl teams should see Mr. Calamari or Lucas Chu before Thanksgiving vacation.

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen: Compete against your classmates this afternoon for speed and strength bragging rights at Track and Field Day. Everyone will get a chance to compete in sprints, jumps, and throws. No commitment is necessary. Meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:05pm. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention all National Society Inductees: Fordham University is holding a luncheon in your honor on Monday, November 21. We will meet after 5th period in the front lobby to walk over to the luncheon. All Honor Society Members are expected to attend.

Attention Seniors: The University of Scranton will conduct interviews this morning. There are still 2 spots available if you're interested. See Mrs. Isabel in Guidance.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All Prep families are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Mass, sponsored by the Mothers' Club, this Sunday at 9:00am in the University Church.  Light refreshments will be served in the commons following the mass.  The Prep Shoppe will be open for some early holiday shopping! 

OTHER NEWS

Parents “Save the Date”:  The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee is sponsoring an Advent evening of reflection on Friday, December 2.  More details will be posted on the Prep website in the coming days.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Become aware of God’s presence and take a moment to reflect on where you slept last night. Appreciate the many opportunities you enjoy every day.

God of love and compassion, be with those around the world who are not fortunate enough to have a roof over their heads.  Strengthen them in their struggle to survive and may your love inspire us to care for all of those who go without the basic necessities of food and shelter.

St, John the Baptist pray for us 

St. Ignatius pray for us

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, patron saint of the homeless, pray for us

 


A.M.

THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 17, 2016

B – DAY

Hunger Awareness Month: Fact and Food drive update:

49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table, and so far we have collected 12,696 items of food to do something about it. Thank you to all who have generously donated. But we have a long way to go with little time to get it done. Let's go Fordham Prep!

ACTIVITIES

The Drama Society presents HAIRSPRAY this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 18th and 19th) in the Leonard Theatre.  Show starts at 8:00pm.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

This is it. Today is the last day to sign up for tomorrow's blood drive. There are a few spots available, but you have to see Dr. Gelpi to make an appointment. Remember to bring a photo ID if you are donating.

Students interested in competing on the History Bowl teams should see Mr. Calamari or Lucas Chu before Thanksgiving vacation.

ATHLETICS

Attention JV soccer team: The team will meet at 3:00pm in the Hall of Honor today for team photo.  Remember to bring both of your jerseys.

Attention Freshmen: Compete against your classmates this Friday, November 20, for speed and strength bragging rights at Track and Field Day. Everyone will get a chance to compete in sprints, jumps, and throws. No commitment is necessary. Meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:05pm. 

The Rugby Program will hold an Information and Sign-Up Meeting on Monday, November 21, at 7:00pm in the Commons.  For anyone interested in playing Rugby in the Spring, both new and returning players, please attend with at least one parent.  Lots of information will be shared as we enter our 2017 season.  

Also, please mark the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26, at 11:00am for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Touch Rugby Game!  Come work that turkey off with a wild game of touch rugby for current and alumni players plus coaches and any interested parents who would like to take the field!  Don’t miss it….it was a blast!!  Families will have a chance to gather on the sidelines to mingle and cheer on the players!!

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention all National Society Inductees: Fordham University is holding a luncheon in your honor on Monday, November 21. We will meet after 5th period in the front lobby to walk over to the luncheon. All Honor Society Members are expected to attend.

Attention Seniors: The University of Scranton will conduct interviews on Friday. If you're signed up please check your interview time in the guidance office.  There are still 3 spots available. If you're interested see Mrs. Isabel in Guidance.

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42am - Lincoln University

10:54am - Mary Baldwin University

There is a College Access Fair being held at Fordham University, November 19. See flyer attached for further details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. Transportation will be provided and we'll leave at 3:00pm sharp.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All Prep families are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Mass, sponsored by the Mothers' Club, this Sunday at 9:00am in the University Church.  Light refreshments will be served in the commons following the mass.  

OTHER NEWS

Parents “Save the Date”:  The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee is sponsoring an Advent evening of reflection on Friday, December 2.  More details will be posted on the Prep website in the coming days. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Yesterday marked the 27th  anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter at the University of Central America. Their deaths are an important reminder for us to continue the struggle for a more just world.

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

God, Creator of life and human dignity, we remember the witness of your martyrs for faith, for peace, and for justice. Have mercy on the souls of these departed ones and all victims of violence and grant them peace.

May the memory of the Jesuits and the members of the Ramos family who died in El Salvador help us move to a deeper commitment to justice. Give us the courage to raise our voices for those who suffer oppression and violence. And grant us your joy as we work to bring your kingdom to this world. Amen.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us

 


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 16, 2016

A – DAY

Hunger Awareness Month Fact and Update:


In 2015-
   13 percent of households (15.8 million households) were food insecure.

   5 percent of households (6.3 million households) experienced very low food security.

We've collected a total of 7586 food items. That is 7.56 items per student, which puts us behind Regis, Xavier, St. Peter's and Loyola (exact update to come later) in the great Ignatian Challenge. The pile is growing, but will FP pull through? Will Bozzone be dethroned? Can we win the Great Ignatian Challenge? The Hunger Awareness Committee will offer pizza or donuts to the mentor group of each grade level with the most items collected.

ACTIVITIES

There is a mandatory meeting for all participants in this year’s Cardboard City Night immediately after attendance today in room 250.  If you can't attend, you must speak with Ms. Osselaer or Mr. Viele at some point today.

Just two more days before the Fall blood drive. Have you signed up for a time slot yet? Don't put it off until tomorrow. See Dr. Gelpi today to sign up for Friday's blood drive.

ATHLETICS

The Swimming and Diving team kicked off the 2016-2017 season last night in an early match up with Xaverian. The Aquarams won all 12 events going on to post a 92-70 victory with individual gold medal performances by Nick Torres, Spencer LaFata, Ryan Maierle, Aristides Speres, Jared Copleand, Stephan Gray and Chris Giuliano.  The team is back at this Sunday in Staten Island vs. St. Peter's.

The J.V. Hockey skating Rams kicked off their season against rival Xavier in Bayonne, New Jersey last night.  The Rams won 10-0 and goals were scored by AJ Coppola, Beau Fuller, Ross Bonetti, Hunter Vance, Patrick O'Brien, Brett Turnbull, Robert Zanolla, Nick Zerafa and two by Janssen Rhea.  Cameron Smith and Anton Ammon combined for a 10 save shutout.  Come out and support the Rams as they face off against Stepinac Sunday night at Playland Ice Casino.

Attention Freshmen: Compete against your classmates this Friday, November 20, for speed and strength bragging rights at Track and Field Day. Everyone will get a chance to compete in sprints, jumps, and throws. No commitment is necessary. Meet coaches Hershey and McShane on the back track at 3:05pm. 

Attention JV soccer team: Thursday the team will meet at 3:00pm in the Hall of Honor for team photo.  Remember to bring both of your jerseys.

All Freshman and JV football players who have completed their season, please return all your equipment after 2:45pm today.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Mr. Buckley of Fordham University will conduct interviews today. Please check your interview time in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The Social Justice Committee will meet on Thursday morning, November 17, at 7:35am in room 313.  All are welcome.

On-campus service hours opportunity: Campus Ministry is seeking 4 student volunteers to help at the Thanksgiving Mass this Sunday morning sponsored by the Mothers’ Club. See Mr. Smith in the Ministry Center for more information.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Fathers’ club meeting, tonight, 7:15pm at JC Forgarty’s in Bronxville, honoring all veterans. Special guest Mr. Michael Corcoran, retired Fordham Prep teacher and veteran! See flyer attached for more details.

The Fordham Prep Fathers’ club asks you or your sons to stop by the “Giving Tree” in the commons and make a child at the Concourse House smile.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All Prep families are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Mass, sponsored by the Mothers' Club, this Sunday at 9:00am in the University Church.  Light refreshments will be served in the commons following the mass.  

OTHER NEWS

Parents “Save the Date”:  The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee is sponsoring an Advent evening of reflection on Friday, December 2.  More details will be posted on the Prep website in the coming days. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

 


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 15, 2016

F – DAY

Hunger Awareness month fact and update:

In 2015:

  • 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children.
  • Households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 17 percent compared to 11 percent.

Food drive update: total count: 6224, with 3 days left!

ACTIVITIES

Attention Freshman: The Freshman Leadership Workshop scheduled for today has been postponed.  If you were scheduled for today please check your email for information from Miss Dempsey about rescheduling.

Cardboard City Night is this Thursday!  If you registered, your permission slip is due today. There are limited spots remaining, please see Ms. Osselaer or Mr. Viele today if interested in sleeping outside in a box made of cardboard.

The Blood Drive is this Friday - C Day. We are looking for a few good people to share the gift of life. It's not too late to sign up. See Dr. Gelpi

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are -

10:10am - Kings College

1:06pm - -Hunter College

The first sign-up sheet for interviews with Mr. John Buckley of Fordham University is now full. A second sign-up sheet is available in Mrs. Isabel's office to meet with another representative. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors of Emmaus retreats 269 and 270: A list of participants for Emmaus 269, the early December Emmaus and Emmaus 270, the mid-December Emmaus, can be found on the bulletin board by Mr. Brian Carney's office. If there any problems, see Fr. Sullivan ASAP. With the two Emmaus Retreats only eight apart, it is important that you be attentive Emmaus announcements and be prompt for the three prep meetings.

On-campus service hours opportunity: Campus Ministry is seeking 4 student volunteers to help at the Thanksgiving Mass this Sunday morning sponsored by the Mother's Club. See Mr. Smith in the Ministry Center for more information.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Fathers’ club meeting, Wednesday, 7:15pm at JC Forgarty’s in Bronxville, honoring all veterans. 

The Fordham Prep Fathers’ club asks that you or your sons to stop by the “Giving Tree” in the commons and make a child at the Concourse House smile.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Reminder: Please join us at our monthly meeting, tonight, Tuesday, November 15.

Wine and cheese at 6:30pm; meeting starts at 7:00pm

Guest Speaker, Prep Athletic Director Anthony Kurtin.

Bring any questions you may have for him about the sports program.

Please bring contribution for food drive if you are able as well.

All Prep families are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Mass, sponsored by the Mothers' Club, this Sunday at 9:00AM in the University Church.  Light refreshments will be served in the commons following the mass.   

TODAY’S PRAYER

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. We pray in the name of Jesus, who is our Bread of Life. Amen.

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

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 14, 2016

E – DAY

  

ACTIVITIES

Food drive update: 21,414 items to go!!! We have collected 4586 total, but still a LONG WAY to go with only 5 days left to collect! A lot of people in need are counting on us. Let's go Fordham Prep.

If you are interested in interactive media or have an interest in potentially a career in law, join Business School 099 today during activities period in room 410.  Our speaker will be Gregg Winiarski.  Mr. Winiarski is General Counsel of IAC (InterActiveCorp), the interactive media company run by Barry Diller.  All are welcome.

The Fall Blood Drive is finally here! Appointment times are still available for Friday's blood drive. You will be able to sign up today during the lunch periods in the Commons. Remember, blood donors save lives.

Operation Smile will meet at 2:00pm in room 313.

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

There will be an Italian Club meeting in room 243 today. Come by to learn how to play some Italian card games.

The Sports Debate Club will meet today in room 242. New members are welcome.

ATHLETICS

The Freshman Swimming and Diving Team completed their season this past Saturday at Freshman Championships where they placed 2nd overall among 6 teams. The meet was exciting as outstanding performances were recorded by Claudio Galea, Evan Barr, Chris Torres, Chris Clow, CJ Plantemoli, Ajani Isles, William Finnerty, Nicholas Benavides, Johann Marcotullio, Malik Saunders, and Jake Bernardi. Congratulations to the entire team on a great season.

The Varsity Soccer team lost the State Semi-final 2-1 to Chaminade on Friday evening with just 5 minutes to play in overtime. Jorge Gonzalez tied the score before halftime on a pass from James Murray. The team finished the season 19-1-0 and ranked first in NYC for all schools and 13th in the nation. Seniors Micheal Kennedy, Luke McNamara and Shane Queenan have been selected to play in the NYC Mayor's Cup this Sunday where the Catholic School team will take on the PSAL All-Stars at St. John's University.

On Saturday, the Prep Cross Country team took 9th place out of 37 teams at the Catholic State Champs. Conor Hughes earned a berth to next week's State Federation meet, and Juniors Jonah Shortall and Sean Duffy improved to both make the top 100 all-time at Fordham Prep.

On Sunday the Freshman and Varsity Crew Team closed out their fall season at the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta with an exceptionally successful day of racing.  The Freshmen eight had its best finish ever at the Braxton Regatta with the 5th best overall time among the 29 competitors in the Novice Eight event.  Congratulations to Ernie Patti, Peter Monaco, Patrick Uglum, Ethan Bastianich, Gustavo Lopez, Grant Stephanz, Will Lefever and their coxswain, Ryan McLaughlin and the entire freshman team on an excellent fall season.  On the Varsity level the Prep JV Eight successfully defended their 2015 Gold Medal performance by once again besting the 33-boat field in the JV Eight event.  The Prep Varsity Eight won the Coletta Family Trophy winning the Braxton Varsity eight title for the first time soundly defeating the 19-boat field.   The varsity obtained a measure of redemption going into the winter with solid open water wins against the Chaminade and Don Bosco crews who had defeated the Prep eight last week.  Congratulations to the Freshman and Varsity Crew Teams on an outstanding fall season.

The Rugby Program will hold an Information and Sign-Up Meeting on Monday, November 21, at 7:00pm in the Commons. For anyone interested in playing Rugby in the Spring, both new and returning players, please attend with at least one parent. Lots of information will be shared as we enter our 2017 season.  Also, please mark the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26,  at 11:00am for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Touch Rugby Game!  Come work that turkey off with a wild game of touch rugby for current and alumni players plus coaches and any interested parents who would like to take the field!  Don’t miss it….it was a blast!!  Families will have a chance to gather on the sidelines to mingle and cheer on the players!!

Attention Freshmen: The Indoor Track and Field coaches will be having a second informational meeting to talk about the upcoming season. The meeting is today at 2:35pm in room 405. Come learn about the various events that will help you get faster and stronger, while competing for the defending Catholic state champions. 

All Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in running, jumping or throwing for the Indoor Track and Field team must attend a brief meeting today in room 225 at 2:30pm following Activities period.

All senior student-athletes who committed to a college please report to the Hall of Honor today at 3:00pm for a photo wearing a t-shirt/sweatshirt representing your college choice.

Attention all freshman and JV football players who's season has ended: Please return all your equipment on Tuesday, 11/15, starting at 2:45 pm, to the football equipment room.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Freshman mentors: A reminder that there is NO assembly today.

Attention Seniors there are no colleges visiting today. There are 2 slots left for the Fordham University individual visits on November 16, and only 4 slots left for the University of Scranton. The sign-up sheets are in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors serving at Creative Learning Center in Manhattan and Concourse House in the Bronx, please see Mr. Homer today about a site visit.

Attention Juniors of Emmaus retreats 269 and 270: A list of participants for Emmaus 269, the early December Emmaus and Emmaus 270, the mid-December Emmaus, can be found on the bulletin board by Mr. Brian Carney's office. If there any problems, see Fr. Sullivan ASAP. With the two Emmaus Retreats only eight apart, it is important that you be attentive Emmaus announcements and be prompt for the three prep meetings.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Reminder: Please join us at our monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 15.

Wine and cheese at 6:30pm; meeting starts at 7:00pm

Guest Speaker, Prep Athletic Director Anthony Kurtin.

Bring any questions you may have for him about the sports program.

Please bring contribution for food drive if you are able as well.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Miriam Degady, grandmother of Mark Jouiad '19 (and mother of Mrs. Dinah Degady who had worked in our Development office). Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

 Please pray for the repose of the soul of Shirley Smith, grandmother of Michael '18 and Daniel '20 Smith. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace?

TODAY’S PRAYER

 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 our lives to protect and defend our freedom. And 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 peace.

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

 St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

 St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 9, 2016

D – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

For all those going on the Ignatian Family Teach-in this weekend there will be a brief meeting in room 327 right after school on Wednesday, November 9, to finalize the details.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team will play Chaminade at 6:00pm on Friday night in the state Semi-finals at St. John’s university. Tickets are $5 at the door. Come out and support the team and wear maroon.All senior student-athletes who committed to a college please report to the Hall of Honor on Monday, November 14, at 3:00pm with a t-shirt/sweatshirt representing your college choice for a photo.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in joining the Indoor Track & Field team should register online through Ram Sports Zone on the prep website and attend a team meeting on Monday, November 14, at 2:30pm in room 225

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

10:10am - Baruch College

12:22pm - Lasell College

1:06pm - St. Joseph’s College

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY: Volunteers are needed to help out on Thursday, November 10, for Parent/Teacher Conferences, from 12 – 5 pm and

5-8pm. Sign-up in Mrs. O’Halloran’s office.

OTHER NEWS

On Thursday, November 10, we will hold Parent-Teacher meetings. The meetings run from 12:30pm to 4:00pm ad 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Parking at the University lot will be free and shuttle buses will run between the Prep and the University lot. There will be no parking available in the Prep lot. Please check your Fordham Prep emails from Dr. Petriello on how to access your son’s report card from the Parent Portal. Please make a copy to bring to the meetings.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Cernuto, grandfather of Joshua Aprea '18. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

God of all love, we ask you to be with us and our nation this day. May your grace be present in our hearts and in the hearts of all those elected. Heal divisions where they exist, renew our vision with that which brings us together, mindful of the common good to which you call us. May we not lose sight of the many blessings we have. Inspire us and our leaders to strive for peace, freedom and justice, so that your Kingdom may become ever present to all in our nation and in our world.

And be with those on Emmaus 268 in a special way today.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


A.M.

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 8, 2016

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Food Drive Update: As of yesterday, the school has brought in 1250 items. This is only 4.8% of our goal with 11 days left!!! Not only is our day off in jeopardy, but more importantly that is a lot of people that are relying on us going unfed. Please bring in those cans! For your convenience, there will be students collecting during Parent Teacher Conferences this Thursday.

The polls are open for the final Fordham prep election for president!  Check your prep email account for the link and vote today by 1:00pm. Results will be announced at PM attendance.

Did you know that there are over 60,000 people homeless and living on the streets of NYC each night?  Any students interested in experiencing what it is like to be homeless for one night are encouraged to attend an information session in room 250 today at 3:00pm.  Mr. Viele and Ms. Osselaer's mentor groups are co-hosting this year’s Cardboard City Night, which will take place on Thursday, November 17.  Proceeds will benefit Backpacks for Life, which serves homeless veterans.

The Fall Blood Drive is next Friday, November 18. Anyone 16 years and older can donate blood. See Dr. Gelpi to make an appointment. A sign-up table will be set up in the Commons tomorrow, Wednesday, for anyone interested in signing up. All your friends are donating...why aren't you?

The Recorder Club will meet today in the band room at 3:00pm.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Varsity and JV bowling teams. Each team solidified their hold on first place in the CHSAA Westchester/Bronx division with convincing wins over Salesian and Cardinal Spellman.  The Bowling Rams look to continue their dominance in the last 4 weeks of league play as they head into the playoffs. GO RAMS!!

The Freshmen Football team's 2016 season came to an end on Saturday with a heartbreaking loss to Spellman 46 to 38. Michael Adair, Sean Curtin, Sean Halbert and Owen Loffredo contributed to the offensive scoring frenzy, while Mark Griffin, Hudson Velle and JR Coster led the way as defensive standouts. Congratulations to all of you for your hard work and dedication throughout the season.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in joining the Indoor Track & Field team should register online through Ram Sports Zone on the prep website and attend a team meeting on Monday, November 14, at 2:30pm in room 225.

Attention Freshmen: The Track and Field team is holding a clinic on Thursday morning for freshmen interested in learning to pole vault. Come try your skill at one of the most exciting events in all sports. Check your Prep email for more information.

ATTENTION all varsity football players: Please return your maroon game jersey to Mr. Kurtin or Mr. McLaughlin by tomorrow, Wednesday, 11/9.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: There are no colleges visiting today. The sign-up sheets for Fordham University and the University of Scranton are available in Mrs. Isabel's office.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Have you ever felt called to participate as a Liturgical Minister at Mass? If you are interested in serving as a lector (reader), Eucharistic Minister, or Altar Server please see Mr. Smith in the Ministry Center this week to sign up for a training time.

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY: Volunteers are needed to help out on Thursday, November 10, for Parent/Teacher Conferences, from 12 – 5 pm and

5-8pm. Sign-up in Mrs. O’Halloran’s office.

OTHER NEWS

On Thursday, November 10, we will hold Parent-Teacher meetings. The meetings run from 12:30pm to 4:00pm ad 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Parking at the University lot will be free and shuttle buses will run between the Prep and the University lot. There will be no parking available in the Prep lot. Please check your Fordham Prep emails from Dr. Petriello on how to access your son’s report card from the Parent Portal. Please make a copy to bring to the meetings.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This is Dimitrios Rentel and I am a member of the Social Justice Committee.  The elections that will take place tomorrow have brought to the forefront many of the most important issues of our lives.  As we look for guidance in making good decisions about our representatives and leaders, we have an invaluable resource in the Church’s Social Teaching which are principles for building a more just world.  This body of teaching emphasizes, among other values, the inviolable Dignity of Human Life, the Rights of Workers, and the Preferential Option for Poor People and the Care for God’s Creation. So we pray:

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

Loving God, give us the wisdom and courage to elect leaders who will help us toward a more just world, a world where all are welcome at the table and no one is excluded, a world where all people have the opportunity to achieve their full human potential.  We ask this prayer in Jesus’ name…Amen

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 7, 2016

B – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Regis yesterday in the NYC Championship in penalty kicks! Ten kickers a piece were needed to decide the final winner. Micheal Kennedy stopped two and Alex Kirchgaesser scored his penalty to seal the win for Fordham Prep! The City Cup is kept by the winning school for one year and it will be on display in the front lobby. The team, now 19-0-0, will play against Chaminade on Friday night, in the NY STATE Semi-Finals, at St. John's University.

All faculty/staff and friends are invited to watch Mr. Viele's Pre-Law/Great Constitutional Issues class put on a mock Presidential debate today. The debate will take place during first period in the Leonard Theater.  Clinton will be played by Harrison Kealy, Johnson will be played by Travis Burns and Trump will be played by Charlie Brusco.  We look forward to seeing you there!

This past weekend the Speech and Debate team hosted and competed at Fordham Prep in several categories. Sophomore Jason Swick was a finalist in his category of Extemp. He is the first member of the team to break to finals so far in season.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Fordham Prep Freshman Swimming and Diving team suffered a loss to Chaminade in an exciting meet by a score of 82-64. Outstanding performances were performed by Ajani Isles, Evan Barr, Claudio Galea, Johann Marcotullio, Chris Clow, William Finnerty, Chris Torres, Jake Bernardi, CJ Plantemoli, and Malik Saunders. The team concluded their dual meet season with a 4-1 record and will compete in the Championships this Saturday, November 12.

On Sunday, the Crew Team successfully hosted it first home regatta in 3 years on its home waters of the Orchard Beach Lagoon in New Rochelle.  The First Freshmen eight finished in third place of the freshmen race.  The team's Varsity Eight finished in fourth place in a closely fought race won by Long Island rival Chaminade. Congratulations to the team on hosting a successful regatta.  Next week the team closes out ifs fall season at the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta in West Windsor, New Jersey when it will face off against its local New York/New Jersey rivals, including Chaminade and Mercer Juniors, one last time before the spring season

The JV Football team won their quarter final playoff game on Saturday against St Josephs by the Sea 36-8. Running back Jack Andreana scored three touchdowns while QB Derek Bufano added three touchdowns of his own. The defense was led by Devin Pettus, Jahwaun Mejia-Peters, Andre Villarba, and Quinn English.

The Varsity Football team lost yesterday to Iona Prep in the quarterfinals of the CHSFL playoffs.  The team will have their last game of the season on Thursday, 11/24, vs. Xavier in the historic "Turkey Bowl". You can purchase tickets online or see Mr. Kurtin. 

Attention Freshmen: The Track and Field team is holding a clinic on Thursday morning for freshmen interested in learning to pole vault. Come try your skill at one of the most exciting events in all sports. Check your Prep email for more information.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42am - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy $ Health Sciences

10:10am - The College of Westchester

12:22pm - St. Lawrence University

A representative from the University of Scranton will conduct individual interviews on November 17th with limited spots. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Have you ever felt called to participate as a Liturgical Minister at Mass? If you are interested in serving as a lector (reader), Eucharistic Minister, or Altar Server please see Mr. Smith in the Ministry Center this week to sign up for a training time.

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY: Volunteers are needed to help out on Thursday, November 10, for Parent/Teacher Conferences, from 12 – 5 pm and

5-8pm. Sign-up in Mrs. O’Halloran’s office.

REST IN PEACE

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

TODAY’S PRAYER

This past Saturday was the feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus and this week the Church celebrates National Vocation Awareness week. 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. And since 1841, Fordham Prep has 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 Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus. Thank you also 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

All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus…pray for us.



A.M.

FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 4, 2016

A – DAY

Hunger Awareness Month daily hunger fact: Nearly half of all deaths in children under age 5 are attributable to undernutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year.

ACTIVITIES

Please support today's bake sale for Operation Smile. Every $250 raised pays for a life-changing operation for a child.

The Blood Drive is Friday, November 18. You don't want to be the only guy in your crew not to donate blood. Get the permission form from Dr. Gelpi and sign up before all the good spots get taken.

The Bluegrass Club will saddle up for today's jamboree at 3:00pm in room 313. New members are always welcome.

Are you the next Mohamed El Shorbagy? Squash tryouts begin on Monday, 11/7, at the Fordham University squash center.  You must meet with Mr. Viele in room 250 during consultation today to set up your tryout. Please register on the Prep website and have your updated physical in by 3:00pm today.

ATHLETICS

On Wednesday, Fordham Prep had 6 players selected to the Intersectional AA "All-League team." Congratulations to James Corasaniti, Jorge Gonzalez, Luke McNamara, Micheal Kennedy, Shane Queenan, and Brendan Frawley. The team will play on Sunday, at 3:15pm, at St. John's University in the NYC Final against Regis HS. It is the first ever "All-Jesuit School" Final in New York City!

This Sunday, the Crew Team will host its only home race of the fall season.  The team will host crews from Brunswick, Chaminade, Don Bosco, Iona Prep and St. Peter's Prep on the Orchard Beach Lagoon in the Bronx.  Everyone is encouraged to come and cheer the team on and take advantage of one of the rare opportunities to see the two-time State Champion Rams compete locally. The best viewing will be from the shore of the lagoon in Orchard Beach Park.  After the races are completed the team invites everyone to the launch site at Glen Island Park for some food and refreshments.  Racing begins with the Freshmen races at 2:00pm and the Varsity races will begin at 3:00pm.  Good luck to the entire team!!

REMINDER: First day of wrestling practice will take place on Saturday, 11/5 – 9:00 am in the Auxiliary gym.

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 a.m. - Endicott College

9:26 a.m. - SUNY Geneseo

10:10 a.m. - St. John’s College

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Christian Service Immersion Trip preliminary applications are due today; essays and permission forms are due next Wednesday.

STUDENT GOVERNEMENT

This Monday, November 7, will be the first official dress down day of the year. In the spirit of the elections the following day, we encourage all students to consider wearing clothes that contain our country's colors of red, white, and blue.  However, clothing that explicitly names, supports, and/or insults any of the candidates in the election is strictly prohibited.  Shorts, cut-offs, flip-flops, and hats will not be permitted. A $2 donation will be required to participate. These donations will be collected periods 2-7 in the Commons today and tomorrow, as well as before school on Monday. The donations will go towards the United for the Troops Corporation, which is the foundation that the Just Serve Club food drive has contributed to over the last week or two. I hope that everyone takes part in the dress down day to support our troops and show our patriotism. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Social Justice Committee will be leading the morning examen but with a different emphasis. This examen will be a “civic examen.” This means that instead of looking inwardly at ourselves as individuals, we will look inwardly at ourselves as a nation. We do this in preparation for the elections next Tuesday. We ask for your same attention and openness to the Spirit which are characteristic of our tradition here at Fordham Prep.

Begin with a prayer of gratitude. What about our country are you most grateful for?

Ask that the Holy Spirit may guide our prayer and reflection about our country. We pray that we may come to see our nation as God sees it: a community called to live out peace, justice and mercy.

Now we take time to prayerfully consider the moment in which our country currently finds itself.

-What are the ways that your personal experience and gifts you take for granted     shape your perspective and vision for our country?

-What energizes you or brings you closer to God as you reflect on our country?-What distracts you or makes you feel farther from God as you reflect on our country?

-How do you encounter your brothers and sisters, particularly those who are most vulnerable and marginalized by poverty and injustice?

Aware of the many issues facing us as a country, we ask ourselves, what are our desires for our country? More importantly, what are God's desires for our country? Spend a few moments in conversation with God about these desires, speaking simply as one friend speaks to another.

Finally we look forward. We ask God for guidance as we prepare for the upcoming election and as we discern how to engage in our shared civic life.


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 3, 2016

F – DAY

Hunger Awareness Month daily hunger fact: In the 2012-2014 time frame, over 1.4 million New Yorkers - including nearly one in four of the city's children - lived in households that lacked sufficient food:  http://nyccah.org/learn-about-hunger/hunger-new-york-city Please support the food drive!

 ACADEMICS

Attention Freshmen: Today by 3:00 p.m. is the deadline to move from an Honors to a regular level course. Otherwise, you remain in the class until the end of the academic school year. Any questions, see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

Need service hours? Last chance to sign up to volunteer at this Saturday’s Speech and Debate Tournament at the Prep. Email leereyj@fordhamprep.org or come to room 244 today at 3:00 p.m.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Archbishop Molloy HS yesterday by a score of 2-1. James Corasaniti scored from 30 yards to tie the game with 17 minutes to play and Jorge Gonzalez fished a rebound shot from Luke McNamara with just 6 minutes to play in overtime for a golden goal win. The team will now play on Sunday, against Regis HS, in a first ever All-Jesuit HS City Championship, at 3:15 p.m. at St. John's University. Come out and watch a fantastic game and wear maroon!

 

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Thurs 11/3 = Juniors

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are -

10:10 a.m. - Wheeling Jesuit University

12:22 p.m. - The Catholic University of America

1:06 p.m. - Fredonia College

Mr. Buckley and a colleague of Fordham University will once again conduct individual interviews on Wednesday, November 16. There will be a sign-up sheet in Mrs. Isabel's office this morning. Remember you must be signed up on both Naviance, and in Mrs. Isabel's office to be able to interview.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Students interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today should sign up on the service office door in the Ministry Center and be ready to go from there at 3:00 p.m. sharp.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Christian Service Immersion Trip preliminary applications are due tomorrow; essays and permission forms are due next Wednesday.

Tomorrow is the final day to support the troops. Thank you to all who have donated so far! Items can be dropped off in the Commons.

OTHER NEWS

The Fall Blood Drive will be upon us before you know it. A sign up table will be set up in the Commons Wednesday, November 9, but why wait? See Dr. Gelpi today to schedule your donation.

The application deadline for Global Education Trips has been extended to this Friday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.

 

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to take ring orders.  A deposit is required to place your order. 

STUDENT GOVERNEMENT

This Monday, November 7, will be the first official dress down day of the year. In the spirit of the elections the following day, we encourage all students to consider wearing clothes that contain our country's colors of red, white, and blue.  However, clothing that explicitly names, supports, and/or insults any of the candidates in the election is strictly prohibited.  Shorts, cut-offs, flip-flops, and hats will not be permitted. A $2 donation will be required to participate. These donations will be collected periods 2-7 in the Commons today and tomorrow, as well as before school on Monday. The donations will go towards the United for the Troops corporation, which is the foundation that the Just Serve Club food drive has contributed to over the last week or two. I hope that everyone takes part in the dress down day to support our troops and show our patriotism.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

As we begin a new day, let us pray…

God be in my head
and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes
and in my looking;
God be in my mouth
and in my speaking;
God be in my heart
and in my thinking;
God be in my end
and at my departing.
-c. 1514

- Author Unknown

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

 


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 2, 2016

E – DAY

 

 ACADEMICS

Attention Freshmen: The end of the quarter is fast approaching. If you are planning to move from an Honors to a regular level course, you have until this Thursday, November 3, at 3:00 p.m. If not, you remain in the class until the end of the academic school year.

ACTIVITIES

Operation Smile will meet after PM announcements today in room 313.

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

Simpsons Club meets today in room 327.

Fiddlesticks Lacrosse will meet today on the back field. All are welcome!

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet this afternoon in room 252. All are welcome. Cornballs will be served. 

Today's Italian Club meeting in room 243 will be for Officers Only.

Need service hours? Email leereyj@fordhamprep.org or come to room 244 today through Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to sign up to volunteer at this Saturday's Speech and Debate Tournament at the Prep.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team will play tonight in the NYC CHSAA Semi-final at St. John's University at 7:15 p.m.  A large crowd is expected as it is a rematch of last year's Championship match. Tickets are $5 at the door. Come out and support the team and wear Maroon!

Attention Freshmen: Want to get faster, grow stronger and jump higher?  Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone:  running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot put, weight training and much more - a great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the cities’ top freshman teams. Coaches Hershey, McShane, and Chavez will hold the first freshman track and field information session today at 2:35 in room 405.

Attention all students interested in playing basketball this year: There will be a mandatory meeting, for all 3 levels, today at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. Days, dates and times of this weekend’s tryouts will be discussed. 

The Fordham Prep 6th Ram is holding its second annual raffle to support the basketball program. To purchase a raffle, click here for more information.

ATTENTION All FP wrestlers and any students interested in wrestling: Tonight coaches from Rugged Wrestling Club will be hosting a preseason clinic (free of charge) in the auxiliary gym from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All current FP wrestlers and students planning to wrestle are encouraged to attend (regular practice attire).  Food will be served following the clinic.   

ATTENTION Wrestling Parents: Tonight at 7:00 p.m., we will be hosting a wrestling parents meeting in the Commons.  We ask that at least one parent please attend this meeting to go over the season, cover other important information and answer any questions. Food will be served after the meeting. Parents are welcome to come watch the preseason wrestling clinic ahead of the parents meeting. 

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Wed 11/2 = Sophomores

Thurs 11/3 = Juniors

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Beginning at 8:42 a.m. today a representative from Fairfield University will conduct individual interviews only. You must be signed up on both Naviance and in Mrs. Isabel's office. At 11:57 a.m., the College of William and Mary will meet in the computer smart classroom.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Senior leaders on next week's Emmaus should meet at 2:40 p.m. in the Ministry Center. 

OTHER NEWS

The application deadline for Global Education Trips has been extended to this Friday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Thursday, November 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to take ring orders.  A deposit is required to place your order.

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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. And so 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




A.M.

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2016

D – DAY

ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE

Fordham Prep Hunger Awareness Month fact of the day: Approximately 792.5 million people in the world do not get the food they need to live a healthy life. That is nearly one out of every nine people on earth. Source: 2016 FAO Stats

 ACADEMICS

Attention Freshmen: The end of the quarter is fast approaching. If you are planning to move from an Honors to a regular level course, you have until this Thursday, at 3:00 p.m. If not, you remain in the class until the end of the academic school year.

ACTIVITIES

Need service hours? Email leereyj@fordhamprep.org or come to room 244 today through Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to sign up to volunteer at this Saturday's Speech and Debate Tournament at the Prep.

Today is the final day to purchase tickets from Mr. Viele's mentor group to benefit Backpacks For Life.  Prizes include a Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings autographed photo.  A Giants football autographed by Jon Beason.  A beatspill, to rock out to your favorite lit tunes and a Doc Gooden autographed bobble head doll are also available.  Tickets are $3 each or two for $5.  The drawings will take place tomorrow, November 2nd.  See Mr. Viele for tickets in the Commons or room 250 during consultation today.

ATHLETICS

This past Saturday, the Freshman Cross Country A squad placed 4th out of all New York City Catholic School teams in the New York/Brooklyn Queens Sectional Championship. Sub-10 minute performances on the 1.5 mile course at Van Cortlandt Park were turned in by Niall Ryan, Miguel Negrete, Fabiano Zanetti, and Connor Tinson. In the B Freshman race, the Fordham frosh harriers placed 2nd in the team scoring with great performances turned in by Giovanni La Vecchia, Stephen Thompson, Jonas Reyes, Charles O'Connor, and Dawson Tresgallo. 

Attention Freshmen: The Freshmen Track and Field team will be having its first informational meeting on Wednesday, at 2:35 p.m. in room 405. Come learn about the various events and how you can become faster and stronger as you compete for the 5-time defending Catholic state championship team.

Attention all students interested in playing basketball this year: There will be a mandatory meeting, for all 3 levels, on Wednesday, November 2, “E” Day, at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. Days, dates and times of this weekend’s tryouts will be discussed. 

The Fordham Prep 6th Ram is holding its second annual raffle to support the basketball program. To purchase a raffle, click here for more information.

ATTENTION All FP wrestlers and any students interested in wrestling: On Wednesday, November 2, coaches from Rugged Wrestling Club will be hosting a preseason clinic (free of charge) in the auxiliary gym from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All current FP wrestlers and students planning to wrestle are encouraged to attend (regular practice attire).  Food will be served following the clinic.   

ATTENTION Wrestling Parents: On Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m., we will be hosting a wrestling parents meeting in the Commons.  We ask that at least one parent please attend this meeting to go over the season, cover other important information and answer any questions. Food will be served after the meeting. Parents are welcome to come watch the preseason wrestling clinic ahead of the parents meeting. 

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Tues 11/1 = Freshmen

Wed 11/2 = Sophomores

Thurs 11/3 = Juniors

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 a.m. - Lafayette College

9:26 a.m. - Hofstra University

11:10 a.m. - Siena College

12:52 p.m. - Merrimack College

1:26 p.m. - Binghamton University will meet in the theatre.

Reminder: A representative from Fairfield University will conduct interviews on Wednesday, November 2. There are still slots available if you're interested.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in applying for a service immersion trip are reminded the preliminary application is due this Friday.

OTHER NEWS

Place your Yearbook 2017 Ad now! See flyer with details attached.

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Attention students who are interested in the marine ecology trip to Belize: There are still a few spots available.  Please see Mrs. Estrella in Room 328 today after pm attendance if you have any questions or concerns.  

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Thursday, November 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to take ring orders.  A deposit is required to place your order.

Calling all Fordham Prep Fathers: Please join the next meeting of FPFC on Wednesday, November 2, 7:15 p.m., in the Faculty lounge. Details on the flyer attached.

Congratulations to Eva Walsh, the winner of the Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club Ram Raffle Fashion Show VIP package! 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Treacy, grandfather of Daniel Treacy '18. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today we join the Church in celebrating the Solemnity 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.



A.M.

MONDAY – OCTOBER 31, 2016

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Great Ignatian Challenge- our annual Food Drive for Hunger Awareness month begins tomorrow!!! Help us reach our goal of 26,000 items to support those in need!

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Varsity Soccer team advanced to the Semi-final match by defeating Christ the King High School 4-1. Eduardo Perez scored one and Jorge Gonzalez scored 3.  The team will play Molloy on Wednesday in the NY City CHSAA Intersectional Semi-Final at St. John's at either 5:00 or 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the Fordham Prep Freshman Swimming and Diving team defeated Xavier in an exciting meet by a score of 74-65. Outstanding performances were performed by Ajani Isles, Evan Barr, Claudio Galea, Johann Marcotullio, Chris Clow, William Finnerty, Chris Torres, Jake Bernardi, CJ Plantemoli, and Malik Saunders. The team is 4-0 and will face off against Chaminade this Saturday, November 5, to determine the dual meet season champion!

On Saturday, the Varsity Cross Country team took 4th place out of 25 teams at the NYC Championship meet. Junior Will Maghak led the team, making the Prep All-Time list with time of 13:59 for the 2.5 mile race. The JV took 2nd led by Junior Charlie Dillon, and the Freshmen were 4th behind Niall Ryan.

On Sunday the Crew Team competed in the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia.  The Freshman/Novice eights opened the day's racing for the Prep crews with four entries in the 55-boat field.  The top Prep finishers were their "A" and "B" crews who placed 11th and 14th, with the other two Prep crews finishing 42nd and 50th.  The "A" boat's finish continued the freshmen's string of achieving unprecedented success at this fall's races.  On the Varsity level, the team's 1st Varsity Eight placed 9th out of 68 Varsity boats.  In the 2nd Varsity event the Prep's "A" crew finished a solid 4th out of 58 crews with the "B" and "C" crews finishing 28th and 49th respectively.  Congratulation to the team on a great day of racing. Next Sunday the team hosts Chaminade, Brunswick, St. Peter's, Don Bosco and Iona Prep at the Fordham Prep Invitational Regatta on their home course on the Orchard Beach Lagoon with racing beginning at 2:00 p.m.

ATTENTION All FP wrestlers and any students interested in wrestling: On Wednesday, November 2, coaches from Rugged Wrestling Club will be hosting a preseason clinic (free of charge) in the auxiliary gym from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All current FP wrestlers and students planning to wrestle are encouraged to attend (regular practice attire).  Food will be served following the clinic.   

ATTENTION Wrestling Parents: On Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m., we will be hosting a wrestling parents meeting in the Commons.  We ask that at least one parent please attend this meeting to go over the season, cover other important information and answer any questions. Food will be served after the meeting. Parents are welcome to come watch the preseason wrestling clinic ahead of the parents meeting. 

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Tues 11/1 = Freshmen

Wed 11/2 = Sophomores

Thurs 11/3 = Juniors

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 a.m. - New Jersey Institute of Technology

1:06 p.m. - SUNY Canton

1:50 p.m. - Saint Louis University

Reminder: A representative from Fairfield University will conduct interviews on Wednesday, November 2. There are still slots available if you're interested.


MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus, will have its final organizational meeting immediately after school this afternoon.  All participants should attend this meeting.  It will be brief, so please be prompt.

Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in applying for a service immersion trip are reminded the preliminary application is due this Friday.

The Just Serve Club and the Wounded Warriors Club will host a bake sale tomorrow to support our troops. Their drive with the attached list of items will continue until Friday. Thanks for your generous support.

OTHER NEWS

Reminder to all students interested in Global Education Trips (Australia, China, Belize, & Rome): Please complete applications as soon as possible.

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Thursday, November 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to take ring orders.  A deposit is required to place your order.

Did you know New York City is experiencing a severe blood shortage? This shortage will only get worse during the holidays. The Fall Blood Drive takes place November 18. Most people 16 years old and older can donate blood. See Dr. Gelpi in room 314 if you have questions or to schedule a donation during your free period.

Calling all Fordham Prep Fathers: Please join the next meeting of FPFC on Wednesday, November 2, 7:15 p.m., in the Faculty lounge.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today’s Gospel reminds us of the need to remember those at the margins, and as St. Theresa of Calcutta reminds us, it is there that we find God.

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

“Seeking the face of God in everything is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world- seeing Jesus in the lowly appearance of bread and in the distressing disguise of the poor” –St. Theresa of Calcutta.

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

Amen

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 26, 2016

A – DAY

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Regis Yesterday 3-0 to capture the NY Archdiocese Title. Luke McNamara scored one and Jorge Gonzalez added two to seal the win. The team, which moves on to the NYC Quarterfinals this weekend, would like to thank all those who attended and have given their support.

Attention all students interested in join the wrestling team: Please go online and register today. Please make sure you have an up to date physical with our nurse, Mrs. Donoghue. The first day of practice will be Saturday, November 5. 

Attention Freshmen: Want to sprint faster, lift stronger and leap higher?  Indoor Track and Field has an event for everyone. Build speed and strength while competing for medals on the 5 time-defending Catholic state champion team. The team will have its first information session on Wednesday, November 3, at 2:35 p.m. in room 405, following Activities Period.

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Thurs 10/27 = Seniors

Tues 11/1 = Freshmen

Wed 11/2 = Sophomores

Thurs 11/3 = Juniors

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 a.m. - La Salle University

9:26 a.m. - Loyola University, Maryland – will meet in the theatre

10:10 a.m. - Skidmore College

10:54 a.m. - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

1:50 p.m. - Saint Anselm College

Attention Seniors: A representative from Fairfield University will conduct individual interviews on November 2. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's office. Don't forget you must be signed up on both Naviance and in the Guidance Office to be able to interview.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All students interested in participating in the polar plunge in New Rochelle on November 12, please meet outside the Ministry Center immediately after PM announcements today.

The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, near Executive and Corporate Boulevards, is still looking for a few Prep students to help out at an event tomorrow (Thursday) night. 5 service hours are available. See Mr. Homer.

The Just Serve Club and Wounded Warriors Club will be collecting supplies in the Commons to support our troops overseas starting Monday and running until November 4. Thank you in advance for supporting our troops.

OTHER NEWS

Trip to Belize: Anyone interested in the Marine Ecology trip to Belize, there will be an information session today after PM attendance in room 328.  Please be prompt.

Mr. Viele's mentor group will be having a raffle in the commons this week and next to benefit Backpacks For Life.  Prizes include a Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings autographed photo. A Giants football, autographed by Jon Beason, a beatspill, and a Doc Gooden autographed bobble head are also available.  Tickets are $3 each or two for $5.  The drawings will take place on November 2.  See Mr. Viele for tickets in the commons or room 250 during consultation. 

The Academy of Mt. St. Ursula is hosting a Halloween Dance, Friday, October 28, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Students should check your Fordham Prep email for more details.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Robert Hyer, father of William '18 and Gregory '14 who passed away yesterday. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin a new day let us be mindful of all who are without house or home, aware that according to the UN, there are currently an unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world who have been forced from home.

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

Lord God, no one is a stranger to you and no one is ever far from your loving care. In your kindness, watch over refugees and victims of war, those separated from their loved ones, young people who are lost, and those who have left home or who have run away from home. Bring them back safely to the place where they long to be and inspire us always to show your kindness to strangers and to all in need. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.



A.M.

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 25, 2016

F – DAY

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer Team will compete against Regis today in the NY CHSAA Sectional Final on Jack Coffey Field at 4:30 p.m.  It is the first playoff game held on campus since 2011. Fans are reminded that their behavior at events is to always remain respectful and to cheer for good and fair play. Come out and show our school spirit and support the team. 

Upcoming Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Tues 10/25 = Freshmen

Wed 10/26 = Juniors

Thurs 10/27 = Seniors

Tues 11/1 = Freshmen

Wed 11/2 = Sophomores

Thurs 11/3 = Juniors

Friday 11/4 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Are you planning to apply to Fordham University?  If so, you should attend Fordham Prep Night at Fordham University on Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the University's Duane Hall. This special panel presentation by the college deans is offered only for Fordham Prep students and their parents.  Please sign up on Naviance if you plan to attend the program.  

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 a.m. - Gonzaga University

9:26 a.m. - Emmanuel College

12:22 a.m. - Lynn University

1:06 p.m. - Union College

1:50 p.m. - Michigan State University

Attention Seniors: A representative from Fairfield University will conduct individual interviews on November 2. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's office. Don't forget you must be signed up on both Naviance and in the Guidance Office to be able to interview.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Students are needed to help out at an event at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers this Thursday, October 27, from 5:45-9:00 p.m. Please see Mr. Homer if you can help out.

The Just Serve Club and Wounded Warriors Club will be collecting supplies in the Commons to support our troops overseas starting Monday and running until November 4. See the attached list thank you in advance for supporting our troops.

OTHER NEWS

Students and parents interested in one of this year's Global Education trips to Belize, China, Rome, or Australia are invited to an information session tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the commons.  Applications for the programs, which can be found on the Prep website, are due by Tuesday, November 1.

 

The Academy of Mt. St. Ursula is hosting a Halloween Dance, Friday, October 28, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. See flyer attached for more details.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Clare Donovan Andrews, grandmother of Mark Andrews '06, and mother-in-law of Mrs. Susan Andrews, Head Librarian. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

God of love

you have given us a mind to know you,
a will to serve you,
and a heart to love you.
Be with us today in all that we do,
so that your light may shine out in our lives.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.



A.M.

MONDAY – OCTOBER 24, 2016

E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Sports Debate Club will meet today in room 242. New members are welcome. 

The Meditation Club will meet in room 250 from 2-2:20 p.m. All are welcome. Raisins will be served.

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 327.

Operation Smile will meet at the beginning of Activities period in room 313.

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

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today in room 252 during Activities period. All are welcome. Let's make attendance solid as a rock. 

Italian Club members are to meet in the Hall of Honor during Activities Period today. Be ready to make some fresh mozzarella with our own Chef Romani of Cater to You.

Newspaper will meet today in room 326.

There is a mandatory meeting for all Outdoor Adventure Club members looking to purchase a certified outdoor fleece today in room 250 during Activities period.

For a complete list of all clubs and activities click here.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell on Friday 4-0 with goals from Dino Esposito, Luke McNamara, and two goals by senior Bobby Baumann in their final league match. The win marks the first time in Fordham Prep soccer history that a team ends their season with a perfect 15-0-0 record. Tomorrow, Fordham Prep will take on Regis at 4:30 p.m. in the NY Archdiocese Championship on Coffey field. Maroon t-shirts will be sold this week to support the squad. Let's have a big turnout to come out and support the team and wear maroon!

Over the weekend, the Fordham Prep Swimming and Diving team soundly defeated rival St. Peter's with a score of 77-52. Outstanding performances were recorded by William Finnerty, Claudio Galea, Declan Molloy, Jake Bernardi, Gonzalo Marroquin, Juan Reyes, Chris Clow, CJ Plantemoli, and Liam Moran. The looks to continue its road to an undefeated season as they face off against Xavier this weekend. 

Sunday the Crew Team joined over 10,000 rowers from 28 countries in competing at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston in the Varsity four and eight events.  Strong 20-40 mile per hour winds created racing conditions on the water which produced a strong headwind and frequent white cap conditions on the normally calm river.  In the Varsity Four event a strong gust of wind as the team was turning into the starting chute snapped their rudder cable effectively ending their race.  In the Varsity Eight event the team had a good run of the course finishing in 30th place in the international field.  With the conditions favoring heavier crews, the mostly lightweight eight from Fordham did an excellent job attacking the race course and earning a guaranteed entry in the 2017 regatta. Congratulations to the team on an excellent weekend of racing. Next week the entire team travels to Philadelphia to compete in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Are you planning to apply to Fordham University?  If so, you should attend Fordham Prep Night at Fordham University on Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the University's Duane Hall. This special panel presentation by the college deans is offered only for Fordham Prep students and their parents.  Please sign up on Naviance if you plan to attend the program.  

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 am - Trinity College, Dublin

9:21 am - Barry University

10:39 am - University of Pittsburgh

11:57 am - Ursinus College

12:36 pm - University of New Haven

 MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 268 will have an important organizational meeting immediately after school this afternoon in the Ministry Center.  All Junior participants should attend.

Lord, as we begin a new week, we ask you to be with us. Be with us in the many moments of this day and open our eyes to see you in all things. May we be reminded of your great love for us and of your call to love and serve you and one another this day.  Amen.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

 


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 21, 2016

D – DAY

ACADEMICS

Attention students on Gold Sheets: Meeting today immediately after PM attendance in Library Seminar room. Attendance is mandatory.

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will be in room 313 at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. All are welcome.

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the Italian Club will be selling a hot lunch of pasta, chicken, and vegetables today, during periods 3-7.  $5 per plate, cash only.

Attention Italian Club members: Chef Romani will be hosting a hands-on mozzarella making class on Monday, October 24, “E” Day, during Activities period. Members should sign up with Mrs. Simeone. Space is limited.

Applications for this year’s global education trips are now available on the Prep website and are due by November 1. Parents and students are invited to learn more about the trips at an information session next Tuesday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the commons.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, October 22, the Varsity Football Team will travel to Chaminade High School. Once again, the Fordham Prep Gridiron Club has arranged for a bus to take Prep students, parents and alumni to the game. There is no charge to ride the bus, but we ask that students sign up for the bus so that there are enough seats for everyone. The bus departs from in front of the Prep at 1:00 p.m. SHARP (we will wait for no one). The bus will return from Chaminade High School 15 minutes after the end of the game (again, we will wait for no one). To sign up for the bus, please contact Anthony Kurtin, Prep Athletic Director at kurtina@fordhamprep.org.

This Sunday the Crew Team's Varsity Eight and Varsity Four will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston against the best high school and junior teams in the world.  The Head of the Charles is the largest 2-day regatta in the world with over 11,000 competitors from 850 teams representing 28 countries. The overall field, which will include 70 Rio Olympians and 30 Rio Gold Medalists, will all race the three-mile course on the Charles River in front of up to 500,000 spectators. Congratulations to the Prep athletes on earning their entries and good luck to them as they take on the best teams in the world.

Today's Varsity Crew Team practice for varsity team members not racing in Boston will take place in the Lombardi Center beginning at 3:45 p.m.

The Junior Varsity Soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell High School yesterday 2-1. Vlad Deputat and Devan Gupta each scored a goal. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: A reminder that a representative from Fordham University will conduct interviews today. Please double check your time in the guidance office so you don't miss your appointment.

Attention Juniors: There is still space available for the SAT prep course. You can find the letter and enrollment form on our school website, and your Fordham Prep emails.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

With Veteran's Day approaching the Just Serve Club will be collecting supplies in the Commons to support our troops overseas starting Monday and running until November 4th. Item lists will be sent to your emails. Thank you in advance for supporting our troops.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Ram Raffle update: TWO BIG REASONS to go online and get your ticket today:

1.  Only 10 more days until the 10/31/16 purchase deadline to be eligible to win the FPMC Fashion Show VIP Package, which is 4 tickets to the Show, transportation to/from Marina del Rey AND raffle tickets for all.  

2.  The 175th Anniversary Ram Bucket Hats will soon be gone - only 25 hats left!!

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2016

C – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

Applications for this year’s global education trips are now available on the Prep website and are due by November 1. Parents and students are invited to learn more about the trips at an information session next Tuesday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the commons.

Attention all students: If you are interested in volunteering for Open House, please fill out the Google form Mr. Serton sent out on Monday. Space is limited, so it is first come, first served. Service hours are available for juniors and seniors.  Please see Mr. Serton with any questions.

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the Italian Club will be selling a hot lunch of pasta, chicken, and vegetables on Friday, October 21, during periods 3-7.  $5 per plate, cash only.

Attention Italian Club members: Chef Romani will be hosting a hands-on mozzarella making class on Monday, October 24, “E” Day, during Activities period.  Members should sign up with Mrs. Simeone. Space is limited.

ATHLETICS

Yesterday, Senior Arthur Gooden led the prep Varsity Cross-Country team to its 16th consecutive win at the Bronx championships, by virtue of his first place finish over the 2.5 mile course at Van Cortlandt Park.  Ben Cruz, Hunter Wiles, Chris Walsh and Junior Edgar Aguirre rounded out the scorers. The Freshmen also won the Bronx title thanks to top ten finishes by Niall Ryan, Miguel Negrete, Charles Moderelli, Gavin Joyce and Fabiano Zanetti. Finally, congrats to Charles Gstalder, who took the upset victory in the NY archdiocesan sophomore championship yesterday, leading the prep Sophs to third place overall.

Registration is now open online for all Winter sports.  Please go to the FP athletics website, click Ram Sports Zone, Athletics Online Registration. Finally please make sure you have an up to date physical with our nurse Mrs. Donoghue before you try-out or participate in a sport.

Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Thursday 10/19 = Juniors

Friday 10/20 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 am - Fairleigh Dickinson University

9:26 am - University of Vermont

11:38 am - Saint Joseph’s University

1:06 pm - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

As many of you know, November marks Hunger Awareness month at Fordham Prep. It is a month where members of our Ministry Leadership Team strive to do two things: 1. Raise the Community's awareness of the unfortunate reality of hunger in our world, nation, and neighborhoods and 2. Do something to fight it. So, as we have done in the past, we will once again strive to raise awareness and this year have been challenged to collect 26,000 food items for our neighbors. If we do, we will receive Monday, February 6, the day after the Super Bowl off!

Secondly, we are participating in the first ever Great Ignatian Challenge where we will compete with our brothers and sisters at Loyola, Regis, St. Peter's and Xavier to see who can raise the most food items per student. With such a challenge, we can collectively compete as students of Jesuit High Schools to make a greater difference in the lives of our neighbors in need in the New York metropolitan area.

Stay tuned as more details will be announced in the days to come.

Sincerely,

Myles Nuzzi '17 & Aidan O'Brien '17

Co-Chairs Hunger Awareness Committee 2016

 

Attention Juniors: One more spot remains open for Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus.  See Fr. Sullivan if you want it.  First Come, First Serve.

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. We leave at 3:00 p.m. sharp from the Ministry Center.

Seniors without service contracts are reminded that Indefinite JUG continues today. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Congratulations to the winners of the Freshman Student Government elections: President Ajani Isles, Vice President Patrick McDermott, and Secretary Andrew Rondinelli. Thanks to all the candidates and voters for their participation in this election.

OTHER NEWS

Information on placing an Ad in the Fordham Prep Yearbook 2017 can be found here.


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2016

B – DAY 

Today is a Special Order Day. Students will be dismissed at 1:17p.m.

Attention all Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors: Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, the PSAT exam will be given here. There are no classes for seniors. Students taking the exam will need #2 pencils and a calculator. No calculators will be provided if you forget yours so don't forget to bring one. Arrive at the regular time. Exam room locations will be posted by mentor group on the TV's in the commons.

ACTIVITIES

Attention all students - If you are interested in volunteering for Open House, please fill out the Google form Mr. Serton sent out on Monday.  Space is limited so it is first come first served.  Service hours are available for juniors and seniors.  Please see Mr. Serton with any questions.

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the Italian Club will be selling a hot lunch of pasta, chicken, and vegetables on Friday, October 21st during periods 3-7.  $5 per plate, cash only.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Regis yesterday 3-1. Luke McNamara scored 2 and Alex Kirchgaesser scored one while Sam Davidson added two assists. The team will play Farrel at home on Friday in their last regular season game on Jack Coffey field.

Registration is now open online for all Winter sports.  Please go to the FP athletics website, click Ram Sports Zone, Athletics Online Registration. Finally please make sure you have an up to date physical with our nurse Mrs. Donoghue before you try-out or participate in a sport.

Attention all hockey players - please check the daily announcement email for dates and times of ice hockey tryouts, which start this Wednesday, October 19, with a captains' practice from 7-8:30 pm at Murrays in Yonkers.

Attention all Hockey Players:  If you intend to try out for the Fordham Prep ice hockey program for this season, please join us for the following skates (note  (i) you will not be allowed on the ice unless you have a current physical on file with the school nurse, and (ii) neck guards are required):

 

-          Captains’ Skate:  Wednesday, 10/19, at EJ Murrays in Yonkers. . 7:00 - 8:30 pm

-          TRYOUT 1:  Sunday, 10/23, at the Ice Hutch n Mt. Vernon . . . 8:10 - 9:40 pm

-          TRYOUT 2:  Wednesday, 10/26, at Murrays . . . 7:00 - 8:30 pm

-          TRYOUT 3:  Sunday, 10/30, at the Ice Hutch . . . 8:40 - 9:40 pm          

-          TRYOUT 4:  Wednesday, 11/2, at Murrays . . . 8:30 - 10:00 pm

                                               

You should bring your own water bottle to the skates.  We look forward to seeing you there.

On Saturday, the Varsity Cross Country Team took 3rd out of 11 teams at the NYC Cross Country Carnival at Van Cortlandt Park.  Juniors led the way as Jonah Shortall, Sean Duffy, Enmanuel Cruz, Will O'Connor and Senior Anthony A. Cicilio did the scoring. The Freshmen took 7th of 15 teams at the Freshman Cross Country relays. The five medalists were Miguel Negrete, Niall Ryan, Gavin Joyce, Fabiano Zanetti and Giovanni LaVecchia. Congrats on a great meet.

Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Tuesday 10/18 = Sophomores

Thursday 10/19 = Juniors

Friday 10/20 = Seniors

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are –

9:26 am - Stevens Institute of Technology

10:10 am - Canisius College

12:22 pm - Lehigh University

1:06 pm - Xavier University

1:50 pm - Franklin & Marshall College

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors who have not submitted their service contracts to their service teachers must begin to report to indefinite JUG today.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR MOTHERS’ CLUB MEETING TONIGHT, in the Commons at 6:30pm to meet fellow moms and learn more about this year’s Mothers’ Club events and activities.   Chairladies from our Tapas for Trips, Night of Fashion, Outreach, Freshman Retreat, Big Brothers’ Closet and Bookshelf, Christmas Party, Morning of Spiritual Renewal, Teacher Appreciation, Mother-Son Dinner Dance, Winter Party, Thanksgiving Mass, and Ram Raffle will be on hand to describe their event/activity and the ways that you might pitch in to help.  Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there! 

OTHER NEWS

Information on placing an Ad in the Fordham Prep Yearbook 2017 can be found here.


 

A.M.

MONDAY – OCTOBER 17, 2016

A – DAY 

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Freshman Aqua Rams defeated rival Archbishop Molloy.  The team opened up the meet with the debut of their new diving team comprised of CJ Plantemoli, Liam Moran, and Aidan Galvin.  The team claimed 1st place finishes in 7 out of the 8 events which were recorded by Evan Barr, Ajani Isles, and Christopher Torres.

On Saturday, under the lights of Murphy field, the JV "A" football team earned its second victory of the season by defeating Cardinal Spellman 22-12.  Sophomore Jack Andreana scored two touchdowns while Devin Pettus sealed the game with a late TD pass from Derek Bufano. 

The Varsity Football team lost their game Saturday against a very tough and physical Iona Prep team 70-20. Matt Valecce was able to throw for 241 yards and 2 TD’s, both to Will Loffredo. A major highlight for the team was senior kicker Patrick Wolff drilled a 53 yd. field goal.  That is a new Fordham Prep record and ties him for #18th all-time in the NY State. 

On Saturday, the Crew team competed at the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia.  FP's third & fourth varsity eights did an excellent job finishing in 5th & 13th in the second varsity eight event. The Prep's freshmen eights also competed in the second varsity event finishing in 14th, 21st, 23rd and 28th place defeating numerous varsity crews.  The team also fielded a Varsity Four which finished in 16th place.

Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Monday 10/17 = Freshmen

Tuesday 10/18 = Sophomores

Thursday 10/19 = Juniors

Friday 10/20 = Seniors 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 am - Marquette University

9:26 am - Dickinson College

10:10 am - University of Chicago

12:22 pm - College of Charleston

1:06 pm - Dartmouth College

1:50 pm - Tulane University

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus, will have its first organizational meeting this afternoon immediately after school in the Ministry Center.  All participants should attend.

Seniors who have not submitted their service contracts to their service teachers must begin to report to indefinite JUG today.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

 PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR MOTHERS’ CLUB MEETING TOMORROW, in the Commons at 6:30pm on Tuesday October 18 to meet fellow moms and learn more about this year’s Mothers’ Club events and activities.   Chairladies from our Tapas for Trips, Night of Fashion, Outreach, Freshman Retreat, Big Brothers’ Closet and Bookshelf, Christmas Party, Morning of Spiritual Renewal, Teacher Appreciation, Mother-Son Dinner Dance, Winter Party, Thanksgiving Mass, and Ram Raffle will be on hand to describe their event/activity and the ways that you might pitch in to help.  Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there! 

OTHER NEWS

Information on placing an Ad in the Fordham Prep Yearbook 2017 can be found here.


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 14, 2016

F – DAY 

ACTIVITIES

All students are invited to wear purple on Thursday, October 20th for National Spirit Day. This day is about showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and to take a stand against bullying of any kind for any reason.  This day, sponsored by the student club “Bridges”, reminds us that everyone in the Fordham Prep community is deserving of dignity, respect and equality regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Please show your support by wearing something purple within the guidelines of the dress code, and, as always, by being kind and respectful to your fellow classmates, faculty and staff.

Today the Spanish Club recognizes Juan Manuel Santos. Juan Manuel Santos is the 32nd and current President of Colombia and sole recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the over 50-year war with the Marxist guerrilla organization FARC. He has donated the award money to the poor of Colombia. The Spanish Club applauds him for his efforts.

The Bluegrass Club will be a singin' and a swingin' today at 3:00 p.m. in room 313. New members of any ability are always welcome.

Would you like to help wounded veterans of the armed forces? Join the Wounded Warrior Club.  The first meeting will be today, F-Day, in room 333, at 2:45 p.m. 

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team will play second place Regis on Monday at Murphy Field. Come out and support the team. Fordham Prep Maroon t-shirts will be on sale in the Hall of Honor to support the soccer program.

The Junior Varsity Soccer team defeated Xavier High School yesterday 3-1.  Matthew Romano, Victor Medina, and Tomas Santos each scored a goal.

Men of Fordham Prep we encourage you to attend the Varsity football game this Saturday at Iona Prep with your family, friends and classmates to support your team.  We remind you that even though this is not a home game, we expect you to represent yourself and Fordham Prep in a positive and respectful manner.  Faculty and staff will be in attendance. If you are caught breaking school rules you will be subject to disciplinary actions by our deans on Monday. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting matchup. The Gridiron Club is sponsoring a bus to transport students to the game free of charge. Please contact Mr. Anthony Kurtin, Athletic Director, at kurtina@fordhamprep.org to sign up. Let's Go Rams!!

Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Friday 10/14 = Seniors

Monday 10/17 = Freshmen

Tuesday 10/18 = Sophomores

Thursday 10/19 = Juniors

Friday 10/20 = Seniors 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are -

8:42 am - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

11:38 am - Southern Methodist University

12:22 pm - University of Dayton

1:06 pm - Trinity College

1:50 pm - Loyola University, New Orleans

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: There is one opening for Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus.  See Father Sullivan, if you are interested. First come. First served.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Any Freshman interested in running for class president must see Mr. Gustafson after school today in room 314.

Tonight is the night for Student Government's Freshman Dance from 7:30-11:00 p.m. 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 p.m.

OTHER NEWS

Information on placing an Ad in the Fordham Prep Yearbook 2017 can be found here.


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 13, 2016

E – DAY 

ACTIVITIES

All students will be receiving Teen Passes for the Metropolitan Museum of Art during AM attendance. These passes provide free admission to all NYC high school students every time they visit The Met (5th Ave & 82nd St). More information about teen programs, events, and paid internships for high school students can be found online at metmuseum.org/teens

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 327 during Activities period.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today in room 252. All are welcome, but returning members are advised to leave a note if they cannot attend. 

Italian club will meet today in room 243. All members are welcome.

Operation Smile will hold elections immediately after PM announcements today in room 313.

New York City Explorers will meet at 2:20 p.m. in room 313 today.

Seeds of growth will be planted today during the greenhouse club meeting. All members and metaphors are welcome.

Mathletics will meet today in room 355 during activities period.  New members are always welcome.  

Would you like to help wounded veterans of the armed forces? Join the Wounded Warrior Club.  The first meeting will be this Friday, F-Day, in room 333, at 2:45 p.m. The Wounded Warrior Club will meet on F-Days in room 333.

For a complete list of all clubs and activities click here.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, October 15, Fordham Prep Varsity Football plays Iona Prep away. The Gridiron Club is sponsoring a bus to transport students to the game free of charge.. Go Rams!

The Varsity soccer team defeated Xavier yesterday 5-0. Luke McNamara, Dino Esposito, James Corasaniti, Eduardo Perez, and Lucas Geremia scored one goal each. The team will play Regis at home on ,Monday.

Yesterday afternoon Lewis Govan and Victor Medina each scored two goals leading the Junior Varsity soccer team to a 4-3 victory against Xaverian High School.

ATTENTION all Varsity, JV, and Freshman football players: Please remember to bring your game uniform to practice tomorrow for team photos on the backfield starting at 3:00 p.m.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are -

10:39 am - Providence College – will meet in the Computer Center (Smart Classroom)

11:18 am - Emerson College

11:57 am - Saint Michael’s College

12:36 pm - Roger Williams University

1:15 pm - Vassar College

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

This Friday, Campus Ministry will host a bake sale to support the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Attention Juniors: There is one opening for Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus.  See Father Sullivan, if you are interested. First come. First served. 

Anyone interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Any Freshman interested in running for class president must see Mr. Gustafson after school today or tomorrow in room 314. 

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, or Mrs. Downey 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 p.m.  

OTHER NEWS

Due to a change in the Varsity soccer schedule, the HAP reunion, scheduled for tomorrow, October 14, has been cancelled. 

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Janice Thorkelsen, aunt of AJ Coppola '20. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Doo-Hwan Kim, grandfather of Nicolas Eccles'18. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 12, 2016

D – DAY

ACTIVITIES

On November 18 we are sponsoring our Fall Blood Drive. Anyone 16 years of age and older is eligible to donate blood. Mark your calendar. 

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Iona Prep yesterday afternoon 1-0.  Lewis Govan scored the game’s only goal.

All who intend to try out for either the JV or Varsity Hockey team are reminded of tonight's meeting, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. Each player is expected to attend with at least one parent.  Please bring your tablets to the meeting. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are -

8:42 am - Drexel University

9:26 am - The College of New Rochelle

10:10 am - Ithaca College

10:54 am - Mount St. Mary’s University

1:06 pm - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Thank you to all who supported the fundraising efforts for the Michael J. Fahy Children's Education Fund. Your generosity amounted to an amazing $3492.84. And a special thanks to Mr. Chris Hemsley, winner of the Friday night's 50/50 who generously donated his winnings to the cause.

All seniors without a service contract must report to the Ministry Center TODAY (Wednesday) at 3:00 p.m. for mandatory extra help. Failure to report will be regarded as a cut class.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, October 14, from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Gustafson, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk or Mrs. Downey 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 p.m. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fordham Prep Fathers’ Club will celebrate Italian Heritage tonight here at the Prep at 7:15 p.m. 



A.M.

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 11, 2016

C – DAY 

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club students going to Arthur Avenue are to meet in the Hall of Honor at 3:00 p.m. today.

On November 18 we are sponsoring our Fall Blood Drive. Anyone 16 years of age and older is eligible to donate blood. Mark your calendar.  

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Archbishop Stepinac on Friday and Iona Prep yesterday, both by a score of 5-0 to clinch the division title. Goals were scored by James Corasaniti, James Murray, Paul Brusco, Brendan Frawley, 2 by Dino Esposito and 5 by Jorge Gonzalez. The team, now 12-0-0, will play Xavier tomorrow away.

The Rams won their league game Friday night 35-21 against St. Joes by the Sea to improve to 4-1.  Matt Valecce threw for 4Td’s, Justin Otunba rushed for 135 yards on 8 carries. Liam McHale caught 2Td’s, while Will Loffredo, and Josh Johnson each caught 1 TD. The Rams next game is at Iona Prep on Saturday at 1:30.  

On Saturday, the Freshman Swimming and Diving Team took on school rival Xaverian in their opening dual meet of the season. The team started off winning the 200medley relay with the team consisting of Claudio Galea, Malik Saunders, Evan Barr, and William Finnerty. The Prep continued to dominate the meet with individual wins in the 50 and 100 free by Evan Barr, 50 Fly by Ajani Isles, and the 50 Breast by Claudio Galea. Other outstanding and fast performances were put in by Christopher Torres, Christopher Clow, Declan Molloy, Aidan Galvin, William Finnerty, Malik Saunders, Jake Bernardi, CJ Plantemoli, Langston Lee, and Juan Reyes. The team takes on Molloy this Saturday at Chaminade High School. Come out and support the team! 

This past Saturday the Crew Team continued to set new benchmarks of success by posting the best results ever at the Head of the Housatonic. The Freshman team raced four eights and continued its record-setting season, with the "A" boat finishing in seventh place, the highest finish ever at the Head of the Housatonic by a Prep freshman eight.  The other Prep freshmen eights finished in 18th, 24th and 29th place.  The Varsity squad fielded five varsity eights and came home with silver medals in both the First & Second Varsity eight events.  The team's Third & Fourth Varsity eights finished in 23rd & 25th place respectively in the Second Varsity event.  Congratulations to the Crew Team on a great weekend of racing. Next Saturday, the Freshmen and JV crews head to Philadelphia for the Navy Day Regatta while the Varsity takes the day off to prepare for the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston the following week.

All who intend to try out for either the JV or Varsity Hockey team are reminded of tomorrow night's meeting, which will begin at 7pm in the Commons.  Each player is expected to attend with at least one parent.  Please bring your tablets to the meeting.  

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are -

8:42 am - Sarah Lawrence College

9:26 am - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

10:10 am - Johnson & Wales University

1:06 pm - Creighton University

1:50 pm - Miami University

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors who have not submitted their service contracts must report to the Ministry Center at 3:00 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, for extra help. Failure to report will be treated as a cut class. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, October 14, from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Gustafson, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk or Mrs. Downey 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 p.m. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of William J. Teasdale, grandfather of Owen Fitzgerald '19. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ronald E. Hoina, father of Ronald A. Hoina '82 and grandfather of Zac Hoina '17. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 7, 2016

B– DAY

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club Students who would like to march in the Morris Park Columbus Day Parade on Sunday or go to Arthur Avenue on Tuesday must hand in a signed permission form to Mrs. Simeone, Ms. Faustini, or Mr. DiFato.

The Bluegrass Club will meet today at 3:00 p.m. in room 313 to sample from the Elton John catalogue. New members--musicians and singers of all abilities--are always welcome.

All students taking the train to this afternoons Kayak adventure are to meet Mike DeLia in the Prep lobby at 2:45p.m.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team will play Stepinac today at home at 3:30 p.m. on Murphy field.  The team will try to clinch their divisional title. Come out and support the team and wear maroon!

Attention: All JV football players who didn't receive a spirit pack Sweatshirt or T-shirt please see Mr. Kurtin in his office before the end of the day. 

Squash registration is now active on the FP Athletics website please click on Ram Zone - online athletic registration - Squash to sign-up. Click here.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 am - Northeastern University – Please note: this will take place in the theatre.

12:22 pm - Wells College

Attention Seniors: Mr. John Buckley of Fordham University will conduct individual interviews on October 21. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's Office. Fordham University will also hold a panel presentation by the College Deans on October 27, at 7:00 p.m. Students who are interested should sign up on Naviance. The event will take place in Fordham University's Duane Library, 2nd Floor, Tognino Hall.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

PLEASE JOIN US WHILE TICKETS LAST….

Parents – looking to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones?   Come join the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Clubs at the Tapas for Trips event on Thursday evening, October 13 from 6-9 p.m. and enjoy an international wine tasting, sample some tasty appetizers and desserts and learn more about the Global Educational Programs. Register online by Sunday, October 9. Sponsorship opportunities are also available on the registration form even if you cannot attend the event.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance next Friday, October 14, from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. 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. 



A.M.

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 6, 2016

A– DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Fordham Prep Mock Trial Team will be having its first organizational meeting today, October 6, in room 217. New members welcome.

Italian Club Students who would like to march in the Morris Park Columbus Day Parade on Sunday or go to Arthur Avenue on Tuesday must hand in a signed permission form to Mrs. Simeone, Ms. Faustini, or Mr. DiFato.

ATHLETICS

The Fordham Prep Gridiron Club will be hosting a Fan Appreciation Night for students on Friday, October 7, just prior to the Prep’s game against St. Joseph’s by the Sea. The event will take place from 5 – 6:30 PM in Mentor’s Court and the Hall of Honor. Complimentary pizza, beverages, and a giveaway for those who attend (giveaway subject to availability). Students can also have their picture taken with “Granite II”, the Prep’s live ram mascot. Come out and support your fellow Rams!

Intramurals Schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 6 - Freshmen

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

 Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are –

8:42 am - Kenyon College

9:26 am - Columbia University

1:06 pm - Loyola University, Chicago

1:50 pm - Bates College

 Attention Seniors: Mr. John Buckley of Fordham University will conduct individual interviews on October 21. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's Office. Fordham University will also hold a panel presentation by the College Deans on October 27, at 7:00 p.m. Students who are interested should sign up on Naviance. The event will take place in Fordham University's Duane Library, 2nd Floor, Tognino Hall.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Students interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Hiomer's office door. We will leave at 3:00 p.m. from the Ministry Center.

Today, Campus Ministry will continue to host a bake sale and provide a card to sign to support the family of fallen firefighter Michael Fahy. Mr. Fahy, a member of Annunciation parish in Yonkers, and father of three, was killed in the line of duty last week. In addition, On Friday, October 7, at the Varsity Homecoming Football game, we will be collecting donations at the gate as well as running a 50/50 raffle. The suggested donation is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for Prep students (who usually attend games for free). All proceeds will be donated to support the Michael J. Fahy Children's Education Fund provided through the FDNY Foundation. We look forward to seeing you support our RAMS and this wonderful cause. Kick-off is 7:00 p.m.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance next Friday, October 14th from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. 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. 

Join the Blackout and buy limited edition Homecoming shirts available today for the football game against St. Joe’s by the Sea at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. The purchase of a shirt for $20 comes with a dress-down day on Friday. Join the herd and buy the shirt, but remember supplies are limited.

OTHER NEWS

Attention Parents/Guardians: Due to the low rate of responses we received from the invitation, the Fordham Prep/NYU Concussion Protocol Presentation originally scheduled for this evening, October 6, has been postponed. More information will follow later in the year with a possible date offered in the spring.

Attention Parents/Guardians: Please check your email for an important notice regarding placing ads and personalizing the 2017 Fordham Prep Yearbook for your son! 


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 5, 2016

F – DAY

 

Juniors are reminded that there is a 4th period assembly today in the theatre. You are reminded to bring your device to the assembly.

Please note: The Computer Center will close at 1:00 p.m. today.

ACADEMICS

Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you are dropping/adding a course, the deadline is today, Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 p.m. After that you will remain in all courses enrolled.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

Students going to the opera on Thursday should pick up their tickets today from Mrs. Simeone in room 243.

All students attending Friday's kayaking adventure must see Mr. Viele in room 250 during consultation today for important information.

The Fordham Prep Mock Trial Team will be having its first organizational meeting Thursday, October 6, in room 217. New members welcome.

Join the Blackout and buy limited edition Homecoming shirts on Thursday, October 6, for the football game against St. Joe’s by the Sea at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. The purchase of a shirt for $20 comes with a dress-down day on Friday. Join the herd and buy the shirt, but remember supplies are limited.

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity Soccer team defeated Holy Cross yesterday 6-2.  Tom Santos scored three goals, Lewis Govan scored two goals and Devan Gupta also had a goal.

The Fordham Prep Gridiron Club will be hosting a Fan Appreciation Night for students on Friday, October 7, just prior to the Prep’s game against St. Joseph’s by the Sea. The event will take place from 5 – 6:30 PM in Mentor’s Court and the Hall of Honor. Complimentary pizza, beverages, and a giveaway for those who attend (giveaway subject to availability). Students can also have their picture taken with “Granite II”, the Prep’s live ram mascot. Come out and support your fellow Rams!

All who intend to try out for either the JV or Varsity Hockey team are reminded on next Wednesday evening's meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons.  All potential players are required to attend to with at least one parent.

Intramurals Schedule:

Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Seniors

Thursday, Oct. 6 - Freshmen

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please enter your transcript requests into Naviance for any schools with deadlines in November by Friday, October 7.  

Attention Seniors: The College of the Holy Cross will be interviewing this morning. If you have an interview scheduled, please see Mrs. Isabel this morning.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Seniors: The deadline for submitting your service contract is today!

The Social Justice Committee will meet Thursday morning, October 6, at 7:35 a.m. in room 313.  New members are always welcome.

All those seniors going on the Bear Mountain retreat on Friday should meet in room 327 right after school today for 5 minutes to discuss important details.

Today, Campus Ministry will provide a host a bake sale and provide a card to sign to support the family of fallen firefighter Michael Fahy. Mr. Fahy, a member of Annunciation parish in Yonkers, and father of three, was killed in the line of duty last week. All proceeds will be donated to support the Michael J. Fahy Children's Education Fund provided through the FDNY Foundation.

In addition, On Friday,10/7 at the Varsity Homecoming Football game, Campus Ministry lead by Mr. Kravatz and senior Gregory Zingone will be hosting a fundraiser for the family of fallen firefighter Michael Fahy. The group will be collecting at the gate of the game as well as running a 50/50 raffle. The suggested donation is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for Prep students (who usually attend games for free). All proceeds will be donated to the educational fund for the three children that Mr., Fahy left behind.  We look forward to seeing you support our RAMS and this wonderful cause. Kick-off is 7:00 p.m. 

OTHER NEWS

Attention Parents/Guardians: Due to the low rate of responses we received from the invitation, the Fordham Prep/NYU Concussion Protocol Presentation originally scheduled for this Thursday evening 10/6 has been postponed.  More information will follow later in the year with a possible date offered in the spring.

Attention Parents/Guardians: Please check your email for an important notice  regarding placing ads and personalizing the 2017 Fordham Prep Yearbook for your son! 

 


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 4, 2016

E – DAY

 

Freshmen are reminded that there is a 4th period assembly today in the theatre.

ACADEMICS

All students who have double-signed contracts for Liturgical Choir Class please meet Mr. Farnum in the Commons before 1st period begins. Please note the first Liturgical Choir Class meets today during Activities period in the Band Room. Please be on time.

Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you are dropping/adding a course, the deadline is this Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 p.m. After that you will remain in all courses enrolled.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

The Simpsons Club will meet during Activities period in room 327.

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

Italian Club meeting in room 243.

The Electronics Music Club and the Math team will meet in room 341 today during Activities.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society is meeting this afternoon in room 252 during Activities Period. All are welcome but members must supply their own blue paint.

There is a mandatory meeting for all members of the Outdoor Adventure Club attending this Friday's kayak adventure in room 250 during Activities period today.

There will be a Habitat for Humanity Club meeting today in Mr. Smith's office in the Ministry Center during Activities period. New members are welcome!

 Operation Smile and the NYC Explorers will NOT meet today and will reconvene next E-day.

For a complete list of all clubs and activities click here.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Holy Cross 5 - 0.  Goals were scored by Luke McNamara, Dino Esposito, Jorge Gonzalez and two by James Corasaniti.  The team, now 10 - 0, will play Stepinac, at home, on Friday.

Intramurals Schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 4 (E-Day) - Sophomores

Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Seniors

Thursday, Oct. 6 - Freshmen

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please enter your transcript requests into Naviance for any schools with deadlines in November by Friday, October 7.  

Attention Juniors: College Kickoff Night is tonight at 7:00 pm.  It is a mandatory program for all juniors and their parents or guardians.

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today –

8:42 am-College of Mount Saint Vincent

9:21 am-Bryant University

10:00 am-St. John’s University

10:39 am-University of Richmond

12:36 pm-University of California Riverside

Attention Seniors: There are still slots available for interviews with the College of Holy Cross. See Mrs. Isabel in the guidance office to sign up. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

On Wednesday, Campus Ministry will provide a card to sign and host a bakesale to support the family of fallen firefighter Michael Fahy. Mr. Fahy, a member of Annunciation parish in Yonkers, and father of three, was killed in the line of duty last week. All proceeds will be donated to support the Michael J. Fahy Children's Education Fund provided through the FDNY Foundation.

All students signed up for the Nature Retreat on Friday should see Dr. Carney in room 327 to get information sheets and permission forms.  

Attention Juniors: A list of participants for Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus, is posted on the bulletin board near Mr. Carney's Office in the Commons. Any problems, see Fr. Sullivan.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Howard Abel, grandfather of Sam Abel '19. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – OCTOBER 3, 2016

D – DAY

Sophomores are reminded that there is a 4th period assembly today in the theater.

ACADEMICS

Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you are dropping/adding a course, the deadline is this Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 p.m. After that you will remain in all courses enrolled.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Napoli.

ACTIVITIES

October is National Italian Heritage Month. Each day this month there will be a word of the day in Italian on one of the television screens in the Commons.  It will also consist of an English translation and an example of the word in a sentence. We hope you enjoy this month’s presentation and learn a little bit of Italian in the process!

There will be a brief meeting after school in room 243 today for all students going to see La Boheme this week.

The Diversity Alliance will meet today after school in room 232.  All are welcome.

ATHLETICS

Varsity Soccer wins 4-0. Holy Cross today at home.

On Saturday, the Varsity Football team played their first away game of the season at Mount St. Michael's winning 35-13. Wasting no time the offense jumped out to a 21-0 start in the 1st quarter and never looked back. It was a solid team effort as the offense and defense dominated both sides of the ball. Matt Valecce went 18/22 for 346 yards and 4TD’s, while adding 46 yards on the ground. Will Loffredo had 7 receptions for 134 yards and 2TD’s. Thomas Natkin had 4 receptions for 49 yards; Liam McHale had 3 receptions for 118 yards and a TD. Justin Otunba had a 20 yard reception for a TD, and also rushed for a TD from 16 yards out. The defense was led by senior Jose Matos. He recorded 11 tackles, and a sack. Linebacker Eddy Madden had 10 tackles. Aidan Donnelly recorded 4 tackles and 1 ½ sacks. Gino Gallela, making his first start at safety recorded 3 tackles and 1 interception. With this win, the Rams improve to 2-1 in league, and 3-1 overall. The Rams are home this Friday night to take on St. Joseph by the Sea for homecoming night. Come out and support your Rams. 

On Sunday, the Crew Team enjoyed unprecedented success at the Textile River Regatta in Lowell, Massachusetts. The four Freshman Eights opened the day's racing by posting the best results ever for Fordham Prep freshman eights at the Textile by finishing 4th, 9th, 24th and 25th, with the top two freshman eights both topping the Prep's previous best 16th place finish in the Freshman event.  In the afternoon varsity events, the Prep First and Second Varsity Eights both won their respective events convincingly. The Varsity Eight successfully defended their 2015 title and expanded their 2015 winning margin of less than a second to a solid 14 second win over repeat 2nd place finisher Arlington-Belmont of Massachusetts.  The Second Varsity Eight won their event for the first time ever with a solid 15 second win also over Arlington-Belmont. The Prep's 3rd and 4th Varsity Eights also had outstanding results placing a solid 11th and 15th overall in the Second Varsity event and being the fastest 3rd & 4th Varsity eights at the race respectively. Congratulations to the Crew Team on an outstanding day of racing.  Next weekend the team competes on Saturday at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Shelton, Connecticut.

Intramurals Schedule:

Monday, Oct. 3 - Juniors

Tuesday, Oct. 4 (E-Day) - Sophomores

Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Seniors

Thursday, Oct. 6 - Freshmen

The Hockey Program will hold its annual pre-season meeting on Wednesday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m., in the Commons. All who intend to try out are required to attend the meeting with at least on parent.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please enter your transcript requests into Naviance for any schools with deadlines in November by Friday, October 7.  

Attention Juniors: College Kickoff Night is tomorrow at 7:00 pm.  It is a mandatory program for all juniors and their parents or guardians.

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today –

 8:42 am - University of Scranton

9:26 am - University at Albany, State University of New York

12:22 pm - Sacred Heart University

1:06 pm - SUNY Oswego

1:50 pm - Towson University

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: A list of participants for Emmaus 268, the November Emmaus, is posted on the bulletin board near Mr. Carney's Office in the Commons. Any problems, see Fr. Sullivan.

OTHER NEWS

Ticket sales for “An Evening of Song Featuring world-acclaimed tenor, Ronan Tynan,” go online at 10:00 a.m. this morning. The concert, which will be held in the Leonard Theatre, will benefit the 175th Anniversary Annual Fund and the Prep’s Fine Arts Programs. Details and ticketing information can be found here on our webpage. 

 


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

C – DAY

As a reward to the senior class for their excellent start to the school year, the administration has decided to extend their privilege of wearing senior polos rather than shirt, tie and blazer.  All underclassmen will be required to have blazers starting on Monday, October 3.  Seniors will have an additional two weeks (starting October 17) before they too will begin wearing blazers.

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will saddle up for the first time this afternoon at 3:00 pm in room 313. New members are always welcome.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Xavarian yesterday 3-0. James Corasaniti, Peter Marment and Paul Brusco all scored to seal the win. The team, now  ranked number 1 for all schools in NY City by MSG, will play Christ the King today at home.

Attention FP Hockey players: There will be no off-ice hockey conditioning session today. Conditioning sessions will continue next week, at 3:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday. 

The Hockey Program will hold its annual pre-season meeting on Wednesday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m., in the Commons. All who intend to try out are required to attend the meeting with at least on parent.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

The Class of 2018 College Kickoff Night is Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. This is a mandatory event for all Juniors and their parents or guardians. School dress is not required. 

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today –

 8:42 am - Manhattan College

9:26 am - Vanderbilt University

10:10 am - Bucknell University

1:06 pm - Seton Hall University

1:50 pm - University of Bridgeport

MOTHERS’ CLUB

GET YOUR RAM RAFFLE TICKETS

The 2016-2017 Ram Raffle campaign is underway!!!   And this year, we are giving you a GREAT way to celebrate 175 years of our beloved Fordham Prep AND win $15,000.  Show your FP pride buy purchasing a special $125 Ram Raffle ticket.  You get all the benefits of the $100 ticket, PLUS a limited edition Fordham Prep bucket hat (below).  Please support this very important FPMC fundraiser – go online to www.FordhamPrep.org and visit the FPMC page, where you can learn more details about the Ram Raffle  or click here to buy your tickets.

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

B – DAY

We extend a very warm welcome to our guests from St. Ignatius' College Riverview of Sydney, Australia.  13 students and 4 faculty members from our brother Jesuit school are here at the Prep for the next 10 days as part of our Global Education exchange program.  We are excited for our time together and grateful for the many gifts our companions in mission will bring to the Prep during their visit.  For more information about St. Igantius' College, visit: www.riverview.nsw.edu.au

ATHLETICS

Mohamed Elshorbagy, Gregory Gaultier, Omar Mosaad and maybe someday you?  If you are interested in joining the ranks of these Squash giants attend the mandatory squash meeting in room 250 at 2:45pm today.  This meeting is for anyone interested in playing Varsity Squash some point today.

The first day of senior basketball Intramurals has been pushed back one day and will take place on Friday.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Juniors: The Class of 2018 College Kickoff Night is Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. This is a mandatory event for all juniors and their parents or guardians. School dress is not required. 

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today –

8:42 am - Purdue University

9:26 am - University of Maryland

11:38 am - SUNY Oneonta

1:06 pm - Utica College

1:50 pm - Colgate University

A representative from the College of the Holy Cross will conduct interviews on Wednesday, October 5. There is a sign-up sheet in Mrs. Isabel's Office.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Students interested in tutoring this afternoon at St. Ignatius Middle School in Hunts Point can sign up on the service office door in the Ministry Center. Tutoring will take place on Thursdays this year.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

GET YOUR RAM RAFFLE TICKETS

The 2016-2017 Ram Raffle campaign is underway!!! And this year, we are giving you a GREAT way to celebrate 175 years of our beloved Fordham Prep AND win $15,000.  Show your FP pride buy purchasing a special $125 Ram Raffle ticket. You get all the benefits of the $100 ticket, PLUS a limited edition Fordham Prep bucket hat.  Please support this very important FPMC fundraiser – go online to www.FordhamPrep.org and visit the FPMC page, where you can learn more details about the Ram Raffle or click here to buy your tickets.

The Mothers’ Club is sponsoring its Tapas for Trips cocktail party on Thursday, October 13, at the Prep. All proceeds will support the Global Education and Service Immersion trip programs. The event is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and learn about these exciting programs.  Registration information can be found on the Prep website. 

OTHER NEWS

Prep families and friends are invited to attend, “An Evening of Song featuring world-renowned tenor, Ronan Tynan.”  The concert, which will benefit the 175th Anniversary Annual Fund and the Prep’s Fine Arts Programs, will be held next March in the Leonard Theatre.  Tickets for this special event will be available online only beginning next Monday, October 3.  Additional information can be found on our webpage.

 



A.M.

WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

A – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES


Announcing an open casting call for prep student singers! Would you like to perform on the stage of the Leonard Theatre and be a part of the Prep’s 175th anniversary celebration, “An Evening with Ronan Tynan”? We’re looking for a group of students who together will perform a 5-minute medley of songs, arranged by Mr. Farnum. There will be 3 to 5 rehearsals, beginning in January. The concert is on March 11.

Come to the Band Room today at 3:00 pm to learn more and please email Mr. Farnum today or tomorrow if you plan to attend.


ATHLETICS

Will Follana scored two goals yesterday afternoon as the the Junior Varsity Soccer team tied St. Francis Prep 2-2.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Juniors: The Class of 2018 College Kickoff Night is Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. This is a mandatory event for all juniors and their parents or guardians. School dress is not required. 

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today -

 8:42 am - The Cooper Union

9:26 am - Bentley University

10:10 am – Le Moyne University

10:54 am - Boston College will meet in the Library Guidance Room

11:38 am - Iona College

 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

GET YOUR RAM RAFFLE TICKETS

The 2016-2017 Ram Raffle campaign is underway!!! And this year, we are giving you a GREAT way to celebrate 175 years of our beloved Fordham Prep AND win $15,000.  Show your FP pride buy purchasing a special $125 Ram Raffle ticket. You get all the benefits of the $100 ticket, PLUS a limited edition Fordham Prep bucket hat.  Please support this very important FPMC fundraiser – go online to www.FordhamPrep.org and visit the FPMC page, where you can learn more details about the Ram Raffle or click here to buy your tickets.

 



A.M.

TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

F – DAY

Note: Mrs. O'Donnell's mentoring class (4th period) will meet in room 329 today.

ACADEMICS

Mr. Homers' Junior religion classes will have a review session for tomorrow's exam today during consultation in room 313.

ACTIVITIES

Announcing an open casting call for prep student singers! Would you like to perform on the stage of the Leonard Theatre and be a part of the Prep’s 175th anniversary celebration, “An Evening with Ronan Tynan”? We’re looking for a group of students who together will perform a 5-minute medley of songs, arranged by Mr. Farnum. There will be 3 to 5 rehearsals, beginning in January. The concert is on March 11.

Come to the Band Room on Wednesday, September 28, at 3:00 pm to learn more and please email Mr. Farnum today or tomorrow if you plan to attend.

ATHLETICS

Correction: It was Liam McHale who made the 9 yard touchdown catch against Kellenberg at Saturday’s Varsity football game.

Yesterday, the Varsity Soccer team defeated St. Francis Prep 1-0. Sam Davidson hit a loose ball at goal and scored from 30 yards away. Micheal Kennedy earned his third shutout in a row. The team, now 7-0, will play Xaverian on Thursday away and Christ the King on Friday at home.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today -

10:10 am - Rochester Institute of Technology

11:38 am - Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

12:22 pm - Moravian College

1:06 pm - Stonehill College

1:50 pm - University of Connecticut

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the FORDHAM PREP MOTHERS' CLUB tonight, Tuesday, September 27, for our first monthly meeting as we welcome Dr. Joseph Petriello to the Prep. This meeting is co-hosted with the Fathers' Club and will be a great way to begin the year! We will have a great spread of food and drink! Hear all about the events planned this year and learn how you can get involved! We hope to see you tonight!

6:30-7:00 pm Meet and Greet

7:00-7:30 pm Mothers' Club Business

7:30 pm Dr. Joseph Petriello will share his remarks as he begins his first year as Principal

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eleanor Breslin, grandmother of Nicholas Breslin '16, Kevin Breslin '18 and John Breslin ‘19. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.


 

A.M.

MONDAY – SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

E – DAY

 As we continue our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Spanish Club highlights Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Sonia Sotomayor. Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954, in the Bronx. She attended Blessed Sacrament and graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School. She graduated from Princeton University, Yale Law School and passed the bar in 1980. In 1992, she became a U.S. District Court Judge and was later elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. Nominated by President Barack Obama on 2009, she became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. And guess who attended Cardinal Spellman with Sonia Sotomayor? Our very own Mr. Bozzone from our History Department and Mrs. O’Halloran in Administration!

ACADEMICS

There is a mandatory meeting today, E-Day, Activities Period, in the Band Room on the 3rd floor for all students interested in receiving a 1/2 credit for Liturgical Choir Class. If for any reason you cannot make this meeting, you must immediately contact Mr. Ken Farnum, Mr. Craig Smith or Mr. Michael Kravatz in order to set up an audition before Thursday morning.

ACTIVITIES

There will be a FPTV meeting after Activities period today, in the smart classroom off of the computer center.

The Sports Debate Club will meet today in room 242 during activities period. New members are welcome.

Operation Smile will meet immediately after announcements in room 313 this afternoon.

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

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

Fiddle Sticks Lacrosse will meet today after school on Murphy field.

The Italian Club will be meeting in room 243 today after PM attendance. We will introduce this year's officers, give an overview of the club, and discuss upcoming events for Italian Heritage Month, which begins on October 1.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet in room 252 during Activities Period. All are welcome, but please not, doves will not be provided.

Announcing an open casting call for prep student singers! Would you like to perform on the stage of the Leonard Theatre and be a part of the Prep’s 175th anniversary celebration, “An Evening with Ronan Tynan”? We’re looking for a group of students who together will perform a 5-minute medley of songs, arranged by Mr. Farnum. There will be 3 to 5 rehearsals, beginning in January. The concert is on March 11.

Come to the Band Room on Wednesday, September 28, at 3:00 pm to learn more and please email Mr. Farnum today or tomorrow if you plan to attend.

The Meditation Club will meet today in room 250 from 2-2:15 p.m. All are welcome.

Help out a homeless veteran today!  Buy a Fratagonia/fighting ram shirt from Mr. Viele's mentor group today!  Shirts are $20 and can be purchased from Mr. Viele in room 215. Proceeds benefit Backpacks for Life!

There will be an Outdoor Adventure Club meeting today during Activities period in room 250 for all students interested in a kayaking adventure on Friday, October 7.  See Mike DeLia or Mr. Viele for more details!

Mathletics is looking for a few good men!  Former members and new members are always welcome.  Come to room 355 today during Activities period to see what Mathletics is all about.

For a complete list of all clubs and activities click here.

ATHLETICS

On Thursday, the Varsity Soccer team defeated Number 1 ranked Archbishop Molloy 1-0. James Corasaniti's header found Sophomore Jorge Gonzalez who scored with just 3 minutes to play in the game.  Fordham Prep will play St. Francis Prep today at 4:00 pm on Murphy Field. Both teams top their divisions and are the final two undefeated teams in the City. Come out and support the team.

Congratulations to senior Conor Hughes, who won the Six Flags Invitational in New Jersey, over 132 runners.  Conor led the Prep to a 3rd place finish out of 19 teams, with sub-18 minute performances from Charles Gstalder, Will Maghak and Jonah Shortall.  Charlie Dillon led the JV to 4th place, and Freshman Niall Ryan finished 10th out of 230 runners to pace the Freshmen to 7th out of 19 teams.  Congrats on a great trip.

The Rams won a thriller Saturday night 34-31 against league opponent Kellenberg Memorial. The Rams watched a 27-10 lead evaporate in the 4th quarter as the Firebirds scored 3 TD’s in 11 minutes. The Rams were down 31-27 with 58 seconds left in the game. Junior Matt Valecce led the Rams downfield and fired a 51 yard strike to Thomas Natkin for the game winner. The Rams score came with just 5 seconds left in the game and ended Kellenberg’s valiant comeback. With the win, the Rams improve to 2-1, 1-1 in league play. For the game, Matt Valecce went 17/28 for 277 yards 4TD’s, he also ran for 22 yards on 8 carries. Receivers Will Loffredo had 8 catches for 115 yards and 1TD, Thomas Natkin had 3 catches for 92 yards and 2 TD’s, Jack O’Neill had 4 catches for 61 yards, and James McHale had a 9 yard TD catch. Joey Drago led the ground attack with 41 yards on 7 carries and Eddy Madden rushed for 17 yards and a TD. The defense was led by Aidan Donnelly’s 11 tackles, Owen Lombardi, Matt Conlon, Jose Matos, had over 7 tackles each. The Rams will travel to Mount St. Michael on Saturday, October 1. Game is set for 3: 00 p.m. Come out and support your Rams.

Attention all students interested in Wrestling: There will be an introductory meeting on today in the auxiliary gym at 2:30 pm. 

There will be a meeting in room 342 today at 2:30 pm for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring.

This past Saturday the Freshman Crew Team opened their high school rowing careers on Fish Creek at the Tail of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York.  The team fielded four freshman eights and posted outstanding results with the prep crews finishing 7th, 10th, 11th, and 14th. The team's 4th Varsity Eight stepped up to the 1st Varsity Eight race and finished in 10th place among 1st Varsity eights.  Congratulations to the Freshman team on an excellent weekend of racing.

On Sunday, the Varsity Crew Team competed at the Head of the Potomac in Washington, DC. The 1st Varsity Eight finished in a close second place only three seconds behind host Thompson Boat Center and the 2nd Varsity Eight finished in 5th place, first among 2nd Varsity Eights, in the 27 boat field.  Next week, both the Varsity and Freshman Crew Teams travel to Lowell, Massachusetts to compete in the Textile River Regatta on Sunday.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today-

8:42 am - Georgia Institute of Technology

10:39 am - Pace University

11:57 am - American University

1:15 pm - University College Dublin

 A representative from the College of the Holy Cross will conduct personal interviews on October 5. You must be signed up on Naviance, and in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

 



A.M.

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

D – DAY

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Tonight, Thursday, September 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. is “Back to School Night.” Freshman parents should arrive by 7:00 pm. Parents will follow their son’s “C- Day” schedule which can be accessed through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is very important that you arrive with your son’s schedule. Paper copies will not be available for you upon your arrival. There will be no parent parking at the Prep lot. Parking will be available in the University lot at no charge and shuttle buses will be running from 6 – 10 p.m.

Attention those students who are on Gold Sheets: Gold Sheets will be distributed today immediately after PM Attendance in the Library Seminar Room.  Students on Gold Sheets received an email from Mrs. Napoli reminding you of this very important meeting this afternoon.  Attendance is Mandatory!  If you miss the meeting please be prepared to stay for JUG on Monday, September 26.

ACTIVITIES

Interested in participating at school Masses in a unique and joyful way? Come join the Liturgical Choir! We will be having auditions Monday during Activities period in the band room. All skill levels are welcome. Please see Mr. Smith in the Ministry Center with questions. 

Attentions Students, Faculty, Alumni and friends of the Prep: Would you like to help homeless veterans?  Buy a fighting Ram shirt from Mr. Viele's mentor group today! Shirts are $20 and can be purchased in room 250 after school.  Proceeds benefit Backpacks for Life!

There will be an Outdoor Adventure Club meeting on Monday, September 26, during Activities period in room 250 for all students interested in a kayaking adventure on Friday, October 7.  See Mike DeLia or Mr. Viele for more details!

Attention Freshmen: there is still time to sign up to be a guide for Ram for a Day. Please review the email Mr. Serton sent on Wednesday. Sign-ups will remain open through the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, September 23.

ATHLETICS

Attention all students interested in Wrestling: There will be an introductory meeting on Monday, September 26, in auxiliary gym at 2:30 pm. 

There will be a meeting in room 342 on Monday, September 26, at 2:30 pm for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are:

9:26 am - Hobart and William Smith Colleges

10:10 am - University of Toronto

10:54 am - University of Notre Dame will meet in the theater

1:06 pm - The University of Arizona

1:50 pm - Villanova University

A representative from the College of the Holy Cross will conduct personal interviews on October 5. You must be signed up on Naviance, and in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Emmaus 267, the September Emmaus, will have its final organization meeting immediately after school this afternoon.  All participants, juniors and seniors, should attend.   The meeting will be brief, so please be prompt.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The Mothers’ Club is sponsoring its Tapas for Trips cocktail party on Thursday, October 13, at the Prep. All proceeds will support the Global Education and Service Immersion trip programs. The event is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and learn about these exciting programs.  Registration information can be found on the Prep website.  


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

C – DAY

 

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity Soccer team defeated St. Peter's prep yesterday 6-1.  Lewis Govan and Tom Santos both scored two goals. Vlad Deputat and Quinlin Cronin each added a goal.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Colleges visiting today are:

8:42 am - St. Bonaventure University

10:10 am - Saint Leo University

11:38 am - University of Southern California

1:06 pm - SUNY New Paltz

1:50 pm - Wagner College

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The Mothers’ Club is sponsoring its Tapas for Trips cocktail party on Thursday, October 13, at the Prep. All proceeds will support the Global Education and Service Immersion trip programs. The event is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and learn about these exciting programs.  Registration information can be found on the Prep website. 

OTHER NEWS

Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, is “Back to School Night.” Parents will follow their son’s “C- Day” schedule which can be accessed through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is very important that you arrive Thursday evening with your son’s schedule. Paper copies will not be available for you upon your arrival. There will be no parent parking at the Prep lot. Parking will be available in the University lot at no charge and shuttle buses will be running from 6 – 10 p.m.


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

B – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

The Italian Club would like to thank the entire Fordham Prep community for their generous donations towards our Bake Sale for Earthquake Relief in Italy. Due to the overwhelming donations of baked goods, we will be continuing our bake sale today during periods 3-7.  We have exceeded our goal of $1000 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Italian Relief Services, an initiative of the National Italian American Foundation. Thank you again for your generosity.

Volunteers are needed to help out on Back to School Night, Thursday, September 22, from 6 – 10 p.m. Service hours are available. Please sign up in Mrs. O’Halloran’s office.

Students interested in going to see La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera House on Thursday, October 6, can sign up in room 243 after PM attendance on Tuesday.  Tickets are $20.  See Mrs. Simeone for more

information.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the JV Football team got their first win of the season against St. Joe’s by the Sea. The team won 22-20, with the offense being carried by running backs Kobe Simpson and Jack Andreana. Quarterback Derek Bufano also orchestrated important touchdown drives before the end of the first half and to end the game. The defense was led by freshmen JR Coster and Liam O'Shea. 

The JV Soccer team defeated Regis HS yesterday 2-0.  Tom Santos and Vlad Deputat each scored a goal.

Yesterday, the Cross Country team competed in the Jim Scott Challenge at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island. Senior Conor Hughes won the individual two mile title in dramatic fashion with a time of 9 minutes 41 seconds, running 5:08 for the first mile and 4:33 for the second. Senior Arthur Gooden took 6th  in the 17 man field, and Charles Gstalder, Will Maghak, and Jonah Shortell broke 11 minutes to help the Prep place 2nd to Xavier. Freshmen Niall Ryan, Roman Cammarota and Miguel Negrete led the Freshmen to a close third, and Jared Copeland, Enmanuel Cruz and Mariano Parubi helped the JV take 2nd.  Congrats on a great mee.

All students are reminded to bring their gym uniform, sneakers, and a water bottle to cycle 2 Physical Education classes.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

All freshmen are reminded to bring their completed summer assignments and the “7 Habits” book to guidance class next week.

Attention Seniors:  Colleges visiting today are:

Wentworth Institute of Technology at 8:42 am

Marist College at 9:26 am

Davidson College at 1:06 pm

Drew University at 1:50 pm 



A. M.

MONDAY – SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

A – DAY

Reminder: The Handbook Acknowledgement form is due from all students today. All mentors should return the forms to Mrs. Napoli’s office.


ACTIVITIES

FPTV will meet immediately after school in the smart classroom, next to the computer center.

Volunteers are needed to help out on Back to School Night, Thursday, September 22, from 6 – 10 p.m. Service hours are available. Please sign up in Mrs. O’Halloran’s office.

Students interested in going to see La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera House on Thursday, October 6, can sign up in room 243 after PM attendance on Tuesday.  Tickets are $20.  See Mrs. Simeone for more

information.

Attention Freshmen: If you are interested in being a Ram for a Day guide, you must attend a meeting today at 3:00 p.m., in room 232/233.  Please also make sure to read the email sent by Mr. Serton.

Who stole Mr. Burns?  No one!  Apparently, Mr. Burns did not want to go down to the Activities Fair so instead he hid under a desk.  Sorry for the alarm; thanks for the concern Fordham Prep: Mr. Burns is back home with Homer and Lisa.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Varsity Crew Team opened their fall season with a solid win at the CRI Fall Classis Regatta in Boston.  The Prep 1st Varsity Eight finished in first place in the 13-boat Junior Eight field with the team's 2nd and 3rd Varsity Eights finishing 2nd and 5th respectively.  Congratulations to the Crew Team on a dominating opening to their fall season.  Next week the Freshman Crew Team opens their season at the Tail of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York on Saturday, while the Varsity travels to Washington, DC to compete at the Head of the Potomac Regatta on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Varsity and JV Cross Country teams opened at the Regis Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park.  The Varsity were led by Seniors Arthur Gooden and Ben Cruz, who scored top 25 finishes in their races of 150 runners.  The 11th grade race was led by Will Maghak and Jonah Shortall, each in the top 20 out of 150 runners, and Charles Gstalder and Jared Copeland led the Sophs with top 20 finishes of their own. Today they'll take on Xavier and Regis at the Jim Scott Invitational on Randall's Island

The Varsity Football team lost a heartbreaker on Saturday in OT to league opponent Holy Trinity 45-38.  Down 24-14 at halftime, the Rams came out in the 3rd quarter and scored 2TD’s to take a 27-24 lead. Holy Trinity would answer right back with a touchdown taking back the lead 31-27. In 4th quarter Pat Wolff’s 27 yard FG cut Trinity’s lead to 31-30. Holy Trinity's powerful run game would strike again to up their lead to 38-30 with 1:30 left in the game.  Junior Matt Valecce commanded the offense downfield and capped it off with a TD pass to Jack O’Neill with 25 seconds left. Joey Drago caught a Valecce pass for the 2 point conversion to tie the game at 38. On the first play in OT, Holy Trinity scored on a 20yd run and took the lead for good 45-38. This Saturday the Rams play at home against Kellenberg Memorial. Kick-off is 7:00 p.m. Come out and support your Rams!!! 

On Saturday, the Varsity Soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell 1-0 with a late game goal by Sam Davidson on a cross by Matt Milaccio.  The Rams let up only one shot and generated 12 in a very physical match. The team, now 5-0, will play Molloy on Thursday, at Alley Pond Park, in a rematch of last year's City Final.

The JV Soccer team defeated Monsignor Farrell HS 3-0 on Friday.  Vlad Deputat, Tom Santos, and Lewis Govan each scored a goal.  The team will host Regis HS today on Murphy Field at 4:30pm.

All students are reminded to bring their gym uniform, sneakers, and a water bottle to cycle 2 Physical Education classes.

GUDIANCE AND COUNSELING

The following colleges are visiting today, Monday, September 19:

Penn State University at 8:42 am

Wheeling Jesuit University at 9:26 am

Marymount University at 10:10 am

SUNY Maritime College at 10:54 am

All freshmen are reminded to bring their completed summer assignments and the “7 Habits” book to guidance class next week.

 MINISTRY AND SERVICE

 Seniors are reminded to report to the theater for a service assembly during 4th period today.

Attention Juniors: Emmaus 267, the September Emmaus, will have an important organizational meeting in the Ministry Center immediately after school this afternoon.  All participants should attend.

Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded that they are required to attend this evening’s meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in room 342. 

 Sophomore Discovery and Senior Ad Amorem retreat registration is now underway. Students can register here on the Campus Ministry section of the Prep's website.



A.M.

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

F – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Attention Freshmen: If you are interested in being a Ram for a Day guide, you must attend a meeting on Monday, September 19th, at 3:00 p.m., in room 232/233.  Please also make sure to read the email sent by Mr. Serton today.

Who stole Mr. Burns?  During the excitement, confusion and joy of the Activities Fair, a Mr. Burns Pez dispenser was taken from the Simpsons table.  Perhaps the person thought they were being given away, but the other characters, particularly Homer and Lisa, miss him terribly.  Please return Mr. Burns to Doc Carney in room 327.  No questions asked.

The Italian Club will be sponsoring a bake sale on Monday, September 19th with ALL proceeds going to earthquake relief efforts in Italy. Members are asked to bring baked goods to room 231 before AM attendance on Monday.  The Italian Club would also gratefully accept any additional monetary donations to help the earthquake victims in Italy.

Attention Fordham Prep Ambassadors: Our first meeting will take place today at 3:00 p.m. in room 232.  Please check your email for two important items from Mr. Serton.  

ATHLETICS

All students are reminded to bring their gym uniform, sneakers, and a water bottle to cycle 2 Physical Education classes.

The Varsity Soccer Team defeated Regis yesterday 5-2. James Corasaniti gave the Rams an early 1-0 lead. The team fell behind 2-1 in the second half and with just 10 minutes to play, Luke McNamara tied the score on a penalty kick. James Murray scored once more and sophomore Jorge Gonzalez scored two goals to seal the win. The team, now 4-0, will play Farrell tomorrow, away at 2:00 p.m. 

Good luck to the following FP teams competing this weekend. 

Friday, 9/16 JV soccer vs. Farrell - 4 PM (Murphy Field)

Friday, 9/16 V Football vs. Holy Trinity - 7 PM (Coffey Field)

Saturday, 9/17 Fr. Football vs Xaverian - 1 PM (Murphy Field) 

Saturday, 9/17 JV. Football vs. St. Joe's Sea - 3:30 PM (Murphy Field)

Saturday, 9/17 Cross-Country - Regis Inv. - 12PM - 3 PM (Van Cortlandt Park)

Saturday, 9/17 V. Soccer @ Farrell - 2 PM

Saturday, 9/17 V. Crew - CRI Inv. (Charles River- Boston)

Come out and show support for your FP athletic teams!!

GUDIANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: The Wake Forest University representative will be in the theater today, Friday, September 16th  at 9:26 a.m. Be sure to sign up on Naviance. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded that they are required to attend Monday evening's meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in room 342. 

Sophomore Discovery and Senior Ad Amorem retreat registration is now underway. Students can register here on the Campus Ministry section of the Prep's website.


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

E – DAY

Today, September 15, we begin to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. During this month, the Spanish Club would like to recognize Hispanics who have made outstanding contributions to our society.  Today we recognize Monica Puig, who won for Puerto Rico the 1st Olympic gold medal in history. We’re so proud of you Monica!

ACTIVITIES

The Activities Fair will take place today in the Competitive Gym during Activities period. The Activities Fair is open to Freshmen and Transfer Students Only. Club Moderators and their leadership are reminded to be at their tables promptly at the beginning of the period. Freshmen Mentors have instructions for the Fair.

Any musician who is interested in joining one of the performing ensembles this year should see Mr. LaGamma at the Activities Fair.

The Italian Club will be sponsoring a bake sale on Monday, September 19th with ALL proceeds going to earthquake relief efforts in Italy. Members are asked to bring baked goods to room 231 before AM attendance on Monday.  The Italian Club would also gratefully accept any additional monetary donations to help the earthquake victims in Italy.

Attention Fordham Prep Ambassadors: Our first meeting will take place on Friday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m. in room 232.  Please check your email for two important items from Mr. Serton.   

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Emilia Morales Flores, paternal grandmother of Jesus Morales '17 and Diego Morales '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May she rest in peace.


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

C – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

 Information about this year's global education trips to Australia, Belize, China, Italy and Tanzania can be found at fordhamprep.org/globaleducation

ACTIVITIES

The Activities Fair will take place this Thursday, E-Day, in the Competitive Gym.  The Activities Fair is open to Freshmen and Transfer Students Only.  It will be held during the Activities Period which runs from 2:01 p.m. until 2:36 p.m. Club Moderators and their leadership are reminded to be at their tables promptly at the beginning of the period. Freshmen Mentors have instructions for the Fair.Transfer Students can see Mrs. Napoli for the Activities Booklet.

Will the following Choir members please report to the Commons outside the Attendance Office after these announcements: Luis Chavez, Reyd Williams, Jonathan Robles, Michael Blackwell, and Steven Thomas.

There will be an Italian Club meeting today in room 243 for officers only.

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for the hit, Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th in the Leonard Theatre from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  You only need to attend one audition and it will not take the whole time. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song, and bring the sheet music if you have it. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show!  Students involved could also use their participation to begin fulfilling their Fine Arts requirement.  See Mr. O'Sullivan for more details!

 ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team defeated Xavier yesterday 3-1. Brendan Frawley scored one with an assist from Sam Davidson and Luke McNamara scored 2. Michael Kennedy had 5 saves. The team will play Regis next on Thursday away.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please check your emails for an important announcement regarding college visits that will begin this Friday, September 16th.

OTHER NEWS

Senior Graduation Portraits: Photographers will return to Fordham Prep on Wednesday, September 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If your son did not have his portrait taken or if you want a retake, please have him report to the Hall of Honor before attendance. Retakes require a check for $10 made out to Thornton Studio. Please remember: your son must be clean-shaven with no jewelry. Feel free to contact Mr. C. Lauber (lauberc@fordhamprep.org) if you have any questions.

CELEBRATORY ANNIVERSARY MASS: The Prep’s Celebratory 175th Anniversary Mass is almost here. Students, parents, alumni and faculty are invited to join us for Mass at the historic Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m., followed by Brunch at India House. Fr. Devron will give an update on the 175th Anniversary Campaign and debut the Liam Neeson-narrated video, “175 Years of Faith, Scholarship & Service: The history of Fordham Prep.” Details will be emailed to all confirmed attendees. Register to attend here.

Announcing the FPMC Big Brothers' Closet this Thursday, September 15 10:30-1:30 p.m.

Do you need an extra blazer to keep in your locker? Have you outgrown your khakis or need a new necktie? Here is your chance to do some shopping this Thursday in the Hall of Honor during your lunch period. If you see something you need, it is yours! Stop by the Big Brothers' Closet table, say hello to Mrs. McGrath and her team of mothers, and see what you might need for the coming school year. Happy shopping! 

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

B – DAY

 

ACADEMICS

Information about this year's global education trips to Australia, Belize, China, Italy and Tanzania can be found at fordhamprep.org/globaleducation

ACTIVITIES

FPTV will meet immediately after school in the smart classroom, next to the computer center.

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for the hit, Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th in the Leonard Theatre from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  You only need to attend one audition and it will not take the whole time. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song, and bring the sheet music if you have it. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show!  Students involved could also use their participation to begin fulfilling their Fine Arts requirement.  See Mr. O'Sullivan for more details!

Attention Liturgical Choir: The following students please report to the Commons next to the Attendance Office after these announcements:  Kevin Breslin, Christopher Eagan, Edward Madden, Thomas Marra, Matthew Mascia, Blaise Narcisco, Arthur Severino, Stephen Thomas, and Luis Chavez.     

Attention all Freshmen: If you are interested in being a Ram for a Day guide, you must attend an organizational meeting on Monday, September 19th, at 3:00 p.m.  Please watch your emails for more information from Mr. Serton.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Football team opened up the 2016-17 season with a solid win over non-league opponent Warwick Valley High School on Saturday night.  After a Wildcats TD on their opening drive the Rams took control the rest of the way. Behind a solid performance for the offensive line, Junior QB Matt Valecce went 21 for 29 for 288 yards 3TD’s. He connected with Will Loffredo for two scores, who finished with 9 receptions for 125 yards. Thomas Natkin had 6 receptions for 102 yards and Joe Drago added 4 receptions for 50 yards. On the ground the Rams were led by Justin Otunba’s 76 yards on 10 carries and a TD. Drago also had 29 tough yards on 5 carries and Matt Valecce added 24 yards on 4 carries. Fordham’s defense was led by seniors Matt Conlon, Aidan Donnelly, Owen Lombardi, and Jose Matos III. Each of them finished with 5 tackles each. Thomas Walsh also contributed with 4 tackles. Jack Goodkin had an interception and finished the game with 2 tackles. George Gaspar also contributed to a stout run defense which held the Wildcats to under 100 yards. The Rams start league play this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. on Coffey Field as they take on the Titans from Holy Trinity. It will also be the first game of The Rams Touchdown for Cancer campaign. The Rams are participating in a fundraiser for St. Jude’s children Hospital, and for every TD scored in the next 3 games, we hope to raise money for the St. Jude’s Cancer Foundation. Join us as we look to help the children who suffer from cancer and support cancer research. Here is the link:   https://pledgeit.org/tac16-fordham-prep-rams-bronx-ny

The Varsity Soccer team defeated IONA on Friday by a score of 6-2.  Goals were scored by Juniors Scott Sullivan and Senior Shane Queenan while Junior James Murray and Senior Luke McNamara each scored two goals. The team will play their first home game today on Murphy field against Xavier at 4:00p.m.  Come out and support the team. 

Friday afternoon the JV Soccer team defeated Iona Prep 3-0.  Nick Miraglia, Lewis Govan, and Tomas Santos each scored a goal.

There is a Crew Team meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in room 211.  All members on the fall roster must attend.

There is a mandatory Parents’ Orientation meeting for all parents whose sons are on the Crew Team roster for the fall season.  The meeting will take place at 7:15 p.m., tonight, Monday, September 12th, in the theatre.

Attention all Freshmen and Sophomores: Try something new and join the bowling team! See Mr. Pedro today in room 311, at 3:00 p.m.  No experience is necessary, just the interest to learn a new exciting sport and the will to compete for your school.

Looking to improve your endurance, get faster, and become more fit? It is not too late to join the Freshman Cross Country team. See or e-mail Mr. Chavez.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors: A list of participants for Emmaus 267, the September Emmaus, is posted on the bulletin board near Mr. Brian Carney's office.  It is important that the participants in Emmaus 267 attend a very brief meeting in the Ministry Center immediately after school this afternoon. 

OTHER NEWS

 If you have any health forms for the nurse in your backpack or locker, please bring them to the nurse now or give to your mentor immediately.


 


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

A – DAY


PLEASE NOTE: TODAY IS A SPECIAL ORDER DAY – 20 MINUTE PERIODS.

ACTIVITIES

Attention all Freshmen: If you are interested in being a Ram for a Day guide, you must attend an organizational meeting on Monday, September 19th, at 3:00 p.m.  Please watch your emails for more information from Mr. Serton.

ATHLETICS

Looking to improve your endurance, get faster, and become more fit? It is not too late to join the Freshman Cross Country team. See or e-mail Mr. Chavez.

 Just a reminder: There will be a mandatory Fall Baseball meeting in room 211 after school to finalize some items before tryouts. 

 The Varsity Soccer team kicked off their season Wednesday by defeating Stepinac 3-0. Goals were scored by Dino Esposito, Eduardo Perez and Luke McNamara.It was an overall great team effort.  

 


 

 





A.M.

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 1, 2016

EXAM WEEK

ACADEMICS

Starting Tuesday, May 31, any student who wants to add, drop or change a class they registered for, must file an Appeal form.  The forms are located outside Mrs. Napoli’s office.  The last day to file an appeal is Friday, June 3.

 

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

 

ATHLETICS

Yesterday, the 4 x 800 m relay of Conor Lundy, Matthew Dougherty, Art Gooden and Conor Hughes qualified for the New York state championship at last night’s Warwick relays. Conor Hughes' anchor leg of one minute 54 seconds sealed the trip to Syracuse for the squad. Congrats, and best of luck

 

Football helmets will be distributed on Monday, June 6, to the following: 

Varsity Linemen 2:30, Varsity Skills 3:15, JV 4:00.
Varsity linemen practice 3:30-4:30; Varsity skills 4:20-5:30.
JV TBA

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any Junior who still needs service hours should see Mr. Homer today at 11:00am in the Ministry Center.

All Freshmen participating in the Camden service trip must meet in the Ministry Center at 11:05am today.

OTHER NEWS

Please join the Fordham Prep Mothers' Club this Thursday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm, as we host a shop and share event at the Lilly Pulitzer store in the Westchester Mall. Don't miss this fun evening of shopping, refreshments and supporting the Prep. Bring your friends and family, 10% of the evenings proceeds will be donated to the Prep.


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – MAY 31, 2016

EXAM WEEK

ACADEMICS

Starting Tuesday, May 31, any student who wants to add, drop or change a class they registered for, must file an Appeal form.  The forms are located outside Mrs. Napoli’s office.  The last day to file an appeal is Friday, June 3.

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Varsity Lacrosse team who defeated St. Joseph Collegiate 11-4 yesterday to win the program's first CHSAA "AA" State Championship. Overall, the Rams finished the season with a record of 14-8. 

Over the weekend, the Varsity Baseball team held off elimination from the CHSAA playoffs as they defeated Regis HS in back to back games. On Saturday, down 3 runs heading into bottom of the 7th inning, the Rams came all the way back to score 4 runs.  The final play came off the bat of Conor McNamara, who sky high pop-up landed in right field scoring the tying and winning run to complete the amazing comeback.

On Sunday, in a decisive game 3 vs. Regis HS, the Rams fell behind 2-0 after the 1st inning.  Starting pitcher Nick Koutoulas would go on to retire 11 straight batters and keep the game tied at 2.  In the 6th inning, Billy Duffy's RBI single and Conor Young's squeeze bunt gave the Rams a 4-2 lead.  Fordham Prep would add 2 more in the 7th inning and go on to defeat Regis 6-2 advancing to the CHSAA Championship Tournament. 

On Saturday, the Prep Track and Field team competed in the State Catholic Championship, and saw Conor Lundy complete his CHSAA career with his third straight title in the 1600 meter run. This is the first time that a CHSAA athlete has won 3 straight One mile Run titles since 1933-1935. Lundy, Conor Hughes, Matt Dougherty and Art Gooden took second in the 4x800 relay in a thrilling finish. Sophomore Colin Duignan became the first Prep Sophomore to Pole Vault 14 feet as he took 2nd place and earned a trip to the overall state champs in Syracuse in two weeks.  The Freshman 4x100 relay of Steven Thomas, Adetoni Aboyade-Cole, Pat Mehler tied a 9 year old school Freshman record---the previous record stood for 55 years and included Mr. Mazullo's uncle, Anthony Mazzullo '65. Congrats on a great meet!

This past weekend the Crew Team competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championships in Nashport, Ohio. The team had received bids for the Varsity, Second Varsity, Junior and Freshman Eights and all competed strongly against the best high school teams in the country.  The highlight of the weekend was the Varsity Eight which advanced to the National Championship Grand Final for the first time ever and finished as the 5th place crew in the nation edging out the 2013 National Champion Central Catholic High School of Pittsburgh in the event won by National Champion New Trier High School of Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations to Matt Ptucha, Sean Haggerty, Alex Calder, Emiliano O’Connor, Jorge Gonzalez, Oisin Galvin, Brendan Burbage, Mike Jones and John Tomsen on a great racing weekend. In two weeks the Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eights will close out the most successful season ever with the Varsity Eight competing in the US Rowing Youth National Championships in West Windsor, New Jersey and the Second Varsity Eight competing in the NSRA National Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Helmets will be distributed on Monday, June 6, to the following: 

Varsity Linemen 2:30, Varsity Skills 3:15, JV 4:00.
Varsity linemen practice 3:30-4:30; Varsity skills 4:20-5:30.
JV TBA

REST IN PEACE

Arthur McCormack Sr. passed away over the weekend. Arthur was the Director of Admissions and a member of the History department for many years at the Prep. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MAY 26, 2016

F – DAY

ACADEMICS

Starting Tuesday May 31 any student who wants to add, drop or change a class they registered for must file an Appeal form.  The forms are located outside Mrs. Napoli’s office.  The last day to file an appeal is Friday June 3.

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

ACTIVITIES 

Congratulations to Mr. Homer's sophomore mentor group, our new Academic Trivia champions.  Yesterday's final resulted in a hard-fought win against Mrs. Estrella's juniors. Thank you to the sophomore and junior mentor groups, and all who contributed to our $700 gift to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 

All sophomore participants in today's soccer tournament please meet on the backfield at 3:00 pm.  If any team who submitted a roster wants to alter their team, please email Miss Dempsey this morning.

ATHLETICS

Attention students: the Fordham Prep Soccer Club will be hosting an athletic equipment drive today in the Commons. Please see flyers in the Commons for details.

 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Freshmen going to Camden in June should meet in the ministry center immediately after pm announcements today.

 

Mr. Smith's mentor group will be selling FP ram camo hats in the commons today and next week. Hats are $20 and all proceeds benefit Operation Hat Trick which supports service members and veterans who have been wounded while serving our country. Please see Mr. Smith in the Ministry Center with questions.

 

All Sophomores and Juniors on service Tennessee trips this summer are reminded to pick up important information in room 325.

 

OTHER NEWS

Boys taking part in the Australia Exchange are asked to check their Fordham Prep email for an important message.

All students receive a yearbook. If you have not received yours yet, please see Mr. Lauber in the Administration area after PM attendance.

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club has placed a donation cart in the Hall of Honor. They are collecting your used required reading books for the Big Brother's bookcase.  The Mother's Club will distribute collected books in August. Thank you for your donation.



A.M.

TUESDAY – MAY 24, 2016

D – DAY

ACADEMICS

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

ACTIVITIES

Sophomore Student Government will be hosting a soccer tournament for Sophomores on the backfield on Thursday, May 26th, at 3:00 PM. Sign-ups close next Wednesday afternoon. Please go to the link in the email sent out to the grade if you wish to sign up.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Tennis team competes for the CHSAA Championship today at 4:00pm vs. Iona Prep at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center at Crotona Park in the Bronx. The rain date is Thursday, at 4:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Yesterday, the Varsity Baseball team defeated Mount St. Michael 13-1 behind another stellar performance on the mound by Conor McNamara. The offense pounded out 13 hits led by Jimmy Hulbert’s three-run homerun, Jason Apostle who had three hits and reached base 5 times , Nick Scambia added two more and Danny Alvarez closed things out in the bottom of the sixth with a bases loaded double Fordham plays Regis Thursday in the next round of the playoffs.

Any students interested in joining the Cross Country team this fall are asked to attend a short meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at 2:30pm, in room 225.

All those students looking to play basketball next year need to attend a brief but mandatory meeting Wednesday, May 25, 2:30pm, in room 216. Workouts, camps, and summer league will be the topics.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled.

OTHER NEWS

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club has placed a donation cart in the Hall of Honor. They are collecting your used required reading books for the Big Brother's bookcase.  The Mother's Club will distribute collected books in August. Thank you for your donation.

All students receive a yearbook. If you have not received yours yet, please see Mr. Lauber in the Administration area after PM attendance. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Martin Elmlinger, grandfather of William '19, Peter '15 and Christopher '12. Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sue Maloney, grandmother of Robert Baumann '17 and Patrick Baumann '19. Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lydia Jackson, grandmother of Paul Pabon '00 and Great Aunt to Raymond D. Gonzalez (Science). Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Yolanda Scheri Dowe, grandmother of Nicholas Dowe ‘18 and Alexander Dowe ‘15, passed away on Sunday, May 22. . Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – MAY 23, 2016

C – DAY

ACADEMICS

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

ACTIVITIES

Sophomore Student Government will be hosting a soccer tournament for Sophomores on the backfield on Thursday, May 26th, at 3:00 PM. Sign-ups close next Wednesday afternoon. Please go to the link in the email sent out to the grade if you wish to sign up.

ATHLETICS

The Prep Crew Team traveled to Philadelphia this past weekend to compete against the best teams in North America in the largest high school regatta in the world.  In the 90-year history of the Stotesbury Regatta, no Fordham Prep Varsity Eight had ever advanced to a Final until this past Saturday.  After advancing to the Semi-Finals on Friday, the Prep Varsity Eight proceeded to advance to the Petite Final Saturday afternoon where it edged out Winter Park High School from Florida and St. Augustine High School of New Jersey for 4th place.  The team’s Second Varsity Eight also advanced on Friday to Saturday’s semi-finals for the first time in school history, but missed advancing to Saturday afternoon’s Finals.  The Freshman Eight also had a good race in placing 23rd out of 42 crews missing the semi-finals by only 6 seconds.  Next week the team’s Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Junior Varsity Eight and Freshman Eight, which all received bids to the 2016 Scholastic National Championships, will travel to Lake Dillon in Nashport, Ohio to compete against the best teams in the United States. Good luck to all the Prep athletes as they represent the Prep proudly in taking on the best crews in the country in search of a National Championship trophy.

On Saturday, the Track and Field team took 3rd place at the CHSAA City Championship. Senior Conor Lundy swept the 2 mile and mile runs, and Junior Conor Hughes took 2nd in the 800 meter run.  Senior Dillon Frawley and Soph Colin Duignan led a 2nd to 6th place finish in the Pole Vault, Sophomore Ryan McKay placed 3rd in the Discus, and Mark-Anthony Hudson, Hunter Wiles and Charles Gstalder all won 1st place in their weight division events. Congrats on a great meet!

Congratulations to the Varsity Lacrosse team who defeated St. John the Baptist 9-8 in the CHSAA intersectional state semi-final. The team advanced to the Championship game to be played on Tuesday, 5/24, at 5:45 PM, on Murphy field vs. Kellenberg. 

On Tuesday, JV Lacrosse defeated Iona Prep 11-9 for the 2016 City Championship Title. Congratulations to the team for an exciting win. Defense was aggressive the whole game but especially strong in the 4th quarter. Offense lead the way with goals by: Devin Tunney-1 goal; Andrew Coyne-1 goal 3 assists; Colin Rueda-3 goals 3 assists; Jack Stroligo- 1 Goal; Brendan Sowarby-3 goals 1 assist; Quinn Beyer-1 goal 2 assists. Strong performance in net by Goalie Danny Heslin.

For the overall season, the JV LAX team went 7 and 7 for a 500 record. Well done!

Any students interested in joining the Cross Country team this fall are asked to attend a short meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at 2:30pm, in room 225.

The JV Baseball team defeated Monsignor Farrell 2-1 in a playoff seeding matchup this weekend. Alfredo Delgado led the way on the mound allowing just 1 run in a complete game effort striking out 14 batters. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th after a single by Justin Perrota, Matt Aventuro laced an RBI double to left centerfield to tie the game, and would score on an overthrow by the shortstop sparking a dramatic walk off win. The team now plays for the top 4 in the city with a 1st round seeding matchup at Stepinac on Tuesday afternoon.

The Freshman Baseball team finished its season on Saturday by falling to Iona prep 7-2.  Congratulations to the freshman team on finishing with an overall record of 11-4. 

All members of the Fordham Prep Squash team please see Mr. Kurtin in his office before the end of the day. 

There will be a meeting for all players wishing to participate in soccer today after school in room 403. The meeting is mandatory.

All those students looking to play basketball next year need to attend a brief but mandatory meeting Wednesday, May 25, 2:30pm, in room 216. Workouts, camps, and summer league will be the topics.

 MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All students interested in participating in the Fordham Prep Ambassador program next school year should come to a short organizational meeting today at 3:00 PM in the Theatre.

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled.

OTHER NEWS

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club has placed a donation cart in the Hall of Honor. They are collecting your used required reading books for the Big Brother's bookcase.  The Mother's Club will distribute collected books in August. Thank you for your donation. 

All students receive a yearbook. If you have not received yours yet, please see Mr. Lauber in the Administration area after PM attendance.


A.M.

FRIDAY – MAY 20, 2016

A – DAY

ACADEMICS

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

ACTIVITIES

Sophomore Student Government will be hosting a soccer tournament for Sophomores on the backfield next week on Thursday, May 26th, at 3 PM. Sign-ups close next Wednesday afternoon. Please go to the link in the email sent out to the grade if you wish to sign up.

ATHLETICS

There will be a meeting for all players wishing to participate in soccer, Monday, May 23, after school in room 403. The meeting is mandatory.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All students interested in participating in the Fordham Prep Ambassador program next school year should come to a short organizational meeting on Monday, May 23rd, at 3:00 PM in the Theatre.

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled.

OTHER NEWS

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club has placed a donation cart in the Hall of Honor. They are collecting your used required reading books for the Big Brother's bookcase.  The Mother's Club will distribute collected books in August. Thank you for your donation.

All students receive a yearbook. Please pick up your copy in the Commons today if you have not already done so.


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MAY 19, 2016

A – DAY

ACADEMICS

All APUS Textbooks must be returned to room 217 ASAP.

ATHLETICS

Last Saturday the Sophomore Track & Field Team took 2nd out of 35 schools at the CHSAA Catholic State Champs.  The throwers led the way, scoring 17 of the Prep's 31 points.  Ryan McKay and Kyle McHugh took 2nd and 4th in the Discus, Christian Dimitri and McKay took 2nd and 4th in the Javelin, and Giancarlo De La Rosa and Dimitri were 3rd and 4th in the Shot Put.  Colin Duignan repeated as 110m hurdle champion and took 2nd in the Pole Vault, Justin Ortiz was 2nd in the High Jump, and the 4x100 meter relay of Arinze Uddoh, Mark Hudson, Ken Hurtado and Will Loffredo ran the 4th best time in Prep Sophomore history.  Congrats on a great meet.

On Tuesday, the Junior Varsity Tennis team defeated Dalton 6 games to 1. Singles winners included Artie Mabaka, Karol Walec, Carlos Peraza and Michael Cohen. Thomas Kim, Nicolas Eccles, Carlos Rodriquez and Richard Owen won their doubles matches.

There will be a meeting for all players wishing to participate in soccer tomorrow, Monday, May 23, after school in room 403. The meeting is mandatory.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All students interested in participating in the Fordham Prep Ambassador program next school year should come to a short organizational meeting on Monday, May 23rd, at 3:00 PM in the Theatre.

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled.

OTHER NEWS

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club has placed a donation cart in the Hall of Honor. They are collecting your used required reading books for the Big Brother's bookcase.  The Mother's Club will distribute collected books in August. Thank you for your donation.

All students receive a yearbook. Please pick up your copy in the Commons today if you have not already done so.

Students traveling to Australia with Dr. Gelpi are reminded of the Parent Meeting taking place tonight, at 7:00 pm, in the Commons. Students must attend with a parent.  


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MAY 18, 2016

F – DAY 

ACTIVITIES 

Attention Freshmen advancing to Italian II and II honors next year: There will be a brief meeting in room 243 at 2:40pm today.  Please bring your tablets.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Varsity Tennis team for their huge 3-1 win over St. Francis Prep yesterday in the first round of playoffs. Solid wins by doubles teams of Hayden Sharnsky and AJ Genovesi as well as Will Pascocello and Chris Friend set the stage for the clinching victory by Rich Guints in singles. The Rams will play next Tuesday in the CHSAA "A" Division Championship versus Iona Prep. With this win the Rams also move on into the Mayor's Cup invitational. Details for upcoming matches to follow.

The Junior Varsity Tennis team defeated Chaminade High School yesterday 5 matches to 2.  Artie Mabaka, Thomas Kim, Carlos Peraza and Nicolas Eccles were singles match winners.  Carlos Rodriquez and Richard Owen won in their doubles match.  

Congrats to the JV Lacrosse team who defeated Iona Prep 11-9 yesterday to win back to back CHSAA City Championships 

Congrats to Varsity Baseball senior James Hulbert who pitched a perfect game yesterday on "Senior Night" to lead the Rams to a 4-0 victory over Cardinal Hayes. Hulbert struck out 10 batters in an 80 pitch masterpiece. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Today will be the last tutoring session at St. Ignatius School. Students interested in going can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the Ministry Center.

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled. 

OTHER NEWS

Students traveling to Australia with Dr. Gelpi are reminded of the Parent Meeting taking place Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 pm in the Library Seminar Room. Students must attend with a parent.  




A.M.

TUESDAY – MAY 17, 2016

E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

The Comic Book club will meet today in room 333 during activities period.

Simpsons Club will meet.

Italian Club meeting today in room 233.

ATHLETICS

Last night some more good news was received by the Prep Crew team.  The Prep Freshman eight was extended an at-large bid to the Scholastic Rowing Association’s National Championship regatta to be held in two weeks in Nashport, Ohio.  The Prep Freshman will join the Varsity, Second Varsity and Junior Varsity Eights which received automatic bids to the National Championship due to their wins at the New York State Championships this past weekend.  Congratulations and good luck to the entire Prep Crew Team in Ohio!

Mandatory football meeting today, 2:30-2:45pm in the theater.

Yesterday, Varsity tennis lost a close one 2-3 to Iona Prep in a final regular season match to determine playoff seeding. Today the Rams host St. Francis Prep here at 3:00pm in the first round of the playoffs.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Students in Mr. Lacinak's E2 Guidance Class are reminded that their "mission statements" with quotes are to be e-mailed to Mr. Lacinak.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled.



A.M.

MONDAY – MAY 16, 2016

D – DAY

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Freshman Track and Field team topped 35 teams to win the State Catholic Freshman Championship for the 3rd straight year. Joe Salamone and Adetoni Aboyade-Cole earned individual state championships in the Javelin and Triple Jump respectively, as did the 4x800 relay of Jared Copeland, Kelly Hughes, Luke Ferrando and Charles Gstalder. Pole Vaulters Aron McCusker, Jack Bennett, Nicholas Miraglia, Michael Coughlin and Steven Thomas took 2nd through 6th places, Brendan Kennedy medaled in both the Shot Put and Discus, and Andre Villarba and Tyler Dejesus topped 100 feet in the Javelin.  Chris Balthazar and Pat Mehler medaled in the hurdles, Ali Burch anchored the 4x400 relay to second place, and Gstalder, Ferrando and Copeland added exciting distance performances. Congrats to the Freshman State Champs! 

Freshman Baseball beat Boston College Prep 3-2 in intense style. Avni Mustafaj threw 4 solid innings giving up 1 unearned run. Aiden Valez went 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a triple scoring 2 runs to keep the game tied and close. Arthur Long came in relief for 3 innings finishing with 4 Ks no walks to end the game.  Rams swept BC this year continuing an 18 year old tradition between 2 solid Jesuit High Schools. 

The JV Baseball defeated All Hallows last night 6-1, behind a duel pitching effort from Peter Gornik and Alfredo Delgado. The duo combined to throw 7 innings without surrendering an earned run. At the plate, Matt Aventuro knocked in 3 runs and JP Silvestri also had a big RBI Single. The team wraps the regular season Tuesday at Cardinal Hayes. 

FP Varsity Rugby side defeated St. Anthony’s 32-17 in their last league match of the season, and will now be heading to the NY State Rugby Finals in Utica, NY,  June 3rd through 5th. Thanks go to all the family, friends and alumni that came to support the team. Congratulations goes to the entire program!

This past weekend the Crew Team had unprecedented success at the New York State Championships in Saratoga Springs.  Opening the weekend, the Freshman Eight placed 4th in the state with the Novice Eights finishing 2ndand 6th in the Petite Final.  All Varsity team members who competed in Saratoga returned to the Bronx with medals.  The JV Eight won Bronze Medals as the 3rd fastest JV eight in the state behind Chaminade and Saratoga.  The 2nd Varsity Eight of Chris Padilla, Nick Chwalkowski, Tom Gillingham, Robert Finn, Robert Doyle, Niall Peel, Ryan Young, Dane Gesang and Anthony Marciano won the State Championship finishing with an open water win over Chaminade High School.  The First Varsity Eight of Matt Ptucha, Sean Haggerty, Alex Calder, Emiliano O’Connor, Jorge Gonzalez, Oisin Galvin, Brendan Burbage, Mike Jones and John Tomsen successfully defended their 2015 State Championship once again besting Chaminade and firmly establishing themselves as the fastest Varsity Eight in the state.  The Varsity, 2nd Varsity and JV Eight finishes all earned Fordham Prep automatic bids to the Scholastic National Championships in Nashport, Ohio in two weeks with the Varsity Eight also earning an automatic bid to the US Rowing National Championship in West Windsor, New Jersey in June. The Freshman eight just missed an automatic bid to the scholastic Nationals and now hopes to receive an at-large bid in the next few days. In addition, all the Prep crews have earned bids to the NSRA Nationals in Philadelphia in June.  Congratulations to all the athletes on the Crew Team for an outstanding weekend of racing.  Next week the team travels to Philadelphia to compete in the largest high school regatta in the world, the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

Mandatory football meeting Tuesday, May 17, E-day, 2:30-2:45pm in the theater.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled.


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – MAY 13, 2016

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Attention all National Honor Society Inductees: There will be a brief practice in the Leonard Theatre today at 2:45 PM. Please report to the theater immediately after PM attendance. 

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to sophomore Dan Gittings and junior John Mikus, both of whom qualified for the Westchester Golf Association Amateur Championship yesterday!

The Junior Varsity tennis team defeated Masters High school yesterday afternoon 7 games to 0.  Singles winners included Karol Walec, Artie Mabaka, Carlos Peraza, Thomas Kim and Matt Look.  Michael Cohen, Aidan Simpson, Richard Owen and Luis Mendoza won their doubles matches.

ATTENTION: All JV & Varsity Lacrosse players please report to room 342 today at 3:00 PM with your laptop or internet device.

Mandatory football meeting next Tuesday, May 17, E-day, 2:30-2:45pm in the theater.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student who wishes to serve at POTS this Sunday from noon-4 should see Mr. Kravatz. Service hours are available

All seniors who are still incomplete for service must report to Mr. Deane at 9:00 AM every day until their requirements are fulfilled

OTHER NEWS

From a field of over 6300 entries, the New York Times Editorial Contest selected Junior Aidan Donnelly's essay, "Concussion Hysteria," as one of 20 runners-up. Junior Nico Ferretti was also one of 125 finalists. Congratulations to both on this remarkable achievement!


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MAY 12, 2016

B – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Italian language students going to Arthur Avenue today are to meet in the Hall of Honor at 3:00pm.

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray."  Sophomore Dream Day is this Friday, May 13th. Sophomores should dress down and leave their bags at home. Lunch will be provided by the Mother's Club and activities will be on the backfield starting at 12.  Only the Sophomore class will be allowed on the backfield during 5th, 6th and 7th periods. Dream on Sophomores.

ATHLETICS

Attention all Freshman, JV and Varsity baseball players: Please report to the Main gym today at 3:15 PM with your laptops or internet device. 

 The Varsity Golf team finished the regular season with a 5-0 win over All Hallows yesterday.  Phil Hough, Charlie Sturges, Will Hyer, Tim McAward, Matt Zimmer and Christian Byrd each contributed to the win.  Hough and Hyer each recorded a one-over-par 37.  The team captured the Division title with an 11-1 League match record and will begin the playoff run Monday afternoon. 

 Congratulations goes to the FP JV Rugby side who defeated FASNY (French American School NY) 41-10 on Murphy Field yesterday. This Sunday sees Varsity and JV play league matches against St. Anthony’s on Murphy Field. Please plan to support the program and come watch the games.

The Varsity Lacrosse team will be playing Iona Prep for the CHSAA AA Championship today on Murphy Field. Please come out and support the Rams. Game time is 4:30pm.

The JV Baseball team defeated Xavier 10-0 yesterday at Allerton. Mark Neville went 5 strong innings on the mound, walking only 1, allowing 1 hit, and striking out 6.  Matt Denet had 2 hits and 4 RBI's, and Nick Dowe went 3 for 3 as well. In total the offense racked up 12 hits in the effort.

Mandatory football meeting next Tuesday, May 17, E-day, 2:30-2:45pm in the theater.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Modica, grandmother of Michael Concilio '18. Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – MAY 11, 2016

A – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined."  Sophomore Dream Day is this Friday, May 13th. Sophomores should dress down and leave their bags at home.  Lunch will be provided by the Mother's Club and activities will be on the backfield starting at 12.  Only the sophomore class will be allowed on the backfield during 5th, 6th and 7th periods.  Dream on Sophomores.

A reminder to Italian I, II, and II Honors students that permission slips for Thursday's trip to Arthur Avenue are now due to Mrs. Simeone or Ms. Faustini.

ATHLETICS

Fordham Prep Freshman Baseball beat Iona prep Gaels 2-1 in a nail biter. Nick Giuliano threw 61/3 innings striking out 1 while walking 2 and gave up no earned runs. Jack Andreana put up the first RBI with a dramatic sacrifice squeeze bunt to score the first crucial run and swing the winning momentum to help defeat the Gaels. 

Mike Blasone had 2 hits, including a booming double, as JV Baseball beat Regis 7-2. Liam McHale was the star on the mound tossing 6 innings striking out 4. Justin Perrotta had a clutch 2-run double in a 5-run 2nd inning

The JV Tennis team defeated Iona Prep yesterday 4 to 1. Jamie Lynch, Artie Mabaka, and Matt Look each won their singles match.  Thomas Kim and Nicolas Eccles won their doubles match.

On Monday, the Freshman Track and Field team repeated as archdiocesan champions, doubling the score of their nearest opponent in the 16-team sectional championship. Adetoni Aboyade-Cole won both the long jump and triple jump, and among the many gold medalists were Chris Balthazar in 400m hurdles, Pat Mehler in the 110m hurdles, Luke Ferrando in the 800m run, Charles Gstalder in the mile, Joe Salamone in the Javelin, Brendan Kennedy in the Discus and relay champions Steven Thomas, Nick Miraglia, Ali Burch, Kelly Hughes and Jared Copeland.

The Sophs took second in their sectional champs thanks to Hurdle Champion Colin Duignan who also pole vaulted 13 feet 6 inches for the best height achieved by a Soph in 5 years. Will Maghak was 800 meter champion, Justin Ortiz won the high jump and Ryan McKay won the Discus title. Congrats on a great meet

The Varsity Lacrosse team will be playing Iona Prep for the CHSAA AA Championship this Thursday on Murphy Field. Please come out and support the Rams. Game time is 4:30.

Mandatory football meeting next Tuesday, May 17, E-day, 2:30-2:45pm in the theater.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Freshmen are reminded to check their email for the Student Government primary ballot which will be open until the beginning of first period.

OTHER NEWS

Mothers' Club welcomes all to join this evening's special presentation on the Year of Mercy with Prep Religion Teacher and Campus Ministry Team member Mr. Craig Smith.  It's our last meeting of the year!  Bring a friend and join us at 6:30pm in the Commons.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Auria Martinez, mother-in-law of Mrs. Maureen Martinez, Director of Guidance and Counseling, and grandmother of Jack '17 and Jesse '18. Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

 


 

 A.M.

TUESDAY – MAY 10, 2016

F – DAY

Seniors are advised to settle any unpaid balances on their Cater to You accounts by today.

Seniors are reminded to give finalized table arrangements for the Prom to Mrs. Salvatorelli or Mr. Ritter by today.

ACTIVITIES

A reminder to Italian I, II, and II Honors students that permission slips for Thursday's trip to Arthur Avenue are now due to Mrs. Simeone or Ms. Faustini.

ATHLETICS

The JV Tennis team earned a 4 games to 1 match win against Masters High School yesterday afternoon.  Artie Mabaka, Thomas Kim, and Matt Look each won their singles matches. Nicolas Eccles and Michael Cohen won their doubles match.

The Varsity Lacrosse team will be playing Iona Prep for the CHSAA AA Championship this Thursday on Murphy Field. Please come out and support the Rams.  Game time is 4:30.

Mandatory football meeting next Tuesday, May 17, E-day, 2:30-2:45pm in the theater.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Freshmen: Students in Mr. Lacinak’s A4 & A6 Guidance classes are reminded to e-mail Mr. Lacinak a copy of their Mission Statements today!

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – MAY 9, 2016

E – DAY

Seniors are advised to settle any unpaid balances on their Cater to You accounts before Tuesday, May 10.

Seniors are reminded to give finalized table arrangements for the Prom to Mrs. Salvatorelli or Mr. Ritter by Tuesday.

ACTIVITIES

FPTV will meet immediately after school in the Yearbook Office.

The EDM Club will be meeting in room 341 during Activities period.

The first meeting of the Comics club will meet today in Room 333 during activities period. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. English

Operation Smile will meet at 2:00pm in room 313. NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15pm in room 313 today.

The Spanish Club will meet today.  All members must attend.

The Diversity Alliance will meet today.  All members must attend.

The Italian Club will be meeting today in room 233.

Attention Juniors: Today is the last day for submitting applications for Deans’ Council.

ATHLETICS

WOW!!  It finally happened!  Fordham Prep rugby beats Xavier at Varsity level.  Since the program was reestablished in 2011, the golden trophy that was always out of reach, was a Xavier varsity win.  Saturday saw Fordham Prep take that prize home. May 7th saw a fabulous display of rugby on Murphy Field, as FP faced rival Xavier at home in front of a large crowd of fans from both schools.  By halftime, Fordham lead by 15-0, after one of their best displays of collective effort as a single unit working as one.  The second half saw Xavier inch back into the game in an exciting match that showed that Xavier does not give up. Final score in a close finish …… 20-15 Fordham Prep!!

Yesterday, in a tune up for this coming weekend’s New York State Championships, the Crew Team braved strong winds and rain in the Basin of the Charles River to take on some of the best teams in New England in races hosted by Boston College High School.  The Prep’s freshmen crews all had challenging races in conditions more conducive to sailboat racing in going against the competition’s lower varsity eights and gained valuable racing experience in the process.  The Prep Varsity eight finished in Fourth place behind winner BC High while the 2nd and 3rd varsity eights posted 6th and 5th place finishes in their respective races.  Next week the entire team travels to Saratoga Springs, New York to compete in the New York State Championships with bids to the National Championships also at stake.

Attention Swimmers and Divers: You must pick up the Awards Dinner letter in room 135 before leaving school today.

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Farrell on Saturday, 4-2. Conor McNamara went the distance striking out 10. The offense was led by Danny Alvarez who had two RBI’s and Brian McAuliffe had two hits.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The race for Ecuador between Mr. Chavez and Mr. Gonzalez will take place this afternoon at 2:30 on the track. Don't miss this historic event which will support the victims of the recent earthquake.

OTHER NEWS

Boys traveling to Australia with Dr. Gelpi in June are meeting today during Activities Period in room 314.

Attention students who went to Europe with Mr. Bozzone last February:  There will be a final meeting to return emergency money and go over last minute details.


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – MAY 6, 2016

D – DAY

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO RIDE METRO NORTH: You will be put on summer vacation status and will not receive a ticket for June, July, or August. If you need a ticket due to sports or other commitments at the Prep, please advise Mrs. O’Halloran (ohallorm@fordhamprep.org) immediately.

Seniors are advised to settle any unpaid balances on their Cater to You accounts before Tuesday, May 10.

ACTIVITIES

Seniors are reminded to give finalized table arrangements for the Prom to Mrs. Salvatorelli or Mr. Ritter by Tuesday.

Attention Swimmers and Divers: You must pick up the Awards Dinner letter from Fr. O’Konsky in room 135, before leaving school today.

ATHLETICS

Despite a hard-fought match, the Varsity Golf team lost 3-2 to Iona Prep yesterday. Dan Gittings posted the team-leading 40 and Phil Hough, John Mikus and Andrew Zaback each shot 41.

Freshman Baseball defeated Saint Raymonds 5-2 yesterday. Matt King hurled 7 straight innings, recording 9 strikeouts, 1 walk and 2 earned runs to complete the win. John DeAngelis stroked a stand up double & collected 2 RBI's to wrap up the win. 

Varsity Tennis pulled off a narrow 3-2 victory over St. Francis Prep yesterday to remain undefeated. The Rams were anchored by strong performances in doubles by Neil Pere Check and AJ Genovesi as well as Will Pascocello and Chris Friend. The victory was clinched by Rich Guints in a third set tiebreaker 10-8. The final varsity tennis match of the regular season is Wednesday, May 11, against Iona Prep. Come support the team, especially our Seniors at their final home match.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Volunteers are needed for Friday, May 20, in the evening, to help Bronx Shore Kiwanis Club and the Mothers' Club at two events. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran for details. Service hours are available.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Anyone who was not able to pick up an application for next year's Student Government is reminded they will be available in room 325 through 4th period today.

OTHER NEWS

Celebrate Mom! Say Happy Mother's Day with a Fordham Prep Alex & Ani Style Bracelet (includes gift wrap) or our new Plush Ram!  Stop by the Prep Shoppe today!

Academy of Mount St. Ursula is holding “Spring Fling Dance” tonight from 7-10pm. 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – MAY 5, 2016

C – DAY

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO RIDE METRO NORTH: You will be put on summer vacation status and will not receive a ticket for June, July, or August. If you need a ticket due to sports or other commitments at the Prep, please advise Mrs. O’Halloran (ohallorm@fordhamprep.org) immediately.

ACTIVITIES

Seniors are reminded to give finalized table arrangements for the Prom to Mrs. Salvatorelli or Mr. Ritter by Tuesday.

ATHLETICS

Fordham Prep JV rugby team notched up their 6th win of the season Tuesday night at Randall’s Island, when they took on Connecticut powerhouse Greenwich High School. They took a 15 to 0 lead but then relaxed and let Greenwich back into the game. Greenwich never gave up and scored 12 points and almost got in for a winner before the end, a great defensive stand by our guys denied them. Final score 15-12 – Congratulations JV! Freshman also played Greenwich, in a tough match, but played with passion and determination.  Score was 24 – 0 Greenwich.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Volunteers are needed for Friday, May 20, in the evening, to help Bronx Shore Kiwanis Club and the Mothers' Club at two events. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran for details. Service hours are available.

 

A reminder that the applications for next year's Ministry Leadership Team are due todayPlease click here to fill out the information form and obtain directions for your essay. Essays are due to the Office of Student Ministry by 3:00pm Thursday, May 5. Please see Mr. Kravatz if you have any questions.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

All who are interested in running for Student Government for next year must pick up an application from Mr. Ritter in room 325 by today.

OTHER NEWS

Celebrate Mom! Say Happy Mother's Day with a Fordham Prep Alex & Ani Style Bracelet (includes gift wrap) or our new Plush Ram!  Stop by the Prep Shoppe today! 

Academy of Mount St. Ursula is holding “Spring Fling Dance” on Friday, May 6, from 7-10pm. Details on flyer attached.




A.M.

TUESDAY – MAY 3, 2016

B – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Attention students on the Turtle Cove Driving Range Metropolitan Day trip: Please meet Mr. Magner in the theatre at 3:00pm

Anyone attending School of Rock with Mr. O'Sullivan and Mrs. Martinez MUST meet with them directly after attendance this afternoon in room 221 in the library.  Important information will be discussed and the tickets for the performance will be distributed.

All students on Metropolitan Day trip with Mr. Groepler and Mrs. Henry should meet in room 250 immediately after PM Attendance for further instructions.

Attention students going to Arthur Ave for Metropolitan Day with Mr. Bozzone: We will meet in the Hall of Honor at 3:00pm.

The mentor groups of Mr. Distefano and DiFato are sponsoring a “Candy Challenge” to guess the number of skittles in the jar. Take a guess, it's only a buck, and you can be going home with boatload of skittles! The jar will be in the commons this week. All proceeds will be donated to the water project to construct wells for communities without safe drinking water.

ATHLETICS

The Golf team preserved its undefeated League record yesterday with a 3-2 win over Stepinac. John Mikus shot a two-over-par 37 and Phil Hough shot a 38, as each won his match 3-2. Dan Gittings won his match in dramatic style on the first sudden-death playoff hole. 

Congratulations to the Varsity Tennis team for their dominating 5-0 win over Molloy yesterday. The Rams were led by strong performances AJ Genovesi in singles and Nick Biggs and Michael Jost in doubles. The Rams will play away at St. Francis Prep tomorrow and then return home for a huge match against Iona Prep on Wednesday, May 11

Fordham Prep Varsity side played PlayRugbyUSA in a league match last Saturday on Murphy Field in an exciting display of rugby.  Fordham led at halftime 29-0, with the second half seeing PlayRugby respond with some ambitious play.  Both teams play very well; the final score 36-29 Fordham Prep.  Congratulations to the entire team. We look forward to facing Xavier on Murphy Field this coming Saturday in a heavily contested league match. GO RAMS!!

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Volunteers are needed for Friday, May 20, in the evening, to help Bronx Shore Kiwanis Club and the Mothers' Club at two events. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran for details. Service hours are available.

A reminder that the applications for next year's Ministry Leadership Team are due this Thursday.  Please click here to fill out the information form and obtain directions for your essay. Essays are due to the Office of Student Ministry by 3:00pm Thursday, May 5. Please see Mr. Kravatz if you have any questions.

 STUDENT GOVERNMENT

All who are interested in running for Student Government for next year must pick up an application from Mr. Ritter in room 325 by Thursday afternoon. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Prep Shoppe has reopened and will be open daily from 10:00am – 1:00pm!  Stop by and take a look at all the new RAM GEAR!

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – MAY 2, 2016

A – DAY


ACTIVITIES

FPTV will meet immediately after school in the Library Seminar Room.

The mentor groups of Mr. Distefano and DiFato are sponsoring a “Candy Challenge” to guess the number of skittles in the jar. Take a guess, it's only a buck, and you can be going home with boatload of skittles! The jar will be in the commons this week. All proceeds will be donated to the water project to construct wells for communities without safe drinking water.

Any student going on the Metropolitan Day trip to Blue Man Group must see Mr. Gilligan this afternoon during consultation in room 245 to receive the ticket.

All students participating in the Metropolitan Day Walk Down Lexington Avenue with Mr. Homer and Mr. Nolan must attend a brief meeting after school today at 2:45 outside the ministry center to pick up important information.

There is a brief but mandatory meeting for all those going to the Yogi Berra Museum for Metropolitan Day today after school in room 246.  Attendance will be taken.

Students attending the Viking exhibit at the Discovery Times Center on Metropolitan Day must meet in room 211 during consultation period today.

Students who are going to the Great Americans Hall of Fame at Bronx Community College with Dr. Gelpi on Metropolitan Day are asked to check their Fordham Prep Email today for important information regarding the trip. 

There will be a meeting after PM attendance today in room 243 for all students going to see Something Rotten for Metropolitan Day.

ATHLETICS

On Sunday the Crew Team braved cold and rain in Philadelphia to post their best results ever at the Philadelphia City Championship. Highlights of the Championship included the First Freshman eight posting an eighth place finish in the morning time trial, just missing advancing to the 6 boat Grand Final by under 3 seconds and only 5 seconds out of 3rdplace. The Varsity team advanced both the 1st and 2nd Varsity eights to the afternoon Grand Finals. The 2nd Varsity eight finished in 5th place finish, and, in one of the closest and most exciting finishes in recent memory, the 1st Varsity eight posted a 4th place finish finishing seven one-hundredths of a second behind Bronze Medalist St. Augustine Prep and two one-hundredths of a second ahead of 5th place Montclair High School. Congratulations to the entire team on an excellent day of racing.  Next weekend the team travels to Boston to race New England powerhouses Boston College High School, Brunswick School, St. John’s High School and Fairfield Prep on the Charles River as a warm-up to defending their New York State Championship in a couple of weeks.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

A reminder that the applications for next year's Ministry Leadership Team are due this Thursday.  Please click here to fill out the information form and obtain directions for your essay. Essays are due to the Office of Student Ministry by 3:00pm Thursday, May 5. Please see Mr. Kravatz if you have any questions.

Students going to Potters Field this Thursday for the Ascension Thursday mass should report to the Ministry Center today at 3:00pm for an important meeting.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

All who are interested in running for Student Government for next year must pick up an application from Mr. Ritter in room 325 by Thursday afternoon.

OTHER NEWS

Prep Shoppe Grand Opening, TODAY, May 2, 2016!  The Prep Shoppe will be open daily from 10:00am – 1:00pm!  Stop by and take a look at all the new RAM GEAR!

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose Ruth O'Leary, grandmother of Tommy O'Leary '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.



A.M.

FRIDAY – April 29, 2016

F – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Today Fordham Prep will help save those in need at the NY Blood Center Drive. Come down to the gym any time today to donate blood or support your fellow classmates.

Thanks to all mentor groups and judges who participated in the first two rounds of our annual Academic Trivia competition to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital.  Congratulations to the following mentor groups who will continue in the competition: Mr. DiFato, Mrs. Estrella, Mr. Foley, Mrs. Henry, Mr. Homer, Dr. Lee, Dr. Morris, Mrs. Salvatorelli and Mr. Sullivan.  The next competition will be E-day. May 17th!

During Activities Period yesterday, eight competitors from the original field of 112 participants squared off in the final games of the ping pong tournament. Among the eight was senior Emmet Fucigna; Juniors Antonio Oshiro, Pat McInerney, Micheal Kennedy; sophomore Josh Aprea; freshmen Ryan Pere; and teachers Mr. McDougall and Mr. Smith. After some well-played games, Micheal Kennedy and Ryan Pere emerged in the championship game after Pere miraculously upset Mr. Smith. Pere went on to defeat Kennedy and claim the grand prize of $100. This tournament raised over $475 for Habitat for Humanity and Jesuit Relief Services. Thank you to all who participated.

Attention all students going on Mr. Groepler's and Mrs. Henry's metro day trip: You must stop by room 250 today immediately after PM attendance to get information about the trip/permission slip.

Attention students on Fr. O’Konsky’s Greenwich Village Tour: You must pick up the Parental Permission Form in room 135 before leaving school today or you will be removed from the trip.

Attention students going to Arthur Ave for Metropolitan Day: Money must be submitted by Friday or your name will be removed from the list.

ATHLETICS 

The Fordham Varsity Baseball team won its 4th straight game yesterday defeating Mount St Michael 4-1. Brendan Tighe pitched a complete game for the win. Chris Pace sparked the offense while James Hulbert, Connor McNamara and Jason Apostle all had RBIs in the victory.  

JV Baseball defeated Kennedy Catholic 13-3 on Thursday. The offense was led by Matt Valecce, who hit a solo home run and scored 3 runs. Matt Aventuro and Francesco Zeolla came through with key two-out RBI's. Matt Denet added 2 sac fly RBI's. On the mound, Mike Volgende tossed 5 innings surrendering 3 runs for the win; Joe Coffey closed the game with a scoreless 7th. The team continues their third straight home game on Friday against Salesian at Allerton at 4:00 PM.

History was made for Fordham Prep Rugby yesterday, when our JV side was the first Prep Rugby team to beat powerhouse Xavier, with a score of 43 to 15. Our boys played the rugby game of their lives and never let down in a fiercely contested game.  We outscored Xavier by 4 trys to 3, but what really put the distance between the teams was the accuracy of our placekicking.  While Xavier missed all their kicks, we were 100% in that aspect of the game, converting 5 penalty kicks and 4 conversions which added 23 points to the scoreboard. Freshman also played yesterday, and put in a solid effort against Xavier who won the match.

Fordham Prep Rugby played St. Frances Prep in an exciting match on Wednesday, in Queens, NY.  After a solid game of rugby, Fordham Prep won convincingly 25-15.  Congratulations to the entire team.  The next varsity league game is Saturday, at 10:00am, against Play Rugby USA.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a mandatory meeting for all those participating in the Bronx Zoo service project today at 2:45pm in the Ministry Center.

OTHER NEWS 

Prep Shoppe Grand Opening, May 2, 2016!  The Prep Shoppe will be open daily from 10:00am – 1:00pm!  Stop by and take a look at all the new RAM GEAR!


 

 A.M.

THURSDAY – April 28, 2016

E – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

The Elite Eight through the championship ping pong games will be played in the Hall of Honor during activities today. The winner will receive a $100 AMEX card. Stop by to see if anyone can topple Mr. Smith!

Simpson’s Club will meet today during Activities in room 327.

Italian Club meeting today in room 233.

The Monty Python Club / Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today in room 252. If you can't come, please remember to leave a note.

Attention all students participating in the Walk for Others: This is just a reminder that permission slips are due to Mrs. O'Donnell by TOMORROW before the walk begins.  A copy of the permission slip is posted on Moodle.  Additionally, there will be a mandatory meeting TODAY in the theater for all participants during the Activities period.

Do you want to show your support for this Friday's Walk for Others?  You can buy a t-shirt for $10 and dress down on Friday, sponsor a luminaria to help light the track throughout the night for $5, or sponsor a footprint to be displayed in the Hall of Honor for $1.  There is no show of support that is too small!  Stop by the table in the Commons for more information!

Did you know that from the last blood drive alone Fordham Prep helped save 270 lives? Be a part of the movement! It's not too late to sign up and donate. See Ms. Bell.

Join Business School 099 as we welcome Mark FitzPatrick, CFO of Residential Services for Time Warner Cable.  We will meet during activities period today in room 410.  Mark will discuss the cable business as Time Warner Cable appears to be closer to meeting regulatory approvals to merge with Charter. All are welcome.

Attention students on the wait list for the Turtle Cove golf driving range metropolitan day trip: Please see Mr. Magner in room 248 by the end of the day for important information. 

Attention students on Fr. O’Konsky’s Greenwich Village Tour: You must pick up the Parental Permission Form in room 135 before leaving school today or you will be removed from the trip.

Attention students going to Arthur Ave for Metropolitan Day: Money must be submitted by Friday or your name will be removed from the list.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Varsity Tennis team for their dominating 5-0 win over Molloy yesterday. Myles Asante, Rich Guints, and Hayden Sharnsky led the way in singles while doubles teams of AJ Genovesi and Neil Pere Check, and Will Pascocello and Chris Friend, had convincing victories. The Rams host the Trinity School today at home!

 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Starting today and continuing until Friday, money will be collected in the commons outside Mr. Kravatz’s office to aid the people of Ecuador, who are suffering from the devastating effects of the recent earthquake. In the tradition of the legendary Gilligan-McNamara Race, Mr. Chavez will race Mr. Gonzalez if $500 is raised to support the people of Ecuador. 


 

 A.M.

TUESDAY – April 26, 2016

C – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Attention Seniors: The Senior/Alumni Breakfast will be held at the New York Botanical Garden’s Terrace Room on Wednesday, April 27. Twenty to thirty distinguished alumni will be present and serve as hosts to the graduation class. School dress (jacket and tie) is required and attendance is mandatory and includes all those on internships. Attendance will be taken. Seniors should arrive no later than 8:15 am.  Due to space limitations, this event is for Prep seniors only; it does not include other family members. 

In the National History Bowl and Bee in Washington DC, the Varsity team of Lars Schonander, Christian Ries, Tyler Smith, and Leo Bottinger won the middle bracket championship. In a sudden death tie-breaker Lars Schonander triumphantly buzzed and correctly answered "1849," to win the match and clinch the bracket championship. The JV team of Brendan Reynolds, Liam White Krawiec, Michael Barrett, and Lucas Chu performed admirably against the nation's top history buffs. Congratulations to all on their competitive success.

Do you want to show your support for this Friday's Walk for Others?  You can buy a t-shirt for $10 and dress down on Friday, sponsor a luminaria to help light the track throughout the night for $5, or sponsor a footprint to be displayed in the Hall of Honor for $1.  There is no show of support that is too small!  Stop by the table in the Commons for more information!

Did you know that from the last blood drive alone Fordham Prep helped save 270 lives? Be a part of the movement! It's not too late to sign up and donate. See Ms. Bell.

Attention all students going on Mr. Groepler's and Mrs. Henry's Metro Day trip: All students must stop by room 250 Thursday, E day, immediately after PM attendance to pick up information about the trip.

ATHLETICS

Varsity tennis took home a huge victory over St. Francis Prep 4-1 yesterday. The team was led by Myles Asante and Rich Guints in singles and the doubles teams of Neil Pere Check and AJ Genovesi as well as Will Pascocello and Chris Friend also brought home wins. After traveling to play Archbishop Molloy on Wednesday the Rams return home on Monday next week to play Molloy again. See you there! 

On Friday the FP Freshman baseball team defeated Holy Cross 3-0.  Behind a dominate performance by Frank Cevallos who struck out 10 batters in seven innings of shutout ball while allowing only two hits. Aiden Velez was perfect at the dish, going 3-3 with singles in the second, fourth, and sixth innings.

On Monday, the FP freshman continued their dominated pitching as Avni Mustafaj tossed 7 innings of shut out baseball while striking out 5.  On the offensive side, Aidan Van Hoek had 2 hits and clutch RBI's by Derek Bufano and Michael Calamari led the Rams to victory over Xaverian by a score of 6-0.  The freshman look to continue their winning streak as they face St. Raymond's on Tuesday at Allerton Field - 4:00 PM start. 

On Friday, the FP Varsity Baseball team came away with a road victory as they defeated Cardinal Spellman 5-0. Pitchers Brendan Tighe (5 innings) and Nick Koutoulas (2 innings) combined to shut down the Spellman offense.  Jason Apostle added 2 hits in the game.

In a Saturday matinee, the FP rams hosted Monsignor McClancy.  Senior Conor McNamara shutdown the Crusaders tossing a complete game shutout. Nick Scambia's RBI single in the 4th and a run scored on a stolen base in the 6th proved to be enough as the rams went on to win 2-0.

Looking to continue their winning streak the Varsity Baseball team took on Moore Catholic at Coffey field on Monday.  Senior Chris Pace's 3 run in-side the park home-run supplied starting pitcher James Hulbert enough offense as he breezed through 5 innings of work allowing 2 hits. The Rams offense would add two more runs on their way to defeating Moore Catholic 5-2 to earn their third victory in a row. The Varsity Baseball team will host Mount St. Michael's on Tuesday at Coffey field. First pitch is set for 4:00 PM. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Please bring in copies of any scholarship award letters to Mrs. Isabel in the Guidance Office.  All scholarships must be submitted by May 9TH to be included in the graduation program.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Starting today and continuing until Friday, money will be collected in the commons outside Mr. Kravatz’s office to aid the people of Ecuador, who are suffering from the devastating effects of the recent earthquake. In the tradition of the legendary Gilligan-McNamara Race, Mr. Chavez will race Mr. Gonzalez if $500 is raised to support the people of Ecuador. 



 A.M.

 MONDAY – April 25, 2016

B – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Attention Seniors: The Senior/Alumni Breakfast will be held at the New York Botanical Garden’s Terrace Room on Wednesday, April 27. Twenty to thirty distinguished alumni will be present and serve as hosts to the graduation class. School dress (jacket and tie) is required and attendance is mandatory and includes all those on internships. Attendance will be taken. Seniors should arrive no later than 8:15 am.  Due to space limitations, this event is for Prep seniors only; it does not include other family members.  

ATHLETICS

On Friday the Prep Track and Field team swept the Jesuit Champs for the 4th straight year in a close fought battle that saw the lead change many times. Conor Lundy won the 400 and 800 meter runs, and sophomore Colin Duignan won the 110 meter hurdles and broke a 54 year-old school record winning the 180 yard low hurdles.  Marc Guberti won the 2 mile run, Justin Ortiz won the High Jump and Jack Walzer won the Javelin. And special mention to sophs Ryan McKay, Kyle McHugh, and Christian Dimitri and Freshman Adetoni Aboyade-Cole who moved up to Varsity and scored 14 points in the field events, giving the Prep the points needed  to overtake powerful St. Peters Prep and Xavier. Congrats on a great meet!

 Fordham Prep’s JV Rugby team played Union from NJ and finished the game with a comfortable win with a score of 55 to 10.The team started off with a powerful start and were 21 points up within 10 minutes.  Our forwards gave us great possession and the backs put it to good use. We started to make changes before halftime and by the end of the game, over 30 players got game time. Special thanks to players that helped Union out.

This past weekend the Crew Team had a tremendous weekend in Saratoga Springs competing against the best schools and clubs from the Midwest, Northeast and Canada.  The freshmen crews posted excellent results on Saturday with the First Freshmen eight posting the third fastest high school time and finishing with the 10th best time among novice crews. The Second Freshman eight finished 5th with the 2nd fastest high school time in the 2nd Novice eight event.  The highlight of the Varsity results was a convincing win by the Junior Eight of Matt Ptucha, Thomas Gillingham, Alex Calder, Emiliano O’Connor, Brendan Burbage, Oisin Galvin, Dane Gesang, Andrew Whelan and John Tomsen.  Both the First and Second Varsity eights advanced to their respective Grand Finals on Sunday where the First Varsity was the second fastest high school and finished in 7th place overall, and the Second Varsity finished in 5th place, also as the 2nd fastest high school. Next Sunday the team travels to Philadelphia to compete in the Philadelphia City Championships.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Starting today and continuing until Friday, money will be collected in the commons outside Mr. Kravatz’s office to aid the people of Ecuador, who are suffering from the devastating effects of the recent earthquake. In the tradition of the legendary Gilligan-McNamara Race, Mr. Chavez will race Mr. Gonzalez if $500 is raised to support the people of Ecuador.  

RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of William McCarthy, grandfather of Dillon '16 and Brendan Frawley ‘18.


 

 A.M.

 FRIDAY – April 22, 2016

A – DAY

Note: Today we will follow a “Z” Schedule.          

The Student Government Pep Rally will follow PM attendance.

ACTIVITIES

Congratulations to the artists and musicians of the Fine Arts Department who held their successful Spring Event yesterday.  A special thank you goes out to the girls from St. Catherine's Academy who joined the Prep Vocal Choir and preformed beautifully. The Fine Arts Department would also like to say thank you to all of the students, faculty, administration, and parents who came to support the event.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Freshman Baseball who defeated Boston College Prep 10-5 yesterday. The Rams nine runs in the first inning proved to be more than enough to hold on for the victory. Matt King, lead the offense as he scored two runs and had one RBI. Nick Giuliano got the win allowing five runs over five innings. Giuliano struck out five, walked two and gave up five hits

Fordham Prep Varsity Rugby won their league game yesterday against The Harvey School (Katonah, NY) at home on Murphy Field.  The match was a terrific display of energetic rugby by both teams.  Fordham, led at halftime and finished the match with a convincing score of 29-17. The FP Freshman also played Harvey School, and in an exciting match that came down to the wire, tied the score 34-34 in the last seconds of the game, after coming back from a 15-5 deficit at halftime.  A tremendous effort by the team. Well done!

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Juniors: Did you know that more than 215,000 students attend the 28 different Jesuit Universities located across the United States? The institutions range from major research universities to comprehensive universities; from smaller colleges and universities that combine the liberal arts and professional studies to one strictly liberal arts college. Fordham Prep will host the Jesuit College Fair on Wednesday, April 27, during 1st period.  All juniors are required to attend, and will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from Jesuit universities from across the country.

Attention students participating in the Grief Group: The meeting is today during 3rd  period in room 221 in the library. If you are still interested in participating, please see your counselor for details.

OTHER NEWS

Attention Seniors: The Senior Class Gift Week has been extended! All seniors are encouraged to give their donations to committee members Steven Lopez, Trung Nguyen, Nick Scambia or Jack Riccio by Friday if possible.  The first tally will be disclosed next Wednesday!


 

 A.M.

THURSDAY – April 21, 2016

F – DAY

A reminder that we will follow an “X “schedule on Friday with 35 minute periods.  The Student Government Pep Rally will follow PM attendance.

ACTIVITIES

There will be a MANDATORY meeting TODAY for all teams participating in the Walk for Others immediately following PM Attendance in room 342.  Just a reminder, the $100 team registration fee is due by tomorrow.

Today, the Fine Arts Department will hold its Spring Event in the Hall of Honor from 2:40pm to 3:30pm and from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  Please drop by to listen to our Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chorus, and look at the work created by our Computer Graphics and Studio Art students.  See you there!

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Varsity Tennis for their huge 4-1 win yesterday at Iona Prep. The Rams were led by Rich Guints in singles as well as Neil Pere Check and AJ Genovesi in doubles who won tight matches. Meanwhile Hayden Sharnsky recorded a convincing victory at number 3 singles. Come support the Rams on Monday as we host St. Francis Prep. 

Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball who earned their third victory in a row yesterday as they swept St. John's Prep 3-0. The team will travel to St. Joseph by the sea on Friday looking to keep their winning streak alive. 

The Varsity Golf team improved its record to 6-0 yesterday with a 4-1 victory over Kennedy Catholic. John Mikus, Phil Hough, Dan Gittings and Scottie O'Rourke swept 2 through 5 and Tim McAward won in the alternate slot. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Juniors: Did you know that more than 215,000 students attend the 28 different Jesuit Universities located across the United States? The institutions range from major research universities to comprehensive universities; from smaller colleges and universities that combine the liberal arts and professional studies to one strictly liberal arts college. Fordham Prep will host the Jesuit College Fair on Wednesday, April 27, during 1st period.  All juniors are required to attend, and will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from Jesuit universities from across the country.

Attention students participating in the Grief Group.  The next meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, April 22nd, an A day during 3rd period in room 221 in the library. If you are still interested in participating, please see your counselor for details.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Fordham Friday: April 22nd Spirit Week will come to a close on Friday, a special order day. A reminder that we will follow an x-schedule on Friday with 35 minute periods. The Student Government Pep Rally will follow PM attendance. Purchase a Student Gov. Spirit Week t-shirt for $5 for a dress down day!

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Seniors: The Senior Class Gift Week has been extended! All seniors are encouraged to give their donations to committee members Steven Lopez, Trung Nguyen, Nick Scambia or Jack Riccio by Friday if possible.  The first tally will be disclosed next Wednesday!

Spring has Sprung and JL McLaughlin invites you to check out the Spring collection for women and men at their Bronxville store today from 6-8pm.  A very generous 15% of purchases will be donated to the Prep.  Click here for a link to our Night of Fashion sponsor's latest styles.  

 


 

A.M.

 WEDNESDAY – April 20, 2016

E – DAY

“WACKY WEDNESDAY

ATTENTION ALL FACULTY AND STUDENTS: TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, IS SIGN-UP DAY FOR YOUR METROPOLITAN DAY TRIP DURING ACTIVITIES PERIOD.

ACTIVITIES

Did you know that from the last blood drive alone Fordham Prep helped save 270 lives? Be a part of the movement and sign up to donate. Reps will be present in the commons today from 10:30am-12:30pm. See Ms. Bell for details.

This Thursday, April 21st, the Fine Arts Department will hold its Spring Event in the Hall of Honor from 2:40pm to 3:30pm and from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  Please drop by to listen to our Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chorus, and look at the work created by our Computer Graphics and Studio Art students.  See you there!

If you are interested in interactive media or have an interest in potentially a career in law, join Business School 099 on Wednesday during activities period in room 410.  Our speaker will be Gregg Winiarski. Mr. Winiarski is General Counsel of IAC (InterActiveCorp), the interactive media company run by Barry Diller.  All are welcome. 

ATHLETICS

On Monday, the Varsity Baseball team defeated Iona Prep 2-1 in an   intense game on Coffey field. Trailing 1-0, in the bottom of the 6th inning, Anthony Papaleo hit a first pitch fastball for a two-run single to give the Rams the go-ahead lead. In the top of 7th inning, Fordham Prep made a game-ending double play to seal the victory. Fordham improved its record to 4-2 with Conor McNamara going the distance on the mound as he allowed four hits and struck out eight batters. The team will travel to Iona Prep today to take on the Gaels at 4:00 pm.  

ATTENTION: JV AND VARSITY WRESTLERS: Please meet in the Auxiliary gym today at 2:30 PM.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention Juniors: Did you know that more than 215,000 students attend the 28 different Jesuit Universities located across the United States? The institutions range from major research universities to comprehensive universities; from smaller colleges and universities that combine the liberal arts and professional studies to one strictly liberal arts college. Fordham Prep will host the Jesuit College Fair on Wednesday, April 27, during 1st period.  All juniors are required to attend, and will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from Jesuit universities from across the country.

Attention students participating in the Grief Group.  The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd, an A day during 3rd period in room 221 in the library. If you are still interested in participating, please see your counselor for details. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Theatre Thursday:  April 21th

On Thursday those wonderful TVs in the commons will be playing classic movies throughout the day for your enjoyment.  For the full theater experience, popcorn will be served in the commons all day.  Be sure to sign up for Thursday’s character costume contest as well so you can dress down as your favorite movie character and win the title of best costume in the school! 

OTHER NEWS

Attention Seniors:The Senior Class Gift Week has been extended! All seniors are encouraged to give their donations to committee members Steven Lopez, Trung Nguyen, Nick Scambia or Jack Riccio by Friday if possible.  The first tally will be disclosed next Wednesday!

Spring has Sprung and JL McLaughlin invites you to check out the Spring collection for women and men at their Bronxville store from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 21.  A very generous 15% of purchases will be donated to the Prep.  Click here for a link to our Night of Fashion sponsor's latest styles.  


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – April 19, 2016

D – DAY 

SPIRT WEEK

ATTENTION ALL FACULTY AND STUDENTS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, IS SIGN-UP DAY FOR YOUR METROPOLITAN DAY TRIP DURING ACTIVITIES PERIOD.

THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 4 PM TODAY.

ACTIVITIES

This Thursday, April 21st, the Fine Arts Department will hold its Spring Event in the Hall of Honor from 2:40pm to 3:30pm and from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  Please drop by to listen to our Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chorus, and look at the work created by our Computer Graphics and Studio Art students.  See you there!

If you are interested in interactive media or have an interest in potentially a career in law, join Business School 099 on Wednesday during activities period in room 410.  Our speaker will be Gregg Winiarski. Mr. Winiarski is General Counsel of IAC (InterActiveCorp), the interactive media company run by Barry Diller.  All are welcome. 

Just a reminder, today is the deadline for registering your team for the Walk for Others.  Please email or see Mrs. O'Donnell to register your team ASAP.  All team registration fees must be submitted by this Friday, April 22.

ATHLETICS

 Congratulations to the Varsity Tennis team for their 4-1 victory over Xavier yesterday. The team was led by Myles Asante at number 1 singles with a 6-0 6-2 win. The Rams take on Iona Prep in New Rochelle on Wednesday! See you there! 

 Karol Walec, Artie Mabaka and Carlos Peraza each won their singles match while Thomas Kim, Matt Look, Nicholas Eccles and Michael Cohen won in doubles leading the JV Tennis team to a 5 - 0 victory over White Plains High School yesterday.

Congratulations to the Volleyball team who defeated Monsignor McClancy 3-2 yesterday.  Come catch the team go for their third victory in row on Wednesday as they take on St. John's Prep in the main gym at 4:30pm. 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention students participating in the Grief Group.  The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd, an A day during 3rd period in room 221 in the library. If you are still interested in participating, please see your counselor for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any seniors in need of service hours must see Ms. Bell by the end of the day.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

For Spirit Week on Wacky Wednesday: April 20th

Get ready for a weird day because we’re mixing things up on Wacky Wednesday! Enjoy an ice-cold snow cone during lunch in the Commons. To really mix it up, Wednesday’s (E-Day) class schedule will be reversed, with 8th period classes meeting first and 1st period classes meeting last, and so on. Schedule is attached.

OTHER NEWS

Spring has Sprung and JL McLaughlin invites you to check out the Spring collection for women and men at their Bronxville store from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 21.  A very generous 15% of purchases will be donated to the Prep.  Click here for a link to our Night of Fashion sponsor's latest styles.  


 

 A.M.

 MONDAY – April 18, 2016

C – DAY

SPIRT WEEK

Please welcome visiting faculty and students from Saint Ann's High School in Brittany, France.  They will be spending the day with the Fordham Prep Community.

ATHELETICS

On Saturday and Sunday the Crew Team competed at the Mercer Lake Sprints Regatta in New Jersey.  On Saturday the Freshman squad had a tremendous breakout day earning Gold and Silver Medals in the 3rd and 2nd Freshman Eights respectively with the 1st Freshmen Eight posting a fifth place finish in the very difficult Novice Eight category.  The 3rd and 4thVarsity Eights earned Silver and Bronze Medals in their respective events for a total haul of 36 medals for the team on Saturday. In Saturday’s most exciting finish, the team’s Second Varsity Eight of Chris Padilla, Nick Chwalkowski, Thomas Gillingham, Rob Finn, Ryan Young, Niall Peel, Rob Doyle, Dane Gesang and Anthony Marciano made an amazing move in the last minute of the race surging to overcome a length lead by the Salisbury School to advance to Sunday’s Grand Final where they finished fifth overall and second among high school entrants.  Finally, in the feature event of the weekend, the Varsity Eight, the Prep Varsity Eight posted the fourth fastest time in Saturday’s qualifying heats to advance to Sunday’s Petite Final which they won easily over Greenwich by a length of open water.  Congratulations to the entire team on a tremendous weekend of racing against some of the best high school and club teams on the East Coast.  Next weekend the team travels to Saratoga Springs to compete against 56 of the best teams from the Northeast, Midwest and Canada at the Saratoga Invitational Regatta. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

This Wednesday Student Government is hosting Wacky Wednesday.  As a part of the wackiness, the day will be reversed: AM attendance will be followed by 8th period, then 7th etc.  Metropolitan Day sign-ups will still be at the end of the day.

OTHER NEWS

Mrs. O'Donnell's mentor group will begin selling the Walk for Others t-shirts in the Commons starting today.  The shirts will cost $10 each.  Anyone who purchases a shirt is entitled to a full dress down on Friday, April 29th.  Just a reminder, the deadline to register your team for the walk is Tuesday, April 19th.  Be sure to register your team with Mrs. O'Donnell today!

 


 

A.M.

FRIDAY – April 15, 2016

B – DAY

 

Today is Jackie Robinson Day. Jackie Robinson is a traditional event which occurs annually in Major League Baseball, honoring the day Jackie Robinson made his major league debut in April 15. His signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended eighty years of baseball segregation. On this day, all players, coaches, and managers wear #42 on their jerseys.

Due to a special event today, Friday, April 15th, the Prep parking lot will be closed after school and will not reopen until Saturday morning. All parents and students are asked to plan accordingly.

ACTIVITIES

Attention all students, the Grief Group is meeting today during 6th period in room 221 in the library.  You can still attend the group if interested.  Please email Mrs. Martinez before 6th period if you would like to join.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Varsity tennis team on their 5-0 sweep of Xavier on Wednesday. Special congratulations to Chris Friend and AJ Genovesi as well as Will Pascocello and Michael Jost who dominated in doubles. Come support the Rams as we host Xavier again on Monday at 4pm. Don't forget tennis is the only sport that always begins with love. See you there!


The JV tennis team began their season yesterday at Iona Prep with a 6-1 match win.  Karol Walec, Artie Mabaka, and Carlos Peraza each won their singles match. Nicolas Eccles, Michael Cohen, Aidan Simpson, Carlos Rodriquez, Richard Owen and Luis Mendoza each won their doubles match.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The application process for next year's Ministry Leadership Team is now underway. Please click here to fill out the information form and obtain directions for your essay. Essays are due to the Office of Student Ministry by 3:00pm, Thursday, May 5. Please see Mr. Kravatz if you have any questions.

The winner of this year’s Ignatian Heritage Selfie Scavenger Hunt is the team of:  Edward Fogarty, Brian Sullivan and John Santucci.  Congratulations, Gentlemen!  Job well done!  See Dr. Morris for your prize!

OTHER NEWS

Mrs. O'Donnell's mentor group will begin selling the Walk for Others t-shirts in the Commons starting on Monday morning.  The shirts will cost $10 each.  Anyone who purchases a shirt is entitled to a full dress down on Friday, April 29th.  Just a reminder, the deadline to register your team for the walk is Tuesday, April 19th.  Be sure to register your team with Mrs. O'Donnell today!

The Fordham Prep Senior Class Gift Project has begun! This week is Senior Class Gift Week. All members of the class are invited to participate in this project to help us reach the $8,000 goal and 100 per cent participation. Gift Committee members Steven Lopez, Trung Nguyen, Jack Riccio and Nick Scambia will be happy to answer your questions or take your contribution!

Any student in need of service hours please see Ms. Bell by today.


A.M.

THURSDAY – April 14, 2016

A – DAY

 

ACTIVITIES

There will be a brief outdoor adventure club meeting today on the 4th floor patio right after PM attendance to discuss a potential upcoming trip.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Golf team defeated Salesian 5-0 yesterday, led by dual two-over-par performances by Andrew Zaback and John Mikus. Phil Hough recorded a 38, David Schneider recorded a 40, Dan Gittings and Scottie O'Rourke tallied a 42 and 44 respectively.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The application process for next year's Ministry Leadership Team is now underway. Please click here to fill out the information form and obtain directions for your essay. Essays are due to the Office of Student Ministry by 3:00pm, Thursday, May 5. Please see Mr. Kravatz if you have any questions.

OTHER NEWS

Tonight is the Fordham Prep Mothers' Club Night of Fashion at Marina del Rey, One Marina Drive, Throgs Neck, NY.  The event starts at 6:00pm.  If you are registered, make sure you come early to enjoy the night and review the spectacular baskets that will be raffled off and Silent Auction items.

Due to a special event on Friday, April 15th, the Prep parking lot will be closed after school and will not reopen until Saturday morning. All parents and students are asked to plan accordingly.

The Fordham Prep Senior Class Gift Project has begun! This week is Senior Class Gift Week. All members of the class are invited to participate in this project to help us reach the $8,000 goal and 100 per cent participation. Gift Committee members Steven Lopez, Trung Nguyen, Jack Riccio and Nick Scambia will be happy to answer your questions or take your contribution!

Any student in need of service hours please see Ms. Bell by Friday.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patricia Ann Keller, maternal grandmother of Beau Fuller '19. Eternal rest grant unto her, and let perpetual light shine upon. May she rest in peace.


 

A.M.

WEDNESDAY – April 13, 2016

F – DAY

 

ATHLETICS

JV Rugby league season got off to a good start on Monday night. The team traveled out to Rockaway and won decisively, 27 to 3 in very windy conditions.  The whole team played well and the defense was very strong. The Varsity side played Pelham on Sunday and lost 39-3 in front of a large Fordham Prep crowd that had come to support the team.  Good luck to all the teams as they move through the season.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention all students: There is a Grief Group starting this Friday, April 15th. Please check your Fordham Prep email for details and to register for the group.  See Mrs. Martinez with any questions.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors going to service today should check in with Mr. Homer.

The application process for next year's Ministry Leadership Team is now underway. Please click here to fill out the information form and obtain directions for your essay. Essays are due to the Office of Student Ministry by 3pm Thursday, May 5. Please see Mr. Kravatz if you have any questions.

OTHER NEWS

Due to a special event on Friday, April 15th, the Prep parking lot will be closed after school and will not reopen until Saturday morning. All parents and students are asked to plan accordingly.

The Fordham Prep Senior Class Gift Project has begun! This week is Senior Class Gift Week. All members of the class are invited to participate in this project to help us reach the $8,000 goal and 100 per cent participation. Gift Committee members Steven Lopez, Trung Nguyen, Jack Riccio and Nick Scambia will be happy to answer your questions or take your contrbution!

TWO SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES:

Any student in need of service hours please see Ms. Bell by Friday.

Volunteers are needed to help out at the Bronx Shore Kiwanis Special Olympics Dance, Friday, May 20, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.,here at the Prep. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran to sign up.


 

A.M.

TUESDAY – April 12, 2016

E – DAY

ACTIVITIES

This past weekend, the Speech and Debate team competed in the New York State Forensic League Tournament at Hofstra University. Freshman Miles Stella broke to quarter finals of Junior Varsity Extemp closing out this year's speech and debate season with high hopes for the future. Congrats to all on a great season!

The Italian Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place today at 2:00 p.m. in room 233.

The Meditation Club will meet today in room 250 from 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. All are welcome. 

Join Business School 099 this afternoon in room 410 during activities period.  We welcome Prep Alum and Board Member Mario Ciampi.  Mr. Ciampi is a Managing Partner at Prentice Capital Management, LP.   Prentice invests primarily in the retail sector through a combination of private equity placements and publicly traded securities.  All are welcome. 

The Monty Python / Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet this afternoon at the banana stand (room 252). All are welcome.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Golf team defeated Iona Prep 3-1-1 yesterday.  Andrew Zaback led the effort with a two-over-par 39, followed by John Mikus with a 40, Phil Hough with a 42, Scottie O'Rourke with a 43 and Dan Gittings with a 44.  The team's record currently stands at 4-0.

The Varsity Lacrosse team defeated Rye on Saturday by a score of 8-4.  It was a great team effort.  The Rams are back in action this Friday when they travel to Iona Prep.  

Attention Soccer players: Tomorrow, E- day, there will be a spring meeting at 2:30 p.m. for all soccer players interested in playing soccer next year. All must attend this brief meeting.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Attention all students: There is a Grief Group starting this Friday, April 15th. Please check your Fordham Prep email for details and to register for the group.  See Mrs. Martinez with any questions.

OTHER NEWS

Are you in need of service hours? Volunteers are needed to help out at the Bronx Shore Kiwanis Special Olympics Dance, Friday, May 20, here at the Prep. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran to sign up.

Anyone interested in applying to work this summer in HAP is asked to attend an important informational meeting today, Tuesday, April 12 (E Day) during Activity Period in the Theatre. This is the only time applications will be handed out.

Fathers’ Club next meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 12, 7:15 p.m. in the Prep Commons. Guest speakers are Mr. Richard Darrell and Mrs. Trish Killip from St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point. All are welcome.

  


 

 A.M.

MONDAY – April 11, 2016

D – DAY

ACADEMICS
Congratulations to seniors Jason Latham and Nicholas Khan who are representing Fordham Prep in the High School Art Salon at the Pelham Art Center.  Last exhibition will run through April 22nd.  Please visit the website at www.pelhamartcenter for more information on visiting hours.

ACTIVITIES

There will be a mandatory meeting for all members of FPTV immediately after school in the Library Seminar Room.

Do you need service hours? Are you looking to get involved with a great cause? Do you want to earn Get Out of Jug Free passes?  Then you should participate in the Walk for Others: A Walk for Suicide Prevention. Join your fellow classmates as they walk throughout the night from April 29-30 to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  There will be a meeting for all interested parties at 3pm today in room 342. If you can't make it, see Mrs. O'Donnell for details.

ATHLETICS

Attention Soccer players: Tomorrow, E- day, there will be a spring meeting at 2:30 p.m. for all soccer players interested in playing soccer next year. All must attend this brief meeting.

On Sunday the Crew Team braved temperatures in the low 30’s in Philadelphia to compete in the 4th Manny Flick Regatta.  In their first racing opportunity this spring the team had outstanding results with the Freshman squad posting two second place finishes in the Freshman Eight and Novice Eight events.  The team’s JV and Second Varsity Eights posted third place finishes in their respective events.  The Varsity Eight also posted a third place finish in a hard fought race in the early season PSRA Manny Flick series.  Congratulations to the entire team on a good weekend of racing.  Next week the entire team travels West Windsor, New Jersey to compete in the Mercer Lake Sprints with the Freshman races taking place on Saturday and the Varsity heats being held on Saturday leading to Sunday afternoon finals.

 OTHER NEWS

Are you in need of service hours? Volunteers are needed to help out at the Bronx Shore Kiwanis Special Olympics Dance, Friday, May 20, here at the Prep. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran to sign up.

Anyone interested in applying to work this summer in HAP is asked to attend an important informational meeting Tuesday, April 12 (E Day) during Activity Period in the Theatre. This is the only time applications will be handed out.

 Fathers’ Club next meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 7:15 p.m. in the Prep Commons. Guest speakers are Mr. Richard Darrell and Mrs. Trish Killip from St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point. All are welcome.


 

 A.M.

 FRIDAY – April 8, 2016

C – DAY

ACADEMICS

Attention all students taking AP courses: Today, Friday, April 8, there will be a mandatory preadministration session to complete your first AP exam answer sheet in the theater immediately after PM attendance. The information needs to be done on only one answer sheet for the entire AP season. This session should take about 30 minutes. Please bring a pencil.

ACTIVITIES

Do you need service hours? Are you looking to get involved with a great cause? Do you want to earn Get Out of Jug Free passes?  Then you should participate in the Walk for Others: A Walk for Suicide Prevention. Join your fellow classmates as they walk throughout the night from April 29-30 to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  There will be a meeting for all interested parties at 3pm on Monday, April 11 in Room 342. If you can't make it, see Mrs. O'Donnell for details.

The Bluegrass Club will meet in room 313 at 3:00 p.m. today.

Today is the final day to sign up for the Ignatian Heritage Ping Pong Tournament and you don't want to miss out on the Madness. The bracket is designed for 128 students, 32 per grade and there is still room for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors. The winner will receive a $100 AMEX card and will play the winner of the teacher bracket. Games start Monday, so don't forget to sign up today in the Commons!

OTHER NEWS

Are you in need of service hours? Volunteers are needed to help out at the Bronx Shore Kiwanis Special Olympics Dance, Friday, May 20, here at the Prep. Please see Mrs. O’Halloran to sign up.

Resurrection Church is hosting Spring Fling Teen Dance on Saturday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. Details on flyer attached.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Buena Bartolome, grandmother of the wife of Prep faculty member, Eric Groepler. She passed away in the Philippines at the age of 101. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

 


 

A.M.

THURSDAY – April 7, 2016

B – DAY

ACADEMICS

Attention all students taking AP courses: Tomorrow, Friday, April 8, there will be a mandatory preadministration session to complete your first AP exam answer sheet in the theater immediately after PM attendance. The information needs to be done on only one answer sheet for the entire AP season. This session should take about 30 minutes. Please bring a pencil.

Academic Support Group will meet today after school in room 232. 

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Golf team defeated Stepinac 4-1 yesterday at Winged Foot.  John Mikus posted a team-leading 41, captain Andrew Zaback and sophomore Phil Hough each recorded a six-over par 42 and Dan Gittings, Scottie O'Rourke and Jack Moore recorded scores of 43, 45 and 47 respectively.

Fordham Prep and the Rugby program, welcomed the Wimbledon (UK) touring side with a tour of the Prep, pizza and touch rugby yesterday.  Thank you to Mr. Carney, Dr. Gelpi, and Mr. Kurtin who kindly welcomed the ‘London Lads’ in the Leonard theater and took them on a guided tour of the school. Sunday sees the varsity side play their very first league game against Pelham at Glover Field in Pelham with a 10:00 a.m. kick-off, followed by the JV/Freshman match at 11:30 a.m.  All FP students, family, and alumni are welcome to come watch the games.

The JV Baseball team beat Kennedy Catholic 7-3 on Wednesday. Giuseppe Mosiello went 1-2, with and RBI and 2 runs scored. Matt Pagano, Matt Aventuro, Matt Denet drove in other runs. Mark Neville tossed 4 innings for the win and Joe Coffey tossed 3 innings for the save. The team returns to action on Thursday, at home fs. St. Raymonds.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Emmaus 264, the April Emmaus, will have its final organizational meeting this afternoon immediately after school in the Ministry Center.  All participants should attend.  The meeting will be brief, so please be prompt.

Are you a pong master? Do you want to support good causes such as Habitat Humanity and Jesuit Refugee Services? If so, enter the Ignatian Heritage Ping Pong Tournament! A $5 donation is required to enter. We will begin collecting signups Tuesday morning in the Commons. Prizes include a $100 American Express Gift Card and a Get-Out-Of-Jug free card!

OTHER NEWS

The Mothers' Club's BUY IT NOW Night of Fashion Pre-Sale is LIVE!  Click HERE for the first-come-first-serve chance to win prime tickets to a home Giants game, a home Jets game, a Billy Joel concert, a vacation in Ireland, reservations for four at Rao’s restaurant, a custom-madeFordham Prep paddle board, VIP seats at Graduation, AND Notre Dame v Duke tickets with airfare and accommodations.  Follow the instructions on the side panel of the BUY IT NOW page.  To win an item, you will need to be the FIRST person to click BUY IT NOW and then complete the follow-up payment form.   Don’t miss your chance to purchase these exciting items and support the Prep!

Anyone interested in applying to work this summer in HAP is asked to attend an important informational meeting Tuesday, April 12 (E Day) during Activity Period in the Theatre. This is the only time applications will be handed out. 

Resurrection Church is hosting Spring Fling Teen Dance on Saturday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. 

Fathers’ Club next meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 7:15 p.m. in the Prep Commons. Guest speakers are Mr. Richard Darrell and Mrs. Trish Killip from St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point. All are welcome.

 


 

 A.M.

WEDNESDAY – April 6, 2016

A – DAY

PLEASE NOTE: TODAY IS AN “A” DAY, ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE.

ACADEMICS

Academic Support Group will meet tomorrow after school in room 232. 

ACTIVITIES

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day April 15. Participate in a dress-down day with a Jackie Robinson T-shirt and evening game at Yankee Stadium.  Email Ms. Pineiro for details.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Baseball Team opened its season with a 3-1 win over St. Raymonds. Conor McNamara went the distance striking out 8, while James Hulbert and Nick Scambia led the offense. The Rams will take on Kennedy Catholic today at Fordham University at 4:00 p.m.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Are you a pong master? Do you want to support good causes such as Habitat Humanity and Jesuit Refugee Services? If so, enter the Ignatian Heritage Ping Pong Tournament! A $5 donation is required to enter. We will begin collecting signups Tuesday morning in the Commons. Prizes include a $100 American Express Gift Card and a Get-Out-Of-Jug free card!

OTHER NEWS

Anyone interested in applying to work this summer in HAP is asked to attend an important informational meeting Tuesday, April 12 (E Day) during Activity Period in the Theatre. This is the only time applications will be handed out. 

Resurrection Church is hosting Spring Fling Teen Dance on Saturday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. Details on flyer attached.

Fathers’ Club next meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 7:15 p.m. in the Prep Commons. Guest speakers are Mr. Richard Darrell and Mrs. Trish Killip from St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point. All are welcome.

Join the Fathers’ Club, Mothers’ Club and Campus Ministry as they celebrate Grandparent Appreciation Day Mass and Breakfast, Sunday, April 10. Mass at 9:00 a.m. at the University Church followed by breakfast in the Prep Commons. The “Dagger John” Award will be presented to Mr. Randall Pedro. Register here.

The Night of Fashion Silent Auction Presale begins this Thursday, April 7, at 10:00 AM. This is your chance to win amazing items including trips, sporting events, and even a Fordham Prep custom-made paddle board! Check your inbox for details all week.

The Mothers' Club annual Night of Fashion takes place Thursday, April 14, 2016.  This year the Mothers' Club honors Theresa Napoli and Dennis Ahern with the Father John Leonard, SJ Award.  Registration is online via the Mothers' Club page.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of George W. Andrews, father-in-law of Susan Andrews, school librarian.  He passed away yesterday at the age of 100! Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

 



A.M.

TUESDAY – April 5, 2016

C – DAY

Attention all students: Our security/swipe card system is in place. The doors are locked at the first bell and reopened after PM announcements.  Swipe cards will allow students to enter the building from the front lobby at any time during the school day.  If you have any issues with it, please see the Business Office.

ACTIVITIES

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day April 15. Participate in a dress-down day with a Jackie Robinson T-shirt and evening game at Yankee Stadium.  Email Ms. Pineiro for details.

ATHLETICS

Crew team practice today will be as follows:  Freshman practice will take place in the Lombardi Center at 3:15 PM and Varsity practice will take place at Beckwith Pointe after school as usual.  Practice resumes at Beckwith Pointe for both teams Wednesday afternoon.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Are you a pong master? Do you want to support good causes such as Habitat Humanity and Jesuit Refugee Services? If so, enter the Ignatian Heritage Ping Pong Tournament! A $5 donation is required to enter. We will begin collecting signups Tuesday morning in the Commons. Prizes include a $100 American Express Gift Card and a Get-Out-Of-Jug free card!

OTHER NEWS

Anyone interested in applying to work this summer in HAP is asked to attend an important informational meeting Tuesday, April 12 (E Day) during Activity Period in the Theatre. This is the only time applications will be handed out. 

Join the Fathers’ Club, Mothers’ Club and Campus Ministry as they celebrate Grandparent Appreciation Day Mass and Breakfast, Sunday, April 10. Mass at 9:00 a.m. at the University Church followed by breakfast in the Prep Commons. The “Dagger John” Award will be presented to Mr. Randall Pedro. Register here.

The Night of Fashion Silent Auction Presale begins this Thursday, April 7, at 10:00 AM. This is your chance to win amazing items including trips, sporting events, and even a Fordham Prep custom-made paddle board! Check your inbox for details all week.

The Mothers' Club annual Night of Fashion takes place Thursday, April 14, 2016.  This year the Mothers' Club honors Theresa Napoli and Dennis Ahern with the Father John Leonard, SJ Award.  Registration is online via the Mothers' Club page.


A.M.

 MONDAY – April 4, 2016

B – DAY

ACTIVITIES

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day April 15. Participate in a dress-down day with a Jackie Robinson T-shirt and evening game at Yankee Stadium.  Email Ms. Pineiro for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

EMMAUS 264, the April Emmaus, will have an important organizational meeting immediately after school this afternoon in the Ministry Center.  All participants should attend.

Are you a pong master? Do you want to support good causes such as Habitat Humanity and Jesuit Refugee Services? If so, enter the Ignatian Heritage Ping Pong Tournament! A $5 donation is required to enter. We will begin collecting signups Tuesday morning in the Commons. Prizes include a $100 American Express Gift Card and a Get-Out-Of-Jug free card!

OTHER NEWS

Join the Fathers’ Club, Mothers’ Club and Campus Ministry as they celebrate Grandparent Appreciation Day Mass and Breakfast, Sunday, April 10. Mass at 9:00 a.m. at the University Church followed by breakfast in the Prep Commons. The “Dagger John” Award will be presented to Mr. Randall Pedro. Register here.

The Night of Fashion Silent Auction Presale begins this Thursday, April 7, at 10:00 AM. This is your chance to win amazing items including trips, sporting events, and even a Fordham Prep custom-made paddle board! Check your inbox for details all week.

The Mothers' Club annual Night of Fashion takes place Thursday, April 14, 2016.  This year the Mothers' Club honors Theresa Napoli and Dennis Ahern with the Father John Leonard, SJ Award.  Registration is online via the Mothers' Club page.

RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joan C. Delz, maternal grandmother of Jamie Lynch '18. 


 

A.M.

WEDNESAY – MARCH 23, 2016

A – DAY

TODAY WE WILL FOLLOW A REGULAR A-DAY SCHEDULE. THERE IS NO SPECIAL ORDER.

ATHLETICS

Congrats to the Varsity Lacrosse team on winning their first game of the season.  Mac Randell led the team with 4 goals and 3 assists.  Colin Trimble added two goals and an assist in the win.  The Rams are back in action tomorrow when they take on St. Anthony's, on Murphy Field, at 11:30 a.m.

The Golf team defeated Kennedy Catholic yesterday. John Mikus led the effort recording a two-over par 38.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a meeting right after school in the Ministry Center to discuss the Pax Christi Good Friday peace walk. The meeting will last for five minutes. Any questions see Mr. Homer or Dr. Carney.

There will be a brief meeting for all Sophomores who are attending the April Discovery retreat today at 2:45 p.m. in the Theater. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Today Sophomore Student Government will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt!  The prize for finding an egg is a bag of candy, and, in some cases, a Get Out of JUG Free card. There will be 25 eggs hidden around the school. The possible locations for the eggs are the Commons, Library, front entrance, Hall of Honor, Religious (not Ministry) Center, and the backfield. Inside of the egg will be a sheet of paper with a number on it. You must return the sheet of paper AND the egg to Miss Dempsey in room 351, who will give you the full bag of candy in return!

 


 

 A.M.

TUESDAY – MARCH 22, 2016

F – DAY

ACADEMICS

Academic Support Group will meet today after school in room 232.

ATHLETICS

The following teams please report to the mentioned areas for yearbook photos today:

2:40 PM - Squash - Hall of Honor (Jacket & Tie)

2:45 PM - JV Hockey - Hall of Honor (Jacket & Tie)

3:00 PM - V. LAX  Murphy Field (Uniform)

3:30 PM - JV/Varsity Tennis - Tennis Courts (FP tennis apparel)

4:00 PM - JV LAX- Backfield (FP LAX apparel)

4:30 PM - Volleyball- Main Gym (Uniform)

Fordham Prep Rugby - JV got up and running yesterday, first game of the season saw us beat a big Delbarton side by a score of 27 to 25.   After leading comfortably at the half, we made multiple changes which disrupted the good flow of the game. Loose tackling in the second half by Fordham let Delbarton back into the game. With about 5 minutes remaining Delbarton got in for their 5th try, all of which they were unable to convert. This finally seemed to wake the Fordham players up, and with good determined play we worked our way down the field, and in the last minute we were awarded a penalty. Down by 1 point and it being the last play of the game, we made the only viable decision in taking a kick at goal.  Our kicker was told by the referee that it was the last play of the game, he held his nerve and made a great kick to turn what would have been a bad loss into a fortunate win.  Congrats JV!!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a brief meeting for all Sophomores who are attending the April Discovery retreat on Wednesday, March 23, at 2:45 p.m. in the Theater. 

Emmaus 264, the April Emmaus, will have its first organizational meeting, today immediately after school in the Ministry Center.  With the Easter Holidays it's important that first preparations start now.

OTHER NEWS

There will be a brief meeting for the Beijing trip in room 234 after school today, Tuesday, March 22. Please attend. 

 


 

A.M.

MONDAY – MARCH 21, 2016

E – DAY

Special Order Schedule

Please welcome guests today from Rokko Jesuit High School in Kobe Japan. All are welcome to their presentations in English about their school and culture in the Library Seminar room during periods 5, 6, and 7

ACADEMICS

Today is the Course Fair.