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Sunday Newsletter: Homecoming, Ignatian Carbon Challenge, Grandparents Day

October 02, 2016
By Jane Glass

Getting Ready for Homecoming

Juniors Alexis Paszyc and Kate Sprague preparing for Homecoming.

Before the Game: Learn about Cheverus Today

Come early for the game and learn about Cheverus -- present and future -- at Cheverus Today panel in the Loyola Parlor at 11:00 a.m featuring:

  • Fr. George E. Collins, SJ -- President
  • Dr. John Moran -- Principal
  • Ruth Summers -- Director of Admissions
  • Dan Costigan '82 -- Dean of Students
  • Randy Shaw -- Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Visit the Homecoming page for the full schedule.

After the Game: The Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming Dance is from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. Students can buy tickets during 4th, 5th and 6th periods in the Atrium. Tickets are $10 per person.

At the start of the dance, we will have our own Cheverus photo area in the atrium where the students can take group shots with a special Cheverus Homecoming Backdrop and where parents can also pop in and take a few quick photos. Parents wishing to take pictures should enter through the side entrance of the main building (near Loyola) between 7:00 and 7:30.

Dropping off your child for the Homecoming Dance? Don't wait in the car! Come join us for an informal meet & greet with coffee (decaf) & cookies in the Sparta Room of Loyola Hall. We'll stay open for the duration of the dance. 

Other items of interest:

  • Volleyball plays a "Pink Game" on Thursday, October 6. Cheverus and Kennebunk will team up to raise money for the American Cancer Society during this game.  Wear your pink and show up to support cancer research and awareness.  JV plays at 4:30 p.m.; Varsity at 6:00 p.m.
  • Save the date: Grandparents Day is Tuesday, November 1.We invite Cheverus grandparents to join in our community-wide celebration of All Saints Day Mass. If students do not have a grandparent able to attend the activities, please invite them to bring a special relative or important senior in their lives.  Look for details and an online registration regarding this popular and beloved Cheverus tradition soon.
  • Now that the school year is under way, the Main Office and Dean of Students remind parents and students about the policy for reporting absences, tardies and dismissals (PDF).
  • The Jesuits of the Northeast Provinces highlighted the Ignatian Carbon Challenge in their latest newsletter: "Coinciding with Pope Francis’ Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and designed to bring Laudato Si’ to life within classrooms and institutions, the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Catholic high schools around the country kicked off the Ignatian Carbon Challenge. The program, which began on Sept. 1, and extends through the 2016-2017 academic year, provides tangible resources for action and reflection to support institutions’ and individuals’ work toward a more sustainable lifestyle and campus environment."  Read the entire story here.
  • Our Lady of Hope Parish will celebrate a Mass welcoming Jesuit Alumni/ae, Friends and Family as part of the Northeast US Jesuit Province celebration to welcome all our Ignatian family at St. Pius X Church at 11:00 a.m.  on Sunday, October 23.  Fr. Paul Sullivan, S.J., will be the celebrant.  Fr. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) will be the homilist. Following the Mass there will be a reception at St. Pius X Hall. Download the flyer. 
  • The Salt to the Sea reading groups will meet during an X-Order on October 12 to share their independent project.
  • Fr. James Martin, S.J., author of several books, including Jesus: A Pilgrimage, will join us from New York City via a Skype connection at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, in the Keegan Gymnasium.  Learn more and sign up here.

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