October 5, 2020

Photo of the Week

Hooray, it's Friday!
Hooray, it's Friday! Students in Ms. Duncan's Theology class
pair up to complete a class project.
Start With Hello
Last week, we mentioned the Start with Hello program brought to CMCP by the Guidance Department. This program, an extension of the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), teaches empathy and empowers students to end social isolation. In Ms. Crespo’s (Guidance) own words, this initiative “raises awareness about social isolation and creates a culture of connectedness within classrooms and with ALL classmates both virtually and physically.”

We have all experienced firsthand the isolation that COVID-19 ushered in. What started as a low whisper turned quickly into a loud roar, and despite everything else going on in the news and in our lives, the hums and murmurs of loneliness sting just as sharp.
In fact, when asked to describe loneliness and social isolation as part of a Start with Hello class lesson, a student in Ms. Sierra-Cohen’s class responded, “Loneliness is being surrounded by people who don’t care, who don’t approach you, who don’t make you feel like part of the community.”  
There’s a reason Ms. Sierra-Cohen (Theology Department Head) jumped at the chance to incorporate Start with Hello into her lessons this week. “We take care of each other here at CMCP,” she says to her freshman Theology class, “We take each other under our wings.” She put these words into action that class and asked each student to reflect on the question, “How do you think your peers perceive you?” 
What could have been easily brushed off by answering in only one-word syllables was instead met with honesty and raw emotion. Each student allowed themselves to be vulnerable for a few minutes as if what they were really saying was, “I’m telling you what I’m feeling, and I’m praying you hear it.” Responses ranged from “silly and loud” to “talkative,” “adventurous,” “hyper,” “athletic,” “reserved,” and “joyful.” 
Students then joined smaller breakout sessions and shared more about themselves, all in an effort to combat loneliness, make connections, and remind each other that we all matter. Just as, in the Marianist tradition, we educate for adaptation and change, we educate in family spirit. We commit to cultivate interpersonal relationships characterized by openness, respect, integrity, and dialogue -- starting with Hello. 

Athletics News

The first Athletic Association meeting will take place Monday, October 12, at 6:00 P.M. in Belanger Hall.
All parents who wish to be a part of the Association are encouraged to attend. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 10/3  |  8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  |  CMCP

Boys and Girls Cross-Country Meet
Saturday, 10/3  |  9:00 A.M.  |  American Heritage (Plantation) 

Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Divine Savior Academy
Tuesday, 10/6  |  4:00 P.M.  |  CMCP

College Application Workshop
Wednesday, 10/7  |  10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.  |  Belanger Hall

Virtual College Visit
Wednesday, 10/7  |  11:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.  |  Naviance 

Women Engaged (WE) Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, 10/7  |  12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.  |  Zaragoza Center

Girls Volleyball vs. Archbishop McCarthy - No Fans 
Thursday, 10/8  |  6:00 P.M.  |  Archbishop McCarthy

Girls Volleyball vs. Lourdes - Senior Night!
Friday, 10/9  |  5:30 P.M.  |  CMCP 

Saturday, 10/10  |  8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  |  CMCP

Student Activities

Homecoming Week Starts October 26
Here's your first look at Homecoming 2020! 
Keep an eye on this space and our social media for more Homecoming Week news!  

College Placement News

Ms. Harvey met the freshmen last week in their English classes. She opened the door to college conversations and introduced them to Naviance and a Strengths Assessment assignment. #classof2024

Important Updates

If you receive notification that your child has had a close contact exposure with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case it is important that you adhere to the quarantine guidelines. Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from other people. 

Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. In accordance with the Florida Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control individuals who have been in close contact (as defined by less than 6 feet away for greater than 15 minutes with or without masks on) will be asked to be tested for coronavirus and remain home for 14 days from the day of last contact to the exposure.
This means the student should NOT attend in-person classes or go to work or socialize with classmates off-campus. The student should stay home, separate from others, monitor for symptoms, and follow directions from the health department.

Additionally, please email the test results to the Wellness Center Director at We appreciate your cooperation and continued support in this matter. 

If you are not coming to school, do not fill out the Daily Screening Form - even if attending classes online. The Daily Screening Form should be completed by students who will be physically present on campus for that day.


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