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November 12, 2021

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Juniors and Seniors are back from Encounter! We hope you enjoyed disconnecting from your daily routine to take time to reflect on your relationships with others, yourself, and God. 
 
The Impact of Giving

This Thanksgiving season, the CMCP Interact Club is hosting the 13th Annual Harvest Drive. The Harvest Drive started on Monday, November 8 and will take place through Thursday, November 18. All of the adopted families are located in Hollywood and have been chosen for the Harvest Drive by St. Vincent de Paul Society and Little Flower Parish.

The Harvest Drive holds a special place in Mrs. Suarez’, Administrative Assistance to Guidance Office, heart. She started the Harvest Drive thirteen years ago and it has grown tremendously! When the Harvest Drive first started, CMCP fed about 20 families. The goal for this year is to exceed last year's goal of feeding 100 families. Mrs. Suarez hopes that during her tenure at CMCP, her passion for giving will inspire students to continue in her footsteps of giving back to the community. Mrs. Suarez believes that it’s important for students to get involved in the Harvest Drive so they can see how fortunate they are and how giving can impact others. Mrs. Suarez remembers delivering food years ago to the Harvest Drive families and how appreciative they were. She will never forget one family that had been evicted right before she showed up to deliver their food items. She recalled driving around looking for them and eventually found them at the neighborhood park with garbage bags full of their personal belongings. She was able to connect the family with the Red Cross and in that moment made a commitment to herself to always continue the Harvest Drive.    

Each Theology class will sponsor a family for the Harvest Drive but the entire CMCP community can get involved! Mrs. Billisi ‘93, Director of Admissions, said the Harvest Drive has become a tradition for her family. They enjoy going to shop for the items together every year. Interact Club students will help lead their Theology class by keeping them informed on the items still needed for their family. They will also help Mrs. Suarez shop for any remaining items needed. 

On Thursday, November 18, Interact Club students will fill shopping bags for each family with the donated items. St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers will deliver the bags to the families the weekend before Thanksgiving. For more information on the Harvest Drive visit www.cmlions.org/harvest-drive-donations.

SAGE News

Congratulations to Mrs. Billisi, Director of Admissions, for winning this week's "Guess the Ingredients" game! She gave the free lunch prize to her son, Joseph B. '24, pictured in the photo below on the right! Shoutout to SAGE for sponsoring this fun opportunity to win a free lunch!

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Campus Ministry News

Thank you to everyone who participated in an amazing Encounter 1. A special congratulations to our team game winners, The PIGGIES, pictured below! However, everyone was a winner on Encounter!

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Thank you to Ms. Daligney, Director of Campus Ministry, for taking the photos above! Check out the slideshow below for more photos of the game winners and Encounter!

Upcoming Events

Harvest Food Drive
Monday, 11/8 - Thursday, 11/18
 
Lions for Life - Cut for the Cause
Monday, 11/15  |  3:15 PM  |  Belanger Hall
 
Best Buddies - Friendsgiving
Tuesday, 11/16  |  10:30 AM  |  Dan J. Connor Gymnasium
 
Eighth-Grade Parent Tour
Wednesday, 11/17  |  8:30 AM  |  Belanger Hall
 
CM Scholars Meeting
Friday, 11/19  |  1:45 PM  |  Zaragoza

CMCP TV Broadcast

Watch the CMCP TV Broadcast for Friday, November 12 here! 

Tune in to hear more about the Harvest Drive and
Cut for the Cause.

Athletics News

For more information about upcoming athletic events, including away games, please click here to view our entire athletic calendar.
 
VR Girls Soccer at Somerset Academy
Monday, 11/15  |  3:30 PM  |  Somerset Academy
 
VR Girls Basketball at Avant Garde Academy
Monday, 11/15  |  4:00 PM  |  Avant Garde Academy
 
VR Boys Soccer vs. Cushman
Monday, 11/15  |  6:30 PM  |  CMCP

VR Girls Basketball at Westminster Academy
Tuesday, 11/16  |  5:30 PM  |  Westminster Academy

VR Girls Soccer vs. Posnack
Wednesday, 11/17  |  6:00 PM  |  CMCP
 
VR Boys Soccer vs. Posnack
Wednesday, 11/17  |  7:30 PM  |  CMCP

VR Girls Basketball at Franklin Academy
Thursday, 11/18  |  4:00 PM  |  Franklin Academy

VR Football vs. TBD - Class 3A Regional Semifinal
Friday, 11/19  |  Time and Location TBD
Kashia H. '25 competed in the Cross Country State Final in Tallahassee today! We can't wait to hear all about it!
 
Students, join us this afternoon at 2:00 PM in Belanger Hall as two of our Senior Baseball players, Daniel Lipka '22 and Frank Villella '22, sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers in college.  
 
Daniel will be signing with Barry University and Frank will be signing with Nova Southeastern University.  
 
Congratulations to both young men and their families!

Spread the word! Voting begins November 19 at 8:00 p.m. and ends November 30 at 12:01 a.m.

We are so excited to support you, Kenyatta!

School News

Best Buddies
Thank you to everyone who helped prepare goodie bags last Friday for Friendsgiving! 
 
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Environmental Club
The Environmental Club has an opportunity for service hours! On Saturday, December 11, there will be an invasive species removal/beach cleanup with the Anne Kolb Nature Center. See Ms. Fraser for permission slips! Permission slips need to be submitted by Friday, December 3!
 
Women Engaged T-Shirts
If you would like to purchase a Women Engaged t-shirt please click here.
 

Alumni One Pride Corner

We look forward to seeing you soon at our upcoming events!
 
  • On Saturday, January 22, 2022 we will host a Run, Walk, Stroll. More details coming soon!
  • Get ready to Lean in for Love on February 14, 2022 for our 2nd Annual Giving Day!
  • Mark your calendars for the 54th Annual Golf Classic! Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we have changed the date to Friday, March 25, 2022! The tournament will take place at Jacaranda Golf Club with a 1:00 PM shotgun. Registration info coming soon!

Wellness Corner

For school updates, please click here.

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