Happy and Blessed New Year to All!
Do something. Get moving. Risk new things. Stick with it.
Get on your knees. Then be ready for big surprises.
- St. Angela Merici
Year-End Support for Ursuline Academy
Help us make this year the best ever!
It's not too late! If you haven't yet made a year-end gift to the Fund for Ursuline, do so today to ensure you can deduct it for 2021! Your gift will help us continue to make improvements to our campus, equip our faculty and staff, and provide the very best education and resources for the young women entrusted to our care. Please make your gift online before midnight tonight or have it postmarked by December 31, 2021. If you have already made a gift, thank you!
Back to School Schedule
We look forward to seeing students, staff, and faculty when classes resume for all students on Monday, January 3, 2022. We hope everyone had a restful and healthy break.
Important Health Updates from Ursuline Academy
Earlier this week, an email was sent to all parents detailing Ursuline's most recent policy updates regarding COVID-19 prevention protocols. Our current masking policy remains in effect: all community members, regardless of vaccine status, are to be fully masked when indoors at Ursuline. We ask parents' help in reinforcing this message with their daughters and please make sure that your daughter always has spare masks with her. We continue to encourage everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and when eligible, to receive the booster shot. Please note: effective January 10, all students and employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to test weekly for COVID. Read the complete letter here.
Financial Aid Applications for 2022-2023 Due January 15th
Financial Aid applications for the next academic year can be completed through FACTS. The deadline for financial aid consideration is January 15, 2022. Financial Aid decisions will be emailed beginning March 5, 2022. Additional information can be found by visiting our website: Ursuline Academy Financial Aid. Questions about the financial aid process should be directed to Ms. Leigh Ann Luetzen, Director of Finance and Operations at email@example.com.
Reminder: Absences, Late Arrivals, and Early Dismissals
If your daughter will be absent, a parent or guardian must report her absence by 8:00 a.m. by using the dedicated Attendance Line which can be reached either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (recommended) or calling (781) 801-1589.
Admissions Deadline is Fast Approaching!
If you or someone you know has a daughter applying to Ursuline Academy for Fall 2022, please remind them that the application deadline is January 15, 2022. For assistance, families can contact email@example.com.
SAT/ACT Prep Classes for Winter
Summit will be offering SAT/ACT Prep classes at UA beginning in January. SAT Prep classes will meet on Tuesday afternoons from January 25 - March 8. ACT Prep classes will meet on Tuesday afternoons from February 15 - March 29. See SAT flyer here and ACT flyer here for details.
Fore the Girls Coffee Hour Social
January 19, 2022, 8:00 a.m. On behalf of Golf Chair Brendan King P'20 '22 and the entire committee, parents interested in getting involved with the golf tournament this June are invited to attend an informal morning gathering on Wednesday, January 19, at 8 a.m. in the Alumnae Room of the Reynolds Center. You don't have to play golf to help with this event. It's a great way to get to know other parents while supporting Ursuline's athletics program. All are welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Action/Early Decision college acceptances have begun to arrive for the Class of 2022. This list will be updated as additional colleges make their notifications. Congratulations to all of the seniors on their hard work through the college admission process!
International Trip to Japan, April 2023
Ursuline Academy is planning an international trip to Japan for students in April 2023. Current 10th and 11th graders are eligible to enroll. The tour itinerary will include Tokyo, from the Imperial Palace to video game mecca; folk villages and gardens in the Japanese "alps" Kanazawa and Takayama; an overnight in a traditional Japanese inn (Ryoken); Kyoto with its Geisha district; a Tea Ceremony and traditional dancing show; Himeji Castle; and a visit to Hiroshima (atomic bomb site) via bullet train. April is cherry blossom season in Japan. Enroll at: explorica.com and use Tour Center ID: Petti-9568. Contact Mrs. Petti in Room 104 or email email@example.com with questions.
Serviam in Action!
Senior Bella Matthews '22 of Bella's Food Drive Boston delivered a carload of toys to Wellesley Toyota before the holidays for their Toys for Tots Annual Christmas Drive.
75th Anniversary - Year of Serviam
How do YOU serve?
As part of our 75th Anniversary efforts, we are taking the opportunity to recommit to the Ursuline value of Serviam. We are calling this effort the "Year of Serviam," and it is quite simple. We invite all members of our community - students, parents, alumnae, and parents of alumnae - to tell us about the organizations that you support in your daily lives, whether it is a food bank, your local parish or place of worship, or another cause. Our goal is to serve 75 different organizations by May 14, 2022, which will be celebrated as International Serviam Day by Ursuline schools across the country. Please use this brief form to tell us about organizations with whom you currently volunteer, recently volunteered, or plan to volunteer, wherever they may be.
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