With the first-ever Great Ignatian Challenge now complete, the Prep community collected a total of 22,199 food items between October 18 and November 18, roughly a 600% increase over last year's Thanksgiving Food Drive and a testament to the generosity of the Prep community. The items collected at Prep will be distributed through Prep's own food pantry. In conjunction with our fellow Jesuit schools in the region, the Challenge raised a total of more than 100,000 food items for needy families.
We hope to see you this weekend at our next Prep on the Road gathering – Saturday, December 3 in Scotch Plains! Join our hosts, Barbara and Kevin McMahon, P'08,'11,'18 for Mass, fellowship, and light refreshments, starting at 5 p.m.
The 2016 PPA Fashion Show, Express Yourself, took over Mayfair Farms last Sunday, with nearly 650 guests (mostly Prep moms, as always) enjoying a day of fun and fashion for a good cause. As the "Men of Prep" and "Sisters of Prep" took over the runway, 243 gift baskets met their lucky winners in the tricky tray raffle. This year's Fashion Show raised more than $115,000 to support Prep's mission of Jesuit education!
Parents may sign up for the November 15 Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 9 until 7:30 pm on Monday, November 14. You may use the hyperlink below to access information on scheduling.
Matt McDermott, '17 signed a National Letter of Intent this week to accept a baseball scholarship to the College of William and Mary. The infielder and team captain was joined by his parents as he signed his letter in the Shalloe Parlor.