Archived Communications & Updates

Archived Communications & Updates

Archived FY20

Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Emergency Fund

  • $193,525 was awarded to 183 students in round 5.
  • Updated Emergency Fund Process for Rounds 6 to 8.
  • Our current funding policy remains for students in grades K2 to 12.
  • The regular Emergency Fund budget was fully allocated. All additional funds for rounds 5-8 are donor-designated for the COVID-19 crisis.

Adjusted Dates and Deadlines

  • HS – June 15: Deadline: 2020 scholarship recipient matriculation report. Contact Zach Creeden with questions
  • HS – June 30: Deadline: CSF Scholar 2024 assigned in FACTS
  • ES – June 15: Deadline: 6th or 8th grade matriculation report
  • ES – June 30: Deadline: Returning Elementary General, Retention, Recruitment and HRI scholarship recipients with verified or DNF applications in FACTS to qualify for 5% increase.
    • NEW! CSF will assign awards in FACTS every Wednesday until June 30 for FY21 General and returning HRI scholarships recipients with verified or DNF applications. The amount will include the 5% increase.
  • CSF will regularly review deadlines and send email updates with changes to our policies, calendar, and deadlines.
  • All updates will be posted at org/communications-updates/.
  • Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
  • High School Representatives: Please join us at the Peter Lynch Scholar Mass on November 19th.
    • Invitation
    • High Schools representatives will have the opportunity to meet this year’s  43 graduating Peter Lynch  Scholars along with 20 GO and Continuum Scholars
    • Please RSVP to clattin@csfboston.org by November 8th.
    • Please join the following High Schools who have committed to attend:
      • Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
      • Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
      • Lowell Catholic School, Lowell
      • Matignon High School, Cambridge
      • Newton Country Day School, Newton
      • Saint John’s Preparatory School, Danvers
      • Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, Brighton
    • NEW!: Social Media Contest
    • Engagement Opportunities: Menu of school and scholar engagement opportunities throughout the year
    • Our 19-20 School Calendar: is updated on our website. Please note this is a working calendar and we make live updates throughout the year.
  • Fall 2019 Verification Instructions
  • Participants for PL Scholar Mass: Altar servers, readers, ushers and gift bearers are needed.  Please contact clattin@csfboston.org  by October 25. Please note student participants need to arrive by 10:15AM
  • State of the Foundation Presentation
  • Participants for CSF Scholar and Gerstner Scholar Mass: Readers, ushers and gift bearers are needed.  Please contact clattin@csfboston.org  by October 7. Please note student participants need to arrive by 10:15AM
  • State of the Foundation:
    • September 25, 2019;  Julia Parish, Weston, MA; 8:30AM-11:00AM
    • For its annual fall meeting, CSF will host a combined elementary and high school meeting to provide an update on the state of the foundation and solicit feedback from school leaders on CSF’s vision for the future.
    • All school leaders must complete a short survey before the event (surveys will be emailed beforehand)
    • Space is limited to 1-2 school representatives
  • CSF Scholar and Gerstner Scholar Mass and Reception – October 22,  11:00AM-1:00PM, Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton
  • PL Scholar Mass and Reception – November 19,  11:00AM- 1:00PM, Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton

Archived FY19

Updates

  • CSF Social Media Campaign Contest post a video of your students talking about what they are thankful for .  Post on instagram (15 seconds or less) for a chance to win $500 for your school.
  • Fall distribution Press toolkit marketing instructions
  • High School Choir Invited to sing at CSF Scholar and Gerstner Scholar Mass or PL Scholar Mass. Details may be found here. Deadline September 14.
  • PL Scholar designation must be assigned in FACTS and form completed by September 30.
  • Our Emergency Fund has been fully allocated for this year.  While we do not anticipate additional available funding, CSF will still receive and review emergency fund applications under our regular timeline and process for the final round of the emergency fund.   CSF will notify your school at the end of the round if additional funds have been allocated to your application.  The deadline for the final round is April 29th.Please keep the following in mind when applying in the next emergency fund round:
    • Emergency fund application criteria
    • The application clearly describes an urgent, unforeseen circumstance
    • The application details the financial impact of the situation, including decrease of income
  • CSF Scholar Visits: CSF Staff will be contacting the high schools to arrange a visit with the CSF Scholars ’19.  
  • CSF is proud to support this year’s RCAB Excellence in Education award recipients!
  • Congratulations to the students who will be attending Wall Street 101 at Bentley University this summer:
    • Joniel Arias – Saint John’s Preparatory School, Danvers
    • Isabella Fabbo – Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
    • Daneev Imbert – Fontbonne Academy, Milton
    • Steven Menendez – Saint John’s Preparatory School, Danvers
    • Julian Osorio – Saint John’s Preparatory School, Danvers
  • Our corporate partner, PwC, has set aside July 19th from 9AM – 12PM as their Corporate Volunteer Day. If you are interested in having PwC volunteer at your school please contact Hillary at hlaggis@csfboston.org  to discuss your project.
  • Congratulations to the CSF scholarship recipients who are each receiving a portion of the $25,000 Harrison Scholarship for college.
    • Ivan Cesar, Boston College High School – Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • Jamil Davis, Boston College High School – College of the Holy Cross
    • Elizabeth Donahue, Bishop Fenwick High School – Boston College
    • Zachary Frankel, Arlington Catholic High School – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Congratulations to the following CSF scholarship recipients who will be attending the BC Experience this summer:
    • Breanna Benoit , Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
    • Olivia Copeland, Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
    • Carvens Garbe, Boston College High School, Dorchester
    • Melissa Zuluaga Guitierrez, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence
    • Rebecca Jules, Saint Mary High School, Lynn
    • Cindy Landeverde, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence
    • Sitong Li, Fontbonne Academy
    • Lilah Mahan, Mount Alvernia High School, Newton
    • Kylie McCarthy, Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
    • Casandra Midy, Mount Alvernia High School, Newton
    • Sophie Rego, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, Brighton
  • Save the Date:
    • CSF Scholar Mass: October 22, 2019; Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton; 11AM-1PM
    • PL Scholar Mass: November 19, 2019; Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton; 11AM-1PM
  • July Monthly Memo: There will be no Monthly Memo sent in July. Please refer to the CSF Calendar on our website for dates and deadlines in July.  Our next Monthly Memo will be sent on August 1, 2019.

Meetings and Events

  • Elementary School Meeting: to review 2018-2019 policies, grant opportunities, and timelines. Please select one of the three options and RSVP here by September 14.
    • September 18, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Saint Columbkille Partnership School, Brighton
    • September 19, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Saint Agatha School, Milton
    • September 26, 10:30 AM to 12:00PM, Saint Charles School, Woburn
  • High School Webinar: to review 2018-2019 policies, grant opportunities and timelines. September 25, 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM. Please register here.
  • CSF Scholar / Gerstner Scholar Mass and Reception – October 24, 2018,  11:00AM-1:00PM, Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton
  • Celebration of Excellence to honor the CSF Scholar Class of 2019: Friday, February 8, 2019, breakfast 8-10am at PwC, 101 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA. Contact Samantha, sabate@csfboston.org, with questions
  • CSF Board of Trustee, Pastor and Principal Reception: Save the Date: March 21, 2019, 4PM-6PM at St. Julia’s Parish in Weston.  Invitation may be found here!