Curley Family Weekly Bulletin

Week of March 18-24, 2024

See below to find out what is happening at Curley!

From the President

As we enter the week that culminates with the Gala and the Spring Raffle, there will be a lot of activity to make sure all goes smoothly.  There has been amazing support from the Curley Family, including the current parents who have been so supportive with contributing auction items and promoting the raffle.  Throughout this week parent and student volunteers, along with faculty/staff, alumni and alumni parent volunteers, will bring all the pieces together for a successful March 23rd event.  The effort is certainly worth it, as the proceeds of these events go into the operating budget of the school, and thus make a difference for every student and his family.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed, or will contribute this week, toward the success of Gala XXIX!

-- Fr. Donald '70

From the Principal

Next week marks the end of the third quarter of the academic year. Please continue encouraging your son to meet with his teachers should he need assistance. 

Next week is also very busy with the final preparations for Curley Gala XXIX. Thanks go to Caroline Palmisano for all of her hard work coordinating this very special event. Thank you to the many volunteers, gift donors, and sponsors who are making this day possible. Many parents, students, faculty, and staff contribute to the success of the Gala. We are very grateful to all for that commitment.

As a reminder, Friday, March 22nd is an early dismissal day. Classes will end at 12:30.

-- Jeremy Joseph '96

The Curley Gala XXIX

This is Gala week! I extend my most sincere gratitude to the community and all of our families for their support of this year's Gala event. The turnout for gift donations to the auction was tremendous. As of the end of our gift collection, about 55% of the gifts on the auction are from the donations from our current families. So thank you for the part that you played in the success of our silent auction. Here are the final class standings...

Class of 2027-- 66%

Class of 2026 -- 54%

Class of 2025 -- 65%

Class of 2024 -- 55%

We congratulate the Class of 2027 as the winners of the class registry competition, though it was very close! The freshman class will receive a pizza lunch and dress down day to be announced at a later date. We will notify the lucky parents of one freshman student who will also be attending the Gala next week. 

We are still looking for parent volunteers for Friday, March 22, to pack up and set up for the Gala. Volunteers are needed from 730 am-10:00 am at Curley, and then from 10:30 am-3:30 pm at Boumi Temple. Please email Caroline Palmisano at to sign up, if you have not already. We thank you in advance for this most important role you will play in the event. 

Go HERE for this month's edition of The Parent Note from "Playing Like A Champion" at the University of Notre Dame. It deals with eating disorders among young people.

Advancement News

The Mark Borowy ’72 Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising sophomore and rising junior at Archbishop Curley High School.  Criteria for the award include financial need, good academic standing, and the recipient must be an active member of the school community.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and is not renewable.

All members of the Class of 2026 and 2027 were emailed this information along with the application. Completed applications are due back by April 12th and scholarship recipients will be notified in May. 

Friar "C" News

The Friar "C" Club needs your help to staff the concession stand for spring sports. Go HERE to volunteer. We hope to see you in the stand!!

From the School Nurse

As of last Monday, March 11th, these are the current guidelines we will follow for respiratory illness, including COVID.

If an individual tests positive for COVID with symptoms, isolation is required until the individual is fever free without the use of medication for a period of 24 hours prior to returning to school.

If an individual tests positive for COVID with no symptoms, no isolation is required until and unless the individual develops related symptoms. If that should occur, then the individual must follow the isolation guidelines for those testing positive for COVID with symptoms.

When an individual returns to normal activities, additional precautions over the next 5 days are recommended, such as taking additional steps for cleaner air, hygiene, masks, physical distancing, and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors. This is especially important to protect people with factors that increase their risk of severe illness from respiratory viruses.

From the Assistant Principal of Academics

The third quarter ends on Friday, March 22nd.  If you were unable to attend the virtual parent conference night this week, please reach out to your son’s teacher(s) in order to address any concerns you may have. Please remind your son(s) to check Plus Portals on a regular basis and to see their teacher(s) if they have questions. I also encourage them to see their teachers for extra support and help if they are struggling in any of their courses. My door is always open if they ever need anything. Monday, March 25th is the beginning of the fourth quarter and the home stretch for summer.

-- Kenneth Pipkin

Summer Job Opportunities for Students

There are several summer job opportunities available to students. The first is Baltimore city's YouthWorks Summer Program. Go HERE for details. The second is Ocean City's Workforce Development Program for young men ages 16 - 19. The program helps participants build independence, gain work experience, and develop life skills while living and working in Ocean City, MD. Go HERE for details. The third is Baltimore County Department of Rec and Parks at Rocky Point Park and Miami Beach Park. Go HERE for details.

Gala Raffle Update

Less than a week remains to return your sold Gala Raffle tickets! The deadline is Wednesday, March 20th. Tickets can be returned to the Advancement Office. Additional tickets can also be picked up there. If we reach our $80,000 goal, an extra vacation day will be given during Easter Break. Anyone returning $125 or more will have their name entered into a "seller drawing" for 25 VISA gift cards. Students need to participate in this fundraiser at a minimum level of $75 as part of the tuition agreement that was selected. Thank you for your help in making this a success! 

Mother-Son Dance

Curley's Annual Mother-Son Dance will be held on April 13, 2024, at Columbus Gardens from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Go HERE to get your tickets!

Curley Summer Camps

Now is the time to plan your summer camps! At Curley Summer Camps our goal is to provide fun, well-supervised educational and recreational activities for our campers. Our coaches and instructors are the key to our success, and they can't wait to coach, mentor, and teach your children this summer. Detailed information on all camps can be found HERE.

From the College Counseling Office

All Parents

  • There will be a college fair happening during lunch periods on Tuesday, March 26. All students can and are encouraged to attend at some point during his lunch period. We hope they can use this time to ask questions and begin to think about their future.

Class of 2025 Parents

  • Mrs. Berrigan is hosting a College Essay Workshop on June 10, July 24 and August 6. If your student is planning on applying to a four year college/university, he will be required to include an essay with his application. This is the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, and complete an essay in one day. This is an all day event that is offered on three different dates -- you only need to register for one. The cost is $150. This is feedback from students who took it last year: "The workshop was just the right amount of time to brainstorm and build a solid essay. Mrs. Berrigan's feedback was very helpful and clear in explaining what could be improved. I got plenty of useful personal feedback throughout my time there." "This was an amazing 1-day camp that saved me days of brainstorming, drafting, and revising. The professional help was very useful! I also loved the help with the Common App." Go HERE to register!