Curley Family Weekly Bulletin

Week of March 11-17, 2024

See below to find out what is happening at Curley!

From the President

On March 5, 2024, Mr. Joseph and I accompanied nine students to Annapolis for a BOOST rally and to visit the legislators of District 45 (where Curley is located). Catholic, Jewish and Muslim schools were represented, and hopefully legislators were reminded of how critical BOOST is to many families choosing private schools across Maryland. While it is not likely to move far this year, there is also a proposal for a tax credit for parents who pay for private bus transportation for their children.  Along with visiting the historic State House, and calling at the offices of Senator McCray and the three district delegates, it’s a lesson in what makes government work. I also want to acknowledge Mr. Brownlee who was the “driver,” making it possible for our group to be dropped off and picked up without the challenge of Annapolis parking. Thank you for your own “lobbying” to keep the BOOST program that helps so many families, including a good number here at Curley.

-- Fr. Donald '70

From the Principal

As we near the end of the third quarter, I want to remind everyone of the Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for March 14, 2024. The information is included in this bulletin. The conferences will be conducted virtually. I thank our teachers in advance for the time that they are giving to this, and I encourage our families to utilize this opportunity.

We look forward to the many events on the school calendar both before and after Easter. This month we will gather for the Blackfriars’ Theatre production of South Pacific, as well as the Curley Gala. I offer thanks to all those who have supported the Gala thus far and will offer their support as volunteers, gift donors, sponsors, and attendees. It is an important event for the entire Curley Family.

-- Jeremy Joseph '96

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences - March 14, 2024

Our next session of Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. All conferences will be scheduled by appointment only. 

The site is now open and will remain open until 11:59 pm on Monday, March 11. The individual teachers will send you the link to use for your conference prior to the scheduled meeting time.

  • In order to meet with your son’s teacher, you must sign up for an appointment.
  • All appointments must be scheduled using the link below.
  • The first time slot will be 4:00 pm and the last time slot at 5:50 pm.
  • If a teacher's time slot is full, then you must choose an alternate time. If a teacher's schedule is completely filled, then please email the teacher to set up an appointment on a different date.
  • Please do not schedule more than one (1) time slot per teacher. When booking an appointment, click on the teacher’s name and time, and enter the student name. Click Book and add more to schedule more than one teacher or Book Now. Once your appointment has been booked, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
  • Please ensure to click/press the 'submit' button to complete the process. Not clicking the submit button will result in your appointments being canceled.
  • Please do not contact the teacher to make a change in the schedule. 
  • If you have any difficulty with signing up for an appointment, please contact

Go HERE to sign up for a conference. The link will also be posted on the homepage of the Curley Website and the Class Facebook pages.

Blackfriars' Theatre News

We are now just days away from celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical, South Pacific, and Blackfriars' Theatre is in need of additional help to make our weekend successful. We need assistance from both students and parents for the Dinner Theatre on Saturday night to help our catering team serve the food and clean-up afterwards. Volunteers need to arrive no later than 4:30 pm to help, and all students and parents are fed the same dinner as our guests. We also need parent help at the concession stand at each performance, especially during the intermission break. We need some Curley students to work as ushers at the auditorium doors to collect tickets and hand out programs. If you and/or your son can help out any of these ways, please go HERE to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Kathy Shucker at especially about ushers and stage crew.

The performances are Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 pm, and then on Sunday afternoon, March 17, at 2:00 pm. Tickets for the Dinner Theatre & show on Saturday, March 16 are still available HERE. Tickets are $45 each or tables of eight are available for $325. Doors open at 5:00 pm for a social hour of hors 'devours and open bar with your sit-down dinner being served at 6:00 pm. You have reserved seating in the theatre and then come back to the SDR for special desserts at intermission.

For those who only wish to attend the show that weekend, our general admission tickets are on sale HERE. All advance sale tickets are $10 and are available for purchase up until 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 14. The weekend of the show the tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. A reminder that all Curley students have FREE admission to the show by showing their school ID card as they enter the theatre. Make your plans now to attend this special celebration of one of Broadway's greatest musicals!

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!!

The Curley Gala XXIX

We are in the final countdown to the Gala event! It is LAST CALL for gifts to be donated and tickets to be purchased. We ask that all gifts be dropped off/delivered to Curley by March 12, 2024. Gifts ordered from the Amazon registries are delivered directly to the Main Office. We will announce a class winner and parent winners for Gala tickets next week. Thank you for your tremendous support! 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us pack and transport all auction gifts to Boumi Temple on Friday, March 22. Volunteers are needed at Curley from 7:30 am to 10:00 am to organize and pack the truck. Volunteers will then be needed from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at 5050 King Avenue to setup for the Gala event. School will dismiss on a half-day schedule that Friday. Dress is casual and comfortable. Coffee, breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers are needed all day, but you do not need to volunteer the entire time. Please note in your email response the times that you would be available to help. We are also in need of a few volunteers for breakdown from 9:00 pm to midnight the evening of March 23.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mrs. Caroline Kogler Palmisano directly,, with the available times for March 22. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your help with this most important event for Curley!

From the Assistant Principal of Academics

The third quarter ends on Friday, March 22, which is two weeks away. Please remind your son(s) to check Plus Portals on a regular basis and to see his teacher(s) if he has questions. I also encourage him to see his teachers for extra support and help if he is struggling in any of his courses. My door is always open if your son ever needs anything. 

On Thursday, March 14, we will host virtual parent-teacher conferences from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Please see the article in this bulletin to sign up for conferences. If you are unable to attend, please reach out to your son’s teachers to let them know a good time that you can be reached. 

-- 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.

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!

From the Campus Minister

All Mission-4-Service hours are due by April 22. All signed V-forms should be submitted electronically to Google Classroom designated for Mission-4-Service. Students who do not submit their hours on-time will receive an academic penalty in their theology class and will become immediately ineligible until they complete this graduation requirement. Go HERE for information on service hour opportunities through Operation Mato Grasso.


FYM will host its annual Lenten food drive from March 11-15. Please consider dropping off canned goods and non-perishable food items to the auditorium lobby. The food will be given to Operation Mato Grasso, an organization that sends food to missions in Latin America and the Franciscan Center, which serves the poor here in Baltimore. 


Students are encouraged to come to Lenten moments of prayer every Wednesday from 2:40-3:00 pm, and Thursday from 7:45-8:05 am in the chapel. The Holy Hour planned for March 13 has been canceled. Dates for future holy hours will be announced soon.

Hershey Park Tickets

Are you starting to think about your summer plans? The C-Notes are selling discounted tickets to Hershey Park again this year. Go HERE to get your tickets for a fun family day at Hershey Park!

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

  • We hope your student was able to take advantage of the colleges and universities that were on campus for The JET, Jesuit Excellence Tour, on March 8. It's never too early to start having conversations about college, so ask him how it went last Friday. There will be another 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

  • The College Counseling Office is hosting a Junior Information Zoom on March 12 at 6:00 pm. We would like to go over what we have been working on with the students -- how to use SCOIR, finding the right fit, standardized exams, and visits. Go HERE to access the Zoom.
  • Now is the time to sign up for SATs/ACTs for this spring if your student is planning on taking it. Go HERE to register for the May 4 or June 1 SAT. Go HERE to register for the April 13, June 8, or July 13 ACT.
  • 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!
  • Please do not hesitate to reach to your son's college counselor if you have questions. We hope to see you on Zoom on March 12. Mrs. Berkey (last name A-K), Mrs. Berrigan (last name L-Z).