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Friday is the Last Day to Order SFX Yearbooks

Yearbooks may be purchased online here through this Friday, March 22nd. Please note this is the final day to place online orders. Enter Yearbook ID# 12266119 for St. Francis Xavier School if prompted. Families are invited to purchase a copy at $20 each for every student in their household, and yearbooks will be delivered prior to the final day of school in June. Questions may be directed to jackiepetrozzi@sfx-school.
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St. Patrick’s Day Thank You

Thank you to Alison Girard and Tasha Vallace for dreaming up an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day event to welcome this well-loved tradition into our new Gym. The HSO is grateful to both ladies for their hard work, vision and grace. Thank you also to HSO Treasurer Kelly Carlton and to the many volunteers who supported our chairs with donations and volunteer hours. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Grandparents’ Day

We are grateful for the love, joy and energy that swept through our campus on Friday. Grandparents’ Day was a special treat we will not soon forget. Thank you to the many parents who attended, supported guests who needed help with their arrival, and lent a hand as we greeted grandparents and guided them through the day. Watch the Newsblast this week for a link to photos from this year’s event. Photographs
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Mass Tomorrow

This week’s all school liturgy takes place tomorrow morning, March 19th at 10am in the church and will be led by 5th Grade WHITE. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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March Birthday Dress Down

Our March Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place Wednesday, March 20th. Students whose birthdays take place during the month of March are invited to come to school out of uniform this Wednesday. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with any questions.
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Ticket Prices Increase After Wednesday

We can’t wait for April 13th! Thank you to the many SFX families who have donated items, helped to organize our event, and purchased tickets. Make your ticket purchase online here by this Wednesday, March 20th to secure “early bird” pricing before prices increase. Questions about this year’s BIG Showcase may be directed to Jo Anne Tagliamonte at jotagliamonte@yahoo.com or Andrea Schaeffer at a
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Grandparents’ Day is Today!

We look forward to welcoming many special guests this morning, March 15th. If you have guests joining us today, please take a moment to review this email from Miss Barrett shared on March 13th detailing logistics and timing. Parent and student volunteers will be on hand to help our guests navigate their morning with us. Please note that, due to rain forecasted this morning and in light of the larger size of our group
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Before Care News for Today

Our Before Care location changes this morning due to our Irish Dancers’ Green Breakfast and our Grandparents’ Day event. In the event of rain this morning, March 15th, Before Care will meet indoors (instead of on the field as was previously shared this week). Simply pull into the lot beginning at 7:30am as you would for our normal 8-8:10am drop off, and allow students to enter at the school’s main d
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St. Patrick’s Day Party

We hope to see you tomorrow, March 16th, for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party with mass in the church at 2pm followed by a dinner and party from 3-7pm. Online ticket sales close today at 3:10pm dismissal. After this time, please purchase tickets at the door. Be sure to check our sign up genius to see if cakes are still needed for the cake walk, and to volunteer your time at the event. Happy St. Patrick’
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Wimpy Kid Pre-Orders Support SFX

Save the Date! Start summer off on the right flip-flop and invite your happy campers to dive into books at BOOK FAIR BEACH. Join us Wednesday, May 29th through Friday, May 31st in one of our new and exciting school spaces. More details to follow! Families are also invited to take part in a special Book Fair pre-order opportunity…. Purchase Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, and suppor
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St. Patrick’s Day Party Reminders

We hope to see many of our SFX families this Saturday at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Party! This year’s party will be the first big parish celebration to be held in our new gym… you won’t want to miss it! Avoid the long lines at the event and purchase your family’s tickets online here by 3pm tomorrow, March 15th. Can you lend a hand or donate sweet treats to our cake walk (every child&#
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Family Read-In Happens Tonight!

Students and their families are invited to join us in their PJ’s tonight, March 14th for our SFX Family Read-In! The fun begins at 6:30pm with family reading, and a book swap follows at 7pm. The Family Read-In wraps up by 7:30pm. Learn more about tonight’s event and find a detailed overview of what’s in store here. We ask all families who plan to join us to RSVP in advance here. Thank you to Mrs. Sa
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Showcase Update

We can’t wait for April 13th! Thank you to the many SFX families who have donated items, helped to organize our event, and purchased tickets. Only 2 VIP tables remain! Be sure to make your online reservations ASAP for priority seating options… and make your ticket purchase online here by March 20th to secure “early bird” pricing before prices increase. Questions about this year’s BIG Sho
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Grandparents’ Day Overview

We can’t wait to welcome grandparents and “grand people” tomorrow, March 15th! Be sure to review the SFX School News letter shared by Miss Barrett last night sharing details of this special event here. In particular, we ask that families who have invited guests to join us tomorrow please review this agenda with grandparents and grand people and recommend how they think their guests should order and
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Final Days to Purchase SFX Yearbooks

St. Francis is pleased to again offer a yearbook featuring students across all Preschool-8th grade classes for sale to SFX families for $20 per copy. Yearbooks may be purchased online here through next Friday, March 22nd. Enter Yearbook ID# 12266119 for St. Francis Xavier School if prompted. Families are invited to purchase a copy for every student in their household, and yearbooks will be delivered prior to the fina
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Updates from the Office

Please note the following updates and reminders from the school office: Thank you to our St. Francis families for their support of our sharing school in Haiti. Ricardo from Galette Chambon shared an update on Sunday here at SFX on the amazing progress that has happened at Immaculate Conception thanks to your support. Watch a short video detailing how parish and school efforts have made a difference in the lives of ma
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Champions!

Congratulations to our 6th-8th grade Caudill Challenge (formerly known as Middle School Battle of the Books) team members! Our three SFX teams competed yesterday against seven other teams from three area schools: Roycemore, St. Joseph and Chiaravalle. Two of our SFX teams came in 1st and 2nd place in the individual team competition, and in the overall school competition SFX came in 1st. I couldn’t be prouder of
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This Friday at SFX

We look forward to a fun Friday with special guests! Please note the following updates regarding our Friday festivities: Before Care moves to the field Friday morning, March 15th while our SFX Irish Dance performers enjoy their annual “green breakfast” in the cafeteria. Please send children to Before Care on Friday dressed for outdoor play! Drop off procedures remain the same for Before Care whether child
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HSO Meeting Today

Join the HSO Board when it meets today, March 12th in the school cafeteria at 8:15am. HSO meetings are open to all SFX parents. Please join us and learn more about upcoming events and programs and how you can get involved. Questions may be directed to craigheadkintis@hotmail.com.
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Cookie Sale Tomorrow

Our SFX 2nd Grade Brownies will be on the plaza tomorrow, March 13th, at 3:10pm dismissal selling Girl Scout cookies. Cookies are $5 per box. Questions may be directed to amyogara@gmail.com.
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SFX Family Read-In RSVPs

Mrs. Sawyer and Mrs. Tessers invite all families to review this SFX School News letter sharing details of this Thursday’s Family Read-In. Join us on March 14th from 6:30-7pm for reading followed by a book swap from 7-7:30pm. All donated titles not claimed by a new owner will be delivered to Bernie’s Book Bank. We ask that all those planning to attend please RSVP here so that we have a headcount for this f
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St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Sale Reminder

We hope to see many of our SFX families this Saturday at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Party! This year’s party will be the first big parish celebration to be held in our new gym… you won’t want to miss it! Avoid the long lines at the event and purchase your family’s tickets online here by 3:10pm on Friday, March 15th. Can you lend a hand or donate items to help make our event a success?
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Irish Dance News

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! Are you hoping to catch the SFX Irish Dancers perform this season?  Join us at the School Assembly at 8:20am in the Gymnasium on Friday, March 15th.  Watch for us at the Downtown Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th at 12pm. We are #27.  Come join us at the Saint Patrick’s Day Party at 5:30pm in the Gymnasium on Saturday, March 16th. The Spring Sessio
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