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Aspire Testing Schedule Reminders

Aspire testing in grades 3-7 is scheduled to begin tomorrow, April 25th. Testing takes place each morning through Friday, April 28th. Please take a moment to review Miss Barrett’s SFX School News letter regarding the Aspire test here. Band and piano are canceled this Tuesday to accommodate our testing schedule. 10th Period is also canceled all week due to Aspire testing. If your 5th-8th grade child normally att
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New Time for Tomorrow’s Liturgy

Due to Aspire testing during the morning hours, this week’s all school mass takes place tomorrow afternoon. Please join us in the church at 1pm tomorrow, April 25th, when our K-8 Crusader Communities celebrate mass led by Mrs. Cumming’s 3rd grade homeroom.
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Girl Scout Cookie Sale This Wednesday

Save the date! Our SFX Girl Scouts will be out on the plaza this Wednesday, April 26th, at 3pm dismissal selling cookies. This will be the final cookie sale of the year so be sure to stock up! Cookies are $5 per box. Questions may be directed to leslielannan@gmail.com.
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Tip the Teachers on Thursday Night

The SFX Dad’s Club invites all St. Francis moms & dads to join them this Thursday night, April 27th at Nick’s Bar and Grill. SFX teachers will be serving drinks at the bar from 6-9pm, and tips collected over those three hours come back to St. Francis! Don’t miss this casual and fun opportunity to connect with SFX friends new and old, all while supporting our teachers and our school. We hope to s
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Join us for Tip the Teachers Night on Thursday!

The SFX Dad’s Club invites all St. Francis moms & dads to join them this Thursday night, April 27th at Nick’s Bar and Grill. SFX teachers will be serving drinks at the bar from 6-9pm, and tips collected over those three hours come back to St. Francis! Don’t miss this casual and fun opportunity to connect with SFX friends new and old, all while supporting our teachers and our school. We hope to s
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Aspire Testing Reminders

Aspire testing in grades 3-7 is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 25th-Friday, April 28th. Please take a moment to review yesterday’s SFX School News letter from Miss Barrett regarding this Archdiocesan-mandated test here. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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Year-End Dates

Please make a note of our schedule during the final days of school in June. Last days and special dismissal times are included below, by grade and program, for the 2016-2017 academic year: Seedlings: Thursday, June 1st 8th Grade: Friday, June 2nd Turning 3’s: Tuesday, June 6th 3 Year Olds and JrK, including Lunch Bunch and Enrichment: Wednesday, June 7th Kindergarten (early dismissal after 10am graduation): Thu
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Support our Middle School Service Project

The SFX Middle School invites school families to support its upcoming spring service project, Walk MS. Learn more about how our 6th-8th grade students will raise funds in anticipation of the April 30th event here. All Crusaders are invited to purchase $1 paper shoes in the week leading up to Walk MS. Paper shoes will be displayed in our halls in a show of support for all walkers. Questions may be directed to susan@ma
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Aspire Testing Next Week

Aspire testing is scheduled next week for students in grades 3 and up. We ask all families to please arrive to school no later than 8:15am each morning in order to provide ample time to settle into classrooms prior to testing during morning hours. Please refrain from scheduling appointments and other absences on these testing days. Thank you!
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No Band or Piano Next Week

Due to Aspire testing next week, there will be no band or piano lessons scheduled at SFX on Tuesday, April 25th. Band and piano students are asked to refer to the email from Ms. Dagg for ongoing practice assignments. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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Kentucky Derby Party

There are a few spots left at this year’s Showcase Kentucky Derby Sign-Up Party! Traditional Derby fare and drinks will be served beginning at 3pm on Saturday, May 6th at 715 Laurel Avenue. Derby dress is NOT required and the party is on rain or shine. To learn more or purchase your ticket, email bradleycm1@gmail.com.
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Moms & Tots Meets Tomorrow

Moms and Tots meets tomorrow, April 21st, at 8:30am in the Xavier Room. Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join us for playtime, conversation, and a music & movement sequence. This is a free, drop-in program. We hope to see you there!
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Water Bottles for Haiti

 Water bottles are needed in Haiti as containers to retrieve the fresh water from the well that SFX recently helped to build. Look for our collection bin inside the main entrance of the school to RECYCLE clean, used water bottles and help the parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Haiti. Don’t forget… April 22nd is Earth Day so please do your part! Questions may be directed to katyglen@yahoo.
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Camp Raffle Winner Announced

Congratulations to the Driscoll family for winning this year’s Crusader Camp raffle! Summer is just around the corner… so be sure to check out our line-up of camp offerings and turn in your registration. Crusader Camp runs from June 19th-July 28th and SFX continues to offer fun and enriching programs through Sporty and Creative Crusaders, as well as through our popular Crusader and Jr. Crusader options. L
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Final Cookie Sale

Save the date! Our SFX Girl Scouts will be out on the plaza next Wednesday, April 26th, at 3pm dismissal selling cookies. This will be the final cookie sale of the year so be sure to stock up! Cookies are $5 per box. Questions may be directed to leslielannan@gmail.com.
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Library Updates

Please make a note of the following reminders from the library: Don’t forget! If your child would like purchase a signed Mike Lupica book, please complete this order form and return it along with checks payable to the school library no later than today, April 20th. Learn more about our visit from this New York Times best selling author here. Books will be delivered to your student at school. Thank you to the ma
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Today is a Birthday Celebration Day

Our April Birthday Celebration Day is today, April 19th. Students whose birthdays take place during the month of April are invited to “dress down” this morning. Download the attached Birthday Celebration Day schedule to find the date when your SFX student may dress down for his or her birthday this year. May, June and July birthdays will be recognized next month during our May Birthday Celebration event. Please conta
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Add Your Family’s Name to the Plaza

Are you looking to make a tax deductible gift that really makes a difference here at St. Francis? Contact jackiepetrozzi@sfx-school.org to learn more about our Centennial Plaza brick program, or visit the school store here to purchase. Bricks are an enduring part of our campus architecture and provide a meaningful way to commemorate SFX First Communions, graduations, St. Francis family legacies and more. 100% of your
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A Note from Our Parish Block Party Chairs

Our Summer Block Party Chairs are seeking bands interested in playing at this year’s 2nd Annual Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 26th. Time slots are 30-45 minutes in length. If you’re in a band and are interested in learning more, please email Christi Harrison at christiharrison@gmail.com. Thank you!
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Water Bottle Collection Begins Today

This Earth Day REDUCE the number of water bottles in your house so they may be REUSED by the parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Haiti. Water bottles are needed as containers to retrieve the fresh water from the well that SFX recently helped to build. A collection bin will be placed at the main entrance of the school today, April 18th for you to RECYCLE clean, used water bottles and help the parishion
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Last Call: Parent-Child Book Talk

Mrs. Sawyer and Ms. Godfrey host a parent-child book discussion of The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson tomorrow, April 19th at 6:30pm. The talk is open to families with students in 2nd-5th grade. We still have a few slots open so please register here today! Students who have a doll that represents another region, country or time period may bring it to the library for display this week. Questions may be directed to li
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SFX Parish Blood Drive

St. Francis has a wonderful history of donating time, treasure and talents to help others. One of the best gifts we can make is to donate blood.  37% of the U. S. population is eligible to give blood, but less than 5% ever donate. The average donor today is 58 years or older. We’d love to expand the donor base, especially with younger or 1st time donors. With this in mind, we invite all members of the St. Francis com
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