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Way to Go Wednesday

Good morning and welcome back to Way to Go Wednesday! Please join Miss Barrett for morning prayer and announcements at 8:30am today, May 27th ready to share “shout outs” for students and teachers. Please also note the following reminders: Today’s parish liturgy can be found here on YouTube. Please note that today’s Virtual Library hours with Mrs. Sawyer are canceled so that she may participate
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Keeping Math Skills Sharp through Summer

Dear SFX School Parents, Many families have expressed interest in continuing Math education during the summer break. If you would like to take a break from the “screen,”  I recommend the workbook published by Summer Skills at www.summerskills.com. The math workbooks are nicely organized and provide worked solutions for all of the problems, which can be very helpful. In addition, our Math in Focus contract for t
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Wednesday’s BIG IDEA

The Art Institute of Chicago offers a range of free activities accessible to kids and families as we continue to learn from home this spring. Choose from inspired art-making activities, creative writing prompts, coloring book pages and crosswords all designed for family fun. Kid-friendly content inspired by the collections housed at the Art Institute can be found on their “get creative at home” page here.
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Updates from the Office

Welcome back, SFX! We hope all school families enjoyed a relaxing holiday weekend soaking up sunshine with plenty of outdoor fun. Please note a few updates as we begin another week of learning together from home: Miss Barrett invites families to join her on Zoom for morning prayer and announcements at 8:30am today. This morning’s school liturgy can be found here on YouTube. Mrs. Sawyer hosts read alouds for stu
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Virtual Parent Get Togethers Continue This Week

Ms. Egan continues to host virtual parent gatherings on Zoom this week. Parents are invited to drop in for the meetings designated for each of their children’s grades, with half hour hang outs carved out for “boy parents” and “girl parents.” Many of us are missing the spontaneous conversation, connections and the sense of community born of our normal time on campus. During this time of e
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Special Presentation for School Parents

Save the Date! I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Phelan, author of best selling 1-2-3 Magic, with over 2 million copies sold, will be joining our SFX community over Zoom. Dr. Phelan will offer tips on how to manage this challenging time at home with your children from preschool through their teenage years. Two 75 minutes sessions will include time reserved for your questions. More details will follow! Ple
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Graphic Novel Book Club Offering This Friday

Mrs. Sawyer has enjoyed virtual book club meetings with 4th-6th grade students via Zoom during this time of remote learning. 4th-6th graders who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity and who may be interested are invited to join Mrs. Sawyer this Friday, May 29th at 3pm when the group discusses two graphic novels by Nathan Hale. Learn more and find a google form to sign up here in the Library Blog.
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Tuesday’s BIG IDEA

The Laurie Berkner Band is a nationally-acclaimed children’s music group that’s normally criss-crossing the US to play concerts to young, adoring audiences. You can hear a sample of some of the Laurie Berkner Band’s best loved tunes here. During this time of learning at home, Laurie Berkner has switched gears to offer online content, including free “Laurie Live” concerts streamed here on
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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday to all our school families! We hope that you enjoy the weekend ahead and have a relaxing Memorial Day holiday. Please note the following reminders as you start your day: Join Miss Barrett at 8:30am for prayer and morning announcements on Zoom. We hope to see you there! Today’s Saints JFX liturgy can be found on YouTube here. Families who use bus service coordinated through District 39 are asked to
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Friday’s BIG IDEA

The Kohl Children’s Museum may be closed to visitors right now, but their team is working hard to create exhibits and instructional experiences you can enjoy with your family from home. Kohl Kids Live! runs through August 30th and offers Monday and Wednesday morning Facebook Live activities at 10:30am led by museum staff. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Kohl posts videos of supporting activities and invites you to sh
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Special Presentation for School Parents

Save the Date! I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Phelan, author of best selling 1-2-3 Magic, with over 2 million copies sold, will be joining our SFX community over Zoom. Dr. Phelan will offer tips on how to manage this challenging time at home with your children from preschool through their teenage years. Two 75 minutes sessions will include time reserved for your questions. More details will follow! Ple
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Seeking Mentor Families

We look forward to welcoming a new group of families into our community this summer before their children join us in August. Are you able to serve as a mentor to a new family who will be joining your child’s grade this fall? Mentors are needed to guide, answer questions, and help introduce families to classmates this summer and through the coming school year. Mentor families are a true gift to the newest member
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Reminders from the Office

Please take a moment to review the following updates from the office for today, May 21st: Join Miss Barrett for morning prayer and announcements on Zoom at 8:30am this morning. Miss Ford hopes to see you at 9am today for her weekly sing along. Come ready for songs and fun! Mrs. Sawyer hosts read alouds in the Virtual Library today from 11-11:30am. We finish the day today with our weekly Family Rosary at 4pm on Zoom.
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Thursday’s BIG IDEA

The Wilmette Public Library hosts regularly scheduled virtual programs for all ages through their Facebook page and over Zoom. Youth Services librarians host story times, children engage in weekly Lego challenges, and video collections are also catalogued on the website. Examples of programming rolling out over the coming week include Virtual Rhymetime with Amanda (ages 18 months+), STEAM Lab for grades K and up, Ove
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In This Together

Hello, SFX Parents! Video games… they are a thing. They have been for a long time. One of my childhood memories is getting my highest score on Super Mario Brothers only to have my brother turn off the Nintendo before I could beat his. World War III ensued. I’m over it, I think. In 2020, the video game world is an entirely different thing of course. They offer a host of new benefits and challenges, and pose diff
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Way to Go Wednesday!

Good morning, Crusaders! Please note the following reminders as we begin the day together this morning, May 20th: Today is Way to Go Wednesday! Be sure to come to morning prayer and announcements at 8:30am today with some shout outs to share in celebration of teachers and students. Today’s parish liturgy can be found here on YouTube. Mrs. Sawyer invites students across all grades to join her for Virtual Library
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Wednesday’s BIG IDEA

Sesame Street has responded to the needs of young children and families during the current health crisis with Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative. Caring for Each Other provides a range of free resources to families to help spark playful learning, offer comfort, support routine and structure that kids crave, and provide information that helps keep us safe and emotionally healthy. Resources includ
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Memorial Day Holiday

School is closed this Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We wish all school families a relaxing three day weekend! Please note that no e-learning lessons will be shared on this day. Families are reminded that they may find links to enriching activities and resources on the Family Fun Friday page of the E-learning platform here.
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Reminders from the Office

Please note the following reminders as you start your day today, May 19th: Miss Barrett looks forward to seeing you for morning prayer and announcements this morning at 8:30am on Zoom. Visit sfx-school.org/sfxzooms for links and times for all community-wide Zoom opportunities. Today’s all school mass happens here on the Parish YouTube Channel. Join Mrs. Sawyer from 1-1:30pm on Zoom for a read aloud prepared for
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Grade-wide Parent “Get Togethers”

Yesterday, Ms. Egan kicked off a series of virtual parent gatherings on Zoom. Parents are invited to drop in for the get together designated for each of their children’s grades, with half hour hang outs carved out for “boy parents” and “girl parents.” Many of us are missing the spontaneous conversation, connections and the sense of community born of our normal time on campus. During this
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