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Reminders from the Office

Please make a note of the following reminders from the school office: Today, October 19th, is the final day for coat and warm weather accessory donations at morning drop off in the parking lot and along Linden. Our 8th grade class is grateful for the many generous donations from SFX families which are being directed to our friends at St. Thomas of Canterbury. Rummage accepts donations today from 4-6pm today (October
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SFX Family Directory

Hard copies of the SFX Family Directory remain available for purchase at $5/copy through the school office. Please drop by at your convenience to purchase a directory for use at home. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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After School Care Billing

Thank you to the many SFX families who participate in After Care programming! The office wishes to remind families who use After Care services that care is billed four times per year, at the end of each quarter through family Smart Tuition accounts. With this in mind, families who have scheduled After Care service between August 23rd and October 26th will receive a bill through Smart Tuition the week of October 30th.
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Rummage News

As a result of a partnership with Saver FUNDrive, Rummage is pleased to offer a charity drop on Saturday, October 21st. All items placed in the FUNDriver trailer parked outside of the gym will go to benefit Chicagoland charities, and SFX will earn money from this service in return for our donations. Please feel free to drop items in the trailer that we were unable to accept this year. The FUNDrive trailer is able to
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Friday Morning Parent Rosary

Parents are again invited to say the rosary together one Friday per month in the church, immediately following 8:15am morning mass. During the 2017-2018 academic year, these Friday rosaries will be scheduled for the 3rd Friday of the month, running through May 2018. Our first Friday rosary takes place this Friday, October 20th in the church. Questions, and special intentions, may be directed to jschafer123@gmail.com.
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Moms & Tots

Moms and Tots meets this Friday, October 20th, 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. Find a listing of this year’s Mom & Tots dates here. This is a free, drop-in program. We hope to see you there!
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SFX Athlete Mass

All 5th-8th grade students who participate on an SFX sports team this year (Fall, Winter or Spring) are invited to join us for a special “Athletes Mass” on Sunday, October 29th at 9:30am in the church. Students will receive a special blessing at this regularly scheduled parish mass. We hope to see many school families in attendance! Questions may be directed to colleenlarkin@sfx-school.org.
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Reminders for Today

Please make a note of the following reminders for October 17th from the school office: Students are invited to dress down today, October 17th, in Cubs colors and gear. Help us cheer on our hometown team with a special Cubs dress down day! Please continue to support the HSO Nothing Bundt Cake fundraiser this week! This event runs through Saturday, October 21st. Today’s school mass takes place at 10am in the chur
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Birthday Celebration Day Tomorrow

Our October Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place next tomorrow, October 18th. Students whose birthdays take place during the month of October are invited to “dress down” on this day. Review the Birthday Celebration Day schedule here to find the date when your SFX student may dress down for his or her birthday. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with any questions.
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SFX Spirit Wear

The SFX Fall Spirit Wear Online Sale is now open here. Place your order for SFX gear to outfit all of your favorite Crusaders! Items include hoodies, headbands, and basketball shorts, as well as new items like Mens’ pullovers, flannel pants, and Womens’ wide-necked sweatshirts. The online sale runs through November 3rd and items will be delivered to school in time for holiday gift giving. Please contact H
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Altar Server Sign-Up and Training

St. Francis Xavier Parish is in need of Altar Servers! Our priests are so appreciative of the assistance provided by servers during the mass. Scheduling is flexible; we use Sign up Genius so you can select masses that work for your family. SFX students in 5th through 8th grades are invited to join this valuable ministry, and must attend a one hour training session conducted by Fr. Rodlin before they can begin. Sign u
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Updates from the Office

Please make a note of the following updates from the school office: Students may bring copies of I Will Always Write Back from home to the library this morning, October 16th, so that visiting author, Cailtin Alifirenka, may sign them. Please include a post it note with the student’s name on the book. Tomorrow, October 17th, we welcome Cailtin Alifirenka to campus as part of our RED campaign. Be sure to support
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Rummage Needs Volunteers

Rummage is here!! Please note the following key information: Our Furniture Tent Sale takes place Tuesday, October 17: 4.30pm – 6.30pm and again on Thursday, October 19: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Our Drop Off Days are Thursday, October 19: 4pm-6pm, and Friday, October 20: 9am-11am AND 4pm-6pm This year we will collect ONLY Women’s Clothes, Men’s Clothes, Kids’s Clothes, Shoes and Furniture This year’s Sale tak
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Coat Drive Starts Tomorrow

Please support our 8th grade service project this week by donating warm coats, fleeces, sweatshirts, jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves. 8th graders will be waiting outside at morning drop off on Linden Avenue and in the parking lot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings – October 17th-19th. All winter coat/accessory donations collected here and through Rummage drop offs will be delivered to St. Thomas o
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Mass on Tuesday

Our weekly school mass takes place Tuesday, October 17th. Please join us when 6 Gold leads our liturgy in the church at 10am. K-8 students should wear uniform vests on all mass days.
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RED Author Book Signing

Author Cailtin Alifirenka, co-author of I Will Always Write Back, visits SFX this Tuesday, October 17th. If your student currently owns a copy of this book and would like Ms. Alifirenka to autograph it while she is here, please bring the book to the library no later than tomorrow, October 16th. Be sure the book has a post-it note with the student’s name on it. Questions may be directed to lindasawyer@sfx-school
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Coat Drive

Please support our 8th grade service project this week by donating warm coats, fleeces, sweatshirts, jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves. 8th graders will be waiting outside at morning drop off on Linden Avenue and in the parking lot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings – October 17th-19th. All winter coat/accessory donations collected here and through Rummage drop offs will be delivered to St. Thomas o
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