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Reminders from the Office

Please note the following reminders from the office as you prepare to start your day! 1 – Today’s school liturgy happens at 10:10am on the Parish YouTube Channel here. Mrs. Georgalas’s 2nd grade class leads this week’s Mass. All parents are invited to join us from home! 2 – Tomorrow, October 21st is a special Brier the Brave t-shirt day. Please wear your favorite purple shirt, sweatshirt
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences take place over Zoom on Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, October 29th. Please take a moment to review yesterday’s SFX School News email from Principal Barrett Halaburt here for details. Conferences may be booked online now through 9am on October 28th at sfx-school.org/conferences. Note that both conference days next week are noon dismissal dates and no lunch period will be schedu
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Fun Run Daily Update

Students kick off their fun runs tomorrow during the school day. Due to current safety restrictions, we are unable to invite parent volunteers to support our runners in person, but we know families will be cheering them on from home! Students are invited to dress down and wear SFX spirit wear on the day their runs are scheduled – please select green, gold and white colors in comfortable clothing appropriate for
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D39 Parent Education Event

District 39 invites parents to a free Zoom presentation this evening, October 20th, at 7pm entitled, “Whole Brain Child Approach: Strategies for Effective Parenting During Highly Emotional Times.” Register in advance here for a link to participate.
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Updates from the Office

Students who ride a bike to school are reminded to please lock their bikes at the bike racks when they arrive to school each morning. A bicycle was reported stolen during the school day this past week. Thank you for locking bikes and helmets as we work together to protect our campus and prevent theft of student bicycles. Mark your calendar at home for a Brier the Brave day this Wednesday, October 21st. All students a
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School Liturgy Tomorrow

This week’s school liturgy takes place tomorrow, October 20th at 10:10am and will be led by Mrs. Georgalas’s 2nd grade homeroom. All other homerooms will participate remotely via the Parish YouTube Channel. Parents who wish to watch from home tomorrow morning should tune into YouTube here and watch for the live stream link to activate at 10:10am or shortly thereafter.
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November Lunch Menu

Quest is now accepting orders for lunches during the month of November at mymealorder.com. Learn more about the hot lunch program here on the school website. Download a copy of our November menu here. Questions regarding Quest lunches may be directed to quest@sfx-school.org.
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Fun Run Daily Update

Today our students will learn all about GRIT! Also, we will have a fun challenge that’s being extended for tonight only…. the Dress Down Pass Challenge. The class with the most new donations collected tonight, from K-4th and 5th-8th will earn a Dress Down Pass! Families can easily go to FunRun.com and utilize the SHARE features to help our school! 
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COVID Update from the Village of Wilmette

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 4,554 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday, topping the previous highest single-day record set just one day before (4,015 cases reported Thursday). Wilmette reported its highest single-day record with 12 new cases on Thursday. The most recent IDPH data reporting through Oct. 15 shows that the Village’s seven-day rolling average of confirmed daily cas
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After Care Registration Closes Today

After Care registration remains open through this morning for the period beginning Monday, October 19th through Tuesday, October 27th, with coverage from 3-6pm daily. (After Care is not provided on October 28th and 29th due to parent teacher conferences, and school is closed on October 30th). In order to protect the health and safety of all teachers and students, After Care is not offered as a drop in service du
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Brier the Brave + Community T-Shirt Sales

We are thrilled to offer two t-shirts for sale again this fall for students interested in purchasing either the Brier the Brave or Crusader Community t-shirt to wear on select spirit days this school year. Brier the Brave t-shirts are available online here and Crusader Community t-shirts are available online here.  Please select “local pick up” at time of order and shirts will be delivered to SFX prior to the Thanksg
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Sports and Travel

The SFX Nursing Team wishes to remind families that Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order bans travel to any COVID hot spot state, which at this time includes Indiana and Wisconsin (and all other states bordering Illinois). Travel is not permitted, even when completed within a 24 hour period, without a 14 day quarantine immediately following the return to the Chicago area. With this in mind, our nurses ask that stud
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Fun Run Daily Update

The weekend is here! Your Boosterthon team hopes you enjoy some much-deserved relaxation this weekend! Thank you for every share and donation you have contributed to our Schools of Saints JFX Fun Run. This year is an important one for our schools. We are excited to announce a Weekend Challenge to help us reach our fundraising goal! Students who receive NEW donations of $2 per lap (or $60 in flat donations) or more ov
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Updates from the Office

Please note the following reminders from the office: Crusader Community t-shirts and Brier the Brave t-shirts are now on sale! Purchase Brier the Brave shirts here and Community t-shirts here. Please select “local pick up” at time of order and shirts will be delivered to SFX prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in November. Families who are new to SFX this fall, or who need a reminder regarding their Communi
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Fun Run Daily Update

Today our students will learn about CARE with the Sports City Now team. To help prepare for the Schools of Saints JFX Fun Run, students and families have another CHALLENGE called the Student Star Video Challenge! Log on to FunRun.com to create a video for your student where they become the star as you help your school! Then you can share it with friends and extended family online! Thank you for your participatio
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After Care Registration

After Care registration is now open for the period beginning Monday, October 19th through Tuesday, October 27th, with coverage from 3-6pm daily. (After Care is not provided on October 28th and 29th due to parent teacher conferences, and school is closed on October 30th). In order to protect the health and safety of all teachers and students, After Care is not offered as a drop in service during the 2020-2021 sch
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Updated COVID Guidance

Parents are asked to please review yesterday’s SFX School News email sharing updated guidance from the nursing team regarding Covid protocol. The attached Covid Guidance overview has been added to the Health and Safety page of the website, and our nursing team suggests that families keep a copy at home for when guidance may be needed regarding illness and attendance this school year. Questions may be directed t
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Fun Run Daily Update

Today we launch Day 1 of our Schools of Saints JFX Fun Run program! Students will learn all about how to win with others through TEAMWORK. We also introduce a NEW nightly challenge today called the Log On Challenge. The class with the highest log on percentage at fun run.com from Preschool-4th and 5th-8th will earn an extra recess! Thank you for supporting our schools! 
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Teacher Parking Coming to the SFX Lot

With the advent of cold weather and leaf pick ups this fall, the St. Francis Xavier campus will add a section of teacher parking back into the school lot. Beginning Thursday, October 16th, Lanes 6 and 7 of the ferryboat will be designated for teacher parking and therefore unavailable to cars for drop off and pick up. The 5 lanes adjacent to the west/old school building will continue to serve school families for ferry
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October Birthday Dress Down Day

Each month at SFX, we designate a day to recognize those students celebrating a birthday anytime that month. While we are unable to invite the traditional birthday treats this year that we have enjoyed in past years, we are excited to schedule Birthday Dress Down Days on these special monthly dates. Families are invited to note the date when their children’s birthdays will be recognized each month on this Birth
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