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Book Fair Updates & Reminders

Join us at the Book Stall in Winnetka this Sunday, November 18th when we kick off the book fair! Store hours are 11am-5pm and special events will be happening in the store including: Silly Storytime from 1-1:30pm on Sunday, November 18th Join Mrs. Clohisy, Mrs. Fahrenbach, Mrs. Larkin and Mrs. Sawyer for fun-filled stories and songs Bookmark Bonanza from 1:45-2:30pm on Sunday, November 18th Join SFX Art Teacher Ms. T
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Updates from the Office

Please note the following updates from the school office: Happy Blue Ribbon celebration day! Be sure to send students to school in their Blue Ribbon t-shirts today (along with normal uniform pants, skirts and jumpers). Today, November 13th, we bless our new, Blue Ribbon flag during our 10am liturgy. Parents are invited to join the HSO this morning, November 13th, immediately following morning drop off in the Providen
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Blue Ribbon Mass Today

All members of the SFX community are invited to join us for mass this morning, November 13th, in the church at 10am when we celebrate our 2018 Blue Ribbon School Award. Students are invited to wear their “New & Blue” t-shirts to school today along with uniform pants, skirts and jumpers. Uniform vests are not required today. We hope to see you there!
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Picture Make-Up Day Tomorrow

Lifetouch returns to SFX tomorrow, November 14th to photograph students who request a retake or who were absent for Picture Day in October. If your child is participating in this event, he or she may dress up (out of uniform) for his or her photo tomorrow. Students who request a retake must bring their original photos on the 14th to return to the Lifetouch photographer. Preschool students brought in by parents for ph
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Uniform Policy Sweater Reminder

Uniform vests or other Dennis sweaters with an SFX logo are a required part of our school uniform every day between November 15-April 15. Please note that girls who wear uniform jumpers are not required to wear logo sweaters. After April 15, we will return to a mass-day only policy for logo vests and/or sweaters. Visit the Dennis Uniform link under “Resources” to view all uniform sweater options, includin
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News from the Office

Please note the following news and reminders this week! Sign up for Fall conferences continues online. Learn more here and contact office@sfx-school.org if assistance is needed. Beginning today, November 12th, students are invited to bring canned goods to donation bins located in classrooms and advisories as part of our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Learn more here. All families are invited to join us for this week’
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Book Fair Reminders

The SFX Book Fair kicks off this Sunday, November 18th at the Book Stall in Winnetka, and again in the SFX School Library during parent teacher conferences on November 19th and 20th from 12:30-8pm. Learn more about the exciting events in store at the fair this year here. In particular, please make note of the following reminders: Be sure to drop in at the Book Stall on Sunday for best inventory/selection during the r
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After School Club Final Meetings

Thank you to the many families who participated in this year’s Fall After School Club program! Please note these final dates that remain for the several of our clubs: American Girl and Game Time!, both Monday clubs, meet one final time today, November 12th as a make-up for our school closure on Monday, October 8th (Columbus Day). Theatre Club, which runs on a distinct schedule, continues to meet on Mondays thro
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SFX Father-Kids Bowling Event

The SFX Dad’s Club hosts the 3rd annual SFX Father/Kids bowling night this Thursday, November 15th from 6-8 pm at the Wilmette Bowling Center at 1903 Schiller Avenue in Wilmette. Be sure to review the Dad’s Club Evite here for additional details and let us know if you can join us. We hope to see you there!
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Moms & Tots Meets This Week

Join us this Friday, November 16th when Moms & Tots meets in Room 102 at St. Joseph’s School, 1740 Lake Avenue. Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join us for playtime, conversation and a music & movement sequence. Please park in the St. Joseph’s school lot and enter through the west doors (the doors with the green awning). We hope you can join us!
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Sign Up for Fall Conferences Begins Today

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th from 12:45-8pm daily and will be made available for students in 2 Year Old Preschool through 8th grade. Middle School families are asked to review this letter from Miss Barrett and to sign up for 5th-8th grade conference slots with core academic teachers here beginning at 8am today, November 9th. Preschool through 4th grade s
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Blue Ribbon Mass Next Week

Help us welcome Miss Barrett back to SFX and celebrate our Blue Ribbon award on Tuesday, November 13th at 10am in the church with a special liturgy led by our 5th Grade White homeroom. All students are invited to wear their Blue Ribbon t-shirts to school over their uniform skirts, pants and jumpers on Tuesday. No sweater vests will be required. All school parents are encouraged to join us!
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Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins Monday

Please consider donating to this year’s St. Francis Xavier Food Drive! All items will be donated to our sharing parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury. The Food Drive begins this Monday, November 12th and concludes on November 16th. We are collecting non-perishable food items such as powdered milk, peanut butter, canned meats and fruits, pasta, rice and other starches, canned tuna, breakfast cereal and oatmeal, and c
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Picture Re-Takes and Make Up Day

K-7 school photos taken last month here at St. Francis have gone home with students in backpacks; preschool student photos have been arriving home in backpacks throughout this week. Please be sure to ask your student for his or her copy. Lifetouch returns to SFX this Wednesday, November 14th to photograph students who request a retake or who were absent on our first picture day in October. If your child is participat
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SFX Book Fair Updates

The Book Fair runs November 18th-20th just in time to stock up on titles for holiday gift giving! Join us at the Book Stall in Winnetka on Sunday, November 18th when we kick off the fair. Store hours are 11am-5pm and special events will be happening in the store including: Silly Storytime from 1-1:30pm on Sunday, November 18th Join Mrs. Clohisy, Mrs. Fahrenbach, Mrs. Larkin and Mrs. Sawyer for fun-filled stories and
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After School Club Reminder

Thank you to the many students who enrolled in our After School Club programs this fall! We have had a fantastic time playing, learning and growing together over the past several months. After School Clubs wrap up this week. If your club has made arrangements for final meeting dates following this Friday, please refer to directions from your club’s teacher. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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Light the Advent Wreath at SFX Masses

Our parish is looking for families to help us light the advent wreath during Sunday masses at 8am, 9:30am and 11:30am, and Saturdays at 5pm in the church over the course of this season of Advent. If you are available to lend a hand, please visit the sign-up genius and register for a slot here. Thank you!
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Father Daughter Dance

Save the date for February 22, 2019 when the Father Daughter Dance returns to SFX in the new gym! More details will follow. Questions may be directed to nzettler@gmail.com.
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Box Top Dress Down Today

Today, November 7th, is a Box Top Dress Down Day. All students who bring 10 Box Tops for Education or $1 to their homeroom teacher or MS advisor are invited to dress down today. Download a copy of our Box Top/Dress Down calendar here. Please note that Box Top Days during the 2018-2019 calendar year remain 3:10pm dismissal days and that today is a full day of school. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with questions
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School Picture Retakes

K-7 school photos taken last month here at St. Francis have gone home with students in backpacks; preschool student photos are arriving home in backpacks throughout this week. Please be sure to ask your student for his or her copy. Lifetouch returns to SFX next Wednesday, November 14th to photograph students who request a retake or who were absent on our first picture day in October. If your child is participating in
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