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Reminders from the Office

Please note the following reminders from the school office: Today is a Purple Shirt Day as we celebrate Brier the Brave and her birthday! All students are invited to wear a Brier shirt (or any appropriate purple shirt) over their uniform skirt, pants or jumpers today, October 21st. Preschool students are also encouraged to wear purple today! Tomorrow, October 22nd, is a Crusader Community Shirt Day for all K-8 studen
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Mass Tomorrow

This week’s all school liturgy takes place tomorrow morning, October 22nd at 10am in the church and will be led by 5 GREEN. All SFX friends and family are invited to join us! K-8 students should wear a shirt matching their Crusader Community color along with their uniform pants, skirts and jumpers tomorrow.
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Birthday Celebration Day This Wednesday

Our October Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place this Wednesday, October 23rd. K-8 students whose birthdays take place during the month of October are invited to come to school out of uniform on this special day. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with any questions.
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Storybook Pumpkin Patch for Grades 1-4

Our School Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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Crusader Community Shirts

An SFX School email containing 2019-2020 Crusader Community lists was shared with K-8 parents on Friday, October 18th. Parents wishing to confirm their K-8 child’s Crusader Community assignment are invited to call 847/256-0644 or email office@sfx-school.org today. Students will meet for the first time this year in their Communities tomorrow, October 22nd to welcome new classmates. All K-8 students will then att
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Thank You from the HSO

Thank you to Bridie Cavalier, Julie Concannon, Debra Semple and Jill Zienkiewicz for putting together an incredible evening featuring delicious food, warm conversation and friendship. Our parent community thoroughly enjoyed last night’s Progressive Dinner! The HSO is grateful to our co-chairs for their hard work and shared talents. Thank you to the many parents who joined us for this beloved tradition and commu
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Brier the Brave Monday!

Students and teachers are invited to wear Brier the Brave t-shirts or any appropriate purple shirt or top tomorrow, October 21st as we celebrate Brier’s birthday and show our support! Please note purple shirts should be worn with uniform pants, skirts and jumpers.
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Presentation to Middle School Parents

Dear School Families, Jeanne Kelso, a clinician at Haven Youth and Family Services, joins us at St. Francis Xavier School on October 22nd at 8:30am for an informative, 45 minute presentation entitled Social Media, Technology, and Mental Health. Parents will learn potential pitfalls, warning signs, and positives of social media, gaming and technology. Attendees will walk away with resources and practical tips for best
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Coat Drive This Week

The parish office seeks winter coats and other items of warmth including hats, scarves and gloves, for our friends at St. Thomas of Canterbury. Members of our SFX Girl Scout Troops will be on hand this week in the school plaza at 3:10pm dismissal on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (October 22nd, 23rd and 24th) to collect donations on behalf of our parish. Coats and other items of warmth suitable for both children an
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Reminders from the Office

Please note the following reminders from the school office: This Monday, October 21st, all students are encouraged to wear Brier the Brave t-shirts or any appropriate purple shirt from home to school to celebrate Brier’s birthday! T-shirts purchased this fall in support of Brier the Brave will come home with students today after school. Please note that Monday’s purple shirt day is not an out of uniform d
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Moms & Tots Meets Today

Join us this morning, October 18th for Moms & Tots at SFX. Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join us for playtime, conversation and music beginning at 8:30am and running through 10am. All are welcome! Please enter through the SFX School main doors. Questions may be directed to Ellie Hotchkiss (ecdhotchkiss@gmail.com), Shawn O’Gara (Ogara.shawn@gmail.com), or Carrie Moysey (carriemoysey@gmail.com).
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Quarterly Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration is Open

Three year old and Jr Kindergarten families interested in adding or changing their registration for Lunch Bunch or Enrichment during the 2nd quarter are now invited to submit preferences through this form. Changes to Lunch Bunch or Enrichment programming during the 2nd quarter must be shared through this enrollment form by Friday, October 25th and spaces are awarded on a first come, first served basis. If your family
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Liturgy of the Word for Children Needs Volunteers

Liturgy of the Word (LOW) is a special ministry for K-3rd grade children offered during the 9:30am Sunday mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. The group gathers in the room next to the altar to celebrate the Liturgy with age-appropriate readings and discussion for a portion of the mass. The role of LOW leaders is to facilitate the liturgy and discussion. SFX is in need of additional LOW ministers and aides and welcomes
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SFX Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Our School Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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Mass Calendar

Scheduling and reminders of all school masses continue to be shared through the Newsblast during the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may also refer to the 2019-2020 Mass Calendar to learn when their students are scheduled to lead masses through June 2020. 5 GREEN leads our upcoming mass next Tuesday, October 22nd at 10am in the church. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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Brier the Brave Monday!

Students and teachers are invited to wear Brier the Brave t-shirts (or any appropriate purple shirt or top) next Monday, October 21st as we celebrate Brier’s birthday and show our support! Please note purple shirts should be worn with uniform pants, skirts and jumpers. Students who purchased Brier the Brave t-shirts during our sale this fall will receive them during the school day at the end of the week to brin
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October Birthday Celebration Day

Our October Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place next Wednesday, October 23rd. K-8 students whose birthdays take place during the month of October are invited to come to school out of uniform on this special day. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with any questions.
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Last Day for Progressive Dinner Tickets

Our Progressive Dinner Chairs are hard at work preparing for a warm, friendly (and delicious) evening together this Saturday, October 19th. If you have yet to purchase your tickets to this Saturday’s school community event, be sure to buy them here by end of day today, October 15th, before the event link expires this evening. Interested in hosting a group in your home Saturday evening as a Progressive Dinner ho
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Mass Today

This week’s all school liturgy takes place today, October 15th at 10am in the church and will be led by Mrs. Cobia’s 1st grade homeroom. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! K-8 students (with the exception of girls wearing uniform jumpers) are reminded to wear uniform vests on mass days.
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Moms & Tots Meets Friday

Join us this Friday, October 18th for Moms & Tots at SFX. Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join us for playtime, conversation and music beginning at 8:30am and running through 10am. All are welcome! Please enter through the SFX School main doors. Questions may be directed to Ellie Hotchkiss (ecdhotchkiss@gmail.com), Shawn O’Gara (Ogara.shawn@gmail.com), or Carrie Moysey (carriemoysey@gmail.com).
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Social Media, Technology and Mental Health Presentation

Dear School Families, Jeanne Kelso, a clinician at Haven Youth and Family Services, joins us at St. Francis Xavier School on October 22nd at 8:30am for an informative, 45 minute presentation entitled Social Media, Technology, and Mental Health. Parents will learn potential pitfalls, warning signs, and positives of social media, gaming and technology. Attendees will walk away with resources and practical tips for best
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