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Reconciliation Parent Meeting – New Location

Parents who plan to attend this morning’s reconciliation meeting (on Sunday, October 15th) should note that the location for this 9am gathering has moved to the Xavier Room.
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Due to wonderful field trips, holidays, and special activities in the past three weeks some of the students did not have Spanish. In the past two weeks we have been working very hard on reviewing topics (with the groups that did not miss Spanish), and finishing new lessons (with the groups that did). We are building our Spanish knowledge as we go!  It is very important for students of the same grade and level
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (10/10-10/13)

The second graders enjoyed their first Global Read Aloud session with a class in Canada this week! The students are reading “Possum Magic” by Meme Fox. Religion  In Religion, we learned that Jesus helps show us how to love God our Father. The second graders learned that God gave us the Ten Commandments in order to help us live a happy, Christian life. We also learned that God is everywhere and always watching over us
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Habitat Projects!

Take a look at the second graders presenting their habitat projects!      
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (10/2-10/6)

Second grade had a great time sharing their writing and spending time with their grandparents/grand people this week! Thanks to all our visitors for making this day extra special! Religion  In Religion, we learned that God speaks to us in many ways. He speaks to us through the Bible, Jesus, Mother Mary and all the saints. He also spoke to us when He welcomed us into His church at Baptism. We also enjoyed another visi
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Grandparent/Person Day!

Thank you to everyone who came to our SFX Grandparent/person Day! We appreciate you taking the time to come in and visit us!  Make your own photo slideshow
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Reconciliation Parent Meeting

St. Francis Xavier Parish asks families of 2nd grade students who will receive the sacrament of reconciliation this year to select one of three mandatory parent meeting opportunities. Parents are asked to join us on Thursday, October 12th at 10am or at 7:30pm, or on Sunday, October 15th at 9am. This meeting will last no longer than one hour and will take place in the Providence Room of the parish office. Questions ma
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (9/25-9/29)

The second graders enjoyed celebrating the First Responders from the Wilmette Fire and Police stations this week at mass! They were so excited to make them cards and celebrate all that they do for our community! Religion  This week we continued to learn about Jesus and how He lives in His church. We learned that God gives us new life in the sacrament of Baptism. We discussed how we are welcomed into the church during
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2nd Grade Weekly Update!

Second grade had a blast celebrating our August and September birthdays this week! Thanks to everyone for making it out to Back to School night! I truly appreciate all your support and communication as we work together throughout this school year! Religion  This week we continued to discuss God’s gifts and the ways we can act, love and pray as followers of Jesus. We also spent time reflecting and discussing those who
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: La Mochila/My Backpack. All grades: We continued to learn about school supplies in Spanish. This activity not only helps students practice their Spanish writing skills and improve their Spanish vocabulary but also encourages them to speak in Spanish while using or asking for them. 3rd/4th/5th Grades: We ended up our weekend playing a school supplies matching game. Studen
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates!

Second grade had an awesome first full 5-day week of school! Our second graders continue to do a great job learning all our new routines and growing quickly into independent learners! Religion  This week we discussed God’s gifts of life and love. We reflected on all the gifts we have in our own lives, especially God’s best gift, Jesus. We also practiced how to pray the Sign of the Cross properly and learned about the
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Knitting Club Sign Up!

There is still space in Knitting Club! It is on Tuesdays and offered to students in second grade and older! Please contact Colleen Larkin or the SFX office staff if your child is interested!
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me. After completing this activity, students took turns and introduced themselves to the rest of the class. We very much enjoyed getting to know each other a little bit more and at the same time learned new adjectives and verbs in Spanish. Also, after the oral presentations some classes did a project on School Supplies. This activity was modified
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates (9/5-9/8)

The second graders continue to do a great job learning the routines! We look forward to a wonderful year! Religion  This week we discussed “Bucket Fillers” and what that looks like in second grade! When we are bucket fillers, we say and do kind things, help others, act as Jesus would, and much more! Math  We began our measurement unit by exploring how to measure objects in the classroom! We are learning h
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates!

Our 2nd graders are doing a fantastic job getting into the routine of things at SFX! Each week, the 2nd grade team will post a weekly update to demonstrate what we have been doing in school!Religion  The second graders discussed the importance of attending mass and how we behave in church. We participated in prayer and share which allowed the students to share their special intentions with the class! We also practice
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola!   This past week we began our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me as a way to introduce Spanish greetings and review previously learned topics for upper level grades. These worksheets encouraged students to review the fundamentals of the Spanish language at the same time that allowed students to interact with each other in order to complete all the information needed. We will continue to work on this nex
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Welcome back! This is Señorita Rocha back again for this 2017-2018 school year at St. Francis! This past week I had the opportunity to meet with some classes to welcome my students to the Spanish program and to give them some information about the wonderful activities that we are going to do this year. I will continue doing this next week. This year for Kindergarten I will follow the same dynamic as last year:
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Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Welcome to Miss Bode’s 2nd grade blog!  **Be sure to check out this page every week for 2nd grade updates!
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¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
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Happy Summer!

Create your own slideshow Thank you for such a fabulous second grade year! We will truly miss all of our second graders and hope they come back to visit us in the Fall!  Below you will find some ways to include reading, writing, and math into your child’s summer:  Reading – READ, READ, READ! Any and all books, such as chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, magazines, comic strips, cookbooks, etc. are gre
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Artwork Coming Home!

Hello Parents!   I just wanted to let you know that artwork should be coming home!! Thank you for all of your support during the year and especially at the art show—it was an amazing showing of all of our amazingly talented students! I still have artwork from this year’s 8th graders that was not picked up, as well as a scattering of works from 6th and 7th grades. If you want to pick anything up, I am avail
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2nd Grade Wax Museum!

The second graders did a fantastic job on their Biography Projects! Thank you to all those who came, we really appreciate your support! A photo slideshow by Smilebox
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 6/5

We cannot believe that summer is almost here and we are sad to have to say goodbye to such a wonderful group of second graders! We could not be more proud of how much they have grown throughout this school year! We have begun to wrap up the year with review of many of the concepts we have learned about. Our second graders also continue to have a blast celebrating these final days together with our summer countdown ac
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Summer Reading and the Wilmette Public Library

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph from the Wilmette Public Library visited our school and spoke to students in Kindergarten-5th grade about all the great offerings the library has for children this summer. From great family entertainment to reading clubs, as well as volunteer opportunities for middle school students to help younger children over the summer, the library is the place to visit this summer. This summer’s rea
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2nd Grade Weekly Update (5/22-5/26)

The second graders continue to work hard even as the summer days approach! We began our countdown to summer which includes an exciting activity every day! Religion In religion, we continued to learn about Mary, the Mother of our church, as we prayed the rosary one last time with our parent volunteers. The second graders also did a wonderful job leading mass this Tuesday! Math In math, we began our unit on multiplicat
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