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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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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 2017!

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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 Updates! Week of 5/22-5/26

The second graders continue to work hard even as the summer days approach! We began our balloon countdown to summer, which includes an exciting new 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. We also continue to practice all our prayers and praying for all the special intentions we hold in our h
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 5/15-5/19

2nd grade really enjoyed meeting Kirby Larson at our author visit this week! We loved learning about all the non-fiction stories she has written and about the hard work it took to turn them into actual books! Religion In religion, we wrapped up our First Communion memory writing. We also learned about Mary, the mother of our church, and how she helps to guide us and loves all of us. We also learned about praying the
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo puedo/ I can We read the Spanish version of the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: I can, but also to review previous lessons such as body parts and animals. Our portfolio activity consisted in writing complete sentences using the vocabulary provided in order to answer to questions related to activities that we can and can
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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First Holy Communion 2017!

We are so proud of our second graders for their hard work in preparing and receiving their First Eucharist! We hope this special day brings many cherished memories for your families to share! This slideshow design customized with Smilebox
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2017 Art Show!

Hello all! This year’s Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of 1st through 8th grade art in the Xavier Room. If you already have plans, no worries—the show will be left up from Thursday evening-Sunday, so parents can stop by after mass or throughout the day on Friday! We have been working hard all year, and would love for you to come by and celebrate the ar
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End of the year for the Library

It’s hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the school year. In an effort to get all school library materials back and inventoried before we leave for the summer, all library books checked out to students need to be back to the school library no later than Tuesday, May 30. Students may continue to checkout library books until Friday, May 26. In an effort to help children remember to return
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 5/1-5/5

We cannot believe First Communion is finally here! We couldn’t be more proud of our 2nd graders and how well prepared they are to receive the Eucharist this Saturday! We had lots of fun celebrating “Jesus Day” in honor of this special moment in their lives.  Religion In Religion, we wrapped up our final review and preparations for First Communion! Our 2nd graders have worked so hard to prepare and demonstrate w
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 4/24-4/28

The second graders are so excited knowing that First Communion is just around the corner! They continue to impress us everyday with their hard work! Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion! This week, we reflected in prayer and letters to God thanking Him for the Gift of Communion. We also began working on our First Communion pamphlets to write and reflect about all we’ve learned about in our
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo Veo/ I see We read the Spanish version of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: eyes, but also to review previous lessons such as colors, sizes, and numbers. Our portfolio activity consisted in using the vocabulary provided to answer questions with complete Spanish sentences in order to answer what pictures we we
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 4/18-4/21

We hope everyone had a very happy Easter! 2nd grade had a great week back! Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion. This week, we discussed the different parts of mass and wrote about each part in our packets. Please look for this packet in your child’s Take Home Folder on Monday and review the parts of mass at home. Important First Communion Updates: Your child should continue to work on a w
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Spring Library Happenings

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! It is hard to believe we are almost to the end of April and the school year is winding down. We continue to have many fun things happening in the library. Book Fair Wrap Up Much thanks to all the families who shopped our Spring Book Fair held at the Book Stall in Winnetka. 20% of the sales made by SFX families will come back to the school library and enable us to buy new books for
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Welcome to 2nd Grade, Ms. Miller!

Please help us welcome Ms. Molly Miller who will be joining 2nd grade! Ms. Miller will be helping out in our classroom one day a week for the remainder of this school year, in order to complete field experience requirements for her teacher preparation program. Please read the introductory note below from Ms. Miller! Hello families of Miss Stolberg’s 2nd graders! My name is Molly Miller and I am currently a student at
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 4/10- 4/13

The 2nd graders loved their field trip to the Field Museum this Monday! We also enjoyed preparing for Easter this week! Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Communion. We reviewed important concepts such as, the different parts of mass, Jesus’ sacrifice, how to share God’s love with others, and how we receive Communion! We also participated in our last Stations of the Cross prayer service this week
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Art Update :: Graphic Novels

In anticipation of the upcoming visit by author Kirby Larson, we have begun to work on a collaborative Library and Art project! Second, third, and fourth grade students read the book “Two Bobbies” with Mrs. Sawyer over the past couple of weeks. The book tells the true story of a dog and cat that were left to fend for themselves during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and were eventually found/rescued. It
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Field Trip to the Field Museum!

Second grade had a blast learning about the dinosaurs at the Field Museum this week! Photo slideshow customized with Smilebox
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! Week of 4/3-4/7

2nd grade had a great first week back from break! * Field Trip Reminder: This upcoming Monday, April 10th all of 2nd grade will be heading to the Field Museum! Please remember to pack a disposable lunch/water for your child, a small snack, wear their full SFX uniforms, and comfortable shoes.* Religion In Religion, we continue to prepare for First Holy Communion. We discussed the four Gospels and began discussing the
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¡Hola!

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Tengo hambre/ I am hungry. We started our lesson reading the Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. During our reading students learned to express the feeling of being hungry. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as numbers, days of the week, and colors. Our art project consisted in making a strawberry/fresa and a caterpillar/oruga.  Students really enjoy
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First Holy Communion Crosses!

Our 2nd graders had a great time painting crosses today! Such a fun activity to celebrate their hard work as we continue preparing for First Holy Communion!
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