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Sign Up for Fall Sports is Due Friday

Dear Middle School Parents, We look forward to an exciting year of athletics on the SFX campus this fall! Please stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks regarding athletics – especially regarding fall football, girls volleyball and cross country. SFX Athletics asks that all rising 5th-8th grade students please pre-register here by this Friday, July 16th for participation on 2021-2022 teams. This i
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Rising 5th-8th Grade Volleyball Opportunity

Coach Tracy Devey, who will lead many of our SFX Middle School volleyball teams this fall, is offering a summer clinic open to St. Francis Xavier Students looking for extra practice before the 2021-2022 season is underway. SFX Athletics is happy to extend news of this opportunity for those seeking more touches on the ball this summer. Thank you, SFX Coach Tracy! Learn more and download a flyer here.
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Exciting Parent-Child Book Talk!

4th through 6th grade families are encouraged to join us for a parent-child book discussion of Other Words for Home via Zoom next Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm. Other Words for Home, written by Jasmine Warga, is a compelling and life-affirming story about losing and finding home and is central to this year’s Saints JFX Respect Each Difference campaign. This book talk opportunity is open to our 4th-6th grade students
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Week of 12-7 in 4G

A look ahead… Religion: We are preparing our hearts for Christmas by observing Advent through prayers, songs, and self reflection. In our Religion book, Chapter 11: We Love All That Is Holy; teaches us how we honor the Second Commandment. Literacy: We are working our way through our current Unit 2: Reading Nonfiction. This week we will be looking at how an author uses Order and Sequence as a Text Structure to g
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Week of 11/23 in 4G

Blessed… Thankful…Grateful… We will be reflecting on these sentiments this week as we lead up to Thanksgiving. Math: This week our class will be Reviewing skills with fun Math Games. Writing and Religion: As an expression of love and our call to serve others, We will be making cards and writing letters for seniors in our community. Reading: We will finish our current nonfiction Read Aloud, “Wh
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Week of 11/16/2020 in 4G

A peak at the week ahead: Literacy: This week in Reading, we will begin Unit 2: Reading Nonfiction. Students are also continuing to explore Raz Reading online and enjoying independent reading time with library books provided by our amazing SFX Library. In writing, we are putting the finishing touches on our Personal Narrative writings. Finally, this week, students will have a word sort to complete in Words Their Way.
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Author Webinar Recap

On Thursday, our 3rd and 4th grade students participated in an author webinar with children’s book authors Kate Messner and Traci Sorell. Ms. Sorell is one of the authors of the book Indian No More, which is our Global Read Aloud book for 4th grade. The webinar was titled “Rethinking Thanksgiving,” and offered a thought-provoking author visit based on their books about the real histor
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Week of 11-9-2020 in 4G

A Look Ahead… Math: This week we are learning about Finding Factors, Identifying Common Factors, and Identifying Composite and Prime Numbers. Ask your student to show you Factor Rainbows. ***Please note- if your student is struggling with homework problems, encourage them by reminding them to look at examples in their red spiral notebook class notes or in the Big Book. Students should try to complete any part o
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2020 Global Read Aloud Initiative

Starting this month, during my weekly designated library time with our 1st-4th grade students, I have launched the 2020 Global Read Aloud initiative. Information about Global Read Aloud can be found at https://theglobalreadaloud.com. The program allows schools throughout the world to connect through designated children’s books that raise awareness. I am happy to share we are connecting with schools in
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Week of 10/26 In 4G

A Look Ahead: Math: Working on Long Division- It is so important for students to practice multiplication and division flashcards every night at home. Grammar Topics: Reviewing Nouns, Verbs, and Sentence Basics Reading: Exploring online reading sources Raz Plus and Freckle Writing: Editing Personal Narrative Rough Draft Writing Social Studies: Finishing Chapter 5 Religion: Learning about Saints and All Souls Day Remem
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An Update from Our Social Worker

Each week, I spend some time in the classroom focusing on various aspects of social emotional wellness.  It truly is one of the best parts of my job! Beginning next week, I plan to focus on confidence and resilience using exercises and inspiration from the new book Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence and Resilience by Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary.It is an awesome book for kids to read from
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Battle of the Books!

SFX students in grades 4-6 will have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. Again this school year, we will play an interscholastic game with two other area schools, Roycemore and Chiaravalle. When we return from winter break, more information will be made available to students regarding how teams will be formed and how to earn a slot on the team. Until that time, this is the li
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This Week in 4G

Hello fourth grade families! We have made it to the end of week 7 of in-person learning! The students have adjusted to wearing their masks, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, and keeping proper Covid style physical distance. Keep it up! A peek at this week: Grammar: Comma Usage – Classwork M-Th, Quiz on Friday, 10/23 Religion: Chapter 7: We Worship God – Classwork M-Th, Mass on Tuesday, Online Loyola P
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Bluestem Challenge Reminder

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees by May 1st and turns in this Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me on or before May 1st will get to attend a
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Bluestem Challenge

The last two weeks I have been speaking with all 3rd-5th grade students  encouraging them to take the Bluestem Challenge. The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Blue
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Welcome to 2020-2021 SFX Blogs

You have been subscribed to receive classroom news through our SFX blog system. Please note what this looks like, by grade, below: 1 – Kindergarten will use See Saw to share classroom news and updates this year across both the SJ and SFX campuses. Watch for an update here soon! 2 – Grades 1-4 will continue to share weekly updates and overviews through the SFX blog system. You are automatically subscribed
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Week of 6/8 in 4/G

  Hello Fourth Grade Families, We are really in the home stretch! It has been quite a unique year, to put it mildly. Thank you for all of your support during the whole year. I really could not have done it without you. It has been a genuine pleasure working with you and your students. A few things: The lessons/activities for Monday and Tuesday can all be found in Google Classroom. Math Instructional Zoom Meeting
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Week of June 1st in 4G

  Hello Fourth Grade Families! Please see the lesson plans for this week HERE. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are complete. Please see Links to Special Classes Lesson Plans HERE. We are in the home stretch!!! Sincerely, Mrs. Gonzalez  
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Week 10 of e-learning in 4G

Hello Fourth Grade Families! Welcome to Week 10 of e-learning! Please see Lesson Plans for this week HERE. Lessons are complete for Tuesday and Wednesday. Please see this week’s Links to plans for Special Classes HERE. Sincerely, Mrs. Gonzalez
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Bike Safety

Hello Fourth Grade Families!   Please see the link to this important presentation. Bike Safety   Sincerely, Wendy Gonzalez  
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Week of May 18, 2020 in 4G

Hello Fourth Grade Families! Please see Monday and Tuesday’s Lesson Plans Here. See Links to Lesson Plans for Special Classes HERE. Sincerely, Mrs. Gonzalez  
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Week of May 11th Gonzalez

Hello Fourth Grade Families! Welcome Week 8! It is hard to believe, isn’t it? Students have been doing an outstanding job attending zoom instructional meetings, staying organized, and completing assignments. I am so proud of everyone. Keep up the excellent efforts! Please see the lesson plans for this week HERE. Please see the lesson plans for Special Classes HERE.  This week we will be working on a Science Ext
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May 7th Reminder in 4G

Hello! Just a quick reminder: Gonzalez Math Group will not meet on Zoom today. Please see lesson plans for today’s assignments HERE. Please see lesson plans for Specials HERE. Have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Mrs. Gonzalez        
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Tuesday Zoom in 4G

Hello Fourth Grade Families, Today, I have Extended Open Office Hours on Zoom from 10:00-11:00. Please see my plans for the ID and Password information. Students may jump on with questions about any assignments. I will also teach a Mini Grammar Lesson at 10:30-10:45 for any interested student. I look forward to seeing you then. We may even go on another roller coaster ride together for fun! Sincerely, Mrs. Gonzalez
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