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Fun Run is Today

Thank you to the many Middle School families who have taken the time to set up student accounts at funrun.com in anticipation of today’s Glow Run. Our event happens today, November 14th! If you have not already done so, please be sure to open an account at funrun.com this morning and make a pledge in support of your student. Your donations support the HSO’s efforts to provide enriching services, build com
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WC Banquet Forms Due Today!

SFX Athletics looks forward to celebrating our football players and cheerleaders during our upcoming Wilmette Catholic Football Banquet on November 4th. Registration for the banquet closes end of day today, October 31st. With this in mind, we remind parents to please send completed forms for both football players and 8th grade cheerleaders to the attention of Dawn Zigmond, Assistant Athletic Director, to the SFX Scho
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Lend a Hand at the MS Halloween Party

Calling all Middle School parents… your SCARY help is needed! Can you serve pizza in a mask? Would you take pleasure in scaring a Middle Schooler?! Is ‘Fog Master’ your dream job?? If you answered “yes,” please help us make the Middle School Halloween Party a night they won’t soon forget and join us next Friday, October 25th in the St. Joe’s Gym. Sign up to volunteer at our and 5th and 6th Grade Par
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Metric Olympics!

The Metric Olympics was a two day event inviting 6th grade students to work with their lab teams on six Metric Olympic activities. Opening day began with the pledge of allegiance and, of course, the Olympic theme song! The students primarily worked together measuring length and mass of various objects and distances. Events included: 1. The cotton ball shot put 2. The paper straw javelin 3. The paper plate discus thro
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Halloween Party Details

Do you have your costume ready for the Middle School Halloween Party on Friday, October 25th? Join us in the St. Joe’s Gym… Prizes will be awarded in each Grade for: * Funniest costume * Scariest costume * Most creative costume * Best homemade costume Come dressed to impress! Students should watch for a Permission Slip soon from Mrs. Elliott.
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News from Regina Dominican

Please note a few updates from Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette: Female students in grades 6-8 are invited to an Open House at Regina Dominican on Thursday, October 17 from 6 – 8pm. Download a flyer here. The Regina Dominican Volleyball Clinic is free and open to all students in grades 6th – 8th grade. Registration is open and the clinic runs from 6-8p, with a 1.5 hour clinic and pizza to follow f
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Middle School Halloween Party

Save the date for the Middle School Halloween Party! We’ll enjoy a DJ, pizza, treats, a haunted house and prizes for best costume. Friday, October 25th 5th & 6th Grade join us from 6pm – 7:30pm 7th & 8th Grade join us from 8pm – 9:30pm St Joseph’s School Gym Cost is $15 per person (to be paid in advance) An invitation, permission slip, and a Sign Up Genius seeking Volunteers is coming soon!
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New York Times Bestselling Author Field Trip

Through our partnership with The Book Stall in Winnetka, our 5th-8th grade students have been granted a unique opportunity to attend a field trip to Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette on October 17th. Those who join us will hear a presentation by Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee and numerous other historical fiction novels for Middle School students. Allies is Mr. Gratz’s newest no
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Girls Volleyball Reminder

Parents of 5th-8th grade students participating in Girls Volleyball this season are asked to review yesterday’s letter from Mr. Wennington providing scheduling updates for this week’s practices and games. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Please Join us for Tomorrow’s Middle School Forum

Dear Middle School Parents, SFX faculty and I look forward to welcoming you to the Middle School Forum tomorrow, September 19th at 7pm. You will experience a small sample of a “day in the life” of your middle school students as you attend each of your students’ core classes. During each session, faculty members will provide you with insights into the objectives and expectations of each course. It wi
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Welcome to Sixth Grade!

Thank you for subscribing to the SFX Sixth Grade News blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blogs) that you wish to
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Middle School Service Opportunity

Middle School students are invited to earn services hours by volunteering at the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Family Fest on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Volunteers must be 12 years old or older, and students are welcome to sign up for more than one slot. All volunteers will receive a free entry ticket to the fest and may arrive early or stay after their shift to enjoy the fun! Learn more and sign up here.
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MS Service Opportunity

Middle School students are invited to earn services hours by volunteering at the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Family Fest on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Volunteers must be 12 years old or older, and students are welcome to sign up for more than one slot. All volunteers will receive a free entry ticket to the fest and may arrive early or stay after their shift to enjoy the fun! Learn more and sign up here.
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Showcase Photo Day

All 6th and 7th grade students should come to school dressed in their suggested dress-up outfits for Showcase class portraits this morning, March 7th. Students do not need to change into uniforms following these photo shoots. Please refer to guidelines shared by room parents regarding appropriate dress-up attire for today, March 7th. Thank you!
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Woodlands Open House

Woodlands Academy invites parents of female students in grades 6 and 7 to a Parent Preview event on Tuesday, March 19th at 9am. Learn more and RSVP here.
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NCEA Middle School Art Contest

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools is sponsoring an Art Contest in conjunction with its upcoming National Catholic Educational Association Convention taking place in Chicago this spring. The NCEA Art Contest is themed “My Chicago” and is open to students is grades 6-12. Download a flyer here to learn more about this exciting opportunity for our 6th-8th grade students. Submission
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

Before we leave for winter break, your child will bring home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 15, 2019. A replacement read
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Robots & Engineering at Woodlands Academy

Woodlands Academy invites 6th-8th grade girls from St. Francis Xavier School to join them for a Robotics & Engineering event on December 1st. Activities include programming using scratch, construction of battery-operated cars, and a boat building competition. Learn more and register here.
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Science Fair Research

Dear Parents, Mr. Van and I have been busy introducing this year’s science fair information to our 6th-8th grade students. I have gone over with them what makes a credible website and highlighting science websites that are appropriate for them to use for the science fair project. I have curated this list of great resources for our students to use for the science fair and shared it with our Middle Schoolers. We
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Your Class Blog Subscription

Thank you for subscribing to your child’s classroom blog for the 2018-2019 school year. Your subscription is now active and blog posts will automatically push to your email’s inbox the morning after any new posts are logged. You may also check blogs anytime on our website here. Please add office@sfx-school.org (blogs and Newsblast) and sfxschool@mail.vresp.com (SFX School News) to your contacts so that th
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Service Opportunity

Mrs. Elliott invites incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to visit edmodo for a post seeking several Middle School students to assist with a service opportunity here on the SFX campus. If your child is available to help with some tasks around our school buildings on Monday morning, August 20th, please ask them to sign up on edmodo. Thank you!
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Service Hour Opportunity

In an effort to increase service opportunities for PREP and SFX School students, the parish office is excited to partner with Misericordia’s Family Fun Fest this fall. Students 12yrs and older are invited to volunteer at the annual Family Fest on Sunday, September 9th. Sign up to donate your time here. These volunteer slots are eligible for Middle School service hours. Questions may be directed to  sfxprep@comc
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7th Grade Summer Reading

Happy summer, rising 7th graders! Over the coming weeks, please take a moment to check the Summer Reading page of the school website for links to resources and information. In particular, make note of the required summer reading assignment that has been posted for students entering 7th grade this fall. Download the 7th grade summer reading assignment here, and the reading log here.
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Incoming 6th-8th Grade Book Order Form

As shared previously by our Lit/LA Middle School teachers, complete summer reading instructions and details will be shared next week for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. In the meantime, the Book Fair chairs encourage all current 5th-7th grade students to purchase the required titles shared in yesterday’s blog using the attached order form which is pre-populated with titles and corresponding pricing. Que
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