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Middle School Service Project

Walk MS 2017 to fight Multiple Sclerosis takes place on Sunday, April 30th. The Malloy Family has participated in this walk for over 20 years on behalf of their Aunt Colleen, who has endured this terrible disease for so many years. We invite all Middle School students to participate in our third annual service project at SFX again this year. In-school opportunities such as making morning announcements, selling paper
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Mike Lupica Visit

Tuesday we were so fortunate to host author Mike Lupica. His visit was made possible through the generosity of The Book Stall in Winnetka. Mike came to SFX earlier than planned and joined our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members at the ice cream party we had to celebrate their accomplishment. After ice cream Mike addressed our 4th-8th grade students and spoke of his love of sports and how he always knew tha
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Battle of the Books Update

Congratulations to our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members. Our three SFX teams competed Monday against six other teams from two other schools-Baker Progressive School and Chiaravalle School.  Two of our SFX teams came in 2nd and 3rd place in the individual team competition and in the overall school competition SFX came in 2nd. I couldn’t be prouder of how well these students worked together and how
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Library Happenings in March

There has been much going on in the library this month. The first week in March we held our qualifying competitions for our annual Battle of the Books competition for 4th-6th grade students.  We had to narrow it down to a finite number of students so the 12 students with the highest scores in our Battle of the Book game show will be representing the school on Monday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. when we compete in an inters
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Middle School Art :: Fine Arts Showcase

Calling all 6-8th grade artists! There will be a Fine Arts Showcase at Regina Dominican on March 31st from 6-8 P.M. The artworks on display will portray the major themes from Shakespeare (love, family, the “masks” we wear, etc.) and be displayed this evening at Regina. A reception will take place beginning at 6:45 and any participating artists and their families are welcome! I am currently working with 7t
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SFX Showcase Flags!

All of SFX has been working very hard on creating some beautiful artworks to auction off at Showcase! Check it out!! Students have discussed and learned about the paintings of American artist Jasper Johns. Johns was a member of the U.S. military, and his unique painting materials and iconic subjects help to make him very well-known in the art world! Both works below are painted by Johns with a material called “encaus
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Photos from Last Week’s Author Visit

What a great time our 5th-8th grade girls had with author Elizabeth Eulberg last week. She gave us a sneak peek of the cover of her forthcoming book due out later this year, gave our students an opportunity to purchase her brand new book, Just Another Girl, which isn’t out in bookstores until later in March. Elizabeth thoroughly engaged our students with her wit, humor, and candor. She told the girls that SFX i
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Author Elizabeth Eulberg for Girls in Grades 5-8

SFX has been given the opportunity to host popular middle school author Elizabeth Eulberg this Thursday, Feb. 16. Ms. Eulberg, who previously visited SFX and was deemed “fabulous” by our students, will be speaking to all the 5th-8th grade girls about the writing process and her two most recent books, The Great Shelby Holmes and Just Another Girl. For more information about the author, visit her website. C
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Science Fair Schedule

7th and 8th grade students will present Science Fair projects to our judges this Wednesday, January 18th. Presentations are scheduled from 3:15pm until 4:45pm that afternoon in three rotations: 3:15pm, 3:45pm and 4:15pm. All 7th and 8th grade students are assigned to one of these groups. Each rotation will last roughly a half hour, with our final rotation wrapping up at 4:45pm. Download a copy of this schedule, detai
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Red Cross Babysitting Training

The St. Francis Xavier School Early Childhood Program is a member of the Alliance for Early Childhood. As a partner school, SFX has received notice of a Red Cross Babysitting Training Program open to students who are at least 11 years old. The class meets on Monday, February 20th from 9am to 3:30pm and the cost to participants is $125 (lunch will be provided). Families interested in this program may learn more here o
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Important Science Fair Information

Dear Middle School Parents, We are all looking forward to the culmination of the Science Fair project. This year, we are implementing a few changes based upon what we believe is in the best interest of our students. These changes are specifically in response to the students’ busy extra curricular schedules and our desire for the entire school community to have a better awareness of the efforts and accomplishmen
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2016-17 Battle of the Books

SFX students in grades 4-6 will, for the second year in a row, have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. For added fun, this year we will play an interscholastic game with two other area schools, Baker and Chiaravalle (Evanston). When we return from winter break, more information will be made available to students on how teams will be formed but until that time, this is the li
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Last week’s author visit

What a wonderful visit we had Friday afternoon with author Peter Kujawinski. You could hear a pin drop as Peter held the 5th-8th grade students in the palm of his hand as he enraptured them with his amazing storytelling. Students may still order a copy of Peter’s book Nightfall. Complete the order form and return it along with payment to school by Monday morning so that we can secure a signed copy of the book f
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Author visit for 5th-8th grade

Thanks to our partnership with the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, author Peter Kujawinski will be coming to SFX on Friday, November 11 to speak with our 5th-8th grade students. Peter was an American diplomat on assignment in Israel, Haiti, France and at the United Nations. He also served as U.S. Consul General in western Canada. During this time he began writing and has published books for young people and adults. His
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Middle School Halloween Party

6th-8th grade students who have turned in permission slips and payment for this Friday’s Middle School Halloween Party are asked to arrive at the SFX gym at 7:30pm on October 28th. Students may only leave if escorted by an adult at the conclusion of the dance at 9:30pm. Please note that children will not be permitted to leave unsupervised. Our HSO co-chairs kindly ask all Middle School parents to consider a vol
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Regina Dominican Events

Middle School students are invited to sign up for two clinics scheduled at Regina Dominican High School this month. A two-day volleyball clinic for 7th and 8th graders takes place October 17-18th from 6-8pm and includes practice, clinic and a game vs. Francis Parker. Contact tramcar@rdhs.org for more information. Register here. A lacrosse clinic open to 6th-8th graders takes place on October 21st from 4-5:30pm. Quest
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High School Admissions Feedback Sought

Dear Parents of 6th-8th Grade Students, The Office of Catholic Schools is hosting focus groups with Middle School and current Freshman parents to seek input on high school recruiting and admissions policies. An upcoming session will take place at Faith, Hope and Charity in Winnetka on Thursday, October 20th. Download a flyer here for more information and a link to register.
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Authors coming to the area

We are so fortunate to have many wonderful children’s authors coming to the Chicagoland area in October. When young readers get a chance to meet authors it makes an indelible impression on the child. Here is a list of the three authors coming. MAC BARNETT The Magic Word Book Release Party Tuesday, Oct 4th at 4:30 PM at The Book Stall in Winnetka Join The Book Stall to celebrate the first day of Mac Barnett’s ne
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Art Class Update :: First Projects

First Projects! Hello and happy school year! We are off to a running start, beginning our first big projects in each class. Classes are beginning the year by creating, studying, and analyzing artworks based on the ideas of values, beliefs, interests, and identity. My goal is for students to work through self-discovery while simultaneously allowing me to get to know them! Classmates are getting to know a little more a
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Regina Dominican Open House

Regina Dominican will host its annual Open Houses on Sunday, October 23, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade girls and their families are invited to take a personalized tour of Regina Dominican’s campus and meet the faculty, staff, coaches, students, and current parents. Regina Dominican is located at 701 Locust Road, Wilmette,
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Tonight’s Middle School Forum Schedule

Please take a moment to review yesterday’s letter from Mrs. Elliott regarding tonight’s Middle School Forum for SFX parents at 7pm in the Xavier Room and Middle School classrooms. Download the schedule for 5th through 8th grade class rotations here. Questions may be addressed to office@sfx-school.org.
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Welcome to Art!

Welcome to Art!      Hello everyone! My name is Miss Pace and I am new to the SFX community this year! I recently moved here from Cleveland, Ohio and am very excited about becoming a part of the school 🙂      I graduated from Kent State University in 2011 with my B.A. in Art Education, and then in 2016 with my M.A. in Art Education, as well. I have experience teaching students of all ages in a variety of settings, in
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