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Request for Headphones

Dear Middle School Parents, Thank you so much for all your support as we continue to adapt to our new normal. Our students have risen to the occasion these last few weeks as we traverse new routines and procedures. One of these new routines are electronic devices for the students. The devices will serve as a wonderful way to enhance lessons and allow students to delve deeper into their learning.  In order to pro
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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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A Note from Coach Newman

Greetings, SFX Middle School families! Coach Newman wishes to remind his 5th-8th grade students that daily Physical Education assignments are provided as part of our e-learning curriculum through Google Classroom. Assignments include suggested fitness exercises and activities, and include the opportunity for written reflections. Families are encouraged to incorporate these activities into student e-learning routines
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6th Grade Science Update

Dear Sixth Grade Families, Sixth grade students completed their Science Projects and presentations last week. All three classes did an exceptional job of following the Scientific Method while answering their project question. Each student was responsible for conducting an experiment, researching the topic, analyzing their results, and stating their conclusion. They presented their projects using a display poster boar
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Spring Athletics

Middle School and 4th grade families with students participating in spring track or boys volleyball are reminded to review yesterday’s email from Athletic Director Rob Wennington with details regarding upcoming spring meeting and practice dates. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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A Note from Crusader Camp Directors

Dear Middle School Parents, We are happy to continue the tradition of inviting incoming 8th graders (students currently in 7th grade) to join us as Junior Counselors at Crusader Camp this summer! Junior Counselors work as volunteers from 8:40-11:40am earning service hours by assisting Crusader Camp Counselors with their camp groups. Crusader Camp runs from June 15th- July 24th this summer, and Junior Counselors may v
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Revised Battle of the Books Update

It came to light on Tuesday that there was some confusion about February 5th being an early dismissal day. I have discovered that it is not. We will still have our qualifying competition on Feb. 5th at 2:00 p.m. but it will take place during the school day. Any students who register to participate in the qualifying competition will be excused from their regular classes so that they can attend the competition. Please
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Battle of the Books Update

The day of our big Battle of the Books competition is rapidly approaching. SFX students in grades 4-6 have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. We wanted to update parents on the process for selecting the 12 students who will represent SFX in our interscholastic competition against teams from Roycemore and Chiravalle. Per the competition rules, each school can bring a maximum
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Science Fair Updates

Parents of 7th and 8th grade students received this letter from Mr. Van yesterday, January 13th detailing next week’s Science Fair schedule. 6th graders will not participate in this sequence of Science Fair as they are working toward completion of projects on a unique schedule with Mrs. Bobay in which presentations will happen in late February. 6th graders will learn more from Mrs. Bobay regarding this timeline
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Sign Up for Concession Stand

SFX Athletics is excited to offer concessions during home Basketball games this Thursday, December 12th and next Thursday, December 19th. We are in particular need of parent chaperones to help oversee our Middle School student volunteers. Please consider donating an hour of your time on one of these two dates here. Questions may be directed to tvallace@gmail.com. Go Crusaders!
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6th Grade Science Update

Our sixth graders have been working hard exploring the Theory of Continental Drift this week. One highlight of the week was a lab that required that they peel oranges with the goal of putting their pieces back together, and then trying to put together a partner’s 3D puzzle. The students did an amazing job working on their mini Pangea puzzles and answering questions on Wegener’s theory!
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ICTM Annual Mathematics Contest

The First Round of the ICTM Annual Mathematics Contest is underway at SFX! Today, all SFX 6th-8th Grade students will participate in the first of three rounds of the team portion of the Annual ICTM (Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Mathematics Contest. We have decided to enter all of our students in this challenging and fun contest to give them exposure to contest-type math material, to develop problem-so
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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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