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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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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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Mass Tomorrow

This week’s all school liturgy takes place tomorrow morning, October 8th at 10am in the church and will be led by 7 GREEN. All SFX friends and family are invited to join us!
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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 Seventh Grade!

Thank you for subscribing to the SFX Seventh 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
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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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High School Info Night & D.C. Follow Up

Dear 7th Grade Parents, Attached you will find the Keynote from the High School Information presentation last week. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am always happy to meet and discuss. For your convenience, I have also included information about next year’s DC trip here. If you register by June 7th with a deposit of $99, you receive a $100 discount off the total price. All rooms are quads, depen
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Optional HSPT Prep Services

This year’s Catholic High School Entrance Exam (HSPT) will take place on December 7th. PEACE Educational Services is conducting a comprehensive 8 week High School Entrance Exam Preparation Program at St. Francis Xavier beginning September 29th. The PEACE Program provides skill review, format specific practice, and confidence building to ensure that students’ full ability is reflected on the HSPT. Information on the p
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High School Information Night for 7th Grade Parents

Parents of current 7th grade students are invited to join us Wednesday, May 29th in the Atrium at 6pm. Mrs. Elliott will provide an overview of the coming year with regard to high school discernment, application and preparation. Please note this is a parent-only presentation. No RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!
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Erika’s Lighthouse

Dear Seventh Grade Parents, Every year at SFX, we invite the team from Erika’s Lighthouse to meet with our 7th grade students. Erika’s Lighthouse is a program focused on mental health that was developed on the North Shore and is implemented in many of our surrounding schools. Its mission is to foster empathy and awareness about mental health and depression through education and discussion in a safe space. This
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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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St. Joseph’s Dance Invitation

Dear 7th and 8th Grade Parents, St. Joseph’s School is holding a winter dance this Friday, February 8th that runs from 7:30-9:30pm in the gym. All SFX 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend. This information was shared with your students via edmodo last month and students know I will provide hard copies this week for those who have not already printed the attachment at home. I have attached the origin
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OLPH Basketball Tournament

SFX students interested in signing up for an upcoming 7th-8th grade basketball tournament run by OLPH are invited to register online here. Families who choose to register should organize their own teams, and all 7th-8th grade students from area catholic schools are eligible. Questions may be directed to n.hirtzig@comcast.net.
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Field Trip – Save the Date

Dear 7th Grade Parents, Miss Ford and Mrs. Ehlert have planned an EPIC Fine Arts outing for our 7th grade students. 7th graders are asked to please save the date for a field trip on Wednesday, November 28th at 1pm. The performance our 7th graders are attending will not end until 3:30pm, so students will not return to St. Francis until closer to 4:30-5pm, depending upon traffic. Because this is a busy time of year, we
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