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Holiday E-Gaming Tournament

SFX joins several other schools from Council II-3A to kick off an e-gaming tournament later this month. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to register and play to represent St. Francis Xavier School. Learn more and find a link to register here, and note that the deadline to sign up is quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 17th. We are grateful to our AD Rob Wennington for his efforts to secure a range of innovativ
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MS Zoom Links

Dear Middle School Parents and Students, Middle school students in quarantine due to possible exposure to Covid-19 are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in their classes via Zoom. Links to these 5th-8th grade classes are posted at sfx-school.org/sfxzooms. If you have forgotten the password to this protected page of the school website please contact office@sfx-school.org. Please note that zoom links are
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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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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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Glass Art Opportunity

Seventh grade students are invited to apply for a spot in the upcoming Glass Art Workshop to be offered by Mrs. Jeannie Breen this semester. Students must meet the criteria outlined in this informational flyer. Seventh grade students who may be interested should see Mrs. Breen for more details, or email jeanniebreen@sfx-school.org to sign up.
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A Note from Coach Newman

Dear Seventh Grade Parents, During my time as a Physical Educator, I have assessed my students across grades with the Pacer Test twice per year. The Pacer Test is designed to measure aerobic capacity, which is characterized by endurance, performance, and fitness. The objective of the Pacer Test is to run as long as possible while maintaining a specified pace. Students run back and forth across a 20-meter space at a p
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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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Announcing the Caudill Challenge Competition

I am excited to share that the Caudill Challenge, a competition with other schools in the style of Battle of the Books, is back!! This year we will be competing against teams from Solomon Schechter and Roycemore Schools. The competition is tentatively slated for April 22 and is open to 7th and 8th grade students. Students who want to compete should read as many books as possible from the 2020 Caudill Challenge Bookli
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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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Geometry Updates

Congratulations to the 8th grade students who completed the second semester of the Introduction to Geometry Class in December. The semester’s material covered Properties of Polygons; Properties of Circles, including Arcs, Angles, and Tangents; and the Unit Circle. The Introduction to Geometry Class, taught by Mrs. Carey, will now be available to qualified 7th graders, with the first semester beginning on Januar
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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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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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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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