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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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Service Opportunities for 7th & 8th Graders

SFX alumna, Mary Komlofske is Director of the Winnetka Youth Organization. Miss Komlofske would like to extend a special invitation to our 7th and 8th grade students to participate in a number of service opportunities geared toward teens on the North Shore. Please note the following events and contact maryk@winnetkayo.org with questions: This Saturday, September 1st at Glencoe Community Gardens Next Saturday, Septemb
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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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8th Grade Summer Reading

Happy summer, rising 8th 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 8th grade this fall. Download the 8th grade summer reading assignment here, and the reading log here.
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Washington, DC Trip Update

World Strides has agreed to extend the early bird pricing opportunity for the Class of 2019 trip to Washington, DC that will take place in May of 2019. Previously, this deadline was today, June 6th. The new deadline is Friday, June 15th at 12pm. Mrs. Elliott encourages all 7th grade families to register by noon on the 15th to take advantage of preferred rates. We look forward to this opportunity for our rising 8th gr
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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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Athletics Registrations Due Wednesday

Dear 4th-7th Grade SFX Families, Athletic Registration for students entering 5th-8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year is due this week. Please return registration forms and fees to the school office no later than Wednesday, June 6th.  Both the Athletic Registration Form and the Athletic Permission Form must be on file before your child participates in sporting events at SFX. The Athletic Permission Form require
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Summer Reading Titles for Sale at the Book Fair

The SFX Spring Book Fair takes place this week at the SFX Library and at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Because 20% of all sales come back to SFX, we encourage parents of rising 6th-8th grade students to purchase this year’s required summer 6th-8th grade novels at the Book Fair! This summer’s required texts are: Incoming 6th Grade Students: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park Price: $7.99 Incoming 7th gra
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HS Information Night & DC Trip

Dear 7th Grade Parents, Thank you to the many who joined us for High School Information Night this week! It was a pleasure to chat with you all about the journey you begin this fall with your soon-to-be eighth grade students. I have attached a copy of our presentation here for those who wish to revisit any points that were covered. In particular, please make a note that the High School Placement Test is scheduled for
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HS Information Night is Tonight

Parents of current 7th grade students are invited to join us this evening, May 30th, in the Xavier Room at 7pm. 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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Regina Dominican Basketball Clinic

Regina Dominican High School invites all 4th-7th graders to join them for a free basketball clinic this Saturday, March 24th from 9:30-11am. Instruction will be provided by student athletes and the basketball coaching staff. For questions, or to RSVP, please email the athletic director at tmarcum@rdhs.org or call 847/256-7660 extension 254. Download a a flyer here.
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Technology & Social Media Speaker Tonight

Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to a special presentation from Lauren Spehr, a Crisis Intervention Manager and Therapist from Haven Youth and Family Services. This event takes place tonight, November 28th, from 7-8pm in the Xavier Room. Ms. Spehr will speak on the topic, “Promoting Technology and Social Media Safety for Adolescents.” Parents will be invited to participate in a brief
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Technology & Social Media Safety

Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to a special presentation from Lauren Spehr, a Crisis Intervention Manager and Therapist from Haven Youth and Family Services. This event takes place November 28th and runs from 7-8pm in the Xavier Room. Ms. Spehr will speak on the topic, “Promoting Technology and Social Media Safety for Adolescents.” Parents will be invited to participate in a brief
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Regina Service Event Opportunity

Regina Dominican is hosting a Girls Night In, Night of Service on Friday, December 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Regina Dominican cafeteria. All sixth through eighth grade girls can join us in service activities such as: card making, letter writing and making paracord bracelets that will be used in care-packages sent through Operation Gratitude. Pizza will be served and all participants will receive service hours.
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Loyola Academy Open House

The Loyola Academy Open House is Thursday, November 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening will include guided personal tours of the campus with the opportunity to meet Loyola Academy administrators, faculty, staff, students, coaches and club moderators. Tours will be offered continuously throughout the evening and are approximately one hour long. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about
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Battle of the Books, PoetryPalooza, and Global Read Aloud Fun

What an uplifting and busy week we had last week! Early in the week we celebrated our two middle school Battle of the Books teams and their success at the Illinois School Library Media Conference’s State Battle of the Books Competition. Much thanks to all the parents who drove their children to Springfield and cheered on our teams. Our 8th grade team took the State Championship title and our 6th/7th grade team
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Technology & Social Media Safety

Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to a special presentation from Lauren Spehr, a Crisis Intervention Manager and Therapist from Haven Youth and Family Services. This event takes place November 28th and runs from 7-8pm in the Xavier Room. Ms. Spehr will speak on the topic, “Promoting Technology and Social Media Safety for Adolescents.” Parents will be invited to participate in a brief
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Wrap Up from Caitlin Alifirenka author visit

This Tuesday we continued our RED campaign with a visit from author Caitlin Alifirenka, co-author of the book I Will Always Write Back.  Caitlin’s visit was so inspiring for our students. She started her time at SFX by having lunch with twelve middle school students who had written persuasive paragraphs to earn a spot at the lunch table. Our students did our school proud as they asked deeply profound questions
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RED Campaign Kickoff and Author Visit

On Tuesday, October 17, SFX will be hosting Caitlin Alifrenka, co-author of I Will Always Write Back. She will be speaking with our 5th-8th grade students about her life-changing experience of becoming pen pals with a young man from Zimbabwe. Their letter exchange lead to an enduring friendship that continues to this day and permanently changed the way they view their lives, as well as the lives of others who live ar
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