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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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Thank You, 8th Grade!

Dear 8th Grade Students, We’d like to extend a special thank you to the teachers and 8th graders who helped pack up the canned goods and remove them from the gym in record time at this year’s Thanksgiving Feast. Together we prepared many hundreds of non-perishable food items for delivery to our sharing parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury. We couldn’t have done it without you! Your Sharing Parish team a
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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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Confirmation

Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish has shared a number of documents 8th grade parents will find helpful as students prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year. Please take a moment to review the attached Confirmation Booklet for a primer that students and parents are asked to review in anticipation of Confirmation meetings and preparation. Families are also asked to complete this form and return
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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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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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8th Grade Volleyball Update

Our 8th Grade Volleyball Team meets again today, September 4th, from 5-7pm in the SFX Gym. Following today’s practice two squads will be formed and rosters will be set up through our Team Snap app for team communications and scheduling. Thank you for noting this evening’s practice time on your calendar at home. Girls should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothing and with knee pads.
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Welcome to Eighth Grade!

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8th Grade Farewell Mass

Our 8th graders were well celebrated by their Kindergarten buddies yesterday during their “Farewell Liturgy” in the church. We look forward to celebrating with parents and graduates during tomorrow’s 8th Grade Graduation Dinner and Friday’s 8th Grade Graduation. Please refer to times and information shared yesterday in the 8th Grade News Blog here for arrival of parents and students on Thursda
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Graduation Festivities This Week

Congratulations to our 8th grade families on our students’ upcoming graduation and festivities! Please note the following events and details this week: All families are invited to our 8th grade farewell mass led by your children’s Kindergarten “buddies.” As previously shared in the newsblast, mass takes place in the church at 1oam this morning, June 4th. Your 8th grader’s final Field Day
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Important Presentation to 8th Grade Students

Please take a moment to review the SFX School News letter shared by Miss Barrett and Mrs. Elliott earlier this week here regarding a presentation that will be made to all eighth grade students on Wednesday, May 29th during the school day. These conversations will take place in gender specific groups and are designed to help prepare our students for their upcoming transition to high school. Questions may be directed t
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D.C. Field Trip Forms and Information

We look forward to a fantastic trip to Washington, D.C. with our eighth grade class next week! Please take a moment to download the forms and itinerary that was shared with parents yesterday here. Note that permission slip and release forms are due back to Mrs. Elliott tomorrow, May 10th. Questions may be directed to christineelliott@sfx-school.org.
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8th Grade Picture Retakes Are Today

8th graders who wish to retake their school portrait with Lifetouch Studios should bring their original 8th grade photos to school today, March 4th, and should come to school in their “dress up” outfits for picture day. These students are asked to change into their normal school uniforms following morning portraits. Thank you!
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