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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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Area High School Tours + Presentations

While the pandemic has limited opportunities for in person experiences at area high schools, admissions departments are working hard to identify new ways to connect and explore with current 8th graders. Please note the following options currently offered by Wilmette Catholic high schools, Loyola Academy and Regina Dominican: Loyola Academy offers Wednesday evening information sessions covering topics including fine a
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8th Grade Activities Form

Thank you to the parents who have indicated interest in volunteering in support of 8th grade activities, and to those who have provided suggestions for safe opportunities that engage students during this unique year. If you did not indicate your name in the form when you first submitted your response, please take a moment to confirm your preferred role(s) by resubmitting those selections here. We ask that any parents
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8th Grade Parent Volunteer Roles

We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this year’s class of 2021 during their final year of school together at SFX! Parents of 8th grade students are asked to consider ways they may wish to volunteer their time in support of 8th grade class activities. Please take a moment to complete this form if you would like to be considered for a leadership volunteer role this year. Questions may be directed to me
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Eighth Grade Parent Meeting Follow Up

Dear Eighth Grade Parents, I have attached the presentation from Tuesday evening’s parent meeting here. I’m happy to meet individually with any family about the high school process. Please watch for the Google Form regarding 8th grade activities and roles to follow soon. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any other questions you may have. Respectfully,
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Optional 8th Grade HSPT Preparation

The PEACE Program Registration deadline for optional High School Placement Test preparation is this Friday, September 18th. Families who may be interested are invited to register at www.PeaceEdServices.com or to call Patti Smith at 847/567-7260 for more information. The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance ExamTest Preparation will begin the week of September 26th. The 8 week program provides skill re
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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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Baccalaureate Mass Today Honoring 8th Grade Graduates

Cardinal Cupich will be celebrating a mass in honor of all graduating 8th and 12th grade students today, June 17th at 10 am from Holy Name Cathedral. The mass will be distributed through the Archdiocese of Chicago and Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Facebook pages as well as the Catholic Chicago YouTube channel. See below for a special invitation to tune in from Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic School
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Class of 2020 Contact Information

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on their upcoming graduation! We ask each of our 8th graders to take a moment prior to the end of the school year to fill out this Graduate Contact Form. Contact information remains confidential and will be used by our school to notify the Class of 2020 regarding future class events, and so that our graduates may receive our bi-annual email newsletter containing overviews and upda
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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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SSJFX Womens Club Scholarship

The SSJFX Women’s Club invites SFX 8th grade students to apply for one of three scholarships offered to parish students planning to attend a Catholic high school in the fall of 2020. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner, and two runners-up will be awarded $1,000 prizes. The winners of these financial awards will be announced in April 2020. To learn more and download instructions, please review thi
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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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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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