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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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Join Us for Shakespeare Tomorrow!

Our 8th graders have thoroughly enjoyed their adventure with the Chicago Youth Shakespeare Company! This Make an EPIC Difference Fund experience kicks off our study of Shakespeare and in particular, Macbeth. Your children have explored stage blocking, directing, choreography, and acting in a variety of Shakespearean plays. Our Shakespeare adventure culminates tomorrow, March 1st, in a performance at 2:20pm in the gym
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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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Scheduling of Confirmation Interviews

As we prepare our Eighth Graders for the Sacrament of Confirmation on March 2, 2019, we look to schedule Confirmation interviews with each candidate. Interviews will require a one hour time commitment in the church. This time together with Confirmation candidates will include prayer, conversation with an adult, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please click here to access the interview schedule and select a slot t
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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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