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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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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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8th Grade Reminders

8th grade parents are asked to note the following reminders: Parents of students participating in the sacrament of confirmation this winter are asked to join parish ministry in the church at 7pm tomorrow, September 20th for a confirmation meeting. Loyola Academy’s SFX Shadow Day is this Monday, September 24th. Interested 8th grade families should register through the LA website here. Learn more about shadow day
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8th Grade Parent Volunteer Opportunties

Please be sure to review last week’s 8th Grade Letter outlining volunteer roles available to parents of the SFX Class of 2019. We encourage 8th grade parents to consider volunteering for one of several volunteer jobs in support of signature 8th grade events! Please advise Miss Barrett if you are interested in taking on one of these jobs by this Friday, September 7th (note this deadline has been extended from to
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8th Grade Confirmation Meeting

SFX Parish asks parents of Confirmation candidates to join us on September 20th at 7pm in the church to discuss the events, logistics, and requirements of Confirmation this year. Our Confirmation processes will work a little differently this year than in years past, so even those who have had children recently confirmed are highly encourage you to attend. As our campus undergoes construction, we plan to try some new
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8 GREEN Leads Mass

Next week’s all school liturgy takes place Tuesday, September 4th, at 10am in the church. Please join us as 8 GREEN leads next week’s liturgy. Students should wear uniform vests to school on Tuesday. SFX parents, siblings and friends are welcome!
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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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8 GOLD Leads Mass

This week’s all school liturgy takes place tomorrow, August 28th, at 10am in the church. Please join us as 8 GOLD leads this week’s liturgy. 8th graders should be sure to bring uniform vests to school tomorrow. SFX parents, siblings and friends are welcome!
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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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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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