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Off to Kindergarten!

Dear Families, We’ve had a wonderful week enjoying our last days in Junior Kindergarten!   Important Dates and Reminders June 18th- First Day of Crusader and Kindergarten Kickstart Camps   Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center, we drew our June self portraits. At our Literacy Center, we read some of our favorite stories from the year. At our Writing Center, we practiced writing the entire upp
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Early Childhood Titles Available at the Book Fair

The SFX Spring Book Fair runs through tomorrow, June 8th at The Book Stall in Winnetka, and with limited hours also here at the SFX Library. A full 20% of your purchase benefits SFX School – be sure to tell The Book Stall that you are shopping for St. Francis Xavier to claim our library credits! We promise lots of fun, including an exciting raffle for all those who visit the store and submit an entry form (one
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten!

Dear Families, We’ve had a fun week talking about and getting ready for Kindergarten! Important Dates and Reminders June 8th-Last Day of Junior Kindergarten, Lunch Bunch and Enrichment.  JK End of the Year Celebration at 9:30am on the sport court. June 18th- First Day of Crusader and Kickstart to Kindergarten Camps Please continue to send your child with a sweatshirt or jacket each day. Thank you for your support! Th
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Exploring Nature!

Dear Families, We had another fun week exploring nature!   Important Dates and Reminders Monday May 28th-No School- Memorial Day June 8th-Last Day of Junior Kindergarten, Lunch Bunch and Enrichment.  JK End of the Year Celebration at 9:30am on the sport court. Please continue to send your child with a sweatshirt or jacket each day. Thank you for your support! Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center,
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Nature Play!

Dear Families, We had a wonderful week beginning to learn about nature!   Important Dates and Reminders Monday May 28th-No School- Memorial Day June 8th-Last Day of Junior Kindergarten, Lunch Bunch and Enrichment.  JK End of the Year Celebration 9:30am-10:40am on the sport court. Please continue to send your child with a sweatshirt or jacket each day. Thank you for your support!   Theme of the Week and Acti
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Spring: Birds and Mother’s & Father’s Day

Dear Families, We had a fun week learning about birds and preparing for Mother’s and Father’s Day! Important Dates and Reminders Monday May 28th-No School- Memorial Day June 8th-Last Day of Junior Kindergarten Please continue to send your child with a jacket on these chilly Spring mornings.  Thank you for your support! Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center, we used cut celery bunches as stamps in our M
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Spring: Plants

Dear Families, We had a busy week learning about spring and flowers!   Important Dates and Reminders Monday May 28th-No School- Memorial Day June 8th-Last Day of Junior Kindergarten June 18th- First Day of SFX Crusader Camp- Contact the office for registration info Please continue to send your child with a jacket on these chilly Spring mornings.  Thank you for your support!   Theme of the Week and Activitie
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Spring: Earth Week

Dear Families, This week we celebrated the Earth and began to learn about spring!   Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, May 1st- 7-8:30pm Wild Play Parent Talk with David Sobel: Washburne School’s Little Theater in Winnetka Wednesday, May 2nd- 1:35pm Early Dismissal Day Monday, May 28th- No School – Memorial Day June 8th- Last Day of Junior Kindergarten Please remember to send your child with a hat and
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Student Choice: Science Experiments

Dear Families, Last week we voted on many ideas for Student Choice Week. The winner was Science Experiments!   Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, May 1st- 7-8:30pm Wild Play Parent Talk with David Sobel: Washburne School’s Little Theater in Winnetka Wednesday, May 2nd- 1:35pm Early Dismissal Day Please remember to send your child with a hat and mittens on these chilly Spring mornings. Thank you for your supp
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Author Study: Eric Carle

Dear Families, We were happy to return to school and had a fun week learning about author/illustrator Eric Carle. Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, May 1st- 7-8:30pm Wild Play Parent Talk with David Sobel: Washburne School’s Little Theater in Winnetka Wednesday, May 2nd- 1:35pm Early Dismissal Day Please remember to send your child with a hat and mittens on these chilly Spring mornings. Thank you for your suppor
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Easter!

Dear Families, We had an eggciting week celebrating Easter!! Important Dates and Reminders Saturday, March 24th-April 8th- Spring Break- No School.  Classes resume at the start of the 4th Quarter on Monday, April 9th. Please continue to send your child with a hat and mittens on these chilly spring mornings. Thank you for your support!   Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center, we used water colors t
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Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration Now Open

4th Quarter Registration for Lunch Bunch and Enrichment for Preschool students is now open. Our current 3rd Quarter of programming ends tomorrow, March 23rd. Q4 Lunch Bunch and Enrichment programming begins on our first day following spring break, on Monday, April 9th. Download this registration form and return it to the school office by Monday, April 9th indicating your selections for the 4th Quarter. If you choose
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St. Patrick’s Day

Dear Families, We had a fun week celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!   Important Dates and Reminders Saturday, March 24th-April 8th- Spring Break- No School. Classes resume at the start of the 4th Quarter on Monday, April 9th. Please continue to send your child with a hat and mittens on these chilly spring mornings. Thank you for your support! Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center, we made stained glas
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Transportation

Dear Families, We had a fantastic week learning about different types of transportation!   Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, March 13th- Last Preschool Screening with District 39 Thursday-3/15/18 and Friday-3/16/18  11am Dismissal-Parent-Teacher Conferences. There is NO Lunch Bunch or Enrichment these days. Sign-up information to come soon from school office. Saturday, March 24th-April 8th- Spring Break- No
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Monday’s Author Visit with Jacqueline Davies

What a wonderful day we had with our One Author, One Community featured author Jacqueline Davies. Mrs. Davies spent all day Monday on campus and she saw students in grades JK-8th grade giving four very distinct, age-appropriate presentations. With our JK and Kindergarten students, she shared her book The Night Is Singing, which is her evocative poem-book about the sounds we hear as we drift off to sleep. Working with
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Happy, Healthy Me- Healthy Foods!

Dear Families, We had a busy week learning about healthy food and celebrating Dr. Seuss!   Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday- 3/6/18 We will join our 6th grade buddies at 10AM mass.  We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Thursday-3/15/18 and Friday-3/16/18  11am Dismissal-Parent-Teacher Conferences. There is NO Lunch Bunch or Enrichment these days.  Sign-up information to come soon from school office. Please
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5 Senses

Dear Families, We had a fun week talking about being healthy and learning about our five senses! Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday- 3/6/18 We will join our 6th grade buddies at 10AM mass.  We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Thursday-3/15/18 and Friday-3/16/18  11am Dismissal-Parent-Teacher Conferences. There is NO Lunch Bunch or Enrichment these days. Sign-up information to come soon from school office. Please
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Author Visits Last Week and Looking Forward to Our Next Author

What a wonderful week we had last week when we were fortunate to host two author visits. On Monday, author Tammi Sauer engaged and enthralled our K-2 students with her incredible storytelling. Children fell in love with her and her endearing new book character, Wordy Birdy. On Friday, bestselling children’s author Andrew Clements concluded our week by speaking with our 3rd-5th grade students. He delighted us as
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Valentine’s Day

Dear Families, We had a fun week in JK celebrating Valentine’s Day!   Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday- 3/6/18 We will join our 6th grade buddies at 10AM mass.  We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Thursday-3/15/18 and Friday-3/16/18  12:00 PM Dismissal.  Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sign-up information to come soon from the Office Newsblast. Please continue to send your child with boots, hats, and mittens e
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Numbers Week!

Dear Families, We had fantastic week celebrating 100 days of school and all things numbers!   Important Dates and Reminders Wednesday 2/14 Valentine’s Day- Wear pink or red this day and bring 15 valentines for your classmates Monday 2/19 No School- Presidents’ Day Tuesday 3/6- We will join our 6th Grade buddies at 10AM mass. We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Please remember to send your child with boots, hats
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Catholic Schools Week

Dear Families, We had a fun week celebrating our Catholic School!   Important Dates and Reminders Monday, 2/19/18 -No School, Presidents’ Day Tuesday 3/6/18 -We will join our 6th Grade buddies at 10AM mass. We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Please remember to send your child with boots, hats and warm mittens even if there is no snow in the ground. Thank you!   Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craf
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Arctic- Polar Bears

Dear Families, We had a wonderful week continuing to learn about polar bears in the Arctic.   Important Dates and Reminders Sunday, 1/28/18- 9:30am mass in church to kick off Catholic Schools Week. Open House to follow in school from 10:30am-12:30pm. Friday, 2/2/18– 10AM We will attend the all school Catholic Schools Week mass with our 6th grade buddies. Monday, 2/19/18- No school, Presidents’ Day. Tuesday
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The Arctic

Dear Families, We had a fun first week beginning to learn about the Arctic!   Important Dates and Reminders Sunday, 1/28/18- 9:30am mass in church to kick off Catholic Schools Week. Open House to follow in school from 10:30am-12:30pm. Monday, 2/19/18- No school- Presidents’ Day. Tuesday- 3/6/18 We will join our 6th grade buddies at 10AM mass.  We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Theme of the Week and Activities
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Winter

Dear Families, We had a wonderful week back together! Important Dates and Reminders Monday- 1/15/18- No School in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Friday- 1/19/18- Last day to make changes to your child’s Monday, Lunch Bunch or Enrichment schedule. Please contact Colleen Larkin in the office to arrange any changes. Tuesday- 3/6/18 We will join our 6th grade buddies at 10AM mass.  We will sing 2-3 songs on
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