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Farm Blog 1

Dear Families, We had a fantastic week beginning to learn about the farm and the animals that live there. Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, September 18th- Back to School Night 6:30PM Tuesday, October 2nd- Picture Day Monday, October 8th- No School- Columbus Day Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center, we used our feet to make cow paintings. At our Literacy Center, we learned the nursery rhyme “Old
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Getting to Know you 2

We had another fun week in JK getting to know each other. Important Dates and Reminders: Tuesday September 18th 6:30 – Back to School Night  for parents. Watch the School Newsblast for details. Please check your child’s white folder each night. Please label everything (backpacks, jackets, lunchboxes, water bottles etc.) that your child brings to school. Theme of the Week and Activities We continued our ” Gettin
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Getting to Know You

Dear Families, We had a fun week getting to know one another! Important Dates and Reminders: 9/3 No School- Labor Day Please check your child’s folder each night Please label EVERYTHING (backpacks, jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc) that comes to school.   Theme of the Week and Activities: Our theme this week was Getting to Know You.  We spent the week learning each other’s names, talking about some of our fav
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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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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 uppercase alphabe
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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.   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, we painted
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Nature Blog 2

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 Week

Dear Families, 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, we did tree bark rubbings. We had fun inve
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Spring: Birds and Celebrating Parents

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 i
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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 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 learned the parts of a flower as we glued together our own flower creati
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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 mittens
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Forest Animals

Dear Families, We had a fun week learning about Forest Animals! Our theme this week was chosen by the students and we learned many interesting animal facts.   Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, May 1st- 7-8:30pm “WildPlay.” A parent talk with David Sobel at Washburne School’s Little Theatre in Winnetka. Wednesday, May 2nd- 1:35pm Early Dismissal Day. Please continue to send your child with hats a
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Author Study

Dear Families, We were happy to return to school and had a fun week learning about author/illustrator Eric Carle. Important Dates and Reminders Please remember 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 created artwork inspired by the illustrations in Eric Carle books. We painted with paint brushes, to
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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 to paint
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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 boots, hats, and mittens even if there is no snow on the ground. Thank you for your support!   Theme of the Week and Activitie
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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
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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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Healthy Foods

Dear Families, We had a busy week learning about healthy food. 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 continue to send you
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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. Pl
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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 ouxr 6th grade buddies at 10AM mass. We will sing 2-3 songs on the altar. Thursday – 3/8/18 and Friday – 3/9/18 12:00 PM Dismissal. Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sign-up information to come soon from school office. Please continue to send your child with boots, hats, a
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Numbers

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 and w
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