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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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February 15 Parent Update

FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Monday, February 19th…….No School, Presidents’ Day Tuesday, February 20th…..CLASSROOM LEPRECHAUNS ARRIVE  (PLEASE READ DETAILS BELOW) Wednesday, February 29th……Birthday Dress Down Day Friday, March 2nd……Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Friday, March 9th…….Kohl’s Story Bus visits SFX  (details to follow) Sunday, March 11th…..DAYLIGHT S
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Monday’s Upcoming Author Visit with Tammi Sauer

Thanks to our friends at the Book Stall in Winnetka, picture book author Tammi Sauer will be coming to SFX the afternoon of Monday, February 12. Last week, I read Ms. Sauer’s newest book, Wordy Birdy, to our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. They adored the zany book. Many asked how they could get a copy. I handed out order forms and told the students the forms needed to be back no later than Friday, Fe
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February 2 Parent Update

Tuesday, February 6th- 100th day of school! See details below! Wednesday, February 7th- Box top dress down day, 1:45 dismissal Monday, February 19th- Presidents’ Day, NO SCHOOL Dear Parents, Next Tuesday, February 6th, we will celebrate the 100th day of school!  This is an out of uniform day for kindergartners only.  Students are invited to dress up as though they were 100 years old!  So, get creative!  Wigs, and oth
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program ends 2/5/18

Just a reminder Monday, February 5 is the last day for children to submit their reading logs for the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Replacement reading logs are available if a child lost their original log. Logs can be turn
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Upcoming Author Visit: Tammi Sauer

Thanks to our friends at the Book Stall in Winnetka, picture book author Tammi Sauer will be coming to SFX the afternoon of Monday, February 12. She will be speaking with our kindergarten, first, and second grade students and sharing some of her wonderful books including her newest, Wordy Birdy. She has written over 30 books for children and more information about this author can be found on her website. The Book Sta
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January 25th Parent Update

PLEASE NOTE:  WE ASK THAT EACH STUDENT PLEASE BRING ONE PAPER TOWEL CARDBOARD TUBE TO SCHOOL THIS WEEK!!!!! IMPORTANT DATES: Monday, January 29th- Catholic Schools Week begins – SEE IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW!!! Tuesday, February 6th- 100th day of school! Wednesday, February 7th- Box top dress down day, 1:45 dismissal Monday, February 19th- Presidents’ Day, NO SCHOOL Dear Parents, Congratulations to all of our kin
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January 19th Parent Update

Important Dates Tuesday, January 23rd- Kindergarten Cortesi leads all school mass at 10:00am in the church Monday, January 29th- Catholic Schools Week begins (more details to come) Tuesday, February 6th- 100th day of school! Wednesday, February 7th- Box top dress down day, 1:45 dismissal Monday, February 19th- Presidents’ Day, NO SCHOOL Dear Parents, Wow! Mrs. Zeman’s class did an awesome job leading mass this
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January 11th Parent Update

For your calendar: Monday, January 15th…….NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Day) Tuesday, January 16th……Kindergarten Zeman leads all school mass at 10:00 am in the church Tuesday, January 23rd……Kindergarten Cortesi leads all school mass at 10:00 am in the church Tuesday, February 6th……100th day of school! Wednesday, February 7th…..1:45 dismissal – box top dress
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

This week your child should have brought home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 5, 2018. Replacement reading logs are avail
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December 14 Parent Update

Important Dates: Monday, December 18-Early Childhood Christmas Program 10am in gym Wednesday, December 20- December Birthday Celebration (Dress down day for students who have December birthdays)  Thursday, December 21- Follow the Star 12pm (1:45 dismissal) Friday, December 22- Christmas Break Begins Monday, January 8- School Resumes Dear Parents, This week kindergartners worked very hard on their last practices for t
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December 7th Parent Update

Important Dates: Friday, December 8- Feast of Immaculate Conception, 10am mass Saturday, December 9- Breakfast with Santa, 9am Sunday, December 10, Scholastic Book Fair Ends Monday, December 18-Early Childhood Christmas Program 10am in gym Wednesday, December 20- December Birthday Celebration (Dress down day for students who have December birthdays)  Thursday, December 21- Follow the Star (1:45 dismissal) Friday, Dec
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November 30 Parent Update

Important Dates Wednesday, December 6- 1:45pm Dismissal Day (Scholastic Book Fair Begins) Friday, December 8- Feast of Immaculate Conception, 10am mass Saturday, December 9- Breakfast with Santa, 9am Sunday, December 10, Scholastic Book Fair Ends Monday, December 18-Early Childhood Christmas Program 10am in gym Wednesday, December 20- December Birthday Celebration (Dress down day for students who have December birthd
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Family Reading Night Reminder

This week we will celebrate our 3rd annual Family Reading Night. It will take place in the Xavier Room starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. We hope you will join us for stories, a fun craft designed by our art teacher, Mrs. Kuhn, a visit from Mrs. Joseph of the Wilmette Public Library, and a book swap where children can bring in their own gently used books and swap them for some new treasures to take home
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Wilmette Holiday Parade Reminder

The Wilmette Holiday Parade takes place this Saturday, November 18th. Bring the entire family (strollers and wagons welcome) and march with our school community behind the SFX School Banner! Be sure to pay a visit to Santa at the end of the parade route in front of Wilmette’s Village Hall. If you are able to serve as our point person during the event on Saturday please contact caroline.c.keating@gmail.com. Happ
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November 9 Parent Update

Important Dates: Thursday, November 9- Picture Re-take Day Thursday, November 17- Thanksgiving Feast Monday, November 20- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Tuesday, November 21- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Wednesday, November 22- No School Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 27- School Resumes Monday, December 18-Early Childhood Christmas Program (details below)  PLEASE
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Wilmette Holiday Parade

The Wilmette Holiday Parade officially ushers the holiday season in on Saturday, November 18th. Save the date and march with the SFX School community at 10:15am! We hope that many Early Childhood families will join us as we spread holiday cheer and represent our school at this signature Wilmette event. Early Childhood families with little ones are encouraged to bring strollers and wagons and to visit Santa at the end
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Parent Update November 2

Important Dates Thursday, November 9- Picture Re-take Day Thursday, November 17- Thanksgiving Feast Monday, November 20- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Tuesday, November 21- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Wednesday, November 22- No School Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 27- School Resumes  HOLIDAY EVENT CALENDAR: K-8 Thanksgiving Feast, November 17th (during the sch
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Battle of the Books, PoetryPalooza, and Global Read Aloud Fun

What an uplifting and busy week we had last week! Early in the week we celebrated our two middle school Battle of the Books teams and their success at the Illinois School Library Media Conference’s State Battle of the Books Competition. Much thanks to all the parents who drove their children to Springfield and cheered on our teams. Our 8th grade team took the State Championship title and our 6th/7th grade team
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October 28 Parent Update

KINDERGARTEN DATES TO REMEMBER: Tuesday, October 31- Halloween Parade at 10:15am (details below) Wednesday, November 1- 1:45 Dismissal Day Thursday, November 9- Picture Re-take Day Thursday, November 17- Thanksgiving Feast Monday, November 20- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Tuesday, November 21- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Wednesday, November 22- No School Thanksgivi
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Parent Update October 19th

Important Dates: Tuesday, October 31- Halloween Parade at 10:15am (details below) Wednesday, November 1- 1:45 Dismissal Day Thursday, November 9- Picture Re-take Day Thursday, November 17- Thanksgiving Feast Monday, November 20- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Tuesday, November 21- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Wednesday, November 22- No School Thanksgiving Break Monday
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October 13th Update

Important Dates Wednesday, October 18- October Birthday Celebration Day Tuesday, October 31- Halloween Parade at 10:15am Wednesday, November 1- 1:45 Dismissal Day Thursday, November 9- Picture Re-take Day Thursday, November 17- Thanksgiving Feast Monday, November 20- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Tuesday, November 21- Early Dismissal (12pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences  Wednesday, November
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October 7th Parent Update

IMPORTANT DATES Monday, October 9: No School Columbus Day Thursday, October 12:  THREE PIGGY OPERA @ 10am in the gym! Dear Parents, Our first field trip was a HUGE success! We are so very grateful for our parent chaperones who did an amazing job helping us all day. We couldn’t of done it without you, so thank you so much! The children had a blast exploring the outdoors on the farm. We learned all about corn and
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September 27th Parent Update

 Dates for your Calendar: Monday, October 2:  PICTURE DAY! Wednesday, October 4: 1:45 Dismissal Day  Thursday, October 5: Pumpkin Farm Field Trip (see below) Friday, October 6: Grandparents’ Day, 8:30am Monday, October 9: No School Columbus Day Thursday, October 12:  THREE PIGGY OPERA (details to follow)   Dear Parents,   Please return permission slips and money for our field trip as soon as possible if you have not
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Parent Update September 14th

Important Dates Thursday, September 21  : Back To School Night, 5pm   Friday, September 22:  NO SCHOOL   Monday, October 2:  PICTURE DAY! Wednesday, October 4: 1:45 Dismissal Day  Thursday, October 5: Pumpkin Farm Field Trip (details to follow) Friday, October 6: Grandparents’ Day, 8:30am Monday, October 9: No School Columbus Day Thursday, October 12:  THREE PIGGY OPERA (details to follow)   Dear Parents, In La
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