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September 20th Parent Update

Important dates: 9/25 – August and September birthday dress down 10/25:  Field Trip to Kroll’s Farm (information to follow shortly) Dear Kindergarten Parents, Thanks to all who attended “Back to School Night”!  We hope that you enjoyed hearing all about the kindergarten curriculum, philosophy, and procedures.  If you were unable to attend, we will send the information home with your child. Please be
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September 12 Parent Update

Important Dates: 9/16 – After School Clubs begin 9/19 – Back to School Night 9/20 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher professional development day) 9/25 – August and September birthday dress down A Week in Review: Reading Workshop – In reading workshop, our students are discovering the learning benefits of rereading.  They know that they can learn even more but reviewing what they’ve read and taking a closer look at the pictu
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Weekly Update: 9/3-9/6

Important Dates: 9/11 – After School Club registration due to office 9/16 – After School Clubs begin 9/19 – Back to School Night 9/20 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher professional development day) 9/25 – August and September birthday dress down A Week in Review: Reading Workshop – In reading workshop, our students will learn a reading strategy and put it to practice through private and partner
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Preschool Pick Up Procedures

Dear Early Childhood Families, We are thrilled to kick off extended day programming for our littlest Crusaders today, September 3rd. Should you have any questions regarding your Lunch Bunch/Enrichment selections this morning, please email office@sfx-school.org and we will be happy to confirm your enrollment. Please review the overview below for pick up of all Preschool students: MORNING PICK UP 11am dismissal for Jr.
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Thank you for subscribing to Mrs. Zeman’s Kindergarten blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blogs) that you
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Here’s to a GREAT year!

Dear Parents, We would like very much to thank you for a fabulous year!  Your support allowed so many great things to happen within the kindergarten classrooms!  We are so excited to see your little ones as first graders when school starts! Thank you for all of your efforts, your generosity, your kind notes and gifts, and for being fabulous SFX parents!  We wish you all a very happy, safe, healthy, and wonderful summ
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Weekly Update 5/28-5/31

Important Dates 6/4: Full Kindergarten Mass @10AM 6/5: Field Day @11:30AM 6/6: Kindergarten Picnic @11AM 6/11: Kindergarten Graduation @10AM Important Information Mass and Graduation: Please continue to practice mass lines and graduation poem lines so our kiddos are prepared for these big events! Please note that school will officially be out for summer for our kindergarten students after our graduation ceremony comm
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May 28th Parent Update

Dates for your calendar: 6/4: Full Kindergarten Mass 6/6: Kindergarten End-of-year Picnic at Gillson Park 6/11: Kindergarten Graduation at 10:00 in the church Dear Parents,  Time is zooming by!  Please take note of the above dates.  Please be advised of the following:   -Students should be in full uniform (including vests) for our mass on June 4th. -Children should dress in uniforms and appropriate outerwear for the
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May 19 Parent Update

Dates for your calendar: 5/22:  Fly Up Day (see below) 6/4: Full Kindergarten Mass 6/11: Kindergarten Graduation Dear Parents, We are looking very forward to sampling first grade on this Wednesday’s “fly up” day!  We will meet the first grade teachers and kindergartners will have the opportunity to discover what first grade will be like.  The first graders will answer all of our questions and give u
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April 12th Parent Update

Dates for your calendar: 4/19-4/24: NO SCHOOL – Easter Break 5/1: 3 Piggy Opera performance @10AM in gym (see details below) 5/22:  Fly Up Day (see below) 6/4: Full Kindergarten Mass 6/11: Kindergarten Graduation Dear Parents, It has been a very full week preparing for Easter.  On Thursday, Father Wayne Watts met us in the church and did an amazing job of teaching us about the Passion at an age-appropriate level.  Th
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Weekly Update 4/1

Upcoming Dates: 4/12: Showcase 4/19-4/24: NO SCHOOL – Easter Break 5/1: 3 Piggy Opera performance @10AM in gym (see details below) 6/4: Full Kindergarten Mass 6/11: Kindergarten Graduation A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: We are having a blast hosting “reading playdates” during reading workshop. These playdates include activities like playing school, playing reading games, and playing pretend whe
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March 22 Parent Update

FOR YOUR CALENDAR:    NO SCHOOL MARCH 25 – 29:  HAPPY SPRING BREAK! Monday, April 1st:  8th grade pizza day  Wednesday, April 3rd:  April birthday dress down day  Friday, April 19th – Wednesday, April 24th:  No School-Easter Break!   A WEEK IN REVIEW:  LANGUAGE ARTS:  In reading workshop, we are working on connecting with the feelings of characters in the books we read and learning the characteristics of 
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Weekly Update 3/11-3/15

Upcoming Dates: 3/20: March Birthday Dress Down Day 3/25-3/29: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!   A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: We have launched our new “Becoming Avid Readers” unit. In this unit, you can anticipate our students to grow their love for reading through reading “playdates.” We will work on setting reading goals, expressing our reactions to books, and recording our think
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February 28 Parent Update

Upcoming Dates: 3/6: Ash Wednesday Mass 3/7 and 3/8: *11:50 dismissal time for parent-teacher conferences 3/15: Grandparent’s Day 3/16:  SFX St. Patrick’s Day mass and party 3/25 through 3/29:  NO SCHOOL!  SPRING BREAK! PLEASE NOTE:  Due to Ash Wednesday Mass, Wednesday will not be a box top dress down day. A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: The students are practicing noticing details in the pictures of the b
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Update 2/11-2/22

Upcoming Dates: 3/6: Ash Wednesday Mass 3/7 and 3/8: *11:50 dismissal time for parent-teacher conferences 3/15: Grandparent’s Day   A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: As the books we read get more challenging, we will need to add “extra strength” to some of the reading strategies we have already learned. This week, we worked to add extra strength to our picture power, by talking about the pict
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February 7th Parent Update

FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Monday, 2/11:  8th grade pizza day Thursday, 2/14:  Valentines Day (details below) Monday, 2/18:  No school……Presidents Day Wednesday, 2/20:  Birthday dress down day VALENTINE’S DAY: We will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a card exchange on February 14th.  We ask that you please do not send any candy or treats to be passed out due to allergy concerns.  If desired, your child may pass ou
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Weekly Update 1/22-1/25

Upcoming Dates: *Thursday, 1/31: 100th Day of School Celebration! See “extra news,” below for our fun, alternative dress-up information! A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: We are using ABC books to support the development of our expanding vocabulary. We are working together as classes to create our very own “classroom dictionaries,” which will house the many new words we’ve learned in r
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January 17th Parent Update

IMPORTANT DATES: Monday, 1/21: NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Observance Day Tuesday, 1/22: Mrs. Zeman’s class leads mass Sunday, 1/27: Catholic Schools Week Mass and Open House Thursday, 1/31: 100th Day of School Celebration! Monday, 2/4:  No School Wednesday, 2/6:  Box Top dress down day Monday, 2/11:  8th grade pizza day Thursday, 2/14:  Valentines Day (details to follow) Monday, 2/18:  No school……Presidents Day
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Weekly Kindergarten Update 1/7-1/11

Upcoming Dates: Tuesday, 1/15: Miss Lavelle’s class leads mass Monday, 1/21: NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Observance Day Tuesday, 1/22: Mrs. Zeman’s class leads mass Sunday, 1/27: Catholic Schools Week Mass and Open House Thursday, 1/31: 100th Day of School Celebration! A Week in Review: We spent a considerable amount of time this week reviewing procedures and expectations in hopes of providing our students
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Christmas Wishes to you…….

Dear Parents, The kindergarten team would very much like to thank you all for the many blessings you have bestowed upon us this school year.  We are so very grateful for the honor and privilege of knowing and teaching your children.  It has been such a pleasure getting to know each child and his/her family.  Thank you for your trust and support as we make this kindergarten journey together and for all of the kindness
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12/10-12/14 Weekly Update

Upcoming Dates: 12/17: Early Childhood Christmas Concert and Nativity Play (10AM) 12/20: Follow the Star (1:45 dismissal – begins Christmas Break) 1/7: School resumes for the New Year A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: We are just wrapping up our Super Reader reading unit! We have seen our students put into practice so many new reading strategies to help them become more independent and and confident readers. We are
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SFX Alumna to Kickoff RED Campaign

We are happy to share that our RED campaign for the 2018-2019 school year will feature the theme “We are Changemakers.” The Respect Each Difference (RED) campaign, now in its 4th year, serves to help our students understand that our differences are to be celebrated and not judged. On Tuesday, December 18th, Erin Marie Nolan-Tella (pen name Erma Note and SFX’94) returns to Wilmette from her home in M
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December 6th Parent Update

For your calendar: 12/13 and 12/14: Christmas Shoppe in Xavier Room during school (No hot lunch) 12/13: 2nd through 8th Grade Christmas Concert 12/17: Early Childhood Christmas Concert and Nativity Play (10AM) 12/20: Follow the Star (1:45 dismissal – begins Christmas Break) NOTE:  PLEASE CONTINUE TO REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S PART FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT HOME!!!  WE APPRECIATE ANY AND ALL ASSISTANCE WITH THIS! De
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11/27-11/30 Weekly Update

Upcoming Dates: 12/3: Feast of St. Francis Xavier Mass (special Monday mass) 12/13 and 12/14: Christmas Shoppe in Xavier Room during school (No hot lunch) 12/13: 2nd through 8th Grade Christmas Concert 12/17: Early Childhood Christmas Concert and Nativity Play 12/20: Follow the Star (1:45 dismissal – begins Christmas Break) A Week in Review: Reading Workshop: “Persistence Power” is the new super pow
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November 15th Parent Update

For your calendar: MONDAY, NOV. 19TH…..Noon dismissal for Parent/Teacher conferences  TUESDAY, NOV. 2OTH…. Noon dismissal for Parent/Teacher conferences  NOVEMBER 21-25……No school – Thanksgiving Break  WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28th…..Birthday Dress Down Day  SATURDAY, DEC. 1st……..Breakfast with Santa  WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5th……Box Top Dress Down Day  MONDAY, DEC. 17th…..EARLY CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AND NATIVITY PLAY AT 10:00
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