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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Due to wonderful field trips, holidays, and special activities in the past three weeks some of the students did not have Spanish. In the past two weeks we have been working very hard on reviewing topics (with the groups that did not miss Spanish), and finishing new lessons (with the groups that did). We are building our Spanish knowledge as we go!  It is very important for students of the same grade and level
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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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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Me llamo/My name is. We reviewed the book Margaret and Margarita and realized about the importance of learning how to introduce ourselves in Spanish! We finished an art project that consisted in writing down Me llamo…… and drawing ourselves under the statement. Then, we took turns and pretended to be Margaret and Margarita or George and Jorge and introduced ourselves to t
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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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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me. After completing this activity, students took turns and introduced themselves to the rest of the class. We very much enjoyed getting to know each other a little bit more and at the same time learned new adjectives and verbs in Spanish. Also, after the oral presentations some classes did a project on School Supplies. This activity was modified
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September 8th Parent Update

For your calendar: Thursday, September 21  : Back To School Night, 5pm   Friday, September 22:  NO SCHOOL   Monday, October 2:  PICTURE DAY!   Thursday, October 12:  THREE PIGGY OPERA (details to follow)   TBD:  Date of our Pumpkin Farm Field Trip (details to follow) Dear Parents,   Our four day week was packed with activity!  In Language Arts, we focused on retelling stories and connecting pages in books.  When read
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August 31 Parent Update

For your calendar: Friday, September 1:  NO SCHOOL (Labor Day weekend) Monday, September 4:  NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)   Wednesday, September 6:   1:45pm Dismissal Thursday, September 21  : Back To School Night, 5pm   Friday, September 22:  NO SCHOOL   Monday, October 2:  PICTURE DAY!   Thursday, October 12:  THREE PIGGY OPERA (details to follow)   Dear Parents,   If you have not yet signed on to Twitter, now would be a
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola!   This past week we began our project: Todo Sobre Mi/ All about me as a way to introduce Spanish greetings and review previously learned topics for upper level grades. These worksheets encouraged students to review the fundamentals of the Spanish language at the same time that allowed students to interact with each other in order to complete all the information needed. We will continue to work on this nex
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! Welcome back! This is Señorita Rocha back again for this 2017-2018 school year at St. Francis! This past week I had the opportunity to meet with some classes to welcome my students to the Spanish program and to give them some information about the wonderful activities that we are going to do this year. I will continue doing this next week. This year for Kindergarten I will follow the same dynamic as last year:
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August 24th Parent Update

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Monday, August 28:  First full day for kindergartners and hot lunch service begins Friday, September 1:  NO SCHOOL (Labor Day weekend) Monday, September 4:  NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)   Wednesday, September 6:   1:45pm Dismissal Thursday, September 21  : Back To School Night, 5pm   Friday, September 22:  NO SCHOOL Dear Parents,   We have survived the first three days of kindergarten and
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¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
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Summer Reading Programs!

Dear Parents, Please take a moment to check out these summer reading programs offered by St. Francis Xavier School and the Wilmette Public Library! Here is the St. Francis program: Summer Reading Book Bingo Here is info on the Wilmette Public Library program: http://www.wilmettelibrary.info/events/featured-events/summer-reading-club Thanks and have a great week!  
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The End is Near!!!!!

Dear Parents, A few reminders as we head into the last week of kindergarten!  Our picnic at Gillson is this Monday!  (please see email sent separately)  Tuesday is a regular day of school  Wednesday is our spring Field Day.  Students should wear play clothes and, if possible a tee shirt of their team color.  And don’t forget the sunscreen! Thursday is kindergarten graduation.  This is a “Sunday Best”
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Mi Escuela/My School   We read the book Spot va a la escuela/Spot goes to school. While reading this book, students made connections in between the activities that we do at SFX and the activities the Spot was doing in the book. Moreover, this book helped us review previous lessons such as animales, colors, etc. Our art project consisted in drawing our school. 1st graders include
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished started a unit on My School/ My Escuela. We covered Mi Maestra/ My teacher and Mi Maestra de Español/ My Spanish Teacher. We read the book David goes to school/ David va al colegio and we focused on how the teacher was approaching David’s behavior in school. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as bueno/malo and colores. Our art project consisted in creating
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April 27 Parent Update

Dates for your calendar: Monday, May 1st…..8th grade pizza day Wednesday, May 3rd……1:35 dismissal and box top dress down day Friday, May 5th…….May Crowning at 10:00 Mass Wednesday, May 17th…….Fly Up Day  (details below) Monday, May 29th…….No School Memorial Day Monday, June 5th…. Kindergarten Picnic to Gilson Park – ALL are welcome! Thursday, June 8th…….Kindergarten Graduation and last d
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter projects that most students could not last week. We read one more time the book Happy Easter Curious George. This book helped as reviewing successfully Easter vocabulario such as egg/huevo, rabbit/conejo, etc. Home Enrichment: Ask you child to show you the coloring sheets we did in class. Have a nice weekend! Señorita Rocha
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April 20th Parent Update

Friday, May 5th…….May Crowning at 10:00 Mass Wednesday, May 17th…….Fly Up Day  (details below) Monday, May 29th…….No School Memorial Day Monday, June 5th…. Kindergarten Picnic to Gilson Park – ALL are welcome! Thusday, June 8th…….Kindergarten Graduation and last day of school The Wedding of Q&U. We are busily preparing for today’s special event!  We will have a mock wedding celebration for the l
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APRIL 17TH PARENT UPDATE

  IMPORTANT DATES  FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Wednesday, April 19th………birthday dress down day Friday, May 5th…….May Crowning at 10:00 Mass Wednesday, May 17th…….Fly Up Day  (details below) Monday, May 29th…….No School Memorial Day Thusday, June 8th…….Kindergarten Graduation and last day of school Dear Parents, We hope you all had a wonderful Easter Day!  
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We read the book Happy Easter Curious George. This book helped as reviewing Easter vocabulario such as egg/huevo, rabbit/conejo, etc. Also, we colored two Easter projects that helped us reviewing previous lessons such as, colors, shapes, and numbers! Home Enrichment: Ask you child to show you the coloring sheets we did in class. Felices Pascuas/Happy Easte
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo puedo/ I can We read the Spanish version of the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: I can, but also to review previous lessons such as body parts and animals. Our art projects consisted in  drawing ourselves running and then tracing the sentence: Yo puedo correr/I can run. Also, we played the Yo Puedo game! Students took tu
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Parent Update- April 6th

Dear Families, Farewell, leprechauns!  Hello, spring! Today, we had a SWANCC representative come with an Earth Day presentation for our JK and Kindergarten students just in time for Earth Day on April 22nd!  The presentation covered the terms:  reduce, reuse, recycle.  Students learned unusually creative ways to reuse common objects. This week kindergarten enjoyed a dramatic performance of the story Goldilocks and th
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