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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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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo Veo/ I see We read the Spanish version of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: eyes, but also to review previous lessons such as colors, sizes, and numbers. Our art projects consisted in  drawing our eyes and then tracing the sentence: Yo veo con mis ojos/I see with my eyes. Also, we made a spyglass out of const
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SFX Kindergarten on Twitter

Are you on Twitter? Be sure to follow @SFXZEMAN and @SFXBROWN and enjoy special moments from your children’s day at school. Visit sfx-school.org/connect/twitter for links to all classroom Twitter accounts.
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Tengo hambre/ I am hungry. We started our lesson reading the Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. During our reading students learned to express the feeling of being hungry. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as numbers, days of the week, and colors. Our art project consisted in making a strawberry/fresa and a caterpillar/oruga.  Students really enjoy
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Escucha/Listen. We read the book Escucha al Desierto/ Listen to the Dessert. While reading this book, students took turns in order to repeat the rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Our art project consisted in making big paper ears-orejas grandes, then students walked around the classroom asking if they could hear each other. Home Enrichment: Have your child wear the
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: jump/saltar. We read the book Salta Ranita Salta/ Jump Frog Jump.While reading this book students were exposed to repetitive questions such us: what should the frog do now? to which students responded: Salta ranita salta! Our art project consisted in making a  paper jumping frog. We then told la ranita the command jump in Spanish. This project also help us review previous lessons suc
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March 2 Parent Update

DATES: Thursday, March 2nd– Dr. Seuss Dress Down (see details below) Thursday, March 9th– 12pm Dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences Friday, March 10th– 12pm Dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences Saturday, March 11- St. Patrick’s Day at SFX (see news blast for details) Saturday, March 25th through Sunday, April 2nd- SPRING BREAK! Monday, April 3rd- school resumes Sunday, April 8th at 10:00 am- E
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February 23rd Parent Update:

DATES: Wednesday, March 1st- 1:45pm Dismissal Day Thursday, March 2nd- Dr. Seuss Dress Down (see details below) Thursday, March 9th- 12pm Dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences Friday, March 10th- 12pm Dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences LANGUAGE ARTS: In kindergarten we are working on becoming avid readers! We discussed what makes someone an avid reader such as constantly reading, really paying attention to the book,
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February 18 Parent Update

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Friday, Feb 17 and Monday, Feb 20 – NO SCHOOL (Presidents day weekend) Wednesday, Feb 22 – February birthday dress down day Wednesday, March 1 – 1:45pm Dismissal Day Dear Parents, We had lots of fun on Valentine’s Day!  Thank you to our parent volunteers for handling the special treats, special project, and giving a helping hand with the chaos of the day!  The children had a great time
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Limpio/Sucio, Clean/Dirty. We read the book Harry: el perrito sucio/dirty dog. Harry is a happy perro who is blanco with negro spots. He loves everything except for taking baths. When bath time comes around Harry corre away and has loads of fun getting sucio. Before he knows it he has changed from a perro blanco with black spots to a perro negro with white spots. Harry starts to miss
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Parent Update February 9th

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Friday, Feb 10 – NO SCHOOL  (teacher professional development day) Tuesday, Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange  Friday, Feb 17 and Monday, Feb 20 – NO SCHOOL (Presidents day weekend) Wednesday, Feb 22 – February birthday dress down day Wednesday, March 1 – 1:45pm Dismissal Day  100 Days of School  The 100th Day of School was such a blast! It was amazing how creative everyone
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

Hola! This past week we celebrated: Semana de los Colegios Católicos/ Catholic Schools Week. Our activities consisted in learning Spanish vocabulary related to such a wonderful celebration such as: Dios/God, misa/mass, colegio/ school, etc. This activity not only helped us reviewing previous lessons such as days of the week, seasons, and colors; but also help 4th and 5th graders to practice their Spanish reading and
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February 2 Parent Update

HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!!!!!!!!! DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Friday, February 3rd- Uniform day with green & gold accessories  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH IS THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL (details below) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – MRS. ZEMAN’S CLASS LEAD SCHOOL MASS AT 10:00 AM Friday, Feb 10 – NO SCHOOL  (teacher professional development day) Friday, Feb 17 and Monday, Feb 20 – NO SCHOOL (Presidents day weekend) Wednes
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